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2-Handed Live Casino Holdem by Evolution

Evolution Live Holdem Reviewed: 2-Handed Casino Holdem rules & strategy. Evolution Gaming has produced some (if not all) of the world’s finest live dealer casino games. Their tables stream out of warehouse studios from Latvia, Europe to B.C., Canada, and a handful of major land-based casinos in between. They are most famous for their blackjack, roulette, and off-the-wall live gaming tables, but they also present some lesser-talked-about classics, live 2-Handed Live Casino Holdem. Today we’ll be taking a close-up look at these 2-handed, house-banked holdem tables. We’ll start with a synopsis of the gaming experience, followed by a quick rundown of the rules, and finish with everyone’s favorite – a basic, easy to follow strategy to ensure the highest theoretical return to your bankroll. Evolution Live Holdem Reviewed Evolution Gaming overhauled its tables in early 2019, giving the whole studio a sleek, monochrome design. Smooth greys of all shades, offset … Continue reading

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The Multifarious Menu of Canadian Gaming

A virtual tour of Canadian gambling opportunities in 2020. Your degree of interest in this information will be directly related to your age. The younger you are, the more common place today’s digital technology will seem to you. The older you are, the more amazing you’ll find the multifarious ways in which Canadians can partake in gaming. And when I say gaming, I don’t mean video games. I mean real gambling games. Casino games, poker games, even bingo games – the kind of stuff you can win and lose money on. Prior to the introduction of the information highway, known colloquially as the world wide web, gaming was something you did as a way to pass an evening. You got together with a friend or two, went to the local gaming hall, and spent your entertainment dollars on fun games of chance. Now, it’s something anyone of legal age can … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Virtual Reality of Internet Gambling

State of Online Gambling in 2020: The future is here and now! As I awoke this morning, slowly blinking away the cobwebs of grogginess, something occurred to me. In less than six weeks, we’ll be ringing in the new year. Not just any new year, but the year 2020. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were celebrating the turn of a new millennium. Sure, I was a lot younger in those days, but my-oh-my have the times have changed! In 2000, internet gambling barely existed. The internet wasn’t even a household thing yet. Hardly anyone used online banking services, and those who did were mostly eBay auction extraordinaires. Today, everyone uses the internet, everyday, in multiple ways. We buy things, move money, pay bills, send text messages and snap chats, post every passing thought on social media, and in between it all, we access all manner of entertainment; … Continue reading

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The Neutral Nation and the Darker Side of iGaming

A Swiss online gambling study is exposing a problem some of the world’s politicians have feared for more than a decade; the vulnerability 24/7/365 accessibility poses for compulsive gamblers.

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The Foreseeable Future of Canada’s iGaming Frontier

Are mobile live casinos the final frontier for gambling in Canada? There’s no denying that gambling is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. Not for the gamblers, mind you, but for the owners and operators of gambling establishments; casinos, card rooms, bingo halls, race tracks, sports books, etc. Billions of dollars pass through Canada’s commercial casinos every year, and it’s been this way since the activity was legalized so many decades ago. Yes, gambling is one of the country’s most popular pastimes. With the national GDP on a steady incline, the amount of money we spend on this unique form of entertainment is sure to continue rising as well. How we partake in it, however, has been evolving since the dawn of the internet, so much so that the question of stability in the land-based gambling industry is questionable, at best. Are Mobile Live Casinos the Final … Continue reading

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Gambling 101: Leave Your Emotions at the Door

Casino Gamer’s Guide: Emotions and gambling make a dangerous cocktail. Responsibility is the biggest and often hardest lesson to be learned by casino goers, especially as a fledgling gambler. The first time you walk into a casino can be an afflating experience. So many emotions flow through you at once. Excitement, anxiety, elation, intimidation – and that’s before you ever place you first bet. Once the money starts flowing, outward or back your way – the real emotional instability can set in. If Lady Luck chooses to grace your shoulder, even for a few moments, you can become inflated by greed. You may think the games are easy to win; that downswings are just temporary misfortunes that can be overcome by perseverance. Ask any gambling addict if that’s true or not. The answer is a resounding no. They, above all others, know that… Emotions and Gambling Mix a Dangerous Cocktail … Continue reading

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US DOJ Aims to Reverse Online Gambling Laws, Again

US DOJ files appeal to include all internet gambling activities in Wire Act. To the surprise of no one with any knowledge of the situation, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is still donning their summer flip-flops. Following a sorted history that goes back more than a decade, the federal administration is hoping to see the definitions with in the Wire Act of 1961 altered to include all forms of online gambling. At present – as it has for the last 8 years – the Wire Act makes it illegal to offer sports betting over any type of telecommunication service, including the internet. Such activities can only be offered, where legally regulated, at a licensed retail sportsbook. Since the reversal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) earlier this year, sports wagering is being legalized and regulated in more and more US states, which seems to be drawing … Continue reading

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Evolution Launches Live Side Bet City

Side Bet City live casino poker game new from Evolution. Evolution Gaming is at it again, expanding its world-leading live casino platform with yet another innovative new way to place a wager. They call it Live Side Bet City, and it’s based on your typical poker hand rankings, while making space for an unlimited number of players to join in. Instead of playing your own poker hand against other players or the casino, the dealer will set one hand of 7 cards face up on the table. Your job is to place a bet on the strength of those cards – the first three, the first five, and/or all seven. Or, the more pessimistic among you can bet against them all! Oh, and did I mention it’s set in the fabulously neon 1980s? Side Bet City Live Casino Poker Game Evolution Gaming built an all new studio segment where the … Continue reading

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3 Craziest Roulette Winners of All Time

The craziest winning roulette bets you probably shouldn’t mimic. I’ve seen some pretty wild wagers in my days. I might have even made a few, But none of them compare to the stories I’m going to share with you now. These are the tales of three very different men who took similarly huge risks at the roulette table. I’m not talking about billionaire businessmen who toss millions at the casino every year. I won’t regurgitate the story of Sean Connery’s 3-in-a-row, let-it-ride wins on black 17. Although considerably crazy roulette winners, players like that have nothing to fear from a loss. The guys I’m going to tell you about put everything on the line! Craziest Winning Roulette Bets of All Time Before I get into the details of these stories, please consider just how crazy these actions were. I do not recommend following in their footsteps! Unfortunately, many people have … Continue reading

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How Professional Gamblers Justify Wins & Losses

Gambling Terminology: Difference between Luck, Variance and Skill If you’ve ever known a professional gambler, the following content should be extremely familiar. If you happen to be a pro poker or blackjack player, you may recognize some of these traits in yourself. I’m talking about the way gamblers use certain terms, as opposed to the way a dictionary would define them. Three of the most common misinterpretations revolve around the words luck, variance and skill. It’s not that gambling pros don’t know what these words mean. It’s that they don’t always label relative situations accurately. Gambling Terminology: Luck, Variance, Skill Let’s take a close-up look at each of these terms, and what they mean to casual and professional gamblers. Luck success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions. When the average player thinks of luck in gambling, they might think about winning a slot machine … Continue reading

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