From The Frontlines - Mar 16, 2005, 13:59
Issue #99 - Betting on March Madness
It has been a fairly unpredictable college basketball season, hasn't it? Every time a team seemed to be playing well enough to be considered a #1 seed, they would be upset. Case in point? Take a look at last Sunday’s matchups ...
From The Frontlines - Jan 28, 2005, 09:54
Issue #96 – From the Mailbag
A couple of weeks ago I said that I would dedicate an upcoming issue to answering your questions and I want to thank everyone for taking the time recently to drop me a few lines.
From The Frontlines - Jan 12, 2005, 15:44
Issue #95 – 2004 Sportsbetting Year in Review
Curses, charges, flying chairs and wild controversies. Miracle comebacks, Olympic heroes and football gods. For sports fans and sportsbooks, it has been one of the biggest years for sports in recent memory.
From The Frontlines - Jan 7, 2005, 14:37
Issue #94 – The Best of From the Frontlines
Michael Phelps, Lance Armstrong, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ichiro Suzuki, Vijay Singh, the Boston Red Sox - there have been some pretty amazing stories to come out of the past year.
Sports - Jan 7, 2005, 12:06
Where Are All The Great Online Betting Brands?
Where Are All The Great Online Betting Brands?
By Bodog.com Sports, Casino and Poker Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre
From The Frontlines - Dec 31, 2004, 14:39
Issue #93 - Internet Sportsbooks vs. Nevada Sportsbooks
The single biggest difference between land-based books and Internet books is that there are no face-to-face transactions over the Internet.
From The Frontlines - Dec 28, 2004, 12:20
Issue #92 - Betting on College Bowl Games
The Super Bowl is still a couple of months away, but the holidays are here and so is college bowl season! As a bookmaker, I am thrilled with how many bowl games there are, but as a fan…. not so much.
From The Frontlines - Dec 20, 2004, 12:21
Issue #91 - Line Shopping Made Easy
In last week's issue we talked about teasers. The Monday Night Football game was a good example of a game that was good for the house on teasers as it finished more than 7 points off the total and the spread.
From The Frontlines - Dec 8, 2004, 18:13
Issue #90 - Teasers and Sweethearts
How many times have you lost a bet to a last-minute field goal, fumble or bad call? The extra 7 points you get with teasers suddenly looks very reassuring, doesn't it?
From The Frontlines - Dec 1, 2004, 11:00
Issue -89 The Truth About Parlays
Happy Thanksgiving! Before I talk turkey and parlays with you, I’d like to respond to an email I received with regards to last week’s column on money management:
From The Frontlines - Nov 22, 2004, 14:35
Issue #88 – How Good Are Your Money Management Skills?
How do your money management skills stack up? Take the following short quiz and find out:
From The Frontlines - Nov 16, 2004, 11:06
Issue #87 - From the Gridiron to the Hardwood
It’s a Sunday afternoon and your favorite NFL team is playing. Your bets are in, your beer is cold, your friends are on their way over and your big-screen TV is good to go.
From The Frontlines - Nov 8, 2004, 14:52
Issue #86 – Props and Futures Betting Basics
Props: Sometimes serious but always good fun, props are unusual betting opportunities that can add a new level of excitement to whatever it is that you’re watching, be it a major celebrity, sports or television event.
From The Frontlines - Nov 1, 2004, 12:15
Issue #85 – Betting Halftimes
I told you so. In my last Frontlines (Issue #84 First Half Betting) I said, and I quote, “I am a horrible bettor and my suggestions rarely pan out, but on the surface it is pretty easy to see which team I would choose to bet on for the first half this weekend.”
From The Frontlines - Oct 21, 2004, 10:41
Issue #84 – First Half Betting
Your team is leading the football game through three quarters. They’ve staked out a decent lead going into the fourth and if you had wagered on the first half you would have already put money in the bank
From The Frontlines - Oct 8, 2004, 21:50
Issue #83– Understanding NFL Totals
Who’s the best team in the NFL right now? Who’s the worst team? Chances are you know the answers to those questions.
From The Frontlines - Oct 4, 2004, 12:00
Issue #82 – Moneylines: It’s Not What You Think
Who really likes math? When it comes to betting on football, most North American bettors favor pointspreads over moneylines simply because they get pointspreads.
From The Frontlines - Sep 27, 2004, 13:17
Issue #81 – Power to the Home Dog
As you’re looking through this week’s schedule and you’re trying to decide on which teams to bet on, it’s always a good idea to look at the home dogs first.
From The Frontlines - Sep 13, 2004, 12:08
Issue #80 – Line Moves: The Stuff of Stock Markets
Line moves are made at sportsbooks for much the same reason that share prices change in the stock market: to balance supply and demand. Brokers look to put a buyer and a seller together and collect a fee for the transaction.
From The Frontlines - Sep 9, 2004, 11:19
Issue #79 – College Football: A Beautiful Thing
Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. The best rivalries are often the ones that pit neighbor against neighbor, brother against brother. With no pre-season schedule and a built-in rivalry system, college football is about as good as it gets!
From The Frontlines - Aug 27, 2004, 20:21
Issue #78 – 2004 NFL Exhibition: The Power of Football
For bettors, handicappers and bookmakers, there are a number of key differences between NFL’s regular season and pre-season action. But you know what? It’s football. It’s the NFL and it’s back!
From The Frontlines - Jul 20, 2004, 14:56
Issue #77 –All Star Games Certainly Have Been Interesting for Bookmakers
A baseball game ending in a tie is one of the nightmares facing every bookmaker. It can’t happen you say? Bud Selig says it can, and since he is the commissioner of Major League Baseball, his opinion is apparently the only one that counts in this matter!
From The Frontlines - May 19, 2004, 12:10
Issue #76 – An Introduction to NASCAR Betting
I am not a natural auto-racing fan. However, working for a sportsbook requires you to learn about the sport (especially NASCAR in the North American market)...
From The Frontlines - Mar 19, 2004, 10:50
BoDog Girl - Suzy Hanging in South Beach, Florida with VegasInsider.com!
BoDog Girl - Suzy Hanging in South Beach, Florida with VegasInsider.com!
From The Frontlines - Mar 8, 2004, 11:40
Issue #75 – A Betting Guide to March Madness
When I think of March Madness, I think of some of the most exciting sports moments of the entire year: monstrous dunks, roaring crowds...
From The Frontlines - Jan 27, 2004, 10:05
Issue #74 – Betting the Superbowl
I will cover a wide variety of issues as they relate to the upcoming Super Bowl, in an effort to give bettors all the information they need.
From The Frontlines - Dec 22, 2003, 14:04
Issue #73 – The Power of the Home Dog
I wrote a column on home dogs in the NFL just before Christmas last year (after week 16 of the NFL season).
From The Frontlines - Dec 20, 2003, 15:25
Issue #72– True Odds Parlays
Last week I covered the workings of Fixed Odds parlays and this week I will finish the discussion on parlays by discussing how True Odds parlays are calculated.
From The Frontlines - Dec 17, 2003, 13:55
BoDog Girl - Naughty & Nice...
We are finally getting into the busiest and most exciting part of the year for sportsbooks and sports bettors.
From The Frontlines - Dec 5, 2003, 12:26
Issue #71 – Fixed Odds Parlays
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend and got enough turkey and football (if you can get enough of those two things!).
From The Frontlines - Nov 30, 2003, 18:10
Issue #70 – Teasers 101
I had planned on covering parlays over the next two weeks and then moving on to teasers, but the results of this weekend...
From The Frontlines - Nov 19, 2003, 12:38
Issue #69 – Handicapping Services
I had planned on covering parlays in today’s column but in the last few days I got a rash of emails asking questions like: “Who do you like in tonight’s big game?”
From The Frontlines - Nov 18, 2003, 13:50
Issue #68 – Football Moneylines
Over the last few weeks I have covered the ins and outs of betting pointspreads, totals, first halfs and halftimes.
From The Frontlines - Nov 4, 2003, 19:17
Issue #67 Basketball is Back
The NBA has started another season, and thanks to Kobe and LeBron, the league is getting more attention than normal at this time of year.
From The Frontlines - Nov 3, 2003, 17:09
BoDog Staff Profiles: Vegas Vacation
Can you believe that we are already near the half way mark of the NFL season?
From The Frontlines - Oct 23, 2003, 17:18
Issue #66 Betting NFL Totals
With regards to football, the majority of action is placed on pointspreads and totals.
From The Frontlines - Oct 17, 2003, 11:28
Issue #65 – Second Half Betting
In my last column, I covered some of my thoughts with regards to wagering on the First Half of a football game. This week I take the logical next step
From The Frontlines - Oct 9, 2003, 11:42
Issue #64 – First Half Betting
How many times has the team you wagered on staked out a decent lead, only to let it slip away in the second half?
From The Frontlines - Oct 3, 2003, 14:05
Issue #63 – Money Management
I apologize to those that have read this material before, but good money management is what separates the pros from novice bettors.
From The Frontlines - Sep 25, 2003, 13:41
Issue #62 – Shopping for the Best Line for Your Bet
Over the last couple of weeks, I have discussed how a pointspread is derived by a sportsbook and why the lines change. Now that we know the how and why of pointspreads, we can discuss how best to take advantage of different lines books offer.
From The Frontlines - Sep 18, 2003, 13:38
Issue #61 – Off-Standard Football Pointspreads
Each week I chat with a few of our clerks about what we can do better or what the biggest issues are for clients.
Sports Betting - Nov 13, 2003, 17:19
Sports betting types
Want to bet on sports events, but don’t know how it works? Here are the different kinds of bets you can place on a football game, using an online sports book.
Poker - Nov 13, 2003, 17:10
Poker Tips to get you started
A quick reference guide for both the novice and expert poker player.
Poker - Nov 13, 2003, 16:59
Omaha Hold'em poker rules
The rules of Omaha Hold’em poker are very similar to those of Texas Hold’em. In esence, there are really only two differences.
From The Frontlines - Sep 10, 2003, 14:00
Issue #60 – Balancing Action 101: Why Lines Move
After a great first week of football, I thought it would be important to explain line moves from the House’s point-of-view in detail.
From The Frontlines - Sep 4, 2003, 12:28
Issue #59 – Football is Back!
I can’t believe it is September already. It was great to have college football five days in a row, but even that was just the appetizer; this week is the main course!
From The Frontlines - Aug 15, 2003, 11:29
Issue #58 – NFL Exhibition and College Football
Did you stay up until 5am ET (or get up) to watch the first football game of the year live from Tokyo last weekend?
From The Frontlines - Aug 6, 2003, 19:12
BoDog Staff Profiles 5: Suzy's Day on the Water...
A new article idea: Who is taking care of you at BoDog? Let's get to know one another. Here is the fifth article of the series...
From The Frontlines - Aug 6, 2003, 18:38
Issue #57 – A Baseball Bettor’s Big Advantage: Listed Pitchers
Using Listed Pitchers may only affect a handful of wagers each year, but if using them to your advantage prevents any of those plays from being a losing bet, why take the chance?
From The Frontlines - Jul 23, 2003, 14:40
Issue #56 – Did Bettors Like the New All-Star Game Format?
How did the new format of the All-Star game affect betting?
From The Frontlines - Jul 3, 2003, 16:02
Issue #55 – A Look Back at Interleague Play
Traditionally, we have seen betting action taper off a little bit during Interleague play, but this year the decline was less than in past seasons.
From The Frontlines - Jun 12, 2003, 13:09
BoDog Staff Profiles 4
A new article idea: Who is taking care of you at BoDog? Let's get to know one another. Here is the fourth article of the series...
From The Frontlines - Jun 6, 2003, 08:44
Issue #54 – NBA Playoff Recap
As the Spurs and Nets get set to battle for the NBA Championship, I thought this would be a great time to recap the NBA action so far this season.
From The Frontlines - May 21, 2003, 12:33
Issue #53 – Getting to First Base with Runlines
In the last issue, we covered the math involved in betting moneylines. This week I want to follow up with an explanation of runlines and a little information on how the two line types compare.
From The Frontlines - May 7, 2003, 17:35
Issue #52 – A Little Moneyline Math
This week I want to discuss moneylines in baseball and how the mathematics involved should impact your wagering decision.
From The Frontlines - Apr 23, 2003, 08:54
Issue #51 – Baseball is Back
I am a big baseball fan so I will be writing about it a fair amount this summer so here is a primer to get us started.
From The Frontlines - Apr 11, 2003, 16:01
Issue #50 – The Madness that was March
With media coverage and water cooler chat focused on both the war in Iraq (and rightly so) and the outbreak of SARS, I think March Madness provided a much-needed dose of old-fashioned entertainment.
From The Frontlines - Mar 25, 2003, 11:40
Issue #49 – Golf Head-to-Heads: The Purest of Bets
I admit that it is strange to write a golf column in the middle of March Madness but with the hype that The Masters will be getting in the next couple of weeks I couldn't resist.
From The Frontlines - Mar 12, 2003, 10:40
BoDog Staff Profiles 3
A new article idea: Who is taking care of you at BoDog? Let's get to know one another. Here is the third article of the series...
From The Frontlines - Mar 12, 2003, 10:12
Issue #48 – Marketing Madness
I received a series of interviews/calls/emails to me from some major media outlets with regards to some props that we offered or are offering. Getting mainstream media coverage is always a bonus for us, especially as we cannot always advertise at the same outlets that are carrying these stories. I found getting good press from places we couldn’t advertise ironic and interesting enough to warrant discussion as a Frontlines topic.
From The Frontlines - Feb 28, 2003, 16:44
Issue #47 – Are There Key Numbers in the NBA?
Readers and clients frequently ask me if there are any “key numbers” in basketball so I decided to follow up and see if there really are any key numbers in the NBA.
From The Frontlines - Feb 18, 2003, 18:58
Issue #46 – Which NHL Teams Will Sink/Surge?
Today I will shed a little light on the NHL by looking at which teams are likely to surge or slump as winter gives way to spring and spring gives way to summer.
From The Frontlines - Jan 29, 2003, 12:26
Issue #45 – Not Exactly a Super Bowl
The Super Bowl wasn't exactly a stellar game for fans to watch or for the book, but Super Sunday was an overall success for us anyways.
From The Frontlines - Jan 21, 2003, 17:53
Issue #44 – A Tale of Two Seasons: The NFL Year in Review
This week, I would like to recap the entire NFL season and then finish the trilogy next week with the post-season review.
From The Frontlines - Jan 21, 2003, 15:03
BoDog Staff Profiles 2
A new article idea: Who is taking care of you at BoDog? Let's get to know one another. Here is the second article of the series...
From The Frontlines - Jan 20, 2003, 15:17
BoDog earns Sportsbook of the Year honor from Sportslynx.com
BoDog Sportsbook & Casino is proud to announce they have received the Sportsbook of the Year award from Sportslynx.com.
From The Frontlines - Jan 15, 2003, 12:47
Issue #43 – The 2002 College Football Season in Review
This past college football season was a great one for books. There is often a lot of talk that betting on college football is easier to win at than betting on the NFL and until this year our numbers supported that theory.
From The Frontlines - Jan 8, 2003, 13:17
Issue #42 – Bad Beats are Bad for Business
I had planned on doing a complete review of this past college football season, but after watching two blown calls over the weekend, I was discussing bad beats with a few friends and they suggested it would be an interesting topic to discuss from the House’s point-of-view.
Sports - Jan 4, 2003, 14:25
Trevor's Corner: Playoffs Edition
Woe to the 49ers in this playoff season. Trevor has the details of why, if you can stand it.
From The Frontlines - Jan 2, 2003, 15:01
BoDog Staff Profiles
A new article idea: Who is taking care of you at BoDog? Let's get to know one another. Here is the first of the series.
From The Frontlines - Dec 31, 2002, 14:34
Issue #41 – Christmas Week Recap
The NFL regular season has just wrapped up and for the most part I think it was pretty good for books, especially the last couple of months.
From The Frontlines - Dec 24, 2002, 12:53
Issue #40 – Home Dogs Bite Big
In this issue I will be discussing the advantages and trends that we have seen thus far for the games played on home turf.
From The Frontlines - Dec 17, 2002, 17:54
Issue #39 – The Weekend in Review
I will discuss how this past weekend looked from the House’s perspective and next week I will look ahead to the major Bowl games and let you know how the wagering action is progressing.
From The Frontlines - Dec 10, 2002, 16:37
Issue #38 – Handicapping the Handicappers
I get a lot of emails on topics outside what is covered in my columns. There are a couple of themes that stand out: “Who do you like in tonight’s big game?” and “I want to use a handicapping service. Who do you recommend?” I want to cover both of these issues today.
From The Frontlines - Dec 3, 2002, 18:09
Issue #37 – Tease Me, Please Me
A teaser is a combination of two or more football/basketball spreads/totals where you get a better line on each pick in exchange for a lower payout.
From The Frontlines - Nov 27, 2002, 13:56
Issue #36 – Parlays Part II – True Odds
This week I want to finish our discussion of parlays by discussing how True Odds parlays are calculated.
From The Frontlines - Nov 20, 2002, 15:18
Issue #35 – Parlays Part I – Fixed Odds
I have touched on all the different possibilities for straight wagers and now over the next couple of weeks, I want to cover parlays and teasers.
From The Frontlines - Nov 12, 2002, 17:16
Issue #34 – Football vs. Basketball, A Bookie’s View
I asked Kent to compare football and basketball from his standpoint, as a bookmaker, and this is a summary of the conversation. Traditionally, basketball has been less profitable than football on a percentage basis for a few reasons.
From The Frontlines - Nov 4, 2002, 14:09
Issue #33 – The NBA is Back
Pardon the midseason interruption, but I would like to quickly discuss the advantages of betting on basketball right now.
From The Frontlines - Oct 30, 2002, 15:49
Issue #32 – The Baseball Season in Review
With the World Series now behind us, and NBA regular season starting today, I thought I would take a little break from talking about football and spend the next few weeks looking at baseball and basketball.
Sports - Oct 30, 2002, 07:00
The Mike Martz Conundrum
What to do, what to do.
Sports - Oct 29, 2002, 15:27
Officials Will Make Mistakes
A look at college football.
Sports - Oct 29, 2002, 14:54
Are Irish Overrated?
Mel Kiper looks at college football.
Sports - Oct 29, 2002, 14:40
Three Kinds Of Liars
On the use and abuse of statistics.
Sports - Oct 29, 2002, 14:29
How Important Is Age?
An attempt to pin down peak ages for quarterbacks, running backs, and receivers.
Sports - Oct 26, 2002, 14:04
Trevor's Corner: Parity Sucks
Ultimate 49ers commentator Trevor Halligan stares the salary cap down, and spits on it. Figuratively.
From The Frontlines - Oct 23, 2002, 10:57
Issue #31 - Betting on Football Totals
Arguably, there is no simpler bet than the game total. Simply add the score of the two teams together (including Overtime) and if it is higher than the posted total, the Over wins.
From The Frontlines - Oct 16, 2002, 13:49
Issue #30 – The Power of the Moneyline
In this week’s column I want to discuss how to compare the spread to the moneyline so you may be able to find some value yourself.
Sports - Oct 15, 2002, 11:55
Marino's Arm and Bradshaw's Eyebrow Ridge
A few terms to help explain NFL football season 2002.
From The Frontlines - Oct 10, 2002, 16:19
Issue #29 - Betting on Televised Games
I want to give you a little something to think about before you make your next bet on a televised game that will maybe save you some money over the course of the season.
From The Frontlines - Oct 4, 2002, 13:00
Issue #28 – Football Halftime Wagering
This week I want to finish off the set by talking about betting during Halftime and the opportunities that arise by betting on a sporting event where you have already seen half the game before you make your play.
From The Frontlines - Sep 21, 2002, 18:35
Issue #27 – Betting on Football First Half Lines
If you have never tried betting on First Half lines you are missing a valuable tool from your wagering arsenal.
From The Frontlines - Sep 16, 2002, 07:35
Issue #26 – A Typical NFL Sunday “Behind the Scenes”
Rather than my normal column format, I thought I would give you a look at how Sunday went for the House this past weekend.
Sports - Sep 12, 2002, 10:50
Mad Dawgs, Noonday Sun
Why does Cleveland call its football stadium the "Dawg Pound" and why do the Browns have a dog for a mascot, anyway?
Sports - Sep 12, 2002, 08:56
The Story Of The "Immaculate Reception"
What the football catch was that was called the Immaculate Reception and how it got its name.
From The Frontlines - Sep 11, 2002, 18:40
Issue #25 – Football Betting: Key Numbers and Off-Standard Lines
Since I currently see off-standard odds on eight of next week’s games at different books, including next Monday’s game, I figure this is a perfect time to cover key numbers and off-standard lines.
From The Frontlines - Sep 5, 2002, 10:44
Issue #24 – Money Management
Poor money management generates more losses for players than bad handicapping or not shopping for lines.
Sports - Sep 4, 2002, 12:36
A good crop of NFL teachers
The NFL has a lot of really good coaches in its league. In fact, I think there are more good coaches than there are not good coaches in football right now.
Sports - Sep 3, 2002, 17:12
Football Season is Here!!
Defensive player of the year Michael Strahan agreed to a seven-year deal, resigning with G-Men.
From The Frontlines - Aug 28, 2002, 17:00
Issue #23 – Getting the Best Line for Your Bet
Now that we know the how and why of pointspreads, we can discuss how best to take advantage of different lines books offer.
From The Frontlines - Aug 20, 2002, 11:15
Issue #22 – Balancing Action: Why the line moves
This week I want to explain line moves from the House’s point-of-view in more detail.
From The Frontlines - Aug 14, 2002, 15:17
Issue #21 – Betting Preseason Football
Preseason football is the first opportunity we have to bet pointspreads each year (in the bookmaking world, your year starts in August) so naturally that is the topic for this week.
From The Frontlines - Aug 5, 2002, 14:30
Issue #20 – Football is Back!
Do you want to know why the pointspread moved from –7 to –8 on your favorite team last week? Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a Sportsbook? If you’ve answered yes to either question, then you’ve come to the right place.
From The Frontlines - Jul 24, 2002, 12:42
Issue #19 - New Ways to Bet Baseball
Baseball has always been considered a slow season by bookmakers but increased competition has led to innovation and to a few new offerings. I'll cover a few of those in this column: prop betting, 4.5 inning lines and baseball total teasers.
From The Frontlines - Jul 9, 2002, 13:54
Issue #18 - The Effects of Interleague Play
Another season of baseball's cross-league mixer has come to an end and I thought it would be interesting to discuss the results from both a statistical and a financial point-of-view.
From The Frontlines - Jun 21, 2002, 09:08
Issue #17 - Profiting From Tiger's Woods
I have wanted to write about golf betting for a while now and after watching the final round of the US Open yesterday, decided this is the time.
Online Casinos - Jun 7, 2002, 15:45
To Download, or Not to Download?
No download casinos provide the online gambler with the ability to play casino games in just a few short minutes.
From The Frontlines - Jun 7, 2002, 15:08
Issue #16 - Betting on World Cup Soccer
Betting on soccer is a little different than betting on football or basketball as a result of typically low scores;
soccer betting is more like wagering on hockey or baseball, in that spreads and totals are not moved to balance action.
Sports Betting - Jun 2, 2002, 16:31
World Cup 2002 Sports Betting Options
The World Cup was the brainchild of Jules Rimet and Henri Delauney, two French football administrators who envisioned an international football tournament that would become known throughout the land as World Cup Soccer.
Sports - May 28, 2002, 22:16
Tyson v. Lewis : Boxing Match of the Century
Boxing will reach new heights when Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis square off on June 8, 2002 in what promises to be the boxing match of the century.
From The Frontlines - May 15, 2002, 16:29
Issue #15 - Runlines versus Moneylines
In the last issue, we covered the math involved in betting moneylines. Many of the hundreds of emails received in response to this issue asked how moneylines compare to runlines.
From The Frontlines - Apr 29, 2002, 11:30
Issue #14 - The Mathematics of Moneylines
This week I want to discuss moneylines in baseball and how the mathematics involved should impact your wagering decision.
From The Frontlines - Apr 19, 2002, 12:54
Issue #13 - Baseball: Hitting or Pitching?
Betting baseball is more of a black art, where coming up with the winning pick means understanding what determines a line and finding opportunities to take advantage of it.
From The Frontlines - Apr 8, 2002, 14:00
Issue #12 - Final Four Review and Baseball Primer
Indiana - wow! That pretty much sums up the Final Four doesn't it?
Online Gambling - Apr 5, 2002, 19:51
IGC - Code of Conduct
In order to receive a seal of approval with respect to internet gambling, online casinos must adhere to the ten rules of the Code of Conduct.
Online Casinos - Apr 4, 2002, 18:30
Customer Service Equals Customer Loyalty
The largest complaint with regard to the majority of online casinos is the overwhelming failure to service betting customers.
Sports Betting - Mar 30, 2002, 19:00
Introduction to Sports Betting
It is possible to gain an edge on the house when betting sports if you are able to identify a game(s) where the line posted does not accurately portray the true odds for the outcome of the game.
Online Casinos - Mar 26, 2002, 20:05
Internet Casino Basics
Generally, the internet casino can be categorized into three basic groups: download, JAVA, and HTML.
From The Frontlines - Mar 21, 2002, 13:10
Issue #11 - March Madness Update
The first 48 games produced some big upsets and lots of nail-biters, especially for those playing the pointspreads.
Sports Betting - Mar 10, 2002, 21:37
Factors to Consider When Betting on Basketball
Basketball betting is an aspect of sports wagering that is dependent on several different factors that help determine the outcome when betting on basketball.
From The Frontlines - Mar 8, 2002, 15:29
Issue #10 - Betting on Basketball, Part II
I asked Kent to compare football and basketball from his standpoint as a bookmaker, and this is a summary of the conversation. Traditionally, basketball has been less profitable than football on a percentage basis for a few reasons.
Online Gambling - Mar 3, 2002, 17:07
Intro to Betting Systems
These free online casino gambling tips will introduce the bettor to the following gambling systems: the Martingdale, Paroli, and Parlay.
Poker - Feb 20, 2002, 21:22
Caribbean Poker: Lesson 1 - The Table Basics
Caribbean poker has become the most popular new casino game in the last few years. The player plays against the dealer, independently of other players.
From The Frontlines - Feb 18, 2002, 15:59
Issue #9 - Betting on Basketball
Over 90% of our clientele bet on football, but only 60-70% bet on basketball, and that number surprises me. I personally feel that basketball may be easier to bet for a few reasons, and that is what I want to talk about in this issue.
Online Gambling - Feb 2, 2002, 16:00
Online Casino Gambling
The purpose of casino gambling takes the same form in any medium – to win as much money as possible while playing the casino games.
From The Frontlines - Feb 1, 2002, 20:02
Issue #8 - Super Bowl Recap
Last week I discussed some strategies for betting on Halftime lines and the Super Bowl presented us all with those exact scenarios, so I'm either psychic or just got lucky (I think we can rule out psychic because I am an Enron stockholder).
Sports - Jan 30, 2002, 16:21
Fundamentals of Soccer
Soccer is a relatively easy game to both understand and play, especially when comparing soccer with American sports. The fundamental object of soccer is for one team to score more goals than the other team.
From The Frontlines - Jan 29, 2002, 14:01
Issue #7 - Halftime Betting
This week, I want to discuss Halftime wagering and the opportunities that arise by betting on a sporting event where you have already seen half the game before you make your play. I'll also take a look at the line movements for the AFC and NFC Championship games.
Sports - Jan 25, 2002, 20:25
Georgia Dome Will Host 2002 Final Four
The 2002 Final Four is scheduled to take place at the Georgia Dome, which will also be host to the 2007 Final Four Tournament.
Sports - Jan 25, 2002, 16:44
Legendary Quarterback Joe Namath
Football history can not be told without paying tribute to the legendary quarterback Joe Namath, who guided the 1969 New York Jets to become the first AFL division team to win in the history of the Super Bowl.
From The Frontlines - Jan 22, 2002, 06:43
Issue #6 - Key Numbers
This week I wanted to talk about key numbers and the NFL was kind enough to provide a couple of textbook cases.
Online Gambling - Jan 21, 2002, 16:22
Online Gambling Laws
As is the case with all forms of gambling, one must become familiar with the gambling laws on both a state and federal level.
Sports Betting - Jan 18, 2002, 17:21
Preseason Football Sports Betting
In order to be successful at sports betting in the preseason, the first thing that a sports bettor must realize is that preseason games must be approached in a comletely different manner than regular season games.
Sports Betting - Jan 17, 2002, 15:38
What is a Teaser?
Teasers are a type of bet made in sports betting that allow a bettor to place a single bet on two or more games in one of two ways: regular teasers or special teasers.
From The Frontlines - Jan 17, 2002, 15:21
Issue #5 - A Week in the NFL
Last week, I explained how and why sportsbooks try to balance action. Now would be a good point to take a break from the weekly lessons and review everything that has been discussed to date with a look at a week's worth of football games at BoDog Sportsbook from the House's view.
Sports Betting - Jan 17, 2002, 10:39
Handicapping: Odds or Points?
Most people who partake in sports betting seek the aid of a handicapper. A handicapper basically tries to predict who will win a particular sporting event.
Sports - Jan 11, 2002, 19:12
Understanding The NFL Salary Cap
The cap: You know where it came from, don't you? LAWYERS. So you know it's fun. Here's an explanation of what it is and how it works, but read it slowly -- just like you'd read Dr. Seuss.
Sports - Jan 11, 2002, 17:41
What Exactly is March Madness?
“March Madness”, which now refers to the annual 64 team NCAA basketball tournament, is a phrase that was initially coined by an Illinois magazine that described a high school basketball tournament as March Madness.
Sports - Jan 10, 2002, 15:54
Hockey Equipment - An Important Player in the Game
Hockey equipment is required for all players who step onto the ice but some differences exist regarding the hockey equipment utilized by the players and the goaltenders.
Sports - Jan 9, 2002, 17:40
The Best Thing About Hockey : Penalties, Of Course
The four types of penalties a hockey player can incur during the course of a game are minor penalties, major penalties, misconducts, and game misconducts.
Sports - Jan 8, 2002, 15:03
Fundamental Basketball Drills
Players must first utililize basketball drills to master handling the basketball before attempting any other aspect of the game.
Sports - Jan 4, 2002, 19:48
The History of Basketball
The history of basketball originated with Dr. James Naismith, a physical education teacher who was given the task of developing an indoor game from which the history of basketball evolved.
From The Frontlines - Jan 3, 2002, 16:59
Issue #4 - Balancing the Books
Last week, I discussed how shopping around for the best number can really help you make more money. Now I want to talk a little more about why the numbers are different at different sportsbooks.
Sports - Jan 3, 2002, 16:52
Thirteen Original Basketball Rules
The following original thirteen basketball rules were published in the Springfield College newspaper, The Triangle, in January 1892.
Sports - Dec 28, 2001, 21:13
Understanding Basketball Positions
Basketball is one of the few sports that require the athletes to play both offensive and defensive roles at the same time.
Online Casinos - Dec 27, 2001, 18:25
America's Favorite Past Time goes Online
The introduction of the online casino only served to increase the popularity of gambling around the world.
Sports - Dec 22, 2001, 15:27
Super Bowl XXXVI - The Entertainment Event of the Year
Super Bowl XXXVI will be played on February 3, 2002 in New Orleans and promises to be the most extravagant Super Bowl to date.
From The Frontlines - Dec 22, 2001, 13:41
Issue #3 - Beating the Number
Last week, I discussed how a pointspread is derived by a sportsbook. Now that we know where spreads come from, we can discuss how best to take advantage of them.
Sports - Dec 20, 2001, 13:48
History of Football
The history of football can be traced back to 1895 where a game played between a team in Latrobe, Pennsylvania against a team from Jeannette, Pennsylvania marked the beginning of professional football history.
Sports - Dec 19, 2001, 22:28
NFL Football Rules
The official NFL football rules are based on a set of football rules drafted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1876.
Sports Betting - Dec 19, 2001, 17:01
Betting on Monday Night Football
The trend for betting on Monday night football games appears to be slightly different than betting on football games played on Sunday.
Sports - Dec 18, 2001, 14:54
How to Play Fantasy Football
Since fantasy football emerged in the early sixties, there has been the develeopment of hundreds of different ways to play the sport - here are some basics to get you started.
Sports Betting - Dec 13, 2001, 18:58
Football Betting Basics
Football betting is the most popular form of online wagering, and offers a wide variety of betting lines for both NFL and college football betting.
Online Gambling - Dec 12, 2001, 08:56
Baccarat: Lesson 1 - The Table Basics
The object of baccarat is to correctly predict whether the banker's hand will win, the player's hand will win, or the game will result in a tie.
From The Frontlines - Dec 5, 2001, 09:32
Issue #2 - Anatomy of a Pointspread
The pointspread is not the handicapper's predicted margin-of-victory, but it is in fact the handicapper's opinion of what number will be required to split the wagering evenly on both teams.
Sports Betting - Nov 26, 2001, 14:09
Online Sportsbook Betting
The first online sportsbook was the product of an offshore telephone wagering service that decided an online sportsbook would be a more convenient medium in which to reach bettors.
Sports Betting - Nov 24, 2001, 20:50
Intro to Online Sports Betting
There are hundreds of online sports books currently on the Internet, which means better odds, lines, and payouts for the customer.
Online Gambling - Nov 23, 2001, 21:08
Casino Gaming Strategy
Since each internet casino games has its own strategy, your chances of winning depend on what you know about the game.
Online Gambling - Nov 23, 2001, 20:00
The Most Popular Casino Games Online
If you have ever played any online casino games, chances are that one of these casino games has been blackjack, roulette, poker, or slots.
Online Casinos - Nov 23, 2001, 18:58
Online Casino Bonuses
While each online casino does have individual policies regarding bonus programs, there are a few rules that virtually apply across the board.
Sports Betting - Nov 23, 2001, 17:44
Pointspreads - What Do They Mean?
With regard to both internet betting and sports betting on land, a player must understand the point spread or betting lines in order to increase the chances of winning.
Blackjack - Nov 19, 2001, 16:03
To Buy or Not to Buy - Blackjack Insurance That Is
As blackjack pays 3/2 and any other winning hand even money, insurance may look attractive. This is an illusion.
Blackjack - Nov 19, 2001, 08:00
Basic Blackjack Strategy
The system we shall look at is what I call the Basic Blackjack Strategy system. The Basic Blackjack Strategy will suggest the most efficient action to take when certain card totals appear.
From The Frontlines - Nov 12, 2001, 18:37
Issue #1 - An Introduction
In the weeks and months ahead, this column will take you behind the "front lines" to help you understand how the sportsbook business operates.
Blackjack - Nov 10, 2001, 16:00
Rules for Blackjack
In the most general terms, the object of Blackjack is to get a hand that totals as close to 21 as possible without going over.
Online Casinos - Oct 29, 2001, 13:20
A Closer Look at Keno
Keno has a rich history as a gambling game both inside and outside the casino. In this article, we will show you some of the finer points of this ancient game, what to look for, what to avoid, and some differences between play in traditional brick and mortar casinos and online casinos.
Sports Betting - Oct 23, 2001, 18:07
Types of NFL Football Bets
With regard to nfl football betting odds there are generally six different types of betting that a player needs to understand. These types of bets are straight bets, parlays, teasers, “over under bets”, “if bets”, and reverses.
Blackjack - Oct 19, 2001, 10:10
Bootcamp for Blackjack
Welcome to Blackjack Bootcamp...guaranteed to make you into a lean, mean, card playing machine.
Blackjack - Oct 14, 2001, 11:06
Blackjack: Lesson 2 - Advanced Blackjack: The Secrets of Success
Basic strategy explains the safest way to play out your blackjack hand in order to increase your odds of being a winner.
Poker - Oct 9, 2001, 18:00
The Right Seat at the Poker Table Does Matter
How should you position yourself in relation to your opponents when you play poker? Make no mistake about it, seat selection is important.
Online Gambling - Oct 8, 2001, 00:32
Knowing when to talk may be more important than knowing what to say, but if you don't know what your casino is saying to you, you could be left holding the bag. Read this Gambling Glossary and learn to speak their speak their language.
Blackjack - Sep 21, 2001, 07:15
Blackjack: Lesson 1 - The Table Basics
The basic strategy of blackjack is simple and straightforward. Once you master this, you are ready for a more advanced strategy.
Online Gambling - Aug 9, 2001, 10:08
What to Expect Your First Time Gambling Online
Gambling online is a lot of fun, but it can be confusing. Michael Caselli tells you what to expect the first time you visit an online casino.
Online Gambling - Jul 31, 2001, 17:34
Q & A With Larry Holmes
Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Larry Holmes is a partner in an online gaming business. Our Editor-in-Chief, Michael Caselli, sparred with Larry about boxing and gaming.
Sports - Jul 28, 2001, 12:36
Where Did Fantasy Sports Come From?
The Fantasy Sports Players Association, a non-profit trade orgainization, was founded for the "Betterment of the Fantasy sports industry and to encourage participation in Fantasy Sports Leagues.
Online Gambling - Jul 27, 2001, 14:28
There is another book on the market about online gambling, and this time it's simply called Gambling on the Internet.
Sports Betting - Jul 25, 2001, 19:01
Inside Secrets of NBA Road Trips
When it comes to NBA wagering, we're always on the lookout for an inside edge. One of the issues we've studied extensively is road trips.
Sports Betting - Jul 21, 2001, 12:03
Building a Bankroll on Back-to-Back Games
Handicapping the NBA offers a number of unique challenges. One of them is the fact that NBA teams play so many games through the season, and so many of them on back-to-back nights.
Online Gambling - Jul 20, 2001, 14:05
Wallets and Online Gambling-Easy Ways To Pay Online
Due to internet fraud and chargebacks, some banks issue credit cards that can not be used directly at online casinos and sportsbooks. Here are some alternatives...
Las Vegas - Jul 19, 2001, 16:39
Las Vegas Almost Sold its Soul
The Las Vegas company, VegasOne.com, was proposing to set up a licensed Australian online casino using the name VegasOne.com and paying the Las Vegas City Council to give it their official seal of approval.
Blackjack - Jul 15, 2001, 14:52
Blackjack, Global Warming and The Ice Age
Why are some Basic Strategy charts for the same game of blackjack different? Well, some old hands at the game don't like to follow Thorpe and Braun; they're impatient. This is our take on why you should stick to true Basic Strategy patiently.
Casinos - Jul 5, 2001, 18:42
It was my first time in an Indian casino. I had heard the experience would be as any other casino visit, but as I stood there I wondered why I was positive that something was not the same.
Casinos - Jul 2, 2001, 07:58
Casinos Around the World
As Internet gambling has continued to develop, certain types of sites have begun to emerge in different parts of the world, and as laws have developed, certain casino software developers have taken strong footholds in various jurisdictions.
Online Gambling - Jun 23, 2001, 13:00
General Rules of Gambling
Ten short and simple rules to remember when gambling online!
Online Casinos - Jun 22, 2001, 12:12
Payment Process: Financial Processing in Online Casinos
One of the biggest hurdles both players and casinos face in the new world of online gambling, is how players get their money into their casino accounts, and how they collect their winnings.
Casinos - Jun 20, 2001, 13:27
Bingo Q & A
An overview of Bingo: where it came from, how it is played, odds of winning, and different ways to play the game...
Sports Betting - Jun 16, 2001, 16:19
Trends in Baseball Betting
To be a successful baseball handicapper, you must come up with a way to organize all of the information available and use it to your advantage.
Poker - Jun 6, 2001, 16:40
Introduction to Poker
Very informative article covering the origin of Poker and the basics on how to play the game.
Online Casinos - Jun 6, 2001, 13:44
Getting the Most Out of Your PC Audio
There are three main components that go into the creation of your PC audio. These are the speakers, the sound card, and the program that plays the sound.
Sports Betting - Jun 5, 2001, 16:53
Major League Baseball Handicapping
The key to successful baseball handicapping is keeping a pulse on the starting pitchers.
Sports - Jun 1, 2001, 17:29
MLB Team-by-Team Strengths and Weaknesses
A look at Major League Baseball and strengths and weaknesses of each and every team.
Online Casinos - May 22, 2001, 16:30
Online Casinos for Women: Casino Betty
It's not everyday that a female writer from California gets asked to write about the macho world of gambling, and it's rarer still for a gambling magazine to donate its valuable pages to women's interests.
Online Gambling - May 14, 2001, 18:41
Counting the Cards...or Playing the Odds
With a little study and practice, you can master the skill that can help you raise your odds enormously.
Online Gambling - May 10, 2001, 13:00
Betting with Apple MacIntosh
If you use an Apple Mac then you probably have turned to this article before any other in this magazine.
Poker - May 8, 2001, 11:16
Caribbean Stud Poker
The casino industry decided to have a go at creating a slot machine with cards, and so Caribbean Stud Poker was born.
Blackjack - May 3, 2001, 13:27
Counter's Corner: Counting 101 (Part 2)
In Part I of Card Counting 101, I showed you the basics of the ten count. In Part II, I will endeavor to show you how to put this skill to devastating use in today's modern casino environment.
Online Casinos - Apr 29, 2001, 13:32
Software - The Shockwave Revolution
In a continuous effort to reach more people, software developers are always looking at new technologies, and how they can use their customer base. One of these new technologies is Shockwave.
Online Casinos - Apr 24, 2001, 15:23
Milking Casino Bonuses
Most of the time Internet casino bonuses seem almost too good to be true. So after a little snooping around and finding some inside information, I think I've found the answer.
Sports Betting - Apr 17, 2001, 09:00
Handicapping - Streaking on the Baseball Diamond
As the new MLB season approaches, it's time to start warming up some of our handicapping tools. One of our favorite tools involves looking at a team's winning or losing streak.
Online Casinos - Apr 10, 2001, 17:14
Gaming Industry Going Online
How big is the online casino market? It is so big that traditional casino operators are looking online to boost their share prices and to produce substantial ongoing profits into the future.
Sports Betting - Apr 8, 2001, 23:34
Professional Basketball Betting - The Case of the Shrinking Bankroll
Practically every serious sports bettor alive will tell you that professional basketball is the easiest spread-based sport to beat. Why then does it seem your bankroll is shrinking?
Online Casinos - Apr 1, 2001, 18:05
Guide to Free Money and Casino Bonuses
Last time we explored some web sites out there that are giving away money or prizes to entice you to give them a chance to be your virtual casino. Today I would like to look at some other ways that people are getting "free money".
Sports - Apr 1, 2001, 08:33
MLB Head to Head - New York Yankees
Should you bet on the Yankees to repeat their
Subway Series heroics, or has their time passed?
See which of our pundits you agree with.
Poker - Mar 27, 2001, 17:02
Primer for New Poker Players
If you are new to casino poker, new to poker in general, just learning to play Texas hold'em, or even if you are an experienced player, questions can seem baffling at times. Here are some guidelines to consider when faced with perplexing choices.
Blackjack - Mar 21, 2001, 15:45
The Ins and Outs of Tournament Blackjack
Contrary to popular opinion, being a terrific blackjack player and being a successful tournament player are not necessarily one and the same.
Sports - Mar 14, 2001, 16:31
NCAA Basketball Preview 2001
Last year's season was a downer for the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference, as only three schools made it to the Field of 64 for the second straight year.
Online Casinos - Mar 11, 2001, 19:23
Bonuses - The View from the Casino
Whether it be a hacker trying to manipulate a casino's game server to his advantage, or a player using a stolen credit card, the vast majority of fraud in the online casino business is committeed against the casino.
Casinos - Mar 10, 2001, 11:05
Putting on the Ritz
If you are a consummate gentleman and a high stakes gambler then the one place you need to discover is the Ritz Club in London.
Poker - Mar 4, 2001, 07:59
Whether you are looking for good video poker training software, or simply want to play a variety of video poker games at home, WinPoker is tons of fun and can help you win when you go to the real casino.
Online Casinos - Feb 27, 2001, 18:23
Native American Online Casinos
The File Hills Indians in Southern Saskatchewan may be the next jurisdiction to offer online casino licenses for cyber-operators.
Sports - Feb 25, 2001, 07:49
NBA Basketball - The Miami Heat
The Miami Heat have finally put together a championship caliber team that will make a legitimate run for this year's NBA title.
Online Gambling - Feb 24, 2001, 09:47
Lottery Number Systems
Lottery systems have been around almost as long as there have been lotteries. Since statistically, these systems cannot increase your chances of hitting a winning combination, you are wasting time and money by buying one.
Blackjack - Feb 19, 2001, 14:50
Blackjack: An Introduction
If you've spent any time in a casino, or even around somebody who gambles, chances are you've heard of blackjack. It's one of the most popular casino games, and there exists a few reasons why.
Sports - Feb 7, 2001, 18:19
College Basketball - March Madness
Before the tournament gets down to the "Sweet Sixteen", look for the following teams to be in contention- listed in alphabetical order rather than predicted order of finish because, after all, we're talking a 64-team elimination here and just about anything can happen as these teams work their way through the brackets.
Online Gambling - Feb 3, 2001, 10:37
Government Regualtion and Internet Gambling
What do players know about various Internet gambling licensing jurisdictions and legality of Internet gambling?
Online Gambling - Jan 15, 2001, 11:11
Lotteries Going Online
The UK Lottery going online will be the most significant development in the lottery's history and will open a new chapter in Internet gaming history.
Sports - Jan 11, 2001, 14:59
NBA Basketball Preview 2001
With all the wheeling and dealing of the offseason in the NBA, a few teams decided to take the approach of "If it's not broken, don't fix it."
Online Gambling - Jan 5, 2001, 16:13
Beyond 2000 Instant Play Casino Games
Starnet Communications has launched 16 brand new instant play games as part of their next generation of games called Beyond 2000.
Online Gambling - Dec 8, 2000, 14:31
The Next Generation of Online Gambling
Today, new software platforms are becoming more popular for internet casino developers.
Online Gambling - Nov 11, 2000, 09:53
Internet Gaming and the Player
What is important to the gambling industry as well as governments throughout the world is that increasingly more individuals have safe access to gambling via the Internet.
Online Gambling - Nov 9, 2000, 15:48
Internet Gaming and Wall Street
Internet gaming is set to take the stock market by storm. Paul Haggerty explains how to get a piece of the action.
Online Casinos - Nov 1, 2000, 12:37
Mysteries of Random Numbers
In this article, I will focus on the simulation aspect of online casinos, and specifically, the core of that simulator, the random number generator, or RNG, as those in the industry call it.
Online Gambling - Oct 9, 2000, 14:31
The Future of Internet Gambling
In this article I finally get the freedom to sound off about my thoughts of where I think the Internet gambling industry is heading.
Online Gambling - Sep 20, 2000, 16:23
Winning and Losing With Class
Losing gracefully is much harder than winning well and anyone who wants to gamble better learn how, because you can't win tham all.
Blackjack - Sep 10, 2000, 11:00
Basic Strategy for Blackjack Part 2
Blackjack Basic Strategy for shoe games (6-8 deck).
Blackjack - Aug 22, 2000, 13:10
Basic Strategy For Blackjack Part 1
Blackjack Basic Strategy for single deck games, when no doubling after a split is allowed.
Blackjack - Aug 10, 2000, 15:20
Advanced Card Counting For Blackjack
The Fractional 10-Count System, or Hi-Lo Mix, for Blackjack.
Casinos - Aug 8, 2000, 15:10
Foxwoods Casino and the Pequot Tribe
Jeff Benedict's book, Without Reservation: The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe and Foxwoods, the World's Largest Casino, certainly throws your perspective into different aim.
Sports Betting - Aug 4, 2000, 14:58
A Start On Handicapping The Thoroughbred Races
You like watching thoroughbred races, but have never tried to bet except on hunches... and want a better way.
Casinos - Jul 28, 2000, 19:30
How to Play Casino Baccarat
Simple directions to get you playing casino Baccarat or MiniBaccarat. The elegant, high-rollers' game, or lower-stakes version.
Blackjack - Jul 15, 2000, 13:15
The Blackjack Wars
A look at the measures and countermeasures skilled blackjack players and casinos use against each other.
Sports Betting - Jun 18, 2000, 16:55
College Sports Betting Ban
One of the reasons some congressmen have given for their support of a ban on all gambling on college sports, ridiculously, is that it would deter widespread betting by students.
Blackjack - Jun 2, 2000, 11:02
Atlantic City Blackjack -- Find The Game You Want
Brief listings of Atlantic City casinos' BJ rules.
Sports Betting - May 5, 2000, 18:30
Betting At The Horse Races
What are the types of bets you can make in horseracing? Here are the basics.
Sports - Apr 29, 2000, 11:09
A Brief Origin of Thoroughbred Horses
A short history of the origin of the thoroughbred racing horse of today.
Blackjack - Apr 27, 2000, 16:57
Card-Counting, A Simple Strategy For Blackjack
Here's an article that teaches the most basic method of card-counting for blackjack, called High-Lo, or Plus-Minus, adaptable for single-deck blackjack or multiple-deck blackjack; also some things you must consider about the particular game you decide to join.
Casinos - Apr 26, 2000, 13:09
Craps, Part 2
Craps Part 2. Here's an article that explains the rest of the bets in Craps to a beginner, including buy bets, lay bets, hop and horn bets, hardways bets, any craps, and any seven. We also explain how you can figure the true odds on many bets in craps, and how this is usually different from the payoff odds a casino offers.
Casinos - Apr 7, 2000, 12:55
Craps for Beginners
Craps for beginners - a basic craps tutorial on how to play craps, plus craps rules and how to place different kinds of bets, including proposition bets, don't come bets, pass line bets and more.
Blackjack - Mar 29, 2000, 13:10
How To Play Casino Blackjack, For Beginners
Don't be afraid; pick your table! We'll tell you how to play and what to expect when you try blackjack for the first time in a real casino.
Online Gambling - Mar 24, 2000, 08:54
Money Laundering and Internet Gaming
Offshore internet casinos are proving an easy bet for organized groups to launder money, according to British officials.
Las Vegas - Mar 22, 2000, 17:32
The Venetian Casino: A river runs through it
The Venetian Casino in Las Vegas is amazing, with all the class, style, and grandeur that 1.6 Billion can buy.
Poker - Mar 22, 2000, 12:29
The History of Poker
The History of Poker: Its American Heritage.
Poker - Mar 1, 2000, 09:40
Texas Hold'em Poker Strategy
By far the most profitable starting hand in hold'em is AA. It's the best start in any situation: a favorite to win and the biggest moneymaker.
Poker - Jan 30, 2000, 14:56
Poker Slowplay is Costly
Most players slowplay too much, and it can cost them dearly at times. A slowplay is just a deceptive play where you play a strong hand weakly.
Poker - Jan 30, 2000, 14:00
When Things Aren't Right With Your Poker Hand
Here's a hold'em hand I played that I think has a lesson in it.