|The Lounge | Champions | The Wire | Schedule | Audio | Arcade | The Top Ten | Historical | Email | Video|
The Rise Of Online Poker And Why This Could Spell Disaster For The Inexperienced Gambler
The growth in online poker has been phenomenal over the past two years with the industry more than tripling in size to a staggering $1.5 billion. But why is this?
There have been many avenues available for people to indulge in online gambling for years now; bookmakers, casinos and bingo sites have spread across the internet and have had some level of success, but nothing compared to the rise of online poker.
Is it that people think they have a more realistic chance of winning at poker?
Is it that they think poker requires more skill than other forms of gambling?
Is it more of a thrill to take money from another human being rather than a company?
Has poker become a fashion trend?
It is probably a combination of all those things, but whatever has pushed poker into the spotlight will no doubt lead many people into trouble. The problem with all forms of gambling is the obvious addiction that occurs in many players and if people are not careful they may find themselves spiralling into financial meltdown.
The biggest problem will be with people who have no previous poker experience, who just plough straight into the high stakes end of the betting spectrum looking for that "big win" that will see them happy for life. It is a dream for everybody and, for many, the lure of big money wins will prove too much.
On top of that, it is clear that out there in the realms of the poker rooms will undoubtedly be some people trying to spot these inexperienced players and to take advantage of them. For these poker sharks, nothing could be easier than stripping these amateurs of all their cash.
That's why, to be successful in poker, you need to work your way up from the very bottom rung of the ladder, gaining experience as you play, before you can count yourself ready to take on players at the top.
The best ways to begin your journey into online poker are by playing on free tables for fun and playing in freeroll tournaments until you feel confident to take the plunge with real money.
As an extra tip, if you are being successful playing at a certain level with lower limits, don't change anything. Many small wins will soon add up to a big win but you may feel just a little safer getting there.
Steve Waller has gained much experience in the field of gambling and writes regularly in his blog http://betting-guides.blogspot.com to help people bet safely and sensibly.
Video poker is usually played against a machine, which displays the player's cards on a screen. Combining elements of poker and slots, this form poker is one of the few games in the casino where you can actually have a realistic expectation of winning, as opposed to depending on the pure luck of slot machine games or roulette.
Las Vegas Entertainment and Business Meetings
When arriving in one of the most exciting cities on the planet, Las Vegas, Nevada, I could not help but think about how interesting my Company's meetings would be. I knew it was a time for serious decisions and keeping a focused mind, the meetings were a great success and it was now time to relax and enjoy my environment of bright lights and all night Las Vegas entertainment.
Oh the Thrill and Despair of Gambling
I do not know of many people who LIKE to work hard and just receive a salary at the end of the month. There is a dream in most of us that somewhere along the line, Lady luck will be in our favour and we will receivea small windfalla big jackpotthe national lotto.
Poker Online Freeroll Tournaments
Poker online freeroll tournaments are a huge way to leverage a player's way into major tournaments and to win big money at no cost to the player. Casinos and poker rooms offer them to reward active players and to recruit new ones.
Video Poker - Should You Play Maximim Coins?
The arguments are almost endless about whether or not to play the maximum number of coins on each hand in video poker. We'll attempt to make some sense of it for you.
The Secret of Making Money Before the Come Out
5 Tips for Finding the Best Poker Websites
There has been an enormous growth in poker websites in the last couple of years and there are now literally hundreds of them to play at. But how do you select a good poker site?Here are 5 factors that you should consider when making your choice of where to play poker online.
The Day I Decided To Stop Gambling With Gamblers Anonymous
Everything was going perfect for me in life. Good job, good home, good life and good friends.
Poker Tournament Freerolls Payout in Seven Figures
Poker tournaments freerolls are free poker tournaments that are hosted daily by the best online poker rooms. Poker tournament freerolls are often just called freerolls.
The Secrets of the Inside Numbers
The CrapshooterThe Secret of The Inside NumbersPssst..
Play Online Baccarat Game
Baccarat - the game of the rich and famous - the game of high-flyers, Hollywood stars and oil barons!Until recently, only the highest class casinos offered baccarat, and only their richest clients could afford the table minimums. No wonder the name conjours up an image of glamour and expensive cigars, diamonds and vintage cognac!The good news is that you no longer have to be a multi-millionaire to savor the excitement of baccarat - with online casinos you can play online baccarat game anytime, anywhere!Baccarat has fascinated high-class gamblers for centuries.
How To Have The Most Fun Playing Holdem Poker At Home
Holdem poker is taking the country by storm as one of the most fun means of entertainment. It's not a fad, but more of an awareness of a great way to have some fun.
Playing Live Casino Poker for the First Time - What You Should Know!
The type of game and the stakes you are going to play for are the two first decisions you have to make before entering a live casino poker game.The minimum buy-ins in most live poker rooms are ten times the minimum bet, but a general rule of thumb is to never bring less than forty times the minimum bet to the table.
Spread Betting Basics
Spread betting is a complicated venture; the statement is nothing but a popular misconception. Proponents of this form consider it to be real easy, once the new player has understood the concept.
Senior Citizen's Gambling Addiction On The Rise
Over the past few months there has been a significant increase in the number of seniors who have taken up gambling as a new form of entertainment. Through this exposure a larger percentage then expected have become addicted to gambling.
Roulette System: 5 Biggest Gambling Mistakes You Should Avoid
In this article I'd like to share with you the 5 biggestgambling mistakes of most average gamblers. Las Vegas thrives on people making these mistakesand makes more money this way.
Becoming a Consistent Winner at Online Low-Limit Texas Hold Em
Start with LIMIT Texas Hold 'EmBoth limit and no-limit Texas Hold 'Em are wonderful games. Each game provides unique opportunities in nearly every single hand and subtle complexities that can take more than a lifetime to master.
Expected Value in Texas Holdem Poker
A successful Texas hold em player is one who maximizes his return or minimizes his loss with each decision he makes. Expected value (EV) is essentially the amount one would expect to win or lose if this decision were to be repeated millions of times.
Sports Betting Truths
The first ever recorded sports bets, took place on 10 September 1858, by two spectators watching a game between the Brooklyn Eckfords and the New York Mutuals, placed a 100$ bet as to whether or not John Holden would hit a home run. Holden himself was assured 25$ if he hit, he did and after the game all the debts were settled.
Lotto System: Interview With The Creator Of Lotto System That ROCK The Market!!!
Lotto System: How you can win lotto easily and automaticallyIn this article, we will discuss on "A personal interview with theHonest Lotto System's creator, Ken Silver."Q: Hi Ken, thanks for joining us in this interview.
Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us
Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.