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My Dream Job Would Be…

April 16, 2017

My dream job would be the Marketing and Events Manager in a casino. Can we just stop to appreciate what an amazing job that would be?


Being a marketing and events manager is great enough on its own – you basically get paid to organise parties and to socialise, and who wouldn’t want that? However, when you’re the marketing and events manager of a casino, everything becomes ten times more exciting. The best events are held in casinos. Depending on the quality of the casino, there is plenty of people willing to splash all of their cash, meaning most of the events are exclusive, luxurious parties full of celebrities and socialites. If that isn’t your idea of a dream work environment, I don’t know what is!


In addition to this, your job would never be boring! No more dull, repetitive 9-5’s sat on an uncomfortable chair behind a desk for the rest of your life. Being a marketing and events manager means attending meetings, viewing venues, planning parties- all of which is fun, fun, fun. Being a casino marketing and events manager generally means all of the events you plan are hosted at the casino, which means you don’t only get to plan them, but you get to attend them too, which is an added perk to the job.


Most marketing and events managers at the top of their game earn just shy of $100,000, which is a pretty juicy salary to receive for essentially just having a good time! (Sure, there’s more to it than that, but you know what I mean). However, the average wage for someone a little more mediocre is around the $80,000, which is still nothing to be sniffed at!


Let’s not forget another perk to being a marketing and events manager; mingling with all of the celebrities! Particularly in casinos you can expect to see the likes of Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Imagine being paid to hang out with those guys, having a drink or two and partying the night away in a luxury casino? It would be absolutely unreal.


Being a Marketing and Events Manager would be a kind of cool career to have anyway, and it’s probably what I’ll start out as if I’m lucky enough, but I’d eventually like to specialise in becoming one for casinos- purely for the bigger paycheck and the more glamorous events!

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Five Top Table Games for Your Next Party

January 6, 2017

Home casinos are all the rage today. You can bet small and pull out when you feel like it. The problem is that not everybody is familiar with most casino games. Some have complex rules that some players cannot hope to learn in a couple of hours. It’s also expensive to hire a slot machine. So what games should you play if you have a home casino night?

Roulette Wheel

The Roulette Wheel is one of the simplest casino games. You can buy home Roulette kits from most toy and game retailers and online. All you need is a wheel, a ball and the mat with the cells to place your bets. Watch the fun unfold as your players take bets on where the ball will land. Although some of the bets are complex, you can make the game at your home casino simpler by deciding that some options are out of bounds.

Blackjack (And Its Variations)

No player need feel daunted by card games. Blackjack (and its variations such as 21 or Pontoon) is one of the easiest games to play. Be clear on the rules, as some people may be familiar with one version and not the other. Either way, all variations on the “21” games are simple and accessible for those who have never played a card game. It’s fun too! Simply, players compete against each other and attempt to make the number 21 from their hand by sticking with their hand or choosing an extra card.


Poker is one of the most popular and glamorous of card games. That said, it’s not easy to learn all of the rules. Some of your virgin players may struggle at first. Thankfully, there are many versions of poker – some poker variations are easy to learn, others not so much. The great thing about the game is that you don’t have to be a great player in order to win a hand. Poker is all about bluff, after all. You can win with a bad hand if you can convince other players that it is a good hand.


The dice game is a number simple casino game you may wish to play at home. Most households have dice. As we are all so familiar with this diverse playing piece, picking up the rules as you go should be easy. There are no competitors in this type of game, so there would be no motive for people not to help those unfamiliar with the game to understand the rules, and what constitutes a winning or losing throw.


Mistakenly believed to be one of the more difficult games to learn, Baccarat is no longer as popular in casinos as it once was. It became a glamorous game thanks to James Bond. In the books, Bond was a keen baccarat player. In the recent film version of Casino Royale, Baccarat was switched for Texas Hold Em Poker. It works on a simple premise and if there are four or more of you, this can be fun and exhilarating. Two players compete against each other while everyone else bets on who will have the higher value hand. Many hours of fun guaranteed.

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Top Date Night Ideas for Some Special Time With Your Beau or Belle

October 21, 2016

It’s important to spend some one on one time with your other half- sometimes life just gets in the way! But it’s time to make some time for each other. Here’re some top date night ideas for you and your special someone! 


A Trip To The Cocktail Bar

Don’t just take your other half to a bog standard bar. Instead, bring them to your local cocktail or wine bar. It’s a far classier kind of venue and also gives you and your other half the chance to dress up a little more than you would if you were visiting a pub. Make sure to buy your other half their first drink – it was your idea, so it’s only the courteous thing to do! 



A James Bond Movie Marathon

Nothing gets the sparks flying better than a James Bond movie. Men who watch want to be Bond, women who watch want to be the Bond girl that Bond gets, it’s a win-win situation. There’s also so many films to watch that it gives you and your other half the chance to build a pillow fort or snuggle down with a duvet and some snacks, spending a quiet yet highly enjoyable night in together. 



Dance Classes

Why not surprise your other half with something a little spontaneous, like taking them to a dance class? This is a favourite activity for a lot of couples, so there’s guaranteed fun in it for the both of you. You’ll either be laughing with each other or at each other, but a laugh is a laugh, right? It also gets in that first dance practice hey…



Drive Through Cinema

Better than outdoor cinemas are drive through movies. They’re so romantic and also more intimate than ordinary cinemas. You and your other half can cuddle in the car together while watching one of the classic movies they always seem to show at these kinds of events – probably something like Pretty Woman. 



Games Night!

A games night is the perfect date night, particularly if the pair of you are a bit skint! Round up all your classic board games such as Monopoly, Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, grab some playing cards, some Top Trumps and, most importantly of all, some snacks and some wine – games are always so much more fun when played with a glass of wine in hand!



Spa Date

As a special treat, why not take your beau to a spa for the night? Don’t just book the initial trip, but take the time to book them into some treatments you think they’ll enjoy too, so they don’t have to waste time picking and choosing when they get there! Not only is a spa date a great way to spend some quality time together but it’s a nice mini break away from home too.



How To Host A Casino Themed Party

October 9, 2015

Many of us lust over the glitz and glamour that Las Vegas casino’s have to offer, but for a lot of us they are quite unobtainable and very out of reach, be it due to job commitments, family commitments or something else. However, what’s to stop you from bringing all that casino glamour to your very own door? Hosting a casino themed party is a more affordable and definitely easier way to bring the luck, class and sophistication of a casino to you!
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Fun Casino Themed Recipes

October 9, 2015

Organising yourself a little casino party? Or perhaps you’re looking for something to snack on while playing casino games online? Whatever your reason, I’ve come up with some awesome casino themed recipes to ensure your night goes off with a bang. A tasty bang, at that.
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Fancy Casino Food Recipes

October 8, 2015

The best casino’s that line the streets of Monte-Carlo and Las Vegas scream glitz and glamour. Aside from the tourists, the regulars are those who live the high life, jetting off on holidays to the Bahamas and spending their winnings on champagne and caviare. So when hosting your own casino night or casino themed party in similar Vegas style, what sort of things should you be serving to emulate that celeb-esque experience?
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Casino Cocktail Recipes

October 8, 2015

Alcohol is a beverage best enjoyed in small amounts in a casino, purely so your brain doesn’t go into a fuzz mid gamble- however, it is still a beverage that is enjoyed best over your average coke or orange juice. When hosting a casino themed party, the drinks have to match the casino theme to create a realistic atmosphere, so here’s a few ideas to get you started.
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