Mark Scheinberg, from an idea to 4.9 billion dollars
10 Jul 2017

Mark Scheinberg, from an idea to 4.9 billion dollars

By Cristina Toderaș Mark Scheinberg is one of the parents of online gambling; in 2001, when the global gambling industry was still fresh, he, along with his father, founded PokerStars. PokerStars immediately became a leader in the industry, especially in online poker, where it still holds the spot. In 2014, Mark Scheinberg decided to sell his online empire for 4.9 billion dollars to the Canadian company Amaya. This transaction allowed...

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Casino Marienlyst – royal elegance, step-by-step instructions, Big Jackpot
11 May 2017

Casino Marienlyst – royal elegance, step-by-step instructions, Big Jackpot

-Oana Mihalache Denmark is not even close to being the richest country in the world, yet in 2016 it was declared, for the third consecutive year, the country with the happiest citizens in the world. Mutatis mutandis, even though its casinos do not compete with the opulence that is specific to places like Vegas, we can still say that one of its casinos offers one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and it’s declared by some...

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Suriname, the smallest gambling destination in South America
22 Feb 2017

Suriname, the smallest gambling destination in South America

-Oana Mihalache Globalization is not always praised by those who proclaim the importance of economic equity, but it was surely beneficial for industries like gambling, as it allowed access to markets that became new outlets for players around the world, which is possible due to border permeability and free circulation. An example for the latter case is Suriname, the smallest country of the South-American continent. Ex Dutch colony,...

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Silviu Nemeș: „Poker is my life!”
22 Jun 2014

Silviu Nemeș: „Poker is my life!”

Former chess player that converted to poker, the young poker player from Timisoara of just 24 years of age, born in Jimbolia, is a very open and likeable person. You could say that’s typical for his age, but Silviu Nemeș shows a type of maturity which suggests that his achievements so far are not due to chance, but his competitive nature and healthy a lifestyle approach.  How did you become a poker player? My first contact with...

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Jackie Gaughan – a Las Vegas dinosaur
01 Jun 2014

Jackie Gaughan – a Las Vegas dinosaur

 Jackie Gaughan is a Las Vegas gaming icon. From his first glimpse of the city in 1943 as a soldier based at the Las Vegas Airbase (now Nellis AFB), to overseeing the downtown Las Vegas casino empire he built, he has always been enamored with the “City of Lights” he calls home.  John D. “Jackie” Gaughan was born Oct. 24, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska to Michael and Kitty Gaughan. As a boy, he had early exposure to...

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