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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...
Card Looking Poker Tells

Card Looking Poker Tells

the importance of observing opponents' reactions when they look at their cards in poker games, suggesting that players can gain valuable insights into their opponents' hands by noting their behaviors, such as the speed of their reactions, shuffling habits, and responses to the flop
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...

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,...
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....

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:...

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...


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...
Pot Equity Edge (LHE)

Pot Equity Edge (LHE)

In Limit Hold'em, you'll often have a pot equity edge, even with less than 50% equity, if there are many players in the hand. If you can get them to keep putting chips in the pot, you should probably raise with such an edge. If some of them will fold, though, you should probably just call.
How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker

How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker

If you've watched televised poker tournaments, the players were probably playing No Limit Texas Hold'em. With two blinds to get the action started and four rounds of betting, there's plenty of action to be found. All-in confrontations are somewhat common especially in tournaments.

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...
Calculating Hand Combinations

Pot Odds and Outs Chart

You need to learn the odds of completing common drawing hands in order to have any chance at the poker tables. Memorize the chart contained in this article or at least learn how to approximate your chances by applying a simple formula. There are also software tools that allow precise calculation.
Blackjack Strategy

Blackjack Chart

Below you will see a Blackjack chart we had made. The strategy is from Lance Humble’s book, The World’s Greatest Blackjack Book. You can right click and save the chart on your computer, if you wish. The above chart does not show surrender plays. 16 should...
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
ISF – General Hand Reading

ISF – Why Being OOP Sucks

being in position provides players with an additional street of information compared to being out of position, allowing for better pot control, and highlighting that the strength of a player's hand can often be overshadowed by the advantages of position, even when facing stronger hands

Fantastic Four Slots & Jackpots

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How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker

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.
How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker

7 Card Stud Rules

7 Card Stud was "the" game before Texas Hold'em became popular. Though it has been surpassed in popularity, there are still many players who enjoy 7 Card Stud. With neither community cards nor flops, the dynamics of the game are very different from what you may be used to.

Online Video Slots

There are both similarities and differences when playing online video slots compared to playing at a casino. Both have their pros and cons, but in general, playing at an internet casino is much more convenient, profitable, and fun. The biggest benefits to playing...
Calculating Hand Combinations

Basic Poker Odds

the probabilities associated with various poker scenarios, detailing the chances of being dealt specific hands pre-flop, the likelihood of achieving certain hand combinations post-flop, and the odds of hitting desired hands on the turn or river
Sit-n-Go Strategy Guide Part 1

Playing Blinds in SNGs

Playing from the blinds in a SNG tournament is tricky. You'll often be getting very favorable pot odds and thus be inclined to play many hands. But you should remember that you'll be out of position without the initiative. In early levels, it's far better to stay out of trouble by playing tight.

Caribbean Poker

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Andy Holt’s Guide to Satellite Poker Tournaments

Playing the Small Blind in an MTT Part 1

When it's folded to your SB in a poker tournament, you ought to be shoving pretty wide if your stack is small. You need to consider how often the big blind will fold, how often he will call and win, and how often he will call and you will win to be able to calculate if it's profitable to go all in.
Using Pot Control or Not

Why is SPR Important?

the significance of the Stack to Pot Ratio (SPR) in poker, emphasizing that its importance varies based on game texture and player dynamics, and discusses the intricacies of SPR in relation to aggressive history, game strategy, and the challenges of certain bet sizes in various game situations, highlighting the nuanced nature of SPR in decision-making
How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker

Texas Holdem Rules

Before playing any type of poker, you need to know the rules of the game. Texas Hold'em is the most popular type of poker, so you should learn its rules first. There are four rounds of betting and three common betting structures that you need to be aware of.

Video Poker Jackpots

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Video Poker Trainer

Video Poker Trainer

Note – The above screen shot is from If you’d like to test and analyze your own hands, visit the site for the fully functional video poker trainer! Have you ever been playing video poker and faced a tough decision? I’m...