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Which Second-Year Players in the NFL Could Take a Big Jump in 2019?
May 20, 2019 by Michael Wynn
The 2018 NFL rookie class was filled with studs left and right. Saquon Barkley took home the Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, although Baker Mayfield made an equally strong case after taking the Browns from 0 to 7 wins.…
Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 – Full Betting Preview
May 20, 2019 by Adam Haynes
Like most other UFC fans, the first thing that came to my mind when Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone was announced was, “Wow, this is going to be a war.” Once the initial excitement had sunk in, my next thought…
Examining Overwatch’s Most Powerful Team Composition – Can Anything Dethrone GOATS?
May 20, 2019 by Jory Hollander
The GOATS meta is on the forefront of everyone’s minds after the OWL Season 2 Stage 2 Grand Final between the San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans. Both teams utilized a GOATS lineup to perfection and dominated their respective Stage…
EFL Championship Play-Off Final Betting Preview – Aston Villa vs. Derby
May 20, 2019 by Dan Roberts
It is regarded by many to be the richest game in soccer, and for the teams involved, it can be the difference between the untold wealth of the English Premier League or another season grinding out results in an effort…
Indy 500 Sleepers That Could Shock and Win it All
May 20, 2019 by Noah Davis
The 103rd installment of the Indy 500 is almost here, as the top drivers in the world prepare to touch down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and compete for the Borg-Warner Trophy. Arguably the biggest race in motor sports, the…
Breaking Bad and Other TV Series That Ended Things Perfectly
May 19, 2019 by Noah Davis
Few things beat a great ending. Few things get a great ending. Particularly in movies or television, it doesn’t necessarily matter what types of acting performances were put on the screen or the plot that got us to the final…
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith Betting Preview
May 18, 2019 by Adam Haynes
Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith are two of the best light heavyweights on the face of the earth. The only problem with being a standout in the light heavyweight division is that the man currently holding the strap is arguably…
Betting on Klay Thompson – Which NBA Team Will Sign Him?
May 18, 2019 by Michael Wynn
Rumors were already swirling surrounding Kevin Durant’s imminent departure at the end of the season. In the wake of KD’s injury, combined with the recent surge from the Warriors team, that’s all but a done deal at this point. Frankly,…
10 Best Places to Buy Gifts for Gamblers
May 18, 2019 by J.W. Paine
Everyone knows a gambler. Whether it’s Grandma and her weekly lottery ticket or the high roller in sunglasses and hoodies (what are they hiding?) at the poker tables, gamblers have a unique outlook on life, and those who love them…
Betting on Which NBA Team Will Sign Kawhi Leonard – Odds and Prediction
May 17, 2019 by Michael Wynn
Would a championship ring be enough? How about an appearance in the NBA Finals? What is it that the Toronto Raptors need to do to convince Kawhi Leonard to sign a long-term deal and continue playing north of the border?…
10 Best Places to Buy Gifts for Gamblers
May 18, 2019 by J.W. Paine
Everyone knows a gambler. Whether it’s Grandma and her weekly lottery ticket or the high roller in sunglasses and hoodies (what are they hiding?) at the poker tables, gamblers have a unique outlook on life, and those who love them…
Gambling With Bitcoin at Bovada – Big Bonuses and Best Wallets to Use
May 16, 2019 by Jerry Summer
The strict online gambling regulations in the USA make the life of local players tough. Fortunately, there are some gambling sites on the internet that are safe and accept US customers. One of the best of them is Bovada. Among…
10 Amazing Places to Eat in Atlantic City That Won’t Break the Bank
April 11, 2019 by Randy Ray
If there’s one thing I love more than gambling in Atlantic City, it’s having a great meal. I’ve been to Atlantic City many times. My first trip there was in 1988. I went to the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall…
Top 10 Basic Facts About Internet Gambling Everyone Should Know
March 24, 2019 by Randy Ray
Online gambling is hardly new. The first online casino launched in 1996, over two decades ago. But I still run into people who are interested in gambling online but don’t know the first thing about it. I had a conversation…
Countries You’ve Never Heard of That Offer Online Gambling Licenses
March 19, 2019 by J.W. Paine
If you’re an online gambling aficionado (and why would you be reading this if you weren’t?), you’re already aware that many small nations offer online gambling licenses to boost their respective coffers. You know, for instance, that Malta and Gibraltar…
How Private is Your Online Gambling Activity?
March 9, 2019 by J.W. Paine
Everyone wants to believe their internet activities are private. This is especially true when it comes to online gambling. No-one wants their online gambling activity tracked by third parties. And they definitely don’t want their banking details and other personal…
Gambling Industry News Digest for May 4 – May 10, 2019
May 14, 2019 by J.W. Paine
Sports betting mania continues apace this week with the governors of Montana and Indiana making sports wagering in their respective states legal, while Fox Sports goes long on online sports betting with the purchase of a 25-year piece of The…
Gambling Industry News Digest for April 27 – May 3, 2019
May 6, 2019 by J.W. Paine
This week’s news has drawn a mixed haul of sports betting imbroglios in distant lands like Tennessee and Texas. In the meantime, Kenya and Italy compete to see which nation can more effectively ban all gambling-related advertising. Elsewhere, some post-grads…
Gambling Industry News Digest for April 20 – April 26, 2019
April 29, 2019 by J.W. Paine
The news this week is full of states eager to cash in on sports betting, both online and off. Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, and Illinois all have bills slouching toward their respective governor’s approval pens. Additionally, Indiana and Illinois are very…
Gambling Industry News Digest for April 13 – April 19, 2019
April 22, 2019 by J.W. Paine
The biggest news this week is either Tiger winning the Masters, the guy who bet $85,000 on Tiger at 14-to-1 and consequently won better than $1 million, or Pennsylvania announcing the date it will permit online casinos to operate within…
Reviewing the Cryptocurrency Market – March 2019 Report
April 17, 2019 by Monica Barker
It’s a little late this month, but welcome to the second month in a row that we can report overall positive news for the cryptocurrency market! The last year or so has been rough for cryptocurrency users, and it was…
Gambling Sites News Digest for April 6 – April 12, 2019
April 15, 2019 by J.W. Paine
The Swedes feature prominently in this week’s gambling news, while the UK uses software to uncover gambling advertisements that might (according to the software) be viewed by minors. Despite multiple examples to the contrary, Montana and Ohio are both seeking…
Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 – Full Betting Preview
May 20, 2019 by Adam Haynes
Like most other UFC fans, the first thing that came to my mind when Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone was announced was, “Wow, this is going to be a war.” Once the initial excitement had sunk in, my next thought…
EFL Championship Play-Off Final Betting Preview – Aston Villa vs. Derby
May 20, 2019 by Dan Roberts
It is regarded by many to be the richest game in soccer, and for the teams involved, it can be the difference between the untold wealth of the English Premier League or another season grinding out results in an effort…
Indy 500 Sleepers That Could Shock and Win it All
May 20, 2019 by Noah Davis
The 103rd installment of the Indy 500 is almost here, as the top drivers in the world prepare to touch down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and compete for the Borg-Warner Trophy. Arguably the biggest race in motor sports, the…
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith Betting Preview
May 18, 2019 by Adam Haynes
Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith are two of the best light heavyweights on the face of the earth. The only problem with being a standout in the light heavyweight division is that the man currently holding the strap is arguably…
Betting on Klay Thompson – Which NBA Team Will Sign Him?
May 18, 2019 by Michael Wynn
Rumors were already swirling surrounding Kevin Durant’s imminent departure at the end of the season. In the wake of KD’s injury, combined with the recent surge from the Warriors team, that’s all but a done deal at this point. Frankly,…
Betting on Which NBA Team Will Sign Kawhi Leonard – Odds and Prediction
May 17, 2019 by Michael Wynn
Would a championship ring be enough? How about an appearance in the NBA Finals? What is it that the Toronto Raptors need to do to convince Kawhi Leonard to sign a long-term deal and continue playing north of the border?…
NBA Finals Betting – Should You Ever Wager on Big Underdogs?
May 12, 2019 by Noah Davis
Every year, the NBA appears to be mapped out to a point where most fans, experts, and bettors agree on who will win the NBA Finals. If that isn’t always the case, there are definitely a handful of teams expected…
Analyzing 4 Different Slots Advantage Play Methods
May 11, 2019 by Randy Ray
Slots are one of the most random games in the casino. You select your bet size, spin the reels, and hope that luck is on your side. Slot machines are great for trying to win huge payouts in an instant.…
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Cash Out Feature in Sports Betting
May 8, 2019 by Jerry Summer
I don’t really remember which online bookmaker introduced the cash out feature first, but it was a monumental success. A ton of people loved it instantly, and nowadays, almost every single sportsbook online offers cash out. While I understand why…
How Studying the NFL Schedule Can Help With Football Betting
April 29, 2019 by Noah Davis
The yearly NFL schedule release promises two things: the NFC and AFC rotate which division they’ll face from the opposite side, and sports bettors have a chance to cash in. That’s probably the case in any sport, but the league…
Betting on the NFL Draft – 6 Tips to Help You Win Money
April 23, 2019 by Noah Davis
The New England Patriots spent quite a bit of time dominating the NFL. Be that as it may, the other 31 teams have actually done a fantastic job of creating parity in a league that often feels top-heavy. The constant…
What Gary Vaynerchuk Can Teach You About Advantage Gambling
April 13, 2019 by Randy Ray
When you need gambling advice, odds are that you look towards the pros. These are the players who have all the experience in beating a game and winning profits. For example, Randy “nanonoko” Lew is a good person to watch…
Which Second-Year Players in the NFL Could Take a Big Jump in 2019?
May 20, 2019 by Michael Wynn
The 2018 NFL rookie class was filled with studs left and right. Saquon Barkley took home the Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, although Baker Mayfield made an equally strong case after taking the Browns from 0 to 7 wins.…
Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 – Full Betting Preview
May 20, 2019 by Adam Haynes
Like most other UFC fans, the first thing that came to my mind when Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone was announced was, “Wow, this is going to be a war.” Once the initial excitement had sunk in, my next thought…
EFL Championship Play-Off Final Betting Preview – Aston Villa vs. Derby
May 20, 2019 by Dan Roberts
It is regarded by many to be the richest game in soccer, and for the teams involved, it can be the difference between the untold wealth of the English Premier League or another season grinding out results in an effort…
Indy 500 Sleepers That Could Shock and Win it All
May 20, 2019 by Noah Davis
The 103rd installment of the Indy 500 is almost here, as the top drivers in the world prepare to touch down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and compete for the Borg-Warner Trophy. Arguably the biggest race in motor sports, the…
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith Betting Preview
May 18, 2019 by Adam Haynes
Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith are two of the best light heavyweights on the face of the earth. The only problem with being a standout in the light heavyweight division is that the man currently holding the strap is arguably…
Betting on Klay Thompson – Which NBA Team Will Sign Him?
May 18, 2019 by Michael Wynn
Rumors were already swirling surrounding Kevin Durant’s imminent departure at the end of the season. In the wake of KD’s injury, combined with the recent surge from the Warriors team, that’s all but a done deal at this point. Frankly,…
5 Best PayPal Casinos for Playing Online Slots
May 15, 2019 by Jerry Summer
Slots are by far the most popular casino games. It’s not even up for debate. The huge variety of options and the opportunity to win a life-changing jackpot with a single spin are just two reasons why tons of gamblers…
Analyzing 4 Different Slots Advantage Play Methods
May 11, 2019 by Randy Ray
Slots are one of the most random games in the casino. You select your bet size, spin the reels, and hope that luck is on your side. Slot machines are great for trying to win huge payouts in an instant.…
5 Best Free Slots Apps – Where to Play Slot Games for Free
May 4, 2019 by J.W. Paine
I know what you’re thinking. “Why should I have to risk my own money to enjoy playing slot machines on my laptop, iPad, or mobile device?” And don’t pretend that wasn’t what you were thinking. I’m psychic. Well, the answer…
5 Best Cruise Ship Casinos
May 1, 2019 by J.W. Paine
There are literally hundreds of cruise ships with casinos on board. Some of these have “casinos” (consisting primarily of a couple of video poker machines, a blackjack table, and a three-stool bar with a wide screen television playing sporting events…
The Best Casino-Resort Golf Courses
April 19, 2019 by J.W. Paine
Frustrating, exhilarating, infuriating, stimulating — what is it about hitting a little ball with a stick for several hours that attracts such powerful conflicting emotions? Why do so many people nod in appreciation whenever someone announces the (probably) apocryphal quote:…
The Short Rise and Long Fall of Smartwatch Casino Software
April 14, 2019 by Jesse Eddleman
In 2015, there was a big push by Microgaming for the creation of smartwatch slots. Some of the casino software developer’s most popular titles of all time were converted over and formatted for the tiny screens of these devices. However,…
Fun Prop Bets for the 2019 Preakness Stakes
May 16, 2019 by Noah Davis
The 2019 Preakness Stakes will go down as a historical event in horse racing history. It’s not the first time a Kentucky Derby winner won’t vie for the Triple Crown sweep, but it’s a serious rarity. That last happened in…
2019 Preakness Stakes Sleepers
May 14, 2019 by Noah Davis
This year’s Preakness Stakes will be of the historic variety. For the first time since 1996, the horse responsible for winning the Kentucky Derby won’t participate. Country House took said honors back on May 4th, albeit in a controversial manner…
Early Betting Preview of the 2019 Epsom Derby
May 9, 2019 by Dan Roberts
There are only a few weeks to go before the grand occasion of the 2019 Epsom Derby Stakes. With the first leg of the legendary Triple Crown resulting in Magna Grecia winning the 2000 Guineas Stakes at the weekend, the…
2019 Kentucky Derby Sleepers
May 2, 2019 by Gary Garry
The wait is over, and the 2019 Kentucky Derby is just a few days away. There will be plenty of extravagant hats, mint juleps, and teary eyes when “My Old Kentucky Home” is blared through the public address system. This…
Separating the Contenders From the Pretenders for the 2019 Kentucky Derby
April 26, 2019 by Gary Garry
If you’re looking for well-researched Kentucky Derby predictions for 2019, you are in the right place. I have watched all the prep races, and there are definitely some significant talent gaps between the contenders and the pretenders. An equine athlete…
Analyzing the Early 2019 Kentucky Derby Odds
April 25, 2019 by Gary Garry
The 145th Kentucky Derby will be run on May 4th at Churchill Downs in Louisville. This year, no one horse appears to stand head and shoulders above the rest. As a result, bettors will have opportunities to take down some…
Examining Overwatch’s Most Powerful Team Composition – Can Anything Dethrone GOATS?
May 20, 2019 by Jory Hollander
The GOATS meta is on the forefront of everyone’s minds after the OWL Season 2 Stage 2 Grand Final between the San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans. Both teams utilized a GOATS lineup to perfection and dominated their respective Stage…
Betting Picks for DreamHack Open Tours 2019
May 14, 2019 by Kenneth Williams
DreamHack is one of the most revered and respected names in Counter-Strike, so it’s no surprise to see them hosting events all over the world. Hosting tournaments in France might be a trend in esports, considering that DreamHack Open Tours…
The Newest Esports Circuit Is Run By… NASCAR?
May 13, 2019 by Kenneth Williams
Certain games don’t become esports because their developers poured money into the scene or built the game for spectated competition. Many games become esports entirely by accident. It could be the game’s hidden depth, dedicated community, or overwhelming popularity. In…
Rocket League Has Been Purchased by Epic Games – What Happens Now?
May 8, 2019 by Kenneth Williams
Epic Games has been making waves ever since they announced their plans to dethrone Valve as the premier online games store. Tons of anticipated titles like Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds will be released exclusively on the Epic Games…
OWL Stage 2 Playoffs Betting Preview – Excitement as Teams Compete for $500,000
May 7, 2019 by Jory Hollander
Week 5 of the Overwatch League’s Stage 2 was filled with some of the best matches we have seen so far this season. Playoff implications were on the line for many teams hovering around the eight-team cutoff line, and the…
Magic: The Gathering Has a Cheating Problem
May 6, 2019 by Kenneth Williams
Developer Wizards of the Coast is making an absolutely huge push for esports with their latest online client. MTG Arena has become incredibly popular among both competitive grinders and casuals alike. Giant tournaments even pull top players from the Arena…
Reviewing the Cryptocurrency Market – March 2019 Report
April 17, 2019 by Monica Barker
It’s a little late this month, but welcome to the second month in a row that we can report overall positive news for the cryptocurrency market! The last year or so has been rough for cryptocurrency users, and it was…
Cryptocurrency Market Update for February 2019 – Currency Prices and Big News Stories
March 13, 2019 by Monica Barker
In the very small amount of historical information that we have for the cryptocurrency market, we can see that February has been an overall positive month in the past. Experts and buyers alike were wondering if February 2019 would line…
Cryptocurrency Update for January 2019 – Latest Values and Major News
February 4, 2019 by Monica Barker
Happy 2019! After an absolutely dismal 2018, we’re excited to lay out the market’s performance within the very first month of this year. It wasn’t dramatically negative or positive, which we consider a great start to the year. Though many…
Cryptocurrency Market Report for December 2018 – Currency Analysis and Major News Stories
January 7, 2019 by Monica Barker
Well, 2018 was certainly a terrible year for the cryptocurrency market. December’s performance was par for the course, but it did fare a little bit better this month than it has in the past few months. With that being said,…
Bitcoin and the Crypto Crash – Cryptocurrency Market Report for November 2018
December 6, 2018 by Monica Barker
A third of the cryptocurrency market was decimated throughout the month of November, and many major and popular coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum suffered greatly. It seems like that market has been in a steady decline since March and took…
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…
Breaking Bad and Other TV Series That Ended Things Perfectly
May 19, 2019 by Noah Davis
Few things beat a great ending. Few things get a great ending. Particularly in movies or television, it doesn’t necessarily matter what types of acting performances were put on the screen or the plot that got us to the final…
Predictions for The Voice Season 16 Finale
May 17, 2019 by Noah Davis
The Voice season 16 is following right behind American Idol. Shortly after season 17 of American Idol is in the books, Blake Shelton and the other coaches will turn their chairs one last time to crown yet another winner for…
Betting on American Idol Season 17 – Odds and Predictions for Live Finale
May 16, 2019 by Noah Davis
I was wrong when I predicted the American Idol season 17 winner the first time around. Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon certainly got robbed by being eliminated far too early, but he also quite clearly won’t be the winner. Fortunately, I took…
Final Betting Chances Ahead of the Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale
May 15, 2019 by Noah Davis
It’s at least arguable that the final season of Game of Thrones hasn’t gone quite as fans had hoped. There are debates over how some storylines felt rushed and how a few characters’ arcs completely changed. I’d agree with the…
Box Office Betting – Which Blockbuster Movie Will Bring in the Most Money?
May 15, 2019 by Noah Davis
It’s about to be an amazing time at the movies. That’s saying something, too, as Avengers: Endgame took over our lives in late April, and everyone is gearing up for a third, heart-pounding installment of John Wick. If that’s not…
American Idol Betting Update – Odds and Pick for the Top 5
May 10, 2019 by Noah Davis
The Top 4 for season 17 of American Idol is officially set, and color me floored. It’s technically the Top 5, as those voting at home made sure Alejandro Aranda, Madison VanDenburg, Laine Hardy, and Wade Cota were safe. The…
9 Politicians Who Would Make Great Poker Players
March 22, 2019 by J.W. Paine
Carl von Clausewitz, as every gambler knows (go with me on this one), famously said: “War is the continuation of politics by other means.” Among his lesser-known aphorisms (lesser-known because he never said this) is this gem: “Who dares, wins.”…
Seven Common Texas Hold’em Leaks and How to Fix Them
February 2, 2019 by Randy Ray
If you’re like most Texas hold’em players, you probably have leaks you don’t even know about. In case you’re not familiar with the term in relation to poker, a leak is a flaw in how you play the game that…
Why You Suck at Texas Hold’em and What to Do About It
January 3, 2019 by Randy Ray
Let’s face facts – poker players today face an increasingly uphill climb toward profitability. The fabled days of the “Poker Boom” are long gone, and with them, the legions of fish who frequented Texas hold’em tables from coast to coast.…
How Much Should You Buy in for at the Texas Hold’em Tables?
December 26, 2018 by Randy Ray
I read a short column by Willy Neuman in Ante Up magazine recently about buy-ins at the Texas hold’em table. In it, he pointed out that your buy-ins at the Texas hold’em tables are important, and everyone knows how important…
Five Steps to Designing a New Poker Variant
December 24, 2018 by Randy Ray
Doyle Brunson once declared no-limit Texas hold’em to be the “Cadillac of Poker,” and that metaphor still holds up today. The game of choice for millions of recreational poker players worldwide, no-limit Texas hold’em offers the perfect blend of simplicity…
Poker Math for Players Who Are Bad at Math (And Maybe Even Bad at Poker)
December 22, 2018 by Randy Ray
I’ve been playing poker for close to 40 years. In that time, I’ve learned that the thing that scares more poker players than anything else isn’t facing one of the best players in the world or losing on a bad…