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Poker tips for a novice player?

I've begun playing some casual Texas Hold'Em with friends (some of whom are far less casual). I don't really know what I'm doing. Thus far I am 15% ahead (of my cumulative buyin), but that's only be because I fold early and often. I mostly get into trouble when I play weak hands or try to bluff, so I don't tend to do either. I'd like some additional pointers. [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Dec 22, 2005 - 27 answers

How do I make online poker impossible?

I've got a relative with a gambling problem. How can I fix it so PartyPoker (and its evil twins) will never be able to be played on this computer ever again?
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2005 - 9 answers

Riverboat casinos?

Riverboat gambling and Katrina? [more inside]
posted by jca on Sep 3, 2005 - 4 answers

Applecare conundrum

To Applecare or not to Applecare, that is the question! Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to purchase arms against a sea of troubles, and by purchasing, guarantee they will not occur [tired of this and can't remember any more]. G4 laptop. I understand why it is good, BUT, who here has purchased two more years for their laptop and used it in that period? What hardware works fine for one year and then goes kerblooey? It ain't cheap at $350, especially as I can fix most things on my own. I am not interested in resale value, only components that fail and that I will have to pay for myself without the extended warrantee.
posted by mzurer on Aug 17, 2005 - 45 answers

Vegas on the cheap

I just found out I'll be in Vegas for three days next week and I am looking for some fun stuff to do that won't break the bank. [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Jul 18, 2005 - 8 answers

Online Casino Bonuses

Is there any reason why this method of collecting bonuses from online casinos wouldn't work? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Mar 21, 2005 - 10 answers

Betting Tips

Even with the big March event coming up, this is a hypothetical question. In a state like California, is there a legal way to bet on sports? Also, are there grey areas in betting, such as internet betting?
posted by jonah on Mar 13, 2005 - 4 answers

Lottery Scratch Tickets

What's up with scratch tickets? Are they just as much of a scam as the regular lottery? Are some a better gamble than others? Does anyone ever make any money off of those things?
posted by agregoli on Jan 31, 2005 - 26 answers

Fix my betting system.

What's the flaw in this horse racing betting system? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Dreamghost on Dec 16, 2004 - 41 answers

Please recommend books about casinos for in-depth research.

Can anyone point me to informative books, websites, documentaries, and etc. regarding casinos? I'm about to begin researching them heavily and I was hoping for a head start. Thanks a billion.
posted by argh!spiders! on Dec 13, 2004 - 8 answers

Why gamble?

For gamblers, what's the attraction? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Nov 15, 2004 - 33 answers

Finding underground poker clubs (assuming they exist)?

Thinking of Rounders, how does one go about finding underground poker clubs (assuming they exist)? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Sep 25, 2004 - 9 answers

Poker Tips

Second question of the day (visio one just below was first) hope I am not pushing my luck. Have been roped into a poker game tonight. 6 players, 4 strangers, texas holdem, never played for money with more than one person, have no poker face and no basic strategy. Could anyone point me to a page or give me a golden rule or advice or something that I can use to get me through. I will learn the rules myself. Something I can get into my head in about an hour.
posted by kenaman on Sep 24, 2004 - 19 answers

What are the odds? Craps vs. Blackjack

Which game has better odds: Craps or Blackjack and why?
posted by srboisvert on Sep 23, 2004 - 16 answers

Is there any way to wager on a Presidential or Congressional election?

Is there any way (legally or otherwise) to actually wager on an upcoming Presidential or Congressional election [mo inside]. [more inside]
posted by goethean on Aug 18, 2004 - 7 answers

Show me some edges in horseracing.

Any horse handicappers here? What are your favorite techniques? Which race
do you tend to zero in on? What sort of betting strategy or angles do you employ? Do you parlay? hedge? do straight tickets? dabble in the exotics? play it ultra-conservative? do birthdates? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 6, 2004 - 1 answer

Can you destroy your cards in Baccarat?

GamblingFilter: Last week on The Casino, there was a big deal made about these two high-rollers mangling their cards while playing Baccarat. They kept pointing out that Baccarat was the only game where you can destroy the cards while playing. The casino's complaint was that they were mangling them too much, and the cameras and the dealer couldn't tell what the cards were anymore. But if you're mangling the cards because you're angry you lost, why do they need to see what the cards were anymore? And if you're able to mangle them, obviously they're not reusing them, right? And why can you destroy the cards anyway? All the sites I've found with the rules for Baccarat say nothing about destroying cards.
posted by emptybowl on Jun 30, 2004 - 10 answers

How to master Blackjack.

I want to learn to master Blackjack. Software or books I should try? Mathematics I should know cold?
posted by namespan on May 15, 2004 - 13 answers

Recommend a site for gambling on the Kentucky Derby.

Can anyone recommend a good gambling website in order to bet on the Kentucky Derby? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Apr 27, 2004 - 10 answers

Gambling in Reno

Looking for some advice/thoughts on Reno. Is it worth going if you're only a casual (read: cheap) gambler? Is there other stuff to do that would keep us entertained for 3-4 nights? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by trillion on Jan 8, 2004 - 6 answers

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