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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