I’m A Celebrity BET Me Out Of Here

This year another desperate collection of has-beens, never-were’s and soap opera cast-offs have been flung into the Australian jungle to raise money for “charidee”, although we know it’s to get their faces back on the box and bank a nice Christmas bonus in the process. “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”, now in it’s fifth incarnation, is one of the more entertaining Reality TV shows and is car crash television at it’s dumbed down best.

Where else can you see a moderately recognisable media personality covered in molasses and green ants, eating cockroaches and other “jungle delicacies” or dumped in a water tank surrounded by crocodiles and eels in a bid to rescue a flagging career?

While the show has audiences squirming as “that bird who used to be on telly” munches down another especially fattened up caterpillar to try and win meals for hungry camp-mates restricted to rations of rice and beans, there are also plenty of betting opportunities for armchair fanatics.

Here we will take a look at the runners and riders and how they have got on after the first few days spent in the jungle.

SID OWEN

Best Price: 3/1 (Sporting Odds)

Played “Rickaaay Butcher” in Eastenders on and off since 1989 but has spent the last few years running his restaurant in France. He has been out of the media spotlight since his singing career failed to take off and admitted he was “bored” and jumped at the chance of appearing on the show. Ricky, sorry Sid, was immediately instilled as the bookie’s favourite to win as he appears to have the “everyman” quality that saw Phil Tufnell romp to victory in Series Two.

SHEREE MURPHY

Best Price: 7/2 (Sporting Odds)

Another ex soap “star”, Sheree’s character, Emmerdale’s “Tricia Stokes” was killed off almost three years ago when a pub chimney fell on her head during an uncharacteristically violent storm, on Christmas Day of all days as rotten luck would have it. Since then she has been raising her young children and living the life of luxury thanks to footballer husband Harry Kewell’s £65,000 a week wage.

Her arrival in the jungle wasn’t the best and comparison’s to I’m A Celeb legend Natalie Appleton were drawn when she wasn’t keen on jumping out of an aeroplane into the camp. At least she wasn’t frightened of the trees. However, she redeemed herself magnificently by retrieving five stars during a live jungle task despite being scared stiff and remains one of the favourites to win.

JIMMY OSMOND

Best Price: 11/2 (Tote Sport)

“Little” Jimmy Osmond became the youngest person to have a number one single with the annoying “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” back in the 1970s. He has since become a successful property mogul but is still inflicting his brand of music onto the general public. He’s a difficult one to call. While he seems nice enough and undoubtedly has an enormous fan base, he comes across as a little, well, odd. Recent polls in the tabloid press rate him as favourite to win so the 11/2 price may shorten as the show progresses.

CAROL THATCHER

Best Price: 6/1 (Tote Sport)

The daughter of former Prime Minister Margaret and “famous” in her own right as a writer and broadcaster. Undoubtedly a “chip off the old block”, Carol has participated in two Jungle Trials so far and tackled them with relish. First she drove a kart across a ravine along a rope bridge and a few days later sat down to dinner with Jilly Goolden to enjoy a meal of grubs, cockroaches, fish eyes and finally a kangaroo’s testicle.

You get the impression that nothing will phase Carol during her stay in the jungle and the producers will have to come up with something rather nasty to put her off. She will have staying power in this competition but may not have enough of a fan base to lead her to victory.

TOMMY CANNON & BOBBY BALL

Best Prices 18/1 and 15/2 (both Bet365)

One day you have a hit TV show with millions of viewers and your own comic strip in “Look In” magazine and the next you are the faces of “Safestyle Windows” and doing gigs at Crown Hill Community Centre and the like. Ageing comedy duo Cannon and Ball were drafted into camp on Day Five, begging the question: “What’s the point?”

Latecomers never do well in Reality TV shows as they are subconsciously seen as “outsiders” and a threat to the already-formed group. Upon his arrival Ball wasted no time in “entertaining” the other campers with his “Rock on, Tommy” catchphrase and it seems inevitable they will do a task together with “hilarious consequences”. However, prices for them to win individually? Surely you can’t have one without the other?

DAVID DICKINSON

Best Price: 10/1 (Sporting Odds)

The perma-tanned “Bargain Hunt” antiques expert best known for his “Cheap as Chips” and “Bobby Dazzler” catchphrases. Like Cannon & Ball, he seems a bit of a strange choice to go into the jungle but his stay may be a short one in any case. He wasn’t overly pleased to see the newcomers while the other campers embraced their arrival and he may find himself the first celebrity voted out.

JENNY FROST

Best Price: 22/1 (Bet365)

Jenny has become the third member of Atomic Kitten to try their hands at Reality TV, following Kerry Katona’s success who won the show in Series Three and Liz McLarnon’s stint in “Celebrity Love Island” during the summer. She has been paid more than any of the other campers to appear on the show with a reported fee of £100,000 being quoted in the press which is bound to cause some friction. While she appears pleasant and pretty enough to look she hasn’t had a chance to do anything to convince she can become the second Kitten to reign as “Queen of the Jungle”.

ANTHONY COSTA

Best Price: 25/1 (Tote Sport)

Used to be in boyband “Blue” but unlike his three former band-mates, he doesn’t have a solo record deal – yet. He looked the odd one out during his band days and didn’t really cut it as a teen “heart throb”. His swarthy and permanently unshaven appearance made him look better suited to running a kebab shop than appearing on stage and hanging on bedroom walls in poster form. Another who seems nice enough but doesn’t have enough about him to stand out from the crowd.

JILLY GOOLDEN

Best Price: 50/1 (Tote Sport)

Jilly was famous for presenting “Food & Drink” on BBC2 for almost two decades and becoming the most recognised wine expert in the UK. However, she wouldn’t have come across anything like the grubs and kangaroo todger she downed when performing a joint task with Carol Thatcher. Her performance in that task will earn her respect and the 50/1 odds may be worth an interest and laid off at a shorter price as the competition progresses.

KIMBERLEY DAVIES

Best Price: 50/1 (Bet365)

Former “Neighbours” eye candy and ironically the first Australian to appear in the series. Good looking women never do well in the show and even though the permanently fresh-faced beauty gave her task her best shot on Day Two she may find herself voted out sooner rather than later.

SUMMARY

The three bookies favourites arguably have the strongest cases to win the show. Sid Owen has been one of the most recognisable faces on TV over the past 15 years or so while if it came down to sheer voting power, Jimmy Osmond and his hoards of crazed fans would win it for him comfortably. However, I am inclined to back Sheree Murphy to become only the second Queen of the Jungle. She has a vulnerable quality about her that people will warm to while stubbornly refusing to wimp out of tasks even though it’s plain to see she isn’t enjoying one second of them. Another performance like her showing in the live task will see her 7/2 odds tumble.

Free Online Majong – Be Familiar With the Basics and Win

All online games it ends with one of two results win or lose, and nobody likes to lose. Mahjong is a Chinese game similar where you can be a winner or a loser at the end of the game. I’m sure you do not want to lose even once.

But how is it possible to win the online Majong every time? Are you also of those who love to play Mahjong games for the win and not lose them? So the best thing you can do is learn more about the game more you know the better the chances of winning. There are two ways to access the game, or you can download or play online Mahjong. Most people prefer to play Mahjong online for free. Free makes everything more exciting.
Some fancy math and luck can help you win Mahjong online. The game includes a set of 144 tiles, including:

• 108 cards are divided into three seeds of Chinese characters, bamboo and circles; more or less the same club, spade and diamond cards can be found in the game. All of these have been numbered 1-9

• 16 tiles Majong form 4 winds and shall represent the four directions: north, east, west and south. 12 online Mahjong tiles consists of 3 bonus tiles that represent the dragon white, and red is also green. Besides 8 bonus tiles for a total of 24 flower Mahjong free online tiles. Lastly includes 3 cubes and a wind indicator. The wind indicator identify the direction of Mahjong games.

This is just what it is to play Majong, however, you win, and it is cardinals, which are the instructions of the game. For the most part the guidelines of the game include all the information on how to play the game. But if you love to win, you can use some of Mahjong online forums and debates where people from around the world share their tips, tricks and techniques to win.

Majong are of different types, where the structure of the tables and rules are still common, but the difference lies in the objects that match the level of difficulty and sense how the objects must match. Some online Mahjong accept all pairs of Mahjong tiles, while some accept that in a model such as switchboards will only be accepted.

5 Reasons To Tour Macau

1. VIBRANT NIGHT LIFE:

Macau is synonymous with casinos and the bustling night life, and the people are given several enticing opportunities to gamble with the odds. For some, the gaming revenue of Macau can easily defeat Las Vegas – for it has quickly become the world’s most lucrative gambling industry and attracts people from all spheres of life and all over the world to roll the dice and play the game. The Venetian, the world’s largest casino, with approximately 550 tables and more than 2,000 slot machines presents one such chance for those who love to take a risk and experiment – of course, with some money in their pockets.

2. FINE DINING:

Macau can well be called, Asia’s best-kept culinary mystery because while it may be famous for its casinos and vibrant night clubs, it also present a variety of fine dining options and delectable street food that truly highlights some of the best that Macau has to offer. Michelin star restaurants line the streets for those with a taste for the finer things in life such as acclaimed chef Guillaume Galliot’s Tasting Room at the City of Dreams.

Many people from all over the world travel the short distance from Hong Kong to Macau to try out the famed Portuguese bread and Portuguese custard tarts called Natas. Don’t you wish you had some KrisFlyer airline miles at your disposal? Or are you thinking that maybe you should buy KrisFlyer miles now? Portuguese cuisine occupies a huge space in Macau culture and tradition, and thus many Portuguese dishes are readily available in restaurants and hotels.

3. SPA DAYS:

Macau houses some world class spas which are a treat for customers because of the indulgent treatment, relaxation and the many options to choose from. Isala at City of Dreams is one such option with their soothing massages and fruit body scrubs. The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa at the Galaxy Macau ranks high for the amazing interior-the bamboo-and-water-filled inner courtyard is the perfect remedy to the frenzied environment of the casino.

4. VIBRANT CULTURE & TRADITIONS:

If we walk away from the glittering lights of the night clubs, we would find that Macau has a rich, 400-year-old cultural heritage. Traditions customs are celebrated with great pomp and show – Chinese New Year is celebrated with great fervor, enthusiastic parades which have paper dragons and drummers while the Macau International Dragon Boat Festival transforms into an exciting sporting event.

5. THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Macau may be famous for entertainment scene but that is clearly not all – the islands of Taipa and Coloane offer a blissful, much needed escape from the fast paced life of the city. Palm tree beaches, quiet and rustic villages and hiking trails, visitors can truly unwind or enjoy the leisurely pursuits of golf, swimming, and fishing.

On the striking island of Coloane, visitors and tourists will discover breathtaking scenery, natural valleys and an extensive web of trails with maps readily available at the trail heads

Learn Crucial Information About Poker Pot Odds To Leave Your Competition in The Dust

The path to conquering your competition on online poker is in gaining as much knowledge as possible about your hand and your opponents, a major part of this is to understand pot odds and how they should impact your betting behaviors. The good news is that you do not have to be a genius at mathematics to calculate pot odds, and I will show you how to do it, it is a fairly simple process.

Most new Texas Hold Em players fail to recognize the importance of betting in-line with what their pot odds are. Good for us, bad for them. Now I assume you know all the simple poker terms that I will be using in this article to explain this concept e.g. outs, drawing hands etc. Hanging onto unprofitable drawing hands is one of the major leaks in many a player’s game. Following strict pot odds to make your draw decisions will help plug this leak!

To explain this concept I will walk you through a few examples.

e.g.1

Let’s You Have – Kc Jc

The Board shows – 2c 10d 5c

This is the point where we need to start calculating how many outs (number of cards in the deck that will make your hand the winning hand) we have. If a club comes up on the board that would give us a King high flush. If a King or Jack comes up we would have top pair. So we’ve worked through our options, now let’s figure out how many outs we have.

There are 9 clubs left in the deck + 3 Kings + 3 Jacks for a total of 15 outs. As far as we are concerned there are 47 cards left in play. So right now our odds of winning the hand are 15 out of 47. If we divide 15 by 47 and then multiply by 100, that will give us a percentage of 31.9%. A simpler way of looking at it is how many times does 15 go into 47, roughly 3 times or a ratio of 3:1.

Now we need to figure out how we are going to apply this knowledge to proceed with betting. If the pot is $50, and the amount and the bet to you is $10 – that is a 5:1 ratio (20%). Given that, we should definitely call or throw out a small raise.

Let’s assume that we are last to act and we call. Next is the turn and Jh comes up.

So not only do we have a pair, it also gave us a couple more outs. Our outs are now:

9 clubs left in the deck + 3 Kings + 2 Jacks 14 outs. If we divide 14 by 46 and times it by 100 we get a percentage of 30% or a ratio of about 3.2: 1. This means that we should call or bet as long as the pot size is more than 3.2 times the size of the call or bet you make. So if the pot is $100 and the bet is $20 to you, that is 5:1 ratio and we should call or raise.

Often you will have to bet to manipulate the pot odds offered to other players. A common example of manipulating pot odds is make a bet to protect a made hand that discourages opponents from chasing a drawing hand.

E.g

With one card to come, You have a made hand, but the board shows a potential flush draw. You want to bet enough to make it not worthwhile for an opponent with a flush draw to call, but You don’t want to bet more than you have to in the event the opponent already has you beat. How much should You bet?

Assume a $20 pot and one opponent. If You bet $10 (half the pot), when your opponent acts, the pot will be $30 and it will cost him $10 to call. The opponent’s pot odds will be 3-to-1, or 25 percent. If the opponent is on a flush draw (19 percent with one card to come), the pot is not offering adequate pot odds for the opponent to call unless the opponent thinks he can induce additional final round betting from you if the opponent makes his hand. On the other hand a $6 bet would make your opponent mathematically indifferent to calling.

While pot odds at times can seem a pain to calculate, where one has to keep up with so many cards, rest assured, its well worth the trouble

So how do pot odds help us from losing our chips and winning Huge pots? Let’s start by figuring out how pot odds help us from losing a lot of chips. Let’s say the bet was $50 to us in a $100 pot or 2:1, we are holding a flush draw and have 9 outs, this gives us a 19% chance of catching our card (around 5:1). Since the odds are worse than our odds of winning, we would be over betting our hand and in a position to lose more than we would get for our money, so we would fold our flush draw. Now to use pot odds effectively, using e.g. 1 , If the bet to us on the flop is $10 into a $100 pot we would call instantly as we have a flush draw and the possibility to catch top pair, all up we have 15 outs and we are getting a bargain as we are calling 10:1 ratio when our odds to win the pot are better than that. Since the bet is $10 we could still raise the pot up to $39 and be betting in accordance to our probability of winning the hand. Pot odds allow us to make large bets with confidence knowing that we are playing probabilities. So we raise to $35, that puts extra pressure on your opponent and he at this time may feel he is already beat, so you could take the pot right here. However there is still a large possibility you will still win the hand if your opponent calls, If someone was limping in with $10 into a $100 pot chances are they are fishing for one or two cards, where we have 15 cards that can help us.

Being able to increase bets when you have many outs or fold when the action is raised too high will allow you to minimize bad beats and give you chip leverage to take large pots when you hit your hand.

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Finally, the most painless way I have found to memorize the common pot odds numbers is to print out or write down your cheat sheet, which can be found on the internet if you cant find please contact me and I will be happy to provide you with one, and refer to it as you play poker online. You will find yourself having to refer to it less and less, and eventually, not at all.

I’ve shown how to calculate pot odds and make wiser bets now combine this with good poker math, solid strategy and a lucrative poker bonus code here and there and you will see some major improvement in your poker bankroll!