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Online Gambling – The Games by Kenneth Bateman

Face cards are valued at ten and aces at one or eleven at the players option. The hand with the total value closest to nine wins. There are countless books and online sites detailing game rules, strategies, etc., and it is suggested the player take advantage of these before attempting to play for money.

Also known as “twenty-one” as the cumulative total of the face value of the cards cannot exceed twenty one to win. Low house edge is of advantage to the player.

Craps

Online casinos offer a multitude of gambling game options designed to appeal to the adventurous or the conservative player. Blackjack is played against the house, and not other players.

Video

- Pineapple

- Jacks or Better (most popular)

- Seven Card Stud

This article was posted on September 05, 2006

Played against the casino’s software and not against other players.

- Joker’s Wild

- Deuces Wild

Blackjack

Poker entails examining your hand and guessing what your opponents have. The following is an overview of some of the more popular online games, both multi-player and single player, and is not intended to be a tutorial. Among the most popular poker games to play online are:

Eleven balls are drawn from a pool of thirty. In poker you are playing against other players, and not against the house. Bingo!

Literally thousands of betting options. Keno is one of those games, and is really the casino version of a lottery draw. The shooter is a winner if point is made on follow up rolls. The slot machine’s reels are lined up on what is known as a payline. If a seven is rolled before point is made, the shooter loses.

The total value of two dealt cards must not exceed nine. Among the many sub-categories of betting on roulette are: betting on which color the ball will land, betting on any one of the three columns on the roulette table, or betting on a specific set of twelve numbers.

Roulette

Slots

Video Poker

- Texas Hold ‘Em (by far the most popular)

- Caribbean Poker

Keno

<< Back to “Recreation And Sports” Index. Slots are composed of spinning reels with an assortment of symbols on each reel. Shooter must roll a seven or eleven on the come-out, or first roll to win or establish a point. In Keno a computer randomly selects numbers from a group of eighty and the player must guess which group will be chosen.

Baccarat

- Omaha

Slots are the most popular of the no skills required online casino games, and is a veritable cash cow for the casinos, with the odds firmly stacked in favor of the house. Bets are based upon which slot the ball will land when the wheel stops spinning. If the symbols are not aligned in a winning combination, you lose.

A small, marble-like ball is placed into a spinning wheel that has red and black numbered slots. The right combination of symbols must be aligned with the payline in order to win. A two, three or twelve is an automatic loser on the come-out roll.

Poker

Online Gambling – The Games

 by: Kenneth Bateman

As you would expect, games of pure chance, with no skills required by the player offer terrible odds

Reports: Donald Trump lied about gaming and Florida casinos

“The one guy that had some special interests that I know of that tried to get me to change my views on something that was generous and gave me money was Donald Trump. The Seminole Tribe did open the Hard Rock Casino in 2004, but it did so with poker rooms, bingo and machines that looked like slot machines but were based on bingo. “Taxes would be able to be reduced substantially and Miami is the only place that Las Vegas is really concerned about–in the United States.”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The two have hired the same high-powered lobbyist to bring full-scale casino gambling to the state.” Trump had hired former Florida statehouse speaker Mallory Horne to lobby on gambling issues for him.

Trump in the past has boasted that he’s influenced elected officials by giving them political donations, and Bush raised the casino issue to make the case that Trump couldn’t buy his allegiance.

While Bush was in office The Seminole Tribe wanted to open the Hard Rock Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa and Trump wanted to manage them. The tribe wanted real slot machines and card games, such as blackjack and tried negotiating a compact with Bush.

“It was pretty clear Jeb Bush wasn’t interested in casino gambling,” Thrasher said.

“The bottom line is Donald Trump was interested in casino gambling in Florida, I can tell you that for a fact,” said former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher, who, according to AP, said he met with Trump twice and talked about the issue, once in New York and once in Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-A-Lago resort. “It’s not even a secret.”

News articles across Florida have documented Trump’s interest in getting a piece of Florida’s gaming industry – from hiring lobbyists to taking a former business partner to court, according to Politico.

Bush, who served as Florida governor from 1999 to 2007, staunchly opposed casino gambling. It doesn’t work that way in Florida,” Jones said. He wanted casino gambling in Florida,” Bush said.

Trump’s on-again-off-again consultant, Roger Stone, told Politico Wednesday night that Trump technically withdrew from his deal with the Seminoles before Bush became governor.

“Donald Trump has tried almost every year to have a casino, even before Jeb was governor,” said Danny Adkins, president of Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach to Politico. That deal eventually fell through, but not before Trump pushed Florida leaders to come to an agreement. The business magnate contributed $50,000 to Bush and also held a $500-a-person fundraiser for him.

Before Bush took office, Trump was making plans for a Miami Beach casino if Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment. Now Trump wants to bring a resort casino to his Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami if lawmakers decide to expand gambling — an issue that comes up every year in Florida, but which the Republican-dominated Legislature continually rejects.

The casino dispute comes amid signs that Trump’s appeal may be lagging.

But “personally” is a technicality. The stumbling block? Bush.

“If Miami doesn’t do casinos, that would be a terrible mistake,” Trump told The Miami Herald in 2013. “I knew that Jeb had no interest in introducing casino gambling in Florida and I politely told Fred that I could not and would not arrange a meeting with Jeb.”

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After Bush was elected and before he was sworn in, lobbyist Fred Baggett repeatedly tried getting a meeting with Bush to push the compact.

Bush said during the debate that he can’t be bought by donors and used Trump as an example.

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“I kind of smiled a little bit when Trump was saying it, that if he wanted it, he would have gotten it. — Jeb Bush said during Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate that Donald Trump wanted casino gambling in Florida. Bush replied, “No way, man.”

Lobbyist Brian Ballard, who backs Bush and who represents Trump’s business interests in Florida, agreed that if Trump had asked Bush to support casinos, Bush would have said no.

“He wanted to meet Jeb directly to discuss casino gambling,” said Bobby Martinez, who was the lead lawyer on Bush’s transition team. His successor, then-Gov. “I don’t think Jeb would have allowed it and I don’t think the Legislature would have passed it.”

Bush never did agree to expand the games. They didn’t and Trump’s plans fell through.

Republican U.S. Trump did push for it.

According to Politico, mentions of Trump on both television and radio have been trending downward, as well Twitter conversation relative to other candidates.

When it was pointed out to the Trump campaign that he actually was interested in casinos during the Bush administration, spokeswoman Holly Hicks said by email, “Mr. Jones said Trump also said he wanted to be a player if Florida ever approved destination casino resorts, which Trump is still interested in.. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump (L) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush talk simultaneously during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. Dennis Jones was at Thrasher’s second meeting with Trump, along with another state senator, Jim King, and he confirmed Trump wanted to talk about casinos. Thrasher, now president of Florida State University, said during both meetings Trump pushed for Florida to sign a compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to allow casino gambling.

As it turns out, Trump wanted casino gambling in Florida and failed to get it under Jeb Bush’s administration, despite donating money to the state Republican party and to Bush, the Associated Press (AP) and Politico report.

The St. Petersburg Times writes, “Trump has teamed up with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015.

Former Florida State Sen. Petersburg Times, published an article on June 18, 1998, with the headline, “Trump supports Indian casinos.” In the article, the St. Trump never asked Jeb Bush personally to approve casino gambling.”

“If I represented him then, I would have said, ‘Save your money. Citing Predictwise, Politico reports Trump’s likelihood of winning the nomination has also dipped.

At the time, early in Bush’s first term, Trump was working with the tribe on a deal to manage what’s now the Hard Rock Casino. Donald Trump retorted, “I did not.”

As CNN recently reported, Trump donated to Bush’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign while he was actively lobbying to change gambling laws in Florida. Jeb Bush is not going to be for destination resorts,” Ballard said.

“I promise, if I wanted it, I would have gotten it,” Trump claimed, during the exchange. Charlie Crist, did sign a compact allowing card games and slot machines, and the casino has become extremely successful.

Politico is also reporting that Trump fever may be dying down

10 Steps You Can Take To Stop Gambling Today

STEP 6: BAN YOURSELF FROM GAMBLING (ONLINE AND OFF)

If you go to a local casino, take a caring friend and ban yourself for life.

If you play online, contact the online casino and have your account closed permanently, & demand to be banned from their site. Don’t know where to turn to for help? Email jason@livegamblefree.com

STEP 5: CARRY RESOURCES WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES

Get or print off pro gambling recovery literature & carry it with you at all times.

Read it daily, especially in first months.

STEP 1: GET RID OF YOUR MONEY

If you want to stop gambling right now, the first step begins by stopping to carry money. A gambling problem is very strong, plays many tricks on on our minds, & tries to convince us of many lies. There are therapists, counselors, & life coaches out there trained to help you stop. If you gamble online, get gamblock today.

STEP 7: REMIND YOURSELF WHY YOU’RE STOPPING, & FOR WHO.

Make a list of the people you love & love you back. Carrying recovery reading & phone numbers help. Call them ANYTIME you need to. It may sound funny, but joining a group of fellow recovering gamblers gives you strength & power over your gambling. Good help seems to come from ex-gamblers themselves because they’ve been there, & they understand. (Email the author at jason@livegamblefree.com for online communities you can join today). The only time casinos won’t let you gamble, is when you don’t have what they want……money.

There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away. Know that if they can do it, you can too. You help yourself and others triumph over a common enemy. There are 1000′s of people who once were severely addicted to gambling, haven’t gambled for months and even years. In the moment, you’ll want a plan of action to take when the urge to gamble attempts to overwhelm you.

When you absolutely must stop gambling right now, here are 10 steps you can take today.

Jason is a recovered compulsive gambler of over 5 years and a certified professional life coach. You make lifelong friends who will always understand and care.

This step can be done by attending Gamblers Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, & finding online support and help. Carry only a very small budget for food each day and thats it.( absolutely no more than $5). He is an author, life coach, sponsor, & former GA chapter president, husband, & stepfather.

STEP 2: GET HELP TODAY

To overcome something as powerful as a gambling problem or addiction, we must get help from others.

Help is out there in many forms. Combat this with the previous 9 steps & a one on one coach, sponsor, or therapist. Inpatient Treatment is another. Put up pictures of them & when you see it, remember that’s who you’re stopping for.

Recognize that if you gamble, you’re letting them down.

Remind yourself of all the bad things that have been caused by your obsession to gamble. Know what to do & who to call if a thought or urges to gamble hits you….(and unfortunately they will).

Author’s Bio: 

To learn the secrets to stopping gambling now, & to get 1 on 1 coaching from Jason visit http://www.livegamblefree.com or email Jason at jason@livegamblefree.com

STEP 10: GET 1 ON 1 SUPPORT.

Stopping Gambling isn’t easy. Connect your gambling with the the negative consequences its brought into your life.

These 10 steps are an excellent start to stopping gambling today.

If you have any unanswered questions or need to be pointed in the right direction email jason@livegamblefree.com

STEP 3: JOIN A COMMUNITY OF RECOVERING GAMBLERS

Recovering in numbers is key. This includes credit cards, debit cards, access to bank accounts, checks, loans, etc. If you want to stop starting right now, block all access to money. He’s overcome his own addiction to gambling & has helped many others do the same.

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOURSELF TO A PROGRAM OF RECOVERY

What does this mean exactly? It means you must submit,commit, & trust in the program of recovery you choose. Its best to find someone who’s been in your shoes, but hasn’t gambled in quite some time.

Make sure you like them, they have your best interest in mind, & truly do help you. -Author Unknown.. Gamblers Anonymous is one. (because it is the truth).

STEP 9: HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT URGE

When your next urge comes, what will you do? You’ll need to know the answer to this. Have phone numbers listed for people to call who support you in your recovery. You trust that the program will solve your gambling problem, as long as you never give up on it.

STEP 8: STAY HOPEFUL

Only those who never give up on themselves & their program of recovery beat gambling. If needed, list them out. In the beginning the constant thoughts and urges to gamble can be intense. Know that there are 1000′s of recovering gamblers