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Aphrodite’s Throw: The Most Famous Gambling Game in Ancient Greece

Gambling, one of the most common vices in the world, has a long history that dates all the way back to ancient Greece. Records of ancient Greeks playing dice and other luck-based games are found throughout ancient literature, and are...

Gambling on New Year’s Eve Is a Greek Tradition

Gambling on New Year’s Eve is a Greek tradition, as most Greeks play cards. According to folklore beliefs dating back to ancient times, the new year will not go well if one doesn't play cards on New Year’s Eve. If...

Greeks Spent Billions Gambling in Last Eight Months

The Greek gaming industry saw a turnover surge of 28% between January and August, which puts the country on track for a new record by the end of the year. Greeks have parted with a total of 22.7 billion euros...

The Gambling Legend That Was Nick the Greek

"Nick the Greek" will forever be remembered as one of the most famous legends of gambling in the United States.

Archie Karas: The Greek Gambler Who Won $40M and Lost it All

One day Archie Karas went to Las Vegas with 50 dollars in his pocket and built a spectacular career in gambling, winning and losing millions

Greek Casinos Could Start Giving Loans

A new bill tabled in the Greek parliament on Monday could allow casinos to lend money to reliable customers to gamble. In an omnibus bill being voted on today amid strikes and protests, there is a provision which will enable...

Greeks Gamble on New Year's Eve for Good Luck

For many Greeks, the new year will not go well if they don't play cards on New Year's Eve. And if they do play cards and lose, then the new year will be full of bad luck. But if...

Government to Slash OPAP's Video Lottery Terminals

Greek authorities are looking for a way to cut the number of video lottery terminals (VLTs) that gaming privatised monopoly OPAP operates in the country. The Finance Ministry has tabled a bill seeking to slash the number of VLTs to...

Nick ‘The Greek’ Georgoulas Defeats 6 Hall of Fame Players to Win Australian Poker Hall of Fame Classic

Nick "The Greek" Georgoulas walked away from the The Australian Poker Hall of Fame (HOF) Classic a winner this year, adding to his personal earnings of almost $285,000 in live tournament winnings, according to Casino News Daily. There were 125...

Study: Greek Teens Gamble and Drink More Than European Peers

A European-wide survey conducted on a four-yearly basis among school students aged 15-16 was released on Tuesday with alarming results for the 35 countries that took part. The survey by ESPAD interviewed 96,000 school students and revealed that while...