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Pocker, Pool Game, Card Game

 

Casino games: Poker recognition. Part one.

Poker is considered to be born in the USA in the second half of the 20th century. For a long time poker has been only one of existing gambles but everything changed in 1970.

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Poker is considered to be born in the USA in the second half of the 20th century. For a long time poker has been only one of existing gambles but everything changed in 1970. The owner of a legendary casino "Binion's Horseshoe" in Las Vegas, a great fun of poker and an eminent player Benni Binion and his son Jack Binion organized in their casino a tournament between the most known US players. In the tournament took part six players who have been competing during seven days in gambling of different kinds of poker. A champion was determined by voting and that was Johnny Moss. This tournament provoked a poker boom among people and attracted more audience. Many people expressed their will to take part in the next similar tournament. Binion took decision to continue organizing such tournaments and united them under the name World Series of Poker (WSOP). Every year the number of WSOP participants grew in geometric progression. If in 1971 the number of participants made 14 persons, in 2004 it made 1700, in 2005 - 5800, in 2006 - 8900 and in 2007 - over 6 300.

WSOP is the greatest tournament but besides that a great number of the other attractive and popular tournaments took place in Paris, London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Moscow etc.

Poker was given a powerful incentive in development and popularization in the 90s of the past century with development of the internet network and appearance of on-line poker rooms. Poker turned to be the most pertinent and the most interesting gamble for millions of users all over the world. Poker fever in Internet is still going on. Mostly thanks to internet a number of people willing to compete in "live" tournaments, clubs is growing by leaps and bounds. And now nobody is surprised by the fact that the winners of prestigious poker competitions are skillful casino players experienced in online poker room games.

Today poker is no more a gambling, it turned into a popular socially important phenomenon. Thus, according to the data of the American Gambling Association in 2005 the number of people willing to play poker made 35% of the US population aging from 21 to 39, 18% of the US population aging from 40 to 49, 15% of the US population aging from 50 to 64, 11% of the US population aging over 65. In conformity with the results of the polls by the Association for most of this people poker is more than a gamble, it turned into a way of communication, a nice leisure.

Poker became largely covered by many medias. Popularity of the gamble in the modern world lets co-exist a dozen specialized magazines dedicated exclusively to poker , online poker rooms, poker players, poker strategies. The most popular of them are the magazines "Poker Europa", "Card Player", "Poker Magazine", "Bluff", "Woman Poker Player" etc. The last few years were marked by a burst of poker. Poker turned to be extremely entertaining sport gamble. Many sport channels pay considerable part of time and give prime-time to great poker tournaments.

This brings up a question: why poker and not any other gamble, for instance roulette? The answer is evident. Correct poker playing is based not on a blind success, poker is a competition of intellectuals, competition of logics, psychology, ability to sort possible actions, to count consequences, a particular zest is considered to be some psychological methods (semi-bluff, bluff etc.).

 

Casino games: Poker recognition. Part three.

The first considerable victory was marked in Austria. In 1993 an entrepreneur and a great fun of poker Peter Zanoni opened in Vienna a poker club "Concord Card Casino".

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The first considerable victory was marked in Austria. In 1993 an entrepreneur and a great fun of poker Peter Zanoni opened in Vienna a poker club "Concord Card Casino". The club positioned itself as the place where they play only poker as a skill game not a gambling game. Substantially immediately the club became interesting for the gambling business which saw a competitor therein. At the suggestion of the gambling business the press began attacking the club, the managers of the club were accused in organization of illegal gambling games, contacts with criminals etc.

Very soon gambling lobby provoked the state to bring a charge in organization of illegal gambles against the managers of the club. The court took place the resolution of which shocked many people. The advocates of the club tried to prove that poker is not a gamble but a competition of skills, know-how. The court applied for consultation of the experts, they carried out an independent mathematical expertise of poker rules the results of which expressly showed that skills dominated over a chance in this game. Poker was brought into the line with chess. The court accepted the results of the expertise and took the resolution in favor of the poker club. For today the "Concord Card Casino" is one of the greatest poker clubs of Europe. The founder of the club Peter Zanoni inspired with his victory, he is now successfully working on popularization of poker and its recognition as a kind of sport in Europe. For this purpose he founded first Austrian association of poker sport and in 2006 he founded European association of poker sport.

A similar court session took place in Great Britain in January 2007. Derek Kelly faced trial, he is an owner of a poker club "Gutshot Club" in London downtown. Unfortunately for Derek and all English poker fans British law turned to be less liberal than Austrian one. Having recognized a skill compound in poker games it gave preference to a chance in the game. But British people should not be upset the attitude to skill sports in their country is still complicated, for instance, chess was officially recognized a sport only some years ago. Derek Kelly's case had provoked in society a live discussion which was taken up by politicians. Very soon British media suggest that poker, bridge should be put together with chess.

In the end of July 2007 good news for poker fans came from Denmark. Court proceedings as to Frederic Hostrup, a chairman of Danish poker association finished in favor of Frederic and poker. As in Austria Hostrup was accused in organization of illegal gambling games. The advocate Henrick Hoffman proved to the court that poker is not a gamble but a skill game. The winners have already declared that now they will fight for the rights of their favourite game on the territory of all Europe.

Poker smoothly fitted well into the society of the 20th century and a number of their fans grow in geometrical progression. In the modern world not to know how to play poker becomes a mauvais ton. In such conditions the authorities cannot but take into account the people's opinion which is the part of it. The authorities should go away from prejudices and be guided by common sense and the opinion of majority.

 

CARMEN MEDIA GROUP :-River Belle Sets Another Industry Standard by Merging Flash Casino Games into Poker Software

Further separating itself from the competition, River Belle Online Poker now offers its players the unprecedented ability to play poker and any one of 19 different casino games within the same software. With one download, players are now able to use one account to play the full variety of online poker and casino games, taking the gaming experience on River B

Carmen Media Group, Belle Rock enterainment, Online Casino, Poker Room

With the new arrangement players looking to compete on the challenging poker tables of River Belle will be able to use their poker winnings on casino games and vice versa. As an added benefit the casino games available to River Belle poker players are Flash games, which do not add to the size of the software download and have no adverse effects on the player’s connection or system performance. Those that would say that you can’t get something for nothing, evidently aren’t playing poker at River Belle.

The list of Flash games available at River Belle Online Poker is as follows:

• 4 Kinds of Blackjack
o Vegas Strip
o High Limit European
o European
o Atlantic City
• 2 Kinds of Roulette
o European Roulette
o American Roulette
• 3 Slots
o Tomb Raider
o Thunderstruck
o Ho Ho Ho

• 6 Kinds of Video Poker
o Joker Poker Power Poker
o Deuces Wild Power Poker
o Deuces Wild
o Deuces and Joker
o Aces & Faces Power Poker
o Aces & Faces
• Baccarat
• Craps
• 3 Card Poker
• Cyberstud Poker

“At River Belle we don’t just listen to our customers, we also try to anticipate their demands and be the first to market with the features that become industry standards,” said Tim Johnson, Chairman of Carmen Media Group, owners of Belle Rock Entertainment. “This extended variety of games is a huge step toward creating a one-stop gaming experience that makes a world of difference for our players.”

About River Belle
Owned by Carmen Media Group Limited based in Gibraltar
( www.carmenmedia.com)River Belle (www.riverbelle.com) is the fastest growing online entertainment brand in the Belle Rock Entertainment group, which River Belle Online Casino, River Belle Online Poker and River Belle Multiplayer Casino make up the successful River Belle portfolio accommodating thousands of players every day. Part of the Prima Poker Network - a global card room network where players from different card rooms play against each other, River Belle Online Poker is designed to bring players the ultimate poker experience. Incorporating state-of-the-art software powered by Microgaming and rich interface features, River Belle brings the best online games to life. As the most trusted name in online gaming, River Belle continues to set the standard in fair play, transparency initiatives and the promotion of responsible gaming.




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