Review of The Frugal Gambler

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Probably the most famous casino “low roller” is Jean Scott, dubbed the Queen of Ku Pon by the Las Vegas Advisor. Ms. Scott even demonstrated her skill (and won a car) for CBS’s 48 Hours TV show. If there is anyone who knows how to get more for less in the Las Vegas system, I can’t imagine who it might be.

I was wondering what she’d write about, seeing as how the “getting something for nothing in Las Vegas” literary genre was already pretty well covered. What new tricks would the Queen tell us about? What new information will bring me up to date? What does she know that I don’t?

The book is very realistic about what it takes to get ahead. It’s also very accommodating to various readers’ preferences and styles. If one doesn’t want to play exclusively positive expectation video poker, she tells the reader how to get as far as possible playing the slots, or craps, or whatever the reader might want to do. Scott is very up front that this is still gambling, and one can still lose more than what one might expect. At the same time there is some serious good advice about how to read slot clubs, how to ask casino employees for what one wants, and what to read for the best advice on how to play a winning game of video poker.

Despite this good advice, and it is sound and well delivered, there isn’t as much new information here as the reader might have hoped. A lot of this information is already present in Anthony Curtis’ Bargain City and Jeffrey Compton’s The Las Vegas Advisor Guide to Slot Clubs. If one has already read these books, I’m not sure there’s enough new here to be worth the time and energy. Again, nothing here is bad and there is new information, just not enough for me to overwhelmingly recommend reading this book.

New topics Scott does cover include how (and why) to get bumped from an airline flight, tips to longer term (more than a week) stays in Las Vegas, and taking advantage of Slot Gacor casino promotions. If any of this information is of particular interest, that would be enough to push me to truly recommend this book. Otherwise, it’s good only if the other two books mentioned above aren’t already familiar. It’s also worthwhile to note that very little of the book is specific to the here and now. As long as casinos continue to provide full pay video poker machines and slot clubs, the information in this book will retain its value.

Capsule:
This is a good book about how to get the most from Las Vegas by receiving comps. The advice in this book is sound and it communicates its ideas well, but it doesn’t add a whole lot new on the topic. There are good ideas here, and if one doesn’t already understand how to use the comp system to offset the costs of a Las Vegas vacation, The Frugal Gambler is a very good value. Otherwise, the book provides significant new information only on a few select topics.…

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Can They Bluff as Well as They Act?

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Hollywood actors will be put to the test in a new series “Celebrity Poker Showdown” on Bravo.

 

Twenty five Hollywood stars will take place in a six part, one hour series hosted by Kevin Pollack (“A Few Good Men,” “The Usual Suspects”) to be aired Tuesdays this winter. Stars will include Jack Black, Emily Procter, Coolio, Martin Sheen, Sarah Silverman and Hank Azaria among others.

 

“Celebrity Poker Showdown” is scheduled to tape before a live audience next month at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and each episode will feature five celebrities competing against each other in a winner takes all game of No Limit Texas Hold’em poker for the charity of their choice. Amongst the new crop of stars to appear each week will be Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, John Spencer, Richard Schiff and Nicole Sullivan making up a total of twenty five players.

 

Commentating during the event will be poker’s own Phil Gordon. Gordon is a world class poker player who has won nearly $1,000,000 in poker tournaments in the last two years including a 4th place finish in the 2001 World Series of Poker and a first plae finish in the World Poker Tour: Aruba (professional division) in 2002.

 

My job? I play poker online

 

I play poker onlineWhen I meet someone new and they ask what I do, I just say ‘I play poker’.

 

I used to have more of a problem with it, not least because I’d end up explaining it at length, as people are often more interested in online poker than in talking about what they do.

 

I make about $40 an hour on average and play poker 30 hours a week – it’s not quite a full-time job, and it leaves me time to do a bit of web consultancy, read a lot of books, and go off on holiday without having to arrange leave.

 

I just got back from several weeks in Puerto Rico, and I’m happy to say that I didn’t miss playing poker at all – that was quite reassuring.

 

If you’re familiar with gambling in casinos, playing poker online is essentially the same thing.

 

Unlike at a bricks and mortar casino, online you can play at more than one table at a time. So sometimes I log into more than one poker site at a time, which means that I don’t have to be as good a player to make the same amount of money.

 

‘My poker face’

But in some ways, online poker is a very different Unique Casino game. It’s a lot faster, as there’s no banter around the table. For casino players, this interplay is a central element of the game, whereas for me it’s more mathematical.

 

In fact, at a casino I’d be at a disadvantage because these people know all about body language. I don’t even know if I’ve got a poker face.

 

One of the few times I went to a casino, I got a royal flush – it does happen occasionally – and my hands were shaking so much that everyone realised something was up. [The odds of being dealt this winning hand are about 650,000 to one]

 

But online, I could be shaking like a leaf in front of the computer, yet it would just look like I was making a normal raise.

 

I’m trying to write a computer program to help me play better. While I could try to program it to play while I’m not there, I’m not sure this is my aim. I don’t think I’m a good enough player to write a winning program, and other players probably wouldn’t like playing against a robot.

 

There’s nothing secret about the way I play. The most common mistake that beginners make is not folding [stopping betting on a weak hand] early enough. I had to get over that and learn to sit a hand out.

 

‘I lost $5,000’

My biggest wins have been about the same as my biggest losses – just hopefully they occur a bit more frequently. In one day I’ve lost close to $5,000, but I’ve also won about the same amount. One day I’m buying the beer, the next I’m getting my friends to buy it.

 

My first big loss came when I had first started to get cocky. I thought I was doing very well, when in fact I wasn’t.

 

Over about three months, a friend and I had built up about $4,000 from an initial pool of $300, and I lost $1,500 in one day.

 

I had a huge loss of confidence. I read a bunch of books and joined a couple of online forums on poker strategies. Armed with that new knowledge I went back to playing about a year ago.

 

Even now, I’m constantly evaluating if I really know what I’m doing. But there’s always days when I can do no wrong, when every bluff I make goes my way. I just have to treat each and every hand exactly like the one before.

 

I consider gambling as something to tide me over while I figure out what it is that I want to do next. So far it hasn’t worked out quite as I’d hoped – having no direction isn’t a great way to get direction – but it’s been a wonderful vacation.

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Kesalahan Permainan Togel Hari Ini

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Seberapa sering hal ini terjadi pada Anda? Anda telah mengotori kartu sampah Anda di posisi awal dan tidak ada yang tersisa untuk dilakukan selain melihat pemain lain menyelesaikan permainannya. Karena Anda tidak terlibat secara emosional atau finansial, Anda dapat memberi tahu PERSIS apa yang dimiliki setiap orang.

Sangat jelas bagi Anda bahwa satu pemain memiliki mur, misalnya. Dan Anda menyaksikan, terpesona, saat pemain lain bertaruh dengan nut hand tanpa out. Untuk menambah kesalahan, pemain yang menggambar mati sekarang memanggil kenaikan gaji di sungai untuk kehilangan lebih banyak uang.

Sebelum pemenang diserahkan, Anda secara mental memanggil tangan yang menang untuk diri sendiri, dan sama sekali tidak terkejut ketika dua kartu yang Anda harapkan terungkap.

Mengapa tangan begitu mudah dibaca ketika Anda TIDAK terlibat? Pertanyaan bagus!

Mengapa mereka begitu sulit dibaca ketika Anda memiliki uang ANDA di dalam pot? Pertanyaan bagus lainnya.

Poker adalah permainan kesalahan. Pemain Togel Hari Togel HK Ini yang paling sedikit salah menilai, salah membaca, dan benar-benar bermain DUMB kemungkinan besar akan pulang dengan uang tunai.

Saya akan memberi Anda latihan yang cukup maju untuk sebuah perubahan. Sesekali Anda harus diberi kesempatan untuk naik ke level permainan yang lain. Jika Anda seperti kebanyakan pemain (termasuk saya sendiri), Anda tidak akan bisa menyelesaikan latihan ini dalam waktu lama. Paling-paling Anda hanya bisa mengatur beberapa menit latihan sebelum gagal.

Inilah yang saya ingin Anda lakukan. Suatu malam minggu depan, sebelum Anda keluar dari mobil di tempat parkir ruang kartu Anda dan masuk untuk bermain, saya ingin Anda berhenti selama beberapa menit dan berkonsentrasi. Saya ingin Anda memvisualisasikan diri Anda saat Anda duduk di belakang kemudi. Ketika Anda melihat diri Anda sendiri, berpura-puralah bahwa Anda adalah seorang sutradara dalam sebuah film di mana Anda adalah bintangnya. Film ini tentang Anda. Sekarang Anda BUKAN pemainnya, Anda adalah sutradara yang menonton aktor memainkan Anda.

Apakah Anda masih dengan saya? Orang yang biasanya Anda, sekarang adalah seorang aktor yang memerankan Anda, oke?

Selama Anda dapat mempertahankan latihan, perhatikan diri Anda bermain poker dari sudut kamera tepat di atas bahu kanan Anda. Di dalam bingkai foto, kamera dapat melihat semua pemain di meja dan dapat memperbesar tangan Anda saat dibagikan kepada Anda.

Alih-alih Anda memasukkan uang Anda ke dalam pot, Anda sedang menonton seorang aktor memasukkan chip-nya ke dalam pot. Sekarang kamera mengikuti semua orang secara bergantian di sekitar meja. Dari sudut pandang yang terpisah ini, tiba-tiba motif setiap orang untuk berakting terungkap. Termasuk KAMU.

Yang membuat Anda takjub, Anda akan menemukan diri Anda mengatakan tentang aktor yang memerankan Anda. “Kenapa dia melakukan itu? Itu sangat BODOH! Orang yang duduk di kursi tiga JELAS memiliki tangan yang terbaik!”

Sekarang sebagai sutradara, Anda memberi tahu aktor yang memerankan Anda untuk membuang tangan. Tentu saja, aktor melakukan apa yang diperintahkan. Latihan selesai ketika pemain di tiga kursi menyerahkan PERSIS tangan yang terlepas, tidak terlibat yang Anda pakai.

Anda sekarang telah melakukan apa yang tidak dapat Anda lakukan sebelumnya. Anda telah memainkan peran seolah-olah Anda tidak terlibat secara emosional dan finansial. Dan Anda menghemat banyak uang.

Jangan berharap bisa mempertahankan latihan ini dalam waktu lama. Butuh latihan bertahun-tahun. Tetapi jika Anda dapat melakukannya bahkan untuk beberapa tangan dalam semalam, perbedaan dalam permainan Anda bisa sangat besar. Poker akan menjadi permainan kesalahan untuk pemain lain, bukan Anda.

 

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Creative Writing Jobs at Translation Services UK

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To some creative writing is just a hobby but to others it is their career. Creative writing is incredibly fun and is a great stress release from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is not an easy industry to get into; however some of us are fortunate enough to be able to earn money for doing creative writing. In this guide we shall look at the sorts of jobs you can get in creative writing and how to find them and apply for them.

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Types of Creative Writing Jobs

Creative writing is a very broad term, and essentially all types of writing are creative. To be a creative writer you do not need to write fiction novels – there are so many more jobs where you can make the most of your writing skills.

One such job is screen writing. Every television drama, comedy and soap opera has a creative writer behind it. They all need someone to write the scripts for the characters and come up with different plots and storylines. This can be an incredibly demanding job – particularly if working on a daily soap opera that needs constant fresh storylines each and every day. Screen writing is a fantastic creative writing job for anyone with a vivid imagination or those with a great sense of humor (if working on comedy).

Another type of creative writing job is freelance writing. Many writers work from home and may write novels in various different genres. On the side they may also write short stories for newspapers and magazines. For those who are talented, freelance writing is a fantastic career opportunity and gives you a lot of freedom in your job.

There are also creative writing jobs within education and publishing. Who do you think writes children’s books? Who writes the blurbs on the back of books? Who writes all of the information in marketing campaigns that draws in the customers? These are all jobs that creative writers are hired to do! More about Translation Services UK

Creative writing skills can be used within almost all job sectors. Even if you are working as a bank manager you can use your creative writing skills to draft letters and reports. If you are working in marketing you can use your creative writing skills to write marketing campaigns and press releases. So even if your job isn’t directly related to creative writing there are always ways to use your skills in a less direct way.

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What Skills You Need to Work in Creative Writing

There are many skills required to be successful in the creative writing field. Not only are talent and skill important but dedication and self-motivation. This is particularly important when you are working freelance. Many people find it hard to motivate themselves to write when they are at home as there are so many other distractions.

Creative writers also need to be adaptable. You can’t be too picky about what jobs you want to do or what specific genre you want to write about. You need to be able to work to a project specification and adapt your skills to suit the project you are giving. If you’re not adaptable you will be limiting your job opportunities.

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Where to Find Creative Writing Jobs

There are plenty of places to find creative writing jobs and one of the most popular places these days is on the internet.

The internet is a fantastic resource for finding jobs as well as for looking for career advice and direction. There are dozens of websites that are specifically catered towards those looking for careers in creative writing so these websites are a great place to start.

You may also want to look in your local newspaper to see if any jobs are available in creative writing in your area.

Very rarely will a job advertisement include the words: “Creative Writer” in the job title, so be sure that you are aware that many jobs that involve creative writing aren’t always just about writing.

 

 

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CASH SPLASH PAYS OUT $21 MILLION IN TOTAL Link Alternatif Sbobet PAYOUTS!

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London, April 16, 2001 – The Jackpot Madness network portal, (www.jackpotmadness.com), has announced that Cash Splash, the world’s #1 online progressive jackpot, has paid out a total of over $21,000,000. Cash Splash, which was the world’s first online progressive jackpot, is a unique online slot developed by Microgaming, the leader in online casino systems and exclusively available to the Jackpot Madness family of casinos. CashSplash is a three-reel, three-coin, single line progressive slot machine that is connected to over 60 casinos, with new casinos joining constantly. Cash Splash accumulates deposits from players on the Cash Splash slots on all participating casinos and creates constant giant jackpots. Powered by Microgaming’s trusted software, Cash Splash is also backed by PlayCheck? which enables players to obtain a complete history of their game play for up to 7 days after they have finished playing.

Cash Splash, introduced in October 1998, is the oldest and most popular of the 5 progressive games featured in the portal. The game’s reputation has boomed in the last two years and Cash Splash is now available at more than 60 online casinos. With thousands of people playing simultaneously across the entire Jackpot Madness Gaming Network, generous jackpots are won daily.

 

The landmark win that pushed Cash Link Alternatif Sbobet Splash over the $21 million mark was a $32,188.20 jackpot won by Elizabeth C. at All Slots Casino (www.allslots.com) on March 27.

 

“Cash Splash is growing in popularity as there is nothing comparable to the Jackpot Madness progressives on the Internet today.” said Marilyn Glazier, Director of Public Relations for Jackpot Madness.com “More and more players are realizing they have the opportunity to go for the gold, knowing that they are at a safe and trustworthy Internet casino bearing the Jackpot Madness seal of approval. Cash Splash has multiple winners daily, and many people are winning numerous times, including Blake R. who won 3 times for a total of $272,957.56 and Debbie R. who has won four times for a total of $169,558.75 .”

 

About Jackpot Madness:

Jackpot Madness, run by Jumbo Jackpots of Curacao, is the world’s largest online progressive network. All the jackpots won on the casinos providing these games are offered through full, direct cash payouts – the only games on the Internet offering this benefit. The goal of the portal is to provide jackpot enthusiasts with a single destination offering a wide choice of progressives, featuring frequent payouts and record-breaking jackpots. The jackpot totals are “live” and Jackpot Madness provides constantly updated information together with links to over 70 casinos. Total payouts are over $82,000,000 and counting.

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THE #1 PROBLEM SKYBLOCK COINS SHOP WILL SOLVE BY

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Cryptocon is a cryptocurrency summit and barcamp being held in Sydney and Singapore this July. The event will play host to entrepreneurs, investors, enthusiasts and thought leaders in the digital currency space. The emphasis will be on regional leaders of this emerging technology.

 

As an introduction to the event, and to promote awareness, Cryptocon recently asked some of its speakers a single pointed and direct question: “What is the number one problem that I hope Bitcoin will solve by the end of 2015?”

 

The answers are as revealing as any presentation or speech. See how some of the Cryptocon speakers answered:

 

Roger Ver – Blockchain, ‘Bitcoin Jesus’:

 

“By the end of 2015 I hope that Bitcoin will enable people to be able to transact with other individuals across the planet, without requiring permission from a bank or government.”

 

Antony Lewis – Business Development Manager at itBit:

 

“I’m going to assume ‘Bitcoin’ can also mean ‘the Bitcoin community’ and say that the number one problem I hope the Bitcoin community will solve by the end of 2015 is the education of the public and policy makers about the power that decentralised currencies can bring to enrich humanity, by decreasing transaction costs and enabling more people to participate in global finance.”. Learn more about SKYBLOCK COINS SHOP

 

Jon Matonis – Executive Director at the Bitcoin Foundation:

 

“The number one problem that I hope Bitcoin will solve by the end of 2015 is the ability to provide a realistic and viable alternative to central bank issued currencies.”

 

Tomas Forgac – Founder at Coin-Of-Sale:

 

“It is not certain whether the complete monetary meltdown will be accomplished by 2015, but there is little doubt in my mind, that by then, we will be in the middle of the largest economic crisis in the history of the world and there is no doubt governments and central banks will repeat the same failed recipes that would have got them there in the first place.

 

Bitcoin should provide savers and businesses with a convenient, reliable and stable exit strategy from what will continue to be relentless effort by governments and central banks to prop up economies they failed, bail out toxic banks they continued to support when they were already too big to save, beat each other in debasing their currencies in order to satisfy the export lobby and most importantly printing their way out of the debt they bloated. And, protection against currency wars and expected inflationary response to the upcoming financial and economic crisis.”

 

Matthew Cridland – Tax Partner at DLA Piper Australia:

 

“…the Australian tax and GST treatment of Bitcoin mining and Bitcoin transactions that occur within Australia. The Australian Taxation Office has indicated that it will release public guidance on its views on these issues around 30 June 2014.”

 

 

Anson Zeall – Founder of Coinpip:

 

“…the basic banking facilities that aren’t available to the majority of emerging and frontier market consumers and merchants today.”

 

Chris Guzowski – Founder at Australian Bitcoin ATMs:

 

“The number one problem that I hope Bitcoin will solve by the end of 2015 is the delay and cost of personal international fund transfers.”

 

James Snodgrass – Principal at Forsyth Real Estate, Sydney:

 

“The number one problem I hope that Bitcoin will resolve by the end of 2015 is the cost and processing time of transacting through the major banks. Hopefully banks and other institutions will decrease their fees associated with the transfer of funds and will make the processing time more efficient and effective.”

 

James Cox – Co-Founder at Ripple Singapore:

 

“…the concentration of mining power. I think many of us have been stunned at the exponential rise in difficulty. I wrote a book largely about the power of the exponential function and still seemed to underestimate it. Whilst it helps secure the network, the resulting concentration of mining power concerns me on a philosophical and economic level.”

 

Simon Dixon – CEO & Founder at BankToTheFuture:

 

The number one problem that I hope Bitcoin will solve by the end of 2015 is making it so that people don’t care how it works, because it is so easy to use.

 

Jonathan Levin – Co-founder at Coinometrics:

 

The one problem that I hope Bitcoin will solve by the end of 2015 is creating a transparent and efficient fee system. Currently in Bitcoin, very small fees are paid on transactions to limit the amount of network traffic. Over the coming year, the price charged for a Bitcoin transaction will hopefully reflect the cost borne to the network for processing a transaction. If this happens Bitcoin, will be a truly decentralised marketplace for the transfer of value with participants through behaving in their own self-interest achieve something great. This would be revolutionary.

 

Andras Kristof – Founder at Tembusu:

 

The number one problem that I hope Bitcoin will solve by the end of 2015 is the financial integration of the unbanked millions of southeast asia, south america and africa.

 

Jason Williams – Founder at BitPOS:

 

“In my role as a bitcoin payment gateway provider, one of the things we keep butting up against, day in and day out, is the perception that bitcoin is used mostly to buy drugs. In an abstract sense, I really hope that bitcoin will solve this repetitional problem.

 

I’m working on this problem in my startup BitPOS, and in capacity as the president of the Bitcoin Association of Australia. I’m finding there are more people of varied backgrounds getting involved in the regional meet ups in Australia and it is through these grass roots movements that we’ll find perceptions changing.

 

While we as a global community have embraced bitcoin, we need to do more. We need to reach out to the decision makers and influencers of the world, and we need to let them know crypto currencies are here to stay. We need to let them know they’re legal and legitimate ways to transfer value between each other.”

 

Tristan Winters – Business Development at iceCUBED.

 

“In one word; war. I hope Bitcoin will end war by 2015.

The state can only finance endless war through inflation or taxation. That’s it. There is an upper limit on the amount they can tax. Inflation has no such restrictions.

 

If we all use non-government money then the state is out of options and hard out of luck.

 

In the words of John Lennon, ‘War is over…if you want it.’ Choose Bitcoin. End war.”

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Eight is a Lucky Togel Number

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Most casinos use web addresses based on card combinations or catchy names, but very few use numeric domains. One exception is 888.com.

888.com isn’t a new casino, however. It’s one of the domain names used by casino giant Casino on Net.

Casino on Net, established in 1996, is one of the grandfathers of online gaming. Since that time, millions of players have downloaded their top-notch casino package, which includes Blackjack, Video Poker, Roulette, Slots, Craps and Baccarat.

But why use the 888.com domain as well as CasinoOnNet.com (and Casino-On-Net.com)? There are two reasons.

First, the number eight is considered lucky in Chinese culture and is highly sought after in phone numbers, addresses, and bank account numbers. It foreshadows prosperity and brings added confidence. The phonetic sound of eight in the Cantonese and Mandarin languages is also similar to the word for prosperity.

Eight can even be worth money to people who get their hands on it. License plates in Hong Kong with an eight in them can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Telephone area codes with eight in them are also very popular with the Chinese community. Monterey Bay, California uses the 818 area code, and is the only city in the continental U.S. with an Asian majority.

Not every Chinese person believes that eight is a Togel symbol of good luck, but Chinese gamblers certainly do. And Casino on Net is counting on the 888.com domain to attract them to the casino.

The other reason why this domain was created is a little more obvious, and maybe more relevant, for the rest of the online gambling community. 888.com is easy to remember and easy to spell.

Casino on Net offers players a choice of free-play or real money games, as well as a 20% sign-up bonus. The casino features reviewed payouts from PricewaterhouseCoopers, 24/7 technical and customer support, prompt cash-out, and one of the best reputations in the online casino business.

Omni Casino Sponsors Tennis Tournament

Omni Casino – With a reputation for leading the way in the online gaming industry, it isn’t surprising that Omni Casino is once again about to do what no other online gaming company has ever done.

Omni will be the first online casino ever to officially sponsor a tennis tournament. Omni will be sponsoring The Hamlet Cup International Series on the ATP Tour, which takes place in Long Island, New York from August 18 to 26, 2001. In conjunction with the tennis tournament, Omni Casino will be giving one of their lucky members $150,000 more than the winner of the US Open Tennis Tournament through its $1,000,000 U.S. Open Challenge.

Starting July 1, 2001, all new players will receive an added $20 free to use at the casino on a minimum deposit of $20 when opening their account. New account holders will automatically be eligible for the million-dollar prize in Omni’s $1,000,000 U.S. Open Challenge.

Omni’s staff has also decided to double the monthly bonus. Members who make an initial deposit of $150 each month will receive an extra $50 free for use in playing at Omni Casino. This extra $50 may be just what a player needs to win the highest online casino jackpot, which is available at Omni Casino. The jackpot for Omni’s Rags to Riches Slots game is currently at $274,586.39 and continues to climb every minute.

These are just a few of the things that are going on at Omni Casino. Omni Casino’s mission is, “To provide the greatest level of gaming entertainment and enjoyment, with the highest level of security and customer care, and do it all with a smile.”

 

 

 

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Modular Singapore Online Casino Software Saves Time and Disk Space

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With online casinos always comes the great debate over whether to patronize casinos that house the software on the server or casinos that require you to download software and install it on your computer.

 

Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and the developers of both types of software are trying to erase the disadvantages so that their product will prevail over all and they can take over the planet. Developers of Java software are striving toward (and making progress with) coming up with Java games that offer graphics, animations and sounds that are just as impressive as those found at casinos which are downloaded.

 

Developers of downloadable casino software, conversely, are working toward decreasing the file size of their downloads without compromising the crisp graphics and warm tones embedded in their games. One of the ways around burdening players with huge downloads is creating games available via modular software.

 

The frustrating thing about having to wait for your computer to download hefty casino applications is that they give you a bunch of stuff you don’t need. If you want to play blackjack and couldn’t give a you-know-what about slots and video poker and craps and all the other games bundled with the software, waiting for your computer to download all those games you don’t need seems like a waste of time.

 

Wouldn’t it be much easier if you only had to download the games that you want to play?

 

Modular software enables you to do just that. Instead of downloading all the games, you initially download a package containing the components of the software that are shared by all the games and from there you download each game individually. Not only does this save time, it saves a lot of room on your hard drive.

 

One of the first Singapore Online Casino companies to offer modular software was CryptoLogic. This saved players at Crypto casinos, such as InterCasino.com, a ton of time, especially considering that Crypto’s games come with very rich graphics. The most recently released suite of modular games is available at Global Player Casino (www.global-player.com), where individual pieces can be downloaded with a DSL in less than a minute.

 

The great debate — to download or not to download — is still alive and well, with both options continually improving. The ultimate best-of-both worlds alternative hasn’t arrived yet, but for those looking for compromise, casinos built with modular software is an option worth consideration.

 

 

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BTCC Joins OKCoin to Resume Bitcoin Withdrawals in China; Crypto GamblingTrading Volumes Up

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The months-long bitcoin withdrawal freeze in China is coming to an end, as major exchange BTCC resumes bitcoin withdrawals.

The new month brings with it reports of another prominent exchange lifting its withdrawal freeze. BTCChina has stated that it has begun “testing” bitcoins this week. In joining OKCoin, that’s two of the ‘big three’ Chinese exchanges resuming withdrawals following regulatory scrutiny by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC).

China’s central bank began investigating trading and business practices of regional exchanges that drove what was then the world’s largest bitcoin trading market. It was nearly six months ago on January 6 when PBoC officials met with BTCC and followed it up with “on-site checks” of China’s biggest exchanges.

For its part, BTCC claimed it “regularly meets with the PBOC” to work in accordance of laws and regulations while adhering to “strict AML/KYC policies”. It wasn’t long before the financial pin-up kz regulator’s tightening squeeze was felt in the Chinese bitcoin ecosystem. Exchanges stopped margin trading completely and enforced trading fees in January alone.

Come February, OKCoin and Huobi paused bitcoin withdrawals, a temporary measure that was expected to last a month at the time. BTCC followed suit and halted withdrawals a week later. The freeze continued through March, with BTCC stating that withdrawals would only resume after regulatory approval.

In mid-May, CCN reported that the months-long PBOC’s inspection of exchanges was coming to an end. Withdrawals were to be expected in June, with rumors of ‘punitive’ penalties to be imposed on bitcoin exchanges. Details of the punishments, if any, are currently unknown.

Prominent Chinese cryptocurrency news source cnLedger confirmed BTCC resuming withdrawals.

The impact on Chinese markets has been telling. Having accounted for 10% of the world’s bitcoin trading early on Wednesday, news of OKCoin allowing withdrawals spurred investor activity to nearly 20% of the world’s trading volumes on the day.

On Thursday, following BTCC’s announcement, trading in Chinese markets is now at nearly 25% of the global market over a 24-hour period.

OKCoin, traditionally one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges by trading volume is now making a comeback, as is BTCC.

It’s likely to be only a matter of time before Huobi, the other ‘big three’ Chinese exchange, follows suit.

Bitcoin Could Top $100,000 in 10 Years, Says Previously Accurate Analyst

An analyst who, in late 2016, correctly predicted that bitcoin prices would trump $2,000 this year has now forecasted bitcoin price to hit beyond $100,000 in 10 years.

As CCN reported in early December 2016, a “2017 Outrageous Predictions” report by Saxo Bank – a Danish investment and trading institution – made a number of forecasts about stocks, monetary reserves, commodities and banks around the world. In that report, analyst Kay Van-Petersen also called bitcoin to be punching above $2,000 under a Trump administration. On May 21st, bitcoin price struck $2,000 and went on to hit an all-time high above $2,750.

Now, Van-Petersen, who describes himself a skeptic of central banks (the Fed, Bank of Japan and the ECB in particular) and a ‘Bitcoin newbie’, Crypto Gambling sees more bullish gains for bitcoin over the next decade.

In conversation with CNBC, the analyst sees prices topping $100,000 in ten years and explains the reasons behind his prediction.

Firstly, Van-Petersen sees cryptocurrencies growing tremendously in the global trading market in the coming years. Enough for all cryptocurrencies to equal 10% of the average daily volumes of global fiat currency trading, in 10 years.

“This is not a fad, cryptocurrencies are here to say,” Van-Petersen told the publication.

The average daily volumes of foreign exchange trading scales over $5 trillion in the present day. With this as the scale, Van-Petersen sees cryptocurrencies reaching 10% of that figure, or $500 billion in daily trading, in ten years. If bitcoin – conservatively – totals 35% of the cryptocurrency market share (it currently stands at 45%), daily bitcoin trading volumes would reach $175 billion.

The analyst also sees bitcoin’s market cap to be 10x that of its average daily trading volume in ten years, which would see the cryptocurrency reach a market cap of $1.75 trillion. Divide that figure by an estimated potential 17 million bitcoins in supply in 10 years and each mined bitcoin in circulation would be worth over $100,000.

Van-Petersen sees bitcoin as one of two or three main cryptocurrencies that will dominate in the coming years. “And the reason is the first-mover advantage, the scale and the pioneering,” he added.

While the analyst’s prediction is undoubtedly bullish – it represents a 4500% rise from current bitcoin prices – it pales in comparison to that of PayPal director and bitcoin executive Wences Casares. A week ago, Casares, an early tech entrepreneur who is now chief executive at bitcoin wallet Xapo, predicted bitcoin to hit $1 million over the next 5-10 years.

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Chips go down in Macau to Sg Online Casino

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The tiny territory of Macau, close to Hong Kong in Southern China, has embarked on one of the biggest upheavals in its history, a major transformation of its crucial gambling industry.

Macau’s 440,000 inhabitants live off the income from its casinos; the rattling of dice, the clacking of betting chips and the rustle of money echoes 24 hours a day.

 

And for 40 years all the casinos on the island – which reverted from being a sport kazakhstan Portuguese colony to Chinese control in 1999 – have been controlled by just one company headed by the flamboyant tycoon Stanley Ho.

 

His million-visitor-a-month business provides two pin up bahis thirds of Macau’s tax revenues, funds free education, healthcare and social security – and has made him fabulously wealthy.

 

Shady dealings

 

But with it has come a seedy reputation, as Sg Online Casino sit cheek by jowl with massage parlours and saunas and foreign prostitutes walk the streets.

 

Not to mention the persistent allegations that Chinese organised crime syndicates are intimately involved in Macau’s nightlife – as they are in Chinese communities across Asia.

 

This image has persuaded the island’s chief executive, Edmund Ho, to take away the monopoly once and for all.

 

“The liberalisation of the gaming sector mainly is to bring in the type of mostbet competition that we would like,” he told the BBC.

 

“We believe that liberalising, putting three licences instead of one big monopoly, will enable Macau to transform into something that we would like it to be – namely a gaming, tourism, culture and convention centre.”

 

Getting on

 

In theory, the loss of the monopoly should not bother Stanley Ho too much.

 

Now an 80-year-old billionaire with 17 children by four wives, legend has it he arrived in Macau with one dollar in his pocket aged 19.

 

Now, in the latest symbol of his opulence, he is constructing the tenth tallest pin up building in the world in Macau, an enormous spike of a tower for communications and tourists to enjoy the view.

 

From the 300m spike Stanley Ho’s influence can be seen everywhere, from office blocks to ports and the airline, as well as the world’s biggest fleet of high speed ferries bringing in cash-laden gamblers from Hong Kong.

 

According to Harald Bruning, a local writer and commentator, Stanley Ho is now simply much too big.

 

“His company has grown into a behemoth,” he said. “In a way the company is bigger than the government, financially.”

 

Interest from overseas

 

The new licences have attracted the attention of casino operators from Las Vegas and Sun City in South Africa, to name but two.

 

Macau is the only place in China where casinos are allowed and they are eyeing the increasingly wealthy Chinese market.

 

Locals involved in the industry – albeit on a lesser level than Stanley Ho’s – hope the new entrants will make Macau less like Dodge City and more like Las Vegas or Monte Carlo.

 

For gambling tour operator David Chow, the question is how to bring in a new market and new revenue for Macau, and make it a family attraction instead of just a gambling destination.

 

“We are not asking people to get greedy,” he says.

 

“We are asking people to come and enjoy and relax. We have to make Macau a destination.

 

Even so, this won’t be the end of Stanley Ho. When his monopoly runs out may no longer be the only operator – but most people expect he’ll still be the biggest player in town.

 

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