9 Ways Players Can Keep Gambling Fun

The Responsible Gambling Council of Ontario have some great tips for keeping online gambling fun and safe.

Keeping gambling fun can take many forms, such as implementing time away from the tables, limiting how much you can spend, or educating yourself on game types, the odds, and boning up on how to play.

“There are many safety tips, but basically, make sure playing stays fun,” the Responsible Gambling Council Director of Standards and Accreditation, Tracy Parker, told Casino Shield.

She went on to outline some great tips to remember when sitting down at the online tables, playing online casino games, or betting on sports.

  1. Learn more about how the games work and about tools that can help manage your play.
  2. Play with money you can afford to lose. Use tools to keep you on track
  3. Don’t gamble when depressed or intoxicated.
  4. Don’t gamble when you’re upset or stressed.
  5. Limit your alcohol and/or cannabis intake while gambling.
  6. Manage your time and take frequent breaks. Use tools to help with that.
  7. Don’t try to win back what you’ve lost.
  8. Balance gambling with other recreational activities and priorities in your life.
  9. Seek help or make a change if gambling is causing you concern.

For more info on responsible gambling tools available to players in Ontario read this great primer from iGaming Ontario.

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Schedule for First-Ever WSOP MI Bracelet Series Has Arrived

Michigan online poker players finally get a shot at winning a WSOP gold bracelet, and no longer have to live in envy of NJ, PA, and NV WSOP players.

It’s finally happening.

Michigan online poker players finally have a chance of winning an iconic WSOP bracelet.

A total of eight bracelet events will take place during the upcoming WSOP MI Real Money Online Series, with buy-ins ranging from $400 to $1000. The events take place every Sunday from June 5 until July 17, with an additional bracelet event on Saturday, July 16.

WSOP MI Online Bracelet Series 2022 — At a Glance

  • Eight bracelet events in total
  • Runs every Sunday from June 5 to July 17 and one on Saturday, July 16
  • Buy-ins range from $400 to $1000
  • The Michigan $1000 Online Bracelet Championship takes place on Sunday, July 10
  • One PLO 6-max Online Bracelet included

“I am excited to be able to eventually win bracelets from my own home,” new WSOP MI Ambassador Joe Cada told pokerfuse in an exclusive interview last month. “Ever since I was a kid, I would always [look] forward to the time I’d be able to play the WSOP. I don’t travel to many poker stops, so being able to win a WSOP bracelet from home will be nice.”

Get the latest WSOP MI Bonus Code and boost your bankroll ahead of the series!

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2022 BetMGM Poker Championship: What You Need to Know

The $3500 buy-in event will headline the 2022 ARIA Poker Classic in Las Vegas, overlapping with the WSOP.

“The first-ever BetMGM Poker Championship descends on Las Vegas during one of the most exciting times of the poker season,” said Luke Staudenmaier, Director of Poker, BetMGM.

BetMGM has announced its first-ever BetMGM Poker Championship, taking place June 23-26, 2022, at the ARIA Las Vegas.

The excitement kicks off this month when BetMGM Poker US starts off its online satellites for players to win their way to the $1 million-guaranteed high stakes tournament

BetMGM Poker Championship: Key Dates

  • May 8 to June 12: Online satellites across BetMGM US
  • June 1 to July 17: Larger ARIA Poker Classic runs
  • June 23 to 26: BetMGM Poker Championship
  • May 31 to July 20: Competing WSOP 2022 runs

Could this mean that BetMGM Nevada is getting ready to launch?

Looking for the latest BetMGM Poker No Deposit Bonus? Head to our complete guide.

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GGPoker Throwing Shade & Poking Fun at PokerStars

GGPoker offers up $150 guaranteed for its spring festival -- almost double what PokerStars is offering for SCOOP -- and wastes no time rubbing it in its rival's face.

GGPoker is currently running the $150 million guaranteed GG Online Championships — with action already underway and running through to May 31.

With such an audacious guarantee, GG has pipped PokerStars’ guarantee for its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) — which is also underway — doubling it and claiming the title of the biggest spring series guarantee.

PokerStars is only guaranteeing $78.5 million across the course of its festival, almost $72 million less than rivals GGPoker.

And GG is wasting no time in rubbing it in.

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