Bingo halls have had a tough time over the last 20 years. The online revolution in the gambling sector, the smoking ban and economic factors have hit bricks-and-mortar venues hard. The industry has worked hard to respond to these challenges and to shake off its image as an activity for old women. Fortunately, Britain is awash with popular and iconic halls. So, eyes down as we present some of the best to visit!

Hosting a poker night with your mates can be great fun, but with money and reputations at stake it can be stressful if you don't plan it out in advance. Luckily, it's not hard to do; there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure your poker night is a real blast (and you won't need to break the bank for it either)!

With the number of smartphone users set to increase by more than 500 million to 2.8 billion in the next three years, there’s no doubt mobiles are going to become more important in the gaming world. We’ve seen the online casino, poker and betting industry evolve from a handful of mobile sites to one that’s bursting at the seams with slick apps and more. So, will smartphones and tablets become the default gambling medium soon?

Part of the magic of playing slot machines has always been their capacity to create a sense of escapism that gamers can relate to. And few things stir the memory and transport us into fantasyland as well as our favourite movies. We've compiled a list of some iconic films that have made it onto the slot screen, too!

Casino games and music go together like a well-crafted harmony. Whether it’s a quirky tune emanating from a live casino or an online pokie blasting out hits from Jimi Hendrix, there’s always a touch of music in the air when you ante-up. Thanks to this harmonious relationship between the two industries, it’s hardly surprising that many of the world’s top musicians have tried their hand at casino games in the past!

A slip of the mind can be just as costly as a slip of the hand for a punter, which is why you need to find ways to keep your eyes on the prize at all times. In this guide, we’ll outline one of the most powerful ways to improve your concentration and your overall approach to online gaming: breathing. As well as some handy breathing techniques, here's a look at a few things that can affect your performance!

Whatever your experience with gambling and risk taking in general, the game of poker can teach you a lot about risk management. Once you turn your hand to the aspects of risk management offered through poker, you'll develop traits that can be extremely useful when applied to any area of business or investment. Let's take a closer look at 7 things poker can teach players about risk management!

William Shakespeare once wrote: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Philosopher or layman, life is all about how you play the game – do you gamble or do you invest? When investing and gambling in casinos, sports and money markets, the question is certainly worth giving some deep contemplation!

If you've ever watched Ocean’s Eleven then you'll know those guys were meticulous in their planning. What we didn't get to see was their pre-gambling meal. Of course, we can only theatrically speculate on what Danny and his cohorts ate pre-heist, but it's an important point for real-life gamblers. Regardless of whether your aspirations are pleasure gaming or becoming an online poker professional, food matters!

Have you ever been sitting in a casino and wondered just how it goes for the dealers and croupiers? You would certainly get to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the casino lifestyle and surround yourself with the buzz and anticipation that only being in a games house can supply. So what is life really like for a professional dealer or croupier and how do you go about becoming one?