Understanding Singapore Online Casino Island Time


In a past life, I was the editor of a consumer publication that covered Internet gambling and I was consequently faced with the task of fielding complaints from disgruntled Net bettors. Nearly every complainer believed he was being ripped off, and most of those who believed they were getting ripped off thought so because they requested payment and did not receive it. The good news for the consumer is that most of the complaints were resolved.


But, what gives? Why so many mistaken victims?


When you walk into a sportsbook or a betting shop with a betting receipt and request payment on a winning bet, you receive it promptly. When you come up big playing blackjack or craps, you can expect to walk out of the casino with cash in your wallet. Even when you request payment for a winning telephone wager, you know that your account will be credited immediately and that you’ll have relatively quick access to your winnings.


Enter the era of Internet gambling. They say this Internet thing is all about convenience, but you’d be surprised how inconvenient it can be when it comes to getting your money.


Most Internet gambling services are operated out of the Caribbean, and many inexperienced Net bettors don’t quite understand that things don’t always move along quickly there.


Despite advancements in payment processing technology, winnings are still most often paid out via bank wires, money transfer services or personal checks. That means it’s up to the folks that run the site to either issue and mail a check or prompt their bank to wire the money. But the thing is, when those wheels get rolling on the islands, they don’t always roll quickly.


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U.S. slowdown hurting demand for LV casinos

The Las Vegas Strip is seeing a protracted downturn in room rates, a leading gaming analyst said today.

Jason Ader, gaming analyst with Bear Stearns, said his weekly room rate surveys indicate that weekend room rates have declined for 10 consecutive weeks, and are down an average of 6.4 percent for both July and August. Weekday room rates have been on the decline for the past three weeks, Ader said.

And tougher times could be ahead, Ader said.

“While year-to-date results have been solid so far, the economy is clearly having an impact on the gaming industry,” Ader wrote in a research note issued today. “We believe the second half of the year could be more difficult for gaming companies, as they begin to feel the full impact of higher utility costs, the ramp-up of Native American gaming in California and the economic showdown, which continues to chip away at operating results.”

The Strip will be hit by a slowdown in free-and-independent travel (FIT), which is related to the economy in general, Ader said. However, Ader said many economic measures showed a growth slowdown starting in September 2000 — so comparisons to last year will begin getting more favorable. Favorable comparisons should come in visitor traffic, gaming  Pengeluaran SGP revenues, room rates and California auto traffic, he said.

“We believe the benefits of these easier comparisons could help offset some of the impact from the economic related slowdown in FIT visitation,” Ader said.

In general, Ader is reducing his earnings estimates on gaming companies by 5 to 10 percent . However, he noted that the average S&P; 500 company has shown a year-over-year earnings decline of 18 percent, and as a result, he’s still recommending the gaming sector.

“While we remain somewhat cautious on the overall outlook for the gaming …

Las Vegas Casinos try to analyze economic effect on best online casino singapore

Hotel occupancy rates were as low as 50 percent this past weekend at the Strip’s most successful megaresorts, as tens of thousands of guests stayed home after Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.


Fewer customers could be found at Bally’s, the Flamingo and Bellagio, among other well-known casinos, than on a typical Friday or Saturday night, when weekend occupancy rates typically run as high as 100 percent.


“We came into town, and the Strip wasn’t nearly as busy,” Los Angeles resident Joe Garcia said. “Normally it would take over an hour to drive from downtown to the end of the Strip, but last night it only took about 30 minutes.”

Revenues are expected to be down for several weeks in all aspects of megaresort operations, and casino industry bosses will have to consider a multimillion-dollar challenge to their bottom line.


The goal is to determine the amount of revenue and jobs that could be lost in Las Vegas if tens of thousands of tourists stay away from the city for an extended period of time.


The reality: No one knows.


The business declines left workers at the Strip’s largest properties voicing fears of layoffs. Top executives at MGM Mirage and Park Place Entertainment rejected such talk this past weekend, but MGM Mirage executives do expect to cut back standby workers called in each day, while sending many home early if they are not needed.


How long could the trouble last?


“Clearly, there’s going to be a short- to medium-term reduction in airline travel, both for tourism and business purposes,” said Peter Navarro, an associate professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine.


How long is short term? That could be three months to a year, Navarro said.…


ISWI’S Partner, GIG, Signs Second Major Ligaz888 Interactive TV Betting Service Agreement With ITV Digital

Interactive Systems Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISWI), based in West Paterson, NJ, developed and patented a software platform which enables users to wager play-by-play while watching a live sporting event. ISW and its partner Global Interactive Systems, Ltd. have issued two releases today outlining agreements that have been made (TeleWest Communications and ITV Digital) with two of the largest digital TV providers in the UK.


WEST PATERSON, N.J.–Sept. 10, 2001–Interactive Systems Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISWI – news) announced today that its licensee and financial partner, Global Interactive Gaming, Ltd. (GIG), signed its second agreement to develop and launch an interactive wagering product. This agreement is between GIG and ITV Digital, a communications provider with an established base of over one million Interactive TV and Internet customers, now offering the world’s first commercial digital terrestrial TV platform. The two companies will jointly develop a fully interactive, play-by-play consumer betting product, with a rollout expected for early 2002. The ultimate goal is to extend GIG’s service to all of ITV Digital’s 1.1 million customers.


GIG’s interactive wagering product utilizes ISWI’s unique, patent protected, SportXction(TM) software platform. The licensing agreements signed in March 2000 between ISWI and GIG, provide to ISWI as license fees, a share of the revenue from all systems utilizing its technology. (for more information see “About ISWI – GIG License Agreements”, below.)


Barry Mindes, Chairman & CEO of Interactive Systems Worldwide, Inc. stated, “We are extremely pleased that GIG has signed its second development and distribution agreement in the last week, this one with ITV, one of the true pioneers of interactive television. These agreements validate ISWI’s decision to partner with one of the leading communications and media groups in the UK. By aligning the SportXction(TM) platform with the leading Digital Television providers, who are committed to developing, marketing …

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A New QQ Online Mode of Pit Boss Application Technology

Continuing to develop strategic Player Relationship Management (PRM) solutions to the gaming industry, 4GL Solutions, Inc. has unveiled its PRM Pit Boss Application to its current suite of services.

A New Mode of Pit Boss Application Technology

Irvine, CA (July 8, 2002) — Continuing to develop strategic Player Relationship Management (PRM) solutions to the gaming industry, 4GL Solutions, Inc. has unveiled its PRM Pit Boss Application to its current suite of services.

Through intense investigation of the industry, the company found that there existed another opportunity to provide an internal operational solution that would assist the many responsibilities of a Pit Boss. The primary assignment is mainly to monitor betting performance. That is, tracking the individual profit and losses of the individual player as part of the profiling process. This enables the Pit Boss to also provide additional services to the player dependent upon their needs such as providing markers (Cash Advances) or other considerations.

This process is currently a manual event that hinders the required Player Relationship Management aspect. Implementing a wireless application and hardware, this allows the Pit Boss to capture the player’s card number, including VIP players who will be highlighted for recognition and service. Each player’s betting performance is then easily tracked and wirelessly transmitted to the casino’s operational systems. Additionally, if a QQ Online player requests a marker, the information can be transmitted to the cashier’s cage for approval and a marker ticket printed from the wireless device. This avoids the annoying manual process that can take up to 30 minutes.

With years of engineering and design experience in software, networking, wireless, database management, and business intelligence, 4GL Solutions has been providing the gaming industry with PRM solutions. These solutions include platforms to advance player recognition, increase retention and cultivate data strategies through kiosk and …


Do Slot Holdem Hands Change Values?

Here is the game: You are playing Texas Holdem and in each of the various situations you get to choose which hand you would rather have 78 suited or AJ offsuit.

  1. Everybody folds and you are first in on the button.
  2. There are five limpers and you are on the button.
  3. There are two callers and you are in middle position.
  4. You are in the big blind against an early position raiser.
  5. Everybody folds and the button raises and you are in the big blind.

Think it over before reading any further.

  1. This one is pretty clear cut. AJ figures to be the best hand and plays well in a short handed pot.
  2. This is the one that the Internet people shocked me on. They all liked the AJ in this situation. This is the result of computer analyses, AJ won a significantly higher percentage of pots than the 78 suited.

In poker the winning players are not the ones that win the most pots. Obviously if you played every hand you would win many more pots than a conservative opponent, if you plan on playing every hand, make sure that you bring plenty of Slot money, you’ll need it. When you have one opponent that is virtually playing every hand, try to sit on his left. You want to isolate this person as much as possible. Also, you should make a deal with him, “every time I win a pot I will give you $5, every time you win a pot you give me $5” this will be quite profitable.

Now back to the analyses: 78 suited plays well with many people ( in this case 6 or 7 depending on whether the little blind calls), this is a drawish type hand and you will always be getting great …

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The slot department on the casino floor can be a confusing place. Hundreds of different machines greet the player. Bright colors, mindless electronic tunes and flashing lights seem to assault the senses. Different pay tables and payoff percentages; straight payoffs or progressive slot systems; win-a-car prizes or take the money and run; the choices are tremendous. Just making a decision about which machine to play often seems to be daunting.


Can you win playing a slot machine?


Yes. Slot machines are set to pay back a certain percentage. In New Jersey, by law, slot machines must pay back 83 percent of the money played. In Nevada, it’s 75 percent. Most major properties in each jurisdiction, however, pay back much more than that.


But even at 75 percent, a player can hit a lucky streak and go home a winner. Sure, most players may not win anything, but there are plenty who do win if they know the secret. Somebody’s got to get lucky. Why can’t it be you?


The key to beating the slot machines is to quit while you’re ahead. Money management is sometimes an overused term in the gamblers’ world, but it applies here. Set a reasonable win goal. If you have a budget of $100, don’t try to double your money. The chance of that happening is remote. Quit when you get $25 ahead. Go enjoy a show. Get a meal. Or simply watch the other players. And when you get home, you can say you beat the casino.


Most progressive slot systems (Megabucks, Quartermania, Pokermania) pay out their jackpots over a 20-year period. What happens if the casino goes out of  business during that time? What are the payout percentages for these systems?


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Winning UFAis a Verb

There are players, who watch things happen, players who make things happen, and those who end up broke, asking, “What happened?” When players make things happen they are probably winning, or at least investing wisely and having fun. When players passively let things happen (e.g., calling anything, not raising or folding), they are likely in one of two modes: Losing or Breaking Even. For some, breaking even is winning enough. For others, breaking even means risking funds that are needed to pay bills. Players who neither win nor lose are non-winners, “almost” players who won’t quite reach their goals. They are more prone to let things happen. Even though players break even, it’s better than chasing impossible hands. Players who make things happen will chase the cards based on odds, rather than chasing their luck!

“Making” vs. “Letting” Things Happen

Passive gaming usually involves playing on hunches and feelings. In short, not thinking. While it’s true that people can be lucky and do win on hunches, too many passive players consistently let impulse rule their responses. Losing is the eventual outcome. Such losing players seldom take responsibility for how they play. While ill fate happens to everyone at some point, winners will seek solutions and learn something from their mistakes. Winners take those losses in daily stride and act on them. On the other hand, losers prefer to blame everything but themselves. A loser is not actively building hands or playing the odds. A loser passively lets hands happen. Just as some people wait for success to come to them, passive players whine about how bad the cards are but won’t leave the table and say “no” to losing.

The Activity of Winning

Winning is not a passive outcome. It involves building hands based on odds and how “alive” the …

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Poisonous Poker: A Sbobet Indonesia Poker Cop Mystery

There have been three poisoning deaths at the Las Vegas Majestic’s Poker Room. The Chief of Poker Room Security, Talbot, The Poker Cop, continues the investigation.

Detective Rook, Chief of the Las Vegas Strip Police, ignores Donny the Dealer’s story of the strange goings-on at the Sinners Table and to Red Penny and me he says, “This was not a total waste of my time. While you two were watching the betting and raising, I was watching, and taking notes, on the drinks. Before I see the bartenders and the waitresses I want an explanation of how poker room bar service works.”

Red Penny calls the Food and Beverage Manager, who sends down Ann Gilhooley, the Department’s Beverage Services Supervisor.

Ann Gilhooley, “Ancient Annie,” is a sour-faced curmudgeonly old lady who, according to Joey Rosenberg, was the waitress at the Last Supper. Annie, charming as ever, walks in and asks Rook, “Who the hell are you?”

Rook explains that he is, in fact, LVPD Detective Lieutenant Richard Rook, which earns him a heartfelt, “You don’t look like a cop. Tally looks like a cop. You look like one of my ex-husbands and he wasn’t no cop. Hey, Tally is this guy really a cop?”

“Mrs. Gilhooley,” says Red Penny, “I don’t think. . .” Annie turns her full attention to Red Penny, “Good, dear, keep that up.” She then gives the shocked Red Penny a long up and-down look, notes the long red hair, the perfect make-up, and the tight black leather dress. “Tally! Did you rent Latex Girl here from S&M; ‘R US?”

While I am truly enjoying Red Penny’s discomfort there is work to be done. I tell her, “Annie, love, I need you to be serious. Three poker players were poisoned tonight. We think it was in …

A hundred is too much for 90 minutes of Judi Bola Online24Jam Terpercaya



Manchester City are still on course for a four-trophy grand slam this season after advancing to the F.A. Cup semi-finals, where they will meet Watford. However after Sergio Aguero netted a late winner to complete a 3-2 comeback at Swansea City, TV replays showed the Argentine had clearly been offside. There were questions too surrounding City’s penalty award too.


VAR was not available at the Liberty Stadium although was being employed at the other three quarter-finals. Last season when Swansea were Premier League they also used it. The jury is still out on VAR, its obvious benefits nullified in many eyes by the time it takes to reach a decision. A half-baked introduction does not help its cause either.


The F.A. should have insisted all the quarter-finals had VAR or none at all.


More Than A Profit

* Barcelona v Manchester United is the most attractive of the last eight ties in the Champions League but travelling fans will have to pay £102 for the privilege of watching it live in the away ground. While Man Utd are subsidizing their followers in Catalonia by £27 to make up the difference to what they are charging Barca fans, is this the first time UCL tickets have reached three figures for this stage of the competition? As many fans protest, ‘twenty is plenty’ but one hundred is surely too much.


* For some reason everyone was cooing over Judi Bola Online24Jam Terpercaya Lionel Messi’s hat-trick away to Real Betis on Sunday and it is true his third goal was so sublime the home fans applauded his magical feet. Yet since he has already netted half a century of three-goal matches for the blaugrana, most against the whipping-boys who make up …