Online Ace -- A World Series of Poker Champion's Guide to Mastering Internet Poker
by Scott Fischman
Written by a WSOP champion specifically aimed at online players, as well as those hoping to make the transition from computer games to live games. Few have made that transition as successfully as two-time World Series of Poker champion Scott Fischman. Here he shares his expert insight, money-making tips, and priceless strategies for Internet poker, giving readers instruction that can be put into practice immediately. Fischman's success on the live tournament circuit is a testament to the value of Internet poker (which he still plays for more than 10 hours a day).
Killer Poker Online
by John Vorhaus
Vorhaus has contributed much to poker via the written word, much of it dealing with the mental part of the game. In this book he continues that slant, bringing a perspective to the online poker game not yet researched by others. His initial advice is to scrap your live-game strategy, which he follows with advice on how to develop a killer Internet game. He includes information on the common pitfalls an dbankroll cripplers, online tells, your margins of error and the intensity of the accelerated pace. In two chapters (The Dark Side and Pitfalls) he discusses cheating, collusion--how to detect it and what to do about it--and the problems with random number generators. However, even though he deals with these subjects, most of the book deals with learning how to play and beat online poker.
is a computer experience and all computer experiences involve the use of software. Some casinos have written their own proprietary software, but most of the operations today use third-party software providers who sell their wares to multiple operators. Here are some of the best-known and respected online casino software suppliers.
Random Logic, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is the software behind Casino-on-Net and 888.com. It is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of 888 Holdings plc. The software has a more limited offering than some other packages, but the general look and feel is one of sophistication and intuitive interaction. Table games are particularly well done. Video slots have recently been added to the mix.
Boss Media offers a full suite of entertaining casino games -- both innovative games as well as traditional favorites. Boss Media slot machines are based on colorful themes, with up to 25 paylines, progressive jackpots and entertaining bonus rounds. Table games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and other card games are made in various styles. Boss Media video poker machines come in many popular game types and offer players a unique opportunity to double their winnings in a final “double or nothing” round.
Microgaming is one of online gambling software powerhouses. The company has a over 125 sites using its software. Microgaming is very committed to releasing new games and averages four new games per month. Microgaming's has a great selection of progressives and their progressive network has paid out over $200 million since inception. Microgaming software also powers a popular poker network. With over 40 card rooms and one of the most aggressive tournament schedules on the web, Microgaming's poker network ensures players will always find an active table, as well as the hottest action.
Playtech is one of the leading gambling software manufacturers in the online gambling world and is the software of choice for many well-known and popular online casinos. Playtech's online casino features over eighty-five richly themed games to suit all markets and player types, from classical table & card games, multi-line & multi-spin slots and video poker & keno, to progressive bonus-stage jackpot games, Asian games, live dealer games and Playtech's exclusive Blackjack Switch.
WagerLogic is the software of choice for premiere gaming companies including William Hill, The Ritz Club London, Littlewoods Gaming, and Intercasino. The software package offers a full suite of over 80 casino table and slot games which include record-breaking progressive jackpots and multi-player games that deliver a realistic casino floor experience where players can chat in real-time while they play. Popular slots include Bejeweled, Millionaire's Club, and the Marvel characters Hulk, X-men, Daredevil and Blade.