Author - James Potter

Secrets of poker Poker

Why am I betting?

This article first appeared in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of World Gaming magazine. Asia has often been called poker’s final frontier. Since the poker boom that first took its traditional home in the USA by storm following Chris Moneymaker’s...

Cricket Sport

Ashes to Ashes

One of the great contests in world sport gets underway this week as Australia and England do battle for the Ashes. The cricketing world boasts a number of long-standing rivalries but none are as intense or shrouded in as much history as the...

Secrets of poker Poker

Be honest with yourself

This article first appeared in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of World Gaming magazine. WGM’s poker guru James Potter tells us the secrets and importance of being honest with yourself when evaluating your poker game and abilities. There are two people...

Gaming insights Gaming

The Grand Waldo

The first time I came to Macau, it was to play a poker tournament at the Grand Waldo. I enjoyed my stay very much and became a frequent visitor over the years that followed. The Grand Waldo has, alas, closed its doors. This sort of thing happens in...

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Big Jim’s weekend preview

Arguably the Asia Pacific’s best horse race is on this weekend. The Spring Racing Carnival now moves to Mooney Valley in Melbourne for the running of the Cox Plate. This time-honored race features the best of the best under fair conditions in...

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Looking for an edge

We are always trying to help our readers find “an edge”. An edge in gambling parlance is something you can do to increase your chances of winning. Obviously we are not talking about cheating or anything underhanded but methods you can...

Secrets of sports betting Sport

Big Jim’s weekend wrap

Well I hope you all read my tips for the Caulfield Cup in my Spring Racing preview last week. Fawkner came thundering down the outside to salute in impressive style. He started the race at 9/1 but you could have found as much as 12/1 earlier in the...

Gaming Roulette

Roulette, what’s your bet?

Let’s examine the European roulette wheel. For starters, anyone who plays the American version of this game has rocks in their head. Why would you play a game with two numbers winning for the house when you could play a game with only one...

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Big Jim’s weekend preview

EPL football is back on the menu this weekend as the international stars return from their sojourn with their national teams. It’s not a weekend of blockbusters, so look for the title contenders to get serious. This really is a weekend where...

Secrets of sports betting Sport

Big Jim’s weekend wrap

We’ve just witnessed a huge weekend of motor sports throughout the Asia-Pacific region including Formula 1, Moto GP and Bathurst for lovers of the V8s. I don’t even know who won Bathurst (ed – Ford’s Mark Winterbottom claimed his...

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Looking for a big win

Some gamblers out there don’t want to play either the player or the banker in baccarat for an even money return. Many of them prefer to hunt for bigger rewards. In baccarat, this means betting on a tie at 8/1 or pairs at 11/1. The money wheel...

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Big Jim’s weekend preview

For all of you petrol heads in Asia, this weekend is the Holy Grail. Formula 1 finally hits our shores as the fastest men on four wheels tear it up at the Japanese Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel looks unstoppable at the moment and it will take a...

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How close are we getting in the US?

America and their internet gaming regulations continue to swing back and forth. The general consensus is that it isn’t a matter of “if” but “when”. In Dickinson Wright’s Gaming and Legal Newsletter in September...

Secrets of sports betting Sport

Big Jim’s weekend wrap

I suggest you find an EPL form guide. Read it, then throw it out the window because it doesn’t mean anything this year. Struggling superstars Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea all scored crucial wins but as if on call both...

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Gaming Tournaments

Basically any table game can be structured into a tournament environment. Blackjack tournaments were the first kid on the block and then poker came along and introduced the notion of a gaming based “tournament” product to the...

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Fisherman’s Wharf facelift

Earlier this month, Macau Legend Development Limited’s co-Chairman Mr Carl Tong announced they were planning to raise US$300 million to upgrade their gaming operations at Fisherman’s Wharf in Macau. Macau Legend Development Limited...

Secrets of sports betting Sport

Big Jim’s weekend preview

We’re in for another huge weekend of sport so commandeer the TV controller, place a few bets and sit back and enjoy. There is so much on I felt like giving you 10 tips every day but instead I will try and steer you in the right direction here...

Secrets of sports betting Sport

Big Jim's weekend wrap

It was a memorable weekend in Australian sport as the biggest event of the year, the AFL Grand Final, took place at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. I have been crowing about Hawthorn all year and in the end they proved too strong for Fremantle...

Secrets of sports betting Sport

Big Jim’s weekend wrap

It was a memorable weekend in Australian sport as the biggest event of the year, the AFL Grand Final, took place at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. I have been crowing about Hawthorn all year and in the end they proved too strong for Fremantle...

Gaming insights Gaming

Korea a goldmine for gaming community

Koreans like to gamble. They might not be as hard-core as the Chinese but they are passionate gamblers who don’t have the opportunity to do it in their own country. Although there are casinos in Korea, they are only available to foreigners...

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Spin and win

We like to bring you all the latest casino technology here at WGM with our resident gaming guru The Tiger always on the lookout for what’s hot on the floors of Macau’s casinos. It might surprise you that one of the hottest new machines...

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Can you "Wynn" all the time?

Everyone in the casino game has to respect what Steve Wynn has achieved. It’s impossible not to. He was already the star of the casino industry before he gambled it all on his own “Wynn” brand and that gamble has proven to be a...

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Can you “Wynn” all the time?

Everyone in the casino game has to respect what Steve Wynn has achieved. It’s impossible not to. He was already the star of the casino industry before he gambled it all on his own “Wynn” brand and that gamble has proven to be a...

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Aussie casino monopoly ends

The Australian casino industry is unique. The decision was made back in the 1980s that it would be restricted to one casino per major city. Not surprisingly, all this did was create monopolies. The NSW government has recently broken with this...

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Hit the Strip

Even if you have never been to Las Vegas, you would no doubt have heard people refer to “The Vegas Strip”. Let me explain to you what The Strip actually is. The Strip is the new part of Las Vegas, relatively speaking, and is where the...

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Macau's multi-hotel casino concept a winner

One of the amazing things we’ve witnessed thanks to the casino trade is different hotel brands operating under the one roof. Casinos want all sorts of clientele to use their properties. Some casinos cater specifically to the very upper end of...

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Shuttle in style online

The Galaxy Entertainment Group has become the first gaming operator to offer a free wi-fi service on all their shuttle buses. This might not sound like such a big deal but for those of you who find sitting on public transport a little frustrating...