casinos, as an inducement for unsophisticated or nonserious
players, offer special tickets with varying prices
A few years back I was eating breakfast in a small
casino in Lake Tahoe, away from the center of the
town, and, having been given a keno Sitelet explaining
a special three-spot ticket priced at 30¢ with
a payoff of $35 if all three numbers caught, I picked
my favorite numbers, 1, 11, and 30, paid the 30¢,
and ate my breakfast.
After seventeen numbers were shown on the keno board,
my ticket was worthless, with none of my numbers catching.
Then 30, 11, and 1 flashed, and I was a winner of
$35. I took that $35, went to the online blackjack games tables
and parlayed it into $200. A pleasant morning indeed.
Poker Guru Tips
Since it is correct
for your opponent to call when he
is getting sufficient pot odds, you
can sometimes make an opponent fold
incorrectly by showing more strength
than you actually poker have on an
early betting round in game.
You are fairly sure he has kings.
You now proceed to make a pair of
6s on board, and you bet. Your opponent
will almost certainly fold a pair
of kings since he is afraid you have
made aces up.
Some people might say, "Well,
wait a second. Why don't I want my
opponent to call as long as his pair
of kings is worse than my two small
pair?" The answer is that if
there are cards to come and your opponent
is getting proper odds, you do better
to win the pot right there. A pair
of kings versus two smaller pair needs
very short odds to justify a call.
Since your opponent would have been
correct to call game, you gain when
you make him fold.