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Make money using the 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 (check the bottom of the page for a definition of the house edge and RTP if you don’t know what it is, we will be using it a lot on this page and in these guides).

 

I was very wrong.

I realised in college that you can indeed make money gambling.

 

And the secret is: advantage gambling methods, mathematically proven, reliable, no luck involved.

 

Advantage gambling methods are tested and reliable practices 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 (in some countries because of this, winnings from games of chance are taxed separately, if the person is doing it professionally).

 

 

Professional gambling using advantage gambling methods

 

Initially, in my college years, I found a way to make money gambling online, using a method called “casino whoring” (you can see it below, among the other advantage gambling methods). But I know now that this is peanuts compared to the other methods, an of course poker (poker is considered a game of skill by many, not a game of chance, the truth is, it’s somewhere in between the two).

 

Although, I did not myself become a professional gambler after that, It helped me tremendously at that time. I could pay my way through college without piling up mountains of debt. That has been more than 10 years and now and I know a lot more about gambling (and I have a gambling blog too), and I have tried out many more ways to make money gambling (and have made much more, more than €80 000 at this point, still doing it on the weekends, you can see the online casinos I’m active in, below).

 

Let me show you these methods.

Try you hands at making money gambling like a professional gambler.

 

UPDATE 2021: All of the tutorials, 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 menu, opens in a new tab. These are pretty long and detailed tutorials, therefore I suggest bookmarking this page so you can find it later (search engines are fickle, sometimes it shows up, sometime it doesn’t, in search results, it’s best to bookmark it if you really want to find it later, thank you and good luck).

 

Online casinos with big promotions and bonuses, and live dealers

The following online gambling websites have live dealers, so you can practice most of the advantage gambling techniques on this page online, in these online casinos.

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

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

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Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins
  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (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%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

European casino & sportsbook & poker
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • 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.

 

 

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.

Professional gamblers using advantage gambling methods sort 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 advantage gambling methods to jump there.

 

Online casinos

Click on any of the professional gambling techniques to get 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 casino means online casino with live dealers. Click on any gambling techniques below to jump to that section.

 

Bitcoin casinos

Click on any advantage gambling strategies to access that section.

 

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

 

 

Proven, tested, working methods to making 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 experiences and learn how to make money gambling.

Using these methods and practicing, 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 like a professional gambler, after a lot of practice. Keep in mind, that 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.

 


 

On the picture are two playing cards from the 52 cards standard deck, an ace of hearts, and a spade jack. To the right of the picture you can read about how professional gamblers count cards. Card counting is one of the advantage gambling methods on this list. 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. Card counting[/caption]

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 adjusting your strategy accordingly. This way you can maximize the RTP, and with practice you can get it over 100%, and that’s how people made millions with it.

 

Advantages of card counting

  • reliable
  • card games are available in every casino
  • can be used online (in live dealer casinos) 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 don2t try the card counting methods discussed to the right of the picture.
Continuous Shuffling Machines (CSM)

Continuous Shuffling Machines (CSMs – on the left, if you see those, then card counting ain’t gonna work) 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 is Dr. Edward O. Thrope, the father of card counting, mathematician and a professional gambler. You can read a short summary of his life and his relevance to card counting to the right.
Dr. Edward O. Thorpe, the father of the professional gambling method card counting

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. A mathematics professor who possessed a master’s degree in physics and a doctorate degree in mathematics, he reputedly had above-average 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 methods to this day (but back then there were not 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. One typical weekend they would net $70,000 in today’s money. Even though nobody knew how he was doing it, after all, card counting did not yet exist back then, he’s winnings attracted the attention of casino bosses and he got banned from most of the big casinos at that time.

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

After making piles of money as a professional gambler, 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, it’s not so easy nowadays). Due to his dominance over the casinos, and revolutionary thinking, Thorp was one of the first seven inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame.


 

Shuffle tracking

A dealer in a casino is shuffling cards on the picture. Shuffle tracking is one of the methods used to make money gambling by eliminating the house edge. You can read about shuffle tracking 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 teaches you shuffle tracking, shuffle tracking strategy and techniques.
Shuffle tracking

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

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

On the picture you can see Arnold Snyder, author of the Blackjack Shuffle Tracker’s Cookbook and a professional gambler. You can read a summary of his life right next to he picture.
Arnold Snyder, author of the Blackjack Shuffle Tracker’s Cookbook and professional gambler

Name: Arnold Snyder

Amount won: unknown

Date: ongoing

 

Arnold Snyder is a professional gambler and gambling author. He was elected by professional blackjack players as one of the seven original inductees into the Blackjack Hall of Fame which is hosted at Barona Casino in California. 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 for a professional gambler (,which is the basis of shuffle tracking to this day).

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 machines.

Snyder is still authoring and still gambling to this date, however, whether he actually uses shuffle tracking is unknown. Let me know in the comments section if you know more about this.

 

 


 

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 dices. 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 teaches you dice control, controlled shooting strategy and techniques.
Dice control

Dice control (also called controlled shooting and dice setting) is an advantage gambling method used in casino craps games.
Proponents of dice control claim that by using a variety of techniques, one can influence the outcome of a dice toss, and one 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 practiced 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” and “The Dominator” are LoRiggio’s nicknames as a professional gambler. Through years of practice, hours at a time, LoRiggio learned “controlled shooting” which is a technique of getting the rolls you need, in the game of craps, and 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, thanks in large part to him many casinos now identify controlled shooters and will force them to shoot the dice using different mechanics.

LoRiggio now conducts dice throwing classes so if anyone wants to learn how to win thousands of dollars or become a professional gambler, sign up! However, its months – perhaps years – of practice to 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, not even in the biggest casinos (in Europe, at this point, less than 5% of casinos have craps….).

 

 


 

Wheel bias

On the picture is a Roulette wheel in a casino with a visible flaw, leading to wheel bias. It is by no means the easiest to master of professional gambling methods. 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 tutorial, (video tutorial included) that will teaches you wheel bias, wheel bias strategy and techniques.
Roulette wheel bias

Every roulette table is manufactured to precise and strict standards. However, in reality each roulette table is unique and there are slight differences between them.

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

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

The other one actually comes form the comments section, 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 dealer, so there is no chance of getting caught trying to find wheel bias, try it) 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

 

Additional information, how to, and tutorial

A professional gambler that used wheel bias

Gonzalo Garcia Pelayo, an ex-professional gambler, nowadays film director and producer. You can read a short bio about his life to the right of his picture.
Gonzalo Garcia Pelayo – the inventor of the wheel bias advantage gambling method

Name: Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayos

Amount: € 1 million (probably as much as $2 million in today’s money)

Date: 1990s

 

In the early 1990s, Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo, who, at that time was a record producer, and not a professional gambler, realized that casino 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 prove that small differences between roulette wheels can be taken advantage of. 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-36 odds offered by the house. 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.

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)

Because of Gonzalo’s widely publicized actions, casinos laser scan their roulette wheels to try to keep them as perfect 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 slot halls, they don’t care, they don’t laser scan them yearly).

After every casino in Spain knew about his method and either replaced their wheels or banned, he went to the US and made a little additional money in Vegas. 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.

 

 


 

Angle shooting

A photo of a man and a woman playing poker or blackjack. The woman glances over his shoulders and secretly peaks the man's cards. This is called angle shooting, and you can learn much more about it 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 teaches you angle shooting, angle shooting strategy and 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. Angle shooting is most often used in poker and online poker but technically, angle shooting is possible in all card games. However, when it comes to advantage gambling methods, it’s not the first choice of a professional gambler, due to it being morally dubious, to say the least.

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 Archie Karas playing poker - he allegedly defeated professional poker players with the use of angle shooting techniques. You can read about his life, cheating, and significance in the poker scene to the right of the picture.
Archie Karas – his method was not of a professional gambler’s – but his earnings were

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. Many professional gamblers and poker players seen Archie Karas play with stakes never seen before. Karas ended up winning $17,000,000.

Karas, although not exactly a professional gambler in the traditional sense, continued to beat many top players, from Doyle Brunson to Puggy Pearson to Johnny Moss. Many of them would not play him simply because his stakes were too high. The only player to beat Karas during his run was Johnny Chan, who beat him for $900,000 after losing to Karas the first two games.

The Poker action for Karas had mostly dried up due to his reputation and stakes. He turned to dice rolling for $100,000 on one roll and playing high-stakes pool.

By mid-1995, Karas lost all of his money in a period of three weeks. He lost $20 million playing dice and then lost the $2 million he won from Chip Reese back to him. Following these losses he switched to baccarat and lost another $17 million, for a total of $30 million. With $12 million left and needing a break from gambling, he returned to Greece. When he came back to Las Vegas, he went back to the Horseshoe shooting dice and playing baccarat at $300,000 per bet, and in less than a month, lost all but his last million. As a professional gambler, he’s attitude was not exactly professional (sorry for the pun).

 

 


 

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, strategy.
Comp hustling

Comp hustling is the offline’s world equivalent of “casino whoring” , “bonus hunting”. The idea is to gamble very slowly and high RTP games like casino craps and penny slots 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.

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.

 

Advantages of angle shooting

  • 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

 

Disadvantages of angle shooting

  • they can ask you to leave
  • 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 myself deeply familiar with the practice of comp hustling. However, I can recommend Comp City by Max Rubin, who is the actual “inventor” of the method! The book is even though it’s outdated, it as a niche classic. 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. As a professional gambler, he figured out a method to optimise Blackjack play for comp prizes. You can read about his life and comp hustling methods to the right of the picture.
Max Rubin – professional gambler and the author of Comp City

Name: Max Rubin

Amount: unknown

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, Rubin introduced a new, revolutionary way how professional gamblers can their balances in the green.

In 1999, Rubin quit being a professional gambler. However, 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 a slot machine, the words on the picture, under the slot machine spell: progressive jackpot. Next to this picture you can read about methods to take advantage of progressive jackpots offered by some slot machines and online slots. The picture also acts as a link, and by clicking on it by your own free will you will be taken to a relevant page where you can learn about advantage gambling methods connected to progressive jackpot slots in casinos, and you can learn about it more there with tutorials and video tutorials and calculators if you so desire.
Extreme 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, 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 take 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 there is, usually the pooled jackpots in online casinos are above this.

 

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 constant playing of slots, at the same machine, or online, it’s just inhumane, it’s torture
  • you will probably run out of money sooner than before you hit the jackpot, unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars to play with
  • it is very hard to know for sure and to calculate the “break-even” point

 

Additional information, how to and tutorial

A professional gambler that took advantage of progressive jackpots

This is a picture of Peter Liston in a bookstore. His book Million Dollar Slots is a good read for anyone considering becoming a professional gambler. You can read about him, his methods, his book to the right.
Peter Liston is an accountant turned professional gambler

Name: Peter Liston

Amount: unknown, allegedly millions

Date: 1990s

 

Peter Liston is an accountant, turned professional gambler from Australia (allegedly, his book is really bad, I doubt the veracity of his claims) and the author of the book Million Dollar Slots (really bad book, not worth the money, just a story, no mathematical calculation, not actual technique, 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, which summarized is the following: I played, it had a high progressive jackpot, and I got lucky.., not what someone would expect from an alleged advantage gambler….

The book and the supposed winnings earned Liston the title of a professional gambler, but it offers no mathematically proven, feasible solution to turning playing slot machines into a profitable activity (but I do, check below, I have a calculator, and you can do the calculations yourself). 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. Slot and jackpots systems vary from casinos to casinos and any mathematical method needs to be based on careful planning and analysis, which he probably didn’t do, it was just guesses and hunches, like the whole book. Avoid.

Nevertheless, there is a mathematically feasible model and worthy of the attention of anyone interested in becoming a professional gambler.

I also found an interesting thread on reddit, where a guy claims he was a professional gambler for 5 months, paying his bills by playing slot machines. 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.

 



 

Casino whoring, bonus hunting

This is a picture of the golden words 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.
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 to your advantage to reduce, and in certain cases eliminate the house advantage and then repeating the process all over again. Sadly casino bonuses – because of people like me and other “casino whores” – have become very similar. significantly worse and heavily weighed in the casinos’s favor, over time. I can no longer seriously  advise trying to make money this way, unless you can manage to find 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.

 

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 (and I have done 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 casino whoring

During college I supported myself as a professional gambler using the method called casino whoring or casino bonus hunting. If you’re interested about the details of how I made couple of thousands of dollars this way, check out my Casino Bonus Guide. This method really works, I can personally attest to it.

 

 

 

Online casinos with big promotions and bonuses, and live dealers

The following online gambling websites have live dealers, so you can practice most of the advantage gambling techniques on this page online, in these online casinos.

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

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins
  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (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%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

European casino & sportsbook & poker
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • 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.

 

 

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 more of a visual learner, sadly, these are of limited use only:

Sadly, there aren’t any better videos on the topic.

 

 

House edge: The house edge is a term used to describe the mathematical advantage that the gambling game, and therefore the commercial gambling venue (the house), has over you as you play over time. This advantage results in an assured percentage return to the venue over time, and for you an assured percentage loss of what you bet. Table games usually have around 1-3% house edge and slots have 4-8%. In short this measure how much you are going to lose, long-term, and higher the house edge is the worse it is.

 

RTP – 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 the one more commonly used by players and advantage gambler, and house edge is more commonly used by casinos and gambling establishments.

 

If you want to learn more about how to become a professional gambler, check out my Definitive Casino Bonus Guide to get started.

 

If you are ready to practice, check out Simon’s Free Casino, where you can play with 500+ free casino games, without registration

 

If you are ready to win big using any of the methods discussed here, then go and check out the best online casinos here.

 

 

 Last updated: 2021-01-03

 

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, reliably win money just by reading a few guides, tutorials online, once. These professional gambling techniques don’t work like that. Keep in mind this: practice makes perfect! Don’t risk significant amounts of money until you get the hang of it, 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 mathematically proven strategies, and by using made up reasons, they will often ban you. 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, 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 Online Using Advantage Gambling Techniques Methods Strategies
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Simon's Guide to Making Money Like A Professional Gambler Online Using Advantage Gambling Techniques Methods Strategies
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Seven working advantage gambling methods to make money gambling, an online too, including cheating in games of chance to maximize your odds, RTP to win and to minimize the house edge. Get a taste of making money gambling like a professional gambler!
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5 Responses

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

    1. SimonTheSorcerer says:

      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.

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

  3. 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.

    1. SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Thanks! That might actually work, thank you for sharing.

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