The largest directory of betting bonuses

The biggest collection of free betting e-books


Betting Articles

The advantages of betting with Intertops
Lazy Sports Betting Tactics
How to beat the bookies in the over-under markets
How to convert between decimal and American odds
How to get an edge in betting
How to test the credibility of a tipster`s record
Kelly criterion method
How to use Kelly Criterion for betting
How Weather Affects Sports Betting
Increase Your Chances of Winning Long Term Betting on Sports
Intermediate and Advanced Sports Betting
Common sportsbetting myths
Advices on Betting Fundamentals
Betting do's and don'ts
Choosing a staking method based on your betting profile
Betting staking plans
Value betting explained
Sports-betting- a game of numbers
Market movement in betting
Types of odds explained
European types of bets explained
American types of bets explained
Martingale Considerations in Sports Betting
In-play betting
Accumulator betting
Mobile betting
A Crash Course in Horse Racing
A Crash Course In Sports Betting
American odds versus decimal odds
Bankroll management
Money management in sportsbetting- odds, edge and variance
Basic bet types explained
Paying for Picks
Betting on winning streaks
Betting psychology- a crash course about aspiring professional bettors
Popular Sports Betting Beliefs
Do you make these 9 sportsbetting mistakes?
Does intuition have a place in sportsbetting?
Exchange betting
Randomness in sportsbetting
Fractional versus decimal odds
Home team advantage analised
How bad at sportsbetting are you?
Reasons to Keep Betting Records
How bookmakers make money
How bookmakers work
How do betting exchanges work
Should You Bet on Multiple Sports or Specialize?
How do free bets work
How does luck influence short term betting
How good are betting tipsters
Sports Betting for Beginners
How loss aversion impacts performance
How many sports to bet on
How Much Should You Bet On a Sporting Event?
Staking-one method to improve your betting
How much you should risk per bet?
How Sports Betting Has Changed Over the Last 20 Years
How To Avoid A Big Sports Betting Loss
The art of multiple betting
The history of lotteries
The value of information in soccer betting
Three careers ideally suited to betting
Tips for Better Sports Betting Results
Types of Online Sports Betting Bonuses
Understanding and managing your risk of ruin
Understanding Horse Racing Bet Types
Understanding Live Betting
Value betting is an essential skill for bettors
Ways to Increase the Percentage of Sports Bets You Win
What are drawdowns and how to manage them
What are the most common mistakes the bettors make
What are the real chances of winning the lottery?
What distinguishes winning from losing betors
What is a handicap soccer betting?
What is the Fibonacci betting system?
What is the Labouchere betting system
What is the Martingale staking system
Why do we gamble? Irrationality and overconfidence
Why patience is an essential trait for any serious bettor
Poisson Distribution: Predict the score in soccer betting
Fixed Staking vs. Variable Staking
Basketball betting: Bet types explained
7 Sure-Fire Baseball Betting Strategies
How Does In-Play Betting Work?
To Parlay, or Not to Parlay?
Wisdom of the Crowds applied to betting
CASINO ARTICLES
A Novice’s Tutorial on Casino Gambling Games
How to Gamble with Dice – Popular Dice Games and Their Variations
How Online Casinos Helped Me Love Roulette Even More
My Top Three Tips for Getting Comps in Casinos
5 blackjack stereotypes
5 Gambling Tricks You Can Only Use Online
5 LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS THAT AFFECT YOUR AVERAGE HOURLY LOSS IN A CASINO
5 REASONS CASINO GAMES ARE SO ENTERTAINING
5 Things All Casino Gambling Fans Are Sick of Hearing
5 Tips to Managing Your Casino Bankroll Effectively
The Five Most Important Tips I Ever Learned on Bankroll Management
5 Rookie Mistakes in Blackjack and How to Avoid Them
7 roulette variations probably you have never heard of
7 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CASINOS
7 Ways Casino Players Sabotage Their Chances of Success
How to Tell If You’re About to Make a Mistake with Your Next Casino Bet
The 12 Types of People I Meet in Casinos – Analyzing My Fellow Gamblers
10 SURE-FIRE CASINO GAMBLING STRATEGIES THAT WORK
What I Love Most About My Three Favorite Video Poker Games
The Last Guide to Video Poker Tournament Strategies You’ll Ever Need
Baccarat and the Martingale System – Can It Work?
Is There a Gambling System That Never Loses?
Combining the Martingale System with Odds Bets in Craps
Which Bets on Which Casino Games Offer the Best Odds of Doubling Your Money?
What’s Next for Online Gambling?
Using Self-Discipline in the Casino
20 ONLINE GAMBLING TIPS
Going All-In – When to Bet It All in Poker
10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Roulette Before I Started
Who’s the Best Video Poker Player in the World
Are No-Deposit Bonuses at Online Casinos a Waste of Your Time or Worth Going For?
Are Online Casino Bonuses Worth Taking?
BEATING BACCARAT – WINNING SYSTEMS & STRATEGIES
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SLOT MACHINE
EUROPEAN VS. AMERICAN ROULETTE
EVEN MONEY CASINO BETS
Feel Confident When Gambling Online – 8 Tips to Help You Choose a Secure Site
Finding the Best Slots Online
Gambling and Poker Playing: 10 Things to Know
GAMBLING GAMES THAT ARE REALLY WORTH TRYING
HOW TO AVOID GOING BROKE AT THE ROULETTE WHEEL
HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST ONLINE CASINO SIGNUP BONUS
How to make a million playing video poker
How to Spend Your Gambling Winnings
HOW TO SURVIVE A BLIZZARD AT THE CRAPS TABLE
HOW TO WIN AT ROULETTE
How to Win Consistently at Casino Gambling
How to Win Consistently at Craps
How to Win Consistently at Roulette
HOW VOLATILITY WORKS IN CASINO GAMBLING
Is It Possible to Play Roulette as a Career (Or Even as a Part Time Gig)?
Is One Blackjack Game Better Than Another?
MONEY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR YOUR NEXT CASINO TRIP
ONLINE CASINO DISPUTES
SKILL BASED CASINO GAMES: PROS AND CONS
The 5 secret joys of casino gambling
The Benefits of an Online Gambling Environment
The Best Long-Term Strategies for Playing Progressive Jackpot Slots
THE BIGGEST JACKPOTS IN ONLINE GAMBLING
THE EASIEST WAY TO LEARN BLACKJACK STRATEGY
THE HOUSE EDGE
The only roulette strategy you will ever need
The Surprising Secret to Winning at Casino Gambling
Who Takes Care of Your Safety at Online Casinos?
Why Don’t Craps Players Just Use the Right Strategy?
Why I love American roulette
WHY IS THE DON’T PASS BET BETTER THAN THE PASS BET IN CRAPS?
WHY IS THE DON’T PASS BET BETTER THAN THE PASS BET IN CRAPS?
Newsletter Subscribe for our latest offers.
Name:
E-mail:

20 ONLINE GAMBLING TIPS

This post is dedicated to basic online gambling tips that will help you have a fun, safe and hopefully profitable experience. Nothing is guaranteed in gambling, but you can at least take certain steps to give yourself the best chances possible of ending the night on a high note.

Some of these tips may be completely new to you; others are a matter of simple common sense. In any case, it won’t hurt to keep these concepts fresh in mind the next time you log in to your favorite gambling site.

1. Find a safe gambling site

If you don’t already have a safe gambling site to call home, this tip is for you. The trick to finding a safe place to play real money games is to do your research. You can check out our reviews, ask your friends or search the web for recommendations.

There are hundreds of online casinos out there and they all make the same claims about being the best. Find a website or a friend that you trust and see what they have to say. What you want is a gambling site that has been online for at least 5 years and that has a positive reputation on the web.

2. Read the bonus terms before you deposit

All bonuses come with terms and conditions. You need to read these terms before you deposit! Make sure you’re OK with the terms, restricted games and clearing requirements. Here are some of the most common terms attached to bonuses:

  • This bonus is not withdrawable; only the winnings from the bonus can be withdrawn
  • You must place X number of bets before withdrawing the winnings associated with your bonus
  • This bonus can only be cleared by playing slots and other high advantage casino games

3. Learn blackjack strategy online first

The internet is the best place to learn blackjack strategy. There are no human dealers or other players staring at you and waiting for you to act. You can take as long as you want to refer to your strategy card and make the best play every hand.

Take a look at this old post for more tips that will help you learn and memorize blackjack strategy. That post also has a printable strategy card that you can use as a quick reference guide.

4. Know when to pass on a bonus

All bonuses look good at first glance, but not all bonuses are worthwhile. Going back to tip number two on this list, make sure you read the terms and conditions before you claim a bonus. If you want to play a low house advantage game such as blackjack or roulette, you need to know if your bonus works with that game.

You always have the option to contact your casino and let them know that you’d like to deposit without getting a bonus. Yes, you miss out on a little free money, but you don’t have to worry about clearing the bonus with games you’re not interested in playing.

5. Check the cashout terms before you play any jackpot games

Large jackpot games such as progressive jackpot slots and Caribbean Stud offer massive payouts to lucky players. You need to make sure that your gambling site doesn’t have restrictions on how much money you can withdraw each week.

Many US-friendly gambling sites have limits in place for withdrawals. For example, some casinos have a $4,000 per week withdrawal limit. Some of those casinos waive those limits for progressive wins. Give the terms a quick read and make sure you’ll be able to withdraw everything if you win the big one.

6. Never play American roulette

Every online casino offers two different forms of roulette: American and European. The only difference between the two is that American roulette has an additional slot marked for double-zero. This extra slot increases the odds of losing every bet and results in twice the house advantage.

Always stick with European roulette. There are no other differences between the games. You will lose half as much money over the long term with European roulette.

7. Set a win limit, loss limit AND a time limit

A win limit will help you pocket your winnings and end more sessions on a winning note. A loss limit prevents you from losing obscene amounts of money. A time limit helps you avoid gambling too long and making bad decisions late at night. Choose a number for all three limits and quit whenever you hit one.

8. Understand the house advantage

You should remember that the house always has an advantage over the long term. No matter how well you play, you will always eventually give your money to the house. Yes, you may get lucky and win a bunch of money, but that requires good luck. Most days will result in losses.

Some games have a higher house advantage than others. For example, the house advantage in a game of American roulette is 5.27% while the house advantage in European roulette is just 2.7%. Stick with the games with the lowest house advantage.

9. Keep it in perspective

This is a follow-up to tip number eight. Remember that gambling is all about having fun. The house advantage will come through over the long run and ensure that you are a profitable customer for the casino. Look at your gambling expenditures as the cost for a day of entertainment. Do not look at gambling as a way to pay the bills or dig yourself out of financial trouble.

If gambling ever consumes too much of your time or money, it’s time to take a break. If gambling is not fun, don’t do it. The best way to keep it in perspective is to remember that gambling always has a cost associated with it. If that cost becomes too great, it is no longer fun and has lost its value for you.

10. Practice bankroll management

Bankroll management keeps you in the game longer and develops good gambling habits. No matter how much money you have, make sure every wager that you place represents a small percentage of your overall bankroll. I like to keep my bets equal to or less than 1% of my total bankroll.

Bets that account for a large chunk of your bankroll will get you in trouble fast. All it takes is a minor streak of bad luck and you’ll bust out in no time. Then you’re left with the wonderful options of either making a new deposit or quitting.

11. Don’t gamble with money you need for something else

Set aside money for gambling and consider that money gone. This should help you avoid gambling with money that you need for something else. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst. If you lose your entire bankroll, you should still have enough money to pay the bills and save for the future.

12. If it’s too good to be true, it is

The gambling industry loves to make big promises and hand out ridiculous bonuses, but somehow they manage to stay in business year after year. Any time a casino promises something that sounds too good to be true, there is ALWAYS a catch. A $10,000 bonus may sound good, but I can guarantee that it’s not going to lead to you waking up one morning with an extra 10 grand in your bank account.

13. Play the odds bet in craps

The odds bet in craps is one of the best bets in all of gambling. You can place this wager after placing a pass or don’t pass line bet. This one actually has zero house advantage. The only “catch” is that you can only place it after placing a bet that does have an advantage. But on its own, this one bet is the best you’ll find anywhere.

14. Don’t fall for betting systems

Betting systems are a bunch of garbage. Some of them, such as the Martingale, can actually be detrimental to your bankroll because they require you to make bigger and bigger bets. Over the entire human history of gambling, no human or computer has ever found a way to beat the casino with a betting system.

Do not let crooks con you into buying their latest, top-secret betting systems. You see these kinds of things all over the internet and they are always, 100%, sure-thing scams.

15. Slow down

Take your time and think through each bet. One of the advantages you get with gambling online is that you don’t have to worry about other people telling you to hurry up. It’s just you and the computer. So take your time, make the best decision possible and enjoy the moment. There’s no need to mindlessly plop down bet after bet.

16. Learn how to play craps online

Craps is a bit of an intimidating game for newbies – especially at a brick-and-mortar casino. There are a lot of players, a bunch of foreign lingo and tons of betting options. It’s much easier to learn the game online first. You don’t even have to play for real money. Just download the casino software, choose the “play money” option and head over to the craps area.

17. Do not bet on the tie in baccarat

Baccarat is an awesome low-advantage game with the exception of the tie bet. The tie bet has a house advantage of about 14%. The banker and player bets, by comparison, have an advantage of just 1.06% and 1.24% respectively.

18. Recognize and acknowledge tilt

You can have the greatest gambling mind in the world, but it’s all for naught if you let your emotions control your play. Tilt is the all-time great bankroll killer. Learn how to recognize when you’re getting angry, frustrated or desperate while gambling.

If you sense any of those negative emotions, take a step back and go do something else for a while. The problem with tilt is that it almost always leads to bad decisions. You are tempted to place bigger bets, make new deposits and risk more money than you ever intended. Playing while angry or desperate is a recipe for disaster.

19. Don’t get taken by gambler’s fallacy

The easiest way to explain gambler’s fallacy is to give an example. Let’s say you flip a coin ten times and by random chance, it lands on heads 10 times in a row. If you suffer from gambler’s fallacy, you would believe that the coin is “due” to land on tails any second now. In reality, the coin is still just as likely to land on heads on the 11th flip. It started out at 50% and it will continue to be 50%.

It may look funny when using the coin flip example, but smart people get taken by gambler’s fallacy all the time in casinos. They see a slot machine that hasn’t hit for a while and believe that machine is “due” to hit any day now. They see a string of blacks come up on roulette and decide to bet on red because red just has to hit soon.

Always remember that every bet you make is a completely random and independent event. What has happened in the past has absolutely zero bearing on what will happen in the future. Avoid the temptation to make big bets that are based on this common but mistaken belief.

20. Try a slot tournament some time

Do you love slots but don’t love how quickly they seem to suck up your money? If so, you should try an online slots tournament some time. You pay a single buyin fee and then play against other players with chips that aren’t worth anything. The player with the highest total at the end of the tournament wins a cash prize.

A slot tournament gives you a great bang for your buck. You don’t have as many opportunities to win cash, but you get to play, try a little strategy and try to win some money all while risking nothing more than the original buyin.