The Fine Print Behind Online Gambling Bonus OffersWritten by Mike Hellmer
If you have never opened an account with an online casino, poker room, or sports book you may be wondering if bonus offers are legitimate. We are all aware of wisdom in sayings, “If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is” or “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. So what’s catch? When a casino offers you $100-$1000 in free money should you dismiss it, assuming that there are all sorts of strict requirements, making it too difficult to achieve pay-out? The quick answer is no. These offers are for real and in most cases required terms and conditions to receive pay-out are typically quite easy to achieve. Some are as simple as making small minimum deposit of $50 to $100. Some require, in addition to minimum deposit, a minimum, but achievable, level of play.
How are online gambling sites able to give away free money and remain in business? The answer is simple. In most cases they get entire bonus back and more. Casinos live by odds that all casino games are in their favor and that eventually you’ll lose your original deposit and bonus. Online poker rooms, on other hand, get bonus back by taking a rake (usually 5%) of every pot.
Let’s take a look at various “free money” offers and requirements for full cash-out access to money. The requirements (the catch) are found in terms and conditions of bonus offer on site.
No Deposit Required! Some casinos and poker rooms offer free money without any initial deposit requirements. These offers legitimate and you will be able to play at all real money tables and slots. The typical catch is that you will need to make at least one deposit before bonus plus any winnings are released. For example, if you receive a $10 bonus and have $50 in winnings from that bonus, you will have to make a small deposit to your account before $60 is released for withdrawal.
First Deposit Bonus. To entice you to deposit real money into an online gambling site, a first deposit bonus is almost always offered. The interesting thing is not that they all do it, but very wide range of bonuses offered. You'll find one online site offering a 10% bonus while one of its competitors offers 200%. All online gambling sites have a maximum bonus limit. So a site that offers a measly 20% bonus could have their maximum bonus set to $200 (deposit $1000) while site that offers whopping 200% bonus could have a maximum bonus set to $100 (deposit $50).
Poker Room First Deposit Bonus. The catch for a poker room is that you will have to play a minimum number of raked hands and there may be a time limit. For example, to receive a $50 bonus you may have to play 100 raked hands in 60 days. The raked hand requirement is typically easy to achieve; however some of very large bonus offers are more difficult. Sometimes these large bonuses are paid in installments. For example, to receive a full $200 bonus poker room might require 500 raked hands with $20 released every 50 raked hands. If you're new to online poker, don't be discouraged by number of raked hands required; a typical online table will play 50 to 100 games per hour.
Basic Piano Drills (Exercises For Your Fingers)Written by Ismael D. Tabije
Upon hearing word piano, very first thing that pops into your mind is set of black and white keys. Anybody can play piano believe me. You don’t necessarily need to go to music schools or hire certified music instructors to tell you how to pound those keys and play a song. You can be your own teacher as long as you have interest and eagerness to learn then it wouldn’t be so difficult.
All you need is a piano, song lyrics with chords and a piano chord chart. Play any of your favorite songs on piano just like you do on a guitar. Learning to play piano through chords is not traditional learning procedure. You will still meet musical terms, read notes and other symbols but not through hectic musical lessons.
Playing piano through chords is easy and fun. But how do you really start pressing those keys? First, of course, you must know and familiarize piano. This is because you need to acquaint yourself with middle “C” or middle “do” which is main key on keyboard. The middle “C” is white key located before two black keys in middle of keyboard. Note that every white key on left side of every two black keys is called “C” or “do”, but you have to look for middle “C” or “do”.
Now that you know about middle “C” or middle “do”, you have to know names of rest of keys. No, don’t worry, you won’t have a hard time naming all keys. As mentioned earlier, every white key on left side of every two black keys is called “C” or “do”. A group is composed of a of two black keys, three black keys and seven white keys. It will then depend on length of your keyboard on how many groups it would have. Try dividing keys of your keyboards according to keys. Then you are now ready to get to know each key on each group.
Remember that each group would start with “C” or “do”. Then succeeding white keys take letters D, E, F, G, A and B or re, mi, fa, sol, la and ti. You have now named all of white keys. The black keys are flats and sharps. The technique to determine flats and sharps is to know their position. If black key is found at left of every white key, then it is a flat. If black key is found at right side of every white key, it is a sharp. For example, black key nearest to middle C is at its right side, black key then is named as C sharp or do #. The C# then could take another name since it is also found at left side of D or “re” key. The same goes for other black keys. There’s “D” or “re” sharp which is same key for “E” or “mi” flat. The “F” or “fa” sharp is same as “G” or “so” flat. The “G” or “so” sharp is also “A” or “la” flat. And “A” or “la” sharp is also “B” or “ti” flat.