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Virginia high school scholars use poker to brush up on math and logic

November 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The Washington Post reports this week that high school students attending George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia are learning math and logic reasoning through the fascinating and significantly skill-based game of poker.

Tutor William Snyder’s poker club on the campus has quickly become one of the most popular extracurricular activities at the high school following its approval by school principal Tyrone Byrd in September this year, the report notes.

“We know the kids could play outside of school, but when they’re here, we have the opportunity to show them how to play responsibly and to show them how the game relates to their education,” Byrd told the newspaper.

The club has ground rules in place to ensure the game is being used for educational purposes; real money is never used, and the game’s educational relevance is emphasised, with the foundation of the game and statistics discussed at the beginning of every session.

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Is There a Way to Win in the Roulette Game With Strategies?

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

There are a lot of people that attempts to find the chink in the armor of the roulette wheel game, or in plain words people will try to devise a strategy to have a greater chance of winning whilst playing roulette. Many strategies exists in the Internet nowadays are not very reliable since some of them can even make life more miserable for you. Instead of helping you win, these strategies dishes are cinched to pile up losses on the part of the punters. Although there are seas of information about sound tips, cues and pointers that are in abundance online, there are no clear strategies that give you clear techniques to win. If ever someone already did the trick of laying the groundwork for slaying this monster game, which remains to be seen. I hope if someone is already successful in devising a system strategy that will guarantee wins, he will come out in the open to share his ideas since many people will need that to get back the losses dealt to them since they started playing the game.

Since the ball that will land in any of the house in the game whilst the wheel does the spinning with the force exerted by the dealer are all governed by Physics and the same time the odds provided by Probability and Statistics will forever will not lie, there is no guarantee that winning can either be manipulated or influenced by different strategies whipped out thus far from the so called roulette experts.

The odds provided by probability and statistics are facts and can never be distorted or controlled. Outcomes for each of the numbers involved in the game are cinched to appear in accordance with the laws and principles in Mathematics. But the big question is when will be the time that a particular number will come in and this is what baffles the roulette experts the most. Gambling is a game of pure luck and a game of chance, and for as long as players rely on the roulette system strategies the more losses they will have. Since we live on a real world facing real situations such winning formulas are actually disaster.

Now if these roulette system strategies is nothing but a flawed concept, is their any way we can overcome this powerful and feisty roulette wheel? On my viewpoint yeah there is but they are just tailored to increase your winning chances and lessen losses but they will not guarantee you an outright winnings, since playing the roulette without any strategies will give you resounding setbacks.

Bear in mind that patterns that increase your bet can be disastrous, rely on strategies that will give you an edge whilst playing to reduce losses and enable you to pluck out some winnings. It is also wise to have the proper winning attitude (self-control and self discipline) while playing the game. And alas go get some ideas and tips from hard-core players (close friends as much as possible) that have a good winning slate or a good reputation with the game. If you are naive in doing so learn from them by finding time to watch them play thoroughly. Pay attention to their behavior as they make their bet, like how he chooses the numbers, and the attitudes they have whilst playing. Enjoy playing the game wisely!

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EPT Barcelona marred by robbery

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s all pick-pockets and machettes in Spain

With last year’s EPT Berlin robbery still fresh in the memory, it has emerged that poker players were once again lucky to escape with their lives after a bizarre series of events during last week’s EPT Barcelona.

According to reports, poker pros Carter Phillips, Kevin Stani, William Reynolds and Kayvan Payman were drinking in a Barcelona hookah bar until the early hours when a local gang confronted Payman on his way out of the bar.

The gang escaped to a nearby subway station with €4,000 from the Canadian pro’s pocket, and when the out-of-towners approached a nearby restaurant for help, their pleas fell on deaf and dangerous ears.

According to Reynolds: ‘[One member of staff] is holding a frying pan and the other is holding an 18in machete. I’m like wow these guys really want to help us. I approach the man with the machete attempting to talk a mix of simple English and Spanish when all of a sudden he comes at me with a Steven Segal kick straight to my chest that connects.’

‘He than begins to assume the role of Zorro and starts thrusting the blade directly at my heart with his first attempt making the smallest of contact. While he is doing this I am not trying to fight back and just continue to move back with my hands up in the air reaching for the sky in this little enclosed spot.’

‘At the same time the man with the frying pan is trying to crack Payman’s skull. The two guys we were trying to get help from end up causing more harm than the robbers.’

The pros managed to escape relatively unscathed, and the attack briefly caused Carter Phillips to doubt whether he’ll ever travel to Europe for poker again…

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Jackpot City Casino now on the iPad

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

If you have been waiting for a popular Microgaming casino to be available on the iPad, I have good news for you: the wait is over. Jackpot City Casino has announced the launch of a new iPad casino for playing on the lame mobile device that doesn’t really work.

Microgaming has developed new software for Jackpot City Casino that is specifically designed for the iPad. That means the games should work perfectly with the iPad unless you are in an area with a poor wireless signal (meaning most areas) or are outside, in which case the glare will make it impossible to see anything on the screen. If you can find a shady spot, like under a tree, then you can play your favorite online casino games right on the iPad for a few minutes before the iPad overheats and turns itself off.

With the casino games made using iPad-centric casino software, players will be able to use the trendy touch screen technology to scroll through the games and flip through pages until they have left too many smudges on the screen and it needs to be cleaned off.

By creating software specifically for the iPad, people who love Apple and get excited when they do “new” things like offering Beatles songs will get to play their favorite casino games while on the go. Just take the iPad out of the case, try not to drop it and break it, and then log into Jackpot City Casino to play some blackjack games.

The good news is that since the casino software is made for the iPad, it doesn’t use Flash. If it did, the website would be completely useless to you. If this sounds exciting to you, then be sure to find Jackpot City Casino on your iPad and play to your heart’s contentment – or at least for about an hour, when the battery will run out.

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Crazy Slots Online Casino Holiday Tournament Bonanza – 11-28-10

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

November 28 – This Holiday Season, Crazy Slots Casino will be playing Santa guaranteeing over $710,000 in Slots Tournament Prizes, more than ever before.

The month will build up to the monstrous $250,000 Countdown to Christmas Freeroll Slot Tournament.

This Tournament kicks off on Friday, December 17th at 6:00AM (ET), and runs until December 24th at 11:59PM (ET), and will be played on the Winter Wonderland slot, a holiday themed game full of snowflakes and snowmen.

The Grand Final winner receives $40,000, with a very deep payout schedule.

The first entry is free and there is a re-load option for only $12.99.

In all the casino will be hosting 150 different Tournaments in December.

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It is not astonishing to come across individuals putting lots of riches on gambling in casinos.

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

It is not astonishing to come across individuals putting lots of riches on gambling in casinos. Gaming has increased terrifically through the times to the level where it is very complex to discontinue it from additional spreading. A huge number of inhabitants are drawn to it by the dreams of making a lot of money in a fast gamble or game. A few sums of money that are typically not realistic for somebody to get paid in one day, are rarely gaming from gambling in casinos. Most individuals do not really mind if they are going to lose all the riches and treasures they have to betting. And there are in reality cases where individuals playing casino games traded everything they possessed to raise money to live with and also hold some spare money to gamble with after forfeiting all they owned to this same casino gaming.

The regrettable issue is that many times anybody will commence playing casino games as a free time pursuit, and may perhaps be persuaded to commence gambling with existent casino as a result of the wins they had while playing the leisure games. A lot of these individuals are tricked and taken away by the false impression that they will earn huge riches playing or gambling with the actual casino in like manner as they did with the relaxation games. It is constantly so demoralizing to understand that playing casino as a game for relaxation at home is different from actual gaming with it to yield additional riches. A large amount of these persons never get better from it, and they mostly end up as casino or gambling addicts.

With the introduction of the internet, the recognition of the casino increased greatly. There are assortedexplainations that are liable for this. This is when the impression of online casino started and there was a enormous rush for it. Gambling particularly playing casino was enacted in numerous locations, but with the beginning of internet casino it was very tough to manage and normalize the type of individuals that were playing it. A person and even minors (teenagers) can sit down with an online connected PC in a place and commence playing or gaming on the internet devoid of any limitation or prohibition.

Internet casinos have gotten a lot of wealth from individuals who are involved in this action. Additionally, authorities of areas where casinos are found have also gotten so much money from casinos in the form of taxes such that several of these establishments have resolved to authorize gambling in their locations. In as much as it has raised the government decent earnings in taxes, it is seriously urged that these types of deals ought to be genuinely regulated by the systems involved.

There are assortedexplainations that are liable for this. This is when the impression of online casino started and there was a enormous rush for it. Gambling particularly playing casino was enacted in numerous locations, but with the beginning of internet casino it was very tough to manage and normalize the type of individuals that were playing it. A person and even minors (teenagers) can sit down with an online connected PC in a place and commence playing or gaming on the internet devoid of any limitation or prohibition.

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Hellmuth Set To Leave UB?

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

The rumour mill is abuzz this week in the poker world with word spreading that Phil Hellmuth and long-time sponsors Ultimate Bet (UB.com) are set to part ways. The black and gold of UB has become synonymous with Hellmuth over the years but recently he was spotted at the NAPT Bounty Shootout not wearing a UB patch.

According to reports Hellmuth and the Cereus Network are currently in conflict over a number of issues. With the UB poker team recently expanding their live professional team with the addition of Maria Ho, the developments with Hellmuth have come from nowhere.

While nothing has been confirmed at this stage, there is already speculation about which other online rooms would be a good fit as a sponsor of the ‘Poker Brat’. Ever opinionated, PokerNews godfather Tony G doesn’t see a big market of sponsors lining up for Hellmuth.

In a recent blog Tony G wrote, “Where might he go? Full Tilt no, he couldn’t handle being part of a team – there’s no ‘I’ in team Phil. As a player he is the definition of Full Tilt and by that I don’t mean the site or team – he’s on life tilt, let’s hope the mind coach has worked” wrote the G.

“Could he come to PartyPoker.com – not unless he wanted to join Team Party as my dog walker! bwin – the name of this sponsor has the word ‘win’ in it Phil so it couldn’t be them,” added the G.

Tony G also ruled out PokerStars and PokerNews.com in his blog which you can read here.

Despite the light-hearted nature of Tony G’s blog, it does raise the question of who would be in the market to pick up the eleven-time bracelet winner if he does become a free agent. This could become a big sweepstakes like LeBron James recently in the NBA. Actually just like LeBron, Phil hasn’t won anything lately either.

Another possibility for Hellmuth is to start his own skin on one of the established networks. PokerBrat Poker could make a run at PokerStars’ reputation as the home of the world champions by signing other former Main Event champions and poker luminaries like Jamie Gold, Darvin Moon, and possibly coaxing Peter Eastgate out of retirement. Between that team they would have a whopping 14 WSOP bracelets and four WSOP Main Event titles.

Whatever the case is, this is sure to be a big breaking story and one to monitor with more to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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