See the World as a Poker Pro

Posted by Roger on March 02, 2018
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Some people seem to have life sussed. Not only do poker pros earn their living playing a skill game that they enjoy, but they get to travel the world to do so. The poker tournament calendar is crammed with events taking place all over the globe, and the smartest players can spend their time on a permanent vacation. Destinations include the USA, South Korea, Russia, the Philippines, Macau and the Bahamas. For those whose game is good enough to practically guarantee a tidy profit at most tournaments, the flights pay for themselves.

Closer to Home

There is no need to go quite so far afield, however, as the European timetable holds more than enough events to keep any poker pro busy all year round. Many competitions take place in the UK, but if you’re after some sunshine, there are plenty of warmer countries to choose from. Spain and Portugal both host events, and the two Mediterranean islands of Cyprus and Malta are also on the circuit. Malta in particular is an interesting place for any poker enthusiast to visit, as it is home to some of the biggest names in the iGaming industry. This includes Unibet, who hold one leg of their DeepStack Open at Malta’s Olympic Casino.

Striking a Balance

For some pros, life on the road can get tiring, and, although they are in exotic locations, they tend to see very little apart from their hotel room and the game venue. Games go on late into the night, and most players will be resting rather than engaging in any tourist activities. Those who have been in the game longer try to build in some time for relaxation and sightseeing, so that they can arrive at their next poker table relaxed and refreshed, and ready to make those important decisions.

Top Poker Players and Games

Posted by Roger on July 06, 2017
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There is a certain prestige that comes along with being a top poker player. With the popularization of poker tournaments like the World Series of Poker and the World series of Poker Europe, which are now live streamed, poker has become a spectator sport, and like any other sport there are star players. There are many other huge tournaments where players can test their metal; the Latin America Poker tour, and Aussie Millions being the two largest after the WSOP.

The tournaments create a buzz and have captured the imagination of a main stream audience. Some amazing players have come up the ranks to sit in the spotlight. The following are just a few of the players that are deemed to have made more of a lasting mark on the sport as a whole.

Daniel Negreanu was named the Global Poker Index player for the last decade due to his consistently high performance under pressure in live arenas. With six separate cash outs for at least a million dollars each time, he is a highly consistent winner. He also has the distinction of being the only player to win WSOP bracelets in Europe, Australia and Las Vegas.

Antonio Esfandiari is also another top player. For over a decade now, Esfandiari has been an international name. From Iran, he now resides in the US and consistently wins over a million every single year. He also managed to win the biggest ever poker prize of over 18 million back in 2012, beating out many other top contenders.

Phil Ivey has been in the game for a long time. Starting his career in New Jersey under an alias because he was underage, he went from strength to strength. His talent is clear and has won a massive nine WSOP bracelets. Other notable players include Eric Seidel, Sam Trickett and Phil Hellmuth Jr, and there is more information available on these players if you’d like to learn more from the best.

All these players possess calm demeanours and incredible levels of concentration for the game. Watching the way that they play can be a great way to get tips to improve your play.

Understanding Casino Bonuses

Posted by Roger on June 19, 2017
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In an effort to stand out from competitors, online casinos have developed bonuses and plentiful offers in order to entice newcomers to their casino and also to keep others returning. There are a few different types of bonuses that are most commonly on offer, and these we will explain below.

The most common type is the deposit bonus. This requires players to create an account and place a first deposit into it. The casino will them match the amount placed by the customer. This money can then be used to play games and potentially get some winnings. This can be very useful to new players, who are still unsure as to what games they want to play, and this ‘free’ money gives them the chance to test out games with no risk involved; essentially they play the games for free.

Another common bonus is that of free spins, often offered from twenty up to fifty free in number. Again, these enable guests to play games with no negative repercussions, and allow them to test things out to see if it is to their liking.

The last and least common bonus type is the no deposit bonus. This is the best of all as it simply requires players to create a new account and the money from the casino will be instantly credited. Here there is zero loss by the player, only gain. For more about the best bonuses on offer, there is plenty of information available.

There are some points to note, though. For many of these bonuses there are rules that need to be followed in order to claim winnings at the end. These usually include wagering requirements, and sometimes spins or bonus money can only be used on specific games. It is therefore very important that players read the fine print when accepting a casino bonus.

Poker – A Day to Learn, But a Lifetime to Master

Posted by Roger on June 17, 2017
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Once you the know hands, the basic rules, and have somewhat mastered your poker face, it all seems straightforward, right? Wrong. Although relatively easy to grasp, to become a true poker star one needs to employ some skill and strategy, which can take years to perfect.

Lucky for you, the experts have compiled a handy list of tips and tricks; click here, so that you will bring your A-game every time.

Practice Makes Perfect

To become a real high roller takes time and effort. No excuses. To perfect one’s game it can take blood, sweat and tears. That said, the rewards are worth the effort.

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

There are many variations of poker available out there, each with their own set of rules, cues and charms. The best thing to do is to find one’s comfort zone and take it from there. The biggest mistake that novice players can make is to stick their fingers into too many pies. Instead, try to find your strengths and hang in with the game that brings out the best in you.

Infallible focus

Poker is an endurance game, and the smallest details matter, which is why it’s important to keep one’s head level and in the game. Whether it’s keeping a poker face, or trying to catch on to your opponents’ tells, working out the pros and cons of a swap or keeping track of the cards played, concentration is key.

Calculated risk

Playing it safe is always a good strategy. However, this takes away from the thrill factor of the game. Taking that chance is always tempting, and it may not always be a bad idea to raise the stakes. That said, think before you commit. It’s never a bad idea to take a step back, and a few seconds to think before you act.


Posted by Roger on May 11, 2017
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Slots are a staple game of both online and land based casinos. Their appeal lays in their ease of play, the fun themes, and of course the big payouts that can be had. Consequently there is a huge range of slots on offer to the potential gamer, which can sometimes make selection next to impossible.

Slots themes come in all forms, ranging from the traditional to animal related; sports, fantasy and all the way to movie themed slots. There is a huge offering of slots online and it can be quite hard to know where to begin or what to choose. First, players should understand some differences when picking the most exciting slots to play. The common slot, unlike those classics previously based in brick and mortar casinos, have five reels and offer up a larger number of paylines. Some slots have multi-reels and can offer over a thousand ways to win. There are also progressive and non-progressive jackpot slots, and this should also be taken into account when searching for the perfect game.

Casino Palace offers a huge range of options to the potential player, with games such as Turning Totems, Wild Wild West and Divine Fortune on offer. These games all offer excellent playing opportunities along with excellent graphics and high RTP’s for the players. They are also serviced by some of the biggest software providers in the industry, which ups their quality level considerably. Sam on the Beach for example, is a worldwide favourite. Offering fun graphics and a cartoony feel, it helps players find a getaway whilst sitting in the comfort of their own home. This fun little troll offers players a huge 243 ways to win and a good jackpot to aim for.

At the end of the day, there are so many slots to choose from. It comes down to player preferences and needs, but at least there is choice and plenty of it.

Malta: Postcard from a poker paradise

Posted by Roger on September 02, 2016
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Nestled in the Mediterranean, an hour from Italy and north of Africa, Malta is an island paradise and a quality holiday location. But it’s not only the location, climate, and people that make Malta stand out amongst her EU peers. It’s also a desirable location to base an online poker company. The tiny nation is a global gambling hub, thanks to its progressive and diligent licensing process; over five hundred gambling sites are based on the archipelago.


The Malta Gaming Authority is a trailblazer in online gambling regulation. Malta is the first EU nation to license and regulate online gaming, and is seen as the gold standard, not least because of its very favourable taxation rates for gambling operations. So, despite its size, Malta is one of the largest gambling jurisdictions worldwide. MGA is so esteemed that other nations’ authorities automatically whitelist Maltese-licensed companies, a seal of quality that reassures online gamblers that they’re not using some fly-by-night site.

Thanks to Malta’s reputation and experience in the field, it is also the go-to place when seeking experts to consult on new licensing queries. The time-and-money-consuming business of getting legally ready for an online gaming room launch can be made simpler and speedier by enlisting the right experts.

Another standout thing about online poker in Malta is its lack of restriction for gamblers; while other nations encourage citizens to spend money in their own casinos, Malta has a big picture view – that they’ll make far more from licensing global operations than staying local. So it’s small wonder that Malta is, and will continue to be, the mecca for online poker. Even less surprising is the number of online poker pros that have decided to base themselves there. Great climate, great people, and the freedom to play shouts all-in!

Blackjack vs. Poker

Posted by Roger on April 29, 2015
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Going to the casino, or even playing online, can be quite exciting. However, players can sometimes get overwhelmed with the vast range of games available, this is especially true for those who are new to the casino.

blackjack or pokerhand

Throughout this article we’re going to talk about two of the most popular casino games: blackjack, and poker. We’ll give you an introduction to both of these and do a small comparison at the end.

An Introduction to Blackjack

Blackjack is a simple card game played in casino, but it has grown vastly in popularity over the recent years. It’s probably one of the simplest card games you’ll find in a casino; you play against the banker/dealer and the winner is the person with the hand which is closest to 21.

The game is also commonly referred to as “21”, especially in Nevada casinos.

An Introduction to Poker

Poker is a relatively complex and intensive card game played in casinos. There are a wide range of hands that a player can be dealt and the aim of the game is to have the highest hand on the table, or bluff your way through the game if you don’t.

This particular card game has a lot of options and players can range in skill level quite vastly, therefore you’ll find this game being played a lot professionally.

Closing Notes

As you can see, even though blackjack and poker do have some similar elements, they are both completely different games. Blackjack is a much more enjoyable game for those who don’t want to worry about rules; poker on the other hand, can be relatively rule-intensive.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to your personal preference. Poker has long been known as a great game to play with a group of friends, so if you’re playing socially this would probably be the best option.

The Most Common Types Of Poker

Posted by Roger on March 18, 2015
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Poker is a game that has been growing in popularity for many years and there are many different variations to keep any fan coming back for more.

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Here is a comprehensive list of the top six types of poker in the world. The most popular by far is Texas Hold’em, this is the game played in the World Series of Poker, but the others offer a great poker night all the same.

  1. Texas Hold’em
  2. Omaha
  3. Card Stud
  4. 5 Card Draw
  5. High/ Low Chicago
  6. Follow The Queen

It really is no wonder that this addictive game can keep you entertained for a life time; of course, the fact that you can get filthy rich from it is just a bonus.

This offers in depth information on the rules of each game that is listed above and some great background information for you to peruse at your leisure.