The Advantages Of Online Gambling

November 22nd, 2017

The Advantages Of Online Gambling

By: Adel Awwad

If you’re looking for the thrill of a casino, but you can’t get to Vegas or Jersey, why not try online gambling? Since its beginnings in the 1990s, the online gambling community has evolved to become a major slice of the gambling pie. Millions of fun seekers turn to online gambling as a safe and fun way to spend a few bucks, and a chance to get hundreds or thousands in return.

At major established gambling web sites, online gambling is just as safe for your money as playing in a regular casino. It’s usually free to set up an account, and after that you deposit as much or as little as you’d like using your checking account or credit card and use those funds to bet. Internet security has come a long way, and the online gambling community takes extra precautions to ensure your money, and your winnings, are protected.

The games available for online gambling are even more varied than those in traditional casinos. You will find virtual tables and rooms for dozens of types of poker: stud, Texas Hold ‘Em, Caribbean Stud, Video Poker, Three-Card Poker and just about any poker variation you can think of. For simpler gambling, you can play online slot machines, blackjack, roulette, or any of hundreds of click-and-win games. The online gambler looking for a challenge will enjoy Baccarat. With online gambling, the possibilities are endless!

Major gambling sites attract tens of thousands of visitors in a day. There are even thousands of sites for those unwilling or unable to play for money: Many online gambling sites operate on a game credit basis, and you can play just for the fun of it without risking anything. So, whether you want to impress people with your big gambling scores or get a shot at big money online, check out online gambling!

You no longer need to live in a place where there is a casino. With a computer and a connection to the Internet, anyone over the legal age of 21 can gamble right from their own homes. Finally, there is something for everyone who likes to gamble at online casinos. Check out one of the many online casinos today to get in on the game.

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That Ubiquitous Ace

November 22nd, 2017

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That Ubiquitous Ace

By: Mark Pilanski

Dear Mark,

Could you please explain the ace as it relates to poker, both using it as high or low, and using it in a straight? Also, can the Ace ever be used in this scenario: Queen-King-Ace-2-3 to form a straight? Ray W.

The genesis of the Ace’s mighty rise to power can be traced back to the French Revolution, when the lowest numbered card (in that era the one) was positioned above the King to represent victory over the monarchy by the common man. Its chest did swell with pride, Ray.

Many games today, such as poker and blackjack, allow the player to choose whether the ace is to be used as a high or low card. For example, in Hold’em poker, an Ace is considered the highest card in the deck, with one exception: it can help form what’s called “the wheel,” or the lowest straight possible; an Ace – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5. With this 5-high straight, the five is the top card, not the Ace. Conversely, the highest straight, called an ace-high straight or “Broadway,” is

Ten-Jack-Queen-King-Ace. Unless you are playing a game where an Ace is specifically given a high or low value, it’s usually played as either, never both. Wrapping the Ace, Ray, a Queen-King-Ace-2-3, would never constitute a straight.

When playing best low hand, there are some poker games that permit the Ace to play low, ignoring both straights and flushes. For example, the 5-4-3-2-Ace is the best possible low, even if it makes a straight or straight flush. Other games count straights or flushes against you, but let the Ace play low, making 6-4-3-2-Ace the best possible hand. In games where the ace is ranked below the deuce, a pair of aces would also score lower than a pair of deuces.

Dear Mark,

Here is a tip your readers might be interested in. When ordering a cocktail in a casino, you might as well order a quality drink. Why get Scoresby when you can order Johnnie Walker Black. Robin L.

Holy befuddled with booze, Batman! Robin’s got it right. Casinos will actually serve you the best call liquor behind the bar, that is, if you ask. But, Robin, if you’re trying to hustle premium drinks versus some hooch from the well to offset your losses at the table, fugedaboutit. A little select spirits might be a good thing, but too much of it and you’ll find yourself, not the drink, on the rocks. Besides, they don’t call it chip remover for nothing.

Dear Mark,

Can a player toss in his cards, then change his mind, and get them back from the dealer? Jay F.

No way, Jay, afterthoughts are not allowed in poker.

That collection of face down cards near the dealer composed of discards and folded hands is called the muck, garbage pile or trash. When someone throws one’s cards into it, the thrower automatically withdraws from further participation in the current pot.

Gambling Wisdom of the Week: “Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. Poker can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring, or hard and impersonal, fickle and elusive, but ultimately poker is fair, and right, and just.” — Lou Krieger

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