Following on from a post I made recently about value in poker, which is something that I frequently preach about, and something that I fervently believe in, I decided to do a follow up post with some specific numbers.
Online poker rooms all have ‘free play’ tables for their players now. These practice tables are good for new players to get to grips with the game. Although you can learn some bad habits if you don't take the money seriously
Poker bonuses have come on a long way since the early 2000′s. It’s hard to believe now, but for years Poker Stars did not offer any bonus to their new players. And even when they did start offering a new deposit bonus, it was only for $50, when most other rooms were offering at least $500 or $600!
Value is the bedrock of a successful poker player. If you are not getting ‘value’ on all, or at least most, of your bets, then no matter how much you win, in the long run you will lose.
But the concept of ‘value’ can be difficult to grasp. It should be easier for a person who has some experience of sports betting to understand the idea of value betting, although given that about 90% of sports bettors are losing overall, that might actual be a bad example.
There are a number of confusing laws associated with online gambling and it can be confusing to decipher. So what laws affect us?
Well in the UK it is perfectly legal to gamble online. However, under the gambling act, operators do have to meet strict criteria proving that they are fit and proper to hold a gambling licence. They will also have to face ongoing inspection and monitoring. The usefulness of these licences is questionable though in light of what happened with Full Tilt in 2011.
In this article we will describe some of the fundamentals of poker, starting with the theory of the game and then showing how it works in practice. It is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of the rules of poker and how poker hands are ranked. If you want to find more about the basic of poker in many online casinos visit www.galacasino.co.uk.
It is coming up to that time of year again – well, almost – when the greatest betting race of the year will be run – the Grand National 2012.
Note that I didn’t say the greatest race, but the greatest betting race. This is the race that people who never bet on anything will have a gamble. And it is a gamble. But it has got to be one of the greatest racing spectacles of all the racing year.
This year we hope to be able to provide a tip for a good shot at finishing the race so stay tuned.
Update: Unfortunately, the horse we had high hopes for was ballotted out so we didn’t even get a run this year. Hopefully, we will get it right next year.
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For new players that want to play real poker online using other peoples money this has got to be one of the easiest ways to start.
Another site we like is PracticalGambling.com which has lots of good advice for gamblers.