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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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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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Teaching a Lesson on Winning

Teaching a Lesson on Winning

How Professor Slots is Taking Casino Players to School It’s the bells and whistles that get you when trying to win on a slot machine. The noise, the action, the atmosphere, and most certainly the jackpots; they’re all a distraction. Next time you’re in the casino walk, through the slots…

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The ‘Double Zero’ is No Hero! 

The ‘Double Zero’ is No Hero! 

American & European Roulette Are Similar But So, So Different It would take a keen eye to spot it. The difference between the two games is hard to notice at first glance. They are very much the same venture, similar in both appearance and layout, but look again. Look closely…

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Holy Craps, This looks Confusing

Holy Craps, This looks Confusing

Simple Strategies for Betting Craps There is nothing quite like a lively game of craps. When the mood is right and the casino’s hopping with boisterous, hopeful gamblers, there is a certain electricity that builds. It’s palpable. When dice fly, strangers will come together and join forces for the common good:…

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Playing ‘God Mode’ Poker

Playing ‘God Mode’ Poker

Sometimes the person with the most chips is the best player, sometimes they’re just cheating Is there honour among thieves? There is supposed to be. It’s an old adage and one perfectly suited for poker, a game that not only encourages less than honest behaviour as part of its mantra and…

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