With Dutch e-gaming laws still in the dark ages, the number of people taking to illegal online gambling continues to rise. In fact, a new survey commissioned by state-owned Holland Casino, who hold the legal monopoly on Netherlands gambling, shows that this type of illicit gaming has increased by 20% in the last two years alone. And all the while, the country’s regulators continue to enforce outdated legislation. [Read more…]
Google has been slugging it out with Apple for years over their widely used mapping services. When people are heading to a location they have never been to before, Google’s street view has been a real winner. Few of us have not made use of the service to find the new address of a friend or to work out the best place to park in a busy town centre before getting behind the wheel, for example. That said, using a digital service while driving is not always the most responsible thing a driver can do unless they can operate it in a hands-free manner. [Read more…]
The year-on-year growth in e-commerce compared with traditional retailers who use bricks and mortar stores has been widely reported in recent times. According to several media outlets, the National Retail Federation predicted that growth rates in e-commerce in 2017 would get as high as 12 per cent. That is an astonishing statistic but it reflects just how popular shopping on the internet has become. [Read more…]
A pretty famous story tells of a man who climbed a mountain, had an unforgettable conversation and returned with 2 tablets of stone. Written on them were 10 commandments or rules that are said to give order to spiritual and earthly relationships. Online dating wasn’t a thing, back in those days. If it had been, I suspect that, while up the mountain, the man would have asked for an additional 10 commandments of dating online. Let’s face it – they’re needed. [Read more…]
Pretty much all of the major brands around the globe have their own logo these days. A good logo should convey the personality traits of the brand or product it is there to promote. That’s why the Platinum Play online casino logo looks similar to a poker chip – you know exactly where you stand with that! Of course, some logos have been design classics that have lasted for decades or more. [Read more…]
Playing games at home on your computer is becoming increasingly popular these days. The video gaming industry is worth millions globally and many expect that it will overtake other forms of media entertainment, such as watching movies, at some point in the future. Some games are easy enough to play using a joypad so you can get away with these ones sitting on your sofa and looking at your TV screen. [Read more…]
When I was asked to pen a piece about the hottest actresses from Canada, I initially jumped at the idea. Then I retracted and I thought about the MeToo movement that has been sweeping the industry and I thought, is this really the right topic to be tackling right now? I reflected and decided that if the topic was handled tastefully, then this article would not incur the wrath of any sensitive readers. Also, I figured that the top 10 list of hot Canadian actresses should not be relegated to the present day, but should include older actresses who shone in their heyday, thus making for a more inclusive and informative list. So, without further ado, I, with the backing of Platinum Play Online Casino, give you the top 10 hottest Canadian actresses to grace our screens, posters, online feeds and fantasies. [Read more…]
Regardless of what Donald Trump might think, the planet is in trouble, and our over-dependence on fossil fuels is partly to blame. They are not safe, they are not clean, and evidence points to them playing a role in climate change (you just need to look out your window on any given day to know it’s real).
That said, the days of fossil fuels are numbered. As Thom Hartmann pointed out in his powerful, almost-prophetic 1998 book, the Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, there is only so much of the stuff to go around. Like many things on earth, they are non-renewable. [Read more…]
Microgaming, purveyor of all things fun, exciting and coupled with winning opportunities, is releasing yet another video slot to add to an already massive and impressive collection of online casino games. This time round the game is Icy Gems and it’s made by Just For The Win (JFTW), who happen to have an exclusive partnership with Microgaming for distribution rights. It makes perfect sense too, business-wise. [Read more…]
If you’re looking to get from A to B and do so with a minimum of dying along the way, you’ll want to do so via air. Travelling by plane is still the fastest, safest way option, so much so that there really is no competition. Vehicle travel is just silly if you have the option to instead make the journey up in the clouds, with the traffic, pollution and suicidal other drivers far below.
On the other hand, did you know that the interior of an aeroplane is a perfect environment for spreading germs around? Given that a plane interior is sealed and that passengers are packed in like sardines (unless of course you are in Business Class), the potential of germs doing a bit of crowd surfing is through the roof. [Read more…]