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5 Best Casinos in The World
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31 July 2013

Casinos have become one of the main watering hole for many tourists from the UK. Such great is its popularity that it has spread out its wings from the deserts of Nevada to the world over, to remote countries like Macau and Nepal. For this reason it sometime becomes very necessary to speak about few such UK border agency phone number, so that you can be just an arm's length away from home.

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The Live Roulette Online Revolution
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26 April 2013

Roulette has come a long way since the days of the Romans, who some believe originated  the game from watching the spinning wheels of chariots cast on their sides – while others claim that an early version of the game was brought to Europe by Chinese monks in the 13th Century.  

From its early days as a primitive game of chance, roulette has emerged as one of the most popular of all casino games.  And we have come a very long way even from those much more recent days when roulette was associated with the glamour of the casino at Monte Carlo or the bright lights of Las Vegas.  With the advent of the online casino and smartphone technology, you can now play Live Roulette on your iPhone or tablet to relieve the boredom of a train journey or fill an idle hour.

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Classic Cars 1991 Lamborghini Diablo
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29 September 2010

For decades now Lamborghini has been one of the hottest, fastest and most sought after cars on the road. Usually, when a person thinks of a classic car, they think of a 1950s or 60s model. Rarely does a car built in the 1990s register. With the 1991 Lamborghini Diablo, however, conventional wisdom flies out of the window for this instant classic.

The first-generation Diablo was produced by Lamborghini in 1990 and was released as the 1990/91 model. It was extremely impressive right off the shelf, boating features that other Lamborghinis did not.

The Diablo is Lamborghini’s follow-up to the Countach. Not that the Countach was outdated, but when the Lamborghini Diablo smoked the speedometer by reaching a top speed of 202 miles per hour, Countach’s 180 seemed like a slow, outdated pace car.

It was the sheer speed of Diablo that first made it pop. When Lamborghini presented this car at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo in January of 1990, every sports car enthusiasts went nuts over this supercar with a price tag of $240,000.

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2010 Monaco Grand Prix Experience F1 Corporate Hospitality
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06 August 2010

2010 Monaco Grand Prix Experience  F1 Corporate HospitalityF1 racing is to automotive sport what football (soccer) is to field sports – the biggest and most appreciated class in the world. Millions of people attend Formula One Grand Prix races every year, but not everyone gets to receive the star treatment while doing so. With the Monaco Grand Prix Experience package, you can attend an F1 race like you’ve never attended before.

The reason the Monaco Grand Prix package is called an “experience” is due to the corporate treatment you’ll receive while attending the race. It’s no mere day at the track, either. Anyone purchasing a Grand Prix package at Monaco will experience a week’s vacation in ultimate luxury, where your every need is catered to from arrival to departure.

Obviously, the first-class seating arrangements at the actual Monaco Grand Prix will be the highlight of the trip – but it’s certainly not the only thrill you’ll experience while on this Mediterranean vacation. Monaco is considered to be the “Las Vegas” of Europe, and its location alone makes it a sought after vacation destination.

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World's Top Watchmakers - Bulgari
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17 June 2009

World's Top Watchmakers - Bulgari

A good watch is often considered to be one of the finest instances of craftsmanship on the planet. The best watches, the timeless classics, can cost a small fortune. They're more than timepieces; they're small marvels of human ingenuity that you can't rightly put value on.

One of the world's finest watch brands is Bulgari. For over 100 years, Bulgari has been a driving force of innovation in the watch-making world. Their brand has expanded to include clothes, other jewelry, fragrances, and more, but to most, they'll always be craftsmen of fine timepieces.

Although their brand is pushing over 100 years old, their legacy dates back thousands of years. The Bulgari family is a direct descendent of an ancient line of Greek silversmiths. If predisposition plays any factor at all in the way people live their lives, the Bulgari's were destined to be craftsmen.

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The dream Grand Prix location of Monaco
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23 June 2008

The dream Grand Prix location of Monaco

The Grand Prix of Monaco has been around in one form or another since 1929 when Prince Louis II sponsored the event through the Automobile Club of Monaco. The first event was organized by Anthony Noghes, son of the founder of the Club, Alexandre Noghes.

The original intent was for the local rally by the ACM to be granted national status. The application, submitted to the international governing body of motorsport was denied since there was no extant major national event held within the principality of Monaco.

In order to gain status as a national event, Noghes urged the creation of a Grand Prix event located completely within the streets of Monte Carlo. The support of Prince Louis II and the top level driver Louis Chiron, a native of Monaco and a well known driver in the European Grand Prix circuit.

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James Bond Plays the Casinos - The Top Five Scenes
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18 June 2008

James Bond Plays the Casinos - The Top Five Scenes

Although Casino Royale is an obvious clue that the movie will feature gambling, gambling scenes and James Bond's predilection for the game of Baccarat, this James Bond movie is far from being the only movie that includes scenes of Bond enjoying one of his favorite pastimes.

The James Bond character reflects everything that is the ultimate gambler--coolness in the face of danger, calm when the opponents are obviously increasing to the boiling point, intelligent enough to know when to play a hand and how to make the best use of the hand he is dealt, and oozing with self-confidence.

Casino Royale was written by Ian Fleming, with the casino scene based on a visit to the Casino Estoril located in Lisbon. In history, the Casino in Portugal's capital was a popular gathering place for German agents during World War II.

The novel and earlier versions of the movie have Bond playing Baccarat, but the signature movie capitalized on the increasing popularity of a game called Texas Holdem--a form of poker.

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Casino Monte Carlo and the Famous Casino Square
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16 June 2008

Casino Monte Carlo and the Famous Casino Square

The Casino Monte Carlo is built for and used by tourists only. In fact, citizens of Monaco are not allowed inside the gaming rooms of the facility. The royal family of Monaco can attend opera and ballet performances, but they do use an alternative entrance.

Other individuals must display a passport and pay the entrance fee before being allowed entrance to the building. Individuals wearing military uniforms are also prohibited from using the facilities of the casino. The casino is arguably the most famous of Monaco's tourist draws.

The casino complex includes more than just the gambling facility. The Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo is situated in the complex, as well as the opera and ballet house. The gardens behind the casino offer a glimpse of Bordighera in Italy.

The theater was not part of the original facility, but was added in 1910. The Ballets de Monte Carlo headquarters is also located in the complex. The entire facility is part of the Monte Carlo quarter.

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