Tips & Tricks

Pick up tips and tricks to help you get an advantage over the casino. Read all about what bets to place, how to understand odds and how to make the most of freebies. They say the house always wins but we’ll teach you how to steal its carpets while no one’s looking.

Titanic Thompson
Celebrities & Poker Pros

R. Paul Wilson On: The Unsinkable Con Artist

Titanic Thompson is one of the most fascinating characters in hustler history. Despite his reputation, Thompson was not what I would call a con artist. Instead, he was a gambler with a knack for manipulating both the odds and his fellow gamblers. He was the definition...

July 6, 2020 5 min read --- 23200
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How-To

How To Cheat Scratch Cards With The Singleton Method

Scratchcards are played by millions of people every day, with only a lucky few who strike gold and walk away an instant millionaire. But are they really “lucky”? What if there was a way to improve your chances of winning, or cheat the system? Well, one...

July 1, 2020 4 min read --- 23196
Champagne
Gambling Destinations

How To Get The Most Out Of Casino Comps

Casino comps take your experience to the next level. The ‘comp’ stands for ‘complimentary’, and in the world of casinos...
June 24, 2020 8 min read
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Celebrities & Poker Pros

R. Paul Wilson On: When The Best Hustler Of All Time’s Scam Backfired

Con games, scams and carefully prepared proposition bets don’t always go to plan. For legendary hustler Titanic Thompson, one of...
June 22, 2020 5 min read
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Industry

US Election Betting Odds 2020: Recommended Bets

Trump’s Toxicity Means Republicans Could Be Swept Away By Another Blue Wave Recommended Bets: Back Republicans to win fewer than...
June 18, 2020 4 min read
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Guides

Top Tips To Improve Your Chances Of Winning Scratch Cards

Scratch cards are a fun way to try and earn some quick cash without having to drop too much on...
June 16, 2020 4 min read
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Poker

R. Paul Wilson On: Faking A Heart Attack To Cheat In Poker

Editor’s Note: Find out how R. Paul Wilson faked a heart attack and conned a group of experienced poker players...
June 9, 2020 5 min read
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Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: How Not To Cheat – The Curse of Perfect Luck

Imagine you could somehow know what every player at the table has, perhaps even what cards are about to be...
May 25, 2020 5 min read
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Why You Should Read “The Expert at the Card Table”

In this article, I’d like to introduce you to a book many might find interesting and, in some parts, informative...
April 29, 2020 7 min read
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Guides

R. Paul Wilson On: A Beautiful Move in Poker

Editor’s Note: This week, R. Paul Wilson shares a story about when he took an extremely risky move during a...
April 13, 2020 6 min read
Guides

R. Paul Wilson On: How Hustlers Get You With Lies

It's not easy to convince someone of something that's completely untrue. That said, it can be quite simple to distort...
March 30, 2020 4 min read
Guides

R. Paul Wilson On: The Razzle Dazzle Con Game

During 11 seasons of The Real Hustle, the BBC discouraged us from appearing openly enthusiastic about the con games we...
March 17, 2020 5 min read
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Credit Card Scams (4/4)

Over the past three articles, I’ve tried to outline the types of credit card scams that anyone might encounter. They...
March 2, 2020 5 min read
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Credit Card Scams (3/4)

We’ve already taken a tour of secret skimming, bogus ATMs, Lebanese loops, digital pickpockets and PIN thieves. In this third...
February 17, 2020 4 min read
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Credit Card Scams (2/4)

Editor’s Note: Although the UK is cracking down on credit card use in gambling, our UK-based readers will still benefit...
February 5, 2020 5 min read
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Credit Card Scams

Editor’s Note: This is the first article of R. Paul Wilson’s four-part series on the biggest credit card scams and...
January 22, 2020 5 min read
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Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Why Slots are a Game of Cat and Mouse for Cheaters and The House

I am often asked what games are impossible to cheat. Truthfully, it’s a difficult question to answer since, in my...
January 6, 2020 5 min read
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Poker

10 Common Texas Hold’em Poker Mistakes to Avoid

There is no such thing as playing perfect poker. No matter how good you get, there is always room for...
December 22, 2019 7 min read
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Art of a Great Pitch

I'm a sucker for a good pitch. In my late teens, I toured the UK pitching Svengali playing cards, a...
December 9, 2019 4 min read
How-To

Expert Tips: How To Bet On The UK General Election 2019

Editor’s Note: Political betting expert, Paul Krishnamurty, recommends putting your money on seat total and constituency markets if you’re looking...
November 29, 2019 4 min read
Guides

R. Paul Wilson On: The Real Secret of Three Card Monte Trick

You may have seen it played on the street or in a bar with three bent playing cards, leather disks...
November 27, 2019 6 min read
Poker

Pocket Pairs in Poker: What They Are & How to Play Them

In the range of all starting hands in Hold’em, pocket pairs are probably the most exciting group to look at....
November 18, 2019 8 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

R. Paul Wilson On: The Greatest Con Artist of All Time

Editor's Note: In this article, R. Paul Wilson talks about one of the biggest con men of all time: the...
November 11, 2019 5 min read
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Put and Take Scam

Editor’s Note: In this article, our scams and cheating expert explains how to trick someone in the classic game of...
October 30, 2019 5 min read
Hacks

R. Paul Wilson On: Cheating With a Cold Deck

Editor’s Note: In this article, R. Paul Wilson discusses using a cold deck, or rather a deck of cards that...
October 14, 2019 6 min read
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Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Advantage Play

Editor’s note: In this article, R. Paul Wilson explains two advantage play techniques: how to track shuffles and locate aces...
September 23, 2019 6 min read
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Guides

R. Paul Wilson On: Pick Pockets’ Tricks

I recently gave a few words of caution on how to avoid becoming a prime target to common criminals in...
August 26, 2019 6 min read
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Guides

R. Paul Wilson On: How to Manage Your Cash Before and After a Game

If you’re gambling in a live casino or cardroom, the chances are good you’re going to be carrying large amounts...
August 12, 2019 5 min read
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Hacks

R. Paul Wilson On: False Card Deals

Editor's note: In this article, R. Paul Wilson explains some card cheating techniques by breaking down the three main categories...
July 29, 2019 5 min read
Blackjack board
Guides

R. Paul Wilson On: Card Counting Basics

A few words on Counting cards for complete beginners. A quick search of any gambling publisher’s catalogue will reveal an...
July 1, 2019 5 min read
Men playing a game of poker, 19th Century
Poker

R. Paul Wilson On: “The Tip” – A Classic Poker Confidence Game

“The class of swindlers engaged in this line…are much more dangerous, for in addition to robbing their victims of their...
June 17, 2019 6 min read
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Learn to Shuffle, or Get Caught Out

R. Paul Wilson is an expert on cons, scams and the art of deception. Former writer/presenter of “The Real Hustle”,...
June 3, 2019 5 min read
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Industry

Which Lotteries Have the Best Odds?

While the largest lottery jackpots often attract the most entries, they often have the longest odds. But with numbers this...
May 4, 2019 3 min read
Insider Insights

Top 10 Insider Casino Tips Leaked on Reddit

From which games to avoid to which bets are best, you can always trust the casino dealers and other staff...
February 24, 2019 3 min read
Blackjack table
Guides

When Should You Surrender in Blackjack?

Far too many people seem to take Winston Churchill's stirring speech to heart when it comes to blackjack, with a...
February 9, 2019 4 min read
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Guides

Brexit Chaos Means Countless Betting Opportunities

In 2016, then UK Prime Minister David Cameron called an extraordinary referendum on the country leaving the European Union -...
January 21, 2019 4 min read
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Guides

Does Buying Multiple Lottery Tickets Increase Your Odds of Winning?

Thanks to the massive prizes available and delays between buying tickets and the actual draw for a winner, the lottery...
January 8, 2019 3 min read
Champagne
Gambling Destinations

How to Enjoy All the High Roller Benefits

Whether you visit Las Vegas or you play at your local casino, nothing quite compares to feeling like a VIP....
November 21, 2018 4 min read
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Sports

You Don’t Need to Know About Sport to Make Money Off These Athletes

Competition is built into who we are as humans, and nothing quite compares to watching athletes compete at the highest...
October 20, 2018 4 min read
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Guides

The Most Frequently Asked Casino Questions

What gambling questions have you always wanted to ask? Well no need to be shy, in fact no need to...
September 6, 2017 4 min read