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Poker Strategy PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:20

For many of those interested in learning to player poker, the first question most commonly asked is “what is the best poker strategy?” It’s a good question too, because winning at poker requires, not just plenty of good luck, but plenty of good skill as well. To get you started, a run down of basic poker strategy is presented below.

Perhaps the most important poker tip is that players should have a solid understanding of the pot-odds. Essentially, pot odds compare the amount of money in the pot to the amount of money you would have to add to the pot to continue playing. This then begs the question, “is it worth it to continue playing? To answer this question, you must also possess an understanding of the card odds. For example, if there is $100 in the pot and, in order to stay in the game, you need to put in an additional $10, the pot-odds are 10-1. If your chance at winning is better than that, then it is worth calling. If, however, you have a 22-1 chance of making a winning hand, your best bet is to fold.

The option to fold is too often ignored by beginning players, but really it is one of the most profitable plays available. Most amateurs play too many hands because they don’t possess the discipline and patience needed to know when to fold. In fact, if you read any books on poker strategy most of them strongly encourage folding. To be a successful player you need to know when to hold and when to fold.

Bluffing is also an important skill, but it isn’t used as often as many of us would think, nor should it be. Good advice is to save bluffing for use against the good players (since they will more often throw down a hand than will the recreational player). Occasionally, a well-timed bluff, where you do not lose a lot of money, can help you win larger pots in subsequent hands. Players may think you are a “bluffer” and remain in the game even when you actually have a strong hand. Just remember that when you do bluff, your knowledge of the pot odds should guide your bluffing.

An obvious strategy, but one worth mentioning because of its importance, is that you should always look for games with players who do not play as well as you do. The successful player knows he needs to play weaker players in order to make a profit.

After all is said and done, just remember that if you focus on enjoying the game, playing calmly and fairly and not too desperately, you will most likely enjoy playing the game as well as its outcome.
 
Dealing with Bad Beats in Poker PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:19

You are dealt your cards and you look at them. You're holding a pair of Aces. You raise and get some response. At the flop it’s the seven of clubs, the ten of hearts, and the eight of diamonds. The bet is to you and you bet. At the turn it’s the Jack of clubs. You bet again and are called. At the river it’s another Ace, the Ace of clubs. Now the player before you bets. This time you call and the other player flops over the three and five of clubs making the nut flush. What you have experienced is termed a bad beat.

In poker the bad beat occurs when your hand is the odds on favorite to win and then you are beaten in the end by another better hand. In most cases it’s a hand that caught what it needed on the river by ‘miracle’ and probably should not have been played to begin with. You see this more often when playing in low limit games because many players are willing to play practically any two cards with the hope of winning. There are players that will play every time they get an Ace or draw opening suited cards.

Then there are a lot of players who are calling stations. This means that they will play any weak hand and just call all the way through to the river hoping that they will draw something good. Sometimes they do get the cards they need and you end up bad beaten.

Bad beats are simply a part of poker and the better players will learn to live with them. Just as sure as anything occasionally you are going to get out drawn at the river. Although it is true that you will from time to time lose to such players, your solid play will win out over their weak play in the end. In the end you will be the winner most of the time. Long-term you are going to make money from those players that chase after inside straights or long shot flushes. Those who play a lot of online poker are even more likely to experience this. It is amazing how many new players can be found playing online who are ready to play any two suited cards, and Ace, or practically any two cards. You will find that when you are playing in such games your bankroll will tend to fluctuate greatly but in the end you will come out ahead.

Times will occur when what appears to you to be a big and unbeatable hand will get beaten by another bigger hand. This is a legitimate although rare occurrence, and will happen occasionally. One time I started with pocket Jacks. The flop was three aces so I had a full house. I played out one player to the river. At the end he turned over an ace high flush. In spite of the fact that I was not very happy about this I have to admit that they happen. what could I do? I just mentioned to the player that it was a nice hand.

There are those players that can't handle a bad beat and will go on tilt. It is very important that you do not let this affect your game. if feel this coming on you need to get up from the table and sit out a hand or two. if you are still playing you should fold and return later. Make sure that you have cooled down before returning to play.

Don't talk about your bad beat experiences. Like the weather, everyone seems to talk about bad beats but no one ever does anything about them. Like talking about the weather, bad beats are a boring subject. Since everyone has experienced these things you just make yourself appear the loser when you talk about them. Talk about poker but do not talk about your defeats, your loses. You can be sure that your crying about your loses is not going to intimidate any of the other players. It is better to tell your opponents about your great luck and how great your cards have been recently. Now you are projecting a winning rather than a losing image. Next time you feel like telling a sad story, stop and ask yourself why you want to look like a loser.
 
All the tips you need for playing Slots PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:19

How to begin: Anybody who’s visited a regular land-based casino on any occasion cannot but be impressed by the huge number of slot machines dispersed throughout the casino’s halls. Undoubtedly the slots games are the easiest of all casino games to play, and if you are on a winning streak, they are lots of fun. What’s more simpler than pulling a handle or pressing a button after having simply inserting a coin and taking out another coin from your money bucket. Unfortunately, that’s the usual procedure when the casino holds such an advantageous edge. But don’t think there’s no way of improving your odds to win and enjoy playing slots simultaneously.

The flat rate and the progressives represent the two basic varieties of slot machines currently existing in casinos to-date. The difference between the two types is that the progressive machine offers a jackpot which accumulates in size as you continue to feed more coins until you hit the jackpot, while flat rate machines offer a set jackpot payout sum.

Locating the most suitable payout machines: Slot machines displaying offers of payouts ranging from ninety five percent to ninety nine percent, are the slot machines to go for when you are selecting your game. Don’t be taken in by the external look of adjacent machines, they might appear the same but their percentage payout rates could be programmed completely differently.

When to pull out: Any time you find yourself in the excellent situation of having doubled your allocated budget on one particular slot machine – then you should know this is the time to take your winnings and pull out. Keep in mind not to fall into the mind-set where you are adamant in continuing to play until you get all your lost money back, for you’ll only end up with a bigger hole in your pocket.

Payout rates and percentages: knowing the payout rates and percentages is the most significant piece of information to keep in mind when you go to choose a slot machine. Nobody is against the idea of playing just for amusement and selecting the most appealing type of game, but if you can have that and also win then you’re onto the best option.

The chance to increase the possibility of winning the big jackpot can be enhanced by comprehending the payout rates. Some types of machines require you to try for the highest bet, namely, the jackpot, by having to insert a particular number of coins.

To increase your chances of winning at slot machines you should know precisely how to play the game, this will also augment the pleasure involved at the casino in playing the game.

All about the Highest Wager : It has already been stated that to enhance the odds of hitting the bigger jackpot, you have to place a bet with the maximal number of coins. You’ll find that the majority of casinos will give you a payout for placing a bigger bet. You might find a payoff of some three thousand coins might be awarded for inserting only two coins, while you might get a jackpot of six thousand coins by placing the highest number of four coins. For the majority of machines this kind of system usually works, however if you don’t like the idea of putting the highest wager on a dollar slot machine then perhaps choose some lower denomination machine, such as a nickel or quarter machine, which might be more suitable to your pocket.
 
How to Play Slots PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:18
It is very simple to play slots in a brick and mortar casino or online. To do so you need only insert casino chips into the slot, and pull the handle or in the case of online play, click on it. Or if you are playing online you can click the ‘spin’ button, which rotates the reels. There is a line running across the reels. The reels spin independent of one another and come to rest randomly on various symbols along this horizontal ‘Pay Line’. There is a posted payout table and if these spinning wheels stop showing a winning combination the slot machine pays out an indicated sum through increasing your coin credits. This appears in a ‘credit meter’ that may be seen on the face of the machine.

You can play a multi coin slot machine by dropping chips into a slot and pulling a handle or by clicking on it if you are playing online. You can also click on ‘spin’, the button that rotates the reels if playing online. There are three pay lines. After you click on the handle the wheels will spin each on its own, until they came to rest on those lines. The three pay lines are three horizontal lines across the face of the slot machine. A multi coin slot machine always activates all three play lines and this is without regard to the number of coins that are bet.

With reference to the posted table of payments, if a play line shows a winning combination, the machine pays out the posted amount by increasing the coin credits. This is shown as a credit meter on the face of the machine. Multiple winning combinations are added up. In the case say that you have come up with two winning combinations, say on lines 2 and 3, then you are paid for both lines.

Playing 3-Line Slots

The multi-coin slots are played by dropping casino chips into a slot and then pulling a handle or clicking if playing online. You can also click on the ‘spin’ button to set the reels in motion. After spinning independently, the reels randomly come to rest on various symbols at the 3 Play Lines, the three horizontal lines that run across the reels. In every case the Multi-coin Slot Machine will activate all 3 of the play lines, and this is without regard to the number of coins that have been bet.

If accordance with the posted payout table, any of the play lines show a winning combination, the slot machine automatically pays out the necessary amount through the player’s coin credits being increased is indicated by the ‘credit’ meter on the machine’s face. Any multiple winning combinations are added up. That means if the player has come up with winning combinations on both lines 1 and 3, then he or she is paid for both winning lines.

Playing Multi-line Slot Machines

In order to play a Multi-line Slot Machine you drop your chips into the slot and either pull the handle by clicking on it with your mouse or by clicking on the ‘spin’ button to set the reels in motion. One to three coins may be bet in order to activate 1 to 3 play lines. The number of coins bet matches the number of lines activated. After the reels spin independently they come to randomly rest on the various symbols of the Play Lines. The Play Lines are three horizontal lines that run across the reels. After the coins are submitted, the activated play lines are lit up, while the inactive play lines are grayed out.

In the event that an activated line displays a winning combination in accordance with the posted payout table, the machine pays out the set amount(s). This is done through increasing the player’s coin credits. These credits are indicated by the ‘credit’ meter on the face of the slot machine. When there are multiple winning combinations that are hit, these are added together. An example might be the advent of hitting winning combinations on lines 1 and 2, which would result in both lines being paid.  

Playing 5-Line Slots

Drop casino chips into the multi-coin slot machine and move the handle by clicking on it or click on the ‘spin’ button to spin the independent reels. After the reels have spun independently, they will randomly come to rest on various symbols of the five Play Lines. These are 3 horizontal lines that run across the reels along with 2 diagonal lines. When playing the multi-coin slot machine you will always activate all 5 play lines. This does not depend on the number of coins that are bet.

In the event that any of the play lines displays a winning combination in accordance with the posted payout table, the machine pays out the set amount(s). This is done through increasing the player’s coin credits. These credits are indicated by the ‘credit’ meter on the face of the slot machine. When there are multiple winning combinations that are hit, these are added together. An example might be the advent of hitting winning combinations on lines 2 and 4, which would result in both lines being paid.  

Playing Multi-line Slot Machines

In order to play the Multi-line Slot Machine you insert Casino chips into the slot and then you pull the handle by clicking on it with your mouse. You can also click the ‘spin’ button, which sets the reels in motion. You are allowed to bet from 1 to 5 coins in order to activate up to 5 play lines. The number of coins determines the number of activated play lines. The reels will then spin independently until they come to rest at the Play Lines, at random, showing various symbols on the three horizontal lines and two diagonal lines that run across the reels. Those play lines that are activated are lit up while the inactive play lines are grayed out. Those activated play lines that display a winning combination as determined by the posted payout table, are automatically paid out by the machine, paying out the indicated amount(s) through an increase in coin credits. This is indicated by the ‘credit’ meter on the machine face. When there are multiple winning combinations that are hit, these are added together. An example might be the advent of hitting winning combinations on lines 1 and 4, which would result in both lines being paid.
 
The Rules of Craps PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 August 2011 08:18

Part of learning the rules of craps is learning how the sessions work. Another part of learning the rules of craps is learning which are the good bets and which are the bad ones. Then there is simply learning how to place the bets. If you can combine this with a good strategy for bankrolling, you will be off to a great start.

Most people are wondering many things when they think about the rules of playing craps. Some of the initial things they think about are which bets they can make, how they will go about making them, and when they can make them. They will be thinking about which are the good bets and how they can combine them with other bets to make them even better. The main thoughts would be directed toward whether or not there exist any strategies are techniques that will increase their chances at winning.


You can refer to the pages that deal with the best and the worst bets to learn more about this. These pages discuss how and when to make these bets and whether or not it is a good idea to do so.


When it comes to combining bets, craps starts to get tricky. It is common for people to bet one way and they try to bet another way at the same time to hedge their bet. An example might be if you were to bet $5 on a coin coming up heads, but getting nervous and placing a second bet of say $2 that it would come up tails. In this case if it were to come up heads you would win $5 but you would also lose $2 making a net gain of $3. if on the other hand, it were to come up tails, then you would win $2 but lose $5. So now you have contained your loses to only $3 rather than the entire 5 dollars. This is what you do when you hedge your bet. This idea of hedging one’s bet is described in more detail on the page devoted to an understanding of bet hedging.
so according to the rules of craps you can actually place bets that oppose one another. Although you may be able in many cases to remove bets during the course of play, you are not usually allowed to alter a bet part of the way through a play. In most cases casino dealers are helpful if you make a mistake and allow you to learn from them. if you are playing online however, you can't make mistakes. The software is designed to not allow you to place a bet improperly. The rules of craps generally come down to governing the placing of each individual bet, determining how and when you are allowed to place them.

You should first consider the rules governing the 'come-out roll'. In the event that the first role of the dice comes up a seven or an eleven, the pass line wins and the don't pass line less. This is called throwing a natural. At this point the round is completed. In the event that the role comes out a 2, 3, or 12 (which is referred to as 'craps') the pass line is the loser and the don't pass line the winner, or it ties. When the role comes up a twelve, the don't pass bet is a tie.


if the first or come out role comes up a 4, a 5, a 6, an 8, a 9, or a 10, then the number is referred to as the point. Now the point is indicated by the dealer’s placing the little puck with the ON side up over that number as it appears on the felt table. This has the effect of letting the players know that the session is in play and which number is the point. Previous to this placing of the puck by the dealer on the point number, the puck had been placed just off of the table with the OFF side showing. At this point the pass line or don't pass line bets are in a state of flux waiting for the next throw of the dice (or throws) to decide what will be their outcome.


The dice shooter now continues to role the dice until one of two things takes place. If the number that has been set as the point comes up they have made the point and this is a win. Then the pass line bettors win while the don't pass bettors are losers. If however, instead of this, a seven were to come up before the point number was thrown, it is a lose and is called sevening out. Those who win are the ones who but against such as the don't pass line bettors. The pass line bettors lose. In both cases the round is over. Craps rules that determine the outcome of the come-out role establish the pace and state of the game for other bets.

PLACE BETS If you bet a 4 or a 10 you are playing 9 to 5 odds, where the true odds are actually 10 to 5 with the house having an edge of 6.66%. The bet on the 5 or the 9 has a payout of 7 to 5 while the true odds are 7.5 to 5 The house edge is 4%. The odds on a 6 or 8 bet pay odds of 7 to 6, with true odds of 6 to 5. The house edge on this bet is 1.51%.

SEVEN The odds on this one roll bet are 4 to 1. The actual odds are 5 to 1 and the house takes the difference giving them a 16,66% edge.

ELEVEN This one roll bet pays odds of 14 to 1 while the true odds are actually 17 to 1 and the house’s percentage is 16.66%. This is not a good bet.

COME BETS & DON'T COME These are even bets. The edge for the house is the same as for the pass-line bet - 1.414% and 1.402%

BUY BETS With this type of bet the player pays a commission called a "vigorish" of 5% in order to get the true odds on all of the numbers played. The only bets of this type that are worthwhile are those on the 4 and the 10. Buy bets result in reducing the house’s edge to 4.76%.

HARD WAYS This is a bet that may be placed on a 4, 6, 8 or 10. The payoff is 9 to 1 on the 6 and 8 and it is 7 to 1 on the 4 or 10. Respectively, the edge for the house is 9.09% and 11.11%. This too is a bad bet.

PASS LINE This bet pays even odds and gives the house a small edge of 1.414%. The pass-line bet is on of the best available.

DON'T PASS This bet pays even money and provides a house edge of 1.402%, making it slightly better odds than those of the pass line bet.

THE FIELD This is a one-roll bet that pays even odds of 2 to 1 or rolling a 2 or a 12. The edge for the house is 5.55%.

ANY CRAPS A one roll bet. If a 2,3,or 12 comes up you get 7 to 1 odds. The house edge is 11.11%, thus making it a bad bet. The BIG 6 & 8 bet allows players to place bets in boxes marked as such and to receive even money instead of the 6 to 5true odds. This gives the house a 9.09% edge.

HORN BET : In the area marked as the ‘horn’ you are allowed to bet on the 2, 3, 12 and 11 which also may be bet separately. To make a horn bet the player hands the money to the dealer, and calls out the bet. For instance, a player might place a horn bet by calling out "$8 horn bet." This allows him to place $2 on each of the four one-roll propositions. The payoff for the 2 or 12 is 30 to 1. The 3 or 11 pays out 15 to 1. The true odds for the 2 and 12 are actually 35 to 1 and they are 17 to 1 for the 3 or 11 coming up. The edge that the house holds for all four of these bets is actually 16.66% making the horn bet a very bad bet to place. One that is highly not recommended.

ODDS : When a point is made a player can take on the odds. This applies either in the case of the shooter making his point on his first roll, or it can be a come point on a succeeding roll. The odds on the 4 and 10 are 2 to 1; on the five and nine they are 3 to 2; on the six and eight they are 6 to 5. If he is betting against the point being made the odds are the same in all cases.

 
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