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How To Play Slot Machines And Win

These symbols can be anything at all, although the most common designs are cherries, bars, and – the jackpot symbol – the number 7. He’s flown under the radar for virtually his entire adult life, beating the casinos and stockpiling his winnings. The player may also cash out these credits by pressing a button marked “collect”. These coins then drop to the tray mounted at the bottom of the machine. Each of these reels has several symbols either painted on or attached to it. In case you have never played a slot machine, or have not played some of the newer slot machines lately, I shall begin by describing how you start.

I hope this overview has given you a better understanding of the game, and has piqued your interest in the wonderful world of slot machines.

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the machine will pay out in coins, or gaming tokens, all the credits indicated on the credit meter. All these details are determined by the computer program carried by a tiny chip inside the machine’s electronic brain. I’ve studied these methods comprehensively, and have written an ebook on the subject.

have another button called “play maximum coins”, sometime also identified as “play three coins” if that machine’s maximum is three coins, or “play five coins” if that machine’s maximum is five, and so on. By pressing this button,

If, for instance, the machine you are playing takes three coins as maximum, you can press this “play one coin” button three times. The object is to line up matching symbols [matching winning combinations] on the pay line, usually a center stripe painted across the viewing screen. Most modern Slot Machines, like the Video Poker machines, also have a button marked “credit”. By pressing this button, the player will automatically play the maximum coins which that machine takes. These coins are then deducted from the player’s credit meter, and credited to the player’s next pull. The player may press this “play one credit” button up to the machine’s maximum coin limit.

How To Play Slot Machines And Win

 by: Ellison Mansfield

. When this is done, the machine will usually say “coin accepted” on the display, or, in some cases, the pay-lines on the machine’s display will light up. Please see for the latest winning tips and strategies.

A slot machine is a mechanical device employing three, four, five or more circular reels of varying dimensions. To play the credits, the player can press a button marked “play one credit”, and for each time this button is pressed the machine will deduct one credit from the credit meter and register one corresponding coin as “coin in”. Believe it or not, there are actually a few strategies that may be employed to improve your odds of winning at slots (see ). The effect is the same as if you had put three coins in the slot instead of using the credits you had accumulated. If the player presses this button prior to inserting coins, instead of paying winners off in coins, the machine will automatically credit any winnings to a credit meter. The credited winnings appear numerically on the machine’s credit meter display, and, as an option, the player then has a choice of playing these credits, or cashing them out. You could put pictures of your kids, rocks, spaghetti, cheese, or anything there, and, if they lined up on the pay liner you’d win the top jackpot. The schedule of winning combinations is usually displayed on the front or just above the machine, indicating the hierarchy of winning combinations and the amounts that each one pays whenever it appears on the active payline.

This article was posted on December 15, 2005

Yes it’s true: Ellison Mansfield has made a career out of gambling. Whatever the symbol on the machine, it makes absolutely no difference to how the machine will play or what and how much it will pay out. After holding onto these secrets and amassing a private fortune over the past 16 years, he finally decided it was time to come out and share some of his knowledge with the world.

Players begin play by inserting a specified number of coins, or gaming tokens, into a coin receptacle slot provided on the front of the slot machine, and then pulling the handle affixed to the right side of the machine which sets the reels spinning, The reels come to a stop in order left-to-right on the display screen. Most of the modern machines also

Instead of a handle, some modern machines employ a button marked “spin” which you press to start the reels turning, and, like the handler pressing it will spin the reels after the coin, or coins, are inserted

Odds Dutching At The Races

During the last 25 years he has been managing banking and online transaction processing technologies for private and public sectors.

The term Odds Dutching or simply Dutching was coined after a fervent horse race enthusiast named Arthur Flegenheimer who also went, for some unknown reason, with the equally puzzling moniker of Dutch Schultz. This certainly affects the odds by making the rest of the betting field profitable. Dutch wins have, as a rule, lower profit margins on a race to race basis. Basically, Dutching is a form of wage placing that stretches the risk of losing, by betting on more than one “runner” or horse in a race or event. Early daily double means placing wagers on races 1 and 2. Today he specializes in open source development using Java, PHP, Linux, and MySQL.

Daily double entails picking the winning runner in two consecutive races.

Jimmy Mayon (MBA, BSEE) is a technologist with an enthusiasm for Horse Racing. Dutching calculators that perform the intricate math behind this system are often available for free from different website in the Internet; one of which can be found at The software or the recently upgraded odds Dutch calculator will do the rest for you. As a result, the profit on that $15 wager ($7 + $8) is $13 or roughly 86% of your initial investment. The Dutching process calculates the correct winning bet on each selection so that the return is the same if any of the bets wins. Exactas and quinella work with almost the same principle: you have to pick the first two finishing horses. You can simply check off the horses you want to include in your Dutch “set,” specify the amount of your wager and set a minimum amount as your return of investment or ROI. In quinella, both runners can be interchangeable.

Author’s Bio: . For example, you are playing Entry # 1 at 5-2 and Entry # 2 at 3-1, a Dutching chart can show you that the $2 return is $7.00 and on # 2 is $8.00. Rolling daily double means having your pick of runners from any of two consecutive races. Their difference lies therein: in exacta, you must specify which runner should finish first and which runner should finish second. There are four different kinds of Dutch betting you can do at the PTC website, namely: win, daily double, exacta and quinella. Likewise, late daily double means placing wagers on the last two races of the day. You can also have combination bets in any daily double wager.

As of September this year, Premier Turf Club or PTC has upgraded its real-time odds Dutching system, making it easier to place wagers on your favorite runners. This method, however, is very popular among bettors who are interested in making money consistently and over the long haul; rather than just one win at one race at one event. The Dutching bet offers the bettor a higher potential Win Frequency or WF. In order to win, your must pick the winning horse in each of these races. A true Dutching wager would have to be an $8 bet on Entry # 1 and a $7 bet on Entry # 2; the return in both cases is $28.

This kind of wagering strategy can pay enough dividends when bettors successfully reduce potential winners of an event to a select few; or when information about the runners not expected to perform well does not reach the other bettors

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Horse Breeds of Denmark – The Knabstrup

The ‘few spot’ is almost completely white but will always throw a spotted foal. It is used most often as a classical riding horse or as a circus horse. The mane and tail are sparse. The disposition of today’s Knabstrup is calm and willing.

The height range is between 15.2hh and 15.3hh. It has a straight profile and a squarish muzzle with open nostrils. Over a period of time, the breed eventually settled into a strong, plain harness type.

Blanket, snowflake, snowcap and ‘few spot’ patterns are all found in the breed. Although lively and active, they were without vice. The mare was known as Flaebehoppen (Flaeb’s mare). He was named Flaebehingsten and became the founding sire of the Knabstrup breed. It was also popular as a mount of the monarch.

 However, breeding almost entirely for colour and markings without much regard for conformation and/or temperament, resulted in the breed becoming coarse and disproportionate. She was sold to a noted breeder of riding horses, Major Villars Lunn and mated to a palomino Frederiksborg stallion.

 Eye-catching colours and patterns in horses, including those with spots, have always attracted interest and the spotted Knabstrup (tiger horse) were widely sought in Europe. It is also known as the Knabstrupper and has a similar range of coat patterns to the Appaloosa.. In 1813, Flaebehoppen gave birth to a multi-coloured spotted colt. The leopard is the most popular with black, bay or chestnut spots appearing on a white base. The Sport Horse excels in dressage, show-jumping and eventing. In 1947, another stud farm was set up which was called Egemosegaard and efforts were made to try to re-establish the herd.

 Another of her foals was Mikkel, a colt sired by his half brother, Flaebehingsten.  Mikkel was incredibly tough and is largely responsible for the Knabstrup’s reputation for stamina and quality.

There are now four types which are recognized by the Danish Knabstrup Association (KNN).

The Knabstrup was based on Fredericksborg and Iberian blood. The Classic type is compact and broad. They had great endurance and good temperaments. The mare was a deep chestnut with a white mane and tail and a spotted blanket. The small head is set onto the neck with a noticeable arch to the clean throat. Like the Appaloosa, there is always sclera around the eye. The breed is intelligent, tractable and easy to handle. More misfortune followed when, in 1891, a fire destroyed Lunn’s Knabstrupgaard stables and 22 of the top breeding horses were killed. It is highly prized as a circus horse due to its eye-catching colour. Slightly taller is the Pony type which is popular as a child’s pony. It is not particularly refined but a solid, dependable, comfortable ride. To add to her appeal, she had excellent conformation, great beauty, stamina and speed. The Sport Horse has evolved from crossing the Knabstrup with warmbloods, in particular the Danish Warmblood and the Trakehner. By the 1870s, inbreeding had threatened the continuation of the breed. As well as spots, the colt had a metallic sheen to his coat. It is a strong animal with clean limbs and strong hooves.

 Lunn’s estate, in Holbaek, Denmark, was called ‘Knabstrupgaard’. Much more judicious breeding has seen the Knabstrup develop into a very useful middle-weight riding horse.

 The spotted horses from Knabstrupgaard were highly valued and widely sought after in Europe. Each horse has its own unique pattern. There is a wide variety of different spotting and splashing on a white or roan background. Back in 1671, these horses were being bred and the ‘few spot’ type was popular as a carriage horse. When he was sixteen years old, he was injured during a race. Even when Flaebehoppen was mated to a solid-coloured stallion, the progeny were spotted.

In 1812, a spotted Iberian mare was sold by her Spanish owner to a Danish butcher called Flaebe. Denmark’s indigenous breeds include the Knabstrup, Jutland, Danish Warmblood and Fredericksborg.

 Infusions of Thoroughbred blood have done much to resurrect the breed. This was the first time he was beaten out of first place. 

The Knabstrup can now be found in many countries including Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and the USA.

The smallest is the mini which is popular as a pet, circus pony and child’s mount. The skin around the muzzle and genitals is mottled and the hooves are striped. Whatever the type, breeders now aim for a quality riding horse. Some still show the all-over spotting of the old Knabstrup.

The Knabstrup

The Knabstrup, endemic to Denmark, has one of the oldest breed registries in Europe. The ears are pricked and the eyes friendly and intelligent. Mikkel would be driven 40 kilometres to the racecourse, be entered in a race then harnessed up and driven home again

How To Master Sports Betting

It doesn’t matter if it is pretty or not.

. Anything less than this and it is going to be a disaster. It’s all about accumulating winnings. You will be better off for doing so in the long run.

Speaking of the long run, this is what you should be focused on. Hopefully this kind of thinking will keep you grounded. On the flip side, you shouldn’t bet against a team because someone you don’t like roots for that team. Upsets are always going to happen but see when it makes the most sense when to go for that and when not to. Business is business and you need to be concentrating on who is going to win regardless of who likes and who doesn’t like which team.

Look for value bets. Because of this point, it is probably better if you steer clear from any matches involving the teams that you like. Thus when you are doing well, you will still be focused and when you aren’t doing so well you won’t be thinking that it’s the end of the world. You want to know who trained and who didn’t. Also look into how sides perform the week after doing certain travel. So if you suffer a bad break along the way, just remember it goes with the territory. It could provide great insight as to predicting what will occur.

Information and doing your homework is important, but you don’t want to full into the trap of information overload. You don’t want to lose money just because you weren’t on top of your game.

The most important thing is that you need to take emotion out of the equation. The weather conditions also make a difference as they do in horse racing. It is only going to place you in a difficult position and as much as you might think it won’t be, your decision making ability is going to be compromised. You can’t let the highs and lows affect you too much.

In the case of team sports, injuries are important. This means that when you place your bets you need to be thinking clearly and concisely. If you are going to do it you need to do it properly and master it, it means you are completely organized and focused. What is the point of drowning yourself in statistics and research for what you could just as easily decided with a flip of the coin? So you need to sift through it all and just take the morsels here and there which are really important and make a difference. You shouldn’t favor a team because they are the team your best friend supports. Travel is a factor such as when East Coast sides travel to the West Coast and vice versa. For instance, if you are pretty certain that a side is going to win and they are getting good odds for this than take this. Over time, you will learn what it should be that you should be paying attention to.

Sports betting is an easy way to make a tough living. So do yourself a favor and swear off them

How to Setup Frontier Mail in Microsoft Outlook

Click the More Settings button. However, if there users also that use your computer, you can leave this box unchecked. Under User Information, enter your name (what is registered with your Frontier email service) and complete email address in the relevant boxes.

Check the box beside Remember password. Select SSL from the drop-down arrow next to Use the following type of encrypted connection below both Incoming and Outgoing servers. It will save you from entering your password to log in to your Frontier email account every time you open Outlook. Under Logon Information, type your complete email address for username and password in the relevant fields. Other versions of Microsoft Outlook would have about the same Outlook setup procedure. If there is none, you will not see any email account. Now since you have to set up a new Frontier email account, click on the New button. Click the OK button to exit the Internet E-mail Settings window. You can have a look at your Outlook manual for more information on navigation to different options.

. It is also good to have the incoming and outgoing server information handy. When asked to Choose E-mail Service, click to select Internet E-mail and click the Next button. Here is a free Outlook support guide for you to help you easily set up your Frontier email.

The above mentioned procedure is intended for Microsoft Outlook 2007. When in the Account Settings window, click the E-mail tab. Click the Outgoing Server menu and check the box beside My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Close and reopen Microsoft Outlook. The steps below contain such information.

Thereafter, highlight the Advanced menu and type ‘995’ in the Incoming server (POP3) box and ‘465’ in the Outgoing server (SMTP) box. However, if you don’t have the server information, there is no need to worry. Type ‘’ (without quotes and as is) in the Incoming mail server field and ‘’ in the Outgoing mail server field. Take utmost care when typing all the information, do not make typingspelling mistakes.

Before you start, make sure that you have an active and valid Frontier email address, user account name, and password also. Click Next and then the Finish button to exit the Outlook email setup window. You will see the Add New E-mail Account dialog box.

Click to check the box at the extreme bottom left hand side saying Manually configure server settings or additional server types. Click the Send/Receive button to begin downloading your Frontier emails.

Open Outlook, click the Tools menu and point to Account Settings. Click Next to proceed. Under the heading Internet E-mail Settings, fill up each box with necessary and correct information. These can lead to error messages and consequently unsuccessful setup of your email account.

Do you have a Frontier email account? Do you want to set it up in your Microsoft Outlook program? Do you know the right procedure for Microsoft Outlook setup for a Frontier mail? Don’t worry. Also click to select the box beside Log on using and enter your complete email address in the User Name box and password in the Password box.


Additional Info:

Under Server Information, select Account Type as POP3 from the drop-down arrow (you can select any server Microsoft Exchange, IMAP, POP3, or HTTP as required). if you already have an email account set up, you will see it listed there under E-mail. A Frontier email address may have any domain name from,,,, and to

Top Horse Races – Graded Stakes Put the Sport’s Top Thoroughbreds on Display

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“Why bother? Why try to remember which race is better than, or inferior to, another?” Kent Hollingsworth, the longtime editor-in-chief of the influential trade publication Blood-Horse Magazine, wrote in 1973. Grade 1s, which include races such as the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic, are considered the most prestigious of all North American Stakes races and carry the biggest purses. Often, a Grade 2 race will precede a Grade 1 race on the racing schedule. Stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000. A Grade 3 race will often feature horses on the rise with Grade 1 aspirations, or horses that have already proven in their careers that they are a cut or two below the very best. A minimum of six committee members would have to be on board in order for a race to be downgraded. That’s why many of the new races in the Breeders’ Cup over the last few years were not initially graded.

Grades are determined and assigned by TOBA’s American Graded Stakes Committee, which consists of six members of TOBA and five racing officials. To be eligible for Grade 1 status, a race must have a minimum purse of $250,000. For example, the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita is followed a month later by the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap.

For 2012, the American Graded Stakes Committee reviewed 659 unrestricted U.S. .

A Grade 2 race, which is one step down from a Grade 1, must have a minimum purse of $150,000.

Stakes races can be assigned one of three grades–Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3. The process of assigning grades is somewhat convoluted, but in essence what the committee does is look at the relative strength of a race over a five-year period.

A Grade 3 race, the lowest level of graded stakes races, must have a minimum purse of $100,000. The committee assigned Grade 1 status to 112 races, (24.1 percent), Grade 2 status to 151 races (32.5 percent) and Grade 3 status to 202 races (43.4 percent).

“Because, to improve the breed, to upgrade a broodmare band, to select a stallion, to understand a catalogue page, to evaluate a family–one must be able to recognize racing class.”

In order for a race to be upgraded, it must be approved by at least eight members of the committee.

In order for a stakes race to be graded, it must be run under the same conditions for a minimum of two years. The better the horses that compete, the higher the grade.

Author’s Bio: 

Grade 1 races are expected to attract the best racehorses in training and potential champions.

An ardent fan of horse racing for years, I am extremely passionate about writing articles on adventurous topics on the lines of new developments in sports, online games as well as other fields. The idea of assigning grades to various stakes races, which is administered by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, was designed to provide breeders with an easy reference to compare the relative class and ability of a racehorse.

In 1973, horse racing in North America entered a new era when the concept of “graded stakes” races became a reality

Las Vegas Freebies: How to Get Drinks, Tickets, Club Passes, and More for Free

Every weeknight, the Spy On Vegas organization hosts an “open bar” event at a place on or near the Strip. I say “open bar” in quotes because the free drinks are usually limited to whatever brand of alcohol is being promoted that night. O’Sheas and the Palms offer 2-for-1 drinks at select bars, and Imperial Palace offers a 2-for-1 buffet.

The best way to get VIP passes is to go to the entrance of the club you’re interested in a few hours before they open (sometime between 7-9 PM is best). If you don’t already use it, you should download it before you get to Vegas, as FourSquare check-ins unlock some great freebies.

If you don’t have any luck at the club entrance, try the front desk (passes are often handed out to hotel guests as a way to get them to spend more time on property) and the concierge.

There are lots of great FourSquare freebies available at other casinos as well. There will often times be a host/hostess standing outside of the door; ask them if there are any VIP/no cover passes available.

Using the method above, I’ve been able to collect VIP passes to Tryst, XS, The Bank, Jet, Pure, Blush, and more!

Free Club Passes to Vegas’s Best Nightclubs

Many times, you can get passes for “VIP Admission” (often times translating into free cover) for your favorite club. Please note that sometimes the passes are only valid for ladies — please don’t take it personally guys, that’s just the way Vegas works!. To redeem your drink, just show your FourSquare check-in at the podium to receive a complimentary glass!

Free Champagne at the Wynn (and other Foursquare Freebies)

You’ve probably heard of FourSquare – the app where you “check in” to a venue using your smartphone. But the promoted drinks are always 100% free and the bar is always hopping!

One of my favorite freebies is the free champagne at Blush nightclub at the Wynn. However, if you’re not into gaming and still want free high-end cocktails, check out Remember: these passes will save you the cover charge, but for an even better VIP experience, try going through a Las Vegas club promoter (read further for more info!)

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It’s common knowledge that you can get free cocktails while you’re playing at the slots or table games

How the Sports Betting Line is Made by RJ Bell

“We’re not trying to pick the team that covers the spread, we’re trying to make it a coin flip, a tough decision (for the bettor). Of course there is an entire method to the madness on how the opening line is created. .

Oddsmakers can also change the line depending on various event-related factors such as player injuries or weather. The power ratings are adjusted after each game a team plays.

Experts working for the individual books having a strong opinion on the game

Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) is the world’s premier oddsmaking company and the most respected authority on making the lines.

There is a common misconception that point spreads represent the oddsmakers’ prediction of how many points the favorite will win by. By moving the line, sportsbooks can influence how the public bets on a particular game. If an oddsmaker comes up with a preliminary line of USC -7, then an adjustment up to -7.5 or -8 would be made in response to the public’s expected USC bias.

“You either have a passion for it or you don’t,” Seba said. In doing so they attempt to make more attractive the team that is getting less action.

Since the oddsmaker’s ultimate goal is equally dividing the betting action, public perception and betting patterns must be taken into account. RJ Bell

© 2006


Divided action means the sportsbook is guaranteed a profit on the game because of the fee charged to the bettor (called juice or vig – typically $11 bet to win $10).

A round-table discussion among the 4-5 oddsmakers involved in making the line for each sport is then conducted and a consensus line is decided upon by the Odds Director before it is released to the sportsbooks. Of the 4-5 oddsmakers, generally the 2 most respected opinions are weighed more heavily by the Odds Director before he decides on the final line. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”

The purpose of these adjustments, like all line adjustments, is to more equally divide the betting action. This usually includes having up-to-date power ratings on each team.

The last step in the line-making process for each oddsmaker is taking one final look to determine whether or not the line “feels right.” This is where common sense and past experience with how games are bet enters into the picture. Seba explained that it all starts with each oddsmaker creating a line on each game based upon their own personal approach. We do this by drawing from past experiences and applying them to current situations. Mike Seba is a Senior Oddsmaker at LVSC and has been making lines for the last six years. Oddsmakers have to determine if any changes are necessary and send out an “adjusted line.”

What Is the Line Trying to Accomplish?

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Power ratings are the oddsmaker’s value of each team and are used as a guide to calculate a “preliminary” pointspread on an upcoming game.

“The main objective is that our clients get equal action on both sides,” Seba said. Examples of non-game factors that would require an adjustment to a team’s power rating are key player injuries and player trades. In our extended interview, Seba explained that there are 4-5 oddsmakers assigned to make lines for each of the major sports (pro & college football and basketball; MLB, NHL, boxing, golf). Obviously, if the line comes out a week ahead of the event (which is the case in football), there is much that could happen during the week leading up to the event that could affect the line.

Once the opening line is released by LVSC, the individual sportsbooks decide if they want to make any adjustments before offering it to the public. Each of these oddsmakers bring unique opinions, strengths and weaknesses to the process. Stated another way, they want to create a line that half the people find appealing to bet one way while the other half find it appealing to bet the other way (known as ‘dividing the action’).

Moving the line is the oddsmaker’s effort to balance betting action, and often times such moves can have a major impact on a bettor’s decision.

How the Opening Line Is Made

For example, if the pointspread on a game is 7 and most of the money is coming in on the underdog (taking the +7), sportsbooks will then move the number down to 6 ½ to try and attract money on the favorite. That is not the case at all – their intent is NOT to evenly split the ATS result between the teams; rather, their goal is to attract equal betting action on both sides.

Individual books having players who consistently bet with certain tendencies (such as an extreme bias toward favorites or toward a certain popular team like USC)

Once betting begins, sportsbooks can adjust the line at any time. By necessity their approach is very research-oriented and concise, since with millions of dollars at risk there is little margin for error. For example, the public might have heavy betting interest week after week on a popular college football team such as USC. Reasons for such adjustments include:

Once a game’s power rating based pointspread is determined, the oddsmaker will make adjustments to that line after considering each team’s most recent games played and previous games played against that opponent.

Why the Line Changes

“The #1 thing for us is to make a line for each game that creates good two-way action.

The opening line is the first line created by the oddsmakers, which is then sent out to sportsbooks. Also, adjustments are made after reading each team’s local newspapers to get a sense of what the coaches & players are thinking going into the game. People think it’s much more complicated, but it’s not.”

Oddsmakers at LVSC are professional sports junkies who love what they do and would probably do it for nothing if you asked them, but they do get paid for it