Review of Shut Up and Deal

Shut Up and Deal is a novel that explores the world of the compulsive, yet professional, high limit poker player. This fictional account chronicles a piece of the life of a young poker pro named Mickey as he struggles to keep himself in the black, but more importantly in action, over the course of several months.

Shut Up and Deal has engendered a great deal of controversy in knowledgeable poker circles. Folks seem to love or hate the book, but few are indifferent to it. It’s not a book on how to play poker, nor is it long in conventional literary stylings. For example, the book is almost completely devoid of theme and is very light on plot. Only one character is developed. It’s a narrative, and one that doesn’t go anywhere, although that’s partly the point. The protagonist spends most of the book spinning his wheels, but in his mind, that’s a victory, because his ambition seems to be just to stay in the game.

The book is written in a “conversational” style, although the voice of the conversation, Mickey talking to the audience, draws out sentences and rambles almost aimlessly. Unpleasant is far too strong a word for my impression of the prose, but I have to admit that I never did get into its rhythm. This is despite my being a fan of the great stream-of-consciousness writers, like Hunter Thompson and William Burroughs, that May seems to borrow from. It may very well be my failing for not getting the flow right in my own mind, as writer (and poker player) Tony Holden indicates that he thinks May is skilled in this regard.

The poker, however, is accurate. At least as much as we get to see of it, which isn’t in much detail. May has convinced me that he has spent time around these games, at the very least. If anyone wants to get inside the head of a high Slot Gacor stakes compulsive gambler, they’ll find an avenue here. Why do folks do it? What drives a person to play big at almost any cost? What’s the need that gets filled? Those who haven’t experienced it will probably never know for certain, but this is as close as most are likely to get, at least without a five figure bankroll.

Overall, though, my reaction to Shut Up and Deal is best summed up as tepid. I didn’t despise the book, nor did I consider it a waste of time, but it didn’t excite me either. I certainly can’t recommend it as highly as Holden’s first rate Big Deal, which I think is much more compelling, irrespective of the fact that it’s also a true story. Maybe it’s just the lack of conventional plot, or the lack of any strong themes or lessons to be learned, or maybe even its that the psychology is described, but the poker action never is that gets to me, I don’t know.

In any event, anyone who enjoys reading about the world of gambling and the attitudes that surround it will probably get into this book, at least enough to make it worth reading. For those who want either more substantive literature or compelling poker, read Big Deal first, then trek down to the local card room and check out the action for oneself.

Capsule:
I seem to be one of the few who had a lukewarm reaction to Shut Up and Deal. On the one hand, it is a compelling psychological look into the life of a high stakes poker player whose life revolves around being in action. On the other hand, for me the book held almost nothing else of interest, including no interesting writing and almost no plot whatsoever. Either way, I don’t feel the book is a waste of time, but I believe there is a lot of writing on the topic of much higher quality. As a case study, it’s my opinion that this book is ultimately more of a study on addiction than poker.…

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Kami ingin menyampaikan kepada semua orang masalah yang telah kami coba selesaikan selama berbulan-bulan sekarang, sejauh ini tidak berhasil. Kami akan menunjukkan bahwa apa yang terjadi sekarang tidak lebih dari kelanjutan dari pola pencurian dana Golden Palace dari pemain jujur.

Kami semua bergabung dengan beberapa kasino yang terkait dengan Golden Palace sekitar Oktober – November 1999. Sejak awal, kami menunjukkan hubungan kami satu sama lain (kami adalah sekelompok kerabat, teman, dan rekan bisnis) hingga staf keamanan kasino. Kami memiliki banyak komunikasi dengan Meyer Oheyom dan Mark Francis, yang selalu mengizinkan kami semua untuk bermain menggunakan akun terpisah kami, berpartisipasi dalam semua promosi, dan menggunakan kartu kredit kami di antara akun permainan kami. Kami bahkan mengirim email daftar semua akun kasino kami untuk membantu Golden Palace mengidentifikasi kami. Kami juga mengirim faks surat referensi dari Toto HK US TREASURY yang dikeluarkan untuk perusahaan IFEX GLOBAL – perusahaan tempat banyak dari kami bekerja. Selain itu, sesuai permintaan mereka, kami mengirim faks salinan kartu kredit kami kepada mereka untuk membuktikan bahwa kartu itu milik kami. Setelah itu, kami secara khusus dijanjikan oleh Mark Francis bahwa akun kami tidak akan pernah dikunci dan kami dapat bermain sebanyak dan selama yang kami inginkan. Setiap saat kami berkomunikasi dengan kasino dengan itikad baik, memperlakukan mereka dengan hormat dan keterbukaan.

Kami ditawari untuk berpartisipasi dalam sejumlah besar promosi yang dijalankan oleh Istana Emas dan kasino terkait pada bulan-bulan terakhir tahun 1999. Tawaran ini datang kepada kami semua langsung dari kasino melalui email. Kami tidak pernah meminta penawaran ini atau meminta email untuk dikirimkan kepada kami. Ketika kami menelepon untuk menanyakan bagaimana kasino dapat memberikan penawaran seperti itu, kami diberitahu bahwa mereka tertarik untuk menarik klien baru dan membuat klien lama senang dan kami langsung didesak oleh staf Golden Palace untuk berpartisipasi dalam promosi ini.

Kami dengan tepat dan hati-hati mengikuti semua aturan yang ditunjukkan dalam penawaran promosi Pengeluaran Sgp dan disclaimer. Setelah menghasilkan hampir $2.000.000 dalam taruhan, kami akhirnya memenangkan sekitar $235.000 di antara kami ber-11. Sebagian besar uang ini diberikan kepada kami sebagai bonus selama promosi, dan, sebagai pemain black jack yang baik, kami tidak hanya berhasil mempertahankan bonus, tetapi benar-benar menang di atasnya. Setiap saat kami mengikuti semua pedoman tertulis dan lisan yang diberikan oleh Istana Emas kepada kami. Tantangan promosi Golden Palace adalah bertaruh jumlah yang diperlukan tanpa kehilangan bonus. Kami yakin ada banyak orang yang mengambil tantangan ini dan akhirnya kehilangan uang mereka. Kami tidak kalah – kami akhirnya menang. Uang ini bukan lagi milik mereka, itu diberikan kepada kami sebagai bonus, dan, mungkin yang membuat mereka heran, Istana Emas tidak dikompensasikan dengan kerugian kami, karena kami tidak kalah.

Dari $235.000 yang kami menangkan, kami hanya dibayar $75.000, dan sisa dana kami “dikunci” pada 14 Januari 2000 oleh Golden Palace tanpa penjelasan apa pun. Golden Palace dan kasino terkait lainnya menolak untuk menjawab permintaan kami atas nama petugas mereka, alamat terdaftar mereka, nama perusahaan mereka, informasi lisensi mereka. Mark Francis menolak untuk menerima telepon kami. Semua orang memberi tahu kami bahwa dialah yang perlu kami ajak berdiskusi tentang pembayaran uang kami.

Sejak itu, menghadapi masalah serupa dengan pemenang lainnya, Golden Palace menemukan beberapa kata kunci dan frasa yang mereka gunakan saat mencuri uang orang, seperti “penyalahgunaan bonus” (baca: “penggunaan bonus”), “belumkah kami membayar Anda cukup banyak?” ” (baca: “jika Anda menang sekali dan tidak kalah setelah itu kami tidak akan membayar Anda”), “terima kasih tetapi tidak, terima kasih” (baca: “pergi dan, omong-omong, lupakan uang Anda”) dan “Anda menang dengan uang kita” (mereka lupa bahwa ketika mereka memberi seseorang bonus, uang itu bukan lagi milik mereka).

Kami memahami bahwa Golden Palace mungkin telah melakukan kesalahan bisnis dalam kampanye pemasarannya yang agresif. Rupanya, mereka memberi pemain terlalu banyak uang dalam bonus dan sekarang mencoba untuk memperbaiki kesalahan mereka dengan menyita dana dari pemain yang akhirnya menang paling banyak (kami yakin jika setelah $2.000.000 dalam taruhan kami akhirnya kehilangan $235.000, akun kami akan tetap terbuka dan uang kita akan hilang selamanya). Di perusahaan normal mana pun, Mark Francis akan kehilangan pekerjaannya karena menjalankan kampanye “pemasaran” seperti itu, tetapi tampaknya posisinya di Golden Palace dijamin oleh kepentingan pribadi.

Untuk mata semua orang, Golden Palace memposting daftar “Top 20” dari pemain terbaik mereka. Anda akan melihat bahwa pemenang teratas hingga April 2000 menguangkan lebih dari $100.000 setiap bulan. Anda dapat melihat bagaimana setelah mereka mengunci pemenang teratas mereka, pemain terbaik mereka di daftar “Top 20” menyusut menjadi hanya $54.500 pada Mei 2000. Alasannya adalah bahwa mereka mengunci semua orang yang menang lebih banyak. Kami yakin bahwa banyak dari pemenang “Top 20” bulan sebelumnya tidak pernah mendapatkan uang mereka.

Merupakan hak kasino mana pun untuk membatasi beberapa pemain untuk mengunjunginya, tetapi apakah ada yang pernah mendengar tentang kasino yang mengambil chip dari pemain yang mengunci tamu keluar dari kamar mereka di mana mereka menyimpan kemenangan mereka?

Kami telah melakukan banyak upaya untuk menegosiasikan pelepasan akun kami dengan Golden Palace. Sejauh ini kami belum berhasil. Alasan terbaik yang bisa mereka kemukakan adalah karena mereka tidak tahu apakah kartu kredit itu digunakan untuk penipuan atau apakah orang-orang yang ada di rekening itu benar-benar ada. Tawaran kami untuk membuktikan sebaliknya dibiarkan tanpa tanggapan. Juga, Istana Emas tidak dapat menggunakan argumen mereka yang biasa tentang kami semua yang terkait, karena mereka telah mengetahuinya selama ini – kami selalu terbuka dalam memberi mereka informasi apa pun yang mereka inginkan.

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  1. Kami tidak akan pernah berpartisipasi dalam promosi lagi

 

  1. Kami akan membuat taruhan pada setiap akun yang akan sama dengan setidaknya 10 kali saldo akun saat ini.

 

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Daftar akun kami disediakan di bagian bawah pesan ini. Kami juga memiliki catatan lengkap dari semua pembelian, kemenangan, dan uang tunai kami, serta log email komunikasi dengan Golden Palace dan kasino terkait.

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  1. Meminta badan pemberi lisensi di Kanada dan Antigua mencabut lisensi untuk Golden Palace dan semua kasino terkait karena melanggar peraturan permainan, penipuan pemain, penipuan kartu kredit, dan penipuan bank.

 

  1. Ajukan atau bergabunglah dengan gugatan class-action melawan Golden Palace, ECashWorld, MicroGaming dan semua pihak terkait lainnya dan tarik sebanyak mungkin pemain yang berada dalam situasi yang mirip dengan kita.

 

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  1. Menarik perhatian media besar-besaran untuk tidak membayar kemenangan kita. Kami yakin bahwa semua publikasi perjudian di Amerika Serikat akan dengan senang hati memuat artikel tentang kasino online yang mencuri uang dalam jumlah besar dari warga negara. Kami juga mengetahui minat berbagai jaringan berita TV untuk menayangkan acara khusus tentang situasi ini dan kami memiliki banyak informasi yang akan menarik minat mereka.

 

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Di bawah tanda tangan kami, Anda akan menemukan tabel dengan nama, alamat email, serta daftar akun tempat Istana Emas mencuri uang kami. Jika salah satu dari jumlah ini tidak benar, harap beri tahu kami agar kami dapat mengoordinasikan catatan kami.

Di bagian atas surat ini adalah daftar pihak ketiga yang kami kirimkan salinan pesan ini untuk referensi mereka. Kami meminta pihak-pihak ini untuk menggunakan pesan ini secara internal dan dalam membantu kami menyelesaikan situasi ini. Kami percaya pesan ini harus dipublikasikan hanya jika kami tidak berhasil menyelesaikan masalah ini.

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Michigan Authorities Set up Pseudo Net Togel Hari Ini Betting Site

Amid the ranks of various factions of law enforcement in the United States seeking to stomp out gambling over the Internet, authorities have yet to go after the casual bettor. The Wayne County, Mich. Sheriff’s department has taken a crack at being the first to do so. . . sort of.

During last year’s Super Bowl and Final Four tournament, the department’s Internet Crimes Task Force (ICTF) unit set up a bogus online sportsbook with the intention of luring Michigan residents to make “illegal bets” on the big games.

At the time, Sgt. Greg Gordish, a member of the Internet Crime Bureau, told the media that the purpose of the project was to bring “big-time gamblers” to justice. Gordish said the division was looking for “bookies–anyone who bets big money,” and not “penny-ante bettors.” No busts were reported.

A year later the department, under the direction of Sheriff Robert Ficano, took another crack at it–this time in hopes of snaring Super Bowl XXXV bettors. Ficano admitted, however, that the purpose this time around was to educate and not to press charges.

“At this point in time we are looking at it as more of an educational tool,” Ficano told Interactive Gaming News. “Maybe down the road we will look into using it as a tool for criminal prosecution.”

Ficano said the department sent the deceived would-be gamblers messages letting them know the site was established by law enforcement. “We let them know that making bets online is illegal in Michigan and everywhere else in the United States and that they should be more careful in who they give their credit card information out to,” he said.

While the Michigan “sting” doesn’t pose much of a threat to online gamblers–particularly the majority of which whom don’t reside in the state of Michigan–it does bring to mind a few commonly asked questions:

Is placing a bet over the Internet against a law?

More importantly, if it is against the law, will they come after me?

On a federal level, this is unclear because no gambling-related laws specifically pertain to the Internet. Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl previously including a provision in his Internet Gambling Prohibition Act that made it illegal for the casual bettor to place wagers over the Internet. That provision, however, was removed from the legislation, which ultimately failed anyway. Kyl hasn’t yet introduced the bill since Congress started again this month.

On a state level, a handful of U.S. states have passed Togel Hari Ini gambling prohibition laws. Michigan’s legislature, for example, in January 2000 passed Act No. 235, a cyber crimes act that criminalizes online gambling. Whether the law pertains exclusively to gambling businesses or also to casual bettors is open to interpretation.

The states of Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada and South Dakota have also passed laws that prohibit Internet gambling. The Illinois law could conceivably pertain to the casual bettor; the Nevada and South Dakota laws appear to target gambling operations and not bettors; in Louisiana, the casual better can be fined up to $500. (These laws are subject to interpretation. For a definitive answer to whether placing a bet over the Internet is legal in these states or any other state, you should consult an attorney.)

There have been no cases to date in which a person in the United States has been prosecuted for placing a bet over the Internet.

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Why Ethereum Investors Should Look at Ripple and Crypto Gambling

It’s barely noon and already it’s been a big day for digital currency. Ethereum passed Bitcoin in trading volume — a move prompted by investor confidence in China.

Investors are on the edges of their seats. Big things are stirring, and this has many people clinging or adding to their original investments. But Ethereum’s growth sport kazakhstan actually marks a great time to diversify your digital currency assets.

As Ethereum skyrockets, more and more people are becoming aware of digital currency.

This means more investors are flooding the market. Novice investors are gaining mostbet casino experience, and with that experience comes a more mostbet diverse investing approach. Other currencies will soon benefit from Ethereum’s fame.

Today, there are dozens of promising digital currency opportunities that you can buy for less than a dollar. Some investors have chosen to invest through initial coin offerings (ICO). And though ICOs Judi Slot Online are often lucrative, they require you to take a bet on an unproven technology. This is why many investors have chosen to stay with the established digital currencies like Ripple, which you can still get for under $0.50.

What Is Ripple?

Ripple isn’t a newcomer to the digital currency market.

It was developed in 2012 by the CEO and CTB of OpenCoin, a venture capital-backed currency payment system. Most of the developers behind Ripple also worked with Bitcoin. This gives pin up Ripple a unique edge against its peers, who often come from inexperienced development groups. Ripple hasn’t had a phenomenal week. Ethereum dethroned the currency from pin-up its spot as the second highest market cap. Then it plummeted alongside other digital currencies on Friday.

This isn’t surprising. Nor is it a reflection of Ripple’s underlying potential.

It just gives investors a chance to get in at a low price.

In yesterday’s Ethereum update, I talked about how Bitcoin influences other altcoins and Crypto Gambling. And how investors tend to sell or move between coins when certain currencies falter.

But investors shouldn’t move out of Ripple. Like Ethereum, Ripple has a unique function that gives it long-term potential. Remember, in the digital currency world, there are hundreds of potential winners.

It doesn’t have to be Ethereum or Bitcoin. So, it’s wise to pad your portfolio with dozens of promising technologies. And what makes Ripple promising is its fundamental tech: the Interledger Protocol.

The Interledger Protocol

Bitcoin is a currency exchange; Ethereum is a smart contract-capable network.

And Ripple is a channel that allows secure, fast currency exchanges.

Ripple relies on its Interledger Protocol to send money between individuals. Picture it like this: Both you and your friend share one password and are able to receive and send money through pin up casino a channel opened by this password. This will fix pin up many exchange problems, including sending and receiving money between banks and overseas. Ripple is the answer to a lengthy, headache-inducing process.

It’s also a win for corporations. Ripple has tremendous support from the financial community, mainly because it saves banks money. Currently, if a bank is using pin-up kz Ripple, it saves $3.76 per payment. That is a cumulative saving of $564,000 a year.

Let’s be honest — most progress in this world happens because of greed.

We are just lucky that in Ripple’s case, corporate greed will help create a more secure channel of exchange for individuals. And Ripple’s potential doesn’t end in finance. Once the channel is constructed, Ripple can ferry any kind of information between two individuals. That is incredibly valuable in our increasingly security-sensitive world.

Perhaps this is why Ripple has managed to drum up $55 million in venture capital pin up casino and become the darling of tech giant Google.

Ripple is still under $1, which gives investors who missed Bitcoin and Ethereum in their foundational stages a second chance.

But no one expects it to stay at $1 for long.

We are in the thick of a digital currency gold rush, and promising currencies like Ripple are going to receive more investors in the coming months. Currently, Coinbase doesn’t allow users to buy Ripple. You would have to go to Kraken or Poloniex and buy Ripple with Bitcoin funds. This has stalled the currency’s growth. But just imagine what will happen when this process is less complicated.

As Ethereum grows, begin to diversify and pad your digital currency portfolio. Remember that Ethereum will continue to surge and retreat and that moving among currencies won’t protect profits.

Invest wisely by basing your decisions on technology, not trends.

And if you are investing in tech, investing in Ripple is a no-brainer.

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CryptoLogic’s Gaming Software Hacked in best online casino singapore 

 

 

CryptoLogic Inc., the Toronto company that’s a veteran developer of Internet gaming and e-commerce software, suffered a “system intrusion” at the end of August. The hacker caused the win rate on three games – craps, video slots and the “Rags to Riches” progressive slot – to be higher than had been programmed by CryptoLogic.

 

As a result, players who happened to be playing those games on the sites of two CryptoLogic licensees won much more money than they were supposed to. They were paid in full.

 

The windfall to players amounted to US$1.9 million. The company said it has submitted a claim for $1.3 million to its insuror. So the loss to CryptoLogic and the two licensees will be $600,000, with most of that absorbed by CryptoLogic.

 

The company mentioned the incident in a press release issued Wednesday. Its director of communications, Nancy Chan-Palmateer, fleshed out some of the details in an interview today with RGT Online. She said she couldn’t discuss all of the details because an investigation is continuing.

 

“There was never any compromise of player information, there was no access to financial information,” Chan-Palmateer said. “All of that was fully secure.”

 

The company believes that the hacker was trying to harm CryptoLogic, not trying to rig games so that the hacker could personally benefit. All of the players at the time were longtime players known to the sites where they gambled, Chan-Palmateer said.

 

“This is more of a malicious attack on the company, someone trying to hurt the organization,” she said, adding that there’s “a high likelihood that this person has intimate knowledge of our system, so it’s not just your average Joe out there trying to get into the system.”

 

Chan-Palmateer declined to identify the two casinos, but she said they were two of CryptoLogic’s larger licensees. The company has more than 20 licensees, all using the same software. But the hacker’s manipulations only affected one game server, she said, and that server was the one the two licensees were using at the time.

 

The intrusion was detected after a few hours. “We were able to contain the situation,” Chan-Palmateer said. “We stopped those best online casino singapore  momentarily, we identified the particular players involved that had been affected, we then disabled those accounts and advised licensees as well as the players. We restarted the games so there was no disruption of service to other players, they could continue to play.

 

“It was the licensees’ decision, which we fully supported, that they wanted to play their players in full, so we’ve got a lot of happy players out there now.”

 

This is undoubtedly not the first time that a developer’s gaming software has been hacked, but it is unusual for the developer to announce the fact and be willing to discuss the details. Chan-Palmateer said CryptoLogic’s action in this case “is very much consistent with regulatory environments, which is what we’re moving towards.”

 

In its press release, the company said, “As part of its ongoing commitment to regulatory compliance for safe and secure online gaming, the company also advised that it has swiftly resolved a recent system intrusion with minimal impact.”

 

“It is a cost of doing business,” Chan-Palmateer said. “We’re not happy that it happened of course, but we were happy with the response, that we were able to contain it with full protection to players, and minimize exposure to both ourselves and our licensees.”

 

CryptoLogic said its loss from the hacking incident is not expected to affect its quarterly results. The company anticipates net income of US$4.2-$4.6 million this quarter, on revenue of US$9.7-$10.2 million. At these levels, both income and revenue would be significantly ahead of last year’s third quarter.

 

The company also announced Wednesday that it was in the process of getting its software certified by the governments of the Isle of Man and Alderney, two island territories off the coast of Britain that have recently legalized online casinos.

 

Asked if that means that some of CryptoLogic’s licensees have applied or plan to apply for online gaming licenses in these jurisdictions, Chan-Palmateer said, “Yes, that’s an appropriate conclusion. We’re preparing ourselves and positioning ourselves so that we can get out of the gate pretty quickly.” Certification by these governments might also help the company secure new clients for its software.

 

The company’s efforts to obtain regulatory clearance in the Isle of Man are further along than in Alderney, where they are just beginning, she said. In both cases, she said, the process should be helped by the work the company has already done with regulators in Australia. Authorities there have been testing CryptoLogic’s software and performing background checks on the company and its officers.

 

The compliance work in Australia has been under way for 18 months, and “we’re just moving into the final stretch of it and hope to be done this fall,” Chan-Palmateer said. The company has spent more than US$2 million on the Australian compliance process, she said.

 

 

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TIPS MAIN AMAN JUDI ONLINE DI INDONESIA

Judi online tidaklah asing bagi sebagian besar orang mengiktui perkembangan teknologi yang semakin pesat. Bukan hanya bagi kalangan pemain tetapi juga termasuk dalam kalangan awam. Judi online sendiri merupakan salah satu sistem atau cara pertaruhan sebagai updating atas pertaruhan tradisional yang mengharuskan para pemainnya melakukan permainan judi secara langsung di tempat. Dikarenakan perubahan atas kemudahan yang diberikan oleh judi online yang ada, semakin banyak permain yang tertarik untuk mencoba mulai permainan judi online. Baik pemain lama dari judi konvensional ataupun pemain awam yang memang baru saja terjun ke dunia judi. Dapat dikatakan bahwa judi online tidaklah menjadi tabu di era sekarang ini. Bahkan banyak pemain yang sengaja mengincar permainan tertentu untuk memenangkan pertaruhan dengan strategi-strategi yang ada.

 

Dengan kebebasan dan kemudahan yang memungkinkan pemain bermain taruhan dalam judi online 24 jam secara tanpa batasan apapun memberikan kesempatan bagi bandar mulai memperbanyak situs-situs yang ada sehingga banyak situs judi online palace303 bar uterus-menerus bermunculan untuk memenuhi permintaan pasar. Walaupun dunia perjudian tidak lagi menjadi hal tabu di kalangan masyarakat Indonesia, namun pasti anda ingin memainkan judi online secara aman dan nyaman tanpa perlu harus mengkhawatirkan akun pribadi anda disalahgunakan apalagi diambil oleh pihak yang tidak bertanggung jawab kan? Situs web judi online yang biasanya tersedia selalu memunculak keamanan yang ditanggung oleh pihak mereka dengan deposit yang lumayan murah dan keuntungan yang menggiurkan. Namun yang harus anda ketahui bahwa hal tersebut tidaklah cukup untuk membuat anda merasa aman saat bermain judi online dan mempertaruhkan uang anda. Maka kami hadir dengan langkah-langkah yang wajib anda lakukan untuk mengamankan akun anda saat bermain judi online. Banyak peminat judi di Indonesia lebih memilih untuk menggunakan judi secara online dikarenakan banyak benefit dan keuntungan, ditambah judi langsung dianggap lebih kolot dan tidak efesien. Karena peminat judi online sangat tinggi, maka langkah-langkah untuk mengamankan akun pribadi judi online anda adalah sebagai berikut :

 

1. CARI BANDAR ATAU SITUS JUDI ONLINE TERPERCAYA

Sebelumnya cari tahu sebanyak mungkin mengenai situs judi online yang tersedia yang menyediakan jenis permainan judi yang kalian inginkan, mengingat banyaknya situs judi online yang ada dan jenis permainan judi online yang telah tersedia secara massal di internet. Cek riwayat dan kinerja dari setiap situs judi online yang menjadi kandidat dari yang akan anda pilih, jangan lupa cari tahu mengenai kredibilitas atas situs judi online tersebut.

2. JANGAN CURANG

Dalam suatu situs judi online yang tersedia, biasanya memiliki ketentuan-ketentuan yang berbeda satu sama lain. Situs judi online yang akan menjadi kandidat terpilih, cari tahu terlebih dahulu dan pelajari baik-baik tentang syarat dan ketentuan serta peraturan yang ada untuk menghindari anda akan dianggap curang. Contohnya apabila satu situs judi online melarang anda memiliki lebih dari satu akun untuk menghindari double bonus dengan satu nama anda, maka situs judi online dapat memblock atau akun anda dapat dibekukan selama beberapa waktu berikut beserta saldo dan bonus-bonus yang tersedia. Hal tersebut hanya akan menghambat dan merugikan anda. Maka pelajari baik-baik ketentuan yang sudah tertulis untuk menghindari sistem membekukan apalagi menghapus akun anda dengan resiko kerugian material yang tidak sedikir dan akan mempengaruhi anda untuk membuat akun baru kedepannya.

 

 

3. PELAJARI KINERJA TRANSAKSI

Biasanya dalam dunia judi online akan ada dua transaksi terpenting dalam judi online itu sendiri, yaitu transaksi deposit (top-up saldo) dan withdraw (penarikan saldo). Atas kedua transaksi tersebut biasanya ada aturan maswing-masing dari situs judi online jika ingin melakukan transaksi deposit dan penarikan. Pelajari juga sistem transaksi, rata-rata waktu yang dibutuhkan dan apakah ada biaya transaksi tambahan.

4. PELAJARI SELURUH PERMAINAN JUDI ONLINE

Dalam dunia judi online tersedia banyak pilihan permainan untuk ditaruhkan. Biasanya satu situs juga menyediakan beberapa permainan. Tidak mungkin juga bahwa anda sebagai pemain hanya bermain dengan satu atau dua jenis permainan. Cari tahu sebanyak mungkin informasi-informasi secara detail sebelum anda bermain permainan baru.

“Signal failure” – Newest Mobile Phone Ligaz11 Game

UK, London-December 1, 2000–As a Londoner, the greatest gaming challenge you have ever faced is neither in outer space nor in a wizard’s dungeon – it’s right beneath your feet!

 

Whether you are trying to reach your hot date on time… or make that vital international connection… or even attempting to find your way home from the pub… you’ll be forced to navigate on an underground transport system that is definitely not always on your side. If the delays, derailments, suspect packages and strikes don’t throw you off course, then the denizens of the underground will have a damn good try.

 

Muggers, beggars, law enforcement officers, tone-deaf busters, murderous drunks, psychotic taxi drivers… all populate your transportation experience … Not scared yet? Hang around long enough beneath the streets in the “tube” and you might have the misfortune of encountering rabid mice. Or aliens. Maybe even a werewolf or two. And the ride of a lifetime!

 

Signal Failure. You’ll never fall asleep on the tube again. Ludiwap Limited gives all underground travellers the opportunity to discuss and expose their daily travel experiences, as a means of free therapy and perhaps even find their experience featured in another set of adventures for the WAP version of Signal Failure. Ludiwap will look at your gripes daily when you engage in our chat forum at this web address: http://www.ludiwap.co.uk/game_sf.htm

 

By month’s end, Ludiwap hopes to select three of the better stories and create the next phase: “The WAP Underground Game for Londoners”. You may see your name mentioned in one of the random adventures as a contributing writer. This will entitle you to the traveller’s promotion as “Signal Failure Escapee of the Month”. Late January is our planned released for this.

 

Well, to avoid packing in the frustration, you will, for the time being, have to be above ground to play on your WAP phone. Connect to: http://wap.ludiwap.co.uk

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Ride our WAP flagship train; cope with “one unders” and other niceties of tube travels. Use our support page on our Website to configure your phone in case you encounter any difficulties.

 

I would also like to take this opportunity, to thank the Ludiwap team, especially Anthony, Pierre-Thierry, Chai, Helene and Martin for their exceptional cool and funky work to make this game finally happened.

 

Ludiwap UK are marketing partner of the Mobile Ligaz11 Entertainment conference in London on the 23rd and 24th of January 2001, which is organised by Marcus Evans UK.

 

Fantastic Space Simulator 3D Screen Shots Posted

 

A-OK! The Wings of Mercury 3.0 3D Screen Shots Posted

 

For Immediate Release:

Brick, NJ – December 5, 2000 – Today YOU ARE GO! unveiled screen shots of external and through-the-window views generated with their new REALView 3D engine. The screen shots feature launch, on-orbit and landing views of both Mercury/Atlas and Mercury/Redstone vehicles, and can be viewed at:

http://www.u-r-go.com/aok/screens.html.

 

“These early screens shots show how much we’ve progressed on the product with only couple of months using the new software,” remarked YOU ARE GO!’s owner and lead developer, Joseph Nastasi. The REALView 3D engine is now based on a REALbasic software plugin, RB3D (http://techwind.com/rb3d), developed by Joseph Strout. “Despite some false starts with other software, we’ve got a winning combination that will speed up development and provide much flexibility.”

 

Nastasi stated that the 3D engine will utilize basic 3D effects so that the simulator will be usable with older computers. “There are so many systems being simulated all at once that we need to strike a balance between visual and technical complexity. A-OK! is intended for a wide audience, not all of whom can afford 500Mhz G4 and 1000Mhz Pentium III’s.”

 

Release Info

Issues with the 3D software has resulted in an estimated release delay of four months. A-OK! The Wings of Mercury 3.0 is now scheduled for release on Mac OS in early February, 2001. The Windows release is now scheduled for April, 2001. The current version 2.1.1 is a Mac OS-only product, is on sale for $20, UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2000, after which it will be priced at $30. The purchase price can be applied to an upgrade to version 3.0 upon its release. The current version is available at http://www.u-r-go.com/order.html

 

Product Overview

A-OK! The Wings of Mercury 3.0 is without peer as the most realistic spacecraft simulator ever produced for a personal computer. All switches, gauges and indicators operate exactly as the original spacecraft did. Trajectory, spacecraft systems, and even astronaut physiology are all accurately simulated. OpenGL graphics provide out-the-window and external 3D views of flight. Over 25 data parameters can be recorded, graphed and exported to other data analysis programs. Finally, the simulated mission is evaluated and a multi-page Mission Evaluation Report is produced in HTML format.

 

 

YOU ARE GO! Educational Space Simulations is a privately owned company based in central NJ.

 

Projected Requirements

A-OK! The Wings of Mercury 3.0 will be available for the Mac OS initially. A Windows version is planned for mid 2001. Mac OS requirements will be: a PowerMac (200Mhz or faster), System 8.6 or later, Apple OpenGL 1.1.2 or later, 20Mb free RAM, 15Mb disk space, and Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or later. A RAGE compatible 3D accelerator card and three-axis joystick are highly recommended. Requirements and product specifications subject to change.

 

 

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THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF THE KITCHEN TABLE Slot Gacor PLAYERS

The Kitchen Table Players (KTPs) are mentioned many times in my articles. They are the majority of people you’ll find on any low limit seven-card stud poker table. My guess is that on any weekend in Atlantic City between four and six of the players on any $1-5 or $5-10 table will qualify as KTPs. During the week probably only three to four will be KTPs. Recognizing KTPs is one thing; dealing with them on the table is another. Discipline is the most important factor since they will draw out on you many times. However, if you play a strong disciplined game you will prevail in the long run. This article discusses the seven deadly sins of such players. We will list the sins and then discuss how to deal with each sin. If your reading this article, you are most likely not a KTP. The fact that you are interested enough in your game to be reading poker articles indicates to me that you are series about improving your game. It also indicates that you think about your game and the strategies you employ on the table. KTP’s play the Slot Gacor game by the seat of their pants. Yes they may have read some articles and maybe even a book, but when they get on the table they know that everything Uncle Harry taught them around the kitchen table works better than what they read in any book. They commit these sins repeatedly throughout any poker session.

 

  1. PLAYING TOO MANY HANDS

 

The first deadly sin is one that every poker writer has cautioned against. This can be a major problem for anyone, but KTPs bring it to a higher level. KTPs consider it a sin not to play just about every hand. A friend of mine, who never played casino poker, accompanied me to AC one day to watch me play. He didn’t want to play, because he felt intimidated by the formality of the game in a casino. He sat with me and watched. Just about every hand I folded he would tap me on the shoulder and ask why I folded the hand. Starting cards like Ace, Nine, Seven rainbow were starting hands in his mind. After a while I started taking him aside and explaining that there were two aces on board and there was little potential in the hand, especially since there was a raise on third street. When I folded small pairs with a low kicker, he really thought I was crazy. He could not see why I didn’t continue and see what developed. As I’ve heard many times from KTPs “this is a seven-card game.” They want to see what will happen when all seven cards are out. The principles of kitchen table play are so ingrained they cannot or will not change their style of play. This is good for the serious player.

 

  1. NOT WATCHING THE BOARD

 

It amazes me how little attention KTPs pay to the cards that are out in a hand. All the information displayed is wasted on these players. I’ve seen them bet into trips on board while holding just a single small pair. Watching them bet into and call raises is fun, especially when at show down you’ll hear something like “ Oh, I didn’t see those three Kings.” I assumed they are sighted when they sit at the table but many times I wonder how much they see. What they are seeing is their hand. One of the traits of the KTP is focusing on their hand only. They look at their hand and consider all the great possibilities that might develop. They do this to the exclusion of what is happening on the board. Consequently, they are drawing dead in many situations.

 

  1. FASCINATION WITH STRAIGHTS

 

I hate straights. I’ve read where many top players do not play straights. I don’t, and it helps my game. The only time I end up with a straight is when a flush draw breaks but forms up a straight, or a good pair doesn’t improve but forms a part of a straight. I believe playing for straights is a bad strategy. KTPs on the other hand love straights. They will go after anything that remotely resembles a straight. I once sat at a table with a man who said, “I’m a construction worker, I construct straights” and he did. I watched him play for an hour where it seemed the only hands he played were straight draws. During that hour he won several pots. However, as time went on, he lost his stake plus a couple of additional buy-ins. My philosophy is that the most popular hand in poker is the four straight. I don’t want to be in a hand looking for a straight and getting beat by flushes or ending up with that most popular hand. That is very expensive.

 

  1. OVERPLAYING SMALL PAIRS

 

As with the third deadly sin, KTPs have a fascination with any pair. They learn this on the kitchen table. “Gee, you have a pair, that is a good starting point.” You will see them call raises on Third Street with a pair of threes when it is obvious the raiser has a big pair. They will stay in a hand when it is virtually hopeless since they haven’t noticed that their cards are dead and that another player has them beat. Combining this trait with not watching the board causes a lot of money to flow out of KTPs stacks.

 

  1. SLOW PLAYING BIG PAIRS

 

What has your experience been with a pair of Aces or Kings on Third Street? If you don’t improve, you don’t win the pot a majority of the time. Most writers recommend playing these pairs aggressively early to limit the field. If you are in a multi-way pot with a pair of Kings, look out. The KTP doesn’t see it that way. This is a huge hand for them. They will get themselves trapped by slow playing these hands. If you don’t improve when playing multi-way you are contributing to someone else’s bankroll most of the time. Those straight draws and flush draws will hit and make your big pair, at best, second best. The KTP doesn’t understand why a great hand like a pair of Aces doesn’t win all the time. By slow playing this hand they let their brethren play those straights and small pairs and crack their “Hugh” hand.

 

  1. FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIGH CARDS

 

Just like slow playing big pairs, the KTP is in love with high cards. Now I’m not talking about overcards that you can play cheaply on early streets. I’m talking about any face card or ace. If one of them is in the starting three cards, chances are our KTP friend is going to be in the pot. It doesn’t matter how many of those same cards are out, remember they don’t watch the board. I’ve heard it said many times at the end of a hand “gee, I had an Ace and my hand never got better.” Usually I silently ask, “then why did you call three and five dollar bets to the river.” The reason is they are in love with the high cards; they are the best cards around. Uncle Harry said if you start with any of them you could make a big hand. This is possible, but the KTP just plays them all the time regardless of the circumstances. That strategy can cost a fortune.

 

  1. LETTING EMOTION DOMINATE THEIR GAME

 

KTPs go on tilt much more than the average player. In fact, in seems that some KTPs are on tilt all the time. A bad beat in their mind can destroy the evening of playing cards. But they don’t walk away, or take a break; they keep on playing and get madder and madder at the game and the serious players on the table. I can’t get any cards is a frequent complaint of KTPs. The question I like to ask (in my mind only NEVER out loud) is “then how come you’re playing every hand”? When they are on tilt they many times alter their play so as they may commit at least six of the seven sins during one hand instead of the usual two to three sins.

 

Now let’s discuss how to deal with the sins of the KTPs. First factor is to recognize and remember whom the KTPs are you are playing with. It is rare for them to change their playing style so once you label them a KTP, they usually will consistently play as a KTP. However, I have seen one exception to this rule. Identify them as soon as possible after sitting in a game. You probably have played with some previously so you can concentrate on new players in the game.

 

Taking each sin, we’ll look at how to play against the KTP (we are assuming, of course, that you are playing a strong hand in each case):

 

  1. Playing too many hands is obvious to the attentive player. Going beyond that you must try to see the type of starting hands they are playing further through the streets. You know they will bet Third-street almost every time. But try to determine their starting hand when they lay down a hand on seventh-street. This will give you an idea of what this particular KTP is playing all the way. Therefore, when you have them in a pot with you, you’ll be better able to put them on a hand.

 

  1. Your watching the board, they are not. This is a great advantage. When you see they are drawing dead, or you are fairly sure they are, you can bet very aggressively and they will call. Remember they aren’t aware that they are drawing dead. Take advantage of this every time.

 

  1. Many KTPs give great tells when they are drawing for a straight. You can see them “counting” the cards to see if they have the straight. Usually they will look for a long time at their hole cards to be sure it is a straight. The reason it takes so long is it usually is an inside straight. Bet aggressively when you see them drawing to a straight. Yes, they are going to draw out on you and you may lose for the session due to your aggressive betting. However, in the long run, more of those aggressive bets will be in your stack rather than theirs.

 

  1. Let them bet their small pairs. On early streets, just call. When your hand improves to where you know you have either a good draw or high pairs to beat their small pairs, start raising. You will get called; they know that those threes and deuces are the best hand in play. You know better.

 

  1. Slow playing the big pairs is many times hard to recognize. Since the KTPs are playing most hands and calling bets regularly, it is difficult to know whether they are overplaying small pairs or slow playing high pairs. They will surprise you a lot. However, if you are playing quality hands, with good discipline, their play should not cost you much. Watch for tells. They usually get a little excited with a pair of Kings or Aces; it shows on their faces not in their bets. When a high card goes down in another hand, look for reaction. KTPs will usually react to seeing their card go to someone else. This is one of the few times they actually watch the board for their cards. You can capitalize on this trait.

 

  1. KTPs play aces and kings and queens and jacks. I’m not talking about pairs of these; I’m talking about just one in their hand. They love high cards. I do too and play them many times when they are over-cards to the board and