March 31, 2015
The odds of drawing a royal flush are 30,939 to 1. The chances of pulling 20 out of 20 on an 80-ball Keno are about 3.5 quintillion to 1. Hitting a single number on roulette carries a probability of 35 to 1 against. Gamblers love to know the odds. It is the intriguing part of the strategy. Even when looking at the business of gambling, we all become Jimmy the Greek and look at the spread.
January 29, 2015
Abba’s hit “The Winner Takes it All” was sung by Meryl Streep in a 2008 film called Mamma Mia!. The title: seemingly about gambling. The song: truthfully about divorce.
“Poker Face” was done by Lady Gaga and hit #10 on Billboard’s top 100. The title: seemingly about poker. Song: truthfully about bisexuality.
“The Jack’ was written by ACDC’s lead singer Bon Scott about a “houseful of ladies” the band lived with on tour once in 1976. Title: seemingly about gambling. Song: truthfully about venereal disease.
These aren’t songs about getting nothing for something. Yes, you can play the odds with a lot of things but real gambling means hitting the casinos and poker and Texas Hold ‘em.
Here, in no particular order, are some relatively unknown facts about gambling songs that are really about gambling. No metaphors.
January 6, 2015
Great poker players are not born with winning poker skills and probably don’t have a burning desire to play ‘No Limit Hold ’em’ by the age of five. In fact, many of the top poker players in the world had chosen very different paths for their lives when they developed an interest in poker.
Here are three of those players.
October 21, 2014
Sitting down to gamble is a fun, sometimes even thrilling, hobby. So when you can do it from the comfort of your home, many online gambling enthusiasts agree that it makes the pastime twice as enjoyable.
The first online casino available for use in the U.S. was introduced in 1995. Since then, online gambling has exploded, not only in the U.S., but on a global scale. Although due to the United States’ regulations regarding online gambling, it is an immensely popular industry and is expected to grow to a whopping $2.5 billion by the year 2015.
So, which regions are contributing the most to that pot? Here are the top ten gambling nations in the world as of January 2014.
September 16, 2014
The six of spades on the river gave you a full house that won the $50,000 first place payout in an online poker tournament. That $10,000 bet you placed on one hand of blackjack ended up being split four times, with two of the hands being doubled down. The dealer busts and there you sit with $60,000 on your account. Now the question becomes how much of your new-found fortune is actually yours?
The way your winnings are handled is determined by you…and the gaming laws of your jurisdiction.
September 11, 2014
There’s nothing like having a casino in your living room, and that’s what online gambling is all about. Any money you would normally spend on food, gas, extra drinks (because they’re usually comped) and possibly a hotel room can now go into what you’re going to spend at the casino you go to online.
One big benefit of online gambling is the variety and amount of games you can play. There are hundreds of games in online casinos, whereas offline gambling normally sports the average games, like roulette, blackjack, poker and craps and the variety is limited. An unusual game at an offline casino probably would be a standard when you’re playing in an online casino.
August 15, 2014
From world-class casinos to online bingo halls, bingo entices a following of gamers who excitedly play their cards in hopes to be the next big winner to call out—”bingo!” Bingo has evolved into a contemporary hyped-up gaming event offered at churches, bars, parlors, online casinos, and even cutting-edge casinos. Imagine Saturday night “after dark” bingo at a state-of-the-art bingo hall that practically replicates a nightlife clubbing atmosphere. The DJ host gets the party started with dancing and upbeat hits as a killer light show and glow necklaces illuminate the dimly lit space. Casino bingo certainly deviates from your stereotypical church hall bingo played by seniors. Yet, diversity is exactly what makes this game so universally loved and enjoyed. Here’s how bingo has grown to be such a worldly and versatile game of chance played in person at halls and virtually on mobile devices.
July 29, 2014
It’s not much of a surprise that the most popular online gambling games are poker (especially Texas Hold’em) and slots. With the popularity of online gambling growing everyday–since 2003, the online gambling market size has grown from $7.4 billion to a projected $41.4 billion in 2015–it’s not just enough to know the rules of a game. Any gambling pro will tell you that there’s a significant difference between knowing how to play and knowing how to win; and developing the skills you need to win require a slow start.
July 17, 2014
If you like to gamble, online gambling can be a fun and convenient way to play casino games at home. From video poker to craps and much more, gambling online does not require an expensive trip to Las Vegas or another casino-rich destination; instead, play from the comfort of your home, whenever you want. Unfortunately, online gambling does come with some inherent risks. If you’re thinking about joining an online casino, it’s important to understand the potential pitfalls, as well as how to stay as financially and personally safe as possible.