Semi BluffingWritten by Stanley Majors
Bluffing is an important part of most poker player's games. Knowing when and how to bluff will dramatically increase your win percentages. Semi-bluffing is an extra weapon for your Texas Holdem poker armoury.
The differences between bluffing and semi-bluffing :
Bluffing is defined as an act of deception by a false show of confidence in strength of your cards. Basically, you're trying to convince your opponents that your hand is unbeatable. When you choose to bluff, you're actually hoping that everyone else folds. If anyone calls you'll be on losing end of round.
However, Semi Bluffing falls between normal betting and bluffing. A Semi buff is very similar to a bluff, only difference being that you can still make a winning hand. So if someone calls your semi-bluff you can still find last card to make a winning flush or straight.
When to semi-bluff: The best time to semi-bluff is if you have to good hand that is only one card away from being an almost unbeatable hand. You'll play a semi-bluff before river, leaving open possibility of picking up an extra card that should win it for you.
Las Vegas Comps and Online CompsWritten by Tom Howze
Las Vegas comps or casino bonus extras from an online casino are best way to get free rewards just for playing. A lot of players inside land based casinos like those in Las Vegas will spend thousands and thousands of dollars not realizing that casinos want their business so much that they will spend money just to keep them coming back. The online casinos are same way. Most will offer a 100% or more sign up bonus to get you in and based on your play, will reward you with deposit bonuses in addition to other incentives just to keep you coming back there. Las Vegas casino comps can get you free rooms, show tickets, and fine dining at world-class restaurants. Plus, even cash to gamble with!
So what is secret? It is very simple to get casino comps, just sign up for a players card in a land based casino or a players rewards program with online casinos. In Las Vegas they have sign up desks inside of their casinos. Generally, it is line of people looking like they are trying to get on a ride at Disneyland. So to avoid lines, you should go early in morning or if you will be going to Las Vegas soon, search for casino that you will be staying at over Internet. More and more land based casinos are allowing you to sign up for their players card program online, so take advantage of it. The cards will be waiting there when you arrive! Signing up for a players card is a good idea to do in any casino anywhere, so don't wait for Vegas trip. Almost all of newer casinos on Indian reservations, riverboats and other areas are managed by former Las Vegas executives who know what loyalty means to bottom line, so you can expect to have players card programs available wherever you go.
The players card is becoming more important as technology continues to advance. Signing up with one program can allow