Choosing an Online Casino

There are many reasons why online casinos are fast becoming preferred venues for gambling. With so many advantages, it just makes sense to play online.
One of the enticing reasons to play online rather that at a land based casino is the lucrative bonuses offered by online casinos. Given the fact that they have low overhead costs, online casinos are able to offer players much better bonuses than land based casinos. When choosing an online casino, one important consideration should be the bonuses offered by the casino. This is a helpful factor to use when comparing various online casinos.
It is important to be aware of the fact that many of the highly reputed online casinos will generally offer smaller bonuses in comparison to online casinos who are working to build their casinos. While the up and coming casino may offer a better bonus deal, remember that the good reputation of the establish casino should be another point to consider when choosing an online casino.
One kind of bonus that some casinos may offer is known as a no deposit bonus. This bonus is designed to offer the new player a chance to try the site out without depositing any of their money. It does require one to register at the online casino. This is one aspect to consider when choosing an online casino. This type of bonus lets you decide for yourself if the site meets your expectations without using any of your own money.
Another criteria that should be considered when choosing an online casino are the wagering requirements. These are the requirements that must be met in order for a bonus to be cashable. Typically, the online casino will establish a set amount that must be wagered before bonuses and associated winnings can be withdrawn. A reasonable requirements would be anywhere from 5 to 20 times that of the deposit and bonus. Keep in mind that while one site may offer a better bonus, they may have an astronomical wagering requirement.

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Playing Ace King in Tournaments?

Surely ace king is the most overplayed hand in the history of no limit poker tournaments.  Specifically when played by players who are impatient or new to the game. Invariably in online poker tournaments whenever someone in a hand is holding ace king you are probably going to either witness or participate in an oversized pot. Whether or not you play in online casinos, this matters!

What a lot of players do not understand is that AK is a drawing hand that rather incessantly needs to improve in order to play a big pot.  The way you play Ace King has a lot to do with conditions in the tournament.  For example, it is really not bad to push pre-flop when you are short stacked because with AK you are almost never in bad shape against anybody who looks you up.  There are really only two hands that you do not want to see flip over – pocket aces or KK. Anything else and you are at worst a slight underdog against a single opponent.

But there are a lot of situations where ace king should be playing with caution.  Early in the tourney, be it in a casino online or live, even with a hand as good as AK you still want to keep the pot small unless that flop has really helped you.  Top pair and top kicker is a good hand, but it’s not entirely a hand that you want to let your tournament ride on in the early stages.  So if you do hit an ace or a king on the flop you are very likely ahead, but if your opponents decides to stay in the hand you need to be very concerned about straights, two pair, flushes and three of a kind. In fact, on a dangerous board in the early stages you may have to consider folding your top pair hand if the pot gets too big. Continue reading

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video gaming ban 'will be tough' to pass

video gaming ban 'will be tough' to pass
Robert Ford, D-Charleston, who unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2010 on a platform of bringing video poker back to the state, placed a minority report in the bill, meaning the ban is unlikely to pass this year.
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Online poker middleman pleads guilty in NYC
AP NEW YORK — A Canadian citizen pleaded guilty to US conspiracy charges Tuesday in connection with an investigation of Internet poker gambling that shut down the three largest online poker companies in the United States. Ryan Lang, 37, entered the …
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Online poker clears Senate hurdle in Iowa
DES MOINES — Backers of a bill to legalize online poker and bring it under state regulation were dealt a winning hand Tuesday in the Iowa Senate, but they may still have to fold if Republicans who control the House choose not to deal with the issue …
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The Best Poker Books Part Three

The Best Poker Books Part Three
Contributor Network Mar 16, 1:23 pm EDT Part Two listed the top two best poker books every poker player should read. These books were: Harrington on Hold'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments and Doyle Brunson's Super System: A Course in Power …
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Casino has lots of bingo, so much more
Guests can also enjoy an exciting game of poker in the comfort of Potawatomi Bingo Casino's luxurious Poker Room — featuring 20 tables. The action of off-track betting is a favorite at Potawatomi Bingo Casino. With 115 televisions, the Off-Track …
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Free-agency poker: Is Matt Flynn destined for Miami … or not?

Free-agency poker: Is Matt Flynn destined for Miami … or not?
When it comes to free agency, you always need to be aware of the poker games being played. With all of that said, as some now wonder if the Dolphins would be gambling by waiting on Peyton Manning's decision after Flynn hits the open market, …
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'The Simpsons': Jennifer Tilly to help Lisa learn poker — EXCLUSIVE
The actress and poker expert will make a cameo appearance in an episode as herself, popping up in an instructional DVD that Lisa watches to brush up on her card skills. (It turns out that Homer doesn't trust banks and has stashed Lisa's college fund in …
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Latest Poker News

Bodog Poker: Hand Histories Available
By Bodog Poker Network Since Bodog launched their Recreational Poker Model last year the poker industry steadily changed the type of player it seeks to attract to its tables. Almost immediately other poker rooms changed their rakeback structure, …
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Cain's 9-9-9 wins at poker

Cain's 9-9-9 wins at poker
Former Republican presidential contender Herman Cain spent Thursday night at a $ 10 buy-in poker table at the Wynn Las Vegas Encore Resort — and was still betting on his catchy 9-9-9 tax plan. And to the delight of other gamblers, in the heat of a …
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Best Poker Leaders are Canadians?
By Renee | March 18, 2012 In a recent news report from G-poker, the site claimed that poker leaders who hailed from Canada were the most important in the industry. And as surprising as this statement may be and all the conclusions and opinions that one …
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Success means value and "wanting to be there" for Vanessa Selbst
She took down a $ 5100 event at the LA Poker Classic (LAPC) for a $ 140000 payday in what she called "one of the toughest fields I've ever played in." She followed that up with a 2nd place finish in the LAPC $ 5100 heads-up event. These top finishes added …
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PartyPoker Weekly: Last Chance To Qualify For WPT Vienna, Gladiator, Ian
The Vienna leg of the World Poker Tour promises to be one of the biggest events on this year's European circuit and you can win an exclusive package worth $ 7000 through PartyPoker; though time is rapidly running out. You only have until March 25 if you …
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Simple or Complex: Lessons from Mike Caro University of Poker
Rarely will the unusual or the blatantly absurd be the answer—in life and poker. Occam's Razor seemed to pertain to this situation—straightforward is usually more plausible than a complicated answer. Since Mike has become a more determined hermit …
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Math is key when making choices likely to win poker chips

Math is key when making choices likely to win poker chips
Math can play a key role in making the decisions in poker most likely to win the chips for you. There are two types of hands you might hold: Made Hands – could win without further improvement; and Drawing Hands – generally must improve to become the …
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Epic Poker Bankruptcy Leaves Mountain of Debt
by Justin Marchand | Published: Mar 15, 2012 | Announcing the bankruptcy, Federated Sports and Gaming, Epic Poker's parent company, Executive Chairman Jeffrey Pollack said via a statement on the company website: “Our company needs a new start.
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Presque Isle Downs' table games revenue jumps 60.4 percent in February
By JOHN GUERRIERO, Erie Times-News Erie's mild winter helped to fill the blackjack, poker and other tables at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in February. Gross revenue at the tables was nearly $ 2.4 million for the month, a 60.4 percent increase over the …
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Frederik Jensen Wins European Poker Tour Madrid Main Event
MacIntyre's biggest cash previously was €16900 (from the World Series of Poker Europe), a far stretch from the €290000 ($ 382057) he collected in Madrid. The result puts him in second place on the Scottish all-time money list, one step behind David …
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Online Poker In California Key To Liquidity
With the chances of online poker legislation at the federal level apparently not happening anytime soon, and Nevada on schedule to be up and running sometime in the fall of this year, an eventual interstate online poker format depends heavily on …
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