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Timothy Dawson's Biography

Timothy Dawson is a former high school English teacher, internet marketing consultant, travel agent, and restaurant manager, but he’s always been interested in casino gambling and poker. Having spent 20 years and over 10,000 hours gambling, he’s convinced that he has more expertise to offer than most.

His favorite topic to write about is how the math behind gambling works, especially in casino games and poker. He knows about sports betting, too, but he’s only recently started learning more about that subject. He plans to continue to write about sports betting as he learns more about it.

He visited his first casino in Las Vegas (The Sands) in 1996 and has been gambling ever since. He likes to say that he spent most of his life’s fortune on gambling and chasing women – the rest, he wasted.

He’s been writing about his gambling experiences almost as long he’s been gambling. He published his first blog post in 1999, which – as hard as it is to believe – is almost 20 years ago.

His favorite casino game is blackjack, and he avoids slots on general principle. He will admit to having a soft spot for The Big Lebowski slots, though. He considers it a guilty pleasure.

When he feels like showing off, Timothy takes a date to the Winstar in Oklahoma and teaches her the Martingale system at the roulette table. He eventually explains to her that it doesn’t work in the long run, but that always comes later.

Dawson’s interests outside of work include classic movies, science fiction novels, and Shakespeare. He’s also a fan of old music – much older music. He was enjoying a cigar with his buddy Patrick at the local cigar bar one time when Patrick called him out on it.

Here’s how that conversation went:

Timothy: “Hey, man – they’re playing Dean Martin on the stereo.”

Patrick: “You gotta do me a favor. If we’re ever down here with some women, don’t say things like that.”

Timothy: “Why not?”

Patrick: “You might not have noticed, but I’m not that comfortable getting older. You seem to be relaxing into it just fine.”

Patrick’s right. Timothy Dawson is definitely relaxing into the autumn of his years just fine. In fact, someone pointed out recently that his hair has definitely turned gray. That might bother some people, but the Bible says that grey hair is a “crown of glory.”

He lives in a quiet suburb of Dallas, Texas, with three dogs, two daughters, and a much-younger girlfriend.

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Timothy Dawson's Articles

Examples of Poor Etiquette in the Casino – Behavior to Avoid

When you hear the word etiquette, you probably think of girls in classes where they learn how to drink tea with their pinky out. At least that is the mental image that my brain jumps to. Etiquette is one of those things that we do not think about too much in today’s society, but when […]

Three of the Best New Online Slots Games in 2020

One of the best things about slot machines is that there is so much variety. Take a walk around your nearest casino’s gaming floor, and see if you can count how many different slot machine games they have available. My guess is that you will lose count after about one hundred. The reality is that […]

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Gambling in Las Vegas on a Small Budget

Most of the time, I plan my vacation to Las Vegas months in advance. That way, I have time to plan ahead, search for deals on flights, and earn points to get discounts on my hotel stay. Most importantly, it gives me time to set aside money from each paycheck that I can use to […]

Five Tips to Avoid Online Casino Scams

I have a friend who has recently started getting interested in gambling. She just got married, and her new husband is an avid poker player, so she wants to be able to go to the casino with him and enjoy this hobby together. When she asked me about how she should get started, I recommended […]

Five Popular Online Scratch Card Games for 2020

Did you know that forty-five states in America have a lottery system? The only states that do not have a lottery are Utah, Hawaii, Nevada, Alabama, and Alaska. Utah and Alabama have religious reasons to oppose a lottery, and those religious beliefs have carried over to the state government level. Alaska does not have a […]

Easy Casino Games to Learn If You Have Never Gambled Before

I remember the first time I ever went to a casino. It was an incredibly overwhelming experience, and I made a lot of mistakes along the way, despite the fact that I had been gambling online for months before I went. My friend that came with me had never gambled before at all, so it […]

Three Live Dealer Casino Games You Might Not Know About

There are a lot of things that online casinos offer their players. The best thing about online casinos is the convenience of being able to gamble anywhere you want to on your mobile device. They also have an incredible collection of games, so you can enjoy almost any game that you want to play. However, […]

How Roulette Has Evolved Over the Years

If there is one game in the casino that is wholly unique, it is roulette. I cannot think of any other game that is like it. Blackjack, baccarat, and poker are all card games, so they’re at least somewhat similar to non-casino games like war and go fish. Craps is a dice game, so it’s […]

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Online Casino

When you have decided that you want to start a gambling hobby, you are probably going to want to choose an online casino to begin with. You could go to a land-based casino right off the bat, but you will probably be overwhelmed, and you will most likely lose your money faster because you don’t […]

3 Reasons Online Casinos Are Perfect for Beginner Gamblers

Gambling is an exciting hobby because there are so many different ways that you can participate in it. You can play slot machines, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, or poker. And that is just in the casino itself, not to mention lottery games, bingo, and sports betting. But if you have never gambled before, there […]

How Easy Is It to Start a Gambling Site?

Starting your own gambling site takes serious preparation before diving right in. It’s a big venture to explore, so there is a long checklist worth going over before you can determine that you’re ready. Planning to create your own sportsbook requires more than just a sack of cash. To truly become the best online gambling […]

The Top 10 Casino Games You’re Not Playing (But Should Be)

Everyone already knows about the basic casino games—blackjack, craps, roulette, slot machines, and video poker. And there’s not a thing in the world wrong with sticking with those games. In fact, when you account for the massive number of slot machine games available, you should have as much variety as you could ever need and […]