Phillip Dennis ‘Phil’ Ivey Jr. was born in Riverside, California in 1977. Ivey began playing poker, as a 17-year-old, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he assumed the false identity of ‘Jerome Graham’; in fact, he played so regularly that he earned the nickname ‘No Home Jerome’. Under the tutelage of several renowned poker players, including Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu and John Juanda, Ivey gradually transformed his not-altogether-successful, loose-aggressive style of play into a meticulous, all-around form, which would eventually win him ten World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and $30.3 million in live earnings alone. Ivey won his first WSOP bracelet in 2000, beating Thomas Austin Preston Jr., a.k.a. ‘Amarillo Slim’, in heads-up play and has since added nine more, in poker variants including Omaha, Razz and Seven Card Stud.

In recent years, Ivey has made headlines as the result of the fallout from his contentious winnings at the baccarat tables in Atlantic City and London in 2012. Alongside Chinese collaborator Cheung Yin ‘Kelly’ Sun, Ivey won $9.6 million from the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City and £7.7 million from Crockfords Casino in London. However, he subsequently admitted ‘edge sorting’ – that is, identifying beneficial face-down cards from subtle, unintentional differences in the patterns on their backs – which he considered a legitimate advantage playing technique. Unsurprisingly, the casinos disagreed and launched successful legal action, on both sides of the Atlantic, which effectively forced Ivey into ‘exile’ from tournament poker between 2015 and 2018. Indeed, in the summer of 2019, Ivey cashed for $124,410 when finishing eighth in the WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship at Rio Las Vegas, but lawyers acting on behalf of the Borgtata were waiting in the wings to seize the money. Despite his recent trials and tribulations, Ivey was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2017.


The Arcane Reel Chaos slot from NetEnt is perfect for fans of superhero games. A few DC comic slots are similar to Arcane Reel Chaos, and its fairly dark theme makes it fit into the spooky casino game category. With 20 paylines and 3 rows, it is a 5-reel slot. A minimum bet of 0.2 and a maximum bet of 20 yield a 96.8% return to the player.

Bonus Features

Stacking wilds are part of Arcane Reel Chaos. You get wild stacks on your reels every time Psyop appears. When Psyop appears on up to 3 reels, all three will then become stacked wilds.

A feature called overlay wilds is also available thanks to Zero X. This feature appears when Zero X appears on the reels. When Flare appears on your reels, you’ll also receive a multiplier. Multipliers are available in three, four, and five times.

There’s something nice about Chrono appearing randomly in the base game. All your reels will be re-spun until you achieve a win when this happens. Re-spins result in progressive multipliers ranging from 2 to 10 times.

A standard free spins feature can also be triggered by getting three scatters anywhere on the first, third, or fifth reels. The 4 superheroes are challenged by Deep Pockets during the free spins feature. Four levels are available here with increasing multipliers and health points. You will receive a “victory bonus” if you complete all four stages.

Final Thoughts

Arcane Reel Chaos is a great slot machine from NetEnt. As a result of the medium variance, we enjoyed playing it and won regularly, which kept us interested. Stacking wilds and free spins are among the bonus features we liked best. This is one of the best slots on the market, and you will enjoy playing it.

Dominic ‘The Dominator’ LoRiggio is an enigma; little of his backstory is known, although, by his own admission, in the late Eighties and early Nineties he was an advantage blackjack player. LoRiggio turned his attentition to craps after reading several books on the subject by American author Frank Scoblete and, in the late Nineties, spent six months perfecting a ‘controlled’ throw of the dice.

LoRiggio once said, ‘Craps is a simple physics problem; it’s a moving projectile in the air.’ He claims that by standing at the correct distance from the back wall, gripping the dice in a certain way and throwing them softly onto the layout, it is possible to turn craps into a game of skill, rather than a game of pure chance. Without so-called ‘dice control’, or ‘rhythmic rolling’, as it is known to exponents of the technique, the probability of rolling seven with two dice is 16.67%; with it, the probability of rolling a seven with two dice is 16.05%, if LoRiggio is to be believed.

Once described by Scoblete as ‘the most devastating dice shooter in the world today’, LoRiggio claims to have toured the United States in the early Noughties, winning so much money playing craps that he was banned from most casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere. At that point, he turned to teaching his technique to other players; LoRiggio has written several books, including ‘Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players!’, published in 2010 and, along with a team of instructors, conducts ‘Golden Touch™’ dice control seminars at various locations across the United States.

Born in Guangzhou, in southern China, in 1957, Johnny ‘The Orient Express’ Chan emigrated to the United States with his family in the late Sixties, finally settling in Houston, Texas, in 1973. He attended the University of Houston, but dropped out, at the age of 21, and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, to pursue a career as a professional poker player.

Chan won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in a $1,000 Limit Hold’em event in Las Vegas in 1985, but two years later became the first foreign national to win the WSOP Main Event. He did so again in 1988 and went agonisingly close to winning a third consecutive title in 1989, only losing out to Phil Hellmuth at the final table. Indeed, video footage of the final, heads-up hand between Chan and Erik Seidel in the WSOP Main Event in 1988 appears in the American drama film ‘Rounders’, distributed by Miramax Films in 1998. In the defining moment, Chan looked skyward, in what became known as his ‘Eye to the Sky’ episode, before making a easy winning call, having flopped ‘the nuts’ – a queen-high straight – against the top pair, queens, held by Seidel.

Chan was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2002 and, three years later, made further history by becoming the first player to win ten WSOP bracelets, when defeating Phil Laak in a $2,500 Pot Limit Hold’em event. At the last count, Chan had amassed $8.7 million in live tournament earnings.


Popeye and Olive Oil slot by Vibra Gaming is an entertaining slot game that brings classic cartoon characters to life on a 3×3 grid. Join Popeye, Olive Oil, and the rest of the gang for an adventure on the high seas. Spin the reels and join the characters on a quest to find fortune and adventure.

With vibrant graphics and thrilling sound effects, you will be immersed in the world of Popeye and Olive Oil. Enjoy multiple bonus features, free spins, and other fun surprises as you work your way to the top.


The gameplay of Popeye and Olive Oil is quite straightforward. Players spin the reels to try to match symbols and make winning combinations. There are 8 different symbols in the game, including the classic Popeye and Olive Oil. The game also features a Wild symbol, which can substitute for any other symbol to form a winning combination.

Bonus features

The bonus features of Popeye and Olive Oil are also quite exciting. The game features a free spins round, which is triggered when 3 or more of the Bonus symbols appear on the reels. During the free spins round, players can win up to 10 times their bet. The game also features a multiplier meter that increases each time a winning combination appears. The multiplier meter can increase up to 5x, which can lead to some huge wins.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Popeye and Olive Oil is a great game that brings the much-loved classic cartoon characters to life. The gameplay is straightforward and the bonus features are exciting and can lead to some big wins. The graphics and animations are also very good, and the game is sure to be enjoyed by fans of classic cartoons.