The early days of online gambling.

What Was The First Ever Online Casino?

Now, instead of needing to travel to a place like Las Vegas, you can gamble in the comfort of your own home, 24 hours per day. The online casino industry is still relatively young, getting its start in the mid 1990s. Obviously, the first thing that needed to happen to make online casinos a r...

A stack of chips is photographed arranged neatly on the casino table.

Do Casino Chips Expire?

You make a trip to Las Vegas. When you return home and are unpacking, you discover that you accidentally took some casino chips with you instead of cashing them in before left. Will they expire? Are you out of luck? - From time to time, casino chips will expire. In almost all cases...

Lightning Roulette, the award-winning online casino game, is a big hit in the gaming community.

What is "Lightning Roulette"?

If you have watched Twitch.tv streamers that stream gambling from sites like Stake.com, you have likely seen them play Lightning Roulette. Lightning Roulette combines your traditional European roulette with massive multipliers, which can dramatically increase the size of your wins. Lightning...

The recording artist and media superstar Drake teams up with Stake.com

"Drake on Stake" Live Event Coming

If you have followed his Instagram account, you likely know that Drake loves putting down some big bets on online betting platform Stake.com. Drake likes playing high-limit roulette on the site, and he also made some waves after he placed three big bets on the recently played Super Bowl (he won ...

The smallest house edge in all casino games is in Blackjack.

Which Casino Game Gives You The Best Odds of Winning?

You step into a crowded casino on a Friday night with $200 burning a hole in your pocket. You want to gamble, though you want to play the games that have the lowest casino edge. Where should you go? If you want to increase your chances of winning, there are some games that you should play...

The King explains what Card Burning is and how it works in live casinos.

Why Do Blackjack Dealers "Burn" Cards?

Why do blackjack dealers "burn" cards, and which situations require blackjack dealers to burn cards? First off, let's start with the two main situations where a blackjack dealer will "burn" a card: 1. They are starting a new shoe of cards. 2. They are taking over from another dealer. I...

The meaning of Rakeback is explained as it pertains to playing in online casinos.  What is it?

What Is "Rakeback" And Why Do Online Casinos Offer It?

Some online casinos will offer their customers "rakeback". What exactly is "rakeback"? "Rakeback" is essentially when the online casino returns a percentage of your costs back to you. When it comes to online casinos, this "cost" is the edge that the casino enjoys over you in a particular ...

Land casino etiquette - Playing two slot machines at once?  When is it ok and when is it not ok?

Can I Play More Than One Slot Machine at Once?

If you have stepped inside of a casino, you have surely seen people using two or more slot machines at the same time. They will often have their purse or jacket sitting on the chairs in front of each machine to block them off, and sometimes they will even step away to go to the bathroom, expecti...

There is a lot of thought put into the design and the layouts of the casinos across the globe.

Why Don't Casinos Have Clocks or Windows?

There has been a rumour around for many years that brick-and-mortar casinos will pump oxygen through the air to keep their customers energized. This is a myth and is not true. Casinos will keep the air nice and cool (if it is too warm, people will get sleepy and want to leave), though they won't...

The casinos around the world are returning to full capacity.

Casinos Around The World Returning To Normal

For fans of traditional brick-and-mortar casinos, things are finally starting to return to normal. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many casinos around the world were completely closed. This caused many people to move to online casinos. Online casinos are great, but sometimes you ...

The topic of tipping while playing in online casinos is discussed in this article.

Can I Tip at "Live" Online Casinos?

If you have ever played in a casino game at a "brick and mortar" casino, you likely know that there is an expectation to tip after you win a big amount of money. For instance, let's say that you win $1,000 after a spin of the roulette wheel. It's pretty standard to tip the croupier at this point...