Rome rates itself as one of the most romantic cities on the planet, but there’ll be no love lost in the Italian capital on Sunday night when Roma face city rivals Lazio, in the Stadio Olimpico. The Derby della Capitale is always as spicy as an arrabbiata sauce with extra chilli, and with both sides in desperate need of points, it’s definitely not going to be dull.
The GUKPT heads to Walsall this week and to the Grosvenor Casino there that has helped mould the careers of some of the greatest poker players this country has ever produced.
GUKPT champs Marc Goodwin and the late Dave Colclough plus legends like Mickey Wernick, Lucy Rokach, Marty Wilson and Paul Jackson are among the fine poker players Walsall and the surrounding area has produced, and with cash games and tournaments running every night at Grosvenor Casino Walsall, there’s every chance the next generation of poker great might be learning their trade there this week.
Over the past 18 months, the focus of world cycling has been on Britain for all the wrong reasons. Team Sky’s handling of Bradley Wiggins’ mystery treatment in the Critérium du Dauphiné back in 2011 was questioned, with Sir Dave Brailsford’s reputation tarnished, and the finger of doubt pointed to a sport that has suffered more than any over the last generation when it comes to cheating using performance enhancing drugs.
From the blackjack table to the slot machines, seasoned gamblers like to use casino lingo to make bets, talk to croupiers and, well, to look cool. And it works. For the first-timer, however, this can be an intimidating and bewildering experience.