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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Play in the World Series of Jackpots

Play in the World Series of Jackpots and win a trip to Las Vegas!

The World Series of Jackpots is a new promotion from Americas Cardroom. These are 3-Man Hyper Turbo Sit & Go's (like Jackpot Poker) that will award $12,500 prize packages to July's WSOP Main Event. That includes the $10,000 buy-in and $2,500 in travel expenses.

Playing in the World Series of Jackpots works as follows: There are two separate buy-ins of $3 and $30. If the package jackpot is hit, all three players at the table win a $12,500 WSOP prize package. If the jackpot isn't hit, then the top-2 finishers move on to spin again, and the third player is eliminated. See here for complete details.

Overall, 3 players qualify for their $12,500 trip out of every 1,666 Jackpot games played! The World Series of Jackpots is the quickest and easiest way to get to Las Vegas, but you can't win unless you play!

Players from the US are accepted.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Poker History

Poker is called the American national game. But in reality, poker comes as close to being international as any card game possibly could. It probably originated in Persia; it developed in Europe; it did attain its present form in the United States -- probably in the 1830s -- but today it is played in every country in which playing cards are known. Nevertheless, since poker reached those countries from the United States and since it is internationally known as our national game, every American as a point of patriotic pride should know how to play an acceptable game of poker.

No one knows surely where poker originated, when it originated, or how it got its name. The basic principle of poker is that the most unusual combination of cards is the winning hand. This is such an obvious basis for a game that there may have been ancestors of poker stretching back to the year 894 a.d., when playing cards were invented. (They were invented by the Chinese.)

At least four hundred years ago the Persians had a game called As Nas in which there was a twenty-card deck, four players, five cards dealt to each, and betting on which player had the best hand. Since no cards were left over, there could be no draw; and the idea of stud poker had not yet been thought of. As early as the late 1600s, the Germans had a game that they called pochen, their word meaning to "bluff," or "to brag," and from this game developed the early English game brag and the French game poque. It cannot be proved, but it is irresistibly plausible that our name poker derived from this French name poque.

Until the Louisiana Purchase, in the year 1803, New Orleans and the entire Mississippi River and its valley were French territory. The people spoke French and if they played card games they played French card games. After the Louisiana Purchase thousands of English-speaking citizens of the new United States poured into the territory and took over the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley, but they could not help being influenced by the French customs and terms that they found there. So they adopted the French game poque but changed its name to the familiar English word poker. That, at least, is the logical assumption; and while no one can prove it, all poker historians have accepted it.

We are all familiar with the prototype (and stereotype) of the Mississippi River steamboat game that arose sometime in the 1830s and prevailed at least until the Civil War. The rules were very simple. Each player was dealt five cards face down, and after the deal was finished everyone bet on whether or not he had the best hand. There was no limit and either of two customs governed the betting (it is hard, here, to differentiate between fact and legend): A man could bet anything he wanted to. His opponent, according to some stories, could always call ("have a sight") for as much money as he had with him; or, according to other stories, his opponent was always given twenty-four hours to raise the money required to call.

The entire history of poker since that time is the history of repeated efforts to pep up the game, to encourage players to stay in and to bet. Mathematically, a man playing straight poker (no draw) in a two-handed game should bet against his one opponent if he has some such hand as a pair of fives. Psychologically it doesn't work out that way. The hand just doesn't look good enough. So first the element of the draw was added, giving a venturesome player hope of improving when he wasn't dealt a good hand originally; then a few extra winning hands, such as the straight, were added; then the ante was added, so that there would always be something in the pot for a player to shoot for; then came wild cards, and then stud poker, and then freak games of all kinds, and now it has reached a point at which there are probably thousands of different games called poker.

All of these variations are all related yet no two are exactly alike. Therefore you can make few general statements that apply to all games; in fact, you can make few general statements that apply to even two or three games.
Source: Cash2C Articles

Blackchip Poker

Black Chip Poker brings the prestige of online poker back to the USA!
In May of 2012, Black Chip Poker moved onto the Winning Poker Network and has since dramatically increased its overall promotional and tournament offerings for its growing player base. Black Chip Poker belongs to the only US facing online poker network that offers both $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sunday tournaments and weekly direct package qualifiers to the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event.

They are also home to weekly progressive rake races for both Sit & Go's and cash games that have awarded over $5,000,000 to its players to date.
Renowned for its impeccable payout record and timely customer service, Black Chip Poker is quickly becoming one of the top rated sites available to players both in the US and around the world.

Reasons to join Black Chip Poker
Rated fastest Payouts in the industry
US players Accepted
WSOP Qualifiers
Million Dollar Sundays $1,000,000 GTD Tournaments
The only site with weekly progressive rake races for sit & go’s and cash games
Now accepts Bitcoin for Deposits and Withdrawals

The Beast- This unique weekly rake race awards cash prizes and tournament tickets to cash game grinders every week. This extra incentive is over and above BCP’s lucrative VIP program and is of absolutely no cost to the player. A portion of the rake is funneled to a cash leaderboard. The more hands a player plays, the higher they rank on the leaderboard and the more cash they make at the end of the race. To date, The Beast has awarded over $4.95 million in cash and tournament entries to players on the network.

Million Dollar Sundays- On April 12th, 2015, Black Chip Poker will host the $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sunday poker tournament. BCP successfully ran the $1,000,000 GTD Winning Millions tournament in February of this year which was the biggest online poker tournament for US players in 4 years.

The Cage- This nosebleed cash game in a time based tournament format is the first of its kind. Players may buy-in directly or qualify via satellites for this 4 hour long $5,000+$100 buy-in event. The blinds increase each hour of this “Must Play Event” with antes from $10/$20 up to $50/$100. Whatever chips the player has at the end of the 4 hours is converted to cold hard cash!

WSOP Main Event Qualifiers- This year BCP announced an aggressive satellite schedule for packages to the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. In total, BCP will qualify 50 players for $12,500 expense paid packages. A total of $625,000 worth of packages is up for grabs this year with buy-ins starting as low as $55.

Spin to Get IN- Black Chip Poker is one of the few sites offering re-entry technology for which a player can buy-in again upon elimination to any of its tournaments while the tourney is still in late registration. Players can now also Spin to Get IN. Upon elimination, players can spin a slot machine and get right back into any one of the tournaments for as little as one penny. Thousands of dollars in entries have been won so far!

Software and Graphics
The Winning Poker Network recently upgraded their software which has given the network and BCP a huge boost. The software is very user friendly and allows for easy multi-tabling options, clean graphics, and smooth gameplay. The upgrade introduced more tournament varieties, such as hand based and time based tournaments, re-entry tournaments as well as bigger promotion options such as The Beast, Sit & Crush and the Elite Benefits program. The software allows players to easily navigate between tournaments and cash games, and filter their preferred playing size and limit, and game selection.

Initial Deposit Bonus: 100% up to $1000.
Bonus details: The 100% First Time Deposit Bonus is paid out in increments of $1 for every 27.5 in Benefit Points Earned. Benefit Points previously earned do not count towards the bonus requirement. Players have 60 days to play the First Deposit Bonus through.
Rakeback Players: 27% Rakeback. The Rakeback reporting tool is located in the “Rewards” tab within the Poker Lobby. The Rakeback percentage is based on the net rake generated from Monday to Sunday.
Rake: Rakeback players are still on contributed rake scheme, however, non Rakeback players receive points based on dealt rake scheme methodology for the Elite Benefits program.
Elite Benefits Program Overview:
BCP’s loyalty program is simple. The second players start to play for real money on Black Chip Poker, they will automatically become a part of the program. The ultimate goal is to keep improving the level in the program. There are six levels—Player, Rounder, Grinder, Veteran, Legend and Icon. To players benefit, BCP uses the dealt rake method to calculate rewards, so earning points and improving levels is easy.
Earning Points: When players play in a cash game with a qualified rake or in a tournament where a fee is paid, they will earn Benefit Points which determines their level.
• For every 1.00 USD in tournament fees paid, players receive 5.5 BPs.
For example, if a tournament is played where the Buy-in is $20+$2, players will earn 11 BPs for the $2 USD they are paying as entry fees ($2 x 5.5 = 11)
• In cash games, BPs are given out at a rate of 5.5 BPs for every dollar raked.
For example, at a 9 handed table, with 6 players dealt, and a total of $2 in rake, 11 BPs are then divided among the six players (2 x 5.5 = 11). That’s 1.83 BPs earned per player (11/6 = 1.83)
Players will also earn Player Points (PPs) alongside the Benefit Points. The number of Player Points earned each month depends on the level. A special Player Point multiplier is set for each level, the more a person plays – the more they win!
Player Points are spendable currency at the BCP store. Player points can be used to purchase cash bonuses, electronics, clothing and even a car!
Note: Rakeback players cannot participate in the Elite Benefits program, but are allowed a one-time switch.
Support: This US friendly site offers a recreational gaming environment, unique promotions and 24/7 customer support through email and chat Support.

Sign up here: Black Chip Poker
US Players Accepted

Rummy History

Rummy is a family of games all sharing the "draw and discard" structure. Besides this unique play pattern, the main goal is to get rid of all of the cards in your hand by forming either sets or runs. All of the Rummy games contain some kind of a scoring system making the play for money much more attractive. There are many theories regarding the origins of the Rummy games, each one attributes the invention of the game to different people or nations around the world.

The Orient
One of the earliest card games to incorporate this play pattern is the Chinese card game from the 18th century named Mahjong (see also, Mah-Jong, Mah-Jongg, Mai-Jiang). Soon enough, many western versions appeared worldwide, bearing names such Conquian, kanhoo and others. The common assumption regarding the swift spread of these card games and their variations is attributed to Chinese immigrants, British and Portuguese merchants who were familiarized with the game during their stay in the mainland.

Some versions trace the Rummy origins to the Spanish game "Conquian", brought to America by the Spanish communities to immigrate west. David Parlett considers this game to be the ancestor of all Rummy games, and mentions its similarity to the popular modern game of Gin Rummy. Rummy is a family of games that share a similar structure. All these games include a similar game play pattern that consists of drawing and discarding a card during each turn. This is done in order to help players meld the cards in their hands into sets and runs. A set is a three or four cards meld of the same rank. A Run is a three or more consecutive cards of the same suit.

The most popular variant of the Rummy games is Gin Rummy. Most versions state that the game was invented in New York during the early decades of the 20th century. It is believed the game's name derives from its inventor's fondness of the alcoholic drink of Gin. The game became most popular when it was adopted by Hollywood's elite and famous movie stars back in the 1930's for they enjoyed playing this exciting and quick game on the set during takes. Another reason for the Rummy games' popularity is believed to result from the great depression period, when people did not have many financial resources to engage in outdoors entertainment activity, and turned for some indoors quality time with family and friends.

In the last couple of years, many Rummy variants have gone online, offering players from all over the world to join in play and enjoy the variety of Rummy entertaining qualities. Whether it's about people who grew up playing the Rummy games, or the new ones to pick them up, the Rummy games are here to stay for many generations to come. Joining people in play and providing them with the ultimate quality time, the Rummy games continue to play a dominant role and always have a special, fun and exciting variation to offer to each and every one of us.

Play rummy online at Rummy Royal.

Source: Cash2C Articles

Bingo History

In Italy during the 1530s a lottery was invented that is still played in Italy every Saturday. This is where the game of bingo originated. The game travelled to France in the 1770s and was initially played amongst wealthy Frenchmen. The game then travelled deeper into Europe reaching Germany, where they chose to use it as a tool to help their children learn history, spelling and math.

Finally, the game reached Atlanta, Georgia in 1929 where it became known as 'beano'. It was played at fairs and carnivals around the country. Each player had some dried beans and a card containing numbered squares - this was divided into three rows and nine columns. There was a caller who drew random discs numbered from 1 to 90 from a cigar box or a bag. The designated number drawn out was then shouted to waiting players. The players used their beans to cover up the matching number on the card. The winner would be the first person to cover up an entire row of numbers. When this happened the player yelled 'beano' to alert everyone that they had won.

A New York toy salesman, Edwin S. Lowe, was visiting a country fair one day when he witnessed a woman shout 'Bingo!' In her eagerness to tell everyone that she had covered all her numbers, she became tongue-tied and shouted 'Bingo' instead of 'beano'. This error ultimately inspired Lowe and he rushed back to New York to develop and market a new game - Bingo!

Lowe's first commercial version of the game retailed at $1 for a 12 card set and $2 for 24 cards. A priest from Pennsylvania realized that he could raise some much needed funds for his church by running Bingo games, but he soon discovered a problem. There were often too many winners! When he brought this to Lowe's attention Lowe hired a math professor, Carl Leffer, to help him increase the amount of bingo combinations. By 1930 they had invented over 6,000 Bingo cards - reputedly at the cost of Leffer's sanity.

Word soon spread that bingo was an easy and enjoyable way to raise money. By 1934 it was estimated that over 10,000 games a week were being played. Having been unable to patent his invention, Lowe generously allowed his competitors to pay him a dollar a year and for that he happily let them call their games 'Bingo' too.

Author: Adel Awwad
Source: Cash2C Articles

Memorial Day Weekend Bingo

Low cost budget bingo fun is guaranteed in the Candy frenzy bingo room with their incredible Nickle Candy Games. Playing on Friday May 22nd, each one of these great games offers guaranteed cash prizes totaling $35.00 for just $0.05 a ticket. We reflect on those who served our country on Memorial Day, bringing players Memorial Day Reverse Coverall games that can grow to $1,000 cash. May's Big Bingo Event is the $15,000 Reverse Coverall event on Saturday May 30th, your chance to win an unmissable cash prize as we play an evening filled with bingo fun. Starting with three top of the hour $1,000 guaranteed games, the big game at 11pm EDT is guaranteed to produce their next big winner.

Play at any of the three bingo rooms:
Bingo Fest
Bingo Sky

US Players Accepted