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Derrick Oliver

Derrick Oliver

Derrick Oliver Dewan is the founder of High Roller Radio and has interviewed a number of the world's top poker players and gamblers. A former radio and television broadcaster, Derrick was brand manager for Poker Pro Canada magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including the Toronto Star & Windsor Life.

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Are You Raking the Pot on Cannabis?

Are You Raking the Pot on Cannabis?

Most seasoned gamblers understand that game selection is key to making money. It’s paramount. When playing the slots or video poker, you want to find machines that payout higher and more often. With blackjack, it’s important to play at tables with as few decks in the shoe as…

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The Greatest Craps Roll Ever!

The Greatest Craps Roll Ever!

The Night a New Jersey Granny had the Golden Touch It’s the stuff of legends. And, it’s hard to comprehend. How in the world did she manage it? In craps, the average number of dice rolls before ‘sevening out’ is eight. That’s it. Eight rolls of the dice before…

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You Can’t Bluff a Machine

You Can’t Bluff a Machine

The Not-So-Subtle Differences Between Playing Video Poker & Poker Poker is a game of nuance, where things like bet sizing, table presence and verbal and physical tells can distinguish between a winner and loser. A well-timed bluff or check-raise can be the difference between making a little bit of money…

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Slots of Fun with Santa

Slots of Fun with Santa

Sleighing the Competition on Christmas-Themed Slot Machines They call him Jersey Joe and his take on Christmas is different than most. With less than a week until Santa Claus comes down the chimney with his bag full of goodies, and while most of us are franticly scouring the mall…

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Spinning and Winning

Spinning and Winning

Staying Connected Through a Love of Slot Machines Have you ever wondered what people search for most on YouTube? In a word – music! According to a recently released report, a quarter of the Top 100 searches worldwide are music-related. Canadian artist Justin Bieber is one of the most popular…

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Odds Are Santa’s Ready, Are You?

Odds Are Santa’s Ready, Are You?

Casino Books for the Gambler in Your Family This Christmas Have you ever noticed you can’t bet against Santa Claus? Not a bookmaker in the world would offer such a wager and no sharp would take it. Why? Because jolly old Saint Nicholas has proven time and again that he’s…

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The Sky’s the Limit!

The Sky’s the Limit!

How a Billionaire Tried to Turn the Tables on the World’s Best Poker Players It sounded crazy at the time but perhaps it’s the kind of thinking that made Andrew Beal a billionaire. Like millions of people, the Dallas tycoon loves poker. Unlike most, he has the means to…

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Broadcasting Bets to the Masses

Broadcasting Bets to the Masses

How the Live Stream has Revolutionized Gambling Education! Before we dive into Twitch and poker, we need to talk Hollywood. Director John Lasseter was famously quoted as saying, “the art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.” He was undoubtedly referencing one of his Hollywood blockbusters. A screenwriter,…

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Betting Blackjack for Beginners

Betting Blackjack for Beginners

Are you saying ‘Hit Me’ on the Traditional Game of 3:2 Odds? You Should Be! It’s the classic cat and mouse battle. The casino versus the player. It’s usually a one-sided confrontation in the casino’s favour but, for as long as gaming tables have existed, gamblers have been searching high…

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Gambling Tilt | The Slow Burn that Sets Fire to Your Money

Gambling Tilt | The Slow Burn that Sets Fire to Your Money

Are you old enough to remember playing pinball as a child, down the street at your local arcade? If so, then you already know the score about the severe effects of tilt. It’s game over, goodbye metallic balls, goodbye points and goodbye quarter. We’ve all seen it happen. Seemingly on…

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