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Confessions of a Currency (Forex) Trader PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 March 2014 14:40

As a long time speculator in the currency exchange market, I’m sometimes asked, and I often consider, whether or not currency trading is the same as gambling.

Having recently been asked to write some articles promoting the availability of free bets from online bookmakers and casinos seemed like the perfect opportunity to revisit the question.

Is trading like gambling?

Yes, from the point of view that money is being staked on the outcome of some contest or the value of something at a point of time in the future. Gambling and currency trading are similar in the regard that no one can accurately predict the future 100 percent of the time. One person with this ability could wreak havoc to an extent that financial markets could not function and it is reasonable to conclude that if someone could predict the outcome of sporting events or casino games with absolute certainty, those that offer the opportunity to gamblers would be forced out of business.

One area in which the answer to the question would be no is in the fact that with a casino game or a sporting event, the conclusion of the event is a relatively known factor. A soccer game takes a couple of hours, a horse race or a hand of poker a matter of minutes and a spin of the roulette wheel or the slot machine only seconds. The duration of a currency trade is determined by the trader. Events can last as long as the trader has available funds to participate. Some of my trades last for months; some are going on almost a year in length.

So, for the sake of comparison, it would appear to me as though poker most closely resembles currency trading. There is a strategy involved, along with an element of luck, and learning to use an effective strategy can raise the outcomes well beyond the realm of pure chance such as that involved in online casino games like slots and roulette.

One marked similarity betwixt gambling and currency trading is the existence of a middle man. In currency trading, this is the broker. In gaming or sports wagering it is the casino or the bookmaker, which in more and more instances is becoming merged into one entity.


Both of these middle men do, where permissible, offer bonuses as incentives to new customers.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 14:42
Secrets You Need to Win Online Texas Holdem PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 March 2013 11:02

Online Texas Holdem is not a very complicated game. You must be prepared to face a number of contradictions when playing this popular game. It is vital that you exercise a lot of patience and that you also don’t fail to work on being very consistent when playing Online Texas Holdem. You must always be ready to engage in quick play while ensuring that you change your gaming strategy appropriately so that you don’t lose against other players. Whereas in real time you can make your move based on other players’ reactions, online Texas Holdem requires an understanding of statistics and odds.

There is no need to hurry off and gain what is known as the early chip lead in online Texas Holdem. Most players tend to rush to get this lead because they believe that this gives them an extra advantage over their opponents. However, the key is to ensure that you are one of the players that make it to the final table. Whatever you do, you must ensure that your winnings lead you to the final table. You will only be paid or be counted as eligible to receive winnings if you are one of the players that are found at the final table. You must make your strategic calculations with this in mind.

You must know when to make small bets and large ones as well. Placing intermediate bets right in the midst of playing online Texas Holdem is one of the key ways through which you will be guaranteed wins. As you place your bets, try to be consistent with the amounts. This secret is meant to ensure that your opponents don’t learn how you play or place your bets. As you grow in unpredictability of your play, other gamers find it difficult to compete against you. As the number of players decrease, you can play loosely. Learn how to play consistently and familiarize yourself with the odds of good hands.

How to have fun with 5-card stud PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00

When you are a kind of people today wanting to have learned to have fun with 5-card, in that case right after information and facts is going to establish beneficial to you actually, when it is also possible so that you can obtain the most away from the 5-card stud recreation you actually have fun with. Some of these players are tired from the online slots, baccarat & Play Roulette matches that are in every online casino these days.

A personal game of your 5-card stud will start by using any battler finding not one but two handmade cards, a person facial area right up and various facial area all the way down. Whomever perched left of your car dealership takes place a have fun with. A car dealership is definitely the one who gets the smallest face-up unit card while in the recreation with 5-card stud.

Should the initially game is now over the second game accepts where game enthusiasts will be treated a further handmade cards facial area right up as well as game enthusiasts destinations it has the guarantee initially.

A 5-card stud recreation is definitely packed with lots of great bargains while in the track record with on line poker. Having said that, it is far from when prominent as being the Poker as well as Omaha Poker online; them has become the most effective on line poker activities, that may be gamed primarily by way of folks that desire to have fun with on line poker. To be able to obtain the most away from the 5-card stud, in that case it is advisable for you to master many of the procedures with recreation. In case the card game it too complicated for your understanding, try moving from From Poker to Free Bingo.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 December 2012 15:30
The Top three Online Casinos PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:32

The following is a list of the top three online casinos thriving in the online market. The main attractive point of these casinos is that they not only have a lot in store for the experienced players but also have many things to the beginners.

1. Royal Vegas Casino: This state of the art casino is known for its attractive bonuses, a huge collection of casino games for players to play and other attractive features that double the fun and excitement of the people who love to play gambling games.

2. Casino Action: Casino Action, as the name suggests is known for its power packed action of myriad casino games that take place on the casino. It not only provides attractive bonuses to the players but also doubles their excitement by offering them all the necessary information required to excel in the casino games.

3. Roxy Palace Casino: This casino licensed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority has everything in store. It supports various currencies and demo games to players to get the feel of the casino. These were the top three online casinos operating in the world of online casino.

Texas Holdem Poker online PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 December 2011 09:53

The advent of Internet has changed the entire way people used to play casino games. The same holds true for Texas Holdem Poker, which is one of the most popular casino games played on the Internet.

Benefits of playing Texas Holdem Poker online

The main benefit of playing Texas Holdem Poker online is that there are lots of web sites that allow the players to play Texas Holdem Poker on the Internet.

Apart from giving, an opportunity to the people to play Texas Holdem Poker, the web sites also provides some useful tips and strategies that help novice players who play the game for the first time.

The other benefit of playing Texas Holdem Poker online is the web sites offer many bonuses to players and feature some of the sophisticated payment options that solve the payment problems of the players. same goes to video poker bonuses, which are also great. This feature make the experience of playing the game of Texas Holdem Poker a lot more exciting than playing in the traditional casinos.

To sum up, playing Texas Holdem Poker online is one of the best experiences that any casino game lover can experience, as it is not only fun but also safe and secure. To make sure your playing in your region, first check the correct guide for your language - svenskkasinoguide.com

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 15:32
What makes a poker site one of the best ? PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 18 September 2011 14:38

What characteristics are shared by the best poker sites ? Is it the fact that more players are drawn to them? Is it the fact that they’re universally revered? Perhaps it’s the nature of their 3D poker games - replete with PokerCam, innovative technology and top-tier graphics? sign-up bonuses and exciting promotions – most everyone agrees that 888poker is Australia’s ultimate poker den.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:15
Poker: It’s History PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 July 2011 10:20

Poker is heard of all throughout the U.S, no matter where you are located you have heard of America's pastime that is called Poker Around the world there are many different types of Poker, due to the changes that are made in poker you can play in many ways. You may be asking yourself, how did Poker come about? Where did it origin from? For the last 200 years Poker has been around for many culture’s to enjoy. With all the different theories as to how poker came to play, that one will never really know how it came to be, we can only speculate.

There were no cards in ancient China, so the theory that sometime in 900 AD in china poker had started cannot be true. Supposedly Emperor Mu Tsung showed his wife how to play domino cards in 969 AD. There are so many theories to how poker had begun, that we can be sure that China isn’t the only possible starting place. Such places as Europe and Africa have been speculated about also as the beginners of poker. Of course it was not called poker at the time, this game went by numerous names before it was settled on being called Poker. From China to the rest of the world, the game shaped our casinos to be different and amazing, like the italiani from Italy, that can help you find the right casino for you.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 December 2012 15:29
Poker Win Rate Tip PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 April 2011 09:39

Poker is a great game, especially when the cards are stacked in your favor! However, there are tips to the game to increase your win rate. First, find a time to play on line when you are not distracted. Make sure you have the kids to bed, your stomach is full, and your mind is relaxed. There shouldn’t be any outside disturbances such as a load radio or the television set, neighbors knocking on the door, or kids nagging in the background. All these distractions will affect your win rate and should be taken care of before you sit to play. That's why Poker is such a great game for an amazing city like Vegas.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 10:11
Poker Strategy Tip - Be Alert at the Table PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 March 2011 13:13

One of the best Poker strategy tips is to be alert while you are playing. Don’t sit at the table when you’ve had a long day and are exhausted. Poker is a straggly and demands mental awareness. And you definitely do not want to be tired when you sit to play. Also, if you have been drinking, this will impair your judgment and give you the disadvantage of the cards!, it's goes to online betting as well - Sit at the table when you are mentally aware and not after a tiring and draining day- this will help you to increase your win rate and roll the table.

If you can't stay sharp and aware, try not to raise the stakes.., to be aggressive and numb is not really go well together. If you're day was long and you can't concentrate, this would be a good time to leave the table. It's a hard game to earn cash when everyone around you are focused to take your money, and you ain't..

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 March 2012 12:28
Advanced Poker Playing Strategy Tips: Do You Have What it Takes ? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 March 2011 10:42

Advanced poker playing is strategically thinking and focusing. Look around, watch the players to see if they are tight or loose. This is done by simply counting the number of hands they play in a five minute period. Consider your style and then decide upon a tighter or looser table. Also, check out what the average pre-flop raise is.

Similar to online poker rooms, this indicates just how aggressive the table is and will give you an idea as to how much winnings you might expect from the table. Great poker players are seasoned professionals and that is exactly what advancing your skills to the next level is all about. First to recognize, and than to act - you'll be amazed at the results in the poker table and will bump your play level further.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 March 2013 11:52
Start Playing Poker: Plan a Trip to Las Vegas PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 February 2011 14:09

Who hasn’t imagined the thrill of playing poker and video poker in Las Vegas and taking the trip of a lifetime? The environment itself is thrilling. Add winning potential to the mix, and no city seems more compelling.

For many, playing poker in Las Vegas is the pinnacle of the game. Though there are many cities dedicated to bringing gaming amusements to visitors, none have quite achieved the glitzy, fast-moving atmosphere evoked by Vegas. For poker players, it’s a Mecca of variety, excitement and potential for money-making.

Gambling, Las Vegas Style

Planning a trip to Las Vegas actually begins not with your method of travel but where you’re going to stay. When you make your reservations first, it’s much easier to make travel plans that could include transportation to and from the airport. Gambling Las Vegas style is all about the atmosphere, so take the time to figure out where you’re going to stay so you can be at the center of all the action.

Las Vegas offers no shortage of possibilities when you’re planning a trip and planning to stay for a few days in this exciting city. You may be going to the desert for poker playing, but don’t gamble with your accommodations. Take the time to look up hotels and casino resorts online. View pictures, look at maps to see just where they’re located and put yourself somewhere that’s not only affordable and comfortable, but close to where you plan to spend the bulk of your Vegas vacation.

Planning Your Travel to Las Vegas

How are you getting to Las Vegas? Whether you’re driving or flying, ask about making arrangements through your hotel and find out about airport pickup and drop off services they may or may not provide. If you have no defined plan for leaving the airport, never fear. You’ll find a bevy of taxi cabs and limousines just waiting to pick up weary travelers when you arrive at this poker-playing city.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 11:00
2010 WSOP - Interviewing Gavin Griffin PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 09 January 2011 12:19

An interview with Gavin Griffin, his point of view regarding the WSOP, bracelet winning and future plans...

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 12:45
Poker Highlights - From 2010 - WSOP 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 09 January 2011 12:12

Polls are being taken on the streets - they are called StreetPolls, anonymous people sometimes give surprising remarks and ideas - so check out the StreetPolls and some amazing highlights.....

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 January 2011 12:18

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