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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

Gambling on New Year’s Eve Has Become Greek Tradition

Outside of the Greek world, it is little known that Greek people nearly always play cards on New Year's Eve. But according to Greek folklore beliefs dating back to ancient times, the new year will not go well if...

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...

Cyprus FinMin Says Online Betting Will Create New Prospects for the Economy

The regulation of online betting along with the other measures promoted concerning the betting industry will create a new significant prospect for the economy, Minister of Finance Harris Georgiades has said, as the Cyprus National Betting Authority gears up...

Greek Teens With Bad Habits: Sweet 16 Drinkers, Smokers, Junkies, Gamblers

The University Mental Health Research Institute of Greece studying addictive adolescent behaviors found that apart from smoking, drinking and narcotics, Greek teens also have a habit of excessive internet use, electronic games and gambling. The finding of the recent scientific...