Monthly Archives: January 2017

GUKPT 2017 Blog by Joe Beevers – Grosvenor Casinos

by Joe Beevers


“Time may change me, but you can’t trace time.” (Bowie, Dec 1971)

Casinos were not as common as they are now when I was starting out, they were hard to find. I remember writing a letter to the gambling commission to ask exactly how many Casinos were in the UK, and where they were, pretending to be a pupil working on a project! In reality I was using winning strategies and simply wanted to find out where they all were.

As a youngster I played a lot of Blackjack with my late father, David. We played, quite successfully, in a blackjack team, and had a great time along the way. Funnily enough the Victoria Casino was one I would frequent regularly. It’s a good thing really. Where London’s biggest and best cardroom now stands used to be the casino high stakes area, £25 minimum blackjack tables were my home then rather than the £2/£5 PLO or round of each now.

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Premier League Darts Preview, Odds & Betting – Grosvenor Sport

by Dan Roebuck

MvG To Turn Off The Power

Phil Taylor stole all the headlines last week without throwing a dart, as the 16-time world champion announced to the public that 2017 would be his last on the PDC circuit.

The Power suggested he would still play in some of the non-ranking events after next year’s world championship, but, as he admitted it has become ‘harder to get motivated’, the chances are we’ll see him less often on the oche following his ranking tournament swansong at Alexandra Palace next January.

So, should we side with the best player of his generation in the Premier League of Darts, which starts it’s 16-date odyssey in Newcastle on Thursday? Or has time run out for Taylor, who was brushed aside in ruthless fashion in last year’s final 11-3 by Michael Van Gerwen?

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WBA Featherweight Boxing – Carl Frampton v Leo Santa Cruz II

by Adrian Clarke

If you like your boxing to be elite, express-paced, edge of the seat stuff, you’ll already know when to set your alarm for Sunday morning.

Carl Frampton versus Leo Santa Cruz II at the MGM Grand is a live candidate to be the best fight of 2017. Do. Not. Miss. It.

Sports writer Adrian Clarke sets the scene for a world title bout that’s got pulses racing on both sides of the pond…

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