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About Me

BA Hons in Journalism from UCL. ex-Professional Blackjack Player, Editor-in-Chief at Casino Bonuses Index .com and Online Casino Guide Author.

My areas of expertise include wagering & betting strategy, odds, gambling probability and statistical analysis of online casino games, the history of gambling in the UK, EU and United States of America, the History of Las Vegas 1892- 1905. Advanced blackjack strategy, the methodology of Edward O Thorp, card game strategy, card counting, statistics and probability

I have authored guides and articles on the topics of blackjack strategy, slot machines and their payout percentage, house edge, multiplayer online blackjack tournaments, dice probabilities, gambling history and its effects on western civilization, the strategy of roulette betting and evaluations of lottery and online scratch cards.

Tom Lasten

  • Gambling
  • Casino
  • Blackjack
  • Online Casino
  • iGaming


BA, Journalism

UCL, London
1998 to 2002
Short description

BA in Journalism (B.A.J) from University College London

Details and Extracurriculars
  • Maths and Probability
  • Online and Digital Journalism

Higher Education

St Domenics College, Harrow
1996 to 1998
Short description

Business & Marketing
English Language and Literature
Art History