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Will Cody Bellinger Lead MLB in Home Runs This Season?
June 22, 2017 by Taylor Smith
New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge is the player that has drawn the most headlines this season, but it may not be long until L.A. Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger starts eating into his spotlight. Bellinger has only been in the…
2017 Canadian Football League Preview
June 22, 2017 by Matthew Reese
Are you ready for some football? We may be still a couple of months away from kickoff to the NFL season, but our friends north of the border are ready to provide us with some early gridiron fix as the…
The 5 Most Popular Bets for MLB Baseball
June 21, 2017 by Gary Mills
Major League Baseball (MLB) can be a challenging and exciting sport to bet on. Unlike other sports where we regularly see teams win 80% or more of their games, the best teams in baseball only win about 60% of the…
The Craziest McGregor vs. Mayweather Prop Bets You Should Wager On
June 21, 2017 by Noah Davis
Boxing and MMA combine for quite arguably the craziest fight we’ve laid our eyes on come August 26th, when UFC star Conor McGregor and living boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. prepare to square off. Even more ridiculous than the fight…
A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Comped in the Casino
June 20, 2017 by Gary Mills
We all like to feel like high rollers when we go to the casino. However unless you actually are a high roller the casino can be pretty stingy with giving out comps. Today I will go over how the comp…
What I Wish I Hadn’t Learned the Hard Way About Gambling: 7 Truths
June 20, 2017 by Randy Ray
A lot of people get started at gambling at a young age. I’m no different. I can’t even remember the first time I made a bet with someone—it was probably with my mom. I do remember the first time I…
2017 World Series Matchups You Should Consider
June 20, 2017 by Noah Davis
When it comes to sports betting, it’s always important that we look at things with a dual lens. On one hand, we can’t afford to be prisoners of the moment. A team that looks like the best team on paper…
2017 Confederations Cup Favorites
June 19, 2017 by Taylor Smith
You may not have heard of the Confederations Cup, and that’s probably because it doesn’t rank too highly on FIFA’s list of huge, worldwide tournaments. It’s essentially a World Cup warm-up hosted the year prior to soccer’s biggest event in…
2017 NFL Prop Bets: Will Corey Davis Be the Best Rookie Wide Receiver?
June 19, 2017 by Noah Davis
Every year NFL fans wonder who the next big thing at wide receiver will be. Odell Beckham Jr. lit the world afire during his rookie season in 2014. Julio Jones and A.J. Green were perceived studs entering their initial NFL…
NFL Divisional Futures – AFC East
June 19, 2017 by Peter Brooks
The excitement of the 2017/18 NFL Draft has come and gone, and a new crop of rookie players has officially entered the league. As these young men undergo orientation and learning programs, general managers continue the process of filling out…
How to Start Your Own Sports Book Business and Make a Killing – Without Going to Jail
May 27, 2017 by Randy Ray
According to estimates, the worldwide sports betting market is worth $3 trillion. And over $150 billion of this amount is wagered in the US alone. That said, running your own sportsbook is an alluring prospect. I myself have been interested…
9 Spas You Must Visit in Las Vegas (With Detailed Description of Each)
May 25, 2017 by Randy Ray
Las Vegas is one of the most incredible places to visit in the United States. There’s so much to do and so many places to see that it can get a little overwhelming for anyone who visits the city. With…
Politics, Trump, Impeachment? – Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
May 19, 2017 by Jason Lee
Never talk about politics, religion, or money on a first date or in public with strangers. Thankfully, I view you readers as good friends, so I’m diving head first into two out of the three of these - politics and…
When’s the Best Time to Visit Las Vegas?
May 19, 2017 by Gary Mills
This is a common question travelers ask about visiting any location. The problem is it’s a loaded question. What I mean is this: The answer depends. It depends on your answers to the following questions: Why are you going? Who…
9 Celebrity Chefs Who Own Restaurants in Las Vegas
May 17, 2017 by Randy Ray
With the emergence of The Food Network and The Cooking Channel, the world has become obsessed with high end food and the chefs that can make beautiful looking plates with decadent tasting food. These chefs have always been at the…
7 Sports Betting Movies and Films
May 13, 2017 by Randy Ray
Gambling has been a theme for movies for years. Finding good movies that go in depth into the world and underworld of the industry can sometimes be hard to find. The entertainment industry at times takes aim at the gambling…
Gambling Industry Payout Report For May 2017
June 1, 2017 by Kody Miller
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bovada A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Sportsbetting.agA+ GT BetsA Ignition CasinoA Slots.lv C+ Las Vegas USA D+ Planet 7 D+ Topbet D+ Another month has passed and we’re back to check on some of our favorite sportsbooks and…
Nevada eSports Gambling Legalization
June 1, 2017 by Taylor Smith
Last weekend, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval officially signed a bill that makes wagering on professional video gaming, known as eSports, legal within state lines. Senate Bill 240, which was written up by Nevada senator Becky Harris, makes an amendment to…
Bet365 Million Pound Spectacular…Did Someone Say a Million Quid?
May 4, 2017 by Kory Walker
The month of May is going to be a fun one for players over at bet365, and thankfully it’s not too late to get in on the action. What are we talking about? We’re talking about the £1,000,000 Spectacular promotion…
Gambling Industry Payout Report For April 2017
May 2, 2017 by Kody Miller
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bovada A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Ignition CasinoA GT BetsA Sportsbetting.agA Topbet B- Slots.lv C- Las Vegas USA C- Planet 7 D+ April brought several new sites to our monthly payout report, as we also dropped RealBet from…
eSports: The Future in Sports Betting
April 22, 2017 by Paul Wilson
We’re soon closing out the first third of the 2017 year, and unless you are of triple digit age, you are probably aware of what a video game is. If you don’t know what they are, hopefully, you have at…
Gambling Industry Payout Report For March 2017
April 1, 2017 by Kody Miller
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bovada A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Ignition CasinoA GT BetsA Sportsbetting.agB+ Topbet B Slots.lv C+ Las Vegas USA C Planet 7 C- The month of April brings on major change in our monthly look at some of the…
2017 Canadian Football League Preview
June 22, 2017 by Matthew Reese
Are you ready for some football? We may be still a couple of months away from kickoff to the NFL season, but our friends north of the border are ready to provide us with some early gridiron fix as the…
2017 Confederations Cup Favorites
June 19, 2017 by Taylor Smith
You may not have heard of the Confederations Cup, and that’s probably because it doesn’t rank too highly on FIFA’s list of huge, worldwide tournaments. It’s essentially a World Cup warm-up hosted the year prior to soccer’s biggest event in…
NFL Divisional Futures – AFC East
June 19, 2017 by Peter Brooks
The excitement of the 2017/18 NFL Draft has come and gone, and a new crop of rookie players has officially entered the league. As these young men undergo orientation and learning programs, general managers continue the process of filling out…
Full NBA Mock Draft for 2017
June 16, 2017 by Noah Davis
The 2017 NBA Draft arrives in less than two weeks, with the greatest minds in the NBA looking to add new talent to their rosters on Thursday, June 22nd. Things could change greatly between now and the start of the…
2017 US Open Betting Guide
June 15, 2017 by Kelly Lawson
The year’s second major is upon us, with the U.S Open taking place at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin. Dustin Johnson is the clear favorite, but the U.S. Open is an event never short of drama. Before we jump into…
2017 NBA Draft Betting: 20 Prop Bets That Could Win You Money
June 14, 2017 by Noah Davis
With the 2017 NBA Draft just around the corner, some of the top NBA betting sites are getting fans excited with the release of a slew of NBA Draft prop bets. The debate is officially on for who will be…
The 5 Most Popular Bets for MLB Baseball
June 21, 2017 by Gary Mills
Major League Baseball (MLB) can be a challenging and exciting sport to bet on. Unlike other sports where we regularly see teams win 80% or more of their games, the best teams in baseball only win about 60% of the…
A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Comped in the Casino
June 20, 2017 by Gary Mills
We all like to feel like high rollers when we go to the casino. However unless you actually are a high roller the casino can be pretty stingy with giving out comps. Today I will go over how the comp…
5 Betting Methods That Reward You for Walking Away
June 19, 2017 by Randy Ray
You have probably heard a variation of this story somewhere. Two gamblers were sitting in a bar and chatting about their careers. One was a writer and he was very excited to talk about his new book project. The working…
How to Run a Successful Poker Home Game Part 2: Cash Games
June 16, 2017 by Jason Lee
For once, this is a blog series that it’s ok if you missed the first part. In the first segment, I covered running your own home game poker tournament and how to do it successfully. Honestly, there is probably a…
Casino Etiquette 101 – How Not To Act Like a Fool
June 15, 2017 by Gary Mills
If you've only spent time in US brick and mortar casinos, the words "dress code" have probably never crossed your mind unless you're hitting the clubs after some gaming. The rest of the civilized world, though, sees these things a…
How to Run a SUCCESSFUL Poker Home Game Part One: Tournaments
June 15, 2017 by Jason Lee
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware that poker has been exploding in popularity over the last decade and a half. What was originally a game played in the back rooms of casinos and bars has exploded…
Will Cody Bellinger Lead MLB in Home Runs This Season?
June 22, 2017 by Taylor Smith
New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge is the player that has drawn the most headlines this season, but it may not be long until L.A. Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger starts eating into his spotlight. Bellinger has only been in the…
2017 Canadian Football League Preview
June 22, 2017 by Matthew Reese
Are you ready for some football? We may be still a couple of months away from kickoff to the NFL season, but our friends north of the border are ready to provide us with some early gridiron fix as the…
The 5 Most Popular Bets for MLB Baseball
June 21, 2017 by Gary Mills
Major League Baseball (MLB) can be a challenging and exciting sport to bet on. Unlike other sports where we regularly see teams win 80% or more of their games, the best teams in baseball only win about 60% of the…
The Craziest McGregor vs. Mayweather Prop Bets You Should Wager On
June 21, 2017 by Noah Davis
Boxing and MMA combine for quite arguably the craziest fight we’ve laid our eyes on come August 26th, when UFC star Conor McGregor and living boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. prepare to square off. Even more ridiculous than the fight…
2017 World Series Matchups You Should Consider
June 20, 2017 by Noah Davis
When it comes to sports betting, it’s always important that we look at things with a dual lens. On one hand, we can’t afford to be prisoners of the moment. A team that looks like the best team on paper…
2017 Confederations Cup Favorites
June 19, 2017 by Taylor Smith
You may not have heard of the Confederations Cup, and that’s probably because it doesn’t rank too highly on FIFA’s list of huge, worldwide tournaments. It’s essentially a World Cup warm-up hosted the year prior to soccer’s biggest event in…
A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Comped in the Casino
June 20, 2017 by Gary Mills
We all like to feel like high rollers when we go to the casino. However unless you actually are a high roller the casino can be pretty stingy with giving out comps. Today I will go over how the comp…
What I Wish I Hadn’t Learned the Hard Way About Gambling: 7 Truths
June 20, 2017 by Randy Ray
A lot of people get started at gambling at a young age. I’m no different. I can’t even remember the first time I made a bet with someone—it was probably with my mom. I do remember the first time I…
5 Betting Methods That Reward You for Walking Away
June 19, 2017 by Randy Ray
You have probably heard a variation of this story somewhere. Two gamblers were sitting in a bar and chatting about their careers. One was a writer and he was very excited to talk about his new book project. The working…
How to Run a Successful Poker Home Game Part 2: Cash Games
June 16, 2017 by Jason Lee
For once, this is a blog series that it’s ok if you missed the first part. In the first segment, I covered running your own home game poker tournament and how to do it successfully. Honestly, there is probably a…
Quick and Dirty Tips for a MUCH Better Online Gambling Experience
June 15, 2017 by Jason Lee
I don’t really know where the phrase “quick and dirty” came from or really how it ever describes. It seemed like a fitting title and something I see a lot on really helpful tip lists, so I decided to go…
How the Math Behind Craps Works
June 15, 2017 by Randy Ray
Glance through any primer in craps and you are sure to find a discussion of probability formulas complete with tuples like (1,3), (2,2), etc. One of the problems with math education is that the way it is taught makes it…
2017 Royal Ascot Day 5
June 13, 2017 by Ben Archer
*This is Part 5 of the Royal Ascot Series. You can read Parts 1 through 4 here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 The final day of Royal Ascot gets underway with the Listed CHESHAM STAKES and the…
Royal Ascot Day 4 – June 23, 2017
June 12, 2017 by Ben Archer
*This is Part 4 of the Royal Ascot Series. You can read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. The fourth day of Royal Ascot begins with the Albany Stakes, a 6f event for two-year-old fillies, and…
127 Horse Racing Terms Defined and Explained
June 10, 2017 by Randy Ray
Exact numbers for worldwide horse race betting aren’t published, but it’s safe to say that it’s well into the billions of dollars. The Kentucky Derby had over 193 million bet on it in 2016 and the Belmont Stakes had over…
Belmont Stakes 2017: Background, Current Odds and Our Prediction
June 10, 2017 by Jason Lee
This weekend marks the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes thoroughbred horse race! It is known in the industry as the “Test of the Champion” as it is the third and final race in the prestigious Triple Crown of thoroughbred…
Royal Ascot Day 3 – June 22, 2017
June 9, 2017 by Ben Archer
*This is Part 3 of the Royal Ascot Series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. The third day at Royal Ascot is the jewel in the crown, for it features the race the whole meeting centers…
Royal Ascot Day 2 – June 21, 2017
June 7, 2017 by Ben Archer
The second day begins with the Group 3 JERSEY STAKES which has a rich tradition of providing exciting finishes, and last year was no exception when Ribchester came fast and last to score. This year’s renewal has DREAM CASTLE at…