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How Casinos Spot Fake Chips (And Why You Should Never Use Them)

About a decade ago, I was tasked with the unique job of going through all the floats (the racks that hold the chips) at a casino I worked for with a UV light. The cage had discovered that someone had been passing off counterfeit $100 black...

March 25, 2022 4 min read
Scotty Nguyen

10 Poker Players Who Went Broke

March 24, 2022 7 min read
Card counting in poker

Can You Count Cards in Poker?

March 18, 2022 5 min read


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Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: The Self-Help “Experts” Who Are Out To Get You

I have a healthy suspicion of anyone who tries to oversimplify complicated aspects of life and business. A few of...
March 21, 2022 5 min read
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R. Paul Wilson On: An Extremely Powerful Habit To Help You Avoid Really Bad Decisions

Gambling is a concentrated experience where risk and reward collide in a heady (and for some an addicting) cocktail of...
March 7, 2022 4 min read
Ivan Freitez
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Ivan Freitez: One Of The Worst Poker Players For Angle Shooting

Some players become famous for their results, while others reach notoriety for their crazy playing styles that get them involved...
March 4, 2022 5 min read
Gacha games

Gacha Games: Collectible Fun, Or Something More Sinister?

Packed with colorful characters, sought-after skins and all manner of rewards and rarities, Gacha games are a compulsive collector’s dream....
February 28, 2022 7 min read
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Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: The Benefits Of Magical Thinking

One of the peculiarities of being a magician is that we often find solutions to problems no one else would...
February 25, 2022 5 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Drake: Gambling Addict, Or Just Stupidly Rich?

The Canadian rapper, singer and actor, Drake, is no stranger to gambling and has been known to drop wild amounts...
February 21, 2022 2 min read
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Beginner Poker

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
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Sports Strategy

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
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The Story Behind The Iconic “Dogs Playing Poker” Painting

US painter Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’siconic Dogs Playing Poker is one of the most recognizable paintings in the gambling world and...
February 13, 2022 4 min read
How-To Sports

Beginner’s Guide To Betting On The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is fast approaching, bringing the NFL season to a thrilling climax. If you have never bet on...
February 10, 2022 4 min read
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Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Deals That Seem Too Good To Be True

In the last year or so there seems to have been a dramatic increase in online advertising that offers amazing...
February 7, 2022 5 min read
Dan Cates
Celebrities & Poker Pros

How Dan “Jungleman” Cates Went From One Extreme To The Other

If you love high-stakes poker, you most certainly know the name of Dan “Jungleman” Cates. For years, Cates has been...
February 4, 2022 7 min read
WSOP bracelet
Celebrities & Poker Pros Poker

Top 10 Poker Players Who Still Don’t Have A WSOP Bracelet

There are different ways to measure success in the poker world. According to some, a player’s total winnings are the...
February 2, 2022 8 min read
Blackjack insurance

Why Taking Insurance In Blackjack Is Never A Good Bet

Ah, blackjack insurance. The bane of many a break-in dealer's existence. You know they shouldn't be betting it; all the...
January 30, 2022 4 min read
Fake casino chip
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: The Fake Chip Collateral Scam

Late night in Las Vegas, in a dark corner of a quiet bar, a discussion becomes heated until it is...
January 27, 2022 6 min read