An Introduction To Online Poker

According to studies, around eighty million Americans enjoy playing poker. With the growing number of online poker sites, more people are joining the burgeoning pool of enthusiasts who enjoy this game. Apart from offering a wider range of games and sites, online poker gives you the opportunity to play with more seasoned players from across the globe. You can rub shoulders with professional poker players online, and perfect your gaming skills.

It is difficult to find the best site to play poker. It all depends on what you want at that time. If you are keen to have good tournaments and good customer service, Poker Stars is where you should anchor. On the other hand, if you are using Linux or Mac, you should frequent websites which offers Java-based services. In a nutshell, there will be only a handful of poker sites where you would find a real poker game. These sites don’t indulge in gimmicks to lure traffic, as they are popular for their content cara mendaftar sbobet.

Worrying about losing the deposit money is a genuine concern while playing online. Playing with established poker sites can safeguard you against these risks. These sites are regulated by gaming commissions, backed by leading financial companies and therefore assured to give winners their due. However, keep your eyes open, as these commissions are not authorized by the government and work fairly only to maintain their own reputations.

Online poker forums are an excellent source for beginners and experts to meet and discuss the fine points of the game. They can offer advice and feedback which is free and very helpful. Using a credit card is considered wise while funding online poker games. They work as a safety net for problems like overcharging and scams.

An Introduction To Casino Gambling

Casino gambling has been a hot source of debate among people coming from various religious and economic backgrounds.

Religious authorities generally frown on casino gambling because of its perceived social costs. This is why in highly religious countries, casino gambling (or any sort of gambling)is not allowed. Most Islamic nations specifically prohibit gambling while other nations tend to regulate it to some extent.

Most legal authorities also put some sort of censorship on gambling. The law does not recognize wagers as contracts and views consequent losses as “debts of honor” that cannot be enforced through the legal process. This leads to organized crime taking over the enforcement of large gambling debts, sometimes in a violent manner cara mendaftar sbobet.

Since contracts of insurance have many features similar to wagers, legislation makes a distinction between the two. It typically defines any agreement wherein either of the party has an interest in the outcome of the bet beyond the specified financial terms as an ‘insurance contract.’ So the bet on whether one’s house will burn down becomes a contract of insurance, since a person has an independent interest in the security of his or her home.

Many people participate in casino gambling as a form of recreation and sometimes as a means to have more income. Before you become obsessed with casino gambling, remember that like any form of behavior, it involves variation in brain chemistry. Thus, it can lead to disruptive behavior and psychological addiction. The phenomena of reinforcement may also make gamblers persist in gambling even after incurring repeated losses.

Russian writer Dostoevsky portrays in his short story entitled “The Gambler,” the psychological effects of gambling on gamblers. He suggested that the idea of gambling or the get-rich-quick mentality may have originated from the Russians. He shows the effect of betting money for the chance of having more money in 19th century Europe. The origins of the Russian roulette fueled legends associating Russians with gambling.

Due to the negative connotations of the term “gambling,” casinos and racetracks owners often use the word “gaming” to connote the recreational activities they offer.

An Internet Gambling Glossary – Part Two

This is the second installment of my internet gambling glossary.

FOLD: In poker, to opt out of a round. The player loses all moneys bet prior to folding.

HIGH-LOW BET: In roulette, to bet either numbers 1-18 or 19-36. High-Low bets pay even money.

HIT: In blackjack, to request another card from the dealer.

INSURANCE: In blackjack, insurance is a side bet that pays two to one if the dealer has a natural, ( twenty-one on the first two cards dealt ).

LINE BET: In craps, an even-money bet that pays back 98.6%.

MAIDEN RACE: Features horses that have not yet won a race.

MIDDLING: To take both sides of a bet at different point spreads.

NATURAL: As in blackjack, when the player or dealer gets twenty-one on the first two cards dealt.

OVER/UNDER: A sports wager in which a bet is made that the end score will be higher or lower than the wager.

PAYLINE: The line on a slot machine window on which the symbols on each reel must align in order to win.

PICK THREE: To pick the winners of three consecutive horse races.

PLACE: A wager that a horse will win or place second mendaftar sbobet.

POINT SPREAD: The amount of points by which the favorite is expected to win.

PROGRESSIVE: Any game in which the jackpot increases as the game is played by all players.

PUSH: A blackjack term meaning the player and the dealer have equal hands totaling the same amounts, resulting in a tie, (push).

QUINELLA: In horse racing, to select the first two horses to finish first and second, in any order.

RAISE: In poker, to increase the previous bet made in a round.

RAKE: A casino charge that takes a portion of each poker pot as a fee for housing, supervising and dealing the games.

RANDOM NUBER GENERATOR: Slot machine and video poker machine manufacturers are required by law to incorporate a computerized application within each machine that guarantees that numbers generated by each play are randomly selected in no particular order so that patrons can be assured that the results of each play are not “rigged”.

RIGHT BETTOR: In craps, to bet on the pass line, wagering that the shooter will win craps.

SEVENING OUT: In craps, to lose if a seven is rolled after the point has been established.

SHOW: In horse racing, a horse that finishes second or third.

SIMULCAST: Real-time TV coverage of a sporting event, such as a horse race or ball game, to other tracks and betting venues.

SPLIT-BET: In roulette, to bet on two side-by-side numbers.

SPLITTING: In blackjack, to split two same-value cards – the first two dealt – and play them as separate hands.

STAKES RACE: A horse race that offers the largest purses and is participated in by the best horses.

STAND: In blackjack, to not take any more cards, also known as “stay”.

STRAIGHT BET: In craps, this is a single-number bet.

TRIFECTA: A wager that three horses will finish a race in the exact order as predicted by the bettor.

WRONG BETTOR: To wager that a craps shooter will crap out on the come-out roll, or crap out after establishing a point.

An Internet Gambling Glossary – Part One

Despite the fact that internet gambling is now a multi-billion dollar industry, and countless thousands of new bettors world-wide sign on daily to play at online casinos, there are still millions of newcomers to the world of online gambling who do not as yet have a clear understanding of much of the terminology used in online gambling, and betting on sports in general. However, knowledge of these terms is essential to understanding the games and rules of play:

ACTION: Any type of wager.

ALL-IN: In poker, all-in means a player has put all of his chips into the pot, but cannot be forced out of the game by other bettors. A side pot is set up for the bettors with remaining chips, who, if winning can take the pot, and the side pot. If the all-in bettor should win, he can take only the pot, and not the side pot cara daftar sbobet.

ALL-UP: To bet on several horses in the same race.

ANTE: A poker term for placing a required amount of chips into the pot before each hand begins.

BRING-IN: A mandatory bet in seven-card stud made by the player showing the lowest value card.

BUST: You lose; As in blackjack, when a player’s cards total over twenty-one.

BUY-IN: The minimum amount of money required to enter a game or tournament.

CALL: As in poker, when a bettor equals a previously made bet.

CHECK: In poker, to stay in the game without betting. This is allowed only if no other players bet in that round.

CLOSING A BET: As in spread betting, meaning to place a bet equal to but opposite of the initial bet.

COLUMN BET: To bet on any of the three columns of a roulette table.

COME BET: In craps, similar to a pass-line bet, but made after the shooter has established his point.

COME-OUT ROLL: A crapshooters first roll to establish a point, or the first roll after a point is established.

COVERALL: A bingo term, meaning to cover all the squares on a bingo card.

CRAPPING OUT: In craps, to roll a two, three or twelve is an automatic loss on the come-out roll.

DAILY DOUBLE: To select the winners of the first two races of the day.

DOWN BET: To bet that the result of an event will be lower than the lowest end of the quote on a spread bet, also known as a “sell”.

DOZEN BET: In roulette, to bet on any of three groups of twelve numbers, 1-12, etc.

EACH WAY BET: A sports bet, meaning to bet on a team or player to win or place in an event.

EVEN MONEY BET: A bet that pays the same amount as wagered, ( 1-1 ).

EXACTA: Betting that two horses in a race will finish in the exact same order as the bet – also known as a “ Perfecta “.

FIVE-NUMBER LINE BET: In roulette, a bet made on a block of five numbers, such as 1-2-3-0, and 00.

An Early Guide To The 2006 World Series Of Poker

Welcome to the poker betting column. Every week we will be analyzing recent player performances, the betting market and predicting future winners. Hopefully this column helps you make more informed bets, increases your edge and chances of poker betting success. It truly is a market where knowledge is money.

Today, an overview of the upcoming World Series of Poker and a few points to remember when making your picks.

The 2006 World Series of Poker is quickly approaching with an expected first-place prize of $10 million. Of course, that winner is going to have to battle through a grueling week of flush draws, open enders, 2 outers, cold decks and hot streaks. It will be a mental and physical roller coaster, testing a combination of skill, stamina, guts and luck.

Almost all sportsbooks will be offering lines on the ‘winner’ market. Obviously this is the hardest pick to make, and therefore I’d advise choosing a few long shots rather than any top-ranked player. There is clearly little value backing Phil Ivey at 125 – 1 or even Dave Colcough at 80-1!! Not only are these terrible prices to begin with, but also the players may not even be on form or running well in and around the tournament. It’s always important to track each player’s recent performances when gauging their chances of success.

Poker players are a lot like horses in that recent form plays a huge part in how they perform. The best player in the world cannot beat cold decks or bad luck, and therefore running well is essential to having a real shot at winning. The five most important factors to consider when making your picks are: 1) Recent form – running well vs. being cold decked. 2) Hunger to win – any recent close wins fuel players’ desire to win the next event they enter. 3) Cara Daftar Sbobet Skill/experience level – Players must be able to compete at the highest levels or at least have the guts to gamble. 4) Age – As the main event is expected to take nine days to complete (though there are multiple Day 1’s and 2’s), players must be physically and mentally fit, able to stay sharp throughout. Fatigue causes mistakes, and mistakes cost you tournaments. 5) Style of play – Weak/ tight vs. tight/aggressive.

Here is a breakdown of those factors:

1. Recent Form: This is a key topic when analyzing the market and making your picks. Therefore, it is worth waiting until the last couple of days before the event to place your bets. We all know Ivey is widely regarded as the best player in the world, but even he will need to be focused and running well to win WSOP 2006. If he is too fatigued from the preliminary events and side action, then he will not be a serious contender.

2. Hunger to Win: Due to the volume of players entering the main event, competitiveness and hunger to win will play a vital role in players’ chances of success. For example, a player who simply wants to go deep and cash out is limiting his or her success level as opposed to the player who is playing to win. Even though the tournament cannot be won in a single day, players still need to be pushing every edge they can, staying sharp throughout, picking up every possible chip. With so many chips in play, chip accumulation is vital – every day. Waiting for aces will not work. Remember, it is much easier to dominate the action at a table when you hold a large chip advantage, and if players can combine a large chip advantage with superior skill, there will be little that stands in the way of success, particularly if they are running well too!

3. Skill / Experience: Due to the volume of entrants, and the grueling nine-day schedule, skill and experience will be vital to staying alive in the tournament. Even though Chris Moneymaker miraculously won in 2003 with little to no experience, it is worth remembering that the field was less than 1,000 players then, as opposed to 6,500-plus this year. Therefore, players lacking in skill and experience will need to get lucky many more times than Moneymaker did. There are simply too many skilled players and chips in play for an unskilled newbie to cruise to victory. However, with the increased popularity in online poker, many young players have the skill and experience to compete against the older brick and mortar veterans – though any additional live experience Internet players have will be invaluable as many top online players fail to make the correct adjustments for live play. It’s a lot easier to pull off a stone-cold bluff online than it is face to face!

4. Age: Again because of the schedule and necessity for mental and physical fitness, many of the great, experienced veterans will find it difficult to stay in contention throughout the main event. At the same time, an overly aggressive youngster lacking in experience may blow up too early after having dominated the action early on. So both ends of the age spectrum can be advantageous and disadvantageous – the key being to find the right balance and mental psyche in your player picks.

5. Style of play: Players will need to accumulate as many chips as possible at every opportunity while also avoiding the risk of elimination. Therefore a weak/tight strategy will not be successful. Tight, aggressive play will win this tournament and crown the new champion. (Be careful not to confuse fearlessness with recklessness when analyzing players).

Good luck everybody, both playing and betting this week!

Amour ou casino

Un des paradoxes universels est sans l’ombre d’un doute ce qu’on appelle l’amour ou plus précisément la vie en couple. Comment peut-on en effet expliquer cet oxymore amoureux : d’un cote nous sommes tous (ou presque) a la recherche perpétuelle de notre moitie et quand nous trouvons enfin l’homme ou la femme, lesquels nous avons tant demandé, nous vivons tous (ou presque) une vie de couple moyennement heureuse, pour ne pas dire insatisfaisante.

Qu’est ce qui fait qu’aujourd’hui la séparation et le divorce soient devenus des mots que nous utilisons et bien souvent pratiquons d’une façon si routinière, banale et, il faut le dire, triste.

Sans vouloir tomber dans le pathos, comment cela est-il possible que nous recherchons tellement l’amour, que la passion de notre moitie est une chose commune a nous tous et que nous tous, les mêmes nous tous n’arrivons pas a vivre ensemble en paix et dans l’amour Cara Daftar Sbobet ?

Alors à cette question, chacun croit avoir trouvé la bonne réponse et chacun pense être en possession de l’ingrédient miracle. C’est un peu comme ces professeurs de philosophie qui vous parlent pendant des heures de morale et éthique, et en sortant de classe vous les voyez, au loin, jeter leur canette de jus en pleine rue comme si c’était la poubelle.

Marre de cette société qui feint être une société de paix et de bien être. Marre de cette société hypocrite qui de derrière les apparences est en quête perpétuelle et dit avoir trouve les réponses, tandis qu’elle le sait bien, elle ne les a pas trouvées.

Puis ça parait peut être paradoxal mais moi aussi je suis sure d’avoir une réponse. Et je crois franchement et sincèrement que chacun possède en lui cette réponse. La réponse est en nous et chacun de nous sait comment il devrait se comporter et ce qui est bon pour lui. Chacun le sait mais beaucoup d’entre nous ne le faisons pas. Parce que nous avons peur de faire des efforts ? Parce que nous sommes fatigues de donner de nous-mêmes ? Parce qu’on préfère faire semblant d’être con et laisser notre couple et notre amour s’estomper ?

C’est certainement cela. La fainéantise. Croire que notre couple est perdu et ne pas avoir la patience de donner de nous-mêmes.

Pourtant au début de chaque histoire d’amour, nous sommes plein de compréhension envers autrui. Plein d’amour. Mais l’amour rend aveugle et des que cette passion s’en va, l’on se rend compte qu’on ne sait pas vivre ensemble harmonieusement. Triste ça l’est mais cette description se trouve être le quotidien de beaucoup, beaucoup, d’entre nous.

Alors aujourd’hui, moi je décide de me prendre en main. Ce soir en sortant du boulot, je vais acheter un petit présent a Tom juste pour lui que même si les années ont passe,je suis toujours la pour lui. Et même si parfois je ne le lui fais pas ressentir, je l’aime encore enormement et il est la meilleure chose qui aurait pu m’arriver. Tom, je t’aime. Tom, reprenons nous en main et sortons nous de cette paresse et accepte moi comme je suis. Moi pour l’instant, je te le promets, je t’accepterai comme tu es.

Tom je te jure, a partir d’aujourd’hui je cesse de considère notre vie comme un simple jeu de casino . Car ma vraie passion, c’est toi.