Online Pokies Secrets

Secret #1 – Always play with coins rather than credits

It is true that playing online pokies with credits are more efficient but at the same time it becomes little more difficult for you to keep track of your money. Another thing is once you buy the credits; it will be in your mind that the money has already been spent and as a result of such a state of mind it might happen so that you start playing at fairly fast pace and very soon you are out of credits.

On the other hand if you are playing online pokies with all the change with you, you are in a position to see exactly how much you have left to spend – in coins. Though playing the online pokies with coins seems tedious and also at the same time becomes slow but remember when you are at the casino you should think about monetary factors only.

Secret #2 – Not all online pokies machines are created equal

This is probably one of the easiest online pokies secrets to conceal because all machines look so much alike. The fact that they are programmed allows for an invisible difference to exist, as everything is dependent on the little microchip that’s hidden inside the machine and invisible to online pokies players. One way to make sure you get one of the better machines is to compare the payout tables, which range from as little as 80% to as high as 99% (sometimes even a little higher if a casino is doing a special promotion).

Secret #3 – Keep and eye out for ‘loose’ and ‘tight’ online pokies

You may have heard two stories but the truth is that they do exist and it’s all done based on a carefully planned strategy. By loosening some and tightening others, the casinos are able to keep their high house edge but are able to invite more visitors to play the online pokies in key areas on the floor. 

If you are looking for a game that provides entertainment and does not require skills to win then online pokies is the only alternative for you.

There are no plotting, planning, guessing, figuring, counting overheads associated with this game. So you can simply relax and enjoy the game. What you simply need to do is pull the handle or press the button, and pray that you’ll get lucky. Online pokies are North American casinos’ most prominent game. You can’t ignore the lights, the laughter, the sounds of coins hitting metal and bells ringing – in fact, it’s pretty much designed to be impossible to ignore. Online pokies are a unique beast because they make the most money for the casinos by far, but they also make the most money for gamblers overall. This two-sided confusion simply has to do with the dominance of the game. Since there are so many online pokies in operation compared to table games, all of the numbers end up being higher.

Online Poker Tips

Internet casino room is a good place to test your basic skills and define the best live poker game playing strategy for yourself. At the Internet casino room table you would have to play against possibly more skilled opponents.

The first and the main live poker game tip on our list is: do your homework, study the BASIC RULES OF POKER GAME, memorize all possible poker hands, visit Internet poker forums, read books on poker, chat with other poker card players.

Then try a few FREE versions of an Internet poker room game at our sister site: 3-hand, 5-hand, Caribbean Stud, Texas Holdem Poker, Video Poker. They all are fun to play!

Take full advantage of live poker game deposit bonuses at the Internet casino room you choose. Almost all Internet casino rooms offer deposit bonuses for new poker players, usually from $30 to $50. Place a limit on the money you are going to gamble with before you start playing live poker game.

When playing a poker game, analyze the playing habits and poker playing strategies used by your opponents at the Internet poker room table.

As a beginner do not play too many poker hands, you will be sure to loose. Play only the higher value starting hands.

With chosen low poker limits you can play live poker game for several hours for less than the cost of a movie ticket. So even if you lose a little, think of the expence as a small payment for a nicely spent evening.

Play poker at your present mastery level. If you are just a beginner poker card player, do not rush into Internet casino room tournaments, your time will come after months of improving your skill in numerous live poker games.

Learn how to fold a poker hand and when. Fold if you have nothing in your hand, do not be afraid to fold poker hands as many times as necessary.

Master the art of choosing starting poker hands, employing pot odds, and aggressively betting your winning hands.

All general ONLINE GAMBLING TIPS can also be applied to the live poker game. Try your luck at Internet casino rooms, do your best and have fun! We do not claim that these free online poker tips will help you win money, this article is for information purpose only.

How To Play Slot Machine Game

We are going to tell you something about the game we created using matlab. Basically, we choose slot machine game. We used the concept from the working principles of slot machines and used that into the matlab, and hopefully we were able to create a slot machine game using matlab. The objectives to create a game were to use the gui feature matlab to make the game more interactive and more realistic, and we ended up pretty well using the effective gui codes in it for the instructions. Those who already know about this game. They can just directly play this game using the play button and can enjoy the game.for, those who have not heard of this game for them, the instructions are like.

There are 9 cells. If you hit play button, those cells will be fill with same or different images. If you get same pictures in a straight line row or in straight column or diagonal wise, then you will get the credits according to the pay table, and here is the pay table. Whenever you get sevens in straight row or straight column or straight diagonal, you will get 120 credits. Similarly, for watermelon it gives 80 credits and likewise for strawberry, you will get 60 credits and for an apple you will get 40 credits and the least amount of credit. You will get is for banana, and that is, you will only get 20 credits for bananas, and this is how the actual game looks like.

As i mentioned earlier, there are 9 cells with different or same images and at far right corner. There is restart button and the main function of this button is to restart the game from the very beginning and just below the restart button. There is a play button and whenever you press button it will just spin all the images in these cells and just below that there is something written as credit 100. That means that you will be initially provided with 100 credits just to play the game, as i already mentioned, that you will be provided with 100 credits to play the game, these game will take 20 credits for each play.

If you keep on winning real money casino Canada, then credits will be added to your total credits and if you keep on losing credit will be subtracted from your total credits. And, finally, you will end up at 0 credits and whenever you are at zero, a certain menu will pop up. If you want to continue or if you want to quiet the game, if you want to quiet the game, press no button, and if you want to continue, then you can restart the game again and again. So the pass code of this game for programming students is machine. So lets talk about the code, so the base of the game is gui. We started this game making this gui layout.

It has one big axes at the background and it has 3 panels and each panels have 3 axes on it, and it also has 2 buttons one restart button and one play button, and it has two static text boxes. One is for credit and another is for scoreboard, so i had typed this title as 100, so it automatically look like 100 credits like initial credits, so we dont have to put code to make it 100. So this is our main code and we invested 4 to 5 days to create this code. We created this code with the help from our friend Mustafa thanks to mustafa, who helped us creating this code, creates random images in each axes and imshow feature right here helps to display those pictures in axes talking about other code. Other codes include pulling background image for which we used imshow feature and, moreover, for random images. We assigned each axes with variable n1, n2 and n3, and so on in matlab.

Everything goes from column to column, so we assigned n1 to first axes n2 to second axes. In a column and n3 to third axis in a column and so on, so when n1 = n2 = n3, then the whole column gets matched and it pays depending upon the pay table like. If you get all the sevens in this first column, then you hit 120 credits and if you get all sevens in this all axes, i mean on all 9 cells the you will get 920 credits, so that is the jackpot. So lets talk about the problems talking about problems. First problem was creating random images and, with the help of our friend mustafa, we were able to create our first code, even with the help of mustafa.

It was not quickly created, as it was expected, so it took a lot of our time and at some point we were so frustrated that we were about to give up, but we dint gave up. We worked hard for this code and our problem was making those cells look like spinning on each axes to make this we use for and end We use for i 1 to 5 and end feature to create those axes. Random images running five times on each cell, which looks like spinning. Basically it not spinning, it is just changing image, five time on each cells, so it looks like spinning which creates the feeling of real slot. Machines.It also took much of our time, but the code was easy.

This shows that using simple logic is more important than thinking difficult code or using the hard code. So talking about future developments, we may modify this game which will be accessible using credit card. So user have to swipe credit card to play the game and it takes off real money from his bank account and if he wins big money, then that money will go back to his bank account and we will also create options on this game.

Like bet options like the picture shown in our right, so there will be different bet: options like 20 credits, bet, 50 credits, bet, 100 credits bet and so on, and you will win depending on your bet like. If you bet high, then you will win big, so lets take a demo of our game. So to start the game, you should go to slot machine folder and there is a runme file right here. So you have to double click this file and you have to run this file. So here is our game.

So initially you have 100 credits and for each play it will deduce 20 credits. So lets do our first play, so we got matched up with 3 bananas in 3 row, so it was supposed to have 80 credits, but due to these 3 bananas we get 20 credits so its even now with the 100 credits. So you better play this game with sound, because we have put one sound on this game, so you will feel like playing the real slot machine and you will really enjoy this game. So lets do our second play. So we got nothing. So we have 0 credits and when it goes to zero, it will pop up one box asking if you want to play again or no.

Isn't Investing Just Gambling

Frequently I’d overhear friends talking about the next hot stock that they were planning on buying and how it was going to take off and make them lots of money. It’s no wonder 51% of Canadians agree that investing is like gambling according to a BlackRock survey. You have to buy the next big stock in order to reach your retirement or other goals…Well I’m here to tell you that’s not true, so you can relax and start thinking strategically with your money. I’m Susan Daley and this is Your Money, Your Choices. Let’s take a step back. If investing isn’t like gambling, what is it and why should we partake in it?

Great way to invest their money is to play at safe online casinos at Casinoslots.

Our economy consists of companies and governments who borrow your money (excess cash that you don’t need right now), and use that money to fund their business or projects. The return you get on your money is their cost of being able to access your savings. Say I want to start up my own cupcake store in Waterloo. In order to start my cupcake shop, I’ll need some money.

There are two main ways I can get this money (assuming my family isn’t a bunch of millionaires willing to give it to me for free…) The first way is through borrowing that money through debt. I can take out a loan. In return for loaning me this money, the bank or lender will get an annual return, say 5% until the loan is repaid. The second way is through equity.

My uncle has extra cash that he willing to invest. He’s tried my cupcakes and thinks they are fantastic and that my store is going to knock it out of the park. Rather than asking for a set interest rate on the loan, he is willing to provide the money for a share of the profits in return (which are going to be large, since my cupcakes are so awesome). In the public markets, anyone can loan companies or governments money in the form of debt. There are multiple terms for this in the finance world, including bonds, and fixed income. When you lend your money, you receive a fixed percentage return for that money you lent and receive the initial loan balance at maturity.

The interest you receive won’t be higher than what’s stated in the terms, but there isn’t a large chance that you’ll lose all your money. On the other hand, say Amazon needs money to launch their drone delivery service so they issue new shares to fund this project. You like Amazon, so take your extra cash and purchase some shares. When you buy shares, you are buying a piece of the company, and now own a little bit of it. As an owner of that company, you do well when Amazon does well and are eligible for a portion of their profits. You take a hit if Amazon’s profits start to fall and the company isn’t worth as much.

Now you might be thinking investing in Susan’s Cupcake shop, Amazon, or even bonds is risky. In general, buying shares of a company is more risky than buying their bonds simply because the debtholder has a legal obligation to pay you back. With shares, there is no obligation to pay a shareholder, and the company does not control what their shares are worth at any given time.

These individual corporations could go under at any time. If that happens, bond or fixed income holders are closer to the beginning of the queue to get their money, while shareholders are at the back of the line and are paid whatever is leftover once all other interested parties get their money. I know I just told you that you could lose some or all of your money if the company doesn’t do well. Isn’t that the same as gambling?

My answer is no. In order to be an investor, rather than a gambler, you need two things: 1. Time 2.

A reasonable expectation that the organization’s use of your money will create value. If you’re looking for a company to earn you a huge return in a short period of time, with little effort, then that’s gambling, since there is no time for value creation. There is still risk involved with investing, but it can be managed. Only investing in Susan’s Cupcake Shop is risky – what if no one likes my cupcakes, or what if I get a bad batch of flour and someone gets sick after eating one of them and as a result my business goes under. This is where diversification comes into play. Diversification is just a fancy word for not putting all your eggs in one basket to make sure you don’t lose everything.

I’ll cover diversification in more detail in a future video. In contrast to gambling, it isn’t the case in investing that when one person (or company) wins, the others lose. Because more people are buying GM cars doesn’t mean no one is buying Ford vehicles. Both companies in the same industry could (and often) do well at the same time. If you believe that companies will continue to operate in our economy (and others will emerge with new products and services) and earn profits, then you will earn a return on your money.

Unless the entire world economy goes bankrupt, you’ll be wealthier over the long-term (and long-term is the key word here). Investing is risky, so why should we invest in the first place? Because NOT investing is also risky. You heard that right.

It’s risky to not invest your money too. What do I mean by that? I’m going to leave you with that cliffhanger and explain what I mean in the next video. If you want to get notified when it comes out, subscribe and click the bell. I’m Susan Daley and this has been your money your choices.

LifeAfter | All Exploration Chest Locations! | Tips & Tricks

Hey bears, I am the Gaming-Grizzly and welcome to my exploration chest guide for LifeAfter! Ind this video I want to show you all the locations of the secret chests in fall Forest, Sand Castle and in the Snow Highlands. Some chests are a little bit harder to get, but I will give you some tips along the way that should help you to get all of them in no time!

If this video helps you out, I would really appreciate a faaat like, and please share it with all of your friends! if you have some tips for us feel free to leave a comment, and if you’Re new on my channel and you want to get more tips and tricks all around LifeAfter make sure to subscribe to the Gaming-Grizzly! Alright Alright Alright!

Let’s start with the Fall Forest Chest locations! 1. The first one is located at the bottom of minor Island 2. Right here you see an abandoned house in which you can often find zombie that you have to kill , a hunters suitcase box, but also the secret exploration chest. I already picked it up but it should be right here on the bed.

2. The second chest in fall Forest is located at the evacuation point on minor Island 2. You will find the chest if you go to the military tent in this place. Usually it is right on top of those boxes but since I already picked it up it is gone for me.

As you can see you will often find a material supply box in here as well. 3. The third secret chest can be found underneath the broken bridge that connects the minor Island 1 to the minor island 2. Whe n you go to this spot you will immediately see the broken bridge. All you have to do if you have to dive underneath the bridge and there you will find the chest. And yet again I already collected this chest, that’s the reason why it is not there.

4. The last chest on this map is in the pond. And I’ve seen a lot of players having trouble to find this chest. But no worries I have a tip for you how you will definitely find this one as well. First of all the chest is located at the top of the pond. you just have to dive in and if it’s there it’s quite easy to find.

But sometimes the chest isn’t there, so what you want to do if it’s not there is you want to open up your map and click on the top right icon to change your dimension. Keep in mind that this only works if your dimension is full. If you are able to change the dimension you will get the message – with fewer people in The Dimension there will be more resources that can be gathered. And that’s exactly what we want. So again if you can’t find the chest right of way just change your dimension.

Alright and that’s it for the Fall Forest, now you can claim your reward of 1000 gold bars and we can move on to the sand castle map. In sand Castle, we have to find 6 secret chests in total. 1. The first chest can be found at the pond near the mercenary camp.

It is pretty easy to find since the pond is not very deep. Just go to the location that I have shown on the map and you should be able to get this chest right away. 2.

The second chest can be found on the roofs of the buildings in the mercenary camp that is right next to the pond. This chest is actually a little bit more complicated to find because it is not at the same location for every player. This means that they’re actually three different spots on the roofs where you can find the chest. For me, the chest is right here, but if you can’t find the chest at this location just search on the rooftops of the buildings and you should be able to find the chest as well.

3. The next chest is a little bit more difficult to reach. Because this chest is located on top of the castle ruins in the middle of the map. Right here you will find a lot of mercenaries shooting at you but if you have a good armour you can easily rush through the enemies.

—– As soon as you reached the top of the Castle you will find the chest 4. Chest number four, on the other hand, is quite easy to reach you can find it at the Scientis HQ. As soon as you enter the HQ you have to ———— And there you go, the chest is right here. 5. This chest needs a little bit of explanation.

As you can see this chest is located right at a camp. For me the chest was at this camp, but I have seen a lot of other players finding this chest in the camp that is located right here. So if you can’t find the chest where I found it go and try to find it at the other camp. I am not absolutely sure if it’s only those two camps, but just in case you can’t find it at any of those camps, go and check out the other cams as well.

6. Last chest, chest number 6, can be found at the mercenary camp at the top of the map. Right here we have the same situation as we had it with chest number 2 at the mercenary camp at the pond. This chest is located on the rooftops of the buildings but there are three different spots where it could be. So if you don’t find the chest at the location where I found my chest just keep looking for your chest on the rooftops at this camp.

Alright and that’s it for the sand castle, now you can claim your reward of 1000 gold bars and we can move on to the snow highlands map. the snow Highlands exploration chests are very interesting to find, because most of them have different spawn locations, but I will guide you through them so you can find them easily. 1. The first chest is on top of a camps cabin , for me it was right here on top of this camp, but if you can find it check out the other camps as well. So the top of the little cabin, might look difficult to reach, but all you really need is an ammunition box that helps you to get there.

Just put it down somewhere close to the cabin and try reach the roof. It shouldn’t be too hard and as soon as you got it you can claim the chest, 2. The second chest is the military chest, this chest can be found at the imperial berracks on the right side of the map. For this chest I found two different spawn locations, but maybe there are more. A lot of people actually find this rxploration chest on top of those 2 military tents right in front of me, but if you can’t see it there take a look at the smaller tent that is located on the left side.

Because for me the chest was right in here. You have to be careful because sometimes the Mercenaries are shooting at you and then you cannot claim it. But if you sneak in you can easily get it. 3. The next chest can be found in a treehouse.

There are actually four different spots with treehouses in the snow Highlands, so if you don’t find the chest right here, try to check out the three other locations and you might eventually find it. As soon as you found the tree house all you have to do is climbing up the ladder and check out the outsides of the building. A lot of people think that the chest is located inside the treehouse. but it’s not. 4.

Then we have the chest that is located at the ice floes in the middle of the map. I already found this chest, but it is either located on the ice floes or in the river underneath the ice floes. So if you can find it right away just search for it, it should be somewhere there.

5. For the next one, we have to go up the river. This one is quite easy to find as well, we can just go alongside the river from the previous chest, and at one of the deepest spots of the river you will find it.

But keep in mind that you will probably lose some health, because you can’t hold your breath long enough to reach the chest, open it up, and get back to the surface. So don’t get this chest if you are low on health. 6. And we are already at the last chest, this one is located at the bridge that you can find at the top of the map. It has two different spawn locations, I saw a lot of players getting this chest right underneath the bridge on the left side. But for me it is underneath the bridge on the right side.

Make sure that the mercenaries on the bridge don’t see you, because they can deal a lot of damage. For me I just take the risk and run over the bridge to get my chest. And this one is actually the last one that we can find at the snow Highlands. Now all we have to do is to get our exploration reward of 1000 gold bars for the snow highlands. And that’s it for today’s video I really hope it helps you out and if so I would appreciate a faaat like, and please share it with all of your friends! if you have some tips for us feel free to leave a comment, and if you’Re new on my channel and you want to get more tips and tricks all around LifeAfter make sure to subscribe to the Gaming-Grizzly!

I hoope you all have a great day, and see you all in the next video! Bye byeeeee!

Building the Largest LEGO Technic Crane!

Today is the day. It’s finally happened…Mom, I’ve made it. I have a sponsored video with Lego. Look at the size of this thing.

It only took 600 videos worth of mentions to get it. “Just like a little Lego” “Clips like a little Lego” “Like a little Lego” “Lego style ribbon connector” “Both unsnap like little Legos” “Lego, Lego, Lego, Lego” The squeaky wheel gets the grease. I need an extra couple hands for this video. You might remember Cambry…she’s here to help.

[Cambry] Let’s get started. [Intro] So this is one of Lego’s bigger sets. This is called the Rough Terrain Crane, and it’s one of the Lego technics, which is a slightly more complex system of Legos. You know, for people older than just children.

With 4,000 pieces. We might…we might be here a while. So Cambry found what we think is the manual.

[Cambry] This is the first half, and this is the second half. [Zack] Look how thick that is. [Cambry] 79 pages of bag 1.

[Zack] We’re barely through step one, but we already have some pretty intricate designs going. And I’m not sure how this all fits together just yet, but all of these little different parts that we’re building just snap in together like a little Lego. Okay, let’s keep going.

[Music] [Zack] Like a little Lego. So we’ve been at it for about 2 hours or so. This is the first instruction booklet and we are this far into it. But it’s been fun!

I feel like it doesn’t feel like it’s been 2 hours. [Cambry] I lost track of time. We’ve done 143 steps…144! I’m pretty proud of this.

It’s big but it’s going to be like 10 times this size so I’m excited to see what it looks like finished. [Zack] Not exactly sure where this goes in the whole scheme of things, but it should all come together in the next couple hours. On to step number 2. There are the bags we need there.

So this right here, I’m assuming is the front portion of the crane. So we have this gear right here which turns the steering. And the wheels will be attached on either side here. And as the wheels are spinning, you can see the gears inside as kind of like a differential, so if one wheel…let’s say this wheel up here has stopped spinning, the other one can still function all by itself, and they can work independently of each other. That’s the purpose of a differential, all those gears in the little housing right there. Pretty sweet.

[Music] [Zack] Okay, so it might not look like we’ve accomplished much with the bags, there are still a lot more steps left. We just finished number 4, but the cool part is we just mounted this motor and you can see the individual pistons right there inside. So as the motor turns, you can see the pistons moving, here’s the fan in front. But you can also see where the wheels mount right here.

They are turning as the motor pumps. [Music] [Zack] Okay, so we’ve been here for about 7 hours working on this Lego project, and we’ve gotten pretty far. It doesn’t quite look like a crane yet. This is what it’s supposed to look like.

This is where we’re at right now. [Cambry] It’s kind of like a huge jig saw puzzle. And I think we’ve made it through half the pieces, but the last couple of pieces are probably going to be the trickiest because they are all the same color. [Zack] What’s nice though is that we have these two massive books and they’re pretty detailed. This is the first book that we’re in, and we haven’t gotten to that second book yet. [Cambry] Yeah, even though we’re not through the first book, I think we’re still probably halfway there just because by the time you get to the second book, you have less steps, less pictures because you’re adding on to the whole structure.

[Zack] So after work on this for 7 hours, it’s definitely not like a difficult project, but it is very intricate and it keeps your mind and your hands active the whole time, which brings me to one of my favorite quotes that I’ve ever heard by Harrison Ford: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” And I think building one of these Lego technic projects is a way to keep your mind active and keep your mind young. The wheels feel like they’re pretty heavy duty rubber, so it should be interesting when we see them finally on the whole contraption.

[Zack] We’re making progress. So when you turn this little knob in the back, it rotates all 4 tires at the same time. Also, fun little fact, as it’s rolling forward and backward, you can see the pistons inside of the engine pistoning…firing! Firing is the word!

[Cambry] We’re done with book number one! [Zack] Heck yeah. [Cambry] Onto number two. [Zack] So one interesting thing that translates into real life construction equipment and traffic cones are these indicators.

So if you see, when they go on a piece of construction equipment like so, they indicate by slanting down which direction you should walk or which direction you should drive your car to avoid the dangerous obstacles in the middle. So it’s nice to see that Lego is translating these real life stickers onto their project. Alright, this is day three, hour…how many hours have we been doing this?

[Cambry] I think 11. [Zack] 11 hours. And we should be able to finish today.

We’re on step 10 and a half. [Cambry] Just to be clear, we’re halfway through step 10. There’s no 10 and a half. [Zack] So on this crane there is some powered movement and it looks like it’s all powered off with this one motor back here using a couple different switches like this guy right here, switching, you know, to drop the legs down or to raise the boom. And this motor connects to this battery pack right here. If you remember those old school Lego Mindstorms, it has the same style of connector.

There are these little metal bits inside of the Lego plug, and when it connects right here, the whole thing is powered, and you can go forward and reverse. So it will be interesting to see how all of the gears and contraptions inside of this Lego technic set work together when the motor and the battery pack are working. So we’re about to install the lift cable. So it’s powered on right now, we have the battery pack here, the motor and then this right here is a switch. So we’re going to bring that over to the side. This right here is a switch, so we’re going to bring that back.

(Small Electric Motor Sounds) And now the battery is on and we’re reeling the line in on this spool all automatically. What’s cool is that you can see all the gears turning inside, and I imagine if I were to switch this, it would now drop the lever out and and unspool the spool. Pretty sweet.

Is this is the part you’ve been waiting for? [Cambry] Yeah, this is the part I’ve been waiting for because there is a whole lot of red, and I think it’s going to be more challenging to put it all together when it’s all one color. [Zack] So we’re done with step number 10 and we have the whole base…the whole base put up. And I think now we’re going to build the arm for the crane itself.

So still like the interior stuff, but it should still…it should look much more like a crane when we’re done with it. So we’re 12 hours into it on step 11. [Music playing] [Zack] Cambry right now is wiring up the cable. [Cambry] Attempting to.

[Zack] There’s a series of pulleys that she’s threading it through. Alright, so three hours later we finally have the arm of the crane done. Going all the way down. [Cambry] Okay, now lift it back up. [Zack] Instruction at it’s finest. [Cambry] All-terrain.

[Zack] We are currently on step 967, and we will be adding some exterior, some clothing, to the crane. [Music playing] [Zack] Ha ha! Its working! (Music) Now that we’ve finished one of these, I kind of want the whole fleet of construction equipment. They do some pretty cool stuff.

(Electric Motor Sounds) Alright, we are finished. How many days…how many days did that take us? [Cambry] 17 hours. 5 days.

[Zack] But it was worth it. 17 hours of entertainment. [Cambry] A week of Lego.

It had 1,170 steps. [Zack] But the steps were very detailed. If this fell apart right now, I don’t think I’d be able to reconstruct it, but with the step by step instructions, it did make it a lot easier. If I do this again, the crane is pretty sweet and the other construction equipment, but Lego also had a few cars.

One is a Blue Bugatti which I think would be awesome to construct. So if you do end up buying one of these Lego technic sets, the price factors into the entertainment of building it, as well as having something afterwards you get to play with and have like as a piece of art. It’s kind of like educational entertainment.

If you’re interested in seeing what kind of Lego technic sets Lego has to offer, I’ll put a link down in the description. Let me know in the comments which one you think is coolest and which one you think I should do next. I’m kind of leaning towards the Bugatti.

Maybe I can talk Cambry into coming over for that one. [Cambry] It looks cool. [Zack] If you have any questions, leave them in the comments. [Cambry] I think we deserve some like ice cream or something.

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you around. [Zack] Nope!

Also not how we do it. [Cambry] What is it? Thanks a ton for watching.

We’ll see you around.

Unexpected Horror In Games

It’s unknown how exactly Zero was reincarnated, but two things are certain; he’s back and he is pissed. Taking on the appearance of a fallen angel, complete with a halo and red wings, 02 actually cries blood in his concept art, and small splotches of what appears to be blood come out of his eye with every hit it takes. This is the first and only appearance of blood in a Kirby game, and it definitely gets the impact it was looking for. After his defeat, 02 and the Dark Matter deteriorate into nothing, and are finally vanquished for good. However, Dark Matter recently starting seeping back into the games in Planet Robobot… Perhaps Zero will return as 03 someday…? The Zombies from Conker’s Bad Fur Day While not exactly what you’d call a “kids” game, Conker’s Bad Fur Day is still not the kind of game where you’d expect to be legitimately scared. It’s a mostly raunchy and comedic adventure, taking jabs at Rare’s usual cutesy gameworlds as seen in Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64, complete with googly eyes on damn near everything.

However, things get a little spooky whenever you enter the aptly named “spooky” chapter. In this chapter, Conker travels to his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Count Batula’s mansion. An angry village mob soon arrives at the front door, revealing that Count Batula is a vampire. Shocker. Conker and Batula team up, and put the villagers into a grinder, killing them and feeding their blood directly to the Count. Eventually the Count becomes so overweight, and ends up falling into the grinder himself, killing him. Afterwards, Conker is left alone in the mansion, when suddenly the dead rise to attack. These Zombies are presumably the remains of the villagers from earlier in the night, and are actually quite frightening. They have unpleasant gurgling moaning noises, and feature bloody and decaying flesh all over their bodies, in addition to a rotting eyeball hanging from their eye socket. Soon enough, the mansion is full of them and the only way out is through them. Like many Zombies throughout different forms of media, these Zombies can only be killed with a shot to the head The gameplay switches to a third-person shooter for this segment, completing the whole ‘Resident Evil’ feeling this chapter oozes.

Again, while not a children’s game, let’s not pretend like we didn’t all play, or at least try to play this game when we were younger. I guess this level put us back in our places, running back to our Super Mario 64s and Banjo-Kazooies. Although they had their fair share of scares too, so it looks like nowhere is safe. The Moon From Majora’s Mask Honestly, we could fill an entire list of entries just from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The game has no shortage of absolutely horrifying characters, from the Skull Kid, to the Happy Mask Salesman to the Majora’s Mask itself. But for now, we’re going to be looking at the one character who is with you for your entire journey. The constant reminder that looms over your head to make sure you know that time is running out, and everyone you know will be dead soon. The Moon from Majora’s Mask makes sure you feel rushed and panicked everytime you look up in the sky as he gets closer and closer with each passing day. Visible from just about every outdoor area in the game, the Moon slowly creeps down towards Termina until the third and final day where it makes impact with the ground and kills everyone.

Furthermore, the Moon has a constant look of pure anger as it stares down at you. It’s unclear if this is the actual moon from the sky, or an original creation made by the Majora’s Mask. It is rather strange how small it is compared to the actual moon in other Zelda games, but this could be explained by Termina being a in different dimension from Hyrule. There is no mention of the Triforce or Zelda in Termina afterall. Towards the beginning of the game, a gem falls from the Moon, called the Moon’s Tear. Did this thing cry? Could it be possible that the Moon doesn’t want this? Is it being forced down to the ground against its will? Is it even sentient? These are all questions that have no answers, and perhaps its best that they remain unanswered. Despite its obvious rocky exterior, the final area of the game takes place on the surface of the Moon, depicted as a sunny meadow with a single large tree in the middle. Butterflies float about as four masked children run around the tree, with a lone child wearing the Majora’s Mask sitting underneath the tree. The Moon is truly an enigma in the world of Termina. Early screenshots of the game show a faceless moon, with the ugly face we’ve come to fear being added in later. Well, it certainly made those short three days feel a lot shorter, so I guess the face got the job done. Let’s be thankful that the Moon doesn’t have a face in any other Zelda game. Or in real life for that matter.


Scary Adventure Games

The Killer Piano has only appeared in Super Mario 64 and its DS remake. While it did make cameos in both Mario Party 2 and Mario Party 8, it was luckily detained behind the invisible walls of the game boards. Dead Hand from Ocarina of Time Unlike the Mario series, The Legend of Zelda is a bit more realistic… well, as realistic a Nintendo game can be. Having said that, scary moments were a bit more commonplace in the series by the time that Ocarina of Time was released, such as the Wallmasters from A Link to the Past. However, no amount of creepy pixelated hands could prepare you for this disgusting mess of polygons. In the second half of the game, Link must venture through south africa online casinos accepting ecopayz system beneath Kakariko Village.

This sewer system is full of corpses and enormous spiders, which really gets even worse when you realize that the entire town has been drinking corpse water this entire time. But anyways, towards the end of this mini-dungeon, you enter a small room with what appears to be long, bloody pale arms sticking out of the ground. Getting too close to investigate causes them to grab you by the head, revealing the horrifying Dead Hand to rise from the ground! Dead Hand is hands-down one of the most disturbing enemies in the entire Zelda series. It appears to be a mass of flabby flesh covered in patches of dried blood, slowly crawling towards you as it’s horrendously long hands, complete with overgrown red fingernails, pins you down so it can gnaw at you with its gaping large mouth. Eventually, Link is able to overcome the abomination and gains the Lens of Truth. However, even after it is killed, its body does not disappear like most other enemies in the game. Instead, its body lays there, convulsing as if rigor mortis is setting in. It’s insane how much they went out of their way to make this one enemy so goddamn horrifying.

It appears that Dead Hand was somewhat censored in the 3DS remake, having less bloody patches on its body. However, now it just looks like a big blob of flabby skin. You either need to go all the way with this guy, or not at all. There’s no in-between for Dead Hand. O2 from Kirby 64 Despite its cute and cuddly exterior, the Kirby series has some seriously fucked up enemies. From Marx Soul in Kirby Super Star to Star Dream in Kirby Planet Robobot, it seems they try to outdo themselves in every game by having the most unexpectedly terrifying final boss to appear in a game about a cute pink marshmallow. Today, however, we’ll be looking at perhaps the most well-known final boss of the Kirby series, and possibly the creepiest. Zero first appeared in the Super Nintendo title ‘Kirby’s Dreamland 3’ as the true final boss. Virtually nothing was known about him at the time other than the fact that he is the creator of Dark Matter, the final boss from Kirby’s Dreamland 2.

The Psychology of Gambling

There are two general views on what gambling means to the psychological makeup of human beings: One, that gambling is a form of deviant behavior; And two, that gambling is an extension of normal behavior. We at UsCasinoGuide have prepared this articles for gamblers and their relatives.

Many people presume that gambling is abnormal or detrimental to ones self interest. Those who espouse these ideas usually focus their concern on unconventional and strange modes of gambling, such as the criminal rings who use the revenue from gambling to support their illegal activities. These people also question, due to their unfamiliarity, the practice of risking money on uncertainties, such as the stock market. They do not seem to understand the concept of making speculations about the economy, and in taking calculated risks with investments. As to their definition of gambling, there is a difficulty in pinpointing what they consider it to be – Whether it is as conventionally defined, or, whether it is what they consider to be “unreasonable” risk taking. Their differentiation between what they consider to be reasonable and unreasonable often sits on the notions whether work is productive or not, whether forfeitures resulting from bad decisions can be regained, whether the decision making process is based on tangible and sound evidence, and whether investment practices are voluntary or are demanded by normal phenomenon.

Psychologists and behavioral scientists have some interesting ideas about the methods of clinically diagnosing gamblers. There are some who claim that gambling is an expression of a pathological and/or neurotic individual, which can only be treated by psychological reformation. This reformation includes an encouragement of the gambler to use introspection to look at their childhood, current fears and past hardships – sometimes accompanied by the use of prescribed drugs. There are some psychologists who believe that “Lady Luck” symbolically replaces a gamblers mother, and/or, represents the motherhood state in general. The reason why behavioral scientists say gamblers cannot quit while they are winning is because they desire to actually lose their money, so as to be punished for unresolved tensions and internal conflicts in their lives. In other words, on a deep psychological level, these “true” gamblers want to lose all their money so that they can reach a state of nothingness and despair – All initiated by a past action that the gambler has not resolved in the subconscious, resulting in an overwhelming sense of guilt.

When gambling is looked upon as a natural extension of what it means to live, rather than a form of misguided behavior, motives for gambling are believed to be more instinctual and rational. In other words, in this light gambling can be looked upon as a leisure activity; And most psychologists agree that leisure is essential in living a well balanced life. The simple fact that gambling games are frivolous to a certain degree is precisely what makes them enjoyable to a gambler. The idea of betting money is tempting and exhilarating; However, this feeling is not exclusive to all gamblers. More often than not, after losing money on a poorly decided wager (as opposed to a pathological decision), a gambler will continue to keep betting in hopes of recouping their losses. Therefore, it is not a matter of wanting to lose. Gambling is also popular for the entertainment value it offers. Although online gamblers are not so much concerned with this aspect, many Vegas casino goers find this to be an essential atmosphere in their gambling ventures. Those who defend against governmental attacks on gambling state that the main reason gambling is associated with crime is because many governments use propaganda tactics to give gambling a criminal definition, rather than one befitting a simple, everyday activity proper for a normal life.

The psychology of gambling can be best understood if one examines the two extreme views regarding what gambling is. On one hand, there are those who view gambling as a disease and sickness, while on the other hand, there are those who see gambling so involved in and integral to the daily affairs of humans, that it requires no interpretation or moderation. Finding a stance between these these two sides, whether it is a balanced stance or not, has been the task of many governments in countries where gambling is tolerated to any degree whatsoever.

How Ace To Five Triple Draw is Played

A-5 Triple Draw is an exciting variation of lowball poker, identical in structure to 2-7 Triple Draw and differing only in its hand rankings. As the name suggests, A-5 Triple Draw’s best hand is A-2-3-4-5 since straights and flushes are ignored and Aces are low.

The game is typically played with only 6 players at a table because each player has the option of discarding all five of their cards on each of the three drawings rounds. It’s unlikely, but very possible, and so the number of players is shorted since there aren’t that many cards in the deck. I have been playing Triple Draw for many years at this website and this has only happened a few times.

There are two options in the event the deck doesn’t hold enough cards to replace all the discards at the end of a particular drawing round:

The discards from previous rounds are reshuffled back into the deck.

A single community card is dealt face up in the middle of the table for all players to use.

The preferred solution is #2, the face-up community card; reshuffling the deck generally does not go over well in the gaming community no matter what game it is. Either option is acceptable by the rules, however, and it’s up to the house (or site, as it were) to decide which to use. If you know the 27 Triple Draw Lowball rules you can skip down to the bottom of this article.

The Game Begins

Each hand begins with the players in the first and second positions, relative to the dealer’s left, placing their blinds. The first position place places the “small blind” equal to half the table minimum; the second position player places the “big blind” equal to the full table minimum.

Once the blinds are placed, the cards are dealt one at a time to each player, beginning with the first position and progressing clockwise until each player holds five cards. Since the first two positions have already placed their forced bets (the blinds) the next to act after the deal is the third position player, or UTG (for “under the gun”). This player has the option of calling the big blind, raising it or folding. Play then progresses to each player in turn who call, raise or fold until all players are either in the pot or folded.

Poker Strategy Tip: When Not To Bluff

Some players have the automated reaction to bluff frequently, and that is not recommended. They should just pay attention to the table ad maybe even feel it a little bit before they decide to bluff. Keep in mind that the other players are probably looking themselves for an occasion to bluff. You can tell sometimes when they are bluffing, and the same way they can tell it too sometimes when you are tring to bluff. It does work when nobody notices, but if they do it will only cost you money. So, use it wisely and only after you get some experience.

For reference and help, take a look at these situations when you must not, under any circumstances, bluff.

1.When it is obvious that you will.

If the players know you and know your stille, they can tell when you are bluffing in some situations. Don’t make this mistake because you would give them free money this way.

2.When you just bluffed and they caught you.

If you are already labeled by the rest of the players as a poor bluffer, you should let them forget about that and only then try it again, hoping this time you can do it right.

3.When you are faced with a dangerous flop.

Look carefully at the flop. if there is an Ace in it, consider the afact that someone might have a pair of aces. Aces make it beyond the pre-flop and player usually stick to them and most likely they will paly them. So, don’t bluff when faced to them. Also, don’t bluff against something that might stick to a straight, like: Q, J, 8. Maybe someone has the missing parts.

4.When you are playing against many players.

The manyer you are, the greater are the odds that a player has something and that he will stick with his cards. If you bluff, that palyer will win and you will lose a lot more. Statistic and odds forbit bluffing in this situation.

5.When you are clearly playing against bad players.

Bad players don’t realize the opportunity bluffing gives. They like to keep it honest, they don’t fear hands. And bluffing is only effective when it goes hand to hand with fear, fear of loosing the hand or fear of loosing a tournament or just the money.

6.When you have a streak of lost hands going on, or just one hand, but a big one.

You might be upset, and you are espected to be, you might act irresponsibly then and others know that. They will call you no matter what you do, because they know they are big chances that you are bluffing. 7.When you have limped in or you are situated in one of the bind positions.

Can’t explain why, but generally the people from blind position are expected to have a poor hand. And since they already made that blind bid, they are espected to go on, therefore bluff, even if the hand is poor. So, don’t bluff, others think you will and will call you in this situatiuation also.

Poker Table Position Strategy

When you refer to your position at the table, you should think about the place you have in the poker room relative to the player that is the dealer for that specific hand. If you are the dealer for this hand, you find yourself positioned last to bet, so your position is the best as you can see everyone’s reactions and bets before you make up your mind.

The player that has to bet the small blind is the poker player situated in the left of the dealer and after the pre-flop betting he or she will be the first to bet from now on.

The poker player that has to bet the big blind is the player situated in the right of the dealer and after the pre-flop betting he or she will have an early position. This position, as the small blind, is an obliged position, which means they cannot fold in the pre-flop

The player that has the position situated to the left go the big blind has the first action when cards are first dealt. Because the bets are placed in a clockwise motion, the ones that have to bet or decide later are the ones that are in late position and they are the one that have many advantages. They can think and see what everybody else is doing before acting and place bids accordingly. They can even gamble a little if the odds tell them too. They are most likely to lose less and they most certainly are the most confident poker players at the table.

The early positions presented above must select their hands carefully, if they have clearly a bad hand and they can fold they should do it. They have no privileges when it comes to decide the actions, so it’s better if they are more careful than the late positions. Let’s just say you are the first player to act, meaning the poker player situated to the left of the big blind. And you have these two cards: a ten and a Jack of different colors. The poker player right after you raises the bid, and all the other players in the games decide to give up and they fold. And now, you cannot change your bet, now you are being left alone with that player that stands a big chance of actually having a good hand and there is nothing you can do.

But, thinking from a different perspective, if you are the dealer you can clearly see how all they others are betting and also estimate the value of the pot and adjust it if necessary. If a dealer raises after a bet, all the others must act again, and is they betted once it is quite possible to do it again and maybe even again until the dealer is satisfied with the size of the pot.

Poker: Luck Or Skill-Some Winning Tips

Does poker require luck or skill? Some play the game and seem to hit every card needed for the winning hand. Others, with a hand that could not beat any hand on the table, slyly walk away with the pot with a wink and a smile.

So the answer to the question it would seem would be that it is a little bit of both: luck and skill are needed to be a successful poker player. After all, gambling is a game of chance.

But consider this: some mathematicians contend that the odds of getting a royal flush are 1 in 649,739. So, given those odds, chances are if you rely on the luck of the draw you will definitely lose more than you will win.

So how do you become an experienced poker player and win all the time? Well you can become an experienced poker player but, alas; you won’t win all the time. Poker does require skill and the old adage, know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em certainly has a ring of truth to it. Furthermore, you must factor in the skill level of the players at the table, your bluffing and betting skills, the stakes involved and of course, luck.

Here are some important tips for the successful poker player:

Do not gamble if you cannot afford to lose. People lose a lot of money due to lack of planning and some gamble way over their heads because they don’t know when to stop. Pick an amount to play with and stick to it. Additionally, do not borrow money to gamble, you just add more pressure upon yourself having to bet with borrowed funds. Allocate a budget and stick to it!

If you are serious about winning, avoid alcohol. You may make bets that you would not normally make. Play with a clear head.

Don’t play if you are stressed out or emotional because not being in the right frame of mind can cost you big at the poker table. Play with focus. If your mind is preoccupied with other problems, your judgment will suffer and you open yourself up for critical mistakes.

Study your opponents and define who they are and how they play the game. You may have to adjust to their style of play. Do not be intimidated by the aggressive nature of a particular player or the passiveness of another.

Don’t wait on cards, they usually don’t come. Don’t be afraid to fold the poor hand. Poker is a time consuming game and you aren’t dealt a winner every time.

Display a “poker face”. Your expressions and mannerisms can tell a lot about your hand, even to the most inexperienced players. Whether you have good cards or a terrible hand, it is best to display the same emotion and not convey any clues to the other players. Conversely, if you are a seasoned player, you can use this “poker face” style to your advantage to project false “tells” to other players and force false reads on their part. You could pretend to have a powerful hand by aggressive betting, table antics or talk and pull off a successful bluff.

Patience is the key and you have to know when to bet. Be knowledgeable as to when to bet and get a feel for the game. Bet wisely and in control. Bear in mind that bluffing will not work if you are a poor player and expert players will eventually sense this and pick you apart, making your night a short one.

Practice! Practice with low stakes games, hand held games or play for fun as you refine your game and skills. Read articles, books and ask other players about the game and different situations that might occur.

There are thousands of poker books written with tips, guidelines, rules and regulations but the important aspect to remember is your poker strategy and your game. Practice, refine and define who you are as a poker player. Know your limits, play the odds and odds are you will come up a winner!

How To Play Texas Hold Em Poker Part II

Whoever holds the puck will get the last card dealt at each turn of the deal. The player sitting to the left of the player with the dealer’s puck gets the first card, player to his left the next card, and so on. The player to the left of the player holding the puck also has to make an ante bet in an amount equal to the table minimum, and the player next to him, on his left, has to make a second ante bet equal to 1/3 of that, both mandatory bets in Hold Em. Technically, these first bets are really blind bets, that is, bets on your own cards even before you’ve see them, rather than ante bets, but they are nonetheless still called an ante.

These ante amounts vary depending on the table limits. Since the puck moves from player to player around the table after each hand s completed, eventually all players will have to make such blind bets. This double-ante requirement is there for three basic reasons: First, because players making such bets are in the favored spot, getting the first and second card out respectively; second, because the player with the higher ante bet is now able to see how all the other players play and bet before having to make any further decisions; and third, to place some action on the table. If there is no action, and all players fold except one player, that player still gets a small win. In addition, the player who had to make the bigger ante bet also gets a chance to raise the bets at the end of the first round of betting, This opportunity to so raise the bets is called an “option”.

If you do not make the ante bet when it is your turn, or call yourself out of that hand, or if you were not present at the table when it was your turn to put up the ante, you get no cards and now have to wait until the puck comes back around to you in order to be allowed to play again. You can, however, buy yourself back in the game at any time after you missed your blind bet turn, by betting both ante bets out of turn. The player making the smaller ante bet will be the first player asked to bet or fold after both initial cards are dealt to all players, since the player making the higher ante bet is considered to already have made the minimum required bet. The first round of betting now takes place among the remaining players.

When all players have checked, bet, raised and/or called and/or folded, the flop takes place, and thereafter the remaining rounds of betting, as indicated earlier.

At the final round, when all the remaining active players have called all the bets, the showdown takes place. These players turn over their two hole cards, that is, the two down cards that make up their individual hands, and the dealer will make the best comparison between each player’s set of two hole cards and the five common cards. Whichever player has the best five-card Poker hand, using his two hole cards and any of the five common cards, is declared the winner. He gets the pot.

How To Play Texas Hold Em Poker Part I

Texas Hold ‘Em resembles Seven Card Stud only in that a total of seven cards are dealt out in the end, and that five of the seven cards are used by players to make the best possible hand they can make. But this is where the similarity ends.

In Texas Hold ‘Em, generally known simply as “Hold Em”, all players at the table get two cards face down, which only they can see, but the remaining five cards are dealt out face up, in front of the dealer, and are common cards to all the players in the game. This means that if these five common cards have among them, say, two Kings, these two Kings are common to everyone at the who is still in the game at that point. All players can use these Kings to combine with the two cards they have, plus any of the remaining cards among the common cards.

Texas Hold ‘Em tables are usually bigger than Seven Card Stud tables, and generally accommodate from 7 to 12 players. In some casinos games accommodating up to 14 players are also offered. As in all poker games, dealing begins after the dealer shuffles the cards. The game uses the standard 52 card deck, without Jokers and no wild cards. There are many Texas Holdem poker strategies which may be employed during the game (and I’ve written a book on the subject), but for now let’s just cover the basics.

Following the shuffle, the dealer will burn from three to five cards, depending on House rules. He then begins to deal clockwise. Each player at the Hold-Em table is given a total of two down cards, dealt one-by-one to each player in turn, but only after two of the players have made their mandatory ante bets. After these two down cards are dealt to each player the first round of betting takes place. It is only at the conclusion of this first round of betting, that the dealer burns a single card and three more cards are dealt, face up. These three cards are called “the flop” and are common cards to all the players still in the game. At the conclusion of all betting in this round, the dealer burns another card and then deals one additional card face up and adds this to the flop. Another round of betting takes place, the process is repeated, and the final seventh card is then dealt, also face up, and added to the other four. This completes the total of five common cards. This also begins the final round of betting, and no more cards will be dealt.

At the beginning of the game, which player gets the first card out depends on the position of the “dealer’s puck”. This dealer’s puck is a small, round and white plastic object similar to that used in Craps, except in Hold-Em it has two white sides and each side has the word “dealer” written on it. This puck moves from player to player, clockwise, after each deal. This is done so that no single player will always get the first card out, and to prevent any one player from always having to be the first one to make a bet. This is also done to make sure that all players at the table will, eventually, have to put up their mandatory ante bets.

Read more in the second part of the article /how-to-play-texas-hold-em-poker-part-ii/

Video Poker Strategy

The importance of understanding pay schedules:
Learning to read pay schedules can save you as much money as learning to play proper strategy. Changing one of the payouts only one coin in DW can cost you $40 per hour. For the new player saving money by selecting a high pay schedule is much easier than learning proper strategy. Learning proper strategy is important, but finding a high pay schedule only requires that you carry a copy in your pocket. There’s nothing to learn.

Jacks or Better Strategy
Hand Payout Frequency Probability Occurs Return
ROYAL FLUSH 4000 64.23 0.002% 40,465.96 1.98%
STRAIGHT FLUSH 200 281.63 0.011% 9,228.21 0.43%
4 OF A KIND 100 6,088.44 0.234% 426.87 4.69%
FULL HOUSE 45 29,663.43 1.141% 87.61 10.27%
FLUSH 30 28,190.80 1.085% 92.19 6.51%
STRAIGHT 25 39,655.46 1.526% 65.54 7.63%
3 OF A KIND 15 190,151.38 7.316% 13.67 21.95%
TWO PAIR 10 329,391.24 12.674% 7.89 25.35%
JACKS OR BETTER 5 539,478.87 20.757% 4.82 20.76%
NOTHING 0 1,435,994.50 55.253% 1.81 0.00%
Total Return
99.5599% 19.00444
Jacks or Better (Full Pay – 9/6)
1 Four of a Kind, Straight Flush, Royal Flush
2 4 to a Royal
3 Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House
4 4 to a Straight Flush – open
5 Two Pair
6 High Pair
7 3 to a Royal Flush
8 4 to a Flush
10 Low Pair
11 89TJ,9TJQ
12 9TJs, 9JQs
13 4 to a Straight – open
14 8JQs
15 3 to a Straight Flush – open
16 9TQs, 8TJs, 89Js, 9QKs, 9JKs
17 QJs
19 KQs, KJs, AKs, AQs, AJs
20 4 to a Straight – inside, 3 high cards
21 3 to a Straight Flush – inside, 2 gaps, 1 high card
22 3 to a Straight Flush – inside, 1 gap, 0 high cards
23 JQK
24 QJ
25 JTs
26 KQ, KJ
27 QTs
28 AK, AQ, AJ
29 KTs
30 High Card
31 3 to a Straight Flush – inside, 2 gaps, 0 high cards
32 Redraw
Progressive: Using full pay strategy

Using full pay strategy for progressives 
Here are the returns for games that have reached 100%, 101%, and 102%. These returns assume that the game is played using the correct strategy for that % return game. When the game is played using strategy for a 4,000 coin royal flush the return is almost always lower.

The TomSki Index – The TomSki Index (TSI) is a tool to help determine the attractiveness of alternative video poker opportunities. It relies on a concept known as Certainty Equivalence. (CE) to determine the risk-free alternative to a gambling proposition.


Online Gambling News

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New Virgin Games online slot releases include Battleship – Search & Destroy and MegaJackpots Cleopatra®. Cleopatra and Cleopatra II have long been the most popular games available on Virgin Casino and the merging with the mega popular MegaJackpots® has been an international big hit. Rumours are circulating that Dungeons and Dragons: Fortress of Fortunes will also soon be added to the already awesome Virgin Games portfolio.

Virgin boss, Richard Branson was recently spotted talking shop (or was it small talk? .. unlikely) at the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix with none other than Australian casino king, James Packer, head of Crown Casino and a number of other casino and lifestyle businesses.

Media and iGaming analyst, Greg Tingle, has long gone on record stating that these two gentlemen might do well to get their heads together and offer a 5 star plus package for the casino whales of the world. They could pick up where Donald Trump dropped the ball. Branson’s V Australia and his Virgin empire coupled with Packer’s group of casinos in Melbourne, Perth, Macau, Las Vegas and elsewhere, would appear to be an excellent match. Branson is of course a fan of news media coverage whilst Packer has proved to be more media shy. Perhaps that may change if the two were to team up on a win – win venture combining the best of air travel, casinos and accommodation. It could be packaged as an ultimate travel and lifestyle experience for the whale who demands the best! The next best thing to space travel, another dynamic offering from Virgin Enterprises Limited. Tingle has wasted no time in showcasing the photo of Branson and Packer talking shop on the Media Man Australia website and has advised “We’re keen to be pro actively involved in a Virgin – Crown campaign, given our proven track record with Virgin Games, Virgin Unite, air travel bookings and casino lifestyle campaigns”.

Tingle is the former manager and agent for Crown Casino poker trainer and commenter, Keith “Bendigo” Sloan, so stranger things have happened. In what appears to be a strategic move Tingle has also registered Casino Travel Tourism and looks to be building his own World Casino Directory, a move tipped to compete with the original world famous online casino portal.

More details as they come to hand.