My Confession – I’m A Betoholic!

I have a problem. My hobby is betting over the Internet. I´ve always liked betting, but when we got a broadband strong enough to upload all the betting sites available, that´s when my problem started for real! I got to know a lot about the scope of betting through 먹튀. Parbet was the first site to come across me, then came Bwin, Betsson, Betfair, Eurobet, Safebet, Nordicbet, Bet365, etc. etc……

I´m 37 years old today. Sports, especially soccer, has always been a big interest to me. I guess I placed my first, very small bet, at the age of 15 or so. At that time, there were no Internet, you placed your bets in an ordinary shop and you paid the bet in cash. Living in Sweden, I guess it wasn´t possible to get addicted in betting at the time. You could only place a bet when the shop was open. Sundays, for example, you could hardly place a bet….

My problems started about three years ago. I´ve always dreamed of making big money in doing something I´m good at. When I discovered betting over the Internet, my world changed quickly. I discovered that it was possible to make quick money just by placing a bet. My plans for the future was to get rich thanks to my skills as a bettor. Me and my family, we will never have any financial problems!! Not that we had financial problems at the time… On the opposite, we have always had a reasonable financial situation…

Quickly I became addicted to my new habit. I started to adjust my life after my betting. A normal bettor adjusts his betting after his life, betoholics don’t! I found reasons to decline social invitations, me and my family got isolated in that way. For me, nothing was more important than betting! At the same time, I´m very honest when I say that my goal has always been to make money to make me and my family happy! In that way, I don´t feel selfish….

Now I´ve slowly began to realise that I have a problem. I don´t even want to think about how much money I´ve placed in bets. All I know is that I´ve taken a loan for appr. 10 000 Euros, just to be able to cover my previous losses with new bets. These money are also gone now….

My family situation is still OK. When my fiancé discovered my loan, we had a crisis, but we´ve settled the situation now. I feel that I have control over the situation now. I truly regret my mistake, but I can´t make it undone. It has happened to me, and now I have to deal with it!

I know that my situation is not totally “out of course”. I´ve heard of people with millions in debts because of gambling. I´ve never been a casino- or pokergambler. I´m very glad over this, because I think that I would have been almost “suicidal” if that was the case….

My hobby is still sports. Nothing can change this. I´ve cancelled all my betting accounts except for one, where I still place some very small stake now and then, just for the fun of it! Maybe this is wrong. An alcoholic shouldn´t drink a single glass of alcohol after getting sober, maybe it´s the same with a betoholic?

I´m writing this in order to help other people in the same situation as myself! I want to tell other people that it´s not possible to make money on betting! Well, maybe it is actually. But it´s not possible for a person who gets a kick out of betting, a person like myself! I´ve won a lot of money over the last few years, but I´ve never been able to stop in time. When winning big, you have to spend to win more. You´re not happy with 100%, you want to win 200%, and you end up like a loser!

So please, be honest with yourself! If you feel that you can´t control your gambling at all times, DON´T GAMBLE!

Hoosier Park – Horse Racing and Casino Combined

Standing at track side at Hoosier Park, listening to the pounding of hooves as the horses enter the homestretch, and cheering for your pick as they thunder towards the finish line highlight the horse racing side of the racino at Anderson, IN.

On the track level there is a large entertainment area where nationally known entertainers perform under the stars during the summer months. The large seating area extends in front of the casino to the north of the grandstand, leaving the race track area open to racing aficionados.

The grandstand rises up from the ground level viewing area and is air conditioned and enclosed. A modernistic glass and steel structures provides a viewing opportunity that is unparalleled. At the top of the grandstand are restaurants. Tables and chairs make up a relaxed seating area. This seating area surrounds a center bar and there are many television sets for the viewing of simulcast races and the races that occur at Hoosier Park. To one side are two restaurants – Johnny Rockets and Naked Tchopstix – with their own seating areas.

Also on this upper level is the Prime Harvest Buffet where lunch and dinner are served 7 days a week with the exception of Sunday when a brunch is served. Next to the buffet are the Homestretch Steakhouse and the Homestretch Clubhouse Dining areas. Both restaurants offer menu service and overlook the homestretch of the racing oval. The Steakhouse is open daily at 4:30 during the racing season and the Clubhouse Dining is open Tuesday through Saturday a 4:30. Both restaurants offer track views as well as individual television sets.

Both the racing facility and the casino facility have exterior doors but there is an escalator that transports patrons up and down from the grandstand to the casino. The casino is a hustling, bustling area that teems with people and machines. Bright lights are flashing and the machines make noises to attract attention. They range in levels from one cent to dollar machines. There is a high limit area that caters to the more venturesome gambler.

Racing and gambling are two different professions and it is to the latter that most people are inclined to due to it being so tempting where the greed to win is far more comprehensive than the fear of loss and even soccer is not exempt from it as gamblers often lookout for daftar situs judi bola terpercaya to satisfy their urge.

Near the center of the casino is an area devoted to games that are traditionally run by individual dealers such as blackjack, craps, and roulette. At Hoosier Park these games are automated. Attendants are at the games but they can operate without physical intervention. There are six blackjack tables, one craps table, and two roulette tables. Other machines with these games but without human attendants operate at other locations throughout the casino. There are also many different varieties of video poker and traditional slot machines.

Along the far northern wall of the casino is the Big Deli. Light fare such as sandwiches for lunch or dinner and waffles for breakfast are served. A special price exists from midnight to noon each day for a group of breakfast items. Most regular items are prices below $10. The specials are $3 and $5.

There is a player’s club entitled Club Centaur which issues player’s cards that should be inserted when playing any of the machines or presented to a teller when making a bet on horse races. This enables the casino to offer gifts and specials to the patron dependent upon their level of play.

Although there is no hotel directly associated with Hoosier Park, the racino is located near an active area and there are hotels and motels readily available. Extensive information about area accommodations is available online at hotels near Hoosier Park.

Betting Advice for the Albert Sosnowski V Paolo Vidoz Fight

The upcoming fight between Albert Sosnowski and Paolo Vidoz is going to be one of the final fights shown on British TV in 2009 so for boxing fans all over the country it’s going to be one of the final chances to put money on the sport that pits man v man in direct combat. With that in mind lets look at some of the odds available and give ourselves an early Christmas present with thanks to one of the greatest sports out there. The feeling within the boxing community is that Vidoz is having his last blast at the sport and aged 39 this could well be his final fight win lose or draw, though having won his last fight back in March some may feel he still has something left. Sosnowski on the other hand seems to finally be reaching his potential though was arguably robbed the last time he met an Italian (in April of this year against Francesco Pianeta).

With everything in mind lets look at the odds on the fight, the book makers make Sosnowski, a veteran of 47 fights (44 wins, 2 losses 1 draw with 27KO’s) the heavy favourite. Skybet have the British based Pole as a 1/3 favourite though it’ll be a better move to wait and see how he is on the betfair and betdaq exchanges just before the fight rather than putting money on it now. 9 years younger and with plenty to get from winning the European title the hunger will most certainly favour him and the prices on the spreads is bound to increase before the fight. Vidoz is 3/1 with Paddy Power and Stan James though again he is likely to increase on the spreads from the 261/100 that he is at the time of writing.

The method of victory is always worth looking at in regards to bets and at evens for Sosnowski to stop Vidoz there is certain value there though Skybet have Sosnowski at 6/5 for now that’s worth jumping on. Vidoz is several years past his best and almost a year to the day that he was beaten by Matt Skelton (retirement after 9 rounds) he won’t be wanting to have a hard nights work, so what is likely is that this is a final pay day for the Italian and he may well be happy to take an early exit. Vidoz was a talented boxer and the 6/1 (Ladbrokes) that is being offered on a Vidoz points victory would have looked nice a few years back I’d have to say stay away. Sosnowski can be out boxed, Zuri Lawrence did it (in fact he did it to the pair of them) but Vidoz can’t keep the sort of pace needed for 12 rounds against the hard working Brit.

Skybet have a nice range of other bets (due to the fact Sky Sports 2 is showing it live) they offer 6/5 on the fight going the distance (either fighter to win on points) as do Ladbrokes though with Betfair having a market on it, it could be worth just waiting and seeing how that one goes. However it’s the bet going the other way that is much more worthy of your time, 8/13 is the price on the fight not going the distance (Ladbrokes) Skybet offering 9/2 on it ending in rounds 10-12 seem to be the pick of the bets though maybe “Dutch” it with the 7/2 that is being offered on round 7-9 as Sosnowski doesn’t hit hard enough to immediately discourage Vidoz. However with Vidoz so far gone it may be a better idea to just get on 30 year old for those rounds, Bet365 are offering 5/1 on 7-9 and 11/2 on 10-12 (round group bets).

The over/under market seems to depend on the Bookies you look at with 7.5, 8.5 and 9.5 rounds covered. One of the best bets available is 11/10 with Boylesports on under 9.5, though the over 7.5 rounds ½ (SkyBet) looks to be the safest bet out there in regards to the rounds but they can’t provide the customer with tips and tricks and not even with the expert advise which is really helpful in selection of the right amount which Sbobet always do.

The exact method of victory is a market that Skybet are offering a couple making note of are the 20/1 on offerer for Sosnowski to win by Retirement and the 15/8 on offer for Sosnowski by TKO. They are the two that are likely though it’s the same market that has the turkey’s of the fight Vidoz by split decision at 12/1 is incredibly unlikely in the UK so ignore that one and the majority decision at 40/1 they aren’t going to happen.

Cheating on Poker Websites: Software Scams & Partnership Groups

Some people say they can sell you software, which will help you cheat while playing at an Online Poker site. The theory they offer is that there is no such thing as a true randomizing routine and therefore the cards to be dealt are predictive. They are only partially correct. There is no such thing as a true randomizing routine that is programmable. Some sites use large random number tables, some use algorithms such as the calculation of Pi. Technically with enough manpower and enough super computer power it may be possible to determine what the next card to be dealt is. However, this would cost many millions of dollars to win a few hundred dollars at best. Software touted do this is a scam in my opinion. Don’t waste your money.

A second version of cheat software just gives you the odds of pulling a card, such as pulling a full house after a flop which gave you two pair. This is somewhat helpful to a beginner, but most advanced players know the odds without the help of software. In addition, the mathematical odds of drawing a specific card are of little value. If you believe that it is of great value you need to read many more poker strategy books before you actually start playing in real money games.

They best way to really cheat on Online Poker is to organize partnership groups which play on the same table and cooperate to take the money from the other players.

How Online Partnerships Work In Cash Games

To organize a partnership group you need one or two trusted friends. Each of these players needs a phone with conference call abilities if three people are involved. Otherwise one dedicated phone line is sufficient.

Bear in mind that partnership is not that easy as everyone will have their opinion regarding various matters so try working in harmony and coordination as that is the basic premise of pkv games.

The goal of a partnership is to help build the pot if one member of the partnership has a probable winning hand. The partner with the great hand communicates this to the other partners. The weak partner raises the bet even if they have a bad hand themselves. This is called sandbagging. The bad hand makes the bigger raises and will eventually fold emboldening the other players who do not know the best hand is still in the game. At showdown this powerful hand makes the final very large bet.

The partnerships can also help each other by telling their partners what two cards are in their pocket. Not a lot of information but sometimes very useful. Advice and tells are also shared among partners.

After an hour or less all members of the partnership go to a different table. This is to prevent people from picking up that they are being played (cheated) and reporting them to the Poker Site Administrators.

How Partnerships Work In Tournaments

This is totally different from the way partnerships work in cash games. The object here is to have as many partners as possible with business quality conference calling capabilities. Let’s say that the object of a 25 person partnership is to get one of their members at a time an inexpensive ticket to The World Series Of Poker (WSOP). This normally costs $10,000. Online tournaments often offer this as a prize in a $35 buy in tournament.

A tournament such as this usually attracts about 500 to 600 participants and last 8 to 11 hours. Of those say 600 participants, 300 will be very lose players and out of the tournament within the first hour or so. Another 150 players will be out in the next hour or two. This is just the way online tournaments go. The last 150 players will take 5 to 8 hours to finish the tournament. If most partnership members can stay in by playing conservatively, they will occupy 25 of the remaining 150 seats. The object of the group is than to make one of their members, generally selected prior to the beginning of the tournament, the likely winner of the ticket to the WSOP featured event.

Here is how this partnership works. The partnership members now outnumber the remaining number of tables 25 to 17. Since there will now be multiple partners on some tables, their sole job is to feed money to other players in the partnership and then leave when broke. Therefore, money is shifted from one partner/player to another player in the partnership. As the number of players diminish, the chip stack of the partner selected to win will become larger and larger. Since there is a major tactical advantage of having the largest stack, the odds of the key partner winning increases significantly. Even if the key player comes in second or third place, he will generally win enough money to reimburse the entire partnership the total of $850 they all paid to enter the tournament with money left over.

Tournament partnering is a very common practice among college who can’t afford $10,000 for a World Series Of Poker ticket, but can easily afford $35 for a shot at this world famous tournament. It is not uncommon for 4 or 5 of the partners to win a WSOP tournament entry after a few weeks of tournament play.

Review of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

I recently visited Las Vegas with a friend for his company’s annual Awards Gala and we stayed at Planet Hollywood where all the events were hosted. The first thing that I noticed about the hotel was that it does not provide complementary Wi-Fi. WI-Fi can be purchased for $13.99 for 24 hrs per computer, per room. There is also an Internet Bar near the lobby where one can use the internet. There is a limit of $5 but there are no specifics about how much time you will receive for $5. I was extremely shocked to find that complementary Wi-Fi service was not provided because I travel a lot and even the lower end hotels and motels provide free Wi-Fi. There is a Starbucks on the Casino floor which opens 24/7 and has free Wi-Fi.

All of the rooms at Planet Hollywood have themes. This is not something to get overly excited about since I did not even notice that there was a theme in my room after a thorough search. The theme in my room was Underworld. The themes include two large pictures, an artifact on the wall and an artifact inside of a small corner table. The television in the room was large but the remote was cheap and did not have as many functions as a normal high-tech remote. Each room has a blow dryer, an iron and ironing board. It also has a Safe Deposit box which is free to use. Room service is available and dry-cleaning is also available for a charge. There was not a microwave or refrigerator in the room but refrigerators can be rented for a charge. The bathroom looks very nice. It has a shower and a tub and a long sink counter. The water pressure in the shower is very low, however, and the water takes a while to heat up.

You are able to schedule a wake-up call if it is needed. There are also four different check-out options. You can use the Video check-out tool on the television, check-out through Voice mail, fill out an Express Check-out form or check-out in person at the Front Desk. Taxis are available 25 hours a day from the hotel lobby. You can also take a shuttle to and from the hotel for $7 a person.

If you visit this hotel, it is advised to get the Total Rewards card. It is free and you also get $5 free slot play if you are a new member. As you use your card, you can earn credits which can be used for rewards at hotels, restaurants, clubs, shows, spas, shops and other casinos. Your Total Rewards card comes with a Total Vegas Coupon book. These have many discounts which include a lot of buy one get one free deals. I’m not a gambler so I was not going to be racking up any points with a rewards card but even I can appreciate the book of coupons.

One thing I like about hotels in Vegas is that they have every single thing you could ever think of or need inside the hotel. In this hotel, there is a mall called Miracle Mile Shops. There is also a Chapel if you want to go ahead and tie the knot. Hopefully this won’t occur on a drunk night that you would live to regret. The famous Peepshow staring Holly Madison is in this mall as well as the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon. There is a Theatre for the Performing Arts which has awesome reviews and there is also a nightclub called Gallery Nightclub. If you would like to relax, you can visit the Mandara Spa or one of the pools.

The hotel prides itself on having the #1 buffet in Las Vegas but I’m unsure of who has actually voted on this. The buffet is called Spice Market Buffet of casino online Indonesia; that gives users merchandise and gifts like travel to a country or some cash just for indulging with them. I did not visit the buffet this time because I visited it on my last trip to Vegas and the food was horrible. I can tend to be picky when it comes to food but I was on a trip with four friends and none of us enjoyed it. We each wasted $20 for the lunch menu, only to leave and go in search of better food. There are other food places inside the mall portion of the hotel such as Koi restaurant  amp; Lounge, Strip House Steakhouse, Yolos Mexican Grill and P.F. Chang’s. There is also a Starbucks which is opened all day and a Pink’s Hot Dogs. If you get the Total Vegas coupon book, you could also pay $45 to receive full access to 6 different buffets for 24 hours. The Spice Market Buffet is one of the buffets so you could visit it to try it out for yourself and if you don’t like it, you can leave and go to one of the other buffets.

Retro Video Game Reviews: Ms. Pac-Man (NES)

Overall Score: 2/5 Stars

In 1981, a classic video game was released by Namco in the arcades on Midway machines called Ms. Pac-Man, which was a sequel to the legendary Pac-Man title that was first seen in arcades two years earlier. Ms. Pac-Man brought the same basic gameplay to the screen but with some loosely plot-contriving animations between every couple of levels, giving new and amateur players a sense of satisfaction upon their completion, and a way to entice further play to higher levels. It also showed off a new protagonist, the titular Ms. Pac-Man; who, as the storyline shows, eventually meets, falls in love with, and generally lives a happy lovey-dovey life with the hero Pac-Man. If you have played pkv games in the past, you would know how popular the retro video games used to be. 

The maze-solving pellet-gobbling ghost-dodging gamer-attracting puzzler was a smash hit in its own right, so much so that two different versions were released on the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System home video game console: In 1990, Tengen released a rather eyebrow-raising version of the title as part of their usual rebellious ways, while a more vanilla version was published on a standard gray cartridge in 1993. Either way, the gameplay was essentially identical, and the overall presentation offering a similar feel.


Ms. Pac-Man, like its predecessor Pac-Man, is basically a maze-solving game where the player navigates the yellow character (with a red bow, in this case) through each level (a maze), with the goal of consuming all the pellets on the board. The larger pellets are Power Pellets, and grant her the temporarily ability to eat the ghosts that chase her and usually mean instant death upon touching. Subsequent levels offer slightly more complex mazes, reduced ghost-eating time per power pellet, and differing bonus fruits that appear on the stage that can be eaten for bonus points.

The game just used the directional pad, with the exception of the Tengen version, which offers a “pac booster” option, which is just a speed boost that is either always on or can be operated by holding down the A or B buttons. While it is definitely possible to still be trapped by the ghosts, this contrivance removes a chunk of the challenge and eliminates the primal appeal of the Pac-Man games. Not only that, but the blasphemous Tengen version also has a stage select option, in addition to quirkily also allowing a choice of types of levels: Larger, smaller, arcade-like, or “strange,” in which the levels have odd design choices and features like giant horseshoe loops. The Tengen version primarily differs from the Nintendo-endorsed version in that, while the approved Ms. Pac-Man takes place with each level entirely on one static screen, the Tengen cart actually scrolls up and down to accommodate the mazes. Otherwise, the Tengen is a blatantly code-altered version that just tried to stand out from the norm and appeal to a broader audience. While its additions could be argued as adding depth to the game, in reality, they cheapen a title that is already debatably a cheap money-grabbing sequel with identical gameplay, and decide to give everyone an easier, watered-down, debug-code type of experience.


Great for arcades, poor for the NES console. The original cabinet title, at least, was revolutionary in its use of a recognizable cartoon-like protagonist controllable character. Ms. Pac-Man just remixes the player-character, but does add cutscenes, cute little animated shorts that keep this game from just completely being a reboot. In some subtle ways, though, the graphics actually seem to take a slight back, such as the somewhat more dull way that Ms. Pac-Man dies, as opposed to the death spiral and blink-out-of-existence animation that the original Pac-Man used. This brings up the question: Why change the classic animation and incorporate something that seems like a step in the wrong direction?


Skillfully (from a minimalist consideration) composed little ditties and sound effects are intact, though every noise seems higher-pitched and obvious, perhaps either due to player perspective bias or something concerning female vocal range. The death noise is not the same, as implied before, and the cutscenes have neat little tracks. As with many arcade-game ports to the NES, the 8-bit version of the soundtrack is not quite the same, nor as memorable of quality, but gets the job done.


This is the category where Ms. Pac-Man takes a hit. Yes, it has a different main character; and, yes, it adds those cute little animation scenes, along with the Tengen version skinning the game’s code for full exposure to tweaking and exploration. But, from a completely objective point of view, from a perspective unbiased by the rose-colored lens of the beloved arcades and their classic cabinets, Ms. Pac-Man is, at its core, just like the original Pac-Man. Sure, that can be considered a good thing, and it has differing mazes, but it cannot rack up many points for creativity, it cannot be given as much credit for innovating, and it cannot be as fresh and revolutionary of an experience as Pac-Man was.

Stacked up against the newness of the original Pac-Man, put up against the rest of the 8-bit NES library, and viewed as just another game in the pantheon, Ms. Pac-Man unties her bow to the tune of two stars out of five, without even a legendary death knell to mark her demise.

Basic Preflop Play for Micro Stakes No Limit Texas Hold’em

Now that you understand how to determine if you have a hand that you can open-raise with from a specific position, you will need to learn to make adjustments so that you understand how to play when there is action before you.

The first situation that I would like to address is when to call or re-raise. While calling is a bit more in depth, re-raising someone is a very easily understandable situation in micro stakes games. If you have the following hands, you enough “power” to re-raise:

  • Pocket Aces
  • Pocket Kings
  • Pocket Queens
  • Ace/King suited

After your re-raise, if someone raises you again, you will can shove all in with:

  • Pocket Aces
  • Pocket Kings
  • Pocket Queens

If someone shoves all-in over your raise, you will call with:

  • Pocket Aces
  • Pocket Kings
  • Pkv

As you can see, as our opponents actions get more aggressive, we increase the strength of our hands in response. If you recall from the first article, The best way to make money in poker is to fold.

In these raise/re-raise situations, we are not looking to play post flop in a bloated pot. We are looking to take down the pot or get in with powerful holdings. In the micro stakes, players tend to over value their hands. In a raise/re-raise situation, you may find yourself all in against an opponent with pocket tens against your pocket kings or they will hold Ace/Ten against your pocket Aces. We only want to play big pots with big/powerful hands. There is no reason to try to “get lucky” with a medium strength hand in an all-in/re-raised situation. Money that you don’t lose is just as “spendable” as money you win.

Calling a raise pre-flop requires a tiny bit of math. We will call if we have:

  • All Pocket Pairs
  • Suited connectors Jack/Ten or Higher
  • Suited Aces Ace/Nine and higher

But only if the raisers stack meets the following qualification:

The raiser must have at least 15 times the raise in his/her remaining stack. Since we will flop a set 1 out of every 10 times we call, we want our odds to be greater than 10/1. If we follow the “rule of 15”, we always have 15/1 odds. We will also only make our straights/flushes about 25%. This makes us need at least 4/1. The odds above this give us the ability to profit from the call even though we miss more than we hit.

If someone raises and you do not have a hand from the re-raise list, you do not have a hand that we defined as a calling hand, or you do have a calling hand, but you are not getting the odds described above; you need to fold. The best way to make money playing poker is to fold.

Now I would like to address something that is very common at the micro stakes, the pre-flop limper. Limping into a pot is a passive play and always a mistake. We will need to punish the players that limp by raising them. When a player limps, we will raise so that we can push out the other players on the table. This allows us to play heads up against a passive (and in all probability bad) player. This is called an isolation play.

When you make a raise to isolate a limper you can use any hand the meets 2 or 3 of the criteria that we laid out for a playable hand. This give you the opportunity to play a passive player heads up, with a hand that will flop a strong amount of equity. I would like to caution you before you arbitrarily begin raising all limpers without thought, DO NOT ISOLATE A PLAYER WHO NEVER FOLDS. The power of isolating a passive player is that we bet on the flop and take the pot down. If you attempt this play against a calling station (someone who will call with any piece of the board) you will be giving chips away.

So, now we have discussed how to determine if a hand is playable and where it is playable from and we have added how to respond if there is any action before you. The next article will address play on the flop and I will explain how pre/post flop play are not different stages of the hand, but one continuous flowing action.Remember to continue using the 3 criteria that we discussed to determine if a hand is playable and try to incorporate a bit of this discussion into your game.

Understanding Impulses when Facing Anxiety in No-Limit Hold’em

The most popular form of poker today by far is Texas hold’em played with no-limit betting. There are many ardent players who have played the game on PokerQQ and really enjoyed the whole experience. No-limit betting can be found in all types of poker games, but in Texas hold’em particularly the ability to put all of your chips in at any time can create a lot of stress and anxiety. When this stress and anxiety combines with the sense of entitlement we get from playing against bad players, the results can be disastrous.

Here’s one example. Suppose you have a very passive player who limps in with a lot of various holdings and calls a lot post-flop. This player limps in early position, you raise in middle position with the Ace of spades and the King of spades, and it folds around to our opponent in early position who calls your raise. The flop then comes the Queen of spades, the Four of spades, and the Eight of clubs, giving you two overcards, the nut flush draw, a backdoor nut-straight draw, and the best Ace high possible.

Your opponent checks and you make a bet of almost the size of the pot since you are actually ahead of a lot of one-pair type hands that call, as well as flush draws that may call. Against a number of other hands you are basically a coin-flip, but it’s to your advantage to raise to build a pot since you will be in position and have a larger advantage later in the hand the larger the pot becomes.

Your opponent then goes all-in for about ten times your flop bet, and you have enough left in your stack to call the entire raise. This is an interesting psychological moment. Your opponent would almost never do this without two pair or better, which you are so far behind (despite your otherwise excellent holding) that you can’t call his huge overbet all-in. However, when your opponent goes all-in here, it can trigger feelings that are similar to a minor anxiety attack.

In this moment, you grasp for something to try to make sense of the situation because of the panic his bet induces. What you will probably try to grasp onto is the fact that your hand was looking pretty good when the flop came. This causes you to be optimistic and often impulsively call without going through the normal thought process of deciding if calling the bet is a profitable proposition or not.

The anxiety created in this moment initiates what’s known as the fight or flight mechanism, which is what causes you to just grasp for something and completely bypass your normal analysis. If you were to slow down, take a deep breath and lower your emotional level, you would be able to re-enter a rational state of mind and effectively turn off the fight or flight mechanism. So whenever you’re playing no-limit Texas hold’em, or the no-limit betting variation of any poker game, remember to keep an eye on your emotional level constantly, and if you start to feel anxious, take a deep breath and calm down before you make any big decisions.

First Person: Rally at the Big Hole Protests Casino Dispute with Governor

At 2:00 p.m. Thursday, a small crowd gathered on a corner at the edge of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Until recently, the large fenced in area at Reading and Broadway was the site of ongoing construction. Crews were excavating the site to build Cincinnati’s new Horseshoe Casino until developer Rock Ohio Caesars halted construction May 11.

The crew left behind a big hole that County Commissioner Todd Portune and others now call “Kasich’s Krater.” The crowd gathered to protest the newly elected governor’s interference in what was once a done deal. The details were approved by the voters in the 2009 election. The Ohio legislature and previous governor signed off on it as well, but Gov. Kasich wants more revenue and refuses to honor previous agreements.

A small but enthusiastic crowd

A crowd of about 25 strong gathered in support of the casino. Sam Jackson attended the rally wearing his “Yes on 3” tee shirt. Those shirts were popular during the 2009 election campaign.

“I had friends working down here,” Jackson said. He expected the casino to be up and running soon and blames the delay on the people who voted for Kasich.

Alicia was one of a few people carrying hand-lettered signs. When asked if she was attending the rally because she was pro-casino or anti-Kasich, she and several others in the crowd said “both.” They agreed the two positions were one in the same. Alicia’s sign said “Kasich don’t veto the voters.” It was a reference to the fact that voters approved the casino deal Kasich was trying to change.

Hamilton County Commissioner Portune

Passing cars blew their horns in support of the casino as Portune spoke to the crowd. He began by stating how proud he was to be with the citizens of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He was very vocal with his criticism of Ohio’s current administration. He talked about the failed policies that resulted in Ohio being “closed to business” and how businesses were moving out of the state. He accused the governor of trying to “strong arm” businesses which only wanted to set up shop in Ohio. He recited a list of facts and figures and explained the millions of dollars Ohio, Hamilton County and Cincinnati stood to lose because of the casino stalemate.

Portune briefly discussed the recently passed Ohio Senate Bill 5. He talked about Gov. Kasich putting people in the state at odds with him over the issue, which minimized public employees’ collective bargaining rights. He called the governor’s actions an “attack on the middle class.”

When asked what he thought might happen with the casino project a customer said agen judi roulette online terpercaya has done all this because the portals has all the crucial aspects that are mandatory for any online casino to have.  Portune said “I don’t know what’s going to happen. If he [Kasich] didn’t do it, it’s no good. He’s basically telling people, it’s my way or the highway.” Portune is concerned that Cincinnati’s casino is in competition with another casino 20 miles to the west of the city.

“We need these jobs now. We need the revenue now. What we don’t need is Gov. Kasich,” he said.

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