Simon’s Casino Blog

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Simon’s Online Casino Blog


I’m Simon (full name: Simon András Péter, but if you are not from Eastern or Central Europe you won’t be able to pronounce it 😉 , so just call me Simon), and you are on Simon’s Casino and Online Gambling Blog. All of the content on my online gambling sites are dedicated to providing valuable, impartial and useful information to all online players.

Whether you are a professional gambler with years of experience, or you are new to online gambling, you will find something useful and interesting here. This website has been focusing on the different aspects of online gambling since 2012. Currently this blog consist of 609 web pages! Yes, it is a much bigger website than it appears at first, therefore if you like the content don’t forget to bookmark this website to be able to easily access it later.


UPDATE 2020: If you are new to this gambling blog it might be overwhelming at first. Just start with this: How to Maximise your Chance of Winning in Online Casinos, and if nothing else, learn and apply those tricks, you will have a better time gambling online, and if you are done with these basic tricks move on the the advanced methods in the advantage gambling section. Gamble responsibly, and most importantly, good luck!


About Simon - professional gambler turned gambling blogger

A bit about myself: I’m the author of Simon’s Online Gambling Blog, there are no other authors I write, put together, design everything here. I started playing online in 2006, back in college. The world of online gambling was quite different back then, more rogue casinos and less gambling regulations, less taxation. We have come a long way since then.

However, that environment was perfect for online professional gamblers using advantage gambling techniques. I was one of those guys. I made around $10 000 in total playing online during college (which was quite a lot of money back then, especially in Eastern Europe). It helped me pay for my tuition back then (since then I have made much more than that).

Online casino bonus whoring” – as it was called (one of the many ways to take advantage of online casinos), got less profitable after I was banned from over 300 online casinos, so I took a break from online gambling, finished college, got an office job, you know, the works. However, after a long hiatus I returned to the online gambling scene, this time as an online gambling blogger (and as a player as well of course). For years I blogged only on the weekends and not many people took notice. However, over the years my casino gambling blog gained some momentum. And here we are. Hope you enjoy your time here and find what you are looking for. By visiting this website you support an independent gambling blog, thank you and good luck.


What can you do at Simon’s online casino gambling blog:

Thank you very much for visiting my website! Keep in mind this is my personal small gambling blog, it’s just me, there is no huge company behind it, no team, just one person. I try to do my best to update everything. If you have a question drop a comment, I answer it if I have time. If something doesn’t work on the website, you notice something’s not okay, you found a typo, just drop a line in the comments section on that page and I will fix it ASAP.


If you would like to easily access this website later, don’t forget to bookmark it. /There is no social media page anymore after I was banned from Twitter (gambling is apparently not welcome on Twitter, despite every online casino having a presence there, go figure…), and since Facebook made it so that you have to “””boost””” your posts on your own Facebook page, which means every time you post on your own website’s Facebook page you have to pay $15 to Facebook otherwise less than 10% of your followers will see your post…., I”m done with greedy unethical social media, and I advise you to do the same, (and don’t even get me started on the privacy issues, they are bad enough even without all that). There are no newsletters as well, most, almost all email providers filter them out, because they are from a gambling blog and contain gambling keywords, so I stopped that as well, no point, people don’t receive them. Bookmarking the website is really the best way to save it for later if you are so inclined and you would like to revisit it at one point./

If you have any questions regarding online gambling please ask them in the comments section of that page. I try to answer if I have the time.



Unrelated to gambling, but permit me to mention it here:

Please use search engine instead of Google. Unless you live under a rock you are probably well aware of how evil, unethical and problematic the giga-corporation that is Google (technically Alphabet, the umbrella company that owns Google and all their other subsidiaries and offshore companies). Tax evasion, offshore money laundering, election meddling, privacy issues, lies, constant surveillance for the US secret service NSA etc.. just look around online if you have doubts and don’t believe me. Do you really want to support that by using their search engine? Don’t! Use instead, they use the income generated from advertising (they make money the same way as Google or Bing) but instead of enriching shareholders and influencing elections they use it for planting trees worldwide and other environmental, eco-friendly initiatives. Make a change, by actually not changing that much, just using a different search engine. Thank you. (And please stop using Google chrome as well, unless you want Google and the American government, and secret service to always know your location, your search history and have all your passwords… Try Opera, it’s actually better, and has just as many plugins.)


Simon’s online casino blog

Simon’s casino gambling blog consists of the following:


Casino bonuses section

This is an animated GIF of a human hand counting a roll of bonus money, ( $ 100 bills). By clicking on the picture you will be taken to the casino bonuses section of the gambling blog.

Casino bonuses

Casino bonuses section: Contrary to popular belief not every online casino bonus is good for the player. You have to be mindful of the playthrough requirements and wagering limitations. You can find the best casino bonuses listed here, many of them are exclusive to this website, along with a casino bonus playthrough and wagering requirement calculator.

Free casino games section

This is an animated GIF of a video slot machine. This is the logo of my free casino games section. By clicking on this, you will be taken to the games section.

Free casino games

Simon’s free casino, 500 free casino games: In this section you can try out hundreds of free casino games in various categories, from more than 10 different casino software providers. No registration is required. Test your strategies and skill without risking any money.

/If you find a game that is not working, please let me know in the comments section of that page so I can fix it immediately. Thank you! You can also rate the games by using the rating system in the small box at the bottom of pages. This will give me feedback and based on that I can fine-tune the selection of games in each category./

Gambling laws and legal status

This is an animated spinning globe. This is the logo of my online gambling legal status section. If you click on the animated GIF you will be taken to a webpage, where you can learn about the legal status of various forms of gambling in all of the 196 countries.

Online gambling legality

Online gambling laws – in all 196 countries of the world:  This section explains the legal status of online casino gambling, online poker, online bingo, online lottery, keno, scratch cards, online sports betting and Bitcoin gambling in all 196 countries of the world. Just click on your country to get a quick summary of the gambling, online gambling landscape, and for a list of gambling websites, which accept players from your country.

UPDATE: Now with interactive map for easy browsing.

Including, but not limited to, all the English speaking countries:

Online casinos

This is an animated GIF picture of the loading screen of an online casino. If you click on this picture you will visit a webpage, where you can select from online casinos, which accept players from your location.

Online casinos

List of Online Casinos: Depending on what kind of gambling license an online casino has, it can accept players from different countries. Here you will find a list of online casinos for players from any of the 196 countries of the world.

Including, but not limited to:

Casino Reviews

This the illustration at the casino reviews section of the gambling blog. Click on the picture to open the casino review page in a new tab. Right next to the picture you can check out (links open in new tabs) the casino reviews, online gambling website reviews on this web site.

Casino reviews section

UPDATE: Updated the casino reviews section with a new and updated format. Now the reviews are in two separate segments on one single page. Every reviews starts out with a short, brief summary of the casino being reviewed, so you can get a brief overview and decide whether it is the casino for you. And after that is a detailed analysis for those interested in the nitty-gritty.


Advantage gambling section

This is an animated picture of a professional gambler playing poker and using one of the many advantage gambling technique (card counting). By clicking on the picture you will be taken to webpage with advantage gambling tutorials and guides.

Professional gambling techniques

Advantage gambling, professional gambling techniques: The best advantage gambling techniques collected (with tutorials, step-by-step guides, e-books, calculators and video tutorials). If you have an analytical mind, you’re good at counting, you too can learn the techniques professional gamblers use to make money gambling.

Advantage gambling techniques:


+EXTRA: Not really a full, separate section, but I put together a page, where I summarized everything I believe one must know about the shady Bitcoin casinos and Bitcoin gambling. They give online gambling a bad name, and Bitcoin only casinos (platforms which only accept bitcoin and are illegally operating, not licensed gambling websites) should be avoided at all cost. They are very shady, unreliable and they were involved in many scandals.


Logo of You can read about my non-profit activity right next to the picture.

Kiva – non profit

Non-profit: I’m active on a non-profit lending organization that revolutionised non-profit work and the fight against poverty. Instead of simply giving people free money, it gives entrepreneurs, farmers and various other business owners in developing countries very favourable not-for-profit loans, encouraging them to work and be fiscally responsible. This encourages entrepreneurship and hard work, instead of creating a dependent class that is afraid to get a job or start a business because if they did they would no longer get benefits and free money. This is the right way to fight poverty in developing countries (or anywhere else really) and if this is something you are interested in, and if you would like to know more or to help out please check out here. Thank you!

Gambling addiction

If you feel like you have a problem with gambling and it’s no longer purely entertainment and it causes you harm, emotionally and financially then please seek help. The earlier you seek help the easier it will be to recover from problem gambling.

If you are unsure whether you are at risk of problem gambling you can find out by filling out this short gambling quiz here.

If you have any question, please let me know in the comments section below.


Gambling guest posts: A lot of people (it’s almost a daily occurrence) approach me about guest post opportunities. And yes, I do accept some, but I don’t need the poorly written crap online marketing agencies peddle. It’s always written by freelance writers who know nothing about gambling, who haven’t even visited a casino or played in an online casino in their entire life. I don’t need those shitty, crap, filler content here. Take it to the nearest garbage bin and toss it out. Don’t bother me with it. And no it’s not about how well it’s written, it’s the substance. the insight, the real behind the scenes knowledge, relevant experience, true expertise.

I only accept guest posts if:

  • written by actual experts (I will do a background check, no, being a freelance writer, no matter how long you do it does not make you an expert)
  • written by other gambling bloggers or people who work in the industry (you don’t have to be an expert, but you need to be an insider, not an online marketing agency or a freelancer on behalf of a website or company, you need to have worked, or currently work in the gambling industry)
  • must contain a video, your own, or someone else’s linked from video sharing websites (shared with permission of course), a relevant video, video tutorials preferred

If you don’t fulfill these criteria, then don’t expect a reply. I’m not desperate for guest posts, keep that in mind. It’s an opportunity, a very rare opportunity in the online gambling blogosphere, 99% o gambling blogs don’t accept guest posts. Thank you.

How to contact me? Jut drop a comment below, I will be notified, and if I’m interested I will let you know.


Last updated: 2020-08-26

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54 Responses

  1. Erasmo Procell says:

    Guys on forums say there is no working roulette system, you
    can’t beat it in the long run, but i’m using bluehand roulette
    system for weeks and it earns me decent money everyday, maybe couple
    of weeks is not a long run, maybe i am lucky

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Yes, you are “just” lucky.(Congratulations! btw.)

      There is no working Roulette system.
      The only way to make money playing Roulette is the advantage gambling method called “wheel bias” (wheel bias is not a Roulette system and it only works offline or at a live casino).
      You can find it here: Make money gambling with advantage gambling methods

    • Jack NetEnt says:

      There is no such thing as a working system. You’re probably just lucky. I have tried systems for NetEnt slots & roulette and it just doesn’t work.

      @Simon I love your blog man keep it up

      • Rickie Jones says:

        Agreed, I have tried several “strategies” all the only result was lost money. Hope your luck continues tho. Simon, Great post man,.you must be a sorcerer or something

      • Lance Richard says:

        They’re actually is a guaranteed way to make money with roulette. But you need a good teafxgree is bit of starting money. My brother is very smart to say the least and taught me his method. Though I only understood about half of it because I t’s a very complicated mathmatical

  2. Emmanuella says:

    These are some great tips, thank you. It’s very annoying that most reviews are fake, it’s hard to find the best websites. – thank you!

  3. Kerby says:

    From online slots I prefer “Cool Wolf”. Amazing machine and lucky as hell. Also, there is a pattern, which lead to exploit.

  4. john says:

    simon , i would think with any online casino the amount of players registered playing would be of significant importance to larger cash prizes. these seem to be very guarded secrets any estimates for spin palace casino?

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Only in case of progressive jackpots. But those are not closely guarded secrets at all.

      Just check out the progressive slots and you will see the current amount of the progressive jackpot (last time I checked, the highest one was around $2 million).

  5. John says:

    It’s hard to open an online casino ?

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Yes, it is very hard and costs a lot of money.

      Well there are so called “turnkey casinos” , which you can open if you pay something between $5000 and $10000 for licensing and setup fees.

      But turnkey casino games are far worse quality than the mayor casino gambling software providers and will be very hard to market such a casino.

  6. Andrew Valencia says:

    What a great blog. We need more of this ethical approach of online Casinos. We have a dedicated page about the risks of gambling and addiction for the individual. We also can assure our gamers that the payment systems are 100% ethical and safe. Our site is protected by the lastest hacker protection. We want our users who play games online to be totally focused on the game and not distracted with concerns that they could be on a site without security.

  7. Robert Bbrown says:

    Thank you, Simon for publishing this interresting blog for us. This article of yours would help many casino novice to learn about the gambling world and guide then in chosing online casino website wisely.

  8. 2Bet48 says:

    Great job on this guide. its very good and informative.

  9. Mully Aim says:

    These are great tips. I’ll be sure to pick up my freespins, and turn them into shiny dollars.

  10. JackW says:

    Great blog, I did not know anything about next-gen casinos. They sound great. I’m only going to play in next-gen casinos from now on, too bad they are so rare.

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Thanks! Appreciated.

      Next-gen casinos are indeed the best. The reason why they are so rare is because each casino software provider accepts players from different countries.

      It’s really hard for online casinos to put together a good selection of casino games from different casino software providers and still be able to accept players from most countries.

      /This is exactly why there is only one US next gen casino./

      This is a bit complicated topic, but my next-gen casino guide is already under construction. You will be able find the details there, will link to it here as soon as it is published.

  11. Sarbav says:

    Hey! Simon,

    Thanks for the information. I have just started getting into gambling and trying to understand the online casino landscape and what type of online casinos there are.
    I’m writing a blog on the online gambling industry and the involvement of IT (safety, security, software, mobile compatibility) in the industry. This helped me a lot.


  12. Chloe Creek says:

    Great guide, I read that roulette had worse odds than blackjack, is that true?
    Im trying to get the best chance of winning

  13. Anka says:

    In Poland, unfortunately, it is impossible to open a casino could ever change how government 🙁

  14. Jason says:

    Hi Simon,

    Great site mate. Lots on great and informative info!

    Please would you be so kind and get into contact with me?

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best Regards

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Just contact me on G+ (if you have a question or suggestion) or LinkedIn (for business enquiries).

  15. johnny says:

    I have been scammed badly the past few weeks, any way I can fight? anyway I opened a website about my case to make sure my fellow gamblers will not fall the way I did…any way to post about it here?

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Sure. I have to admit I have never heard of this particular casino and I definitely do not endorse them.

      It’s best to stick with established brands, who have an established market presence.

      Also, you are from Hong Kong and to the best of my knowledge online gambling in Hong Kong is illegal (except Hong Kong Jockey Club, which holds a government-granted monopoly on all gambling activities).

      The fact that a casino lets players register from a country, where online gambling is illegal is always a huge red flag. These are often rouge casinos. Please next time don’t try online gambling if it’s illegal in your country and just stick to Hong Kong Jockey Club.

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:


      “betting on even-odds bets is a system and it gives the player an edge on the house.”

      This is funny. 🙂 It’s not true at all.

      However, because you are from Hong Kong means that you can not do anything about this and you can not sue them and you are entirely without any means of legal defense (because online gambling is illegal in HK, except for the government authorized channels).

      I applaud that you put your story out there and try to help as many people as you can. However, sadly you will never get your winnings, no matter the amount of bad publicity you generate for them.

    • Goran says:

      Sad to hear Johny. Thanks for opening up that website, that’s going to help lots of people to not fall prey.

  16. Yeries says:

    Hi, simon nice job you did here congrats!!! I wanted to know if you could recomend me any good online casino to play roulette that will pay me my wins thanks

  17. Dave says:

    There is way too many casinos these days the “rogue” ones are becoming rife they pop up take your money then disappear!

  18. betboro says:

    100% NOT happy with Betboro casino! promised a bonus that i never got…..avoid

  19. ROBERT says:


  20. Lawrence says:

    These are some great tips, thank you. It’s very annoying that most reviews are fake, it’s hard to find the best websites. – thank you!

  21. Opportunitywatch says:

    From online slots I prefer “Cool Wolf”. Amazing machine and lucky as hell. Also, there is a pattern, which lead to exploit.

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      This is just simply not true. There is no such exploit. Just try it out for yourself, you can play the slot here: Cool Wolf

  22. UKcapitalguy says:

    It’s hard to open an online casino ?

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Yes, and expensive too. I will write a blog post about this soon. But you are looking at at least a $ million and it will take months.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Simon would you be interested to know in a casino admitting fault with their system which means thousands could have been duped out of potential winnings? Are you aware of any law in this area also please? Is there anything users can do? I will not name the casino until my case with them is resolved however fault has been clearly admitted.

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      A casino can not operate without a gambling license, so if this is true I would suggest contacting issuer of their gambling license. They will investigate this and they will be able to help you further.

  24. Online Lottery Shop! says:

    Your blog is awesome! I finally have found a place for all of the gambling info that I need! I would really like you to contact me, i have a website somewhat like yours and would love to make an interview with you and publish it on our blog!

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      PM sent. Thanks for the opportunity, I’m definitely interested. We’ll talk more privately.

  25. Mrlegend says:

    I agree….I love to gamble online. I been doing this for some time now. You have to research the company before you play for money, security payouts etc. I only have one that I play at right now. But I will post anymore good ones I find.

  26. RG says:

    Recent experiences with Bovada do not add up to online recommendations I see. They are very deceptive in there communications. Telephone reps unprofessional and not honest with users. Not paying out withdrawals as offered and using different currency exchanges in there favor on account funds

    Would not refer them to anyone

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Yes, I agree. Bovada was removed from the website 2 years ago for similar reasons you mentioned.

      • silversands casino says:

        yes, agreed!

  27. Kristel Anderson says:

    These are some great tips, thank you so much! It’s very sad that most reviews are not true, it’s hard to find the best websites. Glad I found yours!

  28. Chad says:

    If a person wanted to sell art pictures on line. Take a portion of the sales and randomly select customers for a cash prize. Would that be considdered gambling ?

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      That’s a raffle, it depends whether raffles are considered gambling in your location. In most, a good 70% of countries it is not considered gambling.

  29. HariQQ says:

    The post really has all but can you correlate little more about the best sought of tactics…

  30. Rachel Spring says:

    Hello. My name is Rachel Spring, I’ve been trying to reach you before, but haven’t heard back. I understand that you are very busy, but please, send this message to the owner of this website. I am interested to buy your site. Can you please leave an phone number or add me on Skype or on Jutty Chat.
    I can understand that probably you did not plan to sell your business. But I will make you an offer you can’t refuse. My nickname on jutty chat is: rachelspring . I’m waiting for your answer. Thank you for your attention.

    • SimonTheSorcerer says:

      It’s not for sale, unless you have €1 million, with that I would be able to retire comfortably. I would sell for that… 😀 Also, I wasn’t born yesteryear, I know a scam when I see one. But at least it’s not broken English this time, seems like even the scammers improve…

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