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How to Tell If You’re About to Make a Mistake with Your Next Casino Bet
July 22, 2018 by Randy Ray
The gambling world is filled with different bets. You can play countless casino games and even find specific wagers within each game. This makes it difficult to know when you're placing a good or bad bet. Because of this, many…
Three Reasons I Love Playing Live Dealer Casino Games
July 22, 2018 by Beverly Greer
When I first started gambling, all of my experience was online. The closest casino is three hours away, so that wasn’t a convenient option. I had some friends who gambled, but they all lived far away, so we couldn’t have…
Ideas for Entertainment Betting Markets – 8 Suggested Prop Bets
July 21, 2018 by Noah Davis
There is very little in the online betting arena that I enjoy more than seeing an attractive set of entertainment prop bets. The problem is that really good ones are unfortunately pretty rare finds. A rash of Game of Thrones…
The Differences Between Video Roulette and Table Roulette
July 21, 2018 by Randy Ray
Roulette has definitely withstood the test of time. First introduced in Parisian casinos in 1796, this game has enjoyed a prominent place on casino floors for centuries. As with many other games, casinos are always looking for opportunities to expand…
The 12 Types of People I Meet in Casinos – Analyzing My Fellow Gamblers
July 20, 2018 by Daisy Williams
If you’re like me, it can be quite interesting to watch people. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing; everyone can be so incredibly different. You could be standing in line at a grocery store with four…
Playing Real Money Poker on Your Phone and Why You Might Not Want To
July 20, 2018 by Randy Ray
While the boom days may have ended a decade back, online poker is still a big business that generates billions in betting worldwide. One reason behind the industry’s staying power is the rise of mobile apps that allow players to…
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…
Three Reasons Blackjack Is the Best Casino Game for Beginners
July 20, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Seven years ago, I went to Las Vegas for the first time as an adult of legal gambling age. I wasn’t there long, and I was fresh out of college, so I certainly didn’t have a ton of extra money…
Jake Gyllenhaal and 4 Other Actors Who Could Be the Best Joker Yet
July 19, 2018 by Noah Davis
Hollywood has struggled to get the Joker right since the death of Heath Ledger. Ledger’s iconic and award-winning rendition of the legendary comic book character was probably going to be brought back to close out Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but…
The Pros and Cons of Playing Live, Online, and Mobile Roulette
July 19, 2018 by Randy Ray
Some people lump all online roulette variations into one category. They consider internet roulette to be anything that's played through a smartphone, PC, or Mac. I don't have a problem with people classifying all this as online roulette. But I…
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…
Why You Should Gamble Like a Stoic and How to Do It
July 17, 2018 by Randy Ray
Stoicism was a popular line of philosophical thinking (and action) in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Much stoic thinking originated from thinkers like Zeno, Socrates, Heraclitus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Stoicism focuses on morality, and a stoic’s goal is…
Accurate Thinking Versus Wishful Thinking in Gambling
July 17, 2018 by Randy Ray
The premise of gambling is built upon the idea that you risk money in hopes of winning money. Many people believe that this activity is based on luck. They also think that you can get luck on your side by…
Assessing the Morality of Casinos and Bookmakers
July 6, 2018 by Daisy Williams
As I sit here to write this, I know that not everyone will agree on the subject. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about gambling, alcohol, video games, sports, smoking, or any activity that we humans embrace (or not); we’re…
Why I’m Glad Sports Betting Is Legal in the US Even Though I Don’t Bet
July 2, 2018 by Daisy Williams
There’s no typo in the title. I’m not a sports bettor. I do enjoy casino games, though. I’ve dabbled at blackjack, Pai Gow, and Caribbean Stud, but the interactions I’ve had with sportsbooks can be accounted for on just one…
3 Ways Technology Made Learning About Gambling Easy
June 18, 2018 by Beverly Greer
I have never been much of a gambler. Sure, I played a few hands of cards with my friends and family every once in a while, but most often, the stake was who had to do the dishes instead of…
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…
Gambling Industry Payout Report for May 2018
June 1, 2018 by Noah Davis
Payout Report Overview BetOnline A+ Bovada A+ Bookmaker.eu A+ Sportsbetting.agA 5Dimes A Nitrogen A MyBookie B+ GTbetsB Ignition CasinoB- Topbet D+ Summer is almost here, as the month of May is just about in the books, and that dreaded “dead…
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…
Betting Preview of the 2018 British Open with Odds and Predictions
July 18, 2018 by Michael Wynn
While most of you in the United States will be getting ready to fall asleep on Wednesday night, I’ll be glued to my couch watching the first groups tee off. I’m talking about the start of the 147th Open Championship.…
2018 NFL Props: Which Head Coach Will Get Fired First?
July 16, 2018 by Noah Davis
In less than a full month, the 2018 NFL season will unofficially return. Training camps will open up, fans will be highlighting their week-one preseason games, and before you know it, the regular season will arrive. It’s probably all just…
What to Expect from the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby
July 16, 2018 by Michael Wynn
Get ready to buckle up, folks. Starting tonight at 8:00 pm EST, we’re going to see 8 men slug it out to see who will be crowned as the 2018 Home Run Derby champion. All you have to do is…
2018 NFC North Division Preview: Is Kirk Cousins an Upgrade over Case Keenum?
July 15, 2018 by Michael Wynn
It’s not often that a team goes 13-3 and doesn’t bring back the quarterback who got them there, but that’s exactly the case in Minnesota. Owner Zygi Wilf sure thinks Kirk Cousins is a significant upgrade over Case Keenum because…
Looking Ahead to the British Open at Carnoustie – Betting Odds and Possible Winners
July 14, 2018 by Michael Wynn
Are you ready for the Open Championship? This upcoming week marks the playing of the 147th Open Championship, and boy, are we in for a treat. I can’t promise you what the weather forecast will be, and I don’t have…
Five Potential Winners of the 2018 American League Pennant – MLB Analysis
July 13, 2018 by Michael Wynn
The MLB All-Star Game is around the corner. I have had plenty of time to try and figure out which teams are poised to make some noise come October. Here’s what I’ve gathered. The American League is bunched up at…
How to Tell If You’re About to Make a Mistake with Your Next Casino Bet
July 22, 2018 by Randy Ray
The gambling world is filled with different bets. You can play countless casino games and even find specific wagers within each game. This makes it difficult to know when you're placing a good or bad bet. Because of this, many…
Why You Should Gamble Like a Stoic and How to Do It
July 17, 2018 by Randy Ray
Stoicism was a popular line of philosophical thinking (and action) in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Much stoic thinking originated from thinkers like Zeno, Socrates, Heraclitus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Stoicism focuses on morality, and a stoic’s goal is…
Accurate Thinking Versus Wishful Thinking in Gambling
July 17, 2018 by Randy Ray
The premise of gambling is built upon the idea that you risk money in hopes of winning money. Many people believe that this activity is based on luck. They also think that you can get luck on your side by…
Playing Tips and Strategies to Win at 7 Card Stud 8 or Better
July 17, 2018 by Randy Ray
7 card stud 8 or better is also sometimes called 7 card stud high low (or hi-lo split). For most of this post, I’ll just call it “7 card stud 8.” The deal and betting action in these games are…
How to Play and Win Texas Hold’em Poker for Beginners
July 16, 2018 by Randy Ray
In the United States, Texas hold’em is the most popular game of poker available. You’ll see more money changing hands at the hold’em tables in a casino than almost anywhere else. And if you want to be the “best poker…
Playing Baccarat on the Internet for 2+ Days for Only a Hundred Bucks
July 16, 2018 by Randy Ray
Baccarat started out as a game for the wealthy and elite. In fact, it was once difficult to find baccarat games where you could play for less than $100 per hand. You can still find these "big" baccarat tables at…
Memorable Final Rounds on the PGA Tour – My Top Five
July 19, 2018 by Michael Wynn
This blog is going to be really fun for me to write. I hope it’s even more enjoyable for the golf fans like yourself who wind up reading it. I have been watching, playing, and following the game of golf…
Which NFL Records Could Be Broken in the 2018 Season?
July 18, 2018 by Noah Davis
The 2018 NFL season can’t come soon enough. My withdrawals are so bad that I am actually craving preseason play. There’s so much to be excited about, too. Andrew Luck, Carson Wentz, and Aaron Rodgers will be making healthy returns,…
Betting Preview of the 2018 British Open with Odds and Predictions
July 18, 2018 by Michael Wynn
While most of you in the United States will be getting ready to fall asleep on Wednesday night, I’ll be glued to my couch watching the first groups tee off. I’m talking about the start of the 147th Open Championship.…
2018 NFL Props: Which Head Coach Will Get Fired First?
July 16, 2018 by Noah Davis
In less than a full month, the 2018 NFL season will unofficially return. Training camps will open up, fans will be highlighting their week-one preseason games, and before you know it, the regular season will arrive. It’s probably all just…
A Lineup of the Top Eleven Players Who Haven’t Won the World Cup
July 16, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The FIFA World Cup is by far the most popular tournament in soccer, and there’s barely a player who doesn’t dream of lifting the trophy. And yet, this is not an easy task. For a start, the World Cup is…
What to Expect from the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby
July 16, 2018 by Michael Wynn
Get ready to buckle up, folks. Starting tonight at 8:00 pm EST, we’re going to see 8 men slug it out to see who will be crowned as the 2018 Home Run Derby champion. All you have to do is…
How to Tell If You’re About to Make a Mistake with Your Next Casino Bet
July 22, 2018 by Randy Ray
The gambling world is filled with different bets. You can play countless casino games and even find specific wagers within each game. This makes it difficult to know when you're placing a good or bad bet. Because of this, many…
Three Reasons I Love Playing Live Dealer Casino Games
July 22, 2018 by Beverly Greer
When I first started gambling, all of my experience was online. The closest casino is three hours away, so that wasn’t a convenient option. I had some friends who gambled, but they all lived far away, so we couldn’t have…
The Differences Between Video Roulette and Table Roulette
July 21, 2018 by Randy Ray
Roulette has definitely withstood the test of time. First introduced in Parisian casinos in 1796, this game has enjoyed a prominent place on casino floors for centuries. As with many other games, casinos are always looking for opportunities to expand…
The 12 Types of People I Meet in Casinos – Analyzing My Fellow Gamblers
July 20, 2018 by Daisy Williams
If you’re like me, it can be quite interesting to watch people. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing; everyone can be so incredibly different. You could be standing in line at a grocery store with four…
Three Reasons Blackjack Is the Best Casino Game for Beginners
July 20, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Seven years ago, I went to Las Vegas for the first time as an adult of legal gambling age. I wasn’t there long, and I was fresh out of college, so I certainly didn’t have a ton of extra money…
The Pros and Cons of Playing Live, Online, and Mobile Roulette
July 19, 2018 by Randy Ray
Some people lump all online roulette variations into one category. They consider internet roulette to be anything that's played through a smartphone, PC, or Mac. I don't have a problem with people classifying all this as online roulette. But I…
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…
The 2018 Epsom Derby – Full Betting Preview with Recommended Picks
May 31, 2018 by Brian Wade
Ask any American racehorse owner which race they’d most like to win, and there’s an excellent chance they’ll say it’s the Kentucky Derby. A few might go with the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and some might prefer the enormous prize money…
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,…
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 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…
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…
3 Reasons I Prefer to Use Cryptocurrency When I Gamble
May 28, 2018 by Beverly Greer
When I first heard of cryptocurrency back in 2010, I was skeptical. I was still recovering from the housing market crash in 2008, and I had just dealt with a malware scam that led to identity theft. Why on earth…
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…
Ideas for Entertainment Betting Markets – 8 Suggested Prop Bets
July 21, 2018 by Noah Davis
There is very little in the online betting arena that I enjoy more than seeing an attractive set of entertainment prop bets. The problem is that really good ones are unfortunately pretty rare finds. A rash of Game of Thrones…
Jake Gyllenhaal and 4 Other Actors Who Could Be the Best Joker Yet
July 19, 2018 by Noah Davis
Hollywood has struggled to get the Joker right since the death of Heath Ledger. Ledger’s iconic and award-winning rendition of the legendary comic book character was probably going to be brought back to close out Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but…
Game of Thrones Betting: Who Will Be the First to Die in Season 8?
June 29, 2018 by Noah Davis
I don’t know what it is about summertime, but for one reason or another, all of the top entertainment betting sites are pushing out Game of Thrones prop bets. Perhaps it’s just a slow time of year for novelty wagering,…
Previewing Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018 – Odds and My Picks
June 25, 2018 by Noah Davis
Some of the best competitive eaters will look to stuff their faces in the name of personal glory next month. The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest returns on July 4th, where legendary self-gorger Joey Chestnut will look to secure his…
Who Will Rule Westeros and Other Entertainment Prop Bets for June 2018
June 6, 2018 by Noah Davis
June is dark and full of entertainment prop bets. I know that isn’t how the iconic Game of Thrones line goes, but in the name of a brand new GoT prop bet being unleashed at Bovada, I couldn’t help myself.…
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…
Playing Real Money Poker on Your Phone and Why You Might Not Want To
July 20, 2018 by Randy Ray
While the boom days may have ended a decade back, online poker is still a big business that generates billions in betting worldwide. One reason behind the industry’s staying power is the rise of mobile apps that allow players to…
Why Poker Is the Quintessential American Game
July 18, 2018 by Randy Ray
Poker is not just the quintessential American game—it always has been America’s game. Poker has changed dramatically, especially over the last couple of decades, but you can view the changes in the game as a reflection of the changes in…
Playing Tips and Strategies to Win at 7 Card Stud 8 or Better
July 17, 2018 by Randy Ray
7 card stud 8 or better is also sometimes called 7 card stud high low (or hi-lo split). For most of this post, I’ll just call it “7 card stud 8.” The deal and betting action in these games are…
How to Play and Win Texas Hold’em Poker for Beginners
July 16, 2018 by Randy Ray
In the United States, Texas hold’em is the most popular game of poker available. You’ll see more money changing hands at the hold’em tables in a casino than almost anywhere else. And if you want to be the “best poker…
After Announcing Retirement from Poker, Doyle Brunson Places 6th in His Final WSOP Tournament
June 22, 2018 by Randy Ray
When it comes to swan songs, Doyle Brunson sure does know how to go out in style. Back in 2013, old “Texas Dolly” entered his last World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event - the most prestigious tournament in the…
Top Tips for Hosting a Successful Ladies Poker Night
June 18, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Women everywhere are continually crushing the patriarchy by doing all of the things that we have heard we can’t or shouldn’t do. Gambling is just one of the traditionally male pastimes that women are beginning to embrace. I personally think…
A Lineup of the Top Eleven Players Who Haven’t Won the World Cup
July 16, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The FIFA World Cup is by far the most popular tournament in soccer, and there’s barely a player who doesn’t dream of lifting the trophy. And yet, this is not an easy task. For a start, the World Cup is…
Player Transfers You Might’ve Missed During the FIFA World Cup
July 13, 2018 by Jerry Summer
When there’s a soccer World Cup, pretty much everyone is watching, and the attention of most fans is focused on this tournament. This is quite natural, as it’s the most prestigious trophy in the sport. Still, the world keeps spinning,…
World Cup 3rd-Place Playoff Preview – Betting Odds and Predictions for Belgium vs. England
July 12, 2018 by Jerry Summer
I must admit, I’ve always hated the 3rd-place playoffs in the soccer World Cup. When a nation has been so close to winning the tournament, playing that extra game makes little sense. Sure, it has probably made a difference to…
World Cup Final Preview – France vs. Croatia Betting Odds and Predictions
July 12, 2018 by Jerry Summer
The soccer World Cup is almost over now, but the most important game of the tournament is yet to be played. France will meet Croatia in the final, and I would say that both teams deserve to be here. I…
How the 2018 FIFA World Cup Has Proven That Target Men Are Back
July 10, 2018 by Jerry Summer
It’s fascinating to watch how soccer evolves over the years. There are constantly new tactical changes that impact the game and define whole decades. What’s even better is that no matter what innovation is born, eventually, a way to counter…
Croatia vs. England Preview – Betting Odds, Analysis, and Picks
July 9, 2018 by Jerry Summer
Not many expected that Croatia and England would reach the last 4 and have a real chance to win the soccer World Cup. And yet, the two teams will face each other for a place in the final. Both nations…