J.W. Paine

J.W. Paine has written for television, magazines, and newspapers for years. He is also a published novelist (under the name “Tom Elliott”). His novel The Dwelling was nominated for a Best First Novel award with the Horror Writers of America.

A veteran of everything from horse ranching in Colorado to covering commercial fishing conventions in Costa Rica, Paine’s experience with gambling comes from a lifetime of poker, blackjack, slots, and the ponies. If he didn’t coin the expression “poker lessons are always expensive”, he’s certainly worn the edges off it.

Paine currently lives in Las Vegas, which he considers to be the “One True Happiest Place on Earth.”

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Advice to Become a More Confident Poker Player
Published on June 25, 2022

Do you want to learn how to gain more confidence in poker? Sit down at any poker table and look around you. You’ll find plenty of people with ever-dwindling stacks of chips in front of them. But you’ll also see other sorts, the one...

Top Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, June 25, 2022
Published on June 24, 2022

We’ve got a generous smattering of stakes races among the nine matches I’ve selected for my horse racing picks for Saturday. That includes graded stakes races at both Belmont Park and Churchill Downs, while Monmouth Park features the $100,000 ungraded Goldwood Stakes for our...

Where Can You Use Poker HUDs Online—and Should You?
Published on June 21, 2022

Online poker heads-up displays (HUDs) have been a major component in the virtual toolboxes of most serious top online poker sites for players since the turn of the 21st century. Oddly, though, few players outside the pro level are aware of them, and fewer...

Ranking the 10 Greatest Jockeys in Horse Racing History
Published on June 20, 2022

There have been plenty of famous racehorses. Seabiscuit, Man o’ War, Secretariat, Seattle Slew…  The list goes on. They all deserve to be remembered and even honored for the champions they were. But what about the top jockeys? What about the men and women...

Top Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, June 18, 2022
Published on June 17, 2022

We’ve got plenty of stakes action at all three tracks I chose for my Saturday horse racing picks. Gulfstream Park leads off with the Game Face stakes and a couple of high-priced allowance runs. Monmouth Park immediately takes it to the next level with...

7 Less Popular Poker Games You Need to Learn Now
Published on June 15, 2022

There’s more to poker than Texas Hold’em. I mean that seriously. Before hold’em, there was an amazing and diverse array of unique poker games you needed to learn. And not just know them but acquire some real playing skills. That is if you wanted...

Bad Traits That Can Make You a Fish in Poker
Published on June 14, 2022

A fish in poker is that most welcome of players. The fish is by far the one everyone wants to play against, and everybody wants to hurry over and fill that empty seat. Why? Because a fish at a poker table is like chum...

Top Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, June 11, 2022
Published on June 9, 2022

The only track we’re visiting for my Saturday horse racing picks this week is Belmont Park—where (in case you hadn’t heard) they’re running the third jewel of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing, the Belmont Stakes. And that’s not all. Along with the...

Analyzing if Online Casinos Are All About Luck or Skill
Published on June 9, 2022

Long before Al Gore created the Internet, people were arguing over whether games involving wagering were games of skill or games of chance. Why? Because some people will argue about anything, most likely. People have spent centuries trying to legalize various forms of gambling...

Reviewing MyBookie’s Blackjack Offerings at Their Online Casino
Published on June 8, 2022

MyBookie is an online casino and sportsbook featuring hundreds of slot machines, table games, blackjack, and offers odds on just about any sport you can name (Sorry buzkashī fans, maybe next year!). While we have a MyBookie review for its overall performance, this review...

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