Blackjack strategy
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Basic strategy As in all casino games, the house has a statistical advantage over the players that will play itself out in the long run. But because blackjack, unlike other games, has an element of player choice, players can actually … Read More

Texas hold ’em terminology and strategy
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Starting hand terminology and notation There are (52 × 51)/2 = 1,326 distinct possible combinations of two hole cards from a standard 52-card deck. However, since suits are only relevant for flushes, many of these hands are indistinguishable from the … Read More

Sheepshead
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Eichel (acorn) Grün (green) Rot (red) Schellen (bells) Club Spade Heart Diamond Sheepshead is a card game related to the Skat family of games, originating in Central Europe in the late 1700’s under the German name Schafkopf. Although Schafkopf literally … Read More

Mahjong
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Mahjong Players 4 Age range > Any Setup time 2-5 minutes Playing time 0-3 hours Rules complexity High Strategy depth Medium Random chance Yes Skills required Tactics, observation, memory Mahjong (Traditional Chinese: 麻將; Simplified Chinese: 麻将; pinyin: Májiàng; Cantonese: Màhjeung; … Read More

History of poker
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The history of poker is a matter of some debate. The name of the game likely descended from the French poque, which descended from the German pochen (‘to knock’), but it is not clear whether the origins of poker itself … Read More

Parimutuel betting
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(from the French language: pari mutuel, mutual betting) is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; taxes and a house take are removed, and payoff odds are calculated by sharing … Read More

Casino Constanta redivivus
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Queenco Leisure International (QLI) has finalised the terms of an agreement with Constanta Municipality, Romania, granting the QLI concession rights over a historic building in the city, which the company intends to renovate and operate, Casino Constanta. The agreement is … Read More

One more try for Microsoft to buy Yahoo
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As I said in a previous post when everyone considered Microsoft gave up, it lost a battle, but not the war. Such a transaction is not a simple business deal, to make an offer and wait for an answer. It … Read More

The digital Europe – i2010 Initiative
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Preparing Europe’s digital future i2010 Mid-Term Review {SEC(2008) 470} INTRODUCTION Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) continue to be a major driver of economic and social modernisation. Today, businesses in the EU devote 20% of investment to ICTs, and the sector … Read More

Kosovo, the Pandora’s box
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France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, the states of the old USSR… almost all the European countries have provinces in the same situation with the Serbian province Kosovo. The European Union would be a solution. But the independence of the provinces … Read More

Microsoft to buy Calista Technologies and join Citrix Systems for virtualization
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Microsoft intends to develop in the virtualization field, with a more extensive strategy that includes the relaxing of the licensing for its virtualization software and lower prices. Virtualization is a technique for hiding the physical characteristics of computing resources from … Read More

Finland strategy to ban online gambling
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The new borders of the Internet started with the online gambling. Internet meant, at its beginning, freedom of information, products and services. Now, it keeps from less to less this initial meaning. I am a fun of the online gambling, … Read More

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