Rock, Scissors–Wait-a-sec and let me check my game slot penghasil uang bill–Paper!

 

I played in the $500 Roshambo event this morning, and man was that a blast. Phil Gordon rallied 64 troops to enter his informal WSOP event to raise money for the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. When I got to the scene, I was surprised at how many pros were there. Joe Hachem, Gavin Smith, Annie Duke, Carlos Mortensen, Clownie Gowen, Tony G, The Grinder — and the list goes on. I had been studying a plan, but when I got there, my opponent said he was going to use the “Bowler” method. I asked Gavin what that was, and he told me not to mind that guy at all. He then took me immediately to Annie Duke and had her explain her “Dollar Bill Method”.

To make the strategy more random, so that no one can guess your betting pattern, you use the numbers off the dollar bill to determine what hand you’re going to throw next.

I creamed the first guy with it, and then got beat by an impatient player in the next round. I watched Phil Laak consult some green while he was playing, too.

Annie, who was using a new random number generator to select her next move ended up winning the event. She took a cool $10,000 after her beating Marc Goodwin 5-0 with seven hands, four of which were scissors. It was Scissors vs. Paper that won it in the end. March got $7k and immediately offered $1,000 back to the Bad Beat on Cancer efforts. Third place was a guy named Tim Beagly (sp?) won $5k, and fourth place went to Mike Micon of game slot penghasil uang for $3k. In addition to the $25k prize pool, they put $7k towards the charity.

Big thanks to Phil Gordon for putting together such a great event. It was a blast and great to see the pros having a laugh while contributing to an important cause.

Be Careful What You Ask

Knowing my past life as the gossip columnist for Bluff Magazine, Kenna James shouted out to me from his table, “If you and I hooked up, who would write about it?”

I shouted back, so that all could hear, “Your wife.”

His tablemates are now my biggest fans.

There are Mistakes and then there are Mistakes

I am not saying that hundreds of seasoned, professional dealers have left the WSOP ranks this year. I am not saying that good dealers don’t make mistakes and that new dealers should learn their chops somewhere besides the World Series. Oh wait! That is what I am saying.

Here is a mistake and it was only a mistake, I witnessed in today’s $1500 NLHE event.

First the simple mistake: the turn card was turned before the betting action on the flop had been completed. Quite frankly this is a simple mistake, however

Exploring the Inland Waterways with River Cruises

 

Holiday is a very precious time of the year for everyone. Millions of travelers are seen every year exploring some of the best travel destinations with their loved ones by means of road, rail, air and waterways to rediscover and enjoy some of the best destinations around home and around the world. While traveling by any other means offers a different way of seeing the life and culture of any place in its own right, cruising surely provides a different perspective on these favorite places. More often, traveling by inland waterways presents an exclusive insight on any destination compared to cruising on the seas or oceans.

River-Cruise

Why river cruise?

When ocean cruising, all the itineraries are scheduled most of the time around the cruise or the ship’s time at the port. While cruising on the seas offers a glimpse of the coastline and ports, most of the travelers who go on sea or ocean cruising may not be able to step on the land and explore the cities which is not the case with river cruising. Travelers can always enjoy the eye level scenery of the outside and can even step out and explore the places of interest while cruising by inland waters which gives a more personal and intimate perspective of the destination they have come to discover all the way. As almost all the cabins present a wonderful view of the outside, traveling becomes more fun and joy when it comes to river cruising holidays.

Furthermore, river cruising has some of the best offers for any kind of travelers whether it be friends, couples or for those traveling with family. With the increasing trend of solo travel, some of the cruise lines also offer single occupancy cabins for travelers who don’t want fussy company. For any traveler, there sure is a good measure of breathtaking scenery to feast the eyes and there are more options to discover lesser known attractions together with famed destinations.

With Europe having some of the best gleaming rivers including Rhine, Danube, Main, Elbe, Moselle and Vltava, river cruising holidays in Europe means a romantic journey on these magnificent waterways while exploring the medieval towns and enjoying the modern services including massage and beauty treatments together with best food and drinks.

Things to remember

Even river cruising has its own pits and falls and travelers should be well aware of some of the things that might not be included in the brochures. With all the tailored features and luxuries offered, river cruises might charge extra when compared to ocean cruises. Travelers may not be able to see all the destinations mentioned in the brochures too due to shallow waters or closed rivers which means that you should always book your itineraries with experienced and dedicated cruise lines that take pride in making your trips more engaged.

However, you can always be assured of comfortable and luxurious travel when it comes to river cruising and all you need to worry about is meeting your expectations without burning a hole in the wallet. Are you also excited to buy diary planners, check out a big collection of diary planners with best price here.

alaskaslot Enlightening Congress

 

In between the lavish parties being held around Vegas during the last week, the Poker Players Alliance held an important meeting in alaskaslot Seafood Restaurant in the Rio to recruit members and discuss the pending anti-online gaming bill.

Group President Michael Bolcerek urged players to unite under one alliance. He said if just a small percentage of the 23 million American online players and 70 million players overall band together, Congress would hear that voice.

Player and writer Mark Tenner said that at least ten states prohibit home games and many won’t allow charity tournaments. “In order for these states to change we need not be individuals, but to work as a group,” he said.

Tenner noted the provisions that have been carved out of the bill so that it wouldn’t affect horse betting or lotteries, games with much more gamble than poker.

“Whether gambling is bad or not bad, this is bullshit,” he said, eliciting a hearty response from the crowd.

The bill also includes exclusion for fantasy sports, Tenner said, because the fantasy organizers urged players to send an email to Congressional inboxes at the same day at the same time. The effort shut down computers for days.

“Well dammit, let’s show them the power of poker players,” he said.

Behind the Scenes

Until you’ve either played in a televised poker tournament or watched it being filmed up close, it’s hard to really comprehend just how in your face the cameras and sound equipment are. It’s not the fault of the crew at all, it’s just the way it is. Ask any former reality TV star. Away from the featured table stage, camera and boom operators squeeze their way through 2000 seated players like the rest of us, recording key hands and monitoring the progress of “names” like Daniel Negreanu and T.J. Cloutier. This footage gets spliced into the broadcast in between hands on the TV featured table. At least half a dozen crews are circulating the floor at all times.

To get a good shot of the flop, operators need to squeeze in between two other players, like these two guys in the 9 and 10 seats on Josh Arieh’s table. As Arieh contemplated his call here on the river, he twirled his Milwaukee’s Best “All In Chip” between his fingers and asked the dealer if he simply had to flip it into the pot to declare all-in. When the dealer nodded yes, Arieh’s lips curved into a smirk as he stared at his opponent. He twirled the chip a couple more times before finally mucking his hand to heavy “awwwws” and sighs from his tablemates. Someone loves the lens…

The photo above is a view from directly behind the cameraman’s shoulder. Note the boom mike hovering above.

Try Annemarie Gianni Organic Skin Care For 10 Bucks

 

One day Annmarie Gianni, a known health blogger who always cared about what she put into her body, decided to research what she put on her body. Just like me, what she found was shocking to say the least and just like me, she began digging.

What she found is that the beauty products we use each and every day contained unsafe ingredients and were highly under-regulated, even so called “natural” skin care products. Companies are not required to put small amounts of an ingredient on the label even if these ingredients are chemical.

During her research, Annmarie did find a few products that were truly natural however these products just weren’t effective enough.

She decided that she would take matters into her own hands and created a line of skin care products she could feel good about recommending, a line that was truly natural and effective.

Annmarie Gianni Skin Care was born, providing an effective, affordable natural skin care line free of chemicals and alcohols, giving women beautiful, glowing, youthful skin. The line has received awards from Natural News and Fig and Sage and has been reviewed on hundreds of blogs written by happy customers.

The Annmarie Gianni Skin Care company is also committed to finding the best possible ingredients, great and personable customer support, fair product markup, no GMO ingredients, fair trade, no animal testing, using primarily vegan ingredients (two contain honey) and other conscious business practices.

I am not an affiliate of this product, just happened to get an email from a well known nutritionist and decided to take a look at the line more closely. I have not used the products so I can’t vouch for their effectiveness yet. So why am I sharing?

The company is offering what I consider and incredible “no-brainer offer” to try the products for only $10. Choose from five sample kits for mature skin, normal or combination skin, acne prone skin and even get free shipping! If you love the products, you can redeem a $10 coupon, included with your sample kit to make a purchase.

Did I purchase the kit? Hell, ya. Like I said, a no-brainer.

Easy DIY Body Butter Recipe

Easy diy body butter recipeMaking your own beauty care products is the healthiest, safest and most economical way to ensure that you are putting the most natural ingredients on your skin. It can be difficult to find time for this but there are some ways to squeeze some time in if you make it a hobby.

For example, one day each week you can have your kids join in and experiment with making homemade body care products at your kitchen table for yourselves or for gifts or have friends over and make enough natural bath and body products to last a month. Buy your ingredients in bulk and make enough to freeze them.

My favorite, easy Diy body butter recipe:

This body butter is made from just three ingredients: coconut oil, cocoa butter and essential oil. No crazy chemical ingredients, no drying alcohol, no parabens, just three ingredients!

Coconut oil

Not only is coconut oil great for your health, but because it contains mostly fats, it acts as an emollient, softening and smoothing skin, even healing small wounds and scars. Coconut oil limits the amounts of microbes on the skin, cleaning up various conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and many other skin infections. It also seeps deep into the skin eliminating dryness. It eliminates dead skin cells and reduces skin flakiness.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter provides deep hydration and is high in antioxidants, fighting free radicals which are the cause of skin aging.

Essential Oil

Essential oils have their own benefits and depending on what your skin type is or what your skin concern  is will determine which oil you should use. For example, carrot seed essential oil smooths skin and helps with skin regeneration. Lavender essential oil helps lighten age spots and scars, great for mature skin and why I chose to use this oil in the recipe. Tee tree, thyme, basil and eucalyptus oils can be used for acne prone skin. Learn more about essential oils and acne here.

Directions

Measure out one cup of coconut oil and one cup of cocoa butter. The coconut oil should be soft and the coconut oil will be hard and will need to be cut up in chunks to fill one cup.

Put the coconut oil and cocoa butter into a small to medium saucepan on medium heat. Melt the contents until completely liquid, and there are no longer any chunks. It usually takes 4-5 minutes.

Transfer to a mixing bowl and refrigerate until the liquid becomes a soft solid, sometimes taking a few hours.

Add your essential oil to your liking. For this batch,  I used two cap-fulls of lavender essential oil.

Mix with a stand mixer on high until light and fluffy, similar to whipped cream consistency.

Fill jars and store at room temperature. Also you can read about “top filler injector” here

Weeekend Tourney sanghoki Wrap up!

 

Pocket pairs play in the Sunday $20,000 guaranteed.

Talk about overlay! The value in our Sunday $20,000 Guaranteed continues to amaze me, this week with only 286 starters you got a starting EV of nearly $70 for your $60 buy-in.

Paying 30 places if you make the money your EV goes up to over $650, with such small fields thats great value.

Todays tournament came down to two regular players, sanghoki and thxalot and at heads up it

thefrenchies held the chip lead an was able to capitalise when thxalot tried to make a move. After thefrenchies raised from the small blind thxalot put all his chips in the middle. thefrenchies thought for a while and made the big call, flipping up pocket 5’s to put him ahead of the all-in reraiser thxalot with his king-4 offsuit. Needing kings to get ahead the flop made things interesting with 3 spades to go with thxalot king of spades increasing his outs, but with no more spades and no kings the 5’s held up and thefrenchies took down first place and $5,400.

Get your piece of the action next Sunday!

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$50,000 comes down to a coinflip!

And if you think thats great value, how good is the $50,000 monthly freeroll! Registration is open to any player who earns 5,000 comp points in a calendar month and it pays a massive 300 places! This month just over 2,000 players registered and took their shot at the $5,000 first place prize.

This months big winner was grubace, and he took it down in an absolute coin flip. After raising from the small blind he was re-raised by ujpester in an over the top move. grubace made the call and the players flipped up almost identical hands, it was upjesters A-8 of spades versus grubace’s A-9 clubs and spades. Two spades on the flop gave ujpester hope of a flush, but no other spades came and grubace’s 9 played.

To get in on this tourney just get busy at the tables and get those comp points up, as soon as you earn 5,000 comp points the door is open and you can take your shot at $50,000 worth of free cash.

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Keep an eye on our tournament schedule, the Sunday $20,000 Guaranteed and the $50,000 monthly freeroll are just a couple of our regular tournaments, we are running regular WPT satellites and our WSOP satellites are just around the corner.

Get out your Sunday best, it’s NBC Heads Up!

Its nearly time again for one of my favorite tournaments in the year, NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

Im an absolute sucker for heads up poker, and heads up action doesn’t get better than this.

Sixty-four of the world’s best poker players are set to converge on Caesars Palace Poker Room from March 1-4 for the event.

The tournament has a the single-elimination bracket-style format of college basketball tournaments. The players place in brackets will be chosen during a draw party held at PURE Nightclub Thursday, March 1st.

The single-elimination competition begins Friday morning, March 2 and continues through Sunday, March 4 when a two-out-of-three championship match will determine the winner.

Previous champions Ted Forrest and Phil Hellmuth are returning as is twice runner up Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson who will be hoping to ditch his tag of bridesmaid and take down the championship in its third year. They do say three’s a charm!

The full list of competitors isn’t quite complete, one last online qualifying spot is still open, that promotion will wrap up just before the event takes place.

Here is the list of everyone else:

Rene Angelil, Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Andy Bloch, Brad Booth, Humberto Brenes, Todd Brunson, Chad Brown, Johnny Chan, Don Cheadle, T.J. Cloutier, Allen Cunningham, Paul Darden, John D’Agostino, Annie Duke, Eli Elezra, Shannon Elizabeth, Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Farha, Chris Ferguson, Scott Fischman, Ted Forrest, Kristy Gazes, Jamie Gold, Barry Greenstein, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, Joe Hachem, Gus Hansen, Jennifer Harman, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Gabe Kaplan, Phil Laak, Howard Lederer, Nam Le, Tuan Le, Erick Lindgren, Jeff Madsen, Mike Matusow, Isabelle Mercier, John Michael, Michael Mizrachi, Chris Moneymaker, Carlos Mortensen, Yosh Nakano, Daniel Negreanu, Scotty Nguyen, Greg Raymer, Chip Reese, Vanessa Russo, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel, Shawn Sheikhan, Jeff Shulman, Gavin Smith, Jennifer Tilly, JC Tran, Marco Traniello, Cyndy Violette, David Williams and Steve Zolotow.

As usual its a who’s who of poker with a couple of celebrities thrown in for good measure. Shannon Elizabeth and Jen Tilly are practically poker pro’s now with the time they are spending at the felt, the surprise for me was Don Cheadle. I absolutely love his work as an actor, Rebound – The Earl Manigult Story is one of my favorites, but I must admit I haven’t seen his name mentioned in poker circles before.

No matter who plays its going to be a great event, heads up poker is such a great confrontational showpiece, and if we are lucky Ferguson will be runner up again and I can keep using my bridesmaid picture!

Child Hair Loss: Coping and Treating

When you hear about hair loss, most think of older people and the effects of balding. Most do not associate hair loss with children. Unfortunately it is real and it is a hard subject to handle. Child hair loss is not a common condition; however in the US over 2 million children suffer from hair loss. In most cases children will grow out of it, but an unfortunate 40% of them do not. Though most causes of hair loss in children are treatable, it takes time. With time comes the embarrassment of living with the condition and having the bald spots. Here are a few causes and treatments of hair loss in children:

Tinea Capitis:

This condition is caused by a fungal infection that affects the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes. It attacks the hair follicles and shaft, causing the hair to break. It is a fungus that is passed from child to child through contact. Usually it is passed by sharing combs, hats, bandana’s and other hair items. The fungus needs an entry way to grow and bruised scalps usually allow that. Boys are more likely to get this condition than girls and the age range is 3-10 years of age.

This is not a dangerous condition even though scaling and redness can appear. Though it is not fatal, if left untreated it may cause more balding and spreading. The only treatment for this condition is to see a physician who will prescribe griseofulvin, terbinafine, and itraconazole to treat it. The medicine is taken orally and is taken for 4-8 weeks.

Alopecia Areata:

This condition is often noticed by a sudden patch of baldness that may be as large as 2 inches in diameter. The hair in that section simply falls out and the hair around the bald spot feels loose. The bald scalp will appear to me normal, feeling smooth with no scaling, bumps, or rough spots. The cause of this condition is unknown but it is known that it is not caused by lack of nutrition, stress, or psychological disorders. The condition is not contagious and treatment for it is non-existent.

In 20% of cases, there were family members that had the same condition. 80% of the children suffering from Alopecia Areata grow new hair within 12 months, which is a better rate than adults with the condition. Sounds good? Check more to learn about best filler for face volume

Physical and Psychological Causes for Hair Loss:

Along with medical conditions that cause hair loss; trauma, stress, and psychologically induced hair loss can occur. Damage to the hair caused from constant pulling, styling, and braiding can cause bald spots in children. Compulsive hair pulling will also cause baldness in children. This is one of the most common causes. After a flu or severe emotional stress hair loss can occur. Stress and illness can cause the hair that is in the growth phase to believe it is in the rest phase and fall out, even long after the illness or stress has passed.

Coping with the Hair Loss:

We always want to fix every problem our children have, however when it comes to hair loss there is not a lot we can do. The feeling of helplessness will overcome any parent as they watch their child dealing with the condition. School bullying, cliques and social acceptance can be a nightmare for children suffering from hair loss. As parents we need to be sure to support our children and be there for them.

The world can be a scary place for kids, especially when they are suffering from a condition that will cause them to stand out. Making sure they have a large support system of friends and family will help minimize the stress and help them through the hard time. Hair loss in children is temporary in most cases, however the emotional scars endured from being different can last a lifetime. Be sure to comfort and reassure your child.

 

 

World toto sgp Poker Tour in Dispute with the Travel Channel

The parent company of the “World Poker Tour” has sued its outlet, the Travel Channel, for allegedly interfering with plans to develop a new poker series on ESPN.

 

WPT Enterprises Inc. sued the Travel Channel and its owner, Discovery Communications Inc., for alleged breach of contract and intentional interference. The case which was filed on Monday in the Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages and various court orders, including a declaration that WPT upheld its side of the contract, while the defendants breached their obligations.

 

Travel Channel toto sgp David Leavy said “We are planning to very vigorously and aggressively defend and protect our rights under the existing contracts,” Leavy said.

 

According to the suit, WPT had the right to develop other poker-related programming, provided it gave the Travel Channel the first opportunity to license the show and the last right to refusal.

 

WPT said it proposed such a show, “Professional Poker Tour,” in July 2004 but that negotiations with the defendants were not successful in the 60-day exclusive window.

 

WPT said it then shopped the show to other networks, including ESPN, which proposed to license the show September 12. That triggered a 15-day “last refusal” period for the defendants, who allegedly sent threatening letters to WPT and ESPN.

 

One such letter allegedly threatened ESPN with legal action because the Travel Channel said it already had licensed the show, something WPT denied.

 

Mobile Phone Gambling on the Increase

 

Gambling by mobile phone has increased rapidly, with the number of betting pages downloaded expected to approach three million this year, a rise of 367 per cent on 2004.

 

Mintel’s research found Britain’s mobile phone junkies are set to blow an astounding £740m on phone downloads this year alone, some eighteen times the £40m spent in 2002.

 

Ring-tones for phones account for a third of downloads. Arcade-style games are also popular (26%), as are screensavers and wallpaper (13%), and music (8%). But the biggest growth area has been in gambling, which now accounts for 9 per cent of all downloads.

 

Early Bird Nickels at BINGOGALA™

 

BINGOGALA™, the online bingo site, which many consider to be a cut above the rest, is always aiming to please as many players as possible, by offering a huge variety of games.

 

It currently offers online bingo, 3 Reel, 4 Reel and 5 reel slots as well as Pull Tabs and Video Poker.

 

Targeting players who prefer to be online and play in the mornings BINGOGALA™, will have on offer a great cash special, running for a limited period only.

 

From today, and until the end of September, and from 9:00 am – 11:00 am every day, there will be $50 cash prizes and a $2,500 Jackpot on Nickels cards.

 

As this great cash special will be running for a few days only, don’t delay. Go to: www.bingogala.com to check it out today.

 

 

 

High togel online Poker Review

Last week’s episode saw the end of a four-week series of shows where the poker playing, for the most part, left a lot to be desired in the eyes of most aficionados. Particularly after the great first 5 episodes and some of the great hands that were played. This week brought a new cast to the table, including High Stakes veterans Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak, Eli Elezra, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, “Silent” Mike togel online , along with newcomers Dario Minieri, David “Viffer” Peat and record executive Alan Meltzer.

 

Dwan raised the first hand to $3,000 with an 86o. Elezra, with A2dd and Meltzer, with K9cc, called.  The flop came 10-5-4 with two diamonds. Elezra bet $16,000, a slight over bet, Dwan raised to $46,200, and Elezra shoved. Dwan was forced to lay down his hand and Elezra made a bold early statement.

 

Dwan was right back in the next hand raising to $3,000 with 55. Doyle Brunson, who didn’t hear the raise being made, wanted to put in a raise with 67o, but ended up just calling.

 

The flop was 6-3-2, with two spades. Dwan bet $6,200 and Brunson called. The turn came Td bringing two flush draws and Dwan fired another bullet. He made it $16,400 into a $21,200 pot.  Brunson called again making the pot $54,000. The river brought a third diamond 8d and after both players checked, Brunson scooped the pot. I think Brunson wanted to show he wasn’t going to be pushed around by Dwan this time round.

 

In the next hand of note Peat open limped with Q9ss. Brunson completed in the small blind with 45cc and Minieri checked 95hh. The flop came Q-3-9 with two hearts. Brunson checked and Minieri bet $2,600. Peat, with top two, raised to $9,000. Brunson folded and Minieri re-raised to $23,500 with middle pair and a flush draw. Peat was only really behind to 33. He was pretty sure Minieri had either a naked flush draw and a pair and a flush draw so he 4bet the flop to $100,000 and Minieri folded after going in the tank. I think this was pretty standard spot and well played by both players.

 

On the next hand Peat open limped AKss. Meltzer followed suit with AJcc. Elezra had 83ss. Minieri completed with 73o and Laak checked big blind 74o.  The flop brought K-9-Q, with two clubs, flopping a massive draw for Meltzer. With a pot at $7,600, Peat bet $2,000 with top pair-top kicker.  Meltzer, with the draw, raised to $10,000 and Peat called. Everyone else folded. The 2h fell on the turn. Peat checked and Meltzer bet $25,000 into the $25,600 pot.  Peat called again and after the 6h fell on the river, both players checked. Peat won the $75,600 pot. Peat played the AKs pretty strangely and I think he may have been thinking about folding the turn. Iit would have been a tricky river decision if Meltzer had fired three barrels.

 

Next, Elezra raised to $4,000 with KK after Meltzer had limped with 97o. Minieri re-raised to $13,000 with A9hh. Elezra called Minieri’s raise after stating that he had not looked, leaving the pot at $29,600. The flop was 8-8-K; a nice flop for Elezra! He checked hoping to induce a bluff from Minieri, but he checked behind. The turn card came Qc. Elezra checked and Minieri took a stab at the pot with a bet of $14,500. Elezra called and the river came As. Elezra now bet $35,000, but Minieri made a good fold despite hitting his ace on the river.

 

In the final hand, Dwan raised to $6,000 with 73dd. Meltzer called with A3cc and so did Elezra with ATss. The flop came 8-4-A with two diamonds. Dwan bet his flush draw with $14,600.  Meltzer called, then Elezra raised to $45,000. Dwan called and Meltzer with the small kicker, was forced to fold.  The turn came Jh and didn’t change anything. Both players checked, leaving a $127,000 pot on the Ks river. Dwan, having missed his draw, bet $57,300, but Elezra called and won the $241,600 pot. I think Dwan could have easily scooped the pot if he bet more, like 80-120k+.

 

Crazy Bingo

Portugal soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is crediting regular sessions of bingo for helping the national team develop team spirit ahead of the soccer Euro 2004 finals.

 

“The locker room atmosphere is very good,” he told a news conference, after the squad spent 12 days at a training camp in the central town of Obidos.

 

“A few days ago all the players had fun playing bingo. Today there will be another bingo with really good prizes.

 

“There is always a lot of craziness at these sessions, it helps create a really good environment.”

 

Scolari, who led Brazil to a record fifth world title in 2002, says Tottenham striker Helder Postiga has been one of the team’s most successful bingo players.

 

MGM Mirage Juggernaut Rolls On

 

LAS VEGAS – MGM Mirage, the world’s largest casino company, has made an offer of $4.85 billion in cash for the Mandalay Resort Group.

 

MGM Mirage would control about half the hotel rooms on the Las Vegas Strip if it manages to pull off the multibillion-dollar buyout, which includes assuming $2.8 billion in Mandalay debt.

 

MGM Mirage, as the world’s largest casino company, also would dominate the most lucrative gambling market in the world with 10 hotel-casinos bitcoin dice along the famous five-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, including the immensely profitable Bellagio and Mandalay Bay resorts. It also would control about 40 percent of the slot machines and 44 percent of the gambling tables.

 

MGM Mirage would hold sway over Las Vegas if its purchase is successful, Deutsche Bank gambling analyst Andrew Zarnett said Monday.

 

MGM Mirage offered $68 a share, but analysts said negotiations and a possible bidding war could drive the price above $75 to $80 share.

 

Mandalay’s stock soared 10 percent on the news.

 

It’s not clear if merger rumors prompted the run-up in prices. Mandalay Resort Group announced record first-quarter earnings late Thursday thanks to its new tower at Mandalay Bay called THEhotel and a lucrative convention center that opened in 2003.

 

Mandalay said it’s evaluating the $7.65 billion offer, which was characterized by a source close to the talks as “friendly but unsolicited.” It has hired Merrill Lynch and the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore as financial and legal advisers for the negotiations that began last week.

 

Odds on J Lo’s Divorce

 

According to a Reuters report, British bookmakers are offering odds of 3-1 that singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and her new husband Marc Anthony will divorce by the end of the year.

 

Lopez, 33, has already been through two marriages that lasted little more than a year.

 

She broke off an A-list celebrity engagement to actor Ben Affleck in January after the couple called off their wedding last September.

 

Anthony was granted a quickie divorce in the Dominican Republic a week ago from his wife of four years, a former Miss Universe.

Caribbean poker strategy

Even if you were to play optimum strategy Caribbean Stud poker, you would only reduce the casino’s edge to just over 5.2%.  This doesn’t make Caribbean Stud poker one of your better longer term bets.  And its is not surprising to find that Caribbean Stud

 

poker, while popular on cruises, is not a favorite amongst professional gamblers.

 

If you are hell bent on having a wager on Caribbean Stud, then you’ll be happy to know that the basic strategy for this game is pretty simple, and its this:

 

Raise on A-K-J-8-3 or better

Fold otherwise.

 

A-K-J-8-3 is called the “beacon hand” and it’s the lowest break-even hand in the game. While this won’t make you a long-term winner, it will help slow your losses. It’s the paying hands, a pair or better, that will net you the good wins. Trouble is that the dealer must qualify (A-K) in order for you to get the real payoffs and this only 54% of the time.  This means that 46% of the time you’ll only get paid for your Ante bet at 1-1 no matter how good your cards are.

 

If you are going to play Caribbean Stud, then good luck…you’ll need it!

 

Craps rules

 

Craps is considered by many to be the most exciting game in any casino. Not surprisingly, Craps is the game that always seems to be featured whenever gambling is shown on the movies.  There are a number of betting options in craps, and as a

 

result, it could be considered a complicated game. But there are some simple bets that you can make to start with, and the odds on these are quite favourable. The rest, you will learn as you play.

 

Craps is centred around the roll of a pair of dice. The player who rolls the dice is known as the ‘shooter’. When two dice are rolled, any number between 2 and 12 can come up, with 7 being the most likely outcome. The number 7 has a better than 16% chance of coming up on each roll, whereas there is less than 3% chance of rolling a 2 or 12. Probabilities for other numbers are as follows: 6s and 8s under 14%, 5s and 9s nearly 11%, 4s and 10s almost 8%, 3s and 11s slightly less than 6%.

 

The most basic bet in craps, and the bet placed most by craps Slot Gacor players, is placed on the ‘Pass Line’ before the shooter rolls the dice. If the shooter rolls a ‘a natural’ (7 or 11) before the point is established, all of the pass line bettors win. If the shooter rolls a ‘craps’ (2, 3 or 12) all the pass line bettors lose. If he rolls a ‘point’ number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) he must repeat that number again before the 7 rolls in order for the shooter and pass line bettors to win. If the 7 is rolled before the point, the bet is lost.

 

In the above case, you have bet with the shooter. If you want to bet against him you place your bet on the ‘Don’t Pass’ line and the rules are entirely reversed except that if, on his first roll, the shooter rolls 12, it is a stand off and you neither win nor lose.

 

After the roll has begun and the shooter has a point, you can make a bet by placing it on the ‘come’ line. The same rules apply to you as if the shooter were making a first roll. If the next roll is 7 you win. If it is a 2, 3, or 12, you lose. If it is any other number, that becomes your ‘come point’ and, for you to win, it must be rolled again before a 7. If a 7 comes first, the bet is lost.

 

If you are new to craps, start with a ‘pass’ line bet and then perhaps try a ‘come’ bet. The casino edge on a pass line is around 1% so it represents a pretty good bet.

 

The bets:

 

pass line

1 to 1 pay-out, if the first roll of the dice adds up to 7 or 11, you win. 2, 3, or 12 loses the bet. Any other number becomes the ‘point’ and if the point is rolled again, you win, if 7 is rolled first you lose.

House edge: 1.4%

 

don’t pass

1 to 1 payout, if the first roll of the dice adds up to 7 or 11, you lose. 2, 3, you win. 12 is a stand off. Any other number becomes the ‘point’ and if the point is rolled again, you lose, if 7 is rolled first you win.

House edge: 1.4%

 

come bets

1 to 1 pay-out, basically the same as the PASS LINE except that you must bet after the point.

House edge: 1.4%

 

don’t come

1 to 1 pay-out, the reverse of the COME BET, except that a first roll of 2 or 3 wins, and 12 is a stand off.

House edge: 1.4%

 

some other bets…

 

odds

‘taking the odds’

Once a ‘point’ or a ‘come point’ has been thrown and you have a pass line bet you may bet up to some multiple, usually 2 times, your pass line bet on the ‘odds’.  You may take the odds and win if the point or the come point is made before a 7. Pay off is 2 to 1 for a point of 10’s or 4’s, 3 to 2 for a point of 9’s or 5’s, 6 to 5 for a point of 8’s or 6’s.

‘laying the odds’

This is the opposite of taking odds, in other words betting that a 7 will be rolled before the point, once the point or come point has been established. Pay off is 1 to 2 for a point of 10’s or 4’s, 2 to 3 for a point of 9’s or 5’s, 5 to 6 for a point of 8’s or 6’s.

House edge on odds bets are very low – 0.5 to 1% depending on bet

 

big 6 or 8

Here you are betting that either a 6 or 8 will be rolled before the 7, for a 1 to 1 pay-out.  This represents a high house edge bet and is not recommended.

House edge: 9.1%

 

place bets

In craps 4,5,6,8,9, and 10 are known as the “place numbers.”  In a place bet, you are betting that your place number is rolled before the 7.  No pass line or other bet on the point is required.  Place bets on 6 or 8 offer the lowest house edge and are recommended (note that odds bets are still a better bet though)

House edge for 4 or 10: 6.7%

House edge for 5 or 9:   4.0%

House edge for 6 or 8:   1.5%

 

proposition bets.

This is simply a bet on the outcome of the next roll. Proposition bets have a high house edge and are not a recommended play.  Odds are as follows:

2 or 12 pays 30 to 1, House edge: 13.9%

3 or 11 pays 15 to 1, House edge: 11.1%

7 pays 4 to 1, House edge: 16.7%

Any craps (2, 3 or 12) pays 7 to 1, House edge: 11.1%

Field ( 2,3,4,9,10,11, or 12), even money for (3,4,9,10,11), 2 to 1 for (2 or 12) House edge: 5.5%

 

Good luck