Saturday, November 29, 2008

Secrets To Win Any Online Poker

Online Poker can be a lot of fun. It isn’t when you are on the losing end. If you cannot afford to lose money, never mind gambling. This is also true that online poker games can make serious money and well you can be rich too.

But the things you have to keep in mind that don’t gamble just on luck or on pure chance include in little mathematics and poker tips and strategies this will definitely help you and can guarantee to get you a good pay out.

Below are some secrets of winning in online poker or gambling.

Know about right kind of gambling for you.
There are hundreds of gambling games are there on Internet its you to pick and master some. You can pick from casino, sports, betting or even arbitrage betting.

Learn the game.
Knowledge is power and you can enhance your knowledge by reading related materials to the game and rules. Investing in good poker books and tips could be a good idea for your professional or normal poker playing.

Set a minimum bet
After you win any game for the next just put the half of the pot that you have put in the previous round.

Always check the odds.
Choose a betting game that has 3 percent or less casino advantage. Among others, popular games are poker, black jack and craps.

Watch the trend
Paying attention to your winning and losing trend can sometimes help as you get the idea that you are on the brisk of losing then you should not bet.

Follow a Strategy
There are many strategies to the online poker game but follow, which work best for you. Note all the strategies available and pick the best that suits you.

Always keep one thing in mind that winning does not mean that you have to win every time you play online poker but the thing that matters most is your profit ratio by comparing to all the games.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Avoid Offline Gambling Scams

As the inflation is increasing world over and people are having much lesser liquidity with them so people are continuously seeking alternative ways to sustain their lives.

This is not widely known that why people are landing into scams related activities these days, especially who are into gambling activities but this is widely believed that due to the mouth watering offers and unreliable structure they tend to land in to these kinds of scams.

Common Gambling Scam Offline

When gambling scams are discussed this is way necessary to mention about that people are not landing into online gambling scams but recent survey showed that people who gambles offline are also a victim of scams and the ratio is pretty high if compared with the online gambling scams.

Identity theft cases are most common scams in gambling this is due to the fact that people who play casinos they but chips using their credit cards. In fact, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has estimated 350,000 to 500,000 of identity theft cases in the United States each year. These stats are enough to show that not much people are aware of the identity theft cases.

How to avoid

The simplest and easiest form to avoid online gambling scams is to have proper information about the task you are performing because as stated above people are not aware of the fact that identity theft can happen easily.

Financial Crimes Division of the Secret Service, authorities receive approximately 11 complaints a day from victims and 300 to 500 calls from people. These authorities also get the reasons that why people were victimized as they did not know it was a scam and had no idea till they fallen into it.

The matter of fact is if people should be aware of certain things happening around them and they should also be educated for the purpose to avoid any online gambling scams. You can truly surf the contents of the website as there is vast knowledge stored here on how to actually go with poker playing and things necessary for winning and your attitude towards online gaming.

As they say, ignorance is not an excuse. It really pays to know everything.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How to Avoid Bad Beats in Poker

Bad beats are going to happen always. The KEY is to NOT play on TILT after they do. If you are lucky enough to suffer a bad beat and STILL have chips left over, consider yourself blessed. Usually, one bad beat follow another, and soon you are out of chips and out of the game.

As was discussed earlier, the only true way to avoid bad beats is to play correctly. Playing correctly puts you in situations where you have the absolute best percentages to win. There is an old saying, “Always Be Raising” or “If you are going to call you may as well raise.”

With those sayings in mind, a good player should ALWAYS raise the big blind pre-flop. Then only exception that I can think of is the late position limp-in where you are trying to see some cards for a minimum amount of chips.

In the better games, at the higher buy-ins, you don’t get to limp-in. Someone seems to always raise. Raising pre-flop eliminates the marginal “fluke” hands that end up giving you a bad beat. You have to make the other players think, and make a decision. This starts with raising the big blind.

More often than not, to a significant raise, the big blind will fold. The big blind gets a FULL bet in before seeing what cards are dealt. The odds of anyone getting a Group 1-4 hand are 11.3%. So, a little more than 10% of the time the BB will have a “great” starting hand. The other 88.7% of the time they will have a “good” hand at BEST! If you have a playable hand, make them pay to play.

The other knock on the BB staying in the hand is that once they pay to stay in, they are rewarded with terrible position.

Perhaps even more importantly, YOU don’t know what kind of hand they have because they put their money in blind. By raising the BB, you at least get SOME information about their hand. Without raising, the BB could have ANY two cards under there.

The BB has two strikes against it pre-flop. They put money in blind, and have terrible position. Raise the big blind. The big blind will give you more bad beats than anyone else. The small blind is second.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Play Poker for Free On Your iPhone

Do you have an iPhone yet? If not, there is a good chance that you will end up with one sooner or later (especially if you are already an AT&T customer). I personally got my iPhone during December of 2007 (I was a Sprint customer at the time, but paid the fee to terminate my contract so that I could switch to AT&T), and I have to say that I still enjoy it as much as I did when I first got it. From staying on top of my emails to being able to hop on the Internet whenever I need (or want), my iPhone really does allow me to be a more productive person. Although there have been a lot of companies that have tried to imitate Apple's creation, none of the knockoffs can come close to comparing to the real iPhone.

In addition to its built-in features, one of the best thing about the iPhone is the ability to add applications. Thanks to the hard work of third party developers, you can find an iPhone app to do just about anything that you want. From productivity tools to apps that are solely dedicated to providing entertainment, you can find all sorts of great apps in Apple's official store.

Although a large percentage of the apps for the iPhone cost money, there are also a lot of great free iPhone apps. While it may come as surprise, poker is one of the areas where there are a significant amount of great free apps. If you have an iPhone and want to be able to play free poker with it, you actually have a wide variety of choices.

According to their description, Live Poker is the most popular free poker application for the iPhone. Live Poker allows you to compete against 1.5 million other players, and gives you a thousand free chips every single day.

If you are in the minority of people who do not like the Live Poker app, you still have plenty of other choices for free poker apps. Other popular choices for people who want to play poker for free on their iPhone are Free Video Poker, Fat-Free Video Poker, Quick Poker and Oasis Poker. If you are interested in reviewing additional information about any of these apps (or would like to take a look at the paid poker apps that are available), all you need to do is open iTunes, launch the iTunes Store, navigate to the App Store and perform a search for poker.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Frivolous Lawsuit or Justified Legal Action: You Make the Call

As you are probably well aware by now, the world of online poker is a seriously large business. While making profits off of the game of poker was something that was controlled by Las Vegas and other brick & mortar casinos for many decades, the Internet has completely changed the landscape of the poker industry. Thanks to the growth and popularity of online poker, large businesses have been built on properties that only exist in the realm of cyberspace.

As with any industry where there is a lot of money to be made (and a lot of money to be lost), deals are made on a regular basis that can change a company's (or individual's) future forever. While many of these deals successfully go through and turn out for the best, this is not the case one hundred percent of the time. A recently filed piece of legal action shows what can happen when two parties are attempting to make a deal with each other, but end up not seeing eye to eye on the issue.

The piece of legal action in question was filed by Cycalona Gowen, who is better known within the poker community as Clonie Gowen. Clonie is a professional poker player, and until recently, she was working for Full Tilt Poker (which is a large online poker website). Although she had been working for Full Tilt Poker since it launched in 2004, the legal action filed by Gowen claims that she was recently told that she would not only no longer be working with the website, but that her name and image would be removed from all existing promotional materials.

The part of this legal action that gets interesting is how much money Gowen is seeking. According to the legal action she filed, Gowen is seeking a whooping forty million dollars in damages. In the legal action that she filed against Full Tilt Poker, she alleged the following against the company: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Unjust Enrichment and Fraud.

Although her lawsuit contains some pretty heavy allegations, the other interesting part of her story is that she never signed a written contract, and all of her claims are based on an oral agreement from 2004.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Microgaming Institutes Block in Response to Domain Seizures

As regular readers of this blog know, over the past few weeks, the hottest news in the world of poker has been the seizure of poker related domain names by the Governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear. If you are a new reader and aren't familiar with what has been taking place in Kentucky, take a minute to go back and read the last couple of posts that have been made on this topic. The events taking place in Kentucky are quite serious, and even if you don't realize it, what's happening there has the ability to impact every single US citizen who takes part in playing poker online.

A great example of the far reaching impact of the Kentucky case has arisen from Microgaming. As a well-known name in the online poker industry, Microgaming is one of the companies that has been targeted by Governor Beshear and the State of Kentucky. Like most of the other companies involved in this event, Microgaming initially used many of their resources in an attempt to fight the original decision that was put forth by the State of Kentucky. However, although they did their best to fight the decision, it seems that they have decided that the best resolution for their company is to take their operations out of this state.

In addition to blocking players from the state of Kentucky, Microgaming has also instituted a block in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Utah (the District of Columbia is also included in the Microgaming block). According to representatives of Microgaming, this decision was a result of US laws that are on the books but not being enforced (yet).

So, what does this decision by Microgaming mean for the online poker industry as a whole? Well, the biggest impact of this decision is the fact that Microgaming is the largest online poker website to make the decision to comply with what Kentucky wants. Although there are several smaller poker websites that have changed their polices to meet the expectations of Kentucky, Microgaming is the first major company to give in to the demands of the State of Kentucky.

Although there is no way to predict what the future holds for online gambling in the United States, given the impact of these recent events, it is safe to say that things are not moving in a good direction for online poker companies and players.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Some Poker Tips And Suggestions For Poker Player

If you really want to be a good poker player, then practice, practice and practice! You should also read some poker articles and poker books before you go to online or play with your friends.

Here are some general principles you should follow if you really want to become a good poker player.

1. Don’t try to beat the other players. Let the other players try to beat you. Keep this in mind!

2. Know the rules of the game as the player who knows the rules has the advantage over the players who don’t.

3. Know the poker probability tables.

4. Observe you opponents – learn their mannerisms, known as ‘tells’.

5. Play as often as possible – experience is the best teacher.

6. In any poker game, the average hand becomes less valuable with the more players there are, e.g., three 5’s is a great hand with only 3 players but only a good hand with 6-7 players.

7. Treat every round of betting as though it were the first – forget the pot and my previous bets.

8. When holding a cinch hand, wait till the last round to raise.

9. Fold a doubtful hand at the start rather than in the middle of a hand.

10. Call your opponent(s) when you think you have a hand good enough to win, not merely because you suspect a bluff.

11. As a general rule, don’t try to steal a pot by trying to bluff a poor player, a heavy winner or a heavy loser.

12. When in a losing streak, DON’t panic. Trying to recoup losses in a panic mode results in poor play. Leave the game, if necessary. Be patient and cool. Everyone has losing streaks, even with good hands.

13. You must expect and figure to lose the pot unless you have the best hand going in.

14. Most DRAW poker players would win instead of lose if they never tried to outdraw the opener.

15. Most STUD poker players would win instead of lose if they never tried to draw out against an open pair.

16. Bet your big hands to the hilt and make every player pay to see my cards.

17. RAISE on an early round to avoid calling a big bet later.

18. A loser will drop a close hand if raised early, a winner will stay in.

19. When you are sure of winning a STUD pot, wait till the last round to raise.

20. Drop a doubtful hand if you may be later in the middle between two strong hands.

21. The more wild cards and crazy rules, the greater the expert’s advantage.

22. Vary your playing strategy. The player whose game is always the same becomes an easy mark for smart poker players.

23. Try to keep a poker face. Don’t complain when losing or show elation when winning. The emotional aftermath will prohibit clear thinking and proper evaluation of succeeding hands.

24. Trust NO ONE at POKER. It is a game for blood. Forget your friends and bet your hand for what it’s worth.

25. Give the game all you've got or don’t play. This is not only the best way to win at poker; it’s the only way you and the rest of the players can get any fun at all out of what ought to be fun.

Good luck and have fun playing poker.