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.

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Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: A Sneaky Trick Known As “Splashing The Move”

Con artists thrive when they can adapt to a situation or blend into a scenario where they go unnoticed and unsuspected by potential marks. A common tactic used by all scammers is to blend into their surroundings and bide their time until an opportunity presents itself...

August 29, 2022 5 min read
blackjack table
How-To, Tips & Tricks

How To Scout The Best Blackjack Tables

Casinos are distracting. They’re meant to be. But for both your mental health and that of your bankroll, it’s important to take a little time to find the blackjack table that’s right for you. You’ll be wanting three things: Table stakes that fit your bankroll, great...

August 21, 2022 5 min read
mcdonalds monopoly
Tips & Tricks

6 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Winning McDonald’s Monopoly 2022 In The U.K.

The McDonald’s Monopoly game first appeared in the U.S. in 1987. It has since become loved by people all across...
August 3, 2022 5 min read
Lottery numbers
How-To, Tips & Tricks

8 Different Ways To Pick Your Lottery Numbers

When it comes to choosing lottery numbers, everyone has their own preferred method. Some like to analyze past draws to...
July 25, 2022 5 min read
Poker, Tips & Tricks, Top 10s

Top 10 Most Common Texas Hold’em Poker Mistakes You Need To Avoid

If you've just started playing poker, then it's worth being aware of the most common mistakes in Texas Hold’em and...
June 29, 2022 6 min read
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Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How To Be Your Own Casino (3/3)

This final instalment of how to play games where you become the house and have an unbeatable mathematical edge (over...
June 13, 2022 4 min read
coins in someone's palm
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How To Be Your Own Casino (2/3)

This is the second in a three-part series on how to turn yourself into “the house” and reap the benefits...
May 30, 2022 5 min read
Dice hustle games
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How To Be Your Own Casino (1/3)

This is part one of three from our series on games where the odds are in the hustler’s favour. I...
May 16, 2022 4 min read
beginner poker player looking confused
Beginner, Poker, Tips & Tricks

Texas Hold’em – Which Poker Hands Beat Which?

Texas Hold’em is easily the most popular poker variant worldwide. There are many things to learn about poker, but figuring...
February 18, 2022 7 min read
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...
February 15, 2022 6 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...
January 26, 2022 7 min read
Donald Trump
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

2024 US Election Betting: Will History Repeat Itself?

Recommended Bets Back Republicans to win Presidency @ 1.88 (Betfair)Back Elizabeth Warren to be the Democrat Nominee @ 32.0 (Betfair)Back...
January 24, 2022 4 min read
the flipper - con artist
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Mysterious Case Of “The Flipper”

How many bets or important decisions have been determined by the toss of a coin? From sporting events to all-or-nothing...
December 14, 2021 5 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
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
Graphic of a man cheating a slot machine with a magnet.
Tips & Tricks

12 Sneaky Ways To Cheat At Slots

Slot machines are some of the most lucrative games on the casino floor for both the players and the house...
August 12, 2021 4 min read
Casino dealer
Insider Insights, Tips & Tricks, Top 10s

Top 10 Insider Tips We Learned From Casino Staff On Reddit

Casino employees are the best people to go to for tips and tricks on all things casino-related, and they're often...
August 6, 2021 4 min read
Bitcoin as a bait.
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Protecting Yourself From Crypto Scammers

Recently I delved into the issues of investing in crypto and understanding the dangers of various coins based on the...
July 21, 2021 6 min read
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Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: 4 Easy Bar Bets You Can Learn In Minutes

I think it’s time I shared some more ways to make a little money from your friends and the following...
July 15, 2021 4 min read
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The “Seven Out” Con Game

A little-known gambling joint that’s been played all over the world is the game of “Seven Out”. It’s a simple...
July 7, 2021 4 min read
Donald Trump
Tips & Tricks

Political Betting: What Comes Next For The Trumps And How Should You Bet On It?

With Donald Trump expected to return to the campaign trail any day soon, expect the drama to resume.Betting markets are...
June 11, 2021 4 min read
Person counting cards
Tips & Tricks

6 Reasons Why You Should Never Count Cards

When it comes to getting an edge over the casino, many players look to card counting. This age-old practice involves...
May 28, 2021 4 min read
Red torn paper with a text of Scam Alert with copy space.
Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Being Your Own Con Artist

Imagine that this time next year you are in a completely unpredictable situation - something no one at this exact...
May 8, 2021 4 min read
Tourist group having guided Segway city tour
Guides, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How To Avoid Getting Scammed On Vacation

A few years ago, I spent a week in New York City, visiting places of interest, museums and restaurants while...
April 24, 2021 4 min read
WSOP main event
Poker, Tips & Tricks

5 Cheapest Ways To Get Yourself Into The Main Event

Playing in the Main Event is a dream for almost every poker player. Whether you’re just a casual fan of...
April 22, 2021 8 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...
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
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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
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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
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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
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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