The wonderful world of casino, eh? Over the years it has proved itself more than capable of commanding a huge crowd of people from across the spectrum of society, and this has only been intensified by the emergence of online casinos like Kings Casino that has made it truly accessible for pretty much everyone.
The majority of the global population love to dabble in a spot of casino gambling, that much is evident, but if you look to the celebrity world you will quickly find that their passion for casinos greatly outweighs that of any other portion of society. And anyway, why wouldn’t you gamble if you have a fortune the size of some of the celebrities we are going to look at in this article? Without further ado, let’s take a look at some celebrities that love casinos.
Millions of kids were enthralled by Toby Maguire’s Spiderman character, and for good reason too – is there anything cooler than a man swinging through the Manhattan skyline using spiders webs? Well, being a professional poker player who is reported to have won over 10 million dollars in his gambling career might just top it, and Toby Maguire is both!
He is said to have learnt his skills from Daniel Negreanu, a famous Canadian professional poker player who has won the World Series 6 different times – no wonder Toby Maguire loves the casino, eh? Unfortunately, however, Maguire was also busted in 2011 for being part of an illegal gambling ring, and ended up being sued for millions of dollars, ironically becoming one of the miscreants that Spiderman would track down in the films.
Derren Brown is famous for his various tricks of the mind that can leave onlookers quite literally speechless, and he is also a master mathematician, meaning that he is particularly well suited to the world of casino gambling. In fact, Derren Brown was a keen gambler well before he reached the level of fame he is at now, and he was also very good indeed.
According to some people he quite literally never lost, and casinos soon had enough – he is banned from many of them in London and Birmingham. Perhaps the most famous aspect of Derren Brown’s love of gambling, however, comes as a result of his Channel 4 TV show where he attempted to correctly guess the outcome of a roulette spin, and in a separate show the outcome of the lottery.
Victoria Cohen-Michael has been a key part of British TV panel shows for quite some time now, and as it turns out she has also been running a particularly successful professional poker career at the same time too. In fact, she was the first women to ever win the European Poker Tour title in 2006.
Since then her total winnings stand at well over 2 million pounds, proving that her passion for casino gambling is no mere flash in the pan. We wish her the best of luck in the future!
Dignitas Joins Zytara Lineup, a Step Towards Uniting Esports and Blockchain
Dignitas’ partnership with Zytara is the first major alliance between esports and blockchain, a combination set to overhaul the esports’ financial mechanisms. Zytara, a fintech launching a digital banking platform and payment network for gamers and esports enthusiasts, will leverage the DigitalBits blockchain to power the use of stablecoins and other digital assets.
Despite their global scope, esports organizations still struggle with traditional payment rails. Notably, Epic Games experienced difficulties distributing some of their $100 million prize pool for Fornite tournaments. With esports growing rapidly, this is something that must be addressed, and it appears that Dignitas and Zytara are coming together to lead the charge.
Dignitas has championed many firsts for the industry, being the first ever esports team to be acquired by an ownership group of a North American sports franchise, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE). Dignitas would later go on to sign a first-of-its-kind sponsorship deal with Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG), one of the world’s largest proprietary trading firms.
Zytara will issue a series of Dignitas-branded debit cards and app skins, featuring the…
XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //
The XENO NFT Hub (https://xno.live) will provide a crypto-powered digital items and collectables trading platform allowing users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. Additionally it will support auction based listings, governance and voting mechanisms, trade history tracking, user rating and other advanced features.
As a first step towards its fully comprehensive service, XENO NFT Hub launched a recent VIP service to select users and early adopters in December 2020 with plans for a full Public Beta to open in June 2021.
“NFTs are extremely flexible in their usage, from digital event tickets to artwork, and while NFTs have a very wide spectrum of uses and categories XENO will initially focus its partnership efforts and its own item curation on three primary areas: gaming, sports & entertainment, and collectibles.”, said XENO NFT Hub president Anthony Di Franco.
He also added “This does not mean we will prohibit other types of NFTs from our ecosystem However, it simply means that XENO’s efforts as a company will be targeted into these verticals initially as a cohesive business approach.”
Development and Procurement Lead, Gabby Dizon explained, “Despite our initial focus, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to host some of the works of Mr. Hiro Yamagata. We are collaborating with Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata to enshrine some of his artwork into NFTs.”
Mr. Yamagata has been…
Sylo launches game-changing solution Oya and announces integration with Tezos
Software development company Sylo has officially launched Oya today – a complete reimagining of its backend architecture. The company said the new product “leads the way for mainstream decentralization.” Sylo’s goal is to democratize access to communication and financial capabilities, without sacrificing privacy, personal data and user experience. Additionally, Sylo has deployed wallet support for public blockchain Tezos in their multi-chain wallet-messenger decentralized app, the Sylo Smart Wallet, which currently has over 250,000 users around the world.
“We’ve solved the hard issues of scalability, performance and fair-reward in a decentralised setting, allowing developers to build apps with a real competitive advantage. The launch of Oya brings our vision of a future worth looking forward to, a whole lot closer and we’re really excited about what can be built on this new decentralised foundation,” said Ben Jordan, Sylo Co-Founder and Product Director, in a statement.
“The Oya Launch opens the door to a plethora of new features and business opportunities, many of which we will be unveiling over the next two quarters,” said Dorian Johannink, Sylo Co-Founder and Business Director.
The Tezos blockchain supporting firm TZ APAC is advising Sylo on technical integration of Tezos, to improve developer experience and increase adoption of the Sylo wallet in…