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The History of Poker Chips
Gaming chips have been made from a wide range of materials in an almost infinite variety of styles since the birth of gambling and the need to keep track of winnings. The most common material types used today in the manufacture of modern poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylic composite. Clay chips, the oldest of the bunch, have been manufactured in America since the late 1800s.
Back in the 1800s, poker players seemed to use any small valuable object imaginable. Early poker players sometimes used jagged gold pieces as well as chips - primarily made of wood and clay. By the 20th century, poker chip designs began to play a greater prominence, and the smooth edges of older chips gave way to chips with engraved slits to keep them neatly stacked together. Most recently, affordable plastic poker chips appeared in the 1940s.
There is no doubt that poker has grown steadily in popularity ever since its origin in the 1800s. With the explosive growth of online gaming and specialty TV shows, public interest in poker has accelerated faster than ever before. Many people are first introduced to poker by TV shows such as Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown" or the Travel Channel's "World Poker Tour," and many will play their first hands online.
Despite online poker's rise, nothing replaces the feeling of shuffling heavy clay poker chips in your hand, throwing chips into the center of a casino table, or stacking tall piles of chips after showing a victorious hand.
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Thomas Sweetz: Will gambling continue to provide governments with tax revenue? - Allentown Morning Call
Gambling Addiction 101
A lot many of us know something or the other about gambling, must have at some point or the other have indulged in it in some or the other form. A trip to Las Vegas takes us right into the heart of the matter although the start might be as simple as a game of poker with friends while waiting for the school bus.
Casino Gambling Tips for Online Gambling
Casino gambling tips for the Internet are good to know because betting at an online casino is a little different from a land based casino. For one when playing slots, how can you tell if the odds online are good or not? Do you know what the casino requires for play before cashing out winnings? When selecting to play over the Internet for the first time you should keep the following in mind:Read payout percentage reports for the best oddsPriceWaterhouseCoopers is the prominent accountant in the field of analyzing the game odds for online casinos.
Pro Football Betting
Did you know that most recreational bettors don't make a profit from their pro football betting hobby. This includes bettors who know what they are doing and those who couldn't hit a barn with a ball from five feet away.
My Casino Blackjack Variation Game
I have played millions of hands of blackjack. I started sneaking into the casinos when I was 16.
The Silver Club Casino
The Book is run by Leroy's Sports Book and is easy to get to. This is the best place to go if you want to make a bet and not wait in a line.
The Other World Series: The 2005 World Series Of Poker
Growing up, the American dream for many boys was playing major league baseball and hitting the game winning home run in the final game of the World Series. This dream is usually shattered for most when in their teen years the reality hits, that they're not an athlete and have no chance at a career in professional baseball.
2005 AFC East Football Preview
In the AFC East I expect to see the Patriots drop off a bit, but not much, the reason for the projected drop off is mainly due to the fact that the Patriots will be without the services of offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, both have moved on to head coaching positions, Weis with Notre Dame and Crennel with the Cleveland Browns. Eric Mangini is the new defensive coordinator, while Bill Belichick will be calling the plays on offense himself.
The Secrets of Laying the Four and Ten
Always Win in the Casino Like James Bond
In the Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever' we see James Bond confidently approach the craps table, call out a few choice bets, roll the dice, and collect his winnings under the admirering eyes of Lana Wood. 'Hey', she says, 'You handle those dice like a monkey handles coconuts.
Playing Online Poker For A Living
Playing online poker for a living is absolutely doable, but it takes a combination of talent, dedication, patience, discipline and disposition to succeed.You must study and constantly work on the weak parts of your game.
The Secret of Betting Dont
Is Advertising Online Gambling Illegal in the State of Washington?
I wished to create a website to advertise Online Gambling to persons living in jurisdictions where Online Gambling isn't illegal. Prior to creating the website, I did some research to find out if advertising Online Gambling via a website located in the U.
5 Pro Gambling Tips the Online Casinos Wont Tell You
Playing in Online Casinos can be either a very good experience, or a very poor experience; depending on how much money you gain or lose. The success of your online casino endeavor depends on your gambling abilities.
Are you a poker player? Can't get the guys together but still want to play? Try online poker. You can play from the comfort of your home right on your computer.
Why Underdogs are the Smart Bet in Soccer Betting
Underdog or favorite? It's a choice we make everyday throughout the Soccer season. While there are certainly times when favorites warrant our attention, my experience tells me that betting underdogs is the best way to make money in soccer betting.
There Is No Such Thing As The Gambling Olympics!
I often become bewildered when I hear of people bragging, because they have high strike rates and/or high profit-on-turnover figures (POT). You know the 'my strike rate on the Soccer is 73%' or 'my POT on the gallops is 90%'.
The Fine Print Behind Online Gambling Bonus Offers
If you have never opened an account with an online casino, poker room, or sports book you may be wondering if the bonus offers are legitimate. We are all aware of the wisdom in the sayings, "If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is" or "There is no such thing as a free lunch".
Tournament Blackjack and the Art of Sabotage
I was recently invited to play in the Daily Invitational Blackjack Tournament at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Tournament blackjack differs a great deal from the regular version, and my tournament strategy would - at best - be considered a work-in-progress.
Beware of So-Called Baccarat Strategy
Card Counting is one of those phony ideas published in baccarat strategy books. Card counting is most often associated with the game of blackjack - and is very effected, used correctly in the right casino.
Slot Machines - Does Location Make a Difference?
Books have been written on this subject and the debates and arguments about where the "hot" machines are placed in a casino are still raging - 60 years after slots were first installed in casinos.The classic rule is that the best slots were placed just inside the door of the casino, so that people walking by would see jackpot winners and be enticed to come inside and play.
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