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FashionTV Gaming Group – History of a Rogue operator

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Posted on: October 14, 2017
A history of the question practices of the operations run by the Fashion TV Gaming Group and their associations with other rogue operators. Read more...

Cyberrock Entertainment N.V. apparent owners of the Real Vegas group

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

We currently use ChangeDetection.com to monitor the terms and conditions pages at hundreds of casino operators. This system produces hundreds of reports of changes every day. Most of these are nothing more than changes to winner lists, popular games, or calendar dates. However on Tuesday the 19th of September 2017 we received multiple alerts of […]

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Affiliate Manager or Owner? The JoReels/Wolf Affiliates connection.

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

While compiling new casino reviews our team came across these threads on GPWA and AffiliateGuardDog highlighting suspected connections between the new Gaming Innovations Group operator JoReels and the Blacklisted Game Tech Group N.V. operator OceanBets/WolfAffiliates. The screenshots showing an Affiliate Manager (Josh) claiming to work for both groups at once on AffiliateGuardDog was specifically concerning: […]

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The Lernaean Hydra – Game Tech Group NV take on new names

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Recently our team have been working on updating the casino review section of the site and getting a lot of new reviews published. One of the groups we specifically wanted to focus on was the Game Tech Group N.V. This group have long held Blacklist status with this site for a long list of unethical […]

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ThePOGG.com withdraws from South Africa

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Recently our new News reporter Glenn Baird published an article for us on the recent developments in the South African markets (https://thepogg.com/news-article/south-african-authorities-confiscate-winnings/). Specifically this article focuses on the decision of the South African regulator the National Gaming Board (NGB) to target players in their efforts to stamp out online gambling. It is being reported by […]

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ThePOGG.com resigns as UKGC Alternative Dispute Resolution service

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

It is with a heavy heart and after long and careful consideration that ThePOGG.com has to announce that we have given notice to the UKGC that we will be resigning our position as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service for the UK regulatory authority. This will be effective as of the end of June 2017. […]

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Max Rubin’s 21 st Blackjack Ball and Ed Thorp

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Posted on: February 22, 2017
Long time Advantage Player Nicholas G. Colon provides insight into 2017's most exclusive event for those that look to make a living from beating gambling games. Read more...

Nektan Bonus System Report

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

On 12/01/2017 we published an article entitled ‘Nektan – When a bonus is really a tax’. Since that point players on the CasinoMeister forum have highlighted nuances in the way the Nektan bonus system functions that are not detailed within their terms and conditions. These nuances invalidate much of the simulation work done in the […]

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RETRACTED – Nektan – when a bonus is really a tax

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Retracted Due to player posts on the CasinoMeister forum information has come to light regarding how the Nektan bonus system functions that is not available within their operator’s terms and conditions as of the 21/01/2017. As such much of the simulation work contained within this article is inaccurate. You can find full report on the […]

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ADR Report 1st of October 2015-30th of September 2016

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Posted on: October 30, 2016

* Our ADR service was only approved on the 14th of January 2016 and as such this report contains details of complaints dealt with between the 14th of January 2016 and 30th of September 2016 under our ADR remit and complaints dealt with between the 1st of January 2016 and the 30th of September out […]

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FashionTV (BetFTV.com) Warning – License Revoked and non-payment of players

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Over the course of the last year we have been assisting 3 players with disputes related to non-payment of winnings against FashionTV Casino (using the url betftv.com). During this period FashionTV’s Master License holder, Gaming Curacao, became involved and in each of the 3 complaint instances have ultimately ruled in favour of the player and […]

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BetDNA – Sportbook Lines Changing After Bet

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Posted on: September 5, 2016

A recent complaint submitted by one of our US readers against BetDNA sportbook has highlighted some very worrying issue. The complaining player claims, and has provided evidence to support, betting lines being changed AFTER the bets have been confirmed by the operator. INDEX Evidence A Basic Explanation of Handicapped Bets What is important about this […]

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Unacceptable behaviour and Poker Night in America

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

On the 25th of May this year a significant post was made by a professional poker player, Dr. Jaclynn Moskow. The post alleges that several very notable names within the poker community, specifically those involved with the television show Poker Night in America, engaged in sexist and anti-Semitic remarks and in one instance actions that […]

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Casino Bonus Wagering Requirements in 2016

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Below you’ll find a summary of the wagering requirements for the bonuses at all of our Recommended casinos broken down by game type. We have only looked at the Recommended casinos for two reasons : 1) to keep this job manageable and 2) to prevent distortion of the system by less reputable operators who are […]

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Why Minimum Activity Quotas are Bad for Players, Affiliates and the Industry

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

As with Terms and Conditions for players, over time Terms and Conditions for affiliates have tended towards weaker more restrictive terms. That’s not entirely surprising – the online gambling industry is still in its formative era and what seemed sustainable out of the starting gate has to be recalibrated to ensure that the business model […]

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Aramon’s Super Bowl Pick 2016

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Posted on: February 7, 2016

Well we did it….we made it to the Super Bowl comfortably profitable for the season! It has been a pretty decent year for us as we never really went to far negative nor for very long. This was a season in which we were more conservative in how large our bet spread was, but more […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Conference Championship Playoffs

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Posted on: January 24, 2016

Last week saw us get handed a very strange and tough loss. It was a tale of two halves that were damn near unbelievable. Seattle, our pick +2.5, could not have screwed up the game anymore by allowing the Panthers to come out and run up a 31-0 halftime lead. Anything that could go wrong […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Divisional Playoff Round

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Posted on: January 17, 2016

Only one big bet last week for the first round of the playoffs, and it paid off well. This season I am trimming the fat in these playoff games and only picking the strongest of plays. This means once again only 1 pick for this weeks divisional round, but its a good one, and an […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Wildcard Playoff Round

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Posted on: January 10, 2016

Well it’s been awhile since we’ve had a disappointing week, but the last week of the regular season was just that unfortunately. We went 0-2 and just wiffed on the games. It happens occasionally, but even with the loss we have still made over 10% on our bankroll and have some real nice playoff games […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 17 (Sunday)

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Posted on: January 3, 2016

As we head into the last week of the regular season we must look back and be pleased with how its gone so far. As of now we are up over 18 units and have really had an overall strong season. Meaning, there was never a need for any big comebacks from large deficits, we […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 16 (Sunday)

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Posted on: December 27, 2015

Don’t look now but we are on fire of late and have really bumped up our bankroll. Another nice win last Monday has moved us up once again to our high water mark of earnings this season. With 3 more quality wagers today I think it very feasible by the end of the day to […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 15 (Monday)

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

We pulled out a big win yesterday that really pumps up our bankroll to a season high! It was a very close win, one that didn’t offer that much comfort as I would have liked, but once again the ball has finally started bouncing our way in these close games. Tonight we are at it […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 15 (Sunday)

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Posted on: December 20, 2015

Well we luckily escaped last night’s game with a push. Even with the Cowboys being as dismal on offense as expected, the Jets played down to the competition and made some costly errors with penalties that took points off the board as well as taking money out of our pockets. Either way luck fell our […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 15 (Saturday)

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Posted on: December 20, 2015

A great win for us on Monday night ended week 14 with us up almost 6.5 units on the season. We have been on the right track lately and Monday night’s near perfect analysis along with a strong wager just adds to the confidence level. Tonight we have yet another strong play as we look […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 14 (Monday)

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Okay yesterday was another one of those blah wagering days. We went 1-1 and took a small loss but was really just a prelude to our much more lucrative play of the week that we have tonight. We have a very strong play tonight that should make us winners for the week and add to […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 14

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Posted on: December 13, 2015

Last week saw us go 1-1 and take a slight loss on the week as our larger wager took the loss. In a game in which we took the over total of 46.5, and having 30 points on the board by halftime, it looked at the time to be a sure win. Well, it was […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 13 (Sunday)

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Posted on: December 6, 2015

Well we are on a roll now! Another big win last Sunday has sen our bankrolls get fatter and hopefully put us in the black for good this season. We had a small lull this year which saw us dip slightly, but overall we have had a consistent and decent season. This week allows us […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 12 (Sunday)

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Posted on: November 29, 2015

A very big win for us Thursday with a max bet on Carolina! One of those games that just go as expected start to finish, a perfect win. And with that win we are back in the black and doing well.Today we continue on with again just one pick, but very good one. All we […]

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Casino Review Update Summary November 2015

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Posted on: November 29, 2015

The second review update for 2015 has just been completed and below I’m including a list of significant changes and issues with the casinos listed at ThePOGG.com. The below Index is ordered alphabetically by group, though each group has a secondary alphabetical list of the casinos represented by the group. INDEX 888 888 ABCBingo BingoFunland […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 12 (Thursday)

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Posted on: November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating it today! Besides feasting today, this is a day to give thanks…..and I am thankful for NFL football all day today! There is only 1 play for us today but it is a big one. It is a holiday for sure when we can sit back, eat, drink, and cash […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 11 (Sunday)

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Posted on: November 22, 2015

With week 11 of this NFL season upon us we find us in the unenviable position of needing to play a little catch up. Going 1-2 last week has us dipping into the negative for the season and we need to turn it around with some smart strong plays. Last week saw our max bet […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 10 (Sunday)

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Posted on: November 15, 2015

Well last Sunday the ball just didn’t bounce our way. We only had two plays and they both missed and we came up short on the day. We are hovering around even on the season however, so even the losing week has us in no dire position. What we do need is a nice streak […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 9

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Posted on: November 8, 2015

A great money making week was had in last Sunday’s picks! Two very strong picks saw us catapult back into a nice positive position with our bankroll. This year is proving less is more as I have refined us to taking what I believe nothing but the best advantage plays of each week. If not […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 8 (Sunday)

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Posted on: November 1, 2015

As we approach the mid point of this regular season we find ourselves pretty much middle of the road. We are slightly under even money wise on the season based on just a couple of tough weeks. Nothing horrendous, just a couple of bad breaks have kept us from a damn good season. No worries […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 7 (Sunday)

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Posted on: October 25, 2015

Last week just got plain ugly for us that’s for sure. With the Cardinals unable to punch it into the endzone inside th 5 yardline in the waning seconds of the game, and the Patriots giving up a meaningless touchdown to the Colts with just over a minute remaining, we saw what could have been […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 6 (Sunday)

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Posted on: October 18, 2015

Well alright! Our winning ways continued with this past Monday night’s Steelers win adding to our bankroll once again. As always a positive result leading to cash in the pocket is a wonderful thing, but adding to that was once again the game playing out almost as scripted by our analysis. Hopefully the trend continues […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 5 (Monday)

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Posted on: October 12, 2015

Well Sunday proved profitable for us as we went 1-1-1. The push was a heart breaker as Seattle’s defense went totally awry in the 4th quarter blowing a 24-7 lead. That is definitely something nobody could have foreseen. A total whiff on the Cowboys that kept it close for the 1st half and then just […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 5 (Sunday)

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Posted on: October 11, 2015

A very fine week of wagering last week saw us go 3-0 and give us a nice profit Sunday. The results are what matter in the wallet, but it is more important to me for long range success that the analysis of the games are fairly close to expectation. That’s what we had last week, […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 4 (Sunday)

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Posted on: October 4, 2015

A tough week last week as we went 1-2 losing those 2 plays in the last few minutes of each game. What looked to be a huge positive week for us fell apart in dramatic fashion at the end. It’s frustrating, but it happens. It stands to reason there will be times during the season […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 3

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Posted on: September 27, 2015

Ok our first week of wagering is in the books and we went 1-1. Of course I was hoping for better results, but overall with it being very early in the season its not an unusual expectation. Today we move forward in week 3 with some very good plays to hopefully catapult us into positive […]

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Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 2 (Monday)

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

Nice way to kick off our NFL season! A nice win with the Pats winning pretty much as predicted pressuring the Bills young QB into lots of mistakes. They did let off the gas slightly at the end to make it a little closer then it should have been, but the Patriots had this game […]

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EuroKings = Class1/Maxima

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Posted on: September 21, 2015
We've found substantial indicators that the EuroKings group is just a rebranding of the only Class1Casino and Maxima Casino which is discussed here. Read more...

Aramon’s 2015/16 NFL Picks: Week 2 (Sunday)

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Posted on: September 20, 2015

Well it’s finally football time again and what an exciting time it is! This season has seen me revamp my system a bit and i believe we are primed for an INCREDIBLE year of football betting success! To begin with as you may have noticed we hung back and did not bet at all in […]

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Dragonfish (888) and Rival – Baccarat Mispays

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

During the course of putting together content for our soon to be launched sister site, POGGStrategies.com, I spent a lot of time look at the different rules sets available online for a host of different Table and Video Poker games. While doing the research for Baccarat, one software in particular stuck out due to the […]

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Playtech – Pick ‘Em Poker Game Error

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

It was recently brought to our attention by the owner of BeatingBonuses.com due to posts on their message board (http://www.beatingbonuses.com/forums/showpost.php?p=92051&postcount=17) that one of the Video Poker games at Playtech casinos has been malfunctioning. The game in question is Pick ‘Em Poker. INDEX The Basic Problem The Details What impact does this have on the player […]

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Casino Review Update Summary June 2015

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Posted on: June 29, 2015
This is the short version of our casino review update that looked at issues occurring across the industry between December 2014 and June 2015. Read more...

GamesOS copying content from other sites

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Posted on: May 25, 2015

While putting together content for the new POGGStrategies.com site, I’ve been taking an in depth look at the game rules at a large proportion of the online casino software providers on the market today. This has involved hours of work trudging through game help files to extract the nuances of each particular game. In doing […]

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Complaint Report for 2014

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Posted on: May 16, 2015

As part of our efforts to become compliant with new UKGC legislation regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services (we’re not yet accredited) it is incumbent upon us to produce an annual report summarising the activity of our mediation services. Below we’ve included a complete summary of all complaints closed during 2014. Some notes on the […]

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Skybook cheating Video Poker (Amigotechs software)

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

INDEX Analysis of the Main Game Analysis of the Double Feature Conclusion Skybook’s Response Amigotechs’ Response Did the player get their money back? Acknowledgements Player’s Hand History   In January this year we were contacted by a player with Skybook casino via our complaint service (you can see the complaint here – http://thepogg.com/complaint/skybook-non-random-casino/). The player […]

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ThePOGG Interviews – Stephen Au-Yeung – Creator of Casino Hold’em®

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Posted on: February 26, 2015

Stephen Au-Yeung started out his career in gambling as a successful advantage player and poker player, making his living at the card tables and winning several titles along the way. In recent years he’s moved into the field of game development and designed and released Casino Hold ‘Em, one of the most widely available proprietary […]

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Aramon’s 2015 NFL Super Bowl Pick

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Posted on: February 1, 2015

Well it’s finally here! The 2015 Super Bowl, the grand finale of the NFL season that will be watched by more people around the world than any single game sporting event. It also brings to a close a very dismal betting season for us. We just never found that groove or had that big week […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Conference Championship Picks

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Posted on: January 18, 2015

Well today’s conference championship games winners will determine this seasons Super Bowl teams. While its been a very disappointing season wagering this year, its always an exciting week of playoff football to determine which teams get to play in the big game. We have opportunity in both games to see if we can cash in […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Divisional Playoff Pick (Sunday)

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Posted on: January 11, 2015

So the divisional round of the playoffs kicked off yesterday with our picks going 1-1 on a couple of pretty good games. As expected they were not of the highest value, but they were at least decent from an entertainment stand point. Today on the other hand is the mother load of value and opportunity! […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Divisional Playoff Picks

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Posted on: January 10, 2015

So last Sunday’s picks saw us go 1-1 with the unfortunate loss being the larger of our wagers. As has been our luck this year it was the typical tale of 2 halves. Our pick the Cowboys seemed to show up late to the dance and didn’t start playing until the second half. And while […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Wildcard Playoff Picks (Sunday)

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Posted on: January 4, 2015

So we go 1-1 yesterday to start our wildcard playoff round picks. Of course not exactly as planned but no real damage as we go into another big day. All of the games this weekend have huge potential and todays games have the chance to catapult us into a huge week. We have sizable plays […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 Wildcard Playoff Picks (Saturday)

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Posted on: January 3, 2015

Well we ended a poor regular season with a nice positive boost! We went 2-0 for week 17 and gained back 10 units to get us out of negative territory at least as far as total bankroll is concerned. The playoffs start today and in the past this is where we have shined. Today looks […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 17

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Posted on: December 28, 2014

Ok here we stand in the last week of the regular season in the negative with our total bankroll. For the first time in almost 3 full seasons we find ourselves here in the negative as far as total bankroll. Well for those willing to see this out to the end of the season, the […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 16 (Sunday)

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Posted on: December 21, 2014

Ok looks like we are taking baby steps here but at least in the right direction. Last week saw us have no losses for the first week this season! The bad news is we pushed 2 games and won a small 3 unit bet. The good news is we won 3 badly needed units! This […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 15 (Sunday)

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Posted on: December 14, 2014

Well thank goodness for small miracles! We finally got ourselves a positive week. Although it was a small victory it was movement in the right direction and that we will take. We will take the same route today with 3 picks all for small amounts but slightly larger then last week. With our bankroll in […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 14 (Sunday)

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Posted on: December 7, 2014

Okay, this has been brutal this season. What appeared like it was going to be a decent winning week went awry during the max bet game of taking the over in the Patriot/Packer game. Needing 58 points to win it all but looked in the bag with a total of 37 at the half. But […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 13 (Monday)

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

As has been par for the course of late, we won the lesser of the bets once again while losing our larger one. What makes this a difficult pill to swallow may be that if you turned off that Patriot vs Packer game off at halftime to go to bed you would have thought the […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 13 (Sunday)

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Posted on: November 30, 2014

Even Thanksgiving day wasn’t kind to us this season with our picks. What an incredible rough stretch it’s been. Even if I had evaluated a few picks wrong, the bad luck has far surpassed what could have been poor picks. But I will not falter in my confidence! For better or worse this is why […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week13 (Thursday)

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Posted on: November 27, 2014

Well we have really been hitting the skids at the moment. What makes these losses so hard is in how close we are every week to getting monster wins only to lose by a point here and there and totally change our positive into a deficit. Well we still have a lot more football to […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 12 (Sunday)

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Posted on: November 23, 2014

This season has sure been a lesson in learning to deal with adversity. Another down week brought on by near misses and freak miscues. It is a good thing we start with a bankroll that should be built to handle the swings of the variance of the season, but I will admit this season has […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 11

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Posted on: November 16, 2014

Well last week saw us once again narrowly miss that big winning day we so desperately need. Of course we did manage a slight profit on the day, but we were just a turnover and a few seconds from cashing in on a huge week. No matter, this is a new week with fresh opportunity, […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 10 (Sunday)

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Posted on: November 9, 2014

Ok week 10 has started off a little slow due to the Bengals basically imploding and Andy Dalton having the worst statistical ranking for a game in the teams history….hard to predict that. But that is just 1 game and we have 4 more today to get this week going in the right direction. Last […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 10 (Thursday)

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

Another positive result on Monday night saw us close up a very nice week 9 of the season. A stellar week that we desperately needed following such a horrid week 8. But there is still work to do as we climb back towards profit and it continues with the Thursday night game that kicks off […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 9 (Monday)

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

What a fine day we had yesterday with the picks. Winning 3 out of 4 was nice after last weeks disaster. We were so very close to sweeping the day and really cutting into our deficit, but Washington gave up their lead late in the game and caused us to lose a close one. No […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks: Week 9 (Sunday)

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Posted on: November 2, 2014

Wow….thats all I can say about last week. That was the single worst losing week we have experienced in 3 seasons. It was just a perfect storm of bad luck and circumstance that did us in. The Lions never showed up for the first half of their game, yet looked exactly as predicted the 2nd […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 8 (Sunday)

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Posted on: October 26, 2014

Last week saw us get back on track with a nice moderate win. Just 1 point was the difference between our decent win and a huge victory that could have seen us catapult back into the black. Well no matter, a win is fantastic, and this week is a monster! The games today look so […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 8 (Sunday – Early Game)

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Posted on: October 26, 2014

Last week saw us get back on track with a nice moderate win. Just 1 point was the difference between our decent win and a huge victory that could have seen us catapult back into the black. Well no matter, a win is fantastic, and this week is a monster! The games today look so […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 7 (Sunday)

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Posted on: October 19, 2014

The past couple of weeks have proved to be a bit of a disappointment to say the least. While we may be down a fair amount at the moment, it is absolutely no time to worry, waiver, or deviate from playing the values as should be done. We start with a bankroll and bet accordingly […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 6 (Sunday)

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Posted on: October 12, 2014

Looking for a nice bounce back week from a very disappointing week 5 to say the least. Going 0-3 on last Sundays games has saw us drop into the negative a bit for the season….but no worries. Aside from 1 wager last week, all our games were right where they should have been right up […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 5 (Sunday)

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Posted on: October 4, 2014

Well we have really started to roll this season and Thursday’s win has kicked us off nicely to start the 5th week of the season. Our conservative approach out of the gate this year has appeared to really allow the season to play out before we over committed to the usual preseason hype. While there […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks: Week 5 (Thursday)

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

We are now 25% through the season and things are going as close to as planned as could be expected. We are at a 60% win percentage and already have started adding cash to the bankroll…a damn good way to start the season I say! We look to continue on our roll this week with […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 4 (Sunday)

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Posted on: September 28, 2014

I’m sure you have all heard someone that was confident about something start off talking about it with….If I was a betting man…etc. Well it just so happens I am! And with this being the 4th week of the season we are finally ready to be confident in what the numbers are showing and what […]

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ThePOGG Interviews – Liz Karter author of ‘Women and Problem Gambling’

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

For those of you who are not familiar with Liz Karter’s work, she’s one of the leading authorities in the UK on addiction and has invested over a decade of her life in the study and treatment of gambling addiction with a specific focus on how these issues affect women. While I have a basic […]

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Aramon’s2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 3 (Sunday)

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Posted on: September 21, 2014

Alright, week 3 has started well for us with a nice easy win on Thursday nights game with Atlanta. Although the game was more lopsided than I think anyone could have predicted, it was ultimately as how I saw the game was supposed to go which is how I judge a positive result. Of course […]

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ThePOGG Interview – Jean Scott The Queen of Comps

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Posted on: September 21, 2014
Jean Scott - the Queen of Comps - a very skilled Video Poker player and author has take some time out to chat to us and talk about some of her experiences. Read more...

Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 3 (Thursday)

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Posted on: September 18, 2014

Alright this young NFL season has finished up its first 2 weeks and it see’s us at 3-3 with a slight deficit. That’s no problem, actually it’s fine. The first couple of weeks of the season is almost like a scrimmage for betting. We get to analyze the talent and matchups and begin to determine […]

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Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 2 (Sunday)

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Posted on: September 14, 2014
Aramon's Sunday picks are in and the early season games are rolling in. Read more...

Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 1 (Sunday)

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Posted on: September 7, 2014
After a winning start on the first match of the season Aramon's back with Sunday's picks - 3 matches to bet on tonight. Read more...

Aramon’s 2014/15 NFL Picks: Week 1 (Thursday)

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Posted on: September 4, 2014
The first game of the season and Aramon's back with bets to place straight off the bat! Read more...

ThePOGG Interviews – Bob Dancer author of Million Dollar Video Poker

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Posted on: August 10, 2014
One of the best players to ever tap the buttons on a Video Poker machine, Bob Dancer shares some of his experience and knowledge with us. Read more...

ThePOGG Interviews – Arnold Snyder Blackjack Hall of Fame Inductee

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Posted on: August 9, 2014
Blackjack Hall of Fame member and all round gambling wizard Arnold Snyder talks to us about his career playing and writing about gambling and lets us in on the details of some of his new projects. Read more...

ThePOGG Interviews – Ken Smith Blackjack Tournament Expert

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Posted on: May 23, 2014
Ken Smith; a legend in the casino tournament scene, skilled advantage player, affiliate webmaster and a man who built a community that was - to my mind - the best Blackjack/Advantage Play discussion forum on the web. I'm thrilled that Ken's taken time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for us. Read more...

ThePOGG Interviews – Anthony Curtis owner of the Las Vegas Advisor

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Posted on: April 5, 2014
We were privileged enough to have Anthony Curtis, owner of the Las Vegas Advisor and all round gambling wizard, agree to answer a few of our questions about his life and experience. Read more...

GamesOS – Blackjack Switch Issue

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Posted on: October 19, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I was approached, via a proxy for privacy reasons, by a player who had notices a fairly substantial issue at GamesOS casino which involved their Blackjack Switch games. Blackjack Switch is a Blackjack derivative designed by Geoff Hall that’s offered at a small number of online casinos and has been […]

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Aramon’s 2013/14 NFL Picks: Week 3 (Thursday)

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Posted on: September 19, 2013
Fine results on Monday Nights game landed us some nice profit for this past week 2 of the NFL season. Tonight's game kicks off the start to week 3 and another wager to keep the momentum rolling! Read more...

Aramon’s 2013/14 NFL Picks: Week 2 (Monday)

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Posted on: September 16, 2013
Sunday's games in week 2 saw better results than last week, and Aramon looks to bolster that total tonight. Tonight's prediction means a lot in moving forward toward profit, so check it out! Read more...

Aramon’s 2013/14 NFL Picks: Week 2 (Sunday)

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Posted on: September 15, 2013
Week 2 has started off with a nice win Thursday, so lets see if the momentum is building for a great day on the Sunday wagers. Full steam ahead as this will be the highest wagering day of this young season! Read more...

Aramon’s 2013/14 NFL Picks: Week 2

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Posted on: September 12, 2013
The first week of the new NFL season saw Aramon get off to a rough start. But week 2 is here and a fresh new slate of games begins tonight with what looks to be the possible upset of the week! Read more...

Aramon’s 2013/14 NFL Picks: Week 1 (Monday)

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Posted on: September 9, 2013
Is the rough week 1 start to Aramon's picks over? A win in the late game on Sunday may have been just what the doctor ordered. Let's see if Monday's pick gathers the momentum. Read more...

Aramon’s 2013/14 NFL Picks: Week 1 (Sunday)

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Posted on: September 8, 2013
Week 1 of this years NFL season started out on the wrong foot, but this Sunday Aramon looks to land back on the right one! Take a look and see what games he takes to bolster the bankroll in this first week of the season. Read more...

Aramon’s 2013/14 NFL Picks: Week 1

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Posted on: September 5, 2013
Are you ready for some football! Aramon is, and is ready to fire it up with his first pick of the new NFL season. See if Aramon can start off this season building on the success of the last. Read more...

Aramon’s 2013 NFL Preseason Wrap Up

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Posted on: September 5, 2013
The NFL preseason is over and it seems the underdogs were just that. But maybe Aramon has found the silver lining in this exhibition season yet! Read more...

Aramon’s NFL Preseason Betting Theory: Week 4

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Posted on: August 29, 2013
Here it is, week 4 of the NFL preseason. Aramon thinks this last week of the preseason should be a big night for the underdogs. Since all the games are played today, we won't have to wait long to find out! Read more...

Aramon’s NFL Preseason Betting Theory: Week 3

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Posted on: August 22, 2013
Aramon's preseason betting theory took a hit in week 2, so what does week 3 have in store? Read more...

Aramon’s NFL Preseason Betting Theory: Week 2 (cont. 8-17-13)

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Posted on: August 17, 2013
Week 2 has proved tough on the underdogs so far, but there's still 8 more games to go this week, can Aramon's theory bounce back in the second half of this week? Read more...

Aramon’s NFL Preseason Betting Theory: Week 2 (cont. 8-16-13)

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Posted on: August 16, 2013
Aramon's preseason betting theory stalled a bit last night, as the underdogs gained no ground. But lets see what tonight has in store as the preseason rolls on again tonight! Read more...

Aramon’s 2013 Preseason Betting Theory: Week 2

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Posted on: August 15, 2013
Week 2 of the NFL preseason begins tonight. Lets see if Aramon can stay hot with underdogs once again! Read more...

Aramon’s 2013 NFL Preseason Week 1 Wrap Up

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Posted on: August 13, 2013
Week 1 of the preseason is in the books, and so far all is going as planned. What can we take from these results so far? Aramon gives his take. Read more...

Aramon’s Preseason Betting Theory: Week 1 (cont. 8-9-13)

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Posted on: August 9, 2013
So far the underdogs are proving anything but that, is it luck or is a trend developing? Maybe too soon to tell, but Aramon has at least made the preseason interesting. Read more...

Aramon’s NFL Preseason Betting Theory: Week 1 (cont. 8-8-13)

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Posted on: August 8, 2013
Week 1 continues with Aramon examining more NFL preseason games to try and find a way to exploit an advantage out of the exhibition season. Success or bust? Follow along and see. Read more...

Aramon’s NFL Pre Season Betting Theory: Week 1

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Posted on: August 7, 2013
Week 1 of the NFL preseason has begun as has the inquiry into finding a reliable system on wagering on this usually very unpredictable exhibition season. See how Aramon's first attempt at this dilemma has panned out. Read more...

Aramon’s superior NFL tipping service

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Posted on: August 2, 2013
The long awaited second part to the Cost of a Handicapper article, this piece explores the limitations of the standard sports betting tipping services offered across the web and why Aramon's system has the potential to vastly exceed their profitability. Read more...

Aramon’s NFL Preseason Betting Theory Introduction

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Posted on: August 1, 2013
With the NFL season rapidly approaching, Aramon takes a look at the pros and cons of betting on the pre-season games with the intention of looking for a pattern that we can exploit in future years. Read more...

Open letter to the GRA

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Posted on: May 21, 2013

In light of the GRA’s recent statement regarding the game issues at various GRA licensed venues that were brought to light at the end of December 2012 on the CasinoMeister forums, I felt it necessary to produce an open letter response to the GRA addressing the various points they raise and asking them to reconsider […]

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Bogus Betting Systems

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Posted on: April 19, 2013
With so many bogus gambling systems on sale online, we thought it long past time we offered you a quick guide as to how to spot them and where to find out more to protect your wallet! Read more...

ThePOGG Interviews – Norm Wattenberger – Qfit – Casino Verite Blackjack

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Posted on: March 31, 2013
Norm Wattenberger - the creator of the fantastic Casino Verite blackjack card counting training software and author of Modern Blackjack Vol I and II takes some time out to talk to us about his experiences dealing with professional players and how he feels the game has evolved over the last few decades. Read more...

Aramon’s 2012/2013 NFL Season Wrap Up

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Posted on: March 26, 2013

The dust has settled from this past NFL season that was capped off by quite an exhilarating Super Bowl. As the weeks have passed since the final big game it has given me time to reflect upon what was my first official season of handicapping NFL games. It was a fun season that proved very […]

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How do online casino games work?

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Posted on: March 11, 2013
A look at how Random Number Generators work, how they affect the casino games you play and how much protection RNG testing offers the player. Read more...

It’s a Man’s World (and I for one Encourage this Belief!)

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Posted on: March 8, 2013
We'd like to welcome our newest contributor to the site - Hecate. Hecate is a skilled and knowledgeable Advantage Player and a languages student who I've had the privilege to know for a few years now. She has kindly agreed to contribute some articles on gambling in general and specifically the female perspective on both offline casino gambling and advantage play. Read more...

ThePOGG Interviews – Nathaniel Tilton author of The Blackjack Life

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Posted on: March 6, 2013
'The Blackjack Life' is easily one of the most interesting books on Blackjack and Advantage Play I've read in years, demonstrating how a little innovation can bring life back to old strategies. Aramon gets the chance to sit down and catch up with author Nathaniel Tilton. Read more...

Aramon – The Comeback

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Posted on: February 23, 2013

A detailed account of Aramon's first trip to attempt a profitable advantage play trip in over a year saw him up against the wall in terms of game limits, but can he pull the 10 to his double down?

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Aramon’s 2013 NFL Super Bowl Pick

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Posted on: February 3, 2013

Well its finally here….Super Bowl Sunday! It really is a bittersweet day as its the game we wait for all year, the game we plan everything around like a holiday, the game that initiates more food and beverage consumption than any other day of the year, its a party! But it also marks the end […]

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Aramon’s NFL Conference Championship Picks

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Posted on: January 20, 2013

Here we are, ready to see who will be the Superbowl teams of 2013. Today’s winners will not be only be on their way to the Super Bowl, but they will also be padding our bank account. After a superb Sunday last week we jump right into our second to last betting week with momentum […]

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FinSoft/Spielo G2/Dynamite Ideas – How the Regulators Reacted

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Posted on: January 19, 2013

After the recent events that were uncovered at the CasinoMeister forum related to FinSoft/Spielo G2 software offering games that were unquestionably rigged, we felt that it’d be a good idea to have a separate article looking at and discussing the responses of the regulatory bodies involved. INDEX Summery of the issues United Kingdom Gambling Commission […]

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Finsoft/Spielo G2/Dynamite Idea Rigged Games

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Posted on: January 19, 2013

A thread started at CasinoMeister on 27/12/2012 (see http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/casino-complaints-non-bonus-issues/54475-finsoft-spielo-g2-games-rigged-rogue-software.html threw light on some serious issues with the fairness of games offered by some of the biggest venues in the industry. This issue is serious enough that we are going to take an extended look at it now.   INDEX The Opening Gambit Betfred’s Response Statement […]

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Aramons NFL Divisional Playoff Picks Part2

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Posted on: January 13, 2013

Ok this weeks playoff picks got off to a rocky start to say the least. The good thing is we have more games today, and these are our best bets of the week. Last night saw us lose both our picks fairly easily, well today I believe it to be the polar opposite. I think […]

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Aramon’s NFL Divisional Playoff Picks Part 1

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Posted on: January 12, 2013

We started off the playoff season with a nice win last week, and this week looks very promising as well. I have found myself at odds with many of the experts in picking some of these games this week so I am really putting my analysis to the test in going against some of what […]

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Aramon’s NFL Wilcard Playoff Picks Part 2

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Posted on: January 6, 2013

Yesterday’s playoff games got our feet wet in this post season and saw us pull a small profit for the day. That’s fine with me, any win is a good win and they all add on to our season total profit which gets healthier with every win. Today looks even better. I think we stand […]

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Aramon’s NFL Wildcard Playoff Picks Part 1

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Posted on: January 5, 2013

Here it is, the best part of the NFL season, the playoffs! They come in the nick of time as we had a tough couple of weeks ending the season. With all teams now playing meaningful games again, we can fairly and accurately analyze them to see once again who gives us the best value. […]

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Happy New Year

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Posted on: December 31, 2012

So it’s the last day of the year and the Class of 2012 now draws to a close. It’s been a pretty special year for us with most of the year spent redesigning the look, feel and features of the site for the relaunch which happened in October. I’m sure you’ll all agree that it […]

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Aramons’s NFL Picks Week 17 Part 1

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Posted on: December 30, 2012

Well we have stumbled a bit at the end of the regular season with the teams playing out of their statistical norm due to their playoff, or non playoff agenda. The good thing about this week I believe is that its the last week and the table is set. Team’s motivations are clear and how […]

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Class of 2012 – Ladbrokes

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Posted on: December 30, 2012

LADBROKES’ YEAR END REPORT Well known and liked throughout the class, Ladbrokes has worked hard this year in what is quickly becoming a more and more demanding course. With lively and exciting submissions and intelligent layout and content, Ladbrokes puts together some real top quality work while ensuring not to become over involved in any […]

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Class of 2012 – Betsson

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Posted on: December 30, 2012

BETSSON’s YEAR END REPORT A year of hard work and focus has paid off for Betsson with outstanding results and great feedback from all his teachers. Betsson can at times be a little too focused in on one or two areas of the curriculum, but where he shows this focus he really shines and achieves […]

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Class of 2012 – Doxx Bet

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Posted on: December 29, 2012

DOXX BET’s YEAR END REPORT One of the quietest and most understated students we’ve ever worked with, Doxx Bet surpass expectations in just about every area of the curriculum, demonstrating a modesty and humility that is difficult to fault and without drawing any real attention. This introverted nature can prove to be a disadvantage as […]

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Class of 2012 – Betfred

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Posted on: December 29, 2012

BETFRED’s YEAR END REPORT Reliable and consistent, for many years now Betfred has been well known to his classmates for raising the bar and forcing them to really compete if they want to stay at the top. This attention to detail and focus on ensuring to answer the question that’s being asked is a very […]

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Class of 2012 – William Hill

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Posted on: December 27, 2012

WILLIAM HILL’s YEAR END REPORT William Hill has been a consistently strong student throughout their lengthy history at the top end of what is unquestionably one of the most competitive courses in the academic world and this consistency has garnered him a healthy reputation and reliable and sturdy. The one aspect of William Hill’s performance […]

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Class of 2012 – BetVictor

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Posted on: December 27, 2012

BETVICTOR’s YEAR END REPORT Another long standing high achiever BetVictor has maintained her performance in 2012, showing the consistently high standards across the board that have ensured that she was always at the front of the class. She has shown herself to be a jack of all trades and this broad range of skills had […]

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Class of 2012 – Dash

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Posted on: December 26, 2012

DASH’s YEAR END REPORT No family has seem more of their children make it into the Class of 2012 than the 32 Red family, with every one of their offspring showing the talent and skills needed to perform at the very highest levels. And Dash is no exception to that rule. Don’t let their name […]

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Class of 2012 – Head Girl – Gala

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Posted on: December 25, 2012

GALA’s YEAR END REPORT What can we say about our star student and this year’s Head Girl other than ‘bravo and well done’. Gala has really pulled out all of the stops this year to ensure that she stands head and shoulders above all competition! Taking her years of experience and education and applying them […]

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Class of 2012 – Paddy Power

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Posted on: December 24, 2012

PADDY POWER’s YEAR END REPORT Having joined the class from Ireland, Paddy Power has really upped his game over the course of this year, bringing together all the skills he has learned in previous years and packaging it in such a way as to provide a whole that is greater than the sum of its […]

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Class of 2012 – Bet 365

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Posted on: December 24, 2012

BET 365’s YEAR END REPORT For several years now Bet 356 has shown the kind of hard working diligence that ensures great results. His class work, homework and general attitude to his studies has been exemplary and it not hard to see why they’ve consistently been amongst the most successful students we’ve encountered both academically […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 16 Part 2

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Posted on: December 23, 2012

Ok, a very close but disappointing result in last night’s game has us in a little funk since last Sunday. Well today we have the cure for what ails us. Its Christmas come early today as we have incredibly strong picks today to push our profits up to a record season high. Not a lot […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 16 Part 1

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Posted on: December 22, 2012

Week 15 wasn’t very kind to us as we took a loss on some very odd games on Sunday, and had to endure that putrid display the Jets put on Monday night. All in all it wasn’t a total disaster and even though we took a small hit it was by no means devastating. So […]

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Class of 2012 – Omni

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Posted on: December 21, 2012

OMNI’s YEAR END REPORT Another long standing member of the upper set, Omni casino has long held a high standard, achieving academic recognition from several submissions made to several competitions over the years. His high standards have ensured that he has always placed well and has seen them garner recognition from several academic institutes. This […]

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Class of 2012 – WhiteBet

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Posted on: December 21, 2012

WHITEBET’s YEAR END REPORT Over the last few years Whitebet – like her high flying sibling Redbet – has shown talent but failed to develop that talent as well as they might. Consistently above average in the quality of work she has submitted, there has always been this glimmer that never seemed to fulfil itself […]

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Class of 2012 – Nedplay

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Posted on: December 21, 2012

NEDPLAY’s YEAR END REPORT Nedplay is another representative of the 32 Red family who amongst their peers are a family of the strongest academic students we’ve worked with. On that note, Nedplay has the unenviable roll of having to live in the shadow of a very high achieving sibling, but she certainly don’t let that […]

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Class of 2012 – Stan James

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Posted on: December 19, 2012

STAN JAMES’ YEAR END REPORT Like a good student, Stan James spent 2012 improving focusing in on his areas of weakness rather than celebrating his strengths. Stan James recognized that in order to continue to compete with the very best students in the top class, he needed to totally revamp the work they were submitting, […]

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Class of 2012 – Red Flush

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Posted on: December 18, 2012

RED FLUSH’s YEAR END REPORT A new comer to the class, Red Flush has put in a really good effort to get into the top set. His youthful enthusiasm has been truly refreshing as he enthusiastically bounds from one task to the next. He’s integrated well into the class and quickly became well known and […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 15 Part 3

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Posted on: December 18, 2012

A little slip up this Sunday, but very manageable. Some strange outcomes totally out of character did us in as far as winning the day yesterday, but with a nice win Thursday and a hopeful win tonight, we will pull together another positive week. Thinks are getting dicey these last couple of weeks as far […]

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Class of 2012 – Golden Lounge

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Posted on: December 17, 2012

GOLDEN LOUNGE’s YEAR END REPORT It’s never easy being a member of a high achieving academic family and that’s exactly where Golden Lounge has found herself this year, pipped at the post by a sibling (32 Red) but still in excellent shape having outperformed all but the most elite of their peers. This year Golden […]

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Class of 2012 – Coral

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Posted on: December 17, 2012

CORAL’s YEAR END REPORT For several years now, Coral has really struggled to focus on the task at hand. Her distracted obsession with sports of all shapes and sizes has seen submissions in other areas of the curriculum come in beneath Coral’s expected potential. This off task behaviour has let her down in prior years […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 15 part 2

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Posted on: December 16, 2012

Another fine result on Thursday bolsters our bankroll as well as our confidence. The plays the past couple of weeks have been very strong and steady as its becoming obvious who are the real players left in the season and who is packing it in ready to call it a day. That being said this […]

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Class of 2012 – VIP

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Posted on: December 14, 2012

VIP’s YEAR END REPORT The younger brother of the high flying InterCasino has to be a tough role to play – we can certainly all feel a little in the shadows at times, which is something to undermine confidence. However, VIP deserves a lot of credit in his own right. This year has seen him […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 15 Part 1

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Posted on: December 14, 2012

Well Monday night was another spectacular result for us as we cashed in on 2 bets for one game. We have now risen the bankroll by over 50% on the season, and there is more sure to come. Tonight gives us a chance to ease into this week with a little cushion for Sunday, it […]

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Class of 2012 – 32 Red

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Posted on: December 13, 2012

32 RED’s YEAR END REPORT No awards list would be complete without 32 Red. This student has consistently been one of the top achievers amongst their peers, year after year after year. Her studies has seen them garner awards from a whole spectrum of academic prize givers looking to reward them for the fantastic submissions. […]

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Class of 2012 – Pinnacle Casino

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Posted on: December 12, 2012

PINNACLE’s YEAR END REPORT Without question Pinnacle is the most trustworthy student we have ever had the pleasure to encounter. Honest even when said honesty could hurt her, Pinnacle has made a name for themselves within the class as a student of outstanding ethics and character. Alongside this her focus on producing the highest quality […]

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ThePOGG Interviews – Nolan aka23 – Creator of BeatingBonuses.com

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Posted on: December 12, 2012

Nolan – more commonly known as aka23 when posting on various message boards – is the creator and owner of BeatingBonuses.com which unquestionably has been one of the most influential websites on online gambling in the last 10 years. From deriving optimal startegy for several complex casino games to making playing bonuses in an optimal […]

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Class of 2012 – Dublin Bet

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Posted on: December 11, 2012

DUBLINBET.com’s YEAR END REPORT DublinBet.com has shown himself to be a model pupil yet again. A 100% attendance record coupled with a determined attitude to succeed in an highly specialised field has seen his grades improve steadily. Not content with standing still DublinBet.com has shown a rare aptitude for listening to feedback and using it […]

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Class of 2012 – Red Flush

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Posted on: December 10, 2012

RED FLUSH YEAR END REPORT A new comer to the class, Red Flush has put in a really good effort to get into the top set. His youthful enthusiasm has been truly refreshing as he enthusiastically bounds from one task to the next. He’s integrated well into the class and quickly became well known and […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 14 Part 3

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Posted on: December 10, 2012

I like it, another winning day under our belt! A modest win, but they all add up to the big picture, and that’s making money. Well tonight is just the chance to do it. We will be putting a lot on the line considering its just 1 game, but when its right its right. This […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 14 Part 2

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Posted on: December 9, 2012

It seems as if we have got our swagger back. After a sweep and huge win last Sunday, we carried our momentum over with another big win on Thursday Night. This time of year it gets tough and really calls for trust in the analyzing process. As the season winds down there are still values […]

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Class of 2012 – Come On!

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Posted on: December 9, 2012

COME ON! YEAR END REPORT One of the newest members to the class, it’s very difficult not to like Come On! This irrepressible scamp’s cheeky grin has become a sight that brightens the classroom and re-invigorates both students and staff alike with her boundless enthusiasm and energy. Her work in class and homework submissions are […]

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Class of 2012 – Sky Vegas

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Posted on: December 8, 2012

SKY VEGAS’ YEAR END REPORT The Sky family may have seen some ups and downs this year, but Sky Vegas has worked hard and ensured that she remained part of the top set. Sky Vegas has continued to focus on crafting strong classwork and homework submissions, taking all feedback receive regarding her work seriously and […]

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Class of 2012 – Grosvenor

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Posted on: December 7, 2012

GROSVENOR’s YEAR END REPORT Academically Grosvenor have always been a solid student with a great track record of high quality submission. Grosvenor shows great skills in group work and has always shown great social aptitude when working and engaging with her peer group. More recently Grosvenor has found themselves in trouble on a couple of […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 14 Part 1

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Posted on: December 6, 2012

I must say its a good feeling to be back in a comfortable profit margin after a stellar week of picks on Sunday. We didn’t pick a lot of games last Sunday (3), but they were all quality picks and we swept the day. That’s more what I expect from here on out, maybe a […]

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Class of 2012 – Kerching!

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Posted on: December 6, 2012

KERCHING!’s YEAR END REPORT Without a doubt, 2012 has been a year of big change for Kerching! The quality of work that she has submitted in the last year has consistently risen both in layout and in depth of understanding shown in the tasks she’s handed in. This steady improvement has seen Kerching!’s grades make […]

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Class of 2012 – Virgin Casino

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Posted on: December 5, 2012

VIRGIN’s YEAR END REPORT Virgin has been a stalwart of the upper echelons of his academic set for year and years now. Consistently throughout the time we’ve know him his enthusiasm and dedication to producing the best he can possibly achieve has set him above the vast majority of his peers. His focus on ensuring […]

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Class of 2012 – Redbet

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Posted on: December 4, 2012

REDBET’s YEAR END REPORT For some years now Redbet has really been in a state of stagnation, failing to apply himself as is required to really achieve excellence. His contribution in class lacked the enthusiasm and spark to really set him above his peers allowing him to coast along without every really defining their strengths […]

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Win A Day/Slotsland Casino – Roulette issues

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Posted on: December 3, 2012

If you’ve played any Roulette game at Win a Day or Slotsland casinos using only one wheel and have not been contacted by the casino, please contact us at support@thepogg.com to make arrangements for a refund. This only affects players using only one of the 5 available wheels. Recently we were approached by a player […]

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The Cost of a Handicapper

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Posted on: December 3, 2012

When I decided to handicap the NFL games and post weekly picks, it didn’t really dawn on me how different my approach would be to many other handicappers out there offering a similar service. You see I have been a long time professional advantage playing blackjack player, and with that comes an ingrained thought process […]

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Class of 2012 – InterCasino

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Posted on: December 3, 2012

INTERCASINO’s YEAR END REPORT In the last few years InterCasino has to some extent or another been coasting along on the successes of previous academic sessions, failing to really engage with the demands of the new curriculum. An intelligent student, their results have remained high throughout, but they haven’t achieved the levels of excellence that […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 13 Part 2

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Posted on: December 2, 2012

Today is a big day for us because it is the first time in over a month that we find ourselves in the negative. As slight as it may be, its a far cry from where we were, and where we need to be. But with this weeks games, and still so many games ahead […]

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Class of 2012 – Nordic Bet

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Posted on: December 2, 2012

NORDIC BET’s YEAR END REPORT Despite the challenges of having come from overseas and adjusting to the local language and customs, Nordic Bet has thrived this year excelling in nearly all areas of the curriculum. It’s inspiring to see how well he’s acclimatised to not just forming new relationships within the classroom, but also outside […]

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Class of 2012 – Head Boy – Boyle Casino

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Posted on: December 1, 2012

BOYLE’s YEAR END REPORT Second to top in an elite set, the first student we’re returning a report on this year and the year’s Head Boy, Boyle Casino have really got their head down and got the work done. Their excellent grades this year really can be attributed to their hard work and diligence. The […]

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ThePOGG – Class of 2012

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Posted on: November 30, 2012

We here at ThePOGG.com are proud to bring you our ‘Class of 2012’ Awards. Over the last year we’ve tried to ensure that we added the best casinos in operation today to give you the best possible selection of sites to choose from all the while providing as much relevant information as we possibly could […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 13 Part 1

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Posted on: November 29, 2012

Our trip back to the top started back on Monday nights game with a nice win to help sooth, albeit slightly, the Sunday massacre. Good thing we had lots of winning equity in the bank as we still have not fallen into negative figures and plan to add to our positive total with what should […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 12 Part 3

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Posted on: November 26, 2012

Wow, did anybody get the license plate number of the truck that ran us over yesteday? It sure was a rough day for the picks as it just about ate up our profits for the season. Its tough losing all the games by near misses, I mean Ravens are just seconds away from a loss […]

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ThePOGG Interviews – Geoff Hall – Creator of Blackjack Switch

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Posted on: November 25, 2012

Many of you know of Geoff Hall’s work even if you don’t know his name. Geoff is the created of both Blackjack Switch – a blackjack variant that is widely available at Playtech casino and up and down the Las Vegas Strip – and Power Blackjack – another blackjack variant available at WagerWorks casinos. Geoff […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 12 Part 2

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Posted on: November 25, 2012

Week 12 started well, a Thanksgiving feast and Patriots drubbing of the Jets giving us another fine day of winning. We also had our first push of the season, but with how that game unfolded, I’ll take that as a small victory as the books don’t get to collect our money on it. This Sunday […]

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iGB Affiliate Awards

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Posted on: November 23, 2012

This year see ThePOGG.com nominated for 3 awards at the prestigious iGB Affiliate Awards. i Gaming Business Affiliates specialise in developing the industry community and providing opportunities for affiliate webmasters to interact more closely with the gambling portals they work with. iGB Affiliates have been running awards recognising various affiliates and vendors for their hard […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 12 Part 1

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Posted on: November 22, 2012

Well Happy Thanksgiving to all! Not only is this the traditional turkey day, but as always its a day of Football! It also offers us this week an early chance to erase that minor mishap from the Bears getting spanked on Monday Night, and allowing San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in just his first start […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 11 Part 3

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Posted on: November 20, 2012

Sunday’s games certainly were a rollercoaster ride. But true to form we pulled out another good win. We had the good, the bad, and the ugly all in one day yesterday. Fortunately the good outweighed the bad, (Bronco’s giving up a late touchdown non cover), and the ugly, (Colts massacre at the hands of the […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 11 Part 2

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Posted on: November 18, 2012

A small blip on the screen Thursday as Miami seems to have shut it down early for the season. While I think they have future potential, they definitely have me wary for the rest of this season. On to bigger things….much bigger things! This week has us laying it on the line like never before. […]

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Aramon’s Week 11 Picks Part 1

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Posted on: November 15, 2012

Well even though it was a slight disappointment in Monday Nights pick, we still find ourself in a good position on the year. If not for Steeler quarterback Big Ben getting knocked out of the game in the 3rd quarter, and being replaced by backup Byron Leftwich who hasn’t played in 2 years, things may […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 10 Part 3

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Posted on: November 12, 2012

Aside from Miaimi not realizing that there was a football game to be played, yesterday went exactly according as planned. Winning 3 out 4 is good, but what really makes it great is that the games went down as predicted. That is a good measure of things to come. Of course Miami’s no show tempers […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 10 part 2

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Posted on: November 11, 2012

We had a great start to week 10 with the Colts not surprisingly to us, manhandling the hapless Jaguars. This Sunday’s games should prove to be entertaining as well as profitable. A lot of diversity remains in many of the experts picks out there as there is no real consensus among the predicted outcomes of […]

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ThePOGG Interviews – Semyon Dukach – MIT Card Counting Team Captain

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Posted on: November 10, 2012

Semyon Dukach has rightly earned his place in the annals of history as one of the lynch pins involved in the organisation, management and key strategists involved in what is arguably both one of the most successful card counting teams ever to have operated and one of the most successful incarnations of that team. His […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 10 part 1

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Posted on: November 8, 2012

Even though Monday nights game didn’t go our way, we still have nice momentum heading into this weeks game. I believe these weeks to come have great potential. The teams are now well established with lots of history and data for us to evaluate. This is the time of the season I really like. To […]

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ThePOGG Interviews – Dave Ellefson – Founding member of Megadeth

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Posted on: November 6, 2012

The heavy metal music genre simply wouldn’t be where it is today without the titans of thrash Megadeth, a band formed by Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson and who have a career spanning three decades. Dave Ellefson took somt time out from the band’s crazy schedule to talk to us about the band and the […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 9 part 3

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Posted on: November 5, 2012

Well it finally happened….we swept the day Sunday! Not that I knew that would happen, but I did believe the fluke of the devastating one day loss of week 6 would come around and offer good fortune the other way as long as we stayed consistent to the course and analyzed each week wisely. Betting […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 9 part 2

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Posted on: November 4, 2012

All I can say about Thursday nights game is…….wow. If you had gone to sleep halfway through the 4th quarter you would have went to bed knowing we had an easy win with the under. What a surprise to wake up and find out that totally inept Kansa City gave up 2 touchdowns on turnovers […]

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Aramon’s Guide to Blackjack Basic Strategy

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Posted on: November 3, 2012

Its been said by many who play the game of blackjack that they play it because it offers some of the best odds in the house, thus making it a very popular game with gamblers. Most average people play the game of blackjack thinking they are armed with all the knowledge needed to make the […]

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ThePOGG Interviews – Michael Shackleford – The Wizard of Odds

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Posted on: November 1, 2012

For those of you who’ve had your heads under the rocks for the last decade, Michael Shackleford – The Wizard of Odds – owns and opperates one of the most successful gambling information portals on the web, www.WizardOfOdds.com. Since it’s creation the Wizard of Odds site had provided players with a wealth of information on […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 9 Part 1

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Posted on: November 1, 2012

Well, a whiff on the Monday night matchup slowed the train slightly, but we still remain quite consistent of late. Not that big of an issue as we did grade it a viable bet, but on the lower end of our strength of play betting ramp. Tonights game stands to correct Monday’s loss. So lets […]

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Playtech Live Blackjack – A short study of card distributions

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Posted on: October 31, 2012

Recently, at thread on the Wizard of Vegas site that made some worrying suggestions about the fairness of Playtech’s Live Dealer Blackjack game (http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/blackjack/11643-online-games-using-playtechs-latvian-casino/) was brought to our attention. The opening poster in the thread asserts that they recorded a dramatic shortage of Aces over a 10 shoe random sample. Two important issues arise here; […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 8 Part 3

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Posted on: October 29, 2012

Seems like we are hitting stride mid season which is exactly the way we like it. Yesterday was close to perfect, if only the Bears could have awoke from hibernation just a little earlier. Exciting games for sure, Giants became the cardiac kids there at the end, but as predicted, they outlasted the freethrowing Tony […]

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Aramon’s NFL Picks Week 8 part 2

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Posted on: October 28, 2012

Well Thursday night went well. As expected Tampa Bay performed well and led us to an an easy win. Although we missed on our lesser play of picking the under for this same game, we were right on with our analysis of the running game. A few Minnesota turnovers turned into points leading to the […]

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Aramon’s Week 8 NFL Picks – part 1

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Posted on: October 25, 2012

Coming off a good but not great week. All weeks with a win are good, but really just a couple of plays from being great. Giants just miss a cover, and if not for a penalty on Tampa Bay in the endzone with time expiring, we may have a much different scenario for the week. […]

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Aramon’s Week 7 NFL Top Picks

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Posted on: October 21, 2012

Well as anyone can see last week can only be defined as a debacle as far as the picks went. It does happen occasionally, but just the same it stings. The NFL has been a complete parody this year, but as the dust settles on the last weeks carnage, there appears to be some clarity […]

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Aramon’s Week 6 NFL top picks

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Posted on: October 14, 2012

The site’s just gone live and we’ve missed the first few weeks of the NFL season, but our knowledgeable friend and pro blackjack player fancies themselves as a bit of an NFL expert. As such they’ll be offering their weekly top tips exclusively here on ThePOGG.com. Follow along and see how well they do. For […]

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ThePOGG.com relaunched!!

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Posted on: October 13, 2012

Well it’s finally here – after 9 very long months of hard work the new design for ThePOGG.com has finally gone live today! Please take the time to check it out and let us know what you think. Here are some of the new features to be found on site over and above the visual […]

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Test Complaint

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Posted on: August 28, 2012

SkillOnNet software – Non-random/Not Fair

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Posted on: August 27, 2012

After receiving requests from a couple of casinos utilising SkillOnNet software for reviews we agreed and began our review procedures. During the discovery process (that’s where we research the casinos at various player resources to try and find out if any other players have been having difficulties) we came across this thread from 2009 on […]

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