Room Escape Games

Hero trying to break free and escape from trapped room. The plot seems straight from any Hollywood blockbuster. Remember film “Saw II,” where unlucky targets in a booby trapped shelter find a way out before they die.

In the similar line “Escape the Room” belongs to the genre of adventure games and are created for Adobe Flash. Room Escape games have a pattern of a locked room or a place which consists of hidden clues to gain points and is manipulated with secret doors, compartments, tunnels and several confusing objects. You have to clear your way to exit. It is a point and click style of play. The only way to play these unpredictable, quick and pacy games, beating all the odds depends on your adroitness and reasoning.

‘Yuria Room’, is a point and click escape game. One has to find items and collect clues to escape from the room and in ‘Pizza Shack Deluxe’ computerized player serve orders to the customers, one at a time and get stuck in this food chain. He prepare burgers, French fries and fill the drinks. Don’t forget the order of your customer and amidst all this use the keyboards to search the way out.

To play your favorite game on computer all your need is a keyboard. XBox, PlayStation have mind-blowing range of Room Escape video games that will lave you awe-struck. Or go for Internet, just click an online game site and play games of your choice by paying few bucks. Various sites offers free Downloadable games and users don’t have to pay a dime. Just sign up and play for free.

MOTAS is credited to popularize the term “escape the room.” Reportedly, there are other older examples like ‘Noctropolis’ in 1994, Japanese ‘Crimson Room’ in 2004 which had a breakthrough in the Internet and gained rave reviews, and then there’s a Submachine Series. Popular games keep adding installments to already existing plot and interesting storyline. Some commonly played games are Crimson Room, The Doors, Monster Basement, Trapped, Muse Lock, Prism Core, Icescape, The Unforgiven room.

In the current scenario, Room Escape games are in great demand. They are made mass appealing with nice graphics and sound effects. With the fast-changing gaming technology there seem to be no full stop to this gaming madness.

Why We Clean

Recent surveys in the field of behavioural psychology have lumped household cleaning in with such notorious vices as drinking, gambling, sex and recreational drug use. While we don’t tend to think of cleaning as a form of escapism comparable to heroin or skydiving, it is certainly worth a second look. The popular conception of the sex-starved, stay-at-home 1950s American housewife with broom in hand and Prozac in pocket is an interesting first step to understanding why we clean.

Do we clean to turn off? Is this healthy? Many would say absolutely, or in any case, comparatively. Unlike its decidedly more self-destructive counterparts on the behavioural scientist’s checklist, cleaning can be seen to have unmistakable benefits in the day to day life of most human beings. It helps us feel better and improves the physical beauty of our surrounding environment. But how exactly does this work?

Primarily, cleaning is something we have immediate control over. It’s as simple as grabbing the sponge or hauling out the hoover. Because we can do it whenever we please, it is a source of easy and instantaneous self-gratification. We get measurable results and a feeling of satisfaction in completing each of our cleaning tasks. While you may not be able to rule your children or your boss, you can exert considerable control over your laundry and ironing. What then of the professional cleaning service, if doing the chores is such a rewarding experience?

The clue is in our housewife’s packet of pills. Like the appetite for drink, drugs, sex, or gambling, household cleaning is conceivably endless. A woman’s work is never done, as the saying goes. While we have control over the immediate cleaning task, just as the alcoholic must put the glass to his lips to get the next drink, we tend to lose ourselves in the overall process. As things get clean, they can also get dirty, within a matter of minutes, hours or days. A sense of helplessness can take hold, and here opens the place for the professional cleaning service.

In metropolitan cities, cleaning is a multi-billion dollar business. For cleaning services London and other world cities boast literally thousands of professional cleaning companies willing to help with a little dusting and tidying right on through heavy-duty, multiple year cleaning contracts. The answer, it would seem, to “why we clean” is increasingly because we want to, not because we have to. Although cleaning is perhaps worthy of its title as a potentially compulsive behaviour, getting help is easy and this is the beauty of it. The gratification and sense of accomplishment remain, but the helpless feeling of being unable to cope is easily remedied.

Lotto Lie 5

This is the fifth article in the Lotto Lies series. There are many who believe that there are no such things as a lottery number patterns or trends. Therefore, using a computer for Lottery Number Analysis is a waste of time. After all, the lottery is a random game of chance. Right? How could there possibly be any trends? Such skeptics would have a good point except for the fact that the trends are there for everyone to see. Well, at least those that are willing to look.

Lotto Lie No. 5 – There are no such things as lottery trends.

All right, let’s go looking for some lottery trends.

Prospecting

Now, there are people who possess a unique ability to look at a lottery’s winning number history and see lottery number patterns and trends. They are few and far between and, I admit, I don’t have a clue how they do it. Most people, me included, could look at the winning number history for weeks on end and only hope to find that bottle of Motrin.

If we are going to go prospecting for lottery trends, we are going to need some prospecting tools. Such modern-day prospecting is done with a computer and a quality lottery software program. We also need to know what a lottery trend looks like. Otherwise, how would we recognize one if we found it?

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words – But, a Graph Is Better.

Let’s start this discussion by making a graph. We’ll use the Mega Millions 5/56 lottery as an example.

First, for each drawing in the lottery’s history, we’ll select 5 numbers at random and compare them to the winning numbers and see how well we did. If two of our numbers were winners, we would plot a 2 on our graph for that drawing. If none of our numbers were winners, we would plot a 0, etc. When we were finished we would have a nice graph to look at for our effort. We’ll call this graph our random selection graph.

Each point on the graph represents how we did in that drawing. But, how well did we do overall? The easiest way to answer that is to simply average all the points on the graph. This would give us an Average Number of Hits per Drawing. We can use this as a figure of merit. We could compare other number selection techniques to this figure of merit to see if we did better or worse than random number selection.

What should this Average Hits per Drawing be? Selecting 5 numbers out of 56 means we’re selecting 5/56 or 8.9% of the possible numbers. Therefore, we should expect that, over the long haul, we would average 8.9% x 5 correct picks per drawing or 0.45 Average Hits per Drawing. The Average Hits per Drawing for the random selection graph will be very, very close to this number.

Some of you are probably asking, “What was this exercise for?” The purpose was to find the Average Hits per Drawing, 0.45. We can now compare lottery trends we discover to this number to see if the trend is better or worse than random number selection. Now, we know what a lottery trend should look like. If we find a Mega Millions trend with an Average Hits per Drawing that is greater than 0.45, we’re on to something.

Aha! A Trend.

So, do trends like this even exist? And, if they do, how good are they? The answer to the first question is, “Yes; in every lottery, every day.” The answer to the second question is, “Much better than you might expect.” We’re not talking about a paltry 1% or 2% improvement above random number selection. We’re not talking 4% or 5%. We’re not talking 8% or 9%. We’re not talking 11% to 12%. Oh, no. Depending on the lottery, we’re talking 15% to 30% improvement!

Excited yet? Let’s look at 194 drawings of the Mega Millions 5/56 lottery from 1/04/11 to 11/09/12. Since we are looking for lottery trends, we are looking for numbers that are resurfacing in some statistically influential way. In other words, we are looking back into the lottery’s history to select numbers to play in the next drawing. But, where in the history should we look?

This is where a computer with a lottery software program is indispensable because it would be virtually impossible to uncover these trends by hand calculation. Well, not impossible, but the drawing is this Saturday and, next month, after working 24/7 without food or drink, when you finally complete the analysis, the train already left the station.

Cycles Will Bring You Around

Cycle 13 has been the best in the Mega Millions lottery. Cycle 13 identifies a place to look in the lottery’s history. That place is 13 drawings ago. By always going to that place to find 5 numbers to play, rather than randomly selecting them, you would have averaged 0.56 winning numbers per drawing instead of 0.45. That’s an amazing 24% improvement! This is an obvious trend that is statistically relevant and cannot be ignored. Cycle 3 was a close second at 0.55.

But, that’s not all. Without realizing it was a poor choice, suppose you always selected your numbers from eight drawings ago; Cycle 8. Sadly, it only produced an average of 0.36 winning numbers per drawing. Cycle 13 outperformed Cycle 8 by a whopping 55.5%! As you can clearly see, making good decisions is vitally important. Now, don’t you wish you had this kind of information available to you before picking your lottery numbers?

In any other game of chance out there, a 24% to 55.5% advantage will bring a big smile to any gambler’s face. This doesn’t mean that Cycle 13 has always produced winners. But, it does mean that over time, it has been the best producer of winning numbers.

I can hear the skeptics out there right now, jumping up and down, saying, “Ya but, that doesn’t mean it will continue to be the best.” True, but these trends have what I call Persistence. They don’t appear overnight nor do they disappear tomorrow. Cycles 13 and 3 were both in the top ten producing Cycles 50 drawings ago (drawing 144). That means they have been two of the best choice for the last 50 drawings.

So, if you’re going to play the most difficult game in the world, you need to take advantage of everything your lottery has to offer. Does this mean you’re going to win the lottery? No, not at all. There is much more to it. This is just a simple example to quiet the naysayers, skeptics and critics who try to insist that lottery number analysis is a waste of time and there are no such things as lottery number patterns or trends. Now, to join the ranks of serious lottery players, you’re going to need a computer and a quality lottery software program.

Look for the sixth article in the Lotto Lies series; “Best Lottery Advice – I don’t play the lottery because that’s gambling.”

Free Betting Advice – Bookmakers and Secrets – Basics

Bookmaker Management

The vast majority of you likely think of the bookmakers as the old enemy, cash thief, the Devil himself even!!

If you do, it follows that your likely one of the many millions of folk giving them cash, and getting little back. This is negative thinking, and any negative thinking in gambling leads to your demise.

So what can you do about it, and what difference does it make what you think of your bookmaker?

Well all my bookmakers are my friend; in reality somebody who gives me cash is a friend. Wouldn’t that be the same for you? As soon as you believe that the bookie is the kind man who supplies you with cash for a Saturday night out, or that latest kitchen appliance, then you’re on the road to improving your returns already.

Most gamblers think you can win thousands a day, and purchase a boat one week, and a new vehicle the next when you’re a pro, but you are dreaming, it takes hours of work to create a decent profit every month.

If you additionally think your friendly bookmaker will happily hand over thousands a day too you, guess what? You’ve got to be kidding. If you run a business, and you are giving the same customer cash every day for nothing, would you still do business with him? Sure you wouldn’t.

If you keep attempting to bankrupt a bookmaker, he will show you the respect you deserve for your approach, and shut your account. This is not bad nasty bookmaker, but common sense, he is attempting to run a business, and make a profit.

Now if you know you are likely to make money, and the bookmaker knows you are going to make money, you have too keep to an acceptable each week, and then he’ll be able to lay off your bets, and he will furthermore accept that the bets you put on are in addition supplying him with good info. This way you can have a decent association, although they could still limit your maximum bet. However, this method will not work with the Big 3 bookies, as they do not wish for any winners.

If working at home, you will need to plan your betting like a military mission for each bet, and spread it all around various bookies.

If you want to bet thousands, then the only answer is to do battle on the track, or on a betting exchange, and as soon as your making this much, you still have to use the same theory as above.

On Course Secrets

Just a quick tip, but one which ought to help you find extra winners while on the racecourse.

Before racing begins, hang around the bookies looking for any punters placing a nice wad of cash on a horse. If he/she is wearing a suit, it’s probably best ignoring them, as these are corporate men trying to impress their clients or boss, and likely don’t have a clue which end the head is on.

If they look like ordinary Joe Punter, but are betting big, they may be a pro. You are probably best keeping an eye on them for the first few races to make sure they do know what they are doing, and keep an eye on more than one, as professional gamblers are pretty rare.

Watch which racehorses they gamble on, and watch the race. If that horse wins, or runs well, watch to see which horse they bet on next. Again, watch the race, and the next one. After that, if you consider this person to have good expertise, you can follow what he does for the remainder of the day.

We don’t mind folk doing that, as we can’t hide from view what we do, although a few will get piddled off with being stalked! Don’t follow in our shadow though, as you will get a number of choice words, as you wouldn’t like being tailed by a strange looking person would you?

You can make contact with pros on the track, although they might not give you the days selections, the majority will offer you advice, and a number of pointers for the future.

Poker A Novice’s Guide – 5 Card Draw The Basis Of Poker Games

You wont find 5 card draw poker in the casino or online much as newer hybrid varieties are more popular.

However 5 card draw is the basis of all the new games (including the poker found on video slots) So lets learn it here and you the basics covered, before you look at all the variations.

Poker is actually a very simple game to play but can take years to master and is essentially a game of psychology and is one casino game where the best hand does not guarantee you will win.

Lets look at the basics of 5 card draw poker.

Playing the Game of 5 Card Draw Poker

5 Card Draw Poker begins only when all players place an ‘ante’ or opening bet into the ‘pot’ (on the table).

There are certain variations concerning the betting, and the game is often nicknamed after these.

After the antes are all in, the dealer will deal five cards to each player, all face down.

In 5 Card Draw Poker, all cards are hidden until the hand is over.

Because of this there is no real information on who is holding what.

The only clues you can get, are bet amounts, the ‘tells’ or nervousness or confidence of the players, and also how many cards each player drew, and of course, there is the prospect any or all of them could be bluffing.

This is really what makes poker so exciting the expectation and anticipation. This especially 5 card draw poker, as you really wont know who is bluffing, who has a good hand, who not, till the very end.

The Games Routine

Now the player to the dealer’s left can either bet, with an option to bet ($5 at this point) or to check, meaning to pass, or fold (drop out of the hand).

In case the first player bets, the second player can no longer check. He can his only call, raise or fold. Usually you can only raise 3 times per hand.

After this round of betting in 5 card craw poker, the players remaining in the hand have the option to replace cards in their hand with new cards.

Again, the player to the dealer’s left is the first to ‘draw’ (take new cards for those he has discarded.

He can discard from 1 to 4 cards, and in some games all 5). Next, the other players draw in their turn.

The way to draw is for you and select the cards you don’t want, remove them and remove them from your hand.

Next you give them to the dealer, at the same time saying how many cards you want ( note you can only take as many cards as you give to the dealer).

The Technique of Replacing Your Cards

As we said above, you can replace 1 to 4 of your cards. Some games even allow 5 but it doesn’t really bring an advantage for you to do that in 5 Card Draw Poker.

Even where you draw four new cards all will assume you are holding an ace, so you give away some clue to your hand. In poker, the less information you give the better. Its bad play to ask 4 cards.

Therefore, the players will draw from none to 3 cards.

The player who draws no cards is known to be “pat.” This means to the other players he has a strong hand like a straight, a flush, or a full house, or of course he could be bluffing.

However there is a kind of bluff that’s used to create the impression of strength.

In this situation a player normally could be holding two pair or three of a kind, and will draw no cards.

This is a ploy in which you give up a potentially important chance to improve your hand, in return for creating the appearance of even stronger hand than you have.

In the same thinking you might be holding a completely worthless hand will draw no cards.

You hope to send out a message of strength, and if you combine this with strong betting and raising, you might actually win with all folding before you.

The Conclusion

Now after everyone has drawn their cards we have the second and final round of betting.

Here in our example you must bet at $10.

It is the player who opened the betting on the first round who starts the betting on the second round.

After all the betting, calling and raising is done, the hand is over, and if more than one player is left, all the players lay their cards on the table so everyone can see who wins.