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Moneybookers/Skill Casinos

Skrill, formerly known as Moneybookers, is the biggest name in online gambling payment processors. They are the best deposit and withdrawal option for players living in countries where they do business. Skrill offers incredibly low fees, the convenience of using local...
Dealing With Bad Beats

Dealing With Bad Beats

the inevitability of bad beats in poker, emphasizing that they are a part of the game, often reinforcing poor play in some players, and highlighting the psychological stages players go through when faced with such situations, from anger to indifference
Calculating Hand Combinations

Texas Hold’em Flop Odds

mathematical aspects of Texas Hold'em poker, emphasizing the importance of understanding flop odds, particularly when holding a pair, and provides formulas to calculate the likelihood of an overcard appearing on the flop
Modern Blind Stealing for No-Limit Hold’em

Apply Yourself at Learning Poker

Whenever you read poker strategy guides or books, you must be prepared to study them carefully. Merely skimming the contents will not advance your game very much at all. You should always consider the strategic implications of anything you read to get the maximum value from it.

Video Slots Online

There are many different places to play video slots online. In fact, there are so many different internet casinos it can be difficult to find the best place to play. When choosing what site to give your action to, you should focus on the variety of games, promotions,...

Bonus Deuces Wild

Bonus Deuces Wild is much like its ancestor, Deuces Wild, but thanks to a few tweaks to the pay table, the potential returns from this game are notably improved! The main “bonus” feature is as follows, using Bovada Casino’s pay table as an example:...
iPhone Online Poker How-To

iPhone Online Poker How-To

You can easily play poker on your iPhone or other iOS device. Despite the fact that Apple doesn't like gambling apps in its app store, you can use three simple techniques to start playing almost immediately. Remember to use a reliable connection when playing for real money.

MasterCard Casino

MasterCard has been a viable option for internet gamblers for over a decade, weathering the turbulence provided by the U.S. government in the past few years. The passage of the UIGEA in 2006, coupled with the disastrous events of Black Friday in 2011 have limited the...

Let ’em Ride Poker

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Fantastic Four Slots & Jackpots

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Badugi Rules

Badugi Rules

Badugi is a weird, yet addictive, type of poker. You get four cards, and you have to try to make the lowest possible hand without repeating ranks or suits. There are three draws, so you have ample opportunity to get rid of cards you don't like.

eCheck Casinos

EChecks – When to Use Them, Why to Use Them, and How to Use Them For most online game players, one of the most difficult parts of establishing an account involves finding a deposit/funding option that works and is easy to use. Echeck Casinos have solved this...
Radashack’s MTT Tournament Advice Part 2

Radashack’s MTT Tournament Advice Part 2

the psychological and strategic aspects of multi-table poker tournaments, emphasizing the significance of understanding one's motivation, mastering the art of misdirection, recognizing signs of strength and weakness, overcoming various forms of fear, and the importance of consistent aggression

Tens or Better

Tens or Better is found in a lot of casinos, both live and online. It’s very similar to Jacks or Better and you don’t have to be rocket scientist to spot the biggest twist: the lowest ranked hand that pays out is a pair of tens in this variant. The payouts...
Video Poker Tips

Video Poker Tips

Searching for a quick strategy guide to get some video poker tips? Read and study this page in full and I guarantee it will increase your video poker knowledge! If you can’t remember everything, that’s fine, use it for reference while you’re playing....
5 Card Stud Rules

5 Card Stud Rules

5 Card Stud has long been popular in home games although it's difficult to find online. While there are similarities between this game and 7 Card Stud, there are fewer cards dealt. One similarity between 5 Card Stud and Texas Hold'em is that there are four rounds of betting.
Badugi Rules

Omaha Hi/Lo Rules

Omaha Hi/Lo is a form of Omaha poker that, unlike regular Omaha, is usually played in limit rather than pot limit format. You'll be trying to make hands for both high and low in this format. With any luck, you'll scoop both parts of the pot!

Bonus Poker

Bonus Poker is a very common video poker variant found at most online casinos. The payout structures share some simililarities to Jacks or Better, but the main change is that the various ranks of four-of-a-kind have different payouts. 4 Aces has the best payout out of...

Double Bonus Poker

Double Bonus Poker is an enhancement of the Bonus Poker game. The payout structure is pretty much like in Bonus Poker in that four-of-a-kind hands get a boost – the change is that the boost is even bigger, with four aces and four small cards 2-4 paying out twice...

Joker Poker

Joker Poker is a fan favorite video poker game with a similar format to the classic Jacks or Better. The big change is cards are dealt from a 53 card deck rather than a 52 card deck, with the additional card being a Joker which plays wild. This sees some changes to...
Badugi Rules


In HORSE, players must play 5 different poker games: Hold'em, Omaha/8, Razz, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud/8. All games are in limit betting format, and each game is played for eight hands before the next game in the rotation begins.
The $6,000,000 Poker Player

The $6,000,000 Poker Player

by combining the skills and attributes of various top players, one can conceptualize the ultimate poker player, with attributes such as the fundamentals of Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, the aggression of Phil Ivey, the creativity of Tom "Durrrr" Dwan, and the hand-reading abilities of Phil Galfond


Neteller is one the most popular and well-respected companies in the online gaming industry. Its name is universal, symbolizing the free transfer of monies across cyberspace with a priority placed on player convenience. Neteller is a British-owned e-wallet, a place...

Caribbean Poker

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Blackjack Strategy

Blackjack Strategy

Blackjack players face the house, not each other. Psychology and game theory do not come into play with blackjack unlike poker; instead it is all about mathematics. Computer simulations have been run to determine the optimal strategy to use in blackjack, and this is...

Double Jackpot Poker

Double Jackpot Poker is very closely based on the classic Jacks or Better but there are enough changes to make it worth reading up on. This video poker variant breaks down the Four-of-a-Kind holding into five different holdings, depending on the value of the cards...
Calculating Hand Combinations

Pyroxene’s Common Flop Odds

detailed analysis of common flop odds in poker, specifically focusing on 8-out straight draws, and categorizes them into two types—TYPE-1 and TYPE-2—while offering mathematical probabilities for each scenario based on different types of connectors

Video Slots

Video Slots have long been one of the more popular forms of online gambling. Virtually every live and online casino will have a wide range of video slots games for all of their members. For those new to online casinos, the sheer variety of games can be quite...
Bluffing Poker Tells

Half-Stack Appraoch to NLHE

The article from Flop Turn River outlines the half-stack approach to No Limit Hold'em, detailing its advantages and drawbacks, and emphasizing the strategy's simplicity, the perception it creates among opponents, and the adjustments required when playing with a 40-60bb stack depth

Loose Deuces

Loose Deuces takes its name from the fact that deuces are wild in this Video Poker variant, meaning you can use a deuce in the place of any other card in the deck to make up a hand. If you’ve ever played Deuces Wild before then it should be a familiar concept,...
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Poker Hands Odds

breakdown of the odds and percentages associated with various poker hand match-ups, both pre-flop and post-flop, helping players understand the likelihood of specific outcomes, such as the chances of an overpair beating a flush draw or the odds of a set over set scenario
Texas Holdem Expected Value Hand Charts – 4 Players

Texas Calculatem Odds Calculator

review of Texas Calculatem, a poker odds calculator, highlighting its features such as real-time hand strength analysis, odds-based recommendations, and automatic adjustments based on table position and number of players, aiming to help online Texas Holdem poker players make more informed and profitable decisions
Double or Nothing SNGs – Part III – Bubble Play & Collusion

Sit-n-Go Strategy Guide Part 2

There are important differences in play between single-table and multi-table SNGs. There are other important considerations if you're playing satellite Sit and Gos. Regardless of the type of SNG you play, you should observe your opponents and take relevant notes on them.

Play Video Poker

While video poker started with only one type of poker, today there are several different ways to play video poker. One type is Jacks or Better, a good game for beginners or anyone else to play at any time. There are also Joker’s Wild machines with standard 52-card...

Bonus Poker Deluxe

Bonus Poker Deluxe is a close relative of Bonus Poker. The pay structure is actually simpler than in Bonus Poker since all four-of-a-kind hands get the same pay out. The thing to take note of here is that four-of-a-kind pays out bigger than straight flushes, which is...