Betting on the NBA Finals: Breaking Down the Odds for Game

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Game six of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers goes tonight at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. With us to talk a little hoops is Johnny OddsShark and Johnny you’ve been nailing it with your analysis so far almost like a third Splash Brother What’s your take on the line here for Game six? Well looking back to Game three, I think the public read way too much into the Kevin Love absence and they pay for it in Game four. I talked about how Golden State was going to come back with a really strong defensive effort and I thought the total was set too high. In Game 5, I talked about how Draymond Green wasn’t valued enough in this spread. Oddsmakers thought he was only worth one point – and I thought it was worth more like four points in that one.

In this game for Game six I think they absolutely nailed the number. They open at -1. With the Cavaliers at -1 bettors right away jumped on Cleveland and they bet that line up to two and a half yeah but I think what we’ll see happen is I think we’ll see more money come on Golden State closer to the game time Draymond Green’s back in the lineup I think we’re going to see a very different Golden State team for Game Six. I think bettors will recognize that. What are you feeling tonight? What’s your recommendation?

How can I get in on some of this Johnny OddsShark money? Yeah one of the things that really jumped out at me for game 6 was the first half line. Looking back throughout this series the visiting team hasn’t won straight up at the half yet for any one of the games. The closest any team came was game five we’re going to state including more tied at the half but other than that it’s been the home team ahead every time. So I like that trend to continue I think Green’s gonna have to be on his best behavior early on.

I think the calls are going to go Cleveland’s way early on in the game so I like this trend to continue with the home team winning the first half. Now, in true NBA fashion a lot has been made of the officiating this series what are your thoughts about that and in particular with the crew working tonight yeah I think you’re mistaken if you’re expecting anything other than Cleveland getting all the calls in this game especially early on what we know about officials is they don’t like being made look back and I think they’ll probably feel like that’s what happened last game with Draymond Green with the shot for the nuts to LeBron there and that one with that skirmish LeBron maybe could have gotten the technical there too so as a result they take a ton of criticism you know they don’t like that so where it’s also on home court the home team usually gets the benefit of the doubt in every major pro sport and it’s no different in the NBA so i expect the referees to come out and probably give the Cavs every call every 50/50 call will go their way and maybe some more so the Warriors are going to have to overcome that I think the referees will be a big factor in this game. interesting on all points there Johnny, you’ve been banging on with your analysis through the first five games and it will be interesting to see how Game six plays out.

Agression Play Pays

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Frustrating opponents while playing casino games at Casinoslots is always a great thing, especially when they can’t adjust to your style of play. They can never win long term against you, and your aggression pays dividends in 2 ways. 1 they fold when they don’t have anything (and quite often neither do you) and you can get tons of action on your made hands when you do flop hard. Case in point…..

The next hand that comes down gets a little funnier. I have T8s and call a min raise from the BB. Flop comes K84 2 suited. I bet 6 all but button fold and the button has 30 left. He calls. Turn is a brick and I bet 13. Button calls. River 8. I bet enough to put the button all in and he calls. I win with trip 8’s. The guy who is not even in the hand starts calling me a donkey idiot player and everything else. (He folded preflop) and still continues to fold every time I show him some aggression.

Playing a live home game about a week ago and there are 2 tight players at Casinoslots in the game and there are 2 very weak players in the game and then there’s me The solid aggressive one. I’ve been picking up a lot of small pots with continuation bets on the flop and have been winning uncontested. I cover the table and its been mentioned that the one tight player in particular is gunning to double through me. He’s biding his time.

Its a 1-2 NL game no max buy but people usually buy in for anywhere from 50-200. I am sitting with 450 and cover the table when the following hand comes up. Theres a tight player in the BB with around 250. A weak player in the SB with 100 or so and the button is tight. Folded to me and I open raise to 10 with 56h. Button folds, Sb thinks and folds. BB thinks and calls very deliberately. Tells indicate he has a strong hand. (tough I’m not sure how strong).

Now, online I would have been called every donkey name in the book, live the guy just said, “Damn, i just got owned. Nicely done.” He got up patted me on the back and left. So aggression will disguise your hands well and can and will make people insane. So keep firing those bullets gang. Good things can happen if you play smart post flop.

Bingo and Entertainment

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Roulette Tips and Tricks: Attempt to Earn More Cash

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Unlike different casino table games, there is not any common roulette gambling system. However, specific roulette tipsand thoroughly planned techniques of betting can maximize your gain, when you are fortunate, and decrease your cutbacks, while you are out of luck. There is a special antinomy about this game: as concerns the principles, roulette is one of the simplest casino games, but concerning the sum of the winning, – it is one of the most sophisticated, therefore professional bettors name it the game of chance.

First of all, you must realize that there are no winning online roulette tips, plus the odds of a casino in casino roulette games will be equivalent – 3% in French roulette, but 5,26% in the USA variant. Although in roulette any gambler can not be sure in his/her win, there appear to be some playing online roulette tips, for example, bankroll managing, the observance of which can maximise gambler’s odds of success.

The most important online roulette recommendation happens to be to use exclusively European, except for the US variant.

There exist 3 versions of roulette: the US one which includes thirty-five cells, European – thirty-seven pockets, and also French – thirty-eight. The advantages of a gambling house in American game can be almost 6%, while in French version which includes extra pockets, casino chances are just 2,63% respectively, therefore, if you plan to gain, choose only European variant.

To reject irrational bets is regarded as the second tip amidst various roulette tips to win. The worst gambling wagers are those on pockets from 0 to 3 in French roulette, and the same numbers including 00 in the US, because such wagers augment the benefits of betting establishment up to 8% instead of 6% (or 2,7%). It can be simpler and more painless to simply offer your bucks to the casino, than to apply a really silly bet.

There are lots of systems of making bets, which you can apply to gain and to decrease your loss, the most effective of them is widely known as la partage which decreases casino’s odds of win. The chief real and online roulette tips are the undermentioned: capability to cope with your emotions; never rely on a fast victory; always be concentrated on the play.

You can not risk large sum of moolah that you can’t spend, that’s why prior to starting the game, set a particular limit of dollars which you can forfeit having no considerable aftermaths, and the amount of win obtaining which it’s better to cease gaming so as to preserve it. When online roulette betting, it’s necessary to be a realist and never hope for numerous roulette tips and tricks promising you a momentary victory, as this gaming doesn’t presuppose such principle as a momentary winning.

There’s a success which can be achieved in the course of time, making systematic bets, and all those roulette playing systems can just hasten your defeat. In conclusion, while gambling this game, it is recommended to be intent, and in the instance of losing, don’t ever try to win back all points at any cost, because it can lead to even more significant problems. Don’t succumb to your oblivious hunger for win, it’s required to possess a wisdom and rigorous self-discipline, only such players always gain in roulette.

Apply those tips, and do not forget that perseverance and obstinacy deliver more positive effects, in contrast to all playing tactics which assure considerable payouts in a moment.

BRICK AND MORTAR POKER ROOMS

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In a brick and mortar room, there is additional abusive behaviors that we should not tolerate, at all, for any reason, and that is the abuse of the poker room staff. The staff includes the cocktail servers, the dealers, the management, and even the cleaning personnel.

Now if you are in a brick and mortar poker room, the dealer at your table has the authority to stop any of this behavior. If he/she does nothing, you may want to bring the behavior to his/her attention. If he/she still does nothing, you should call the poker room manager over and explain the situation.

Most brick and mortar rooms have a zero (0) tolerance for any type of offensive behavior. An excited utterance may be excusable, but continuation of such behavior is not.

Just because a tourist or regular player has been drinking, does not give them license to ruin everyone else’s playtime, not even, as stated above, in Vegas.

I believe that it is up to all poker players to show these abusive people that they are not the only ones that like to have a good time. We should stand up for what is right — abusive and offensive behavior at the poker table is not!

YOU Can Make POKER Less PAINFUL

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As you will read in this article, the removal of a pain in the arse, from the poker table, can be accomplished without going under the knife, if you are diligent and persistent.

At the 2005 WSOP, there were couple of players who acted objectionably and (See our 2005 WSOP Views) they received penalties due to this objectionable behavior.

Playing poker will expose you to poker players that consistently believe that their feelings at the table are more important than anyone else’s feelings. They will behave as teenagers, consistently cursing, chide other players for the way they play their cards and money, or are downright rude (toward the female player these “teenage players” will actually make sexual advances via chat).

This is unacceptable in MOST poker rooms whether you are playing online or at a brick and mortar poker room. You do not need to just sit by and “take it”. There are things that you can do in either venue. Below you will find ways to handle both.

ONLINE POKER ROOMS

If you come across one of the above-described players, you can choose one of the following Options:

  1. Notify the poker room manager via email or chat;
  2. Block the chat of that particular player (in most rooms);
  3. Turn off your chat altogether; or
  4. Totally ignore the behavior and continue your game; or
  5. Surgically remove the poker room from your computer.

When you open your account with a particular poker room, I suggest that you explore what options you have if/when you come up against such offensive behavior.

What do you need to provide to “support”?

Do you need to know the player’s screen name?

  • The table number or name of the table?
  • When it occurred?; and/or
  • Do you need to have information that is more specific to report the behavior?

One poker site, explained to me that I needed to have a copy of the chat log of what happened at the time and then they would investigate.

Then again, you could continuously notify the manager of this obnoxious behavior and see what happens.

Option Two is actually a very simple step in most poker rooms. Right click on the player/avatar and you need to make a choice whether you want to make notes on them or if you want to block them.

Personally, I have a problem with the third choice. You may be having an agreeable chat with someone else or want to have a chat…and you won’t be able to unless you go into AIM or Yahoo Messenger or some other way to chat, but then you could be kicked out of that poker room/site for “collusion”.

Option Four is the easiest step of all, if you have the patience to wait for them (the offender) to be knocked out (of a tournament) or for them to leave. It is very easy to fall into the trap of egging them on instead of getting them to stop.

Then there is Option Five. If you receive no help from that poker site, you may have to choose whether you want to continue to play on that site or remove your funds, delete their room from your computer and not return.

Learn The Rules of Casino Games!

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Pair Plus

This is a simple game in which you get three cards and are paid according to their value. The dealer’s hand is immaterial. There is no raising and no discarding, in fact no skill of any kind is involved.

The following table shows various paytables for Pair Plus. It used to be that the only table was pay table 1. Pay table 4 is becoming increasingly prevalent in Las Vegas, especially on the Strip.

Payoff Table for Pair Plus
Hand Probability Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4
Straight flush 0.002172 40 to 1 40 to 1 35 to 1 40 to 1
Three of a kind 0.002353 30 to 1 25 to 1 25 to 1 30 to 1
Straight 0.032579 6 to 1 6 to 1 6 to 1 6 to 1
Flush 0.049593 4 to 1 4 to 1 4 to 1 3 to 1
Pair 0.169412 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1
Nothing 0.743891 lose lose lose lose
House Edge 2.32% 3.49% 4.58% 7.28%

Ante and Play

Play begins with a wager on ante. After the player views his three cards he may either raise by putting an equal bet on play or fold and lose the ante bet. If the player folds he also loses the Pair Plus bet if one was made, however this should not be any sacrifice because if the Pair Plus bet paid anything the player shouldn’t fold.

If the player does raise then he goes against the dealer’s hand. The dealer needs at least a queen high to qualify.

Below are the possible outcomes and their payoff:

  • Dealer does not qualify: Ante wins 1 to 1, play bet is returned
  • Dealer qualifies and player beats dealer: Both play and ante win 1 to 1
  • Dealer qualifies and dealer beats player: Both Play and ante lose
  • Dealer qualifies and dealer ties player: Both Play and ante push

The Ante bet has an extra bonus that does not depend on the dealer’s hand. There are different variations of the bonus paytable. The following table shows some variations along with the corresponding game house edge and element of risk.

Ante Bet Bonus
Hand Probability Table 1 Table 2 Table 3
Straight flush 0.002172 5 to 1 4 to 1 3 to 1
Three of a kind 0.002353 4 to 1 3 to 1 2 to 1
Straight 0.032579 1 to 1 1 to 1 1 to 1
House Edge 3.37% 3.83% 4.28%
Element of Risk 2.01% 2.28% 2.56%

Three Card Poker Strategy

Rule #1: FOLD unless your hand is Q-6-4 or better.

Seeing Additional CardsOther Players’ Cards

If you don’t have Q high or better, fold unless you can see the following in other players’ hands:

a) 3 additional cards all of which are Q or higher
b) 6 additional cards of which at least 4 are Q or higher

If you are holding Q-6-4 and the 6 additional cards you can see are all Jack or less, fold.

Seeing One Of The Dealer’s Cards

Some three card poker dealers sometimes carelessly reveal the bottom of a card when passing them from the automatic shuffler to the table. Seeing just one of the dealer’s cards is equal to seeing 40 other cards. Seeing one of the dealer’s cards gives you a significant 3.48% edge on the house. If you are so fortunate, this is a great time to bet the table maximum based on the following:

  • Play all hands if the dealer’s card is a Jack or less
  • Play Q-9-2 or better if the dealer’s card is a Queen
  • Play K-9-2 or better if the dealer’s card is a King
  • Play A-9-2 or better if the dealer’s card is an Ace

Learn To Play Poker Online In Order To Make Money – Pot Odds

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For most people, there are only two real reasons to play poker: fun and profit, which are sometimes interrelated (more profit means more fun).

But in order to make money by playing poker online, you should always be gathering information about your opponents and, why not, about yourself. Asides that, another vital thing is the ability to determine, use and understand pot odds, which is one of the most underrated concepts for beginning online poker players. Pot odds are calculations used during a game of poker that put the concept of risk and reward into numbers. In this article, we provide you with an explanation of pot odds in order to help you start using them in your game.

Whenever you are in a hand and need to decide whether or not to call a bet, count how many cards that are still unseen that can come on the turn and/or river that can help you. Then check the number on the chart below to get the pot odds. For example, you have A5s with two more of your suit on the flop. Therefore you have 9 outs to make the nut flush. Your odds of hitting it on the turn are 4.2 to 1 and to hit it on the turn or river 1.9 to 1. If you are only concerned about hitting it on the turn, the pot must have at least 4.2 times the amount you must place in the pot to make this a profitable call. If you are playing no-limit holdem and a player has moved all-in, if there is at least 1.9 times the amount you have to call in the pot it is a correct call and will be profitable in the long run. Pot odds are just a quick way of seeing if a bet will be profitable if you are in the same situation thousands of times.

A thing that’s often confusing to beginning online poker players is that they think that the money in the pot somehow goes into the computation of the pot odds. Actually, any money in the pot is not yours. It was yours before you put it in the pot, but the only way to get it back is to win the pot. This is the reason that money you have already placed in the pot is not used in pot odds computation.

Remember to always get your money in with the best of it and over the long run you will be not only a winning online poker player, but a profitable one too.

Three Card Poker Basics

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Three card Poker is a fast paced game which is easy to learn for the novice card player. This game is played with a 52 card deck and is played between a dealer and a single player.

The player and dealer are each dealt 3 cards which are placed face down. The object of the game is for you to get a higher three card poker hand than the dealer. An important rule that people must remember when playing three card poker is regarding the hand ranks. In three card poker a straight is higher than a flush because there are fewer ways to make a 3 card straight than a 3 card flush.

There is little strategy and absolutely no bluffing involved in this game, which is why I said at the beginning that it is a game for the beginner. The main decision in this game comes when the player first looks at the cards he is dealt. Here he must decide whether to fold or to raise. In three card poker a raise means you are paying to see the dealer’s cards.

Three Card Poker is America’s fastest growing specialty table game. This is a fast and exciting poker game that offers three ways to play and four different ways to win. The three-card format makes the game quick and easy to play, and players can bet on their own hand or against the dealer or both. More and more players are drawn to the game because of its simplicity, action level and competitive house advantage.

Three Card Poker was invented by Derek Webb of Prime Table Games. Three Card Poker is derived from a centuries old game called Brag (which later wound up in India as Flush).

Of the one million games played in Webb’s computer simulation tests, the player’s hand ranked as a Queen High or Better in 687,674 hands. The player wagered on Play while folding on 312,326 hands. The total at stake was 1,687,674 bet-unit (Antes + Plays).

The Dealer qualified in 473,924 of the games and folded in 213,750. In the showdown, the dealer won 233,643 and the player won 238,408 hands. 1,873 were pushes.

As a result, the player lost 89,045 bet-units (5.72% of the total) before any bonus awards were included. The bonus awards added up to 52,852 bet-units, diminishing the house win to 36,194 bet-units and a house advantage of just 2.14 percent.

Real Time Gaming produced the initial online software for Three Card Poker and changed the name to Tri-Card Poker, as it is known on the online casinos that offer it.

Three card poker is really two games in one. The player may bet on either one, both, and in different amounts. Both games are based on hands consisting of three cards. A straight is harder to form than a flush.

Probabilities – Three Card Poker
Hand Combinations Probability
Straight flush 48 0.0021719
Three of a kind 52 0.0023529
Straight 720 0.0325792
Flush 1096 0.0495928
Pair 3744 0.1694118
Queen to ace high 9720 0.4398190
Jack high or less 6720 0.3040724

Online Bingo Game for Fun

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The game of bingo is among the most popular and oldest games in the world. It is not aggressive and offers pure bingo online fun only unlike some shooting games or casino card games. The opportunity to play it online makes the internet bingo even more catching because the number of partakers increases up to millions hence raising the thrill and excitement of the game. Actually due to the number of players taking part in the process of playing bingo determines the best bingo sites. As soon as you have made up your mind to play bingo online for fun find corresponding websites, sign up, download appropriate software and begin to enjoy playing on best online bingo websites.

The usual places for your best online bingo machines search are online casino websites. Online casinos would have lost such a multitude of online players if they had not included the game of bingo to the lists of online casino games available. In spite of the fact that internet bingo can hardly be called an online gambling game you will certainly find it in the gaming lists of the most popular and respectable online casinos.

The rules of the online casino bingo games are in no way different from those of the bingo games played in the land based casinos. So the players who played thousands times the game of bingo in the real life will surely be a success at playing bingo in the virtual world. However there are some peculiarities inhered to the online bingo games. For example due to the unlimited online possibilities the variety of online bingo cards is much larger than the variety of bingo cards in the real life. Moreover you can find here the bingo cards that are considered the oldest so that you can feel the atmosphere of those ages when playing. The old holiday bingo cards will tell you about the traditions of those times.

One of the most attractive incentive that you have when you play bingo online is the opportunity to play bingo for free. Actually there is plenty of free websites offering many more games besides bingo to be played for free. Free online bingo games are a chance for those who do not feel confident yet when playing online bingo. Here they can perfect their skills at playing bingo, find some of most effective winning tips and strategies helping to win even more. Besides bingo itself players can enjoy other free casino games on the free websites and perhaps make sure that they will hardly ever betray the game of bingo preferring some other of casino games.

There is one thing because of which bingo lovers hate dealing with online bingo playing. It is download. The procedure of  download is more often than not too long and boring. Sometimes it is even too bulky for your computer. And still there is no reason for panic. The online facilities allow playing no download casino games right on the website’s homepage.