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Richest soccer players ever
Celebrities & Poker Pros

The World’s Top 10 Richest Soccer Players

Love them or loath them, there’s no getting away from the fact that the best soccer players are paid astronomical sums. Add sponsorship deals to the mix and you’ve got players sitting on fortunes worth tens of millions, or even more. Take a look below to...

September 22, 2021 4 min read


fake scam
Insider Insights Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Bogus Scams

Not every scam I hear about is as real or widespread as you might think. I regularly receive panicked warnings...
September 26, 2021 5 min read
WSOP good or bad for poker

Is The WSOP Good Or Bad For Poker?

The World Series of Poker, or the WSOP for short, is the biggest and best-known poker competition that gathers people...
September 24, 2021 7 min read
Scene from con men by R Paul Wilson
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: The Truth About His Feature Film “Con Men”

Sometime in 2015, I found myself in Samy’s Camera store in Los Angeles about to buy an expensive camera to...
September 13, 2021 5 min read
Surrender in blackjack
Strategy Tips & Tricks

Surrender In Blackjack: Everything You Need To Know To Take Advantage

The proper use of either early or late surrender in blackjack can dramatically cut the house advantage over skilled players....
September 9, 2021 4 min read
Scene from Casino

7 Completely True Events The Movie Casino Is Based On

The 1995 movie Casino - directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone - was based...
September 7, 2021 3 min read
Super 7 blackjack

Blackjack Strategy: Counting The Super 7 Side Bet

Back in the early 90s, when I was convinced I was going to be the next Ed Thorpe or Kenny...
September 5, 2021 3 min read
Casino dealer dealing cards and chips
Guides Tips & Tricks

The Ultimate Guide To Tipping Etiquette In American Casinos

Tipping in American casinos has always been a bit complicated. Casinos outsource payroll to the customer and so, from the...
September 3, 2021 7 min read
Sports fans
Infographics Sports

The Changing Cost Of Being A Sports Fan

Heading to watch your favorite sports team used to be a relatively cheap day out for the family, but these...
September 2, 2021 5 min read
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Social Casinos vs. Online Casinos: Which Is Better?

If you’re new to the world of gambling, you might be a little confused. On one side, you’ve got real...
August 31, 2021 3 min read
Call centre scams
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Call Centre Cons

I’ve studied and executed almost every kind of scam you can imagine. For The Real Hustle, the goal was always...
August 29, 2021 4 min read
NHL referees talking

How Much Do NHL Referees Make?

NHL officials are not popular among fans, but they can laugh all the way to the bank. Refs endure taunts,...
August 27, 2021 2 min read
Man trying to bluff in poker
Guides How-To

The 6 Most Common Poker Tells You Need To Know About

Bluffing is an essential part of poker. You need to know how to bluff as well as how to spot...
August 25, 2021 8 min read
Philip Rivers' Family.

How Many Kids Has Philip Rivers Got?

Philip Rivers’ children are known for being so many that in November 2019, the bookies were offering odds on his...
August 23, 2021 2 min read
Worst NHL free agent signings
Sports Top 10s

The 10 Worst Free Agent Contracts Of The Salary-Cap Era

Free agency is rarely a good place to spend money as an NHL general manager. Teams typically have to overpay...
August 21, 2021 4 min read
Tony G by the sea
Celebrities & Poker Pros Poker

What Do Poker Players Do When They Retire?

Professional poker players might enjoy what many of us consider to be a privileged working life, but just like in...
August 19, 2021 7 min read