AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Encyclopedia DATE: 8:34 AM ----- BODY:GAMBLING or gaming, betting of money or valuables on, and often participation in, games of chance (some involving degrees of skill). Gambling was not a common-law crime if conducted privately. Even in colonial America, however, gambling was liable to rankle public opinion because it was often associated with rowdy activities and could. It is comprehensive, accurate, and well-organized. Furthermore, it is well-written in the kind of breezy, informal style best suited to the subject matter. The replete with history and anecdotes, some true and some probably fictional, as well as biographical sketches of celebrities who are associated with gambling in its many forms. The author is not shy about expressing his personal opinions and recounting some stories from his own experiences. This is an excellent choice for someone who wants to learn about or study gambling. Gambling has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. Currently, in western society, it generally has an economic definition and meaning and typically refers to wagering money or something of material value on something with an uncertain outcome in hope of winning additional money or material goods. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Directory DATE: 8:32 AM ----- BODY: The concept of gambling directory has done well on the net as the choice available to the players can be quite vast. A directory is a better way to retrieve advice on exactly for what you want and also where about of gambling. Gambling directories include all gambling activities such as roulette to bingo, from blackjack to slots, and whatever games you desire. Different versions of the games are also loaded as one casino may be particularly useful to play Texas Hold Em poker. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Commission DATE: 8:23 AM ----- BODY: The Gambling Commission is an independent organization Founded in 1999. The purpose of gambling commission is regulating and discouraging corrupt on-line gaming organizations and daily business operations. This Commission was organized to assure gamblers of a closely monitored, safe on-line gambling environment. Each casino must undergo and pass strict technological and policy testing for the approval of The Gambling Commission. The submission or approval process is not altered for any on-line casino in order to ensure the same protection for all on-line gambling consumers. The Gambling Commission auditors and automated testing agents run the testing process. The commission will offer their certification and seal of approval only when the team of mathematicians carefully analyzes that the data recorded meets acceptable randomness of casino results. Members must abide by the law and regulations within their business jurisdiction. A legal gaming license from a governing jurisdiction, issued by gambling commission, will be presumed to be operating under the authority of that license after providing evidence of it. The members will abide by limitations of any binding legislative or judicial determination. The law limits operations in other jurisdictions wherever technically enforceable. The Gambling Commission was basically conceptualized to provide a platform in which interested parties can discuss practices and interests common to the global interactive gaming industry. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Bonuses And Pay Outs DATE: 8:20 AM ----- BODY: To attract new players every online casino offers some kind of bonus. This gets them to play at their sites. But these bonuses are not created equally. There is an obvious list of the top casinos offering the best bonuses on the net. The main aim is to cut the confusion of choosing a casino bonus by giving the full casino reviews and breaking down all the information which are needed for that particular site. One must assure that he or she is playing at a reputable and honest online casino and that site should be top rated. Some kind of bonus to attract new players is offered by every online casino and gets them to play at their sites. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Becoming Popular DATE: 1:51 AM ----- BODY: Gamblers no longer need to trek to Las Vegas or Atlantic City to find the action they crave for. It is now available today in their own hometowns. Legalized gambling is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States of America. Gamblings tremendous popularity is evident in the recent increase in the number of off-track-betting parlors and riverboat casinos that dot the Midwest and the Mississippi Delta. Billboards on major highways portray the action and excitement available at such facilities. For most of the industrys patrons, gambling is fun and a form of a harmless entertainment. For four to six percent of gamblers who become problem or compulsive gamblers, however, it can be a devastating illness that negatively affects every aspect of their lives. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Affiliate Programmes DATE: 1:47 AM ----- BODY: As the Internet has become more accessible to the common people, the popularity of e-commerce has increased beyond expectations. E-commerce, or selling products online, is now a feasible option for even the smallest of businesses. And for those who dont sell their products themselves, joining an affiliate program is a convenient, and often more profitable, way to participate in e-commerce without expensive overhead or investment costs. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Council On Gambling DATE: 1:44 AM ----- BODY: The Council on Problem Gambling is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Corporate Gambling DATE: 1:41 AM ----- BODY: In an Alberta study, seniors defined gambling as any activity involving playing a game for money, betting on the outcome of a contest, or paying for the opportunity to enter a lottery. It can take many different forms, including scratch tickets, pull tab tickets, bingo games, casino games, mahjong, charity raffles, lottery tickets, betting on sports games or pools, and horse betting. As governments derive more and more revenues from gambling, they have a public responsibility to prevent and address problems that may arise from that activity. The biggest growth has been in casinos and video lotteries. Young seniors may cash in their Registered Retirement Savings Plan to pay for gambling. They often dont realize that in doing so, the amount of the RRSP is added to their income that year for income tax purposes. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Centres Of Gambling Studies DATE: 6:39 AM ----- BODY: There are various centers for gambling studies around the world, which are dedicated for the scholarly analysis of gambling and gaming issues. There are many unique primary resources that can be found only within the Collection. This collection is a storehouse of record for the commercial casino industry; we preserve and make accessible company documents, state publications, and other important resources. This gambling collection is committed to providing support for scholarly inquiry into all aspects of gaming. It serves and acts as an unparalleled resource for students, faculty, and independent scholars. Any body interested in gambling research from students to faculty members can use the collection. The various functions of these centers include collection, storage and preservation of primary research materials concerning gaming and related issues. The centers also hold responsibility to maintain the collection of gambling related periodicals and serials. They also collect unique historical material in the form of company and personal manuscript collections and papers. Conducting oral history interviews with those involved in the gambling industry is also an activity of the gambling study centers. These centers also provide assistance to academic researchers; media professionals, industry members, and the generally curious in answering research questions about gambling related issues. Researchers can gain access to archived materials in these centers. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Casino Tokens DATE: 6:37 AM ----- BODY: The small colored metal or plastic discs used in gambling establishments are termed and coined as casino tokens. Usually two types of tokens are used in casinos. Chips (multicolor tokens of various denominations) and metal token coins. Chips are used primarily in table games and other variety is used primarily in slot machines. Gaming plaques are also used for high stakes table games by some casinos. These denominations are about $25,000 and above. These plaques differ from chips as they are larger and usually rectangular in shape and also contain serial numbers. There is a section of cashier station called the cage. For the token coins or chips in a casino money is exchanged at the cage, at the gaming tables, and at a slot machine. These tokens do not have any value outside of the casino, but are interchangeable with money at the establishment. For several reasons and functions these tokens are deployed and employed. Tokens are handier to use than currency, and also it is difficult it to steal or counterfeit. The tokens, especially chips are easier to count compared to paper currency when used on a table as they are of the uniform size and also due to their regularity of stacks. This factor also helps to quickly verify the amount being paid and also enables the pit boss or security to reduce the chance of a dealer who might be overpaying a customer. Also according to survey the players gamble more freely with replacement currencies than with cash. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Casino Style DATE: 6:33 AM ----- BODY: Here is given the masses of part-time and home players an insight into the style how the big boys play the wonderful game of poker. This will be an eye-opener and this will also lead to many a discussion about the various styles of playing poker and particularly, will answer the question of which one is best Is it the strategy of lets get some chips quick with a very real possibility of not making the first break Or, the strategy of I refuse to get busted of play, that would probably give you more of a chance of progressing to the late stages Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Anti-Gambling Crusades DATE: 6:28 AM ----- BODY: It is interesting to note that if widespread cheating existed there must have been a lot of money to be made by a lot naive or problem gamblers. It is surprising how a gambling industry so full of cheats could sustain itself. But in fact it did not sustain itself. The history appears to be one of a constant shift from legitimate games, to cheating, to a legal ban or anti-gambling riot, followed later by a repeal of the anti-gambling laws as people forget why it was banned in the first place and so on through a continuous cycle. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Teen Poker DATE: 11:44 PM ----- BODY: Teens playing poker is a type of rage now with some parents even supporting kids poker parties. Addiction experts wonder whether stakes played by teens are too high. These are teen poker nights in countless American homes. Holiday seasons are sure to find teens chilling and bluffing their way into the New Year as a host of market indicators. This is also a good measure of mounting concern as speaking to a stunning passion among young people for a game traditionally associated with gruff men and stinky cigars. Poker mania is being hawked everywhere from supermarkets to teen emporiums. But gambling addiction experts warn that poker could be a slippery slope into other high-risk activities. Nowadays it is catching rage as it is flicking on television. Expanding poker tournament coverage on major sports channels and the travel channels has some compelling effects. The slickly produced shows have taught kids the fundamentals of a wildly popular version of the game. This type of game challenges players to incorporate face-up table cards into their hands. Television has also given celebrity status to a hip generation of poker stars who can lose tens of thousands. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Professional Gambling Rules DATE: 11:34 PM ----- BODY: Your profits are usually measured in years, not days. If you do not use a betting bank you are bound to fail. You should use level stakes, once successful you can then improve your profitability. If you do not use the exchanges, you may as well throw money away. After a good or bad day, forget it after the last race, start working on tomorrow. You should not drink alcohol and bet. If you spend your winnings, you will never build your betting bank up. If you make 5% profit in a year, that is still more than the bank. Join Win2Win for a month, and have direct advice from the professionals. If your are having a drink, write your bets & stakes down before you start. Do not back in Amateur or Apprentice races unless you are sure of both the horse and the jockey. One should try not to be swayed by reports or tips on horses in newspapers, unless they are proven successful. Always re-check ground conditions on the day. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Oregon Gambling Addiction Treatment DATE: 11:30 PM ----- BODY: The state of Oregon invests over 5 million dollars annually to reduce the negative effects of gambling. Its public health framework incorporates prevention, harm reduction, and multiple levels of treatment for the gambler and family members. The Problem Gambling Services of Oregon incorporate strategies that minimize gamblings negative impacts while recognizing the reality of gamblings availability, cultural acceptance, and economic appeal. Oregon is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of problem gambling services. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Land Based Gambling DATE: 12:41 AM ----- BODY: Casino based gambling on land is enjoyed by governments because of the secondary industries they support and the tax revenue they generate. A city with a major casino is able to enjoy a service of industries, including hotels and restaurants, all of whom flourish because of the player who is lured by the gambling. The Gambling online immediately removes these benefits. The customer or player is likely to eat their own food and stay in their own home when gambling online. The casinos they are gambling from is unlikely to be based in a city close by. Many of the online casinos today are based in the Caribbean. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Trends In The USA DATE: 12:38 AM ----- BODY: The latest trend is to analyze gamblers and gambling habits. Gambling affects a wide range of people from different kind of backgrounds. The highest percentage of visitors to Las Vegas were in the age group of 65 and older (22 percent). Researchers say that gambling is the fastest growing teenage addiction, with the rate of pathological gambling among high school and college-aged youth about twice that of adults. Despite laws in Atlantic City restricting casino gambling to people of age 21 or older, a survey of teenagers at Atlantic City High School revealed that not only had 64 percent gambled in a local casino but 40 percent had done so before the age of 14. Adults made their first bet for money at the age of 22.5 on average. Nineteen percent placed their first money bet before the age of 16. The average teenager begins gambling at an age of 12. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Taxes DATE: 12:36 AM ----- BODY: The Internal Revenue Code which is a kind of taxing agency monitored by government is very unkind to winners. The gambling winnings at the highest rates allowed are shrewdly taxed by the federal government. Sometimes the top tax bracket is about 50 percent in some high-tax states. Governments take 50 cents out of every additional dollar. You can always ditch the tax collector though but it is very difficult to do so. IRS knows that there are not many people who will voluntarily report their good luck in case they win an all-cash amount. As a result there are a number of agents deployed by IRS to monitor the casinos. Form W-2G is process of reporting big winners. Form 5754 reports the split in the winning amount. IRS receives nearly four million Forms W-2G and 5754 each year. This shows how much big business Gambling has become. Also this tells it that there are nearly four million big waiting to be taxed. The IRS and government do not always wait and make sure they get paid. And there are certain rules which allow winning player to lower the bite of the income tax. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Regulations: DATE: 12:19 AM ----- BODY: Gaming Control Board is a governmental body or agency charged with regulating casino gaming in a defined geographical area, usually a state. The official name of this regulatory body varies among jurisdictions. The most frequent variations include substituting the word gaming for either Gambling or Casino substituting the word Board for Commission, and sometimes omitting the word Control. Use of the word Gaming instead of Gambling or Casino is a relatively recent development as it is considered to have fewer negative connotations. Also, it is more appropriate than Casino in jurisdictions where authorized gaming activity is not necessarily limited to traditional casino-style buildings. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Life: DATE: 12:30 AM ----- BODY: Gambling and prostitution are the oldest of human activities. Though they are both considered victimless crimes, most communities in the United States have long resisted legalizing either. But that attitude is softening. The legal gambling is on the rise. Increasingly, state and local governments are turning to legalized gaming as an alternative source for revenue. The rising between expenses and entrenched voter-resistance to tax increases, local elected officials are sponsoring games of chance. To gain the voter approval, gambling supporters make promises that appeal to a broad base of constituents. Lottery revenues it support programs for senior citizens. A portion of the revenue is funneled into the state educational fund. In gaming activity supports the environmental trust fund. In every instance, gambling interests trade the promise of tax revenue and employment opportunities for the right to locate their establishments at the commercial heart of the community. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Licenses: DATE: 12:27 AM ----- BODY: The Gambling Act, mainly applying to the designed to control all forms of gambling.It will transfer authority for licensing gambling from the Magistrates Courts to local authorities or to Scottish licensing boards Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Federal Laws DATE: 12:23 AM ----- BODY: The federal Wire Act prohibits sports betting under certain conditions. In the case of criminal charges under the Wire Act were filed and upheld against the operator of an online sports betting site. While prosecution of betting operators has occurred, as in the Cohen case, there has been no known prosecution of a customer. There have been several federal laws proposed in the legislature that would have prohibited additional forms of online gambling beyond sports betting. The proposed laws have been enacted. Betting on horse racing and dog racing are specifically authorized under federal law if certain criteria are met. Federal gambling law does not address games of skill, and there are many skill gaming sites that operate within the United States. If a bettor and an operator are based in different states, the Department of Justice views gambling as occurring in both jurisdictions. Despite the narrow limits of federal gambling prohibitions, barriers to online gambling in the United States extend beyond legal restrictions. The law clarifies that credit card agencies are not in violation of racketeering laws if they permit their services to be used for online gambling, most major credit cards in the United States have adopted policies of declining online gambling transactions. The internet escrow service settled a New York state lawsuit by adopting a similar policy of declining transactions from online gambling sites. State laws concerning online gambling vary significantly. California specifically permits online wagers on horse racing, and sites licensed in that state have accepted wagers from other states. Nevada also specifically permits online gambling for state-licensed sites. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Compulsive Gambling: DATE: 12:16 AM ----- BODY: To play a game of chance for stakes or to take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage or a benefit. Compulsive gambling is an urge or addiction to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. The preferred term among many professionals is problem gambling, as few people described by the term experience true compulsions in the clinical sense of the word. Problem gambling often is defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others rather than by the gamblers behavior. Severe problem gambling may be diagnosed as clinical pathological gambling if the gambler meets certain criteria. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Lotteries DATE: 7:25 AM ----- BODY: Man is not made for games and games are made for man. Lotteries come in many formats. The prize can be fixed cash or goods. In this format there is risk to the organizer if insufficient tickets are sold. The prize can be a fixed percentage of the receipts. A popular form of this is the 50-50 draw where the organizers promise that the prize will be 50% of the revenue. The prize may be guaranteed to be unique where each ticket sold has a unique number. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Benefits DATE: 7:19 AM ----- BODY: The gambling is an industry regulated by agencies of state, and federal government. These governmental agencies establish regulations that focus on the policy functions of gambling entities. These agencies ensure the integrity of the games offered to the public, and assume the responsibility to protect the public against unfair or dishonest gamming practices by those gambling entities. The gambling industry is growing every year the National Gambling Impact Study Commission states, Furthermore, the commission estimates that the figure will increase in coming years with no end insight. The rapid growth of the gambling industry has imparted economic benefits and social costs. Do the economic benefits justify the social costs of the ever growing industry of gambling The economic benefits are far greater than the social costs, and the gambling industry will enhance society as a whole, and with future planning (education of social costs incurred from gambling) eliminate or minimize the social costs. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Depression, Anxiety And Gambling DATE: 11:18 PM ----- BODY: Dog races, card games, slot machines, dice, sporting events, lotteries, Internet gaming, bingo, the stock market... the list is endless. Gambling has increasingly enveloped our society and is widely endorsed as a fun and exciting form of entertainment. But some people have to bear serious social, financial, interpersonal, and emotional costs because of gambling and it can even lead to significant health problems. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Accommodation And Gambling DATE: 11:06 PM ----- BODY: Earlier gambling was seen as low-tech and labor-intensive, with long waits between gambling events. It is now a all day and night activity, with instant results, repeat playing, and much higher losses. It is now promoted as a leisure activity and a positive contribution to civil society and community development. Gambling is now an industry, dominated by huge operations with unlimited international reach. This drags a lot of tourism to the destined gambling places. People even now confuse the term gambling with many thing else. There are specialized airports in US having airfields which were built to accommodate gamblers of citys casinos. Las Vegas sometimes called Sin City due to the popularity of legalized gambling is the center of gambling in the US. The local government and promoters of tourism has favored a nickname to the city as the entertainment capital of the World. This city attracts millions of gambling lovers across the globe and also has the best of facilities to accommodate various sections of people. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Skipped Meals And Gambling: DATE: 12:40 AM ----- BODY: Food insecure without hunger includes affirmative responses to anxiety about having adequate money or food to feed the family and perceptions that the food eaten by adults or children was inadequate in quality or quantity. Cutting down on the size of the meal, eating less than you felt you should, not eating for a whole day and being hungry because there wasnt enough money for food are the most severe condition. The frequency of occurrence of these conditions or behaviors provides additional insight into the severity of food insecurity. At least half of families reported they often worried about being able to afford enough food, often ran out of money to buy food and often relied on few kinds of low-cost foods to feed their children. The more severe conditions, such as adults cutting the size of their meals or skipping meals, affected one third of families almost every month and 18% of adults reported not eating for a whole day almost every month because they were unable to afford enough food. In 24% of families, children skipped meals almost every month because there was not enough money for food. Food insecure with hunger refers to the more severe items on the child scale, namely skipping meals because there wasnt enough money for food, doing so at in least three months in the past year, going hungry and not eating for a whole day. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Insomnia & Gambling DATE: 12:38 AM ----- BODY: Gambling is defined as any betting or wagering for self or others, whether for money or not, no matter how slight or insignificant, where the outcome is uncertain or depends upon chance or skill. Like alcohol and drug addicted people, compulsive gamblers also report of a withdrawal syndrome consisting of symptoms like restlessness, irritability, insomnia, anorexia, and numerous somatic complaints such as headaches and gastrointestinal upset. In addition to these, symptoms of depressions have also been reported upon stopping gambling. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling In The City Of Atlanta DATE: 12:35 AM ----- BODY: The Georgia state Legislature might be soon bringing up the issue of casino-style gambling at Underground Atlanta which has been around for years. Addition of 6,000 new jobs and more than $300 million a year would be brought by two casinos in Fulton County. The City of Atlanta would explode with casino gambling by the new innovation in a positive way. The city needs to drive growth towards Downtown Atlanta. The common perception of people is that, we could revitalize Atlantic, if we could get gambling. And it does bring a lot of people but beyond the casinos, its abysmal. Even though gambling will be bringing some kind of relief. Although, casinos are popular as you can have folks going on tour so other sectors also come into play through the tourism. Every one is going for it as they believe it will be regulated and can generate some revenue. Atlanta will require a constitutional amendment for gambling to be allowed at Underground. The state Legislature would have to pass it with a two-third majority, in order for amendment to be approved. Atlanta has a significant economic impact on the state and the surrounding region. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Analysis DATE: 12:32 AM ----- BODY: The Internet Gambling industry is being valued at $49 billion dollars. Gambling in any form has been very controversial since before history could document it. Certain sections of the Bible forbid gambling in any form. Gambling is legal in some parts of the United States such as Las Vegas, Nevada, Atlantic City on the East coast and on various Indian Tribal grounds spread widely across the rest of the United States. The establishments in these areas are very well regulated. With the creation of the Internet, gambling has found a way to permeate into all parts of the globe. Any computer with internet access can gamble in spite of of local laws. Internet gambling was one of the first websites created when the internet became more popular in the early 1990s. Since then it has grown in popularity at an extremely high rate. Most of the Internet gambling websites are hosted and based in foreign countries in order to avoid the laws of the United States. Since most of the websites are not based in the United States the laws used to govern each site vary greatly. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling In Calcutta DATE: 2:03 AM ----- BODY: A Calcutta, or auction pool is an event held in conjunction with a golf tournament, horse race, or similar contest with multiple entrants. Accordingly participants (in Calcutta, India, from where this technique was first recorded by the Colonial British) bid among themselves to buy each of the contestants, each contestant being assigned to the highest bidder. The bids are pooled, and after the contest the pool is divided among those players who won the winning contestants at auction, divided according to proportions agreed upon in advance (often in the same proportions as the prize money awarded in the event itself).Calcutta wagering Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling And Toxication DATE: 1:51 AM ----- BODY: Gambling or gaming, betting of money or valuables on, and often participation in, games of chance (some involving degrees of skill). In England and in the United States, gambling was not a common-law crime if conducted privately. Even in colonial America, however, gambling was liable to rankle public opinion because it was often associated with rowdy activities and could produce debtors who would burden society. The use and misuse of alcohol always has been a concern of organized religion. Every major religion has condemned drunkenness and alcoholism since these behaviors clearly violate the moral norms of society. Personal conduct, which includes such offenses as stealing, gambling, intoxication been charged with the infractions of intoxication, absenteeisms. Uses of the drug. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling And Hotel Promotions DATE: 1:48 AM ----- BODY: Gambling by tourists occurs in many places around the world. More regions and countries are establishing casinos, regarded as attractions. How are gambling and tourism related and how do casinos attract tourists. The characteristics of gambling games can be compared with the gambles of normal life, to help explain why such games are popular. Aligning that analysis with two types of tourism, wanderlust and sun lust, and leads to a conclusion that the former type is not prone to gambling games. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Board Of Health And Gambling DATE: 1:42 AM ----- BODY: Services for people experiencing problems related to their gambling and their families are available in all health authorities. Experienced counselors working in outpatient centers offer all services. Problem gambling counseling services delivered by regional health authorities are available free of charge to residents. Members of the public who have been overloaded with personal debt and are at the point of losing their property may access the services of the Board. A small fee may be required when setting up a debt repayment arrangement. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Effects Of Gambling On Family Members DATE: 11:19 PM ----- BODY: A gambler is anyone whose gambling is causing psychological, financial, emotional, marital, legal, or other difficulties for themselves and the people around them especially to the family members. It may be an isolated case of overspending, or a pattern of excessive gambling when upset, or it may be an ongoing problem with continual losses and mounting debts also at the extreme end of this range is pathological gambling, where people are unable to control their gambling much as those addicted to alcohol are unable to control their drinking. Sometimes this gambling problem is transient and goes away, sometimes it plateaus and maintains for years, and sometimes it progresses to catastrophic levels and regardless of the course, these gamblers usually experience intense shame, financial strife, and family problems which effects their family members. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Effects Of Gambling On Children DATE: 11:16 PM ----- BODY: What is problem gambling and what are its effects Problem gambling includes all gambling behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family or vocational pursuits and the essential features are increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, chasing losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences. While in extreme cases, problem gambling can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career and family, or even suicide and this effects the family members as well as children. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Economic Effects Of Gambling DATE: 11:13 PM ----- BODY: Introduction: Problem and pathological gambling bring enormous social, economic, and psychological implications not just only for the gambler but also to the society at large feels these costs that is individuals, families and communities all suffer from problem gambling, and, while it would be impossible to describe all of the repercussions associated with problem gambling. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Books On Gambling DATE: 11:09 PM ----- BODY: Gambling often known as betting also is like everything else however the better educated you are at it, the better chance you have of winning or at least not losing so much. And the outcome of the game indicates to whom the main stake belongs; but they also put a price upon the head of each piece, according to its value, and for each piece that a player loses he pays its value to his opponent. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Womens Poker Club DATE: 11:37 PM ----- BODY: Poker is not just for men instead its even for women where women around the world are impassioned about poker, and play at all different levels. And if you want to play exclusive poker tournaments then you can come to Womens Poker Club and the WPC is not like any other experience you may have had in another forum or poker club. They have a network of approximately 3000 members worldwide and are yet growing larger. WPC is the foremost Womens Poker Association where all are about the encouragement of women in the sport of poker. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Poker Software DATE: 11:34 PM ----- BODY: If you want to learn how to play casino poker and improve your game then poker software is what you require and hence the best way to learn a new casino game is to practice on a computer at home before risking any money in the casino. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Tournaments What Are We Talking About DATE: 11:32 PM ----- BODY: The gambling is a game played all over the world. It is for all those who are amused by the game. The game demands one to bet money in the game. The player has to risk, it is the rule of the game. One spin can then decide anything. It is to be known that there are various tournaments that are played at the same time. It has always been observed, the tournaments though not at a high level but are still plays readily all over the world. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Free Poker Rooms DATE: 11:23 PM ----- BODY: Poker Poker is a game having its origin in U.S.A. which was earlier called bluff it is basically a vying game in which bluffing is the foremost thing, vying is the game in which one doesnt play his/her card but points that who among all holds the best combinations of card. One who is the winner in this game is not necessarily the best but might have won because all other people have been bluffed out of game. There are certain famous poker games often played: Texas holdem, Omaha, Chowaha. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Micro Gaming Casinos DATE: 11:50 PM ----- BODY: Micro gaming has been the oldest and the largest online casino software providers online. Even without the title of Players Choice, it has been the operators choice since the infancy of the industry. From players point of view the software has been found to be the best and one of the favorites among the players. The graphics and animations are smooth and photo-realistic, while the games are laid out on the screen in a functional and logical design. The games include table games, traditional games, and progressive games. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Bills DATE: 11:45 PM ----- BODY: Gambling is all about betting of money or valuables on, and often participation in, games of chance involving some degree of skills. Gambling did not constitute a common law crime when conducted privately in countries like England and United States. Whereas as on the other hand in colonial America gambling is liable to rankle public opinion because it was often associated with rowdy activities and it produced debtors who would burden society. In countries like united States even though gambling have been allowed by the government still they had some control over the public wagers and the minors. Also they allowed wagering up to certain limit only. Though all of these state-sanctioned forms may conflict with public opinion on the moral and economic worth of gambling, all provide state and local governments with large revenues. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Best Online Video Poker: DATE: 11:41 PM ----- BODY: Online video poker is vastly different from playing video poker in land casinos while here you cant get up and change machines when the machine you are playing is not paying as well as nor can you walk away with money in hand and different online casinos place their emphasis on different games. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Animated Sports Gambling DATE: 11:38 PM ----- BODY: Gambling is all about betting of money or valuables on, and often participation in, games of chance involving some degree of skills. Gambling did not constitute a common law crime when conducted privately in countries like England and United States. Whereas as on the other hand in colonial America gambling is liable to rankle public opinion because it was often associated with rowdy activities and it produced debtors who would burden society. In countries like united States even though gambling have been allowed by the government still they had some control over the public wagers and the minors. Also they allowed wagering up to certain limit only. Though all of these state-sanctioned forms may conflict with public opinion on the moral and economic worth of gambling, all provide state and local governments with large revenues. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: The Great Canadian Casinos DATE: 11:41 PM ----- BODY: Gambling is ubiquitous in Canada. Although it has only been 30 years since the first lotteries were introduced in Canada, there are now over 50 permanent casinos, 21,000 slot machines, 38,000 video lottery terminals, 20,000 annual bingo events, and 44 permanent horse race tracks in Canada. Over the same period, a national debate has emerged over the appropriate level of gambling in our communities. To date, Canadas gambling debate has not been informed by public opinion data. The Canada West Foundations Public Opinion on Gambling survey attempts to fill this void. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Some Famous Betting Systems DATE: 11:34 PM ----- BODY: Today betting has a world of its own. Even online betting has managed to gain a strong hold in the society. Betting is everywhere – betting in horse races, in baseball, in football, in cricket and in basketball. This is just to name a few. However what are the systems that are being applied in betting in these games Read ahead to know about two famous systems of betting - Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Rules of Basketball Gambling: Regulate The Rules DATE: 11:31 PM ----- BODY: Unlike any other game it is necessary that one should be aware of the facts that Professional Basketball is considered official after 43 minutes of regulation play or at the completion of overtime period. When the wagering purposes are considered then College Basketball is considered official after 35 minutes of regulation play or at the completion of overtime period. One of the basic rules is that basketball games must be played on date specified to be considered action. Another factor that is considered is Games are graded as soon as the game goes final and is deemed official. There are various other features such as Divisional winners, will be graded as soon as the season or tournament is over. People consider these rules for a hassle free game and betting is done like it is done in any other sports team. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Poker Robots – Are They A Threat To The Human Players DATE: 11:28 PM ----- BODY: Recently, there is a big discussion between the poker community people about online poker robots that could be able to play online by it selves. Technically a Poker bot is a robot, which was first developed by The University of Albertas Computer Poker Research Group. This robot could scan cards of its opponents by using screen scanning techniques and then respond in real time. Poker players are concerned about these robots as nobody is sure of how good the poker robot playing against them is! As always, there is a divided opinion abut the whole affair of poker robots. On the one hand, some people tent to wonder how a player can win against a robot, when and if it has been created to play poker perfectly, all the time. On the other hand, some people dont mind the robots, claiming that a robot can only be as perfect as his developer. Anyways poker is a complex game and programming a good, always victorious robot is a very hard and nearly impossible task. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Are You Aware Of The Online Gambling Dangers DATE: 8:46 AM ----- BODY: Gambling is something that has a history of centuries to its name. However, gambling online is a relatively new phenomenon, which seems to be growing in popularity on a daily basis. One has to face the truth that the gambling is a big bucks business and that it has found its way into any permitting city across the world. A casino, whether online or on land is ultimately based somewhere. A Casino based gambling on land is enjoyed by governments as of the secondary industries they support and the tax revenue that they generate. A city with major casinos is able to enjoy the service of industries, including hotels and restaurants, all of whom flourish because of the player, lured by gambling. Gambling online removes these benefits as the customer or player is likely to eat his own food and stay in his own home when gambling online. However the casino they are gambling from are mostly based in a city far away. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Internet Abuse And Online Gambling DATE: 8:43 AM ----- BODY: Are You Also A Target In the past decade, rapid development and exponential growth in the use of electronic, computer-based communication and information sharing via the Internet, particularly across the Western world has taken place. There are many benefits that have resulted from Internet usage. However, there is little recognition of the dangers that also result from the use of such technology. There is growing evidence that Internet is a new medium through which some commonly recognized forms of abuse are being propagated. It is leading to social evil like addiction to gambling and even pornography and child abuse. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Hospitality And Casinos DATE: 8:39 AM ----- BODY: Is The Casino You Are Visiting Being Hospitable Firstly, what is hospitality Well, an act or practice is said to be hospitable, when guests, visitors, or strangers receive good reception and entertainment with liberality and goodwill. While a public room or building for gambling and other entertainment is casino. Then one might wonder what a casino has got to do with hospitality and visa versa Well, the fact is that in todays world the competition is at the peak. If both casino A and casino B are offering you with the same gambling games, similar bonuses and about the payouts, which one will you go to However in casino A, you have a doorkeeper who opens the door and says good evening madam/sir while in Casino B the doorkeeper hardly bother to even stand up when you come in. Anybody will prefer to visit casino A over casino B for obvious reasons. Sometimes it could be that casino B is closer for you to go to but even then you would be happier traveling further to casino A. why This is because you receive better hospitality at casino A and so you feel like going to that place again rather than the place where you did not get it. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Horseshoe Gambling: A Different Way To Gamble DATE: 8:36 AM ----- BODY: This type of gambling has become so popular that one has millions of facilities associated like more than 70 table games, including Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, and Poker in legendary poker rooms. Horseshoe casinos have began to get the best of popularity as they have a mark of their own these days as there are other associated facilities like hotel booking and a space-challenged 3-floor vessel that has been rendered obsolete in a mature gaming market, the property has evolved into one of the most successful riverboat destinations. This casino was basically aided by the closest casino destination to downtown Chicago, the property was an immediate hit and then the horseshoe game actually began. There was an assembly of a quality team of industry-proven professionals to implement that philosophy to get the right kind of recognition in gaming world. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Poker Exercises DATE: 1:34 PM ----- BODY: How often has this happened to you? You've mucked your garbage cards in early position and there is nothing left to do but to watch the other player finish the hand. Because you aren't emotionally or financially involved in the hand, you can tell EXACTLY what everyone has. It's completely obvious to you that one player has the nuts, for instance. And you watch, fascinated, as another player bets into the nut hand with NO outs. To compound the error, the player who is drawing dead now calls a raise on the river to lose even more money. Before the winner is turned over, you mentally call the winning hand to yourself, and are not at all surprised when the two cards you expected to see are revealed. Why are hands so easy to read when you're NOT involved? Good question! Why are they so hard to read when you have YOUR money in the pot? Another good question. Poker is a game of mistakes. The player who makes the least misjudgments, misreads and downright DUMB plays is most likely to go home with the cash. I'm going to give you an exercise that is quite advanced for a change. Every once in a while you should be given a chance to go to another level of play. If you are like most players (myself included), you won't be able to complete this exercise for long. At best you'll only be able to manage a few minutes of the exercise before failing. Here is what I want you to do. One night next week, before you get out of the car in your card room parking lot and go in to play, I want you to stop for a few minutes and concentrate. I want you to visualize yourself as you sit behind the wheel. As you see yourself, pretend that you are a director in a movie where you are the star. The movie is about you. Now you are NOT the player, you are the director watching an actor playing you. Are you still with me? The person that is normally you, now is an actor playing you, ok? For as long as you can maintain the exercise, watch yourself play poker from a camera angle just over your right shoulder. Within the picture frame, the camera can see all the players at the table and can zoom in on your hand when it is dealt to you. Instead of you putting your money in the pot, you are watching an actor putting his chips in the pot. Now the camera follows everyone in turn around the table. From this detached point of view, suddenly everyone's motives for acting are revealed. Including YOURS. To your amazement, you will find yourself saying about the actor playing you. "Why did he do that? That was so STUPID! The guy in the three seat OBVIOUSLY has the best hand!" Now as the director, you tell the actor that is playing you to throw the hand away. Of course, the actor does what he is told. The exercise is complete when the player in the three seat turns over EXACTLY the hand the detached, uninvolved you put him on. You have now done what you couldn't do before. You've played a hand as if you weren't emotionally and financially involved. And you saved a lot of money. Don't expect to be able to maintain this exercise for long. It takes years of practice. But if you can do it even for a few hands a night, the difference in your play can be substantial. Poker will become a game of mistakes for the other players, not you. -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Modifying Your Game Play DATE: 1:29 PM ----- BODY: You know as well that there were plenty of times you wished you had left a game before you did. This whole article is about "not" pushing your luck when it’s starting to run dry. Most poker players have a little voice that tells them when they’re headed for a bad night. That little voice tells you: "Get out of this game; it has no future for you." There was a time I rarely listened to this voice. Over the years I learned to listen very carefully to that little voice. It has saved me a great deal of money, but I still don't listen to it 100% of the time. When I start to hear that warning, I start to evaluate the game I am in to see what is wrong with it. The important part is that I usually know before I evaluate the game, what's wrong with it and why I should move to another game, or leave altogether. The problem is that I get too comfortable, complacent, and too lazy to move. Here are some different ways to evaluate a question regarding games we should quit. QUESTION I just completed a 15-hour losing session playing 10/20 hold'em, losing 3 big bets per hour. I was exactly even after playing about 3 hours. I got back to even after taking a beating at the beginning of the game, and clawing my way back up. My gut feeling told me, or I should say it pretty much screamed at me in its subtle way to quit, go home, and get them another day. Of course I decided differently, and paid for it. Once you've become the main course for everyone at the table, you must tighten up considerably for a variety of reasons. The tendency to win back quickly what you have lost affects your starting hand requirements, and you start playing more hands than you normally would. You may also be on an emotional tilt as well, thereby affecting your decisions as the game continues on. This is a bad sign, and one of the first steps toward going on tilt. Here's something important to think about. By playing tighter than normal, you give someone else the chance to become fodder for the other piranhas. Get up and take a break that lasts at least until the button comes around a couple of times. There are times when even your attempt at trying to play tighter can also work against you. By taking a break and maybe taking a little walk, you will get a chance to simmer down. If you are really mentally on tilt, get up from the table, grab your chips, cash out and leave. Do something else for the day, something you enjoy as much or more than poker. Forget all that fairytale BS about wanting to play against good players, and the honor of the glorious professional poker player. Most of the successful players are predators out to exploit every weakness they can find. They want their opponents as live and as dumb as possible, up to a certain point of course. They want the proper mix of tight players and live ones. The bottom line is that poker is a game of control. If you have to have the skill to control the other players in the game better than they can control you, that's great. The problem is how can you control the game when everyone else is feasting off your plays no matter what you do? You are losing and not only do you know it, but so does the rest of the table. I don't care if you are the best player in the game, if you are running bad, even the poor players will start taking shots at you. Poker is one of the few games where the best player does not always win. The old saying, "Let your conscience be your guide," has a lot of merit. If everyone listened to and obeyed their conscience they most likely would not drink, smoke, overeat, do drugs, or stay in bad poker games. There are a lot of things we can have a problem controlling, but one of the easiest we can learn to control is getting our butts out of the chair in a game we can't seem to beat, and move to a better one. It's easy, just go to the floor and say, “I would like a transfer to another game." Is that simple? Yes it is, but do we do it all the time? No we don't. It might just boost your profit. It sure as heck can't hurt. -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Treatment DATE: 10:14 AM ----- BODY: Well are you suffering from problem gambling Even if you want, you cant stop gambling, is this situation yours Then you need gambling treatment. You need to be treated by a staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, chemical dependency counselors, family counselors, clergy of all denominations and a full time teacher. There are treatments for alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and compulsive gambling treatment programs offered by the government and by various other organizations. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Therapy DATE: 10:11 AM ----- BODY: As anything in excess can cause a problem so is gambling because it can cause a severe problem disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The adverse effect can lead to a lot of problems like the roots of addiction can usually be traced to a wish to suppress or avoid some kind of emotional pain that can lead to severe problems later. Gambling can be termed in the addiction category, as there is a problem that many behaviors can become as chemically addictive as a substance. There can be a total ruin in personal life of a person as behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family or career pursuits. There is a provision for the people at a level that is individual and couple counselling for anyone who is experiencing difficulties resulting from a gambling problem. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Survey DATE: 10:06 AM ----- BODY: To have a record of anything it is necessary that one should be aware of the current conditions and that can be done by a survey. The survey of gambling gives a record of the events that has taken place and a record of the events that can take place in the future. With the growth of the Internet and the vast number of gambling related sites it is necessary that one should be aware of gambling events and issues related to it. Such type of a survey can be of a great use to the players and beginners as well because it can give a list to serve as a guide to some of the best sites on the Internet. One can be quite confidents about the sites to chose when one is planning to enter the gambling world. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Packages DATE: 10:00 AM ----- BODY: If you are planning for a nice and entertaining holiday then it is necessary that you should be prepared with a vacation package. If there is a plan of having a holiday with gambling as fun then it is necessary that one has to think on lodging as well as playing the game. There are various packages in which people are allowed to gamble at discounted rates and they also have various other discounts. When there is a consideration of a complete package it is necessary that one should be aware of the fact that if it is there in a package then it one can save a great amount of money on the airfares so that it can be invested at many other places in the trip. There are great opportunities for shopping in the areas where gambling is popular and people also have fun doing so. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Disorders DATE: 12:09 AM ----- BODY: Pathological gambling is an illness characterized by persistent and recurrent maladaptive patterns of gambling behavior however it appears to be relatively common but uncontrollable gambling behavior may lead to personal, family and occupational difficulties. While impulse control disorders are characterized by an inability to resist the impulse to perform an action that is harmful to ones self or others and this is a relatively new class of personality disorders, and the most common of these are intermittent explosive disorder, kleptomania, pyromania, compulsive gambling disorder, and trichotillomania. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Free Online Gambling Games DATE: 11:57 PM ----- BODY: Type online gambling into a search engine and you will get as many as 18,700,000 options of online gambling sites to choose from. This is how enormously; gambling has announced itself in the world of internet. Casinos and gambling may not be legal in the state that you live in and yet you can now bet and enjoy gambling right from your house. Well, what we shall discuss about in this article is not online gambling but the free online games that have being offered by sites for attracting more and more people for trying a hand at gambling. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Downloadable Casinos DATE: 11:50 PM ----- BODY: Practicing gambling is not a big deal now as the problem is solved due to the casino software that one can download easily from the Internet. All the people who are beginners have a chance to learn the appropriate gambling techniques and they begin the actual game. These games can be downloaded anywhere and at anytime and people can have a chance to play all the varieties of downloadable casino games on the Internet. It is a sort of training to the people who have to master in all the varieties of the game. There is a great variety of games including blackjack, roulette, video and many more so that one can get to know all the details of playing the actual game. Most of the casinos that can be downloaded free of cost and one can practice them online to have a feel of the actual casinos. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Chicago Casinos DATE: 11:44 PM ----- BODY: Chicago is the largest city of Illinois, in the northeast part of the state on Lake Michigan. It is also a major port and a commercial, financial, industrial and cultural center of the Middle West. It is the third largest U.S. city. It was nearly destroyed by a disastrous fire in 1871 and has a population of 2,860,000. If you are planning a trip to this highly amusing place, then you would definitely want to visit the chicago casinos. Below are a few casinos in Chicago with information about them. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Virtual gambling DATE: 2:34 PM ----- BODY: What does the term mean The word virtual gambling is actual a bit of a paradox, as it can be defined but yes experienced!!Understanding what gambling means in word is something like this: the word virtual suggests something that is almost real but nevertheless is only an illusion. But however in this type, that is virtual gambling, the concept of virtual gambling as well as the virtual gamblers are just as real as the gambling and the betting that takes place in the casinos all over the world. It is a true but not alive experience of the game for the gamblers. The virtual money and the virtual gambling just seem so original. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Internet Gambling In The Workplace – Are You Getting Addicted DATE: 2:33 PM ----- BODY: A survey examining cyber-addiction in the workplace found that a remarkable 25 percent of employees responded in the affirmative when asked about whether they indulged in an addictive Internet activity form workplace. When asked about what forms of Web activities, they believed were most addictive, online gambling was rated as the fifth most addictive activity with eight percent of respondents. It was only behind shopping, news, pornography, and auctions. Another survey of personal managers of companies discloses that seventy-two percent of those surveyed reported to having dealt with some form of Internet abuse. Also, 40 percent of companies had fielded complaints by co-workers about colleagues who wasted time on the Internet. Among those dismissed from work, most were dismissed for pornography, however about eight percent of these complaints were pertaining to Internet misuse related to gambling and accounted for two percent of the overall dismissals. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Bingo And Slot Casinos- Are You Ready For Some Rocking Fun DATE: 2:32 PM ----- BODY: Bingo casinos – bingo is a very simple game and is usually offered by all casinos. Unlike slot machine, it has being played since a long time. Each bingo player is given a card that is marked with a grid containing a unique combination of numbers or blank spaces. The winning pattern that is to be formed on the card is announced. Then, on each turn, a non-player known as the caller randomly selects a numbered ball from the container and announces this number to all the players. The ball is then set aside. Each player then searches his card for the called number and marks it if he finds it on his cards. The element of skill in this game is the ability to search the card for the called number in the short time and before the next number is called. The caller continues to select and announce numbers until the any player forms the agreed pattern (for example one line, two lines, full house) on his/her card and shouts out the name of the pattern or shouts out bingo. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Underage Gamblers DATE: 12:39 PM ----- BODY: From the time of the ancient Chinese dynasties to the Roman Empire to the Americas colonial days to the virtual wagering in the internet, gambling is known to have given rise to many complex and thorny issues to each and every culture that has harnessed it. History has reveled that throughout this long journey the game of gambling which has promised to generate economic benefits is always associated with one or the other societal problem. Some recent additions to these kinds of problems are problem and underage gambling. These few problems have overshadowed the tremendous benefits of gambling like raising the government revenue to a large extent and also providing a small source of income to many unemployed peoples around the world. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Online Casinos: The Most Gonvenient Form of Gambling DATE: 12:38 PM ----- BODY: Internet has entered in the lives of the new generation. In the twenty first century, each and every industry has an online section working for itself. Like the others, Gambling also has touched new heights with the introduction of the online gambling industry. Online gambling within a short span of time has attracted many gambling lovers towards it mainly because of the convenience and simplicity that comes attached with it. Online casinos today are providing those special benefits to their customers which they cant get while gambling physically in the real casinos. The facility of gambling by a click of mouse sitting in the privacy of the living room is possible only with online casinos. Thus with all these advantages online gambling industry has turned into a billion dollar industry and still growing.
The World Trade Organization, in its first decision on an Internet-related dispute, has ignited a political, cultural and legal tinderbox by ruling that the United States policy prohibiting online gambling violates international trade law.
The ruling, issued by a W.T.O. panel on Wednesday, is being hailed by operators of online casinos based overseas as a major victory that could force America to liberalize laws outlawing their business.
But the Bush administration vowed to appeal the decision, and several members of Congress said they would rather have an international trade war or withdraw from future rounds of the World Trade Organization than have American social policy dictated from abroad.
"It's appalling," said Representative Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican. "It cannot be allowed to stand that another nation can impose its values on the U.S. and make it a trade issue."
The decision stems from a case brought to the W.T.O. in June 2003 by the tiny island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The nation, which licenses 19 companies that offer sports betting and casino games like blackjack over the Internet, argued that United States trade policy does not prohibit cross-border gambling operations. Antigua and Barbuda further argued that the United States would be hypocritical to do otherwise since it wants to allow American casino operations to operate land-based and Internet-based units overseas.
It is not clear precisely why the dispute panel of the trade body ruled in favor of Antigua and Barbuda, since the specifics of its decision remain confidential. The ruling covers only online casinos based on the islands, near Puerto Rico, but other nations could seek similar rulings, legal experts said.
Sir Ronald Sanders, the islands' chief foreign affairs representative, said he thought it was clear from the decision that the United States must liberalize its online gambling regulations or risk being hypocritical about its stance on free trade.
"The U.S. says it wants open competition," he said. "But it only wants free trade when it suits the U.S."
The issue has emerged at the nexus of already complicated legal and social issues muddied further by the borderless reach of the Internet. Millions of Americans now gamble over the Internet, using credit cards or online payment services to wager on sports contests or at games like poker, blackjack and roulette.
Under federal law, it is illegal to offer sports bets over the Internet or to operate other gambling operations not otherwise allowed by individual states. State laws vary widely, with some allowing specific forms of gambling within their borders. Some states criminalize the placing of a bet, but others, like New York, do not make it a crime to bet online.
Online casinos are typically based in Costa Rica or the Caribbean, but also in Britain. Their business continues to grow, but not nearly as fast as industry experts once projected; the slower growth has come in part because many banks do not allow their credit cards to be used to place bets.
Also, the Justice Department has begun to crack down on American broadcasters and publishers that advertise on behalf of online casinos. The crackdown, based on an untested legal theory that American companies are aiding an illegal enterprise, has limited the ability of online casinos to reach Americans.
Sebastian Sinclair, a research analyst who studies the Internet gambling industry, said he doubted the W.T.O. decision would affect America's internal policies and instead could strengthen the resolve of policy makers who want to see the activity prohibited. At the same time, he said the decision showed the gulf in policy on the issue between America and much of the world.
"We're going down one path, and the rest of the world is going down a completely different path," said Mr. Sinclair, an analyst with Christiansen Capital Advisors.
Mr. Sinclair added that the ruling was as a "nonevent" for the Las Vegas casinos and other legal gambling operations in the United States because they risk losing their charters if they open a casino - online or otherwise - that in any way violates the licenses in states where they operate. Those state licenses could, for example, preclude legal casinos from offering wagers to Americans where gambling is not permitted.
Sir Ronald, the official from Antigua and Barbuda, said that two years ago the nation, which has population of less than 100,000, had 119 online casinos with 5,000 employees. Today, he said, its 30 operations have about 1,000 employees.
He argued that if the United States loses an appeal before the W.T.O. and then continues to prohibit online gambling, Antigua and Barbuda would be within its international rights to raise tariffs on American companies doing business there. Sir Ronald said that since 90 percent of what his country consumes it imports from the United States, the impact could be severe for American companies like AT&T.
He said America has frequently used the trade organization to further its interests, including forcing nations to make internal policies consistent with international law. He did not cite specific examples.
Mr. Goodlatte said that the United States did not expect to change its policy and that the people of Antigua and Barbuda "may have a mini-trade war on their hands."
The congressman, along with Senator John Kyl, a Republican from Arizona, said he would question America's participation in future agreements under the auspices of the World Trade Organization.
David Carruthers, chief executive of Betonsports.com, an Internet sports book operation and casino with headquarters in Costa Rica and back-office operations in Antigua and Barbuda, said he hoped the W.T.O. decision would lead to legalized online gambling in America.
In 2003, he said, his company took 33 million bets from people in North America, most of them in the United States. He said he had 1.2 million registered customers who are United States residents.
"This could be the straw that breaks the camel's back," he said. "It's a victory for the people of Antigua but also for consumers in the United States."-------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Children and Online Gambling DATE: 12:08 PM ----- BODY:
I found this very good article about underage gambling. Please read:
Exposure to Ads and Easy Access to Age Restricted Sites Among Dangers Cited
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris today announced the results of an informal survey of websites to determine the access and exposure teens have to online gambling. The FTC visited over 100 popular gambling websites - and found that minors can, indeed, access these sites easily, and that minors are often exposed to ads for online gambling on non-gambling websites.
FTC staff found that the gambling sites had inadequate or hard-to-find warnings about underage gambling prohibitions, and that some 20 percent had no warning at all. The survey also found that these gambling sites had no effective mechanism to block minors from entering. Muris talked about the survey at a Roundtable discussion he hosted with Representative Frank Wolf. Other speakers included Rachel Volberg, Ph.D., a member of the board of directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling, and Marianne Guschwan, M.D., Chair, American Psychiatric Association Committee on Treatment Services or Addicted Patients.
"Our informal review of gambling websites, child-oriented sites, and non-gambling sites was a valuable education," said Chairman Muris. "Here's what we learned: Online gambling and kids is a bad bet."
The FTC wants teens and parents to understand the risks associated with kids gambling online:
-------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Roulette strategies DATE: 11:36 PM ----- BODY: The game is easy to learn and play, but then ask the masters of the game, they believe that the game is all the more interesting because then the players have something to explore every time they play. The game is not complicate but is a little hide with techniques. It has been observed that the game can be mastered by many. The game has many rules and hidden options to explore. This article talks about the technique you can explore when you think that it is possible for you to play for less time. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Returns from gambling DATE: 11:33 PM ----- BODY: Gambling has continued to be the favorite piece of entertainment among the masses since last several centuries. With the growing time more and more people are trying their hands in the game of gambling. In addition to the fun and excitement which is associated with gambling many people today are seen attracted towards it is mainly because of the huge gambling returns. Every gambler in this miraculous gambling world bets with an intention to add that something extra to his or her credit. Gamblers are seen winning big money in one game and lose tragically in the next one. So the conclusion to all the above discussions is that nobody can give assurance of getting hundred percent returns while paying the game of gambling. Sometimes he or she can win tremendously and at the next moment he can incur heavy losses. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Problem gambling DATE: 11:29 PM ----- BODY: A gambling behavior which causes major disruptions in any major area of life whether physiological, physical, social or vocational is collectively known as problem gambling. It can be said that problem gambling is that form of gambling which goes beyond normal bounds of gambling for fun, recreation or entertainment. Problem gambling is often referred to as pathological or compulsive form of gambling where the gambler becomes unable to resist the impulses to gambling over an extended period of time. Pathological or problem gamblers often feel the need to bet more frequently and in larger amounts, and continue to gamble in spite of the serious negative consequences of their behavior. An important thing to note here is that anyone who gambles a lot for the sake of enjoying gambling as an entertainment will not be considered as a pathological gambler provided they set aside a predetermined amount of money for gambling, gamble for fun rather than for the certainty of winning, recognize that they are likely to lose, and don't bet more than they can afford to lose. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Poker techniques DATE: 11:26 PM ----- BODY: Poker- the style game There are two foremost styles of play in poker, which are: loose and tight. A loose player will be inclined to have fun at a lot of hands, usually paying to observe the flop, and frequently play right to the River, even by means of a mediocre hand. Group of actors at low-limit or Play Money table tend to play very loose, and although it isn’t the most constructive way to play, they will often earnings from sheer luck. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Mobile gambling DATE: 1:14 AM ----- BODY: What is gambling all about Micro gaming mechanical casinos cause some of the maximum volumes of traffic in the industry so the back end is authoritative enough to cope with no matter which you throw at it. Keep track of every game, each player, and all spin to exploit results and increase effectiveness. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Laws against sports gambling DATE: 1:11 AM ----- BODY: Sports gambling: Gambling is nothing but the game of staking money and valuables in order to win more of it. The act generally requires a high degree of skill and practice. Normally, gambling is met with a negative public opinion, as it is believed to be ruining the society. But the fact that it promotes economic activities is considered to be a practical way of looking at it. Gambling in general, includes sports gambling as well as lotteries and chance games in casinos. Sport gambling is legal in some countries and forbidden on others. Such states have a conflict between morality and practicality, but still sports gambling prevails. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Horse race gambling DATE: 1:08 AM ----- BODY: Horse racing is considered as one of the most famous and interesting form of sports betting. The betters take it as the most pleasurable and delightful activity to bet in a horse racing game mainly because of the amount of fun and excitement associated with it and a desire to win something big. During recent years horse racing has transformed into a rich mans activity with many big names from the world of business and other field placing their bets with some really huge amount of money. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: History Of Gambling In United States DATE: 1:05 AM ----- BODY: Two decades ago, commercialized gambling existed in two states and today, various forms of gambling occupy 48 states but only Hawaii and Utah remain free of gambling. Americans spend more money on gambling than on recorded music, theme parks, video games, spectator sports and movie tickets combined. According to the survey in 2002, gamblers dropped $68.7 billion on pari-mutuel betting, sports wagers, lotteries, commercial and Indian casinos and charitable gambling outlets but during the past two years, slots at racetracks or racinos and Indian casinos have been two of the most aggressive gambling fronts. State budgets are facing an $80 billion combined deficit and easy racino money is enticing while Indian tribes across the nation are obtaining sovereignty and applying for Class III gambling licences. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling, income and expenses DATE: 3:03 AM ----- BODY: What is the concern Betting of money and often participating in, games of possibility (some involving degree of ability). In England and in the United States, gambling was not a common-law offense if carry out in private. Even in colonial America, though, gambling was legally responsible to irritate public opinion for the reason that it was often connected with disorderly activities and could manufacture debtors who would lumber the society. Though all of these state-sanctioned forms may disparity with public opinion on the ethical and economic worth of laying a bet, all make available state and local government with large revenues or incomes, but the negligence of law can lead to occurring of heavy expense. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling tournaments DATE: 2:59 AM ----- BODY: The gambling is a game played all over the world. It is for all those who are amused by the game. The game demands one to bet money in the game. The player has to risk, it is the rule of the game. One spin can then decide anything. It is to be known that there are various tournaments that are played at the same time. It has always been observed, the tournaments though not at a high level but are still plays readily all over the world. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Museums DATE: 2:55 AM ----- BODY: A gambling museum is simply a place where one can find most well preserved and beautiful collections of gaming memorabilia, including antique slot machines, cheating devices and gamblers weapons. The gambling museums provide a very wide exposure to all the technicalities and insights of the world of gambling. A shade of gambling even from the pre historic times can be easily found in these museums. Today one can find gambling museums in almost every part of the world but the ones situated in places like Nevada and Las Vegas are of special interest because of the seriousness of these places towards the gambling industry. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Magazines DATE: 2:52 AM ----- BODY: Magazines and newsletters always proved to be a very effective medium through which one can gain a handful of knowledge about the current happenings as well as the past events of a particular field of business, sports or politics etc. A gambling magazine as the name suggests is something which has anything and everything written about gambling. It offers original articles related to internet entertainment as well as gambling. A professional gambler who has a deep inclination towards the gambling game would love to enjoy the many gambling related articles such as flash games review, short and interesting stories about the game of gambling, highlights of some of the important events, some expertise gambling tips, online casino industry insight, reviews, news, freebies, internet radio stations and many such interesting information about the world of gambling provided by these gambling magazines or newsletters. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Prohibition of Gambling DATE: 4:56 AM ----- BODY: Gambling also known as betting is any behavior involving risking money or valuables in order making a wager or placing a stake on the outcome of a game, contest, or other event in which the outcome of that activity depends partially or totally upon chance or upon one's ability to do something. However the Martians gamble at Jetan in several ways and of course the outcome of the game indicates to whom the main stake belongs but they also put a price upon the head of each piece, according to its value, and for each piece that a player loses he pays its value to his opponent. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling Capital DATE: 4:54 AM ----- BODY: Gambling used to be what a few unscrupulous people did with the aid of organized crime but gambling fever now seems to affect nearly everyone as more and more states try to legalize various forms of gambling. Legalized gambling exists in forty-seven but these states and their citizens often ignore the costs that are associated with legalized gambling. The social and economic costs of gambling are enormous and people are not bothered about the cost. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling and Smoking DATE: 4:50 AM ----- BODY: Research continues to indicate that people can become addicted to gambling, or high risk situations, in the same way that they become hooked on drug and the brain releases dopamine that is a neurotransmitter that produces euphoria when the element of risk is involved. As with drug addiction, people gamble to elevate dopamine levels and with gambling they can be addicted to alcohol or smoking also. The symptoms of gambling are such as there is a continuous need to gamble and this costs money where this often leads to stealing and the patient gets social problems as a result. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Gambling and Drinking DATE: 4:37 AM ----- BODY: Gambling is also known as betting that is any behavior involving risking money or valuables making a wager or placing a stake on the outcome of a game, contest, or other event in which the outcome of that activity depends partially or totally upon chance or upon one's ability to do something. In short it is unlawful engaging in playing, operating, or assisting in operating a game of chance for money or some other stake. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Recreational Gambling DATE: 3:59 AM ----- BODY: Over the past decade, gambling has become an important recreational activity in the United States and also in 1975, Nevada was the only state that offered casino gambling, thirteen states had lotteries, and 68% of adults had gambled. However by 1997, all but two states that are Hawaii and Utah had ratified some form of commercial gambling and 86 percent of the North American adult population had participated in games of chance. Then in 1997 consumers in America were spending more than $50.9 billion gambling and for that more than one of every ten dollars spent on leisure activities was spent gambling, with more money being spent on gambling than was being spent on tickets to sporting events, movies, theme parks, video games, and recorded music combined. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Preventing Gambling Addiction DATE: 3:57 AM ----- BODY: People often believe in game systems, luck and other thoughts in favor of the player, which makes them keep on trying to win and most of the times to sick to false belief like the conviction that success depends on something also the person is convinced that the chance of winning is bigger than normal, based on arguments that cannot be proven. They belief on luck, to win, to make easy money and also that losses can be won back. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Pool and Poker DATE: 3:54 AM ----- BODY: Pool is an eight ball or a billiards game played with a cue ball and 15 billiard balls on a pool table with 6 pockets also there are eight solid-colored balls numbered 1 through 8, seven striped balls numbered 9 through 15, and a solid white cue ball. While poker is a card game that is the most popular of a class of games called in which players with fully or partially concealed cards make wagers into a central pot, after which the pot is awarded to the remaining player or players with the best combination of cards and also poker can also refer to Video Poker which is a single-player game seen in casinos much like a slot machine. Read further... -------- AUTHOR: Jerry "Jet" Whittaker TITLE: Monaco Gambling DATE: 3:50 AM ----- BODY: Monaco is one of the beautiful locations; natural harbor, exceptionally mild climate, and gambling tables in Monte Carlo make it one of the best-known resorts of the Riviera therefore very popular gambling. Almost half of the mainly Roman Catholic population are French while about 16% are citizens of Monaco and an equal number are Italian. French is the official language, but English, Italian, and Monegasque are also widely spoken. Read further... --------
You can lose your money. Online gambling operations are in business to make a profit. They take in more money than they pay out.
You can ruin a good credit rating. Online gambling generally requires the use of a credit card. If kids rack up debt online, they could ruin their credit rating - or their parent's.
Online gambling can be addictive. Because Internet gambling is a solitary activity, people can gamble uninterrupted and undetected for hours at a time. Gambling in social isolation and using credit to gamble may be risk factors for developing gambling problems.
Gambling is illegal for kids. Every state prohibits gambling by minors. That's why gambling sites don't pay out to kids and go to great lengths to verify the identity of any winner.