Begining Texas Hold'em 101

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Sometimes you get mediocre cards. These cards are definitely playable but it depends on how much money you have and you how much you are willing to risk.

Afterrepparttar excellent and mediocre hands, there arerepparttar 150691 unfavorable hands. These hands arerepparttar 150692 ones you probably will want to fold. Some typical unfavorable hands would include 4-7 , 9-3, andrepparttar 150693 worst possible starting hand u can get which is 2-7 off suit.

So when playing you're next game of Texas Hold'em, think about what you have before you call. The best chances of winningrepparttar 150694 hand are when you have great pocket cards.

Eric is the owner of and is an avid poker player.

Slot Machine Basics 101

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One Payline vs. Three Paylines

Most Slot Machines showrepparttar Center line marked as a payline. To win you must line up a winning combination on that center payline and on that line only. But many machines show Three Paylines: atrepparttar 150690 top, center, and bottom ofrepparttar 150691 window. This means that a winning combination lined up correctly on any ofrepparttar 150692 three Paylines will pay. The advantage of Three-Paying Machines is they give you more chances of winning and you can get double and triple pays if winning combinations appear on more than one payline together. The disadvantages are thatrepparttar 150693 payoffs are usually very small andrepparttar 150694 top jackpot is paid only if you line uprepparttar 150695 proper winning symbols inrepparttar 150696 correct sequence onrepparttar 150697 bottom, or third payline. Another disadvantage is that Three-Payline machines are always three-coin machines. Some machines offer five, or even eight paylines but, once again, you have to play five or eight coins per pull. Remember, great advice, play Two-Coin maximum, Three Reel, One Payline Slot Machines.

Double-Up Symbols

An increasing variety of machines now employ so-called Double-Up symbols on their reels. This symbol, usually circular or inrepparttar 150698 shape of a diamond in a circle, and always bearingrepparttar 150699 words "Double" across its face, can be very valuable torepparttar 150700 slot player. The payoff amount is Double and these Double Symbols also substitute forany other symbol. However, there are not many Double Machines available at casinos. The good Double-Up machines are normally found stuck somewhere inrepparttar 150701 middle of a group of bad machines, or are relegated to some obscure part ofrepparttar 150702 casino.

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