November 18, 2014
To become a master chess player (think Garry Kasparov or Bobby Fischer) you must have a certain set of skills that includes cautious recklessness, the ability to react in the face of adversity and strategic thinking and planning. Sure, there are some skills chess players possess that can be applied to poker strategies, but the two games are quite different in that chess is defined by skill while poker is just as much chance as it is skill (that’s what makes it exciting, after all).
November 17, 2014
Playing poker isn’t often seen as a “real” profession by those on the outside. Some people have a moral issue with the idea of taking other people’s money for a living. Some find it difficult to associate the term professional with someone who plays a game.
November 13, 2014
When we gamble, the goddess of Fortuna decides our fate. It seems like a pretty good deal: you pay to feel the excitement of letting chance define your fate and possibly make a winning.
October 30, 2014
Online gambling is fun, but finding an online casino can be tricky. There are so many options (thousands, in fact) that it’s hard to keep track of what’s available. More importantly, which casinos are trustworthy. You don’t want to win a big pot and then realize the system was faulty and you lost it or that there are/were poker bots at the table.
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.
October 10, 2014
Tilt is an emotional response that usually results from a bad beat or losing a big pot. Your emotional response interferes with your ability to think clearly and results in poor decision-making and irrational actions. If you play poker, chances are you have experienced the dreaded tilt.
September 30, 2014
The transition from an analog to digital production of random events is a complex affair. Digital gambling platforms stage chance or random events using algorithms called Random Number Generators (RNG). These algorithms are an essential part of the software that guarantees games are fair for all participants.
September 26, 2014
Social casino apps are games. These games, such as Hit It Reach slots and the WSOP Facebook app, simulate gambling, but players have no opportunity to win real money. They are part of what Gerard Goggin and I have termed ‘Mobile Social Gambling’ a new form of gambling media that combines gambling, social networking and social gaming, while also taking advantage of the affordability of mobile media devices, networks, applications, and touchscreens. In social casino apps you can communicate with and compete against your social network contacts. Social casino apps are played either on stand-alone apps for iOS or Android, or social networking sites like Facebook.
September 19, 2014
Every casino, whether traditional or online, offers a wide variety of games including slots, table games like roulette and blackjack, video poker, keno and more. Before you play any particular game, it’s worth your while to know the basics in terms of odds.
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?