Gaming/Gambling Big Business or Big Hoax

Gaming and Casino gambling is the ultmate big business….no more illegal mobster dealings. They have all cleaned up their acts and incorporated themselves. They are a legitimate business now. Casino gambling has been the big rage for an entire century and it shows no sign of slowing down. As with many activities that man is involved with there are many facets to gambling. In Texas, if you buy one of their scratch-offs, you are helping to educate the school children in that state. When the legislators decided to legalize that form of gambling in the state, you see casinos are a no-no in Texas, the public was led to believe that a majority of the funds would go toward education. This did not prove to be the case. The students might net a measely twenty percent. However, big money is being made from scratch-offs. Who are the losers? What are your chances of winning from scratch-offs? It’s unbelievable odds.

Yet, underpriviledged, sometimes undereducated, individuals seem to spend a disproportionate amount of money on scrath-offs. Vegas is bigger and better than ever. Yes it controlled by the people once called the Mafia. The money left at the gaming tables and in the slot machines on any single day could rebuild New Orleans. More than 65 million peole participated in this sport yes, consider it a sport, last year here in America. Around the world there were Canadians, Mexicans, and just about every nations’ citizens participating in some form of gambling. People with money and people without money are making gaming/gambling a mega business.

From kitchen poker games to ball games of all kinds, and horse betting and dog betting to dominoes more people participate in gambling than in any other sport. The biggest draw in the world of gambling is casino gambling. Everybody dreams of winning the mega bucks. The casinos will allow a lucky player to win big money sporadically. The newspaper headlines spread the news “Ten Million Dollar Jackpot won on Dollar Machine.” Just the headlines suckers need to see. They will keep coming …knowing that the machines are programmed, but feeling so lucky that they know that they will be the next big winner. By the time one realizes that this is not his lucky day, he has spent the mortgage, the grocery money and has forgotten about the baby’s milk. Who’s the loser?

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Texas Holdem Strategy -Adapting Your Game In Texas Hold’em – How To Outplay Your Opponents To Victor

In this article I will focus on texas holdem strategy, specifically how to adjust your play.

When playing Texas Holdem, whether it be tournament style or cash game you have to REALIZE that your game needs to be able to adapt.

What do I mean by this?

There are four types of players in Texas Hold’em:





Loose-passive players are the players that tend to be involved in MANY pots. They will call with just about any two cards and will chase any flush or straight. They came to gamble and dont mind going home early. They will either be out quickly or accumulate chips by getting lucky.

Tight-passive- these players are waiting for premium hands. they are tight but when the time is right they will play against you.

Loose-aggressive players – These players will drive you insane. They will play any hand no matter what. They basically play any hand they have like its aces. Unless you have a GREAT starting hand it is just best to stay out of their way.

Tight-aggressive – probably the most common player in Hold’em. This type of player is TIGHT but AGGRESSIVE when they know they have the best hand. They are smart and cunning players.

As you can see, these different types of players can present many different situations for a player. You must be able to correctly read what type of players are at your table and bet your hands accordingly.

How should you be playing?
It’s really up to you. If you are playing poker seriously and want to win consistently you should have somewhat of a TIGHT game. If you are trying to WIN and don’t care about losing then you should probably be a loose-passive player.

It all depends on you and what you are trying to get out the game.

Until next time, good luck at the tables!

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