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.
Football transfer fees seemingly increase almost every single year, with clubs’ spending more and more money than ever before in their pursuit for domestic and European success.
The most expensive transfer fees have by and large been paid out in the last five years, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2009 move from Manchester United to Real Madrid the exception in the current top-10 list.
Real Madrid go head-to-head with neighbouring rivals Atlético Madrid in a UEFA first, same-city Super Cup. The clash of the Spaniards takes place on Wednesday 15th August at 8pm at the Lillekula Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia, and marks the fourth all Spanish final out of the last five editions.
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