A look at some of the statistics and players of online
gambling shows that beef-dairy is not just a cutesy
metaphor; there is powerful evidence that the most
important players are insisting on an honest games.
Besides the software and e-cash firms, there are the
consortiums that own strings of major websites; they
all want a clean parlor. Tending toward the beef trade
are the small, single proprietor Internet casinos.
They do not have the capital for the fanciest software.
They cannot afford to offer jackpots of hundreds of
thousands of dollars. They cannot buy respectability.
in the form of a government license. The beef operations
will be increasingly squeezed in future years by the
big guys. These are the places you want to avoid.
If you can identify them, you can have a happy career
of bonus hustling.
On the whole, e-casinos will pay. Why? Because they
know we've got milk. They will make far more money
if Internet gambling is trusted. The software providers
are in a central position for benefitting from high
volume. As the licensors of the gambling platforms,
the software companies are also in a powerful position
to influence the honesty of the games. Dairy casinos
outnumber the quick-buck beef sites.
or not the board allows a low is a land of toggle
switch that invokes one of two dynamics for the hand.
A low is possible when the board contains three or
more unpaired cards of eight or lower, which happens
roughly 60 percent of the time to an outside observer.
Your chances of making a low are usually less, however,
because you are holding low cards and you have to
subtract the chance that the board will pair one or
more of them. This is one of the ways that the interaction
between the board and your hand is more complex in
Omaha-8 than in Texas. It's called counterfeiting.
Counterfeiting is when a card in your hand that gives
you strength is copied (or otherwise nullified) by
a common card on the board, thus spoiling your hand.
This happens fairly frequently in Omaha-8, particularly
with the low. Example:
- Suppose you hold A-2Q-T, and an opponent holds A-4-Q-K.
The board on the turn is 5-6-K-8. Right now, you have
the nut low with 8-6-5-_2-A_, and your opponent is
in second place with 8-6-5-4-A.
- But you do not have a lock on the low. What if the
river is a 2? That makes the board 5-6-K-8-2. Your
low hand would still be 8-6-5-2-A, but your opponent
would have 6-5-4-2-A and beat you. In this case, the
2 on the river counterfeited your nut low hand.