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Beating the Best in Belgium

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Feb 01, 2010


Namur. To the outsider, the words which come to mind on arrival are quaint, quiet, and old fashioned — a nook in the south of Belgium which appears at first impression to have stood still in time. Those who arrive by plane, a couple of trains, and a taxi, (that is those who are not in direct rail distance of a few hours) will soon find out that Namur is the capital of Wallonia, and Wallonia is the predominantly French-speaking region of Belgium. You don’t have to spend long there to realise that although Wallonia borders France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany, it is far from a bustling, multicultural, metropolitan city. Players from the Netherlands and the Flemish regions of Belgium arrived to Casino de Namur and instantly began to speak French, fitting right into place, but those from elsewhere took that bit longer to adjust, motioning betting actions and ...

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