Moorman: The Inside Story of the Most Successful Online Poker Player of All Time – a review

Anyone who knows anything about poker and the online version of the game in particular, will need no introduction to Chris Moorman. But, in case you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years without access to the internet, here’s a brief introduction.

Moorman is widely recognized as being the most successful online poker player of all time with career earnings to date of over $14 million – and he’s still only 32. His career stats are equally incredible, according to his own website, he’s achieved top 3 finishes in a total of 718 tournaments and won $5.1 million in live tournaments. He’s also received some of the highest accolades in the game having been named the World Series of Poker’s Player of the Year in 2011 and achieving honor of receiving a WSOP bracelet at the 2017 WSOP event in Las Vegas – the poker equivalent of a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Another accolade that he received came in 2016 when he became an official 888poker Ambassador, a role which involves representing one of the biggest online poker sites at tournaments and other events. Another part of the role includes streaming of his games on Twitch for poker fans round the world to see a true expert in action. He was also clearly delighted with the move and was quoted as saying, “888 is doing big things and really is working hard to expand their reach in poker. Things like sponsoring the WSOP and the Super High Roller Bowl have shown they are committed to their growth of the brand and I can’t wait to see what they have coming up in the future”.

Moving into print

As you’d expect, ever since he started showing such a flair for the game publishers started beating a path to his door imploring him to share his knowledge and expertise with a world of poker players eager to get an insight into his winning strategies.

So, in 2014, he published his first book which was called Moorman’s Book of Poker. It took the unusual route of not simply being a book of theory but one in which Moorman applied his knowledge and skill in analysing 80 online tournament hands that were played by his collaborator on the book, a middling-ability online poker player called Byron Jacobs. The idea behind this was to produce a book that would be of real practical use to the average player, far more so than focusing on games played by Moorman itself.

Despite initial reticence by some critics to wholeheartedly praise the book it has gone on to become a classic and an invaluable part of any ambitious online poker player’s library.

So when it was announced early in 2017 that the next book from Moorman was on its way, anticipation began to mount as to what form it would take. Many were hoping for more strategy from the master while others were looking for more insights into what the man is really like and how he has reached his world-beating position today.

The second edition

When the book, Moorman : The Inside Story of the Most Successful Online Poker Player of All Time, was eventually published in August 2017 everyone was delighted by what they found. For strategy-seekers they were more than satisfied with the second, larger, section of the book in which Chris analyses some of his winning hands from tournaments and, for bio-fans, the first third of the book which tells them all they need to know about this undisputed giant of the online game is the section that fascinates the most. And what a life story this is! Especially for someone who has managed to fit so much in to a mere three decades of life.

The fast lane to success

Moorman was born in 1985 in Essex and early on in life he started to show a great ability at cards, in his case bridge. In fact, he even went on to represent England in the game and achieved Master status at the age of just 14. His other great early passion was pool at which he also excelled, leading his team from Essex University to become winners of the national championships in 2004.

It was while at uni where he was taking an economics degree that Moorman first became entranced by the world of online poker – a game which meant that he could exploit both his card playing skills and mathematical acumen to the full. Very soon he began winning significant amounts of money which, to prevent his parents from discovering its true source, he told them that he earned by working in a supermarket. Unsurprisingly, as his wins began to mount up Moorman decided that his time would be better spent playing online than studying for his degree and he dropped out before completing the course.

All this is excitingly chronicled in the book along with a host of other anecdotes that make it a real page turner. For example, there was the time in 2011 when he had just won a 1 million euro prize in a Cannes casino receiving his winnings in cash. In a hurry to make it to another tournament in Italy and with no time to bank it, he stuffed all the notes into a rucksack and spent a day travelling around with a fortune in his hand luggage.

A masterclass in theory

But for the true students of poker it’s the second section of the book that provides the real nuggets of information to digest and enjoy. One by one, Moorman goes through 68 hands that he has played in the past giving a detailed commentary about how and why he played the in the way that he did. To provide an even deeper perspective, other leading players including Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree and Dominik Nitsche (incidentally, another 888poker Ambassador) also comment on the hands providing a true insight into a great poker mind by other equally talented professionals.

It all adds up to over 400 pages of captivating reading for anyone who wants to improve their poker game – and even as a motivational book which underlines the importance of commitment and self-belief for anyone who wants to succeed in any field at all.

The autobiographical section is especially strong in this respect and it would hardly be surprising if it also manged to encourage some readers with no experience of online poker to have a dabble themselves. The tactical section, while for more advanced players, will surely motivate many to approach their play in a new and more confident way.

So while it may be unlikely that we’ll be seeing a serious challenger to Moorman in the online arena any time soon, readers of this book could well find themselves rising a little higher towards the incredible peaks that he has achieved – undoubtedly, a big reward for quite a modest outlay.

Games you should Check out in December

December heralds the festive season and lot of exciting opportunities await the gaming lovers. Black Friday has brought out some amazing video games that will keep you hooked through the holiday season. Most of the online casinos UK keep themselves upgraded with the latest and popular games across the globe so that you can immerse yourself and earn the best rewards to take home this time of the year. With the newly launched games, thrill becomes a virtual reality and not only consoles but also across online casinos UK.

Play your favorite online casino UK

If you are on the look-out for a one-stop shop that offers all updated online slots, scratch cards and live casino games, you don’t have to look beyond, just log on to this website (https://www.redspins.com/) and get started playing various casino games online. With an array of games featuring on online casino UK list, you can test your skills on the free play mode before deciding to play with real money. Some games that have hit the markets and you could consider eyeing is as follows:

1. Doom VFR: Developed by Id Software in 2016, Doom online casino UK game received a lot of attention owing to its fast multiplayer features and SnapMap mode. It allows players to enjoy the cybernetic model of playing the survivor on a mission to save the planet from destruction. The latest version enables players to explore areas of the Union Aerospace Corporation Mars not found in the original game. Instead of the usual joystick and keyboard, the VFR features “teleportation and jet strafe movement” that help players to get over possible motion sickness assisted with playing such fast-paced VR games.

2. The Xenoblade Chronicles: Produced by Monolith Soft, it is one of the best role-playing online casino UK games. It features the giant creatures known as Titans with the story focussing on a hero named Rex who is on a mission to escort a girl to the paradise. In the form of a “driver” Rex combats enemy attacks with his additional abilities given to him in the form of “blades.”

3. Curse of Osiris: This is a first-person shooter game and an expansion to “Destiny 2”. The latest version of Curse of Osiris seeks to introduce a new area on Mercury termed as the “Infinite Forest” where the Guardians to Mercury are on a mission aimed at stopping an enormous invasion of machines from both past and future. Here Vanguard Osiris features as the hope to succeed.

4. Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds: Premised on a gameplay, this online casino UK game involves dropping around hundred players into a massive battlefield forcing them to fight till they die. It is full of entertainment with opportunities of ambushing enemies, hurling hit and run attacks and much more.

Most of the online casinos UK games on the hit list include names such as Bravo Team, Gang Beasts, Okami HD, Fallout 4 VR, the End is High and many more. While the endless games expected to be released in December compatible on Xbox One, PC and PS4 gadgets, you can keep yourself updated with the online casinos UK to check for any of these versions bringing the best Christmas entertainment package and deal for you.

Movie Distribution in the Age of Online Streaming

Whenever we speak of “evolution”, we always have to keep in mind that it’s a process with both winners and losers. Winners are those who are better at adapting to the environment that’s changing. Losers are those that can’t. The same goes for every aspect of our lives, not only in the plant and animal kingdoms: from industry to technology and society as a whole. The evolution of technology was felt in its entirety by the movie industry, both in the way the content is produced and distributed. Today, let us take a look at the way the latter has evolved over the years.

From movie theaters to home media

Movies were, at first, shown to the public in a way similar to our movie theaters. People would buy tickets to sit through a motion picture showing – for lack of a better alternative, that is. Then TV was created, and things changed – the moving pictures invaded our living rooms, turning them into spaces like TIFF 17: slim, slick & packed with movie magic. Traditional movie theaters didn’t disappear, though – their entirely different experience (and the fact that they were the ones to show new movies) has kept them alive to this day. As time passed, new ways to consume media were invented.

The first VCRs appeared in the mid-1960s, and they reached mainstream success in the 1970s, ruling the home media industry until the late 1990s when DVD first appeared, which was itself replaced by Blu-ray later, which brought a truly high-quality movie experience into people’s homes.

Rentals to “DVD by Mail”

The first video rental store was created by German film enthusiast Eckhard Baum in Kassel, Germany, in 1975. He had a collection of films on Super8, which he often lent to his friends – and later turned this into a business. George Atkinson created the first professional video rental business in the US in 1977, with 50 titles licensed from 20th Century Fox and rented them out on VHS and Betamax cassettes created by home video duplication service Magnetic Video. This has led to the creation of massive rental chains like Rogers Video, West Coast Video, and the famous Blockbuster in the early 1980s.

The first major attacks on this business model were the creation of “VoD” (Video on Demand), offered by cable TV operators since the 1990s, and the creation of VHS-by-mail services, which later turned into “DVD by mail”. Netflix, today’s best-known media distribution company, was born in the late 1990s as a “DVD by mail” company, offering a subscription-based service to its customers.

Transition to streaming

Netflix first introduced online streaming in 2007, offering its subscribers around one hour of online streaming per each dollar spent on subscription in addition to their agreed services. By the next year, the company lifted this limitation, and later, it separated its physical rental service and its streaming service and slowly continued growing into the service we know today.

The company has played an important role as a film distributor, too. Initially, it licensed and distributed independent productions through its division called Red Envelope Entertainment, which later transformed into in-house content production. The production of its famous “original” series “House of Cards” began in 2011, and the series debuted in 2013 to major success. The range of content produced and distributed by – or for – Netflix grew fast, covering everything from family entertainment to drama and science fiction shows like Sense8, Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things.

At the same time, several competing streaming services have appeared, usually backed by content creators or distribution companies creating their own original content – usually in short form. Movie theaters have remained the medium through which new feature films reach the audiences but after their premiere, they reach viewers less through TV channels (even subscription-based ones like HBO) and more through online streaming, which seems to dominate the market in the age of computers and smartphones.

Ferdinand Movie Review

 

Ferdinand is a recently released American computer animated 3D film adopted from the kid’s story ‘The Story of Ferdinand’ authored by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawsom. Belonging to the drama, comedy and adventure genre, the film opened to generally positive reviews with praises for its out of the box storyline which has been crafted straight from the animal’s perspective and not on how we imagine them to be.

Star cast- John Cena (as Ferdinand), Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Gina Rodriguez, Peyton Manning and others.

Director- Carlos Saldanha

Critics Reviews:

Jane Horwitz, of Washington Post, who considered to be one of the top critics has written that- ‘John Cena, who is a wrestler-turned-actor and the one who plays the title role, Ferdinand has found a right balance between sweetness and strength. In addition, Cena also is the convincing center whole film’.

Zeenia Baria from Times of India have the film 3.5 stars out of 5 and write that- ‘Ferdinand is a fun film that manages to put a smile on your face’. She adds that the film also ‘delivers a message that one doesn’t need to do things that others expect him or her to do’.

Story of Ferdinand:

Ferdinand is the story of a kind-hearted bull named Ferdinand. Right from the beginning, Ferdinand (John Cena), likes to smell flowers instead of dreaming and being excited about him fighting it out against a matador.

When his father doesn’t return after going out on a fight against a matador, young Ferdinand escapes from the training camp and gets adopted by a girl loving in a farm. But in little time, the peaceful bull is misinterpreted by the authorities as a fierce monster, who send Ferdinand back to the farm.

The film then shows how Ferdinand with the help of his companions, a calm goat (Lucy) and the hedgehogs makes his way out of the farm and fights against the famous bullfighter, El Primero, before finally getting freedom.

Star Performance:

Out of everyone, ex WWE superstar, John Cena was chosen to lend his voice for the title character, Ferdinand`. Cena was a perfect choice to play the well-built yet kind Ferdinand, whose engaging voice keeps the viewers hooked. John gives a satisfying performance even with all the jokes in the film.

On the other hand, the talented Kate McKinnon delivers her one of the best performance as the quiet, calm and funny goat, Luna who immediately gathers a liking for Ferdinand. Her voice made most of the audience fall for the character.

Other remarkable performance comes from David Tennant, as Angus the bull and Gabriel Iglesias as Cuatro. Others too deliver a convincing performance in total.

Direction and Music Review of Ferdinand:

Directed by the extremely talented Carlos Saldanha known for his excellent works in Ice Age films and also Rio 1 and 2. Although the animation of the movie was not as good as expected but in terms of direction and performances the movie has been praised my most of the critics.

As written on Metacritic, Ferdinand has charming animated visuals, spot on voice talent and nicely paced direction. Out of all the scenes the particular Bull in the China shop scene is extremely delightful.

With its music album being of the pop and Latin pop genre consists of 6 songs in total. Home in particular was loved immensely and has received a nomination in the Best Original Song category at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

Box Office Collection of Ferdinand movie:

The film was released worldwide on 15th December, 2017, around the holiday period and garnered positive reviews from all.

Until now, Ferdinand has earned more than 125.7 million US Dollars worldwide. With 53.8 million coming from the screening in United States and Canada, while 71.9 million came from other countries.

Trivia and Ratings of the movie:

Trivias-

  • In Sweden on every Christmas Eve a short show on Ferdinand is shown on television. Alon time the show has become very popular and has also become a tradition in most houses.
  • In 1938, Disney released the first short animated show by the name Ferdinand the Bull.
  • Ferdinand is Kate McKinnon’s third film in the animated category. The other two being The Angry Birds and Finding Dory both of which released in 2016.
  • Ferdinand is the longest film ever by Blue Sky.

Ratings-

  • On IMDB, Ferdinand has garnered a favorable rating of 6.8 out of 10 which is based upon votes from 3,670 viewers.
  • On an average the film has received 3.5 stars rating out of 5 whereas it has received 72% positive responses on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • With 10,733 votes the film has a massive 84% rating on Bookmyshow ticket portal. On an average, critics have given the movie a 3.3 star out of 5, while the user rating on Bookmyshow is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Conclusions:

Despite its flaws, Ferdinand has enough to offer as a holiday watch with sufficient amount of entertainment as it has perfectly mixed drama and comedy elements. The film is definitely a must watch because of its fabulous direction and because of the awesome performances from its casts, especially from John Cena and Kate McKinnon plus if you haven’t seen the movie and looking to book online, then you use the link for ongoing online movie coupon codes at PVR, Ticknet now, etc.

What’s the difference between American and English roulette?

What’s the difference between the American and English roulette games?

Well, go on, how much do you think you know about the devil’s game? Did you even know it’s sometimes referred to as the “devil’s game”? Are you wondering how this nickname came about?

If you add up all the numbers on the roulette wheel, they sum up to 666. That’s why it’s sometimes referred to as the devils game. See, you’ve just learnt something new today – and that’s usually my happiness; seeing my readers getting informed on something new.

Still on the happiness topic, I’ve prepared a brief guide that will help the novice players get to grips on all the differences between American and English roulette; hopefully enabling you to enjoy playing the game.

But before we get to the finer details, let’s have a look define the American and English roulettes using their subtle features.

English Roulette

It’s commonly referred to as the European roulette online and it’s the variant that most players are more accustomed to. English Roulette features 18 black numbers, and 18 red numbers on the wheel, with a single zero which appears as a green. In total, the English roulette wheel has a total of 37 slots.

American Roulette

The American roulette variant is the second most played version of roulette online after the English roulette. The game has all the features similar to the English roulette; in terms of the black and red numbers, with the only main difference coming in the zeroes. Unlike the European roulette, it has both the single green zero as well as an extra double zero, which is marked in green too. This makes the total number of slots on the American roulette wheel to 38.

The difference between the two versions and the best option for you!

Let’s take a look at how the main differences between these two popular versions of roulette influence game play and which version of the two you should start playing.

The Extra Number

As already mentioned, American roulette has an extra 00 numbers, which gives it an extra number on the wheel. Novice players might think this is a good thing, given that players will have more betting options to choose from, but on the contrary, it’s a bad thing. How?

The extra 00 increases the house edge on the American version. The English version has a house edge of 2.7%, while the American version has a house edge of 5.26%. When playing any casino game, including roulette, the house edge simply refers to advantage the online casino has over on each bet you place and when applied on a large scale, it means that you’ll be losing £2.70 for every £100 you stake on English Roulette and £5.26 on the American version.

A higher house edge on the game means less chances of winning. However, for those who love taking large risks, it could mean better odds because the American version usually has better payouts as compared to the English version.

The En Prison Bet

This bet can only be placed on the English roulette and it offers you with an opportunity of recovering your stake after you spin a zero as the outcome. However, there’s a condition attached to it; you have to place an even money bet i.e., odd-even, red-black, etc. This bet will be placed ‘en prison’ and then carried over to the next spin. Should your bet win on the next spin, your initial stake will be refunded but if you lose, the bet shall be forfeited.

As mentioned, this bet is only offered on the English Roulette games and it’s not available on the American Roulette variants.

This article provides some additional key differences between the two.

So which is the best game for you?

It has been said from time to time that the best option as you play mobile or online roulette is to avoid the American version! If you are a novice player, then playing European roulette absolutely makes sense, but even the savvy players shun the American version because it remains harder to win.

All in all, the English Roulette version is the clear winner for all and luckily, you can play different versions of the game online.

2018 Will Be an Interesting Year for Television

“Television” refers as much to the transmission of video content through the airwaves as it does to the format in which said content is presented to consumers. And both of them are in a state of constant shift – or better said, evolution – fueled by the spread of new technologies that are no longer based on radio waves but the internet. The internet has determined individuals and companies at all levels to create and share content, and this content ranges from casino reviews and daily personal blog posts to serialized content made available to the consumers on-demand, through internet streaming, on any device with a screen and an internet connection. This has already affected the viewer base of traditional TV stations – the decline is slow but steady – and this impact is expected to increase in the coming years.

But the decrease in the number of viewers is just one of the many things changing in the world of television. The most interesting part is the one with brand new content creators entering the competition, with content that’s good enough to compete with what traditional creators have to offer. One of the biggest phenomena of the last years was a series called “Stranger Things”, created by global online video streaming giant Netflix. The company is well aware of the fact that it has to create high-quality content to be able to attract – and maintain – its viewer base in the long run, and with this series, it has given birth to the perfect example that has truly become a global phenomenon. To make things even more attractive internationally, Netflix dubs its content in several languages and offers subtitles in even more, thus making the experience as familiar and enjoyable as possible.

Fresh, original, and enjoyable content is the key to growing and maintaining one’s viewer base – and Netflix is doing just that. For 2018, it plans to invest a whopping $8 billion in original content. And not just any content. Some of its serialized projects have been very well received in the last couple of years – Netflix has received several Academy Award nominations for its documentaries, a Golden Globe for its “The Crown”, and many other awards and accolades for its original programming. And this original, quality content is available not only over the airwaves or through cable but also on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and laptops – basically any screen that can be connected, either directly or indirectly, to the internet.

Streaming is becoming the most attractive new method of delivering serialized – and feature-length – content to viewers, preferred especially by younger generations. Cord-cutters, as they are often referred to, no longer settle for the traditional means of receiving content over the airwaves or through cable. Instead, they choose to stream their content when they want and pay for it directly instead of an interrupted viewing experience through traditional channels. And Netflix is by far not the only major media company to do this – others like Disney, who plans to launch its own Netflix alternative, and Apple, are following its path.

With so many changes and new players entering the ring, 2018 will be an interesting year for television.

The Foreigner – A Complete Movie Review

Gambling at casinos has been central to the film industry since long. Films well translate the drama and tension that take place within the casino and gaming environment. The occurrences at the casinos are well projected on the silver screen, and it’s quite apparent how film-makers and artists have enjoyed portraying these settings. The UK online casino brings to you a detailed review of one such movie- The Foreigner that has won many hearts.

The Foreigner

“The Foreigner”, starring Jackie Chan, is a revenge thriller against the Director of the Casino Royale. The film is an adaptation of Stephen Leather’s novel. Quan is an aged, lonely Chinese immigrant restaurant owner seeking justice against an organisation called “the Authentic IRA” since his daughter was blown up in an explosion in London. Much of the movie revolves around the illegal dealings of Liam Hennessy, an Irish diplomat played by Pierce Brosnan, who is busy protecting the age-old legacy of British diplomacy. He speaks with an Irish accent, features spotted forehead and indulges himself in long telephonic conversation while drinking Scotch. Like other Bourne style government, he too curses his men on their relatively poor performance as compared to the Authentic IRA team. Martin Campbell’s “The Foreigner” is more of a revenge drama and is lower in the violence quotient than his earlier movies like GoldenEye.

It is an above average film where Chan battles political forces and revives the troubles between Britain and Northern Ireland. It somewhere projects the fear that foreigners themselves live within a country that sees immigrants as a threat. Quan’s character is old and slow and plummets while trying to dish out blows. The ones he lands is mechanical, and his guzzling into action is overridden by his age. Though he does not appear as a hero in every scene, it’s heartening to watch Chan try a rather dynamic role.

Hollywood and casinos

While Hollywood movies have brought out the soul of a casino in several films, unfortunately, most of them have been stuck showing poker games and roulette. Online gaming, on the contrary, offers so many options to people today. With online casinos UK, the movie market has suffered a decline as people find myriad entertaining options online. The global casino and online gambling sector have been growing exponentially. In fact, in 2015, IBIS World estimated its total worth at £285, and continuous growth is expected in this sector as along with UK casinos, more casinos open are estimated to mushroom in China and other Asian countries as well.

Experience the best of the online casinos at Casino Pros

If you are a movie buff and spend adequate time reeling in the fun and thrill around movie casinos, it is time to jump into some real action at Casino Pros. Over the two decades, their quality of delivery concerning gaming has been highly recognized across the world. They are also a one-stop solution for training, equipment supplies, and casino chips as required in casino operations. Online casinos allow you to relive the same feeling that you have experienced while watching your favorite cast betting at the movie casino.

Bingo Card to Enjoy for Holiday Season!

With Christmas just a few days away, we’re sure that everyone will be enjoying opening presents, eating great food and spending time with family. Why not add another layer of fun, by taking part in a game of bingo that will last the whole day.

Created by the bingo experts at Paddy Power Bingo, this bingo card has everything likely to take part on the day. From pigs in blankets, Christmas movies, mince pies and the Queens Christmas speech, this card is a good way to get the whole family involved during the festivities.

Keep An Eye On Your Friends, Family, And Enemies

Many types we come across people who want to harm us or create trouble for us. Not only them but we the have children at our home who needs to be supervised for they also use phones and various social media applications. Recently there was a game name; Blue Whale was being played by many children who committed suicide. Most of the times family doesn’t understand what is happening with the child and then they get the shock of their lives which costs lifetime full of regret. That is why you need applications and sources where you can keep track of what your young one is doing and also what is happening around you so that you can be ready for it if trouble arrives.

Best Spy Application

Best spy apps for android spyware helps you keep whereabouts of everything you would want to know. With the help of this application, it will be easy for you to snoop around on others phone without being caught and insulted. Also, your child won’t even know about it unless he finds you too. No matter as much as wrong it sounds, it is essential that you understand that in today’s social media world, nobody is safe and the young minds are the easiest prey to be trapped in the net by the hunters such as pedophiles, etc.

Steps To Install

Snoopza is easy to install on your phone. Here are the levels to make you understand the process of downloading it on your phone. Read ahead-

Sign up- This is the very first step to install this app. Sign up on their website; you can go to this link and create your account and password along with it. Making of the account is free of cost, so you need not worry about it at all.

Install- Install this application on your kid’s phone and log in with your account. You can hide this account, and they won’t be able to know that you’ve downloaded it to keep a track on them.

Log in- after downloading it on their phone, remember to log in with the help of your account and password that you created to sign in on the website of the same application.

Services Offered By Application

Now before you install this app or after you do, it is essential to know the services it provides. Here is the list of services offered by the snoopza app to help you spy on others phone.

Call Tracking– This application saves the chats, all the conversations, the exact time of any text or call, the date and times of miss calls, incoming and outgoing calls. In short, everything you need, it keeps track of it.

Call Recording– along with tracking it all, it records the conversation you are having on calls too. And it saves to tune in later and gather all the information.

Location Tracker– one of the best features that make this app a plus is its capability of keeping track of your location. So that if you want to know where your children are, you can understand their lie easily.

Facebook– you also get access to the password of facebook that is logged on on that device so that you can see who the kids are chatting with and what are they sharing on their profile.

Tracking Of Internet History– You can also keep track of their internet browser history or data along with the cookies and caches to know if they are into activities they shouldn’t be into at all and you can bring them back on track if something wrong happens.

Sim Card Replacement– what if all you know about is one number but kid uses the second one as a secret to lay off the radar of being caught. Well, this application does that too.

Download this app now and live a tension free life.

Gambling Books You Ought to Read

Do you enjoy reading as much as you play online slots? You could then certainly get the better of your deals with additional information sourced from some of the best-written guides available on gambling. From learning how to count the cards to reading on success stories of gamblers who changed the face of the gambling industry, these books could bring a fascinating gambling details wrapped up in humble fonts.

Some of the best authors have summarised the fascinating world of gambling in the form of great books. Here goes the list:

Interestingly, some great gamblers from the industry have taken writing out their experiences, presenting many strategies to the readers that could help them survive and seal winning deals, wherever they play, whether it’s a UK online casino or any other brick and mortar casino. Some of these precious books might serve as your survival gear in playing your favorite online slots, classic Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and many other casino games.

1. Scarne’s Complete Guide to Gambling: Written by John Scarne, this book covers the history and rules of almost every popular casino games. It includes some of the prominent gambling formulas and even cheat-tips. Scarne was an eminent figure in gambling, and his treatise on gambling brings you some real workable advice.

2. Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game: The first look of the book will steal your heart with its colourful illustrations spread over glossy pages. Having great content for amateurs, this book minutely details basics of every game. A great possession if you are laying your hands on online slots or any other casino game for the first time.

3. The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King: Authored by Michael Craig, this book is thrilling for poker lovers. Reflecting the casino glamour of Las Vegas, this volume is suited to those who enjoy high-stakes in poker. It unfolds events including those around some of the best poker players like Andrew Beal.

4. Roll the Bones: Roll the Bones by David G. Schwartz reveals gambling secrets. The author is also the Director of the Centre for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, and his extensive knowledge is visible in his writing. The book shares some great stories of famous card masters of the 18th century who grasped the trick to winning lotteries and amassing jackpots.

5. Lay the Favourite: Written by Beth Raymer, who spent a few years as a bookie, this book vividly explains sports-betting. As a semi-fictional book, the book gives an understanding of how professionals can beat the house.

6. Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner: If you enjoy video poker, then this book by Bob Dancer is an ultimate guide that explains the most effective techniques for looking up games that reap highest returns on your online slots.

7. The Best Strategies for All Casino Games: Written by Mike Shackleford, The Best Strategies for All Casino Games has been illustrated through 19 chapters and successfully shares strategies on all casino games. It elaborates on how calculations could be used to win a hand.

While there is an unending list of well-written books that can be accessed by players trying their hand on online slots, you could pick the one that suits your interest and requirement the most. No doubt these books will bring you the best of the results while playing online slots and other casino games.

HIGHER OR LOWER!

Have you been paying attention to the news? Well, we’ve got a quiz here which is going to test how well you’ve been keeping up to date with what’s happening in the world (as well as your head for numbers) with a game of higher or lower- all courtesy of Paddy Power Casino.

The rules are simple, all you have to do is go through the quiz and see if you think the number we give for a fact is higher or lower than the actual answer. There are a few niche ones and one at the end which is just about crocodiles, but if you’ve been paying attention you can definitely ace this quiz!

How much do you know about the most famous cartoon family in history?

The Simpsons. There’s no getting away from them. Having spanned more than 28 seasons and with over 600 episodes in the bag, the yellow family from Evergreen Terrace are something that many of us have grown up watching.

Whilst many people pride themselves on the knowledge they have about our companions from Springfield, a new infographic has revealed some statistics that even super fans may be unaware of.

Printing experts Toner Giant have scoured the original scripts of the famous TV series and through meticulous research, have revealed a number of interesting facts that put into perspective just how long this show has been running!

For example…

  • Homer has said his famous catchphrase “D’oh!” 1130 times
  • In real life, Maggie would now be 29 years old
  • The total word count for every script of The Simpsons comes to 1,439,970

You can take a look at more statistics like these in the infographic below…


Provided by Toner Giant

How Bad the Weinstein Scandal Is for the Film Industry

This year’s most resounding scandal was surely the one involving movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his misconduct and inappropriate behavior (and we’ve been mild) that went on for years after years. Since the Weinstein scandal first broke out, numerous other filmmakers, actors, directors, and producers were accused of similar behavior. It is laudable for the victims of all this abuse to finally find the courage and strength to speak up and unveil the practices that have been going on for far too long in the film industry. Unfortunately, though, films – and viewers – are also hurt by the fallout of these scandals. The effects are already felt – fans have bashed Warner Bros. for not reshooting Johnny Depp’s scenes in “Fantastic Beasts 2”, for example. And it will likely also hurt some of the 10 movies to look out for in 2018.

One of the movies that have already felt the effects of the Weinstein scandal is “The Current War”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, this Weinstein Company production has been delayed – it was originally set to be released this November but thanks to the scandal, its worldwide release date was postponed for an unspecified date in 2018. “Hotel Mumbai”, starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, has been presented this year to the audiences at the Berlinale and was also set to be released this year. Now it is also delayed until next year – the date has not been revealed just yet. Other Weinstein productions, like “The Man With the Iron Heart”, “Mary Magdalene”, “The Upside”, and “Paddington 2” might also feel the effects of the scandal.

Actors – and, indirectly, the movies they play in – are also affected by the Weinstein ripple effect. Among them, we find stars like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the above-mentioned Johnny Depp, comedian Louis C.K, whose movie “I Love You Daddy” was canceled, and the list will likely grow further as time passes. At the same time, disturbing news about many more celebrities have seen the light of day. Pixar head John Lasseter has taken a leave of absence as a result of his past “missteps” and “painful” conversations. TV host Ryan Seacrest has been accused of misconduct. Actor/director Sylvester Stallone, One Tree Hill creator and showrunner Mark Schwahn, actors Tom Sizemore and Richard Dreyfuss, actor George Takei, producer Andrew Kreisberg, producer Gary Goddard, actors Steven Seagal, Jeffrey Tambor, Dustin Hoffman, producer and director Brett Ratner, and a whole list of other personalities from film, TV, radio, politics, and business have been accused of behaving in an inappropriate way at various times. And how all these will affect the film industry – and the others – is yet to be seen.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to mobile!

Tencent Releasing PUBG for Mobile

On November the 27th, Tencent, the Chinese tech company announced that it will be co-developing an official mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG, by means of a partnership with the South Korean developer of the game, Bluehole.

Announcement is One Week after Tencent Won Exclusive Publishing Rights

This announcement came a week after the company revealed that it had won the exclusive publishing and distribution rights for the game in China. Tencent managed to secure both of these deals despite a previous notice from watchdogs of the Chinese media stating that PUBG and similar survival-themed games were unlikely to obtain a licence to officially be launched in China. Unlike the kind of entertainment the average online NZ casino delivers, these games are full of blood and gore, you see.

Tencent is Making Waves

Tencent is a tech giant with a portfolio which includes the most popular social network in China, WeChat, and the company briefly surpassed Facebook in terms of market value recently. It became the world’s fifth-largest publicly traded company! Thank to a number of recent acquisitions, it is also the owner of other well-liked gaming titles, with the biggest of these including League of Legends and Clash of Clans.

PUBG is the Hottest Game of 2017

PUBG has managed to sell over 20 million copies worldwide, a feat which ranks it easily as the hottest video game of this year. At its apex, the survival/shooter game had almost two million players online concurrently, a fact which saw it set a new record on Steam, the gaming platform. The idea behind the game is akin to the plot of the popular film Hunger Games. Players get parachuted onto an island, and have to scavenge for weapons. These range from frying pans through to AK-47s, and players then battle one another until only one remains.

PUBG’s Appeal will Broaden Thanks to Mobile

The game getting adapted from its PC version, which is generally the realm belonging to hard-core game players, to a mobile one will definitely work to broaden its appeal, and will no doubt see it gaining traction amongst more casual mobile players. In China, mobile games which have been adapted from PC versions have gone on to become big success recently.

Copycat Games are Becoming Available, Too

PUBG’s wild popularity has gone on to inspire a number of copycat games, with the most prominent of these being mobile titles from Xiaomi and NetEase. Tencent also has plans to launch its very own clone for mobile gadgets, even as it is working to bring the original game to smartphones.

The key differentiator of these copycat games is the way they work around the problem of censorship in China. In October of this year, the official video-copyright body for this country stated that these types of survival games run against the core socialist values of China, and that they are probably harmful to the mental health of young people. In Wildness Action, a game by NetEase, for example, red banners replete with Communist Party slogans are displayed everywhere, hanging from buildings and bridges for gamers to take in while they play.

The League of Legends offseason transfers are surprising!

LoL Tranfer News

Aphromoo has left Counter Logic Gaming, CLG, after he spent five years with them in the North American, NA, League of Legends Championship Series, or LCS. CLG have now finished their roster with signings of Biofrost and Reignover, and Splyce are rumoured to have created a roster that could well win the EU LCS!

The LoL eSports Offseason is Still Producing Startling Transfers

The transfers produced by the LoL eSports offseason are full of surprises, and full rosters are now beginning to take place. Longzhu Gaming lately announced the biggest League of Legends Korea, LCK, transfer news so far: Han Peanut Wang-ho signed from SKT.

As the rest of us enjoy the online blackjack NZ has to offer, both teams in the EU LCS and NA LCS are concluding their rosters. On paper, some of these team’s look amazing: CLG especially, appearing to have a very powerful line-up even though they have said goodbye to Zaqueri Aphromoo Black.

Second Full Roster for EU LCS Reportedly Complete

The Second full roster for the EU LCS season next year has apparently been finalised. Schalke completed the roster very early, and it appears that Splyce are now following that example. Splyce have announced their roster apart from ADC Kasper Kobbe Kobberup from Denmark who is the only confirmed roster member.

And it has recently been reported that Andrei Odoamne Pascu, Yasin Nisqy Dincer, Raymond KaSing Tsang, and Andre Xerxe Dragomir will be joining him.

Splyce Departures Confirmed

As far as the departures from Splyce are concerned, Mihael Mikyx Mehle and Chres Sencux Laursen have already been confirmed with Misfits, it is reported that Martin Wunder Hansen will be joining G2, and apparently Jonas Trashy Andersen turned down an offer made by Cloud9 because he was uncomfortable with the contract’s length.

It has been rumored that Vitality will be gaining a lot of funding, and could well be forming a super team, but there have been no reports yet as to who they will be signing. Essentially, this type of team-player transfer could be compared to the world of soccer, and it’s clear that gaming is also considered a sport now.

Plenty of Roster Moves and Transfers for NA LCS

The NA LCS has seen many transfers and roster moves in the last week, as a result of four brand-new teams having entered the scene as part of the franchising alterations.

A number of team’s have finished up their rosters, including Team Liquid and TSM, both of who look very strong. CLG also look like they will be contenders for the title.

CLG confirmed Aphromoo’s departure from the team, but there is no information regarding what the support will be doing next. The only NA LCS team he could join would be Clutch Gaming, or he could turn to streaming on a full-time basis on Twitch.

Vincent Biofrost Wang will be stepping in to replace him, joining the team from archrivals Team Solomid. CLG were famous for their bot lane of Aphromoo and Yilliang Doublelift Peng, but now their prodigies, in the form of Biofrost and Trevor Stixxay Hayes will have to team up to see if they can overcome their teachers!

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