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  • Blackjack Odds & Strategies Includes details about the Wizard’s Simple Strategy
  • Craps Odds & Strategies Let us simplify what can be an intimidating game for beginners

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About the Wizard of Odds

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Texas Hold‘em

Includes our hole-card strategy and tournament calculator


The Wizard’s Simple Strategy

Blackjack Odds & Strategies

One of the most popular casino games, Blackjack can have a variety of proper strategies depending on your casino’s rules.


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Learn Craps!

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, we’ll demystify everything about craps. Even try our practice game!


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Gambling Info

A variety of resources for both new & experienced gamblers.

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Play For Fun

Most of these games are crude and simple but still playable, and many include an important feature: they will tell you if you don’t follow optimal strategy, so you can learn how to play better.

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Gambling Online

If you have never gambled online you are probably bewildered by how to get started- we can help!

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Ask The Wizard

With over 12 years and 280 columns, this column covers close to 2000 questions asked and answered.

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This page contains podcasts of the Gambling with an Edge show during my one-year term as co-host and return visits.

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Gambling Videos

In October 2011 I spent two days making instructional gambling videos. They were edited months later.

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