How to Play Online Casino Games & Win!

Talk about click-bait. When you see a headline that promises to show you How to Win Big at the online casino—especially How!To! Win! Big! Every! Time!—take our advice. Turn tail and run. There is no strategy, no bag of tricks, no skill, intuition or timing that can help you beat the house, at least not […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Betting the NFL

As summer ends and the weather cools, one thing comes to mind for U.S. sports fans: football. If you’re unfamiliar with betting the NFL, here’s all you need to get you started. Super Bowl Odds As in any season, the biggest ticket item will be the Super Bowl champions. This year’s odds are as follows: […]

5 Sports Picks: NFL Season Kicks Off

Week One of the NFL season is exciting for more than the usual reasons. Along with great game action—Packers at Bears on Thursday, September 5, and Steelers at the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots on Sunday, September 8—here are some takeaways: Will Cleveland rock? I say yes. Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns has that […]

Want to Win the Lottery? It’s Not All About Luck

Who hasn’t fantasized about winning the Mega-Millions or Powerball jackpot, holding that big check, and telling your boss to shove it? It’s a universal dream, and according to some lottery “experts,” it’s not out of reach, as long as you play strategically. The most famous of the aforementioned experts was Richard Lustig, who won seven […]

Tournament of the Week: Borgata Poker

All the online poker sites have daily schedules for tournament action, including, and,. But one site is also known for exciting midweek action. offers ups three great weekday tournaments with modest buy-ins and the potential for sizeable wins. The action starts Tuesday with two special tournaments at Mega-Tuesday $535 Six-Max […]

Racing to the Finish

Ka-ching! The last day of Saratoga’s race meet on Labor Day, Monday, September 2 requires a mandatory payout of the Empire 6. This was the wager implemented in August, featuring a $.20 bet minimum and a reasonable 20 percent takeout. The wager requires that you select the first-place finisher of the last six races. Though […]

Game of the Week: DaVinci Diamonds

Few online slot games are as popular as IGT’s DaVinci Diamonds. It’s not a progressive, but DaVinci Diamonds is so much fun, IGT developed a number of spinoffs to increase the action. Instead of spinning wheels, DaVinci Diamonds uses “tumbling reels.” As you play, the game symbols simply drop into place. If you win, those […]

New Jersey Sports Betting Off to Fast Start

New Jersey was the first state in the U.S. to launch legal sports betting. Borgata, Ocean Resort, and Monmouth Park were first with retail betting onsite in June of last year. Online betting launched in August and September. Next month will provide the first year-over-year results. How long will New Jersey’s advantage last? That remains […]

First N.H. Town Could Vote on Sports Betting

The town council of Laconia, New Hampshire, set a public meeting for Monday, August 26 regarding a possible November ballot question on sports betting. New Hampshire became the ninth state to legalize sports betting last month, when Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill authorizing the Lottery Commission to regulate up to 10 licenses for sports […]

Cambodia, Philippines Call a Halt to Online Licenses

In recent years parts of Cambodia have been virtually invaded by online gaming operations. That influx apparently is about to end. On August 18, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the Southeast Asian country will no longer issue new online gaming licenses, and moreover will allow all existing licenses to expire without renewal. The […]

FinCEN Watching Cryptocurrency Transactions

In the eyes of financial watchdogs, there’s no difference between cold hard cash, credit card funds, and digital currencies. As far as America’s federal financial crimes agency is concerned, there should be no difference in how casinos monitor gambling transactions, whether they’re made at a mobile sportsbook with bitcoin or at a slot machine with […]

theScore Sports Betting App to Debut in New Jersey

After getting the green light to unveil a mobile application for sports betting in New Jersey, Canada’s theScore Inc. rallied to its highest share level since July 2015. Shares of the small-cap company climbed as much as 18 percent August 16, taking the month’s rally to 35 percent. The Toronto-based company said that it would […]