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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

Bad Ideas That Cost Poker Players Cash

Winning poker gamblers do hundreds of little things right, while losing players tend to focus on a few things. Winning real money playing poker isn’t about making a big bluff or fancy play. It’s about mastering many small things that add up to overall winning play. In order to do all of these things right, […]

Should You Use the Grand Martingale Gambling System?

Any betting system can be risky. After all, they require you to increase wagers frequently based on a systematic method. Of course, some betting strategies are riskier than others. The Grand Martingale is the king of all staking systems with regard to the risk factor. In fact, you might consider it downright crazy to use […]

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How to Spot a Cheater at the Poker Table

Suppose you believed everything you saw on television and film. In that case, you’d assume that cheaters were in every poker room on the planet 24/7. Luckily, cheating isn’t nearly as rampant in the real world. I’ve been playing poker for two decades and have never run into a cheater in a casino poker game. […]

Slot Machine vs Table Game Bonuses

Online casinos offer a wide variety of bonuses. However, these offers generally break down into two categories: slots and table game deals. If you like online slots and table games, then you may wonder how these bonuses differ from each other. Furthermore, you might want to know which type of deal is more valuable. The […]

6 Ways to Stop Losing in Casinos

You shouldn’t be ashamed of losing when you gamble in casinos. But you also shouldn’t keep losing if there’s a better way to play. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge in the right areas to change your luck. This article is designed to help you become a better gambler. It includes six […]

The 4 Most Common Online Gambling Mistakes

The world of online gambling has taken both sports betting and casino games into the 21st century. Though most would agree that having access to the sportsbook and casino from the comfort of their own home is a good thing, there are also some downsides that shouldn’t be ignored. The good news? Most of the […]

7 Tips for Finding the Best Casino Destination

When it comes to your perfect casino vacation, the casino you decide to stay and play in will be one of the most essential choices you make. Many casino first-timers make the critical error of thinking all casinos are the same. Most people assume that if they don’t like the casino they’re staying at, they’ll […]

Why Baccarat Makes Using Betting Systems Difficult

Betting systems are quite popular in casino gaming. They typically provide a strong chance of winning money in any given session. Systems generally work best with casino games that feature even-money bets. Examples of these games include blackjack, craps, and roulette. Real money online baccarat also features even-money wagers. However, you may find this game […]

10 Casinos You’ll Be Surprised Exist(ed)

One of the most clearly appealing aspects of the casino gambling world is the amount of strange, unique, and sometimes oddball stuff you run into on your adventures. I’ve always been a people watcher; I remember my sociology professor instructing us to go to a local mall and merely observe people for 2 hours one […]

Are Casino Reload Bonuses Worth Your Time?

Many online casinos advertise huge bonuses on their homepages. For example, a gaming site might feature a 100% match bonus worth up to $1,000 + 100 free spins. These deals are known as welcome bonuses. They’re available to new players and are typically generous offers. What’s available, though, when you’re no longer a new player? […]

Best Casinos for Playing Slots in Las Vegas

Slots can create magic. The special effects, the wins, the bonuses, the scattered wilds, the soundtracks…all of it can be a secret vacation to your very own happy place. There are those who play two, three, four slot machines at a time. I don’t recommend it. Choose one machine and let it pull you into […]

Why Baccarat May Not Be the Best Game for You

Baccarat almost always makes the list of top casino games to play if you want a high return. But not everything about baccarat is good. On this page, you’ll learn several reasons why baccarat tables aren’t full in the casinos. Baccarat isn’t as popular as several other casino games, even though it’s easy to play and […]