Sundowner in Reno ran a newspaper ad that said:
Hotel and Casino will help your (Canadian) dollars
go further! Simply purchase in-house chips at 100°%
par! These chips are good only at the Sundowner, and
only for 21, dice, roulette, poker, and keno. Winners
will be paid in regular Sundowner chips, redeemable
in U.S. currency. Then, simply return your in-house
chips for good old Canadian currency! We've also reduced
the exchange reduction for slot change from 15% to
10%! So don't throw your money away, stay and play
at the Sundowner Hotel and Casino!
not have to be Canadian to take advantage of this
offer. You could buy a thousand dollars of Canadian
currency for less than $900, and use it to buy S1000
of chips at the Sundowner. You simply carried these
chips over to a Online Blackjack Games table, and
bet them. Every time you won a hand, the dealer paid
you in chips redeemable in good old American currency.
Every time you lost, you lost Canadian.
|Chasing Is More
Worthwhile in Stud Than in Hold'em
the turn card is the 8 ? , it has helped you tremendously
and has done nothing for your opponent, If the turn
card is the J ?, it has helped your opponent, but
curiously, not as much as it appears. You were already
trailing and appeared to have only two outs. Now,
with a board of 9V -Q ? -2 ?, J ?, you can win if
any of the four tens hit the river. They give you
a straight, although you will be hesitant to bet the
ignorant (low) end of the straight, since anyone who
has a king has a higher straight.
each player gets his own unique turn and river cards
and the chance that both get a card that helps you
identically doesn't exist. It's possible that you'll
each catch worthless cards or each catch very helpful
cards, but it's more likely in stud a turn or river
card will help you catch up than it will in hold'em.
For that reason, it is more "permissible"
to try to come from behind in stud. You shouldn't
make a habit of it, but if the pot is large enough,
you're getting the right pot odds to continue playing.