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A Simple Summary

29 February 2020

Casinos, racetracks, poker rooms and even lotteries are all designed to win money from players. By playing carefully, though, you can collect from them instead of the other way around. Knowledge is the key. Obtaining the knowledge requires lots of work on the players' side.

Reading, studying and practice are the hallmarks of obtaining the required knowledge. One side note, over the years there have been some cases of cheating in those establishments; however, if you simply walk away when you think some cheating has taken place, you don’t have worry about it.

The fact is 99.999 percent of casinos will not risk losing their license cheating some customer. But it’s been known that sometimes an employee will cheat and then later they will cheat again, the other way, and hand over the money to an accomplice. Later they will split the funds between them.

Bottom-line, if you don’t feel good about a game – walk.

On the positive side, casinos love to give comps (complementary items) away to players (that’s the free stuff). It doesn’t matter what size your bankroll is, comps are there for you. Learn how to get them and enjoy them. It has been said, that for some reason a comp meal always tastes a little better then one that you have pay for.

It’s very difficult to make a living at gambling, or become a successful gambler, but it can be done. You need to know which games will allow you to win on a constant basics. You must also know what is required, and you must have a complete understanding of the game itself before you even think about giving up your day job.

There really are only two types of games; games of skill and games of chance. They are known as events of dependent or independent trails. Good players know the difference, and how to play each type of game correctly.

Today’s casinos can offer you a lot of fun, entertainment, and pay you while doing it. There is more to it than spending all your time at the table or machines. Learn how to get the most out of every casino visit. You want to win AND enjoy the experience each and every visit.

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW

• Any gambling winnings of $600 or more for every person paid from greyhound racing must be reported to the IRS using form W2-G.

• The biggest bet, on record, for the Super Bowl came in 1995 for Super Bowl XXIX between the San Francisco 49’ers and the San Diego Chargers. The money-line bet was for $2.4 million on the 49’ers who were a huge 18.5-point favorite on the spread. The game was a blowout and the 49’ers beat the Chargers by 23 points. The $2.4 million-dollar bet paid off 1 to 8 so the winning bet took a cool $300,000.

• The British Grand National horse race takes place once a year in April at Aintree, England. For some years now, a Catholic nun from Glasgow joins the regular betters. Sister Rita Dawson is a member of the Sisters of Charity and is also a top tipster, she once predicted the winning horse three years running. None of the money is hers, and all the winnings go to the hospice where she has worked for nearly twenty years.

• Queen Elizabeth II won £25,000 ($40,500) on an Irish lottery scratch card in 1998. She spent the winnings on a secondhand fur coat as a present for her mother.

• A winning lottery ticket in Missouri would have been worth $100,000, except that it was one of hundreds stolen by Chastity Cromer from the convenience store where she worked. She might have gotten away with it, except that she offered a $2,000 bribe to a co-worker to keep her mouth shut—and then didn’t pay up!

• Since 1993, Allans Market Wine & Lotto store in Port Hueneme California has sold six winning million-dollar lottery tickets ranging from one million to 12.9 million dollars.

• In June 1980, Maureen Wilcox bought tickets for both the Massachusetts lottery and the Rhode Island Lottery. Incredibly, she managed to choose the winning numbers for both lotteries but didn’t win a penny — her Massachusetts numbers won the Rhode Island lottery and her Rhode Island numbers won the Massachusetts lottery.

• A few years ago, the typical five-out-of-five pot for a Florida Fantasy 5 drawing was approximately $20,000. But one night, the payoff for winners who picked five out of five correctly was just a little over $1,500. Why? The winning numbers -- 3, 11, 13, 15, and 23 -- formed a perfect cross. People tend to think alike when it comes to playing numbers.

• “Big One for One Drop” was a charity poker tournament against 48 other players at the 2012 WSOP. It was a million dollar buy-in requirement; the largest in poker history and for winning, Antonio (The Magician) Esfandiari, a professional Las Vegas poker player, took home $18,346,673, also the largest money win in poker history.

• A Lottery Powerball draw in 2005 was found to have over 100 winners, provoking an investigation into possible fraud. However, it was discovered that the winners had chosen their numbers based on a fortune cookie that had correctly predicted the winning combination.
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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel

John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel