Guide for the “Stay at Home” Gambler – Gambling For Free

During days of heightened anxiety of the pandemic, I enjoyed casino gambling from my recliner. This Guide for the “Stay at Home” Gambler is about free fun sites.

Please Note – This is not a “how-to” for real online gambling, with real money exchanged.

Guide for the “Stay at Home” Gambler

The Wizard of Odds

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Michael Shackleford, the creator of the Wizard of Odds

Players should look no further than the Wizard of Odds. Players of all casino games will gain insight at Michael Shackleford’s site. Odds & strategies are provided for hundreds of games, as well as a free practice tutor. Gambling videos and articles are available, as well. Also, Mr. Shackleford has many fabulous tutorials on YouTube.

The American Casinos Guide, by Scott Bourie, includes an entire series on YouTube as well. His website,, has plenty of great “how-to” stuff as well and covers every state’s legal gaming.

Try watching slot bonuses. Watching other people play slots and hitting amazing bonuses are all over YouTube. Brian Christopher Slots seems to be a favorite site, although this kind of YouTube entertainment has grown immensely.

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While we wait for conditions to improve, we can practice – yes, that’s the right practice. If you are a Video Poker player, buy a Gold membership or PRO at Not only will you actually learn the best strategy for playing any video poker game, but you can test your knowledge as well. The VP Pro membership actually covers Ultimate X and Quick Quads strategy.  It also has Keno games, tons of VP games, and daily contests.

Home Casino Gambling Guide – Apps to Enjoy Your Favorite Slot

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There are many apps for your devices that include your favorite casino slots. All of these are free to download, with the ability to purchase credits. Guide for the “Stay at Home” Gambler suggests the following apps:

  • Jackpot Party, Monopoly Slots, published by Scientific Games (for example, Lock It Link, Zeus, Heidi’s Bier Haus)
  • Cashman & Heart of Vegas, published by Aristocrat Gaming (Buffalo, LightningLink, Dragon Link, More Chili, Wonder 4)
  • Double Down Slots, published by IGT (Double Diamond, Quick Hit Slots, published by Scientific Games (Quick Hit Ultra, Quick Hit Platinum)
  • Gold Fish Casino Slots, published by Phantom EFX (assorted IGT & SG games).

In addition, popular casino apps include Slotomania,  Caesars Slots, and PartyCasino.

Table Game Apps

Here are a few apps for table game players. One is Riverboat Gambler, which hosts Blackjack, Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker – basically 28 games, new and old. Tutors are not available, but game explanations are there for every game. My favorite craps app is “Aw Craps!” I like the interface and it teaches bets and odds. There are many BlackJack apps, but the best tutors reviewed are BlackJack Trainer HD Free and BC Blackjack

Casino / Gambling Podcasts – Something for Everyone

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Great Podcast for Craps, home poker games, and all sorts of gambling advice.

I love to listen to podcasts. As far as gambling/casino podcasts go, my two favorites are You Can Bet on That & Vito’s Casino Podcast.  Both are very entertaining, 5-star podcasts working through a gamut of gambling topics. Each has knowledgeable hosts with insightful guests that are fun and informative. These and the following list are great for the “podcast binge.” Haven’t listened to them?  Start at episode #1 and begin the journey.

As a matter of fact, there are more great podcasts out there, each with a particular slant or interest. In no particular order, and listing their most popular topics, try:

Please note, some may contain “salty language,” signified with an exclamation point (!).  By the way, a few have had yours truly as a guest at least once, signified by a dollar sign ($).


I understand the “stress” many of us are having to deal with in a whole new world right now.  But, think of the money you’re saving. If you are smart, you are putting away monthly bankroll money for that big play when casinos open. In any case, I hope this Guide for the “Stay at Home” Gambler has given you an outlet for some of your pent-up gambling enthusiasm.

Until then, my friends, stay healthy and safe. Patience my friends, patience.


Binbin and

Miguel, Binbin, and Bert – The NETG Staff

Robin Aubin (AKA Binbin at NETimeGambling) has been a guest on Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast, The Bettor Life Podcast, The Art in the Game Podcast Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as ZorkCast with Michael Trager. In 2013, he created NETimeGambling com. The mission was to provide a resource for recreational gamblers visiting New England’s expanding casino market events. We offer trip reports, gambling tips, casino promotions, entertainment, and more for those visiting our nine casinos. NETG also provides general gambling tips for those recreational gamblers inside and outside the northeast.

He is now retired from teaching middle school music for 41 years and performing professionally for over 50 years. Robin has performed at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.

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