Poker Power

Written by Michal Sram

Poker Power

What kind of player are you? Do you enjoyrepparttar excitement of Pai Gow orrepparttar 143333 high-rolling stakes of Cyberstud? Whichever your poker game of choice, it pays to understand basic strategy.

Three Card Poker

Three-card poker is actually two games in one. You can bet on one or both.

Game One

The dealer's hand doesn't come into play at all; you are paid out odds according torepparttar 143334 cards you draw andrepparttar 143335 paytable on your screen,which is based onrepparttar 143336 one used in Las Vegas and is most favorable to players.

Game Two

After making an ante bet and being dealt three cards you must either play or fold. If you fold, you lose your ante bet. If you play,repparttar 143337 dealer's cards are revealed. The dealer qualifies if queen high or better is drawn. You win your ante back at 1 - 1 and your play bets are returned ifrepparttar 143338 dealer does not qualify. Ifrepparttar 143339 dealer qualifies but has a weaker hand then your own, you winrepparttar 143340 ante and play bets at 1 - 1.

Hand Pays Bonus Odds
Straight flush 40 to 1 5 to 1
Three of a kind 30 to 1 4 to 1
Straight 6 to 1 1 to 1
Flush 4 to 1
Pair 1 to 1


Fancy Dress Parties

Written by Ian Wide

Fancy dress parties have been around since for centuries and were particularly popular in Europe duringrepparttar 16th and 17th centuries. Italy is particularly well known for contributing torepparttar 143332 popularity of fancy dress parties. There,repparttar 143333 masquerade ball reached frenzied proportions. Byrepparttar 143334 time Queen Victoria tookrepparttar 143335 throne much of Europe, especially England, had lost its appetite for masquerade but still had a keen interest in fancy dress parties. The Queen's interest in literature, poetry and history had a tremendous impact onrepparttar 143336 themes for fancy dress parties throughout her long reign.

During a time when Europeans entertained often and lavishly, fancy dress parties were often called upon to break uprepparttar 143337 monotony of what might have been another otherwise boring social event. Almost any notable figure in history and literature was likely to spurrepparttar 143338 imaginations of fancy dress party guests. While characters from literature, especiallyrepparttar 143339 Shakespearean plays, remained popular choices for fancy dress parties throughout much ofrepparttar 143340 century; a quest for increasingly unique and creative costumes began to appear.

Fancy dress parties were concentrated among those who could afford to devoterepparttar 143341 time and money to such lavish events; however that didn't mean that a few peasants didn't make their way ontorepparttar 143342 guest list. Throughout most ofrepparttar 143343 19th century there remained a keen interest inrepparttar 143344 less fortunate asrepparttar 143345 subject for possible fancy dress costumes. This interest was more likely than not spurred byrepparttar 143346 fact that peasant style costumes gave ladiesrepparttar 143347 opportunity to step outside their normally rather strict social codes. While it would have been unthinkable to appear dressed in a ensemble that allowed too much cleavage orrepparttar 143348 ankles to show at any other event; much could be forgiven when inspired by fancy dress parties.

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