Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hit or Stand on 17?

Some may consider blackjack to be another luck game. beginners are not aware of simple rules that may turn luck for their favor. OK, not completely true - the house will always have the upper hand, but don't you want to improve your odds?
As part of the blackjack tutorial guide, I found a great article that may teach a novice player to play like the pros. The article, called hit or stay? smart blackjack, provides a simple table that defines a strategy for improving the players odds against the dealer. You must read it!
If you want more information you can find a comprehensive infromation also on wikipedia's blackjack article.

Beating the casino

A guy named Edward O. Thorp, MIT teacher, developed a system to beat the casino when playing blackjack. Using that system, he could make $70,000 in one weekend at the casino.
It's nice to here such stories on how to beat the casino, and specially when hitting with blackjack!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Protesting Against Internet Gambling Bill

In an attempt to reverse the senate's bill against online gambling, a protest will be held on Monday, October 9th, in Washington D.C.

The bill banning online gambling was approved on Friday, September 29th, and is expected to be signed by President Bush on Friday, October 13th.

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Create your own Digg-like site with Pligg beta 8!

Pligg, the widely used open source "Digg-like" CMS, released its long anticipated Beta 8 today. Pligg's dynamic structure allows users to quickly and effortlessly install and customize their sites. Pligg acts as a framework for many successful sites such as VH1's Best Week Ever and VideoSift. The community currently consists of over 2,151 members.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Coalition to legalize video gambling

The battle for legalizing video gambling continues as the Indiana Licensed Beverage Association is acting to convince lawmakers they should legalize betting machines. The main claim for legalizing video gambling is that people will gamble even if it's illegal while moderating it will increase taxes and ensure players' interest such as fair payouts.

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Governor Schwarzenegger Fails to Expand Indian Gambling

What might have been a major expansion of Indian casinos was defeated by the California Legislature, rejecting Gov. Schwarzenegger and tribal groups' bills. The bills, which would have allowed some 20,000 new slot machines on several reservations did not come through.

Gambling News | digg story

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Google Grabbing Away New Domains (New List)

"The Google name game continues. New or transferred Google domain names continue to hit the WHOIS databases. Here are a few more domain names that have been updated to WHOIS since out last update."

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Top Online Casinos

There are countless locations around the internet and media which provide what are considered to be very colorful reviews of casinos online. Here are most popular online casinos that I played in:

888 Casino-on-Net is the largest and most trusted online casino and online poker room on the web. Being a leading casino online, features the best casino games available, covernig top online gambling casino games like Online Blackjack, Online Roulette, and Slot Machines. Other casino games include Video Poker, Online Craps and Online Baccarat.
Some important notes to take into considaration in favour of 888 is the fact it is long time in the market with more than 25 million users since 1998 and that it is traded in London Stock Exchange. Being a public company raises the level of trust that is not so high in that industry.

Casino Tropez

Casino Tropez is one of the eight gaming sites of Hardway Investments Ltd. It has a gaming license from Antigua and Barbuda. Casino Tropez is a popular online casino and famous for its many exciting features.
Casino Tropez is very popular among casino players. The graphics of the games are superb with great sound quality. The casino offers multiplayer opportunities on all casino games like Baccarat and Roulette too. Payout percentages are among the highest in the industry. Players get back most of the money they bet on different games. This sure boosts the players to play more games too.

Golden Palace

Golden Palace Casino is one of the most popular and reputable online casinos to be found on the net. The casino is known for their many publicity stunts (like purchasing William Shatner's kidney stone for $25,000), but more importantly they are known for having a well-run online casino. Online and open for business since 1997, they have won new customers by having excellent customer service 24/7 available phone, chat or email. They have excellent bonuses with a low wagering requirement so you can cash out much faster. The casino offers a selection of casino games including six progressive slots and many Video Poker and Power VP offerings. Using PlayTech software and having great sound and graphics adds to the list of reasons why you will want to become a part of the millions that have signed up and played at Golden Palace.

Choosing between the casinos is not so easy. to make it simple read the following article about rating online casinos.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Gambling Guide

A complete gambling guide and casino directory. Contains the most thorough worldwide travel destinations resource and online casino reviews. Each casino contains editorial and user reviews in addition to users' rating. Some popular travel destinations even contain video clips. Very recommended portal for gamblers!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Who is the Most Memorable Casino Movie Character?

James Bond character is gaining popularity with the upcoming re-release of "Casino Royale" movie and threatens to beat nick santoro from "Casino". Recent poll shows that more than 40% of users vote for James Bond as their most memorable casino movie character.

Casino Movie | digg story

Friday, June 23, 2006

AP Article On Digg 'Expansion'

"Jay Adelson, chairman and chief executive of Digg Inc., said the site started with technology news because its initial users were interested and savvy in technology. But as the site grew to 300,000 registered users, 10 times as many as a year ago, many tried to post news in other categories anyhow, he said."

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Digg's 8 million 'social freeloaders'

Digg reportedly attracted 8.5 million visitors in May, but only has 304,000 registered users, submitting, on average, about 2000 stories a day. The Social Web that is purported to be harnessing a �collective wisdom� of millions, is merely reflecting the opinions of a small number of self-selected active contributors...

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

True stories from game testing: the industry's dirty back door

"When you talk to many gamers about what the most important job is when developing a game, few people will bring up game QA testing. It's an important job, though, and he testers have it tough: those poor folks who spend their days and nights locked in some basement trying to find all the ways they can break a product." -ars

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Ivy League at the Blackjack Table?

The story of the super-smart of MIT and how they took their intellectual capacity and conquered Vegas at its own game. The power of the mind will never cease to amaze, and these college kids showed how one can transform his IQ to dollars.

Blackjack System | digg story

Friday, June 16, 2006

Online Gambling Not Only Illegal, Now Also Unmentionable

Apparently, the state of Washington doesn't feel that classifying online gamblers as felons is draconian enough, as it's now looking to crack down on internet speech as well. The first victim of the new law is not charged with gambling itself, but of maintaining a website that discussed, reviewed and linked to online gambling sites.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

TinyMCE - A Javascript WYSIWYG Editor

TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by Moxiecode Systems AB. It has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances. TinyMCE is very easy to integrate into other CMS systems.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

CSS Navigation Techniques

A very cool gallery of CSS drop-down menu

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