Coaching your friends

WSOPNot long after you achieve any modicum of success, you will have friends asking for poker advice and coaching.

Just point them in the right direction by giving them links to this site or a poker forum or any other reputable poker strategy resource.

If you actually spend time coaching someone, it will likely be a waste of time. Most people who express an interest in playing poker are just seeing that someone is sitting in front of a computer at home and making money and assume it must be easy. They will quickly give up and not only will you have wasted your time, but they may even blame you!

A person who is likely to succeed in poker in the long term is a self-motivated individual. Once you point them in the right direction, a self motivated person will want to bounce things off of you, but won’t ask for lots of hand holding. The person looking to get rich quick will tell you that the strategy resources suck and ask you for your “secrets” or “system.”

It is not different from anything else where good money can be made. Only few people will make the effort to learn the skills required to succeed and make such money themselves. Otherwise if this was so easy to make money, everyone would be rich, but where would the money come from? Making money by yourself necessitates focus, discipline, the willingness to learn and poker is no different.

But from the outside people think that it seems so easy. They see a group of seemingly friends playing cards all day long, some from their computers, others by sitting at tournament venues like the WSOP. And then to their surprise they learn that some of these players make a living from playing cards, and some even make millions just doing that. They cannot believe their ears. And it seems such an easy and fun thing to do.

So they want to ask their friend poker pro how to do it, as they think you only need a few tricks to perform. But the reality is that making money playing poker is a long road full of bumps, and these newbies will desperate quickly when they find out how tough it is.

This is why less than 1% of players will make a consistent living from poker. The first necessary ingredient is to have the personality and commitment, and most people do not have it.

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China Solves More Than 1000 Online Gambling Cases

Chinese casinoThe online gambling crackdown in China has resulted in approximately 1100 solved cases. Additionally, police managed to freeze more than €115 million of gambling funds. The campaign took place between July and December last year. Chinese police cooperated with allied organizations during this national crackdown designed to combat the rising number of online gambling operators with a foothold in mainland China.

Gambling Rings

Several major cases were cracked down, among which five gambling rings that each posted yearly revenues over more than €3.46 billion. Chinese police also broke up 21 gambling networks with yearly revenues of more than €576 million. Furthermore, police detained over 130 gambling operators, helped by unlawful foreign groups. They also arrested over 320 defendants from the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, etc.

Online Casinos

Additionally, police cracked down 57 criminal groups that had supported online casinos operations. Among those criminal gangs were 21 groups that had supported financial transactions of online casinos. Police also shut down at least 100 online casinos by taking over the servers and all computing materials.

Joint Promulgation

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the Supreme People’s Court created a joint promulgation with regard to the ‘views on certain lawful matters with regard to online gambling cases’. This shared promulgation resulted in clear rules concerning verdicts of guilty and convicting culprits. Running an online gambling business is a serious offense in the PRC and people found guitly face severe punishment.

Online Gambling Funds

The MPS, China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Chinese central bank cooperated to create a system that improves the process of gathering information on gambling funds. The system also accelerates the process of freezing gambling funds. Internationally financial transactions are the weak link of any online gambling company and this is no different in China.

In addition, the Chinese central bank introduced the ‘administrative measures for financial transactions conducted by non-financial organizations’. These measures concern penalties on third-party portals for conducting payment services for online gambling and other unlawful activities.

National Crackdown

In February, the Ministry of Public Security presented their plans for a national crackdown on online gambling. Large amounts of money flow out of the country due to online casinos. Online gambling also has a negative impact on social and economic order in China. Gambling has always been frown upon in the PRC and this is considered at the same level as smoking opium. Henceforth the Government is very serious about confiscating profits and deposits and giving long prison terms as a future deterrent against anyone thinking about such illegal activities.

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Factors to Consider When playing casino games online

casino gamesRecently the free online casino gambling has turned out to be a game that is cent percent risk free. Hence, it’s no wonder that online casinos are glutting the world of the web, turning it tougher for the gamblers to identify the best available online gambling sites for them.

As a matter of fact, a lot less pressure and more pleasure is obtained by the gambler playing at an online casino than in the real physical casinos. Noise free and healthy environment at home can bring in good thoughts in your mind which can help in better deciding your lucky number.

Irrespective of the fact of playing at a free online casino or a web gambling site involving the real money, the real pleasure of gambling is obtained only when the site provides you with all the expected features of the real casino. While selecting the best gambling site a lot of things are there which needs to be taken into consideration.

You can begin your extensive research from the available lists of the best gambling sites that are provided in the review section of various gaming websites. Check out the top ones from all of these lists and make a small final list of the five best online gambling sites which got repeated the maximum number of times. Then try to open all of these 5 online gambling sites in order to scrutinize them with the target of identifying the best online gambling site for your style of playing online casino games.

Identify the vendor of the software they are making use of. Try to know whether or not the software supplier for the site is well renowned in the world of online casinos or not. Undoubtedly, a quality software brand turns good gambling websites into the best in the business.

Always select a user-friendly gambling site which does not take too much time for time consuming graphics or any other complex steps to play the online casino in their site. To get real gambling pleasure choose the website that makes use of excellent graphical software. For this you also got to have an updated PC with a high speed Internet connection.

Then take a deep look at the manifold casino games that the site is offering for its registered members and guests.

In addition to this, go through all the comments and the reviews of the other current players of that online casino.
Online casino gaming has been a revolution of this era. Now people can play casino games sitting on they home couch. Not only that, but nowadays people can get the casino reviews and casino tips online too. This great invention indicates that a new era has begun for you to play safely on the Web.

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Poker tournament

I was in vacation in Canada and visited a casino while they had a large poker tournament. The semi-final day combined the remaining players from both Day 1’s, making the field 195-strong. Each Day played to the end of Level 11, which culminated with blind levels of 800/1,600 + 200 antes. Of the 195 players, only 80 would make the money, which accounts for about 10% of the field. As an unwanted bonus, the annual tradition of a power failure set back the start of the tournament by 90 minutes; this time it covered not only the casino but a few city blocks.

One of the very first eliminations was Brian Henningson, who started the day with 13K. Always the optimist after a surviving a near-fatal motorcycle accident last July, he confirmed himself “The luckiest man alive.” Not so lucky today though when his suited K-J ran headlong into A-A and he walked away a few minutes into the day. In fact there were a number of short stacks and they fell away quickly, breaking table after table within the first 45-minute round.

Some CPT notables vying for the money today were Grant Thelin, Glenn Huffman and Joe Zappia, who finished 9th in this event last year. Gavin Smith was also sticking it to the competition with some banter and rolling over his table-mates. “My table was letting me streamroll, so I let them let me. I’ve been accumulating chips all day,” he told me during one of the breaks. He was also the in-studio guest later on Adam Schwartz’s Vancouver-based radio show “Rounders: The Poker Show”. Gavin complimented the tournament organizers and loved being able to “condition his table” with lots of limping and playing lots of pots. Unfortunately he got as far as 27th, which paid $8,800.

Some of the other cash finishers: Chris Chang finished in 24th after nursing a short stack for more than one level – paying $11,000. P.J. Corvese continued his tournament consistency with 37th for $6,400. Glen Huffman was hoping Ducati was watching him finish 45th, paying $4,800. Stephen Ladowsky is no stranger to large-cash finishes, and continued his brilliant 2006, being knocked out in 51st for $4,000.

With the day wrapping shortly after midnight, we were down to the top 10 who would return to the televised table tomorrow at noon. For those who didn’t make the cut, there were enough cash games rocking in the poker room to drown their sorrows. Chip counts for the next day were:

Brian Wilson Chilliwack, BC $1,949,000
Gregoire Gaspirini Gordonsville, VA $1,268,000
Nelson Batista Richmond, BC $1,219,000
Noah Askarian Coquitlam, BC $868,000
Karim Chatur Calgary, AB $722,000
Atsushi Kobayashi Markham, ON $542,000
Derrick Law Whitehorse, YT $494,000
Michael Sun New Westminster, BC $305,000
David White Abbotsford, BC $296,000
Lazaros Lazarakis Richmond, BC $213,000

Quite exciting to see all this action to say the least.

Pros and cons of online poker games

The greatest thing that poker has brought in our life is the passion and emotional fury. We are now nowhere to the point of losing all our efforts. As it is said the positive inputs will always bring a shower of positive outputs in turn, we as normal human beings will always rely on our emotions and passion rather than on our logic and intuition.

If you are serious about playing poker, then you have to maintain this passion in the same way from the very beginning. At no point of time you can feel that you are out of the track and losing your momentum. You must be up and you have to keep on playing. After all, this is nothing but gambling and there is not any point here that can offer a fixed and stable allotment in this field. That is why it is regarded as one of the most glorious uncertainties in the world of internet gaming. Playing casino poker seems to be a matter of joke though it seems to be quite easy from the looks and appearance of the sites. That’s the credit of the presenters who really make these sites attractive enough to force everyone to have a look at them.

There are a plenty of poker sites, which will give you ample opportunities to earn online money if you are good at it. We know very well that rakeback is one of the most popular options that we have in online gaming. Some are either hard to play, while others are easier. They take few or too many players. Out of these, one will find it quite difficult to choose the most effective ones. In fact it is almost impossible to predict the best option available for us.

If you are a casual player, then you don’t need to pay too much attention to the do’s and don’ts of the game and the online poker sites. It is just a matter of the eye sensation that will close the choice. But, if you are big enough, you shouldn’t go astray – it is always better to keep a note of all the aspects that lead to a consistent positive winning rate.