The story of how the Pelayos family took on a local casino

Gonzalo García-Pelayo is the head of the Pelayos family, which gained notoriety and fame for their gambling exploits in the 90s. He devised a statistical based system for winning on the roulette wheel. Using this system, the Pelayos clan won…

Write Better Reviews, Give Better Understanding

You may have had an experience with a site that caused you to want to write a review about it. Maybe you had a positive experience, or a negative one. Ultimately, you'll want to learn to write your reviews in the best way possible so that you…

The “Welcome Bonus” gimmick

Online casino bonuses come with Terms & Conditions that are not player friendly. Accepting these bonuses often leads to bettors not being able to withdraw their winnings, and in some cases having both their deposit and bonus confiscated by…

The art of generating random data

When it comes to playing a game involving even the smallest extent of luck, the task of generating random data is crucial. A biased algorithm may not only kill the excitement of players, but cost them their own stake. Random number generators…

The significance of commitment schemes

Commitment schemes provide an indispensable building block of provably fair algorithms. They are used for storing information to be revealed later, similarly to how envelopes work. Historically, letters were sealed to prevent message forgery.…

Why I believe in provable fairness

Bitcoin was created on the principle of trustlessness. Back when it was created, it didn't attract the same crowds that it does today, the investors and the people wanting to make money off the rise. The people that worked on and built the…

The problem with a lack of vigilance

Provable fairness allows users to play on sites without the fear of their bets being altered into the house's favor. But there's an important caveat that is often missed or not explained to the players: full trustlessness is only there if the…

How to choose a bitcoin wallet

Bitcoins are stored digitally. This means in order to store some yourself you will need a bitcoin wallet. Much like shopping for a physical wallet you carry around with you to spend cash, when you start shopping for a bitcoin wallet you are…

Why should I care about provably fair?

When you stroll into a casino, approach the cash desk and leave with a handful of chips you do so for one reason and one reason only. You have faith that you might leave the casino a winner. This faith comes from the belief you have that the…

What is provably fair gaming?

Before we may begin to understand what makes a casino provably fair, we need to study how the basis of online gambling works. Simply put, players bet on the outcome of randomly generated numbers. Formerly, these random numbers were generated…