Have you ever had a seemingly crazy idea for a business? Well, it may not be so insane after all. Here are seven entrepreneurs who became millionaires or even billionaires thanks to their imaginations and persistence.
Fans of the board game can rejoice and so can fans of casino games, because now, for the first time in the history of Monopoly and live casino gaming, comes Monopoly Live! It’s a match made in gambling heaven and it’s the result of a partnership between Evolution Gaming and the owners of Monopoly, Hasbro. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says ‘board game’? Odds are ‘Monopoly’, and with complete justification. Quite often, Monopoly is the first board game most people play. If you do a little research on the game itself, you’ll find that it actually started off as a lesson against the dangers of concentrating lands in private monopolies. But we’re not here to discuss, economics, ethics or philosophy; we’re here to talk about Monopoly Live!
Poker is the casino game that has seen the biggest boom in popularity particularly in the past twenty years. Informal tournaments between friends are organized regularly, land-based and online casinos often offer daily tournaments, and there are even poker cruises centered entirely around the game.
For generations, Americans and people around the world have referred to food pyramids in order to balance out their meals. The Harvard School of Public Health has designed the Healthy Eating Pyramid and the Healthy Eating Plate, two complementary guides to which to refer for a healthier lifestyle.
The pyramid serves as a basic grocery list for anyone trying to eat healthier. Each week should see vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy oils, and healthy proteins (nuts, beans, chicken, fish) with perhaps some yogurt or milk added in. [Read more…]
Although gaming houses existed in countries such as China centuries ago, formal casinos were established beginning in the 17th century. The first casino, Venice’s Il Ridotto, was opened in 1638 and from there spread quickly throughout the rest of Europe and then the world. Today there are some truly remarkable casinos where you can enjoy gambling but also many other forms of entertainment. We take a look at the six best land-based casinos in the world and what makes them so popular. [Read more…]
Every gambler dreams of hitting it big one day while playing at the casino. Some people end up losing great sums of money in the process, but others come away with large payouts. While it is true that higher payouts usually go hand-in-hand with larger bets, this is not always the case. Lots of money has been won by both rich and ordinary people alike. Read on for a few of their stories. [Read more…]
When you think of Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind? February 14th, hearts, roses, chocolate, cards, stuffed animals? Spending time with the one you love?
This holiday is named for Saint Valentine, a Roman priest martyred reportedly around February 14 in the 3rd century. It was said he was executed because he married young couples, even though marriage was banned as it “ruined good soldiers.” Before his execution he was imprisoned and fell in love with the jailor’s daughter. He would send her notes signed “from your Valentine” – which is why today’s cards contain this phrase. There was also already a pagan fertility festival called Lupercalia held in mid-February and the early Christian churches used Saint Valentine‘s day to replace this ritual starting in 495. [Read more…]
People often think of the Internet as the domain of millennials who have difficulty telling the difference between truth and rumor. However, recent studies in the United States have determined that today more fake news is being shared on social media by the 65-and-older age group than any other. [Read more…]
There can be little doubt that Photoshop is an incredibly useful image editing tool. However, it can go out of kilter when it is used to make impossible looking images that are obviously fake. Of course, some people use it to create pictures that are cartoon-like in their appeal and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. However, we all have a little bit of fun and a wry grin on our faces when we see an image that has been Photoshopped which, well, wasn’t supposed to look like it has ended up turning out. [Read more…]
2018 was a big year at the box office, with many blockbusters that set the silver screen alight and brought in the crowds. But what could 2019 possibly offer that could match the likes of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Why, a live action Pokémon film with Ryan Reynolds playing Pikachu of course. What, you’re think we’re joking? That’s just the first film on this list, and proof positive that 2019 is eager to outdo 2018 at the cinema. [Read more…]