Living the high life makes a few long weekends at a casino more likely for celebrities. And there's more than a few that like to take a punt on a slot or two. While being a successful gambler is a little bit easier if you have your own personal fortune behind you, credit is still due to those celebs who just seem to be able to do it all. Here are five of the most famous, most successful gamblers around today!

If you're a lover of all games card-related – blackjack or poker perhaps – you've probably also tried your hand (pun intended) at a few tricks. Or certainly thought about it. Wowing your fellow poker players with a few flashy shuffling techniques is a nice bonus skill to have, but it can take months to learn them. Fortunately, we found two tricks that are simple to pick up but easy to wow with!

Many Irish people love a flutter, and bingo is one of the most fun, sociable and responsible ways to gamble – plus there’s no shortage of places to play. Although bricks-and-mortar bingo halls have had a tough time over the past decade due to online gambling and the smoking ban, bingo remains a popular activity. So, eyes down and marker pens out as we guide you through some of the best places to play bingo in Ireland!

2017 saw an explosion in the visibility and value of cryptocurrency, especially Bitcoin. There are now numerous cryptocurrencies springing up and rapidly rising in value. Millionaires have been made almost overnight and this raises some interesting questions: is it worth getting involved in this trend? Here are a few important things to know and consider regarding cryptocurrencies, their uses and ongoing value.

The news is full of investors who became billionaires thanks to carefully playing the stock market. Equally, there are plenty of enviable gambling success stories, whether about an amateur winning big at poker or someone getting lucky on the horses. Both gambling and the stock market offer that holy grail of instant riches, but they both have similar pitfalls, too. Is there a better choice if you're looking to spend your money wisely?

Father Ted is one of the country's best-loved sitcoms, but unless you’re a true anorak, you may not know the original reason why Ted Crilly was banished to Craggy Island. He was sent as punishment from Bishop Brennan for stealing a child's Lourdes money to go to Las Vegas! Ted still dreams of going back, living a lifestyle of fame and glamour. But have you ever wondered what would happen if Ted's dream came true?

There might be enough leftover turkey and trimmings to sustain you on sandwiches for a week, but all the partying and Christmas presents have probably left you low on gaming funds until payday. Fortunately, gamers can enjoy a variety of low budget casino games after Christmas, by selecting the right titles and using astute wagering strategies!

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Well, that’s certainly the case when it comes to poker. And as far as bluffing is concerned, there are also the hands, eyebrows, nostrils, heart rate and body language to consider. An awareness of the key giveaways can be the difference between bluffing your way to a handy stack win and leaving the table empty-handed.

We’re all determined to become ‘better’ gamblers and whatever your chosen game is; the journey to profit is paved with learning. The good news is that there’s a wealth of books out there that can help you improve your gambling techniques. From tales of Las Vegas legends to texts offering handy hints and tips to improve your play, here are some of the finest gambling-tinged tomes to ever hit the shelves!

It’s a place that offers both stunning natural scenery and vibrant culture, and so it’s no wonder that the Emerald Isle is a popular destination both for tourists and those with their heart set on a relocation. Gambling enthusiasts will love a trip across the Irish Sea, too. We've put together a list of the best casinos to visit in Ireland!