While the welcher may succeed eventually, he can expect
a miserable hassle in the interim. Even though the
debt may not be legally enforceable, that doesn't
mean that credit card companies have to like you and
continue doing business with you - there may be no
end to problems from bad credit. At web casinos, reneging
debts is the single most despised problem. Non-payers
turn out to be minors, or simply people who swear
to God they never made that purchase. "Those
other four casinos where I won, those charges are
correct." Or they are people like Haines who
cheekily say "Yes, I was gambling, but I'm still
When kids lose money online, it is standard operating
procedure to write off their debt and blacklist the
card. A Tropika e-casino chain executive says they've
done this half a dozen times. "When Dad gets
the bill, if he calls us, we simply reverse it....
We're not out any money.. . [but] nobody from that
address can ever enter our casinos again." Renouncing
credit card charges is the single best way to become
blacklisted throughout the industry. It also goes
against the Net trickster's code of using the e-casinos'
own rules and greed against them.
chances of completing individual draws in Omaha are
roughly the same as in Texas, with the addition of
a few special situations arising from the fact that
you hold four cards instead of two. One of the more
interesting ones is called a wrap straight draw. Wrap
straight draws exists when you have more than one
"normal" Straight draw at the same time.
Compared with an outside draw in Texas, your chances
of completing range from better to awesome. Suppose
your extreme example: Suppose you have 8-T-Q-K, and
the flop is 2-9-J. There are five ranks of cards that
could come on the turn or river to give you a straight:
7, 8, T, Q, and K. That adds up to sixteen outs, giving
you a 60 percent chance of completing by the end of
the hand and a 35 percent chance of hitting on each
card. All your outs are to the nut straight, and if
you hit, it is unlikely that a low will be possible.
As long as the flop isn't suited, you are probably
in the betting draw category with a hand like this.