Shaun McCamley and Casino

CHUCK – Can you tell us a little about InterContinental and your involvement with USA Casino and New York Casino?

SHAUN – InterContinental Casinos is the trading name of ServiceNet Ltd, and is the gaming arm of an international investment group based in Switzerland and Antigua. I am the company Vice President General Manager of International Operations and my role, in addition to ongoing business development strategies, is to broaden our player base from within the South East Asia Pacific regions.

What do you think makes your casinos successful? Is it the software?

Obviously having good software is important but so is our 24-hour customer support and our commitment to giving our players a fair deal. And, of course, having a well-rounded team of professionals to manage and develop the business, as InterContinental does, is, in my view, equally important to ensuring a successful operation.

I had a sneak preview of your new multi-player games and they look absolutely sensational. When do you expect to have them up and running?

This new software will be the benchmark for other online casinos to follow, and will be available within the next few weeks.

What are the most popular games at USA and New York?

Currently blackjack, roulette and slots.

I hear from a lot of Internet gamblers and many are skeptical about the fairness of Internet casinos. How do you win over their trust?

We ensure that our payments to winners are done as efficiently and as quickly as possible. We pay close attention to the timely answering of questions and queries from our players. We feel it is important to be as open and honest with our players as we possibly can, even to the extent of meeting with them personally to discuss their problems whenever a business trip to …

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All sorts of companies have reported for years that they use blockchain technology to track vegetables, make fake handbags, and other things. These reports mostly focused on tests that were conducted for publicity purposes, often riding the coattails cryptocurrency. They rarely concerned actual products. Gartner has released a new report that claims the enterprise solutions behind these projects may not be able to make an impact in real life for five to ten more years.


Gartner: Blockchain Technologies are not living up to the hype


Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm specializing on the financial and IT industry, released a report titled, “Hype Cycle For Blockchain Technologies, 2019,” which shows that most corporate-level blockchain solutions are five to ten years from having a transformative impact on any industry, according to the company. Check out more about Charity Coin


Gartner believes enterprise blockchain solutions must become mainstream. They should not have to worry about selecting the right platform, the best smart contract language and system interfaces. The company also explained that there must be a solution to concerns about users interoperating with other blockchain platforms.


Gartner: Corporate Blockchain Will Not Take Off for Another Decade




Avivah Litan from Gartner, analyst and research vice President, stated that blockchain technologies have yet to live up to their hype. Most enterprise blockchain projects are still in experimentation mode. “Blockchain has not yet enabled a digital business revolution across all business ecosystems. This may not happen until at most 2028 when Gartner expects the blockchain to be fully scalable both technically and operationally.”


When will the Blockchain Hype Come to an End?


Gartner reports that enterprise blockchain is in the “Trough of disillusionment”. The market will start to recover from …

‘Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles’ DVD review

Over the past couple of years we’ve been treated to some amazing Lego Star Wars treats on television (The Padawan Menace and The Empire Strikes Out) and so comes this collection of the first two episodes from the new series, The Yoda Chronicles.

Fans of the previous two specials will be glad to hear that The Simpsons writer Michael Price, who penned the aforementioned instalments, has also written these little beauties.

These stories focus on, as the title may suggest, Yoda and find the little green one up against a new, dark force as Kaiburr crystals are stolen from lightsabers to produce a Sith-enhanced Clone Trooper. Old skool fans will be impressed to see that the Kaiburr crystal gets a mention and plays such a big part in the story (initially part of the original Star Wars screenplay).

The first episode, ‘The Phantom Clone’, sets up the premise whilst the second, ‘Menace of the Sith’, finds the Sith-enhanced Clone Trooper not too happy with being either a Sith or a Jedi, determined to make his own way in life. But don’t think that the plot gets in the way of humour – you’ll find both eps bursting with laughs.

There are numerous, very knowing, and quite surprising digs at the movies: Anakin Skywalker is a “great Jedi but not a very good actor”; a neat origin gag about General Grievous and his coughing; and the continuing inability of the Jedi to notice that Palpatine and Sidious were the same person (sorry, spoilers if you haven’t seen Revenge of the Sith).

But it’s Yoda himself that attracts the most guffaws as his speech pattern is wonderfully toyed with. It’s been done many times before, and by lesser talented hacks, but Price is a master at getting laugh …

‘Horrible Histories’ Series 5 DVD review

CBBC’s Horrible Histories returns for a final series. It’s still very good, bowing out while the quality is still high and with the cast moving onto new things (The Wrong MansYonderland).

As well as being educational, and 99.9% historically accurate, it also never overestimates the capability of a well-pulled face, silly voice or a rat in a hat to make you laugh. The writing, acting and music work on several levels, with subtle jokes for the kids, fart jokes for everyone and Morrissey references for the parents.

By this stage, it’s very consistent. Most sketches garner a laugh, and by now the appearance of Charles II, Death and Henry VIII are comedy shorthands.

It’s reminiscent of The Day Today in terms of replicating televisual styles, as historical events are inserted into contemporary genres. Behind the scenes there are some names with impressive credits, ranging back to Alas Smith and JonesThe Mary Whitehouse Experience and The Office. The look of the show is also deserving of praise, from cinematography to costume to set dressing.

Another reason it works so well is the way it’s both incredibly silly and gleefully unsympathetic at times. While there are celebrations of figures such as Rosa Parks, there’s more about revelling in the stupidity of the past. Even Archimedes is portrayed as a bumptious genius, and the Titanic sketch is very funny, but incredibly bleak.

Still, at least no-one can claim ‘Too soon’.…

‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ DVD review

When Nip/Tuck creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story first surfaced a couple of years ago, it proved to be a high camp, deliciously OTT small screen take on classic horror movie conventions.

This second installment ups the ante significantly, with the action transported to a 1960s US asylum and the general atrocities you might imagine could go on there.

Reuniting some of the cast of the first season’s haunted house adventures

, though with each actor playing a different role, we see Jessica Lange preposterous as ever as Briarcliff Mental Institution’s authoritarian senior nun, Sister Jude, who is charged with overseeing the recuperation of accused killer Kit (Evan Peters), lesbian journalist Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) and axe murderer Grace Bertrand (Lizzie Brochere).

Along the way, we encounter Zachary Quinto, returning as the enigmatic Dr Thredson, alongside new recruits Joseph Fiennes as the Institution’s troubled Monsignor and the great James Cromwell as Dr Arden, who may or may not be an escaped Nazi war criminal.

As brutal as the first outing, Asylum pushes the boundaries of television censorship with often unrelentingly grim depictions of torture and savagery. Still, this is made extremely palatable by an excellent ensemble cast throwing themselves into the sometimes almost cartoon caricature roles. With supporting turns from a brilliantly (literally) devil-may-care Lily Rabe as the possessed Sister Mary Eunice and the perfectly cast Chloe Sevigny as a doomed nymphomaniac, it’s the performances which really mark this out as great TV.

A few problems do arise, though. Occasionally, shaky writing and melodramatic silliness do take over as plot contrivances serve to confuse in a badly-written, rather than deliberately mad-ass David Lynch way, making a few moments which should have been gloriously out-there just a bit underwhelming. Still, with guest writers including The X Files’ …

What is the Bitfilm Festival?

If you’re a tech loving film junkie looking for a festival that’s a little bit quirky, then the Bitfilm festival could be it.

While the Bitfilm festival is beginning to fade out, we could see a re-introduction of this interesting festival due to the sudden rise in popularity of the Bitcoin being used in a number of other areas, such as online casinos, RPG games, trading and much more. Since 2000, Bitfilm Production have been organising the Bitfilm festival, which showcased films that used new digital technologies in an innovative, creative and unique way. This was all carried out as an online event, but there were a number of guest events which would take place throughout the world in Hamburg, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Bangalore, Tokyo and many other cities.

In 2014 however, the film festival was reinvented in order to provide viewers with the world’s first film festival that showed films related to the elusive yet popular crypto currency Bitcoin. Here, we’re taking a look at what Bitcoin actually is, giving you a rundown of the last Bitfilm festival (which happened in 2015) and discussing whether we’re likely to see a return of this intriguing festival.

What Is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a type of crypto currency that can be used in a number of ways and has the potential to reinvent the world of finance, gaming, banking, government and much more. This powerful, decentralised currency is one of the most interesting technologies that we have seen since the turn of the century, and while still in its infancy, Bitcoin has developed rapidly over the years.

One of the major places we have seen Bitcoin begin to leave its mark is in the online gaming industry. Sites such as Bitcoin Casino Pro act as a central hub to provide those new …

‘Wartime’ review: 1987’s ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off arrives on DVD

Wartime was the first independently released spin-off from Doctor Who and it kicked off a plethora of fan-made, direct to video productions which helped keep the spirit of the show alive during the years it was not being made by the BBC.

While the character of the Doctor belongs to the BBC, writers in the classic series often retained rights over their own creations, so producers Reeltime Productions were able to approach UNIT’s creator, former script editor producer Derrick Sherwin, and obtain permission to use the character and concepts.

Scripted by Andy Lane and Helen Stirling, 1987’s Wartime runs to some thirty minutes and tells a story about UNIT’s RSM Benton (John Levene) – a stalwart figure of the Pertwee era – who encounters ghosts from his family’s past while on a routine assignment and has to put them to rest in order to get back to his mission.

With Michael Wisher (Davros) playing Benton’s father and a bombastic score from Mark Ayres, who would go on to provide the music for three McCoy stories, Wartime is an intriguing tale which makes the most of its limited budget. Presented here in its remastered 1997 version, the story also boasts a voice only cameo from the legendary Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney).

This release is a two-disc set and as enjoyable as the main feature is, a wealth of supplementary content almost steals the show. As well as a wonderfully rambling introduction from producer/director Keith Barnfather and Pertwee-era companion Katy Manning, the main attraction is footage of a panel from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s 1986 PanopitCon event, in which Jon Pertwee, John Levene, Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates) and stuntman Terry Walsh took questions from an audience of fans.

Presented unedited, we hear memories of working on ‘The Three Doctors’, the start …

‘Doctor Who’ spoiler-free preview: ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ is ideal holiday fare

It’s been a long old year since we left the Doctor at the Singing Towers of Darillium with River Song, and he’s remained unseen on our television screens – save only for a brief appearance in the opener of BBC Three’s Doctor Who spin-off Class.

CultBox was lucky enough to be invited to the premiere of this year’s Christmas special, ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ at the BFI Southbank. In truth, it was actually the second premiere of the day, the first having been to two hundred eleven year olds in the afternoon.

The special is aptly titled, as Steven Moffat’s script addresses the Doctor’s absence, as well as the return of Nardole. It does not dwell though, instead focussing on providing a tale suffused with joy; this is a love letter to the optimistic tone of the Christopher Reeve era Superman movies. While it has some fun at the expense of superhero tropes, there is always a deep affection for the genre on display.

Despite the production never leaving Wales, the whole piece is firmly placed within the rooftops and skyscrapers of comic book New York and offers some great comic moments, a nicely unsettling new villain with an icky modus operandi and some perfectly pitched performances from the main guest cast.

This is ideal holiday fare and should keep the less ardent members of the family entertained too, as well as whetting fannish appetites for Series 10 with the customary series teaser, including some more glimpse of Pearl Mackie’s Bill.

‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ airs at 5.45pm on Sunday 25 December on BBC One.

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Poll: Which group of ‘Doctor Who’ characters is the best Team TARDIS of all time? Vote here!

“I thought we might need a gang,” says the Doctor in ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’. “Never really had a gang before. It’s new.”

He’s totally lying, of course. The Time Lord has been fond of having a gang around him right since the very first episode back in November 1963 and, while he seems to favour just having one companion in general, he’s put together a number of collectives over the years.

But who makes the ultimate Team TARDIS?…

‘The Libertine’ play review: Dominic Cooper is a perfect fit as John Wilmot

John Wilmot, the Second Earl of Rochester, was, to use a modern phrase, a bit of a lad.

Drinking in excess, staying out all hours with his ‘merry gang’ and sleeping with anyone he wished to have his wicked way with.

Dominic Cooper’s ridiculous good looks and swagger make him almost perfect for a role that explores his immoral behaviour and eventual self-destruction. You could almost hear chants of “down it! Ladsladslads” as you entered the auditorium…

The dialogue from Stephen Jeffreys is a feast of language, with far too many quotable phrases from nearly all of the cast to pick even a top five. The cast itself were superb, my personal favourite being Nina Toussant-White as Jane, the Earl’s preferred prostitute. With a raft of television credits to her name, Toussant-White stole each scene in which she appeared and deserves to have more high profile roles.

Another highlight was Ophelia Lovibond as actress Elizabeth Barry who the Earl takes a shine to, falls in love with and impregnates – her self-assured Barry proved the perfect foil to Cooper’s lothario. The female cast members were the highlight of the second act, opening with a song about dildos that surely left many an attendee choking on their interval ice creams.

The merry gang themselves were a joy to watch in every seen – Mark Hadfield as George Etherege and Richard Teverson as Charles Sackville were particularly brilliantly pompous, with Will Merrick as Billy Downs lowering the average age of the group. Will Barton as the aptly named Tom Alcock, the Earl’s servant, brought a much needed dry wit and matter of fact tone to proceedings which arguably balanced the tone of the play.

Cooper opened the play with a short monologue on how we should resist all urges to like him …