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Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players

David Hayano is a cultural anthropologist by profession. He studies people and the societies that they form. David Hayano is also a poker player. During the 1970s he was a “regular” at the Gardena poker clubs in Los Angeles County. As he spent more time playing poker in public card rooms, he couldn’t help but consider the people he met as a society. After considerable interest in some preliminary reporting he had done about this poker society, Hayano got to work on a systematic exploration of that culture. The result is the book Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players.

Poker Faces is unlike any other poker book I’ve ever read. This is neither a guide on how to win at the tables, nor is it a collection of stories or examination of the colorful characters that inhabit the places where poker is played. This is a scholarly work, exploring the types of people who regularly inhabit California card rooms. While it does not require an advanced degree in the social sciences to understand this book, it is not light reading either. Poker Faces is aimed at a narrower audience than the average “How to Win Huge at Poker” treatise.

While the book is focused on “professional” poker players, it is difficult to objectively judge who fits this categorization and who doesn’t. This is a pitfall the author understands well, but the classification of professional in this book is largely one of self-selection, and perhaps “card room …

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How Can You Preserve a Diamond Painting?

Is There Something I Can Use To Finish & Seal Diamond Painting?

Every diamond painter knows the feeling: You have just finished a masterpiece of art you have been working on for weeks. Your painting is beautiful, with every gem sparkling and perfectly in place. You go through the laborious process of mounting your painting on the wall, and it looks fantastic. You take detours around your house specifically so you can walk through the room it is in and admire it. You have never been so proud of anything you have created in your life. But one day, as you are passing through, you see it – one gem is missing. You find the gem on the floor. The next day, three more gems are gone, and your cat has batted the gems under the couch before you can pick them all up. What is happening?? Your beautiful piece of art is falling apart!

It is a common theme in diamond painting. While the gems are designed to stick to the canvas forever, it is only natural that over time, gravity will begin to take its toll on your masterpiece. Slowly, gems will begin to fall. You may be thinking, what is even the point of taking up diamond painting if my final product will lose its sparkle over time? But the thing is, not every painting needs to gradually lose its luster. There are steps an expert diamond painter can take to protect their artwork and ensure …

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Who we are at Translation Company UK, inc. is incorporated in the Seychelles and can be visited at

The company’s expert lead translator is Christian Vandersmissen, a French-speaking Belgian, who resides in Saint Raphaël, France and works from his office in Fréjus. Marc Heinrich is a seasoned professional translator who has been working with him for the last ten years. A team of very qualified senior translators are also on board.

All our translations are done by native French speakers, most of whom have a degree in translation from an accredited institution. Most live in France. As a team, we translate millions of words per year for the automotive industry and its broad range of vehicles, products and services ranging from excavators and grass mowers to information technology and audio materials, to name a few.

We are currently setting up new work methods to meet the needs of our major translation agency customers.

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The Key to Success in Texas Hold’em

Various “experts” may disagree on the relative importance of different factors in becoming a successful Texas Hold ‘Em player, but high on everyone’s list is the ability to make correct decisions about which starting hands are worth playing.


While one can err in the direction of being too tight (i.e., playing too few hands), most observers would agree that beginning Hold ‘Em players are much more likely to err in the opposite direction and play too many hands. In all poker variations, especially at the lower limits, the newcomer will pay a higher penalty for being too loose than being too tight. Given this proclivity to play too many hands and the unpleasant consequences of this behavior, it is probably excellent advice for the beginning player to pay special attention to the task of identifying hands that have the best chances of winning the money. There will come a time when other factors, such as the desire to be deceptive, the need to “play the players,” post-flop strategies, the significance of position, the importance of “table image,” etc., will need to be mastered, but these are complex and subtle issues that are very difficult to quantify.


Fortunately for the novice, one skill that lends itself to fairly easy quantification is the question of determining worthwhile starting hands. What follows is a very easy method of using simple math to objectively identify winning hands.


STEP ONE: Add the value of your two cards using the scale below:


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10 tips untuk mendapatkan bonus Togel Hongkong sambil menjaga kasino tetap bahagia

Jika ada sesuatu yang dibenci kasino, itu adalah seseorang yang bermain hanya untuk mendapatkan bonus.

Memang, mereka membawanya pada diri mereka sendiri untuk menawarkan bonus di tempat pertama – tapi pasti alasan untuk menawarkan bonus ini adalah agar Anda mencoba permainan mereka, dan mudah-mudahan menjadi pelanggan tetap. Selain itu mereka pasti berharap Anda akan kehilangan semuanya kembali dan banyak lagi …

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Jika Anda berniat bermain hanya untuk bonus, Anda harus menyamarkan permainan Anda agar tidak terkena bendera merah karena suatu alasan atau lainnya. Mungkin Anda harus mengeluarkan sedikit dari keuntungan Anda – tetapi itu sepadan kecuali Anda memiliki kesabaran untuk bertahan selama berminggu-minggu atau berbulan-bulan, dan tanpa hasil yang dijamin.

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Top 10 Reshuffles On CoinMarketCap: Ethereum vs. Ripple, Nem vs. Litecoin & More Crypto Gambling

As Bitcoin continues to grow, some altcoins are not being left behind either. Last week there was an intense competition on the Top 10 of CoinMarketCap with some casualties being posted.

It was so engrossing to see some old cryptocurrencies uprooted from their longstanding positions. This registered the fact that no entity has a monopoly over a particular position.

Ethereum lost to Ripple

Smart Contract king, Ethereum in a very surprising circumstance lost its long-held number two spot to snowballing Bank Transfer giant Ripple. Fascinatingly, within the week it doubled its value and it was near twice the value of Ethereum.

Rising almost 40 percent, its market cap was over $15 bln. It has now lost almost $2 bln and Ethereum is now closing the gap. Actually, it was the second best-performing cryptocurrency on the top 10 last week.

Yet still, Ripple leads Ether with almost $2 bln in Market Cap. Some analysts in the space are strongly convinced it is likely that it will recover and take back the number two position it nearly monopolized for a couple of years.

It remained to be seen since Ripple keeps making deals with banks around the world expanding its portfolios. Anyway, Ethereum with no doubt as well has become a popular smart contract platform.

NEM pushed Litecoin

In a related development, on Thursday fast-growing NEM also pushed SegWit trailblazer, Litecoin to the fifth rank and became the world’s fourth most valuable digital currency. This was when the Ethereum Token rose a …

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BitPay Inc, one of Bitcoin’s lead payment processing companies, has just announced that it has surpassed 10,000 merchants. BitPay now provides services to merchants in 164 countries with approximately 50 in North America, 25 in Europe, and 25 in the rest of the World.


During the month of August, BitPay processed over 10,000 transactions reaching a total value of over $6.4 million. As Bitcoin is becoming more mainstream many merchants are looking for expedient ways to sell products for BTC and BitPay is on the radar. With a Year-to-date in 2013 of over $34 million worth of bitcoins, a variety of merchants ranging from large companies such as Gyft to small mom and pop brick and mortar vendors are using BitPay’s platform.


BitPay’s latest development provides merchants using the popular Quickbooks small business accounting software an opportunity to import BitPay sales.


BitPay published the following press release:


BitPay Surpasses 10,000 Bitcoin Accepting Merchants


Adds Support for Quickbooks Import of Bitcoin Sales


BitPay Inc, the world leader in business solutions for virtual currencies, announces it has over 10,000 approved merchants in 164 countries using its service to accept bitcoin payments. This milestone was reached almost exactly one year after the company approved its 1,000th merchant.


The merchants in BitPay’s directory are diverse internationally, with approximately 50 located in North America, 25 in Europe, and 25 in the rest of the world. E-commerce merchants account for over 90 of the business, including consumer electronics, precious …

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Agen Joker123 Casinos Trade Traffic with

Montreal-based Webstorm Media, a leading Internet gambling marketing firm, has launched a new service that routes unused exit traffic between casinos and gaming sites. The service is called


Here’s how it works: When a visitor leaves a gaming site without playing, a browser window opens in the background. This window contains another CasinoPopup partner, who then trades its exit traffic to other members. For every two visitors that leave their site, they receive one quality player from a partner site.


“Members don’t have to worry about losing loyal clients,” said Ilan Artzy, director of operations at Montreal-based WebStorm Media. “Regular site visitors aren’t lured away by competitors because the browser window only opens when the user hasn’t played on the current site. CasinoPopup gives members quality traffic in exchange for their ‘wasted’ traffic.”


Artzy said that CasinoPopup applicants are carefully screened to ensure their standing in the industry. Once approved, they receive the HTML code, which is easily added to their web sites. Members can track their statistics, checking the quantity and quality of the traffic. Statistics are provided online, in real-time, using member tracking codes.


“Recovering players from other good sites in the industry is an ingenious way to share leads without jeopardizing our established clientele,” said John Dunkley from Ace King Club Casino. “Highly targeted gaming traffic is valuable to us and it only makes sense to circulate prospective players.”


Similar exit traffic services are offered by Gambling Tour and Cluster Traffic.…

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Jackpot Madness Singapore Online Casino Payouts Top $30M

The Jackpot Madness Gaming Portal announces that the 70-casino mostbet network has now exceeded a record-smashing $30,000,000 in total jackpot payouts.


The landmark win that pushed the total over thirty million was Lucille pin-up M.’s LotsaLoot jackpot of $53,776.43, won on May 18th at pinup online Casino Mapau. The win was the  61st jackpot of over $50,000 to be won on the Jackpot Madness network this year.


“Passing the $30,000,000 mark firmly establishes FairGo Jackpot Madness as the number one portal for online gaming, and proves, once again, that we are the destination for the net’s biggest mostbet casino jackpots,” says Marilyn Glazier, Director of Public Relations for


“We congratulate Lucille on her first big win, and look forward pin up to seeing her name on our rapidly growing list of multiple jackpot winners. Jackpot Madness players have consistently proved that lightning can strike twice, three times and even more!”


Recent multiple winners to hit the headlines have included six-time LotsaLoot jackpot winner Jean G., who has netted a total of $305,163.73 and the world record for the most times a single player has won a progressive online jackpot; Cash Splash devotee Blake R., who has hit 3 jackpots totaling $272,957.56; and Debbie R., who has won a total of $271,263.24 on three different Jackpot Madness games.


Featuring five popular progressive jackpot games that are played simultaneously by thousands of people, Jackpot Madness awards an average of $2.5 million in jackpots to 100 players …