There is good news for Caribbean poker fanatics. In 2013, there will be more of them who can get the chance to play on national television. This is because the Heartland Poker Tour has recently pumped up its offerings to a nine handed final table with every stop. This means there will be more seats waiting for them than the previous ones. Three more seats in addition to the six seats in front of the cameras means more than 150 players can be accommodated in the new season. Members of sites like facebook.com/onlinepokerco are certainly looking forward to be joining this big event that could start the year right.
According to the HPT Director of Operations Jen Mastrud, HPT is taking every step to make Season 9 a lot better and bigger. The chance to play on television makes HPT significantly different from other Caribbean poker shows and offerings out there today. This is especially true with its recent upgrade to the nine handed final table. This makes HPT the second one to air the final nine players following the World Series of Poker’s November Nine. The show began in 2005, and there have already been about 700 players being featured on the show. Mastrud pointed this out as the effect of the enticing 6 digit prize money that is up for grabs. The plans for expansion on television have already been laid out for 2013.
HPT is syndicated to more than 100 million U.S. households. The coming season will be available for at least 35 million viewers from all across Europe and Asia. In order to make the tables compatible with television screens and accommodate the three additional players, HPT customized its Final Table. HD cameras are in place with LED lighting. The 16 HD cameras will film on three sets that had also undergone a total face lift to match the show. HPT enthusiasts will be seeing the best in the entire 2013. More players will be introduced to the audience through its “Players to Watch” segment. Cameras will roll down the floor, and Jaymz Larson will be the field reporter. Filming will happen in early 2013 with a long week event on a Caribbean poker cruise.
Hello and welcome back to Caribbean Poker! We have been away for a bit working on what we thought we would be a great new site for you to come and view. We have spent the past six months listening to you, our visitors, and we think that we have managed to add in the things that you know and love, and things that you will need when it comes time to spend your money on that latest Caribbean Poker game.
When you are choosing your needs for poker, you will undoubtedly turn to Google.com to find out what is new in the world of the game, but we think that you will soon find that everything you need to know you will find here, and over the next few months it will be our job, our duty, to make sure that you are up to date on all of the latest happenings in the Caribbean Poker world, as well as letting you know what is going on in poker itself. We will have updated news articles to show you what is going on in the industry, as well as any tips or tricks that we think you will want to learn. We will have updated “top online casino” listings so you know where to start looking for your poker playing. We will ensure that all of the listings that you see on our page – our rules, strategies, etc. are also the latest so that you can start thinking of our site as a one stop shop of all things related to online Caribbean Poker playing.
This is not limited to the online gaming arena, though, the things that we will share with you can be used anytime you are playing the game live. We will however, offer you links to the top sites that you might want to check out in order to play the game. Remember that we do not recommend any site that we haven’t checked out and felt to be a great place to play, so you can play with confidence knowing that we did not have any issues with these sites.
We want to welcome you back and thank you for your continued patronage and loyalty, and if at any time you have a suggestion for our site, for a way that we can serve you better – please feel free to contact us as we would love to hear what you have to say. Until then, happy gaming!
Bad news for online Caribbean Poker players in Australia. They’ve lost at least one very good and reputable online casino to play on. And they have Nevada to thank for that. See, the British bookmaking firm William Hill is after an online gambling license in Nevada. So far Bally’s has managed to score the first one. So William Hill was looking around to see what made them different from Bally’s and they spotted Australia.
Australia closely parallels the US in gambling laws. While the country doesn’t go after individual players who gamble online, it is illegal to run a gambling operation in the country. But still, since that law is rarely really enforced, a number of casinos are available to Australian players. Nevada takes a dim view on companies that offer gambling within their state running illegal operations and the excuse “everyone does it” doesn’t seem to work with them. Besides, after seeing the effects of the online poker shutdown in the US, it makes sense to be wary of companies whose funds could be seized by legal authorities elsewhere and endanger payment to players.
So, William Hill has pulled out of the Australian market to see if that will send a signal to Nevada that they really want to do whatever necessary to make the Gambling authorities happy. We’ll wait to see what the result is, but is anyone else wondering if they’ll open back up in Australia if Nevada turns them down? Australian players probably are. Until then, they might want to check http://www.casinoparty.co.uk/top-online-casinos.html for some more online casino suggestions.
Have you ever used an online casino’s free play option? I have. It’s one of my favorite ways to check out a new casino, a new casino game or even just to practice strategy. Now you’ll find that there is some basic strategy to Caribbean Poker and making the best decision based on what shows in the dealer’s hand. But if you’re like me, you may be one of those people who reads a card game strategy and then thinks “prove it.” I’ve always been a proof person when it comes to anything.
Of course, there is proof in a Caribbean poker strategy in the basic math itself. I’ve read sites that explain it and keep an eye on http://dir.yahoo.com/recreation/gambling/ for anyone who might have come up with a new or better method. I’ve also read the debates pro and con for making the Progressive bet. I usually make the progressive bet because the most convincing argument for me was – you’re going to be pissed if you hit a royal flush and didn’t take the progressive bet. So, sometimes what is right for an individual player may go beyond the math itself.
But the basic Caribbean Poker strategy is sound. And if you’ve haven’t tested it out yourself, you can play as many hands as you want or need to play in an online casino’s free play mode. No, you won’t win money that way. And, yeah, I’d be pissed if I hit a Royal Flush and wasn’t actually betting. Fortunately or unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet. Which just proves the math that says getting a royal flush is unlikely.
You’re sitting the Caribbean Poker table and playing a game. Now let’s take a look at how the situation changes from a live dealer table to an online casino. If you’re in a live casino, there’s a certain rhythm to the game that doesn’t happen in an online casino. At a live casino, there are generally other players at the table. Certainly the casino hopes there are because otherwise they’re playing a dealer just deal to you. And even the dealer wants more players because he’s looking for tips (the casino doesn’t pay him that much). But what this means is that for each hand there are a series of people betting and pauses for you to look over your hand and consider your move before the dealer gets back to you. This forces the speed down a bit. Oh, sure you can still make decisions hastily, but the game still has a little time built in for proper consideration of the hand.
Now let’s look at online Caribbean Poker. It’s just you and the computer program. No other players to wait to make a move before you do. And, yes, that computer can play as fast as you want. Probably faster than you can go. This changes the rhythm and while it doesn’t change the odds, it does change you. Yep, you’re going to play differently. One difference I’ve noticed is that we play faster when we play online. Well, we almost have to, after all there’s no one to wait on. But keep in mind that there’s also no one waiting on you. There’s no need to rush.
True, if you’re an experience Caribbean Poker player you shouldn’t need that long to make a decision on a hand. After all, the strategy isn’t that complex. But the problem is that we tend to play faster when we become frustrated. And we tend to make bad decisions when we play frustrated. So, learn when it’s time to take a break from the table and walk it off. Come back when you’re ready to play steady. And if you have trouble with this, there are always the folks at GA (Gamblers Anonymous) to turn to.
There are various elements that go into creating a popular casino game, but one of the most reliable is the offer of a jackpot. Slot games are well known as jackpot games. They take little to no skill to play and really have many of the worse odds on the casino floor, but the reason they tend to be very popular is because while most players will lose money, there is always the possibility of winning a huge jackpot. That same promise holds online as players who check out http://jackpot-slots.org will find out.
But to really consider the effect of the jackpot on players, let’s look at Caribbean Poker. There is some debate as to how Caribbean poker was invented, though I like to go with the idea that it was created to give players on cruise ships something to do between hitting the beaches and the pool. It’s the right type of game for that environment. But if we look at the casino history of Caribbean poker, we’ll see a different story.
When it was first introduced to casinos, Caribbean poker wasn’t at all popular. It also was missing one element familiar to those who play the game today – the progressive jackpot. Yes, the early version of Caribbean Poker was played without that jackpot that players often debate. From a player perspective, the question is always – is it worth taking the bet on the progressive jackpot? Opinions are split on this and I’m going to leave them that way for right now. Because from the casino perspective, the game didn’t take off until after they introduced a jackpot. When it comes to casino games, players are drawn to jackpots.
Should you bet the progressive? Oh, why not. Look, it’s part of the fun of game. Slots are popular and they’re really little more than a way to chase the jackpot because if you win, it is the best rush in the casino.
Here’s what I’m looking at. I’m in Florida and not having any trouble finding online casinos to play Caribbean Poker at. This is because I know the sources to go to for a list of reputable and top rated online casinos available to US players. Just check out http://www.onlinecasinos.org/us-casinos/ to see what I mean. But the politicians are still acting like we don’t have online gambling in the US and it’s all up to them. Hey, maybe they don’t get out often enough. Maybe we don’t want politicians who spend their day gambling online. But you know, I wouldn’t mind if they did act in a way that made it possible for me to gamble at a US run casino.
Well, New Jersey wants to give me my wish. If they do, does it mean I have to forgive them for Snookie? Because, New Jersey, I don’t think we’re at that stage in our relationship yet. But back to the news. New Jersey has been working to pass a bill that would allow online gambling to be run out of Atlantic City casinos by the end of this year. They want to be out the gate with online gambling before the other states even catch their breath (though Nevada is ahead of them with online poker).
But it turns out there is a method to their rush to be first. They don’t just want to offer gambling to those in New Jersey, which is what we all thought they were after. No, with the change in the interpretation of the Wire Act of 1961, they want to be able to offer gambling anywhere in the US that will allow them in. Which means they could offer solutions to states like Iowa, who haven’t been able to get their own online gambling bills off the ground. Now the question is – would other states allow this without some financial benefits to the state? And if so, what is New Jersey willing to give up?
It’s seldom that a new game is introduced to the casino floor in Las Vegas and probably even more seldom that those games take off. So when I hear rumors of something new in Vegas, I start checking the internet for more information. The latest news and gossip is all about Scossa – a dice game some are calling a simpler version of craps. And I can see the appeal, if not in the bets in that it is simpler than craps.
Have you ever played craps? A lot of players haven’t. Look, Caribbean Poker has an advantage on the casino floor because it’s played with traditional poker hands. So, if you know what a good poker hand is, it takes minutes to learn how to play at bet at Caribbean poker, and most gamblers know their poker hands. But if you’ve never played craps and walk up to the craps table, it’s like speaking a foreign language. Come? Pass? 6/8? Huh? Novice players tend to bypass the tables despite the fact that they can be a lot of fun because craps really is one of the most social casino games around. In craps, player bet for (or against) the player with the dice. This means that everyone is cheering the shooter on when he throws. It’s fun.
Scossa Dice aims to keep the fun and social aspects of craps going while replacing the craps table with a much simpler to understand layout. Instead of the Pass/Don’t Pass line and other mysterious craps terms, players at Scossa bet simply on the outcome of the roll of the dice. They can bet for a specific number or groups of number just by putting their chips down on the table. They can also bet for those very specific dice rolls everyone knows from craps like boxcars – where they bet what numbers show on each die. And while I haven’t seen a progressive jackpot, there is a big payout bet available. Players can bet that the shooter will roll 3 sevens in a row and win big.
Are you a fan of Caribbean poker or other Caribbean games? Perhaps you’ve encountered them at a land based casino or perhaps even on board a ship while cruising the Caribbean and want to relive the excitement at home. You’re probably facing the same question players of blackjack and video poker face – how to choose an online casino. Now, I do have good news. Most top casino out there offer Caribbean poker and other Caribbean games, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding a great casino to play at. But I want to help you be sure it’s a fair and safe casino.
I look at a number of factors when considering playing at an online casino for real money and I want to pass these along to you. First is casino reputation. I need to know that it is a fair and safe casino and there are elements that go into helping me make that decision. Where is the casino registered and licensed and is that location known for hosting other top casinos. Which organizations have certified it to be fair and safe? If a casino is certified by eCOGRA or TST, then I can give it a vote of confidence. And a factor that may surprise some people. What software platform does the casino run? See, there are a handful of software developers who are known for being top of the line and those developers really want to protect their reputation by only working with the best casinos.
So, who do I look for as far as software providers? Well, Microgaming casino software is considered one of the top picks, but not always available to US players. RealTime Gaming is probably the top supplier for US casinos. But Rival and NetEnt are both strong players, and actually very tempting for slots players. But these casinos will get you on the right track. Then if you want, you can look at the bonus offers and the regular promotions and see if any particular casino stands out. But with just a bit of effort before you play, you should soon be playing Caribbean poker in the comfort of home.
Have you been offered a money bonus from an online casino recently? Of course you have. I receive them on a daily basis and not only that, I get them from casinos I’ve never played at or even registered an account with. Casinos want to make those bonus offers hard to resist. In fact, I’ve seen some that area applied automatically to my account and in order to get them taken off, I have to contact the casino’s customer support and request to be excluded from the bonus.
See, online casino bonus offers are seldom a good thing for a Caribbean Poker player. Okay, often it’s debatable if they’re really a good thing for any player, but bonus offers are often geared mostly toward online slot games. The problem with these offers is that they come with restrictions. Sometimes far too many restrictions. First there’s a play through requirement before you can withdraw any money. Now, that may not always seem bad because most of us enjoy playing online anyway and a play through requirement is an excuse to play more. But read carefully, often the play through is based on the player playing slots. Play any other game, and the play through goes up. Caribbean Poker may count as 20 cents on the dollar. Or it may not count at all, because these offers often exclude games.
But the big downer when it comes to offers and the reason I’ll have a casino exclude me from an offer – a limit on how much I can win. Read the terms of the offer carefully. Sometimes you can only win twice or three times the bonus amount. So, if I accept a free $20 offer, I can only win $40. Now, look at that progressive jackpot on Caribbean Poker. Do you want to win that only to have the casino point to a bonus offer you accepted and tell you that you can only have $40 of the thousands you just won? I don’t.