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Why Play Texas Hold ’em?

Why Play Texas Hold ’em?

Ah, yes—the Texas hold ‘em explosion. Seven years ago, when I first started playing, the Texas hold ‘em community was comprised almost entirely of the collection of retirees who haunted the local 1-4-8-8 games, a sprinkling of mild mannered pros who played for a living, and a healthy percentage of truly degenerate gamblers who would now and then stagger into the card room after a blistering run at the craps table. There were no internet games. There were no Jay-Cee charity tournaments. And there was certainly no poker on television. Although the games were typically full you didn’t hear much about poker away from the casino, and whenever you left the card room you got the feeling that you were probably at least a par five away from anyone who knew that ‘Big Slick’ didn’t refer to the Valdez oil spill.
But that was then. As we sit here today, in the Year of our Lord 2004, Texas hold ‘em seems to be everywhere. It’s on TV, it’s in books, and it’s being played for nickels and dimes in dorm rooms and basements all across America. I would say that this is a good thing, but that would be a total understatement. For in fact the hold ‘em explosion is a great thing, since it’s probably the best game ever invented for players looking to make serious money gambling.
Now don’t get me wrong—there are plenty of other games in which the player can gain the advantage. You can count cards in blackjack, for example, or play full-pay video poker, or learn how to handicap sports. But all these games have one formidable snag attached to them; i.e., they all come with an enormous variance. To the uninitiated, variance is a term we use to reference the ‘swings’ associated with gambling. In all the above mentioned games you can unquestionably achieve an edge. Unfortunately, however, it can often take a long time for that edge to manifest itself.
To fully understand any gambling proposition, you need to be acquainted with two terms: variance and expectation. As we explained above, variance refers to the swings. Expectation, on the other hand, refers to your edge. Ideally you’d like to involve yourself with games that have a high expectation and a low variance. Why? Because games with this relationship bring with them a very low risk of ruin. This means you don’t need as large of a bankroll to ensure survival, and you won’t need to play as much to ensure yourself of a profit.
All gambling games come with variance—that’s just the nature of the beast. If it wasn’t for variance the losing players would never score the occasional win, which means there would be no games. But you, as an advantage gambler, would like the variance to be relatively low, so as to minimize the risk of long and costly losing streaks. To this end, there is simply no better game out there than Texas hold ‘em. Why? Although the dynamics are complicated, it has largely to do with the fact that certain hands have only a very small chance of winning against certain superior hands. Take for example AK vs. AT. For the AT to win, it has to either catch a ten (of which there are only three left in the deck), or some kind of goofy straight or flush. If an ace drops the AT is ‘outkicked’, since the AK’s side card is higher than the AT’s side card. Thus, the guy with AK in this spot is an enormous favorite. If you manage to get money in the middle when you have AK and the other guy has AT, and further manage to get out when you have AT and the other guy has AK, you can expect to win a lot of money with very little relative risk.
It goes without saying then that this is precisely what winning players do; they get their money in the middle when they have a hand that ‘dominates’ their opponents holding, and cut their losses to a minimum when the situation is reversed. Because of this, the down swings that a winning Texas hold ‘em player will experience are typically much shorter than those experienced by other advantage gamblers. Are there ‘bad runs’ in Texas hold ‘em? Absolutely. But the length and cost of these runs pale in comparison to what a pro sports bettor, or blackjack player, can expect to suffer.
The fact that Texas hold ‘em offers such a favorable relationship between expectation and variance means that a player with a relatively short bankroll can expect to do fairly well. Although most experts disagree on precisely how much money you need to be adequately bankrolled, most estimates come in at around 300 big bets. This means you need around $1800 dollars to virtually ensure that you won’t go broke playing $3-$6, or $6000 to insure the same at $10-20 (remember, this estimate only applies to winning players. Losing players can expect to eventually go broke no matter how large their bankroll). If you figure an excellent players win rate at somewhere around one big bet per hour, this means a very good player can reasonably expect to double his bankroll after around 300 hrs. of play.
Sports bettors, even very good ones, are not immune to losing months, or even losing seasons. And every advantage video poker player can spin you a woesome tale about going 100,000 hands or so without hitting a royal flush. But Texas hold ‘em players, as a rule, don’t hit these kinds of slumps very often. With a fairly high win rate (relative to their bankroll), and an acceptable level of variance, it’s no wonder that so many advantage gamblers make Texas hold ‘em their game of choice!
It’s just pure dumb luck that the game with the most favorable expectation to variance ratio has become the preferred game for card players everywhere. How this happened I don’t know, but I for one am not complaining! Simply put, hold ‘em is THE GAME for players looking to win money playing cards, and with the huge influx of terrible players entering the fray the games have never been juicier. If you’ve been thinking about taking up hold ‘em for a while, and are just now gearing up for it, let me be the first to say you couldn’t have picked a better game, or a better time, at which to make the plunge. See you at the tables!

Casino Bonus – Fact or Fiction?

Casino Bonus – Fact or Fiction?

Casino bonuses – what is up with this? Is somebody actually nice enough to give you money for free? Sure, and pigs fly!
You see, the people running online casinos are actually quite clever (no, don’t laugh). They know that giving away an online casino bonus will not only attract more people to their casinos, but they will make money from it as well.
And don’t think that this is a new idea. Land based casinos all over the world have been using “freebies” to attract people to play at their casinos. Think about the free drinks, rooms, etc that casinos offer.
How can online casinos make money from giving away money ? Casino bonus deals are structured in such a way that you can only withdraw it from the casino after you played a number of hands/rolls/spins. The casinos know that few people will have any of the bonus amount left by the end of these hands/rolls/spins, never mind the full amount. Plus, they probably lost their own deposit in the process!
Most people that play at online casinos are either fun players or they don’t have a strategy, or both! These people are the lifeblood of a casino, as they have no idea how to overcome the advantage the casino has over them.
Every casino game has a house edge (the average % of profit that a casino makes from a game). The only way to overcome the house edge is to enter the casino with a working strategy.
But let’s get back to our discussion about casino bonuses.
Actually, for all the bad press, casino bonuses are quite useful. You won’t get rich using them (unless you win the jackpot! ), but armed with a bit of knowledge, it is an easy way to make some extra money.
Before you sign up with an online casino based on their newest casino bonus, you *must* read the terms and conditions regarding their promotions. Obviously all the terms and conditions are important, but you really want to check out the following 3 elements:
*Wagering requirements*
Simply put, this is the amount of money you have to wager before you can withdraw the bonus.
This is normally expressed as a multiple of your deposit plus your bonus.
Example: The wagering requirement is 20x, you deposit $100 and get $100 bonus. Therefore, you have to wager a total of $4,000 before you can withdraw the $100 bonus. You can withdraw your deposit at any time.
*Excluded games*
Very important! Some games are excluded from fulfilling the wagering requirements. These are usually the games that have the lowest house edge, including Roulette, Craps and Blackjack and all their variants.
However, if you spend a little time and search around, you will find casinos that will include one or more of these games in the wagering requirements.
*Withdrawal conditions*
A few casinos have withdrawal conditions to withdraw the bonus. Even if you have fulfilled the wagering requirements, you still have to meet certain conditions. These might range from depositing a minimum amount of money to being able to withdraw your winnings only after you reached a certain amount.
These extra conditions mostly relate to free casino bonuses (where you do not have to deposit any money to get a casino bonus). But beware, there are some casinos where these conditions apply to the normal deposit match bonuses.
**Strategy**
In order to make a bit of money from online casino bonuses, you *have* to follow a proven strategy. Your goal is to get through the wagering requirements without losing too much of the bonus. That way you have your initial deposit plus a bonus amount which you can withdraw to make a nice profit.
Who knows, you might even have a very good system and make some profit on top of the casino bonus!
Good luck and start playing!
Hein

Learn to Comedy Craps – Tips and Strategies

Learn to Comedy Craps – Tips and Strategies

Be smart, comedy smart, and apprentice how to comedy craps the appropriate way!
Is it accepted or a scam? Let’s booty a look. I doubtable that
the angle of dice ascendancy is a big-money industry (perhaps,
multi-million dollars annually). You name it and they advertise it:
books, tapes, seminars, full-size conveyance craps tables,
half-size tables (a.k.a. throwing stations), bung bars, dice,
and conveyance grippers. But is it absolute or aloof an busy hoax
to blackmail you out of your hard-earned money? The acknowledgment seems
so obvious. Sadly, the apple will never be afterwards affluence of
people so addled by their afire admiration to win big that they
can’t or won’t stop continued abundant to anticipate alert afore handing
over their money.
If you’ve apprehend my added accessories and E-book, you apperceive my thoughts
on the apple of dice control, dice setting, attention shooting,
or whatever abroad you appetite to alarm it. In my opinion, it’s a
silly apple alleged Fantasyland. I won’t abound my added
works so let’s get to the point of this article. You appetite affidavit
that dice ascendancy is a betray to rip you off? Consider one simple
question and its answer. Booty a abysmal animation and try to relax
your cutting admiration to get affluent off the casino. Now, ask
yourself, “Do you anticipate that the bank would acquiesce absolutely
skilled dice setters to comedy with an advantage over the house,
no amount how slight?” Be honest with your answer.
Again, “Do you anticipate that the bank would acquiesce absolutely accomplished
dice setters to comedy with an advantage over the house, no amount
how slight?” Of advance not. The bank has the appropriate to abjure
service to any amateur for any reason, whether you’re too drunk,
too obnoxious, too lucky, too skilled, or too anything. If they
don’t appetite you arena for any reason, they can acquaint you to
leave and there’s annihilation you, the law, or anyone can do about
it. Consider blackjack agenda counters. Agenda counting is absolutely
legal, but if the bank thinks a amateur is agenda counting (and,
thus, has a baby advantage over the house), it anon
removes him from the game. The bank never accepts a amateur
advantage. The bank consistently has the advantage–always. Same
with craps. If the bank believes a amateur has an advantage
over the abode by agency of authoritative the dice, it removes him
from the game. The basal band is that back the dice hit the
back wall, no one knows how they’ll animation off those elastic
pyramids. That’s why casinos acquiesce dice setters to use their
wacky casting routines.
Again, “Do you anticipate that the bank would acquiesce absolutely accomplished
dice setters to comedy with an advantage over the house, no amount
how slight?” I’ve never heard of any of the alleged dice
doctors, dice wizards, or acclaimed multi-book dice-control authors
getting befuddled out of a bank because of their dice-tossing
skills. Accept you? According to their websites and accounting works,
they commonly comedy in casinos beyond the apple allegedly
beating the applesauce out of the casino. So, ask yourself again, “Do
you anticipate that the bank would acquiesce absolutely accomplished dice setters
to comedy with an advantage over the house, no amount how slight? “
Casinos accept been about for a continued time. They’re big business.
Consider the multi-billion dollar resorts in Vegas (yes, that’s
“billion” with a “b”). Do you candidly anticipate they haven’t
thoroughly advised the angary of dice control?
A amateur
advantage smacks those mega-businesses appropriate area it hurts–in
their wallets. Do you candidly anticipate the casinos would abide
and acquiesce a amateur to comedy with an advantage over the house? The
answer is accessible to me. Is it accessible to you? Put yourself in
the casinos’ shoes. If you accept the appropriate to abjure account to
anyone for any reason, why would you acquiesce anyone to comedy with
an advantage over you, abnormally at a craps table? I agnosticism that
you would.
If you accede that casinos do acquiesce dice-control specialists
to play, and if you accede that casinos don’t acquiesce players to
play with an advantage over the house, afresh what does that acquaint
you about all the books, articles, websites, newsletters, and
magazines that affirmation you can exhausted the applesauce out of the bank by
using dice control? I don’t see how the acknowledgment could be any added
obvious or simple. Casinos acquiesce dice setters to play; casinos
don’t acquiesce a amateur to comedy with an advantage over the house;
therefore, it stands to acumen that the bank doesn’t accept
the dice setter can accretion an advantage over the house. It’s that
simple. You capital affidavit that dice ascendancy is a scam? That
sounds like clumsily acceptable affidavit to me, how about you? If
it’s accurate that the bank doesn’t accept the dice setter can
gain an advantage over the house, afresh why should you accept
it?
If you still don’t see the light, it’s apparently because you’re
desperately adhering to your afire admiration to exhausted the applesauce out
of the casino. You appetite so abominably the abstraction of dice ascendancy to be
legitimate that you can aftertaste it. You think, “Regardless of
what you say, I saw a guy aftermost night set the dice and he formed
point afterwards point. It formed for him, so how can you say it
doesn’t work?” Simple. It was his about-face to get advantageous at that
particular burning in time. Anybody has acceptable times, characterless
times, and bad times. Even the dice setter gets advantageous
occasionally. The catechism is whether the dice setter is
consistently a winner. He’s not. His hot band turns cold, aloof
as it does for everyone. Minutes afterwards his hot roll, the dice
setter afresh goes through his absurd motions, but this time he
immediately rolls a accident 7-out. As we abstruse in my added
articles, it’s not the player’s dice-shooting accomplishment or the
player’s action arrangement that makes him a winner, it’s the
distribution variance. The bold is advised for the amateur to
lose, so the player’s alone achievement for acceptable lies with the
phenomenon alleged variance. Annihilation more, annihilation less. (Read my
other commodity titled, Variance. )
One added time, “Do you anticipate that the bank would acquiesce absolutely
skilled dice setters to comedy with an advantage over the house,
no amount how slight?” Rationally anticipate about that catechism and
its answer, and afresh adjudge for yourself if the angle of dice
control is a scam. If the bank doesn’t accept dice setters
can accretion an advantage over the house, afresh why should you
believe it?
For a abundant account of why I accept dice ascendancy is authentic
nonsense, amuse appointment my website and apprehend the charge less sample
chapter on dice ambience from my new Ebook.
Now you know! Remember, apprentice how to comedy craps the appropriate way.