Craps is one of the coolest games in the casino. You’ve probably seen it featured in a scene of a movie or spreading around in a viral video.

Crowds gather around the game and someone is usually blowing on the dice before a roll (for good luck). The game is a bit tricky to understand but it’s a lot of fun once you get going. We’ve compiled four tips below to get you on the path to success, so read on through to help hone your craft.

Tip #1: Learn the Rules

There are a lot of casino games that…


Some poker ambassadors are of their time and remind you of a different era of poker. Think of Joe Hachem and you might wistfully recall an era of massive Main Event top prizes and PokerStars patches on the apparel of virtually every player in Las Vegas. Conjure an image of Johnny Chan and you’ll be right back in the 1980’s, with all the shoulder pads and mullets.

Consider the best poker players in history and Chris Moneymaker might not make the top ten, yet as an ambassador, there is possibly no single person who has done more to grow the…


In any year, winning the World Series of Poker Main Event is a difficult proposition. But in a year when Coronavirus hit the live poker events hard and a summer online version of the World Series already produced a high-profile winner, it’s more than tricky.

Those factors, along with the fact that Damian Salas had to win both an online poker multi-table tournament with thousands of entries as well as a live showdown at both King’s Casino in Rozvadov as well as the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and the Argentinian has earned that most astounding accolade.

How…


Many of poker’s greatest players are young, mathematically prodigious talents. But what if you think you have some poker skills and could do with a shortcut to understanding the odds of certain hands to kick you off on your own path to glory?

We’ve taken a look at five common situations and have the probabilities locked in for you to learn so that when it comes to those crucial decisions, you don’t waste time on the easy part of the problem and can focus on the fine details that yield the big bucks.

Sit back, put down that abacus, get…


The Heads-Up Feud between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk was always heralded as an uneven fight at the felt.

While the first 200 hands took place live at the PokerGO studios in Las Vegas, the next 24,800 hands would be played exclusively on WSOP.com, giving a huge advantage to Doug Polk. With his history of elite online heads-up play, Polk was a massive challenge to Daniel Negreanu.

He currently looks like an impossible mountain to climb.

The Canadian player Negreanu, with $42 million in live tournament winnings alone and who sits third on the all-time money list behind only Justin…


Playing live poker used to be taken for granted.

Since the 1950’s, players have been able to find a game, whether it was in the formative years in Canada or latterly, a casino or bar in just about every town. Nobody who played poker live could have foreseen the pandemic when it came. But when it did, the game faced the greatest shutdown in its history.

In the weeks and months after poker was shut down, Las Vegas found itself at the epicentre of the drama. With cases on the rise in the United States, all the major cardrooms were…


Going for a spin on the slots is always an adrenaline rush, but with the innovation of online casinos, they’ve really taken this aspect of land-based casinos and made it better in the online version.

Nowadays, you can get into some beautiful games, as graphic designers use the latest technologies to create an immersive experience. Add in some cool themes, awesome bonus rounds and incredibly-generous jackpots and one can see why online slots are a blast. If you’re new to playing slots online, here are four basic tips to get you going in the right direction.

Tip #1: Take Advantage…


Discussing their history ahead of a legendary match up.

Paul McCartney had John Lennon, Margaret Thatcher had Neil Kinnock and even Tom had Jerry. In life, sometimes we need those rivals we feel most differences with, to be close to us in order to push us forward and define what we ourselves are able to achieve.

Poker often imitates life, more than any other online casino games. And in recent times, the bitter feud between six-time World Series of Poker winner Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk, one of the most popular poker players ever in terms of streaming, YouTube and…


Which one are you?

If you’ve never been to a casino before, you might not know what to expect when you get there. Or rather, who. Because while you’ll have learned all about table games such as Blackjack or Craps from watching Hollywood movies, watched poker play out in television ads, or seen the spin of the roulette wheel throughout your life, the only real unknown is the person you’ll meet when you get there.

As it turns out, there are many different types of people you’ll meet at your local casino, and below we’ve broken down seven player types…

Scott MacDonald

A Canadian who has a passion for all things online casino. Find Scott reading, researching and writing casino reviews and editorial pieces for Team Maple.

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