Simon’s Advantage Gambling Guide to Making Money Like A Professional Gambler

This is an animated GIF picture of a playing card (of the 52 cards standard deck, specifically a king of spades). Under the picture you can read about the various advantage gambling techniques utilized by professional gamblers to make money gambling, betting, step by step tutorials and videos included as well (they open in new tabs).

Make money using advantage gambling methods used by professionals

How to make money gambling, like a professional gambler

For years, when I was in my twenties, I assumed (like most gamblers) that there are no working, mathematically proven, reliable ways to make money gambling.

I assumed that it is inevitable to lose money on the long-run, and there is no way to overcome the house edge*, the so called RTP** (Return to Player).

I was very wrong.

And the secret is: reliable, mathematically proven to work advantage gambling methods. No luck involved. Just strategy, skill and plenty of practice.

 

Advantage gambling methods are tested and reliable techniques used by professional gamblers to place bets profitably in the long run. The effectiveness of these methods are proven by the sheer existence of professional gambling as a means to earn a living .

/Fun fact: Because of this, in some countries, gambling expenses can be written off as business expenses if you are a full time professional gambler./

 

*House edge definition: The house edge is a term used to describe the mathematical advantage that the game, and therefore the gambling venue (the house) has over you, the player. This advantage results in an assured percentage return to the venue over time, and for you, an assured percentage loss on your bets. Table games usually have around 1-3% house edge and slots have 4-8%.

In short this measures how much you are going to lose, long-term, and the higher the house edge is the worse it is.

**RTP definition: Return to Player, it’s the same as house edge, except it’s calculated the following way: house edge -100. Therefore a 3% house edge is 97% RTP. RTP is more commonly used by players and advantage gamblers, and house edge is more commonly used by casinos, casino game developers and gambling establishments (although nowadays pretty much everyone uses RTP).

 

Professional gambling using advantage gambling methods

Initially, in my college years, I found a way to make money gambling online just sort of stumbled upon it. By using a method called “casino whoring” (you can see a detailed explanation in the list below, among the other advantage gambling methods). But I know now that’s small potatoes compared to the other methods.

/Comment: And of course I also play poker (poker is actually considered a game of skill in many countries, not a game of chance, the truth is, it’s somewhere in between the two)./

Although I did not become a full-time professional gambler, it helped me tremendously at that time: I could pay my way through college without getting into debt.

That has been more than 10 years, and now I know a lot more about gambling. And I have tried out many more methods (and made much more money, more than €80 000+ at this point, still doing it on the weekends, but I do have a normal 9 to 5 jo bas well).

Let me show you these methods!

 

UPDATE 2021: All of the step-by-step guides below now have video tutorials as well. It’s in the “Additional information, strategies, how to, tutorial” section within the dropdown menus. These are pretty long and detailed tutorials, therefore, I suggest bookmarking this page so you can find it later (search engines are fickle, sometimes this shows up in search results, sometime it doesn’t, it’s best to bookmark this page if you really serious about learning how to make money gambling online and in casinos).

Thank you and good luck.

Don’t forget, practice makes perfect, if you are the type who easily gives up, then you won’t make much money with these methods. Knowing them is just half the battle.

 

Online casinos where you can practice

The following online gambling websites have live dealers, so you can practice many of the advantage gambling techniques described below.

These are the online casinos I’m currently active in (most of them have poker and sports betting too):

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

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888 casino, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games. You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
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888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

 

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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Miami Club 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

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Fair Go Australian casino, 18+

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

I’m always looking for new advantage gambling methods,. If you know of a method that is not listed here, please drop a comment (optionally with a link to a page or video), where I can learn more about it.

My goal is to create the definitive list, with all the working methods with tutorials, explanation, tips and tricks,video tutorial and strategy guides.

This is only possible with your help. Thank you.

 

Advantage gambling methods sorted by casino type

Not every advantage gambling method works in every type of casino. If you are serious about making money gambling, then first you need to understand which method works in which type of casino.

I have sorted the casinos the following way:

  • brick & mortar casinos
  • online casinos
  • live dealer online casinos
  • bitcoin casinos (online casinos which accept cryptocurrency, not land-based casinos which accept crypto)

 

Let’s see which method works in which casino.

Land-based casinos

Click on any of the advantage gambling methods to jump to that section.

Online casinos

Click on any of the professional gambling techniques to get to that part of the webpage.

 

If the online casino has live dealers, then the money making techniques in the ‘Live Casino’ section can be used too.

Live casinos

“Live” means that the online casino has live dealers.

Click on any of the techniques below to jump to that section.

Bitcoin casinos

Click on any of the advantage gambling methods to jump to that section.

 

If the bitcoin casino has live dealers, then the money making techniques in the ‘Live Casinos’ section can be used too.

 

Proven, tested, working methods to make money gambling like a professional gambler

I have compiled this list of all the working, tested advantage gambling methods to help players to make the most out of their gambling experience and  to help them learn how to make money gambling.

Using these methods and by practicing (a lot!), you too can become a professional gambler.

 


 

Advantage gambling methods used by professional gamblers – tutorial, guides, strategies, how to

If you master any of the techniques below you will have a chance to make money reliably, after a lot of practice. Keep in mind, using advantage gambling methods takes the fun out of gambling, which for many is an unacceptable trade off, but that’s just how it is.

 


 

Card counting

On the picture there are two playing cards from the 52 cards standard deck, an ace of hearts, and a jack of spades. To the right of the picture you can read about how professional gamblers count cards and how profitable this advantage gambling method is. The picture also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a webpage with a tutorial, (video tutorial included) that will teaches you card counting, card counting strategy and techniques.

1., Card counting

Card counting is the most popular advantage gambling method. It is most often used while playing blackjack and baccarat, but theoretically it can be used while playing other card games as well.

Card counting is based on statistics and probability. There are sets of cards in the game, which benefit the player more, and there are sets of cards, which benefit the dealer more.

Card counting is about keeping track of cards already in the game and trying to figure out how the probability of the cards (which benefit the player more) change as the game progresses, and how to adjust your strategy accordingly.

This way you can maximize the RTP, and with practice you can get it over 100%, and that’s how people make money with it.

UPDATE: Sadly, due to prevalence of CSMs (explanation below in the disadvantages section) card counting is no longer the holy grail of advantage gambling (they are everywhere nowadays, every casino, card clubs and live dealer casinos use them) since around 2000.

 

Advantages of card counting

  • reliable
  • card games are available in almost every casino
  • can be used online (in live dealer casinos only, which don’t have CSMs) and offline
  • can be done in teams to avoid detection
  • high earning potential

 

Disadvantages of card counting

This is a picture of a card shuffling machine. These machines make card counting impossible, if you see them don't try the card counting methods discussed to the right of the picture. To the right of the picture you can read more about continuous card shuffling machines and how it pertains to advantage gambling, shuffle tracking and card counting.

Continuous Shuffling Machines (CSM)

Continuous Shuffling Machines (CSMs – on the picture to left) allow dealers to return the cards played to a single shoe, which make it possible for cards that were just played on the table to be re-shuffled to the top of the shoe. This makes all card-counting schemes useless!

  • you can be banned for doing it
  • hard to master
  • software and trained dealers detect card counting easily
  • you have to learn to mimic the natural pattern as close as possible to avoid detection in a casino, or during a tournament, takes years of practice

 

Additional information about card counting, strategies, how to, tutorial

A professional gambler who used card counting

On the picture you can see Dr. Edward O. Thorpe smiling and wearing a blue-white striped shirt. He is known as the father of card counting, a mathematician and a professional gambler. You can read a short summary of his life and his relevance to card counting to the right. of the picture.

Dr. Edward O. Thorpe, “the father of card counting” – the best known professional gambling method

Name: Dr. Edward O. Thorp

Amount won: $5 million total estimated

Date: 1960s

 

Thorp is on of the most famous professional gamblers in the world and the father of card counting. Not only was he successful using it in real-world situations, he was the one who invented the original system.

He was a mathematics professor, who possessed a master’s degree in physics and a doctorate degree in mathematics. he reputedly had genius level intelligence, which is not hard to believe.

Thorpe was introduced to blackjack in the 60s by a friend, Claude Shannon, and after playing a few hands in Vegas, he became convinced that there was a mathematical way in which the player could gain an advantage.

He started to systematically study an examine each and every facet of he game, and in the end, he came up with a system that is the basis of pretty much every card counting method to this day (back then there weren’t any shuffling machines).

Thorp delved into the life of a professional gambler. He and Shannon hit the casinos and would return with their pockets filled with cash. On a typical weekend they would net $70,000 in today’s money. Even though nobody knew how he was doing it at that time, his winning streaks attracted the attention of casino bosses and he got banned from most of the casinos at that time, which put an end to his career as a professional gambler.

In 1962 Thorp wrote his book “Beat the Dealer”, a classic in the field, and a must-read for every aspiring professional player. In the book, which became an instant best-seller, he presented the details of his “ten count system”.

After making a lot of money as a professional gambler, and as a best seller author Thorp applied his mathematical genius to the stock market and made a huge fortune in securities and hedge funds (that was before automatic trading, and computer assisted trading).

Due to his accomplishments, proven track record and fame, Thorp was one of the first seven, who were inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame.


 

Shuffle tracking

This is a picture of a dealer in a casino shuffling a deck of cards. To the right of picture you can read about shuffle tracking, which is one of the methods used to make money gambling, by eliminating the house edge. The picture also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a webpage with a tutorial, (video tutorial included) that will teach you shuffle tracking, contains a shuffle tracking strategy guide and an introduction to the various techniques.

Shuffle tracking

Shuffle tracking is an advanced advantage gambling technique used in conjunction with card counting (see above). As the name suggest it is all about keeping track of certain cards or series of cards through subsequent shuffles.

It is a difficult, advanced technique. You have to master card counting first.

Advantages of shuffle tracking

  • hard to detect by casinos
  • + 0.225 – 0.9% player advantage

 

Disadvantages of shuffle tracking

  • does not always work
  • even harder to learn than card counting
  • knowing card counting is a prerequisite

 

Additional information, how to and tutorial

A professional gambler that used shuffle tracking

This is a picture of Arnold Snyder, the author of the Blackjack Shuffle Tracker’s Cookbook and Radical Blackjack, he is a professional gambler. You can read a summary of his life and carrier to right of the picture (contains links to his books).

Arnold Snyder, author of the Blackjack Shuffle Tracker’s Cookbook

Name: Arnold Snyder

Amount won: unknown

Date: ongoing

 

Arnold Snyder is a professional gambler and gambling author (author of Radical Blackjack, which is probably the best book on professional gambling in 2021). He was one of the seven original inductees into the Blackjack Hall of Fame, along with Dr. Edward O. Thorp. He received the nomination for his record as a blackjack player and his innovations in professional gambling techniques.

He’s name is heavily associated with shuffle tracking, as he also authored the Blackjack Shuffle Tracker’s Cookbook in the nineties, in which he presented a mathematical analysis of shuffle tracking methods and their profitability (which is the basis of shuffle tracking to this day, I also us these calculations in the tutorial section).

However, shuffle tracking is widely recognised as a too hard to master and too error-prone method for any professional gambler to exploit systematically and profitably in the long run. Not to mention, it’s also questionable how much it actually helps if the dealer has a continuous shuffling machine.

Snyder is still authoring and still gambling to this date. However, whether he actually uses shuffle tracking is unknown (if you know please drop a comment).

 


 

Controlled shooting, dice control

This is a picture of a man trying to do a controlled shooting by using the advantage gambling method dice control, notice the typical grip on the two red dice. You can read about dice control to the right of the picture. The picture also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a webpage with a tutorial, (video tutorial included) that will teach you dice control, various controlled shooting strategies and techniques.

Dice control

Dice control (also called controlled shooting and dice setting) is an advantage gambling method used in the game of Craps (or in any game played with a dice).
Proponents of dice control claim that by using a variety of techniques the player can influence the outcome of a dice toss (without cheating), and a trained player can overcome the house advantage.

 

Advantages of dice control

  • not as well known as card counting
  • harder to spot and detect by casino employees
  • craps already has one of the lowest house edge, if you can add even a little to it, then you are golden.

 

Disadvantages of dice control

  • very hard to master
  • gives very little player advantage
  • unreliable

 

Additional information, how to and tutorial

A professional gambler that used dice control

This is a picture of Dominic Loriggio throwing dice. He is famous for dice control, a form of professional gambling. You can read about his life to the right of the picture.

Professional Gambler Dominic LoRiggio

Name: Dominic LoRiggio

Amount: $ 500,000

Date: still ongoing

 

“The Man With The Golden Arm”, “the man who dominates the dice” and “The Dominator” are LoRiggio’s nicknames as a professional gambler. Through years of practice, LoRiggio learned “controlled shooting” which is a technique of getting the rolls you need, in the game of craps, when you need them.

The method involves setting the dice a certain way, gripping them precisely, tossing them so they stay together in the air, then having them land as gently as possible against the back wall of the craps table. He began professional gambling with fellow dice control aficionados in the team known as Rosebud, and together they were the first to attack the Vegas strip with their specialised way of shooting.

LoRiggio eventually left the group because he felt their steadfast adherence to conservative betting was restraining him from making serious money. He teamed up with famous professional gambler and writer Frank Scoblete, and he claims to have won thousands of dollars at various casinos, using controlled shooting.

Although nothing LoRiggio has ever done is illegal, many casinos now identify controlled shooters and will force them to shoot the dice using different mechanics or outright ban them.

LoRiggio now gives dice throwing classes, so if anyone wants to learn how to win thousands of dollars, or become a professional gambler, you can learn from the master directly. However, it rakes months, perhaps even years of practice to properly master dice control.

Btw. in a small part due to dice control, craps tables in casinos are becoming increasingly a rarity, and nowadays  you can only find them in the biggest casinos, and in Europe they are even rarer (at this point, less than 5% of European casinos have craps….).

 


 

Wheel bias

On the picture is a roulette wheel in a casino, with a visible flaw (with a green circle around it), leading to wheel bias. You can read about wheel bias right next to the picture. Also, the picture also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a webpage with a video tutorial that will teach you how to exploit wheel bias (opens in a new tab).

Roulette wheel bias

Even though every roulette table is manufactured to precise and strict standards. In reality, each roulette table is unique and there are slight differences between them (Protip: especially antique tables found in the older, upscale European casinos, that’s where should start if you are new to this).

Roulette tables can have a bias towards a certain number or zone. Finding and exploiting this bias is called the wheel bias.

Wheel bias is one of the two real roulette advantage gambling methods (beware, roulette systems don’t work, don’t be scammed).

UPDATE: The other one actually comes form the comments section, fro ma reader, thank you.

Somebody let me know that you can exploit not just the bias of the wheel, but also the bias of unexperienced croupiers, here is the comment:

 “It strongly depends on the croupier’s “qualities”. Inexperienced croupiers tend to throw the ball most time in they same way. The chances, the ball stops in the same half of the wheel, are pretty high. I tried several times, after an casino experienced friend told me. So far I never lost one cent.

Just watch the croupier a while (not too long, once they change each half hour), so you find “your half” of the wheel. Bet on all red or black numbers within this half.

But it just works out with an inexperienced croupier. Sometimes easy to find, sometimes hard to find.”

UPDATE: Exploiting roulette advantage gambling methods is getting more and more significant, because of the rise in the popularity of the so called ‘electronic roulette’ machines (automatic roulette machines without a croupier, so there is no chance of getting caught trying to find wheel bias) and the ‘live roulette’ craze of the online gambling world (livestreaming either an electronic roulette machine or a croupier, or both). There are roulette machines everywhere nowadays, even in most slot halls, just waiting to be exploited.

 

Advantages of wheel bias

  • reliable if you discover a bias
  • hard to detect by the casinos; hard to detect that you are using wheel bias to your advantage

 

Disadvantages of wheel bias

  • requires days of meticulous analysis of a few select roulette tables
  • hard to find a biased roulette table nowadays, almost impossible in the bigger casinos with new, state of the art equipment

 

Additional information, how to, and tutorial

A professional gambler that used wheel bias

Gonzalo Garcia Pelayo, an ex-professional gambler, nowadays best known as a film director and producer. You can read a short bio about his life and his involvement with wheel bias to the right of the picture.

Gonzalo Garcia Pelayo

Name: Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayos

Amount: € 1 million ($2+ million nowadays, adjusted to inflation)

Date: 1990s

 

In the early 1990s, Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo (who, at that time was a record producer, and not a professional gambler) realized that roulette wheels were not perfectly random in the casino he usually frequented, the Casino Gran Madrid.

He was not the first one to suspect this, but he was the first one to actually to take advantage of this. By recording the results and analysing them with a computer he could gain an edge on the house by predicting that certain numbers were more likely to occur next than the 1-in-37 odds offered by the house (1 in 37 because it was French Roulette).

He used this method at the Casino Gran Madrid in Spain, winning 600,000+ euros in a single day, and around one million euros in total (after that he was banned).

The casino tried to sue Gonzalo. However, legal action against him by the casino was unsuccessful. It was ruled that the casino should fix its wheel and it is not cheating.

After that, the casino replaced all their roulette wheels (in fact, all of Spain’s casinos replaced their wheels) and he became celebrity overnight (fora short period).

Because of Gonzalo’s widely publicized actions casinos laser scan their roulette wheels to try to keep them as perfectly random as possible. This reduced the occurrence of wheel bias greatly around the world, but did not eliminate it entirely (especially with old wheels, or older electronic roulette machines in smaller slot halls and electronic casinos, they don’t laser scan them yearly).

After every casino in Spain knew about his method and either replaced their wheels or banned him, he went to the US and made a killing in Vegas as well.

Although, he still bets on horses and sports as a hobby, he ditched being a professional gambler long time ago, and nowadays focuses more on his work as a film director (Spanish films).

 


 

Angle shooting

A photo of a man and a woman playing poker or blackjack. The woman on the picture glances over a man's shoulders and secretly peaks at his cards. To the right of the picture you can learn more about the various angle shooting techniques and their advantages and disadvantages. The picture also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a webpage with a how to guide, (video tutorial included) that will teach you various angle shooting techniques.

Angle shooting

Angle shooting is another type of advantage play. “Angle shooting” refers to legal but possibly unethical ways to beat card games, or at the very least gain advantage.

In short: using unfair tactics in card games, borderline cheating.

Angle shooting is most often used in poker, but technically, this is possible in all card games. However, these are looked down upon by real professional gamblers, due to it being morally dubious, and low effort.

Angle shooting is used mostly in poker and online poker (yes you can cheat in online poker as well).

 

Advantages of angle shooting

  • working, reliable method of gaining advantage under special circumstances

 

Disadvantages of angle shooting

  • does not give you a lot of advantage
  • can only be used under special circumstances
  • ruins your reputation (especially in poker, you can be banned from tournaments)

 

Additional information, how to and tutorial

More info about angle shooting, angle shooting techniques in poker and online poker can be found be found here.

 

Angle shooting is not cheating in the traditional sense. If you’re curious about how you can actually cheat, or spot cheaters, check out my guide on how to cheat at poker, and spot cheats.

 

A professional gambler that used angle shooting

This is a picture of infamous gambling addict and cheater Archie Karas playing poker. He allegedly defeated professional poker players with the use of angle shooting techniques. You can read about his life, cheating, run-ins with the law, and his significance in the poker scene to the right of the picture.

Archie Karas

Name: Archie Karas

Amount: $50 to $40 million

Date: 1990s

 

Karas drove to Vegas with $50 in his wallet, which he turned to $17 million playing poker and pool. It all started at Binion’s Horseshoe in 1992, he started gambling and went on a hot streak. Archie Karas played in really high stakes games and ended up with $17,000,000.

/Comment: Playing very high stakes poker was part of his system. High stakes make people stressed, agitated, and less rational, which means they are easier to deceive./

Karas, although not exactly a professional gambler in the traditional sense, continued to beat many top players of the time, from Doyle Brunson, Puggy Pearson to Johnny Moss.

Many simply would not play against him because his stakes were too high, adding to his reputation as a top player, and creating the illusion of real talent.

The only player to beat Karas during his run was Johnny Chan, who beat him for $900,000 after losing the first two games to Karas.

However, he ran out of opponents very fast due to his bad reputation for angle shooting and the high stakes.

He turned to rolling dice for $100,000, and playing high-stakes pool (he was and still is a gambling addict). He continued used angle shooting techniques in these games as well, and he was banned from many casinos, but he avoided legal action.

I the mid-1995 Karas lost all of his money in a period of three weeks.

He lost $20 million playing dice, and then lost $2 million to Chip Reese in a poker match (allegedly he spent most of the three weeks high on cocaine, which he was allegedly addicted to).

Following these losses he switched to baccarat and lost another $17 million, a total of $30 million.

With $12 million left he returned to Greece to get clean from drugs (allegedly). When he came back to Las Vegas, he went back to the Horseshoe, shooting dice and playing baccarat for $300,000 per game, and in less than a month lost all but his last million. This makes him one of the biggest losers of Vegas.

Karas was arrested on September 24, 2013 after being caught marking cards at a San Diego casino’s blackjack table by the Barona Gaming Commission. He was arrested at his Las Vegas home and extradited to San Diego to face charges of burglary, winning by fraudulent means and cheating. He was found guilty and sentenced to three years probation.

UPDATE 2021: He is now 70 and he was diagnosed with possibly terminal brain aneurysm. He was last interviewed by the YouTube channel Soft White Underbelly (a Youtube channel known for interviewing homeless and down on their luck drug addicts, whores, pimps, criminals etc…), he is completely broke, and he is banned from all casinos in Nevada. It is not revealed in the interview if he is homeless or not.

You can watch the full interview here:

 


 

Comp hustling

The picture is the cover of the book Comp City, written by professional gambler Max Rubin. This is a book about comp hustling in a casino. The picture also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a webpage where you can read sample pages, and where you can buy this book about comp hustling techniques and strategy.

Comp hustling

Comp hustling is the offline’s world equivalent of “casino whoring” (see below). The idea is to gamble very slowly exclusively at high RTP games like craps, poker, video poker and only increase the amount you bet when a pit boss, or a floor manager checks on you to evaluate you for comp points.

Comp hustlers may also:

  • take frequent breaks from playing,
  • play at full tables to be dealt fewer hands per hour,
  • and play more slowly.

 

Just be very visible.

The value of the comps you receive should be greater than your losses, that’s the whole point.

Many different techniques and comp hustling strategies are used by professional gamblers, some have even written books about it.

What works and what does not varies from casino to casino, country to country.

 

UPDATE: Due to the spread of digital casino management software this too is becoming less viable. Most casinos only have their machines connected to these casino management apps, table games are often still not part of these systems, episodically in older, lower quality venues.

Advantages of comp hustling

  • you can get your player status upgraded if you do it right
  • it is definitely a working method if you know what works in your casino
  • you can become VIP in no time

 

Disadvantages of comp hustling

  • they can ask you to leave, or outright ban you
  • it is not guaranteed to work in every casino
  • it is not guaranteed to work all the time
  • you are not receiving money but you are receiving value in comp points

 

Additional information, how to and tutorial

I am not deeply familiar with the practice of comp hustling (I1m trying to be as not visible as possible, because I’m using other methods, and I don’t want to be banned for winning too much). However, I can recommend the book Comp City by Max Rubin, who is very good at this.

The book, even though it’s outdated, it’s still full of really great advice.

If you’re interested in advantage gambling, it’s definitely worth reading. But keep in mind: it’s from 2001, and focuses on getting luxury trips, 5 star accommodation, VIP status for high stakes gamblers, it’s not focusing on small stakes, penny slots “getting a free drink” kind of situations. But if you have that sort of budget, then go for it.

A professional gambler that used comp hustling

A picture of Max Rubin and a set of casino chips. He wrote the book on exploiting and abusing comp systems in casinos. You can read about his life, the book and about his comp hustling methods to the right of the picture.

Max Rubin

Name: Max Rubin

Amount: N/A

Date: 1990s

 

Max Rubin, a professional gambler, successful card counter and pro blackjack player, is the author of the 1994 book Comp City (originally released in 1994, re-released in 2001).

In this book he explains the method called comp hustling, that he discovered in the nineties while playing professionally as a member of  a blackjack team.

He learned and studied all the intricacies of what made comp systems work and figured out a way to take advantage of them. The basis of the book is how to take more money away from the casinos than you lose playing, without counting cards or doing any of the traditional and more difficult methods. With these techniques you can have fun and make the casino pay for it.

In 1999, Rubin quit being a professional gambler (he made enough money to retire).

In 2004 he was selected to become a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame, along with legends like Dr. Edward O. Thorpe, the father of card counting and Peter Griffin, the author of the niche classic, The Theory of Blackjack. In short: the guy knows his stuff.

 


 

Extremely high progressive jackpots

This is a picture of the reels of slot machine (3 reels video slot to be precise), the words on the picture, under the slot machine spell: progressive jackpot and the symbols are USD symbols. Next to this picture you can read about methods to analyze and take advantage of progressive jackpots offered by some slot machines and online video slots (especially pooled progressive jackpots). The picture also acts as a link, and by clicking on it you will be taken to a relevant page where you can learn about techniques to take advantage of progressive jackpot with the help of step by step guides, video tutorials and calculators.

Exploiting progressive jackpots

The only working (legal) way to make money by playing slot machines online. Some slot machines, especially online video slots, with pooled progressive jackpots, accumulate such an extremely high progressive jackpot that the house advantage disappears and the RTP gets above 100% (same happens with lottery too btw., you can read it here).

In short: the jackpot will grow to such a size, that the cost of spins it takes to get it will be smaller than the jackpot.

The problem is knowing and calculating when this “break-even” point has been reached. But as a thumb rule, if you are playing slot machines go for massive progressive jackpots offered, the biggest are usually the pooled jackpots in online casinos.

 

Advantages of exploiting extremely high progressive slots

  • you can win a lot of money this way
  • the only working method to make money playing slots

 

Disadvantages of exploiting progressive slots

  • we are talking about 30-46 hours of play time, at the same machine, or online, it’s just inhumane, it’s torturous, speaking from experience
  • you will probably run out of money sooner than you hit the jackpot, unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars to play with
  • it is very hard to know for sure when the jackpot reaches the “break-even point”
  • if you play online there is a risk that you will be disconnected due to technical issues, which means you have to start again

 

Additional information, how to and tutorial

For more info on this method, check out my article – How To Win on Slots – Is It Possible?

UPDATE: I also found an interesting thread on reddit, where a guy claims he was paying his bills by playing slot machines, for 5 moths. The thread is intriguing and based on the answers he gave to commenters, he looks legit, as far as I can tell, you might want to check it out too.

A professional gambler that took advantage of progressive jackpots and made a lot of money

This is a picture of Peter Liston in a bookstore. His book: Million Dollar Slots details his alleged method of making money playing slots online. You can read a short summary of his book, his method, his accomplishments to the right of the picture.

Peter Liston is an accountant turned professional gambler

Name: Peter Liston

Amount: allegedly millions, not known exactly

Date: 1990s

 

Peter Liston is an accountant from Australia, who became rich by exploiting slots online (allegedly, his book is really bad, I doubt the veracity of his claims).

He is the author of the book Million Dollar Slots (really bad book, not worth the money, just a story, no mathematical calculation, no actual techniques described, other than “I got lucky”, it reeks of a scam), in which he explains how he figured out a method that allegedly made him millions from mere $500.

The book is a detailed memoir of how he discovered a way to take advantage of progressive jackpots offered by casino slot machines.

The book and the supposed winnings would make Liston a professional gambler. However, the book does not hand the reader the silver bullet, only shows what to look for and how to start thinking about making slots profitable, which is very disappointing to say the least.

Nevertheless, there is an actual mathematically feasible model to exploit progressive jackpots.



 

Casino whoring, bonus hunting

This is a picture of the following words in golden letters "Casino Bonus", over a black background. This refers to activity 'bonus hunting', a method used by professional gamblers as well as ordinary people trying to make money gambling. You can read about this technique to the right of this picture, and the picture itself also acts asa link, by clicking o nit you will be taken to a casino bonus guide with a calculator, where you can check the wagering and playthrough requirements for yourself and you can calculate the profitability of this technique.

Casino whoring

And lastly, casino whoring (a.k.a. bonus hunting – the more politically correct name). This is how I made $ 1200 from just $ 25 in a single day (less than a day, multiple times) during college. It’s really simple, but boring, time consuming activity, that you can only do once per online casino.

Casino whoring is all about seeking out the best bonuses offered by online casinos (mostly available to new players, welcome bonuses, usable only once) and using them to your advantage to reduce, and in certain cases, eliminate the house advantage withdraw all the money, and then repeat the process all over again.

It’s an annoying, boring, joyless process because of the small print (casinos bonus terms and conditions, playthrough and wagering requirements), which you will be reading for days on end.

UPDATE: Sadly casino bonuses (because of people like me, and increased taxation of online gambling) became significantly worse over time. They are now heavily weighed in the casinos’s favor. I can no longer seriously advise trying to make money this way, unless you can manage to find multiple under 30x wagering requirement casinos bonuses, and there aren’t any usually (I have collected the best current bonuses I could find here, on this page).

Sadly, you will be hard-pressed to find any casino bonus offer nowadays, which gives a player any real advantage. Quite the opposite, nowadays they are designed to make players lose money.

 

Advantages of exploiting casino bonuses

  • small, but steady source of winnings
  • small initial investment required, $5-10 or sometimes $1 (avoid no deposit bonuses, they are always really bad, the wagering requirement makes it impossible to win anything)

 

Disadvantages of exploiting casino promotions

  • takes a long time
  • you need to find casinos bonuses that actually give player an advantage, usually under 30x wagering requirement, that’s mission impossible nowadays
  • finite possibilities: welcome bonuses are the best and there is only a limited number of online casinos available (that accepts players from your country) so if you are registered at all of them that’s that

 

Additional information, how to, and tutorial

Casino bonus hunting has it’s own separate page. You can find much more about casino bonus hunting here (it’s under the casino bonuses listed, near the bottom, with the casino bonus calculator).

My experience as a professional gambler using this method

During college I made enough money to pay for my tuition using this method (and I was able to finish college without going into debt). If you’re interested about the details of how I made money, then check out my Casino Bonus Guide. This method really works, I can personally attest to it.

/Comment: Although be prepared for reading T&C fine print for days. And trust me, it’s not fun, to put it lightly…/

 

 

Online casinos where you can practice (with live dealers)

The following online gambling websites have live dealers, so you can practice some of the advantage gambling techniques mentioned on this page.

These are the online casinos I’m currently active in (most of them have poker and sports betting as well):

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of thee 888 gambling platforms (including casino, poker, sports betting platforms). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

888 casino, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games. You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

 

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.

Miami Club 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.

Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.

Fair Go Australian casino, 18+

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

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Advantage play video tutorial

There is not a single video online that would cover all the methods outlined on this page. In fact, most of the videos are pretty basic, they never go in-depth, they only rehash the basics and focus on one single method.

But, for the sake of completion I included a few advantage play video tutorials for people who are visual learners, sadly, they are not that good:

 

Sadly, there aren’t any better videos on the topic. If you know of any please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

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 Last updated: 2021-11-09

 

Gamble responsibly! Good luck,

SimonTheSorcerer

 

If you are new to advantage gambling methods, only bet as much as you are comfortable with, as much as you can afford to lose. You won’t be able to consistently win money just by reading a few guides online.

These professional gambling techniques don’t work like that. Keep in mind: practice makes perfect! Don’t risk significant amounts of money until you get the hang of it, until you practiced for a significant amount of time, and you can reliably win more than you lose. Don’t expect that to happen overnight.

Most online casinos don’t like players who play to win, and use these methods, and they will often ban you (for made up reasons, bonus abuse mostly). Therefore, I recommend the online casinos I’m using, the ones on the page. I’m playing in them for years, and I have won more money than lost in all of them, and so far they haven’t banned me, which is a rarity.

I have played in 200+ online casinos over a period of 10+ years, this is far from the norm…. Online casinos really don’t like advantage gamblers, be careful.

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Simon's Guide to Making Money Like A Professional Gambler
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Simon's Guide to Making Money Like A Professional Gambler
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Seven mathematically proven advantage gambling methods to make money gambling in casinos, and online. You can use these methods to maximize your odds, RTP, and to minimize the house edge. Learn how to make money gambling like a professional by using the step by step guides, and video tutorials (opens in a new tab). The list includes some methods, which might be considered cheating in certain casinos. Make sure to check the rules of venue, website first.
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6 Responses to “Simon’s Advantage Gambling Guide to Making Money Like A Professional Gambler

  • i love gambling.. used to play online :P.. this article helped me to improve my techniques .. thanks :)

    • Cool! Glad you found it useful. Check back in about two weeks. I’m actually working on a new and improved and greatly extended version of this guide. Will be released in about two weeks.

  • Really useful tips, often play blackjack online but what’s the best number technique to play backjack

  • There is a strategy.for roulette. But it just works with landbased Casinos with a real roulette table (video roulette etc. can´t work). I tried out at landbased casinos at St. Marten and in Cambodia. But it strongly depends on the croupier´s “qualities”. Inexperienced croupiers tend to throw the ball most time in they same way. The chances, the ball stops in the same half of the wheel, are pretty high. I tried several times, after an casino experienced friend told me. So far I never lost one cent.

    Just watch the croupier a while (not too long, once they change each half hour), so you find “your half” of the wheel. Bet on all red or black numbers within this half.

    But it just works out with an inexperienced croupier. Sometimes easy to find, sometimes hard to find.

  • 35:1 is best because 1:1 should pay 35/18:1 to be equivalent.

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