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Jennie Perez

Things You Should Know about Online Bookmakers

If you want to play a lottery or other kinds of betting online, the first question you ask should concern the bookmakers. It is the place you are going to play the game and finding the right one is crucial.

To help you find the best place, we have compiled the following list for you.

  1. Customer service is crucial
    No one can guarantee that while you are playing in their place, everything will be 100% perfect. Plus, even though you have played the lottery for a long time, there might be some things you have to learn from that bookmaker. For this reason, you need someone to guide you, which is their customer service. So, if you ask me what a good bookmaker is made of, it is a good customer service.
    In addition to this, a good bookmaker should also have plenty of ways for you to contact them. At least you can contact them by phone or email. The more ways you can use to reach them, the more reasons you have to play there.
  2. Don’t get rush
    You may hear about some people who have multiple accounts in various bookmakers. Some of them even have 20 or more accounts. The good thing is, they can get various promotions from all places they signed up for. However, we do not recommend this action, especially if you are not a pro. To begin with, we recommend opening only 1 account on 1 bookmaker. Take your time until you are familiar with their system and the whole lottery system. Once you can do that, please feel free to open more accounts at other places.
    Also, don’t worry. You don’t have to pay anything to open an account 🙂
  3. Free bet
    If you are still new in online betting or betting in general, you will need this option. When you look for a bookmaker, make sure they have free bet offer when you sign up for the first time. With this feature, you don’t have to pay anything for the first game. This is perfect because you can use this moment to learn how the system works. Some bookmakers even offer a certain amount of ‘money’ for you to use, instead of a free game. Basically, they are similar. The only difference is with free money, you probably can play multiple games. So, it offers more chance to learn everything.
  4. The prize
    The amount of prize differs from one bookmaker to another. Some bookmakers may only offer hundreds of dollars to win, while others may offer you up to millions. However, please understand that the bigger the prize, the more difficult the game is and the more people will join the game. That means less odds than a game with a small prize.
    So, once again, it will back to you. What kind of winning do you want? Is it winning a huge jackpot right away or winning several games with smaller prize? Which one do you prefer?

Are You Sure You Want to Play Lottery?

You’ve probably heard about some people who have a better life after winning a lottery prize. We all want that life, but please listen. A lottery is not just about winning the prize. There are some important things you have to understand before you play this game and even while you are playing it.

Prudent precautions

First, you should always buy your own tickets. Don’t ask anyone to buy it for you and never buy the ticket for someone else. Also, you should buy the ticket with your own money. It’s never a good idea to borrow someone’s money to purchase the ticket. If that ticket turns out to have the winning number, that person can blackmail you and even ruin your life. You surely don’t want this to happen for just a few dollars you borrow from him/her.

Play smart

A lottery is not a game of luck. Perhaps you can win some game based on your luck, but in most cases, luck has nothing to do with winning the prize. Instead of picking random numbers, perhaps you can try popular numbers. With these numbers, at least you can be assured that they will most likely appear in the next drawing. However, due to the popularity, most likely you are not the only one using the same strategy. In that case, if that number appears to be the winning digit, you should share the prize with other people who use this strategy just like you.

You may also interested in other strategies, including cold numbers, numbers with the same value, numbers with similar pattern etc.

Watch your budget

This is important. You play the lottery because you want to win the prize, which means getting more money. Unless you are planning to lose more than your initial investment a.k.a ticket cost, you should watch your budget carefully. Don’t spend all your fortune just to get more tickets, hoping the amount will increase your winning chance. This rarely happens and even the pros won’t recommend it.

So, unless you are 1000% sure that you are going to win the lottery, you should take a close watch on your budget.

Get in touch with the official news sources

Before playing, it’s always a good idea to learn as much information as possible about the lottery you want to play, from official news sources. These sources can provide answers to most basic questions about the game.

Today, there are so many places where you can get this information, including newsletters, phone lines, websites, e-mail, forum discussion, Facebook group, and even your WhatsApp group. Keep yourself updated with recent news, changes, winning numbers, and other useful information. I personally use these news sources to keep myself updated about the winning numbers. This way I can draw my own statistic about the most frequent winning numbers. It is just a small trick, but it is really helpful especially when I don’t know which numbers I have to pick next.

How Long Does It Take to Send Your Lottery Winning?

Fantastic, isn’t it? You can’t describe the feeling when you heard them announcing your ticket as the winning number. It is so amazing. It is the best experience in your life. So, when will you receive the prize?

Mmm, you might not like it, but it may take a little longer to receive the winning than you think.

The process starts after you signed your winning ticket and claim it to the correct lottery office. After this, you will have to wait for weeks or maybe months as the lottery office begins to process your claim.

Each state has its different rules and protocols regarding lottery. If you live in Maryland, you may have to wait for only 10 business days to receive the prize, after you claimed your winning. If you live in California, the period may extend to 6 weeks.

Why So Long?

First, the lottery office has to collect their ticket sales cash from all around the country. This process itself may take up to two weeks. Also, they have to confirm that your ticket is legit, not duplicated. So, they have to check every ticket out there to make sure you are the only winner with the original ticket.

Another aspect that might extend the waiting period is different service providers, platforms, and even logistics needed to collect the jackpot. Some states may have better service providers, platforms, and logistics that help the lottery office to collect the jackpot quickly and efficiently. However, they may not be so lucky with other states. Therefore, until the whole cash is collected, they have no option except to ask you to wait.

Additionally, most likely you are not the only winner. Most lotteries also have lower-tier prizes. Instead of taking the whole process to serve you in private, most lottery offices use the time to process all winners. That means they also have to track and pay other small winners. This process can also extend your waiting period.

Next, the lottery office will perform a background check on every winner once they have the list. This method will ensure you currently don’t owe anything to the state. If in any case, you do owe the state, the prize will be used to pay that debt before they can hand it over to you. They are probably looking for water bills, property taxes, back taxes, speeding tickets etc.

It is also good to remember that your state might have ruled out on the waiting period itself. In many cases, you have 30 – 365 days to collect the prize. This is good because you will always have enough time to prepare for the claim. You can use the time to set up your legal and financial team before claiming the prize. You can consult with them for the best actions you should take. Yes, it will cost you some of your fortunes, but still, it is the best way to handle the prize today.

Are These Your Lucky Lotto Numbers?

Are planning to buy a Lotto ticket? Well, don’t waste your time picking the wrong number. Some people may suggest you use quick picks or draw the number by yourself, but what if there is a better way to pick the numbers? Rather than picking the numbers randomly, what if I told you there are in fact lucky numbers at Lotto? These are special numbers, most frequently drawn in Lotto.

So, tell me, are you interested to know these numbers?

The National Lottery has been holding Lotto since 1994. Since then, they have recorded the most drawn balls, which are 11, 23, 38, 33, 25, and 31. Each of these balls has been drawn for at least 321 times, with the 23 ball has been drawn for 332 times.

However, please note that these numbers are drawn between 1994 and 2015. In 1994, there were only 49 Lotto balls. However, several years later, the National Lottery decided to increase the number of balls until we have 59 Lotto balls today.

With these extra balls, the odds of winning a Lotto price has also fallen to 1 in 45 million from the original 1 in 14 million. In the other words, after 10 balls were added, it is 4 times harder to win a Lotto prize than it was back in 1994.

This might be frustrating for some people. However, after knowing this information, you should be able to narrow down your selections. Make sure you have one of those numbers in your line. It might not guarantee your win, but at least you won’t spend your money picking random numbers.

One more thing, it would be a good idea to keep on the same number from time to time. I know how it sounds, but playing with the same number for years will increase your winning chance. If they draw one number as the winning ticket this year, it will not appear in the future. That’s how lottery works. That also means, the chance of your ticket to win the game will also increase.

You may not like the idea, but many jackpot winners used this secret to help them win the game. Even the recent London winner play the same number until he won the jackpot. Some people might think you’re playing the wrong strategy and it would be better to change the numbers, but believe me, they are the wrong one, not you.

Also, if you want to win someday, keep playing. This is the secret of the Bristol couple who recently won £18 million jackpot. The wife has stopped playing for several years, but the husband believes that they would win someday. Yesterday, his belief was paid off. With £18 million, they have also become the oldest winning couple in Lotto history.

Now, it is up to you to follow their tips or not. We don’t know our future and what way works the best for us. Their tips might only work for them, but there is no wrong in following a good tip, instead of making a baseless decision.


Bitcoin and the Future of Poker

With its constantly expanding value, we can’t deny the possibility of having Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies in poker games in the future. As a matter of fact, today we can see the growing number of poker rooms that accept bitcoins and rewards their players with this cryptocurrency.

Despite the controversies, this new currency offers a lot of benefits from anonymity, expanding profit, efficiency, and many more.

Why Bitcoin?

There are 3 main reasons for using bitcoin:

  1. No payment processor needed
    With Bitcoin, transferring coins is easy. All you need is 2 Bitcoin wallet code. No need for a payment processor, banks, or their convoluted regulations. You don’t even have to pay the transfer fee.
  2. Fast transaction
    Unlike conventional currencies, it only takes a few seconds or even less to move Bitcoins between wallets. In most cases, you can even cash them out instantly. However, there are also some cases, even though they are extremely rare, when transferring or cashing them out takes 24 hours or so.
  3. Expanding profit
    Bitcoin is the most volatile currency we have today. It can quickly expand beyond your expectation. For example, the first Bitcoin transaction was dated back in 2003. Back then, a pizza purchase is made with 10,000 BTC. If we compare it to today’s valuation, that pizza was worth more than $9 million.
    Even though, please be careful. Having a currency as volatile as Bitcoin also means the value can suddenly drop.

Using Bitcoin in poker transaction

One interesting part about Bitcoin that I love so much is its efficiency. You don’t have to wait hours or days to receive your funds. Bitcoin is much simpler than our conventional banking method.

It only takes 3 steps before you can get your Bitcoins. How long will they take? A few minutes or even less.

  1. Download a bitcoin wallet
    A wallet is where you keep your BTC unit. It is similar to your bank account, but this time it comes without incompetent bank tellers or fee. If you are looking for more security, we recommend getting Bitcoin hard wallet.
  2. Choose an exchange
    Once you have your wallet, next you have to fill that wallet before you can use it to play poker. You can either use fresh cash to begin and receive the BTC prize in your wallet or you can fill your wallet with some coins. You can get the latter from various Bitcoin exchanges.
  3. Moving your coin
    If you choose to fill your wallet with bitcoins before playing poker, always remember to move the coins into your wallet. Once you have them, not only you can use them to fund your poker account, but also make online purchases.

The Objective of Poker

Basic poker strategy knowledge is critical for any poker player. If you have no basis for making decisions about whether to call, fold, raise, or reraise,then you might just as well play the lottery. Sure, you’ll win occasionally because everyone gets lucky now and then. Without  poker strategy and knowledge,you’ll exercise no control over your destiny as a card player.

If you picked 100 poker players at random and asked them about the objective of poker, most would say something about winning the pot, but they couldn’t be further from the truth.The objective of poker – in addition to the enjoyment of playing the game -is winning money, not pots. If your objective of poker was to win the most pots, that would be easy to do. Just play every hand and call every bet and raise until the bitter end. You’d win a lot of pots. In fact, you’d win every pot you possibly could.
But you’d lose money. Plenty of it, and rapidly.

So the objective of poker is to win money. And that means tempering enthusiasm with realism by being selective about the hands you play. There’s no need to play every hand. The very best players play relatively few hands,but when they do enter a pot they are usually aggressive and out to maximize the amount they win when the odds favor them.This is the essence of poker: Anyone can win in the short run, but in the long haul,when the cards even out – the better players win more money with their good hands, and lose less with weak hands,than their opponents.

Because of the short-term luck involved, poker is a game where even very poor players can and do have winning streaks. This is not true in most other competitive endeavors.Most of us would not have a prayer going one-on-one with Usain Bolt in the 100 metres, or attempting to hit a 95 mph bigleague fastball. What’s more, we realize it. Yet most of us think we are good poker players.If you took a poll at any poker table, the majority of players would rate themselves significantly above average. But that’s not the case. It can’t be. ln the long run, good players beat bad players -though the bad players will win just often enough to keep them coming back for more.

It’s this subtle blend of skill and luck that balances the game. That balance also rewards good players who are realistic about how they assess their ability and that of their opponents.

Poker is not one game but a variety of games that employ hand rankings, betting, and bluffing as strategic and tactical elements. ln some forms of poker, like SevenCard Stud, Texas Hold’em, Five-Card Draw poker, and Omaha, the best poker hand wins. What’s the best hand? The rarer the hand, the higher it’s ranked. Thus a straight flush, which is much less likely to occur than a full house, is ranked higher. That’s why three-of-a-kind beats two pair, which in turn beats one pair.
In other games, like Lowball, Razz, or Deuce-to-Seven Kansas City Lowball,
the lowest-ranked hand wins. In all but Kansas City Lowball, a hand composed of 543-2-A – called a wheel or a bicycle – is the best possible hand.
ln Kansas City, where straights and flushes count against you and an ace is
always a high card, the best hand is 7-543-2. But don’t worry about that
game, it’s not played very often. When it is, it’s generally a high stakes, no limit game – one you’d be better off avoiding for a long, long time.
If this isn’t enough to confuse you, there are also split games, in which the
highest and lowest hand split the pot. These games are usually played with
an “8 qualifier.” In order to split the pot, the low hand needs to be composed
of five unpaired cards with the rank of 8 or lower. If there is no low hand, the
high hand scoops the entire pot.
In casinos the two most popular “split” games are Omaha 8-or-Better,
High/Low Split (usually abbreviated as Omaha/8) and Seven-Card Stud, h r –
Better, High-Low Split (usually abbreviated Seven-Stud/8).