gambling advertising at Premier League grounds

gambling advertising at Premier League grounds

How big a business? Sports Betting generated 490 billion US dollars in revenue during 2019, and this is forecast to rise to 770 billion dollars by 2025. However, it is generally held that this amount is eclipsed by the amount of money wagered on the illegal market.
Due to its unregulated nature, estimating the amount of illegal sports bets wagered each year is tricky. However a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Report recently estimated that 1.7 trillion dollars is wagered on illegal sports betting markets each year.

In other words, the value of the illegal sports betting market is over three times that of the regulated market. As the UNODC Report notes, organised crime’s involvement in illegal betting is equivalent in value to its involvement in drug, human, or arms trafficking.

Of course, the FAPL wants nothing to do with the illegal betting market, or its connections to criminality. But as we approach the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, clubs are increasingly desperate for revenue. As such, many could be forgiven for being hypnotised by dollar signs.

Rule J.5 of the FAPL Handbook requires its clubs to notify the league about betting partnerships, but the League doesn’t regulate such partnerships. It also doesn’t regulate which betting companies can advertise at its grounds. This is a concern, as the dividing lines between legal and illegal betting are becoming increasingly blurred.

Jingle Balls

Twenty six sports betting websites appeared at the 20 FAPL stadiums over the Christmas period. Nine of these 23 betting companies advertised at more than one FAPL game, resulting in 63 separate sports betting company adverts on LED perimeter boards during the 20 game period. 

As most LED boards feature a rolling display involving under 15 companies, at some games this involved an almost constant display of gambling advertising during the 90 minutes of on-field play. Some games featured doubly-stacked LED boards equivalent to the height of a player on the TV screen.

At Aston Villa versus Chelsea on Boxing Day, five gambling companies advertised on perimeter LED boards in a near constant parade. In addition, OB Sports received extra coverage as Villa’s Sleeve Sponsor and Parimatch received match day branding due to its partnership with the club.
The level of betting company advertising during FAPL games makes a mockery of a ‘whistle to whistle’ TV ban voluntarily agreed by betting companies in 2019, and hailed as a success by the Betting and Gaming Council. It also calls in to question whether proposed UK Government crackdowns on betting sponsorship in football will be effective, unless they include LED perimeter boards.

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As well as appearing in English, OB Sport’s perimeter advertising at Villa Park also advertised in Mandarin. The advertised link redirects to, which is entirely in Mandarin. Online gambling is illegal in China, however it is possible that the site may targeting Mandarin speakers in other countries.

According to a Mandarin disclaimer at the bottom of its homepage, – or – is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). According to the disclaimer, the brand is owned by Opel Entertainment. 

A search through the MGA and PAGCOR internet sites doesn’t reveal any licences granted to or Opel Entertainment. None of the domains are listed on the MGA’s list of licensees. This raises questions as to whether the site is licensed at all.

Information about Opel Entertainment is hard to come by. However a popular Chinese singer, Jeff Chang, was recently forced to defend himself after it was reported that he had agreed a contract to promote a sports betting company. In a 30 December post on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Chang clarified that he had terminated the contract in March 2021, which was limited to local use in The Philippines.

The sports betting company concerned with Chang’s faux pas? Opel Entertainment. The company also owns, again in Mandarin, which has exactly the same site layout as and proudly displays its sponsorship deal with Aston Villa at the bottom of the page. 

Accessing this website outside of Asia isn’t easy. Once registered using a Chinese mobile phone number, allows users to create a virtual wallet, which can be recharged using crypto currencies, many of which[1] also advertised at FAPL grounds over the Christmas period. Once this is done, a betting window appears which allows users to both watch, and bet on, live sporting events. 

As perviously mentioned, online gambling is illegal in China. It would therefore appear that in this particular case, FAPL perimeter LED boards have been used to advertise an application that allows Chinese residents to illegally place online wagers on sporting events.

Opel Entertainment isn’t the only company advertising sports betting to Asian audiences. is Crystal Palace’s betting partner, and also appeared on the LED perimeter boards at Crystal Palace vs. Norwich and Leicester City vs. Liverpool on 28 December. 12bet also appeared on the LED perimeter boards during Palace’s game against Watford on 28 December, advertising in both English and Mandarin. 

At Wolves’ foggy 19 December game against Chelsea, was advertised in Mandarin in doubly-stacked LED boards, with static advertising boards promoting gambling companies appearing above this. The site appears to be inaccessible from the UK, where it redirects to 

The reason for advertising the .vip domain in Mandarin is unclear. However in September 2020, the British Gambling Commission warned that it would consider banning ‘VIP customer’ schemes seeking to attract high value customers, as operators were failing to protect them from overspending. 
ManBetx is owned by Vivaro, which operates a number of domains including Lovebet, which advertised at the Leicester City vs. Liverpool game on 28 December. Could be seeking VIP Asian customers through advertising at FAPL grounds? The company failed to respond to questions.

The licence roulette wheel

So how are companies such as Opel Entertainment allowed to advertise their sports betting brand in Great Britain if they aren’t licensed there? For nine of the 23 betting brands advertised over the Christmas period, the answer lies with a company based on the Isle of Man.’s UK-facing site,, mentioned that it is ‘powered by’ TGP Europe, which is regulated by Great Britain’s Gambling Commission. The same is true for;;;;;;; and

TGP stands for The Gaming Platform (TGP), its internet site reveals. TGP Europe is not a gambling company, but a technology company that builds websites for clients. Its client page doesn’t mention its involvement with HTHBet, LeyuBet, or i8Bet, however its Gambling Commission licence page does.

This lists 31 domains, 14 of which are afforded ‘White Label’ status. This includes the nine betting operators powered by TGP Europe that advertised at Premier League grounds over the Christmas period. ‘White Label’ status allows a company licensed by the Gambling Commission to contract provisions of its licensed activities to third parties.

Under Article 1.1.2 of the Gambling Commission’s Licensing Conditions and Code of Practice, licensees are responsible for ensuring that third parties are ‘bound by the same licence conditions and subject to the same codes of practice as the licensee’. TGP Europe may have done this for the UK-facing domains listed on the Gambling Commission site, however not all sites connected to the nine TGP Europe brands are UK facing.
As previously mentioned there are questions about whether OB Sports’ Mandarin site, which featured on FAPL LED perimeter boards over the Christmas period, is licensed at all. At Everton’s game against Brighton on 2 January, i8Bet advertised in English, Thai, and Mandarin. Its UK site has yet to launch, but it was able to promote the Thai version of its site, which mentions that it is based in Costa Rica.

Online gambling is illegal in Thailand. Yet as the screenshot on the right shows, the Thai language version of its internet site offers odds on FAPL games, including on events such as corners and bookings. A disclaimer on its internet site mentions that it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that gambling is legal at their location. Of course like, another brand in the TGP Europe stable, i8Bet may just be advertising to speakers of Mandarin and Thai. is another gambling brand powered by TGP Europe. However at Leicester vs. Liverpool on 28 December and at Manchester United vs. Burnley on 30 December, also advertised in Mandarin. The site now redirects to but at the time of the match, redirected to a Mandarin version of the site that features the same interface as the Mandarin version of OB Sport’s site[Picture HTH2].

The internet site is geoblocked in the UK, however it mentions that HTH is the Global Official Partner of Manchester United; the Official Partner of Leicester City; the Official Regional Partner of AC Milan; the Official Regional Partner of Wolfsburg; and the Official Asian Sponsor of Lille. An ‘About Us’ section of the website mentions that the site is owned by a company called China Experience Technology (华体会). Its corporate website lists its address as RCBC Plaza, Tower 2, Manila, Philippines. The building confirmed that it doesn’t have China Experience Technology, 华体会, or HTH registered as holding offices in any of its buildings.

Like, mentions that it is licensed by the MGA, PAGCOR, and the BVI Financial Services Commission. Like, a search through the MGA and PAGCOR internet sites doesn’t reveal any licences granted to China Experience Technology or HGH. None of the HTH domains are listed on the MGA’s list of licensees.

Fun88 is another gambling brand powered by TGP Europe. At Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace on Boxing Day it advertised, which redirects to, the international basketball federation’s (FIBA) new betting partner. As previously reported, there are serious questions about whether this site is licensed at all.

However at Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham in the Carabao EFL Cup semi-final on 12 January, the Mandarin advertised Fun88 domain had changed to This links to a Mandarin sports betting application listing Fun88’s shirt sponsorship with Newcastle United and an Asian betting partnership with Tottenham. 

In November, Tottenham renewed its partnership with Fun88. We asked the club if it was aware that adverts at its Stadium were used to promote

Ghost chasing

TGP Europe’s registered address is a small office above a betting shop on the Isle of Man. Google maps reveals that this is an address for a bookmaker.

From such a small base, can TGP Europe be expected to have effective oversight of all the gambling brands promoted by its partners at FAPL grounds? It doesn’t even appear to have effective oversight of its partners. 

Yabo Sports, a TGP Europe client, boasts Manchester United; Hertha Berlin, AS Monaco, Leicester City and Bayern Munich amongst its partners, which also include the Argentina national team; Italy’s Serie A; and the Copa América. It appears that its site has now been rebranded as, another site ‘powered by’ TGP Europe, after questions were raised about the identity of executives that appeared at sponsorship launches.
There appears to be no mention of Yabo Sports on Manchester United’s internet site or on Serie A’s list of partners. However, Hertha Berlin lists on its partner list, which is geoblocked from UK access. A media statement mentions that YaYu is a ‘leading provider of online sports entertainment services’. however the site can be accessed through Google Translate which shows that it is a gambling site that has connections to OB Sports, which appears to offer sports betting opportunities.

Another new arrival on the scene is Midnight Gaming, whose W88 brand is Crystal Palace’s sleeve sponsor. As mentioned, it appeared on LED perimeter boards at the London club’s 28 December game against Norwich City; and at Leicester City’s game against Liverpool on the same day.

The Gambling Commission lists an address in Poole, Dorset, as the company’s head office. This is also the address of another company licensed by the Gambling Commission to supply remote gambling software, AliQuantam Gaming Limited. The same Poole address is also listed as an office by gambling payment platform Hexopay.
A search on Google Maps reveals that AliQuantam Gaming is the only company registered at this address. AliQuantam’s internet site reveals that it is a gaming platform provider, similar to TGP Europe. However, the UK government’s Companies House lists AliQuantam Gaming as dissolved in 2010.

Companies House lists Midnight Gaming as owned by AliQuantam and a previous company name, Sporting Black Limited. It also shows that Midnight Gaming transferred its address from London to Poole in September 2020. It also confirms that the main company Director is Alan Hilliard Ehrlich.

Analysis of Companies House documents reveals that Ehrlich resides in Israel and in 2013, was Head of Poker Networks at PartyGaming. In 2011, PartyGaming merged with Bwin, and is now operated by Entain. 
A ‘Hilly Ehrlich’ was mentioned as the Business Development Manager of by Wolverhampton Wanderers, when it announced its partnership with the betting brand in 2018. This interview confirms that ‘Hilly Ehrlich’ was also Head of Poker Networks at PartyGaming.
In addition, AliQuantam Gaming appears to be behind an old website linked to both W88 and BR88. Again, the Poole address of AliQuantam Gaming is listed. BR88 was confirmed as Villa’s sleeve sponsor in 2019. Hilly Ehrlich was also mentioned when the club agreed a separate deal with W88 in June 2019.

AliQuantam’s internet site mentions that it is licensed in Malta. However a search of the MGA’s internet site for either AliQuantam, Midnight Gaming, or BR88 again yields no results. An internet search suggests that W88 may be owned by Marquee Holdings, whose shareholders are listed in the Panama Papers. 

W88 isn’t the only company connected to FAPL advertising mentioned in the Panama Papers. Vivaro, which operates ManBetX and LoveBet, is also listed. Of course, being listed in the Panama Papers only shows that companies hold offshore bank accounts and doesn’t suggest any criminal activity. 

The analysis above is designed to show the difficulty that FAPL clubs have in establishing who is behind the betting brands that advertise on their shirts and at their grounds. And if top FAPL clubs have difficulty, it can be assumed that the problem is likely to be worse further down the football pyramid. So what do the FAPL and the Gambling Commission have to say about the situation?

Not my job

The FAPL only regulates the visual aspects of LED perimeter boards, and advised The Sports Integrity Initiative that it is up to clubs to ensure that they remain within the law. There are no restrictions on use of double LED boards, as utilised for Wolves vs. Chelsea through the home club’s partnership with ADI. The FAPL said it doesn’t permit use of virtual technology to replace advertising featured on LED boards with other brands in non-UK TV markets, although this appears to be contradicted by observers.

LED boards are not sold centrally, but some FAPL clubs use third party agencies[2] to sell aggregated minutes via multi-club packages. This perhaps explains why LED perimeter advertising at some stadiums appears to be very similar. 

‘Online gambling operators are required to hold a Gambling Commission licence to transact with British based consumers’, read a reply from a Gambling Commission spokesperson to a series of questions. ‘If we find an unlicensed operator acting illegally we will take action. A sports body engaging in sponsorship arrangements with an unlicensed remote operator may be liable for the offence of advertising unlawful gambling if the remote gambling activity isn’t blocked to consumers in Great Britain and that this is clear to consumers. 

We’re of the view that the best way for sports bodies to protect themselves against this risk is to ensure that they only promote gambling operators licensed by us. It is for the owner of the advertising space to satisfy themselves that they are not committing the offence of advertising unlawful gambling.’

Most of the betting brands that featured at FAPL stadiums over the Christmas period have a UK-facing site, often licensed through a White Label agreement with a third party. However as shown above, many of these also have overseas facing websites and mobile applications.

Who is responsible for ensuring that all of these overseas facing websites, often advertised in languages other than English, are legitimate? According to the FAPL, the Gambling Commission is responsible. According to the Gambling Commission, the FAPL clubs are responsible. 

The opaque situation that surrounds White Label domains perhaps explains why the UK Government is reviewing their status as part of its Gambling Review. Concerned about gambling’s relationship with sport and football in particular, UK Gambling Minister Chris Philp will meet with sporting bodies next week. England’s Football Association has already prohibited betting companies from streaming FA Cup games after’s current deal expires at the end of the 2024/5 season.

Of course, it’s perfectly legitimate for FAPL clubs to have legal, regulated Asian betting partners. However this article demonstrates the difficulty that clubs face in assessing who is behind such companies, and in ensuring that such partners are not advertising illegal services in foreign languages. And until the FAPL and British Gambling Commission reassert control over this area, draconian restrictions are a real possibility.

1. AstroPay, which advertises in a video on its gaming page that it is an expert in ‘hard to reach’ markets such as Brazil and India, advertises on FAPL LED boards. BitCi also advertises on FAPL LED boards, as did at Crystal Palace’s 28 December game against Norwich, despite a 22 December Advertising Standards Authority ruling that an Arsenal advert for the company breached its Social Responsibility Code. Kyber Network, Alchemy Markets, CorPay and other cryptocurrency products also featured on FAPL LED perimeter boards.

2. We could only find one third party agency used to sell LED perimeter boards at FAPL grounds – Project11.

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WSOP 2022: The largest poker series ever

WSOP 2022: The largest poker series ever

The WSOP 2022 series has just ended with enormous figures. Below you can find the most interesting ones of it.

1. The event

The live WSOP 2022 series was held between May 31 and July 20. The first interesting thing is that it was held in a new venue called Bally’s Lass Vegas Casino, which was rebranded and renovated for the WSOP 2022 series this spring. The hotel changed its name to a brand new one – Horseshoe Casino.

2. The figures

We can definitely say that this year of the WSOP series will be one of the best in terms of figures for sure.

In terms of prize money this 53rd Annual World Series of Poker awarded a monstrous $333,362,004 in prize money that is beating the previous record which was attained in 2019 by nearly $50 million (!). This jaw-dropping figure was reached in 88 live bracelet events.

Regarding the live bracelet this is a really huge number thereof however, it was introduced by the organizers that besides the live bracelet events there were held 13 more online bracelet event, However, it shall be noted that to these online bracelet events only players from New Jersey and Nevada were eligible to access. Therefore, of course, the prize pool and the entrants were not so high as in the live event however, there were still really good figures in both respect ($13,017,963 in prize money and 15,767 of entrants).

The series drew 182,662 entrants — that is over 50% more than the previous 2021 series which was hit by the COVID pandemic. Moreover, the WSOP 2022 Main Event – itself – pulled in 8,663 entrants for a prize pool of $80,782,475 in total.

In terms of buy-ins this year represents a high-end with an average amount of $11,000.

According to one of the chief official of World Series of Poker this 2022 year was a historic one for the series and was a real specialty for the poker community as well.

Below you can find the raw numbers of the WSOP 2022:

WSOP 2022 Live Series Stats

  • Live Bracelets: 88
  • Prize Pool Awarded: $333,362,004
  • Avg Prize Pool: $3,788,205
  • Total Entries: 182,662
  • Avg Entries: 2076
  • Avg Buy-in: $11,156
  • Fees Collected: $31,543,560

Furthermore, there are some more interesting figures that makes this year WSOP really special:

  • this was the first time that the total prize pool surpassed $300,000,000;
  • 25 players became millionaires during this series in 2022; and
  • 71 out of the 88 live bracelet events produced a prize pools of at least $1 million.

3. Winner

Probably the last thing what remains is who is the lucky (and pro) enough to be the winner of this magnificent event. This poker player is Espen Jorstad of Norway who won the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event. On the way of doing so, he defeated Australia’s Adrian Attenborough duelling the heads-up of the series. By being the winner, Jorstad took home a prize of $10 million. To reach that monumental achievement he needed to outlast 8,662 (!) other player.

All the above are true examples that this event will (or probably already) have a page in the history book of poker.

If you like to participate in the WSOP event, you do not have to wait a year. The WSOP online series will be held at GGPoker from the 14th of August to the 27th of September with a 33 bracelet event. If you do not have a GGPoker account, you can create one via

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How to Win Big at Slots: Insider Tips and Tricks

how to win at slots

how to win at slots

If you walk into any brick and motor casino, one of the most games you will find people playing are classic fruit machines popularly known as slots. The internet has made work easier for gamblers because using a smartphone, tablet or PC, slot machines can be played at the comfort of one’s home or office. Quite frankly, the online versions of slot machines are a great activity for people who love the indoors but do not mind the occasional thrill of waiting upon a bet. Compared to classic slots, online slots are more exciting because they have wild and scatter symbols plus an interactive gameplay of bonus rounds.

If you use Google to dig up knowledge on various subjects, you must have come across websites that promise to make you loads of money from their secret slot winning strategy. Did you go along with the advice given? The truth about slots is that they are based on pure luck which cannot be influenced. While slots are undefeatable in the long run, there are tips that can turn even an average gambler into a pro. Here is the step by step guide you can use to maximize your chances of winning at slots:


 1. Know the ins and outs of slots machines

slot machines

You have likely heard this before; find a game whose winning event is due. While some people will interpret this to mean that slot games are self-correcting, the truth is that mathematical probability is the greatest determinant for winning in slots. Ever spin that is made on a slot machine is independent of any other but they are collaborating to prove mathematical accuracy of the games. Assuming that a game pays out a win when 3 identical symbols appear on separate reels, for a game that has 3 reels, this would mean that players have a 1:1000 probability of winning. Does this mean that you have to make 1000 spin to land one that pays out? The truth is that the longer a slot has been played without a paying out, the more likely that a win is coming and it could be you spinning.


 2. Understand that there is more to slots than just RTP percentage

RTP percentage

Many people will consider the RTP of a slot game before making the decision to play that game. Well, it is an important factor but not the only one especially because the concept of volatility comes into play. In a game like we mentioned above where the probability of winning is 1:1000, the nature of play is highly volatile. If this is the only gain you are going to be anticipating the entire game, it might take you a minimum of 2 hours to get a win.

What if we had a game where there were smaller wins throughout the game? It will take you the same amount of time as above to win big but the smaller wins will keep you interested in the game and cause you to play longer. This increases your chances of winning.


 3. You cannot tell a game’s payback percentage by looking


For slot machines with mechanical reels, the payback percentage is a factor of the number of symbols and various possible combination payoffs. If for instance, you aim at a certain result, you can obtain the odds of hitting it. Compare what you get to the amount expected as payback then add together the respective returns. Modern slots played over the internet have random number generators that come up with outcomes. Upon pressing the spin button, the reels spin and stop on a random number which is tied to certain reel combinations. If the game developers adjust the odds for certain symbols, it could be impossible for a player to calculate the payback percentage accurately. Whether you manage to self-calculate or rely on what has been given by the developers, a game with a higher payback is better than the opposite.


 4. Apply slots generalities based on jackpot size to win


Did you know that a small jackpot is easier to win than a huge one? According to Michael Bluejay, a slots machine blogger, smaller jackpots in slots means better payback percentages. A small jackpot is easy to beat. On the contrary, play slots with large progressive jackpots for the fun, not for the money. The bigger the jackpot size, the lower the probability of hitting a win. This would mean spending more time on the slot not to mention the amount of money you need to have spent before hitting the jackpot. It is alright to try gaming luck on progressive jackpots but take care not to get used to it – they will kill your morale as well as bankroll pretty fast.


5. Apply slot generalities based on location


Many slot reviewers and analysts are of the opinion that the slot machines that are placed on the edges have higher payouts. This theory rides on the assumption that players start choosing slots from the outside and edges are a strategic place to have higher-paying games. Well, this might have worked in the past but not anymore. Actually, it depends on where you are because the slot machines in Las Vegas airport have a payback percentage of around 80%. If you love gambling and are stuck at the airport, you will just play, right? If you’re interested in checking out the most popular and legal casinos accepting online players, check out this website:


 6. Go for slot machines that have guaranteed payback percentages


While not all games post guaranteed RTP percentages, this is a common trend especially for games from Net Entertainment and a few other gaming providers. This, unfortunately, is the exception when it comes to land-based casinos. If you come across a slot machine which has the payback percentage advertised, take it. The minimum stake per spin is most likely to be a dollar or more but the outcome will make you glad that you did. Such machines have the return to player (RTP) percentage of above 97% so play on.


 7.Ignore the slots club myths


If you are in a slots club or someone who is, you have probably heard the myth that your chances of winning are reduced if you have a slots club card in the machine when playing. Total lie! The role of the slots club card is to track the amount of action that originates from your account. This makes it easy to calculate rewards and rebates as a way to give players incentives at their level. Slots make money from casinos so it is standard business practice for a casino to want to see how much traffic is generated from them. Do not be fooled into thinking that the random number generation and RTP will be influenced by the absence or present of the slots club card. Slots writers who imply that playing with your card inserted is beneficial to your account are somehow right. These regular rebates mean that you lose less overall.


 8. Play multiple games to get paid entertainment

multiple games

In a casino setting, slots appear to be the easiest to tackle as far as winning is concerned. For some players, the visual appeal, captivating soundtracks, and thrill of reels spinning is simply addictive. Have you ever considered that playing slots is more expensive than playing any of the other games in a casino? Well, if you are an average player, you are likely to make 600 bets in an hour on slots, thanks to IoT in gambling. This translates to more money spent on slots if gaming was to continue throughout. Taking breaks in between slots betting is a good way to unwind, earn money from other games and spend less on slots.

Log in at for instance, and there is a huge range of games to pick from and play (over 400 to be precise). Here, as in very many other online casinos are a diverse selection of games designed to appeal to various personalities.


 9. Enjoy better winning odds with video poker

video poker

If you are new to the gambling space, it might take you a long while before you can tell the difference between video poker and slots. In the real sense, there are huge differences between these two. Using the same probabilities you would apply when playing with a deck of cards; it is possible for players to effectively calculate the RTP percentage on a game of video poker. The average RTP is 93% for video poker games which gets better with enhanced skills and a better choice of games to up to 99%. If you are going to balance your time between video poker and slots, you will obviously have different fun levels with each. Addicted to the slots? It is perfectly fine because the wins you gain from video poker can fund the slots, keeping you playing longer.


 10.Understand and stick to your goals


The most important goal for any casino player is to be entertained. Entertainment costs money and rarely do people pay for a movie expecting that they will win money that is enough to buy more movies – It should be the same with gambling. The most reasonable long term goal for those who play on slot machines is to receive entertainment that is equivalent to the amount of money they have paid in as stake. Any form of benefit that you will receive during play is just a bonus. Think of the free drinks you receive in a land-based casino or the loyalty points you earn on online casinos to be just that – free gifts courtesy of the casino for choosing to give them business.

Clearly, there is no secret formula on how to win at slots but everyone who plans to try should do it from an informed perspective. Enjoy the game and stay free of the addiction and winning will be the only event that turns your life around. So, how do you deliberately have fun at the slots? Since all casino games are programmed to the house’s advantage, none can have an RTP that is 100%. You, therefore, need luck to win at a slot game and that is why games with higher volatility are better.

Assuming that you opt to play a game that has low volatility, the results you will obtain over time will be as close as possible to the anticipated payout which is obviously less than 100%. In the high volatile game, on the other hand, the player still places bets and loses some but they stand a chance of reaping huge payouts because of the volatility being high. In simple terms, try playing slots with smaller but frequent bets; you tend to lose less money over time and when you hit the big win it is likely to repay all that you have lost. There it is: the secret to winning on slots is keeping track of the game’s volatility in line with the RTP. Some practical tricks below:-

  • Stay away from bet types that decrease the RTP significantly – you might have noticed that many, actually the majority, will post a uniform RTP regardless of the bet size. For some online slots that have been adapted from land-based slots, there is a slight disadvantage when some bets are placed. If this is the case in the game you have chosen to play, always go for bets where this disadvantage does not apply. For instance, if a bet on 3 win lines costs 2 cents and a bet on a single win line costs 1 cent, it is clear that you save more if you bet on more win lines. In this case, it is always best to go for multiple win lines because of the disadvantage posed by betting on a single win line.
  • Take advantage of the double up feature – this is a clever way to keep the volatility of a slot machine in check. Once the double up feature has been activated, the player stands a chance to win double the amount of money they have won in a game as the payout. Some games give you the opportunity to double up several times in a row and this is a chance to walking away richer than you were when starting the game. Actually, you will be twice as loaded than when you received the payout. Interestingly, this feature shoots the volatility of a game upwards. In the long haul, playing in such a slot game will offer you the opportunity to get less wins but of high value. For instance, imagine that you get your bet’s payout and walk away. You have probably been winning $1 for the last 40 wins – that is good. If you activated the double-up feature on your winnings and won $8 on 5 rounds, the outcome would still be the same as the first round but happening over fewer instances.

What about penny slots? This trick will work for these types of slot machines because they are designed to accept a 1 cent per pay line. The catch is that multiple lines have to be played in a single spin. Instead of counting from the perspective of how much you expect to win, how about you bet the amount of money you are willing to lose on around. The reality in most land-based casinos is however from what really happens. Instead of betting with actual money, credits apply. Sounds sneaky, right?

Well, there might be special regulations for using the double up feature on money won from bonus rounds so it is important to check the terms and conditions before starting.

  • Play with few pay lines – this is another trick for increasing the volatility of a game. Are you aware that a game with 10 pay lines can be played using a single one? This has the effect of multiplying the volatility by 5 to 10 times. For instance, if you have $2 which you bet on a single pay line, the expected win will be much higher than if you distributed the money over 10 pay lines to bet as $0.20 on each line. The mote pay lines are on an active bet, the less the amount of money is to be received in the way of winnings. The only downside to this trick is that it will not apply to high roller players since the maximum amount that can be placed as a bet on a pay line is capped. Lucky you if you have discovered a casino where you can play the Cleopatra slot from IGT because these regulations do not apply.


The greatest strategy of playing the slots that every gambler should bear in mind is that addiction is the door that leads down the road of self-destruction. If you must make gambling at the slots a habit, make sure it is on your own terms. The analogy is pretty simple; you cannot become an alcoholic from taking a beer in the same way that you cannot become a gambling addict just because you have pulled the slots lever. Do you know when you are losing control on the slots? That should signal you to stop!

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Former MGM Resorts Exec Bobby Baldwin Hired as CEO of Drew Las Vegas

Former MGM Resorts Exec Bobby Baldwin Hired as CEO of Drew Las Vegas

Bobby Baldwin, a former CEO of MGM Resorts, has been hired by the Witkoff Group to serve in a similar role for the upcoming Drew Las Vegas, a lavish hotel and casino that will, if things go as planned, open in 2022.

The Drew, as it is affectionately known, is the new name of the property once named the Fontainbleau. However, the Fontainbleau, which was partially built over a decade ago, was never completed. The company that originally constructed the building filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Due to a lack of proper financial planning, the construction stopped that same year.

Fontainbleau has since stood empty, approximately 70 percent complete, on the north side of the Las Vegas Strip. It’s a beautiful, luxury building but not one single customer has stepped foot in the doors in its 12 years of existence.

Calling on a Poker Champion

Bobby Baldwin was the 1978 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. He’s one of the most legendary poker players of all-time and, as such, is a member of the prestigious Poker Hall of Fame.

But he’s been equally successful outside of the poker world. As a corporate executive, he’s assisted in the growth of many Las Vegas casinos and properties, such as the Mirage and Aria Resort and Casino.

Most recently, he served as a CEO for CityCenter, a hotel and casino center along the Las Vegas Strip. He’s also the namesake for one of poker’s most iconic card rooms – Bobby’s Room – inside the fabulous Bellagio, an MGM property on the Strip.

Baldwin, 70, reportedly had a falling out with MGM in 2018. He mysteriously resigned from his executive position somewhat out of nowhere. Few anticipated the departure and it was clear there was some animosity between the former poker world champion and the major casino brand.

After a year since his MGM Resorts departure, Baldwin is back in business. The high-stakes poker great takes over as CEO and vice chairman of The Drew, which plans to open its doors in 2022. That is, of course, assuming the construction and funding goes as planned this time around.

History of The Drew Las Vegas

The Drew was originally named the Fontainbleau when construction began in 2007. It was intended to be a sister property of the Fontainbleau Miami Beach hotel.

But just two years into construction, after the building was about 70 percent complete, the project went into bankruptcy. Since then, a high-rise hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has just sat there empty, overlooking one of the most iconic roads in America.

In August 2017, Witkoff Group, an investment firm, purchased the property for $600 million with the intention of completing the construction and eventually opening up. A concrete open date hasn’t yet been set but the builders are shooting for sometime in 2022.

The hotel name switched from Fontainbleau to The Drew Las Vegas because the new owner, Steve Witkoff, wanted to honor his deceased child. Witkoff’s son, Andrew (short for “Drew”), passed away in 2011 from an OxyContin overdose.

It is expected to cost around $1.2 billion to complete the construction of The Drew. So, when you factor in the $600 million purchase price, the new owners will eventually pay nearly $2 billion to open a facility that has sat empty for a decade.

But Witkoff doesn’t intend to lose money on this investment. He expects a rebirth of the Las Vegas Strip’s north end, an area of the Strip that has struggled in recent years as the properties in that area are becoming out-dated.

If Witkoff expects this to be a successful business venture, he’ll need a bit of luck and a talented staff. That includes Bobby Baldwin, a poker champion and an experienced corporate executive in the casino niche.

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Preventing the Link Between Crime & Problem Gambling

Preventing the Link Between Crime & Problem Gambling

October is National Crime Prevention Month, a month-long event created in 1984 to spread the word about crime prevention and personal safety. At the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG), we believe that prevention is key in the identification of both the link between compulsive gambling and crime and potential solutions. 

In pursuit of this goal, the FCCG advocates the need for a gambling court in Florida, to serve non-violent or first-time offenders who commit crimes due to a gambling problem, similarly to how drug courts facilitate rehabilitation in lieu of or in conjunction with incarceration for qualified offenders. Until the judicial system takes steps to identify whether a crime committed is the result of someone’s gambling problem, afflicted individuals will continue to go undetected and will not receive the necessary supports to address their underlying problem. For example, there are times when a person is using or selling drugs, yet their drug use may be due to a gambling problem and attempts to self-medicate or escape. Conversely, a person who is selling drugs may be doing so to obtain more money to gamble, at any means necessary. If the primary/underlying issue of a gambling problem is not identified, and in absence of an established gambling court system in Florida, this person will not receive the rehabilitation necessary to address their gambling addiction and is at a much higher risk of re-offending upon release if incarcerated for the crime committed.   

The Connection Between Problem Gambling and Crime

Overall, problem gamblers are substantially more likely that non-problem gamblers to gamble on illegal activities, as well as to exhaust personal finances and options. They’re also more vulnerable to resorting to illegal activities to pay off gambling debts or to obtain money for placing more bets. One out of every 10 patients in treatment for compulsive gambling has been in jail. [1] 

Problem and disordered gambling is fueled by cash, and the access to cash contributes to the pace and depth of an individual’s gambling addiction. The progression of problem gambling pressures the individuals to look for new sources of cash often leading to criminal activities including embezzlement, fraud, and theft. Further, problem gambling is associated with an increased risk for mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, suicide attempts, and substance abuse. Up to 50% of compulsive gamblers in support groups report problems with drugs and alcohol. [2]

Keep in mind that while many compulsive gamblers will ultimately commit a crime resulting from their gambling addiction, attorneys, police officers, court systems, correctional facilities, and other human services organizations do not currently screen for a gambling disorder and therefore do not ultimately address the root of the problem. The legal and criminal justice systems are generally not equipped to screen for gambling addiction and do not provide treatment support services for persons incarcerated due to crimes resulting from a gambling disorder. Additionally, while counselors within correctional facilities are typically familiar with conducting assessments and establishing treatment for alcoholics, drug addicts, and violent offenders, very few have experience in the pathology, assessment, and treatment of problem gamblers.

Ultimately, research has revealed that across age groups, problem gamblers are more likely to consume alcohol, to use drugs, to experience mental health issues, and to engage in illegal acts than non-problem or lower risk gamblers.

Problem gamblers are typically faced with many legal consequences and challenges, mental health challenges, and relationship problems because of their gambling addiction. This year, the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine data revealed that 21% of contacts reported experiencing legal problems, including both civil and criminal actions as a result of their gambling addiction. Given considerable debt, it is not surprising to find that 34% of this year’s contacts reported that they filed bankruptcy at least once or have a bankruptcy case currently pending due to their gambling problem (a decrease from 50% in 2020/2021 which saw high levels of bankruptcy during the pandemic). It’s also important to note that gamblers’ divorce rate in the 2021/2022 fiscal year was 32% compared to 18% in 2020/2021. This likely attests to the financial and relationship difficulties faced by families where a family member has a gambling problem. There are clear long-term social and economic consequences for both the gambler and their family.

Hope and Help Are Here

In honor of National Crime Prevention Month, it’s time to take action and start helping the people and families behind these statistics. Without practical identification and intervention approaches, gambling activities and problems will usually continue while incarcerated and illegal acts will again be committed upon release. The FCCG has recognized this issue and responded with the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine, providing expert assistance and resources for those facing legal action in a problem gambling-related case. With our 24/7, multilingual and confidential HelpLine, people who are struggling can get the help they need to address outstanding legal issues and start the road to recovery. 

Some resources available through the 888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine include:

  • FCCG’s Online Program for Problem Gamblers (OPPG)
  • FCCG’s Peer Connect Program
  • Self-Help Support Group Information and Referrals
  • Self-Exclusion Program Options
  • Financial Resources & Assistance Programs
  • Legal Resources & Assistance Programs

If you or someone you know are experiencing difficulties due to problem gambling, start the journey of recovery today by contacting the confidential, multilingual, free, 24/7 Problem Gambling HelpLine at 888-ADMIT-IT (888-236-4848), texting (321-978-0555), emailing ([email protected]), chatting (, or visiting us on social media.  

  1. Custer, Robert L., and Harry Milt. When Luck Runs out: Help for Compulsive Gamblers and Their Families. Warner Books, 1986.
  2. Furr, Robert C. Gambling on Credit: Exploring the Link Between Compulsive Gambling and Access to Credit . Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc., May, 2006,

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Chad Eveslage Wins Record-Breaking 20th Anniversary Five Diamond for 2nd WPT Title

Chad Eveslage Wins Record-Breaking 20th Anniversary Five Diamond for 2nd WPT Title

Chad Eveslage WPT Five Diamond

The illustrious history of the World Poker Tour (WPT)’s flagship tournament, the Five Diamond World Poker Classic added one of its most epic chapters Sunday. The $10,400 buy-in tournament attracted 569 entries, which surpassed the $5 million guarantee by offering up a $5,519,300 prize pool.

After a record-breaking 399 hands at the official final table, Chad Eveslage defeated Steve “Cuz” Buckner heads-up to win his second plaque on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup and a $1,042,300 top prize.

Play began at noon local time and lasted until almost midnight before Eveslage finally finished off his pesky opponent after a back-and-forth heads-up match that lasted just under four hours, despite accelerated 30-minute blind levels once heads-up play began.

Eveslage defeated a tough final table that also included Belgian star Michael Gathy, who had come back from under four big blinds on Day 4 to eventually finish in third place, and Day 2 and 3 chip leader Brian Kim, who finished fourth. The champion was quick to praise those two opponents in particular when asked about how it felt to win a second WPT title.

“It feels very good. I feel very fortunate. I had never played with (Gathy). I was so impressed. I haven’t been that impressed with another poker player in a while. He was really, really tough,” said Eveslage. “And then Brian, I had never heard of him really, but he was like… (Eveslage gave a look of amazement). It’s crazy that there’s so many good players out there, and to win two (WPT titles), I’m pretty sure I’m not that much or any better than either of them, so I just feel super blessed.”

Eveslage previously topped a 1,199-entry field to win the $5,000 WPT Venetian in July 2021 for $910,370. He also claimed his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet this past summer in Event #8: $25,000 High Roller for $1,415,610.

2022 Five Diamond World Poker Classic Final Day Results

1 Chad Eveslage United States $1,042,300
2 Steve Buckner United States $690,000
3 Michael Gathy Belgium $505,000
4 Brian Kim United States $377,000
5 Albert Calderon United States $283,000
6 David Kim United States $216,000
7 Zach Donovan United States $166,000

Action of the Day: Donovan is First Elimination to Set Official Final Table

Zach Donovan
Zach Donovan

Zach Donovan entered the final table with 960,000 chips, the second-shortest stack remaining, but on the tenth hand of the day, he was the first player sent to the rail, finishing short of the official six-handed WPT final table.

In level 25, with blinds of 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante, Donovan moved all in for 790,000 from the hijack. Brian Kim called from the big blind to put Donovan at risk.

Donovan held {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} but was in terrible shape against Kim’s {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

After a runout of {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, Donovan was eliminated in 7th place for $166,000.

From there, the tournament shifted back to 60-minute levels, with each player receiving a fresh stack of eight 30-second time extension chips.

David Kim Eliminated in 6th Place

David Kim
David Kim

The next elimination wouldn’t come until midway through level 27 at blinds of 50,000/100,000/100,000 when David Kim, who entered the day as the short stack was sent home in sixth place.

Kim raised under the gun to 200,000 and was called by Gathy in the big blind. After Gathy checked the {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop, Kim bet 150,000 and got check-raised by Gathy to 375,000.

Kim, called, then on the {q-Clubs} turn, Gathy moved all in for a bit over a million effective. After over a minute in the tank, Kim called off to put himself at risk holding {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} for top pair with a jack kicker.

Gathy however turned over {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a flopped two pair. The river {3-Diamonds} couldn’t save Kim and he was sent home with $216,000.

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Calderon Out in 5th Place, Buckner Takes Over Top Spot in POY Race

Albert Calderon
Albert Calderon

Shortly after Kim’s elimination, the field was thinned to four as the chip leader to start the day, Albert Calderon was busted by Eveslage.

The action came on the 100th hand of the official final table with Eveslage raising to 225,000 on the button and Calderon calling in the big blind.

On the {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop, Eveslage continued in position for 225,000 and was check-raised to 500,000 by Calderon. Eveslage called to see the {4-Hearts} on the turn.

Calderon then jammed for 3,150,000, which was more than two times the size of the pot. Eveslage called, revealing {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} for top two pair. Calderon could only show {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for a pair of aces with a flush draw.

The {10-Clubs} on the river gave Calderon two pair as well, but his were inferior to Eveslage who raked in the huge pot moving him into second place in chips behind only Gathy who now held over ten million.

Calderon took home $283,000 for his fifth-place finish, but a major side note to the hand was the ascension of Buckner into the 2022 WPT Player of the Year lead. Now with at least 650 POY points locked up, Buckner passed Ray Qartomy for top spot in the race by 50 points. He now had the opportunity to extend his lead if he could get even deeper in the tournament.

Buckner Needs a Miracle to Survive

Steve Buckner
Steve Buckner

Midway through level 28, Buckner’s run for the Five Diamond title and any further Player of the Year points were in deep jeopardy as he was all in and dominated versus Gathy.

Buckner had moved all in preflop from the button for 1,825,000 with {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and was called by Gathy in the big blind with {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}.

The flop gave Gathy an even bigger lead in the hand, as the {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} board paired Gathy’s ace and left Bucker needing runner-runner to survive.

Runner number one came on the turn with the {k-Clubs}, giving Buckner a gutshot draw to Broadway.

Runner number two then slid in on the river with the {10-Clubs}, giving Buckner his straight.

Buckner’s familiar call of “LETS GOOOOOO” echoed throughout the Bellagio poker room as the pot was pushed to him, doubling him up to just under four million chips.

Eveslage Wins Massive Pot to Eliminate Kim in 4th Place

Brian Kim
Brian Kim

Buckner’s survival skills would prove fruitful, as late in level 29 with blinds of 75,000/150,000/150,000 he laddered up with the stunning elimination of Brian Kim in 3rd place.

After Eveslage opened to 300,000 from the cutoff and Buckner called on the button, Kim moved all in for 4,525,000 from the big blind. Eveslage then moved in for more and Buckner folded.

Kim showed {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} versus Eveslage’s {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and a nine million chip coinflip was underway.

The board came {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, giving Eveslage top two pair on the flop, and sending Kim to the rail in fourth place. The sudden finish had to be disappointing, but it’s another great result for Kim, who’s had an outstanding year.

His fourth-place payout of $377,000 marked his best-ever live cash, surpassing the $323,000 he earned for his 23rd place finish in the 2022 WSOP Main Event. Kim also took down a $5,300 WSOP online High Roller just last week for a bracelet and $119,000.

Buckner Makes Gathy the Short Stack

With play now three-handed and Buckner with new life, the difference among the stacks began to close in level 30 with Buckner continuing to rebuild and then passing Gathy.

In a limped blind versus blind pot, Buckner led out from the small blind for 350,000 on a {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop. Gathy called in the big blind, then on the {k-Spades} flop, called a 1,000,000 chip bet from Buckner.

The river brought the {k-Hearts} and Buckner now moved all in for just over four million. This time, Gathy folded and Buckner proudly showed {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for a flopped jack-high straight.

The pot gave Buckner 7,325,000 in chips to Gathy’s 6,300,000, while Eveslage had both his opponents covered with 14,800,000.

Gathy Falls in 3rd Place

Michael Gathy
Michael Gathy

Gathy said at the end of Day 4 that he felt like he was freerolling after coming back from under four big blinds to make it to the final day with the third biggest stack. He took that freeroll deep into the final table but after dropping to the short stack three-handed, he couldn’t quite recover.

In Gathy’s final hand, he raised to 500,000 on the button, then faced an all-in from Eveslage in the small blind for 6,300,000 effective. Gathy called to put himself at risk and was pipped.

Eveslage held {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} to Gathy’s {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}, and after the board came {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{9-Spades}, bringing no help to Gathy, the Belgian’s day was done in third place for $505,000, leaving Eveslage and Buckner to duel for the title.

River Déjà Vu for Buckner

Steve Buckner vs. Chad Eveslage
Steve Buckner vs. Chad Eveslage

In his runner-up finish to Chance Kornuth at WPT Choctaw, Buckner got his queen-ten in against Kornuth’s queen-nine in a pot that if he’d held, would have won him that tournament.

Kornuth would however river a flush on Buckner, leaving him with crumbs, then winning the title shortly after.

Sunday, Buckner got it in good again for the win, but once more was denied on the river.

With blinds now a massive 500,000/1,000,000/1,000,000 in Level 37, Eveslage moved all in for just over 12 million with {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and was snap-called by Buckner with {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}.

The {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Hearts} board ran clean through the turn for Buckner and he was again one card away from the win. But the {a-Hearts} on the river had other ideas, giving Eveslage a pair of aces and a massive pot that all but sealed Buckner’s fate again.

Buckner would get his last 3,100,000 chips in on the next hand with {9-Clubs}{7-Spades} against Eveslage’s {7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and again fortune favored Eveslage who flopped a pair of fives on the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{j-Spades} board to win the tournament.

The World Poker Tour (WPT) will return to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida this November for the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO), which will culminate with the $3,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event taking place from November 25-30.

*Images courtesy of WPT/Joe Giron.

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The Best Hotels in Las Vegas Right Now

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Vegas is not only famous for its significant gambling scene, but also for the vast amount of hotels that line its streets, particularly on The Strip.

All competing for top dog status, it’s difficult to differentiate the good hotels from the bad, and it can be easy to fall for gimmicks.

This is why we have come up with this list of the best hotels in Vegas to help you choose where you’ll stay on your next visit to the city.

From casino hotels to more relaxed, tranquil locations far from the bustling party tourists, this list has collated hotels fit for any occasion.


Bellagio Hotel & Casino

Bellagio Hotel & Casino

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.7/5

Why We Love It: 

Combining contemporary elegance with the traditional Las Vegas experience, Bellagio is the place to go if you’re looking for the best of both worlds.

With many luxurious amenities including a shopping mall and casino facilities, you don’t even need to leave Bellagio to live the full Las Vegas experience.

If you do decide to leave, this hotel is located far enough for the large crowds on The Strip to make your evenings in the hotel peaceful after long days spent exploring.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Botanical Gardens
  • Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
  • Cirque Du Soleil’s aquatic show, “O”

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The Venetian 

The Venetian 

3355 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.7/5

Why We Love It:

When Vegas decides it’s going to open a hotel replicating another country, it rarely fails, and this continues to be the case with The Venetian.

Paying homage to Italy, the hotel is full of canals and architecture that makes you feel like you are somewhere other than an American city.

Just North of the infamous Strip, it’s close to neighboring casinos and nightlife if you want to venture out, but the resort-like feel of the hotel makes it perfect for those who want to stay in one place the whole time, too.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • CHICA Restaurant
  • Grand Canal Shoppes
  • Canyon Ranch Spa

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Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace

3570 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.6/5

Why We Love It: 

Caesars Palace is easy to fall in love with if you’re looking to experience everything Vegas has to offer, and really live your best life for the duration of your holiday.

Located centrally on The Strip, it would be difficult for this hotel not to follow the glitz and glam of Vegas, something the internal and exterior décor pull off easily. This makes it feel like the casino-feel is right on your doorstep no matter where you are in the hotel.

Although the location itself does mean it can be busy, it’s important to remember that Caesar’s Palace has many spaces to explore, giving you plenty of room to breathe if you a way out of the crowds.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Forum Shops Mall
  • Omnia nightclub
  • ‘Absinthe’ Adult Circus Experience

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ARIA Resort & Casino 

ARIA Resort & Casino 

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

Google Rating: 4.6/5

Why We Love It: 

ARIA is by far one of the best hotels in Vegas, with a contemporary and sleek external design that continues to create a cohesive atmosphere inside.

With artwork and water installations greeting you in the lobby, this hotel is easily a breath of fresh air after days spent traveling or exploring.

This relaxation theme continues to be a focus within the amenities they offer and well-designed rooms, making it perfect for those looking for a peaceful base in an otherwise bustling city.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Maverick Helicopters
  • Fitness Center
  • Shopping Mall

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NoMad Las Vegas 



3772 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Why We Love It: 

This small hotel was created as part of a larger MGM Resorts project with European architecture that pays homage to the Monte Carlo hotel that stood before it.

With low lighting and rich red carpets, this hotel has worked hard to create a homely escape from the bustling city.

For those who want the best of both worlds, this hotel is just a short walk from the Vegas’ best locations, including MGM facilities.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Live Entertainment
  • Award-Winning Restaurants
  • Rooftop Pool

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Vdara Hotel & Spa 

Vdara Hotel & Spa 

2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Why We Love It: 

The contemporary design of Vdara might feel more suited in New York, but it offers a great escape for those looking for a tranquil Las Vegas experience.

One of the only hotels in the area without a casino or nightclub to speak of, this hotel really caters to a side of the market often ignored by the rest of the industry.

For those who want a bit of both, it’s not completely cut off; within walking distance of both The Strip and its sister hotel Aria.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Award-Winning Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Silk Road Restaurant

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The Signature at MGM Grand 

The Signature at MGM Grand

145 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Why We Love It: 

Retaining many of the features of traditional casino-based hotels, The Signature stands out by offering an increased amount of privacy.

With options to occupy private suites including balconies, kitchens and whirlpool tubs, it’s perfect for those looking to retreat at the end of a long day.

It’s also just next door to the life of Las Vegas; the MGM Grand casino resort, with gambling and partying opportunities galore.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Cirque Du Soleil “KÁ” show
  • Universal Love Entertainment
  • Private Pools

Book your stay at Signature on Priceline here


Mandalay Bay Hotel

Mandalay Bay Hotel

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Why We Love It: 

Mandalay Bay hotel is best known for its kid-friendly entertainment, making it the perfect location for families of all ages and sizes.

More modern than some of the other best hotels in Vegas, this place has been kitted out with top-of-the-range security technology to put your mind at rest.

Kids aren’t the only ones who can be entertained however; there are a significant number of bars and nightclubs for older adults looking to have fun.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Shark Reef Aquarium
  • 11 Acre Pool Complex
  • House Of Blues Bar

Book your stay at Mandalay Bay on Priceline here


Delano Las Vegas

Delano Las Vegas

3940 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Why We Love It: 

The main appeal of this hotel is that it was designed to facilitate social connections among strangers, with several intimate yet energetic public spaces located throughout the hotel.

Their suites are the complete opposite; allowing guests the perfect place to retreat when they want privacy after a busy day.

By far the thing we love the most about this hotel, however, is the level of personalized service that every guest receives when they visit.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Fitness Center
  • Franklin Mini-Bar (with liquor!)

Book your stay at Delano on Priceline here


MGM Grand 

MGM Grand 

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Why We Love It: 

MGM Grand is undeniably one of the best hotels in Vegas, with anyone who visits having a difficult task at avoiding marveling at the sight of it.

Its appearance isn’t the only thing it has going for it; it’s also one of the biggest hotels in Vegas, with around 5000 modern rooms that fill to capacity at the height of the season.

With so many casinos in one place, there’s plenty of gambling opportunities for you to explore and other entertainment for you to enjoy when you’re in need of a break.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • CSI: The Experience
  • Top Golf
  • Robuchon Restaurant

Book your stay at MGM on Priceline here


Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Why We Love It: 

Planet Hollywood is a household name with locations dotted around some of the biggest cities in the world, but none of them are as famous as their Las Vegas hotel.

The fact that there are globally-recognizable stars performing nightly gives it the well-deserved title of being one of the best hotels in Vegas.

In addition to this, it’s also in a prime location in the middle of The Strip, making it perfect for those who want to get as much as possible from their time in Vegas.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Rooftop Pool
  • Famous Theatre
  • Flowrider Surfing

Book your stay at Planet Hollywood on Priceline here


Paris Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas

3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Why We Love It: 

Another one of the best hotels in Vegas is Paris, which is also one of the most famous themed resorts in the city.

In the shape of the Eiffel Tower that penetrates the sky of The Strip, it’s difficult to find a reason not to love this unique, European-style location.

The Paris theme continues on the inside, too; with European architecture and romance-themed rooms, as well as family-friendly options for larger parties.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Observation Deck
  • Boutique Shopping Experiences
  • Rooftop Dance Floor

Book your next trip at Paris Las Vegas here.


Nobu Las Vegas 

Nobu Las Vegas 

3750 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Why We Love It: 

One of the less than 12 Nobu hotels around the world, the brand itself has become known for being luxurious and more on the expensive side.

For those who can afford it, this exclusive experience is well worth visiting, however, as it’s buried within Caesar’s Palace hotel, giving you optimum privacy from bustling crowds.

Once inside, the spacious rooms with Japanese décor provide a homely-yet-luxurious feeling like no other, making you feel straight at home within the four walls.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • High Tech Fitness Center
  • Nightclub
  • Swim-up Bar

Book your stay at Nobu on Priceline here


New York-New York 

New York-New York 

3790 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Why We Love It: 

Combining the contemporary styles of New York with Vegas’ after-dark party scenes, it’s difficult not to love this place.

As well as having its own atmosphere, it’s also located towards the south end of the Strip, surrounded by half a dozen casinos for you to choose from.

Even the hotel itself has a lot to offer, with everything from its own roller coaster to an arena and several luxury restaurants to choose from.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Big Apple Roller Coaster
  • Hershey’s Chocolate World
  • Cirque Du Soleil “Zumanity” Show

Book your stay at New York – New York on Priceline here


The Mirage

The Mirage

3400 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Why We Love It: 

We aren’t the only ones who hold The Mirage in a special place in our hearts due to it being one of the first luxury resorts on the Vegas Strip.

It stands out of the crowd by combining traditional glitz of the city with a tropical atmosphere, which begins outside and is a continuous theme throughout the hotel’s interior.

One of its main features, which it’s become somewhat famous for, is the volcano water feature that sits proudly out front as a constant reminder of its unique subtheme.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Beatles “LOVE” Tribute Show
  • Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden
  • Dolphin Training Experiences

Book your stay at The Mirage on Priceline here


The Cromwell

The Cromwell

3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.3/5

Why We Love It: 

The Cromwell is one of the newest boutique hotels that line The Strip, located on a busy intersection and catering for at least a hundred guests every day.

With a younger target audience, the rooms perfectly captivate an artistic vibe and though they aren’t the biggest, it’s enough to make you feel at home the moment you arrive.

Being one of the smaller hotels on The Strip, the hotel is full of staff who do everything they can to personalize their services to meet your needs.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Fitness Center
  • Private Pool Hire
  • Giada De Laurentis Restaurant

Book your stay at Cromwell on Priceline here


Luxor Hotel & Casino 

Luxor Hotel & Casino 

3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Why We Love It: 

This hotel deserves its title as one of the best hotels in Vegas due to its unique design, created to replicate the Ancient Egyptian era.

By combining this old architecture and design with new Casino and gambling equipment, it creates the perfect environment to enjoy a Las Vegas trip.

As an added bonus, it’s one of the best bargains on The Strip as it’s located slightly further away, but with such good public transport links, this is never a problem!

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Bodies… The Exhibition
  • Steakhouse Restaurant
  • Entertainment Theatre

Book your stay at Luxor on Priceline here


Bally’s Las Vegas 

Bally’s Las Vegas 

3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Why We Love It: 

Bally’s is a hotel that continues to effortlessly combine traditional Las Vegas experiences and transport them into the modern world.

In the rooms, the lipstick-red and purple themes envision the classy Las Vegas casino scenes, while the communal areas are the envisionment of luxury.

With large swimming pools, tennis courts and even has its very own monorail to transport guests across the strip, they’ve worked hard to ensure there really is something for everyone at their establishment.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Real Bodies Exhibition
  • Indigo Lounge
  • Shopping Mall

Book your next trip at Bally’s Las Vegas here.

LINQ Hotel & Casino

LINQ Hotel & Casino

3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Why We Love It: 

One of the best hotels in Vegas, LINQ is located midway across The Strip and promotes a modern atmosphere with an affordable price tag.

Most commonly chosen as a party hotel, there’s not much to complain about; in fact, many rejoice its value for money and the proximity to famous locations along The Strip itself.

In particular, it’s opposite The LINQ pedestrian promenade, which is full of shops, restaurants, and bars to explore before heading to the world’s tallest observation wheel that sits behind it.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Nightclub DJ entertainment
  • Pool Parties (Seasonal)
  • Himalayan Salt Cave Spa

Book your next trip at The LINQ Hotel + Experience here.


Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 

3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Google Rating: 4.1/5

Why We Love It: 

This hotel is the perfect place to be if you’re looking for a vibrant atmosphere with décor to match.

Focused on providing a true Brazilian experience in the heart of Vegas, their hotel consists of neon-lit towers that are covered in pink reflective glass so you definitely won’t miss it when you arrive!

Although some will feel its one-mile distance from the main strip is too far, there are great public transport links running regularly, and a whole host of local casinos to enjoy on your doorstep!

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • VooDoo Zip Line
  • Wine Cellar
  • “World Series of Poker” Poker Room

Book your next trip at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino here.


Park MGM 

Park MGM

3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.1/5

Why We Love It: 

Opened in the middle of 2018, it hasn’t taken long for Park MGM to gain a name for itself as one of the best hotels in Vegas.

Within the building, there are almost 3000 rooms to entertain thousands of guests at once, and an entire floor especially dedicated to gambling itself.

If you find yourself wanting a break, you don’t need to leave the hotel, either, with four restaurants and two bars offering respite for you to choose from.


Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Britney: Domination Show
  • Eataly Restaurant
  • 3 Outdoor Swimming Pools

Book your next trip at Park MGM here.


Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Excalibur Hotel & Casino

3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google rating: 4.1/5

Why We Love It: 

The Excalibur Hotel is most loved for its medieval architecture, including the castle building that takes up the majority of the hotel.

With stained glass windows, stone towers and brightly colored turrets, it’s easy for anyone to forget that they’re in Vegas and not a fantasy land far, far away.

Located on the Southern end of The Strip, this hotel is also well-loved by families, but has great transport links—including free ones to certain locations—should you wish to make a trip over.


Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • The Fun Dungeon Arcade
  • Tournament of Kings Dinner Show
  • Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician

Book your stay at Excalibur on Priceline here


Harrah’s Las Vegas 

Harrah’s Las Vegas 

3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.⅕

Why We Love It: 

Refreshingly contemporary, Harrah’s Las Vegas is the perfect hotel is perfect if you’re looking for somewhere that isn’t as flashy as some of the other options on our list.

With muted chrome, grey-blue and black color schemes in all rooms, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to relax after a busy day of exploring when you get back to the hotel.

In terms of location, it’s very close to the LINQ pedestrian pomade, giving you plenty of opportunities to shop till you drop and end your day with a visit to a vibrant bar to recharge.


Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • 6 Way Oyster Bay
  • Outdoor Nightclub
  • AGT ‘Tape Face’ Show

Book your next trip at Harrah’s Las Vegas here.


Flamingo Las Vegas 

Flamingo Las Vegas 

3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 4.1/5

Why We Love It: 

Flamingo is one of the oldest hotels remaining on The Strip, having first opened 80 years ago, so we couldn’t avoid mentioning it in our list of the best hotels in Vegas.

Having managed to retain its original retro-chic décor, it recently had a $160 million renovation which renewed its appeal and has convinced many newcomers to stay here.

This hotel also manages to contrast the Vegas glitz and glamour inside with relaxation guardians out the back, giving you the best experience, no matter what you want out of Vegas itself.

Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
  • Dony & Mary Osmond Burlesque Show
  • Legends In Concert Show

Book your stay at Flamingo on Priceline here


Circus Circus 

Circus Circus 

2800 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Google Rating: 3.8/5

Why We Love It: 

Circus Circus is a well-loved hotel due to its rich and vibrant history, which is obvious to be seen with the original, unique external architecture still present today.

True to its name, this hotel combines the traditional Las Vegas casino lifestyle with circuses by hiring acrobats, jugglers, and clowns to perform above the casino charge.

Despite the vibrant aesthetic of communal spaces, however, the individual rooms offer a sense of tranquillity; with muted tones perfect for getting a good night’s sleep!


Main Attractions In The Hotel: 

  • Carnival Games
  • World’s Largest Permanent Circus
  • Adventuredome

Book your stay at Circus Circus on Priceline here

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Jimmy Thomas obituary | Gambling

My father, Jimmy Thomas, who has died aged 88, loved a scrap. In the course of his work in the casino and gambling industry, he would go up against lawyers, planning departments, European legislators, parking wardens – particularly parking wardens – and people who wrote and rewrote gambling laws. He also had a very well-publicised fight with David Cameron which found its way on to the front pages in 2012 – when he protested about VAT being charged on refurbishment work at the Royal Marsden hospital.

His weapons of choice were common sense, tenacity, and a great memory for rules … and how to bend them. He rarely lost a battle, and he ensured many others won theirs.

Born in Leicester, to Doris (nee Keeble) and John Thomas, Jimmy grew up within the family business of travelling fairs. He was sent to Uppingham school, in Rutland, with his two brothers, John and Michael.

Joining his father, he toured the country, eventually meeting Alma Darby at a dance-social and falling in love. They married in 1958 and, wanting a more stable base so that they could start a family, began to look for a way out of the travelling life. Jimmy found a niche opportunity through renting fruit machines to miners’ and social clubs.

Hard work brought success and in 1963 he founded Showboat Amusements, which he grew to about 120 arcades and a few bingo halls. Alongside all this sat Thomas Automatics, a company manufacturing change machines and gaming equipment: “Constant innovation was my driving passion,” he told his children. Dad never stopped inventing and bringing opportunities to life. His creation of an electronic random number generator for gaming machines genuinely revolutionised the industry.

Jimmy Thomas and his wife, Alma
Jimmy Thomas and his wife, Alma

Dad and I built his crowning achievement when we acquired the Hippodrome on Leicester Square in 2005 and transformed it into the country’s pre-eminent casino and entertainment business. He taught me one fundamental lesson: you can’t run a business without being there, and he could often be found at the Hippodrome until the early hours of a Saturday night/Sunday morning, texting me about what should be done better.

He was at his happiest with Alma at his side, and me and my sisters, Lisa and Carla, in the car, driving down to the south of France with Supertramp on the 8-track. He had got a Rolls-Royce and had a trailer built for all the cases, and one summer he even tied a boat on top for a bit of fun on the sea.

Dad told us often: “Always give something back.” As kids we were turfed out of bed on Christmas Day to dress up and haul a sack of presents down to the local hospital. My mother was the same. Lying in a ward at the Royal Marsden undergoing treatment for cancer, she told Dad to sell the ruby ring he had given her for their 40th anniversary. It was to be the first instalment of the £3m he eventually gave to refurbish a ward there.

Alma died in 2008. Jimmy is survived by me and my sisters, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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