The (Very Long) History of the Belmont Stakes

While the Belmont is always more interesting when the Triple Crown is on the line, this ancient race doesn’t need gimmicks. It’s already the oldest of the three, and the longest at a punishing 1 ½ miles, making the Belmont the end boss of thoroughbred… Read more

Three Different Ways to Bet on Sports

About 118 million Americans bet on sports every year. The Super Bowl, March Madness, and the Kentucky Derby are all big sporting events made even bigger by the amount of wagers placed on them. And with the advent of mobile betting, you can place bets… Read more

Blackjack Beginner Strategy: How To Play Blackjack

Welcome to the wonderful world of Blackjack. This simple two-person card-game is by far the most popular table game and can be found in casinos all over the world. People like Blackjack because it’s easy to learn, it requires a certain amount of skill, and… Read more

Blackjack Beginner Strategy: Hand Signals

Players who have learned to play blackjack online may sit down at a table in a physical casino and realize they don’t know the proper hand signals to indicate their desired action. Memorizing the signals before heading out to test your skills at a casino… Read more

Slot Machines And Progressive Jackpots

When you hear about someone hitting the big one at the slots, they’re almost certainly talking about a progressive jackpot. These special prizes can reach eight figures; at press time, the record jackpot in Las Vegas is nearly $40 million (won on a Megabucks machine… Read more

The Lowdown On Payout Percentages

Every slot machine has its own odds for winning. Once you add up the odds for each possible prize, you get the machine’s payout percentage, also known as its return to player (RTP). In general, slots are programmed with payout percentages between 82% and 98%.… Read more

Bankroll Management

Creating a budget is the best protection for overspending. It’s easy to get carried away when shopping down the “Sale” aisle, and equally easy to get in a couple extra spins while playing a slot machine. We’ve all experienced the dreaded hangover that comes from… Read more

Online Slot Strategies

Sound slot strategies don’t exist, so be suspicious of websites selling the “secret” to breaking slots. These games-of-luck use Random Number Generators (RNGs), which are continuously spitting out digits that undergo a set of algorithms to determine the reels’ landing positions. The starting number ranges… Read more

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