Why Poker Sucks

I mean, I read them,continuously for hours, but the important fundamentals of the game arejust incredibly dull to learn for me, the only stuff that stuck was thelargely irrelevant details of advanced play. No matter, the losses continued. It is cold turkey for the pokerjunkie. Oddly this seemed to be because I becamea less reckless player and started following advice more. The recent Harrington/Sklansky/Snyder spat is indicative of this:Sklansky seemed to be defending a point that, it must be insanelyobvious to any one with an independent mind, was utterly illogical andindefensible. Mytime at other forms of AP has yielded returns which are several ordersof magnitude higher than the most optimistic assessments of returnsfrom continued poker play, even if I raised my stakes substantially andmulti-table and all the rest of it.

I’ve beenplaying poker off and on for the last few years. All things being equal you’d listen to the guy who mademoney over the guy who didn’t, but the correlation is much weaker thanpeople imagine, when you start running simulations and see how extremethe swings can be.

I should put this in perspective: I am a professional gambler and have been almost all my adult life, I have made a lot of money, more so than I would have done in any kind of profession. Bizarrely, I probablywouldn’t be that profitable a proposition for world-class players, butcan’t beat regular medium-stakes games.

About six months I discovered sng’s. On the plus side there is no problem with payment (for meanyway) or getting away with big action, but these factors do notcompensate for the disadvantages for me.

Additionally,knowing who to trust in the world of poker literature is verydifficult. First, poker isalways going to be a grind. After that I deleted thepoker software from my computer. Forthe player who is considering abandoning blackjack or some other gambling game they play profitability for poker the firstpiece of advice I have is-don’t take my advice, I suck at poker,haven’t you been listening?

Now,I’m fairly certain that if I spent a little additional time studyingthat I could win money long-term, at least at tourney poker. Over the last few years I’ve discovered anumber of gambling opportunities where the return was incredible andrisk negligible. Or maybe itwas just bad luck.

Additionally, the players seemed to get tougher post-UIGEA. I’ve developed many plays which some guys have used to make themselves millionaires. I don’t disagreewith anything the authorites wrote, except in that the people-reading skillshe probably has naturally are not present in everyone. . By goingback to the books, making detailed notes, hustling the best bonuses, Iwould make a big bet on myself to be a significant winner in % terms byend of the year. Live-action poker, by contrast, is so incredibly slow: Iplayed with one group of old-timers recently that was so boring Iactually lost the will to live mid-hand.

Thenit all started to go wrong. Just trying to make a set on the flop with a pocket pair thenpushing, probably gives you a positive expectation.

NowI’m at about break-even for tourney play. I startedfolding more often. The knowledge thatyou are at best going to win a few BB an hour is very psychologicallydeflating. That was great. TArnold Snyder seems to be challenging the conventional wisdomabout tight-aggressive SNG play, which shouldn’t apply to lower levelsof play, but apparently, in my limited experience, does.

Several poker authorites made recommendations about NL hold’em and caused me to try out that game. There is a disease that, and I don’t think it is unfair to sayAmericans suffer from this particularly though they are far from alone,leads people to assume that because someone is rich they know what theyare doing. I wasquite surprised to learn my natural style is in the Brunson mould andclose to optimal. Finding those opportunities, and milking themeffectively, is difficult, but that is the type of problem I love tohave.

Poker is almost never like that. I thought I mightshare my experiences as to the potential dangers for AP’s who think, asI did, that they have some divine right to an edge.

Lastnight I found myself playing an SNG and going all-in with 4 9 and jackon the flop. It may simply be the good players are just being wasted bynatural attrition and this is leaving only relatively sophisticatedplayers. Thiswould seem obvious except I play exclusively at sites which were alwaysUK-only. I’d have made money if I wasplaying at a site where tourneys counted towards a bonus or got arakeback deal, but poker bonus hustling for its own sake just sucks. Game selectionmight make this fly if you have better access to a multitude of gamesthan I do.

Underlyingall this are two serious fundamental problems however. Therecommended strategy is much more mechanical and easy to pick-up. Such a huge lapse of discipline is not representative ofmy play (I’m not that bad!), so searching my feelings I reallized thatsubconsciously I just didn’t want to be there. How many timeshave you read an article or a book which said something about thewriter having finished 16th runner-up in the Bengal elephant tourney orsomething? I want to know who is making money on a month to monthbasis, information which is impossible to get hold of.

Icommitted one of Mike Caro’s cardinal poker sins in that I bought a ton ofpoker books and never read them properly. This is particularly the case whenyou are just trying to put in enough minimal action to qualify for sometype of bonus or cashback online. Even at low-stakes it is now quite common to have everyone inat round 4. At some point, whatever the form of gambling, I’ve beaten it, often when told that it was impossible. I stopped betting with top pair post-flop if myopponents showed counter-aggression, which is meant to be good advice.

Unfortunately this means you can get bluffed out of a pot moreoften, which as Sklansky says, is a mathematical disaster. You may think I’m just kidding myself, but I don’tthink so, mainly because just sitting out a tourney (try it) gets youvery close to the prize money, and sometimes actually into it, all byitself. Is that just the tip of the iceberg? You suspect so.

An article I read at blackjackforumonline.com by a guy I respect called Syph explains how thecommon advice to read Lee Jones and expect to profit online was bunk.That was a bit of a revelation, a little like the little boy shoutingthat the emperor had no clothes on.

There are too many charlatans at the top-end of the game thateveryone assumes are “experts” because they effectively won the pokerlottery. At the end of the day I’m a little up on the whole pokerventure, but this is almost exclusively down to the fact I’m very goodat hustling insanely easy bonuses.

Further research on the amount of luck involved in poker, particularly high-profile tourneys added further evidence to that claim. It is a grind. Theformat is much more exciting and structured, and yes I know excitementis not something an AP should seek, but excitement is useful inmaintaining your interest and your concentration.

I built up a small bankroll at low-stakes and progressed throughthe stake levels winning at the 20% rate the writings on the subjectgenerally suggest is the best you can do, over hundreds of tourneys.The winnings were small in absolute terms because I (wisely as itturned out) worked from an initial bankroll of virtually zero, it isimportant that you don’t subsidize an unproven form of AP with provenAP winnings.

Thefirst problem I have is that, relative to blackjack, poker is incredibly slow.Blackjack is like crack cocaine to the warm mug of cocoa that is poker.I found it is very difficult to adjust to the speed of poker withoutgetting frustrated and going on tilt. Mostly this has beento hoover up some incredibly easy-to-qualify for bonuses and tourneys.My ring game play is atrocious, I readily admit

Understanding the Basic Rules to Play Backgammon

He played 2 Backgammon games with his wife, daily.Backgammon is one of the oldest board games around, and can be played between two players. In Backgammon, though strategy matters, the game itself is based more on a matter of chance and luck. The player having a higher die value will move his checkers first. The player has an option to either move two checkers by the value that is present on each die face, or a single checker to match the dice value. In casinos, it is almost as famous as card games like Poker, Baccarat, or Blackjack. The origin of game dates back around 5,000 years. The current form of the game was adopted in 17th Century England. The faces of the doubling cube increase by the factor by two. When setting up wagers, each point is specified with a specific value. The blotted checker returns in the game from the home board. 24 points are divided into 4 quadrants, with 6 points each. There are many online casinos that offer this game online too. This will increase the player’s chances of handing out his opponent the loss of a gammon or a backgammon. However, on occasion, the wagers are increased to 128 and 256 times as well.

The board consists of 24 triangles, known as points. A player suffers a regular loss when he is able to bear off some checkers before losing. The use of a doubling cube started in the early 1900s.

Backgammon is majorly a gambling game. A player must also try not to create his own blots. A winner does not gain points, but a loser loses points. If a 1 is rolled, it will be the starting point; if 2 is rolled then the 2nd point, and so on.

Lost Turn

A player will lose his turn if he fails to get his blotted checker; that is, the checker on the bar, back in game. Both players can have the same or separate pair of dice.


A player has to bring all 15 checkers in play to his home board before bearing them off. Generally, wagers are not raised beyond two times in a game of Backgammon. When a player has his checker blotted, the only move that he is allowed to make is to get his blotted checker back in the game. One half of the board serves as the home board for both the teams, while the other half serves as an outer board. When a checker is on the home board, the player has to move the checker by the lower value among the number presented on the dice. A blot can return in play only on an open point, failing which the player loses the turn. When a player’s checker lands on an open point, then an opponent’s checker, if one is present, is blotted and moved to the bar, which is the part of the board that divides it in half. The checkers move on points in a counter-clockwise direction in a horse-shoe-shaped path, depending on the value of the rolled dice. A player can also lose a turn if there are no open points to move his checkers. The position that a blotted checker can assume after being back in the game will depend on the value of a die from the rolled dice. The values on the faces of a doubling cube are 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64. In case of same value, the players roll again. Some service providers also provide this game purely for entertainment purposes, without anyone having to wager anything.


An important Backgammon strategy is to try to make a hit on the vulnerable blot in an open point. The points that the player going first is determined by value of both the dice that were rolled. There are 30 discs or checkers, divided into two colors, 15 of each color. The points are numbered from the start of the home board of a player as the 1st point, and the start of the opponent’s home board as the 24th point, in a counter-clockwise direction.. This has led to many people appealing for it to be treated under stringent gambling laws.

How to Play Backgammon

Starting off

To start the game, both players will roll a die simultaneously. With the online version now available, the game has become more sought after. It is just a marker, not a die. The first player to bear off all his checkers is the winner. It has been modified in terms of rules and strategies. In case doubles are rolled by a player during the game, then the player has the option to move up to 4 checkers by points equal to value of a die.


The order in which checkers are placed are: 2 checkers on the 24th point, 3 checkers on the 8th point, while 5 checkers placed on the 6th and 13th point each. This decreases the vulnerability of his own checkers.


The doubling cube was introduced to raise the wagers that are gambled for in a Backgammon game. If the player was unable to bear off any checkers before losing, then he loses ‘a gammon’, and if a player has one or multiple checkers in the opponent’s home court or on the bar, then, in such a case, the player loses a backgammon.

The Bar

A point having one or no opponent checker is an open point. A player can deliberately lose a turn if he/she wishes not to move his checker to an open point.

Fun Fact

Charles Darwin was a Backgammon enthusiast. Players then take alternate turns to roll the dice and move their checkers

Was my sports bet legal?

(So far, it appears he did not.)

Where is bookmaking legal? Each of the following states allows for some sort of bet-taking, though what is permissible is highly specific, so this doesnt mean you can legally begin a new career as a bookie: Alaska; Delaware; Mississippi; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; North Dakota; Oregon; Washington; and Wyoming. However, the government only gets involved if its serioussay, in the case of a large-scale betting ring, or organized crime. Especially considering that, as one source shared with us, there are basketball tournament betting pools going on even at some District Attorneys offices. The reason? His editor was organizing his own pool.

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Thats the case with federal law, too. Most of them make room to permit calcuttas, or betting auctions most often used with March Madness pools. Even if its with an illegal bookie, the bettor is not violating a law.. could get revenues of anywhere from $3 to $15 billion if it legalized Internet gambling.

About half of the 50 states do have ancient laws on the books that criminalize the making of bets. Above board betting

The takeaway, then, is that for most readers, your occasional bets at the racetrack, keno games in bars, and participation in March Madness pools wont be bringing the feds to your door anytime soon.

But with a few exceptions, anti-gambling laws have traditionally been state issues, not a matter of major concern to federal lawmakers.

A small number of states do have laws enabling the taking of bets, or bookmaking. The reason: laws about gaming, or legalized betting (as opposed to gambling which is usually unlawful) are murky, vary state to state, and are hotly debated.

According to Chuck Humphrey, a Colorado attorney specializing in gambling law, the basic gist of the law boils down to a distinction few people know or make: the laws are different for the person making the bet, or the bettor, and the person taking the bet, i.e. In addition, Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island all allow the taking of bets on jai alai, a popular sport for gamblers. Representative Jim McDermott (D), Washington, cited an estimate that the U.S. The legality of his wagers has not officially been questioned and most chatter has instead focused on the ethics of his gambling and on whether he violated any rules of the various sports governing bodies. Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D) has been the leading proponent of the charge, and in 2007, U.S. (In other words, the person running a pool typically does not take a cut.)

But a worthwhile question Fortune readers may have, especially as March Madness season fast approaches, is what a typical personone that doesnt have a hand in the businessis permitted to do in terms of sports betting.

Some politicians are starting to lobby for looser laws, pointing to the potential economic help that regulated gambling could bring. As for those using the sites, Humphrey says, enforcement actions against individuals are just about non-existent. States are divided on this, he points out, which makes establishing an overall, unified set of laws complicated.

This month, Fortune delves into the story behind Ted Forstmanns controversial sports betting history in the story Ted Forstmanns bad bet. Humphrey says that March Madness pools are usually not prosecuted because they typically do not involve anyone making money other than the bettors. The making of bets, he says, is legal (or at least isnt prosecuted) in most states, including California and New York. In terms of social betting like a low-stakes poker gameRose says authorities look the other way. residents to fund their accounts. And of course theyre de rigueur around newsrooms too: one source told Fortune that a newspaper reporter once interviewed him for a story about the illegality of sports pools, only to have the story killed at the eleventh hour. Federal laws have generally switched from prohibition to grudging permission, he says.

The answer, it turns out, is far from simple. But it likely wont set off alarms with law enforcement. The common mistake is to assume the laws are the same for both parties, Humphrey says. In 2010, notably, New Jersey became the first state to legalize some forms of online gambling (Washington, on the other hand, recently made it a felony to bet on the Internet).

From March Madness to online poker whats legal and whats not in the complex (and lucrative) world of sports betting.

Unsurprisingly, Anthony Cabot, a well-known international gaming attorney based in Las Vegas, says the issue of sports gambling continues to confuse almost all non-experts. the bookmaker or, in more informal situations, the person running a pool. There is no federal law that makes it a crime to make a bet, says Professor I. The facts have by now been well documented: last fall, prompted by a lawsuit, Forstmannwho heads IMG, one of the biggest talent agencies in the worldacknowledged he had placed bets on NCAA college basketball, pro football, and tennis matches involving IMG clients (though Forstmann appears to have stopped betting on college sports before entering that business). Nelson Rose, gaming law expert and author of an internationally syndicated column called Gambling and the Law. Of course, in Vegas casinos, all betting is legal.

Those running the pools, however, are technically breaking the law. The taking of a bet, however, is illegal in almost all states.

What about online betting? Thanks to the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), the online operator of a betting site is committing a crime by accepting money from U.S

10 Tips On How To Beat A Gamblers Addiction

There are many.

Do you or someone you love suffer from a gamblers addiction? Gamblers addictions are becoming more and more common with the proliferation of gambling casinos throughout the world.

Gambling as a recreational hobby has become more and more popular throughout the world, and easy access to casinos can make it easier to develop a gamblers addiction.

When you suffer from a gamblers addiction, life can change for the worst. Seek out individual counseling by a trained gambling counselor to help support you, encourage you, and help you fight your gamblers addiction.

5. Some of these are very expensive; however, some are reasonable and quite good.

10. If you have thoughts about going to gamble, say to yourself “I cannot gamble today because I do not gamble anymore”.

2. An addiction to gambling can create social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial problems. Whatever you do, never stop trying to stop gambling. Find out about visiting a Gamblers Anonymous meeting in your community. If not, life can dramatically deteriorate for the worst and things can begin to spiral out of control.

Here are some tips on how to beat a gamblers addiction so you can reclaim your life and regain control of your life as well.

1. You may be maxed out on your credit cards or in danger of losing your home.

If you have a gamblers addiction, you may be extremely depressed, suicidal, and have neglected your health. Make sure you include slots from the time you get up until the time you go to bed. It is important to have powerful tools to stop the urge to go back and gamble again.

9. Rewarding yourself when you stop gambling will help to reinforce the new behaviors that you are learning.

8. You also may have a problem with your job, your friends or your family. Make a decision to stop gambling. Keep these thoughts and feelings in your mind, or write these down on paper. These meetings can help give you a real live support system of people who also want to stop gambling.

4. Boredom is a huge trigger in a gambling addiction and you do not want to have a lot of free time on your hands.

6. An excellent one is the Safe Harbor Compulsive Gambling Hub. Usually a gambling addiction is progressive and chronic and can cause severe pain and suffering on the part of the gambler.

If you suffer from a gambling addiction, you may be in several thousands of dollars in debt. Please get help for this addiction now.. There are some wonderful gambling help books and gambling self-help courses available online. Treat yourself to something special at the end of every week that you do not gambling. Join the forum and become part of the community.

3. Make a daily schedule of your tasks and activities. Make sure that you practice self-care by eating properly, exercising, and getting a good night sleep each night. This addiction spares nobody, as it can affect women, men, various religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups. It may take several attempts; however, your efforts will never go unrealized. There are many more tips, and many more ways to beat this horrible addiction, however, this was just a start.

Because this addiction has the highest suicide rate of all addictions, it is truly important that you get help for yourself to stop gambling.

A gamblers addiction does not have to ruin your life. These thoughts and feelings are very powerful and can prevent a gamblers addiction relapse. Search online for gamblers addiction forums. A gamblers addiction is very powerful, and it can take some time before you fully recover.

It is hoped that these tips on how to beat a gambling addiction were helpful to you. Remember what it feels like when you lose lot of money and time after a gambling binge. When you take care of yourself physically and emotionally, you will not have time to partake in your gamblers addiction activities.

7. Whatever it may be, things are most likely not good if you have a gambling addiction.

The only way that you can recover from a gamblers addiction is to get help to stop gambling. Make that decision today, and do not gamble under any circumstances

Getting Youngsters Exposed to Different Genres

Unfortunately, those commercials which were once one minute have become thirty minute infomercials. Regardless what you think of the show in terms of writing or character development, the music has been consistently intriguing. For instance, Psych, a show that I have constantly featured in my hubs is also very good at introducing music through their Psych Outs or bloopers. It may be the music of their generation, music of generations past or some combination of all types of music. . While some were good and some were bad, they all made an imprint on me. Before you diss a show like Glee, it is actually helping the music industry by putting unique twists on current top 40 fare for older adults as well as introducing young tweens and teens to older artists. So if you hunt long enough you will find music that moves you.

Music is Fun

No matter how you decide to introduce kids to different types of music, you should always remember that music is personal and universal. And really great shows know how to cater to the iTunes savvy generation that is all about playlists and shuffles.

Television Tunes

One of my favorite ways as a kid to find and listen to new music as a kid was to watch those Time Life CD commercials and listen to two second clips of oldies from back in the day. And unless you have the patience to listen to a monotonous sales pitch, you can find some great songs on television by tuning in.

I especially like to watch commercials with creative concepts like during the Super Bowl and try to Google the song that I am interested in. Some of my favorite covers featured have been “Jump” (Van Halen) and “Marry You” (Bruno Mars).

Some of my favorite shows have really great music to support the themes and situations of what’s happening. Another show that I love, The Wonder Years also features great music from my parents’ generation. Lately, I’ve been fascinated by the Fun featuring Janelle Monae song “We Are Young.” It was smartly promoted in the Chevy commercial and soon became viral after an episode of Glee, which bring me to my next point.

It’s all about having a good time!

Other shows that I watch regularly have creative ways of featuring music. Not everyone loves the same types of music and that’s okay.

But for children and young teens, they have to find out in their own unique way how to fall in love with music. And while some shows focus on booking the latest indie acts, others highlight what’s popular

UK Online Gambling Dominated by Women Players

With women numbers already being twice that of men, it is already clear that online bingo games is fast becoming a female dominated game.

Generations after generation women have drastically involved themselves in all the fields that were once dominated by their male counterparts. The survey was carried out by Hitwise, the world’s largest sample of online consumer search and behavior intelligence. The survey was conducted across all the UKs online casinos. It has recently announced of completing a survey which showed the statistic of the proportion of female online casino players in the United Kingdom and their preferences. The results unfolded a stunning revelation of the numbers of women playing online casino games in the UK. Its survey revealed that 54% of women in the US own a smart phone, whereas men have just a figure of 46%. As online casinos are one of the key factors in swelling the UKs financial statistics, so without any doubt, this has been a reality only because of active participation of females in all form of games present on their websites.

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In this article Serah Jacob, explores some of the exclusive women friendly online bingo sites like 888 Ladies Bingo, Little Miss Bingo etc. Reports of spiking figures of women oriented online gambling sites by Belle Rock are a sign of this trend.

In the internet gambling world, The Belle Rock online casino group is one of the oldest and most successful names. Unfolding the numbers, the Belle Rock Entertainment press release revealed that 48.38% of players in 2011 were female, and 51.62% were male. The Hitwise compared the surveys result in 2007 with that at present.. According to the most recent British Gambling Preference Survey figures, the Belle Rock press release said that men diverted from their gambling activities much more than women. Melissa Lavigne-Delville, of Women at NBCU, said that 75% of the women are active users of the internet and are determining how the digital space is developing. The report also cracked the suspense for this increment. The males preferred for online poker, roulette and sports betting, whereas the females were a staunch supporter of online slots and bingo games. And ponders the reason behind bingo being associated with women the most.

Similarly, NBCU published that women are getting more tech-savvy than men. The number of women in online casinos is matching the number of men involved in online casinos. The survey also revealed that women are more likely to purchase a smart phone app and Nintendo Wii. Online gambling sites have been making money by following this trend by putting out female online casinos and online bingo halls suited to ladies.

Belle Rock Entertainment also revealed that males and females browsed different types of online gambling sites. The number has rocketed a mind boggling quadruple time from 2007 to 2010. It is extremely convenient for ladies, who wish to gamble online, to access online casinos. They give an environment in which women feel safe

What Is The Most Expensive Perfume in the World?

So why is the new edition so expensive? Well apparently all in the bottle, as the No 5 formula has not been changed. The bottle for the new ‘Grand Extrait’ are crafted in a special mould which is then placed in a sleek, hand-crafted case.

Joy is regarded as one of the great floral fragrances in the world, and is created from a sublime blend of jasmine and roses. One of the reasons that Joy sells at such a high price, around $800 for an ounce, is that that it takes 28 dozen roses and 10,000 jasmine flowers to create just 30ml of the fragrance.

There are many other incomparable fragrances on the market today, including Fracas by the designer Robert Piguet, Notorious by Ralph Lauren, Nahema and Mitsuoko by Guerlain, and Sensi by Giorgio Armani, all of which are very expensive and beautifully packaged.

Of course, no discussion of the worlds most expensive and exclusive perfumes would be complete without mentioning Chanel No 5. Even though it was incredibly expensive and launched at the height of the Depression, it was an instant success and became very popular.

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. Joy was created in 1929 by Henri Almeras for the Parisian designer Jean Patou. Chanel have now launched an even more expensive version of their famous perfume.called the ‘Grand Extrait’, it will cost a staggering 2700 a bottle.and is described as a rare collectible fragrance. Chanel No 5 is one of the worlds best selling brands, despite its high price tag, and on an average day a bottle of Chanel No 5 is being sold somewhere around the globe every thirty seconds.

One of the worlds most iconic fragrances is Joy by Jean Patou. Chanel No 5 might not be the costliest fragrance in the world today, although a bottle of Chanel No 5 parfum will still set you back in the region of $235 for a 100ml, but it is surely the most famous.

It may surprise you, but Amazon has a great selection of exclusive and designer luxury fragrances, so why not look online today to see if you can find your favourite. It is the perfect romantic gift to give to the one you love, so if you gentlemen are stuck for ideas on what to buy your beloved for Christmas or Valentines Day, then why not gift wrap that special bottle of the luxury fragrance that she has always dreamed of wearing and slip it under the Christmas Tree or leave it on her pillow on Valentines Day morning?

A beautiful bottle of expensive perfume is a wonderful gift to receive, especially if it is one that you have made your signature fragrance. Nothing beats going into a big department store or design house and choosing your favourite scent, but these days you also have the option of selecting your favourite brand online.

The name Chanel No 5 is synonymous with elegance, style and beautiful women, and has been the perfume of choice for the rich and fashionable since it was introduced to the world in 1921 by the Parisian fashion house Chanel, which was headed by the famous designer Coco Chanel

How To Win Big on Slot Machines and slot machine patterns. A strategy for Casino Slots

If slot machines were truly 100% random, the casino itself would be gambling themselves wondering if their business is going to make money or have to pay out everything and shut down. I like both, but I have been leaning more toward the video slots over last few years.

The Myth about “loose” machines

People often hear about “loose” slot machines. It’s a term often misinterpreted as a broken machine. Do they exist? Not really. A slot machine in a casino under state law, (all legal gambling states have laws), are required to pay out a certain percentage. Some casinos in Vegas I have seen advertise a 95% payout to draw people in. I recommend the latter. Most video slots give you a broader choice as far as betting. So is it really totally random? I think not.

Mechanical Verses Video Slots

“Mechanical slots” are being outnumbered these days by video slots. If the RNG (random number generator) has lacked the percentage payout over a period of time, it may start paying higher win amounts in order to reach a percentage threshold. Most people know that a slot machine works on randomly generated patterns. There is a reason that “The House Always Wins”…..State Laws.. The casino will make between 5 and 15 cents of every dollar spent…..No matter what.

Understand now that a slot needs to be programmed to pay out at least 85% of what is put into it. Remember that they have to pay a certain percentage. The modern mechanical slot reels are still governed by a computer. Although this is true for both mechanical slots as well as video slots, we need to take a serious look at how “random” they really are.

A “loose” machine in reality applies to a slot machine that is on a higher pay cycle. In other words both types of machines still have equal payout rules. These aren’t “old” machines. Think about this for a minute. The casino will not pay you if a machine malfunctions.

The mechanics of a slot machine

Winning on a slot machine first requires knowledge of how they work. First things first here. Usually at least 85%. But people still like the mechanical slots so the casinos still have many mechanical slot machines. Mechanical slots are not any “less smart” than the video slots. There is not really any way to tell if a machine is on a higher payout cycle unless you watch people play and see what the machine is doing (that may creep out some people though, so be polite) Or by playing a machine and betting a few small amounts and determining the reaction of the pattern. More line options, different ways of betting and they are much more entertaining

Web Site Wants Free Speech for Gambling Ads

restrictions, online gambling revenue topped $6 billion in 2003 and is projected to reach $7.6 billion, according to Christiansen Capital Advisors LLC.

The General Accounting Office has estimated there are 1,800 Internet gambling operations. Virtually all of them are based outside of the United States. media for foreignonline casinos (search)and sports betting outlets are protected by free-speech rights.

The suit, filed by Louisiana-basedCasino City Inc (search). residents making bets through credit card transactions.

The suit by Casino City, which operates a Web site featuring news about casinos and sports books but does not offer wagering, contends that the Justice Department action has “had a chilling effect upon free speech” as well as a dent in its advertising revenue.

The suit contends that the Justice Department also has warned major media trade groups, such as the National Association of Broadcasters, that running such ads may subject a media outlet to criminal prosecution under the1961 Wire Communications Act (search), which was written to cover sports betting by telephone.

A number of major Internet portals recently stopped accepting ads for online casinos and sports books.

In a statement, Casino City president Michael Corfman said his company lost business with a cable television network and a mainstream casino after “their lawyers nixed the arrangement because of our involvement with online gaming.”

Much of Casino City’s revenue comes from ads for online gambling services, the suit said.

The company said that since the ads are for Internet operations that are legal in the countries where they operate, the ads running in the United States should be fully covered by the First Amendment as an “exercise of free expression.”

The Justice Department declined comment.

Attorney Barry Richard, who is handling the suit for Casino City, said he did not believe that prosecutors were trying anything improper, but “I just think they can’t do it constitutionally.”

The suit, which was filed last week, was assigned to U.S. As much as 70 percent of the wagers come from the United States, according to the report.

In March, the World Trade Organization issued a preliminary ruling that U.S. No hearing date has been set.

Despite U.S.

NEW ORLEANS The operator of a gambling news site on the Internet has asked a federal judge to declare that advertisements in U.S. in Baton Rouge federal court, challenges subpoenaes sent by the Justice Department to media outlets for records dealing with the purchase of ads for offshore gambling sites.

Online casinos and sports betting books are not legal in the United States, but operations in such locales as the Caribbean have sprung up widely in recent years with U.S. The Bush admininistration is appealing the ruling.

. District Judge Frank Polozola. restrictions on Internet gambling violated trade commitments the United States has made as a member of the WTO