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Status of Casino Malaysia Gambling Laws in the U.S.

The following are American jurisdictions having recent activity concerning legal gambling.

* – States and territories with gaming devices are marked with an asterisk: *

! – States with at least one casino (defined as having both banking card games and slot-like machines) are marked with an exclamation point: !

UNITED STATES – Interior Secretary Gale Norton told Congress she needs time to decide whether to implement regulations proposed by former Secretary Bruce Babbitt, which would give this federal official power to approve tribal casinos over a state’s objections. Florida and Alabama had sued Babbitt, and bills to explicitly give or to take away the secretary’s power have failed to pass both houses. The National Gambling Impact Study Commission has come and gone and been forgotten; its Final Report was filled with factual errors. One bill (Kyl) to prohibit Internet gambling, with many exemptions for state-licensed gaming, passed the Senate & another (Goodlatte) passed House committees, but both failed to get two-thirds majority in the House. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled federal laws against casino broadcast commercials were unconstitutional; state prohibitions may still be valid. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has so far stopped bills to outlaw legal sports betting.

* ALABAMA – The Seminole case began when the Poarch Band of Creek Indians sued the state because the Governor refused to negotiate for casinos. The U.S. Supreme Court: 1) ruled a state could not be sued without its consent, but 2) refused to decide whether the Secretary of the Interior could make the gaming regulations, leaving tribes and states in limbo. The tribe is operating gaming devices in a bingo hall, while the court fights continue. The state allows slot-like machines in kiddie arcades. Dog tracks and adult arcades have put in machines which pay out coupons. A state judge ruled and Atty. Gen. Bill Pryor opined these are illegal slots; suits are pending. A federal judge has cleared the way for Casino Malaysia authorities to ban video arcades in Jefferson County. A proposal to give the state’s four moribund dog tracks true video poker machines has been reintroduced, but appears to be dead. Gov. Fob James, Jr. (R) opposed a State Lottery and lost reelection to Don Siegelman (D) in Nov. 1998. But an unprecedented mobilization of religious organizations throughout the country defeated a constitutional amendment to allow a State Lottery at the polls in Oct. 1999.

ALASKA – Casinos are prohibited by state law. Proposals to allow cruise ship gaming and the Klawock band of Tlingit Indians to open a full casino on remote Prince of Wales Island have gone nowhere.

!* ARIZONA – In July 2001, federal Judge Robert C. Broomfield issued a 121-page opinion, agreeing with the state’s three racetracks that the Legislature unlawfully gave the Governor a “blank check” to sign future compacts, and that the state does not allow blackjack, keno or slots. He ordered Gov. Jane Hull not to enter into any new compacts. (Gov. Hull and the state’s 17 gaming tribes were renegotiating, looking at a cap of 14,675 slots statewide and a 7% revenue sharing with the state.) Former governors signed compacts for casinos with slots (which remain open while the case is on appeal) because an Attorney General had ruled charities may run casino games. Judge Broomfield is wrong, mainly because the voters approved a standard form tribal compact. Former-Gov. Symington signed compacts with 16 tribes, but, misreading the federal Ninth Circuit’s opinion in Rumsey, refused to sign any more. In Nov. 1996, voters approved the “Fairness Initiative,” requiring the state to negotiate compacts with the remaining five tribes — the first time in American history a state voted to allow new high-stakes casinos in the face of active opposition. In 2000, the Legislature authorized the governor to renegotiate the compacts (they begin to expire in 2003), but imposed requirements, including that compacts must: set guidelines on ATMs and credit card use; require casinos to post the Arizona Lottery’s problem gambling hotline number; prohibit advertising to minors; and establish a voluntary self-ban procedure for problem gamblers. The Legislature and Governor also approved raising the gambling age from 18 to 21 for all wagers, including tribal casinos.

 

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The Latest Online Gambling News Headlines

Here are a few items that made the news over the past week.

From the ‘watch where you bet’ files: A U.S. teenager has agreed to return some of the $900,000 he allegedly made running an online sports betting scam.

Federal securities regulators in the States believe the 17-year-old bilked investors of more than $1 million through his Invest Better 2001 web site and bulletin board.

The teen promised risk-free investments for people who gave him their savings, and guaranteed returns of 125 percent to 2,500 percent. This money was then bet on sporting events through a Costa Rican sports betting site.

Down in the South Pacific, Vanuatu Internet Data Centre Togel Hongkong has announced that it will be launching a Sammy Davis Jr.-branded online casino.

Davis, who was a member of the legendary Rat Pack, died in 1990 but his wife signed a licensing agreement with marketers The LaRoda Group and Gaming & Entertainment Technology Inc. that allows them to use his likeness for the site.

The casino is expected to open in March. U.S. residents will not be able to make real-money bets, but will be able to collect points redeemable for Sammy Davis Jr. memorabilia.

The big news of the past week was William Hill’s decision to block U.S. customers from making bets on its sportsbook after January 31.

The company has said that it will no longer be taking sports bets from America because of the 1961 Wire Act’s ban on placing these types of wagers over telephone lines.

U.S. players will be able to withdraw money from their accounts after January 31 but will not be able to place bets or deposit money. They will, however, still be able to make bets at the William Hill online casino. Bettors in other parts of the world remain unaffected.

 

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The Togel HongkongEffects of Interleague Play

Another season of baseball’s cross-league mixer has come to an end and I thought it would be interesting to discuss the results from both a statistical and a financial point-of-view.

First, a little background. For roughly a century, the American League and the National League played their regular season games oblivious of each other. The only time teams from the two leagues would see each other in a meaningful game would be during the World Series. But five years ago, baseball decided to add a handful of Interleague games to the schedule each season to help sell tickets.

Purists screamed and argued that the integrity of the game was at stake but I think the numerous work stoppages and outrageous salaries have taken care of that. I agree that interesting geographical World Series match-ups such as St Louis-Kansas City (“I-70 Series” in 1985), Oakland-San Francisco (“Bay Bridge Series” in 1989), or Yankees-Mets (“Subway Series” in 2000) lose some significance because the teams have met but I feel that this pales in comparison to the fact that a fan in Seattle would otherwise never gets to see great players like Bonds or Maddux and the fan in Atlanta wouldn’t get to see A-Rod or Clemens. Another good result is that the World Series should be slightly more competitive as the visiting teams will have a little more practice playing by the other league’s rules come October.

The schedule is still a mess as there are more NL teams, the Togel Hongkong divisions are different sizes and the league wants to promote geographic rivals every year. However, the concept is good and lots of tickets are being sold so it isn’t going away anytime soon. These games represent roughly 10% of the schedule so as a bettor it is worth your while to spend some time doing a little extra research.

I haven’t compiled the data for past years but I did spend a little time going through this year’s results and here are a few details.

NL won this year 129-122 (51.4%)

Home teams were 130-121 (51.8%)

NL at home was 67-59 (53.2%)

AL at home was 63-62 (50.4%)

In other words, there was absolutely nothing very remarkable about the stats from this season. However, I did find it interesting that home teams had a lower win percentage during Interleague play than for all other games (55.2%). AL teams should benefit from carrying an everyday DH on the roster when playing at home and NL teams should benefit from the fact that their pitchers bat all the time (among other advantages) but it didn’t seem to be the case this year.

Interleague play proved to be good for the House as it finished up more profitable than the regular schedule and the failure of the home teams to produce may be the key. According to Kent, BoDog’s top bookmaker “We always see a slight drop-off in baseball handle when Interleague play rolls around. During the first couple of days we see as much as a 30% reduction but by the time the last Interleague games roll around, the bettors have a better feel and handle is restored. We did very well on Interleague play this year including a monster win when the Tigers went into Arizona and beat Schilling with a winless rookie pitcher making only his second start.”

For the record that was Mike Maroth pitching Detroit to a 6-3 victory on June 14th. Not only did he hand Schilling (a -350 favorite) just his second loss against 12 wins, but he even managed to get a base hit. Oh the joys of Interleague baseball.

One other interesting fact is that good teams seem to do even better during Interleague play. AL teams that currently sport winning records were 64-44 (59.3%) while winning NL teams were 78-54 (59.1%). It looks like the quality of the team may be more important than home field advantage for this portion of the schedule.

I also asked Kent for his view on the World Cup. “Overall, handle was much bigger than I anticipated it would be considering the start times were in the middle of the night for a North American audience. It seems that the game started to grow on our players as we had 7 or 8 times the handle on the final game as we did on the first big games. We didn’t make much money on the games overall but hopefully there will be other dividends down the road such as increased handle on MLS, Premiership, Serie A and Champion’s League soccer as American fans may be more interested and now have some experience in betting on the sport.”

I would like to wish everyone an especially happy and safe Fourth of July this year and as always, I welcome your comments, questions or suggestions via email at rob@bodog.com

I would also like to thank the many people who took time out of their busy schedules to meet with the BoDog team on our recent tour of Las Vegas including Jimmy Vacarro, Jim Feist, Doc Sports, Big Al McMordie, Bryan Leonard, Don Best Sports, Bettorsworld, Superior Sports and our good friend Buzz Daly.

 

 

 

 

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Expert iGambling IDN Slot Tips

 

We asked several Internet gambling gurus, “What’s the best advice you would give to an online gambler?” Here are their responses.

 

Mark Balestra, Author: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Online Gambling

“Never EVER lose sight of the fact that you’re playing with real money. And if you have problems controlling your spending, stop playing. Period.”

 

Spearmaster: Got2Bet.com

“Patience, patience, patience. Patience because getting paid your winnings takes time. Patience because you should only gamble for entertainment – not because you want to chase losses. Patience because you need to spend time looking for a suitable casino – and not jump in the deep end. Take your time – select a good casino, choose only games which you understand the strategies for, and be patient while playing and while waiting for winnings.”

 

Rick Jessup: GamingJackpots.com

“Know your limits. Gambling is entertainment, not employment. If you’re down, cool off for the night. If you’re up, tuck your original deposit away and bet the winnings.”

 

Michael Shackleford: The Wizard of Odds

“Choose where you play carefully. Good Internet casinos are those that play fairly and pay winners timely and without having to be nagged. I don’t want to name any casinos in particular but the bulletin boards are a good way to know which ones to avoid. Signs of a good casino are toll free phone support, a professional looking web site, access to historical play records, and an independent auditor to verify payouts and/or randomness.”

 

Bill Haywood: RGE21.com

“If you are playing the bonuses, give 10-20x the deposit in action (and with healthy sized bets). It really does not eat up that much of the edge. You’ll lose the full deposit from time to time, but collect more at the places you do win. Saves hassles.”

 

Eric Morris, Publisher: Gambling Online Magazine

“The best tip I could give is to only play with a site that you have researched, has a customer service telephone number, and advertises both off and online. Generally, if a site advertises both on and offline, they will have the money to pay out winnings.”

 

Bryan Bailey: Casinomeister.com

“Do your research and stick with the IDN Slot casinos that are here for the long haul. Stay loyal. Participate in their promos, but at times make an occasional bonus-free deposit. These are businesses that appreciate player loyalty, and the good ones will usually provide incentives to keep you happy.”

 

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THE DEALER AS ENTERTAINER

Utilization of the table games dealer in a role more fitting for today’s casino.

 

With the changing of the gaming business, a business that has evolved from a strictly provincial entity to a national business, the role of the dealer has changed drastically. Lets face it, even the name has changed…When was the last time one of us said they were in the GAMBLING business? How many times have we all said we are now in the entertainment business now?

 

Well, if we are “ The complete entertainment package” as we are so kindly advertised as, this article is going to address the prime table game entertainer, THE DEALER.

We are going to look at the role of the casino dealer, how it has evolved from the early days of gaming to today. The role of the casino dealer has changed dramatically over the years, especially in the last decade. Not technically but in expected behavior.

 

The topic here is the Casino Dealer as entertainer. What exactly do we mean when we say the dealer has to entertain the customers? Am I saying that the dealer has to sing and dance for the customer? Dress the dealers in Elvis outfits or celebrity look-alike outfits?

 

Well in some venues this may not be a bad idea, that is not what I am selling here. The ป๊อกเด้ง ไฮโล dealer as entertainer is not singing nor dancing but more of a mind set for these employees. Dealers are entertainers and in essence the stage is the casino floor. Dealers in our casinos must be more in tune with role playing, scripting, communication and even body language training, all designed to keep the customer more entertained with the table game experience.

 

Relate our casinos to a Broadway play or a movie. The similarities are striking. Movies have a theme or a story they tell, casinos do also. Look at your casino’s mission statement. Movies put out trailers and advertisements to pace people into their movies. Casinos do the same. Our advertisements lead and pace customers into our casinos. Broadway has a stage where the performers tell the story. The casino floor is the stage where our actors, especially in table games, are the performers.

 

We as an industry expect our dealers to be more than just deliverers of cards and handlers of money.

 

THE CASINO DEALER OF THE NEW MILLENIUM IS EXPECTED TO

NOT ONLY DEAL AND PROTECT THE GAME, BUT ALSO KEEP THE CUSTOMERS ENTERTAINED AND HAPPY.

 

If we expect this from our employees, If we are to expect dealers to make entertaining and servicing customers a majority of their job duties, three things are certain:

 

1.THE DEALER OF THE NEW MILLENIUM HAS TO HAVE A REAL OUTGOING STYLE AND PERSONALITY.

  1. THE DEALER OF THE NEW MILLENIUM HAS TO BE TRAINED IN HOW TO SERVICE AND ENTERTAIN TABLE GAME PLAYERS.
  2. THE CASINO OF THE NEW MILLENIUM, BOTH IN DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT’S ATTITUDE, HAS TO BE CONDUCIVE TO BEING AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.

 

The problem here is the parameters and expectations of the dealer have changed drastically. We will look at exceptions of the past and present. They are not the same.

 

WE HAVE CHANGED EXPECTATIONS OF THE DEALER WITHOUT CHANGING THE TRAINING METHODS.

Past expectations for dealers:

  1. Deal cards/dice to customers
  2. Pay and take bets

 

Current expectations for dealers:

  1. Deal cards/dice to customers
  2. Pay and take bets
  3. Entertain customers so they play longer

 

 

Lets take this a little further and add the floor supervisor to this mix:

 

We expect more out of our floor supervisors than we did in the past. Different traits and duties. We stress service and entertainment but we don’t train for it.

 

WE HAVE CHANGED EXPECTATIONS OF THE SUPERVISOR WITHOUT CHANGING THE TRAINING METHODS.

Past expectations for supervisors:

  1. Supervise games
  2. Account for bankrolls
  3. Manage dealers

 

Current expectations for supervisors

  1. Supervise games
  2. Account for bankrolls
  3. Manage dealers
  4. Entertain customers so they play longer

 

BOTH DEALERS AND SUPERVISORS OF THE NEW MILLENIUM HAVE ONE MANDATORY MISSION AS BOTH OPERATORS AND ENTERTAINERS…

 

CIRCLE MANAGEMENT:

MEANING:

KEEP THE CUSTOMERS CHIPS IN THE BETTING CIRCLE

 

THE GAME WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING ELSE

 

The only way to comply with Circle Management principles is for the table game dealer and supervisor to entertain the customer.

To do this, the table game operators have two options, both have merit.

 

  1. Hire entertainers to be dealers and train them as such
  2. Hire dealers as entertainers and train them as such

 

Some casinos are experimenting with option one. The problem with hiring entertainers to be dealers is this is expensive. While a great way to go, I do not see many casinos able to afford to hire this type and expect experienced entertainment types to work as dealers.

 

All casinos will eventually wish to further execute option two. Serious training efforts must be made to arm our front line employees in table games with the entertainment-based skills needed to do the job their position requires. I am not talking here of the basic generic customer service based training programs we offer but detailed, targeted programs designed to get dealers more entertainment based than factory worked based.

 

We offer the perfunctory customer service program to our employees. One day touchy feely type programs full of anachronism’s that we assume will make our employees more friendly and customer service proactive. If you want a gauge of how these programs generally work, try this, place a hidden camera on the way out of one of these customer service programs. Do these people look happy? Now they are going to go out and work with your customer!

 

I am not addressing or knocking customer service training. I am saying that the problem is we need to train our dealers and supervisor in PLAYER ENTERTAINMENT.

 

I recently produced a Dealer as an Entertainer training program for the Shooting Star Casino in Minnesota. The idea for this program was to take their already customer service pro-active group of dealers and supervisors and instill in them certain entertainment based principles. This program worked well for them and would be beneficial in a great many tribal casinos. It is the same program I produced for the Paris

Dealer’s opening orientation. It is needed for a great many non-tribal casinos also.

 

 

Whether a tribal casino, Las Vegas operation or any of our nations casino’s. The same message is true:

 

IF WE ARE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS LETS USE THEIR METHODS TO TRAIN OUR DEALERS AND SUPERVISORS…

 

  1. SCRIPTED SCENARIOS
  2. REHEARSAL
  3. PRACTICE
  4. SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION TRAINING
  5. ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT

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It’s Never Too Late to Launch A Guest Service Slot Online Program; Five Crucial Steps to Get the Process Going

Launching of a casino guest service program does not have to be tied to the beginning of a new year and the planning process leading up to it. “It’s never too late to start a guest service program and reap the rewards,” says Martin R. Baird, president of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Robinson & Associates, Inc., a guest service consulting firm for the gaming industry. “Fall is just around the corner and now is as good a time as any for casinos to get their service plans in motion.”

 

It’s Never Too Late to Launch A Guest Service Program;

Five Crucial Steps to Get the Process Going

 

Launching of a casino guest service program does not have to be tied to the beginning of a new year and the planning process leading up to it.

 

“It’s never too late to start a guest service judi online  program and reap the rewards,” says Martin R. Baird, president of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Robinson & Associates, Inc., a guest service consulting firm for the gaming industry. “Fall is just around the corner and now is as good a time as any for casinos to get their service plans in motion.”

 

Baird offers the following five steps to starting, implementing and maintaining a guest service plan.

 

Number 1: Review and revise your standards. Focus first on your existing service standards and be sure to take a hard look at guests’ standards. “You need to know where your standards are today and where your guests want them to be,” Baird notes. “Set standards that meet or exceed guests’ needs.”

 

Number 2: Get management to buy in. Outstanding service must start at the top with a commitment and a pledge of support from management. “This attitude must spread to all staff members and management must visibly support the execution of a guest service plan on a daily basis,” Baird says.

 

Number 3: Give staff members the necessary skills. “Few people naturally excel at providing good service,” Baird points out. “Your employees will need training to learn these new service skills.”

 

Number 4: Reward, reward, reward. Once the staff has the necessary skills, they need a reason to use them. “Create and launch a reward and incentive program,” Baird explains. “Focus on the positive and let employees know they’re doing a good job.”

 

Number 5: Make service an ongoing commitment. “No one will buy into a guest service program if they think it’s just the management idea de jour,” Baird says. “Keep the program going and make it the backbone of your casino.”

 

Owned by Lydia and Martin Baird, Robinson & Associates, Inc., is a guest service consulting firm that provides specialty guest service training, management skills training, presentation skills training, team building programs and employee incentive and recognition programs for the gaming industry. The Bairds have a Web site, www.casinocustomerservice.com, that’s devoted to helping casinos improve their guest service so they can compete and increase revenues. Robinson & Associates may be reached by contacting Lydia at 480-991-6421 or at lbaird@casinocustomerservice.com. Robinson & Associates is an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Association.

 

 

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Hard Rock reports strong second quarter

The Hard Rock Hotel parlayed big-act entertainment and its table-game focus into a strong second quarter, according to results the property announced Tuesday for the period ended June 30.

Revenue, cash flow and net income were all up, with property executives crediting the increases to additional business generated by new marketing and entertainment spending.

“(Hard Rock Chairman Peter) Morton’s a smart guy,” Bear, Stearns & Co., casino industry analyst Jason Ader said Tuesday. “He understands his market. Mandalay Bay and the Palms and others have targeted his market niche, but he always figures out a way to keep his customers.”

Hard Rock net income jumped 58.9 percent to $3.7 million from $2.3 million, and operating cash flow, defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, was up 4.4 percent, to $9.7 million from $9.3 million.

Revenue was up 4.4 percent to $34.1 million from $32.7 million. Expenses also jumped, up 4.3 percent, to $24.4 million from $23.4 million.

The property reported that it spent an additional $600,000 on marketing and entertainment expenses during the quarter, funding a new national advertising campaign and concerts by groups like the Eagles.

“We believe that the marketing and entertainment expenditures will more than pay for themselves through increased awareness of the property,” Morton said in a statement.

Hard Rock President Don Marrandino said the Hard Rock had a great quarter.

“Our table UFA game business continues to grow,” Marrandino said. The property generates two-thirds of its gaming revenue from its 100 table games, with the remaining third coming from 600 slot machines.

The table-game share of the Hard Rock’s revenue is believed to be the biggest in the city, with many properties almost reversing the ratio.

Marrandino expects a scheduled summer installation of about 360 new International Game Technology EZ-Pay ticket-in/ticket out machines to improve the slot floor’s performance.

Food and beverage revenue was up 6.7 percent, to $5.6 million from $5.2 million, while hotel revenue dropped 8 percent to $1.8 million from $1.9 million.

Marrandino said hotel room rates and occupancy remained relatively constant.

Hard Rock executives have some new changes planned for the property, he said.

New banquet space, a few new high-roller suites and a few new floors on top of the parking garage are on the drawing board, Marrandino said, although he declined to say when the new features would be built.

 

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Ligaz11 Review of Video Poker–Optimum Play

Aside from special promotions, casino mistakes, and cheating, there are four games one can play in a casino which can be played well enough to gain an edge over the house. They are horse and sports betting, poker, blackjack, and video poker. The notion that the last item on this list, which are nothing more than fancy video games, can be played with a positive expectation may be a surprise to many, but for many folks who manage to get the better of the casinos they visit, this is their weapon of choice. Video Poker–Optimum Play tells you how to get an edge at this game.

The book is accessible to those who have merely seen a video poker machine, the reader is not expected to be familiar with the nomenclature and mathematics of video poker. The book starts with a number of introductory sections explaining these concepts, the principles by which video poker can be beaten, and explains how the mathematics allow this out without the need to comprehend the math itself.

Then Paymar launches in to a description of “Precision Play”, a list of relatively simple rules for Jacks-or-Better, Deuces Wild, and Joker Wild that allow one to play very close to the optimum strategy. Most video poker books provide the same information as a chart of hand rankings, so this is a fairly novel approach. I think a great many people will find it easier to remember the Precision Play rules than some hand rank chart, and everyone who falls into this category will be grateful for this by itself.

The book continues with a lot of information on what one can expect for long and short term fluctuations in bankroll, other games one might encounter, and some information on the machines, tipping, the IRS, etc.. All of this information is quite good, and to have it all collected in one place is extremely valuable. There are also some ligaz11 quizzes so the reader can test themselves on how well they know the Precision Play rules, although these quizzes could have been made more comprehensive.

The book concludes with six appendices and a glossary, stating, at the time of the book’s printing, where the full pay machines and some of the better slot clubs are located, gaming regulations, sources for other information, etc.. As with the rest of the book, I detect no inaccuracies in the data, nor any bad advice. On the whole, Video Poker–Optimum Play is one of the most accurate gambling books I’ve ever read.

If I were to quibble, I’d mention that I was surprised to see Joker Wild included as one of the three games covered rather than the ubiquitous, albeit quite complicated, Double Bonus. It may be the case that a set of Precision Play rules would end up being too complex to be valuable for this game, yet the fact that it’s often the only 100+% game available in many casinos with otherwise good slot clubs means that it is often the game of choice for the experienced VP player.

Overall, this is an absolutely excellent book, certainly the single finest book on video poker I’ve read. I’m on the fence as to whether there is enough new information here to make it worthwhile for those who have already read its predecessor, Video Poker–Precision Play, to upgrade or not. But at its price, its probably worth it to have all this information in one place. Folks who play a significant amount of video poker almost certainly need to obtain and read this book.

Capsule:

The single best book available on winning at Video Poker. There are other books available that are worth reading in addition to Paymar’s masterpiece, but this should be the VP player’s starting point. At worst, the veteran player who already knows this information will appreciate having so much of it aggregated in a single place. At best, it can save the casino patron a great deal of money. Highly recommended.

 

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Ask Max about Situs Judi Slot

 

Hey Max, What’s the best piece of advice you have for a first-time Internet gambler? – A.P.

Short Answer: Set your loss-limit in advance.

Details: I’ve gambled at dozens of online casinos. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. And it’s the losing part that hurts! Decide how much you can afford to lose before you wager one dime. If you win, great. If you lose, c’est la vie.

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Hey Max, Where can I play blackjack for fun (i.e. not for money)? – Tim O.

Short Answer: Lots of places.

Details: Almost every Internet casino will let you play their games for free in the hope that you will one day make a deposit. Here’s a list of more than a thousand Internet casinos.

Some free games sites offer casino games and give away cash and prizes, too. I sometimes play Gamesville or Virtual Vegas when I don’t feel like risking real money.

If you enjoy the occassional trip to Las Vegas, check out WagerWorks – while you play you earn points redeemable for hotel accommodations and other perks.

 

Hey Max, I hear all this talk about re-shuffling, playing Vegas rules, etc. I’ve played in casinos all over the western hemisphere and I see NO ONE online playing anything NEAR real casino rules. – Dkw

 

Short Answer: The rules are the same as you’ll find in Las Vegas, and that’s a fact.

 

Details: Sounds like you’re referring to blackjack, so let’s talk 21. The only difference between online blackjack and blackjack on the Las Vegas Strip is that Togel Singapore casinos shuffle after each round. If they didn’t, card counters would use computer programs to clean them out. Otherwise, the rules are the same as you’ll find on the Las Vegas Strip.

 

More on shuffling: Many land-based casinos in Vegas and all around the world use Continuous Shuffle Machines to speed up blackjack play. The dealer sticks the used cards in the machine at the end of each round and the machine shuffles them. For the player, it’s like playing an infinite deck — and similar to playing at an online casino.

 

Just like in Las Vegas, rules vary from casino to casino so check the details before laying down any cash.

 

21 Mar 2002

Hey Max, Will the Goodlatte bill pass, banning Internet gambling in the U.S.? – Sam

 

Short Answer: I doubt it.

 

Details: Last week the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime voted to update the Wire Act of 1961, which bans interstate wagers, to apply to Internet gambling sites. Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte sponsored the bill. The bill now moves to the full Judiciary Committee for consideration.

 

If I were a betting man — and I am — I would bet against the Goodlatte bill passing. Too many powerful groups oppose the bill, including major Internet service providers and the American Gaming Association.…

Domino QQ

Give the Domino QQ man a hand!

Bit of a Betfair joke this one but worth sharing all the same – it made me smile anyway 🙂

Recently the cricket forum over at Betfair has been the favoured posting ground of the nothing if not enthusiastic Big Joe. And a most suitable spot it is as Big Joe likes his cricket. In fact, I dare say he loves it, which has lead to this sticky state of affairs.

Big Joe supports India. OK then, he worships India. To the point where objective betting analysis is replaced by unswerving belief that India will pull off a win in even the most hopeless of situations.

So cue some wag submitting a fake book review at Amazon about Sachin Tendulkar in Big Joe’s name a couple of weeks back. Unfortunately the jobsworths at Amazon spotted the wind up and declined the review.

As some killjoy will no doubt have the review pulled soon here’s what it says for posterity:

“For me, the title says it all. Sachin is simply the world’s greatest batsman, and a personal hero for me and many hundreds of millions of fellow Indian cricket fans. As a cricketer he has no equal, but just as attractive for me is the shy demeanour, boyish smile, and small but perfectly formed athletes body. I would gladly sacrifice all of my wordly possessions for a chance to meet him in the flesh, but until then I will just have to make do with this wonderful book and its full colour photos. Luckily for me it isn’t too heavy to hold with just one hand. ”

Fuck me. What a week. I nearly became a one Domino QQ post wonder there. One of those people who starts a blog with great enthusiasm, makes a post and then disappears.

That’s not the case though – just had some bad news a couple of hours after my first entry. My mum was rushed to hospital with chest pains / dizziness and is still being kept in for observations and tests.

She seems ok thankfully. Didn’t have a heart attack or anything – it was something related to an existing illness. But with all the worry, visiting, making sure dad is ok and phoning round relatives etc I’ve not really had much time to trade at all this week. Let alone feel like it.

Anyway, fingers crossed the panic seems to be over. She has to stay in a while now but is at least in the best place while the tests are run.

Funny. When something like that happens trading, which is a big part of my life, kind of pales into insignificance. Thankfully I’m not in a position where I have to trade everyday because I need the income so was able to just leave it for the more important stuff.

Should be in a position to start again soon though and start saving some pennies for the big day.

 

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