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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: !

ARKANSAS – A bill to allow Internet bets on races has cleared a Senate committee. A proposal to amend the state constitution to allow a State Lottery was introduced in Jan. 2001. On Nov. 7, 2000, voters defeated, 65% to 35%, an initiative for widespread casinos, charity raffles and bingo and a State Lottery. Similar competing constitutional amendments had been tried in 1990, 1994, 1996 and 1999. Some gathered enough signatures, but the State Supreme Court found all but one other initiative misleading. That one lost 62% to 31% in Nov. 1999, due to the state’s active religious organizations and opposition from Mississippi’s casinos.

!* CALIFORNIA – In Aug. 1999, the State Supreme Court, quoting my 1986 book, Gambling and the Law, ruled Prop. 5 violated the state constitution’s ban on Nevada- and New Jersey-style casinos. The governor, legislature and tribes put another proposal together, Prop. 1A, approved overwhelmingly by the voters on March 7, 2000. Tribes now have a monopoly on full casinos written into the constitution. (An initiative to bring in commercial casinos is gathering signatures, but will fail at the polls.) The accompanying compact, approved by the federal government in May 2000 allows each tribe to have two casinos and up to 2,000 slot machines, subject to an incomprehensible formula capping the state total at either 43,000 or 113,000. Amazingly, Gov. Gray Davis failed to send a representative when tribes allocated slot machines to themselves, so the state did not know which tribes had slot machines, let alone how many there were. Pres. Clinton signed a bill in Dec. 2000 with the “Miller amendment,” a misleadingly labeled “Technical Correction,” which allows the landless Lytton Band of Pomo Indians to turn the San Pablo card club into an urban casino near San Francisco. Card clubs, race tracks and charity bingo parlors, afraid of tribes opening more casinos in urban areas, filed a lawsuit, which will probably be dismissed for failing to join indispensable parties – the tribes, which cannot be sued without their consent. Approximately 45 casinos now take in more than $2 billion a year; they can renegotiate for more slots in two years and can demand Internet lotteries now. California will soon be second only to Nevada in casino revenue. Attendance at race tracks is falling; Golden Gate Fields dropped 40% in ten years. Casino Malaysia Legislation created a gaming control commission in 1997, but Gov. Davis took three years to make his appointments. In 2001, Gov. Davis signed a bill to let residents make bets and tracks take bets on horse races by phone and Internet.

!* COLORADO – The 43 $5-maximum bet casinos with blackjack, poker and slot machines in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek brought in $631.8 million in 2000, and there were two more on Indian reservations. Widespread gray market video gaming devices pay off, when police aren’t around. The casinos came in through a constitutional amendment in 1990, but voters overwhelmingly rejected adding new towns and slot machines in airports in 1992, 1994 and 1996. Gov. Romer vetoed legislation to add gaming machines to dog and horse tracks in 1997.

 

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The Latest Online Togel Hongkong 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 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 Togel Hongkong 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.

Is Your Box Big Enough?

Casino TechWe did an article on what it takes to run online casino software about a year and a half ago. But that’s the same as forever when it comes to life on the web, so we’ll take another look at the hardware and software demands of today’s multimedia games.

I’m fortunate in that I get to play casino games both as part of my job and as recreation. It just so happens that my home computer is rather different than my work machine, and this affords a great opportunity to compare the two in terms of how they perform.

For the technologically inclined, let’s look at the specs on the two different computers:

Box A – the home computer: A Celeron 400-based PC with 64 Meg of RAM, a 4 Gig hard drive and an obsolete graphics card. I bought it a little over 3 years ago. A system like this would go for about 200 bucks these days. Look in your community newspaper for someone trying to dump one if you’re interested.

Box B – the office computer: A comparatively new Pentium III 933 with 512 Meg of RAM, over 40 Gig of hard drive and a reasonable –though generic– graphics subsystem. This system is well under the $1000 mark, and is probably closer to $750.

Back in 1999, Box A was more than enough to drive the casino software of the day. In fact, it smoked! Chuck used to ask me how this or that game played for me at home ’cause his office computer kept choking. I loved it!

But that was then and this is now. These days, the high-end Internet gambling software is being defined by games with a 3D look-and-feel, games using avatars and extensive sound libraries. These games are resource hogs in no uncertain terms and they’re starting to bring Box A to its knees.

Before anyone gets too excited, though, it’s worth noting that most games play fine on Box A. It’s only the latest and greatest software versions that give it trouble. I know I’m stating the obvious, but this will get worse with time.

Box B on the other hand has proven more than enough to handle the current generation of casino games. In fact, it’s probably overkill. No casino game I’ve played has given it a single problem. I think we can draw a few conclusions from that experience:

  • The casinos are fond of claiming that you can run their games on a mouse-powered shoebox with no more memory than your car alarm beeper. Don’t believe it! A decent computer — Box B would be at the higher end of that group — makes a real difference when you play the latest games.

 

  • If you don’t care about the latest high-end games, don’t sweat it. The majority of software providers are not in the business of selling computers so they’ll be reluctant to push the technology envelope too far. They want as many players as possible playing their games and that will mean they’ll target average (i.e. Box A-level) computers.

 

  • Chasing technology is a loosing game, and today’s killer computer is tomorrow’s boat anchor. Sad, but true. The thing to do is decide what you want to do, and that will determine where on the technology curve your computer needs lie.

 

For what it’s worth peripherals like your monitor, CD drive, mouse, and keyboard are more a matter of personal taste than specific requirement. Anything available today will do the job, so buy what suits you and what you can afford.

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Meet Tony: The World’s Togel Hongkong Biggest Ever Online Winner

On May 30th, 2002 Tony P. made online gambling history when he won almost $1,600,000 at Captain Cooks Casino (www.captaincookscasino.com), a member casino of the Jackpot Madness family of Microgaming-powered casinos. As the very first Major Millionaire, Tony and his wife will be treated to an all-expense paid trip to Monte Carlo where they will begin their new lives as millionaires in style!

“It just couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!” enthused Tony’s friends and family upon learning that he had won an unprecedented $1,594,649.21 cash on the new Major Millions online progressive slot.

I recently had the genuine pleasure of speaking to Jackpot Madness’s biggest celebrity. After experiencing Tony’s modest, unselfish nature, I must admit, I agree: he is a one in a million Millionaire!

A busy sales and marketing professional for a small company, I caught Tony between meetings on his car cell phone as he drove through the streets of his hometown. I was curious to find out what kind of luxury car and other goodies he had purchased following his amazing windfall. His surprise response:

“I just bought a 1999 Ford Taurus, so what do I need with a new car? Family comes first. We’ve been very practical when deciding what to do with the money and first and foremost helped family who were burdened financially. Helping those in need is much more important to my wife and I than a new car, although I will NEVER be in debt again. This jackpot was a real godsend, although I am no saint. We sent our three children (ages 23, 21 and 20) to a private high school and now college, and now we are virtually debt free! It’s a dream, as although I work very hard, I thought I’d die in debt. We sat down and went over a list of what we wanted to do with the money, and the first 4 items on the list were to help family members who really need. We are a really tight family!”

But aren’t you buying ANYTHING for yourselves?

“Right now it’s still so new! Our one extravagance has been to buy a new, much-needed computer. The wonderful folks at Jackpot Madness are sending us on a luxury trip to Monte Carlo, and we bought new wardrobes for the trip. My wife bought more clothes for this trip than she has in the last 10 years! I am also purchasing a really good digital camera so I can take beautiful pictures to share with everyone. Can’t wait to go to Monte Carlo where I can rub shoulders with the elite…I didn’t even have a passport when I won. Monte Carlo is NOT where the Tonies of the world get to go…we are thrilled!”

Even outside of his family circle, Tony plans on extending his goodwill to helping as many people as he can.

“There are some things that I have in mind that are Togel Hongkong private, but they mainly have to do with helping people who can’t afford to pay for their children’s education. That’s a focus that’s well worth it! I really want to offset some of their problems. We always help others when possible and everyone in this town knows it. I am not a Santa Claus, as I have to pay off $700,000 in taxes on my win! Some people would have gotten creative, but I figure – I’m a proud American, I’ll pay my taxes. People who know me said, ‘The biggest problem you are going to have is not giving it all away!’

I want to continue working – I love my job, as it is a real challenge. I have committed to five more years and then I’ll have the luxury of choosing a low-paying job doing something just because it is interesting. We are here just a short time, so let’s make the biggest impact we can! Right now I am smiling from ear-to-ear, although I feel guilty that I can’t help out everyone who needs it.”

As a child, his small-town, family-oriented environment strongly influenced Tony’s vision of what he would be as an adult.

“I wanted to be a high-school sports coach. The sport I excelled in was wrestling, and my coach was a tough hard-ass, but I admired and learned a lot from him. That goal wasn’t feasible, as I knew I had to make some money so I could raise a family. I worked in the family business for 20 years, and we lost it in 1998, and now I am in a completely different field. My dad always told me that integrity is the most important quality you can have. Twenty-nine years ago, right before I married my wife I told her, ‘When I die, I want my tombstone to say: He was a pretty good guy”.

Well Tony, you can rest assured that you have met and surpassed that goal! Not surprisingly, Tony’s all-time heroes include people who made major impacts on improving the lives of others.

“JFK, RFK, Margaret Thatcher, Martin Luther King…I have always admired leaders who can motivate others to great things.”

Consistent in all realms, his choice of favorite song reflects his personal values.

“My all time favorite song is ‘Father and Son’ by Cat Stevens. That song just tells my story. I woke up one day and realized that my dad is smarter than me!”

With thousands of people vicariously enjoying his win, I wondered if Tony has any special messages for his online gaming fans.

“View online gambling as a form of entertainment. Play what you can afford, but if you want to win you have to play! The night I hit the jackpot I had only played about $63, but I know when to stop!

 

 

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Net Entertaiment Releases New Slot IDN Slot Machine

 

 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Net Entertainment (a subsidiary of the Cherry Casino Group, listed on the Swedish Stock market), the world’s leading provider of no download Internet casino software, today announces the launch of Wild West Slot, the first new generation slot machine for Internet deployment.

 

The Wild West Slot is a slot machine with more interaction and interactive content than ever seen on the Internet before. Bet limits ranges from 10 c to $9. Players may choose to play the five-reel slot machine at 1 – 9 lines. The game has a second big-screen mode where the player uses the mouse to interact and shoot at different targets. If the player is lucky, there is also a third screen, with new challenges for the player and even higher winnings.

 

“We have gathered some of the most experienced designers of game concepts from the Cherry Casino Group to design this new game, and it has been a true challenge” says Claes Frisk, Manager of Game Development at Net Entertainment.

 

CherryCasino.com Casino Manager Paul Wilson says: “After the testing we have done, we are assured that the Wild West Slot will become the most popular slot machine at CherryCasino, right from the start.”

 

The Wild West Slot will be found at www.Casinodomain.com and at www.CherryCasino.com as from today.

 

Net Entertainment is one of the worlds leading suppliers of digital platform independent gaming and leisure solutions. Net Entertainment offers customized or standard software, integrated payment solutions, operations and hosting.

 

Blackjack @ Lasseters

Question:

 

Lasseters, an Australian online casino (part of a land-based operation) has a special rule regarding dealer naturals, and I’d like to know what its effect is on the game odds.

 

If you double down or split+doubledown against a dealer [10] or [A] at Lasseters you will lose ALL your bets if the dealer flips over a natural at the end of the round. Lasseters doesn’t check under the [10] or [A] before player decisions, and so only offers insurance when an [A] is showing, and insurance is a fool’s bet anyway.

 

Lasseters claims they play by standard rules. What do you think? -BW

 

Answer:

 

What you describe is sometimes called the “European no hole card” rule. You’ll find it at some online casinos, including those powered by IDN Slot Microgaming software, and at some land-based casinos. Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City generally don’t use this rule; you lose only your original bet against a dealer blackjack.

 

So what is the effect of the European no hole card rule on the odds? The late Ken Uston, in his blackjack classic “Million Dollar Blackjack,” says this rule increases the house edge by about 0.13%.

 

Now let’s take a closer look at Lasseters’ blackjack. Every card dealt is randomly selected from a new full 52-card deck. The chance of any particular card being dealt is always 1 in 52. This is essentially an “infinite” deck. [Thanks to Bill K. for pointing this out.] The dealer stands on soft 17, and resplitting is allowed (except for aces).

 

Calculating the return for Lasseters’ blackjack is easy — it’s posted right on their site. The long-term average player return is 97.64%, as approved by the Northern Territory Racing and Gaming Authority in Australia.

 

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Breaking down Gamblerspeak

If you spend any time around professional gamblers, you may hear them using esoteric terms. I’d like to let you in on the meaning of some fundamental gambler slang and some lessons behind the slang.

 

The terms are advantage-play situation, positive-expectation play and high fluctuation rate.

 

The first two phrases are often used interchangeably. An advantage-play situation refers to one in which, over the long run, you are likely to win money, and it usually refers to the moment before you make your bet. The key phrase is “over the long run”; being in an advantage-play situation gives you no guarantee of short-term success, just as a casino has no guarantee of short-term success when you plunk your money down on a craps table.

 

When you make that craps bet, though, the casino is in an advantage-play situation because it figures to make money over the long term. Another aspect to advantage play is that you want to bet as much as you can as long as you are not risking too big a percentage of your bankroll.

 

Suppose, for example, someone places six black marbles and four white marbles into a bag and offers you even money if you pull out a black marble on the first try. That’s an advantage-play situation: You’re a 6-4 favorite to win, but you only have to risk even money. Nonetheless, you would be foolish to invest every dollar you owned in such a bet because if you pull out a white marble you’ve lost everything.

 

A positive-expectation ป๊อกเด้ง ไฮโล play is similar, but the phrase is usually employed in regard to selecting a particular tactic. For example, doubling down in blackjack when you have two fives and are facing a dealer up card of six is a positive-expectation play, while splitting those two fives is a negative-expectation play.

 

Knowing a bet’s fluctuation rate is vitally important. Suppose we got out the old marble bag again, but this time put in nine black marbles and one white marble. If the bag owner told you he would pay 50-1 odds if you could pull out the one white marble, you’d be enjoying a advantage-play situation because the odds against you are only 9-1.

 

This is another situation where you wouldn’t want to bet everything, though. Even though the odds would favor you hugely if you were allowed to make thousands of small bets, if you are allowed to make only one or two plays, the odds are that you will lose. You’re going to lose nine out of every 10 times you try. When you do win, you’re going to do very well, but you need a large enough bankroll to stay in this game for a long time.

 

A poker player who enters a large tournament also faces a high fluctuation rate. Let’s say that I enter a tournament against 299 other players and that I’m one of the 20 best players in the field. Over a lifetime of tournaments, I rate to do well, but in any one given tournament, I’m an underdog; even as a great player, I could easily go 25 tournaments without finishing first.

 

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4GL Solutions, Inc. Provides Slot Online Technology Services For Hawaiian Gardens Casino

4GL Solutions, Inc., a provider of information technology solutions for the gaming industry, has been selected by the Hawaiian Gardens Casino to provde its Player Relationship Management Applications.

 

Irvine, Ca. — September 16, 2002 — 4GL Solutions, Inc., a provider of information technology solutions for the gaming industry, has been selected by the Hawaiian Gardens Casino, Hawaiian Gardens, California, to provide their kiosk players club registration and wireless card game player tracking systems. These services will strengthen and insure Hawaiian Gardens’ commitment and dedication to providing its clientele an exceptional four-star customer service experience, which has made Hawaiian Gardens Casino one of the most popular cardroom destinations.

 

4GL Solutions Player Relationship Management applications will provide a focus on increasing data and retention through the implementation of freestanding interactive kiosks combined with an interactive player’s card registration application. These devices will represent a unique enhancement to established relationship management programs.

 

Another solution to be incorporated is a mobile Player’s Card Club solution via special Palm Computing platform devices made by Symbol Technologies that will allow casino personnel to remotely input and access player data. This allows for aggressively enabling their personnel to collect, manage and communicate data from the point of activity and providing greater efficiency.

 

Management at Hawaiian Gardens Casino stated that 4GL Solutions, Inc. was chosen because of its ability to meet their requirements to provide PRM technology services and judi online systems. The company’s capabilities allow the flexibility, functionality and expandability to handle Hawaiian Gardens Casino’s future growth and opportunities for the future.

 

Steve Radusovsky, president of 4GL Solutions, Inc., stated, “We are pleased that Hawaiian Gardens Casino has chosen us to provide world-leading technology services and it is exciting that we will play a key role in their customer-service strategies.”

 

About Hawaiian Gardens Casino

 

Hawaiian Gardens Casino, and its unique and relaxing tropical setting, is conveniently located in Hawaiian Gardens, California and is open 24 hours- 7 days. The casino features thirty-nine table games. The property also features the Lahaina Restaurant (International) open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

For more information, you can visit the Hawaiian Gardens Casino website at http://www.hawaiiangardenscasino.net or call (562)860-5887

 

About 4GL Solutions, Inc.

 

With years of engineering and design experience in software, networking, wireless, database management, and business intelligence, 4GL Solutions has been providing the gaming industry with PRM solutions. These solutions include platforms to advance player recognition, increase retention and cultivate data strategies through kiosk and Wireless Applications.

For further information regarding 4GL Solutions, Inc., contact Steve Radusovsky at (949) 809-2060; e-mail radusovsky@4glsolutions.com or visit www.4glsolutions.com.

 

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AUSTRALIANS SPENT US$7.62 BLN ON GAMBLING IN FY02

CANBERRA, Jul 19, 2002 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) — New figures have revealed that Australians spent $A13.8 billion ($US7.62 billion) on organised gambling in the financial year ending June 30, 2002, including poker machines, lotto, and horses racing.

On average, each Australian adult gambled $944 in 2000/01, up 21 per cent since 1997/98, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said.

Pokies and gaming machines accounted for nearly two thirds of gambling spending, raking in $8.7 billion last year, a 39 per cent increase over the past three years.

Other popular forms of gambling were off-course TAB outlets, where punters spent $1.7 billion, casino gaming tables ($1.5 billion) and lotteries and lotto-style games ($1.3 billion).

The jump in spending prompted a warning from church leaders that gambling was reaching epidemic proportions.

Salvation Army spokesman John Dalziel said poker machines were responsible for 90 per cent of gambling problems.

“Problem gamblers gravitate to poker machines (because) they’re convenient … they’re usually only a couple of kilometres from your house,” he said.

Mr Dalziel said another concern was the increasing speed with which people could lose money in poker machines.

“Now people can lose up to $5,000 in an hour from UFA poker machines,” Mr Dalziel said.

The report showed average gambling expenditure in NSW and Victoria – of $1,154 and $1,144 per adult respectively – was substantially higher than Western Australia ($427 per adult) where pokies were not allowed except in the state’s casino.

Mr Dalziel, who is also chairman of Victoria’s Interchurch Gambling Taskforce, said the Commonwealth needed to force the states to take action on problem gambling.

However, he said the states were loath to clamp down because of the income generated from gambling.

According to the ABS figures, gambling taxes and levies paid $4.9 billion into government coffers in 2000/01, with 55 per cent of the income coming from pokies, the ABS said.

Reverend Tim Costello, a member of the National Advisory Body on Gambling, wants the federal government to revisit a 1999 Productivity Commission report, which called for greater government control over the gambling industry.

“It’s been three years since the Productivity Commission report and things are much worse,” he said.

“We are spiralling further out of control.”

Rev Costello said recent ACT data showed that 48 cents in every dollar going through a poker machine came from problem gambling.

Meanwhile, Victorian figures indicated gambling was the cause behind one suicide every fortnight, Rev Costello said.

Gambling was taking its toll on the wider community, with one third of problem gamblers funding their habit through crime, he said.

Family and Community Services Minister Amanda Vanstone said the Government was working with the states and territories to develop a policy to address the negative aspects of problem gambling.

“The states and territories get an enormous amount of revenue from gambling and I think that they should be using more of this to fund positive social programs to address its effects within the community,” she said.

The federal government will spend $8.4 million over four years for further research into gambling and public education campaigns.

The Australian Gaming Council said the industry was a major creator of jobs, with 9,000 new positions created over the past three years.

The ABS figures were based on the takings of 6,012 gambling establishments in Australia.

 

 

 

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Ligaz11 Review of The Best of Video Poker Times

The Best of Video Poker Times is a collection of some of the better articles from the bi-monthly Video Poker Times magazine published from 1993 to 1996. For those people seriously interested in playing video poker to win, this periodical is an important source of strategy, updated information, and bankroll advice to help the VP professional stay on top of their game and the serious non-professional get the best edge possible.

The book is divided into several sections. The first covers game strategies. Many games are covered here with pay schedules both above and below 100% payback. Some of these games are unavailable at the present time, but if these pay tables ever show up again, and every now and then they do, the savvy player will be ready. The pay tables listed here do not include the most popular games, like full pay Jacks or Better or full pay Deuces Wild, because those strategies are listed in many places. They are also not nearly as comprehensive as Frome’s Winning Strategies for Video Poker, but there are some games listed here I have not seen elsewhere.

The second section covers bankroll considerations. This includes articles on evaluating a game’s volatility, risk of ruin, bankroll requirements, etc.. These articles are pretty good, but a lot of this information is discussed in other places. Some of this information is fresh, but much of it isn’t.

The third section is titled “Miscellaneous Articles” and include good articles suggesting that VP professionals not act like jerks and bleed good games dry. It’s important that the casinos make money off the machines that pay back better than 100% or they’ll get pulled from the floor. This also means encouraging non-professionals to play (and lose money at) these games. Similarly, there are other good articles on the cost of errors and the future of video poker.

However, there are some other articles I don’t think are very good, like those suggesting that certain hands are more likely to follow other hands than one would expect from random chance. The human brain is exceptionally good at finding patterns in a data stream. In fact, it is so good at this, that we often find patterns where there are none. It is my firm belief that this is responsible for these perceptions, and making these sort of assertions, even though they are clearly marked as conjectural, based on anecdotal evidence is irresponsible at best.

The last six sections are all brief, covering new ligaz11 casinos, tips and tidbits, Q&A;, and finally a section hawking various products, most of which are quite good. Most of the news was out of date even when the book originally came out, which was in 1996. Now this information is of historical interest only.

Nonetheless, most of the information in this book is reasonably well written and accurate. I believe that reading this book will improve the play of many video poker players. However, it would be hard for me to recommend a volume this slim at this price even if it were packed to the gills with exciting new information, and the contents just aren’t that good. Therefore, if you’re a serious VP player and don’t have VP times issues from 1993 to 1996 this is probably worthwhile, but if not, one’s money is probably more efficiently spent in other areas.

Capsule:

If this collection of articles from Video Poker Times were half this price, I could recommend it. However, I believe that there is not enough new and interesting information within this volume to make it worthwhile to any but the most serious video poker players, and then only if they don’t have any of the original issues from which these articles have been gathered. Other books, like Dan Paymar’s Video Poker–Precision Play should definitely be read first.…

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Who’s Got the Best Situs Judi Slot Bonus this Week?

Spin Palace is offering a 100% match bonus up to $75 on all new accounts. Players are also automatically eligible for a $50 Lucky Pick random draw, as well as a draw for $500 in casino chips.

There are 43 games to choose from, including no-download Flash games and the full download package. Spin Palace features all the great Jackpot Madness progressive jackpot games, including Cash Splash and LotsaLoot. The Treasure Nile jackpot is over $40,000 right now, so be sure to check it out.

The casino uses the PlayCheck / CashCheck account tracking systems and accepts Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, FirePay. Payouts are audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Onluck Casino

Onluck Casino uses a great Asian dragon theme, and offers 14 games to choose from including European- and American roulette, six different slots, and Casino War.

The Togel Singapore casino is offering a lot of different bonuses, including a 100% download bonus up to $150, a $25 Refer-a-Friend bonus, the 100% bonus Blackjack Bonanza, the Video Poker VIP 10% bonus, the Wheel of Fortune bonus (receive double your bet on first winning spin), Western Union matches up to $150, and a $2500 random draw.

Onluck Casino accepts Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, FirePay, Western Union, ACH, and Neteller.

Black Dog Casino

Black Dog has deposit bonuses for just about every type of payment out there. There’s a 40% bonus on your first deposit using PayPal or Neteller, and a 30% bonus for using Visa or MasterCard, debit card, CheckCard, or ATM card. There’s also a 5% bonus every time you make a deposit.

There are 19 download and no-download games to choose from at Black Dog, including three Keno games and six different slots. Best of all, you can choose from 5¢, 25¢, $1, and $5 slots.

Black Dog accepts Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Neteller, debit cards, and Western Union.

Player Wins $50,000 at CasinoDomain

Net Entertainment – Yet another jackpot has been won at the CasinoDomain Internet casino. This time it was Harry from Florida spinning the reels at the CasinoDomain “Gold Bar” High Roller Slots and collecting $50,000.

“It’s great to know you’re playing at an online casino and dealing with such an honest business. The CasinoDomain Support Staff is truly outstanding and were very helpful in getting that $50,000 into my bank account. Thanks to Paul!!” says Harry.

“We have noticed a higher frequency of high-roller players both at CasinoDomain and CherryCasino” says George Lindgren, Casino Manager at CasinoDomain.

CasinoDomain has been in operation since 1999, and is one of the biggest and most reputable casinos on the Internet. The casino runs on Net Entertainment software.…

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Who I am and what I’m doing in Qiu Qiu Pkv

Well, I’m the guy that’s trying to pay for my wedding through trading on Betfair. So I guess that makes me not quite your average bloke. In most ways I fit the bill but it’s always the “what do you do for a living” question that stumps people. It’s my job, or lack of, as they see it, that seems to interest people. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me explain…

I guess my last proper job ended on March 15, 2002 when I was made redundant by a mate at the dot com company we were busting our balls to keep afloat. For you shrewdies out there you’ll notice the date was kind of ironic – the Ides of March – but as ever these things worked out for the best. I’ve been pretty stress-free since and the Qiu Qiu Pkv company now prospers without my expenses bill. 🙂

Being made redundant isn’t a great experience though so I decided it wouldn’t happen again. And what better way to ensure that than to become your own boss? So after a bit of thought I stumbled into the gambling industry.

I say stumbled but the reality was it was a bit of a no-brainer. I was already a regular on Betfair, had been spread betting for years before the exchanges appeared, had more than a few bookmaker accounts and could spot the bloke who’d smell of piss the moment I walked into a bookies.

Cap that with having some friends in the industry and a chat with an unnervingly sharp online gaming analyst bod from Merrill Lynch who explained how it was going to be a massive growth area and I’d found my new income source.

So how to cash in? Well, even now I’m not a professional gambler. By that I mean I make a useful income from my betting activity but it is not my sole income. Exciting as it would be to go for it I decided to keep the bank manager and tax man on board.

After all, I figured it was much better to have a provable income and accounts when you’re doing the boring stuff like applying for a mortgage rather than casually informing the mortgage company: “Oh, I’m a professional gambler. But don’t worry. I’m up again this year.”

So the provable income meant falling back on my journalism background to write some gaming related stuff for whoever I could tart myself too when I felt like it and becoming an affiliate to various bookmakers, casinos and poker rooms. It also took the stress off the betting side of things.

So here I am now, over 4 years later and still enjoying my “work” from home. I mainly trade cricket and tennis and get to watch an awful lot of it which is great!

But I wouldn’t call myself “full time” in the way many obsess over on the Betfair forums. Instead I keep my writing and affiliate income ticking over while always keeping an eye on the sporting calendar for good trading events.

The challenge

On January 10th 2006 the gorgeous Emma said Yes and we got engaged. 🙂 We are getting married on August 18, 2007. Now, as any of you who have done the deed recently know getting married ain’t cheap!

So to help cover the costs I’m running a separate Betfair account from May 1, 2006. I have a £1,000 bank. At the end of each day / event I will either withdraw the balance above £1,000, or add the difference. Meaning at the start of each event I will always have a £1k balance.

I don’t expect to cover the entire cost of the wedding with the sums involved but a hefty contribution would be most welcome! The key thing is any profit from this account goes directly to the savings for the wedding. Any losses come out of my pocket. (My trading funds are separated from our day to day accounts).

 

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