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A former photographer, Jonathan has written extensively about the gambling industry over the last few years. Though perfectly happy chatting at a gaming trade show or lounging in the casino, his favorite place is on a motorcycle with his trusty hound, Yolo. (OK..he's a tiny Maltese)

  • Sic Bo Players Should Be Wary Of The Popular Martingale Betting System

    It's no surprise to find that virtually all casino players are looking for ways to mitigate the house edge. And Sic Bo players are no different. There are a huge number of betting systems out there, and all are designed to help the players get one over the casino. One of the most popular is the Martingale system. Though it looks great on the back of a napkin, in reality, it not only can't work in the long run, but it can lead to astronomically huge losses. So be wary of its use.

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  • Complex Games All New Casino Players Should Avoid

    As a novice gambler, you're probably nervous to start gambling as you'll be betting your own hard-earned cash. As with all new activities, it's probably better to start at the beginning with easier games. These include those that mainly revolve around luck, like the slots. More complex games can be better tackled when you have more experience and therefore more confidence. For these, you'll need a deep understanding of the rules and playing strategies in order to have a shot at some winnings.

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  • No-Deposit Bonuses - Not As Generous As You Might Think

    If you find an online casino offering a no-deposit bonus, you'll think you've already hit the jackpot. After all, who doesn't love free cash? But hold your horses. As with many things in the casino business, not everything is as good as it first appears to be. The no-deposit bonus may be great to receive. But to utilize and take any winnings is practically impossible. Thanks to a huge number of restrictions and conditions, making any real money from this bonus is going to be very difficult.

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  • Comps At The Casino - What They Are And How To Get Them

    Though many gamblers will claim that the generous casino comps given out by land-based casinos are not really free, that misses the point of them. Yes, it could be argued that they are paid for out of your losses. But on the other hand, why not enjoy getting something back? When playing online, all your bankroll is gone eventually. But at least with the brick-and-mortar casino, you can receive some great gifts. We all know they are given to keep you happy and gambling, but that's no bad thing.

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  • Gambling Too Much - Recognise The Signs Before It's Too Late

    All casinos are, first and foremost, businesses. They need to make a profit and will do so at any cost or means. To that end, all their games are, by design, a means of keeping players spending until all their bankroll is used up. They even encourage gamblers to take credit or utilise the ATM that's inevitably situated within the casino itself. So it's important to be very wary of gambling too much. Have a pre-set budget and have the strength of will or self-control to never go over this.

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