Memory Techniques for Cards

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Learn the memory techniques used in card games. The learning skills are outlined below:Reduce the Cards to a Code. If you try to remember the number and face of each card as it comes up, you’re in trouble. You’ll just get bogged down trying to memorize “Six of Spades,” or “Queen of Hearts.” It’s too much for the best of brains. The brain likes simpler things. Try reducing the card to a simplistic code: you’ll be more likely to remember a two-part letter and number code. Instead of “Six of Diamonds,” remember “6D.” For “Ace of Clubs,” try “1C.” For face card “King of Hearts,” go with “KH.” Your memory will function better with this simple code. You can practice remembering card codes with a deck of cards.Fill a Filing Cabinet. Okay. Now you’ve got a code system for naming the cards. Here’s another memory training technique for cards. Imagine a one-drawer filing cabinet. Inside are several files, one file for each suit. Picture the labels on top of each file. While you’re playing cards, a card will be thrown down by the dealer or another player. Mentally take that card and put it in the appropriate file. You’ll find this visualization makes it easier to remember which cards have been played-and which cards are coming up.Practice Makes Perfect. Knowing about the code and the filing system won’t be enough for success at cards. Sorry to say, you’ll have to practice. A lot. Ideally, get together with some friends to simulate a gambling environment. Practice remembering the card codes, and file them in your mental filing cabinet. Review which cards have been played. Which ones are due to come up? Have the memory techniques made a difference?Learn More About Gaming. Most gaming is based on statistics and the laws of probability. If you skipped those subjects in school, go to a bookstore and find a book on gaming and probability. Why? It won’t do you much good to memorize the cards if you don’t know what to do with them. So learn more about gaming, and the formula that tell you which cards are most likely to come up. When you can remember the cards and estimate what will happen next, you’ll be in a good position to succeed. That’s when you’ll start counting the chips!Memory skills and game theory are essential partners to card playing. The third essential is experience and practice. Don’t skip out on any of the three. It takes all three to bring in the serious money!

Online Games – Can We Make Money Playing Them?

When we refer to online games we are normally referring to video type games that we play on a computer via the internet. Some video games are played over the internet using mobile phones and video consoles, but generally speaking online games means computer games that need an internet connection to be played. Simple text-based multiplayer games were the first of these types of games as internet connections were slow and expensive when these games were first introduced in the 1980s. Gradually these games became popular in the 1990s, with today’s online games featuring virtual communities, realistic graphics and multiplayer games where people can even play one to one or in knock out tournaments for cash prizes. We all know that the internet is the fastest growing market place in the history of the world but did you know that there is an online games sector that is growing 4 times faster than the internet overall! Yes! and it’s the “Online Skill Games” market.There are many styles of Online GamesSome of the different types of online games that exist:1. Real time strategy games: This type of game is all about strategy where, for your army to fight successfully against the other internet players you need to develop a game plan by building lots of resources2. First person shooter: Here the players compete with each other one to one. In most first-person type games, the online game allows the death match or arena style of play. In this style of game play the view you see is the one seen from your character’s eyes.3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG): In this type of game each person has to keep trying to reach the next highest level until he has reached the top one written for that game and these online games can have, simultaneously, thousands of players from every part of the globe, playing in a giant virtual world interacting against or with each other. Gamers can keep playing these types of games for months or even years!4. Browser type games: These are pastime games that are quick, simple and small that are played in your browser. The popular Java and Shockwave technologies are used to develop these games.5. Online skill games: An online skill based game is a web game played in tournament format or one to one. Each player pays a cash entry fee to play with a cash or merchandise prize going to the winner or winners. The outcome of each competition is based on the player’s ability and performance not luck.How Do Online Game Companies Make MoneyAll games today, are playable online. How do we make money? This is the question that companies making the online games have to ask themselves. The majority of companies make single-player games that are played at home and in this the player has to beat the artificial intelligence of the enemy. Today these games normally include an online multiplayer version which can be played against or with other Internet players. By selling their game DVD/CDs is how these companies earn their profit e.g. Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike. Advertising and promotions is how browser game companies make their money. MMORPG companies generally charge their players a monthly fee and continue to add content by programming new scenarios etc in their games e.g. Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Some don’t, but survive because their DVD/CD sales are high e.g. Guild Wars.What is the future of online games?Soon there will be a new entry into the online skill games market. According to their Free Online Games Market Report they will be the first company with their new online skill games platform, to launch a business that encapsulates three of the newest phenomena on the internet today. Online Games Entertainment, Social Networking using web 2.0 and a new way of marketing which has been described as Social Marketing 2.0. One of the core differences with this new platform over the conventional models is that we the players can if we want share in the profits while we play our games. With the market today (2007) worth approximately $5.2 billion USD and predicted to rise in the next 3 years to over $13 billion USD that’s $412 per second and with social networking sites already reaching 45% of web users and the 4 major Instant Messengers having more than 400 million users between them this potentially could be a whole lot of money.