Month: October 2021

The Advantages of Slot Spread-Limit Hold’em over Structured-Limit Hold’em

 

A Guide to Starting Hands

 

Most card rooms offer both spread- limit and structured-limit hold’em games to their lower limit players. And most players play these two games in exactly the same way. After all, hold’em is hold’em, right! Wrong. Choosing your best game strategy depends on the structure of the game you’re playing in.

 

In a structured-limit hold’em game, the amount a player can bet on any round is completely determined by the betting structure of the game. Consider a $4 — $8 limit hold’em game where the blinds are $2 and $4. On the first two rounds of betting, a player can bet or raise $4 and only $4 and nothing in between. On the second two betting rounds, a player can bet and raise $8 and only $8 and nothing in between. A11 bets and raises must be in increments of $4 and $8. But in a $2 — $4 — $8 — $8 spread-limit hold’em game, where the blinds are $1 and $2, the bets aren’t so rigidly predetermined. Instead, a player has the option of betting anywhere from $2 to $4 before and after the flop and betting anywhere from $2 to $8 on the turn and the river. How much a player bets within this spread is completely up to the Slot player. The differences in betting structure in these two types of games are big enough to require drastically different strategies.

 

Your main strategy change should occur right at the top, in the selection of starting hands. In hold’em, the quality of your starting hand should directly depend on the amount of money you have to pay to see the flop compared to the return you expect if you get lucky and hit your hand. Why? Because your hand …

Aren’t ligaz888 slot clubs just a way for the casino to make sure you don’t win too much money?

 

 

Slot clubs have very little to do with winning or losing. The card readers attached to nearly every modern slot machine allow casino management to compile data on the players. It tells them how much the customers play, what denomination, how many coins per pull they deposit and, yes, how much they win or lose.

 

How much a player wins is not the issue here, however. Casinos know that statistically they will win a set percentage from each player over the long run- and they mean the l-o-n-g r-u-n. A player could beat a casino every day for a year, and it wouldn’t change how the casino treats that person.

 

A slot club is used to determine how many goodies (rooms, meals, shows, cash back) a casino can give individual players as a reward for their loyalty. It only makes sense to register for the slot club in a casino before you play so you qualify for its incentive programs.

 

What Is A Random Number Generator?

 

The random number generator (RNG) is the heart of the slot machine for the player’s purposes. This little computer chip determines how much the machine pays out by constantly cycling through numbers and producing combinations that comply with the payoff percentage desired by the casino.

 

Is it better to play a machine with a progressive jackpot or one that has lower paybacks?

 

It depends upon your objective. If you want to go for the life-changing jackpot-something that will allow you to tell your boss where he can put your job-a slot ligaz888 machine with a big progressive jackpot will give you a thrill. The chances of hitting that jackpot are quite remote, to say the least, but it will no doubt be exciting to dream about …

Compelled to Clear the UFARecord

 

Throughout the years, I have read so many erroneous stories about the Minneapolis Gorham Press (the office that for years established the national sports-betting line) that I feel compelled to clear the record. Typical is this assertion: “The Gorham Press had ‘correspondents’ in every conference, who in turn had ‘bird dogs’ at every school, keeping them posted on information vital in determining the pointspread on each game.”

 

As I was the editor of the Minneapolis Green Sheet and one of the four handicappers responsible for the “Minneapolis line,” I feel qualified to set the record straight. I worked for this firm back in the late ’40s and early ’50s. At no time were there any “correspondents” or “bird dogs.” Many people offered to help us, but Leo Hirschfield, director of the organization, rejected them. Leo was the most moral and honorable of men, disavowing dishonest associations like one would avoid the plague. Meticulous in releasing the odds, he worried over the tiniest detail for fear it might be misconstrued. Leo had one of the quickest minds I have ever encountered. Though he did not follow the games that closely, nor play a role in the actual handicapping, he intuitively knew if a game was out of line. He will always remain unchallenged as one of the truly decent people I have ever known.

 

As mentioned there were four handicappers. Each of us worked independently. Years of UFA experience and countless hours of reading the dailies were our foundation. Sure we talked to people, experts who had an intimate understanding of their local scene, but they were not paid “correspondents.”

 

The bulk of our work was performed on Sunday after the game reports and statistics were thoroughly digested. It was a day for deep concentration. Early Monday …

Sbobet Indonesia Poker in Chicago:

 

Plenty of free parking… and the only poker room in Northwest Indiana… This is part of what you’ll hear when you enter the lobby at Harrah’s as a part of their promotional pre-recorded message which greets visitors to their casino. Harrah’s Casino is located on the south end of Lake Michigan, in a town called East Chicago, Indiana. Only 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, Harrah’s regularly attracts poker players from the surrounding areas, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. I currently live in Champaign, Illinois (about 2 hours south), and play mostly just on weekends due to the fact that this is my only free time to play.

 

Harrah’s Showboat Casino is housed on a riverboat called the Windstar, now permanently docked at Pastrick Marina, just off Cline Avenue. The Windstar has four levels – levels one and two housing an assortment of Sbobet Indonesia slot machines and video poker, and level three housing more slots and table games such as Blackjack, Craps, and Caribbean Stud, which I mostly try to steer clear of. Level four contains a high-limit room with Blackjack, Bacarrat and Pai-Gow poker, and most important to me, a 15-table poker room. Hours of operation of the casino are 8:00 am to 5:00 am, and you can always find a poker game during these hours.

 

If you’re from out of town, and need a place to stay, Harrah’s offers luxury accommodations in their new 293-room hotel, opened just last year, and adjacent to the Casino. There are also plenty of local hotels and motels close to the casino, with a wide range of room rates.

 

Even though Harrah’s does not have the only poker room in Chicago Land, it carries the distinction of being the largest and by far the most successful, spreading …