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R. Paul Wilson On: “Did I Get Cheated?”

It’s a common question, at least to me. I hear it whenever someone feels burned by a previous bad beat or unusual gambling scenario. The answer is usually “probably not” but let’s consider a few cases where someone might have been ripped off in a game...

July 15, 2019 5 min read
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Advance Deposit Wagering Explained

Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) is a form of gambling that has become increasingly popular across the United States. It has grown steadily since first becoming legal in Illinois in 1999 and is now available in at least 30 states. ADW applies mostly to horse racing in...

July 10, 2019 3 min read

How Money Laundering Works in Online Gambling

Gambling has always been a magnet to people intent on processing the proceeds of crime – in short, money laundering....
July 7, 2019 5 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

The Man Who Beat the Wheel – The Extraordinary Story of the Professor Who Won a Fortune on Roulette

Roulette is a game that has fascinated and intrigued casino gamblers for more than 200 years. And for as long...
July 4, 2019 4 min read
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8 Most Annoying People You’ll Find At The Poker Table

Poker is the ultimate game of strategy. Keep it cool and calm, know your game, and of course, give away...
May 25, 2019 3 min read
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50 Years of The World Series of Poker

To celebrate the 50th Annual World Series of Poker, the team at decided to put together a complete timeline...
May 19, 2019 1 min read
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7 Most Annoying People Found at the Blackjack Table

Pulling up and settling into an empty seat at the blackjack table is pretty much the ultimate casino experience. You...
May 7, 2019 3 min read
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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
Horse racing

28 Facts You Never Knew About The Grand National

At 5:15pm BST on April 6, 2019, the Grand National will begin. The annual National Hunt horse race held at...
March 25, 2019 3 min read
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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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Why Do People Hug in Boxing?

It's National Hugging Day today, so the team at thought it might be fun to look at why boxers...
January 21, 2019 3 min read
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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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Gambling Destinations

Luxor’s Sky Beam Attracts a Lot More Than Just Casino-goers

Unveiled during that period in the early 90s when Las Vegas tried to market itself more to families, Luxor once...
January 16, 2019 4 min read
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How to Tell a Real Casino Chip from a Fake One

Whether you've found a casino chip and want to know if it's legit, or you're planning to make your own...
January 12, 2019 4 min read
Bauble on a tree.
Gambling Destinations

Your Guide to Spending the Holiday Season in Las Vegas

Whether you're traveling on your own or with your family, Las Vegas is an ideal destination for the holidays. Take...
December 23, 2018 2 min read
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Gambling Destinations

These Are the Odds of a White Christmas in Your Area

Bing Crosby famously sang that “I'm dreaming of a white Christmas” song, and it has become something of a cliché...
December 15, 2018 3 min read
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Gambling Destinations

Top 10 Places for Christmas Dinner in Las Vegas

From upscale dining to casual fare, all-you-can-eat to Vegan meals, Las Vegas restaurants cater to every palate and budget. No...
December 10, 2018 4 min read
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Gambling Destinations

5 Places Guaranteed to Cure Your Hangover in AC

Atlantic City is all about excess. Going wild with fun parties, gambling and boozing. But when you wake up in...
December 7, 2018 3 min read
Boxing ring

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury: Evolution of Heavyweight Champions

On December 1, the eyes of the boxing world will be cast towards the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California,...
November 23, 2018 5 min read
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Gambling Destinations

Casino Tourism: The Impact of Foreign Gamblers

Casino tourism is an important part of economies around the world, with visitors coming from a variety of countries. But...
November 3, 2018 3 min read
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How To Gamble Responsibly (And Stop When You Need To)

How To Gamble Responsibly 1. Remember: It's Paid Entertainment Gambling is a fun form of entertainment, but it's important to...
November 1, 2018 4 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Top 10 Gamblers in Jail

1. Mike Matusow Who? One of the biggest professional poker players in the US. The man nicknamed “The Mouth” for...
October 22, 2018 4 min read

The Lowdown on Sports Betting in Prison

Sports gambling is a multi-billion-dollar industry with people from all walks of life placing bets across the world, every single...
October 18, 2018 4 min read
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5 Things You Can’t Tell About Vegas from the Pictures

Las Vegas is one of those shining cities that photographers adore. It looks great in still images and video, and...
October 2, 2018 3 min read
Molly Bloom on her way out of court

10 Celebs that Went to Prison for Breaking Gambling Laws

Celebrities are viewed in awe by many, and live in a position of responsibility. As ordinary people look to them...
September 30, 2018 4 min read

5 of Football’s Most Successful Journeymen (and their crazy total transfer fees)

Football (soccer) is a game that possesses an identity built on loyalty, hard work, and passion. Players are worshipped by...
September 27, 2018 6 min read
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Which Countries Offer the Most Profitable Gambling?

Gambling is increasingly recognized as a fun, exciting form of entertainment. The industry has grown massively in recent years, with...
September 24, 2018 3 min read
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Why is Gambling So Popular in Prison?

Time in prison goes very slowly if there's nothing to keep your mind busy. One of the most common forms...
September 20, 2018 4 min read
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Anthony Joshua: From Watford to Wembley

IBF, WBA, IBO, and WBO Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has enjoyed a stratospheric rise to super stardom within the sport...
September 18, 2018 5 min read
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The Top 10 Casino Games Played in Prison

Prison can be tough at the best of times, so prisoners find all kinds of ways to keep themselves occupied...
September 13, 2018 4 min read

Anthony Joshua – What Fuels A World Heavyweight Champion?

Anthony Joshua has enjoyed one of the most rampant rises to prominence in boxing for many years, bursting on to...
September 13, 2018 5 min read
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Drive-By Shootings in Vegas: What Are The Odds?

Maybe it's because Tupac Shakur was famously killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, but there's a strange link...
September 10, 2018 4 min read
Slotfather, a Betsoft Gaming slot inspired by the gangster-themed movie The Godfather

10 of the Best Crime Themed Slots Games

Slots have become an integral part of the online gambling machine that's worth an estimated $51.96 billion each year globally. Crime-themed...
September 6, 2018 4 min read
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Did Woman’s Forehead Casino Tattoo Gamble Pay Off?

In June 2005, Karolyne Smith from Salt Lake City in Utah hit the headlines after auctioning off her forehead as...
September 4, 2018 3 min read
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10 Things You Should Know About Native American Casinos

So just how big are casinos on Native American reservations? Are the payouts different? Do you need to pay taxes...
September 3, 2018 5 min read
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The 10 Worst Gambling Tattoos You’ll Ever See

Gambling-themed tattoos are a popular choice with those wanting to get their body inked. Unfortunately, things do not always go...
September 1, 2018 4 min read
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5 of the Most Epic Gambling-Themed Tattoos Ever

Tattoos come in all shapes and sizes, and one of the more popular subjects is gambling. Some of the artistry...
August 30, 2018 2 min read
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Casino Tipping Etiquette Around the World

Tipping etiquette can be confusing at the best of times. Even in Las Vegas, where everything is as brash and...
August 27, 2018 4 min read
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Tattoo Regrets: Sadly, The Odds Are Women Hate Theirs More

Tattoos may be more popular than ever before, but the vogue for getting inked has left more people regretting their...
August 23, 2018 4 min read

The Craziest Features You’ll Find in Vegas Hotels

Las Vegas is known for truly pushing boundaries. Taking things to the extreme is the lifeblood of the city, which...
August 20, 2018 3 min read