How does London’s High Roller Casinos Match Up with Their Global Competition?


When you think about the planet’s premier gambling destinations, two immediately spring to mind: Las Vegas and Macau. It’s often forgotten that the UK has some exceptional gaming facilities too – particularly for the highest rollers around.

Contrary to their Far-Eastern and Far-Western counterparts, the British Isle’s most exclusive cardrooms and table games aren’t found within the walls of existing casinos. Those wishing to play for the highest stakes in the most elegant surroundings must first obtain membership at one of a select number of high roller casinos and clubs. These are mostly concentrated around the capital city of London. Like in Nevada or Macau, a large enough stack of notes is usually enough to grant access. However, some are more restrictive still.

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Chinese high rollers head to Saipan

Macau now has competition.

The Pacific island of Saipan is suddenly becoming a destination spot for Chinese high rollers, and the makeshift casino is cleaning up. The casino also happens to be run by a former protege of President-elect Donald Trump. The video above from Bloomberg explains how the staggering numbers have attracted the attention of U.S. anti-money laundering officials.


Bottle Service at the Playboy Mansion

Don’t bother going to a party at the Playboy Mansion unless you’re willing to spring for bottle service.

Unless you’re a loser that wants to stand around and gawk at all the hotties that get invited to these parties, you better have a table to some of them might actually come and talk to you.


Setting the Super Bowl lines

So who do you have today? The Broncos or the Seahawks? It’s the biggest sports betting day of the year, and there will be tons of high rollers in Las Vegas, New York and around the country laying money on the game or one of the many prop bets.

Here’s an interesting article on how the lines get set. High rollers of course already know how this works, but the article is pretty good at explaining it and also telling some good stories, like this one:

The handicapper predicts what team will win; the bookmaker doesn’t care who wins. So when Super Bowl XXIII rolled around and the San Francisco 49ers were a 7-point favorite against the Cincinnati Bengals, Gaughan — the man who revolutionized sports bookmaking in Vegas — decided to split the action.

You could have the 49ers at minus-6.5 or the Bengals plus-7.5 at Gaughan’s Barbary Coast property. He’d make the game attractive to both sides, drive as much money on the game as possible, and would likely win on either side. The only way he’d lose — and potentially lose big — was if the 49ers won by 7 and he had to pay both sides.

Going into the fourth quarter, the Bengals led the 49ers 13-6, with the game sitting on that disastrous 7-point margin. Two San Francisco touchdowns would have cost him $18 million.

It wasn’t until three minutes remained in the game, when the Bengals kicked a field goal to go up 16-13, that the game moved off a potential 7-point margin.

“I was in bed with the covers over my head,” Gaughan said. “I’d still be paying it off today.”

Check it out.


Sean “Diddy” Combs loses $1,000,000 in dice game?

That’s the report we’re hearing based in part on Diddy’s Instagram video you can see below. Apparently he lost some bets with fellow rapper Rick Ross.


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