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"Great," you say, "I'll play only well-known software."

But don't e-casino craps tables all look alike? And what about the fact that the decorations are always different? One e-casino offers roulette in King Arthur's castle, the next one uses a cowboy saloon. Either everything is the same, or nothing ever repeats, so there is no pattern with which to identify games platforms. Or so it seems.

Electronic gambling packages are customized for each licensee, but these custom themes are cosmetic variations. Key features remain consistent and can be used for identification, just as the stories may change but the layout of the newspaper remains familiar. For example, the online blackjack games control buttons may be flowers one place and eyeballs the next, but their location is usually the same. Or the cyber-building lobbies may appear different, but the login boxes that get you there are identical.

Sometimes you can identify the software at the website before you download it. They may say what they use right up front, or there are clues, such as similar wording in the "About Us" section or other information frames. In particular, look for mention of which credit card processor they use, as some are exclusive to a brand. Disclaimers, house rules, and other boilerplates are also often the same. You will quickly figure out your own clues; often Just the look of a website is a giveaway. The games designers usually do the customization of the magnet website, and these on-ramps have a familiar feel.

Calculating Odds of Winning
 
It turns out that this type of calculation-the odds of you wining by completing a strong hand-is the most prevalent in determining the close calls of basic strategy. In these situations, your odds of winning are based mostly on the odds of you making your hand.
How do we calculate those odds? It's a simple probability calculation based on the relationship between the number of cards remaining in the deck that complete your hand-called outs-and the number of cards you haven't seen yet. Don't fret if these calculations seem cumbersome. You won't have to do most of these calculations at the table, because you will have memorized the winning odds of standard situations in advance.
 
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