Q&A: What are good sites to play "play money poker"?

June 30, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by trueballer999: What are good sites to play “play money poker”?
Easy 10, thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Wayne
onlinepoker.com?

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Glossary Of Poker Terms – Part 4

June 30, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Poker Articles

Glossary Of Poker Terms – Part 4

Screen Name: The identity you select by which you are known in the poker room. We only allow one player to use a screen name so please understand if the one you have selected is already taken.

See: This is a synonym of call. It is often used in conjunction with the term raise, as in “I’ll see your and raise you .”

Self-install: The term used to describe how the file you download from our web site is automatically installed and configured on your computer when you double-click on the file.

Server: The computer, or set of computers, providing a service to client computers. In this case the service is the poker room.

Showdown: After the final bet, when all players show their hands or muck, is known as the showdown.

Side Pot: This is a pot created when a player goes all-in. The side pot is the pot available to those players not all-in at that point. There can, on occasion, be more than one side pot.

Single Table Tournament: A poker table at which you may buy-in to a seat. All buy-in money goes to the prize pool. The prize pool is returned to the top finishers per the payout table on the tournaments page. A fee is normally required to play at this table. Players are staked to equal numbers of chips and play until one player has won all the chips. Single table tournaments begin as soon as the table has filled.

Sit Out: We permit you to hold your seat at a table while not participating in some hands. Under most conditions, we limit the time you may sit out to a small number of hands. In blind games, you may be asked to post the equivalent of the blind if you return to your seat prior to the blind reaching you. To sit out you click a check box on the table screen. To return, you unclick the “sit out” check box.

Small Blind: In Hold’em and Omaha, this is the mandatory bet required of the player to the left of the dealer.

Speed Tournament: A fast-paced single- or multi-table tournament where the blinds levels increase every 3 minutes.

Stakes: See buy-in.

Straight: A hand in which the player has five cards in rank order. Suit does not matter. For example, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen.

Straight Flush: A straight all of the same suit.

Stud: The generic term for poker real moneys where players receive the first card(s) down followed by some up cards where those up cards are exclusively for the use of that player. There may be a further down card as in 7 Card Stud.

Suit: One of Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, or Spades (in rank order).

Table Stakes: The value of the chips with which a player sits down at a table. Also a term for no-limit poker.

Texas Hold’em: The poker real money where each player gets two down cards followed by five community cards face-up.

Third Street: The nickname for the third card in any game of Stud.

Three of a kind: A hand consisting three cards of the same rank.

Tournament Buy-In: The cost to enter a tournament. All buy-in money is returned to the players via the prize pool.

Tournament Entry-Fee: A small fee the house charges to enter a tournament.

Trips: A nickname for three of a kind.

Turbo Tournament: A lightning-paced tournament. For single tables, the blinds levels increase every 1 minute; for multi-table tournaments, every 2 minutes.

Turn: The nickname for the fourth community card in Hold’em and Omaha.

Two Pair: A hand in which the player has two pairs of cards.

Under-raise: This occurs when a player raises a prior bet but has to go all-in to do so. If the player under-raising … going all-in to raise … has less than ½ of the expected raise for that betting round, the betting round is locked. The term locked here means that any player who has already acted in the round (checked, called, or raised) may no longer raise. They may only call or fold. However, players who have yet to act (betting has not reached them yet) may raise the expected raise for that betting round, after calling. If the under-raise is ½ or more than the expected raise, the lock rule does not apply.

Up Card: A card dealt face up, so that all players may see it.

Wheel: A nickname for the best low hand: 5, 4, 3, 2, A.ze pool.

Freeze-out: A game in which players start with a specified amount and then can buy no further chips, with the game continuing until one player has all the chips. This is a common tournament structure. Also written freezeout.

Full House: A hand in which you have a combination of 3 of a kind, and a pair.

Graphics: The term for the artwork used to present you with the images of a poker room, including the table, chairs, avatars, cards, and chips.

Hand: A set of cards used by a player during a single round. Another word for a single round of shuffling, dealing, and betting.

Heads Up: A game where only two players remain in contention for the pot.

Head to Head: A game where only two players may participate.

High Card: The card with the highest rank.

High/Low: A variation of a game where the pot is split between the best hand and the worst hand. The worst hand is comprised of the 5 lowest cards. Most poker rooms, including this one, consider 5, 4, 3, 2, A (the wheel) as the lowest possible hand, despite it also being a straight.

Hold’em: Also called Texas Hold’em. One of the most popular poker real moneys. Each player gets 2 down cards and can use 3, 4 or 5 of the community cards.

Hole Cards: The down cards in a player’s hand.

In: A term for being an active player; one who has not folded.

Inside Straight: The term applied when a player has 4 of 5 cards needed for a straight with the missing card being inside the sequence rather than at either end, and gets the missing card. For example, a player holding 3, 4, 5, 7 needs a 6 to complete the straight. Getting that 6 is termed “making the inside straight.”

Jackpot: A bonus opportunity to win under specific circumstances set by the poker room.

Kicker: The term for the card used to break ties between two of a kind or between Two Pair.

Live Blind: A blind that counts towards any bet you call or raise.

Main Pot: The initial pot of money. When one or more players go all-in, a side pot is created for each all-in player.

Muck: As a noun, this refers to the pile of folded cards and discarded cards. As a verb, at showdown time, the act of returning a losing hand to the dealer face-down.

Multi-Table Tournament: A tournament where players at more than one table compete, starting with equal numbers of chips, until one player has won all the chips. Prize payouts are a function of the number of entrants, and are posted on the tournaments page. Multi-table tournaments have a posted start time, and require registration in advance.

No Limit: A variation of the betting rules in which each bet is unlimited up to the number of chips a player has on the table (NL).

Omaha: A game in which each player receives 4 face-down cards and shares 5 community cards. The winning hand must use exactly 2 down cards and 3 community cards. This game also has a High/Low variant.

Omaha High/Low: This game allows players to compete for a pot split between the highest and the lowest hands using 2 down cards and 3 community cards. A player may use different sets of cards to make up the best high and the best low hands.

On the button: This term means you are in the dealer position in Texas Hold’em and Omaha games. The dealer position is marked by a “button” with a “D” in the center.

One on One: See head to head.

Option: This term refers to the option given the big blind player the option of raising before the flop.

Overcard: In stud, if you assume your opponent has a pair of sevens, then every card above seven in your hand is considered an overcard.

Pair: Also called two of a kind. This is a hand where the player’s best hand is made up of 2 cards of the same rank.

Pass: Can be used in place of either pass or fold depending on the context.

Play Chips: The chips used for play money games. Play chips have no monetary value.

Playing the Board: Using all the community cards in Hold’em as your best hand.

Pocket Cards: The term for the two down cards at the start of the hand.

Pot: The chips available to win in any given hand.

Pot Limit: A variation on betting where each player may bet up to the current amount in the pot (PL).

Profile: A term describing the information a player may enter about himself/herself that may be available, at the player’s option, to other players in the poker room. Your profile may include your favorite hobby, favorite web site, favorite quote, and more.

Rake: The amount of money, in chips, taken by the house as the service fee.

Raise: The act of increasing the amount bet by a prior bettor.

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For those that jam to Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"…?

June 29, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by β-сαζι Gιяζ….снζοяιиε: For those that jam to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”…?
The question is; Do you know what you’re singing about?

Excerpt from Wikipedia;

“The song is an uptempo dance song following the footsteps of her previous single “Just Dance” but has a darker musical tone. The main idea behind the song is bisexuality and was a tribute by Gaga to her rock n’ roll boyfriends. Lyrically “Poker Face” is about sex and gambling.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, when asked about the meaning of the line “bluffin’ with my muffin”, Gaga explained that it really was a metaphor for her vagina. She explained,

“Obviously, it’s my pussy’s poker face! I took that line from another song I wrote but never released, called “Blueberry Kisses.” It was about a girl singing to her boyfriend about how she wants him to go down on her, and I used the lyric. [Gaga sings] “Blueberry kisses, the muffin man misses them kisses.”

“During her Fame Ball tour performance at Palm Springs on April 11, 2009, Gaga explained to the crowd the true meaning behind the term “Poker Face” used in the song. She suggested that the song dealt with her personal experience with bisexuality. The idea behind the song was to be with a man but fantasizing about a woman, hence the man in the song needs to read her “Poker Face” to understand what is going through her mind.”

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Yikes!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poker_Face_(Lady_Gaga_song)

Oh. Well, I guess individuality does still exist in some people. I’ve seen alot of people listen to alot of garbage (including this) simply because they hear others listening to it, or because it’s a popular single. Go figure.

Best answer:

Answer by Sparkle Baby Shine
yeah…what did you think it was about?

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What specific casino(s) in Las Vegas can I find the video poker game, "Dueces Wild 100 Play"?

June 28, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by Jim B: What specific casino(s) in Las Vegas can I find the video poker real money, “Dueces Wild 100 Play”?
Please only answer if you have been there within the past 6 months since machines change regularly.

Best answer:

Answer by Vegas Matt
I’m pretty sure almost every single casino on the strip has 100 play video poker, possibly excluding some of the older places. I also know for a fact that all of the Stations, both Fiestas, Sam’s Town, Orleans, Rio, and the Palms have it.

Seriously, it is not a difficult game to find.

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Poker Games ? the Flash Option

June 28, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Poker Articles

Poker Games ? the Flash Option

Boss Media, a software development company, was founded in 1996. Its first interactive casino, Gold Club, was launched in 1997 and became an instant success. Its initial aim was to operate Gold Club Casino, but soon after the online casino version was launched, the company received many requests from companies interested in purchasing Boss Media’s software, apparently unrivalled for its tasteful game graphics astonishingly realistic casino ambience.

Boss Media’s corporate focus since shifted to the creation of customised e-gaming systems for several of the world’s largest gaming corporations like St Minver Ltd who operate the VIP Poker Club amongst many others. Their solutions are tailored to the unique needs of each client and based on innovative casino, poker, bingo and lottery applications for multiple digital distribution channels. Boss Media sold its own Internet casino in February 2004 to focus entirely on perfecting the e-gaming solutions it develops for clients.

One of those developments has been the release of its new flash based poker real money which can be seen on sites like Yahoo Poker. The flash version does not require download, and thus has opened up the door to attract many casual poker players, who were perhaps turned off previously by the thought of downloading unknown software to their PC.

The web based product will allow people to play in shorter bursts, perhaps during their lunch break or for a quick evening session.

Most companies do not allow their staff to download software or play games at work on company time and on company PCs. However, because there is no requirement for download with the new flash web-based poker, companies will have to move swiftly to block poker site URLs, in order to prevent its staff playing the new web based poker software during spare moments online at work.

Flash based poker real moneys have been around for a while but Boss Media’s release will allow poker players to log directly into its network via one of the many white label solutions provided by networks such as St Minver Ltd. This provides immediate player liquidity for brands such as Yahoo and VIP Poker to tap directly into the network and offers players larger tournaments and greater variation of payment methods. At any given moment in the day, there are over 1000 people on playing online on the St Minver network and its network has become one of the largest in Europe.

Yahoo Poker, has already seen great response to its poker release and it has yet to undergo hard launch. The software, behind web based poker is also very easy to implement and manage, so we could yet be witnessing another poker revolution as operators can reduce their costs by launching a web based poker real money as opposed to a download version?

Only time will tell if Boss Media’s new software will cause a stir amongst play online poker real moneys players. However, one thing is for sure, poker and the technology driving the games has not slowed down and neither has the number of sites being launched and players signing up each month. MSN reported recently that over 2 million people play online poker real moneys online each month. Although that figure has taken a hit recently with the prohibition order in American preventing online gambling transactions, the numbers are thought to be much the same as the focus for poker sites shifts to Europe.

Perhaps now the focus will also shift towards web based poker, as users are becoming more internet savvy and increasing their need for a quick online fix. Certainly web based poker allows operators like Yahoo the opportunity to offer a poker real money that fits into the busy daily routines of many internet users.

Written by Morgan Collins for the VIP Poker Club. Poker Games Online for UK players. Site powered by Boss Media software. Links must be retained in reproduction of article.

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a question about poker?

June 27, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by Im Alex ;) : a question about poker?
I seen the movie “The Deal”, and im intrested in poker,but i just played one online, “High stakes poker”, but in the movie, they always play with 2 cards at the end, in the game i played, you had 5 cards at the end? Which poker is more famous?
and thats the one with 2 cards?

Best answer:

Answer by akulki
No Limit Texas Hold Them is the most popular and fun version of poker.

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Enjoying the Game of Poker on the Internet

June 27, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Poker Articles

Enjoying the Game of Poker on the Internet

Poker is such an exciting and interesting game it is sweeping the world, becoming more and more popular every day. It is the most popular vying game that ever existed and awards a player a pot full of money at the end of every hand of cards.

Still, with all its popularity the origins of poker are still a mystery. The game itself closely resembles an ancient Persian game, while the name is derived from French, German and Dutch origins. It is most likely possible that many earlier games influenced the poker real money we know today.

Early reports suggest that poker was played in New Orleans as early as 1829 with a smaller deck, containing only 20 cards, where four players bet on whose hand was the most valuable. The game then spread to the rest of the country through the Mississippi riverboat system, where gambling was a common pastime. The game spread quickly during the gold rush and quickly became the game we know today.

Soon, the 52 card deck was used. Many variations and new hands were added to the game during the American Civil War. These include the flush, draw poker, stud poker, and the straight. After that, more variations were created, including wild card, lowball, split-pot poker and community card poker real moneys. The most popular community card poker real money is Texas Hold’em. The spread of Texas Hold’em to other countries is often attributed to the U.S. military playing the game abroad.

Now, poker and park jargon are important parts of American and English culture. People often say Ace in the hole, ace up your sleeve, beats me, blue chip, call my bluff, cash in, high roller, pass the buck, poker face, stack up, up the ante, when the chips are down, wild card, and more in common every day conversations. Even people who are unfamiliar with the poker real money use these phrases.

Today, the tournament form of poker is the most popular form of the game. Tournaments are normally played in Texas Hold’em style poker and the World Series of Poker keeps the game popular and attractive for many people.

In the last ten years, poker has increased significantly in popularity and as a western pastime. This is usually attributed to the Online poker and poker on television. Millions of people play Texas Hold’em and other variations of poker Online. And others watch the televised World Poker Tour, which is of interest largely because of new technology which allows viewers to see players’ hole cards.

While there are other poker stories that tell a different story about the origin of poker, many of these are wildly unrealistic and improbable. Perhaps some of the popularity of poker is due in part to the mystery and sophistication of the game, which harkens back to a time when gentlemen toured the Mississippi river system, searching for a fortune.

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At any given age have you ever played the game of " STRIP POKER " ?? .. if so, did you win? lose? enjoy it? or?

June 26, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by “LiL White Bear”: At any given age have you ever played the game of ” STRIP POKER ” ?? .. if so, did you win? lose? enjoy it? or?
were you too embarrassed to finish the game?

Best answer:

Answer by Jade
I play it with myself sometimes. I win every time.

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Online Poker Staking Tips – How To Avoid The Worst Online Mistake

June 26, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Poker Articles

Online Poker Staking Tips – How To Avoid The Worst Online Mistake

Online Poker Staking Tips

Its easy to make this play online poker real moneys staking mistake, and many players do it without even realising. Its crucial you avoid this massive blunder when playing poker online or else you could lose a lot of money, and you don’t want to lose money right?

No matter who you are – whether you are just starting to play play online poker real moneys, have been playing poker for a while or are so experienced you could be writing your own play online poker real moneys staking tips, I’m sure that you, like me, want to make money playing poker online. Thats why its worth your team reading this tips article and uncovering the biggest play online poker real moneys staking mistake.

With the massive amount of information available on the Internet its never been easier to become successful at poker. It doesn’t require thousands of hours of practice time, massive bankrolls or complex strategies. Just by avoiding a few simple mistakes, you too can make money playing poker.

If You’re Not Successul, It’s Not Your Fault

In fact, if you aren’t currently experiencing the ravaging success that you desire, if you are losing a bunch of money playing play online poker real moneys it probably isn’t even your fault. It likely has nothing to do with you. If the humungous amount of information crammed down your throat every day has left you more confused then ever, take a deep breath and relax. Let us both take aim at the major issue here. We’ll nail down the biggest problem in this single article. And with this information we can work miracles. First, we must clear the air.

The Biggest Online Poker Staking Mistake

The biggest mistake you can make when staking in poker online is using the ‘Advanced Action’ facility. This is the area or tab that allows you to make moves like Bet, Check, Call, Raise, Fold, Call Any, Raise Any etc. before its your turn. It essentially queues your move so when it is in fact your turn your move is automatically made. Even if you know what move you are going to make do not use this function.

The ‘Advanced Action’ tab is a nice feature because it speeds up play. If you know that your going to call then you can just hit call and it will automatically do it for you when its your turn. You don’t have to wait till it’s your turn to make your decision and click. Its all the same if you want to fold or raise.

Why This Feature Is Counter-Productive

There are tells that you need to be aware of to be successful in poker online. One of the ‘Advanced Action’ tabs is Raise Any. When you’re planning to raise a pot no matter what anyone else does – say you have a full house – you could click this Raise Any button. However, when you do this, observant players will recognize that you have a big hand because you didn’t take any time to make your move.

This is one of the biggest tells in poker and is the single biggest way that good poker players guage what types of cards other players have. They can’t see you face to face to read your body language but they can still assess your actions and reactions. Have you ever been in a poker real money online and thought ‘Jeez, it seems as this guy knows what I have every time!’

Just imagine all the possible ways this information can be useful to you. By reading this play online poker real moneys staking tips article you now know one of the best ways to gauge what cards other players have plus you know how to avoid the biggest play online poker real moneys staking mistakes.

Alex is an avid Texas Hold Em Poker player, dedicating his time, effort and money to learning the skill of successfully winning rounds of No Limit Hold Em. Head on over to his website http://MyTexasHoldemPokerTips.com or check out this other great article on Online Poker Staking Tips

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Q&A: Texas Holdem Poker, are sites like this safe to play for real money online.?

June 25, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by JOAN T: Texas Holdem Poker, are sites like this safe to play for real money online.?
my brother Jeff said he was going to play cards online “poker” he said that one of the guys at work won allot of cash on a freeroll… is it true? can you really trust these sites to give them personal information? I play good for a home player and would like to try it! but worried about giving them my account info! Please if you have had luck with them and are safe to use please let me know…

I want to try this site… I was told that Doyle Brunson is real and the best player in the world?

http://www.doylesroom.com/?refid=ShagDr.Com/

Thank You :)

Best answer:

Answer by Eric H
It is possible to win all of your money through freerolls, in fact i won 2 dollars in a freeroll and ended up turning it into 120 dollars on Full Tilt Poker. really you dont have to worry about giving poker sites your personal info. if you go to the major sites, which you probally will, then it will not be a problem. i have experience at really only one site and it has not been a problem for me. Full Tilt Poker is a great place to play, there are great extra bonuses there. if you or your brother plan to play there, please enter the bonus code heath342. thank you very much, and good luck at the tables! :)

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