Basic Poker Odds

Basic Poker Odds

This is a general guide to odds in poker. Different types of odds will help you determine whether or not it’s worth it to call until the turn, or what your realistic chance is to win the hand. Mathematical odds become increasingly important in online play. Since you’ll be playing many hands per hour, you can be pickier about what cards you want to play. Let’s get started with some basic poker odds. Continue reading “Basic Poker Odds”

How to Bluff in Poker

How to Bluff in Poker

Here, we’re going to talk about the basic ins and outs of bluffing. I’m going to assume you’ve read the basic rules and strategies, pot and hand odds, and poker tells. Bluffing and reading bluffs are two of the most exciting aspects of poker. You aren’t playing a set percentage; you aren’t crunching probability numbers in your head. You’re trying to trick your opponent into thinking something that’s not true. This is a difficult thing to do. There’s no set way to bluff. Every situation will be different. It will depend on the type of player you’re trying to bluff, or how many there are, what the flop is, what’re they doing during their bet turns, etc. Bluffing is more an art than a science. Continue reading “How to Bluff in Poker”

7 Card Stud Strategy

7 Card Stud Strategy

Here I’m going to discuss a few basic strategies that you should try to use in Seven Card Stud.

Show Off

What you’re showing is nearly as important as what you’re holding. If you have weak board cards (face-up), you look weak. This means that your opponents are more likely to be aggressive towards you. If you’ve got really good hole cards, though, this works in your favor. However, if you’re showing a king, this is perceived as strong. By betting aggressively with a king showing, you may get someone to fold a pair of queens, especially if there are no other kings showing on the board. Continue reading “7 Card Stud Strategy”

7 Card Stud Rules

7 Card Stud Rules

Ante

Ante in Seven Card Stud is mandatory, and it varies for different betting limits. Low-end games usually are only around 10-15%. For example, a $3-$6 game of Stud will likely only have a $.30 Ante. Higher-end Stud games can get a bit higher, up to 25%. This can be a fairly large amount to Ante, especially if you’re playing in a higher money game. Consider starting off playing in the smaller $2-$4 or $3-$6 games before moving up to the high stakes games, just to get used to the strategies and methods without blowing your bankroll on the Ante. Just keep in mind that as the stakes get higher, the players become tighter with their money. Continue reading “7 Card Stud Rules”

Omaha Poker Rules

Omaha Poker Rules

Omaha High (also called Omaha Hi) is an increasingly popular poker game. While it doesn’t have the same prestige as Texas Holdem, it is growing fast. The two types of Omaha High are:

Limit Omaha High – There’s a betting limit for each round of betting
Pot Limit Omaha High – A player may bet an amount equal to what’s in the pot Continue reading “Omaha Poker Rules”

Real Poker vs Online Poker

Real Poker vs Online Poker

Here I’m going to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of online poker, and also how it differs from regular poker. Want to know the difference between online casinos and land based casinos? We feature casino downloads and online gambling laws along with information on how casino bonuses really work. Continue reading “Real Poker vs Online Poker”

Online Poker Tips

Online Poker Tips

Know Your Game

This one may seem obvious, but I want to grind this into your head: If you don’t know your game (or games) of choice in and out, front to back, you are at a statistical disadvantage. Many poker players make this mistake and it can end your poker career prematurely. Dont make the same mistakes they do: never sit down at a poker table unless you feel like you could write a book about how to play the game. Continue reading “Online Poker Tips”

How to Win at Online Poker

How to Win at Online Poker

There are many reasons to play online poker. Some people play for fun, some play for the competition, others just play to pass the time. However, the most common and most important reason for playing online poker is to win. Winning at online poker isn’t just about the thrill of victory or the satisfaction of knowing you beat the odds; it’s about winning some cold hard cash. Continue reading “How to Win at Online Poker”

Finding an Online Casino as a Mac User

Finding an Online Casino as a Mac User

Finding a reputable casino to play in as a U.S. player can be trying (though hopefully your options will increase by the end of the year) but what’s even more trying is finding a fun, safe casino online as a U.S. player with a Mac. Very few casino game developers have gotten around to designing platforms that are compatible with Macs. Of these, only one that I know of accepts U.S. players, but it only offers poker and we here at OnlineCasinoSlots.ca have not been able to fully verify the security or business practices of the casinos involved. So how does a player with an apple device go about finding an online casino? Continue reading “Finding an Online Casino as a Mac User”