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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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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 […]

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The Top 10 Advantage Gambling Techniques (And Which Are Worth Trying)

Most people, when they gamble, are gambling with a mathematical disadvantage. The odds are against them in the long run. Where that disadvantage comes from varies based on your gambling activity of choice. If you’re betting on sports, for example, your disadvantage comes from having to wager $110 to win $100. If you’re playing poker, […]

The 10 Coolest Things to Do in Reno, Nevada, Besides Gamble

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The Top 10 Texas Hold’em Tips for Beginners (Who Want to Win)

Texas hold’em is obviously the most popular poker game in the United States. It’s probably the most popular poker variation in the world, although Omaha is also popular in Europe. For this reason alone, if you’re a beginner to poker, you should learn to play Texas hold’em well. If the only games you know how […]

Best Ways to Win a Million Dollars

Is it easy to win a million dollars? Obviously, it isn’t, or everyone would do it. But is it possible to win a million dollars? Of course, it is. People do it every day. The question is HOW to win a million dollars. And in this post, I bring you not just one answer to […]

How to Sign Up for an Online Gambling Account without Getting Scammed

I understand that a lot of people avoid gambling online because of the potential for being scammed. But it doesn’t have to be one way or the other. You can gamble at online casinos and poker sites without getting ripped off. You can bet on sports via the internet, too. You just need to keep […]

10 Truths About Gambling that Most People Fail to Consider

More people gamble than don’t, but most of the people who gamble don’t exactly understand what’s going on, either. This post is made up of 10 truths about gambling that most people don’t consider. Some of these truths might help you win more often, but the truth is, most of them might just help you […]

How to Gamble if You’re a College Student

According to the National Council for Responsible Gambling, over 75% of college students gamble each year. So most college students know how to gamble already, or they learn how really fast. Of course, they define college gambling as any of the following activities: Casino games Lottery games Poker Sports betting And, of course, all these […]

10 Gambling Games You Might Not Remember You Can Bet On

Ask the average person to make a list of gambling games for you, and you’ll likely get a response that includes 3 or 4 of the following games: Blackjack Craps Roulette Slot machines Video poker Those games barely scratch the surface of the recreational games you can gamble on, though. People can and do bet […]

If I Had to Start My Gambling Career Over from Scratch, I Would…

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time at all, you already know that I’ve been gambling off and on for over 20 years. But I’ve made a lot of mistakes in gambling and in life, and it’s hard to get around that. And I’m not just talking about raising on poker […]

How to Play Casino Games if You’ve Never Gambled

If you’ve never gambled before, you might be intimidated by the thought of playing casino games for the first time. You shouldn’t be. Casinos do their best to make their games easy to understand and easy to play. They train their dealers to answer questions and make you feel comfortable as you learn. If playing […]