Crazy and Cool Facts about Online Gambling (Part 2)

A Few Fun Facts About Online Gambling

Now that we’ve looked at the more serious stuff, let’s concentrate on some of the more interesting areas of gambling. Keep reading and be amused by at least one pearl of wisdom to share with anyone willing to know:

Men Are More Likely to Gamble

Let’s begin with some insights in terms of the demographics of online betting. 10 percent of all Internet users are believed to be active gamblers, and it is estimated that men account for more than 75 percent of players at the moment. However, despite this dominant portion, more and more female players are joining. Besides, the average gambler is over 32 years old, although young men are more interested in becoming problem gamblers due to their impulsivity – in fact, 8 times more likely than women.

Slots Are the Most Popular
An interesting fact about slot machines – they used to reward players with chewing gum, which could be traded later for cash! This is the reason why many of the machines have fruit symbols, just in case you ever asked. Several studies have found that over 75 percent of online casino operators’ profits generated from online slot machines. We have said that whether you win or lose is completely depend on luck, but even though you win big prize, the casinos still benefits a lot more than you. Incredibly, the vast majority of revenues of online and offline casinos worldwide comes from penny slots – i.e. the games with the lowest stakes. Besides, z80% of regular slot gamblers play online, rather than at land-based casinos.

The Biggest Win Ever
Online gambling is so fun, especially playing progressive jackpot game which can also be extremely lucrative. As the jackpot raises with every bet that is put on, some jackpots can be enormous. In 2015, Jonathon Heywood, an British ex-soldier bet 25p and won a massive £13.5 million. However, the biggest jackpot win is by a Finnish man in 2013 with €17,861,813. There is even a video recording his winning spin online.

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Crazy and Cool Facts about Online Gambling (Part 1)

We’ve all know stories about the random individual gambling an equally random online casino game, only to win millions of dollars in their pocket. It’s something that do occur on occasion, but for sure is something you can count on. What’s more, not every online casino game is about luck.

In any case, games of fortune in one form or another have been existed for centuries. For instance, around 3000 BC, dice games were appeared in Mesopotamia. Gambling houses were popular in China about 200 BC and pottery scenes from Ancient Greece and Rome recommended that betting on animal fights were organized on a regular basis. Likewise, various card games are believed to have been existed for more than a millennium.

Things have been different significantly over the years, but it seems human beings always have been and always will be a type of risk-takers.

What You Need to Understand About Online Gambling

Whether you’re beginner of online gambling or something of a master, it’s important to think strategic and be cautious with your online activities.

First things first, you need to know that not all online gambling is legal. You should look up the rules and regulations of your country in order not to break any laws. For instance, in Malaysia, it is not fully legal, it’s more complicated, where a certain place have it legalised; however, online gambling operators are not strictly forbidden.

If you’re sure you can gamble legally in your country, the next step is to research and find a top-rated and reputable casino to bet on. Luckily, there are now plenty of online casino platforms that can help you find the best-rated sites where you can gamble. Rather than taking risks, you can use the experiences of others to assist your decisions.

Something else to keep in mind is that gambling online is not a safe or legit way of earning money. It’s all about pure luck and enjoyment – even with all the generous casino bonuses and incentives offered in the world. There’s an opportunity you could win a prize, but you cannot and should not rely on it. If you get into online gambling with the only intention of making money, you might set yourself up for a big disappointment.

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The Art of All-In – Perfecting Your Poker Strategy (Part 3)

Bluffing

As for the psychological aspect of the poker tactics and strategy discussion, the majority of advance players will tell you that bluffing is dangerously overemphasized. In some cases, that’s true due to two very important and obvious reasons – the first is that getting to win with bluffing as an amateur can be almost impossible. The more beginners try to focus on bluffing, the more they are being distracted from what’s really happening to it’s Hardee’s to build the solid poker strategy for succeed.

On top of this, bluffing when the stakes are relatively low can be helpful and enjoyable while bluffing going with betting all in with a spirit of absolutely nothing to lose at all, does represent a huge risk. Even if you attempt to test your hand with the old double-bluffing move – betting cautiously and randomly throwing everything in all at the same time is not wise – it isn’t long before this poor poker strategy will be picked up on and leveraging by others to beat you up.

And it’s not as if there’s any effective way of using the body language and tells of your rivals to determine when and where bluffing is good, if playing at an online casino against inanimate avatars.

So once again, the lesson to learn as far as betting all in is concerned is that of practicing strategic caution. Your common sense and intuition are your best guide for letting you know if and when is a good time to bet all in. If your instincts tell you that you are taking an unnecessary risk, you probably are right!

We hope by now you have got enough insights about the game of poker and how to effectively use strategies to win big. It’s difficult to beat the house edge of online casino games but that doesn’t mean you can’t try these tips to increase your advantages.

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The Art of All-In – Perfecting Your Poker Strategy (Part 2)

Betting all in

For obvious reasons, betting all in represents a rather big risk. You are effectively betting your entire money into the game at the same time and therefore bearing the risk of being driven out of the game at the end with empty handed.

As such, there are four basic cases in which betting all in represents a savvy and advisable decision:

If you genuinely believe you own the best hand on the table and that other players will call

If you own a decent hand and don’t have many chips left

If you were thinking of betting over 50% of your stack anyway

If you believe an opponent is dangerously about to having an outstanding hand and want to draw them out of the game ASAP

The one thing each of these cases has in common is the ability to correctly anticipate the actions and thoughts of your opponents. Do so and betting all in will be an extremely wise decision at the right time.

When not to bet all in

At the other case, there are certain cases when players are highly advised not to bet all of your eggs in the same basket. In fact, if what’s happening at the time is not similar to any of the four cases mentioned above. After all, you are fully understand the fact that you are technically rely on luck, taking into consideration the hand you are having probably isn’t the best on the table.

In addition, you may want to consider if the available pot is worth for you the risk. Furthermore, it is perfectly possible to achieve whatever it is you want without having to risk literally everything on the line. And of course, the single most important thing to consider is whether or not the thoughts, actions and the behaviour of your opponents recommends that betting all in would work out in your favour rather than theirs.

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The Art of All-In – Perfecting Your Poker Strategy (Part 1)

There never was and never will be such a thing as the perfect poker strategy. The reason is due to what represents a poker strategy that is even possible will be different from one game and player to the other. Depending on where, who you play with and what you’re playing for, the appropriate strategy could be completely different in every situation.

Which is precisely why you should never follow anyone who tries to guide you that X or Y poker strategy is the wrong or right way to go. When to raise or fold, when to go all in or draw and the like – all the kinds of judgment that must be made depend on what is happening at the time. And that’s why those who remained rigidly follow one poker strategy or rule of any kind will likely never make any particularly strong progress.

To increase the poker rankings, you need to be flexible and dynamic.

Millions of poker players all around the world would consider themselves as relatively cautious. As such, these are also the types of poker players who would most likely call the idea of going all in as relatively reckless. Interestingly despite that, refusing to go all in at a time when it makes sense with the possibility of winning big prize, can be an even worse decision.

The important thing to remember is that as online poker continues to increase the popularity of the game in general on an international stage, players are growing to be more and more aggressive all the time. Which also means that passive and cautious players can become more massacred. Now more than ever, the art of understanding when to go all in is one of the most powerful weapons any player can take to the table.

That said, you need to be extremely cautious in terms of exactly how, when and how frequently you should go for it. The reason is that going all in at random is the kind of huge mistake that will quickly be picked up on by at least one of players around you. After which, it will usually only be a matter of seconds before they staple you and drain out your money dry.

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How Slot Machines Have Endured Over 100 Years (Part 2)

An online casino will always have something for everyone with plenty options to choose from. If you’re a fan of the traditional fruit machine or you prefer to find and collect bonus features on the latest five-reel slot, it’s all right there for the taking – slot machine.

Likewise, whether you’re a beginners, novice or you’ve been spinning the reels for years as a professional, it’s all fantastically accessible and enjoyable. Again, the appeal and attractiveness of online slots closely tied to the simplicity of the whole game.

Bigger and Better Prizes

While the overall gaming experience stays unchanged through time, the prize and reward structures have changed massively. Progressive jackpot prizes now exist which might worth up to £1 million for a single spin. The odds of winning such a prize stays mostly the same as those of winning the lottery, but that’s still an incredible chance that is worth taking. And there are thousands of themed reels, such as those inspired by Gladiators or even snooker in Ronnie O’Sullivan Sporting Legend.

It can be said that m, the sheer scope and variety of prize offered on the table right now is extraordinary impressive.

The reason slot machines have managed to increase its popularity through time since their arrival is largely depends on its simplicity which make them exceptionally easy to learn. Online slots in particular, compared to casinos games require complicated skill set like blackjack, baccarat or poker, requires gamblers to possess little prior knowledge to play and constantly development of those skills. Slots have been fun and attract gamblers to play since the first poker machine and Fey’s Liberty Bell machine created the bars of America over a hundred years ago – and with over 2000 different slots to play, they aren’t about to end its popularity any time soon.

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How Slot Machines Have Endured Over 100 Years (Part 2)

Why Are They Called Fruit Machines?

Prohibition has always had a critical role in changing the future of the casino gaming industry. Slot machines were prohibited in some countries at the start of the 20th century, but they still prevailed. Cash prizes were banned so fruit symbols were replaced and prizes of chewing gum or sweets were given out corresponding to the winning symbol. It was around that time the BAR symbol appeared, which was imitated the logo of the Bell-Fruit Company.

But why have slots remained relatively unchanged in design and popularity for the last 130 years? More importantly, why is it that slots persistano to be the most famous casino games by a significant margin worldwide?

The answer to the whole thing is relatively simple…quite literally lies in two important aspects:

Simplicity in Design and The potential for winning

With the simplicity, slots always have been and always will be so simple that anyone from children to adult can enjoy. The fact that there’s no special skills needed only adds to the attractiveness of these machines. No experience needed, no research necessary and nothing too intimidating for newcomers. You simply put in your money, hit the button and test your luck.

Moreover, almost anyone who tries slot machines has the intention of winning a prize. It’s the classic to be in it to win it scenario, where you open the door to possible prizes and being aware of the fact that the odds are stacked against you, but it’s still exciting to think you might (occasionally) beat the house odds.

How Slots transform to Online Gaming

These first slot machines stayed largely unchanged in their general simple design for years until the introduction of the internet and established of online casinos. To begin with, online casinos focus on the traditional casino games like roulette and blackjack, but online slots rapidly developed as popular as they were in land-based casinos. As computer programming being upgraded, new types of games with unique themes, layouts, structure and bonus features emerged.

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How Slot Machines Have Endured Over 100 Years

It’s difficult not to be thrilled by the tenacity of a small yet amazing slot machine. Since the very beginning of casino gaming, slots have been one of the most important games affecting the entire industry. Nowadays, slots continue to attract more gamblers and create more money than any other casino games for the entire businesses.

In the past, the first slot machines being introduced to the public was from the factory of the New York-based Sittman and Pitt company in 1891. The game used to ran on rudimentary machine which look like a video poker game today. Nothing similar to the kinds of pokies that are available on the market right now, but the game has definitely pave the way for an outright revolution.

That first poker game dealt 50 cards to five drums where players bet a nickel each round hoping of winning when a poker hand lined up. There were no Jack of Spades or Jack of Hearts, to give the edge to the casino operators. Payouts were cigarettes or free beverages at the bar or even candy or bubble gum for lining up a winning combination but no such thing as a cash prize was given. 

The Origins of the Slot Machine Bell Symbol

You may have wondered why almost every slot machine has a bell, it’s actually a very interesting story. The bell symbol went all the way back to a machine Charles Fey developed at the end of the 19th century, which allowed players to automatically pay money. It replaced the drum by reels and included five symbols: hearts, diamonds, horseshoes, spades and the bell symbol.

The biggest payout was the one with three bells which based on the famous Liberty Bell that Fey named after. Unfortunately, despite the gaming machine’s famous reputation, he never bothered to request for a patent and as the result his designs were imitated by other slot machine manufacturers that came after.

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Totally Random Yet Hugely Interesting Facts About Roulette

Even people who don’t know the slightest thing about casinos, might know a thing or two about roulette as it’s the most iconic table game in the world.

The game of roulette really isn’t hard to understand, in fact it is the easiest casino table game to understand the basics. However, like many other casino game across the board, there’s much more of roulette than what appears to the eye – of which, one is more interesting than others!

Unbalanced Wheels Can Be Good News

For instance, it’s understandable for any players to think that a unbalanced roulette wheel that is a bad thing. Indeed it is true for the casino it is being used because roulette relies entirely on physics, and anything changes the physics of the way the ball moves and lands removes the randomness of the result. Which means when and where a wheel is perfectly balanced, there is a chance that the ball will land in only one particular area/ number. So, if players could see that, they might walk away with enormous wins – assuming they know how to spot an unbalanced wheel, which unfortunately no one does.

Math Cannot Beat The Roulette Wheel

The only way to absolutely win the roulette is to steal the money when the dealer is not around which question every theory using mathematics to beat the roulette wheel into perspective. Who are telling the truth – Albert Einstein or some random person writing online games strategy guides of no merit? The fact is that roulette always has been and always will be a game of pure chance. This is the lesson learned from millions of players have over the years concluded after trying their luck with all manner of strategies, systems and spectacularly complicated mathematical approaches. There is absolutely nothing you can do to improve your odds or predict where the ball will be, so don’t waste your time and money trying!

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Top Gamblers of all Times (part 1)

Gambling is a popular sport that attract many players than ever before. Many players gamble as a way to make money as well as entertaining. In this article, we will introduce to you some legendary gamblers who have made their name for gambling successfully.

1. Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo

He used to be a director and producer, but then growing an interest for Roulette. He is also the first man to develop the famous Roulette Strategy in which gamblers can manipulate Roulette through small errors caused by bias wheels. The bias wheel allow creation of numbers with one defective wheel that may be off level and make rotation result in the choice of certain numbers all the time so that players can win money.

Gonzalo recorded the results of a specific wheel and analysed the results of over 1000 spins to gain knowledge to bet on specific numbers. Thanks to this analysis, he won consecutively in numerous casino before going to Las Vegas. By the time, casinos got to know about his methods, he has won over USD 1.5 million. One of the casinos even tried to sue him but unsuccessful as the court concluded it was not a scam, but pure analysis. The man is expected to bring this strategy to online casino games.

2. Nick Dandolos

Nick the Greek was born in Greece in 1883 and is one of the world’s most famous gamblers off all time. He was sent to the US as a young man and his first gambling was on horse racing which was a big success that got him large sums of money. Although he hadn’t got much luck card and dice at the time, he soon understood how they worked and continued with poker. Throughout his life, Nick Dandolos won and lost continuously, and went from rags to riches constantly too.

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