Card Games : How to Play Uno

My name is Windy St. George and this is how to play Uno. Uno is a card game similar to Crazy Eights. It plays two to ten players.

One person will be the dealer and the dealer will deal out seven cards to each player. There are different kinds of cards in Uno. There are regular number cards which is the basic card that you are going to have and then there are special cards that change the turn order. Wild cards are allowed to play any time. There are draw two cards to play this and draw two cards instead of placing your card down. There is skip a turn which causes the next person to lose their turn and then there is reverse which causes the turn order to go counter clockwise.

So the goal of Uno is to be the first to have all your cards out of your hand and to have the most points afterwards. Sometimes the person who is first out is not the one who wins. The strategy cards are worth more points than the regular numbered cards so once the cards have been dealt the first card on top of the draw pile is turned over and this one here is a 0 and yellow so the person to the left of the dealer can play either a 0 or a yellow card that they have in their hand or special cards. A wild card can be played on any card and any number.

I have here a yellow card so this turn goes to the left and the player either plays specialty cards or a card that matches either a color or the number. If the player doesn’t have a card that they can play or they have a card they don’t want to play but they could play, they instead draw a card and you don’t want to draw too many cards because the goal is to get the cards out of your hands but it is sometimes strategic to draw another card. When people are playing and you get down to the last card in your hand and you have only one card left you must shout Uno so that everyone is aware that the game is about to be over. If you don’t remember to shout Uno and you are caught with one card in your hand you must draw two cards, and that’s how you play Uno.

Economic Update: An Unsustainable System

Welcome friends to another edition of economic update, a regular weekly program devoted to the economic dimensions of our lives, jobs, debts, those of our kids coming down the road, the incomes we need to have a decent life. All of that, I’m your host Richard Wolff. I’Ve been a professor of economics, all my adult life, and my hope is that it has prepared me well to offer you these economic updates about what’s been going on in that economy.

We all depend on before jumping in to the updates. For today, I want to remind you of this remarkable event that takes place in New York City June 1. 2.

3. It’S called the Left Forum this year. It will be kicked off by Jane Sanders, the number-one advisor to Bernie Sanders, who regularly scores in the polls.

As the most popular politician in the United States, Jane Sanders, who advises him, will be opening the left forum with a conversation about how politics looks from that perspective, and there will be many many others over 300 panels will be going on during the week. The weekend. Excuse me, and likewise all sorts of activities, organizations, art exhibits and so on. It’S an extraordinary event takes place at the John Jay College of the City.

University of New York starts June. 1 ends June 3. If you are interested in social movements in social criticism, this is the number one event of the year in the United States, and I urge you to look into it and the easiest way to go there to get all the information you might need to register is To go to their website very simple Left Forum. That’S all one word: leftforum dot, o-r-g leftforum.org. Let’S turn to our updates and the first one is a kind of continuation.

From an earlier interview I had with Professor Miguel Doron Robles because it touches on what he talked about with us, namely the decline of American cities. This peculiar moment in the history of the United States, when the kind of onward rush to privatize everything to make everything the private event rather than the community or the collective or the state event. This part of the demonization of government to cover up all the shortcomings that afflict the private sector. Well, we’re about to apparently take it one step further.

You know of gated communities, those parts of our cities and towns, increasingly over recent decades, that close themselves off from everybody else. They begin to have their own water system, sometimes their own schools, their own policing, their own. You get the picture well we’re about to take it one step further, an organization called a note. The name free private cities is raising money around the United States and offering itself to wealthy people who don’t want to live with anybody else.

Who isn’t? Who don’t want to be part of any public community event? They want to live with carefully selected people just like themselves in a city literally separated legally jurisdictionally, politically, you name it from everybody else. Their image is the city of Singapore in Asia, which is itself not just a city but its own nation separated from everything else. It’S a city, / nation, combined.

They make Singapore their model. They do not mention that Singapore has been a political dictatorship for many. Many years and has thereby excluded the people that didn’t want shaved out all of the parts of society that rich folks don’t want to see near them.

It’S a remarkable step in the disintegration of collectivity of community of solidarity, private cities from which all who haven’t got the money will be excluded, and you know, of course that when you take the rich folks and put them in their own cities, all that will be Left for everybody else is to make it on their own without the Solidarity of the people whom they made rich by their labor, whom they continue to make rich by their labor, but who will not share with those who produce the wealth what the wealth makes possible. If you ever needed a sign of the disintegration of contemporary capitalism there, it is moving right along here’s, another sign of the problem of capitalism. There’S a freelance marketplace called up work which keeps track of how many of us here in the United States are working without a regular job situation. You know, will you go to the same place 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday, with job security and so on? Here’S what their research came up with, which I wanted to share with you.

There are now, according to up work, 57 million u.s freelancers, that’s 35 percent of the entire workforce do not have a regular job, they freelance they get work where and when they can. For a particular job for a particular period of time during which they can worry about how much space they’ll be between the next job they get and so forth, among Millennials, the younger part of our workforce, the the percentage of the millennial labor force, that is, freelance, Is 47 % just shy of half the freelance category is growing three times faster than the rest of the workforce. You know it doesn’t take a genius to understand that if you are a freelancer, it means it’s very hard to plan your life. You do not know from one week to the next from one month or a year to the next.

How in the world are you going to make the basic commitments of life where to live? Who live with whether to have a family, and so on, becomes impossible situation and has more than a little to do with the fact that the birthrate in the United States has been dropping in recent years in a way that is not replicated in other parts of The world at least not yet the next update I want to share with you the Supreme Court, issued an interesting decision recently. I wanted to bring it to your attention. They basically have legalized sports betting, every state in the United States. All 50 are now allowed to make whatever rules they want governing sports betting. Well, I’m interested in this not so much on the issue of sports betting itself.

I mean we bet on almost everything else. Why not sports, obviously there’s a problem of addiction to all kinds of gambling, and this, of course, isn’t gon na help that situation much I’m more interested in the! Why and the why now parts of the question and I’m an economist, so I’m gon na go after that legalizing sports betting is being done because cities towns, but particularly states, can tax that activity. They can go in and get money. It’S a little bit like the legalization of marijuana.

That was also a taboo like gambling, but it is a way of raising money without doing what without taxing corporations and the rich, that’s the truth of it. You see over the last 40 50 years, the burden of taxes in the United States has shifted at the end of World War. Two, it was heavily focused on corporations and much less on individuals.

That’S all changed the burden of corporations. Taxes have been relieved, they pay less and less and less both at the state level and at the federal level and the burden of Taxation has been correspondingly shifted on to the individual. That’S why we’ve had 50 years of quote unquote: tax revolts, because the burden of Taxation has ridden risen disproportionately on people not on businesses where it once was so you’ve come to the point where the mass of people will not tolerate it anymore.

That’S the secret of the Republican Party’s political success. They champion the no taxes which people feel as a real burden, not only that taxes have also been shifted from high-income individuals to middle and low ones. So if you take the whole 50 years, the last 50 years together, the burden of taxation has been shifted from corporations to individuals and from rich individuals to the middle and the bottom. No wonder everybody’s freaked out about their taxes. Well, then, how are you going to run? The community needs that we have the schools, the police, the fire, the the parks.

You know the things that make communities what they are and the answer is, sooner or later, we’re going to have the tax, the corporations and the rich, who have gotten away with being tax evaders for half a century, and they know it so they’re desperately trying to Find ways that will prevent them from finally being taxed as they ought to have been all along, enter marijuana, oh good. We can get some taxes by charging people who use marijuana and now the Supreme Court decision. Oh good. We can tax people who bet on football games and basketball, games and baseball game anything in the world even violating old, religious and other kinds of cultural commitments of the United States. Long opposed to marijuana long opposed to gambling, sports betting, and so on.

Many of you will remember the enormous scandals that have come up as points were shaved in games to make money for people who gambled on them. All of that is to be forgotten, because the number one goal is to save corporations and the rich from finally having to face the tax burden being put back on them when it shouldn’t have been taken from them in the first place. I want to take a moment before we doing the next updates to remind you that, particularly for those of you that are watching the excuse me listening to this program on the radio that, if you would like to see it as a television program as a video Program, please go to patreon or Aon patreon.com, slash economic update, the name of the program, and that lets me thank our patreon community for their enormous supportive relationship to this program, making use of what we do, but also helping us along the way in all kinds. Waise.

So hats off to the patreon community, from all of us at economic update for those of you who watch on YouTube. Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for economic update and, finally take a look at our website. The democracy at works store where you will find all kinds of interesting things, especially here in the month of May, the 200th anniversary of Marx’s own work is bicentennial, it’s another way to participate and partner with our project. We also invite you to take a look at the Puerto Rico forward. The podcast that’s also available on Apple podcasts and Google Play it’s a remarkable free analysis of the developments in that very important part of underreported American history, Puerto Rico and again a reminder. The left forum is a thing that is worthy of your interest and support, and you can find out all you need at left forum org.

Returning to our updates. I have to report I’m a little sad about it that yet another company has gotten caught an automobile company cheating on the emissions control. I’Ve been telling you about this ever since the scandal broke around Volkswagen in Germany, this time it’s the Fiat Chrysler Corporation and some of its suppliers such as VM, Motori and Bosch. Many of you are familiar with them. They are all now embroiled in a evolving scandal. In which these kinds of cheating devices were installed, they weren’t this was not explained to buyers of things like jeeps and RAM 1500 pickup trucks, I’m not interested in the details.

It’S the same with all of these companies and that’s the point I want to drive home with you, namely to trust large capitalist corporations not to cheat not to lie. That’S been given the lie by what’s emerged here. All of the oil companies without exception. It looks like, and if there are a couple of exceptions, my guess is, there won’t be exceptions. Much longer have been caught doing this and I want to drive home what they got caught at.

It wasn’t just cheating and lying to the buyers of their cars. It was cheating on something that deteriorates the quality of the air we all breathe. No one can know how many people have gotten emphysema lung diseases of all kinds: lung cancers, how many lives were lost by the extra pollution caused for all of us by the profit-driven behavior of large corporations, even when the government comes in, as it did to try To control pollution for our health, these companies went around that legislation. It shows you that state regulation, however valuable you might think, is no solution here.

That’S what we’ve learned so here’s a suggestion. One of the reasons we endorse and support on this program, a an economy based on worker coops, is for the simple reason that if a business is run by all the workers together, we’ll have a chance that some of them have the decency, the honor. The concern for their own families to not let such a cheat that hurts everybody go through. It’S not a hundred percent, but it’s better than what we have, which is to rely on capitalist corporations whose bottom line is profit and a government tool easily.

How shall I say this corrupted? That might be a nice word to be effective regulators. There’S a lesson here and oh just as we were going to press add another. The Porsche come which just recalled 60,000 porsche suvs for guess what an apparent error that had something to do with emissions controls and if you believe it was an error.

Well then there is the Brooklyn Bridge on which I will give you a very good price. If you wish to buy it this last week for another update three senators in the United States Senate senators, Gillibrand of New York, Booker of New Jersey and Sanders of Vermont, offered a bill to provide a Federal jobs guarantee. This is in a way, a resubmission of an old bill that had the name, Humphrey and Hawkins back in the 1970s, because that bill had the same goal.

The idea is simple: if the private sector of the United States, private businesses are either unable or unwilling to hire all the able-bodied adults who want a job, then the solution is not to leave those people without a job. That’S not an efficient solution. It’S horrible! For the millions affected, it’s horrible for the families of those people, it’s horrible for all the rest of us who could enjoy what those unemployed people could be helping to produce if they had a job.

Franklin, Roosevelt, with the support of the Congress back in the 1930s, responded to this situation by saying: okay, if the private sector either can’t or won’t we, the government will we will provide a job guarantee we’ll give everybody a job. Well, that’s what Gillibrand, Booker and Sanders are proposing again and let me drive home the economics of it when a person goes to work for a private employer, the name of the game is you produce as a worker more than it costs the employer to get you To come there, that more is called profit and it is pocketed by the employer. That’S why he hires you. He pays you $ 20 an hour because, whatever it is, you add to his output to sell each hour that you work is worth more than $ 20.

So he sells, it gets. Let’S say $ 25 pays you the 20. He owes you for your labor and keeps the other five you produced it. You just don’t get it.

Who gets it? The owners of the business who divided up amongst themselves, pay off the big executives. You know the story. Well, if you don’t do that suppose the government comes in the government hires. You pays you. Let’S say the same 20 bucks you produce $ 25 per hour for the 20 bucks you get now.

Who gets the extra five bucks? Well, there are no employers in the private sense, so the government takes the money and what does the government do with the money? The answer is, it provides public services or it can lower everybody’s taxes because it doesn’t need to tax us, since it’s picking up the profit that is being produced by all those public employees. We, the people, win, we win by having unemployed people, be productive. They win because they have decent jobs, can keep their homes and all the rest.

And then we win again because the profits of workers in the public sector can reduce our taxes or provide more funds for public services. Not to do. That is a strange decision and depends only on the political muscle of private enterprises.

They don’t want it and you know why, because if you understand it, if you actually live in it and you know what it works like, you would scratch your head and you would say why are there any private enterprises taking the profits workers and giving it to A few people, rather than making it available to everybody in the form of reduced taxes or enhanced public services. They don’t want that process to get going. They don’t want people to think like that.

They want to keep the profits that we all helped to produce in the tiny number of hands of those who own and direct American businesses, and we shouldn’t be fooled to imagine it’s anything else. Next update the Catholic University in Washington DC is moving forward. It was announced with its plan to, and I’m quoting now enhance the university’s prestige and control its costs and the way it’s going to do that is it’s going to be firing, tenured professors.

Now I should explain when you get what’s called tenure in the teaching profession in the United States. It basically means that you cannot be fired. You have enough confidence expressed in you by your colleagues and the administrators of your institution that you cannot be fired unless the need for your services disappears, they closed a department or there’s a financial emergency, or you have misbehaved in some egregious way, but barring those you Have that job until you retire? That’S what tenure means. So it’s a big step for any universities, such as Catholic University in Washington, to say it’s not going to respect tenure and not declaring a financial emergency. They have not done that, but simply to as I’ll quote again enhance the university’s prestige and control its costs.

The professors, as you might guess, are a bit troubled by this situation. Those with tenure thought they had job protection, they’re being told they don’t why the Catholic University would want do this. I will leave to your imagination. I don’t know, but I want to raise the fundamental issue here very fundamental in the United States. Professors are excluded at the Catholic University and indeed at most universities from participating in the management of the university professors.

Job is to come into. The classroom, teach work with their colleagues to manage the curriculum. That’S it they don’t participate in or to be blunt, they are excluded from managing, and this raises a question because how the university was managed by people, excluding professors clearly led to the current situation, where they need to enhance their prestige and control their cost. Obviously they didn’t do enough of that before so now they want the professors to take a cut in their security, because non professors messed up their jobs. Well, I would suggest to you: you can’t have it both ways if you want professors to be taking it on the chin, because quote-unquote the university needs it then you’ve got to let the professors in on all the decisions that led to this circumstance. Otherwise, you have one group of people making the decisions and another group of people paying the price when they don’t work and, of course, this isn’t unique to a university.

It’S what goes on everywhere. The boss makes the decisions, and one day tells you gee. We have to lay you off well, it turns out, they have to lay you off because they made the wrong commodity or they made it in the wrong way or they put the wrong equipment into it or they use the wrong materials or they messed up.

The techni all the decisions from which workers are excluded lead to that moment when there’s a crisis and the workers are told they’ve got to take it on the chin too. Well, if you want the workers to bear the costs of Mis stakes, they have to be in on it. Otherwise, to coin it, a phrase famous from American history, you’re gon na have taxation without representation. Remember that’s what they threw the boxes of tea into the harbor at Boston many years ago. That’S what the real Tea Party was about.

You cannot impose burdens on us if you exclude us from making the decisions that led there to be a need for burdens. You can’t have it both ways, but capitalism is a system that tries to have it. Both ways exclude the mass of working people from all the key decisions and then make them pay the price when those decisions have been made badly. It’S a profound reason why it’s time to think about the basic slogan we can do better than capitalism.

Thank you very much for your time. We’Ve come to the end of the first half of this program. Please stay with us.

After a short interlude, we will turn to the second half of the program you

Bingo Halls

When the player has made the decision to experience bingo online bingo, there’s the problem of selecting where you can play bingo halls. Should you perform a explore google, yahoo or MSN, we have seen lots of bingo sites, bingo games to experience online. Now you ask , “How do you understand what bingo room to experience?Inch

Online bingo is continuing to grow substantially recently and you will find lots of things to consider when selecting a bingo hall to experience online for free before you decide to download the bingo. Particularly if we play legitimate money. Most bingo gamers play in rooms which were suggested by family, buddies or co-workers.

That occurs since the bingos reward their gamers for that bingo hall refer their buddies, relatives or acquaintances, offering rewards for each new player who subscribes for the reason that room and was known by them.

Another essential factor when selecting a bingo hall to experience legitimate money, is the price of bingo cards. Some advice is actually vital that you visit several rooms and discover the price of bingo cards before determining on the particular bingo. Aside from the cost of bingo cards must be taken into consideration the minimum deposit needed in individuals games to begin playing bingo.

If this sounds like the very first time you play within an online bingo room but still not know whether you’ll enjoy it or otherwise, we advise you to decide on the more compact online bingo needed deposit, or play bingo online with free streaming.

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Complicacy in Casino Blackjack

Undoubtedly blackjack is the most thrilling and exciting game in the world of casino. It can be great leisure time activity to get away from your boring everyday work. Residents of United States can have quality blackjack parlor near your town. A few days ago people had to go to Vegas to fulfill their gambling desire, but now there are various means of taking part into casino gambling. If are not in the mode to walk to a casino house to play blackjack, you can play online blackjack. You can play their and improve you gaming skills and experience.

There are many free online blackjack site who offers free blackjack, you can play there and can achieve worthy result from there. The phenomenon of online blackjack has made it possible to enjoy the game without facing much of hassle and trouble. It will provide you all the challenge that you would have to face in real land based casino.

If have never played any type of casino and you are wondering which game to start with, you can chose from the variety of games that online has to offer. If you ask some player whether blackjack is the right game for the beginners to start with or not, some will say yes and same says no. the answer actually depends on the fact that how good that player is. A successful player will always say that this game is fun and very easy to play. He will insist you to start this game. But people who have not been successful with this game will put veto against this game. Whether a player will succeed or not depends a lot on the fact how he approaches the game. A good strategy will always pay you back. Yes obviously blackjack is not some kids play but it is not that complicated as some people think it is.

As a rooky it is always a challenge to start this game but the more you play the more your gaming skills and experience is going to increase and you will start the see the light of success.

Thanks for reading this article, I hope, you have learned something new. I really enjoy sharing my passion with you. Be sure to check other articles about casino. Stay tuned for new materials. Be responsive with your game and your money, Good luck, and don`t forget to have fun!

Casino Strategies: Good or Bad?

Casino Strategies: Good or Bad?

Gambling is the most fun and entertaining way to spend free time. Online gambling is very accessible and basically everyone older than 18 can play casino games and free pokie games online. The number of online casinos is rising fast and so is the number of casino related sites. Many gambling related sites promote different casino games strategies as a sure way of winning. The big question is: are the casino strategies good or bad?

First of all there is no 100% sure casino winning strategies. They all present the strategies as profitable but the results are at least disappointing. In casino games it’s all about luck and you cannot predict it.

Excepting blackjack where counting which can reduce the house edge, increasing the player odds, no other betting system proved to be profitable on the long run. Some betting strategies can be successful in some particular circumstances but in the end it’s all about having luck or not.

The best part in gambling is the excitement of the game and the betting strategies manage to bring a lot of excitement. Gambling without a strategy could be rather boring so be opened minded and try different strategies to see what comes out of them.

Remember that in gambling is recommended to play only the money you can afford to lose, because this risk is always present. Another thing to keep in mind is that the lower are the stakes the more you can play with your bankroll so keep playing on low stakes even if you win.

As a conclusion we can say that the casino strategies can be good or bad, depending on how it is used. A rational approach in applying a casino strategy is better than the emotional approach in which the player puts all his trust and money in a single betting strategy. So, the best advice is to be more rational and less sentimental while gambling.

Learn How To Become a Professional Poker Player

Learn How To Become a Professional Poker Player

Many poker players ranging in all ages from 19+ would love to become a professional poker player, but many of these people don’t weigh out the factors involved. It’s not as easy as they make it seem on the television and becoming a professional poker player as your career is a lot more difficult then you probably have imagined. For some poker players it has worked and they’ve been able to see success in playing poker full-time, but this isn’t true for everybody who has tried becoming a pro. Let’s weigh out some of the factors that you’ll need to consider before trying to become a pro.

Negative Factors

* Not too many poker players are profitable and it’s estimated that only 10% of poker players win in the long-run which isn’t very high at all. You need to make sure you realize this before deciding that a poker career is in your future.

* Playing poker once or twice a week for entertainment is one thing, but when you need to play basically every day in order to pay your bills it will become more like work then fun. If you decide to play poker as your career then you’ll need to make enough money for bills, spending money and savings which is hard to do consistently.

* One bad beat in a no-limit cash game could cost you a large amount of your bankroll if you’re not careful and therefore cost you your bill money possibly which would be terrible. You need to play poker every day knowing that one bad hand could cost you your rent money and this might be too much stress for some people.

* If you have a family then you need to also provide for them and with your income coming from gambling you can’t guarantee that you can provide for them all the time. It would be terrible to lose your entire bankroll in a bad month and having no money left for you and your family.

Positive Factors

* If you’re single and young then you might want to try poker as a career to see if it works. You need to save up for your bankroll initially through working, but then you can take that money and see if you can’t win money through playing poker. Make sure you get an education before trying this though as you need something to fall back on.

* If you’ve been playing poker for a year or more for entertainment and feel you’re becoming a good poker player then you should track your results. If you’re showing positive results for months on end then you could try playing poker more seriously to see if you can’t make a career out of it.

Becoming a professional poker isn’t something you can really learn to do, you just need some skill and some luck. You’ll need to save an initial bankroll and then you’ll be able to give it a shot. If it doesn’t go your way then hopefully you’re still young and have an education so that you can begin finding a career other than a poker player. Remember it would probably be the dream job for most of you, but only 10% of poker players win money consistently, so don’t become angry if you’re not one of them.

Basic Roulette Strategy

Basic Roulette Strategy

As always you must only bet money you can afford to lose, this is a systems it’s not foolproof but it will give you an extra edge over the house and increase your chances of winning on a regular basis. Also remember to always use European Style Roulette tables as you get an extra edge over the house and make sure you read all of the steps carefully and reread them before getting to the table.

Always remember that when using a system of this nature you should be creating new accounts with casinos that are most favourable to our systems, we have pointed out a few of these casinos below. This are casinos we personally have used and vetted and made sure that they pay out timely and have the style of tables we require. The main reason being the new player bonuses that you gain from these casinos. Generally you can get £100s of free bankroll or certain casinos will give you xxxx amount of spins for free, take advantage of these by as you only get them as new customers.

THE STRATEGY

Right the roulette table is split into three colours, red, black, and green. We are going to concentrate on the red and the black colour spots. More often than not the ball is going to land in one of these two colours.

Okay so first of all you are going to need a pen and paper and then take a spin of the roulette wheel and jot down what comes out either red or black. Now you will continue to do this until one specific colour comes out three times in a row.

So if black has now come out three times in a row this is when we start betting. We will continue to bet on red until it comes out (or vice versa depending on which colour came out first). Each time red doesn’t come out we will double our bet.

The table below shows what we should be betting each time and how much you are up overall. Remember if you keep to the plan and double the bet each time you will always be up overall.

Bet Number

Stake

Return

Profit

1 £1 £2 +£1
2 £2 £4 +£1
3 £4 £8 +£1
4 £8 £16 +£1
5 £16 £32 +£1
6 £32 £64 +£1
7 £64 £128 +£1
8 £128 £256 +£1

 

As you can see you are always going to be up overall no matter how many times you bet. £1 doesn’t seem like a lot at first but you need to remember more often than not you are only going to be getting to spin 2 or 3 before your colour comes up meaning you could easily go throw this system 100 times per day and pick up £100 in profit for sitting on your backside playing roulette.

Each time you pick up a win, go back to the step one and start counting the spins once again. If you keep with the system you will maximise your chances of winning every time you sit down at the table.

Things to remember

  • Use a new casino, the ones we recommend have good sign on bonuses and fit the criteria for the system.
  • Always stick to the system, don’t get greedy or stray. The system is there for a reason.
  • Never bet with money you can afford to, back to step one.

Texas Hold’em General Rules For Professionals

Texas Hold’em is nowadays the most popular type of poker game. The roots of this famous card game are lost in time, but the TV and the internet really made it famous worldwide. Special TV series featuring top poker players caught the attention of the general public that suddenly wanted to be like them.

The internet made things easier because now you can practice your poker skills right from your own PC or laptop. Major online poker rooms have satellites and qualifying tournaments for the main international poker competitions worldwide so if you have the right skills you can definitely get there.

The Texas Hold’em game has very simple rules. For starters the number of players ranges between 2 and ten players that seat at a table. Every player will take turn as “dealer” for one hand, the dealer button moving clockwise around the table.

Before the flop is dealt the first player sitting on the left side of the dealer must post the “small blind” and the next player sitting on the left will post the “big blind”. The big blind is the minimum bet required to enter the hand and see the flop and the small blind is half of that amount.

Two cards are dealt for each player and a first round of betting starts. The first to call the big blind or to bet is the player sitting left to the big blind player going around the table clockwise. After the last player (big blind) played his turn by checking, betting or calling bets, the flop is dealt. Each time a player raises the bet another round of betting takes place before continuing the game.

The flop consisting in three community cards is dealt and a new round of betting starts but this time the first player in action is the one to the dealer’s left. The betting round continues as the first one, clockwise.

When the flop round is finished one community card is dealt representing the turn card. A new betting round takes place just like the previous one and after that the last community card is dealt, the river. A last round of betting takes place and if necessary the remaining players go to showdown and the player with the best hand wins the pot. If two or more players have the same best hand, the pot is split equally among them.

Baccarat Rules & Guide – How to Play

Baccarat Rules & Guide – How to Play

Description

Baccarat is one of the oldest casino games and it’s often romanticised as the preferred choice of a certain Mr Bond. It is more leisurely paced than say…blackjack or roulette and gives the house edge some of the lowest odds in the casino world. The Baccarat pits in casinos have been known to request that players are ‘suited and booted’ ‘a la James Bond’ and as a result a lot of players who don’t feel comfortable in this environment tend to shy away from his game. However online casinos have made Baccarat more popular. The main object of the game is for the player to get as close to nine as possible unlike blackjack where it is 21. Also unlike blackjack, a player does not have the choice of whether they stand or hit. Instead the dealer has to follow rules which determine when the player get hit with more cards.

How to play

The strategy of the game is quite simple and it all boils down to pure guesswork. You can be playing Baccarat without actually handling any cards. There are only ever two hands dealt at a Baccarat table and the other participants (of which there can be up to fifteen) simply bet on three possible outcomes (A) whether the player will win, (B) whether the banker will win, or (C) if it’s a tie.

So how does it work?

In order to obtain a value with a points tally of nine or nearest to it, the playing cards (usually two) are scored in a certain way.

  • Aces are 1
  • 2-9 are scored as face value
  • Face cards and 10 are scored as zero

If the total value of the hand is over 10 then you would subtract that tend to give you your Baccarat score. So if you have been dealt a seven and a six, then this would equal thirteen. However your Baccarat score would be three (13-10 = 3). The cards are dealt from a card shoe that holds six packs of cards. This makes it harder for players to tally up cards in their heads. One thing to remember is that there are certain cases when a player and the banker will be dealt a third card. And this is deemed by the player’s points tally. Scores of zero through to 5 generally draw a third card.

So what about the odds?

If you bet on the player and that player wins, then you get paid back at odds of 2:1. If you bet on the Banker and they win, you will also get paid 2:1 however this is usually minus a 5% commission which is the casino fee. If you place a bet on a tie (ie both the hands of the banker and the player finishing with equal points) then you get back a hefty 8:1. However one thing to remember on tied bets is that the house edge on these is around 9.5%.

Two Important Things You Should Know Before Visiting Casino

Two Important Things You Should Know Before Visiting Casino

Make good relationship with the casino host

Check in the Vegas room and becomes ready for hitting the casino is not enough. There are some other things that one gambler should maintain while entering into a casino. Such techniques and methods can save a huge amount and enrich your profit more. It is always recommended to meet the casino host first. Casino hosts are such important persons that they can save lot of money and can make you more profitable. This is the person who can save your money a lot at one single attempt. Better to keep a very good relationship with the host from the very initial stage.

It is recommended to make a phone call before you enter into the casino. Initial information about your arrival will always give you a preference. There is another option. You can arrange an appointment and make a very quick introduction with the casino host. You can access this facility from any kind of players’ club booth or any front desk. So it would never be a problem to meet a casino host. You can meet the casino host without any such trouble. This is a part of their job. A casino host establishes very good relationship with the players coming to the specific casino. They search good reputation so that the players can become very loyal customers of that casino. A very good relationship always paves the path of making good loyal customers. No doubt people became interested and accustomed with any friendly circle and in any business good relationship is an essential criterion to prosper. Basically these casino hosts are very friendly people and they are the responsible persons to make people comfortable. They have the full authority to dispatch free show tickets, meals, drinks and rooms. They can do anything to make your stay comfortable so that you can spend more and more money.

Cleaning is the main part of the process

If you have the hobby to collect Vegas casino poker chips then you must take a very special care for your collection. Such a collection seems a great possession and nobody can ignore and leave any gap in maintaining the collection. Poker chips need to be maintained very carefully and they should be kept very clean.

Many casinos in Las Vegas release a specific number of chips in a regular way. It is another fact that old casino chips are becoming very rare as new casinos are taking place in terms of old casinos. They are becoming vintage casino chips as the old casinos are knocked down to give place to the new ones. So the chips from the old casinos are becoming a rare collection for many people and it has an additional flavour for many. Poker chips and regular other casino chips can be found in one dollar and up. This chip collection focuses on the face value. Many collectors keep their collection in very decorative cases so that they can add an extra attraction and can an extra value. They become very proud to display such rare and innovative collection in such beautiful decorative way.

Many people desire to make such a nice collection as this is a very unique hobby. These rare chips are very unique in their structure and appeal. This is the reason as many people want to collect casino poker chips just because of the uniqueness that they possess. Numerous people don not even realize that the main part of the maintenance factor lies in the cleaning method of such chips. Cleaning is the most important factor as far as the maintenance of these playing chips is concerned. You need to learn the proper way to clean such poker chips and maintain your collection in a very systematic way.