The Other World Series: Poker

Written by Peter Berlin

Growing up,repparttar American dream for many boys was playing major league baseball and hittingrepparttar 137836 game winning home run inrepparttar 137837 final game ofrepparttar 137838 World Series. This dream is usually shattered for most when in their teen yearsrepparttar 137839 reality hits, that they’re not an athlete and have no chance at a career in professional baseball.

There is however another World Series that anyone can participate in. The only requirement is that you’re over 21. I’m talking aboutrepparttar 137840 World Series Of Poker, which takes place this year from June 2 – July 15. “Wait,” I hear you say. “That’s over a month long. I thoughtrepparttar 137841 World Series of Poker was just a few days.”

Actuallyrepparttar 137842 WSOP is a series of 45 different poker events culminating withrepparttar 137843 final 7 day main event starting July 7. The events take place atrepparttar 137844 Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas withrepparttar 137845 final table ofrepparttar 137846 main event being played at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Downtown Las Vegas whererepparttar 137847 World Series of Poker all started.

The official start ofrepparttar 137848 WSOP was in 1970, thoughrepparttar 137849 beginnings can be traced back to an event which took place in 1949. Benny Binion, owner of Binion’s Horseshoe Casino and a true marketing genius, was approached by well-known gambler “Nickrepparttar 137850 Greek” Nick asked him to set up a match againstrepparttar 137851 best poker player in a high-stakes poker marathon. Benny agreed as long asrepparttar 137852 match would open torepparttar 137853 public. The stage was set for a showdown between “Nickrepparttar 137854 Greek” and legendary poker player Johnny Moss. The marathon lasted five months andrepparttar 137855 two played every form of poker there was. They took breaks only to sleep.

Binion’s marketing genius paid off as each dayrepparttar 137856 marathon ran hundreds of spectators gathered in his casino to watchrepparttar 137857 “biggest game in town.” Atrepparttar 137858 end ofrepparttar 137859 five months “The Greek” had lost an estimated $2 million.

It took Binion 20 years to realizerepparttar 137860 full potential of what happened those five months in 1949.

In 1970 Binion invited some ofrepparttar 137861 best poker players inrepparttar 137862 world to a contest to determinerepparttar 137863 “World Champion” poker player. The games began and Johnny Moss (the man who beat “Nick The Greek”) was voted, yes, you read it right, votedrepparttar 137864 best poker player. There was no prize money for this event, justrepparttar 137865 honor of being calledrepparttar 137866 best.

Online Casino Gambling - Basic Strategy Will Take You A Long Way

Written by Ryan D.

I receive many emails each week from people who deposited money at an online casino, only to walk away empty handed merely minutes later. Most of them are quite upset and understandably so. When you have lost money you want to blame someone. It's part ofrepparttar human psyche and a natural reaction.

When I ask people if they were playing according to a strategyrepparttar 137782 answer is normally something like "Huh? What's that?". Enough said. Now don't get me wrong. I am not suggesting we all go out and obtain science degrees and start crunching numbers in every playing session. I am however suggesting that you arm yourself with a few important tools before you deposit your hard earned money at an online casino. These basic tools are not rocket science, but they require you to do some work before you spinrepparttar 137783 reels or lay a chip.

Money Management

This is by far one ofrepparttar 137784 most important aspects of gambling at online casino but astonishingly one ofrepparttar 137785 least discussed subjects. A sound money management strategy consists of three important elements: budget management, bankroll management and betting limits.

Budget management is simple enough. Set your monthly budget and stick to it. Only gamble with more if you are playing with winnings. In fact, I have a rule for myself where I don't even do this. I cash my winnings in immediately. There's an old belief in gambling that money you have won will go back faster torepparttar 137786 casino than your own and I buy that.

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