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OK, let's begin our look at the three key ways to try and win actual money. There are plenty of different opportunities within each main way - in fact 11 different ways that I know of - so I'll be breaking them down into sections below. are one of the leaders in the fantasy sports arena, offering great cash prizes in daily or weekly tournaments.

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Playing casino games is one of the most entertaining ways you're ever going to try and win some cash. But unless you're very lucky, there are risks that they'll wipe out your bankroll fast.

There is a way round it though, and that's by playing your casino games in to
urnament form. Slots tournaments to be precise. This new dedicated section on online slot tournaments looks at the subject in some depth, but to jump straight to one of the leaders in tournament gaming you can go to Rich Casino. Rich Casino sits squarely among the leaders in casino gaming, offering regular tournaments, bonuses, and promotions to players. Each month they offer special contests, some of which carry substantial cash prizes.This is of course on top of the regular Rich Casino events:

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But let's not take too much away from other games in the casino. They do offer many opportunities to win money in Canada, across the US, or anywhere else in the world. It really doesn't matter where you are as long as it's legal. There are plenty of options. Winning this way is never guaranteed, but sticking to games you enjoy, being careful with your money, and playing on quality sites will help.
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How To Win Money Online - Introduction

Look back 15 years ago. If you wanted to win money you'd have needed to jump in the car or get your walking boots on and travel for it - to a bingo hall, to a land based casino, or to the bookies. Today many of the opportunities can be found online, they're increasing all the time, and there's a ton of information available to help you understand how to get the best out of them.

Some ways to win are free, but many can cost you some of your hard earned cash. There are ways to win money instantly, fast, slowly, or at some point in the future. Some ways involve skill, and many involve luck in varying degrees.

There might be opportunities to win at games of pure chance or luck, or by using an element of skill to influence outcomes in our favour. You can win money playing games of every description, or by entering contests and competitions.

And because these opportunities are online, in general it doesn't matter where you are in the world. Canada, Australia, India, the UK, the US. Anywhere you can name, if you can get online and it's legal wherever you are, there will be ways to play or take part in these games and competitions and try to get some of the cash on offer into your pocket.

With so many different options, its increasingly important to be aware of what all these money winning opportunities are, how they work, and the best ways to try and take advantage of them.

That's the reason to be for - to present the different and best ways to win money in a way that's informative, easy to understand, contributes to your winning chances, and helps to reduce the chances of losing.

We've said before that many of the ways to try and win mean risking some of your own cash in the attempt - so unless you only focus on those free ways to win, the best approach is to realise right from the beginning that you might lose.

With that in mind, you can focus on what will give you the most enjoyment and entertainment. Ideally for as little cost as possible. You can prepare yourself for that chance of losing, find the best strategies and tips for reducing the chance of it, and identify those types of opportunities which will suit you best. That means those ways that suit your budget, your skills, your knowledge and your level of aversion to risk.

Before moving on to look at the 3 key ways of winning money in depth, there are some important elements we need to cover. If you're a beginner, you will find good value in these starting articles to just to the right above. If you're an experienced player or bettor, you might want to jump straight to the 3 key ways to win money section. If you want to skip the following introductions, the 'how to win money online' page is a good starting point.

And if you're more interested in what the wide world thinks about winning money in general, don't forget the social networking sites such as Twitter or Facebook. Both have pages or channels dedicated to the different ways to win cash.
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Where To Start - Some Key Considerations

So where do we start?

Before you do dive in and start looking for opportunities, one good question to ask yourself is 'why am I doing this?' Exploring this question will help you to understand the level of risk you can accept to your own money, and the way you're likely to approach your attempts to win. It may also trigger some understanding that will help in the long run, and lower the losses you might expect.

For the most part, it’s fair to say that we all want to win at something. Right? Winning is a desire that’s built at some level into pretty much all of us - and when it comes to money, there are very few of us that don't want to win it when we have the chance.

Of course, often it's not just about the money. Our attempts at winning money are driven by, and satisfy, a number of human needs - not least the desire for immediate excitement and anticipation. Who hasn't felt the elation of winning at some point in their lives? Who hasn't felt the anticipation - the build up?

If you have, then you'll know that pumped up feeling, where the adrenalin is rushing and you're on top of the world. If you recognise that feeling, you'll know exactly what I mean.

Personally that's why I bet - actually making the attempt to win some cash can be just as much fun as winning. As long as you approach it in the right way.

So why do you want to win? For the anticipation and excitement? Because you need the money? For those special luxuries? Or just for a little fun?

Read the article on the 'winning and the psychology of winning money' page for some insight into how each of these potential drivers can affect how you approach the task.

What Are The Risks?

The key pointer to remember with any form of gambling or betting, or in fact any type of effort you make to achieve something, is that it needs to be fun. Or at least you need to feel something positive from the attempt and achievement.

If you don't, you probably won't stay the course. If you're not enjoying your time trying to win money, then almost certainly that means you're either losing some, losing time which you'd value to pursue other activities, or affecting someone else around you that you care about.

As far as betting or gambling goes, it's a certainty that at any time where you get to the point where you're thinking it isn't fun or valuable then that's the point you need to be deciding whether to call it a day.

The truth is that very few people make a living at betting or gambling. Very few people ever experience a big win.

If you decide to risk your own money to win more of it you need to be acutely aware of this hard fact.

That's why it needs to be more than just a 'pursuit of money' exercise, I'm convinced that the individual approach to this spells out whether you're one of the few who will have problems controlling their betting activity, or whether you can use it in careful ways to get a little extra enjoyment and throw in the chance to maybe get some extra cash.

The odds against a cash prize win are often high, but you don't always have to risk a great deal of money to have a chance of hitting that elusive jackpot.

What Does This Guy Know?

At this point....You might be thinking something along the lines of 'Why should I trust what this guy tells me about trying to win money online?''

Do you know what? On a lot of websites you'd possibly be right. But this isn't one of them. It's not alone of course, I could point you to hundreds of sites that you can trust, and there are links to many of them on these pages.

My name's Steve. You can read more about me on the about us page of this site, or the 'about me' page to be more specific. I've spent the last 34 years trying out different ways to win money in one way or another....and I'm still standing.

Have I found a way to consistently win money with a foolproof method? No. It does not exist. (well actually I'm working on something that needs a lot more testing, but maybe it does exist! More about that another time). Have I learned a whole bunch of lessons? Yes, and some of them on the painful side - but I've had some fun times and a lot of enjoyment along the way too. I've even had one or two very nice wins along the way.

I don't regret any of those 34 years worth of trying. But I have managed to control it. Be careful - I'd like to see it to be a joint effort that you know how to control it too. Take a look at the responsible gaming page before you make any attempt at any form of gambling. Please read it thoroughly.

Exploring The 3 Key Ways To Win Money Online

          The Lucky But Fun Ways

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•  Play Bingo
•  Lotteries

  The 'You Need Skill For This Ways

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•  Bet On Sports

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      The Free, No Cost Ways

•  Using Betting Bonuses
•  Entering Cash Competitions
•  Entering Sweepstakes

We'll kick off with what is probably the hardest (or riskiest)  but arguably the most enjoyable option - looking for that lucky win. After this I'll move on to winning with skill and how to get free wins.
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Playing casino games is unlikely to result in winning money in the long run. Casino's are built to take your money. If you just want extra money, then either avoid casinos or go for a one hit win on one game. If you treat casino gambling as it should be treated - as a bit of fun which gives the chance to end up winning - then you'll be in a good position to enjoy it. I strongly suggest you read through the casino gambling articles here or refer to the many valuable casino gambling guides like, before making any attempt to play for real money.

Of course it is possible to win playing casino games. Just the same as with poker, bingo, or sports betting, there are bonuses to be had and promotions to watch out for. Check out the casino promotions for offers which can sometimes give some great value, or for that extra bit of reality there are some great  places to play live dealer casino games. You
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Another way where you need lots of luck to win. That hasn't stopped scratchcards becoming hugely popular. The big draw with scratchcards is from their instant win nature - you know pretty much straight away if and how much you've won.
We all know the scratchies associated with local and national lotteries, but there are gaming websites online which offer instant win scratchcards too.
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You might remember playing bingo with your gran on small pieces of numbered cardboard. Today's online bingo is a long way removed from that. State of the art gaming with a social aspect. Easy to play, but of course it's pure luck if you win.
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•  Lotteries
Mainly popular in the 'real' world, there are lotteries you can play online. Everyone dreams of a big win, but the odds are heavily against you. Lotteries are just no fun for me, but millions do play them. Check out the page on entering US lotteries to find out how to get involved with some of the big USA contests.
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•  Play Poker
Playing poker is definitely one of the most popular ways to try and win some extra cash. There's plenty of advice here on how to approach the game........

If you're a poker beginner you'll need to understand what poker bonuses are and where to play for free. Don't forget the value of poker promotions when deciding where to play.

For practice, head on over to any of the internet's biggest poker rooms, Pokerstars or 888Poker com are good places to start. For US players, is a US facing poker room which is fast becoming one of the top sites.

Understanding poker strategy - both basic strategy and advanced - is an essential first step that any aspiring poker player needs to take.

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Fancy yourself as a champion video gamer? This might just be the option for you. Gaming is one of the most popular pastimes the world over, and opportunities to win cash by playing video games are exploding. If you're good, there are some big opportunities.

•  Bet On Sports
Slightly different to the winning opportunities with video gaming and poker, betting on sports has some very strong plus points. The informed and knowledgeable sports bettor can get ahead of the bookies in various types of sports. The secrets to success are strong focus, understanding the betting markets, and generally using knowledge, skill, and timing to build up your edge. Using mobile phones to place bets is a useful way of keeping up to date with how events might progress.

Two great areas to focus on if you're betting on sports  is in Asian handicap betting and fantasy sports betting. Asian handicap betting offers simple ways to bet where you're only considering the lose or win result, no draw. For an explanation of how this works you can visit the betting on Asian handicaps page.  Interest in different forms of fantasy sports betting is growing all the time, with some fantastic cash prizes regularly on offer.
•  Skillgames For Money
Skillgames are closely related to video gaming above, but there are special sites dedicated to playing skillgames which are definitely worth a look.

If you're good at games like pool or billiards, for example, then the skillgame opportunity could suit you well. There are hundreds of different games to play.
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Make careful use of betting bonuses and promotions and you'll get some valuable extra cash to increase winning chances. Either get bonuses on top of deposits you make, or there are a number of free (no deposit) offers to be found....if you know where to look.

In addition, you'll want to watch out for extra promotions. Quite often these will run side by side with bonus offers - meaning you get twice as much for your money.

Check out these promotions pages for the best combined offers, or read more on the win free money page.
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Always remember though there's a reason why bonuses exist, and that's to attract new players and keep the ones that already play. Any operator providing betting opportunities makes money, and they want to make more. Unless the bonus is a no deposit one, they know you're unlikely to walk away with more than you strarted with.

To make sure this happens (more often than not) there are bonus play through and cash out rules - meaning you'll have to play through the bonus amount many times before you can withdraw.

As an example, say you deposit $30 and get $30 free. You may then (depending on that operators specific rules) have to gamble the equivalent of 20, 30, or 50 times that amount before you could withdraw winnings. Say you win $200 on the first spin on a slots machine, you would then have to keep playing before you could collect it...and of course the longer you play, the more likely you are to lose it.

All in all, a perfect illustration of why you should treat casino gambling in particular as a fun activity, and only play with money you can afford to lose.
•  Enter Cash Competitions
Entering competitions or contests for cash prizes is one of the most satisfying - and potentially lucrative - ways to win money and prizes.

In the majority of online competitions there is no entry fee, and there are a whole range of different contest types to try out. There will be chances to win by writing essays, by taking photographs, by creating videos, by losing weight. You name it, there will be a contest somewhere that involves it.

It's not always fast and easy to win, but entry is often fast and free.

•  Enter Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes sit very close to the world of cash competitions, though generally competitions take some form of skill to be in with a chance of winning. In sweepstakes your winning chances are very much driven by luck. What else would you expect with an opportunity that's very straightforward to enter.

The trick with sweepstakes is volume. The more you enter, the more chances. The more likely you are to hit a lucky win at some point. Often all you have to do to enter a money sweepstake is submit an email, or like a page. Occasionally answering questions might also be involved, but they're often simple to answer.

Visit the money sweepstakes page to find out how and where to find the latest opportunities.

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The video below is well worth a watch. It's a very open perspective on playing slots in a casino. It makes some very good points about how you should treat attempts to win money in general.

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Playing slots and video games in online casinos is definitely not one of the easy ways to win money, but it can be one of the most entertaining. There are hundreds of different video slots games, but one in particular stands out above the rest - Bejeweled.

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Published May 2014 - If you're looking to make an attempt to win some extra cash this is one of the first questions you'll want to be asking. And the answer is not always straightforward. Whether online gambling is legal in the jurisdiction in which you live determines whether you even have the chance to make a start. It's definitely worth spending some time researching the answer that's going to be relevant to you and where you live....... more

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Published May 2014 - Think it's impossible to place bets that can't lose? If it was, we'd all be doing it, right? Think again. It's not easy, but it can be done.

Of course there are ways of doing this on betting exchanges with in running wagers or trades, but you'll need to have made your original bet first and then make your no lose trade depending on how the event is progressing. And it may not have gone your way, and allow the placing of a valid no lose trade bet.

But there are opportunities outside of in running betting, where there are odds available which guarantee a profit whichever way the result goes. Finding them is the trick, and acting fast when you've found them.

For that, you'll most likely need consistent help............

Read how to find and place no lose bets here.

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At Braindash, you can play for fun or in cash prize tournaments against other players for the chance to just practice or to win a share of cash prizes.

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