Casino Online – Poker Bots

Many gambling chats and news groups devoted to poker more and more frequently anxiously mention the so-called card-playing robots, known as “bots” in the nomenclature of the Web, that are being used on commercial gambling sites. Many players are sure that a number of gambling portals prospers due to the use of the special programs, able to beat an above-average player, not mentioning a beginner. In a traditional casino you can always guess the weak sides of your competitor, figure out his strategy and etc, in a virtual gaming house there is no telling your competitor is a human, but not specially created program, “substituted” for a real player.

If it is true, then widespread of poker bots capable of beating an average player would pose a significant problem for poker sector. Without creation of a special system verifying the identity and “humanity” of cards players in on-line casinos, the business could be significantly undercut. This is an opinion of players themselves, and gambling figures, interested in further development of on-line game industry.

Some skeptics say that, considering the complexity of the game and constantly changing strategies, creation of the program that can read opponents’ cards using special techniques of screen scanning and respond in real time is many decades away at best. The supporters of this point of view point to the variety of commercial programs that purport to help players, but with no actual effect. However there is a ready answer for all of these objections – in Canadian University of Alberta a computer poker research group has developed an artificially intelligent automaton known as “Vex Bot”. This robot is capable of playing poker at master level in a game with two players. The new system has already been used to test the frontiers of artificial intelligence, as it will be the basis for commercial poker tutorial program. As soon as the news about robot creation was published in media, the creators began to receive letters mentioning the danger of system use for the purposes of illegal gambling business.

Darse Billings who is lead designer of “Vex Bot” considers that probability of the use of bots on commercial sites is approximately 50:50, but he is also sure that all of the modern programs can unlikely match his creation, which is a result of a 10 years research work of a team of specialists.

“The strategy of the game is difficult and to sit down and write a program that can beat a table of experienced human players is no trivial task,” Billings said. According to his the opinion, the biggest obstacles lie in the amount of information unavailable to the player and the need for the program to be able to employ a variety of strategies at different times, such as bluffing and laying traps for opponents, etc Exactly for this purpose artificial intelligence was added to the system, capable not only calculate probabilities but also line up logic of game, model it’s opponents behavior, etc.

In the opinion of creators of “Vex Bot”, its main advantage is that, as well as any other robot; they have no emotions, no fear and no shame and can not be nervous. He will remain indifferent even before the most aggressive player.

Journalists, studying the problem of poker boats, note that it is very difficult to get the real picture because of the unwillingness of many gambling operators to answer upon requests on this issue. There are no high-quality programs, able to watch suspicious poker sites with the unusual patterns of game.

Representative of CryptoLogic Company, commenting this problem, mentioned that some players, suspected to use of boats, have been banned from the member sites. Sometimes it is just impossible to be sure who plays is a human or robot, but a company, exposing all unusual strategies, prefers to be reinsured and protect itself from the possible socializing with a bot.

Professional players, speaking about the popularity of poker bots, mention how advantageous it can be: if you have the program, able to play 25 casinos simultaneously, two tables apiece and even if you are playing a minimum $10-20 on a game, you earn $1000 an hour. The participants of many gambling chats are distressed that the computer programs have already took the place of interactive poker. Skeptics are sure that poker will continue to become more popular, in spite of all of threats from the side of programmers. In their opinion, it’s only a matter of time before more people want to create their own bots to be remembered, but all of these attempts are doomed to failure.

The Stock Market Is Not The Place To Gamble!

For several weeks now the stock markets have been in a very good shape right around the globe which must be a very soothing feeling especially for those that are still licking their wounds having to cope with losses.

But there’s a flip side to this positive global atmosphere. And that side is pretty dark especially for newbies. What I mean is that more than ever people are being bombarded with investment recommendations that resemble gambling more than anything else! These stock recommendations have absolutely nothing to do with a serious and thoughtful investment.

Not only several renowned newsletters are trying to draw investors into buying stocks that will allegedly double and tipple within days, but also spam emails are infesting the inboxes of many email accounts. I get hundreds of these emails every week that promise profits that are from another galaxy and beyond our imagination.

These newsletters and email spams recommend stocks that most of us have never even heard of.and in many cases we don’t even know how to pronounce the company’s name.

It makes my stomach turn when I read the recommendations of these “carnival barkers” because I know that, unfortunately, they will find common ground with a lot of beginners.

Attracted by the possibility (no matter how minute) of fast and huge profits, they will even charge at stocks that only cost a few cents – so called penny stocks – believing that one can’t lose much with these cheap stocks. WRONG!!! That’s a fallacy!

If a 10 cent stock drops to 1 cent it’s still a 90% loss no matter what! And that can happen easily! It sometimes goes faster than one expects because more often than not some dubious organisation is manipulating these kind of stocks. They buy them dirt cheap and then create a hype hoping and expecting that many investors will buy these allegedly “highly profitable” stocks not wanting to miss the boat.

And there are enough buyers that will fall for these tricks. This will then cause the stock price to go up and up, and as more people see this stock rise and shine even more will buy in fear of missing their big and fat chance, making the stock go up even further.

OK. Now this obviously sound good. That’s what we’re looking for. A rising stock. But before you know it, these shady organisations then sell these stocks as fast as possible cashing in the big bucks. This sell-off will cause the stock to drop significantly and before you catch wind of it your stock is basically worthless and your money is gone.

Very few OTC stocks are successful in making the jump from this market to the NASDAQ, NYSE or any other major exchange due to their INABILITY to meet the listing requirements of the major exchanges.

These kind of securities are very risky because there’s no controlling body or organisation like the SEC which oversees the securities industry and promotes full disclosure in order to protect the investing public against malpractices. That’s why you should be very wary of OTC stocks because they are either penny stocks or hold bad credit records.

I will never understand what makes people invest thousands of bucks in Siberian uranium mines, Chinese energy stocks or even an Australian internet casino. Yes! You read correctly! You’ll be surprised what investments people come with.

And the same people will spend weeks and months paging through brochures and magazines when it comes to buying a new car or the latest plasma TV set. They’ll make comparisons, they’ll ask friends and relatives and go through all kinds of troubles just to get the real deal.

The Benefits of Gambling Systems

The Benefits of Gambling Systems

The benefits of gambling systems can be tremendous for beginner and inexperienced gamblers. These systems are developed by professional gamblers and strategists who have, and continue to make, thousands of dollars in the casinos, on river boats and at online casinos. They can educate the inexperienced gambler by providing them with information about the inner workings, odds, tips, tactics, strategies and software that can help them maximize their potential winnings. They educate beginners on money management, betting strategies and software that will help them minimize their losses and boost their profits without jeopardizing their financial stability.

More and more people are losing their jobs every day – and it’s not looking like that will change any time soon. And we all know that Social Security is not something we will be able to count on in our future. People may start turning to gambling to try to hit a big winner just so they can pay to keep a roof over their families’ heads and food on their table. When they do that, they need to be educated on how the games work and the best strategies to use to achieve huge profits.

The internet gaming industry may also soon see a revival with the expected introduction of legislation aimed at overturning the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act by Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts. If this becomes a reality, then the public needs to be better educated on the mechanics and skills needed for their chosen game(s) as well as the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. They need to learn how to manage their money and themselves, and utilize the tools available so they can continue to enjoy gaming and maximize their winnings.

One place you can find this kind of information is on the internet. There are many resources to choose from and they can be searched by specific games or by searching for gambling systems specifically

Different Types of Gambling Today

Bugsy Siegel would be in heaven today.

That’s not to say the notorious mobster who was gunned down in 1947 and would go on to inspire a Warren Beatty film decades later would face better odds of eternal grace were he to ply his nefarious trades in the modern era. But consider that when Siegel built the first casino in Las Vegas just prior to his death, he did so on a largely barren patch of desert. Today, mass development of Sin City is a reality, and Siegel would have boundless options for gaming.

All the different types of gambling today go beyond casinos, well beyond in fact. Here are a few of the places that gambling is currently happening:

Casinos: Of course gambling still occurs in casinos. It just is about more than Las Vegas or Atlantic City or Monte Carlo in the modern era. Casinos in Minnesota exist today, as they do in Northern California and beyond, anywhere that Indian gaming is legal, really. A casino is no longer simply about circus glitz, tigers on display, and stifling desert heat. A casino can be a few slot machines or poker table, or it can be Vegas in South Dakota (which is happening more and more, since tribes and Vegas interests alike have recognized the potential for big business.)

Online: There’s another alternative to Vegas or the Indian gaming ground. Today, one’s living room can be the casino, thanks to the wonders of the Internet. Online gambling can be lucrative as well. A college roommate of this author used $20 he received as a gift to start an account on a poker site. He played prodigiously, strategically, sometimes betting under a woman’s name so that people would feel more tempted to raise the ante on him. In time, it worked to great effect– he made something like $10,000 in a short span, enough to buy a flashy motorcycle. This was the same guy who used to stay in on weekends to play Everquest on two computers at the same time. Finally, all that obsessiveness came to good use.

Horse track: Everyone who works at a horse track bets on the outcome of the races from concession stand ushers to newspaper reporters on hand to cover the action. Everyone. Why is this? In short, gambling at the horse track is fun. The bets often aren’t huge, maybe a few dollars on probably hopeless odds. Unless it’s a major track or race, say the Kentucky Derby, the names of the horses are about as familiar as what’s painted on the sloops at a Minnesota boat rental. Gambling at a horse race is simply about having fun, maybe killing $20 over the course of an afternoon on throwaway bets. It’s cheaper than going to the bars, and every once in awhile, those bets come up winners.

Here to Stay – Cyber Casinos and Their Benefits

The obvious advantages of gambling in a cyber casino are certainly the most decisive factors for most people gambling on the Internet. As opposed to gambling in a land based casino, one doesn’t need the formality and etiquette requirements, specifically required in the larger, more expensive and more popular land based casinos.

The sheer beauty and size of some of the best land based casinos can leave one feeling intimidated if one is not prepared both in cash flow and in dress code preparations. Unless you have the money or the might, you ain’t going nowhere baby.

In an online casino, one can observe and play the games in virtual reality with no-one being able to detect what you really look like, which are the same principles that apply for such on-line multi-player games such as City of Heroes (CoH) and World of Warcraft (for the non-gamblers, and almost all ages). Your code of dress is irrelevant since no one can see you even in your most private attire. Comfort is the keyword here and you play from the most comfortable place in the world for you which is generally your home base.

In most cyber casinos, you can also practice playing for free; what land-based casino in the world would allow you to do this anyway. This is extremely helpful since it gives the inexperienced player a chance to practice and play for free so that they could better prepare themselves for a real land-based casino or for playing for real at the internet casinos. It is also an opportunity to practice your game strategies since these are very important when gambling and playing for real money. Some play-for-free casinos require the player to download software and some offer the option of playing on Instant Online Play software such as JAVA.

Online casinos come in a large variety of gaming software platform options with download and Flash or Instant Play casinos being the most popular, and other platforms such as Java and HTML being specifically sought after by other players and those who do not like downloads. Slots game versions are unbeaten in internet casinos as is not the case with a land casino. Every year, more and more varieties of slot games and video poker games are added to the inventory of these web casino properties.

Some web casinos offer special bonuses for the month or for any particular day of the week in order to retain more customer loyalty. Other on line casinos will also offer cash back rewards for losses made whilst gambling or for your money spent. The list of car, travel, merchandise and boat sweepstakes and prizes are also enough to keep you loyal to playing online. These are even more reasons why cyber casinos are here to stay. Cash Back bonuses (known in on line sports betting and off shore gambling destinations as ‘re-load’ bonuses) are given as a percentage of your losses; the most popular being around the 10% line of gambling losses.

What You Should Do When Gambling Online

Online casino gambling can be very thrilling. The fun never stops when gambling online. The rush you experience when you win something is matchless. The fun and thrill can be increased further if you follow certain unwritten tips while gambling online. These tips will help in making the online gambling experience an enjoyable one. It will minimize the possibility of you shedding tears of frustration and failure. Let us call these tips the do’s of online casino gambling.

1) Decide on the games you are going to play at an online casino before you start gambling online. Do not play games you are not familiar with. Stick to the games which are known to you. This way, you will not have to lose money unnecessarily while learning how to play games.

2) Decide on a gambling budget and a losing limit. Stop gambling once your budgeted amount is exhausted. A wise gambler will quit when he/she reaches his/her losing limit. This will minimize the loss. So be wise and quit once you have used up the budgeted amount.

3) Be aware of the local law. In some places, online gambling is illegal. So, before you start to gamble on the internet, it is better to check and make sure that online gambling is legal in the place you are residing.

4) Be knowledgeable about the online casino you choose. There are many rogue casinos on the internet. Check and make sure that the online casino you have chosen is genuine and legitimate. Consult your friends or check out the casino on online gambling forums.

5) Give the online casino a test drive. Most of the legitimate online casinos offer the option of playing for free. Avoid casinos that do not offer this option. Play the free games offered by the online casino. If you are satisfied, then you can decide whether to start placing bets.

6) Be aware of the payout rates. Before starting to gamble online, you must check out the payout rates offered by the online casino you have chosen. Compare the payout rates against those offered by other online casinos. Make sure that you are not getting shortchanged.

7) Check out the bonuses. Most online casinos offer bonuses to their players. These bonuses range from sign-up bonuses to frequent-player bonuses. A good online casino will reward its players with small bonuses from time to time. But beware of bonus offers that seem too good to be true. Such bonuses are sometimes used by rogue casinos in order to attract people and then defraud them.

8) Ensure your privacy. Make sure that the security software used by the online casino of your choice is up-to-date. Before signing up, make sure that your data will be safe.

9) Place bets only when you are sure that you can afford to lose them. Do not play with money you cannot afford to lose.

10) Most of all have fun. Enjoy yourself and do not get too worked up. Play for fun and have a good time.

Follow these tips and your online gambling experience would be a lot better. Gambling is to be only for fun and making money. The minute gambling causes you tensions and worries it is time to quit.

Advantages of Gambling Online

Only a few years ago, if you wanted to gamble you had to head to a gambling town like Las Vegas or Atlantic City. If these options weren’t available to you then you just had to use whatever ‘resources’ you could find locally – which tended to be somewhat illicit if you could find them! Nowadays gambling is an international pastime and casinos, card rooms, and bingo halls can be found in every county and country in the world.

Given that such widespread gambling is a relatively new phenomenon, many gamblers question the reasoning for internet gambling. Some feel that online gambling lacks the excitement, sociability and regulation of land-based casinos. While online gambling does have some limitations, it does have an awful lot to offer.

Many online games offer players higher average payout schedules and a wider range of betting limits. Players can also check to see which games are paying out the most, switch between many different types of sports – horse racing, slots, poker, bingo, and learn how to play new games (without money bets) in the privacy of their home, before unleashing themselves on unsuspecting fellow players for money!

Online players often get better odds than they would find in ‘real’ casinos. A prime example of this is in roulette – the American roulette wheel has 38 numbered slots: 1 to 36, a zero and a double-zero, which gives the house edge 5.26 percent. However internet sites also offer the European version of roulette, which has only 37 slots: 1 to 36 plus a zero, which gives a more favourable-to-the-punter house edge of 2.7 percent. It is a similar story with slots, in that online casinos offer higher average payouts than real casinos. You can also check out each site’s monthly payout percentages for each type of game, giving you an even greater advantage.

There are ‘play for free’ options on nearly every game online. These give beginners and more experienced players the opportunity to ready or better themselves without risking any money that can be better spent when you really know what you’re doing in the game.

All prizes from online casinos are money! Land-based casinos offer free meals etc, but online you are guaranteed money prizes which include sign up bonuses, match bonuses, high roller bonuses, player coupons and VIP clubs, and there is always something on offer for new and returning players.

While poker, casino games and sports betting on events like the Grand National are the most common form of gambling online, there are lots of other forms of betting – keno, horse racing, lotteries, chess, pool – you name it and you will be able to bet on it online.

Internet gambling is extremely convenient – you can gamble from home, during your lunch break, on a train journey…. anywhere that has internet access. Not only that, there is also a never ending stream of tournament action. Some gamblers don’t like the idea of online gambling as they fear that they will be alone with no access to assistance. However, all reputable sites have hosts which provide exceptional customer care, the most popular of which is live chat and /or emails. As well as the hosts for information, many sites have message boards or chat rooms, where you can make friends and receive invaluable advice and tips from other players.

Strategize Your Moves to Win Gambling Online Bonus

I’ve just finished reading way too many articles about how to win a gambling online bonus and other fool proof ways to win at casinos. I’ve had enough with roulette computers that beat roulette wheels. I feel a need to get in my two cents in. My two cents are pessimistic. That being said, I do know how you can tilt the odds in your favour. It’s just not that glamorous. It’s like cutting out coupons in the newspaper before you buy your groceries.

Quality online gambling casinos like new customers. It’s a bit of an obvious statement, but a good place to start nonetheless. Quality online gambling casinos are wrestling with the marketing problem. Faced with many similar casinos, how can one create a unique value proposition for customers? How can they make their casino the best? There are several possible means. Casinos can compete on:

- Payout ratio (one casino pays out 98% of the money it takes in)

- Quality of the software

- Give you a gambling online bonus when you sign up.

The main problem with the first marketing effort is that it reinforces the notion that you’re taking money from the players. This might not be the fact that you want to emphasize in your online casino marketing efforts.

The problem with the second is that the best and highest quality software and resulting quality online gambling experience can’t be experienced until after the customer downloads the software. This strategy doesn’t help get new customers. The first two strategies don’t help you get new customers; they just help keep the ones you already have. The last strategy is the online equivalent to the $5 lobster dinner at Vegas. It’s just a loss leader – plain and simple.

Combined with search engine optimization and affiliate programs, the third strategy seems to be the strategy of choice. The proposal works like this. Sign up, deposit $50 and we’ll give you $50. The only catch for this gambling online bonus that you need to gamble a bit before you take the gambling online bonus money out.

Many quality online gambling casinos offer a gambling online bonus of 10%, 20%, or 25%. It might be better to look for individual free money for every $25 you deposit. If the quality online gambling casino gives you a free $50 for every $50 you put in, this works out to a 100% bonus. One place offered $100 for a $25 deposit. This is a whopping 400% bonus! Not bad.

So is there a catch? Not really, as long as you don’t end up losing more than the bonus. A little self discipline.

So, how do you hustle the quality online gambling casino?

A Blackjack player that knows some basic strategy has a disadvantage of around .5%. This means that for every $100 that you wager, you should get $99.50 back. I think that this is actually pretty good. For one hours worth of entertainment, you should be down at most a buck or two. If you’re lucky, you might win a bit.

Quality online gambling casinos usually want you to make $50 worth of bets before you take the money out. Normally, you’ll end up with $40 to $60 to take out (assuming you deposited $25 and the casino kicked in $25 as well). It’s cool is you suck at Black don’t sweat it just play Baccarat or Craps. In Baccarat, bet player or banker. In Craps, bet pass or don’t pass. These strategies give you about a 1% disadvantage. Make all your bets the table minimum. Keeping you bets at the minimum diversifies the risk over more hands and increases the chance that you will end up with between $45 and $55 worth of cash. Now just have fun and make $50 worth of bets. In general, it’s a good rule of thumb to deposit more than the minimum amount for the gambling online bonus. This is just to avoid suspicion. After you’re done, take most of your money out. If you leave a bit in, the casino might give you the same sort of gambling online bonus and you can make more money this way.