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Random Number Generators

Are Random Number Generators truly random?

Random Number GeneratorsHaving carried out some research on random number generators or RNG’s for short I concluded that there are degrees of randomness. The whole thing is really complicated, just like infinity itself.

Why do we need it? For betting or gambling of course, it has no other use than prediction. Since ancient times rolling the dice, flipping a coin or using playing cards all have forms of random number generation. In this article we only consider random RNG’s in machines.

Random number generation can be really simple as in the flip of a coin. However as the number of outcomes increases it can become a hugely complex task. For example flipping a coin only has two outcomes and in theory that outcome could be repeated an infinite number of times. The reality of course is that the odds of 2:1 are rather more balanced.

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Cotai Strip Macau

The Cotai Strip in Macau resembles Las Vegas

Map of the Cotai Strip Macau

The Cotai strip Macau, as it now named is a 5.2 square kilometre piece of newly reclaimed land. Formerly known as the Seac Pai Bay between the Taipa and Coloane islands in Macau, it is now a casino Mecca.

Part of a cunning plan to replicate Las Vegas in the far east, today it has become a veritable gambling hub.

Not without foresight, during 2002 the Macau Government took a decision to award gambling licenses to a number of casino developers.

The result was a resounding success. During the following years after some sound planning the Cotai strip became a reality.

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How to Play Bridge

The Short History of Playing Bridge

Playing BridgePlaying bridge can be traced back to the early 16th century. Sometimes known as “whist” it became popularly known as bridge it was first played at the Portland Club in 1894 from where it became famous.

By 1925, bridge had developed and the game as we know it today was established. It was known as contract bridge.

The first World Championship for the game took place in 1937 and in 1960 it became recognised as an Olympic Sport. It is regarded as an intellectual game and it now played worldwide. The next Bridge World Championships are being held in Lyon.

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Playing Blackjack and Card Counting

Learn How to Play Blackjack

Playing Blackjack and Card CountingPlaying blackjack is really simple but there can be a lot of skill involved at winning. The secret is card counting to predict the next card.

According to records the history of blackjack goes back centuries in one form or another. However if was not until the 60’s that the public started learning to beat the dealer. The casinos soon got wise to it and came up with a simple way to reduce the odds of a player using card counting to win. The number of decks of cards being used could be increased to make prediction by card counting much more difficult.

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How to Play Baccarat

How to Play Baccarat (Punto Banco)

How to play Baccarat - Punto BancoLearn how to play Baccarat or Punto Banco as it became known when it was taken to Cuba in the 1950’s. Baccarat is still often known as Punto Banco today, especially in the online casinos.

In a real casino Baccarat is normally played in a segregated area. When playing at an online casino it can be played with a live dealer. In a real casino the game is played with casino chips. Baccarat is strictly a game of chance, no skill is involved.

It has become a popular game particularly with Asian gamblers. Punto Banco is the most highly played game in the casinos of Macau. You do not need to go to Macau learn how to play Baccarat, just read on.

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How to Play Craps

Craps the rules and how to play it

How to play crapsHow to Play Craps – The Basics

How to play Craps – Craps is a game using two dice. The players make wagers on the roll of the dice, or a series of rolls. They wager money against each other. It can be played by single or multiple players.

The table is special because physical action is required to throw the dice. Players stand around a large oval table. Sitting in not encouraged, only for the infirm or disabled.

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Malta Gaming Authority

Malta Gaming Authority

Malta Gaming AuthorityBackground

The Malta Gaming Authority was initially formed to regulate and control land based casinos in Malta. Around the time of the millennium a surge in the formation of online casino operators led to many being registered in Malta to benefit from low taxation.

Malta is part of the European Union so any online casino registered in Malta can operate legally within any of the 28 member states. That is subject complying with any gambling legislation within the EU member state. Many of the EU member states will no longer allow a foreign online casino to offer their services within the state unless they have a local registered company and gambling licence.

Although this Maltese Autority licenses and regulates many online casinos it became a legal requirement in 2014 that any online casino registering UK players must also regulated and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. This has also affected online casinos operating from other non UK bases like Gibraltar and the Isle of Man.

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Omaha Poker Practice for Free

Omaha Poker – How to Play

Omaha PokerOmaha Poker is one of a group of so-called community card games.  The game first appeared in Detroit in the early seventies, it was first known as “twice three”.

The game quickly spread across the big cities in the north and midwest of the US, especially Chicago and New York.

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7 Card Draw Poker Practice for Free

7 Card Draw Poker – How to Play

7 Card Draw Poker7 Card Draw Poker is one of a group of so-called community card games. The history of the game is not clear.  Some say it originated in France or  Germany, others say it originated in Persia. Another similar game originated in New England called Brag and involved bluffing just like Poker. The only difference is it is played with 3 cards.

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5 Card Draw Poker Practice for Free

5 Card Draw Poker – How to Play

5 Card Draw Poker5 Card Draw Poker is one of a group of so-called community card games. Although origins can be traced back to the middle ages it first spread like wild-fire across the wild west. It is the predecessor to Texas Holdem poker.

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