are fourteen Indian casinos in Michigan, the largest
of which is Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort (888-7-Eagle-7)
in Mount Pleasant, followed by Kewadin Casino, Sault
Ste. Marie (800KEWADIN).
There is also
a very large casino near Detroit. It's Casino Windsor
(800-991-7777) in Ontario, Canada, just across the
river from downtown Detroit. The casino opened May
17,1994, and a riverboat called the Northern Belle
Casino was later added to accommodate the overflow
crowds. All winnings are paid in Canadian currency,
and the minimum gambling age is nineteen. Both casinos
offer table games (except dice, which is prohibited
by law) and electronic machines.
In November 1996, Michigan voters gave the thumbs
up for up to three casinos in Detroit, the first of
which is expected to be in operation by mid-1999.
For more information
on visiting Michigan, call 800-543-2937.
|The Key to Basic
Strategy: How Winning Odds and Payoff Odds Relate to
began this part of the book by establishing that you
Win at poker by making bets that have positive expectations,
and we know that expectation is a function of your
odds of winning and your payoff odds, in the form
of either pot odds or betting odds. Then, we studied
the effects of various actions on those odds individually.
Now let's examine how your actions affect those odds
Because of the existence of these two general types
of hands, a hand of poker played by a group of competent
players usually takes on a natural flow: The first
round of betting will be characterized by raising
and re-raising, as players with strong starting hands
attempt to force out players with weaker hands, but
who may have the beginnings of good draws. For the
remainder of the hand, the table will check to the
most aggressively raising player, who represents his
strong hand by betting. The remaining players, figuring
they need to improve to win, will fold or-if they
have a positive expectation-call. A player improves
may raise and become the new bettor. Of course, there
can be all kinds of deception and tactical maneuvering
going on here, but the tension between heads-up hands
and multi-way hands results in a current, so to speak,
that pulls a]1 the players along.