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Sports betting will be delineated mutually of the foremost cosmopolitan styles of gambling. Typically, sports gambling involves betting, usually known as card-playing, resulting from a specific sporting event. It goes back many years, though’ it’s tough to work out wherever and once it all started. It’s safe to mention that individuals have been reckoning on the results of sporting events since they became renowned. Whereas sports gambling includes reckoning on sports like football games and court games, it contains reckoning about diversion, like a diversion with the celebrities’ winner, and finance, like interest rates. Korea’s most well-liked Gambling Games Korea…

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When Joseph Hachem turned his cards over to reveal he had a straight 3 to 7, the world had a new poker champion. It was nearly 7am on Saturday July 16, 2005. The final table of the WSOP’s NoLimit Texas Hold’em championship event had been running some 15 hours, and at last the remaining two players were all-in. Hachem, whose opponent had a Pair of Aces, had won, becoming the 36th WSOP title winner, scooping $7.5 million. How times have changed. When Johnny Moss won the 1971 title – which he had retained from the previous year – he received…

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RG to Poker 007-099.indd 45 23/9/05 10:32:23 am 46 Learning the Language If you want to enter the world of poker and be a player, then you had better learn the language. Poker has a long-established and varied vocabulary, and if you don’t understand it you won’t know what is going on around you. And what happens next is you lose money. Some of the phrases are obvious and others less so and, not surprisingly for a game that requires sharp wits, some are very funny – which also makes them easier to remember. A ACES UP any two Pair…

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Despite the high rates of PG that have been detected among casino employees, past research actually has found that casino employees are more likely to decrease than increase their gambling after beginning their jobs. For example, in Shaffer et al.‘s (1999) study of U.S. casino employees, the authors asked the employees directly how their gambling had changed since they began working in a casino, and 55.4% claimed their gambling had remained the same, 29.3% claimed it had decreased, and only 15.2% claimed it had increased. Similarly, Shaffer and Hall (2002) surveyed 6,067 employees from six different U.S. casinos, with two…

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The growth of the gambling industry in Canada has mirrored the industry‘s growth in other parts of the world. Gambling in Canada preceded Europe‘s colonization of the area, as many indigenous groups, such as the Hurons, gambled on a variety of games. Nevertheless, gambling was soon prohibited in the early colonial area of New France, with only occasional lotteries being held. By the early nineteenth century, both Upper and Lower Canada had established laws forbidding all forms of gambling, and this complete prohibition was maintained when the two areas unified in 1840. In 1892, Canada established its Criminal Code, which…

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The vision of a former Ladbrokes Poker Million winner, television executive Jon Duthie, the European Poker Tour brings televised high-stakes poker tournaments to venues across Europe, courtesy of Pokerstars.com. In its first season, in 2004, the EPT visited six different European countries, culminating in a glamorous finale in exclusive Monte Carlo. The prize pool in the final event was in excess of 2 million euros, making it the largest poker tournament held in Europe. Sponsored exclusively by www.pokerstars.com, the EPT expanded to include an event in Baden, Austria for Season Two to go with the events in Barcelona, Dublin, London,…

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How to win, an intermediate player who wants to improve his game and win more, or an advanced player who wants to reinforce and define his game, this book is for you. It also may introduce you to some real poker games that you are not familiar with but will enjoy playing. There is a lot more to poker than the no-limit games you watch on TV. We will cover the following games: Limit Texas hold’em: a flop game in which each player receives two hole (private) cards to go with five community cards. Each player makes the best five-card…

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Becoming a winning poker player takes a wealth of knowledge and hundreds of hours of practice. There is no shortcut to the destination, but these nine fundamentals should form the basis of your play. Take the time to read and understand this list and the corresponding tips in the book; then incorporate this knowledge into your game. Doing so will pay off in spades. POKER BASICS 3 Be careful Be ready to bet your ballpoint pen Be ready to bet your toaster Be ready to bet your stereo Be ready to bet your Schwinn Be ready to bet your Geo…

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Seven-card stud, limit hold’em, and no-limit hold’em are the three most popular poker games played publicly today. These three games are alike (they’re all poker) but very different. While researching the history of poker, I learned that during the Civil War soldiers played five-card draw, which has two rounds of betting. Wanting more action and another round of betting, the fellows developed a new poker game called stud poker. The game was named after the stud horses that often had to pull the heavy cannons and wagons out of the mire. I suppose the soldiers wanted to Seven-Card Stud 3.…

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The robotic poker player has played so many hands, and has such a consistent style of play, that he doesn’t even think about an action before making it. He has observed almost every possible poker situation so many times that he can act instinctively. The only inconsistent variable he occasionally must consider is you and any unorthodox moves you may make. You may have noticed that many of your actions and decisions (as related to poker) have become nearly automatic. This is a good thing; it allows you to increase earnings by playing more tables at once and focuses your…

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