A recent nationwide survey commissioned by William Hill on the UK population’s perceptions on luck has revealed that the majority of people do believe in luck.
Statistics showed that 69% of participants believe in luck while 31% do not and regional breakdowns of the luckiest people in the country revealed that the inhabitants of Northern Ireland believe in the so called luck of the Irish with 62.5% believing that they were lucky in contrast to Scotland’s mere 29% believing that they were lucky. Furthermore, people located in the North East, North West, the Midlands and Yorkshire also do not believe themselves to a being lucky whereas 54% of Londoners, 55.3% of the Welsh and 52% of Easterners would put themselves in the lucky category.
The survey also revealed that many UK based individuals are superstitious with 57.5 percent of the participants holding and adhering to superstitions including those involving the avoidance of walking under ladders (39.8%), not revealing wishes they make after blowing out birthday candles (30%), carrying a lucky charm (8.7%) or rabbit’s foot (0.8%).
Other interesting findings included that 7 is believed to be Britain’s luckiest number, 47% of people believe that their behaviour towards other would influence their luck (karma) and bizarrely 65% of white haired people felt that they were lucky while 71% thought that they had enough luck to win a car or some other item of value.
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As an experienced gambler you may be aware of the fact that there are often multiple versions of a particular slot title and may have wondered why…
The reason for this can be twofold, either the slots are manufactured by two different software providers which means that they are essentially different games altogether but happen to share a common name, like some of the Marvel themed superhero titles like Spiderman that are shared by both Microgaming and Cryptologic powered casinos OR they may just be different versions of the same slot title.
When it comes to the latter, the slots will usually hold extended names on the original, for example the famous Mega Moolah slot has sequels based on the original game that feature many of the same graphics called Mega Moolah Summertime, Mega Moolah 5 reel drive and Mega Moolah Isis which all add their unique spins and features to the original game.
The reason that casinos launch these types of game sequels is due to the popularity of the original games as well as the fact that as new developments and features emerge there is a demand to have these incorporated into newly released slots, and what better way to keep players happy than by improving on seasoned favourites that offer all of the fun of the originals and more!
When it comes to movies, sequels may not always be as good as the original, but online slots are quite the opposite and often new releases of well-known titles like the Tomb Raider and Thunderstruck video slots are an improvement and turn out to be big hits with slots enthusiasts.
So next time you see a release of a well-known title at your favourite online casino, give it a try and you may just be pleasantly surprised!
Founder of the “Girls Gone Wild” franchise, Joe Francis recently had a court case against him for a $2.5 million casino debt at the Wynn Las Vegas Casino thrown out of court due to the fact that the casino reportedly waited 16 months before calling in a marker or IOU from Francis.
According to the presiding Clark County District Court judge, Linda Marie Bell, the Wynn had missed their chance to prove that Francis had indeed committed a crime stating that the presumption of fraud did not apply in the case against Francis as he possessed sufficient funds in his bank account to cover the marker at the time that it was issued by the casino.
Under Nevada law, unpaid casino markers are handled in the same manner as bad cheques, this allows plaintiffs to file criminal charges against those owing them money and collect a percentage of the settlement awarded by the court. Obviously this case will set a precedent and Las Vegas Casinos will have to become a great deal more cautious before awarding markers to famous guests.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Francis then mentioned that he would pursue legal action against both the Wynn casino and its CEO and founder Steve Wynn on the grounds of false prosecution with regard to his 2007 debt. Francis also released news statements proclaiming his victory while Wynn Resorts Ltd. spokeswoman Deanna Pettit was not available for comment.
While Francis may have been a clear victor and defeated the house in this instance, he has a past dogged with legal issues including assault, child abuse and prostitution and has also served time in prison for these as well as falsifying income tax returns and bribery. What he will do next waits to be seen… but from reports it seems that legal battles will continue to ensue between Francis and the Wynn resorts group.
Germany’s most famous festival, Oktoberfest will start in just a few short days and take place until the first week of October. Munich accommodation is fully booked as the city anticipates the arrival of over 5 million people from across the globe that will be travelling to join in on the festivities!
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In just a few days’ time the 2011 Rugby World Cup will kick off. This year’s event is being held in New Zealand and twenty of the world’s top rugby teams will be competing for glory and a position in the final held in Auckland to claim victory and the cup on the 23rd of October.
This is a massive event and fans are gearing up across the globe to be part of the action. Intercasino is also celebrating the World Cup with its Try and Win promotion which will see lucky winners walking away with their share of $100,000 in casino credits and prizes!
Like a rugby game, this promotion is divided into two halves with the first half running from the 2nd to the 27th of September. This half will require players to enter a bonus code before they deposit and wager $25 at the casino thereby earning one ticket into the lucky draw. Additional tickets into the draw can be earned every time one deposits and wagers $25. There is also another way to get the edge and earn additional tickets into the draw in the Try and Win promotion by wagering on Sundays as you’ll earn double tickets for every wager of $25 and if you play on at least 6 days in a week (known as Ruck ‘n Roll) you’ll get 50% more entries.
This may sound like a lot of work but bear in mind you’ll actually be playing your favourite games so it’s not work at all and the first prize is definitely worth it as you head into the second half! A VIP trip for two to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand which is valued at $10,000! The prize includes flights, one week’s accommodation, tickets to both semi-finals as well as the final, and spending money!
Travel dates will be between the 15th and 24th of October to accommodate the prize schedule and the prize cannot be substituted for cash.
The Try and Win Promotion also has a number of other prizes up for grabs including five 55″ 3D TV and home theatres worth over $3000 which will be awarded to 2nd to 6th places in the draw. These can be substituted for cash in the form of casino credits to the value of 70% of the prize and will need to be wagered once before cashout. Casino Credits will also be awarded to 7th to 100th place winners with a wagering requirement of 15x before cashout.
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While rumours are making the rounds that a possible next instalment of The Lord of the Rings slots trilogy may soon be released, The Fortune Lounge Group’s flagship casino, Royal Vegas recently announced the September 2011 release of an updated version of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Video Slot.
According to Microgaming, this is revamped edition of the massively popular video slot builds on the success of the original game with exciting new features such as enhanced new imagery and game play options as well as 4 progressive jackpots which can be won within a randomly triggered bonus wheel feature. The game also welcomes a new character into the line-up as Gollum rears his ugly little head and capture’s the imaginations of all who play it as he awards prizes or features.
The game also boasts Microgaming’s unique 243 ways to win feature, Cinematic Spins™ where movie clips have been creatively spliced into the game sequence adding even more intrigue and excitement.
Is this the game release that the rumours have alluded to or are we going to be a totally new sequel release in the months to come? No one knows as yet but you’ll know as soon as we do, so watch this space! In the meantime you can play this all new revamped version of The Lord of the Rings at Royal Vegas Casino online.