101 Gambling Tips For the Avid Gambler

While many of the gambling facts you may have picked up in Las Vegas can be useful in online gambling it’s important that you realize there are some critical differences. But with a knowledge of the facts surrounding your chosen game, and armed with some gambling tips from experienced online players, you will find online gambling not only a fascinating and exciting adventure bit also an opportunity to turn your gambling hobby into a profitable venture.

Critical Rules for Every Game

1. Never chase after your losses. Don’t increase your bets because you’re losing and want to get even; only increase your bets as part of a pre-determined strategy.
2. Don’t gamble at any game that you don’t understand. Learn it first.
3. Don’t gamble and drink at the same. It’s hard enough to win at gambling even without dulled senses.
Money Management – General Guidelines
4. You will lose more often than you win and the longer you play the more likely that fact is. And it’s true whether you’re talking about hands of blackjack, rolls of the roulette wheel or throws of the dice.
5. The key to winning is to maximize your wins and to minimize you losses.
6. Learn and memorize the odds at the particular game you have chosen to play as well as the best strategies to use in an effort to maximize your winnings at that particular game.
7. Never gamble with “dear” money; only gamble with “excess” money. In other words, never gamble with money that you will need, or may need, to pay your everyday living expenses.
8. If you’re playing against other players online this is doubly important. The minute you start gambling with “dear” money the other player will sense your heightened stress and play accordingly – often bullying you out of a bet because they know you are more tentative with your “dear” money.
9. Set a stop loss amount and stick to it. Divide your total gambling bankroll into four separate amounts. Divide each of those amounts into four smaller amounts. If you lose one of the smaller amounts, change tables or games or just take a break. If you lose your entire first allotment, stop gambling for the day.
10. Be disciplined and avoid the gambler’s demise of going into your next allotment because you feel like your luck “just has to turn around.”
11. Plan ahead. When you start a gambling session determine the amount that you want to win (be realistic) and when you reach that point put the money away and walk.
12. When you are winning, draw some money occasionally from your gambling bankroll and put it into a “do not touch” bankroll to protect that portion from further risk.
13. No money management system will ever overcome the house advantage over the long term. You will always lose more often than you win. The key is that you must win more big bets and lose more small bets.

Money Management – Positive Progression Systems

14. A Positive Progression System is one in which you increase the amount of your bets when you win and decrease the amounts of your bets when you lose. To use this system properly you must establish a “standard” betting unit.
15. Your “standard” betting unit should be a comfortable percentage of the gambling bankroll that you will be working with for a particular gambling session. For example, if your session’s bankroll is $100, you might make your “standard” betting unit $10.00. This way you would be able to play at least 10 betting events before running out of funds even if you lost all 10 events in a row.
16. These systems allow you to win relatively large amounts during a hot streak while helping to minimize your losses during cold streaks.
17. A common example of this strategy is to add one-half of the amounts you win to your next bet. For example, at blackjack if you win a hand with your “standard” betting unit of $10.00 you would add $5.00 to the bet on the next hand for a total bet of $15.00. If you win that hand you would add $7.50 to the $15.00 for a bet of $22.50 on the next hand. When you eventually lose a hand, return to your “standard” betting unit of $10.00 on the next hand and start the system all over. Of course in practice these increases of 50% will be approximate.
18. Another more complicated system is to always keep your bankroll divided into a certain number of units and then bet one unit on each event. As you win, your total bankroll becomes bigger so each unit will grow and you’ll be betting larger amounts. As you lose, your units, and bets, become smaller.
19. Establish a system for drawing some of the winnings from your gambling bankroll occasionally to put it into your “do not touch” bankroll. For example, when you double your bankroll you might take one-half of the winnings to put into the “do not touch” bankroll. If you experience a long winning streak using a Positive Progression System the winnings can grow dramatically.

Money Management – Negative Progression Systems

20. A Negative Progression System is one in which you increase the amount of your bets when you lose and decrease the amounts of your bets when you win. Again, to use this system properly you must establish your “standard” betting unit.
21. The most common negative progression system is the Martingale System. Here you double the amount of your bet if you lose and return to your “standard” betting unit when you win. For example, at blackjack if you bet $10.00 and lose you would bet $20.00 on the next hand. If you win that hand you would then reduce your bet to the “standard” $10.00 bet for the following hand. In all gambling, the Martingale system will always fail in the long run.
22. This system can be very frustrating because during a hot streak you are winning only your “standard” betting unit. And during cold streaks you are continually losing bigger and bigger amounts.
23. Remember, draw some money occasionally from your gambling bankroll winnings and put it into a “do not touch” bankroll.

Playing Roulette

24. American roulette is one of the worst casino games that you can play because the house advantage under standard rules is 5.26% or higher.
25. European roulette offers a lower house advantage under standard rules of 2.7% because there are fewer slots with only one “0” as opposed to the “0” and “00” in American roulette.
26. All bets on in American roulette give the house an advantage of 5.26% with one exception: the “0”, “00”, 1, 2, 3 combination bet gives the house a much larger 7.89% advantage.
27. All roulette betting systems rely on the inaccurate assumption that the result of previous spins can predict future results. Unless the system is defective or fixed, each spin carries the same odds as every other spin.
28. The most popular betting system at roulette is the negative progression system known as Martingale (see #17). As in all other games, the Martingale used in roulette will always fail in the long run.
29. Because of the heavy house advantage if you are playing not just for amusement but to win money you might as well take a shot at the higher payoff bets and hope that you get lucky.
30. Try a modified positive progression system at roulette. Divide the amount you are willing to lose at one roulette session into 35 “standard” betting units. Pick one number and bet one unit on that number (must be at least equal to the table minimum bet). Continue playing one unit on that same number until you either win or run out of your 35 unit bankroll. If you win, bet two units on the same number and continue betting two units on that number until you either win or lose your bankroll. If you win again, walk away!
31. Roulette is a relatively slow moving game compared to other online games, so it should take you a longer time to lose your bankroll.
32. Do not play roulette as a way to win money; the odds are too heavy in favor of the house. Play roulette only as a way to have fun and pass the time without losing a lot of money quickly.

Playing Baccarat

33. Baccarat is one of the easiest casino games to play and offers a relatively low advantage to the house of just 1.06%.
34. There may be as many as 12 to 14 players at a table, with the role as dealer passed around the table much as the dice are passed around a craps table.
35. All players may bet on each hand and the bets are either on the “player”, on the “dealer” or on a tie. With the exception of the tie bet, baccarat is much like betting heads or tails on the flip of a coin.
36. Neither banker nor player can make any decisions regarding play; the rules of the game stipulate what must be done with every hand and a house “dealer” supervising the game will direct the play accordingly.
37. Winning bets on the player or the dealer both pay even money, minus a 5% commission paid either at the time of the bet or when the player leaves the table.
38. Winning bets on a tie usually pay 8 to 1, again minus a 5% commission.
39. In an 8-deck game, the house advantage is slightly less for a “banker bet” and dramatically higher for a “tie bet”, so it seems most logical to bet only on the banker.
40. As in all online gambling, card counting is meaningless because the deck(s) is usually shuffled after each hand in baccarat.

Playing Blackjack

41. Blackjack offers one of the lowest house advantages at around .60%, but expert players can actually create situations where the player has an advantage.
42. For the serious player there are many complex strategies that require time and dedication to master.
43. Never just sit down cold at a table. Blackjack tends to be a game of streaks, so watch a table for a few hands to determine if it is a hot or cold table for the players.
44. A “soft” hand is a hand with an Ace that can be counted as either a 1 or an 11 in value and still keep the hand’s total at 21 or less.
45. A “hard” hand is a hand with an Ace that must be counted as 1 in value in order to keep the hand’s total at 21 or less.
46. A beginning or social player should stick to the generally accepted rules of the basic blackjack strategy.
47. Never be afraid to take a card that might bust you. Always play the odds; don’t let the fear of a bust stop you from taking a card when you know it’s the option with the highest probability of success no matter how small that probability may be.
48. Read one of the many excellent books on counting cards if you are serious about blackjack and willing to spend a lot of time practicing and perfecting your play. As in all online gambling, card counting is of little value because the deck(s) is usually shuffled after each hand. In blackjack, however, with many players at a table it may be beneficial for that one hand.

Playing Blackjack to Win – The Best Moves

49. Always split Aces and 8s as the odds are good that the two new hands will be dramatically better than either the soft 12 or hard 16.
50. Stand with a hard 12 or higher when the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6. The odds are good that the dealer may bust on the next card or that you will bust if you take another card.
51. Take a hit on anything below a hard 17 when the dealer is showing a 7 through an Ace. Don’t be afraid to bust!
52. Always double your bet when you’re dealt an 11.

Playing Blackjack to Lose – The Worst Moves

53. Never split 10s because you may very well be trading one excellent hand for two mediocre or bad hands.
54. Never take insurance since the odds significantly favor the dealer. Even if you’re holding a blackjack on the hand yourself you will be trading a high probability of winning a 1.5 to 1 payout in exchange for a guaranteed even money payout.
55. Never stand with a soft hand that totals less than a soft 17.

Playing Craps

56. Craps is an entertaining and fast paced dice game that offers some of the best odds for players, as low as a 1.41% house advantage and even lower for some bets.
57. Craps can be a very complicated game so if you are going to be a serious player read and absorb a good systems book.
58. Establish a “standard” betting unit that is lower than your “standard” betting unit in most other casino games because in craps it’s easy to get a lot of money on the table quickly during a long roll.

Playing Craps to Win – The Best Bets

59. If you just want to enjoy the game but play like you know what you’re doing, try a very simple strategy starting with a new roller.
60. The Don’t Pass line offers relatively good odds with just a 1.40% house advantage.
61. The Pass Line also offers relatively good odds with just a 1.41% house advantage.
62. Place a minimum amount of your “standard” unit bet on either the Pass Line or the Don’t Pass Line and save the majority of the unit to “take the odds” after the point is established. In doing this you will get true odds on that backup bet with no house advantage at all.
63. Place a bet on the six or the eight in dollar amounts that are a multiple of six. The house advantage on this bet is only 1.52% and if the number is rolled you’ll win $7.00 for every $6.00 you bet.

Playing Craps to Lose – The Worst Bets

64. All of these bets offer impressive payouts but even those high payouts are not enough to offset the big house advantage.
65. The “Any 7” bet, where you bet that the next roll will be a 7, provides the worst odds on the table with a house advantage of almost 17%.
66. The “Any Craps” bet, where you bet that the next roll will be a 2, 3 or 12, also offers bad odds with a house advantage of just over 11%.
67. The “Hardway” bets and the “Big 6” and “Big 8” bets are also poor odds with a house advantage of from 9% to 11%.

Playing Texas Hold-‘Em Poker

68. The more players there are at the table the higher the odds that at least one other player has a strong pocket hand, so be more cautious with your pre-flop betting.
69. Be careful betting a high pre-flop card unless you have a good kicker as well.
70. Determine early the types of players at your table – aggressive or cautious – and remember and adjust your determinations throughout the game.
71. At games where notes are allowed make a note on any player whose tendencies you identify. You may see them later at another table.
72. Bet or raise with a good hand; don’t let other players get free cards that might make their marginal hand into a strong one.
73. Don’t be predictable. Vary your play to confuse your opponents as to whether you are an aggressive or cautious player.
74. Don’t bluff often and try to establish a cautious reputation at the table so that when you do bluff your opponents will think you must have a good hand and be more reluctant to call your bluff.

Playing Slots – The Facts

75. The payback percentages for online slot machines are generally better than the payback percentages in live casinos.
76. The numbers revealed on a spin of the wheels on a slot machine do not show up in any order. The numbers are being selected constantly, not just when the handle is pulled. The numbers to be displayed on the wheels are randomly selected at the instant that the handle is pulled or the spin button is pushed.
77. It’s impossible to tell when a machine is about to hit.
78. A machine can go for very long periods of time without a significant jackpot or it could register several large jackpots in a row. It’s all random selection.
79. The number of coins you choose to play affects only the amount of your bet; it does not influence the selection of the numbers.
80. Slot machines can be set with different payback percentages as well as different hit percentages.
81. Payback is the percentage of the money bet that the machine will return to the players over the long term. It usually ranges from 75% to as much as 99%.
82. The hit percentage is the percent of the time that the machine will payout some money on a spin. This can vary widely, from under 10% to over 90%.
83. Machines that are set to pay off frequently will usually have more small payout amounts and fewer large jackpots.
84. Machines with a high hit percentage (those that are set to pay off frequently) are normally referred to as “loose” slots.
85. Machines with a low hit percentage (those that are set to seldom pay off) will usually have more large jackpots and few small payout amounts.
86. Machines with a low hit percentage (those that are set to pay off infrequently) are normally referred to as “tight” slots.
87. There is no universally accepted “good” slot machine; it depends on the individual player and whether he would prefer many small payouts or a chance for one large jackpot.

Playing Slots – Strategies

88. Because of the random nature of each individual machine no gaming strategy will work over the long run on slots.
89. Before you start a gambling session on slots determine the amount you want to win and resolve to withdraw your cash when you reach that goal.
90. Choose an online site that does not have a wagering requirement that must be met before you can withdraw your money.
91. With all other factors being equal, choose the online site that offers the biggest bonus to new players.
92. Because the house has an advantage in slots, playing with small bets for long periods is a sure-fire strategy to lose.
93. The key to improving your odds of winning lies in knowing which type of slot machine to play.
94. When selecting a slot to play, avoid those with huge jackpots; the best odds of winning lie in the machines with small jackpots because their most frequent payoffs will be of medium size.
95. Play only on small jackpot machines that offer as many beneficial bonus features as possible.
96. Look for machines that offer wild symbols as well as multipliers to improve your odds of winning.
97. Look for slots offering second-screen bonuses or free spins to improve your chances of winning.
98. Look for slots offering what is known as the “gamble” feature where your wins can be gambled for double-or-nothing for as many as five times.
99. When you reach your pre-determined target for winnings STOP and cash in your chips.

Finally, there are two critical rules to all gambling, including online gambling, that you must follow and these rules bear repeating:

100. Never gamble with “dear” money; only gamble with “excess” money. In other words, never gamble with money that you will need, or may need, to pay your everyday living expenses.
101. Set a limit to the amount of money you are willing to lose, and can afford to lose, and stick to it.

Best Online Craps Information

One of the classic casino games is the dice game known as Craps. Craps is a game with a rich history, and one that provides a great deal of action and excitement. This being the case, Craps was a natural to become part of the online gaming movement. Many online casinos now offer Craps. While this game may at first appear intimidating, it is actually relatively simple, and there are online resources that can help you with your Craps play, both live and online.

If you are just getting started with Craps, one site you might want to check out is http://www.online-craps.com. This site, sponsored by online casino Goldenpalace.com, offers a number of different Craps resources.

The first thing it offers is a Download Craps Center. Here you will find a variety of Craps software, along with some reviews to help you determine which the best one for you is. Many of these are practice programs to help you get a feel for the game before venturing into the world of real money Craps. You can download the Goldenpalace.com Casino Craps software from this page. There is also a free Craps game directly on the site which you can avail yourself of to get some practice.

You will also find a “Craps Guide” with tips and information related to the game of Craps. These tips largely revolve around the etiquette of the game, so if you plan to play Craps in a live casino at any point, they could come very much in handy.

There is also a Table Guide which provides a detailed description of who and what you will encounter at the Craps table. This guide comes with attractive, colorful photographs illustrating what is being discussed.

Another section of the site that will be helpful to you is the Craps Strategy Guide. This will give you a basic feel for what the best bets are to place to maximize your winning potential when playing Craps. This information could prove invaluable when playing for real money.

There is also a section about systems for beating Craps but this is really just an editorial on the fact that there is no system for beating Craps (assuming you are not cheating or illegally manipulating the dice in some way). The reality is the best way to beat Craps is to only take the best bets on the table and hope for a little luck to overcome the House edge.

Of course, no Craps website would be complete without a breakdown of the rules of Craps, and this site has one. An illustrated page gives you a breakdown of the basic rules and best you can make, with directions to the more esoteric bets listed in the strategy section.

All gaming experiences, online and live, are enhanced by a more complete knowledge of the game being played. This website is one way to get started on a comprehensive understanding of the game of Craps and a good step to maximizing your financial and entertainment value when playing.

WoW Leveling Guide: Leveling Tips for Newbs

Hope everyone is having a great day! Here’s a tip for all you WoW Cataclysm gamers who are looking to level up fast. Many newbs ask one particular question that even seasoned WoW gamers can’t answer-how do I get my toon to level 85 in as little time as possible?

There are actually a few tips to help you level to 85 in as little time as possible. Some of the tips I will give you are some of the secrets that WoW leveling guide masters don’t want you to know about! The main things you need to worry about is questing, DON’T run instances (more on that later), stay away from grinding at all costs (unless it is required in a quest), setting your leveling goal (and don’t go astray), and getting a good questing add-on with a good WoW leveling guide.

Questing

One of the best things you can do to level up to 85 is questing! Completing quests rewards you with heaps of XP, and some quests require you to grind an “x” amount of mobs, which will grant you even more XP while trying to complete the quest! You are pretty much killing two birds with one stone! Try finding as many quests that require grinding as you can, because when you start to kill mobs, your XP will exponentially grow and you will reach that level cap soon!

Refrain from running instances

One of the biggest misconceptions of leveling up is running instances. The only thing I have to say is that it is only necessary to run instances when you have a quest for that one particular instance. Most people run instances to have a ball with their friends, make friends, want a good challenge, or twinking. Your only reason for running instances should be completing the quest(s) that you have for that one particular instance. The reason for that is because it distracts you from reaching your goal of swiftly getting to level 85, which we will cover shortly.

Do NOT grind

Most WoW leveling guides will tell you that grinding is the best way to level up, but in fact, it isn’t. Sure, there are a lot of mobs roaming around Azeroth, but they barely give you a sufficient amount of XP. The only exception to this, one that we already talked about, is when you are required to grind an “x” amount of mobs to complete a quest. That’s the only time when grinding is necessary.

Setting your leveling goal

Obviously, there are quite a few things you can do to level up to 85 as fast as possible. The biggest thing you want to do is set “leveling to 85 as fast as possible”. I’m serious. That should be your only goal in the game. Don’t worry about any professions, don’t worry about BGs, don’t worry about making friends, don’t worry about twinking, don’t worry about ANYTHING! Your goal is to level up to 85 in the shortest time possible, so let that be the only thing you have on your mind and your goal list!

Getting a good add-on with a good WoW leveling guide

As mentioned previously, one of the best ways to level up in WoW Cataclysm is to complete quests. Now, there are a lot of quests givers, and you may be asking, how do I know which quest to do? There are actually a few WoW leveling guides I ran into, and some say that questing add-ons are the way to go. I agree. However, there is one particular add-on that I use that helps get me to level 85 in just 7 days! Zygor’s WoW leveling guide is the only guide you need to reach level 85 in just 7 days! This guide tells you everything: where to go, who to talk to, what quest to accept and turn in, what creatures to kill, what items to collect, where to set your hearthstone, when to fly to locations, and ANYTHING else you need to do and know to get your character to level 85 in just 7 days!

The best part about Zygor’s add-on and WoW leveling guide is that I was able to twink, grind, make friends, work on my professions, dilly-dally around and STILL get my toon to level 85 in just 7 days! As if that wasn’t enough, I also forgot to mention that I only have the time to play WoW Cataclysm for only 3-5 hours per day!

Poker Tips to Win the Game

In the modern online poker world, chances are pretty good that most of the people you play against will know the basics of playing good poker. They will know about position, good starting hands and pot odds. Therefore, your game of poker needs to evolve to the point where it is more than just never getting out of line and playing ultra tight. To help you develop that type of game, follow the online poker tips that are outlined below.

Tip #1 – Bluff and Re-Bluff

Now, when it comes to bluffing, approximately 95% of people that play poker either do it too little or too often. A player that has just started playing poker will tend to do it too little as they develop their tight game with proper positional play and starting hand selection. However, when the player then tries to expand their game to get into the next level of poker talent, they will tend to bluff too often and get caught bluffing more often than not. This can be extremely depressing if you let it get to you.

There are no strict rules when it comes to bluffing aside from taking advantages of opportunities when they appear. However, a bluff is only good if a) it advertises your ability to bluff or b) it allows you to take advantage of a tight reputation and scores you a pot that you have no business winning. If you are thinking of bluffing or re-bluffing without one of these two things being the end goal, stop the attempt immediately. To accomplish these goals does not require a bluff every hand or even a bluff every round. Many professional players make it a point to bluff once or twice every session to plant seeds of doubt in the minds of their opponents and then never do it again.

Tip #2 – Observation

The first step to becoming a good poker player is getting a good handle on your game. Once you have that handle however, your attention should turn outward for further development. Specifically, you should start looking around the table at the other players. Both online and offline players have tells that you can exploit and the only way that you can uncover those tells is through keen observation. Whether you are observing a hand in progress or a hand history, you still need to pay keen attention to the action in order to spot tells when they occur. Look for behavioral traits offline and betting patterns online to help you. People find it hard to deny their own nature, so if you can discover how they tend to play you will be given an enormous tactical advantage.

Conclusion

These are just two of many Poker Tips that can help you become a better poker player. Integrate these poker tips into your Poker game one by one and you should start to see improvement over the course of the long term.

Keno Game Guide

One of the oldest games in casinos that still exist today is Keno. Would you believe that the game appeared in China in 187 BC? Keno was introduced by Cheung Leung of Han Dynasty, when his city was at war for several years, and started running out of money and supplies.

Cheung Leung conceptualized an idea that would both fund his army and would not add extra taxation on his citizens, the game enabled Cheung Leung to acquire sufficient money in order to finance the war. It is then called as the “Game of the White Pigeon”, because with lack of communication around the countryside, the news of successes and losses is relayed by a dove.

The game invented by Cheung Leung is somewhat similar to the modern game of Keno we are playing today. The game of Keno is a lottery game similar to bingo, in the early times lottery is strictly prohibited but horse races is legal, so a game of Keno is called a “race” to conceal it’s true identity.

It is usually played in lounges at the casinos specifically allocated for the game. To keep the players informed of the winning numbers, television monitors are spread all over the casino halls.

You can also enjoy playing Keno in the internet just visit the most trusted online casino sites that provide you a list of the best casino to maximize your gaming experience, or play the video version of Keno, the coin operated slots-like machines, that applies the same principle and similar rules but the results is much faster.

To start the game, a player must select a minimum of but not more than 10 numbers between 1 to 80. “Spot” is called to each selection, so if you select 10 numbers you are playing the 10 Spot game. Keno tickets are available at the tables all over the casino and right to the casino’s Keno lounge. A “Keno Crayon” is provided by the casino for this purpose.

Simply mark with the numbers of your selection a blank keno ticket. After that you will present your ticket to the keno desk together with your wager and a duplicate ticket will be given to you by the clerk. In a few moment, twenty numbered balls will be drawn from a barrel containing 80 numbered balls, and if sufficient numbers from your selections are drawn, then you are a winner. There are screens that display the results called Keno boards, throughout the casino.

You can bet the minimum as low as 5 cents, although other casinos only accept $1 bets or higher. The house’s keno brochures gives you information about various tickets you can play and payouts.

The amount of money you can win depends upon the type of ticket you play and the number of spots caught. You can play as many tickets as possible. You could win a whopping $50,000 on a $1 wager in some casinos.

According to the Keno game played, the house advantage on Keno varies. It is always around 30% or higher. The chances of hitting one number in 80 is only 0.25%, making it your worst bet in Keno.

Asian Gambling Basics

 Gambling  became popular in China in the last phase of the imperial dynasty i.e. from 1644 to 1912. Canton, Macao, Shanghai and Hong Kong became the famous for their liquor and  gambling . These areas inhabited foreigners, usually Americans, who were known to be rough. Moreover, majority of these inhabitants were males. Chinese natives indulged in  gambling  along with the foreigners.

Famous  gambling  games in China include Mah Jongg and Pai Gow.

Pia Gow consists of a bank having one woodpile. The banking duties are entrusted to one of the players. Other players are given four tiles of the woodpile, which they have to group in pairs of two such that the player’s pair should have a greater value than the bank. If the player succeeds then he wins the bet. A lot of money can exchange hands over this game.

Mah Jongg, meaning ‘sparrow’ is an ancient game which was developed primarily for the rich class of China. The game is said to have been invented by a fisherman to prevent sea sickness. It is said that the fisherman invented this game to distract the other fishermen from the surroundings, so that they do not feel sea sick in the middle of the sea. Later, a Chinese general heard of the game and engaged his soldiers in it at night to prevent them from falling asleep. The game underwent a lot of variations and every region called it with a different name. Finally, the game was standardized in early 1990s. the game consists of 136 to 144 tiles depending on the whether the players choose to play with flowers or seasons. The play resembles rummy except for the fact that the game is played with tiles. The game also uses a pair of dice and chips to keep the score. It requires four players, the aim of each being to obtain a set of tiles. The set types that are permitted are “kong”, “pung” and “chow”. A complete hand contains four sets and a pair of similar tiles. The fist one to have this combination of fourteen tiles wins.

Another game is Sci Bo, meaning ‘two dice’. This game is a betting game with players betting on the total of their dice. It is played with three dice. The bets include small bets that is the total may fall; between the range of four to ten, or big bets i.e. the total may fall between eleven to seventeen. The players shake the dice in a cup and keep the cup upside down with the dice hidden in the cup. Wagers are then made on the outcome. The player guessing the total can earn hugs sums. It is rumored that skilful players can predict the total by hearing the clanking of dice in the cup. In casinos the entire game is mechanized. Bets are placed on the number marked on the table. The dice are then shaken using a vibrating platform. The results are displayed on a screen. Other famous  gambling  games include Keno and Pachinko.

Despite the popularity of these  gambling  games, not all Chinese states are ready to legalize it. While Macao has legalized  gambling , Shanghai carries it on illegally. In Hong Kong, only horse raising is legalized and The Hong Kong Jockey Club earns huge revenue.

What Sort of Games Do the Best Gambling Sites Have?

One of the benefits of playing casino games online is the fact that you have many games to choose from. The best gambling sites are not going to make you choose between just blackjack and poker, but they will have a plethora of options available. But what if you are new to online gambling and do not know what some of these games are? In that situation, I felt it might be nice to provide new players with a few games that you can find online.

Poker – There is a reason that poker remains one of the most popular games to play in both land based and online casinos. Poker can be intimidating for a beginner and the best gambling sites will provide a new player with a good tutorial.

Bingo – Online bingo is the exact representation of what you would find in an actual casino – only online!

Baccarat – The player bets before any hand is ever dealt. It is possible to put money on the dealer winning or the player winning. The cards are dealt and a winner is determined. While the table may seem confusing, the fact that the games move relatively slow means that you will have plenty of time to learn.

Craps – One of the more popular online casino games you can play. Place your bet, roll the dice and if your number comes up you are a winner. While the betting lines, symbols, and array numbers that you will see at the table may be overwhelming at first, once you understand the basics, you will find that the game is easy to play.

Keno – Keno uses a random number generator to select a number and is very straightforward to play. Like bingo and lottery games, the outcome depends on luck, not skill.

Slots – Arguably the most popular games you can play in any casino because of their simplicity (and people happen to love the sights and sounds). Spin the mechanical reels by pushing a button and see if the symbols come up aligned. If they do – you are a winner!

Roulette – Roulette is a French diminutive for the word “little wheel.” The choices are simple, choose a number or choose red or black, alternatively you can bet on whether the number to come up next will be odd or even. The winner is determined where the little ball stops.

Blackjack – The point behind blackjack is to get to the number 21 as closely as you possibly can by accumulating cards without going bust. Cards are represented by number but the face cards can mean different things depending on the casino you are playing at. That is why it is always important to read the rules and not make any assumptions.

UK Gambling Laws

Your visit to the city of London or Manchester can just not be complete without you visiting any one of the casinos. Specifically now, as the  gambling  laws have been relaxed, a ‘punter’ in literal terms can have a ‘relaxed’ visit to the casino and play the game he wants. ‘Relaxed’ may be a pun in the context as Casinos brim with action at all times. One thing is for sure, UK  Gambling  Laws have been formed now in such a way that  gambling  can indeed be treated as a fun activity.

What are the UK  Gambling  Laws?

o Establishment a single regulatory authority – The latest change to the UK  Gambling  Laws has been to establish a single regulatory authority that will regulate and monitor the activity of  gambling  in the United Kingdom. This authority will regulate and prescribe rules to entities that promote and conduct  gambling  activities.

o The UK  Gambling  Commission – In the United Kingdom, it is believed now that the word  gambling  starts and ends with “The UK  Gambling  Commission”. This is the single regulatory authority which we discussed a while before. The UK  Gambling  Commission’s major role is to provide licenses to all the  gambling  operators. With workers in casinos and  gambling  outlets a major factor to customer’s experience, the commission also regulates licenses to key workers in the  gambling  outlets.

o Tests for  Gambling  Operators –  Gambling  operators in the UK have never had it so tough in the UK to get their licenses. Now, it is mandatory for the  gambling  operators to undergo a three part test also known as the Fit and Proper Test. This is done for them to get an operating license. The Fit and Proper test examines the applicant’s suitability to the role, financial stability, knowledge and competence in  gambling . The applicant is required to pass all the three examinations to be considered eligible to get the operating license. The UK  Gambling  Commission conducts monitoring and inspection activities on the applicant and the casino. This is a due diligence activity carried out by the UK  Gambling  Commission to ensure that all the standards prescribed to the  gambling  operators are met consistently.

o Licenses for Corporate clients – Should you be a director of a casino, you would be considered as a corporate client. In all probabilities, you and other key members of your management team would need to undergo a test conducted by the UK  Gambling  Commission.

As per the new  gambling  laws in the UK, every application is thoroughly examined, monitored and if necessary, the candidates would be interviewed before an operating license is given to the individual or the entity.

If people think that all these laws have been introduced to shy people away from opening and visiting casinos, they are wrong. The objective of restructuring the UK  Gambling  Laws is to ensure that  gambling  no longer is considered an illegal activity. Now, if you are in UK, you do not need to hide from the cops if you wish to go  gambling .

Video Poker Tips and Tricks

Out of all the Video Poker Tips and Tricks for online gamblers, whether they are new or seasoned veterans, education is the key – and that is your number one tip of the day. If you are not educating yourself on all the rules of the game before you place your first bet, then you are not only wasting your time – but you are wasting your money as well. Fortunately it’s easy to educate yourself on the rules of the game and special strategies to employ while playing. Indeed, the internet is literally saturated with all kinds of websites and tutorials that can take you from being a newbie to an experienced player in no time.

Another trick for video poker players is to always look for the best prices and deals. These days there are thousands of online  gambling  websites to choose from, but not all of them are going to give you the same kind of winning opportunities. For that reason, it literally pays to do your research and read the reviews on different online  gambling  websites. Some websites are not so reputable and you’ll end up losing your money faster than you could burn it. On the other hand, there are a lot of  gambling  sites that offer very fair opportunities to win – and the savviest of gamblers can actually make money consistently with them. These are the kinds of sites you want to find, so read the reviews and find out which ones provide more chances to win.

Your next tip is to pick the best kinds of games. Some games can offer you a better chance to win over other games. Some video poker games, for example, are a lot of fun to play and a lot of people think they are great, but they have no kind of guarantee on winning. Some, on the other hand, can offer you a more consistent chance of winning, so it’s often better for you to spend your time honing your ability to win on the ones that have a better chance of winning, even if they are less entertaining – you’ll be better off in the end.

Making a budget, is a trick that shouldn’t even need to be said – but you’d be surprised how many people don’t. If you bet and lose your money faster than you can earn it at your job, then your  gambling  career (or your ability to own a home and a car) will come to an abrupt end very quickly. A budget will ensure your  gambling  activities stay fun and don’t eat into your grocery money. It will also allow you to bet within your limits so that you can lengthen the amount of playing time, and better your winning chances.

Your final tip is this: don’t be a greedy gambler. In life and business, the greedy person can fall into the trap of losing the important faculty of reason. If you have been losing over and over again, then perhaps it’s time to take a break. After losing so many times, a person might think that if they bet a higher amount, then there will be a chance of winning the money back. But this can be a slippery slope. The same is true for someone on a winning streak. You might think you’ll keep winning, so you bet more and more and then suddenly end up losing everything you’ve gained. Don’t get caught up in the fever of betting more and more. Always stay within your limits no matter what.

A Simple Guide to Roulette

In French, roulette means ‘small wheel’ and in the American version, the decision of each round of roulette is based on the number where the ball lands; one of the 38 holes positioned around the edge of the wheel. Each hole is numbered from 1 to 36 with a 0 at one end and 00 at the other end. You need to place any number of chips against any one of these numbers to place a basic bet. In case the ball lands on your chosen number, you win 35 chips for each chip you had bet.

As a part of a respectable strategy you have to leave your bet on the same numbers for each wheel spin and wait so that you can see how often those numbers come up. Most of the experienced players for this reason have their set of ‘preferred or lucky numbers’ that they usually stick to, with some variations.

Simplest options have better chances along with 1:1 payouts. Players would get one chip back for one bet. These are for betting on any one of the two colors the numbers are segregated into: black or red (for betting on an even or odd number that comes up or betting on a number in the upper or lower half). The roulette table has a grid of numbers and below that there are areas representing options.

Since in total there are 36 numbers, they are referred to as the first twelve, second twelve and third twelve. 2:1 payouts are carried the board of these areas which means that a player can get back two chips for every one he bets. The other way to bet is the selection of combination of numbers. The single number payout needs to be divided by the numbers in the combination. The payout for one number is 35:1, for two numbers 17:1, three numbers 11:1 and for four, 8:1.