This is the header image of Simon's Online Casino Gambling Blog. It features an animated GIF closeup of the internet version of classic slot machine you would find in an online casino. This is the homepage of this blog, under the picture you can see al lthe sections of the blog, and other useful info for new visitors, including privacy policy and terms and conditions (at the bottom), and info about the author of the webpage. The the picture also acts as a link, by clicking o nit, it will take you to the free-to-play online slots section of the blog, where you you can paly with any of the hundreds of no registration online video slots on the website.
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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 (online since 2012). 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 732 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 (I don’t do social media), it’s just a click, and it’s not intrusive unlike a newsletter.

/If you bookmark us it also helps the website to appear more in search engines. Therefore, I would like to ask you to please bookmark us even f you are not planning on coming back, it’s just a click for you, less than a second, but helps the website tremendously. This is an independent gambling blog, I can’t compete with huge casino companies with millions of $/€/£ of marketing budget. Thank you for you helping a small, independent gambling blog!/

 

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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

This is a selfie of the author and owner of Simon's Casino Gambling Blog, me, Simon András Péter, a.k.a. by the internet pseudonym SimonTheSorcerer, owner of Simon's Online Marketing Kft. This is the homepage of my online casino gambling blog, you can see what's on the website, the links to all the different sections of the website.
That’s me. Simon András Péter, a.k.a. SimonTheSorcerer – author, owner, one man blog machine.

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.

 

About me:

  • Born: 1986-11-01 (yep, that’s Halloween, but we do not celebrate Halloween in Eastern Europe)
  • Sex: Male
  • Nationality: Hungarian, Eastern European, white
  • Living in: Budapest, Hungary
  • Education: College, Economics – Budapest Business School
  • Languages spoken: Hungarian, English and German
  • Ideologies: European-style social democracies, free enterprise, sustainability

 

Interesting facts about me:

I was born in a communist country, in the USSR (Hungary was communist till 1990), just shortly after the Chernobyl accident in neighboring Ukraine.
My parents were really poor and only had high school diplomas, and we lived in subsidized public housing.
I have learned to speak English when I was around 9, watching TV, Cartoon Network, which for some strange reason was available only in English (with no subtitles) in Hungary for years (Why? I still have no idea.).
I had to miss out one year to go to work abroad (in the Netherlands and in Germany, working in factories, sometimes 50+ hours per week) to get enough money to pay for my college tuition.
I studied in a German-hungarian bilingual high school, and then I studied Economics in English at college, which means elementary school was my last Hungarian-only school despite the fact that I never studied abroad.

 

Career, this is what I did apart from my online gambling activities:

2011 – 2012 ING Insurance (now NN) Intern, then briefly Junior Content manager – I started my career as an intern in the online marketing department of Europe’s biggest life insurance provider. Then, after my internship, I worked briefly as a junior content manager. I was responsible for all of the content on the company’s website (and the internal websites), which I managed, edited, uploaded, fixed according to on-page SEO factors, keyword research and the needs of other departments and supervisors. I learned to use two CMSs, basic online marketing and how to navigate the workplace environment in a multinational corporation (which is a skill in itself).

2012 (about 6 months) Freelance SEO – After I quit I needed to make some money and I had plenty of free time so I started doing SEO freelance jobs online. The pay was horrible, freelancers from developing countries bring the prices down extremely (even back i n2012 this was the case). The marketplace is full of cheaters and scammers. However, I did learn a lot about different ways to make money online and what works and what not, what is a scam and what is not. And I had time to experiment with a whole lot of these methods. Being an online freelancer is a horrible job and I did not really learn much about SEO or online marketing. Online freelancers are mostly hired to do various forms of spamming.

2012 – 2013 HigherClick Kft. (Online Marketing Agency) Online marketing professional, then Online marketing manager – I got lucky and landed a job in Budapest at a then startup online marketing agency run by a Scottish and a French guy working exclusively with English companies. This was a great job and I ended up staying here for almost two years. I learned a LOT about SEO and online marketing in general. We worked with huge US, UK companies (Fortune 500) but because we were contractors we could remain independent, flexible and innovative. We were really at the forefront of SEO and online marketing, and we made miracles happen. When I was promoted to online marketing manager I was able to delegate tasks to 15 people and managed a budget of about $50,000 monthly and was solely responsible for one of the biggest clients of the company.

I was hired when the company had only 5 employees and I watched the company grow to 30 full time employees and around 20 part-time employees. Without this experience I would not be able to make a living online as an entrepreneur/webmaster today.

2013 – 2014 Simon’s Online marketing Kft. – Startup online marketing agency – I quit and I started my own online marketing agency. I was really good at what I did and my prices were really affordable. However, SEO in a B2C agency format is not a good business opportunity for various reasons (ROI problems, constant algorithm changes, Indians bringing the price down, rampant outsourcing, scammers, absolutely horrible clients, complex on-page optimization made impossible by non-cooperative clients and lack of access to backend, more explaining than actual work etc…).

Yet somehow, I managed to grow my startup from a one man company to having 2 full time employees and 5 part time employees in just 8 months. However, I’ve burnt out and my websites (,which by this time I was developing for two years on the weekends, and on all my days off, the main one was the online gambling blog you are on now) started to bring in more than pocket change. I scaled down, and started focusing on my websites full time.

2014  – 2015 Simon’s Online marketing Kft. – Simon’s Blogs period – I was working full time on my websites and I was trying to grow them. I succeeded. However, I had 10 affiliate blogs at this time, and I couldn’t manage them on my own. I ended up hiring three people.

2015 – 2017  Slimming down – With 3 people working full time + me, making enough money to stay afloat was a HUGE issue. Even though I have managed to grow the websites and I achieved quite a lot, created 10 successful affiliate blogs from scratch. I still struggled financially, and the company survived from month-to-month. Stress was too much, I decided to restructure, and I slowly started letting people go (not all at once, I waited till they found better, or at least similar jobs, I cared about them) and I started deleting some of the blogs (including: Simon’s Legal Highs Blog, Simon’s Duty Free Blog, Simon’s Personal Blog, the old homepage called Simon’s Blogs, Simon’s Binary Options blog, Simon’s Online Marketing Blog or Simon’s Guide to Making Money Online, free bets sports betting blog, Spain travel Marbella blog, a 90s blog, live cam affiliate blog). I only kept two blogs, this is one of them.

2017 -> Gambling blog is the way to go – Slowly I let go of my other remaining blog, I just simply don’t have enough time. I work 8-10 hours daily on this, and my blogs don’t make enough money to comfortably hire help. So I let the other blog go, and now this my only blog. Working full time on my at least 8 years old blog. In a way it’s a dream come true, but I hope one day I will make enough money to be able to hire a few people. But if not, not, as long as I’m not part of the 9-to-5 rat race I feel blessed.

 

Skills:

What I’m capable of: Basically right know I’m capable of building up a small B2C online marketing agency from the ground up and to do every type of client work that needs to be done, and also administrative/background tasks (accounting, finances, legal stuff, sales, hiring & training employees etc…) .

I’m also capable of planning, creating, managing and doing every type of content creation and online marketing task for an affiliate marketing blog.

Also, I’m great at coming up with great affiliate marketing ideas and creative online marketing solutions, which also work as a business (“also works as a business” means, it actually makes money, not just sounds good, really important skill, because everyone can daydream, but few people can actually come up with good business ideas). I analyze the market and find potential niches and adapt my ideas to the needs and opportunities of these niche markets. Then I make a detailed plan with a focus on ROI milestones and quantitative data. I also create all the actual content, the website, the web pages, custom graphics from the ground up, WordPress frontend, backend included (content manager level, I’m not a developer). And through various online marketing techniques I turn this fresh new website into a profitable business. Have done it before, multiple times.

Idea -> Plan -> Execution -> Marketing -> Profitable Business – I’m capable of doing any of these steps, or the whole project.

 

What are the things I’m really good at:

“Business thinking” (quantitative management, with a strong ROI focus) – that’s the only way to grow a small business.

 

What are my biggest weaknesses:

Every person has positive and negative traits. I’m no different. I have already written about what I’m good at, here is the other side of the coin: I have no patience for people, whom I deem intellectually inferior. I strongly believe in authoritarian, top down and control style management. This means that employees can comment, ask questions, make remarks, but the final say is always mine and I expect them to follow my instructions to the letter. I’m balancing this out with flexible working hours, telecommuting opportunities and by using performance management software instead of constant micromanaging.

What I’m working on right now: I’m trying to quantify the ROI of hiring one person and the turnover point. This is extremely difficult considering that almost every variable is subjective and unquantifiable. A mathematical analysis is impossible, but I’m trying to estimate milestones and to create a framework as best as I can.

 

About Simon’s Online Marketing Kft.:

Simon’s Online Marketing Kft. is my company (Kft. is LLC. in English) and it is registered in Hungary, Budapest. It is a one-man company at the moment, but at various times I had some help. The company was registered in 2013.

 

/If you have been redirected from the websites: Simon’s Legal Highs Blog, Simon’s Duty Free Blog, Simon’s Personal Blog, the old homepage called Simon’s Blogs, Simon’s Binary Options blog, Simon’s Online Marketing Blog or Simon’s Guide to Making Money Online, please don’t look for them, they are no longer in operation, these websites were htaccess redirected to this on purpose. I just no longer had the money or fee time to keep them going. I had too many websites, nothing enough free time to keep them going./

 

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 https://www.ecosia.org/ 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 https://www.ecosia.org 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:


Lottery section - under construction


The lottery section is under construction. Expected release date: sometime during the middle of 2021

 

+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.

 

Current project: Currently working on putting together IP range, location based geo-targeted landing pages for all 196 countries (+one for each US state). The goal is to make all pages adapt to the location of the player as much as possible by the end of 2021. You will see different, relevant, geo-targeted, adapted info on all 700 of the webpages, based on your location. It’s a lot of work putting together all the global content blocks, it will take at least a year, hopefully not more.

 

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

Non-profit: I’m active on Kiva.org, a non-profit lending organization that revolutionised non-profit charity giving, 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 Kiva.org 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 that shitty, crap, filler content here. Take it to the nearest garbage bin and toss it out. That’s where it belongs. 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 is what I’m looking for, not well-written soulless filler.

I only accept guest posts if:

 

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: 2020-12-03

Good luck, gamble responsibly,
SimonTheSorcerer

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58 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

    1. 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

    2. 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

      1. 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

      2. 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
        Equal

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

  4. 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?

    1. 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. It’s hard to open an online casino ?

    1. 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. 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. 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.
    Thanks

    1. 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. 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.

    Thanks.

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

  14. 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
    Jason

    1. SimonTheSorcerer says:

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

  15. 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?
    http://www.globallivecasinoscam.com

    1. 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.

    2. SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Btw.

      “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.

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

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

  18. 100% NOT happy with Betboro casino! promised a bonus that i never got…..avoid

  19. WARNING WARNING BOVADA BLACKJACK HIGHLY RIGGED.. A CERTAIN WIZARD OF ODDS CHARACTER POPS UP ALL OVER GAME REVIEW ROOMS AND IS ALSO QUOTED IN MANY BLOGS AS HAVING ENDORSED THE CASINO. THE GAME IS SO RIGGED , ONE CAN CALL ALSO INTO QUESTION THIS WIZARD OF ODDS CHARACTER THAT ENDORSED BOVADA .. I NOW SUSPECT THE SITE IS USED AS A DOORMAT TO SCAM THE UNSUSPECTING TO USE BOVADA SERVICES….WARNING WARNING AVOID BOVADA BLACKJACK. MY OVERALL FEELING IS , IF THE BLACKJACK IS RIGGED, THEN SKIP THE SITE..PERIOD.

  20. 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.

    1. 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 ?

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

    1. SimonTheSorcerer says:

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

  25. 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. 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

    1. SimonTheSorcerer says:

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

      1. 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!
    Website

  28. 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 ?

    1. 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. 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.

    1. 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…

  31. Hi Simon,

    I am currently thinking about playing more and more online Poker. The Last Couple of years went quiet good, but the Tax Situation in Germany is pretty Dangerous. I was thinking and Planning to Go to Austria and Play there. Anyway due to Personal reasons and Potential muster studies, I consider to Play in Luxembourg.
    Do you think it would be a Problem to Play Pokerstars from Luxemburg? Potential Cash outs Up to 100k are possible. Do you think that this would be a Problem?
    I appreciate your help. Thank you!

    1. SimonTheSorcerer says:

      Please check out the Luxembourg page for this info (hasn’t been updated for a long time though, it will be updated this month). If you don’t find what you were looking the I probably don’t know, but you can drop a comment under that page and I will keep it in mind while updating the page. Thank you.

      1. Hi Simon,

        Thanks for the fast reply. The regulations and taxations for online Poker are changing quiet quickly in several countries all over the world. I already read that a few years ago cashing Out bigger prices in Luxembourg was Not a Problem. Playing on Pokerstars is also allowed, but I Just wanted to reasure If the goverment recently changes those regulations or will in the Future. From Personal reviews, I also read that “online Poker is Not a Thing for the goverment because the total Volume/Cash Out is so Low”. Due to the fact, that you have a Lot of experience in this field and also a great Blog, I thought you might know. Finding detailed information and/or Tax advices online is barely possible. Maybe you can give me a quick Feedback again? Your help is much appreciated.

        1. SimonTheSorcerer says:

          I reply fast because I work 8-10 hours on the blog every day. It’s my full time job. When I’m logged in, I get notifications about comments real time. Ok, I try to answer as best as possible, I looked it up for you:

          1., First of all, if I’m not mistaken you are German. Because if you are, then you will pay personal income tax to the German government, if you registered as German on Pokerstars, regardless of where you are temporarily (unless you are dual citizen). Therefore you can’t escape German taxation by moving to another country, that’s my understanding, and that’s the case in my country, but I’m not German, consult an accountant. But! You never said it, but I can tell you don’t actually pay any taxes on your winnings, or plan to. Someone who is not me said to use bitcoin in this case, keep in mind that it is illegal and legal disclaimer : I do not recommend it, I strongly advise against it, I simply relay this person’s message and experiences for informational purposes only, but don’t do it. I don’t want to get sued. If you win enough, eventually they might notice it, and then you will be fined, and you will pay lots of back-taxes. Someone who is not me said he used the following way to avoid paying taxes on gambling winnings: Use bitcoin if you are evading taxes, and get the bitcoin from bitcoin ATMs, don’t ever let the money touch your bank account that’s how you avoid the eye of the authorities. Legal disclaimer: I’m strictly against this, don’t do it.

          2., “Pokerstars from Luxembourg” Just checked it, yep they accept players from Luxembourg.

          Here is what someone who is not me would would do, you want to play poker online, win tons of money and you don’t want to pay taxes. Someone who is not me has said that he does this: Get a VPN (a free one would suffice, plenty of free VPN out there, make sure to have one with static IP, not a new random IP every time, suspicious, might get you banned at Pokerstars, use your existing account at Pokerstars, real name, real nationality (they will check your ID no way around it), before logging in activate static IP VPN (IP can be from any country that Pokerstars accept players from, doesn’t have to be Luxembourg, pick whatever) play and win money, get it to your bitcoin wallet (through Netteller/Skrill, they don’t do bitcoin directly), go to a bitcoin ATM near you, get the money out in cash, voila, no taxes, no problem, lots of money. Someone who is not me says: Just make sure to go legit and pay taxes if you plan to do it full time. Legal disclaimer: I only relayed, communicated the advice of someone else who is not me, I personally do not endorse or support, in fact I strongly discourage doing this clearly illegal activity!

          Bitcoin through netteller (or Skrill, called Skrill nowadays, same thing) Pokerstars: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2037562.0
          https://betotg.com/banking/pokerstars-accepts-bitcoin/

          Let me know if this answered your question to your satisfaction.

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