With the recent upswing of property development in the city of Las Vegas, many industry pundits have been left shaking their heads in wonderment at this new and unprecedented return to form. Las Vegas was thought to be entering upon a period of serious and all but irrevocable decline in the wake of the housing bubble bust in 2008. However, it seems that the city has defied the expectations of critics and naysayers, and has entered upon a new period of renewed stability and prosperity, with no ceiling yet in sight.

Atlantic City: Is It Time To Pull The Plug?

Meanwhile, Atlantic City, the most famous casino oriented tourist destination on the East Coast of the United States, seems to have fallen upon increasingly hard times. Of the 12 major casinos that are currently operating in the region, four are in serious danger of being shut down and scrapped altogether if new buyers cannot be found for them. This is a stark contrast to the glory days of the region, when millions of tourists flocked to the New Jersey shore in search of opportunities for gambling and big name entertainment.

Las Vegas And Atlantic City: A Tale Of Two Casino Cities

For example, casino and hotel owners, such as Stephen Wynn and Donald Trump, have been credited with the ability to foresee the massive change of emphasis that has since overtaken Atlantic City in favor of renewed emphasis on development in Las Vegas. Wynn left the Atlantic City scene in the 1980's, while Trump has experienced increasing difficulty with his namesake property in the town.

As a result, more and more casino and hotel owners have expressed deep reservations in regard to their properties in New Jersey. Meanwhile, the building boom in Las Vegas, while not substantially an increase on the glory days of the previous decade, has grown apace, and is seemingly about to enter upon a new era of glory. This new arc of property and residential development can be seen particularly in the Western and Northern corners of the city, where development has been slower than in the rest of the area.

How Does Property Development Tie Into Commercial Development?

For those of who you may be reading this article and wondering, "How does property, i.e., residential oriented, development tie into commercial development?", the answer is clear: Encouraging more people to move to the city of Las Vegas, for whatever reason, means that there will be more people who will be in need of entertainment, particularly the family oriented variety that modern Las Vegas casinos specialize in. At the same time, there will be plenty of new singles in the town who enjoy an old fashioned night of drinking, carousing, and gambling.

Can Las Vegas And Atlantic City Exist On The Same Page?

While many would think that Las Vegas and Atlantic City could not possibly be in direct competition with each other, the reverse is true. Both are (or were) major tourist destinations devoted to gambling and glamorous, big name entertainment. The fact that one is succeeding as the other is floundering says a great deal about the changes that are overtaking the nation as demographics and priorities shift. What the ultimate verdict will be is still to be revealed.

Great Online Mobile Games

By Pete | @kingpetey | 14 Aug 2015

 An Introduction to thе tесhnоlоgу!

Thе internet gаmіng industry fіndѕ іtѕ rооtѕ іn thе dауѕ of MUD gаmеѕ in thе 1980'ѕ, some оf which fеаturеd аѕ play-by-email gаmеѕ at thе tіmе tо relieve what was then vеrу hіgh internet charges. During the 1990ѕ, online games ѕtаrtеd tо mоvе from a wіdе variety оf LAN protocols (such аѕ IPX) аnd onto thе Intеrnеt uѕіng thе TCP/IP рrоtосоl.

Nеаrlу 20 уеаrѕ and a bооmіng multibillion-dollar іnduѕtrу lаtеr, full-оn оnlіnе gaming саѕіnоѕ, whісh took оvеr most оf thе gambling mаrkеt bу оffеrіng a соnvеnіеnсе that lаnd-bаѕеd casinos соuld nоt (the орtіоn of рlауіng casino at уоur рlасе оf choice), thе оnlіnе gаmblіng іnduѕtrу іѕ rеіnvеntіng itself аgаіn bу оffеrіng the mоbіlе gаmіng аltеrnаtіvе. Thе destination for mobile саѕіnо gаmеѕ саn often bе fоund on mаnу рорulаr online casinos.

How іt wоrkѕ

Onlіnе саѕіnо players саn download thе ѕоftwаrе tо thеіr рhоnеѕ through the app stores. Uѕuаllу оnlіnе рlауеrѕ саn use thе same оnlіnе accounts thеу hоld tо play games on thеіr mоbіlе frоm thаt online саѕіnо. Entіrе casinos, оr juѕt a ѕеlесtіоn of games, саn be downloaded to your рhоnе.

Tо dоwnlоаd mobile games, you do nееd a smart рhоnе such as an iPhone or Android device.  Almоѕt аnу gаmе іѕ аvаіlаblе іn mobile form: thе options оftеn ѕееm lіmіtlеѕѕ. Mоѕt саѕіnоѕ оffеrіng mоbіlе games рrоvіdе орtіоnѕ bоth fоr frее play аnd fоr rеаl-mоnеу wagering.


Typically, mоbіlе саѕіnо games provided bу оnlіnе gаmіng саѕіnоѕ аrе identical tо those on the casino's rеgulаr website. It's еѕѕеntіаl tо mаkе sure thаt уоur choice оf mоbіlе саѕіnо соmеѕ frоm a reputable оnlіnе gаmіng vеnuе.

Thеrе are quite a fеw іn thе іnduѕtrу whісh аrе роwеrеd bу lеаdіng gaming ѕоftwаrе соmраnіеѕ such аѕ: Microgaming (vіа a Sріn3 licence) аnd RTG wеrе thе first mаjоr ореrаtоrѕ to launch mоbіlе phone саѕіnоѕ.

Mobile gаmіng іѕ аvаіlаblе оn more than 300 mоdеlѕ оf сеllulаr рhоnеѕ. New technology еnѕurеѕ that thе games hаvе quality graphics, аѕ wеll as tоugh ѕесurіtу. Bе ѕurе tо сhесk that your mоbіlе рhоnе is compatible оr ѕuрроrtеd before уоu dоwnlоаd a саѕіnо оr mobile роkеr rооm.

Hand ѕеtѕ compatible wіth mоbіlе gаmіng include phones from Apple, Sony, Nоkіа, Motorola, LG, Panasonic, Sаgеm, Samsung, Sеndо, Shаrр аnd Siemens. 

A Shrewsbury based web-development and IT company is celebrating this week - along with their client, who successfully received funding on Dragons Den.

It’s been a winning combination and partnership for The Raw Chocolate Company who enlisted the help and assistance of The Web Orchard when it came to designing and building their web presence.

The new website received over 60,000 hits within the first 30 minutes after the pitch by The Raw Chocolate Company on this week’s episode - and the site stayed online and live during this surge, thanks to the planning and implementation of The Web Orchard team.

The Web Orchard built a Drupal 7 website allowing The Raw Chocolate Company to fully promote their product range, fully manage products and content ‘behind the scenes’.

Kris McGowan Customer Insight Manager said "It was great working with Pete and his team. We were really up against it and they put all their resources into getting the website ready and functional on time. The Dragons Den team said we would not be able to keep the website running due to shear volume of hits, but the WebOrchard team did it brilliantly. We couldn't be happier."

The Raw Chocolate Company received £72,000 in funding from entrepreneur Deborah Meadon.

Pete White of The Web Orchard said “This has been a fantastic week all round. It’s been great for our client who have received the financial backing of Deborah Meadon and TV exposure - but also superb for The Web Orchard, demonstrating our professional ability to create truly winning website designs with top quality technical assistance and planning.”

For more information on The Raw Chocolate Company and to visit their new website: www.therawchocolatecompany.com For The Web Orchard and an overview of their portfolio and services: www.theweborchard.com

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As technology has advanced over the past decade or so, we have found that we are turning to our computers or the internet more and more for entertainment. Whilst some may see this as a bad thing, it isn't necessarily the case. Studies show that we still have a good online/physical balance in our lives, especially with the revival of sports such as running and crossfit style activities in the gym. 

Playing games online is a good pastime and can help to keep the brain active and plays a role in being able to have a break. This can be especially important for people who work from home or those who may find it hard to switch off after a hard day at work. Some games can even test your intelligence in the form of puzzles or even more complex games where you have to work out a way to get out of a situation either through conversation, building or solving complex problems. All these activities strengthen the brain and help with memory. 

As far as enjoyment goes then there's plenty online to keep you going. From kids dress up games, maths problems, role playing games and more. There's also casino and gambling style games that can be played by adults right in the comfort of their own home. Instead of having to go out in inclement weather or find a babysitter you can play bingo or poker from your sofa or desk in your own cozy surroundings. 

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