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Do the Laundry or Win the Lottery
On the Friday afternoon drive home, I'm relieved the weekend has finally arrived. Sleeping in, afternoons at the pool and?the looming pile of clothes on the laundry room floor! The endless list of household tasks never seems to go away. While stopping for gas along the highway, I pick up a few lottery tickets for the Saturday night draw.
Household chores revolve in an endless cycle of procrastination. No one really looks forward to pre-treating, washing, drying, folding and putting away laundry week in and week out. Laundry doesn't appreciate diligence. Even if you spend the entire day flipping loads and folding, there would still be laundry in the basket tomorrow.
The procrastination strategy is waiting until the very last pair of socks in the drawer has been worn. Then it's crisis mode. You absolutely have to do laundry now?but you're already late for work! You should've done it over the weekend.
I pull into the driveway and head towards the house. Down the hallway from the front door lies the laundry room - with the looming laundry right where it was this morning. Taking the lottery tickets out of my pocket, I stick them to the refrigerator.
Like laundry, playing the lottery also has a definite value of success and failure in the cycle of procrastination. You can faithfully buy tickets and never win the jackpot, but it will be there again tomorrow whether you win or not. However, if you put off playing altogether, you won't win anything at all but regret and the question "What if?"
A reminder to myself of the first thing I will treat myself to when I win the jackpot - someone to do the laundry for me!
Thomas Sweetz: Will gambling continue to provide governments with tax revenue? - Allentown Morning Call
World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit
On October 25, 2004 Harrah's announced the creation of the World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit that marked the beginning of the 36th annual World Series of Poker season. And with it began their efforts to evolve the World Series of Poker from a month long frenzied rush into a year long sport.
The Slot Machine
The very first slot machine (called 'Liberty Bell') was created by a man called Charles Fay from his workshop in San Francisco in 1887. Slightly smaller than today's average slot machines, Liberty Bell contained 3 reels and 20 symbols and operated pretty much in the same way as today's slot machines.
Is Online Gambling Legal?
According to the Wire Act, one is not permitted to make use of a wire transmission for the purpose of placing a bet. The Wire Act clearly states that "Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly uses a wire communication facility for the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers or information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers, or for information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Fancy Winning A Million Pound Jackpot?
Slot machines have become over the last hundred years, one of the most popular games in land-based casinos. This popularity has now spread to online casinos increasing the amount of people playing slots by millions.
Blackjack - What Are the Odds?
It goes without saying but we'll say it anyway: the odds are always in favor of the house. How else do you think they can create billion dollar mega-casinos in Las Vegas? The Blackjack rules are carefully structured to ensure a house edge.
Halftime Wagering Part 1 - Hedging Your Bet:
Halftime wagering is done exactly how it sounds..
Roulette System: Discover Why You always Fail At Roulette Game
Online Roulette System: Discover Why You always Fail At Roulette game even you have the best roulette system!!!In this article, let's take a look why you always fail at roulette game even you have the best roulette system!!!I want to tell you a story about a touchstone.I think it is relevant to this article topic.
How To Choose A Reputable Online Casino
With literally thousands of online casinos on the internet, it can sometimes become very confusing as to which ones are safe and reputable, and which casinos are not. So many of them are beautifully designed, look very professional and offer great signup bonuses, so how does one go about choosing the "reputable" online casinos while avoiding the "dodgy" ones?When choosing an online casino to play at, one should always take into consideration the following points:Licensed casino: Is the casino licensed? While many online casinos are licensed, a significant number of casinos are not.
Be Careful or Your Poker Nuts Will Get Crushed!
The origins of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain although it is thought to have come from old slang meaning "delightful thing, practice or experience". It is a "delightful thing" of course, because in Texas Holdem the poker nuts is the best possible hand that you can have at any point in the game.
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.
Casino Business Opportunity
There are really two main options to owning a casino business. One is to purchase a casino business for sale such as an online casino.
Online Poker Table Selection - How to find the most profitable table to play on
Knowing where and at what times the loosest poker games are played are the number one secret for those who play online poker successfully. Online poker professionals win most of their money from the weak players (fishes-suckers), so finding a table with two or three fishes on it, is extremely important if you want to succeed at this game.
How to Play Video Poker Slot Machines
Video Poker is a game that requires some skill to play and bridges the gap between slot machines and table games for many players. It's still easy and fun to play, but you have the potential to maximize your gains by being able to put the odds in your favour, making it a more involving playing experience.
Your Lottery Odds and The Fastest, No Cost Way To Radically Improve Them
If I had a lottery ticket for every time I've heard "well I play the Mega Millions lottery because the jackpot is so much bigger"..
Blackjack is one of the most loved casino games out there. Yes, you can take some time off from work and travel out to Vegas to play or one of the many smaller casinos scattered around the country.
Video Poker Variations
Unlike many other more "social" casino games, video poker is more of a solo game. There are quite a few varieties of online video poker games that the VegasUSA online casino offers, such as Jacks or Better, Aces & Faces, Deuces Wild and Double Joker.
As Poker Goes Hollywood Hansen is Seen as Icon
In People magazine's December 2004 issue, Gus Hansen was voted one of the 50 sexiest men alive. He was in good company with the likes of Jude Law, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Jimmy Smits, Donald Trump, Blair Underwood, and Bruce Willis, to name a few.
Online Bingo - Internet Craze
Traditional Bingo has been a popular pastime for many years throughout the world. It's a great meeting place for friends and family and a great place to meet new people in such a relaxed atmosphere.
Online Casinos Give You The Gambling Without the Travel Costs
Although the majority of gamblers would appreciate a trip to Vegas, we don't all have the time or money in which to do it. However, that doesn't mean that we can't have the same fun as those who have hopped on the next flight.
Poker Can Be Played for Money from the Comfort of Your Living Room?Legally!
Poker is one of the world's all time favorite gambling card game. However, for most of us, to be able to legally gamble with poker, we'd need to travel to Vegas, or another location with legal poker tables.
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