Submitted by Dean Stone on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 21:50
Betting on the November Nine WSOP final table is not a typical form of action for online sports bettors.
Unlike a professional sports team bet or a mixed martial arts option, wagering on November Nine odds should be treated like betting on a race.
Any online bettor who likes to wager on horse racing or NASCAR knows how to play action on their race picks. Deciding which player to wager on in the November Nine can be compared, in many ways, to how one would choose a horse to win a graded stakes race. A couple of different factors should be considered.
Submitted by Dean Stone on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 07:14
The poker community is awaiting the highly-anticipated release of the newest poker-themed movie called Runner Runner and OddsShark.com interviewed poker legend Antonio Esfandiari, who was involved in shooting for the upcoming flick. Here's what he had to say about the film.
Q&A with Antonio Esfandiari courtesy of Dean Stone
The movie paints a worst-case scenario of the online poker industry with Ben Affleck cast as the uber-villain, who rules an online poker empire with an iron fist (and a man-eating crocodile).
Submitted by Dave Harrison on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 07:09
With a field estimated at 7,000 entrants when the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event starts up this summer, sportsbooks are in no position to set odds on individual players.
But they are already offering odds on general betting opportunities, such as the age of the winner, the quality of the winning hand and whether a woman can make the Final Table for the first time since 1995.
So, you've finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and learn about online Texas Holdem. Don't worry. Learning the game is easy. It's winning and mastering it that is so hard.
A game of Texas Holdem is simply a series of hands. A hand begins by the placing of blind bets before any cards are dealt. There is a small and a big blind. The small blind is to the player to left of the dealer and the big blind is to the left of them.
Typically the big blind is double the small blind and is the lowest amount a player may bet.
Submitted by Dean Stone on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 09:20
Finally an online poker room is taking steps to allow the recreational player a better chance of winning. The Bodog Poker Room has released its new software and some of the changes are long overdue to the online poker community. Changes to the new software include new faster action, cheaper rake, tournament formats, anonymous tables, rabbit cam, as many as 20 MTTS at once, and an in-client blackjack option.
Submitted by Dean Stone on Thu, 12/09/2010 - 13:24
The odds of hitting three of a kind might be 1 in 46, but when you do hit it you will usually rake in a huge pot. Getting three of a kind is one of the best hands you can have after a flop, and playing it right will increase your chances of getting paid.
Three of a kind can come in two different ways in poker. If you have a pocket pair and the third card comes on the flop, you have a “set”. The other way is when the board cards pair and you have the third card in your hand. That example is known as having “trips”.
Submitted by Dean Stone on Thu, 12/09/2010 - 13:21
You might think the odds are in your favor after hitting a straight, but if you’re not careful you may be drawing dead without a chance to win the hand. If you’re up against three of a kind, a straight only has a 62% chance to win, and if you have the sucker end of a straight you may not have any odds to win at all.
Say you’re in a hand against four other players and a flop of 5c-6h-7d hits the board. You have the K-4 of spades and an open-ended straight draw because either a 3 or an 8 will hit you to make a straight.
Submitted by Dean Stone on Thu, 12/09/2010 - 13:19
Pocket aces are the best hand you can have before the flop in poker. They usually give you more than an 80% chance to win the hand. With odds of at least 1 to 4, most players expect to win with the hand, but sometimes we have to fold pocket aces if the board cards provide opponents with too many chances to beat them.
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