Jamie Lewis
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Jamie Lewis started his journalism career with a life-changing move from Essex to Cornwall, where he enrolled on Access to Journalism at Truro College. Achieving top marks with distinctions in each and every module. Jamie turned down his five offers for university in favour of finding a job.

Jamie made his name in copywriting in Cornwall, specialising in SEO, social media and technology writing that included guest blogging, corporate blogging and news. He made even more of a name when he set up The Newsroom UK, a website for aspiring journalists to upload blogs, features and comment pieces.

He has since attracted media attention throughout the UK and is currently working at the International Business Times based in Canary Wharf.

Entries by Jamie Lewis

How Trendy People Are Killing the Slot Machine

(1) Comments | Posted 18 April 2016 | (11:34)

Last month I wrote a very well-received piece about the changing face of gambling as technology advances. More interesting, perhaps, is the sociological observation made, which discussed how trendy casinos were angling their attractions away from automated games, such as slot machines, and more towards low-tech table games....

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Five Stars That Will DESTROY You on the Poker Tables

(1) Comments | Posted 14 April 2016 | (10:06)

As a younger man, watching poker on TV was a massively special event. Just a couple of years after the poker boom of 2006, I would sit up watching late-night poker, with highlights from various tournaments. These days, you're never far away from a TV with 400 channels - one...

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Why You Should Care About Smaller Online Poker Rooms

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2016 | (09:47)

It is unfortunate that, within the poker community, the smallest online card rooms often get overlooked. Having spent the past few months documenting my own poker journey, however, it has become increasingly difficult to ignore them.

Years ago, when I started out on the online poker circuit, I was...

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How Technology Has Changed Casinos - and How it Might Continue to Do So

(0) Comments | Posted 23 March 2016 | (10:27)

Earlier this week I wrote about the changing face of poker as technological advances thrust our beloved game further away from the tables and ever-more firmly in the palm of our hand. During my investigation, I was quite amazed to read testimonials from more experienced players who attribute strategy in...

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Casino Etiquette: Keeping It Cool on the Poker Tables

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2016 | (09:52)

It can be a terrifying experience, entering a casino. Fresh with images in the mind from Hollywood scenes that suggest fiery dealers and intricate etiquette, casino virgins might feel daunted when laying their first bets. And, especially, us poker players, who may have only played online, could consider a physical...

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Fishing With BitCoin: How Cryptocurrencies Could Change Online Poker Forever

(1) Comments | Posted 7 March 2016 | (15:00)

Ever since the (almost) immediate closure of of live wagering on poker within the US, it's been a difficult ride for the game of Hold 'Em to prosper. Consisting of a predominantly US line up, the faces of professional poker have been forced into playing free money games to stream...

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Donald Trump: Knowing the Art of Hyperbole

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2016 | (08:06)

Those who know me, or have read my work before, will know that I can often be outspoken when required. The inclination to speak up, I've often found, stems from a varied range of emotions that largely stop and start at my beliefs on egalitarianism. Frankly, in the...

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We're Blowing the Cost of Jonathan Ross Out of Proportion

(3) Comments | Posted 22 February 2016 | (10:56)

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think we're blowing this whole Jonathan Ross thing and his subsequent cost to the taxpayer out of the water.

Despite being fairly certain that the online report I read included an all-too-common typo, it turns out that we're...

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How Does Anyone Decide Where to Play Poker These Days?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2016 | (11:43)

OK - so I'll be the first to admit that consistency has never been my strong point. That magic move you just saw me pull off? I honestly couldn't do that again if I tried. It's something that has plagued me since my adolescence and has been exemplified by poker....

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The Online Poker Crown Is Up for Grabs - and One Card Room is Making the Most of It

(0) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (15:19)

The Super XL series on 888 Poker highlighted some of the best tournaments available on the internet - and what a time for the poker room to up their game.

The crown for the top online poker room is suddenly up for the taking as news from...

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Resuming my blogging journey - and bringing back some bad habits

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2016 | (09:03)

I used this blog a long time ago to write about mental health, covering everything from OCD to Schizophrenia. The response I got was unbelievable and I genuinely believe that, with my frank and honest rhetoric on the matter, I may have touched one or two...

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Fighting Stigma: Dean Windass 'I was Ashamed to Admit I was Depressed'

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2012 | (14:59)

The BBC reported earlier this week how former Hull City and Bradford striker Dean Windass was ashamed of his depression following his suicide admission in January this year.

Windass told BBC Late Kick Off that he found his ordeal embarrassing and was concerned that people would think he was weak.

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Meet Ben: An Interview With a Schizophrenic

(1) Comments | Posted 13 March 2012 | (23:00)

Schizophrenia; if you think it's all multiple personalities and murderous whispering in one's mind, you're severely misinformed.

The stigma and fear involved when someone mentions schizophrenia in this country, and indeed, around the world is shocking. Let's not forget that people suffering with schizophrenia are human beings. Let's not...

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Can Antidepressants and Other Depression Cures Really Be Placebos?

(2) Comments | Posted 23 February 2012 | (23:00)

Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School has certainly reignited debate in regards to antidepressants and placebos following his stint on CBS's 60 Minutes.

The prestigious medical school's Director of Placebo Studies has apparently run out of other drugs to look at under a microscope and taken a swipe at...

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Let's Talk OCD: How Do They Treat It?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2012 | (16:27)

In most people's minds, depression - and perhaps anxiety - takes up most of the 'mental health pie', but there are of course other illnesses under this umbrella.

I'm not just a depression writer; I'm a mental health writer and I think it's time we tackled a wider variety of...

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Blue Monday - What an Absolute Farce

(1) Comments | Posted 16 January 2012 | (12:59)

Today, apparently, is the most depressing of the year in what 'experts' call 'Blue Monday'.

Before today, I'd never heard of it despite spending the past eight years with a series of mental health problems. Once I looked into its origins, for articles I was writing for work, I...

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Can Drinking Alcohol Heavily Amplify Depression?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 January 2012 | (14:28)

For those who - like me - prefer their Christmas spirit served in a glass, the holiday season can become synonymous with heavy drinking. Following a hefty few nights over the Christmas and New Year period I once again realised that hangovers were no good for my mental health.

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Depression: The Invisible Assassin

(2) Comments | Posted 2 December 2011 | (12:47)

When your emotional balance essentially tap dances on an imaginary substance that's thinner than a strand of nylon and lighter than helium, it can be tough to maintain a permanent front.

Outside influences that surround all of our lives that some can simply brush off, can often feel at...

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