Bingo - Good for the Mind?
When we think of bingo, genius and brainpower don't always spring to mind; these attributes have tended to be reserved for poker and other games of skill and luck. The image of a grandparent sitting in a community hall with a cup of tea and a card of bingo does not lend itself to the intrigue of psychology and mental agility. However, according to a study by the University of Southampton's Psychology Department, bingo may not be the trivial pastime many would take it for. Researchers there insist that bingo keeps the mind sharp and equate this as especially important to people as they get older....
Free Roll Texas Holdem Tournaments
Free Roll Texas Holdem Tournaments are great because they allow you to play poker absolutely free and actually win REAL money. Does this sound too good to be true? Then go to the Trident Poker online casino to see for yourself.
At Trident Poker you'll find daily free roll Texas Holdem tournaments which offer guaranteed prize pools of up to $2000.
ome free roll tournaments do require you to have played at least 50 raked hands before you're allowed to enter the tournament. Raked hands are games in which you've contributed to a pot that has been raked....
2005 World Series of Poker -- Final Tournament Report
Now that the 2005 World Series of Poker has finished, we can tell you what took place in Events #23 through #45. But most importantly we can announce what happened in the Main Event and who won the $7,500,000 top prize and became the 2005 champion.
Event #23 "Seven Card Stud" had a happy Jan Sorensen from Denmark ready to take home $293,275 and a bracelet for winning this tournament. Event #24 "No Limit Hold'Em" was won by the very serious, solid playing Farzad Bonyadi who earned $594,960 for the effort....
Poker Tournament Freerolls Payout in Seven Figures
Poker tournaments freerolls are free poker tournaments that are hosted daily by the best online poker rooms. Poker tournament freerolls are often just called freerolls. Freerolls are loved by the poker playing community as they offer the poker players the chance to practice their tournament skills and win some cash prizes without spending a dime. The entry to these freerolls is - as the name suggests - free and prize money can range from a few dollars for a placing to a million dollars for winning the largest Texas Holdem poker tournament freerolls....
MGM Mirage to build a city on Las Vegas Strip
The "Project CityCenter" as MGM officials call it, will stand on the 66-acre site located between Belaggio and Monte Carlo, on Las Vegas Strip. The Boardwalk hotel now occupies part of this area.
The project will be developed in phases. The first phase, to begin in 2010, is expected to create over 7,000 construction jobs and 12,000 permanent positions. This will be the largest employment opportunity in the history of Las Vegas.
For comparison, "Project CityCenter" is the size of New York City's Rockefeller Center, SoHo, and Times Square combined....
Poker Popularity for Beginners
The game of poker is cherished since a long time. It has caught a lot of publicity and fanfare in past few decades. Now there are many poker tournaments across the world and even online. Poker lovers all over the world are glued to their television channels like ESPN when these tournaments are telecasted.
Poker is not just confined to casinos or bars. In fact it has traveled back to our homes from where it supposedly originated. A surge in the popularity of the game has given rise to many different types of poker games....
As Poker Goes Hollywood Hansen is Seen as Icon
In People magazine's December 2004 issue, Gus Hansen was voted one of the 50 sexiest men alive. He was in good company with the likes of Jude Law, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Jimmy Smits, Donald Trump, Blair Underwood, and Bruce Willis, to name a few.
What does he think of such recognition? Gus smiled, shrugged nonchalantly, and said, "It is pretty cool, but it's not a life-changing event. I'm still little ol' me. Sometimes things that happen are random coincidences with effort and skill involved in the mix....
Tournament Blackjack and the Art of Sabotage
I was recently invited to play in the Daily Invitational Blackjack Tournament at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Tournament blackjack differs a great deal from the regular version, and my tournament strategy would - at best - be considered a work-in-progress. I've played in a few in the past, though, and had a lot of fun time and again, so I headed up to 'The Woods' for the day.
Their tournament structure is pretty straight-forward. Each player begins each round with 5,000 in tournament chips, and a preliminary round is played....
Expected Value in Texas Holdem Poker
A successful Texas hold em player is one who maximizes his return or minimizes his loss with each decision he makes. Expected value (EV) is essentially the amount one would expect to win or lose if this decision were to be repeated millions of times. (rememer your precalculus "limit as n goes to infinity"??? didn't think so!)
Every poker decision, whether it be to bet, raise, check/call, check/fold, check/raise has an expectation of success or failure. Those that will lose you money in the long run are said to have negative expected value (-EV)....
Video Poker - Should You Play Maximim Coins?
The arguments are almost endless about whether or not to play the maximum number of coins on each hand in video poker. We'll attempt to make some sense of it for you.
In almost video poker machines, the payout is proportionally the same regardless of the number of coins bet. In other words, if you have a winning hand that pays 10 for one coin bet, it will pay 20 for two coins bet, 30 for three coins bet, etc.
As a result, there is no advantage to playing more than one coin - WITH ONE EXCEPTION: A ROYAL FLUSH!...
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