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TIP OF THE WEEK– Roulette — What You Need To Know

Roulette is considered the oldest game in the casino. It is a simple game, easy to learn and play, and very exciting, with a wide variety of bets on each and every spin of the wheel. However, before you play this fun game, there are some things you should know. Click here to read the entire tip!


Southern Gaming has some of the best gambling authors in the world providing tips and insights on a variety of games for our readers.

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Golf: Bets from the Short Grass

As we move into a slow of professional sports, golfers can focus on the surest bet of all — themselves! Getting together for a game of golf presents opportunities to get some action, however, it helps to know the games before you play. In this column, I have composed some popular golf games that will keep your rounds exciting and hopefully profitable. While game formats might vary slightly depending on who you are playing with, these are some of my favorites.



SUMMER TIME and the living is breezy

THERE IS NOTHING better than a Southern summer getaway. Whether you are looking for a gambling excursion on the Gulf Coast or trails to meander in the mountains of Tennessee, chances are you will find your perfect escape without ever boarding a plane. If your trip is for a week or just a weekend, you owe it to yourself to check out some of the many attractions of the region. These are a few of our favorites.


Blackjack: Determining your ‘Theo’

Did you know that when you play at a casino, the amount you wager and time you are at playing are calculated into what is called a theoretical loss,  often referred to as a ‘Theo’?

Casinos use your ‘theo’ to determine what comps you have earned.


A Better Wagering Experience



DAY AT THE RACES IS NO LONGER LIKE it was a generation or two ago when betting on horse racing was virtually restricted to wagering at the track where live racing was being held. A boom in simulcast off-track betting (OTB) locations brought the action closer to home, to where more than 90 percent of wagering on horse racing is now done away from where live racing is taking place. An ever-growing share of that percentage is now done on the Web in what is the only legal form of online wagering in the United States., a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Incorporated and the official online wagering site of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, is THE go-to place to wager on horseracing online or from your phone/tablet.


For a society busier than ever, is at the forefront of making wagering more accessible to those who would like to bet but don’t have the time to visit their nearest racetrack or simulcasting facility. Customers can pull up the odds, make a variety of wagers and then watch the race unfold. It is like having your own racetrack on your computer or smartphone!


“There is very little that beats the thrill of experiencing live racing. What we do with is take that experience-as only we can-to players, wherever they may be,” said Vice President of Marketing

Jeremy Clemons.


“The convenience of betting online and through mobile devices allows players to engage in racing on days and from locations where they never thought it possible.”


While wagering convenience is a primary goal, providing horseplayers with the tools they need to make those wagers is another benefit to those with a TwinSpires account. Free Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances and free selections are available to account holders, as well as free live video and race replays. To help develop new fans and break down barriers for those new to horse racing, TwinSpires also provides free video tutorials on how to sign-up, fund, wager and use past performance products.


“Getting started with is easy,” added Clemons. “Players can get signed up, fund their account and start playing the races in less than 10 minutes.”


Another benefit of TwinSpires membership is free deposit and withdrawal methods, including the popular EZ Money option, which allows players to easily transfer funds in and out of their bank account.


The contests and promotions on are great too. Currently, there is a $10,000 Guarantee tournament every Saturday through November where the top 15 places get paid and the first place is paid $5,000 plus an entry into the November 29 $50,000 Guaranteed Championship. The Saturday tournament results are determined by having players place mythical $2 win/place wagers on one horse in 12

pre-selected races. The player with the highest bankroll after the 12 races get paid. To get into the Saturday tournaments, the buy-in is $100, or players can qualify for a free buy-in by placing among the top finishers in a variety of weekly handicapping tournaments.


In the end, is easy to use, has great features, promotions and contests, and allows you to enjoy the thrill of horseracing from anywhere! Give it a shot and let us know what you think!










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A matter of COURSE


HERE’S THAT KID AGAIN. Hacking little plastic golf balls around the front yard.

All. Day. Long. If you were Bubba Watson’s neighbor in tiny Bagdad, Fla., in the late 1980s, you likely picked up your share of those plastic balls from around your house. You might have thought the kid nuts for spending so much time on a game like golf.


Southern Gaming’s World Cup Soccer Picks: June 23-26

The 2014 FIFA World Cup began on June 12th and has been full of excitement as 31 countries compete in 64 matches hosted in 12 cities across Brazil thru July 13 .

Betting on soccer is similar to betting on a baseball game or boxing match using an assigned money line to each team that determines your return on your wager should your team win. The difference in soccer, is that you can also wager on a draw…where both teams tie.

We listed the money line for each game below as a guide to your viewing pleasure. Good luck!


Banking on Side Bets in Blackjack

To encourage more players to visit the blackjack tables and also to improve their margins, many casinos have added side bets.

These innocent-sounding gambles usually require a rather small wager (typically a dollar) and generally return better than the customary even-money blackjack payoffs.

It’s a competitive market for side bets. Each year at Global Gaming Expo, the casino industry’s premier trade show (Global Gaming Expo), you will find a countless number of enthusiastic vendors pitching their side bets to casino officials.The reality, however, is many of them never make it to the casino floor, and the few that do die quickly because of lack of player interest.



15 Fun Facts About the Preakness

Known as the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes is held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, but that hasn’t always been the case?



Read below to learn when exactly the Preakness has been run in the past in addition to other interesting, and off-the-wall, facts about the shortest race in the Triple Crown series. 


TWINSPIRES.COM OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO BET THE KENTUCKY DERBY WITH HORSE PLAYERS FROM REALITY SHOW, the official online wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), has created an opportunity for players to bet along with some of their favorite stars from the Esquire Network’s reality show – Horseplayers.


The Horse Players’ Derby Duel will pit “Team Rotondo” featuring Peter Rotondo, Sr. and Lee Davis against “Team Champs” featuring National Handicapping Championship winners Michael Beychok and John Conte.

Each team will have up to $50,000 to wager on the Oaks & Derby cards on behalf of TwinSpires players.