• An Introduction to Deuces Wild Video Poker Play

    Added - Aug. 25, 2014 Casino

    Deuces Wild is generally considered to be the one of the most difficult video poker game to learn to play correctly. What we want to do here is give you an introduction to the game to get you started off on the right foot. This game is so hard to play because there are so many wild cards (7.7 percent of the cards are wild), so you have to learn to play a whole lot of different types of scenarios. What makes that even more difficult is that it's very easy to go wrong because so many situations are anti-intuitive if you're familiar with other types of video poker.

    Let's start with hands where you have no wild cards. Everything here is about pairs and draws, and realize that all pairs are lumped together and of equal value because there is no payout for a single pair. Any made hand three of a kind or better is worth more than four cards to a straight flush which is better than three to a royal. However, three to a royal is stronger than a pair. A pair is then in turn better than a flush or straight ...

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  • Advanced Shortcuts for All-in Semi-Bluffing in No-Limit Hold'em

    Added - Aug. 18, 2014 Poker

    Being able to do calculations in your head is something that a lot of people think is out of their grasp when it comes to poker. However, we're going to show you how to do a very complicated calculation in just a couple of steps with an important shortcut. The general idea is that you want to be able to decide how often your opponent has to fold to make an all-in semi-bluff against a single opponent profitable. Being able to make this play is extremely important in a lot of no-limit hold'em situations, and we're going to show you how to do it.

    There's one other shortcut you need to know first, and that's how to find out how often someone has to fold on a regular bluff. You'll be making a bet into a certain pot size. Divide the size of your bet by what the pot will be after you make your bet to get how often the opponent has to fold. For example, if you're betting $8 and the pot is $12, then the pot will be $20 after you bet, so you'll need your opponent to fold ...

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  • How to Make a Line Analysis Spreadsheet

    Added - Aug. 11, 2014 Sports

    For people who bet sports on money lines, one of the problems that comes up a lot is figuring out exactly what the lines mean. Fortunately, there are simple tools that you can use to do this analysis for you so that you have a clear picture of exactly what a money line is telling you. We are going to show you how to put in formulas on a spreadsheet that will calculate certain numbers for you that are particularly useful when it comes to deciding which games or matches to bet on and which teams to take when betting on sports.

    You're going to need a spreadsheet like Microsoft Excel (paid option) or OpenOffice Calc (free option) to do this. Start off by putting together five columns. On the first row, you'll want to put labels for those five columns: description of the game, underdog line, favorite line, underdog win percentage and favorite win percentage. In the first column which should be marked 'A' you are going to type in the name of the game. For example, if Detroit is playing Chicago in the NBA, you would put that into that column.

    One team will be the ...

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  • The Three Stages of 90-Ball Bingo

    Added - Aug. 4, 2014 Bingo

    In several parts of the world, 90-ball bingo is the most popular type of bingo around. It's gained a lot of popularity on the Internet, and one of the reasons why is that it's so atypical when compared to other games. The 90-ball bingo card is made up of a grid with three rows and nine columns. In each row, there are five columns that are chosen at random to have a number, so each row will have four spots that are blank. Each column, on the other hand, can have ten different numbers. The first column is 1-10, the second column is 11-20 and so on until the ninth column can have 81-90.

    There are three stages of 90-ball bingo, however. The first stage is called "one line," and this means the first person to get all five numbers marked on one of their horizontal lines. There are three possible lines, and you can use any of them to win at this stage of the game, but all five numbers have to be on the same row for it to count. This is a bit atypical when compared to some forms of bingo, but that's one ...

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  • The Foundation for Solid Blackjack Play

    Added - July 28, 2014 Casino

    If you want to become a good blackjack player, then you have to realize two things. First, there are tons of different types of blackjack games out there, and the exact strategies you need to use will range from game to game. Second, there are general principles that you need to learn as a foundation for your play that will guide you in most of the common situations the vast majority of the time. When you have this foundation, you can adjust to specific rule sets as you need without having to worry about making big mistakes, and that's why it's so important.

    The main fundamentals have to do with breaking up each type of hand into two categories. You can either be facing a weak dealer card which ranges from two to six, or you can be facing a strong dealer card of anywhere from seven to ace. How you play against each group can be different. For example, if you're playing hard hands, you'll want to always hit with a total of 8 or lower. With a total of nine, however, you'll hit against strong cards and double against weak ones. When you ...

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  • Figuring Wins and Losses in Binary Betting

    Added - July 22, 2014 Financial

    Binary betting is one of the easiest places to start if you're betting financial markets because they offer a very static level of wins and losses. What happens is that you're given a set stipulation that can either happen or not. For example, you could be betting that one particular market or stock will close higher than it opened for a day or for two days or whatever period of time. The price of the binary bet will be put in the form of two numbers with the format SELL-BUY. For example, it might be 37-42 where 37 is the sell price and 42 is the buy price. You can use these numbers to determine what your wins and losses will be with binary betting.

    To begin with, you'll choose a price per point. Your wins and losses will be in terms of points, and you'll either win or lose your chosen price per point. So suppose you have a bet that says "market X will close higher for the day" with a price of 36-41. If you decide to bet that this is going to be true, then you are buying, and that means that ...

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  • How to Use Spreadsheets to Make Better Sports Bets

    Added - July 14, 2014 Sports

    In our previous sports betting articles here at GameShout, we have established the idea of the gap and why you're looking to see which bets on which games can be profitable based on that gap. There's a ton of information to take in, and the calculations involved can be a little tricky to do over and over again without making a mistake here or there. That's why we want to introduce you to a way that you can use spreadsheets to do better at your sports bets by making things more efficient.

    The first thing you'll want to do if you bet money lines is to set up a spreadsheet that includes columns for the first team, the second team and the line on each team. Then you'll want to have it automatically calculate how often each team needs to win based on the money lines for a bet to be profitable. You can do this by using the basic formulas for finding the gap that we have talked about before, or you can use your own method as long as you come up with the same numbers. The whole idea is for you to ...

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