Monthly Archives: August 2018

Most interesting facts about playing cards

Whether it’s a holiday, a long journey, a social occasion at home or at a casino – playing cards have a massive part to play in modern society.

But who do we have to thank for the invention? They are believed to have originated in China, before spreading to India and Persia.

They ended up on European shores in the second half of the 14th century and were original considered as forms of art which were hand painted.

Today, they are mass produced and you cannot go to any holiday destination around the globe without seeing a personalised pack on sale in a souvenir shop such is their popularity, while they are also one of most common forgotten things when heading away on holiday in case of a rainy day.

Here are some interesting facts about card games

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Premier League 2018 | Biggest Transfer Window summer signings

The Premier League transfer window slammed shut yesterday ahead of tonight’s start to the Premier League season and there was plenty of big spending late on Deadline Day as sides battled to boost their squads.

Over £1.2billion was spent in total by Premier League clubs across the transfer window with Liverpool spending the most – £171.3million – on their four summer signings.

The promoted sides were busy with both Wolves and Fulham bringing in 12 players in a bid to boost their survival hopes, however, it was Brighton who added the most with 16 making a summer switch to the Amex.

At the other end of the scale Spurs became the first side to go through the whole transfer window without bring a player through the door while Jose Mourinho was only able to add three players to his Old Trafford squad in a frustrating window for the Red Devils boss.

Two goalkeepers made the top five of most expensive summer signings in the Premier League after Liverpool, and then Chelsea broke the world record transfer fee for a keeper, and here we run through the big transfers to take place this summer in the Premier League.

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Sir Geoff Hurst shares his Grosvenor Goals picks for upcoming fixtures this weekend

England World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst has signed up for the 2018/19 Grosvenor Goals campaign. The legendary ex-West Ham, Stoke and West Brom striker will be providing weekly picks as a brand ambassador for Grosvenor Goals, which gives users the chance to win £1 million if their 10 chosen players are all first goal scorers in a given game week.

The free-to-play game, which will be running throughout the 2018/19 season, will also offer £10k for anyone who predicts 10 anytime goal scorers from their selections, with a £10 free bet to those who successfully pick three or more first scorers each week.

Sir Geoff will play his part too – if he selects four or more first goal scorers in a game week, all users who play Grosvenor Goals that week will win a £10 free bet.

Here’s his picks for the weekend ahead as the Premier League gets underway.

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