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Amazing Lottery Secrets – Just the Facts!

May 31st, 2010

When it comes to Lottery Secrets, we’ve discovered amazing and powerful

information, that we feel anyone who plays their respective lottery should

be aware of. Did you know that the greatest percentage of lottery players

choose to “quick pick” their numbers?

If you knew this bit of information you might want to reconsider. 80% of

lottery players choose the quick pick method. This is where you let the

lottery machine choose your numbers. That leaves 20% of lottery players

selecting their own sets of numbers to play.

Here’s where it becomes interesting, when the lotteries were asked:

“What is the percentage of quick pick wins in relation to player selected

wins?” and they said without hesitation 50/50.

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  • So, if the 80% quick pick wins 50% of the time, and the 20% player

    selected, wins 50% of the time, which group would you have the

    better odds of winning?

    You see, knowing more about how things work can make your outcome

    more favorable. Did you know that the odds of a set of lottery numbers

    repeating themselves is astronomically improbable. Wouldn’t it be to your

    advantage to know if the numbers you hand select has ever been played?

    Did you know the number of times a lottery number set delivers so many

    odd numbers vs even numbers could give you an advantage? There is

    literally an enormous amount of undisputable evidence and facts that can

    make playing and winning your lottery more possible for you.

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  • Knowing what numbers appear more often and which bonus ball has hit

    more often can be very enlightening. There are other interesting facts that

    are considered and played with great success. For instance, if a number

    has appeared in a number of recent drawings so many times, it will grow

    cold after that number of times. You certainly would want to know that

    bit of information.

    Do you play in a small group of friends or family? This can better your

    odds considerably with a little insider information. No, we don’t profess to

    work for the lottery, just that by playing in a group and selecting key numbers

    can almost assure your group of a win every time.

    Powerball is a multi-state lottery that is soon to make changes in their lottery

    game. To entice their players even more, they will soon be making some

    interesting changes. They will be adding 2 more regular ball numbers, so

    the total regular ball numbers will be 55. They are also increasing the amount

    that they will pay if you hit just the 5 regular numbers and miss the red or

    Powerball bonus number. If you hit just the 5 regular numbers it will pay

    $200,000, this used to be only $100,000. To take this a step further, if you

    chose the “Powerplay” option which multiplies you winnings by as little as

    2 times or as much as 5 times, you can now win as much as $1,000,000

    by hitting just the 5 regular numbers and missing the bonus ball number.

    That’s pretty cool! 5 out of 6 and it can win you a cool million dollars.

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  • These changes with the Powerball Game came about when the lottery board

    saw back in March of 2005 that too many jackpot winners were happening too

    close together. This was not allowing the jackpot to grow and reducing the

    lottery’s revenue when the jackpot wasn’t large enough to take in more players.

    Think it could be, more players are discovering “lottery secrets”?

    Obviously, the more the jackpot grows, the more people will play, but now with

    the new changes soon to take effect, the possibilities of hitting a million dollar

    pot on any given draw will increase playing on a more consistent basis. Overall,

    the amount of players will actually increase regardless of the jackpot total, smart

    thinking of someone’s part, wouldn’t you say?

    Having constantly updated statistics available can make a significant difference

    in your lottery playing experience, playing without it can leave you, well, where

    you been so far, still wishing for a big win. Lotteries are a game of chance with

    incredible odds in their favor, reducing those odds with facts and history is giving

    you a much greater chance at winning the cash you hope to find.

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    Poker Book Review: Omaha High-Low by Bill Boston

    May 31st, 2010

    I have often found myself in such a midst of bad luck and bad plays in NL (no limit) hold’em that I force myself to either switch sites, go to lower limits or take a clean break from playing. If the latter is as hard for you to do as it is me, then the solution may be a different game. Omaha High-Low is a different game from NL hold’em for sure, but the skills you have developed in hold’em can pay off much more consistently in Omaha Hi-Lo.

    With the help of a book like Bill Boston’s Omaha High-Low, you can be proficient at this game in a matter of a few sessions. After reading this book, I started playing the 10 buck Omaha Hi-Lo sit and go tournaments at Party Poker, and with no experience at all had a 50% win rate after 12 games for a nice 220 profit. Well worth the 20 bucks for the book which had been in publication for years as in independently produced manual, but now picked up by Cardoza Publishing and presented in soft cover version.

    Bill Boston used the very popular program called Turbo Omaha High Low Split by Wilson Software, testing numerous Omaha Hi-Lo hands against random flops. (Same programmers of the software called Turbo Texas Hold’em, used by Sklansky, Ferguson, Raymer among other pros) Combine this research with his years of experience in that game and this book makes for a solid foundation to profitable play.

    What holdem players need to realize with this game, even with pot limit betting, is that it is generally not a bluffing game. So your good hands do pay off, especially when scooping the high and low hands. Boston stresses this throughout, and has played this way with success for years. This kind of strategic showdown play, could be a welcome relief for holdem players at their wits end, over getting pushed around. You really can’t do that in Omaha Hi-Lo, save for rare specific conditions being meant.

    Unfortunately, Boston doesn’t get into poker tournament play with this book, mainly focusing on 10/20 ring games, which leaves a lot of explaining for us tournament players. On the good side, the hand analysis for strength will give any player the power of knowing when to get in a hand or not. This is truly vital information and will save you enormous amounts of stress, in effect avoiding tough decisions during the hand.

    A good portion of this book is a table of values associated with each and every Omaha hand combination. It is quite scientific looking, but if you peruse through some of the hand combinations and look at how they can lose you money, it is very alarming. In this game, many hands you are dealt look good, but are simply money losers. This is what separates the winners from losers, amateurs from professionals. The ability to throw strong hands away is stressed here in the balance of knowing that even if you win, your pot is likely split several ways. Certainly a good read and if you combine it with Lou Krieger’s Poker Player’s Bible which has an extensive chapter on Omaha Hi-Lo, and you on your way to professional, profitable play.

    Marty Smith is webmaster of where all the online poker calculators are tested and reviewed, including Sit and Go Shark, Calculatem Pro, and Poker Spy. He is also editor of

    Blackjack Basics and More

    May 30th, 2010

    Online blackjack, sometimes known as twenty-one, is the most popular table game in online casinos. This is because of a combination of factors. The basic game is easy to learn, the player has a certain amount control and the odds can actually move to the players favor.

    The goal in online blackjack is to have the value of the cards in your hand come closer to twenty one than the dealer’s hand without going over. The other players at the table are also playing against the dealer. They are not playing against each other. The fact that they do not play against each other makes the game more fun. Everyone is on the same team trying to beat the dealer. Players can choose to take more cards when it is their turn. They make their decision depending on their own cards as well as the dealers cards. There is a basic strategy card that defines when a player should hit, stand, double down or split. While this card is mathematically correct for a single deck, the past history of the shoe should be taken into account.

    The dealers decisions are strictly laid out and they cannot deviate. This means that the dealer does not make any decisions regarding his strategy. There are many variations on the basic game of blackjack, but in the most common casino version dealers have to hit when their hand totals sixteen or less. They have to stand when their hand totals seventeen or more. This is described as Dealer stands on seventeen. Make sure to check that you check the table rules before playing. These are normally posted on the table or available as a popup window at an online casino.

    You will need to understand the value of the cards. In blackjack an ace counts as either one or eleven. The numbered cards between two and ten are valued as shown. This means that a two is worth two, a three is worth three and so on. Jacks, Queens and Kings are all worth ten. If your hand is closer to twenty one than the dealers without going over you win. A winning hand pays even money unless it is a blackjack. Even money means that for every dollar that you bet you win the same amount. So, a ten dollar bet would pay you ten dollars. Blackjack is when your first two cards equal twenty one. This can be any face card or ten and an ace. A blackjack pays one and a half to one. In this case a ten dollar bet would pay you fifteen dollars. The exception to this rule is if the dealer also gets blackjack.

    When both the player and the dealer get blackjack, it is a push. On a push the player gets back his original bet and does not receive any payout on the hand. Both land based casinos and online casinos will offer insurance to the players when the dealer shows an ace. Insurance is a side bet of up to one half of the original bet and pays two to one. If we use the example of a ten dollar bet again, you will be able to take insurance for five dollars. If the dealer gets blackjack the insurance bet will pay you ten dollars. The chances of the dealer getting blackjack once they show and ace is one in three. Since the odds are three to one and the bet only pays out two to one this is considered a sucker bet and should be avoided.

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    Few Well-Known Gambling Online Games

    May 30th, 2010

    Just try to search one of the gambling online games and see how many are available. There is a wide variety of amazing casino games that will surely allure you to try each one of them. Do you know what types of games are available in a normal casino or what they generally offer? Here I will discuss about some games, which are a prime source of driving heavy traffic. Amongst the many games played in a virtual casino, only few of them are a common choice of many casino aficionados.

    Before I start with the games, let me first tell you that, generally there are two categories of gambling online games hosted in an online casino:

    1. Gambling Online Games Exclusively For Fun – These types of games are mainly for people who come for fun and hardly care about winning or loosing. That is because the result of these games depends on luck and has no guaranteed winning technique specified till date. Such games are namely roulette, slots etc.

    a) Roulette: Traditionally, this game is played with maximum of 8 players, where the players do not play against each other but against the house. The dealer, also called the croupier, spins the roulette wheel and while the wheel spins he or she takes care of the payouts and bets. The wheel is divided either into 37 or 38 sections, where there are 36 number and 1 or sometimes 2 zeros. The interested players make a purchase of different colored chips to make sure that their bets does not gets mixed up during the game. When the wheel is spun, the dice is rolled in it. When the wheel stops spinning, the dice sticks to a particular number and that number is announced as the winning number by the dealer with a dolly placed on it.

    b) Slots: This is another sort of fun game where you will not have to apply your brain. Your main target will be to hit the jackpot. Jackpot is the winning money. I may tell you how you can identify a jackpot. But then too it is not required because the sounds and lightings will inform you that you have got a jackpot. A slot machine has minimum of 3 reels and a handle. All you have to do is just pull the handle and it will trigger the reels.

    2. Intellectual Gambling Online Games – These are mostly card games. Here, a player needs a little bit of luck and more of practice and experience. The players who participate in these games play seriously and attentively. You can say, it is a brain storming game. Such games are namely blackjack, poker etc.

    a) Blackjack: The object of this card game is to make 21 score without exceeding it, which is commonly called bust out. Here the players instead of playing against each other, all of them play against the dealer.

    b) Poker: It is also played against the dealer with a deck of 52 cards. The cards are counted in the descending order starting from Ace, King Queen and it goes on till 1. In this game it is counted both as the lowest as well as the highest card, depending on the hand.

    There are more gambling online games available just within a mouse click.

    David Chirstopher is interested in gambling online games. So in this article he has tried to give a brief overview of general gambling online casino games.

    Gambling History of United States

    May 29th, 2010

    Against the popular belief, gambling did not originate in the US. Most of the popular gambling games played in the American casinos have their origin in various foreign locales.

    Heritage of gambling is somehow related to the Chinese culture. Chinese culture has been the home of numerous gambling games. Keno, a popular Chinese game is one of the original forms of the lottery games. Keno has evolved over thousands of years and is now played in played in various diluted versions in hundreds of casinos around the globe.

    Another ancient Chinese game to have attained popularity has been Pai Gow. Pai Gow Pokr is the Americanized and hybridized version of the original game, it blends in the game of Pai Gow with certain elements of poker, to produce an interesting and simple game, loved by people around the globe and played in numerous casinos. However many critics, quite do not like the new version and banish it for being a too simplistic take on the otherwise “beautiful and complex” game from ancient Chinese culture.

    China is not the only country to have contributed to the world of gambling, a number of European games have also made it to the league of popular games in the world of casinos. Games like Craps, Baccarat, Roulette and Black jack, all have roots in parts of Europe. Craps has its roots in the rich heritage of dice throwing games that have been around for a long time.

    The game of blackjack also originated in the lap of Europe in Italy and France. While Baccarat catered mainly to the rich, Blackjack was popular amongst the masses. Till date Baccarat tables are reserved in the high roller areas of casinos, while the common people may get a taste of it at smaller tables called the Mini Baccarat tables.

    Besides these games other popular betting sports include the spectator sports like thorough bred horse racing. It was developed into the modern sport in England during the 17oo’s. Later the game traveled to the US, with the early british settlers, however the traditions of the game remained relatively unchanged.

    Another, relatively uncommon spectator sport is the game of Jai Alai The game because of its speed and relative brevity has become a unique gambling sport. Florida remains the center of the game.

    Amongst the latest addition to the list of gambling concepts is internet gambling. Although the history of internet is not really long but even in the short period the relatively novel concept of online gambling market has served up a challenge to the traditional laws of communication in still unexplored ways.

    Offshore online gaming casinos have mushroomed in recent years. Not only can the players play poker, blackjack online but also the game of slots can now be played online, in the line of video arcading.

    Unhurried and uninterrupted betting is what gets the gamblers looking for a non threatening and private gaming experience to these sites.

    However, offshore gambling has resulted in a maze of suggested legislations and arguments between people for and against gambling online. The major concern is

    The lack of regulations for these online gambling sites, which but keep the land based casinos in line with the law.

    Mansi aggarwal writes about the gambling history of United States. Learn more at