Most Popular Online Video Slots for USA Players

Most Popular Online Video Slots for USA Players

I have been gambling online on situs slot now for 3 years and being from the USA finding at good quality online casino can be difficult because of the limited amount of casinos accepting USA players. And if you’re a slot machine enthusiast our options are even more limited as there is only couple casino software now available to United States residents. In my experience Real Time Gaming is the leading software provider for USA players and this year they continue to impress with recent additions like Count Spectacular and Mice Dice.

Count Spectacular

One of the most exciting new online slots launched in December 2010 by Real Time Gaming. I have to admit I was not too sure about this new online slot at first gave me flashbacks of the cereal as a kid when I ate all the marsh mellows out of the box and got sick. But as soon as Count Spectacular appeared and my speakers boomed with a creepy laugh and loud strike of lighting I was hooked.

With up to 25 lines the winning percentage for this video slot is very high and appeals to all bank rolls as you can bet anything from 1 cent to $5.00 per line, the higher you bet the bigger the payout especially in the bonus round. The scatter symbol is the Castle and payouts out well because when Count Spectacular appears it substitutes for the scatter symbol as well. The substitute is symbol of course is Count Spectacular …

Review: RoadWage

Review: RoadWage

I guess RoadWage, by the freshman gaming division of Real Systems (the aptly named RealGames) is technically a “game” — I mean you do use the keyboard to move around a car in an attempt to get it to go somewhere and not die in the process.

 

However, RoadWage is not really fun, with gameplay that seems like it was invented as the programmers went along (or when they figured out how to perform a new graphics programming technique).

It’s obvious that the game designers (if there were any) were attempting to create a mindless arcade-type game — there are really only three controls in the game: left, right, and fire. Your job as a taxi/delivery driver is to get to the end of the board before the time runs out. Along the way, you collect power-ups (there are tons, none of which are original) while attempting to deliver packages to targets along the sides of the roads. It comes off like an odd mix between the arcade classics Road Blasters and Paperboy, but executed quite poorly.

The game fails right off the bat for its horrible controls. Your car, viewed from above, can change lanes by pushing left and right, but moves far too quickly. At some times (like around turns) the car oddly drives itself, which is quite disorientating, as most of us wh have played video games in the past are used to actually turning the car ourselves.

RoadWage does have at least one good aspect: …

Poker: Is it a Sport or Just a Game?

Poker: Is it a Sport or Just a Game?

The vast majority of those who have ever played have a definite opinion about whether or not poker is a sport. Since its stunning rise in popularity amid Chris Moneymaker’s incredible run in the 2003 World Series, poker has been covered by many stations, among them ESPN, leading to the question: is poker a sport?

Based on this author’s knowledge about sports in general and about poker, the answer has to be no.

Here is the basic definition of “sport” that I used in coming up with the answer to this question about the popular activity: a sport is a competitive athletic endeavor. The simplicity of this definition makes it inclusive enough to encapsulate all activities that are commonly considered sports, and exclusive enough to eliminate those which are not.

From the above explanation of a sport, the problem with poker is that, while very competitive, particularly at the highest levels, it is not an athletic endeavor. Poker prowess is dependent on the use of intellect and psychological analysis of one’s competitors, as well as instinct. Proficiency in sports, on the other hand, is reliant largely on athletic ability, which does not come into play in poker. Sports are played by athletes, whereas poker is played by card players and gamblers, even the best of whom cannot be considered athletes when they are at the table. For this reason, poker is no more a sport than Black Jack or roulette.

One argument for the recognition of poker as a sport

Playing Poker Online If You Are American

Playing Poker Online If You Are American

Many people have tried it. Your neighbor, your teacher, your father, your son, or your friend may have tried playing online poker. Some have lost money, some have broke even, some have made snack money, some have made a living at it, and some people have gotten wealth doing it. I’m talking about online poker, specifically Texas Hold’em. But what you might not have heard or fully understand is the recent law that was passed in America. The UIGE Act (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement) was passed into law in the fall of 2006.

The law is trying to cut off access to gambling sites by making it a criminal offense for the betting and gambling industry to accept financial transactions from you. Playing poker online is not illegal for you (except the state of Washington due to prior laws), and you will not be thrown in jail or have fines imposed on you for doing so. You can still transfer money to and from sites even with this law in place! While some payment processors have left the market such as NETeller and FirePay, there still remain many processors that are able to deposit and cash out from internet gambling sites.

A major processor that still remains thru all of this is ePassporte (www.epassporte.com). They function just like NETeller did in the sense that you load money into your “virtual VISA” account and then from there can make purchases and spends into gambling websites or purchases from internet retailers. You …

Tips and Hints for Playing Online Poker

Tips and Hints for Playing Online Poker

Texas hold-em poker has grown exponentially over the past few years. It seems that there are games and tournaments just about everywhere, and the Internet is no exception. I have been playing on line now for about 2 years, and have done well for the most part and I would like to share my experiences to educate and hopefully help you to survive the next game you join.

There are a ton of books out there for you to read about how the game is played, and also many more that supposedly give you the strategies to win. Unfortunately, these self help books do not prepare you for what you will encounter when you hit the tables on line.

The first thing you need to know is people will play just about ant two cards. I have come across players who will only play rags, (statistically low hands) and win with them. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a pair of aces is going to win, an opponent may be holding connecting cards ( a 5 and a 6 or a 7 and 8, cards that are in sequential order) and end up hitting a straight after the flop, turn, and river are dealt. Without actually being in the room with your opponent, it can often times be difficult to read a player.

I have been proven over and over that the average on line player will raise on lousy hands, and check or call if they are holding a …

Cinematic inspiration for armies

Cinematic inspiration for armies


Leaving the cinema the other day after seeing “Gladiator” I suddenly realised how I had been influenced by such epics in my choice of wargaming periods and armies. Over the past few years I have built up 25 mm sets of Old West townsfolk, 5th Cavalry, Apache/Plains Indians and Mexicans for wild west skirmish games as well as DBA and Warhammer armies for Feudal English, Scots Common, Feudal French, Vikings, Pre-Feudal Scots, Saxons and Normans.

 

The influence for my wild west skirmish games are a range of westerns including my all-time favourite “Silverado” as well as many of the John Wayne and Clint Eastwood flicks. I tend to use The Rules With No Name for this, mainly because when I’d finished buying the figures I had no money left for a set of rules – these came free, straight off the ‘net.

My choice of figures, Foundry and Dixon, was heavily influenced by a visit to Salute, a London wargaming show. The former because I was able to get an excellent deal on their otherwise high prices and the latter because the miniatures exhibit so much character. Dixon also do a range vignette figures like photographers and painters, as well as baggage, camp fires, wagons and even a stagecoach!

The first two DBA/Warhammer armies owe much to the screening of the film “Braveheart”. Although I’m originally from the Galloway/Borders region of Scotland and fully aware of the gross historical inaccuracies in the film I was entranced by the story …

NBC Releases List of Poker Players for the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship

NBC Releases List of Poker Players for the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Every year, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship is taped in Las Vegas and broadcast on NBC. This tournament has been held since 2005 and is played at Caesars Palace. NBC has announced the list of poker players participating in the 2011 event, which is being sponsored by domain registrar GoDaddy.

The selections for this particular invitational tournament are always controversial. Most of those invited are professional poker players, but some celebrities are invited, presumably for ratings. Some of the professionals have not had many big results lately in poker tournaments (the live pros like Phil Gordon, who have been famous for years but who hardly even play on the pro tournament circuit).

In addition, virtually no unknown online professional poker players are invited. To be honest, though, there doesn’t seem to be a good argument for complaining about unknown heads-up specialists not being invited. While the marketing may be misleading, anyone who knows poker at all knows this is not even supposed to be the 64 best no-limit hold ’em heads-up players in the world. There is a reason it is called an “invitational.” Otherwise, everyone would have to qualify, which could make for an extremely boring broadcast. Indeed, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship is more like a pro-am invitational, not a professional poker tournament.

As in previous years, 2020’s crop of invited players includes celebrities like Jason Alexander and Emmitt Smith. It also includes several who qualified automatically based on past achievement in this heads-up championship, other tournaments or …

MSN Games' Texas Hold 'Em Poker: Knowing When to Fold

MSN Games' Texas Hold 'Em Poker: Knowing When to Fold

MSN Games by Zone.com is a portal to myriad online and downloadable games. One of the most popular is Texas Hold ‘Em Poker.

After setting up an account and creating a username (celiasoftwicke2), I started the game, choosing the quick version. This version allows players, who all happen to be real people, only 25 seconds to make a move before the computer takes over their turn. After three computer-generated turns, the computer will boot that player from the game and take over completely, leaving the rest of the table playing against the dreaded “bot”. They can be difficult to take out and are annoying when it comes to raising and calling.

My competitors sported usernames ranging from their geographic location (_tex_cowboy) to their actual name (pete_dan8) to silly nonsense names (LiberalLlama). Immediately _tex and another player, Morhead, got into a conversation about the word, “y’all”. MSN Games provides a chat module on the side of the game so players can converse with each other. I have seen a lot of interesting conversations here. Some include men flirting with the few ladies at the table, to anal retentive players who continually gripe about how long it takes for everyone to play their hand. Every once in a while a spar will occur, usually between two players, and everyone else sits back and laughs at the moronic display. There are graphics, as well, from smileys to flowers to animals. The two most widely used graphics are the turtle and the donkey, usually …

Review: Chicken Shoot Demo

Review: Chicken Shoot Demo

Chicken Shoot Free Download for Windows 10, 7, 8 (64 bit / 32 bit)

In their desire to attract non-gamers to the games market these ridiculous hunting games are popping up more and more by developers hungry to make a quick buck. These so-called game designers are making a mockery of the gaming industry but those who actually buy these games are supporting them. Some of the biggest selling games, I’m ashamed to say, have been hunting games.

With that I bring you, “ Chicken Shoot.” This piece of programming trash features your bad self armed with either a pistol, a shotgun or a bomb lacing chickens. These aren’t your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, garden-variety chickens. No, sireee bob! These are super flying chickens who happen to have a sense of fashion sense. These Rhode Island Reds are decked out in cool sunglasses and Santa hat! Yup, you read that right. Santa hats!

Sure the demo is set in wintery wonderland, complete with mountains, a snowman and falling snow so you might think the Santa hats are cute. Well, they are not! Of course, not much about this game is cute.

The muzak is an annoying disco-polka combo that gets annoying after three beats! Playing this stuff would make even the most hardened criminal confess to whatever you wanted him to just to turn it off. My ears still ache at the thought of it.

Then there are the sounds of the chickies as you cream them. “ Yikes” is a popular exclaim, as is “Oh no”. If you are really lucky you might hear …

Book review: Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 by David Nicolle

Book review: Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 by David Nicolle

Armies of Medieval Russia 750–1250 by David Nicolle
This is one of the latest in Osprey’s magnificent Men-at-arms series. It is unlikely that there is a single wargamer out there that has not come across this series of 48 page, soft-back books, covering the full range of periods from ancients to modern. Each one filled with useful information about the history (both social and military) as well as the various uniforms and equipment of a specific military force.

 

The author, David Nicolle, has become well known for his work on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has written other books in the Osprey Men-at-arms and Elite series. He has also written a wonderful couple of volumes with the joint title “Medieval Warfare Source Book”, published by Arms and Armour Press. All this is to say that David Nicolle is a well qualified author. He has also travelled extensively in Russia doing research – many of the black and white photographs are from his own collection.

The preamble discusses Russia before the Rus – the nomadic hordes, the Slavs and the Ugrians (From beyond the Ural mountains). The latter were considered so terrifying that they had been locked behind a copper gate until judgement day! Perhaps another link to the Apocalyptical Four Horsemen riding horses whose colour relate to the cavalry of the nomadic hordes.

A chronology follows for all those wargamers who like to set up authentic battles. There are many possibilities for battles against the Byzantine empire, the Khazar, the Slavs, Kipchaks, Volga Bulgars, Ugrians, and the …