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.

Arb betting
Sports, Strategy, Tips & Tricks

Everything You Need To Know About Arbitrage Betting

Arbitrage betting, or ‘arbing’ for short, is something you may have heard mentioned in the gambling industry. Here, you can learn all about arb betting, what it is, how it works, whether it’s legal or not and the risks involved. What Is Arb Betting? Arbing is...

April 17, 2021 6 min read
Gamblers at the casino
Guides, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How To Be A Better Gambler

There’s an inherent danger in entering into any proposition without being properly informed or prepared in advance. When plunged into unfamiliar circumstances, we have a natural tendency to learn quickly; making decisions or coming to conclusions based on available information and personal experience. So it is...

April 11, 2021 4 min read
GGPoker's Rush & Cash
Poker, Tips & Tricks

How To Get The Most Out Of GGPoker’s Cash Drops Feature

In recent years, online poker rooms have been looking for ways to make the game more entertaining and appealing to...
April 7, 2021 5 min read
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Informed Influence

Information is the main currency of the 21st century whether it is collected openly, shared freely, stolen or secretly inserted....
March 30, 2021 5 min read
marked cards
Guides, Poker, Tips & Tricks

Top 7 Ways To Avoid Getting Cheated With Marked Cards

The days of the Wild, Wild West are long gone now. Today if you feel like playing poker, you can...
March 26, 2021 5 min read
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Fortune Teller’s Egg Scam

Over 11 seasons and three specials of The Real Hustle television show, there were a few con games that made...
March 18, 2021 5 min read
Classic black wallet on a pink background.
Guides, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Purse Swindle

One of the great pleasures of filming The Real Hustle for 11 seasons was that it gave me the chance...
March 11, 2021 5 min read
Soapy Smith
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Secret Of Soapy Smith

The name Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith is well known amongst magicians, Old West historians and cheating aficionados. Soapy evolved from...
February 27, 2021 4 min read
Person getting money out of wallet
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Reworking Old Con Games

Con games evolve over time and can be adapted to new circumstances, cultural shifts or technology. In this article, I’m...
February 13, 2021 5 min read
Montage of politicians
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

Top Politics Betting Markets To Follow Around The World In 2021

2020 broke all records for political betting. Turnover on the race for next US president rose eightfold, on what was...
February 9, 2021 3 min read
PKOs
Poker, Tips & Tricks

PKOs: The Pros, Cons, And Best Strategies To Gain An Advantage

Progressive knockout tournaments, or PKOs as they are often referred to, have become quite popular in recent years. Expanding on...
January 21, 2021 8 min read
Roulette wheel with security camera
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How To Cheat At Roulette With Past Posting

When I first met crooked-gambling expert Darwin Ortiz at a lecture for magicians in Glasgow, I was eager to pick...
January 18, 2021 4 min read
Lottery numbers
How-To, Tips & Tricks

8 Different Ways To Choose Lottery Numbers

When it comes to choosing lottery numbers, everyone has their own preferred method. Some like to analyze past draws to...
January 16, 2021 5 min read
Monaco Harbor
Guides, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: A Sneaky Prop Bet In Monte Carlo

Formula one weekend in Monte Carlo is a strange place with barriers, road closures and ugly billboards scattered around a...
January 4, 2021 5 min read
Group of happy friends drinking and toasting beer
Guides, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: 2 Bar Bets Guaranteed To Win You Free Drinks

It only seems fair that readers of this blog deserve a few free drinks. In this article, I’m going to...
December 21, 2020 5 min read
Graphs representing the stock market crash caused by the Coronavirus
Guides, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Data – What Matters Most?

In any situation or human interaction, information flows between participants depending on what is deliberately being conveyed or observed. Some...
December 7, 2020 4 min read
Two Dollar Tip Left For Bartender
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: An Old School Con Game

This is a favourite old-time con trick that was described in The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields and was performed...
November 23, 2020 6 min read
Crazy Gideons
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Stealing Stuff From Crazy Gideon’s With A Fake Pregnancy Suit

Before The Real Hustle, I co-created and starred in a show called The Takedown on Court TV that featured a...
October 26, 2020 5 min read
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

US Election Betting Tips – Predictions For The Result, Margin, States And Senate

Political Betting Expert Paul Krishnamurty's Recommended Bets (All with Betfair) Joe Biden to become Next President @ 1.54 Joe Biden to...
October 23, 2020 4 min read
quantam engtanglement in blackjack
Guides, Tips & Tricks

Can Quantum Entanglement Really Help You Win At Blackjack?

Every blackjack player wants to find an edge over their opponents, right? You’ll be using strategy and mathematics when you...
October 10, 2020 4 min read
Beers
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How To Hustle

With a good proposition bet, the sucker will quickly realise he or she has been had. But, with the right...
October 5, 2020 5 min read
Trump and Biden
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

How To Bet On The US Election

Ask one hundred people what they believe is the single biggest betting market of all-time, or will be in 2024,...
September 28, 2020 4 min read
Man with ace up his sleeve.
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Stealing Machines

Believe it or not, an ingenious contraption invented over 130 years ago is still in use today both in private...
August 18, 2020 5 min read
Titanic Thompson
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Tips & Tricks

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...
July 6, 2020 5 min read
Illustration of scratch offs
How-To, Tips & Tricks

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...
July 1, 2020 4 min read
Champagne
Gambling Destinations, Guides, How-To, Tips & Tricks

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
Dollar Flying Concept Business Money Cash
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Tips & Tricks

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
Cartoon of Trump
Industry, Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

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
Illustration of person doing scratch cards
Guides, Tips & Tricks

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
Private poker table
Poker, Tips & Tricks

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
Croupier holding up a card
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

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, Tips & Tricks

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
Dogs playing poker
Guides, Tips & Tricks

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, Tips & Tricks

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, Tips & Tricks

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, Tips & Tricks

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, Tips & Tricks

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, Tips & Tricks

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, Tips & Tricks

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
High quality slot machines from a land-based casino
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