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Signs of a Gambling Problem

Signs of a Gambling Problem

It is very important to know the signs of gambling problem because it may affect other areas of our life like our relationships, health, financial situation and even our work. We usually cannot detect recognizable gambling signs unlike like with alcohol or other drug abuse that you can easily recognize intoxication. Listed below are some signs that may indicate someone is experiencing a gambling problem. 1. You spend more money and time on gambling than you can afford. You gamble…

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Texas Hold`em Part 3

Texas Hold`em Part 3

Never be scared of the straight. If an ace shows on the board (community cards) on the flop and the board shows no pairing, there will always be a straight draw if a player is holding the right two cards. If you spend too much time worrying about a straight beating you, you will be a worrisome player a lot. Always be aware of playing hands that are the top and bottom end of a straight, especially a high straight…

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Better Returns Can Make for Bigger Losses

Better Returns Can Make for Bigger Losses

Dear Mark: If a larger denomination slot machine returns more, then how come when I play at a higher limit, like dollars versus quarters, I end up losing more money? Beth S. Even though the house edge is lower when you play larger-denomination-coin machines, you can also have a greater expected loss. Let’s see why. Using Nevada’s revenue statistics as an example, (the figures from other gaming jurisdictions will be within a percentage point or two) dollar slots pay back…

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Texas Hold’em Advice Part 2

Texas Hold’em Advice Part 2

Always set time limits when playing this game. At online casinos, time flies by. If youa er sitting at a table (online or anywhere) and don’t even notice that a player you have been playing against has long gone. Even when a new player takes their place and sits down, if this goes unnoticed by you for any period of time, you are done to the time being. Always play alert. If you can’t even tell when a new player…

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Texas Hold’em Advice Part 1

Texas Hold’em Advice Part 1

In this article, we will cover many different situations that will occur to many online casino players when playing Teas Hold’em at online casinos. In fact, many of these bits of advice will do you no harm whether you are at a online casino or a land based casino. Heck, these words of advice will totally make you look good at home games, too. Like we always say here at PhD when talking about Texas Hold’em – it is a…

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The Actions Behind Action

The Actions Behind Action

Dear Mark: You have used the term “action” a lot in your column. Exactly what does that mean for the typical blackjack player? Does it mean how much I’m betting per hand, or per session, or does it mean how much I need to bet to get my room comped? Justin B. I recollect describing “action” at least these two different ways: as gamblese for the total amount of all your wagers, regardless of whether you win or lose, or,…

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