• Does poker take skill?

    I think it is funny how people watch poker on t.v. and think it is some kind of sport. Even the commercials suggest that poker takes skill. The truth is poker takes very and I do mean very little skill. People will argue and say " But so, and so has all these bracelets that proves there is skill in... show more
    I think it is funny how people watch poker on t.v. and think it is some kind of sport. Even the commercials suggest that poker takes skill. The truth is poker takes very and I do mean very little skill. People will argue and say " But so, and so has all these bracelets that proves there is skill in poker". Let me explain why this is not true. You only hear about how many times they won a tournament and not how many times they have lost. Let's say I play in a thousand tournaments through out the course of my life chances are I will win a few bracelets. But that does not mean I am a skilled poker player. I am not saying poker is stupid but it is what it is. It however, is a fun way to gamble, and nothing more there is no skill in poker, and people who believe there is needs to get a reality check.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it possible to bring fake chips into a US based casino and gamble with them?

    I know it wouldn't be possible with the $1000 dollar plus high value chips. Those almost certainly have computer chips or othr such security features in them. But the really low value chips, like the simple $5 dollar chips, could a person take one of those home and make/have made a large number of identical... show more
    I know it wouldn't be possible with the $1000 dollar plus high value chips. Those almost certainly have computer chips or othr such security features in them. But the really low value chips, like the simple $5 dollar chips, could a person take one of those home and make/have made a large number of identical copies? Imagine taking 20 of those $5 chips and entering $100 dollar cash games in the poker rooms, or putting them down on a single number on roulette and rinse and repeat until you win. Aside from the small production cost, anything you win will be pure,mlongterm profit, because you never actually oaid the casino for the chips to play. With chip values that low, would the casino ever know they've been bamboozled? Afterall, if the real chip with a low value, non ornate with no serial number, and I have an identical counterfeit, then how do they tell Paul from Peter?
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • How would you handle the situation if you were playing at a poker table with Will Kassouf?

    When I watched WSOP 2016, Will Kassouf was very good at getting under the skins of the players and getting them off their game. If you were playing a live tournament and you were put at the same table as Will Kassouf, how would you handle him?
    When I watched WSOP 2016, Will Kassouf was very good at getting under the skins of the players and getting them off their game. If you were playing a live tournament and you were put at the same table as Will Kassouf, how would you handle him?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do you think players like Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu would go, if they played micro-stakes tournaments?

    Would they cash out a high percentage of the time by outplaying their opponents? Or would it more so depend on wether they got their fair share of good hands? I imagine they would still lose a fair amount of times due to their opponents sucking out on them or making bad plays that pay off etc., but they obviously... show more
    Would they cash out a high percentage of the time by outplaying their opponents? Or would it more so depend on wether they got their fair share of good hands? I imagine they would still lose a fair amount of times due to their opponents sucking out on them or making bad plays that pay off etc., but they obviously would cash out a higher percentage than most players. What do you think?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • What happened? I didn't win the lotto despite feeling lucky???

    I went for a long walk on Sunday and towards the end was feeling good and lucky, so I capitalized on it and bought one lotto ticket. Today, I found out, I hasn't won. Matched exactly zero numbers out of six! What happened? How come the universe is sending me these misleading signals??
    I went for a long walk on Sunday and towards the end was feeling good and lucky, so I capitalized on it and bought one lotto ticket. Today, I found out, I hasn't won. Matched exactly zero numbers out of six! What happened? How come the universe is sending me these misleading signals??
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can you use trend analysis to predict lottery numbers?

    If so, how far back should you go in order to significantly increase the odds in your favor?
    If so, how far back should you go in order to significantly increase the odds in your favor?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • What are some things that you do to improve your game in poker?

    I reviewed my notes from a poker training video I watched, and it turns out I have implemented some of the advice into my game. For example: - Folding AJo to a raise and a call by two tight players - Folding 88 when someone goes all-in and gets a caller - Shoving 77 over a loose raiser I find it very... show more
    I reviewed my notes from a poker training video I watched, and it turns out I have implemented some of the advice into my game. For example: - Folding AJo to a raise and a call by two tight players - Folding 88 when someone goes all-in and gets a caller - Shoving 77 over a loose raiser I find it very rewarding to actually see improvements in my game from all the studying I do. I think I have actually been able to cash out in tournaments due to the third one, which has allowed me to steal many blinds in high blind levels. What do you do to improve your game in poker? What I like to do is to watch tournaments reviews from better players and try to guess what actions they will take next....and I write it down when I get it wrong.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Turning in a fake lottery ticket to collect the jackpot?

    Not really a fake lottery ticket, but a real one with an altered time and date. Say I am working at a gas station right now from 3pm to 11pm. And tomarrow night I come work the graveyard shift from 11pm to 7am. Right now its me and another guy working, but on the graveyard shift, I'll be here alone. Or so... show more
    Not really a fake lottery ticket, but a real one with an altered time and date. Say I am working at a gas station right now from 3pm to 11pm. And tomarrow night I come work the graveyard shift from 11pm to 7am. Right now its me and another guy working, but on the graveyard shift, I'll be here alone. Or so everyone thinks. I know the Virginia lottery can scan a ticket and tell where it was purchased, and the exact time and date. Tomarrow night, the megamillions drawing numbers will be announced while I am here. Then, in the pre-dawn hours, a good friend of mine, a computer geek, comes in and sets up the machine to spit out a ticket with the incorrect time and date. Then at 6am when lottery sales are available again, I sell myself a ticket with the winning numbers, except the date shows, and the ticket scans, that I purchased the ticket today during my lunchbreak, instead of Saturday morning at 6am. Then monday morning I show up at the lottery office to claim the 45 million dollar jackpot, which I split with my good friend, the Ivy League scholorship receiving Steve Urkel of software who made this possible. And all the world needs to know is he's my best friend, and I don't want to be a millionaire without him. Could this work? Of course, this question will be deleted.
    16 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to get a underground poker group started?

    Best answer: Get chips and chairs and invite some suckers, the real players will come.
    Best answer: Get chips and chairs and invite some suckers, the real players will come.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can a casino really ban me just because I know how to exploit a design flaw in one of their slot machines?

    Best answer: Thats not right but thats the way the world works. You weren't doing anything wrong, just smart enough to know how to do something or have figured it out. They were embarrassed that YOU exposed THEIR stupidity. Thats what it amounts to. Sorry
    Best answer: Thats not right but thats the way the world works. You weren't doing anything wrong, just smart enough to know how to do something or have figured it out. They were embarrassed that YOU exposed THEIR stupidity. Thats what it amounts to. Sorry
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • How likely am i to win the lottery if I play it every week?

    Best answer: If the odds against winning any particular lottery are, say, 20 million to 1, then EVERY TIME YOU PLAY that lottery the odds of winning are 1 in 20 million. If you play every week for 30 weeks, they go up to 30 in 20 million. Still astronomical, and almost certainly you will never win.
    Best answer: If the odds against winning any particular lottery are, say, 20 million to 1, then EVERY TIME YOU PLAY that lottery the odds of winning are 1 in 20 million. If you play every week for 30 weeks, they go up to 30 in 20 million. Still astronomical, and almost certainly you will never win.
    35 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you cheat on scratch tickets this way?

    Best answer: No. There are two bar codes, The one that is visible before scratching off the ticket simply identifies that it is a lottery ticket and the price, just as a bar code on a pack on Twinkies identifies the product and the price. The bar code that identifies what the ticket wins is not visible until you scratch the... show more
    Best answer: No.

    There are two bar codes, The one that is visible before scratching off the ticket simply identifies that it is a lottery ticket and the price, just as a bar code on a pack on Twinkies identifies the product and the price. The bar code that identifies what the ticket wins is not visible until you scratch the ticket.

    (Obviously I am not familiar with every ticket in every state, but I would bet it is true for all of them.)
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Roulette martingale system question...?

    if i go to a $5 min table and double the bet each time i lost (up to 8 times) how long would that $1275 mostly last and how long should i play a day
    if i go to a $5 min table and double the bet each time i lost (up to 8 times) how long would that $1275 mostly last and how long should i play a day
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What should I do with lottery tickets that I have had for over a year?

    Best answer: In most cases you have 1 year from the time that the numbers were drawn to cash it in. If you don't do it within a year then it expires and the winning ticket becomes null.
    Best answer: In most cases you have 1 year from the time that the numbers were drawn to cash it in. If you don't do it within a year then it expires and the winning ticket becomes null.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Roulette wheel has the numbers 1 through 36, 0, and 00. A bet on five numbers pays 6 to 1.?

    How much do you expect to win with a $1 bet on five numbers?
    How much do you expect to win with a $1 bet on five numbers?
    5 answers · 1 week ago