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Common Online Gambling Games

It was 1994 in the tiny island country of Antigua and Barbuda, a certain law was passed which made the location a legal jurisdiction, allowing it to issue gambling licenses. This law paved way for online gaming and until today, most gambling companies would base their business in the country to utilize their license.
The gaming software came years before the commencement of online gaming. An Isle on Man-based software company called Microgaming developed the first fully operational online casino software which gave birth to many online gambling sites. Whereas Cryptologic, an online security software company, provided the indispensable software which made internet transaction safe, secure and workable. By 1995, the first online casino was launched.
Like many things that did not have a smooth start, the launch of online gambling also met many obstacles. bola tangkas android One major problem it met along the way was the legality of the trade. The very idea and concept of online gambling was opposed and resisted by many and especially in the United States. Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona for several times tried to prevent American citizens from gambling online and also promoted anti-gambling campaigns.
Recently, on September 30, 2006, the US Congress passed a bill stating the it is illegal for banks and credit card companies to process payments from US residents to online gambling companies. This bill later became a law which President Bush signed on October 13.
But although online gambling have up to now been fought against by many individuals, organizations and even the government, many are still captivated by the allure of this addiction. Thus despite all the disputes, supporters and players around the world are hooked in participating to online gambling. Most common online gambling games are:
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100% Orange Juice = 1 key 7 Days to Die = 6 keys A New Beginning - Final Cut = 18 refined A Story About My Uncle = 1 key Abyss Odyssey = 18 refined Ace of Spades: Battle Builder = 25 refined Achron = 3 refined Age of Empires II HD = 6 keys Age of Empires III: Complete Collection = 8 keys Age of Wonders III = 4 keys Alan Wake = 2 keys Alan Wake Franchise = 3 keys Alice: Madness Returns = 4 keys Alien: Isolation = 4 keys Aliens vs. Predator™ = 18 refined Alpha Protocol™ = 1 key American Truck Simulator = 30 refined Amnesia Collection = 5 keys Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs = 1 key, 18 refined Amnesia: The Dark Descent = 2 keys Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition = 1 key, 25 refined Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures = 30 refined Anno 1404 Gold = 2 keys Anno 2070 Complete Edition = 7 keys Anno 2070 DLC Complete Pack = 4 keys Anno 2070™ = 5 keys Antichamber = 2 keys ArcaniA = 1 key, 25 refined Arena Wars 2 = 7 refined ARK: Survival Evolved = 8 keys Arma 2 = 1 key Arma 2: Combined Operations = 1 key, 30 refined Arma 2: Complete Collection = 2 keys, 25 refined Arma 3 = 11 keys Arma X: Anniversary Edition = 1 key, 25 refined ARMA: Cold War Assault = 7 refined Armello = 2 keys, 20 refined Assassin’s Creed® III = 7 keys Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™ = 6 keys Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD = 3 keys Assassin’s Creed® Rogue = 2 keys, 25 refined Assassin's Creed Brotherhood = 5 keys Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry = 3 keys Assassin's Creed II: Deluxe Edition = 2 keys, 20 refined Assassin's Creed Revelations = 3 keys, 20 refined Assassin's Creed® Syndicate = 2 keys, 20 refined Assassin's Creed® Unity = 5 keys Assassin's Creed™: Director's Cut Edition = 2 keys, 20 refined Bad Rats: the Rats Revenge = 3 refined Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition = 3 keys Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition = 3 keys Banished = 3 keys, 30 refined Barony = 40 refined Bastion = 45 refined Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition = 2 keys Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition = 2 keys Batman™: Arkham Knight = 4 keys Batman™: Arkham Origins = 1 key BattleBlock Theater = 3 keys Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam = 4 keys Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 = 2 keys, 25 refined Betrayer = 18 refined Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb = 5 refined Bioshock Infinite = 4 keys BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION = 8 keys BioShock™ Remastered = 3 keys BIT.TRIP BEAT = 15 refined BIT.TRIP COLLECTION = 2 keys BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien = 1 key BIT.TRIP RUNNER = 25 refined Bit.Trip.Runner Franchise Pack = 30 refined Black Mesa = 6 keys Blockstorm = 18 refined Bloody Trapland = 15 refined Borderlands 2 = 2 keys, 20 refined Borderlands 2 - Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty = 1 key Borderlands 2 - Psycho Pack = 2 keys Borderlands 2 Game of the Year = 5 keys Borderlands 2 Season Pass = 4 keys Borderlands 2: Headhunter 1: Bloody Harvest = 1 key Borderlands 2: Headhunter 2: Wattle Gobbler = 1 key Borderlands 2: Headhunter 3: Mercenary Day = 1 key Borderlands 2: Headhunter 4: Wedding Day Massacre = 1 key Borderlands 2: Headhunter 5: Son of Crawmerax = 1 key Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Pack = 1 key Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage = 1 key Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt = 1 key Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep = 1 key Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 = 2 keys Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack = 1 key Borderlands GOTY + Borderlands 2 = 5 keys Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel = 7 keys Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass = 8 keys Bound By Flame = 1 key Braid = 1 key Brink Complete Pack = 3 keys Broforce = 2 keys Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons = 10 refined Brutal Legend = 30 refined Bully: Scholarship Edition = 2 keys Bunch of Heroes = 15 refined Call of Duty: World at War = 7 keys Call of Duty® 2 = 7 keys Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® = 5 keys Call of Duty®: Black Ops = 10 keys Call of Duty®: Black Ops II = 10 keys Call of Duty®: Ghosts = 5 keys Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Devastation (DLC) = 2 keys Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Invasion (DLC) = 2 keys Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 = 8 keys Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 = 7 keys Call of Juarez® Gunslinger = 2 keys Call of Juarez™ = 1 key, 20 refined Can't Stop Laughing Bundle = 3 keys Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 = 1 key Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 = 4 keys Carmageddon TDR 2000 = 7 refined Castle Crashers = 2 keys Castle of Illusion = 18 refined CastleMiner Z = 7 refined Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD = 2 keys Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition = 4 keys Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Digital Bundle = 7 keys Chaos on Deponia = 18 refined Child of Light = 2 keys, 10 refined Chivalry: Complete Pack = 1 key, 20 refined Chivalry: Medieval Warfare = 1 key Cities in Motion = 18 refined Cities in Motion 2 = 25 refined Cities: Skylines = 4 keys Colin McRae Rally = 30 refined Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath = 30 refined Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars = 1 key Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight = 2 keys Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 = 1 key Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising = 1 key Commandos Pack = 30 refined Company of Heroes 2 = 2 keys Congo = 10 refined Contagion = 10 refined Contraption Maker = 1 refined Contrast = 30 refined Costume Quest = 30 refined Costume Quest 2 = 1 key Counter-Strike = 2 keys, 10 refined Counter-Strike: Global Offensive = 5 keys Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (sub) = 5 keys Counter-Strike: Source = 3 keys Craft The World = 2 keys Crash Drive 2 = 6 refined Crusader Kings Complete = 18 refined Crusader Kings II = 2 keys Crypt of the NecroDancer = 2 keys Crysis = 5 keys Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition = 2 keys Crysis Warhead® = 2 keys Crysis® Maximum Edition = 6 keys Cubemen 2 = 10 refined Daedalic Adventure Bundle = 1 key, 20 refined Damned = 1 key Dark Messiah of Might & Magic = 30 refined DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin = 5 keys DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die™ Edition = 6 keys Darkest Dungeon = 5 key Day of Defeat = 6 refined Dead by Daylight = 7 keys Dead Island Definitive Edition = 1 key Dead Island Riptide - Definitive Edition = 5 keys Dead Realm = 3 keys Dead Space = 1 key Dead Space™ 2 = 1 key, 20 refined Deadlight = 30 refined Deadlight = 18 refined Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut = 18 refined DEFCON = 2 refined Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten = 1 key, 10 refined Defy Gravity Extended = 1 refined Demigod = 18 refined Democracy 3 = 4 keys Democracy 3 Collector's Edition = 4 keys Deponia = 3 refined Deponia: The Complete Journey = 1 key Depth = 2 keys, 10 refined Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition = 18 refined Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut = 3 keys Deus Ex: Invisible War = 30 refined Deus Ex: Mankind Divided = 3 keys Developer Alliance Bundle = 30 refined Devil May Cry® 3 Special Edition = 1 key, 20 refined Devil May Cry® 4 Special Edition = 2 keys, 20 refined Diehard Dungeon = 6 refined Dino D-Day = 6 refined Dishonored = 3 keys Dishonored - Game of the Year Edition = 5 keys Divekick = 18 refined Divinity Anthology = 30 refined Divinity: Dragon Commander = 1 key, 20 refined DmC: Devil May Cry = 2 keys, 20 refined DmC: Devil May Cry Complete Pack = 3 keys Don't Starve = 4 keys Don't Starve Together = 30 refined Don't Starve: Reign of Giants = 18 refined Don't Starve: Shipwrecked = 1 key DOOM 2016 = 8 keys DOOM 3 = 30 refined DOOM 3 Pack = 30 refined Doom 3: BFG Edition = 30 refined Doom Classic Complete = 1 key Dragon Age: Origins = 3 keys Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition = 7 keys Draw a Stickman: EPIC = 10 refined Dreamfall Chapters = 3 keys Drunken Robot Pornography = 30 refined Duck Game = 2 keys, 20 refined Duke Nukem Forever = 1 key, 20 refined Dungeon Defenders = 3 keys Dungeon Defenders Collection (Summer-Winter 2012) = 5 keys Dungeon Defenders II = 2 keys Dungeon Siege Collection = 2 keys Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara = 6 refined Dust: An Elysian Tail = 2 keys E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy = 18 refined EDGE = 30 refined Edge of Space = 6 refined Electronic Super Joy = 18 refined Eleusis = 6 refined Empire: Total War™ = 4 keys Endless Space Collection = 25 refined Endless Space® - Collection = 11 refined ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition = 30 refined Enter the Gungeon = 4 keys Escape Dead Island = 30 refined Euro Truck Simulator 2 = 3 keys Europa Universalis IV = 7 keys Evoland = 18 refined F.E.A.R. = 30 refined F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin = 30 refined F.E.A.R. 3 = 2 keys F.E.A.R. Collection = 4 keys Fallout 3 = 2 keys Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition = 4 keys Fallout 4 = 11 keys Fallout: New Vegas = 3 keys Fallout: New Vegas (RU mislabel) = 3 keys Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition = 5 keys Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (sub) = 4 keys Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (sub2) = 4 keys Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon = 4 keys Far Cry 3 (Normal or Deluxe) = 4 keys Far Cry® = 2 keys Far Cry® 2: Fortune's Edition = 2 keys, 10 refined Far Cry® 4 = 8 keys Far Cry® Primal = 8 keys Farming Simulator 15 = 4 keys FEZ = 1 key, 40 refined Final Exam = 18 refined FINAL FANTASY III = 3 keys FINAL FANTASY IV = 3 keys FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS = 3 keys FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0™ HD = 4 keys FINAL FANTASY V = 3 keys FINAL FANTASY VI = 3 keys FINAL FANTASY VII = 3 keys FINAL FANTASY VIII = 3 keys FINAL FANTASY® XIII = 3 keys FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 = 3 keys Firewatch = 4 keys Five Nights at Freddy's = 2 keys Five Nights at Freddy's 2 = 2 keys Five Nights at Freddy's 3 = 2 keys, Five Nights at Freddy's 4 = 2 keys FORCED = 22 refined Foul Play = 30 refined Frozen Synapse = 10 refined FTL: Faster Than Light = 1 key, 20 refined Full Mojo Rampage = 1 key, 20 refined Game Dev Tycoon = 4 keys GameGuru = 30 refined Garry's Mod = 4 keys Gas Guzzlers Extreme = 30 refined Gauntlet™ Slayer Edition = 18 refined Geometry Dash = 1 key Goat Simulator = 1 key, 20 refined Goat Simulator: GoatZ = 1 key GoD Factory: Wingmen = 24 refined God Mode = 14 refined Gone Home = 35 refined Goodbye Deponia = 18 refined Gothic II: Gold Edition = 1 key Gothic Universe Edition = 3 keys Gothic® 3 = 1 key Grand Theft Auto Collection 28987 = 9 keys Grand Theft Auto Collection 28988 = 9 keys Grand Theft Auto III = 3 keys Grand Theft Auto IV = 5 keys Grand Theft Auto IV + Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas = 3 keys Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition = 6 keys Grand Theft Auto V = 9 keys Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City = 3 keys Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas = 2 keys Grand Theft Auto: Vice City = 4 keys GRAV = 30 refined Greed Corp = 10 refined GRID 2 = 30 refined GRID Autosport = 3 keys Grim Fandango Remastered = 30 refined Guacamelee! Gold Edition = 18 refined Gunpoint = 30 refined Guns of Icarus Online = 10 refined Hack 'n' Slash = 22 refined Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming = 30 refined Half-Life 1 = 2 keys Half-Life 2 = 2 keys Half-Life 2: Episode One = 2 keys Half-Life 2: Episode Two = 1 key, 30 refined Half-Life: Opposing Force = 18 refined Hammerwatch = 10 refined Heavy Bullets = 10 refined Hero Academy = 10 refined Hero Siege = 5 refined Hitman 2: Silent Assassin = 1 key Hitman: Absolution™ = 2 keys Hitman: Blood Money = 1 key Hitman: Codename 47 = 30 refined Hitman: Contracts = 35 refined Homefront = 6 refined Hotline Miami = 2 keys Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number = 3 keys How to Survive = 22 refined How to Survive - Storm Warning Edition = 22 refined How to Survive 2 = 4 keys Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 = 3 keys Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation = 3 keys Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation = 3 keys Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed = 3 keys ibb & obb = 0.22 refined Insurgency = 25 refined Interplanetary = 35 refined Invisible, Inc. = 3 keys It came from space, and ate our brains = 3 refined JAGGED ALLIANCE COLLECTOR'S BUNDLE = 4 keys Jurassic Park: The Game = 18 refined Just Cause = 15 refined Just Cause 2 = 1 key Just Cause™ 3 = 7 keys Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes = 4 keys Kerbal Space Program = 9 keys Kill The Bad Guy = 18 refined Killing Floor = 1 key, 20 refined Killing Floor 2 = 7 keys King Arthur's Gold = 3 refined Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™ = 3 keys Kingdoms Rise = 30 refined Krater = 18 refined L.A. Noire = 3 keys L.A. Noire Complete Edition = 3 keys, 10 refined La-Mulana = 30 refined Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light = 30 refined LARA CROFT AND THE TEMPLE OF OSIRIS™ = 30 refined Left 4 Dead = 1 key Left 4 Dead 2 = 3 keys Legend of Grimrock = 30 refined Legend of Grimrock 2 = 30 refined LEGO Batman = 2 keys LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 = 3 keys LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 = 2 keys LEGO Jurassic World = 1 key, 20 refined LEGO® Batman 2 DC Super Heroes™ = 2 keys LEGO® Batman™3: Beyond Gotham = 3 key LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes = 3 keys LEGO® Star Wars™ - The Complete Saga = 4 keys LEGO® The Hobbit™ = 3 keys LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ = 4 keys LEGO® Worlds = 3 keys Lethal League = 30 refined Lichdom: Battlemage = 1 key Life is Strange Complete Season = 2 keys LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII = 3 keys LIMBO = 30 refined LISA = 1 key, 30 refined LISA the Joyful = 18 refined Little Racers STREET = 1 refined Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut = 30 refined Lost Planet® 2 = 3 keys LOST PLANET® 3 = 30 refined Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition = 1 key, 30 refined Mad Max = 3 keys Mafia II = 4 keys Mafia III = 7 keys Magicite = 1 key, 30 refined Magicka = 22 refined Magicka 2 = 1 key Majesty 2 = 18 refined Mark of the Ninja = 2 keys Mars: War Logs = 30 refined Mass Effect = 3 keys Mass Effect 2 = 3 keys Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition = 4 keys Mass Effect Collection = 5 keys Max Payne 3 = 3 keys Max Payne 3 Complete = 4 keys Max Payne Complete = 4 keys Medal of Honor: Airborne = 2 keys Medal of Honor™ = 1 key Meltdown = 18 refined Memoria = 24 refined Mercenary Kings = 18 refined METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE = 7 keys METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES = 1 key, 20 refined METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN = 3 keys METAL SLUG = 24 refined METAL SLUG 3 = 45 refined Metal Slug X = 18 refined Metro 2033 Redux = 2 key, 30 refined Metro: Last Light Redux = 3 keys Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition = 7 keys Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition = 2 key, 30 refined Minimum = 6 refined Minion Masters = 0.66 refined Mirror's Edge™ = 1 key Miscreated = 1 key, 30 refined Monaco = 30 refined Monday Night Combat = 6 refined Monkey Island: Special Edition Bundle = 1 key Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™ = 24 refined Monster Loves You! = 6 refined Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition = 1 key, 30 refined Mortal Kombat X = 7 keys Mother Russia Bleeds = 30 refined Mount & Blade = 30 refined Mount & Blade Full Collection = 6 keys Mount & Blade: Warband = 1 key, 30 refined Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword = 1 key, 30 refined Mount Your Friends = 30 refined Move or Die = 2 keys Murder Miners = 2 refined Murdered: Soul Suspect = 1 key, 30 refined Napoleon: Total War™ = 3 keys Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst = 3 keys Nation Red = 5 refined Natural Selection 2 = 30 refined Need for Speed Undercover = 4 keys Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit = 3 keys Need for Speed: Shift = 3 keys Nether = 40 refined Nidhogg = 2 keys Nuclear Dawn = 3 refined Nuclear Throne = 2 keys OBEY = 1 keys Octodad: Dadliest Catch = 1 keys Omerta - City of Gangsters = 18 refined Orcs Must Die 2 - Complete Pack = 4 keys Orcs Must Die! 2 = 1 key, 30 refined Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition = 3 keys, 25 refined ORION: Prelude = 1 refined Osmos = 18 refined Out of Reach = 24 refined Outland = 30 refined Outlast = 1 key 20 refined Overcast - Walden and the Werewolf = 3 refined Overlord II = 18 refined Overlord™ = 18 refined PAINKILLER COMPLETE PACK = 2 keys Painkiller Hell and Damnation = 30 refined PAYDAY 2 (not Ultimate!) = 3 keys PAYDAY 2: Armored Transport = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Biker Character Pack = 22 refined PAYDAY 2: Clover Character Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Dragan Character Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Assault Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Chivalry Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Historical Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Mod Courier = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Ninja Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Shotgun Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Sniper Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Weapon Pack #01 = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Gage Weapon Pack #02 = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Hotline Miami = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Sokol Character Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Sydney Character Pack = 22 refined PAYDAY 2: The Alesso Heist = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The Big Bank Heist = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The Bomb Heists = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The Butcher's BBQ Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The Butcher's Western Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The Diamond Heist = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The Goat Simulator Heist = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The Golden Grin Casino Heist = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: The OVERKILL Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY 2: Yakuza Character Pack = 18 refined PAYDAY The Heist = 1 key Penumbra Collectors Pack = 30 refined Pixel Piracy = 1 key, 25 refined Plague Inc: Evolved = 3 keys Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition = 30 refined Poker Night 2 = 2 keys Poker Night at the Inventory = 1 key Polarity = 3 refined Port Royale 3 = 30 refined Portal = 1 key, 30 refined Portal 2 = 4 keys Postal 2 = 22 refined Primal Carnage: Extinction = 30 refined Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands™ = 1 key, 25 refined Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones™ = 1 key Prince of Persia: Warrior Within™ = 1 key Prince of Persia® = 1 key Prince of Persia®: The Sands of Time = 1 key Prison Architect = 5 keys Project Zomboid = 4 keys Prototype 2 = 5 keys Prototype™ = 4 keys Psychonauts = 1 key QUAKE = 18 refined Quake 4 = 30 refined Quake Collection = 3 keys QUAKE II = 18 refined Quake III Arena = 2 keys QUAKE III Arena + Team Arena = 3 keys Quake Live = 1 key, 20 refined RAGE = 2 keys, 20 refined Rampage Knights = 30 refined Ratz Instagib = 10 refined Rayman® Legends = 5 keys Rayman® Origins = 3 keys Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale = 4 keys Red Faction = 18 refined Red Faction Complete Collection = 1 key, 20 refined Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition = 24 refined Red Faction®: Armageddon™ = 18 refined Reign Of Kings = 30 refined Remember Me = 1 key, 20 refined Resident Evil / biohazard HD REMASTER = 3 keys Resident Evil 0 / biohazard 0 HD REMASTER = 4 keys Resident Evil 4 = 2 keys Resident Evil 6 / Biohazard 6 = 3 keys Resident Evil Revelations / Biohazard Revelations = 1 key Resident Evil Revelations 2 / Biohazard Revelations 2 = 24 refined Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City = 2 keys Resident Evil™ 5/ Biohazard 5® = 2 keys Reus = 18 refined Rise of Nations: Extended Edition = 30 refined Rise of the Tomb Raider™ = 8 keys Risen 3 - Complete Edition = 2 keys Risen 3 - Titan Lords = 1 key Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition = 3 keys Risk of Rain = 2 keys Risk of Rain 2 = 1 key, 30 refined Rocket League = 5 keys Rogue Stormers = 30 refined RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3: Platinum = 6 keys Rome: Total War™ - Collection = 1 key, 25 refined Rooks Keep = 18 refined RUNNING WITH RIFLES = 2 keys RUSH = 6 refined Rust = 7 keys Ryse: Son of Rome = 1 key, 25 refined S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat = 4 keys S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky = 2 keys S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl = 3 keys Saints Row 2 = 2 keys, Saints Row IV = 2 keys Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition = 3 key Saints Row: Gat out of Hell = 1 key Saints Row: The Third = 30 refined Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package = 3 keys Sanctum = 6 refined Sanctum 2 = 24 refined Savage Lands = 10 refined Screencheat = 18 refined Scribblenauts Unlimited = 4 keys Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure = 3 keys Secret Ponchos = 1 key See No Evil = 3 refined Serious Sam 3 BFE Gold = 5 keys Serious Sam 3: BFE = 2 keys Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter = 2 keys Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter = 2 keys Shadow Warrior = 1 key Shadowrun Returns = 18 refined Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut = 24 refined Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition = 22 refined Shark Attack Deathmatch 2 = 3 refined ShellShock Live = 30 refined ShootMania Storm = 30 refined Shovel Knight = 5 keys Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition = 2 keys Sid Meier's Civilization V = 3 keys Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World = 3 keys Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings = 1 key Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ = 4 keys Sid Meier's Starships and Civilization: Beyond Earth = 6 keys Silent Hill: Homecoming = 1 key, 20 refined SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition = 1 key, 20 refined Singularity™ = 2 keys Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion = 1 key Sir, You Are Being Hunted = 30 refined Skullgirls = 40 refined Skulls of the Shogun = 18 refined Sleeping Dogs™ = 3 keys Sneaky Sneaky = 3 refined Sniper Elite 3 = 7 keys Sniper Elite: Zombie Army = 1 key Sniper Elite: Zombie Army 2 = 1 key SOMA = 4 keys Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed = 30 refined South Park™: The Stick of Truth™ = 4 keys Space Hulk = 24 refined Spacebase DF-9 = 18 refined Spec Ops: The Line = 1 key, 10 refined SpeedRunners = 1 key, 10 refined Spelunky = 2 key, 10 refined SPORE = 4 keys Squishy the Suicidal Pig = 6 refined Star Saviors = 1 refined Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast = 2 keys STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™ = 2 keys STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II = 2 keys STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack = 3 keys STAR WARS™ Knights of the Old Republic™ II - The Sith Lords™ = 2 keys Starbound = 5 keys Stardew Valley = 6 keys StarMade = 30 refined State of Decay = 7 keys Street Fighter V = 2 keys Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition = 2 keys Street Fighter X Tekken = 1 key, 20 refined Strike Vector = 6 refined Stronghold 3 - Gold = 30 refined Stronghold Crusader 2 = 35 refined Styx: Master of Shadows = 2 keys, 35 refined Subnautica = 5 keys Super Hexagon = 6 refined Super Meat Boy = 1 key SUPERHOT = 6 keys Surgeon Simulator 2013 = 2 keys Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition = 2 keys System Shock 2 = 24 refined Tabletop Simulator = 3 keys Tales from the Borderlands = 4 keys Tales of Maj'Eyal = 15 refined Terraria = 2 keys TerraTech = 3 keys The Banner Saga = 2 keys The Binding of Isaac = 2 keys The Binding of Isaac Collection = 1 key The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth = 4 keys The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth = 5 keys The Book of Unwritten Tales = 24 refined The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles = 30 refined The Cave = 1 key The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle = 2 keys The Darkness II = 30 refined The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition = 3 keys The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® Game of the Year Editio = 3 keys The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® Game of the Year Edition Deluxe = 5 keys The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim = 5 keys The Elder Scrolls® Online: Tamriel Unlimited™ = 5 keys The Escapists = 3 keys The Escapists + The Escapists: The Walking Dead Deluxe = 4 keys The Evil Within = 4 keys The First Templar - Steam Special Edition = 10 refined The Forest = 4 keys The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing = 30 refined The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II = 20 refined The Isle = 4 keys The King Of Fighters XIII = 1 key, 20 refined The Last Remnant™ = 2 keys, 15 refined The LEGO® Movie - Videogame = 3 keys The Long Dark = 6 keys The Night of the Rabbit = 18 refined The Orange Box = 4 keys The Red Solstice = 30 refined The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition = 24 refined The Sims 3 - Into the Future = 3 keys The Sims 3 - Movie Stuff = 1 key The Sims 3 70's, 80's and 90's = 1 key The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff = 1 key The Sims 3: Island Paradise = 6 keys The Sims 3: Seasons = 3 keys The Sims 3: Supernatural = 6 keys The Sims 3: University Life = 6 keys The Sims™ 3 = 6 keys The Sims™ 3 Ambitions = 6 keys The Sims™ 3 Fast Lane Stuff = 1 key The Sims™ 3 Generations = 5 keys The Sims™ 3 High-End Loft Stuff = 1 key The Sims™ 3 Late Night = 6 keys The Sims™ 3 Master Suite Stuff = 1 key The Sims™ 3 Outdoor Living Stuff = 1 key The Sims™ 3 Pets = 6 keys The Sims™ 3 Showtime = 6 keys The Sims™ 3 Town Life Stuff = 1 key The Sims™ 3 World Adventures = 6 keys The Solus Project = 4 keys The Stanley Parable = 3 keys The Talos Principle = 4 keys The Vanishing of Ethan Carter = 1 key The Walking Dead = 3 keys The Walking Dead: Michonne - 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Tournament Review #2: Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special $100,000 Guaranteed (Background + Hand Reviews Included).

Tournament Review #2: Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special $100,000 Guaranteed (Background + Hand Reviews Included).
Hello everyone, I'd like to add some content to the poker community in the written form on an ongoing basis. I'm not a Vlogger and have no idea how Brad Owen, Doug Polk, or Dnegs do their videos with background music, graphics, and such (however, I am a huge fan of all of them), so for me, the best way to share content is in the written form with potentially a couple of pictures sprinkled within. Please let me know how I can improve my posts (and my game, lol!) for the future, and I hope you enjoy the read!
This tournament review will essentially be my second one, as I sort of reviewed the Seminole Hard Rock Deep Stack Series Event #1 last month.
Background / Details:
Seemingly, every poker player and their mother is out in Las Vegas for the WSOP and having a great time. However, the "working man" like myself can't make it out there this year - fortunately, living in West Palm Beach, FL provides me the opportunity to compete in many well-structured and large-fielded tournaments throughout the year. For example, the Seminole Hard Rock series runs four times a year, whose Main Events have become legitimate "stops" in the professional poker circuit.
However, I'll have to wait until August to review one of those tournaments. Today's tournament review covers the Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special.
Buy-in / Structure:
This NLHE tournament is a two-day, multi-flight event with a buy-in of $130. There are unlimited re-entries up until the start of Level 9. Players start with 15,000 in chips with blinds at 100/100 (Structure Sheet). Day 1 ends at Level 14 and the Day 2 restart is on Sunday.
There are 7 starting flight total - I played in Flight E.
Pre-Tournament:
I drop off my kids at Summer Camp and head down the Florida Turnpike. I'm a hard rock / heavy metal kind of guy, so today's playlist is all Metallica. The very first song that comes on via shuffle is "Master of Puppets" - that's got to be a good sign of things to come, right?
I arrive at the SHR and for those of you whom have played at the property before, I predict that you'll have a hard time recognizing it after the guitar-shaped hotel is 100% built. The property is being completely revamped, inside and out. Even the Hard Rock Store is now relegated to a temporary, uncomfortable corner of the hotel as this massive construction project continues. Nevertheless, everyone is very excited about the project, and I for one can't wait to see the end of the rebuilding phase of one of my favorite properties for playing poker.
When I get to an event early, I like to play a little cash, to further put me in a poker-like mindset and, hey, who knows, you can get lucky and hit a high hand or double-up. There aren't many tables running at this time as it's early, so I get seated at a $1/$2 NL table and buy-in for $300. There's only one hand in 90 minutes that's worth mentioning:
I have about $275 and I pick up two red Aces in UTG+2 and raise to $15 (there was a $5 Straddle on the button). The SB calls and has roughly $100 behind, and we're heads up to the flop. The flop comes A23, with two spades. I continue for $25 and he again calls. The turn is the 8s, and see that he has a little over $50 left that he's playing with in his hands. I put him all-in and he snap calls with Ks9s for a turned flush. The river bricks out for me, and he wins a nice pot. I take it on the chin, as this is about the fourth or fifth cash game session where I lose 1/2 a buy-in and then work the whole session to either even up or at least not go broke (I will detail this in another post sometime in the future).
It's now 20 minutes before the start of Day 1E, so I pick up my chips and cash out for about $200, which is salvageable. I buy-in for the tournament, and after taking a break, I make my way over to table 35, seat 3.
Levels 1 and 2:
The tournament starts and in seat 6 is a familiar face that I've played with a few times before. He's an older gentleman who is very friendly and has run hot in a few tournaments that I've also competed in. He immediately says hello to me, and we chat it up a little bit. I then begin to recall some hands that we played together and wonder if we'll get involved in some crazy situation at some point today (Spoiler Alert: It happens).
Only one hand of particular interest to report: In Level 2, blinds are 100/100/100 (That's the Small Blind, Big Blind, and the Big Blind Ante), and I'm in the SB with T8o. I check, and there are 4 of us to the flop. The flop comes J96 rainbow, and I decide to lead out for 300. I get called in two spots, and the pot is now ~1,300. The turn brings the Ks, so I have a double gut-shot straight draw. I bet again, this time I believe I bet 1,100, hoping to just take the pot down right here without having to sweat out a river card, and in the hopes that this board really connects with a hand that a player in the Small Blind (namely, myself) could have. I get called by the player in the CO, and there's now ~3,500 in the pot. The river is a big giant brick for me, but I continue with my story that this flop hit me and that I did fill my straight. I bet 2,800, and the CO immediately calls with QJo, but tells me "very nice bet". It's a small consolation, but does put the table on notice that I am not weak/tight and am willing to put my opponents to the test. Honestly, at this point, I am already thinking about firing bullet #2 as I'm down to about ~8,000 from my starting stack of 15,000.
Levels 3 and 4:
This is where the tournament really gets interesting for me. Remember the older, nicer gentleman that I said hello to earlier? Well, we're about to have one hell of a hour in these next two levels. The blinds are now 100/200/200, and my elderly friend raises to 500. The HJ and D both call, and I look down at Ah5d. I consider a 3-bet for a split second, but the table has been very loose/passive and I can't recall a 3-bet before the flop as of yet. So I pay the extra 400 chips and make the call, as does the BB. There are 5 players to the flop with 2,500 in the pot. The flop comes 2h3h3d. I really like this flop, but check to see what my friend will do. The BB checks and my friend bets something in the neighborhood of 1,200. Action folds around to me and I consider my options. Folding here is not an option for me for a couple of reasons. For one, it's very early in the tournament and if I do bust, I can go re-buy and start fresh (and at a $130 buy-in, it's not a big deal). Second, even though I'm most likely behind, I have a a backdoor flush draw and any 4 will do just fine for a wheel. After 20-30 seconds of deliberation, I move all in for ~6,500 more. I get snap-called by my friend whose name I should really know by now. He flips over KK. I say "That's a nice hand", and the dealer whose name is Brittney starts to burn & turn. The turn card is a 5d, to which I say "That's not that bad", or something to that effect. The river is the magical, miracle, improbable 4c, giving me the straight and boosting my short stack back up to ~18,000. The older gentleman and I laugh a bit about it, and we move on.
During Level 4 now, I win a few small hands and then, with about 15 minutes left to go in the level, I start to run super red hot. All of the following action happens within the last 15 minutes of Level 4, where blinds are 200/300/300:
i. I pick up 66 in mid-position and make it 700 to go. I get two callers and the flop comes K65, with two diamonds. A player (I think the BB in this hand) makes it 2,500. A bit scared of the flush and to protect my hand, I raise to 6,500. I showed a very small bluff to the table a few hands ago where I had complete air, but bet into 2 players on the button, so I am convinced this player in the BB is thinking about making a move. He ultimately sigh-folds, and I show my hand to the table.
ii. On the very next hand, I pick up KK. I raise again to 700. My friendly nemesis whom I doubled-up through calls, and it's heads up to the flop, which is 7-high with two hearts. I bet 1,200, he snap calls. The turn is an 8h, so we're looking at a super-connected board with three hearts now. I bet again to 2,200, and he instantly raises it up to ~8,000. Even though I have a big over-pair, this player knows what he's doing and would not be raising light in many spots. There is so much that can beat me, and I had just ran up my stack to a decent level again. I start to count my remaining chips behind after my 2,200 turn bet and I have about 22,000. I tell him "I just feel like this hand [as I show the table] is not good here", and muck it. My friend says "whoa!" and says "that's a really good fold - we were about 50/50 going to the river!". He didn't tell me exactly what I had, but by his statement he must have had 15+ outs (any heart, any straight-card, and possibly whatever lower-paired card he was also holding for 3 additional outs). We start discussing the hand and chat back and forth a bit about probabilities and if he could have made that lay down, when all of a sudden....
iii. ... I look down at 7c7s UTG. I again raise to 700, the player immediately to my left calls (he has a stack around 18k-20k). The CO calls and both the SB and BB complete, so we're five ways to the flop. To my amazement, the flop comes T97 with two diamonds, so I flopped bottom set and am loving life. The SB and BB both check and I decide to get cute and set the trap, with a plan of check-raising anyone who dared throw any chips in the middle of the table. That's exactly what winds up happening - the player to my immediate left throws out a bet of ~3,000. Action folds to me and I get a feeling that I may not want to play coy for too much longer, as the table, like I mention previously, has been very limpy and "call-ey". I look at the player, look at his remaining chips, and I move all-in. I can sense that the table is getting annoyed with my constant aggression, so all eyes are now on me and the player to my left. He asks me "Show if I fold?", to which I don't respond. He tanks for over a minute and finally grabs his stack, picks it up off the felt with one hand and drops it forward. I flip over my bottom set and he shows JJ. The board run-out is clean and honestly I don't even know what my chip count is, but I eliminated the player and I think I'm around 40,000. The dealer begins to shuffle the deck and the tournament clock is almost at zero for the first 15-minute break of the day. Players start to get up and fold and I'm in the BB on the next hand...
iv. ...My older friend makes it 800 from UTG+2, and action folds all the way back around to me in the BB and I look down at KsJs. I make the call and we're heads up to the flop. The dealer tells other players that if they're not in the hand, to please leave for the break, so there's a lot of commotion and movement around me, but I'm in a hand so none of this matters to me. The flop comes T95 - ALL SPADES. My eyes must have been as big as watermelons popping out of my skull at this point. I check and my buddy in seat 6 leads out for 3,500. He started the hand with around 30,000, and for some reason I'm thinking I'm drawing to one out, the Qs, because I somehow convince myself that he's had enough of me and has AsXs for the Ace-high flush. I think about it for a little while and I call. The turn is some brick and I ask him how many of the grey & yellow 5,000 chips he has behind. He sort of mumbles something unclear, and I don't know what possessed me to do this but I say "OK - I'm all in". I think I was running so hot and I was still all jazzed up about the previous hand that I just let it rip. He exclaims "Are you serious?!?!?", and makes the call. He flips over pocket 5's for a flopped set, and I turn over my hand to reveal my flopped King-high flush. He says "pair the board", and I say "no, please don't pair the board". The dealer burns and flips over a 8, which doesn't pair the board, winning me a monster pot and busting my older friend from the tournament. We get up, shake hands and shake our heads at my crazy run and wild turn of events. We kind of just stand there for a minute chatting about the last 10-15 minutes - he reveals to me that he saw me running so well that he thought there was no way I could have had it every time, otherwise he might have folded his bottom set.
I then sit back down and take a minute to get organized and count my chips. I took a picture of my stack, shown below - the count after level 4 was 78,200, with blinds in Level 5 going up to 200/400/400. In other words, 195 Big Blinds!
78,200 (195BB) after a wild Level 4.
Levels 5 through 8:
My remaining table-mates are shocked to find out I've busted another player during the break, and I'm obviously having a great time with the table talk. In the second hand of Level 5, I pick up TT from late position and raise to 1,200. The player on the button shoves for ~10k, and action folds back around to me. I call, and he flips over AJo. The board runs out without an Ace or a Jack, so I bust yet another player and run the stack up to nearly 90,000. The players are bursting out in laughter as this is a pretty insane run.
However, as many of you know, there can be large swings in poker, specifically in tournament poker and even more specifically at the lower buy-in tournaments like this one. So this moment winds up being the high point of the event for me, even though at the time I wasn't thinking about anything else other than the fucking Mirage (bad Rounders reference there) :)
Other than one spot where I called an all-in with my A4 vs. an AJ (the AJ held, so I lost about 11,000), nothing too consequential or significant really happens to me until the break, so we head into the break and through the end of the registration / re-buy period with 80,500. Although, the last hand of level 8 had a 4-way all in that many players of our table and about 10 players from other tables stopped to watch. Because of the crazy action, it took a few minutes to get all of the counts and side-pots going. After it was all said and done, a pair of pocket Kings held against a lower pocket pair and two other Broadway cards that I can't remember, and off we went to break.
Level 9:
Table #35, in the back row of the poker room, breaks. The dealer runs out an unnecessary high-card (I'm actually not sure why this is done as we're randomly given seat cards...but whatever), and I get moved to Table #28, seat #3. A player whom had bought in later and was at my original table was also moved to this table - I had raised pre-flop in level 8 with a KJo and he called with a raggy-Ace, hitting his Ace on the turn, to which I joked with him that he'll "play any Ace". This does become important later on.
In Level 9, blinds are 500/1,000/1,000 and about halfway into the level, I get into a hand that is my favorite of the tournament and I'm very proud of how I played it. I have about ~80,000, and the action folds around to me in the CO. I look down at Jh8d, and decide to raise it up to 2,500. At this point, I haven't been very active since my meteoric rise to nearly 200BB a few hours prior, and haven't opened a pot yet since being moved to this table, so I specifically went into this hand with a plan of applying pressure to my opponent if I thought that they were not very strong and if the board + player(s) involved favored such a strategy. The BB calls, and the flop comes T76 with two spades with 5,500 in the pot. The BB checks and I lead out 3,000. The BB thinks about it for a bit and calls, so the pot is now 11,500. The turn is a off-suit 5, giving me some additional outs. The BB checks again and I think he is in check-call mode with something like a pair of tens, some Broadway cards (over cards), or some suited-connector hand like 87 (but I do block some combos of 87, 98, or T8 with my J8 holding, and also take away some of what he could call a raise in the BB with - hands like KJ, QJ, or even JT). I think about what bet-sizing I want to use, knowing full well that, at this point, I am going to be triple-barreling no matter the river. I bet 5,500, and again he tank-calls. There is now 22,500 in the pot and the river is the 3s. So now, there is a flush on board and hands like 64 get there as well. The BB once again checks and I lead out for four grey & yellow 5k chips. This was a big, nearly pot-sized bet at this point in the tournament. The BB goes deep into the tank and I can see the pain on his face. I honestly thought he would eventually fold, but after well over 2 minutes of deliberation, he does pull the trigger and tosses out 20,000. I immediately say "Good call, you got it", and he turns over AT for top pair.
He lets out a huge sigh and complements my play, telling me how "polarized" my river bet was and he got very lucky in how we played the hand, that he almost nearly folded, etc.. While his compliments on my play were nice as the other players were hearing his comments, his hero call cuts my stack in roughly half, lower than the tournament average.
I definitely give the player a lot of credit for making the call - a call I did not think he was capable of making under the circumstances. Winning that pot would have put me up to over 100,000, which would have been very nice and on a good pace to make it to Day 2 with a nice stack. Unfortunately, I am now below average and the blinds are once again going up soon. However, I am very proud of the way I played this hand. In the past, I would have never considered anything other than a check/fold or possibly checking it down to see a cheap run-out. But I've been working on my game and am continuing to improve, finding spots just like these to put opponents to high levels of stress and decision-making. In the long run, I should continue to find these bluff spots as I do believe that they will work more times than not, in key situations against players likely to fold to high-pressure spots.
Level 10:
Blinds are now 500/1,500/1,500 and I'm roughly at ~35,000 chips at this point, when the player that "Plays any Ace" from my previous table raises it to 3,000 from UTG, with about ~10,000 left behind. The LJ (Low-Jack) calls and the action folds to me in the SB. I look down at AKo, and with my 25BB-ish stack, I have one and only one viable option - I shove. The player snap calls and almost flips his hand over, until he realizes that the LJ is still in the hand. He thinks about coming along for the ride, but ultimately decides to let it go. The Any-Ace aficionado flips up AJ, and is dominated. The board run out is very nice for me, as the dealer reveals the other two aces left in the deck and I knock out the player and build my stack back up to over 50,000. I start talking to the player on my left who is a nice younger guy with noise-cancelling headphones on, and we start talking about the tournament structure, that we're both going to make a comeback in this event, and other poker-related hopes and dreams.
The remaining tables are being broken, player stacks are getting much larger than mine, and we're now down to 4 tables in this flight. I'm once again in the SB, and the player in the CO who was recently moved to our table makes it 4,500 to go. I don't have any specific reads on this player and have never seen him before. The action folds around to me and I look down at AQ. I really want to play this hand and am not really in the mood to fold it at this point, given that I was once a monster stack in this tournament and I'm now trying to hang on and survive. I definitely don't want to call, even if I do decide to lay it down, so I'm left with two viable options: Fold, or Raise. In regards to a raise here, I also think my options are quite limited to a shove. I have exactly 52,500, so if I do three-bet, I can't really make a min-raise to something like 9,000 as I'll be out of position for the entire hand. So I start thinking about what amount to three-bet with in this spot, and I'm thinking that a bet of 16,000-17,000 might be good. The problem is then that I'll have like 35,000 left, which will really put me in a tough spot the rest of the way if I don't connect with this upcoming flop. I ultimately decide that if I shove, I can double-up if I get called and win, or I can take the pot down right here and be up to ~60,000. So I do decide to shove with about 35BB and the player in the CO does make the call with KK. The flop isn't very helpful, and neither is the turn. I'm down to a 3-outer...an Ace from Space as Tony G says...the river card had other plans, though, and it bricks off and I don't win the pot. We count up the chips and amazingly, we had the exact same chip stack at exactly 52,500. That actually made me laugh. I wished the table "GL", and that was that.
Due to family commitments and the fact that I do want to spend time with my wife and kids whenever possible, I am not able to play in any of other two Day 1 flights, so my Seminole Hard Rock June Big Stack Special is over and I'm off to the next one.
Final Thoughts / Up Next:
Obviously, I'm disappointed that I was not able to survive to Day 2. Looking back, I think I could have folded that AQ hand that I busted with and found a better spot - hopefully in a later position - to reclaim some lost chips. So for future tournaments I'll definitely want to try to avoid playing for stacks and out-of-position with hands exactly like AQ or lower pocket pairs, given that my opponent could have woken up with a big hand, which happened exactly as described.
However, I do think I played well overall, met a lot of nice people and had a great time. I'm also looking forward to having all of the regular tournament grinders back in town after the summer, as I'll be able to do some good name-dropping in future posts :)
Looking at the upcoming schedule, there's a really interesting Seminole Turnpike Series event, a $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed, multi-day tournament where players can qualify at either the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood or the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, as Day 1 flights will run simultaneously at both properties. Day 2 of this event will be at the Hard Rock (probably due to logistics - Coconut Creek's Poker Room can't handle the volume, unless they were to bring in tables and use the pavilion like they did for the WSOP-C series back in February.
There's also the Florida State Poker Championship event at the end of July at the Isle, in Pompano Beach, FL. I really hope to be able to play in the Main Event of that tournament, with a $300,000 guarantee and, I believe, a Day 3 final table (I've made Day 2's in tournaments but never a Day 3 - so that alone would be really cool).
Final Results:
Entered For: $130 (1 Bullet)Position: ~35th of 153 on Day 1ENet: -$130
TL;DR: Played in the event described above where, after running like Robert Varkonyi in the 2002 WSOP ME Final Table, I ultimately busted in Level 10 of Day 1E.
Edit: Fixed a couple of things.
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MPN Poker Tour Launched by Microgaming

Microgaming, which is a leading gaming software supplier that is based in the Isle of Man, has just announced that it will soon be launching the all new MPN Poker Tour. The first leg of this exciting tour will be held in London in May and is sure to attract a long of attention from the international poker tour. After kicking off in London, the MPN Poker Tour will make its way through Europe, stopping off at major cities such as Malta and Tallinn in Estonia along the way. These high profile events will feature an impressive main tournament as well as a whole host of smaller tournaments and will be open to both serious and more casual poker players from around the world. The MPN Poker Tour has been specially designed to help MPN players as well as operators connect with each other. Special live events will feature online innovations and offer players the chance to accumulate achievements when they take part in tournaments. In a recent press statement Lydia Barbara, who is the head of Microgaming’s poker division, revealed that the MPN Poker Tour has been in its planning stage for several years and will contain a number of special features that poker fans are sure to love. People who want to catch the fun and festivities of the first MPN Poker Tour event should head to the Casino in the Westfield Shopping Centre, which can be found in Stratford, between May 29th and June 2nd. In order to qualify for the event, poker players will be able to put their skills to the test on platforms hosted by leading online poker sites such as BetVictor, Betsson, Stan James and Poker Heaven. This will be the first time that many poker players will have had the chance to take part in a live poker event, so if you’re feeling lucky it might be time you gave it a go.
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PokerStars makes UKIPT announcement

The UK and Ireland Poker Tour is one of the most popular live poker tournaments in the world and over the last couple of years it gained a lot of traction worldwide. The fact that it is enforced by PokerStars speaks for itself, as the online poker company invests a lot of money in promoting this sort of events. Prospective players and those who are anxiously waiting for the tournament to resume in 2014, were waiting on the poker company to release official information about the dates. They did it at the end of March and the information is kept up to date, with the latest news being about the Isle of Man stop. This is where PokerStars has its headquarters and that's why this event promises to be special, with players from all over the world expected to attend. At this particular tournament, company officials and staff are allowed to play, which represents an exception to the rule. There is no shortage of employees willing to pit their skills against poker professionals, so they will take on PokerStars's offer. In terms of structure and prize, the Isle of Man tournament will be second to none of other UKIPT tournaments, so significant prizes are expected to be won later this year. The UK and Ireland Poker Tour has several stops all around the continent and there are many poker pros who make sure they don't miss either of them. The Isle of Man event is a relatively new addition, but despite the fact that it was first introduced in 2013, it is expected to be the most popular one this year. Mark Scheinberg, CEO of the Rational Group recently told the media that the company has no intention to remove this tournament from the list, so you can expect it to feature on the UKIPT is in 2015 and beyond.
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Working in Kansas City, MO. Where to play poker?

I know of three casinos in the area: Harrahs, Ameristar and Isle of Capri. I'm just curious which one has the better poker room / tournament structures.
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Jeff Conine Poker Classic (South Florida): $10,000 cash prize

Hello /poker!
I am from the Joe DiMaggio Children's hospital and I'm posting here to announce the "5th Annual Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic". I was hoping that some of the local players subscribed to this subreddit could use their love and passion for poker to help our cause. This tournament's goal is to raise funds for the Conine Clubhouse. This clubhouse is essentially where the families of all the children in the hospital stay while they are undergoing treatment for things like cancer and heart transplants. All the residents stay for free and for as long as they need to. The clubhouse runs entirely off of charity.
About the tournament:
When: Monday, July 11,2016
5:30-7pm: Reception at Farraday's Steak House in the casino
6pm: Silent Auction begins
7pm: Poker Tournament begins
Where: Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park 777 Isle of Capri, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Buy in: $250 donation ($300 after July 1st)
Buy back: $250
Grand prize: $10,000 cash
-Other finishers in the top ten can win travel packages, hotel stays, thousands in cash, and more
-There will be celebrities and a free buffet.
You can register at: www.coninepokerclassic.org
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[Table] I AMA Card Dealer on the Las Vegas Strip. Let's talk Vegas.

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Have you ever spotted a black jack "crew"? Or seen a "crew" taken out by the casino? I've seen people TRYING to be a "crew." Most people who think they can count cards, can't. Right after that movie 21 came out the casinos were flush with confused college kids whispering to each other, "What's the count again?"
What's it cost to get a hooker to do anal? Honestly, I have no idea. You can e-mail the prostitutes in Pahrump before going in and they would tell you if they offer the service and how much it would cost.
Also, great username.
Do you have blackjack basic strategy down by heart? if so, and I just want to play that way, will you tell me what to do? are you allowed to tell me what to do if I just ask? Related question: do you keep a count of the cards yourself? if so are you good at predicting when a counter is going to make their big bets? Yes, I have basic strategy memorized and some dealers are allowed to assist players, it depends on the casino. I only keep count if I'm bored or I suspect someone else on the table is counting.
My brother-in-law, Bob, was in Las Vegas last week. What did you think of him? Bob was a delight for everyone and a generous tipper. We'd love to have him back again.
If I were to make a trip to Vegas, how would enabling the Wild Wasteland perk affect my travels? I've heard some people say it's what the experience should be in the first place and others say it's just stupid. Enabling Wild Waseland turns the Wild Wild West Casino into a casino based on the Wild Wild West movie adaptation starring Will Smith; I don't recommend it. Plus the walls get all clippy.
What is the deal with counting cards? Is it easy to spot? If so, do you get a lot of amateur card counters trying to do this or cheat in other ways, and what is the normal course of action? Thanks! Very few people actually try to cheat here. Spotting card counters is all in the way that they bet. It's a certain formula with very few methods of deviation so if they don't follow it strictly it doesn't work so nobody is worried about the amateurs. If a dealer suspects someone of card counting, they report it to their pit boss who then watches the game. If the person IS thought to be card counting they are simply denied service at the casino.
What happens if you drop a chip on the ground while dealing blackjack or roulette or some other game? Would you bend down to pick it up or is the risk that someone would take the chips on the table too great? If a chip is dropped I'll call the floor supervisor over to retrieve it. Yes, the reason is to protect the chip rack.
If you were desperate for money, and you had to find a way to take, say, $250,000 out of a casino, what would your plan be? Is there anything you think you could actually get away with? There's too many security guards, surveillance, and key cards to take it in cash. It's not Ocean's 11 security but they know what they're doing. The only other option would be to steal chips but the large denomination ones are RFID tracked so that would be a bust as well. I'd have a better success rate applying for a loan at the bank.
You ever run into any damned NCR? No, this particular stretch of wasteland is ruled by Caesar.
What's your favorite game to deal? Blackjack is my personal favorite. There's a bit of an art to it that I enjoy. We ARE allowed to cut someone off but it's still a little frowned upon.
Are you allowed to cut someone off if they obviously have a problem stopping when they should, like a bartender cutting off a lush? We can also cut people off from drinking, like bartenders.
Can you explain a little more? Is it just that it's hard to tell a guy who's just lost a lot of money from a guy that has just mortgaged his house a third time? The 3rd mortgage story is actually pretty rare. Most gamblers are actually quite good with money. But there are signs we look for to spot problem gambling patterns and direct them to appropriate help.
What other games do you deal? I'm a former croupier. I deal all the games. I used to get high limit black Jack a lot, because I was young, cute and pleasant. That meant more tips and less marks. However, I always had more fun in low level games. I'd take $5 black Jack over hand held baccarat any day. Thoughts? I deal all of them as well, although I'll admit craps is not my forte. I'm always impressed with the ones who do it well. I prefer low-level stakes myself. Baccarat's a hellishy boring game to deal.
What are the signs you look for? Multiple trips to the ATM is one. Suddenly gambling much larger amounts of money is another. Referred to as going "on tilt."
So full tilt would mean gambling large sums? If so, TIL. It's a term more commonly used in poker but yeah, that's what it means.
What's the most you have seen someone win in one hand/night? The biggest I've seen in one hand was a bad beat jackpot dealt in the poker room. The winner left with a little over 250,000 dollars.
What's the etiquette when you make a mistake? I was in Vegas recently playing poker and someone innocently took an extra dollar back from the pot, so the dealer didn't return my small blind. I told him, he said the pot was right, I said I put $6 in and it was $5 total to call, he said I took $1 back, I said I didn't, we go back and forth, he makes some personal remark about my being bad at math and how could the pot be right, I make some personal remark about it not being my job to police the pot and him being bad at his job. Eventually he offered to call the floor but the guy who took the extra dollar gives it to me so no floor is called. What's the correct way to handle this type of situation? If you think a dealer has made a mistake you are correct in telling him immediately. The floor should be called if the situation isn't immediately solved. If the money in question is a small amount (say a dollar or two) then the house usually neutralizes the dispute by putting in the missing money. Larger amounts would go through surveillance though.
Vegas is a magic place to me. I love it so much and I'm planning on moving their in my late twenties or thirties, can you tell me what it's like to live in Vegas instead of just visit? Also, how did you get the job of a card dealer? Locals actually have quite a few perks. Some strip clubs, dance clubs, shows, and etc. have a locals discount or "industry night." The Vegas lifestyle is available to the locals at a cheaper rate but just remember not to do it every day. To get a job as a dealer I filled out an application, passed an audition. Simple as that.
What's the residential part of Vegas like? I've only ever seen the popular areas, Fremont and the Strip, or the deserts. And as far as the heat, I live in west texas and I love working in the dry heat. It's mostly apartment buildings and gated communities alternated by strip malls and bars. The best bars are off the strip, in my opinion.
When were you hired? What games did you have going in on your resume, what did you audition for? I was hired for my current job in late 2010. I had all standard table games on my resume and I was auditioning for poker. Resume's aren't as important in dealing as the audition. If you've been dealing for 30 years and you mess up during the audition, they're going to go with the guy with only 1 year of experience who aced it.
What is the largest tip you have received at the table? Is it possible to pick up a casino employee or is that frowned upon? The largest tip I've received was 600 dollars. I saw a player toss a cranberry (5k) chip to a dealer once. Tips are a big "X" factor for your income and if you're not working at a casino full time it can be difficult to budget.
I'm sorry, I completely missed your second question. Picking up a casino employee is possible and not really frowned upon. Don't expect much from the girls dealing in the "party pits" though.
Can roulette dealers really drop the ball within a number or two? Do you work at a newer casino or an old one? I miss the sports book at the Frontier. How long have you been at this? No, roulette dealers cannot do that. Roulette wheels are checked for bias electronically and any suspicious patterns would attract attention. I've work/ed at newer casinos and older ones. I prefer the character of the older houses but I think the Aria is amazing. I've been dealing for about 10 years now.
I was playing blackjack at the Hard Rock a few years ago when a couple of prostitutes joined the table for awhile, trying to strike it up with my brother and me. They eventually gave up and left. The dealer told us he referred to these girls as "rack rats" because when they are successful, it hurt the house take (chips accumulating in his rack). Is that a general term, or just this dealer's lingo? I've personally never heard it but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a common term. Gaming slang is a lot of rhyming and alliteration. I'd much appreciate it if the whole world would please stop saying "Winner, winner Chicken Dinner."
I'm going to Vegas in a couple of months and I love magic. What are some of the best magic shows to go to and how far in advance should I buy tickets? By far the best magic show, in my opinion, is Mac King's show at Harrah's. Simple, but amazing illusions in an intimate-sized theatre and very funny. Penn & Teller are great as well. The tickets can be picked up for a discount at ticket booths around the strip the day of the show. The kiosks are called Same-Day Tickets or Half-Price Tickets and are a good value. Stay away from the Criss Angel show. It's terrible.
Why is Criss Angel terrible, in your opinion? He spends most of the show posing instead of doing magic tricks. I don't think Criss Angel is terrible, just his Vegas show.
Have you ever met a pornstar with hugely enhanced breasts? Like Kayla Kleevage, Minka, or Claudia Marie? No, but I have met a few pornstars out here. They're generally nice people, although it's always been in relaxed social situations.
How... 'relaxed'? At bars or private/home games. I've never met any at events like the AVN awards.
I have 200 Dollars for the night. What things to do will last the longest / provide me with the biggest value / return (average-common sense) - sights,places,activities ? Depends, are you gambling at all?
Yes, Blackjack ? And Roulette maybe ? But I was thinking in the lines of sites / clubs... If you're going to play low-limit table games you're probably going to want to go downtown to Fremont Street. Set aside about 40 dollars apiece and play the minimum that the table allows. If you want to see a show there are kiosks around the strip and in many casinos that offer discounted tickets for shows on the current day. Clubs are expensive to get into (30 dollars is about average) and the drinks are quite expensive as well (10 dollar beers and god help you if you order anything remotely fancy).
If I won 1 million dollars at the casino would the casino report that to the IRS? Yes, you'd have to sign a tax form similar to a W-2 to receive the money. Depending on how much you'd gambled in the past year you'd have to pay about 30 percent of it to taxes.
The correct form is a W-2G, where they should automatically mail/give you at the end of the year. It tells you all sorts of other fun details as well, such as what kind of wagebet you made, among other details. That's the one. Taxes isn't really my end of the gaming machine.
What's the biggest sucker thing you can do in vegas? I've heard that slot machines are actually terrible odds but people play them anyway... so what are the stupidest ways you can lose your money? Gambling is generally the quickest way, and slots are the worst but I think some of them are pretty cool. I'm someone who likes flashing lights and noise. Many new penny slot machines have been arriving with preset minimum bets like 25 credits but they pay out odd amounts. This usually leads to a player leaving 19 cents or so on the machine and walking away. There's people who just spend all day wandering from casino to casino looking for unclaimed spare change on the machines. It can be lucrative.
Im going to vegas soon with my girlfriend. Im only going to be there 2 nights and a day and a half. What is something romantic or exciting that most tourists dont know about? The hiking in Red Rock Canyon is great although you'd need a car. First Fridays down in the arts district is always fun. There are countless shows (stand-up comedy, theatre, etc.) off the strip. If you're unsure of what to do in a particular stretch of time and need ideas pick up a Las Vegas Weekly. They're available for free all throughout town.
Is this a local law, or something? Or does it have something to do with cost? I don't know but I suspect it's cost-related. Most table games have a 5 dollar minimum bet with a dealer to keep action moving. An undercover cop on the slots could control the pace. I think it's a waste of money either way.
Um..why wouldn't the casino cooperate and just give them house chips to bet with and then give them back? Also can you please tell me a good book to learn basic blackjack strategy (I don't like to always sit in front of a computer) No, the possibility of fraud is far too high to give away money. There really isn't such a thing as "house chips." There are non-denominational chips that are used in roulette as well as specialty chips used for tournament-style play but use of those would blow the cop's cover, obviously. Also, as long as the hookers aren't pestering every player they come across, the casinos don't really mind them so much. They'll need a bed eventually. To learn blackjack strategy (or really any casino game) I'd actually recommend sitting in front of the computer a wee bit longer and visiting wizardofodds.com. It's a great resource for gambling smart.
What's the most interesting thing that you've ever seen? That's a big question. It's all VERY interesting. You'll have to be a little more specific.
Has anyone ever made a scene over losing a large amount of money? As a dealer, you develop quite thick skin. People will call you names and curse a lot but very few actually cause much of a scene. If a scene is caused, security is usually called and they usually eject them.
I am going in a couple days with some friends. However, I don't know how to play any of the table games. Do you know any good sites/videos to learn games like poker for a beginner like me? Actually, many of the major casinos offer free classes that teach you how to play, usually in the mornings from 9-11 am. Many casino games can seem confusing or intimidating. My advice would be to take the free lesson and, if it seems fun, don't be afraid to throw a few bucks on the real thing. Just don't spend all your time in the casinos.
What's the etiquette for requesting tips? I had a lucky night at the blackjack table and the dealer was being an asshole telling me my "generosity has been outstanding" is it harder work for me to win? fuck that guy. amiright? You are right. Tips are voluntary and even if we suggest it, we do it in a way that makes you think it's your idea. Some dealers have no tact and that's sad.
Is it not considered rude to ask a guest to tip though? Yeah, it is but some still resort to it since many people don't know. Most guests that aren't accustomed to tipping will tip after realizing it's the social norm ("when in Rome") but if coerced into tipping will not be likely to later.
Are tips pooled? Do you rotate tables? I imagine the tables with larger bets get bigger tips. Tips are earned on a table-to-table basis when you deal cash games in poker. Table games (everything else requiring a dealer) generally pool tips and divide them equally on a 24-hour timeframe. All dealers rotate into all games (except for Poker, which is usually a completely separate department) at one point or another. Unless there's a generous high roller most of our money comes from the more numerous, smaller tips from low-limit games.
How does it work with high rollers? Do they carry the cash they bet with? For example, if someone's playing a $500 minimum bet table, I would assume they'd buy in for 10 to 20 bets worth of chips. Do they really just throw 5-10 grand down on the table? And then you call out "Changing ten thousand" and proceed to show every bill to the camera, turn it over, lay it down (and probably cover the entire table 2-3 times over) and then stuff all 100 $100-bills into the cash box? Or do they establish some sort of credit with the casino and just get chips based on that? They usually get a line of credit for the higher stakes players, yes but you'll occasionally get the high roller that throws up a few grand on the table in cash. I've seen more than a few people carrying 10k bundles around. There's a guy who plays poker down on Fremont Street called The Duke of Fremont Street (you don't say?!) who carries around a violin case full of cash, gold, and gold money clips stuffed with cash. Some people just like the attention.
Besides the line of credit they often have deposits at the cage where they get their chips or wired it in before they plan to enter a casino. Correct me if I'm wrong, MrVegas. You speak the truth.
Do you like Fallout? Sure do. Big fan of the games. The map of New Vegas is somewhat accurate although not to scale, obviously.
What is considered a decent tip at a table? Took a reasonable amount of money from the Cosmo a few months ago. I'm a cheap ass who didn't intend to gamble much and finished my trip playing $25 per hand blackjack. If you were my dealer, I hope my tip was appropriate. Most poker dealers will get a dollar a hand as a tip. Since poker isn't a house game that tip isn't necessarily a "thanks for the lucky hand" but more of a "thanks for moderating the poker game." If you're playing 25 dollars a hand and you are dealt a blackjack, the blackjack will pay 37.50. A common tip on that would usually be the 2.50 but we appreciate a dollar tip/bet. Anything over 5 dollars (that isn't a high-stakes game) would be considered generous.
Fuck you let's not talk vegas. So tell me. What do you think of ohio? I've never been there. The astronauts seem to hate it though.
What did you think of Nick Papageorgio? That guy from Yuma who works in software? Nice guy. My friend fitted him for a suit once. Although I heard he stole some tourist wallet once.
Have you ever seen a person or group of people successfully count cards and leave with a profit? Or are they all losers? I've seen it done to varying degrees of success, it's just not very common anymore, at least in Las Vegas. Most card counting groups operate in smaller Indian Casinos where the dealers are less likely to be trained against it. Opening a brand new casino in an area new to gaming is like ringing the dinner bell for card counters.
Do you have herpes? No. Condoms are widely available in Las Vegas and encouraged.
Is a royal flush really that rare? The odds of a video poker machine dealing you a royal flush on the deal is a little under 650,000 to 1 (happened to me once). As a poker dealer, I've dealt four in 10 years, although I've run into dealers who've gone their whole careers without dealing one.
You mentioned that you have been a dealer for 10 years. Do you see yourself doing this until you can retire or do you see yourself moving up? If you want to move up, what do you want to do eventually? I could easily see myself doing this for awhile. It's fun, easy money and casinos are the best places in the world to people watch. If I moved up I'd probably like to teach dealers. I view dealing as somewhat of an art form and I'd like to reteach the "right" way.
Is card dealing a specialty? In other words, have you never worked craps or roulette? I'm always amazed at how craps dealers can keep track of everything at a busy table. Pretty much everyone is called a dealer whether they actually "deal" anything or not. I have worked craps and roulette as well. I'm kind of bad at craps, I'm sorry to admit but roulette's fun.
What's the deal with the garish, ugly carpets you see in casinos? I think many of them are just trying to unique. When you line them up right next to each other one mega casino is pretty identical to the next so they have to out-gimmick each other in every way. Also, many casino's carpet is actually coded to indicate areas where minor are and aren't allowed. There's usually a yellow brick road of sorts to registration and elevators.
Ok, if you see someone thrusting hard, what do you do? I hope what they're thrusting into is enjoying the attention and I leave them to their business. I'm not sure what you were asking here...
Are there any films that have accurately portrayed what your business is like? Not really, in my opinion. I honestly think it could be a decent (can't believe I'm saying this) reality show but the corporations that own the casinos would never let us speak frankly.
What kind of cards do you use, bicycle?, a deck specific to the casino?, or something completely different? Most casinos use Kem or Copag cards for poker. Anyone who plays cards at home should pick some of these up. They're pretty difficult to mark, bend resistant, and they're perfect for parties. You can wash them in the sink! Blackjack and other card-based table games generally use custom cards made for the casino. I've never really paid attention to what brand they are since they're changed out so often.
My wife & I are going in a few months. (4 days/3 nights). I plan on playing/losing ~$100 on roulette and avoiding the card games. We are mostly going for shows (I'll check out those booths you mentioned) & food. One of the days I plan to send her to a spa and I want to check out some sport related gambling. Where is the best place for sports betting? Is there live betting (quick bets as in : Will Verlander strike the next batter out?) I've always thought the LVH (the old Hilton) has a really nice sports book and their odds have always been fair. The kind of live betting you're looking for is usually the kind of action you'll get from the other patrons in the sports book. The casino doesn't have time to set odds on that short of notice.
What's the deal with craps? I went on a cruise and they had a video on casino games on a continuous loop and i'd watch the craps session over and over and still not get it. i also went on a little mine-class in the casino, was still drawing blanks. is there a "Explain to me like i'm 5" with craps. Craps is confusing because the objective of the game changes so frequently and the odds are somewhat strange. Unless you want to go in-depth with game strategy I'd suggest putting your money on the pass line and throwing the dice until they tell you to stop. Not the best advice, I know, but I'm not a huge fan of craps.
I'll be in Vegas this June, what are the best night clubs? Is it best to buy tickets for the clubs and shows before hand or just go with the flow once I'm there? It's a little pricey to get in (40 dollars last time I was there, if memory serves me correctly) but the Moon nightclub at the Palms Hotel is pretty damn cool. Open air at the top of the building. I'd buy the club tickets in advance since they're usually the same price. Half-price ticket booth the day of the show you want to see.
What is the best local restaurant in Vegas? Like, residential area restaurant. The Asian food out here is great. The Chinatown District on Spring Mountain is packed with awesome food. Just pick one.
I am going to Vegas for my first time in a couple of weeks. Any tips, advice, where is the most fun to be had for the lowest price? Thanks for doing this AMA! There are lots of groupons available for Las Vegas. The pinball museum is a cheap way to burn an afternoon.
Also -is there a proper etiquette when playing with other people (eg Don't hit when a dealer has a bust card), or is it every man for himself? Proper etiquette is to shore up your hand against the dealer's without harming the other players. Hitting when the dealer is showing a bust card has started more than a few fights that I've seen. Practice basic strategy and try to make sure you're playing with people who do the same.
Swingers club? The two popular swingers' clubs are The Green Door and The Red Rooster. Ladies get in free (of course), single men pay a pretty high cover charge, and couples get in for half price. They're... interesting places to meet people.
If someone is counting cards but is also a generous tipper, do you let him get away with it a little longer? Tipping is one way of diverting attention and, yes, it does work. However, as I stated elsewhere, card counters have to adhere to certain rules and formulas regarding their wagers. They've made blackjack a business and tipping is bad for business.
What are some tips to get casino comps? Also what is your favorite buffet in Vegas? (We go to Vegas for the food and right now our Favorite is the Bellagio) Ask for them. The biggest thing is shyness. There's a lot of people gambling in a casino at any given time so if you want your play to be evaluated for comps, simply tell the dealer or floor manager. I don't eat at the buffets too often.
Do you prefer I give you straight tip or put your tip down as a wager? Alternating them isn't a bad way to go. Or you can always ask the dealer.
What's the strangest thing you've ever seen while dealing? Wilford Brimley calling me a cocksucker.
How much do you make per year? It varies, of course. It averages out to around 38-46k. I'm not a rich man but I enjoy the hell out of life.
Is it worth doing a hooker? That's up to you man. I know people who've had bad experiences with them and I've had people who've had great experiences. Not all hookers are diseased and misguided. Some are business-minded and know that they're offering a service and do so professionally.
What do you think about older smaller casinos. Have you been to the tropicana lately? I enjoy a lot of the smaller places. The Clarion is a great locals hangout and so is the Greek Isles. I was at the Trop yesterday. They recently remodeled almost the whole place. Looks great.
I heard the casinos make applicants take a hair test before getting hired...is this true? Yes, you need to pass a drug test (usually hair) to get hired at nearly all casinos. It's only the one unless you do a union job though.
So when it comes to poker, "tight is right"? I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. Could you elaborate?
Thank you for counting my cards when I'm a little slow. You're welcome. You're there to have fun, not to do simple math all day.
I hear there are hookers in Vegas. How much would it cost for the hooker and I to get naked, except for sailor hats. Then we get into a Jacuzzi filled with Pepto-Bismol, and I clip her toenails while she shaves my buttocks. 3000 dollars.
Prostitution is illegal here in Clark County. Just felt like pointing that out. I couldn't resist the Rat Race reference. Yes, prostitution is illegal, BUT you can drive about 45 minutes west to Pahrump and get a legal hooker at a brothel.
Dont a question for you, but this was the best AMA I've read in months! Funny answers, and detailed answers for the serious questions. Thanks. This is pretty fun, I've got to say. This is my first AMA and I genuinely like informing and entertaining people. It's probably why I love my job.
Yes, I'm referring to the playing style. Either you place "loose" and play a lot of hands. Or you play "tight" and play far less hands, the best hands. Poker strategy is slippery and no one credo or saying is right. If you're a beginner it's best to play a little more conservatively but you'll need to able to change gears eventually.
Unless he was controlling a single deck with both hands, never. Right answer.
10% Generous/Grateful 5% A welcome but standard tip 1% Depending on your attitude towards me, may have been an insult, or just a cheapo. Never feel like a tip is an insult. I make nearly my entire living by people tipping me one dollar at a time. "Cheapos" pay my bills.
I've personally never heard it but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a common term. Gaming slang is a lot of rhyming and alliteration. I'd much appreciate it if the whole world would please stop saying "Winner, winner Chicken Dinner." Also, the savvy prostitutes will only pick up guys from table games. Vice cops can play slots undercover to try to lure in hookers but can't play table games.
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