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Gambling has been around for almost as long as money. Indeed, evidence from archaeologists suggests that even some cavemen may have gambled, with dice-like objects made from animal’s bones having been found that date back to 40,000 years. There are also cave drawings that depict gambling games, offering even more proof that cavemen couldn’t get enough of gambling. However, the first concrete evidence of gambling comes from China. It was around 2,300 B.C. that the Chinese invented a game called Keno that was played with numbered tiles. Around 1,100 years later, the ancient Greeks invented various dice games that were…

For gamblers, the rise of the Internet is a dream come true. It used to be difficult to make a living from gambling because many countries have made it illegal. As such, many people used to travel to famous gambling centers like Las Vegas or Macao in order to place their bets, which meant they couldn’t do it as often as they’d like. But thanks to the Internet it’s now possible to place your bets any time and anywhere, and there are all kinds of games to choose from. Here are some of our favorite ways to game online. Sports…

What with the rise of the Internet and the widespread availability of modern PCs, it’s no longer necessary to earn your living doing a 9 to 5 job at the office each and every day. Technology has given rise to what’s called the “digital nomad”, a new breed of worker who goes wherever he or she pleases and makes their money exclusively online. Sounds good right? Imagine being able to jet off into the sunset, sip cocktails at some beautiful tropical beach while working for just a few hours a day on your laptop to finance it. Well, the good…

The history of online e-gaming dates back to the 1990s and the emergence of the Internet. It was in 1994 that the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda became the first country to alter its gambling regulations to allow gambling websites to take bets from people in foreign countries. Even so, Antigua and Barbuda lacked the infrastructure to support e-gaming websites at the time. Instead, the first true e-gaming website was founded in Austria. Called Intertops.com, the site was ran by a German-based bookmaker that had previously only offered its services illegally. But despite operating outside the bounds of…

Historians are unsure as to the exact origins of the game “bingo”. History is littered with inconsistencies and vague accounts of the game, after all, gambling has been around in many forms for thousands of years, and so it’s possible that bingo derived from some other kind of game. However, legend has it that the modern game of bingo originates from a traditional lottery game played in Italy back in the 1500s, called the Il Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia. Having swept across Italy, the game later emerged in France where it was called “Le Lotto” and popular with wealthy merchants…

Mats are used in a wide number of situations and can be for safety reasons, as well as many other uses. They are commonly found in gyms and sports centres, as well as playground areas. There are various types available to choose from and these can easily be found online or in relevant stores. With a range of colours, sizes, shapes, materials and thicknesses, there is something suitable for everyone. Custom designs may also be possible if you are looking for something specific. Crash mats are used for floor protection, as wall padding and for gymnastics and other sports or…

Heli-Skiing Heli-skiing isn’t quite what it says on the tin. It’s not skiing off the back of a helicopter, for example. It is simply taking a helicopter ride to remote mountainous areas that are not accessible by regular means. So basically like taking a private yacht to a private beach that is inaccessible to the public. The super-rich way to ski – with no other holiday makers to run into you or slow you down, virgin snow and a bit of peace and quiet. That doesn’t sound very dangerous does it? It just sounds exclusive and expensive. Well, it is…

The strength of schedule (SOS) is a measurement of opponents and the difficulty of each opponent that a team faces in their schedule. SOS is an important tool for picking the odds of a team’s success, but like anything that involves chance, it is not cut and dried. Here we look at some of the considerations that go into picking teams based on who they play. Teams that Made the Cut   Image via Flickr by seantoyer We know each of the sixteen teams that each franchise will play in 2015. One of the first things to look at is…