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The World Casino Directory began as a labor of love in the year 2002 and continues in that same spirit today. The WCD is a proud member of the LCB Network after joining forces in an early 2017 acquisition. The Latest Casino Bonuses family of websites includes LCB, The Wizard of Odds, and several other award-winning gambling portals.

The WCD was originally started by former casino owner and industry veteran, Steve Hand who had more than 30 years experience in terrestrial casinos. With a booth at the 2002 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, the WCD was presented as "The only complete and up to date directory of casinos worldwide". Today the directory covers well over 5,000 casinos from Mom & Pop operations in the U.S. to the mega resorts of Macau, Las Vegas, and beyond.

What began as a land-based industry index service for casino fans and industry executives, soon took in parimutuel race tracks, bingo parlors, poker rooms and more.

The World Casino Directory was purchased in 2005 by Bernard Richter, who was working as an internal auditor at a Colorado casino at the time. Soon after Bernie took the helm the first 72x72 pixel online casino banner appeared. The new owner dove in head first as any young entrepreneur would while keeping on a worldwide staff of contributors responsible for covering land-based casino reviews, a small news division, and an industry newsletter.