Just occasionally there’s a sidetrack that demands attention. An article in The New York Times about Japanese high schools with a strong e-gaming bent – to encourage, with noticeable success, refusnik teenage boys back into education – opened eyes to a thought. Put e-gaming into general curricula and a whole wealth of more meaningful learning is opened up.
On the real-time gaming side, FOXWOODS RESORT, in Connecticut, is the most searched-for gaming facility in the whole wide world, says online.casino, which uses AHrefs search to establish how many Google searches casinos receives on average per month (this excludes their hotels). Foxwoods Resort Casino, which opened with its hotel in 1992, has an average of 91,000 searches per month.
Interestingly, in second place is Casino Baden-Baden, with 22,000 Google searches (this casino is 750 metres, a short walk, from Oetker’s magnificent BRENNER’S PARK HOTEL & SPA). Third place in this ranking is, with only 13,000 average searches a month is shared between Lisbon’s Casino Lisboa and Thackerville OK’s WinStar World Casino. Next come two South African beauties, Rio Casino at Klerksdorp (5,700 monthly) and SUN CITY hotel and casino (5,600, casino only).
Las Vegas (above), Singapore and Macau, WHERE ARE YOU? One possible explanation is that their gamers know what they are doing and can go without Google. Just a thought.