The Outsider: Of course Bitcoin Dice players are rage-quitting Street Fighter



The Outsider is a weekly column written by an author looking at the games industry from the outside. The views of The Outsider do not necessarily represent those of the GamesRadar+ team


Nobody cares. I hate to be the one to tell you, but most of what occurs during the multi-year development of even the greatest game or console is intensely dull. As in, ‘dull enough that scientists will soon discover it’s dark matter’ dull. As in, ‘dull enough to be the the new judge on X-Factor’ dull. As in, ‘dull enough to be Mark Zuckerberg’s t-shirt’ dull.


Consequently, many of the ‘stories’ we pore over in our excitement about games in general are actually, to quote Tamora from Shakespeare’s 1593 play Titus Andronicus, “just some bullshit”.


“But Mr Outsider,” I hear you cry, “Your hair is sensational, and I admire your heady verve, but who the hell do you think you are?” Good question. I’m a lapsed games journalist. A once-committed believer who can no longer quite see what all the fuss is about… or worse, can see exactly what all the fuss is about, and finds 95 percent of it kitten-drowningly familiar. It’s important to remember that I’m still a massive expert. Why? Well, it will make all this nonsense so much easier to take.


During more than ten years in games, I reviewed thousands if not billions of games. Even the bleakest animal testing lab would hesitate to push that many lipsticks into a rabbit, but damn it all if THEY didn’t care – and what’s more, THEY have pulled me out of retirement for one last job. I’m telling you all this so you can’t say I don’t know what I’m talking about. Because I totally do. I know many things. And I see gaming clearly now, from the outside.


And what do I see this week? Well, the rage-quitters in Street Fighter 5 might have a point. It was a minor oversight, like building a bank super-vault with a lovely picture window in one wall. Like building a prison inside Ladders R Us without tidying up first. Like creating a cure for cancer that can only be administered by bullet. Capcom created the lovely Street Fighter 5 and forgot that people playing a fighting game might get angry.


Of course, players who flounce out of a match to avoid losing are arguably not ‘abusing’ the system at all, but exploiting it – that is, after all, what you’re supposed to do. Games are systems. It’s your job to learn the system, exploit the loopholes and win.


Bosses, for instance, regularly have glowing loopholes all over their bodies. As an aside, it’s amazing any survive childhood, let alone long enough to breed. You know what kids are like; if you had luminescent kneecaps, even your mates would be kicking them every schoolday for years.


Does it matter if these loopholes weren’t intentional? I don’t want to …

Texas Hold ‘Em Secrets – Preparing For the Dominoqq Flop

Grabbing information is one of the most important skills that you need in poker. From your opponent’s betting patterns and the “tells” that they make simply define your hand and are simply integral on your next decision. But you can’t do that without proper positioning, which is on the button or somewhere near it.


But that doesn’t mean that you should fold every hand if you’re not in the proper position, each has its pros and cons, and it should also determine how you should play your hand.


In this article, I’ll tell you how to utilize perfectly your position in pre-flop Dominoqq play.


This position is from under the gun to the third turn in a ring table, which has around eight people seated. In this seat, you have to be choosy in raising your hand or simply limping into the pot because there are about five to seven people yet to act, thus there are more chances for them to raise the bets and given that you don’t have a hand that’s good enough, you just lost money the size of the blind.


So it’s important that you only raise premium hands in this position like AK, AQ and AJ suited. When someone re-raises after you, you have a good idea that he/she has jacks or queens. So not only is raising pre-flop a good way to drive out people who have small cards that may get lucky after the flop, it also gives you information on who probably has a hand better than yours.


In this position, you have to be looser, but not to the extent that you’re virtually throwing your chips away. A9, K10 and QJ may be raised here, given that no one has raised and indicated that he/she has an excellent hand.


Again, the reason why that you should raise pre-flop is to mine important information about your opponents, if they have good to great cards.


In late position, you can practically raise any hand you want, depending on the circumstances. If everyone just limps in to the pot, and a raise is nowhere in sight, then you stick your foot right in and raise around four to five times the big blind, even with cards like 24. It may win you the pot right there.


But be wary when everyone calls when you do raise, because they may sense that you’re trying to steal the pot. Don’t cringe if your technique fails and if the flop shows high cards like A-J-4, raise outright and try to steal the pot again. They may rethink that you tried to steal the pot before the flop and give you credit for hitting aces or jacks.


As you may observe, one may get looser in choosing his/her cards when nearing late position and also presents you the opportunity to steal the pot. Late position also entails you to play more aggressively and show some muscle, enabling …

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agent bola terpercaya – Striker Tottenham Hotspur Louis Saha menyatakan bahwa dirinya sangat ingin bertahan di klubnya itu.


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Meski begitu, usai kontraknya berkahir, Saha tidak mendapatkan perpanjangan kontraknya lagi dan berpindah ke Spurs. Alasan pemain asal Perancis tersebut bertahan di Spurs adalah pelatih yang dimiliki oleh klub. Menurutnya, manajer Harry Redknapp berhasil memberikan hal positif yang baik kepada para pemain. Selain itu, Saha juga sangat tertarik atas strategi yang dilakukan oleh Redknapp dalam skuadnya. Meski begitu hal tersebut tak jauh dari komunikasi yang baik dengan para anak asuhnya itu. “Dia adalah pelatih yang sangat baik dimana memiliki kualitas dalam meracik permainan serta strategi” tuturnya.


Untuk saat ini, Saha hanya ingin mendapatkan perpanjangan kotrak agar dirinya tetap bisa membela Spurs dimusim depan nantinya. Saha tak henti-hentinya melontarkan beebrapa pujian kepada Redknapp yang dinilai berhasil menangani Spurs meski pun mereka harus tersingkir dari perebutan gelar Liga Champions musim depan usai Chelsea berhasil menjuarai Liga Champions musim ini. “Karena Redknapp saya ingin bertahan disini dan itu alasan utama saya untuk tetap ingin bermain di Spurs dilangsir agent bola terpercaya. Selain itu dia adalah pelatih yang memiliki kepribadian yang menarik dan cara ramuan taktiknya pun cukup unik” akhirnya.(GB)




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Dalam melakukan permainan judi secara online di dalam dunia maya maka anda pun juga akan bisa mendapatkan berbagai macam informasi mengenai judi dan juga informasi yang lainnya yang mesti nya anda butuhkan di dalam melakukan permainan judi. informasi ini memang akan bisa di hasilkan jika anda mampu memilih sebuah agen judi yang benar – benar terpercaya dan handal. Anda memang akan bisa melakukan permainan judi ini dengan begitu nyaman dan aman jika memang anda mampu melakukan permainan judi ini bergabung di dalam sebuah agen judi yang terpercaya.


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One Mega Millions Ticket Wins Estimated $23 Million Jackpot in Online Betting



Mega Millions is on a hot streak. For the third time this month, the game has produced another jackpot winner! One ticket in the Tuesday, June 27, 2006 drawing matched all six numbers to win the estimated $23 million jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased in Genoa, Ohio.


The jackpot winner is one of 330,448 tickets that won prizes in Tuesday’s drawing. That includes three tickets that came within just one number of hitting the jackpot. Each of these tickets missed only the Mega Ball number. The tickets were sold in California, Maryland and Michigan.


Tuesday’s winning Mega Millions numbers were 02-14-20-29-44 and the Mega Ball number was 32.


Pari-mutuel prizes means that prize amounts vary with the number of tickets sold and the number of winning tickets in each prize category.


The jackpot for the Friday, June 30, 2006 Mega Millions drawing is $12 million.


Mega Millions is played in 12 states: California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.


eCOGRA ‘Play It Safe’ seals accredited to twelve new online casinos and poker rooms


eCOGRA, the independent standards authority for the online gambling industry Closes in on 2006 Target of 100 Accredited Online Gambling Sites.


NEW YORK, June 27 /CNW/ – eCOGRA, ( the standards body of the online gambling industry has taken a step closer to its 2006 target of accrediting 100 online casinos and poker rooms today. By certifying an additional 12 sites, now 85 sites have successfully passed its independently administered checks and monitoring to receive the “Play It Safe” seal.

Seven sites managed by the Tusk Investment Corporation in Australia and a further five operated by the Vegas Partner Lounge group received the “Play It Safe” seal for fair gaming and best operational practices. Tusk Investment Corporation is about to be acquired by the Australian listed company Global Approach Limited on the 1st of July 2006 for AUS$ 19.37 million and manages the following successful applicants:


Challenge Casino


Golden Reef Casino


Music Hall Casino


Nostalgia Casino


UK Casino Club


iBig Casino


Poker Metro


The Vegas Partner Lounge group added to its already accredited list of online casinos and poker rooms with the following new ‘Play It Safe’ seal awards:


28 Vegas Casino


Casino France Net


Crazy Multiplayer Casino


Crazy Poker


Golden Riviera Poker


“Leading online casino and poker room brands recognize that players care about the “Play It Safe” seal, and that seal-bearing casinos attract more players and create additional revenue opportunities,” said eCOGRA CEO Andrew Beveridge. “We applaud these operators for their efforts and encourage others to help us reach our 100 seals goal by committing to the eCOGRA principals of fair gaming, responsible conduct and player protection.”…

Let’s Hear from Mike Sexton, casino en ligne francais



Mike SextonMike Sexton has one of the most recognizable names in all of poker. Among other things, he is an accomplished professional poker player, a long-time columnist for Card Player, and a popular commentator for the World Poker Tour. Years from now, people will still be talking about all that he has done to advance poker into the 21st century.


He was also one of the creators of, one of the premier online poker rooms, and the host site of the PartyPoker Million (PPM) tournament. There are probably a hundred questions I could ask Mr. Sexton about his general involvement in the poker world. However, my space is limited, plus this is after all the online poker news, so I kept my questions strictly related to his involvement with


Matt Lessinger: The PPM was arguably the most innovative casino en ligne francais concept since the start of Internet poker. Tell us how it came about.


Mike Sexton: The PPM came about as a way we thought we could attract players to our new online poker site, The concept to allow the “little guy” an opportunity to win a dream vacation and qualify to play in a major poker championship (with a $1 million guaranteed first prize) at an affordable price ($22 in year one) seemed like a sure thing to me. Obtaining Card Player Cruises to host this event for us (and share in the risk that first year) was also a major reason the PPM was launched.


ML: Even though that first PPM seemed like a sure thing, it must have still been quite a risk. It’s tough to guarantee $1 million when you’re not assured of making it back.


MS: That first PPM was quite a risk. To think of guaranteeing a $1 million prize before a site opens and without one customer is pretty bold. (Ignorance is bliss at times). The truth is that we lost substantial money on that first PPM, however, we achieved our goal of obtaining a wide customer base. The PPM has become our flagship event, and paying out that $1 million established our site as one of integrity.


ML: And as a result of that risk, PartyPoker has been richly rewarded. According to, your site has become the current leader of the online poker industry in terms of number of players and number of games. That has to be satisfying, I would imagine.


MS: Yes, we are very proud of that, and it is quite satisfying. But we are focused on not only being the largest site, but the best site as well. We are continuing to improve in all aspects of our business.


ML: Tell us more about that. What would you say sets PartyPoker apart from the other online poker sites?


MS: There are a number of reasons why PartyPoker has emerged as the leading online poker site. Here are a dozen of them:


POKER: The Game You Should Be Playing casino en ligne



From Steve McQueen in the Cincinnati Kid to Matt Damon in Rounders, poker has always had an air of irresistible cool. But after years in the wilderness with a reputation as a game played purely by dodgy looking blokes with braces in smoky backrooms, something strange has happened. Poker’s gone mainstream. In fact, it’s not so much gone upmarket, as gone trendy.


It’s the game to play and be seen playing.


Kick-started by the high-stakes drama of Late Night Poker, Channel 4 and Sky’s unexpected post-pub TV hit, the poker boom has been further fuelled by the meteoric rise of online poker. This impact of this surge of new blood coming to poker via their modems was highlighted by the victory of the aptly named Chris Moneymaker, a US-based accountant and Internet poker player, at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Having qualified online for $40, Moneymaker went home with $2.5m.


And like any new in-thing, poker has its fair share of celebrity followers. Matt Damon and Rounders co-star, the newly crowned GQ man of the year Ed Norton, are both avid players going so far as to play in the World Series. Other fans include comedians Stephen Fry and Ricky Gervias, Friends star Matthew Perry, writers Vicky Coren, Louise Wener and Martin Amis, not to mention those legends of the green baize Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis and Jimmy White.


So what exactly is the secret behind the rise and rise of poker, and in particular Texas hold’em? Put simply, there’s no card game on earth that’s as exciting. Despite being pretty simple to learn (you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to get to grips with Texas Hold’em), it’s a game that has absolutely everything: skill, nerve and (hopefully) a little bit of luck.


Unlike casino games such as roulette and blackjack where you play against the house, poker is just you, your opponents and a shuffled deck of cards, battling it out on a level playing field. It’s a game of arch-psychology, of bluff and counter-bluff where the best player often wins despite a sometimes fickle input from lady luck. Oh, and it’s pretty good fun, too.


And it’s here where the internet has helped to take poker into the stratosphere. While many people had an interest in poker, they never really got the chance to play. Until very recently, anyone with a penchant for a spot of Hold’em either had to try to get a group of friends together or nip down to a local casino. Now, the growth of the web, and the subsequent internet poker boom, has opened up the game to millions of people who wouldn’t dream of going down to a casino and didn’t have the time or inclination to organise mass get-togethers.


Most web-based poker sites like casino en ligne also offer people free money tables, where they can play and learn without losing a penny. And when you are …

Poker Tour International Announces First Quarter Tournaments and Free Sports Picks



Recently Poker Tour International (PTI) announced the dates and locations for their first quarter 2005 Texas Holdem tournaments.


February 7th – 13th – Isle of Capri Casino, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas March 12th – 16th – Circa’s Hispanola Resort and Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


April 13th – 18th – Norwegian Cruise Caribbean Spirit Ship.


Tournament entries, travel and accommodations start at $2,999 and re-buys will be available for $500.


The PTI production team includes world class players Lee Watkinson, Ted Lawson, “Unabomber” Phil Laak, Humberto Brenes, Steve Kates and Burt Kravette.  PTI and are partnered together to bring a series of tournaments to the Caribbean, Central America and South America while targeting both professional and everyday poker players alike.


To participate, contact PTI at 1-866-79-POKER, 1-877-38-POKER, or 305-933-5256.


At the time of this writing PTI’s website is currently under construction, but will soon be available at


PTI is focused on organizing a series of tournaments for the everyday player to compete against professionals. The goal is to allow all players to live out their poker fantasies without losing an arm and a leg to do so.


The tournaments are being sponsored by PartyPoker and they are the only online site offering satellites to these events.


PartyPoker Starting the New Year With A Bang of Free Sports Picks


PartyPoker, the world’s largest poker room, is kicking the New Year off with a series of high profile tournaments and deposit bonuses.


The Million IV, with an estimated prize pool of $7.5 million, sets sail from San Diego, California March 19th – 26th of 2005. Prize packages include a $12,600 cruise for two and an estimated $1.8 million dollar first place prize. Super satellites are being held now for as low as $7+1.


Not to be outdone, the Aussie Million, which beings January 13th, 2005 is now running satellites beginning at $33+3 and supers starting at $9+1. The estimated prize pool is $2.5 million AUD, and is being held at the fabulous Crown Promenade Hotel. Prize packages include a $7,400 entry into the main event January 18th – 20th, a $1,150 buy-in to the World Speed Poker Championship held January 14th-16th and an additional $2,500 USD in cash for airfare and discretionary spending.


Recently announced is the Players Club which rewards its players with exclusive privileges and unlimited rewards by earning points for each real money hand (ring games and tournaments) played on the site. The more points you earn, the higher your membership level can be, and the higher your membership level, the more points you can earn!


New players making their first deposit to PartyPoker will receive a free entry into the Million IV worth $32 and will be eligible for the $5,000 new player freeroll for $1.


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Las Vegas Casino Extra Gambling Basics



The gambling scene, not only of North America but also of the entire world has one illuminated name that cannot be left out. Las Vegas – the city of paradise for gamblers. The casino resorts and the luxurious hotels in the city have left behind all holiday destinations. The city is full of opportunities, opportunities to thrill your senses in every possible way. Competition however has been on a high for the city from more than one city, which in deed has made the place go from being good to mighty good.


Owing to the competition it is facing from other cities it is today being forced to add value and substance and take the gambling scene to a step ahead. The result has been a boon to the casino goers in terms of amazing resorts cum casinos cum hotels. Be it the monumental el Coretz or the enchanting Bellagio, the place is filled with resorts and casinos and now places which are a mix of bests of both.


Among other Casino Extra things one of the most remarkable is the return of poker. Fresh and improved versions of the game played in the snazziest of casinos by novices and pros alike has captured the fancy of many a players. A visit to any of the poker stations can never make you believe that the game was once played in smoke filled tacky rooms.


The success of Las Vegan casinos depend on the enticing experience which always gets the rich and famous to the tables once again.


With the upcoming of High stakes lounges, moneyed players enjoy the comfort of private, luxury gaming rooms. Thus the rich and the famous have another reason for returning to the tables with wads of cash.


However the Las vegans take good care of the economy class too, though along the years average prices in the city has been on an uphill ride, yet they managed to give provide plenty of playing room and a lot of fantastic sights too.


The flashiest place on earth caters to the needs of peace lovers with the same hospitality as it serves the poker lovers. Vegas is filled with spas and golf courses to sooth the exhausted nerves of their guests with tranquility that is phenomenal considering what this place is better known for.


Slots might be called as the games with the worst odds in favor yet they are sporty and offer gamblers a one-on-one game of chance in a non-threatening casino world.


The most exclusive of retailers and chefs from around the world have been hand picked and planted in the city to provide you the shopping and the dining experience of your life time.


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Casino Cbet Card Dealing Terminology: Looks Like the End of The River



Well, we’ve come a long way together already, learning about The Pocket, The burn card, The Flop, The Turn and now its time to learn about old Man River . . .


The River – Where The Round comes to an End

Finally, the dealer throws the last card in the hand. This is The River card and the last chance for people to ‘make their hand’ , which means to get the cards that they are looking for to win.


Its also the time for everyone to try and figure out if their opponents made their hand or if they are bluffing. Texas Hold ‘em is partly about playing cards and partly about strategically betting and even at this final stage another round of betting will occur.


I won’t go into the betting strategies in this article, but let’s just summarize it by offering up a few brief examples of what might happen

Some people will bet and bluff hoping to scare away people with a better but less confident hand,


Others may try and get a few extra chips out of an opponent,


And some players will be taking their great hand up against a possibly better hand on the other side.

After the betting is complete any remaining Casino Cbet players that are still holding cards and have not folded will show their cards and the player with the best five card hand (out of seven) takes the pot, and that is the end of the hand and the first review of the Card Dealing Terminology!


*Note. I will cover split pots and other alternatives in future articles.



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