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With political betting becoming a booming market, the news that Theresa May had called for a snap election to be held in less than two months was music to many punters’ ears. Seismic shifts in politics came in multiple forms in 2016 – with new words and phrases such as “Brexit” and “fake news” coined by Twitter users and journalists to represent Britain’s decision to leave the EU and Trump’s tirade against media organisations respectively. The bookmakers, already reeling from Leicester City’s 5000/1 English Premier League football shock, took further hits in the form of politics – and it looks as though 2017 hasn’t slowed anyone’s appetite.
Breaking news from the UK is that Theresa May has this morning called for a UK general election to be held on 8th June 2017! She described in a statement outside Number 10 that, while the country was “coming together” after a polarising 12 months with the vote to leave the European Union, “Westminster is not”. Taking aim at the Conservatives’ rival parties, the UK Prime Minister commented that withholding from a snap election would see “political game-playing” continue, while also suggesting that leaving a vote until 2020 would see the run-up bogged down with the “most difficult” stages of negotiations with Britain’s EU exit. Phew!
Quickspin has been striving to redefine video slot playability, and their latest release – Sakura Fortune – introduces a new achievements system that does just that as it gives players an added incentive to play more. In this article, after giving a brief overview of what Sakura Fortune looks and feels like, we’ll take a closer look at their ‘Achievements Engine’, as they term it.
Spring has truly sprung! Easter is just around the corner and in a true celebration of the season of renewal, a number of game producers have chosen the month of April to release some brand-new titles. Today, we are talking about 5 slots titles that have been or will be released this month.
Japan has approved a law, which went into effect at the beginning of this month, that recognizes Bitcoin as a payment method. News reports state that the approval came after many months of debate and serves to improve the standing of the cryptocurrency in the country. The 2014 collapse of the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange caused the currency to crash, with repercussions felt all around the world.
Unless you’ve been holidaymaking in North Korea over the past week, you’ll have heard about the United Airlines passenger removal controversy that has gripped social media and caused the airline A LOT of problems. It’s a classic demonstration of the power of Facebook and Twitter in particular, with videos being uploaded to the popular platforms in a matter of minutes which highlight the gross misconduct shown by Chicago Department of Aviation’s officers.
Gambling is intended to be all about fun. But we all know that you may well be having one of ‘those days’, where things are not going your way and Lady Luck isn’t on your side. So, here is something that will help you unwind and recover your good mood with a few laughs – some of the craziest and funniest stories about gambling that are known to have happened.
We’re sure you’ve probably seen or at least heard about the above roulette bet. It’s been branded as the craziest/stupidest/riskiest gamble of all time, as one Englishman, Ashley Revell, put his life’s savings on one spin of roulette. It is, perhaps, the most polarising decision that anyone has made within the gambling world – with some praising the sheer bravery he showed, while others lambasted his decision to take such a risk on a less-than-50% shot.