Friday, 14 February 2020

World Record Slots Winner Takes £13.2M

You need to be brave to fight in a war. But perhaps you need a brave, strong heart to cope with this amazing winner on the slots. 

That's what happened to 26-year-old Jon Heywood from Crew, Cheshire when he became an overnight multi-millionaire picking up £13.2M for a ridiculous 25p stake. 

Who says playing online slots doesn't pay? This Afganistan war hero couldn't believe his luck when he struck gold. 

He said: ''After a tough year seeing my grandad die, the first thing I'm going to do is buy the best possible medical treatment for my father who is waiting for a heart and lung transplant.''

He is also going to spoil himself buying a yellow Bentley Continental GT. 


He drives a Fiat Punto!


Jon continued: "I couldn't believe that I'd won all this money at the time - and it still hasn't sunk in.

"It's amazing. The first thing I will spend it on is the best possible medical treatment for my dad. "That's more important than anything. Family comes first and I'd give all this money back for him to be healthy again."

His good fortune means he's paying for his relatives to go on a Mediterranean cruise.

The win is a world record for the largest jackpot payout in an online machine game. 

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This website is great as it details the best casino offers from leading bookmakers. For example, Leo Vegas give £1500 welcome package and 120 free spins. 

If you are looking for the best free spins deal one of their operators gives up to 300. 

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As they say: ''Enter the enchanting world of princesses and princes, dragons and ogres, fairies and elves. While not what one would initially expect as an online slots theme, fairy tale inspired games to appeal to the whimsical, nostalgic side of players, taking them back to a time of castles in the sky and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. Developers quickly picked up on the trend, realising that players yearned to be transported to a world of fantasy and away from their harsh realities, hence casinos like Mr Green offer more and more fairy tale slots. Let’s explore the top 10 fairy tale slots out there.''

Monday, 27 January 2020

Quick Tips for Playing the Online Slots

By far the most popular kind of game available at online casinos, video slots have become nothing short of an international phenomenon over recent years. Even the simplest of online gambling sites can often have hundreds of slots available to play, which means that before you sign up to a particular casino and make your deposit, it’s always worth pausing to do a little homework first.

Research, Research, Research

It goes without saying that doing some research before playing slots is always worth the time. For one thing, no two online casinos are alike and although they all want your money, some are decidedly better than others when it comes to what they offer you in return. 

First and foremost, look online for some reputable online casino comparison and review sites, while also focusing on your country of origin and preferred currency. For example, Canadian comparison site BonusFinder recently produced an extensive review for Ruby Fortune, highlighting everything you need to know about this Canada-friendly casino.

Along with explaining in detail what a bonus deal or welcome package offers in real terms, quality review sites will also highlight which software providers they use and the kind of games available. This is also important because just like online casinos, no two slots developers are the same. All have different qualities, whether it’s offering bigger jackpots or simply being more entertaining to play.


Try Demos & Get User Feedback

Beyond learning more about the online casinos, try to find out more about the slots themselves. All the leading casino games developers have their own websites, social networks and YouTube channels. For example, a full list of all Microgaming slots is available at their website, which also allows visitors to play demonstration versions of these games.

Another step is to do a quick Google search for your favourite slots, looking out in particular for user reviews and feedback. These can sometimes be very insightful towards getting general opinions about the latest branded slots, whether they’re fun to play and just as importantly, how generous they tend to be with prizes and free spins. 

Get to Know Some Key Terms 

Regular slots players will already be familiar with terms such as return to player (RTP) and volatility, so if you’re new to playing slots, you should too. In essence, RTP is a measure of how much a slot machine pays back over time. If there’s a 5% house edge, the RTP will be 95% and this figure is usually available to see at most casino sites. 

Meanwhile, volatility is a commonly used measure of risk. Low-volatility refers to slots that payout lower prizes with more frequency, while high-volatility typically involves a greater risk of low-value or zero spins, with random big wins as the reward. A good example of the latter would be the popular Mega Moolah, with the BBC reporting that a British soldier won the record £13.2m jackpot back in 2015.

Enjoy Safe and Secure Gaming 

Finally, always ensure that any casino site and slots are fully legit. This means keeping your eyes open for some important little logos around the sites where you’re playing. One of the most common internationally is the Malta Gaming Authority, which regulates and licenses thousands of online casinos around the world, while also setting rigorous standards of safety and integrity aimed at protecting players. 

Before pumping in your hard-earned cash, don’t forget to follow these simple steps. For those of us who regularly bet on sports and do so seriously, “research, research, research” is almost a mantra when studying form and statistics, looking for an edge. While playing slots is an entirely different kind of wagering, with much more left to chance than certainty, at least by doing a little homework first, you can ensure you’re playing at the right places.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Gambling: When the Fun Stops, Stop!


Watching TV.  One thing you may have noticed is the amount of advertising from leading bookmakers. Casino. Slots. Two flies crawling up a wall. 

Any random sporting event on TV. (What's the odds of a bookmaker ad?) 

Love a bit of darts action. But what do we see each and every advert? More reasons to gamble on just about everything! 

The problem with gambling is that it isn't, for many, as easy as saying: 'When the fun stops, STOP!'

What a ridiculous statement. Seemingly negating any responsibility for those who can't stop gambling. Addiction is clearly a problem for many people. I have never had a gambling problem simply because I am very disciplined and don't bet for fun. I would suggest that most people shouldn't be for 'pleasure'. Firstly there is nothing fun, funny, humorous about losing money. If you want to bet for any reason than making money, then play with matchsticks or casino chips you can buy without any great cost. You can learn how to bet more successfully. When you consider it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert (it takes longer) then a novice has much to learn.

Why shouldn't you bet for fun? Because it encourages people to not take their gambling/investing seriously. Money is a serious business. Gambling is even more serious because not only do you have the opportunity to make lots of money but the majority it is an opportunity to lose what they cannot afford. 

That's why I would suggest if you bet for fun then take a moment to re-assess why you are betting in the first place. 

There are lots of very naive gamblers attracted by adverts promoting 'fun'. They suck people in who simply do not have the experience or understanding to appreciate what they are dealing with. It's akin to playing with that ouija board and daring to ask the question: What date will I die?

Perhaps that question is going beyond what people ask before, during or after gambling. They could simply ask: How much will I win (positive) or how much will I lose (perhaps, realistic if you are betting for 'fun').

People need to appreciate that gambling isn't fun. To win you need to be better your opponents. You wouldn't fancy your chances racing Usain Bolt over 100m and you shouldn't fancy yourself to beat a bookmaker, layer or informed bloke in the pub if he is willing to take your bet. Unless you are very confident you will win.

In legal terms they say buyer beware. It is a good maxim for those who wish to bet. Gambler beware.

The bookmakers filter people like a sieve. 

If you win too much they will soon close your account. They need new 'clients' and as long as you lose they will allow you to bet. That's why you are best to use betting exchanges. 

I do have concerns about the impact of children watching sport and being tainted by bookmaker advertising. 'Can I bet, Dad?'

What are your thoughts on gambling advertising? 

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Psychology can Improve your Betting Performance

Psychology can improve your betting performance
Psychology: the study of behaviour and mind. To many, this offshoot of philosophy is akin to witchcraft. Others, it is just common sense. While for the majority: ''mumbo jumbo''. 

The strange thing about psychology is that we know it works. There have been studies which show when you walk into a supermarket, we walk so many paces before stopping, turning, and look around. You've probably done it a thousand times and never thought about it. It's walking, you stopped, so what! 

That's why someone had the brainwave of making sure the isles, offers or security guard (joke) are seemingly waiting at the right place to get you to buy. 

It begs the question, how many other things work like that? It is worrying to some extent as you may find yourself buying things, saying yes to someone who five minutes ago gave you a free pen, or liking someone or something that in ways always repulsed you before. You just put it down to being Friday! 

The power of psychology. Neuromarketing. Mumbo jumbo. 

Have you ever watched a TV advert and thought 'what's that all about'. McDonald's with its catchy whistle. Tapping into all those difference senses so you when you want a burger, you find yourself in their queue ''Cheeseburger, please!''. 

You robot! 

I guess we are a little fearful of the unknown. What's happening to me? I went to the shops to buy a packet of sweets and returned with a vacuum cleaner.

What are those bookmakers are doing with all this witchcraft? 

If you open a new account, we will give you 10/1 that Chelsea beat Whatever United! I see it somewhere else 5/4. 

But what about all those subtle things. You go in the bookies and someone asks if you want a cup of tea. Milk. Sugar. (How much did that cost me?)

I studied psychology and gained a degree a number of years ago. Social psychology is intriguing because it finds ways of tapping into the human condition to get you buying. Why is one salesman so much better than the rest of the team? If you studied this person you would identify how and why.

But how does this all related to an individual like you or me making psychology work for us to be a better gambler or win more money?

The key to finding winners is , in many ways, watching, taking note, and understanding winners. For instance, one aspect which often reveals bigger odds (value) is the contrast theory. Basically, if one horse beats another, many punters, bookmakers, layers will fancy the same result if they oppose each other at a later date. I know there may be changing variables such as weight, going, distance etc. However, it has been proven that people often assess the likelihood of the previous winner as having a greater chance of victory than it does. Meaning that the favourite is often under priced whereas the beaten horse is actually value at bigger odds.

Just stop for a moment, and consider how many other aspect of psychology could be at play when you bet. 

Related postCan I Make Money Writing About My Niche Sport?

Friday, 22 November 2019

DAVE ''DEVILFISH'' ULLIOTT: The Life And Times of a Poker Legend

DAVE ''DEVILFISH'' ULLIOTT: The Life And Times of a Poker Legend
I must be one of the few people who don't know how to play poker. It's more to do with not really wanting to play the game. I've won and lost at three-card brag. 

However, that doesn't mean I'm not interested in learning from professional gamblers. I'm not sure where I first heard about Dave Ulliott. It was either on the internet or one of those poker games on TV back in the day. I'm pretty sure it was the latter, although the name ''Devil Fish'' didn't mean too much to me. 

I remember seeing a racehorse with the same name but I didn't put two and two together until about ten years after the date! I'm sure Dave would have come out with a wisecrack about my lack of appreciation of this fine game and his celebrity status as one of the best poker players in the UK (if not the world).

Anyway, I happened to see a video on YouTube about the Devil Fish. I get a feeling it was in his early days of player poker for a living. I will see if I can find a link to the episode as it was a good watch.   

Just found it: Dave Ulliott (DevilFish) Documentary

I enjoyed this gritty video which led me to purchase his autobiography. 

I've stormed through the first 100 pages like the Devil Fish would shuffle a pack of cards. I tell you this if you want to read a book with humour, blood, sweat and tears, then you need to give this a few hours of your time as you won't be disappointed. 

I've not even got to the part where he's playing poker against the best in the world and it's one of the best books I've ever read. 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading the rest and update this post with my conclusion (which is pretty much going to say it's one great title). 

God bless, Dave, who sadly passed away long before his time. 

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Can I Make Money Writing About My Niche Sport?


If you enjoy your sport, this may be of interest. 

I have been running a number of sport/gambling websites and blogs for a number of years and making good money from a small amount of work. So, if you have a passion for your sport then there may be an opportunity to make a second income or even a full-time living. 

For a taster, you can write for Patient Speculation and in return, I will help you get closer to the goal of being a professional blogger. 

So what do you need to know or do to get on the ladder?

You need to enjoy your sport and have a high-level or unusual twist on what maybe football, horse racing, casinos or any sport for that matter. 

To get your new blog established takes time. That's why you need to have a passion for the subject matter rather than simply writing for cold, hard cash. That may well be the final destination but it can be a long road to get your blog established to a point where it can make money. 

If you want to know more about making money online, then feel free to email me here jason@professionalgamblers.co.uk 

Always here to help.