Saturday, 29 August 2020

Is Betting Small Stakes a Good Idea?


It's something so many people do without much thought. Know, I don't want to making a sweeping statement of all of mankind but when was the last time you thought about your betting?

Sure, you may have thought about a losing run. 

You may have thought about a a winning streak. 

Those lovely thoughts. 

But it is worth stopping an assessing your betting and question what you are doing. Could you learn something from past experiences? What could you do different? You could transform your betting if only you stopped for a moment to consider what you are doing. 

It's all too easy to just carry on regardless and leave it to another day. 

As we all know, tomorrow never comes. 

I'd advise anyone not to bet for fun. There is nothing fun about losing money. There is a lot of satisfaction learning, improving, and betting with knowledge and insight. 

If you are going to bet it seems logical to start small. But, there is a lot to be said for betting more money once you build up your betting bank. 


Because you will view your gambling differently. In a more professional attitude and the greatest aspect of being a successful gambler is that you can win enough money to outweigh the cost of living. That is something few people will ever have the luxury of enjoying in life. 

Gambling isn't something you should do for fun because you need to view it in a professional manner to give it the justice it deserves. 

You have a lot to lose but also a lot to gain. 

Friday, 28 August 2020

Do You Love Retro Slot Machines?

In this modern age of technology we've never had it so good. 

You go to your local bookmakers, amusement arcade or casino and go on a slot machine that can play many and varied games. 

So, on that front, it is all good and well. 

But how do the old style one-armed bandits, slot machines or whatever you want to call them figure in your mind?

You may not have had the luxury of playing let's say an Indian Head Jenning's. As my last post mentioned, I first played such a machine (as I call them) when about ten years old. It was on a holiday camp and the arcade had at least one vintage slot machine sitting in a row of more modern types. This was the 1970s so it was the transition between old and new. The Jennings must have been a workhorse for the arcade and probably sat there for years earning its keep. 

I loved the old chrome and although the reels turned and stopped in a clunky fashion there was something special about the whole experience. 

This was before I had any idea they would be a collectors piece and fetch a premium price. I'm not sure when this classy lady was removed from the arcade but I hope she was given an overhaul and polished at little before heading to someone who would detail a bit of tender loving care. 

Rather than a ten-year-old who looking to see three bars, bells or cherries and hear the coins dropping into the trough (if that is what it's called).

In many ways, that experience gave me an interest in gambling but also the retro machines of old.

I'm not sure if you have ever played on a retro slot machine but they are an experience and the history makes every win so much different to the modern slots which have it all but lack in so many ways.

Thursday, 27 August 2020

As a Child Did You Enjoy Gambling And Sweets?

As a child I loved gambling and sweets.   

Give me a bag of penny sweets and I was happy as a child with a bag of sweets. Shrimps, cola cubes, milk bottles, flying saucers, black jacks, fruit salad and the holy grail exploding candy. 

If you don't know what I'm talking about it's because you haven't lived!

I'm sure in this modern era there are sweets that capture imagination. But as a child sweets were like a form of currency. Going back to the 70s and collecting football cards to stick in your book. Did you get some gum with them or not?

I can't remember. 

Sweets were used instead of money to gamble at school. 

Yes, I know you must be thinking which school did he go to. It was the school of hard knocks, disillusion and a limited rather than limitless life. 

On school assembly the teacher said: 3D, no more gambling is allowed at break time. The rest of the school burst out laughing and wanted to get in on the action. We had one of the teachers playing so we knew we had found a true comrade. 

So our secondary schooling was as much about the tuck shop as it was gambling and a little bit of tuition. 

This may explain why I left school with very little in the way of certificates. 

However, not one to be slowed down by adversity, I managed to achieve an Honours Degree reading Psychology just to prove all those flash F**** who went to University at the correct time weren't so intelligent after all. 

I put down my limited school education down to simply not understanding what formal schooling was all about. 

By the time I understood, it was all too late. 

Perhaps the best things are worth waiting for and to be both sides of the education from seemingly ''dunce'' to ''scholar'' gave me a little bit of wisdom. 

So if your children have a fondness of sweets (it's a certainty) and a love of gambling (not so desirable) don't threat because they may return from school with more sweets than they went. 

Your child is a winner. 

Any Luck Playing the Slots at Great Yarmouth?

If you are a reader of my blogs, you will appreciate I have a fondness of Great Yarmouth.

You may be asking why but I will just say, for now, I have my reasons. And if you ever fancy a great holiday or weekend away, Yarmouth is the place to visit. 

Anyway, enough of the popularity contest. 

Do you enjoy playing slots?

I must admit, as a child I couldn't get enough of the traditional fruit machines. I can even remember going on this old Jenning's Indian Head one-armed bandit at Haven holiday parK at Caister-on-sea, Norfolk. Even without knowing its history, I recognised its beauty. One day, I guess the arcade realised it would earn more money being sold to a collector than playing for 2p a time. 

It was the first and last time I played one of those old retro machines. 

I must have been 10 years old if not younger. 

Playing fruit machine at an early age didn't turn me into a raving addict. In fact, it made me realise that betting fixed odds is, long term, a path to losing money. You simply cannot win unless going on one of these slots ever fives years, winning and walking away. However, the thrill of walking away with £5 isn't really that exciting, hey. I don't think I'd want to wait five years for that. 

I used to love the old pound-sign nudge machine. If you have played that back in the 80s you will know what I'm describing. If you don't, you haven't got the foggiest idea about the thing. 

I used to love that machine. 

When I heard the nudge feature spring into action I was like a master chess player going for the win. 

I've not been on too many fruit or slot machines in the last few years. 

In fact, I don't really know if there is a difference between a slot machine and fruit machine!

I've seen the slots at the Grosvenor Casino at Great Yarmouth but haven't played on them. I don't understand how they work as the traditional three bells on the win line has morphed into a million winning lines that don't really look like much at all. 

To be fair, I can't work out what is a win or loss. 

I'm sure this is done on some higher-level psychology brainwave that is made to keep you playing. 

Anyway, I have little interest in playing the slots. 

I'll leave that to someone else. 

Is Data King When it comes to Gambling Knowledge?

There are many ways to do the same thing.

For instance, imagine a horse winning a race. How many variations of assessment, judgment and appraisal could have been made for this given horse?

It could have been a prediction based on form. 

It could have be a prediction based on a horse trainer in form. 

it could have been a prediction based on data. 

The chances are, if you are a decent gambler, you will be making an assessment and final prediction based on all of these factors if not more. You may have a truly bizarre approach that doesn't have any relation to anything. 

Like using a lucky crystal or Tarot cards. 

However, data is something that you can use to understand future events. It doesn't mean it is a guarantee of certainty but it may lead you in the right direction. I often say to be a good gambler you need to be looking in the right direction.  

You can only see what is in front of you and the clock is ticking to the start of any horse race or sporting event. 

A lot of gamblers, in my opinion, are lazy. They do not take the time to dig a little and find the data that others will not find. You really don't need to go to the extreme to find information that sets you apart. It is as much to do with asking the right question and then you can find the answer.

Or get closer to the answer. 

You can do it. 

But it does take a little bit of work. But in my opinion data is one of the biggest and best ways to find winners. If you use data then you are closer to being a winner.

Whether we wish to accept it or not, we live in a competitive world. If you are a lazy gambler you will be betting with the crowd. 

You need to separate yourself from the field because everyone cannot be a winner. 

Data is king.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Welcome to

We've only gone and done it. 

Another casino related website and the strange thing is I don't really know what it is going to say, do or where it is going to lead. 

You may be thinking, well how come? Well, the answer is that this website is going to be detailing content by our very own writer Sayan. He has written a number of posts for other websites on a rather stop-start fashion. That was my decision. However, we really need to make an impact within the casino world and for that reason we are cranking things up and we intent to have an impressive number of posts. 

In fact, we intend to have hundreds of posts on this website which will cost a considerable amount of money. 

But the best things need investment. 

Anyway, within the next few weeks you should see a number of posts uploaded and a Twitter and Pinterest page up and running. 

Thanks for taking a look and keep coming back for more interesting articles.