Tuesday, July 10, 2007
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Many people are not whist aware with a form of poker card game called Whist. Whist has lot much of its popularity with the rise of Bridge but for many years it was popular as a medium for mild gambling and as an excuse for a pleasant social evening because of the prevalence of whist drives. These were, and are, often organized for local good cause.
How this poker game is played?
Four players take part as two pairs, partners sitting opposite each other. Each player cuts for deal; highest deals. In this context Ace counts low, but in the play Ace is high and the cards are dealt, the dealer turning the last card, his own, face up to denote trumps. The player to the left of the dealer leads a card, and other players must follow suit if possible, otherwise they may trump or discard. The four cards played constitute a trick, and the highest card of the suit led, or the highest trump, wins the trick. One player collects all the tricks for his side. At the end of the hand, the deal passes clockwise round the table. Scoring and settlement are optional, but traditionally each side scores a point for each trick above six made in one hand,and the game is won by the first side to reach either 5 or 7 points.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Racing is one gambling pursuit where the winning of bets is not only measure of success or means of pleasure. Apart from the whole business of owning, breeding and training horses, and the prestige of winning the famous races, immense satisfaction is gained by all followers from the spectacle of great race provokes speculation and excitement in people who would regard betting on the outcome as almost blasphemous.
In Britain, the great flat races are the five Classics ( the 1000 Guineas, the 2000 Guineas, the Derby, Oaks and St Leger, all for three-year-olds). There are other important races, particularly at Royal Ascot and the principal Good wood meeting, both if which are social occasions, and at New market, the headquarters of British racing. Over the sticks in winter, the most famous race is the Grand National, perhaps the toughest in the world. It is a vast betting medium, but, being a handicap, is rarely won by the best horse in the field. The real champions stake their claims at Cheltenham, where the gold Cup for steeplechase rs and Champion Hurdle are run.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007
The real challenge for mobile gaming as it makes its way into the gaming mainstream is not going to be any of these things. It's going to be in the back office: where the money is. All those other problems can be solved with the appliance of money and effort. The latter requires something quite scarce: skill, knowledge and experience. In mobile, none of these exist yet.
It would be nice if, at this basic operational level, mobile and Internet gaming customers were sufficiently alike in their needs, behaviour and expectations. Then all those bright sparks who manage the CRM, high roller and loyalty programmes for the online Casinos could simply adjust their focus to the smallest screen and turn all the lights on, just like that. But the customers, and the environment, aren't that alike. So they can't.
As we have discovered, the all-important task of maximising yield from mobile gamers shares some of the same principles as online, but almost none of the tools. A whole new script needs to be written around the three universal rules of iGaming customers management:
Rule-1, Rule-2 and Rule-3 we will be explained in next article.
Posted by Casino-Software-India (CSI)
Friday, June 1, 2007
Mobile gaming is at an odd stage. Here, but not here. Most people in the mobile gaming industry have had passing whiff of it but they'er not sure what it smelt of. Some of the pioneers got burnt. They retreated to the comfort of the web after buying in poor technology and not appreciating the differences between the expections and needs f the mobile gamer and his internet counterpart. Even mobile networks kept their distance, concerned about how toxic an association with gambling could be to their brands. Not a good sign. At the conference, which are like group therapy session, tales of misery abound of network configuration problems, impossible payment system, regulatory nightmares, nervous consumers, appalling economics, and hundreds and humdreds of incompatible, badly behaved, irregular mobile phones.
None of these problems are really important, because none are insurmountable. We've got over most of them. I'll let you into a little secret, for free. The answer to the handset problem is to top looking for shortcuts and start looking for people. Then make sure you get every new phone, give it to those people, and get them to test every game you have, on every network, all the time. It's expensive, slow and impossible to avoid. Anyone who says they can just hasn't tried hard enough.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
In standard lowball (also called Clifornia lowball) the best low hand is A,2,3,4,5, followed by A,2,3,4; then A,2,3,5; etc. Frequently the joker is used as a wild card. In deuce-to-seven lowball the best low hand is 2,3,4,5,7.
Each player receives five cards face down. There is a round of betting, starting with the player to the dealer's left. Ordinarily the rules require that the player to the dealer's left bet blind.
After that betting roud, players may draw up to five cards. Following the draw, there is final round of betting. Usually the rules of play require a 7 low or better to bet in order to win any money put into the pot after the draw.
The lowest ranking hand in the showdown wins the pot. In standard lowball, straights and flushes are ignored. However, in duece-toseven lowball they count and therefore are not considered a low hand. In standard lowball the ace is a low card; in deuce-to-seven it is a high card. Another lowball variation makes A,2,3,4,6 the best low hand and counts straights and flushes as high hands.
When I discuss lowball, I am always referring to standard or California lowball.
Taken from Poker.tj
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Casino technology, recently opened its new regional office in Prague. The new centre boasts a showroom area and technical support facilities and is conveniently located to the east of prague.
Why only Prague? why not anywhere else? because czech market has a plethora of automatic roulettes, but the live game terminal system is still relativly scarce.
Good news for poker players. A US based company has launched a poker table where 10 poker player can play.
US based PokerTek, has received approval from the gambling Commission to be placed into the UK. On this table 10 people can play Texas holdem. Electronic system configured with this table deals the cards, displays them on private screen to the players and displays general information on a large screen in the centre of the table. It also enables customers to set up accounts for betting and keeps statical information on the games. Folling a successful field trial, aristocrat will look to roll-out the this table throught the UK in the near future.
Unfortunately This software company reported a first-quarter net loss of nearly US$1.6m.