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Pleasure Beach Picks Up Major Awards

The last few months have been a tough time for Blackpool's tourist industry. However, there was a ray of sunshine over the Pleasure Beach as the theme park picked up seven major industry awards this weekend. The thrill ride 'Valhalla' picked…
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Top 6 Rides At Blackpool Pleasure Beach

For many people, Blackpool is symbolised by donkey rides and 'kiss me quick' hats. However, thrill-seekers association the town with the best and biggest rollercoasters in the country. Blackpool's famous Pleasure Beach Park (it's not a real…
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When Do Blackpool Illuminations Start In 2020?

The Blackpool Illuminations are one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. Each year the promenade sparkles with hundreds of thousands of lights, illuminated signs and 3D projection shows on the Blackpool Tower. Visitors flock…

Jackpot Joy Free Daily Scratch Card

Jackpot Joy has a new promotion which gives players the chance to win cash prizes with a free daily scratch card. The offer is called 'Up To Scratch', the deal works like this... Head over to the 'Promotions' page at Jackpot Joy to opt-in,…

20,000 FREE Blackpool Illuminations Tickets

This year's world-famous Blackpool illuminations will take place on 4 September 2020, assuming the current Coronavirus outbreak is under control. Those wishing to attend the big switch-on can now enter the ballot to win a free wristband.…

Storm Ciara Batters Blackpool

Storm Ciara sent Blackpool residents and visitors running for cover as 80mph winds battered the Lancashire coastline over the weekend. The town's famous promenade was hit by the full force of the Storm, which has bursts the banks of many British…
Pleasure Beach

Visitor Numbers Dip At Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has announced a dip in visitor numbers during the 12 months to March 2019. The company (Blackpool Pleasure Beach Holdings Ltd) reported that attendances were down 5.8% per cent over the period. The company statement…

Tips To Improve Your Poker Skills

Poker has been around for a very long time. Some historians claim it can be traced back to a card game played by a 10th century Chinese Emperor. Others claim it goes back to 16th century Persia. Either way, it’s been part of world culture…

WWE NXT Blackpool Show Sells Out In 2 Hours

WWE NXT is the offshoot of the world-famous WWE wrestling brand. Originally NXT was to operate as a feeder division for the main WWE roster. However, the NXT brand attracted a large following among wrestling fans with its talented wrestlers…

Fire At Blackpool’s Iconic Arcade

An electrical fire has damaged Blackpool's Coral Island complex. The venue is the largest free indoor family attractions in the city. Located at the side of the old Central Station, it first opened to the public back in 1978. On the 24th…
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Are Blackpool’s Claw Machines Rigged?

If you've played one of the many arcade claw games located on Blackpool's Golden Mile, the thought will have crossed your mind that 'these games are totally rigged.' On a typical visit to the arcade, my kids will spend £50 of my hard-earned…

Can Big Data Revolutionise How Pros Play Poker?

Big data is disrupting the way we experience the world and everything in it. From business and wildlife conservation to professional sports and online poker, data analytics is being used to accurately predict outcomes. Big Data Being Used…