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The Top 4 Most Likely Winners of the FIFA World Cup 2018
May 26, 2018 by Jerry Summer
If you like soccer, you are almost certainly looking forward to the World Cup in Russia this summer. It’s not long to go now, and there are sure to be lots of interesting games for us to enjoy. There will…
2018 National Spelling Bee: Latest Betting Odds and Predictions
May 25, 2018 by Noah Davis
The 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee touches down at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on May 29th. The contest runs through May 31st, hoping to crown the third solo champion in the last five…
2018 NBA Draft Prop Bets: Will Grayson Allen Be Picked in the First Round?
May 25, 2018 by Noah Davis
With the NBA Draft lottery a thing of the past, the 2018 NBA Draft order is all set up, and sports bettors can start thinking about how to wager on this year’s draft. Most of the excitement can’t even be…
Full Betting Preview for the 2018 Indy 500 – Odds and Picks
May 24, 2018 by Noah Davis
The field for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 is finally set with 33 cars ready to compete for IndyCar lore. One huge name that won’t be part of the grueling 500-mile race, however, is James Hinchcliffe. The star driver announced this…
Prediction and Betting Picks for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final
May 24, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The top-level soccer season across Europe always ends with the biggest game of the year – the Champions League final. Real Madrid will face Liverpool on May 26 in Kiev, and both clubs are among the most successful in the…
Preview of the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational – My Matchup Picks
May 23, 2018 by Michael Wynn
I was wondering if the field would be any good this week. Then I latched onto Rob Bolton’s power rankings on pgatour.com and saw that world beaters Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler barely cracked the top 15! Apparently, the Fort…
Prop Bet Picks for the 2018 NFL – Which Quarterbacks Will Start More Games?
May 23, 2018 by Noah Davis
The 2018 NFL Draft brought a lot of hype with it. It didn’t waste much time, either, as the Cleveland Browns made the bold move of making Baker Mayfield the top pick in the draft. Scouts have been mixed on…
2018 FIFA World Cup Betting – Who Will Be Top Goal Scorer?
May 22, 2018 by Jerry Summer
One of my favorite betting markets at big international soccer tournaments is always the one for the top goal scorer. The odds are usually high, and there are some dark horses that represent solid value. The FIFA 2018 World Cup…
Possible Upsets to Target in the Week of May 21st – 5 Upset Picks for Bettors
May 22, 2018 by Noah Davis
The Preakness Stakes was probably never in doubt. Justify marched in as the obvious favorite at -220 after pulling away in the Kentucky Derby. In an 8-horse field, the threats seemed laughable. Oddly enough, it wasn’t Good Magic that gave…
Why I Prefer Online Craps to Playing Live Games
May 21, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Everyone who has ever been to a casino has seen the ruckus around the craps table. The rules of the game allow for everyone to win on each other’s turns, which creates a pack mentality that turns strangers into friends…
How and Where to Bet on the Royal Wedding
May 17, 2018 by Daisy Williams
Royal betting may bring to mind images of royal flushes on video poker machines or in poker tournaments. But this week, royal betting is in full gear, and it has nothing to do with a deck of cards. We’re talking…
My Top Tips for Spending Your Winnings in Las Vegas
May 14, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Imagine this scenario: you plan a five-day vacation to Las Vegas. It’s your second day in Sin City, and you just won big money in the casino. You decide to cash out while you are ahead, but you still have…
5 Ways Women Gamble Differently Than Men
May 13, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Gambling is traditionally a man's game, but more and more women are entering this man's world to play. Some people still think of gambling as a masculine hobby, but everyone can enjoy gambling. In fact, women and men are drawn…
Technology and the Gambling Industry – What Does the Future Hold?
May 11, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Almost everyone can agree that technology has changed everything. Much like the car paved the way for our current road systems, technology is changing every aspect of our lives. Gone are the days of dial-up internet and palm pilots. The…
Best Resources for Gambling Addicts
April 21, 2018 by Lu Ann Wall
It doesn’t matter if you gamble once a year and then torture yourself for months about money and time you’ve lost, or if you enter a casino or pull up a gambling website daily throwing away your rent, your car…
5 Gambling Authors Who Didn’t Need School to Succeed
April 15, 2018 by Randy Ray
As an overview, I covered the best work from several studious gamblers, including Stanford Wong, David Sklansky, and Vanessa Selbst. I’d like to flip the script with this post though, by focusing on gambling authorities who didn’t need a college…
Cryptocurrency Market Update for April 2018
May 6, 2018 by Monica Barker
After a dismal start to the year in the cryptocurrency market, this month brought a glimmer of hope. Though many of the financial experts have recanted their original year-end price-per-share predictions of a handful of popular coins and have aimed…
Gambling Industry Payout Report for April 2018
May 3, 2018 by Kory Walker
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bovada A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Nitrogen A+ 5Dimes A Sportsbetting.agA GT BetsB+ My Bookie B+ Ignition CasinoB Topbet C- Another month has come and gone, and I’m sure you’re ready to count (and collect) your winnings…
Gambling Industry Payout Report For March 2018
April 3, 2018 by Noah Davis
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bovada A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Nitrogen A+ 5Dimes A+ Sportsbetting.agA GT BetsB+ Ignition CasinoB My Bookie B Topbet C Three months down, just nine to go. The 2019 online gambling year is already flying by, with…
Gambling Industry Payout Report For February 2018
March 2, 2018 by Noah Davis
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Nitrogen A+ 5Dimes A+ Sportsbetting.agA+ Bovada A GT BetsA- Ignition CasinoB+ My Bookie B+ Topbet C+ The new year is flying by, as two months are now officially gone with the passing of…
Gambling Industry Payout Report for January 2018
February 1, 2018 by Noah Davis
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Nitrogen A+ 5Dimes A+ Bovada A My Bookie A Sportsbetting.agA GT BetsA Ignition CasinoB+ Topbet C+ Roughly a month ago I took a look at how things went in the online gambling world…
Gambling Industry Payout Report for December 2017
January 3, 2018 by Noah Davis
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Bovada A Sportsbetting.agA GT BetsA Ignition CasinoB+ Topbet C+ Slots.lv C Las Vegas USA D Planet 7 D- December brought gamblers another fine month, as the majority of the well-respected gambling sites held up…
The Top 4 Most Likely Winners of the FIFA World Cup 2018
May 26, 2018 by Jerry Summer
If you like soccer, you are almost certainly looking forward to the World Cup in Russia this summer. It’s not long to go now, and there are sure to be lots of interesting games for us to enjoy. There will…
2018 National Spelling Bee: Latest Betting Odds and Predictions
May 25, 2018 by Noah Davis
The 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee touches down at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on May 29th. The contest runs through May 31st, hoping to crown the third solo champion in the last five…
2018 NBA Draft Prop Bets: Will Grayson Allen Be Picked in the First Round?
May 25, 2018 by Noah Davis
With the NBA Draft lottery a thing of the past, the 2018 NBA Draft order is all set up, and sports bettors can start thinking about how to wager on this year’s draft. Most of the excitement can’t even be…
Full Betting Preview for the 2018 Indy 500 – Odds and Picks
May 24, 2018 by Noah Davis
The field for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 is finally set with 33 cars ready to compete for IndyCar lore. One huge name that won’t be part of the grueling 500-mile race, however, is James Hinchcliffe. The star driver announced this…
Prediction and Betting Picks for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final
May 24, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The top-level soccer season across Europe always ends with the biggest game of the year – the Champions League final. Real Madrid will face Liverpool on May 26 in Kiev, and both clubs are among the most successful in the…
Preview of the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational – My Matchup Picks
May 23, 2018 by Michael Wynn
I was wondering if the field would be any good this week. Then I latched onto Rob Bolton’s power rankings on pgatour.com and saw that world beaters Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler barely cracked the top 15! Apparently, the Fort…
How Poker Players Can Learn from Market Traders
May 20, 2018 by Randy Ray
Many parallels can be drawn between the stock market and poker. In fact, some poker pros, like 3-time WSOP champ Vanessa Selbst, have moved on to become professional investors. Poker and the stock market are relatable because they both involve…
My Top Tips for Spending Your Winnings in Las Vegas
May 14, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Imagine this scenario: you plan a five-day vacation to Las Vegas. It’s your second day in Sin City, and you just won big money in the casino. You decide to cash out while you are ahead, but you still have…
A Guide to Running Your Own Poker Tournament
May 14, 2018 by Randy Ray
Many experienced poker players have a good idea of how tournaments run. After all, they've experienced the seat assignments, buy-in levels, and varying rules from one tourney to the next. But running a poker tournament involves more nuances than the…
The Last Guide to Video Poker Tournament Strategies You’ll Ever Need
May 7, 2018 by Randy Ray
Most gamblers are familiar with video poker, which is essentially draw poker with big prizes on the line. Players already appreciate the draw poker aspect of this game. But video poker is even more exciting when considering the big prizes…
Four Powerful Tips for Choosing a Winning Horse in the Kentucky Derby
April 28, 2018 by Beverly Greer
The Kentucky Derby has been one of the most popular annual sporting events in America since it started in 1875, and it is one of the most unique American traditions. Whether you are looking for an excuse to wear an…
Ways to Gamble in a Casino like Agent 007
April 23, 2018 by Randy Ray
I may be dating myself a bit here, but I grew up on a steady diet of James Bond flicks, and the superspy’s exploits still manage to thrill me even now. Sure, the latest Bond film “Spectre” (2015) wasn’t really…
The Top 4 Most Likely Winners of the FIFA World Cup 2018
May 26, 2018 by Jerry Summer
If you like soccer, you are almost certainly looking forward to the World Cup in Russia this summer. It’s not long to go now, and there are sure to be lots of interesting games for us to enjoy. There will…
2018 NBA Draft Prop Bets: Will Grayson Allen Be Picked in the First Round?
May 25, 2018 by Noah Davis
With the NBA Draft lottery a thing of the past, the 2018 NBA Draft order is all set up, and sports bettors can start thinking about how to wager on this year’s draft. Most of the excitement can’t even be…
Full Betting Preview for the 2018 Indy 500 – Odds and Picks
May 24, 2018 by Noah Davis
The field for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 is finally set with 33 cars ready to compete for IndyCar lore. One huge name that won’t be part of the grueling 500-mile race, however, is James Hinchcliffe. The star driver announced this…
Prediction and Betting Picks for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final
May 24, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The top-level soccer season across Europe always ends with the biggest game of the year – the Champions League final. Real Madrid will face Liverpool on May 26 in Kiev, and both clubs are among the most successful in the…
Preview of the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational – My Matchup Picks
May 23, 2018 by Michael Wynn
I was wondering if the field would be any good this week. Then I latched onto Rob Bolton’s power rankings on pgatour.com and saw that world beaters Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler barely cracked the top 15! Apparently, the Fort…
Prop Bet Picks for the 2018 NFL – Which Quarterbacks Will Start More Games?
May 23, 2018 by Noah Davis
The 2018 NFL Draft brought a lot of hype with it. It didn’t waste much time, either, as the Cleveland Browns made the bold move of making Baker Mayfield the top pick in the draft. Scouts have been mixed on…
Why I Prefer Online Craps to Playing Live Games
May 21, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Everyone who has ever been to a casino has seen the ruckus around the craps table. The rules of the game allow for everyone to win on each other’s turns, which creates a pack mentality that turns strangers into friends…
5 Reasons Mississippi Stud Poker Is the Most Underrated Casino Game
May 10, 2018 by Randy Ray
Modern forms of poker originated on riverboats traveling on the Mississippi River. That said, anybody who hears about Mississippi Stud Poker might think that it’s steeped in history. But the truth is that this is a newer casino game, with…
The Last Guide to Video Poker Tournament Strategies You’ll Ever Need
May 7, 2018 by Randy Ray
Most gamblers are familiar with video poker, which is essentially draw poker with big prizes on the line. Players already appreciate the draw poker aspect of this game. But video poker is even more exciting when considering the big prizes…
Baccarat and the Martingale System – Can It Work?
April 30, 2018 by Randy Ray
Baccarat has experienced a popularity surge in recent years, thanks to lower betting limits and smaller tables (a.k.a. mini baccarat). Another reason to love baccarat is that the house edge is only 1.06% when you wager on the banker hand.…
Which Bets on Which Casino Games Offer the Best Odds of Doubling Your Money?
April 23, 2018 by Randy Ray
For the vast majority of recreational gamblers, the sole objective is to walk away with more money than they came with. To this end, casual players tend to stick with casino games that are widely known and easy to play.…
Ways to Gamble in a Casino like Agent 007
April 23, 2018 by Randy Ray
I may be dating myself a bit here, but I grew up on a steady diet of James Bond flicks, and the superspy’s exploits still manage to thrill me even now. Sure, the latest Bond film “Spectre” (2015) wasn’t really…
The 2018 Preakness Stakes – Post Draw, Latest Odds, and Final Predictions
May 18, 2018 by Noah Davis
After two weeks of speculation, the field is officially set for the 2018 Preakness Stakes. Justify still stands in as the top favorite at most horse racing betting sites, but with the field and post draws known to the world,…
Which Horses Can Beat Justify in the 2018 Preakness Stakes?
May 16, 2018 by Noah Davis
Justify went into the 2018 Kentucky Derby as the main favorite, and the undefeated colt made good on that backing by Vegas. As convincing as that win was, Justify wasn’t alone going into the first leg of the Triple Crown,…
BetOnline – Our Featured Betting Site for the 2018 Preakness Stakes
May 16, 2018 by Daisy Williams
It’s time to fill out your second bet slip for the Triple Crown races, as the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes is scheduled at Pimlico on May 19th. The “Second Jewel of the Triple Crown” is run at a…
Will Justify Repeat His Kentucky Derby Victory in the Preakness Stakes?
May 15, 2018 by Noah Davis
A lot of horse racing experts weren’t completely sold on Justify. The odds-on favorite to win the Kentucky Derby came in offering terrific value to bettors and wound up exceeding expectations. Justify came in as an undefeated colt and a…
2018 Kentucky Derby: Final Post Draw, Odds and Predictions
May 4, 2018 by Noah Davis
The hype train slows down at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5th. Horse racing experts and sports bettors alike have gone back and forth over who this year’s Kentucky Derby winner will be, but now everyone is about to find…
Assessing the Sleepers and Long Shots in the 2018 Kentucky Derby
May 3, 2018 by Noah Davis
The 2018 Kentucky Derby arrives in just a matter of days, and bettors finally have an official field to work with. Justify leads the way as the clear favorite with most horse racing betting sites (at around +350) and offers…
How Augmented and Virtual Reality Could Affect Esports
April 29, 2018 by Sam Welch
In the summer of 2016, the world got it’s first taste of consumer usable, mainstream, beloved augmented reality with the release of Pokémon Go. The game spread like wildfire throughout the globe, maintaining a huge player base even today. Pokémon…
MGM Grand and Unikrn to Offer Cryptocurrency Prizes for Esports Events
April 27, 2018 by Lu Ann Wall
The face of Las Vegas is changing… once again. The Las Vegas casinos are some of the most highly-regulated operations in the world. The Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission watches everything that goes on, especially on the famous Las…
The Easiest Esports to Understand
April 19, 2018 by Sam Welch
Getting into esports can be difficult to do. There are simply too many options, and many games have a huge learning curve even from the spectator’s side. If you’re just getting into esports, you may want to do some shopping…
Esports Professionals and Video Game Addiction
April 12, 2018 by Jackie Shelton
The esports scene has exploded since the past few years, largely thanks to major league video games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Defense of the Ancients 2. It’s a growing industry and it doesn’t look like it’s…
Why This Year Could Be the Jackpot for League of Legends
April 4, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The NA LCS has officially transitioned from a big-time community esport into a real organization filled with different corporations from around the world. For example, we have teams coming from the NBA, like the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland…
Top Picks for the 2018 EU LCS Playoffs
March 13, 2018 by Jackie Shelton
The EU LCS (the European League of Legends Championship Series) is a completely different spectrum from the NA LCS (the North America League of Legends Championship Series) and the LCK (the League of Legends Champions Korea). They have different types…
Cryptocurrency Market Update for April 2018
May 6, 2018 by Monica Barker
After a dismal start to the year in the cryptocurrency market, this month brought a glimmer of hope. Though many of the financial experts have recanted their original year-end price-per-share predictions of a handful of popular coins and have aimed…
MGM Grand and Unikrn to Offer Cryptocurrency Prizes for Esports Events
April 27, 2018 by Lu Ann Wall
The face of Las Vegas is changing… once again. The Las Vegas casinos are some of the most highly-regulated operations in the world. The Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission watches everything that goes on, especially on the famous Las…
Bitcoin Betting – The Latest Online Gambling Craze
April 24, 2018 by Jerry Summer
Online gambling in all forms has really taken off in a big way, seemingly overnight. Of course, the truth of the matter is that online gambling enjoyed a steady climb on the web over several years. Thanks to other rapid…
Major Changes to Bitcoin Coming Soon
April 9, 2018 by Chris Mitchell
When Bitcoin was first introduced in 2009, it was greeted with as much excitement as skepticism, with many seeing it as the ideal currency for a new utopian society, while others saw it as just another obscure internet trend. The…
The Currency Wars Are Coming – Is Anyone Prepared?
April 6, 2018 by Chris Blain
The man sat rather contently in his seat as the flight attendant came by to inquire if he would like another refreshment before landing. A broad smile covered the man's face as he cheerfully nodded in an agreeing gesture toward…
What is Causing Bitcoin to Plummet?
March 28, 2018 by Matthew Craig
Bitcoin keeps hitting new lows, and everyone is in a panic. The de facto leader of the cryptocurrency market has dropped to an astonishing new low of nearly $7000 – down from the all-time high of $19,000 we witnessed only…
2018 National Spelling Bee: Latest Betting Odds and Predictions
May 25, 2018 by Noah Davis
The 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee touches down at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on May 29th. The contest runs through May 31st, hoping to crown the third solo champion in the last five…
How and Where to Bet on the Royal Wedding
May 17, 2018 by Daisy Williams
Royal betting may bring to mind images of royal flushes on video poker machines or in poker tournaments. But this week, royal betting is in full gear, and it has nothing to do with a deck of cards. We’re talking…
Weekly Entertainment Betting Picks – Top Picks for the Week of 4/16
April 17, 2018 by Noah Davis
There never seem to be enough viable entertainment betting opportunities floating around. One main reason for that is the genre’s ever-fleeting shelf life. Unfortunately, there are only so many Game of Thrones prop bets to go around. The show is…
Entertainment Betting: Props for The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale
April 13, 2018 by Noah Davis
Season 8 of The Walking Dead promised an All-Out War. Die-hard TWD fans got that in spurts, and along the way, they also lost some of their favorite characters. The odds are good that more blood will be shed by…
WrestleMania 34 Betting Preview
April 5, 2018 by Kent Mullins
On Sunday, April 8, WrestleMania 34 will be live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The “showcase of the immortals” is the one of the most popular sporting events in the world and it’s an extravaganza unlike any…
4 Ways DC Can Rescue the Justice League Franchise
April 5, 2018 by Noah Davis
As a fan of superhero movies and entertaining films in general, I so badly wanted the latest Justice League movie to be good; Batman is an awesome comic character, the die-hard comic fan in you always yearns for an appropriate…
How Poker Players Can Learn from Market Traders
May 20, 2018 by Randy Ray
Many parallels can be drawn between the stock market and poker. In fact, some poker pros, like 3-time WSOP champ Vanessa Selbst, have moved on to become professional investors. Poker and the stock market are relatable because they both involve…
A Guide to Running Your Own Poker Tournament
May 14, 2018 by Randy Ray
Many experienced poker players have a good idea of how tournaments run. After all, they've experienced the seat assignments, buy-in levels, and varying rules from one tourney to the next. But running a poker tournament involves more nuances than the…
Eating Right at the Rio During the WSOP
April 10, 2018 by Randy Ray
The 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is fast approaching, so it’s time for poker players to plan their annual pilgrimage to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. But while card sharks everywhere are thinking about all…
The Biggest Online Poker Tournaments
April 7, 2018 by Sam Welch
Poker boomed in the mid-2000s and is continuing to grow today. When the old brass of the World Series of Poker was taken down by a new wave of fresh, college-aged kids, David Williams was perhaps the most shining example.…
Ten Types of Poker Players
April 1, 2018 by Dwight Voughn
For the last 20 years, I’ve played a boatload of poker. Over that extended period, I’ve sat at tables with hundreds of different players. However, it occurred to me many years ago that there always seems to be the same…
5 Poker Bluffing Mistakes That Are Costing You Money
March 27, 2018 by Jason Lee
There are not a lot of better feelings in the game of poker than the feeling you get when you see your opponent’s cards fly into the muck as you’re attempting to pull off a massive bluff. There’s just this…