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Betting on The RSM Classic – Recommended Matchup Picks
November 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
Precision, precision, precision. That’s what it’s going to take to get it done this week at the RSM Classic in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. If you look at the recent winners or even how last year’s edition played out, you’ll…
Week 11 NFL Power Rankings – Are the New Orleans Saints Now the Team to Beat?
November 14, 2018 by Noah Davis
NFL power rankings are a funny thing. They tend to be grabby, or they’re predictable. That can make them boring or volatile. It just depends who writes them, where their biases lie, how they view what’s happened, and what could…
New and Notes from around the NFL – Week 10 Review
November 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
It started on Thursday when the Steelers thrashed the Panthers at Heinz Field. It ended on Monday when the Giants rallied late to beat the ’Niners in Santa Clara. Week 10 is in the books, and it’s time to move…
England vs. USA Preview – Odds and Pick for 11/15
November 14, 2018 by Jerry Summer
I’m not the biggest fan of international soccer, but there are games that seem curious every now and then. One good example of that is the forthcoming friendly between England and the United States which will be played at the…
European Tour Betting Picks – Targeting Matchups at the DP World Tour Championship
November 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
The Race to Dubai culminates this week in Dubai at the stunning Jumeirah Golf Estates. It’s the DP World Tour Championship, and boy, do we have a field packed full of world-class golfers. Not only do we have European stalwarts…
5 Upset Picks Sports Bettors Need to Target for the Week of 11/12
November 13, 2018 by Noah Davis
I took a break from the sports upset picks game this past week. Sometimes it’s good to get some rest and relaxation, hit the reset button, and try tackling sports betting with a fresh perspective. In my week away, there…
Cy Young and MVP – Predicting the 2018 MLB Awards with Free Betting Picks
November 13, 2018 by Michael Wynn
The 2018 Major League Baseball season has been over for a little while now. And it seems as if the decision as to who will capture the Cy Young and MVP awards has also been over and done with for…
7 Popular TV Shows That Should Return to Our Screens
November 13, 2018 by Noah Davis
The world of entertainment is afire right now. Even with Rick Grimes’ exit from The Walking Dead, the character is fully expected to live on in a trilogy of AMC feature films. Not too long from now, the final season…
Monthly Cryptocurrency Update – Analysis and Major News from October 2018
November 12, 2018 by Monica Barker
It’s no secret that October has been a very difficult month for the stock market, and many shareholders had a tough time catching their breath, but was the cryptocurrency market affected by the chaos? All 10 of our top 10…
Early Odds and Lines for Week 11 of the NFL – With Predictions and Free Betting Picks
November 12, 2018 by Noah Davis
After a week away from the NFL betting scene, I’m ready to take a fresh look at pro football and help bettors gauge how they want to bet on games going into week 11. While I took a one-week NFL…
Massive Mega Millions Jackpot Win – How Two Dollars Turned into Nearly $1.6 Billion
October 24, 2018 by Daisy Williams
There are 2,208 billionaires in the world today. As there are more than seven and a half billion people, that number is relatively small. Billionaire status puts you in an exclusive group. Let’s whittle that number down even more. In…
Expected Value: What Every Gambler Needs to Know and Why
August 19, 2018 by Randy Ray
Expected value (EV) is one of the most important concepts in gambling to understand — especially if you have aspirations of being a professional gambler of any kind. When you have a positive expected value (+EV), you have “the best…
Dr. Richard Jarecki, the Man Who “Beat” Roulette, Dies at 86
August 14, 2018 by Daisy Williams
In the poker world, you have big names like Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, and Phil Ivey. In the casino world, blackjack was the game that provoked mathematicians to turn their attention to beating the system. Many people know the name…
Billionaire Blackjack and Horse Racing Gambler Zeljko Ranogajec and How He Wins
August 12, 2018 by Randy Ray
Many gambling legends have gained mainstream fame. These icons include everybody from card counters like Edward Thorp and Ken Uston to poker pros such as Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius. They found ways to dominate the casino and/or human opponents…
What Happened to Brian Christopher and His Slots YouTube Channel?
July 30, 2018 by Randy Ray
Brian Christopher has been building his slots YouTube channel for over two years. The "Brian Gambles" channel has attracted over 84,000 subscribers during this time and put out more than 1,100 videos. But Christopher awoke to a shocking email from…
3 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Las Vegas – My Top Recommendations
July 20, 2018 by Beverly Greer
I have made many trips to Las Vegas in recent years. Some of them were a total bust, but others were dream vacations. All of them have centered around gambling, so I know all of the best places to play…
Monthly Update on the Cryptocurrency Market for September 2018
October 3, 2018 by Monica Barker
It seems like the cryptocurrency market hasn’t been able to catch a break over the last few months. In September, a few wrapped up the month above the red line, but most coins ended up losing value from the 1st…
Reviewing the Cryptocurrency Market in August 2018
September 10, 2018 by Monica Barker
Over the last 6 months, we’ve seen the cryptocurrency market take a rollercoaster ride to tremendous highs and detrimental lows. Unfortunately, the month of August had the majority of the market experiencing a dip in value from the 1st to…
Cryptocurrency Market Update for July 2018
August 3, 2018 by Monica Barker
Finally! Bitcoin and altcoin owners alike had an overall positive July compared to the few months before. As the summer begins to wind down, we can re-examine the idea that the crypto market moves in a similar way to the…
Cryptocurrency Market Update for June 2018
July 4, 2018 by Monica Barker
June has been another poorly-performing month back-to-back with May’s market decline. We know that the stock market typically sees a slump in performance during the summer, which could be something that the cryptocurrency market is also experiencing in its own…
Which US States Will Move First to Legalize and Regulate Online Betting?
June 7, 2018 by Daisy Williams
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent overturn of the 25-year-old PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) has prompted discussions and debates over which US punters will soon be able to submit betting slips legally. The federal government has moved the…
Cryptocurrency Market Update for May 2018
June 6, 2018 by Monica Barker
After an optimistic April, the month of May has been a bit of a nightmare for most cryptocurrency owners and traders. Many of the cryptocurrencies big and small saw a decline in value, which was more detrimental to investors in…
Betting on The RSM Classic – Recommended Matchup Picks
November 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
Precision, precision, precision. That’s what it’s going to take to get it done this week at the RSM Classic in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. If you look at the recent winners or even how last year’s edition played out, you’ll…
England vs. USA Preview – Odds and Pick for 11/15
November 14, 2018 by Jerry Summer
I’m not the biggest fan of international soccer, but there are games that seem curious every now and then. One good example of that is the forthcoming friendly between England and the United States which will be played at the…
European Tour Betting Picks – Targeting Matchups at the DP World Tour Championship
November 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
The Race to Dubai culminates this week in Dubai at the stunning Jumeirah Golf Estates. It’s the DP World Tour Championship, and boy, do we have a field packed full of world-class golfers. Not only do we have European stalwarts…
5 Upset Picks Sports Bettors Need to Target for the Week of 11/12
November 13, 2018 by Noah Davis
I took a break from the sports upset picks game this past week. Sometimes it’s good to get some rest and relaxation, hit the reset button, and try tackling sports betting with a fresh perspective. In my week away, there…
Cy Young and MVP – Predicting the 2018 MLB Awards with Free Betting Picks
November 13, 2018 by Michael Wynn
The 2018 Major League Baseball season has been over for a little while now. And it seems as if the decision as to who will capture the Cy Young and MVP awards has also been over and done with for…
Early Odds and Lines for Week 11 of the NFL – With Predictions and Free Betting Picks
November 12, 2018 by Noah Davis
After a week away from the NFL betting scene, I’m ready to take a fresh look at pro football and help bettors gauge how they want to bet on games going into week 11. While I took a one-week NFL…
Understanding the Soft 17 Rule in Casino Blackjack
November 12, 2018 by Randy Ray
The “soft 17 rule” in casino blackjack is the guideline a specific table at a specific casino has for how the dealer plays a hand with a total of soft 17. This is an important enough rule that it warrants…
How to Play Your First Game of Omaha Poker
November 11, 2018 by Randy Ray
Omaha poker is a great game, but it’s almost never the first poker game you learn. Most people start with 5-card draw when they’re kids. From there, depending on their age, they move on to stud poker or Texas hold’em.…
The Best Long-Term Strategies for Playing Progressive Jackpot Slots
November 9, 2018 by Randy Ray
The slots world is filled with many different types of games. But progressive jackpot slots are by far the most popular. A progressive slot funds the jackpot with small increments from every bet. The amount taken from each wager only…
How to Utilize the Internet When Preparing Your Sports Bets
November 8, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The internet revolution has changed the world for good. We now have access to probably 99% of the knowledge achieved by humankind in our pockets. I honestly think that’s incredible and opens the door to so many opportunities in a…
7 Ways to Pass the Time in a Casino When You’re Short on Cash
November 6, 2018 by Randy Ray
Every gambler has experienced the same nightmare scenario at one point or another. You’re dressed to the nines and ready to have a blast playing your favorite games. Your wallet is stuffed with a wad of hundred-dollar bills, but just…
Five Gambling Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Sports Betting Results
November 5, 2018 by Jerry Summer
Like many other people, I started betting on my favorite sports for fun. I have been a fan of the English Premier League for as long as I can remember, so once I hit the age of 18, I decided…
Betting on The RSM Classic – Recommended Matchup Picks
November 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
Precision, precision, precision. That’s what it’s going to take to get it done this week at the RSM Classic in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. If you look at the recent winners or even how last year’s edition played out, you’ll…
Week 11 NFL Power Rankings – Are the New Orleans Saints Now the Team to Beat?
November 14, 2018 by Noah Davis
NFL power rankings are a funny thing. They tend to be grabby, or they’re predictable. That can make them boring or volatile. It just depends who writes them, where their biases lie, how they view what’s happened, and what could…
New and Notes from around the NFL – Week 10 Review
November 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
It started on Thursday when the Steelers thrashed the Panthers at Heinz Field. It ended on Monday when the Giants rallied late to beat the ’Niners in Santa Clara. Week 10 is in the books, and it’s time to move…
England vs. USA Preview – Odds and Pick for 11/15
November 14, 2018 by Jerry Summer
I’m not the biggest fan of international soccer, but there are games that seem curious every now and then. One good example of that is the forthcoming friendly between England and the United States which will be played at the…
European Tour Betting Picks – Targeting Matchups at the DP World Tour Championship
November 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
The Race to Dubai culminates this week in Dubai at the stunning Jumeirah Golf Estates. It’s the DP World Tour Championship, and boy, do we have a field packed full of world-class golfers. Not only do we have European stalwarts…
5 Upset Picks Sports Bettors Need to Target for the Week of 11/12
November 13, 2018 by Noah Davis
I took a break from the sports upset picks game this past week. Sometimes it’s good to get some rest and relaxation, hit the reset button, and try tackling sports betting with a fresh perspective. In my week away, there…
Understanding the Soft 17 Rule in Casino Blackjack
November 12, 2018 by Randy Ray
The “soft 17 rule” in casino blackjack is the guideline a specific table at a specific casino has for how the dealer plays a hand with a total of soft 17. This is an important enough rule that it warrants…
The Best Long-Term Strategies for Playing Progressive Jackpot Slots
November 9, 2018 by Randy Ray
The slots world is filled with many different types of games. But progressive jackpot slots are by far the most popular. A progressive slot funds the jackpot with small increments from every bet. The amount taken from each wager only…
Why Don’t Craps Players Just Use the Right Strategy?
November 7, 2018 by Randy Ray
Craps looks like a confusing game to new players because the table features so many different betting options. This setup can fool gamblers into thinking that craps is a complicated game. But it's actually one of the easiest casino games…
7 Ways to Pass the Time in a Casino When You’re Short on Cash
November 6, 2018 by Randy Ray
Every gambler has experienced the same nightmare scenario at one point or another. You’re dressed to the nines and ready to have a blast playing your favorite games. Your wallet is stuffed with a wad of hundred-dollar bills, but just…
The 9 Most Disgraceful Online Casinos and Game Providers in History
November 5, 2018 by Randy Ray
Online gaming is an imperfect industry. Sometimes casinos have incidents with unhappy customers or a hiccup in their software. It's understandable when an internet casino has a problem here or there. But it's how they handle these dilemmas after the…
9 Ways That Card Counters Still Beat the Casinos Today
October 15, 2018 by Randy Ray
Card counting has long been one of the most popular ways to make profits through gambling. This advantage-play technique has been proven to work by countless blackjack players over the years. Legends like Ed Thorp, Al Francesco, James Grosjean, and…
What to Expect from the 2018 Breeders’ Cup – Full Preview with Betting Picks
October 31, 2018 by Jerry Summer
There aren’t many horse racing events bigger than the Breeders’ Cup in the USA, and plenty of people eagerly look forward to it each year. This Grade I Thoroughbred series has been around since 1982 and represents a solid opportunity…
2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic Betting Preview – Sleepers to Consider and My Top Pick
October 19, 2018 by Noah Davis
One of horse racing’s finest events returns next month, as the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic prepares to fire off at Churchill Downs on November 3rd. Gun Runner took home first place in 2017, but a new favorite emerges this year…
The 2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – Betting Preview with Odds and Free Pick
October 4, 2018 by Noah Davis
Horse racing fans have to wait almost a year for the next Triple Crown run. That’s a bummer, but the next two months certainly will settle as a fine consolation prize in the interim. Up next on the schedule is…
2018 Belmont Stakes Preview with Odds and Picks
June 8, 2018 by Noah Davis
Horse racing fans finally get to find out if history will be made again this Saturday when the 2018 Belmont Stakes takes center stage at Belmont Park. There is no absurd 37-year drought to be snapped here, of course. American…
Why I Think Justify Will Sweep the 2018 Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes
June 7, 2018 by Noah Davis
The 150th running of the Belmont Stakes arrives on Saturday, June 9th. Justify enters as the heavy favorite after besting the competition in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and will operate out of the #1 post position. The…
Where to Bet on the 2018 Epsom Derby – Top Betting Sites
June 1, 2018 by Daisy Williams
The Epsom Derby, also known as the Investec Derby, is the second leg of Britain’s famous Triple Crown series. In honor of the three races, we’re offering three resources. Whether you’re a first-time bettor or an experienced punter, you want…
My Favorite Esports Games for Betting On – And Where to Bet on Them
November 4, 2018 by Elias Wagner
Betting on video games is a relatively new and exciting phenomenon which has swept the online community. The industry is growing at a rapid pace, offering plenty of different genres you can go along with. However, this diversity can prove…
Gwent as an Esport – Will Gwent: Homecoming Destroy Hearthstone?
September 30, 2018 by Katie Harding
I’m a frequent gamer, and growing up, I was passionate about battling my friends in Pokémon TCG, Pog, and Mortal Kombat tournaments. As I got older, I really found my niche in RPG games. I was gifted a copy of…
What Did We Learn from Astralis Winning FACEIT Major London?
September 28, 2018 by Elias Wagner
Well, well! Who would’ve thought that we would be here talking about a shift in balance in the CS:GO community? Astralis wiped out their competition at the FACEIT London Major tournament, and it looks like the tide is turning. Not…
Betting on The International 2018 – My Top Pick and Analysis
August 18, 2018 by Martin Willard
It’s almost time for The International 2018. The group stage is nearing its conclusion, and the main event of the leading Dota 2 championship will be starting in just two days. I already wrote a post covering The International 2018…
A Look Ahead to The International 2018 and Its Betting Opportunities
August 16, 2018 by Martin Willard
Can you imagine being awarded over $10 million for winning a video game competition? Despite the professional esports scene now being firmly established and tournaments regularly featuring multimillion-dollar prize pools, I still find myself amazed at just how much money…
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…
Monthly Cryptocurrency Update – Analysis and Major News from October 2018
November 12, 2018 by Monica Barker
It’s no secret that October has been a very difficult month for the stock market, and many shareholders had a tough time catching their breath, but was the cryptocurrency market affected by the chaos? All 10 of our top 10…
Monthly Update on the Cryptocurrency Market for September 2018
October 3, 2018 by Monica Barker
It seems like the cryptocurrency market hasn’t been able to catch a break over the last few months. In September, a few wrapped up the month above the red line, but most coins ended up losing value from the 1st…
Top Tips for Choosing a Bitcoin Gambling Site – How to Find the Best Sites
September 25, 2018 by Jerry Summer
One of the many industries that embraced Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is the world of online gambling. The new technology brings many advantages to the table. You enjoy fast payments, low fees, and stay anonymous. As a result, plenty of…
Reviewing the Cryptocurrency Market in August 2018
September 10, 2018 by Monica Barker
Over the last 6 months, we’ve seen the cryptocurrency market take a rollercoaster ride to tremendous highs and detrimental lows. Unfortunately, the month of August had the majority of the market experiencing a dip in value from the 1st to…
The Potential Impact of Bitcoin on the Soccer Industry
August 24, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The Bitcoin revolution has changed the world completely in the past year or two. What once was the territory of so-called “nerds and internet geeks” is now pretty much mainstream. Most people have at least heard SOMETHING about cryptocurrency these…
Cryptocurrency Market Update for July 2018
August 3, 2018 by Monica Barker
Finally! Bitcoin and altcoin owners alike had an overall positive July compared to the few months before. As the summer begins to wind down, we can re-examine the idea that the crypto market moves in a similar way to the…
7 Popular TV Shows That Should Return to Our Screens
November 13, 2018 by Noah Davis
The world of entertainment is afire right now. Even with Rick Grimes’ exit from The Walking Dead, the character is fully expected to live on in a trilogy of AMC feature films. Not too long from now, the final season…
Which Game of Thrones Characters Deserve Their Own Show?
November 7, 2018 by Noah Davis
Winter is coming for Game of Thrones fans. The hit HBO series is entering its eighth and final season come April of 2019, and everybody is just bursting with anticipation. Will Khaleesi finally take her rightful throne? Is her lineage…
Betting on The Walking Dead – How Will Rick Grimes Die?
November 2, 2018 by Noah Davis
I am seriously not ready for this. Ever since the news broke that Andrew Lincoln would be exiting The Walking Dead, I dreaded season nine of my favorite show. Now that the moment is finally set to arrive this coming…
Entertainment Betting Picks – Which Movies Will Impress the Critics This Year?
October 24, 2018 by Noah Davis
A personal favorite pastime of mine is watching movies that didn’t get great ratings on Rotten Tomatoes or other movie critic sites. Why? Because the movie critic tends to be snobby and/or they don’t take the general moviegoer experience into…
Who Will Replace Henry Cavill as Superman? – Betting Odds and Free Pick
September 22, 2018 by Noah Davis
It’s been no secret that DC’s answer to Marvel’s long line of hits on the big screen has been, well, misguided. While the attempts have meant well, failures such as Suicide Squad and Justice League have left comic book fans…
Latest Odds and Betting Analysis for the 2018 Emmy Awards
September 6, 2018 by Noah Davis
In about two weeks, Hollywood will finally find out who gets the highest honors in television for 2018. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will roll out at the Microsoft Theater in California, and by the end of the night on…
How to Play Your First Game of Omaha Poker
November 11, 2018 by Randy Ray
Omaha poker is a great game, but it’s almost never the first poker game you learn. Most people start with 5-card draw when they’re kids. From there, depending on their age, they move on to stud poker or Texas hold’em.…
How to Add 5-Card Draw Poker Variants to Your Home Game (And Win Bigger Pots)
November 8, 2018 by Randy Ray
5-card draw poker is the best-known form of poker in the world. Sure, you’ll see lots of people say Texas hold’em is the #1 poker game, but everyone I know starts at their kitchen table playing 5-card draw. You hardly…
My Top 7 Tips for Making Better Decisions in Poker
October 13, 2018 by Randy Ray
Poker is an interesting game because it involves two elements. One is skill, and the other is luck. The skill element is made up of making good decisions. But even if you make good decisions, you can still lose. This…
Starting Hands in Limit Texas Hold’em
September 30, 2018 by Randy Ray
The starting point for any effective poker strategy, limit or no-limit, Texas hold’em or any other game, is starting hand selection. All poker games start with an initial hand. After that, you have later rounds of play, but the first…
Why You Shouldn’t Play Online Poker Freeroll Tournaments
August 25, 2018 by Randy Ray
If you’re new to the world of online poker or simply enjoy playing within your limits, the concept of a freeroll tournament simply seems too good to be true. And that’s because it is… For those that don’t know, a…
3 Rookie Mistakes That Cost Me Money in Texas Hold ‘em
July 28, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Now that I have been gambling for about a year, I have pretty much tried every game under the sun. Poker was the last category that I pursued, and Texas Hold ‘Em was the game that I decided to try…