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How to pick the best gaming laptop for MS-DOS games.

The other day, I was reading this old Compute! ‘s Gazette magazine from 1983. And I saw this card you could send off for more information.

It said, “No Postage Necessary if Mailed in the USA.” So I wondered, “What would happen if I filled it out and sent it off?” Well, stick around ’til the end and I’ll show you the result. Most of the time, getting into Retro Gaming can be quite a challenge. Even the old Atari 2600 her, for example, it can be very challenging to find a modern TV or monitor that you could actually connect this up to.

On the bright side, the games are pretty easy to deal with. All you have to do is find them online, or thrift shop, or whatever and you buy the game, and you know, you stick the game in the console, and it works. But, things get even more difficult when you start looking at old computers. For example, the Commodore 64 uses a disk format that’s essentially foreign today. It has no means to connect to the internet, and even if you have a pile of blank disks, getting the games copied over to them from the internet might be a nightmare. Now, if you fast forward just a few years to the era of 3½” disks, you might think you could easily copy games over to a disk using a USB floppy drive.

So, all the systems from that time period used proprietary file systems and formats, and these modern drives are just simply not capable of reading or writing to those disks. And, you know, and that just scratches the surface of the problems that you’re going to have to overcome if you want to get into using an old computer. However, if you were to ask me: I would have to say MS-DOS computers. These are the ancestors of modern computers and so share far more in common with systems today than any of these older systems. For example, I can actually use this USB floppy drive to copy files onto this disk and can actually be read in this computer. Or, even this really old one!

If I pull the hard drive out of one of these laptops, I can connect it to a USB hard drive adapter, and read or write files to it. I can even connect it to a modern ethernet network and transfer files that way. If your machine supports CD-ROM, you can burn those yourself. Another bonus is that it’s still easy and cheap to find modern peripherals that will connect to these things.

Such as this PS/2 optical mouse, or a VGA monitor. So, the question I’m here to answer is: Well, I think it’s first sort of important to find out what kind of games you want to play. MS-DOS was in common use for at least a good 15 years spanning from 1981 to the latter part of the 1990s. Now, I’m going to try and break this up into three different eras of games, so in the early part of the ’80s, you had your CGA and EGA games, typically running on anything from 8088 to 286 and these computers had no sound card, just the internal PC speaker.

The latter half of the 80’s were mostly VGA games supporting the Ad-Lib sound card. And the 1990’s was mostly dominated by S-VGA and Sound Blaster Card. Now, of course this chart is not exact, there are plenty of games that overlap these boundaries. For example, The Monuments of Mars! is a neat little game that I enjoy playing, and it only supports CGA graphics and PC speaker sound, despite it being released in 1991.

Now, I would think most people would not be interested in a desktop computer from this time period. The main reason being these things can be enormous! And they’re gonna take up a lot of space for something that you’re just gonna use for occasional retro gaming. So, a laptop should be the perfect solution.

But there are still some considerations. The first generation of MS-DOS compatible laptops didn’t start showing up in the market until the late 1980s. And back then, laptops were always a generation behind on technology. So these first laptops tended to have CGA graphics and older processors, and definitely no sound card.

So, they were really only capable of playing the really old games, plus the screens are horrible low resolution contrast monochrome screens definitely not well-suited to games. I suppose you could connect one up to a CGA color monitor and it might be better, but then you’re back to having the bulky things around. Oh, and then there’s the even bigger problem. These early laptops are highly sold after by collectors and can go for hundreds of dollars. So, I think we can safely rule these out.

The next generation of laptops is where things start to get interesting. For example, this 486 laptop here can run the vast majority of DOS games. I really like this laptop too. Um, it actually has a built-in power supply, which is pretty cool. So you don’t have to carry one of these around, instead, just a standard 2-prong cable.

And, it has a VGA Active Matrix Color Screen. Which is very important and I’ll show you why here shortly. And, it has a removable hard drive tray that doesn’t require a complete disassembly to get to it. In fact, I would go so far is to say that this is the perfect MS-DOS gaming laptop. Except for one problem: It has no sound card.

In fact, no computers from this time period have an internal sound card. So give that just a moment to let that sink in, and then we’ll have to ask the question: That’s a tough call. Now, most MS-DOS games were designed to give you at least some sound using the internal PC speaker.

Take Prince of Persia here for example. So you can hear that it does have sound even without a dedicated sound card. And then take a game like Ultima VI.

It supports a sound card, but only for the music. All of the sound effects are still generated by the PC speakers. So the sound effects would sound exactly the same whether you have a sound card or not. But then some games like Duke Nukem 3D will not give you any sound at all without a sound card. Total silence… It’s actually kind or eerie playing a game like this in total silence.

Of course, there’s always the option of a Disney Sound Source. This was a sound device that connected to the printer port and produced digital sound. So let’s go back to Prince of Persia now. Or how about Duke Nukem 3D? So this thing changes everything. Unfortunately, they are darn near impossible to find.

And when you do find one, it’s not likely to be cheap. The other problem is, it only supports digital sound effects so it doesn’t have any kind of music synthesizer in it so your games still won’t have any music. I think a lot of it depends on the specific games you intend to play, and some people might even consider he PC speaker sound to be part of the charm of playing older MS-DOS games. So ultimately, I think you’ll have to be the one to decide whether your MS-DOS gaming laptop will need a sound card or not. So that leaves us with the Early Pentium laptops of the late 1990s. These machines can play most games from all three eras.

I got this one from eBay recently for $25. And it needed a hard drive and a little maintenance work and a serious cleaning but it came out great! So this is really similar to the 486 I just showed you, but it has stereo speakers and an internal sound card. It also has a CD-ROM drive that can swap out with a floppy drive, making data transfer between modern PCs even more versatile. But let’s talk LCD screens for a moment.

During the DOS era, there were several types of laptop screens. Gas Plasma is so rare, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about coming across one. For gaming, I encourage you to stay away from anything STN or what might also be called Passive Matrix.

These screens have have several disadvantages. For one thing, they have poor contrast compared to TFT. On these screens, it was actually common to move your mouse and then actually lose it on the screen because it essentially disappears when in motion. You can already see a huge difference in contrast and color saturation, even on the still image. But the difference is even more apparent when things start moving. So any games that have fast-moving objects will almost seem to disappear.

Of course, if you plan to connect to an external monitor, then this will be less of an issue. If you’re looking on eBay, one easy way to determine which kind of screen you’re looking at is by the number of slider controls. TFT screens will have just a single slider control for brightness. Where STN screens will typically have 2 sliders: One for brightness and one for contrast. So if it has a contrast control, avoid it. As for the TFT monochrome, those are really rare and you’ll probably want color anyway.

I would also encourage you to stay away from SVGA screens when possible. The main issue is the number of pixels on the screen. Most DOS games ran in a resolution of 320 × 200 pixels. A typical VGA laptop screen would have a resolution of 640 × 480. Or four times the resolution of DOS games. So, the image has to be scaled.

But back then, LCD screens had very primitive pixel scalers. Notice that 640 is exactly double the resolution of 320. Scaling was easy, they just doubled up on the pixels, both horizontally and vertically, and it fit perfectly on the screen.

And so DOS games run great on a VGA screen, as you can see. But, what happens when you move up to a higher resolution like 800 × 600? Well, 320 will not evenly divide into 800.

So, the solution was just to leave a black area around the screen like this. So, let’s take a look at the Compaq LTE 5000 series, which is what I have here. You can see the different configurations it came in. I would definitely rule out these top two because of the STN screen. And I would recommend against these due to the high resolution. Leaving this as the one perfect configuration for DOS games.

Of course, finding the exact one has been quite a challenge. I ended up getting one of these and one of these. And, they’re acceptable. Another laptop I recommend is the Toshiba 400 series.

It came in several configurations as well. I would definitely rule out any of these because of the STN screen. And this is the one perfect model if you’re lucky enough to find it. Now here’s another question you might ask: Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about it. The vast majority of DOS games were designed to work on less than 1 MB.

And yes, I’m talking about Megabytes, not Gigabytes like on modern systems. So most likely, whatever amount of RAM came with the system from the factory is probably good enough. And so you might ask: Like a Pentium 2 or a Pentium 3. Theoretically those machines can boot into DOS and theoretically they can run the DOS games. But here’s the problem: Those machines were really designed more an era where the primary design goals were to run Windows. And so, the sound cards are not Sound Blaster compatible and the vast majority of those machines.

So, the DOS games will not support the sound card. So you’re really no better off than you would have been with the 486. Getting a 486 or a Pentium laptop is actually pretty cheap these days.

You can see I only paid $25 + shipping for one of these. So with a little effort and a little shopping around, you can typically find a full system like this for probably less than $50. In fact, they’re so cheap, I actually recommend picking up two of them.

Believe it or not, many DOS games are capable of multiplayer. And the easiest way to do this is with a simple serial cable like this one. You’ll need to make sure the cable is 9-pin male on both sides and is wired up as a null modem, meaning the send and receive wires are crossed. Then you can invite a friend over and you can have hours of fun playing 2-player games!

Oh man, I got the RPG now, you’re going down! *shoots Joey* *laughs* *volcano strikes* Oh man, not the volcano! Another problem is when these hard drives go bad, finding a replacement can be tough. And this computer here for example, will not recognize and drive larger than 8 GB. Even this 40 GB drive which is already 10 years old, is too new to work on this computer because of the size.

But, finding Compact Flash cards that are 8 GB or less is easy! Even 2 GB is considered enormous for running DOS games. That being the case, I recommend replacing the hard drive with a Compact Flash card. The older drives that came with these computers are noisy, slow, and by this point, very unreliable.

You can buy these IDE to Compact Flash adapters for around $12. This allows you to use a Compact Flash card and replace it with the hard drive. Now, this is not a true SSD, and I wouldn’t recommend putting an operating system on this in most situations.

The main issue is the limited read/write cycles. It’s usually the swap file that kill these things. But, if you’re only running DOS, very little writing will be done.

It’s mostly reading 99% of the time and there’s no swap file. And I actually do go ahead and install Windows 95 on these things. But, I configure the MSDOS.sys file so it does not boot directly to Windows. That way when I turn on the computer, it boots straight to the DOS prompt.

If for some reason I want to run Windows, I can just type “win” at the prompt. And you might even ask, what’s the point of even having Windows 95 on a system like this? I mean, it’s virtually impossible to surf the internet, or at least today’s internet on a computer like that. Well, believe it or not, there actually are some good reasons.

For one, it makes it easier to transfer my DOS game over the network by simply browsing to a network share and dragging them over. But, you might even find yourself wanting to play some early Windows games too. And nope, I don’t just mean Solitaire. Now unfortunately, there is no laptop, or desktop for that matter, that is going to be able to play every single MS-DOS game out there to it’s fullest potential. It just doesn’t exist.

For example, some of these really early DOS games were designed with a particular processor in mid, and when trying to play that game on a Pentium processor, you’ll find it runs way too fast. And the truth is, there’s very few games that are gonna actually have that problem. Most of them were designed in the early 80s, like ’81, ’82, and they expected the machine to be 4.77 MHz and no faster.

So, I mean, pretty much anything from 1985 or newer is gonna have the same problem running those older games. Then, there will be other games like Maniac Mansion. It only supports one sound card: The Tandy 1000’s proprietary 3-voice sound chip. So for everyone else, including this Pentium laptop, it will just have PC Speaker sound. Nevertheless, I estimate this machine can probably run about 95% of all MS-DOS games to their fullest potential. Now of course, somebody is bound to ask: For those who don’t know, DOSBox is a fantastic emulator for DOS applications that you can run on modern computers.

Well, the same question could be asked about any vintage system that can be emulated, which is darn near all of them. There’s just something cool about playing the games on the original native hardware. Also, I’m not sure it’s possible to do the dual-player setup, like you can with the real hardware. So, if you’re wondering what happened to that card I sent off, believe it or not, I got it back a week later inside of an envelope. The post office stamped the card saying the permit was expired.

But, it did make it all the way from Fort Worth to Philadelphia before they realized it though. – Subtitles/CC by Carter Janik –

The Grand Finals TOP 10

The Grand Finals were incredibly intense and exciting. The event gave the world our new Wargaming League champions, and loads of cool, breathtaking and spectacular moments. Here are 10 of the best.

There’s just a one-in-a-thousand chance that the arty can pull off a victory in a losing battle, but DYADOR is one lucky guy. Dyador comes in with the big gun! – Come on, he’s got him. – Will he connect with the shot? – Yes he does!

– Oooh! There are places on Himmelsdorf where you shouldn’t go, unless you want to experience the focus fire of Virtus.PRO first hand. And they’ve been spotted as well. Elevate’s plan is now up, they now need to… Oh GeeForcer, look at that damage! 1.4k, but he’s down.

You don’t give up, even when your tank is coming apart at the seams. But it takes a lot of skill to cause as much trouble right to the end as eAlien did. Ealien_ now 2 v 1 Uralfish_ finds Cowthief, Kazna from afar just gifting Ealien_ kill after kill, he’s dancing, he’s buying time. He’s got 1.2k damage, and look at that positioning, making it hard work. That is STUNNING work. Coming in, Ealien_ finally goes down.

JustCaus keeps up the fight, even when the vehicle could fall apart from even the sound of a shot. JustCauz, Coca_Cola and koreetz still alive in this. Kirill is so low now, down to a one-shot.

JustCauz rammed. Look at this HP, oooh! JustCauz takes him down, and now just LeBwa.

There’s a reason why, in Hollywood movies the bomb is always defused at the last second. The players from SC6 got to experience the same pressure. Ten seconds left. They can’t afford to stick around. Nine They’ve got to get in the cap.

– Eight. – They know. Six This is like Rugby. They are ramming them to stop them getting into the cap.

– Oh look at that. – Three! Two! One!

*both* Somebody… – Oh, it’s a reset! It’s a reset! – It’s a double reset! Punch through the armor causing a ton of damage?

You know how unreliable the T49’s gun is. Still, when you see WHAT Just Creat1ve can do with it… you start believing in miracles. Oooh, finally a big hit. Eight hundred, one thousand, one thousand one hundred.

It’s a one-shot. JustCreat1ve one-shots Coca_Cola. The MT-25 doesn’t live for long, but just watch how koreetz uses every bit of his tank’s durability to help his team. Statik is in such a dangerous position. He is overmatched. He is all alone.

This is a dangerous place to be. koreetz’ taken a lot though, and maybe he can get a bit of damage done here. Statik going very low… that’s gonna be one for free almost.

Break_neck picks him up, but we gotta see where they can take it from now. A tier VI light tank in a battle with Tier VIII vehicles should provide support. Apparently that would be too boring for Monti. Oh Nightmare is really in trouble here, look how low he is, down to two HP. Monti makes light work of that, and now looking more… blood at this moment.

It’s gonna be Reflection next down. What do you do when there’s three of you facing five world champions? Wake the champion spirit inside you! Just like Hellraisers. Hellraisers have absolutely no answer. Anatolich will just have to reverse, but you’ll see Straik_ now get into his own.

Let’s see if there’s anything that can turn this around. Big players still up here, two kills back-to-back, as we do see a couple of tanks holding on for dear life. Neskwi going around the backside but Straik_ strikes again but DYADOR stands tall.

It’s a 2 v 2 out of nowhere, and Straik_ is so low! DYADOR can do this if he lands a shell! Game on now! Angel_Killer 1 v 2, Hellraisers might have just turned this around. Na’Vi were in control, but can they finish the job? Angel_killer gets one, but he’s down!!!

The best moment of the Grand Finals is not just a spectacle, but a combination: A desperate situation, some incredible luck, and of course the skill of lolwo! An outstanding player so far, he’s gonna have to step-up for his team, lock it down deny this. But oh, he’s being caught out early, he does peek out first, lovely reaction shot there. This will be a big round, the spot comes out, the turret turns, he gets the first… ooooh! He wrecked the ram!

A Guide To Surviving Your First eSports Tournament

DaveFu’s got 20 seconds to spawn, you’ve got a quarter mana. Uh… I enhancebuff Kosmonaut, stay on auto, and stall until you gank top. Perfect. And way to use gank without sounding like a gigantic dork.

I can’t wait ’til we get to Vegas. I’ve been practicing counting cards. I’m gonna check out one of those day spas. Sittin’ in mud, soakin…

I want to see TORUK – The First Flight. It’s based on Avatar. Cirque du Soleil. Guys, you do know the Las Vegas Invitational isn’t in vegas, right? God, we’ve been over this you guys.

When an email reads “Important Team Business Please Read,” then please read the important team business. [Squib] The tournament’s in Primm. Hellish place. Bad things happen there.

So, I like to schedule business every time I go, make it worthwhile to be in that butt hole. You know what I mean? Is Primm close to Vegas? Well… [ theme ♪ ] ♪ [Greg] Uh, OK.

So it’s not as glamorous Vegas, but we’re still playing in an arena, right? Hotel conference room B actually. It’s like an arena, but if we stay 15 minutes over, an elderly security guard stands at the door until we leave. Well, good afternoon. Welcome to Sleepy Pl– – [desk bell] – Good afternoon. Welcome to Sl– [desk bell] Squib.

Tommy. The. My team is late for match. I need you to get our luggage up to the rooms.

I’m sorry sir, but Sleepy Plus doesn’t doesn’t have that– – [desk bell] – I’mma stop you right there, Jorge. First things first, I’m a Diamond member, almost an NBA champion, and I own two, let’s count them, two used mattress outlets. You are a hotel clerk in the land of the forgotten. – Take my [bleep] to the room. – Yes sir. Here are your keys, and Sleepy Plus happily invites you to enjoy our complimentary crackers and box wine from 3 to 5.

– [Greg] I am definitely allergic– – [Becca] This is a dump. Oh, hello. OK. I have stuff to do. Um… girl, handle all things.

OK. Guys… first tournament with Greg. I think we’ve made a lot of progress, so let’s just stick to what we’ve been doing, OK? Team Sorcerer… – [Becca] Dammit Greg.

– [bleep] dweeb. It-It’s the thing where we… Waah! [Charna] Hi everyone. Thank you all for coming out to lovely and affordable Primm. Our first matchup is between Team Sorcerer… [clapping] – And Team Jinx– – [vacuum cleaner turns on] Hey!

Hey! Can you not right now? Thanks. OK, let’s just get this started. [mumbling] I need to get the [bleep] out of this town.

[gameplay voice]

3-2-1. The tale begins. [keyboard tapping] – OK, there’s a guy coming on the bottom– – Yeah-yeah, see him. – Dave, go. Nice.

– I love the bottom. – [Sauce] Did you see that? – Dave… [foreign language] [Becca] Sauce, go mid. Kosmo, go top.

[foreign language]

– [Becca] Greg, gank top. – Alright, here comes the ganker. Alright, gigantic dork is back. Push the base. Push the base. Push the base!

Come on guys, push the base! – [gameplay voice] Victory. – Yes!

How you like me now Karen? [Team Sorcerer celebrating] Great match you guys! That was awesome. OK, so next one’s in 2 hours, and no matter what… – Don’t. Be. Late.

– You said it Becks. Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s BJ time. Blackjack.

– Where’s your casino? – Oh, well, Primm’s straddles the state borders, so actually only that small little area in the lobby is in Nevada – and legally designated for gambling. – As long as there’s 52 cards. – Good for you sir.

– [Greg] Excuse me, uh, where is there to eat around here? Oh, well we have a Gordo’s and that’s just one block down. Uh, that’s… Well, it’s like a dirtier, less nice Taco Bell. And then we have Corn Hung’s, and that’s an all-you-can-eat butter pie. It’s basically a pie tin, filled with butter. Yeah…

I would stick with the hotel seafood buffet though. Buffet sounds great. Yeah. Jack, you in? – Naw. I think I’m going to find that a day spa.

– Oh, we don’t have a spa sir. – I’ll figure it out. – Two hours tops. – Sergei? – Naw… [foreign language] Well, it’s just two of us… ♪ We can make it if we try ♪ [Becca] OK. Yeah. If anyone asks, I’m telling them you’re my stepdad.

– Like your hip young stepdad? – Mm, sure. [bleep] bring it. – Sorry. – Minimums two dollars.

Blackjack pays to 2 to 1. Don’t touch the merchandise. – How are ya? – I lost a pig today. OK. [softly] I’ll stand.

[Squib talking in distance] [Becca] Oh. OK, this looks horrible. Why is the shrimp black? – It says that it’s local caught lobster. – There’s no local lobster in Nevada. Well, the sign says it’s fresh off the mountain.

Can’t argue with the sign. – Ugh. – Ooh, hagfish ceviche. Ugh. Gross. Hey, if I’ve learned anything from my time in the corporate world, it’s you never pass up a comp’d meal, OK?

I think I saw some muffins in the vending machine. – So, gonna go. – OK. Woo-hoo, are are you all mine? ♪ People say to me, “Tommy,” I say, “Yeah,” “What is greatness?”

And to that I say, what is a butterfly? What is a raindrop? Trying to figure out what makes Tommy Squib, Tommy Squib is like trying to figure out what the sun is made of.

You can’t do it. You can’t [bleep] do it. Mmm. – My God that cannot be sanitary. – I don’t know. The boiled fish hash isn’t half bad.

You should try it. – Ew, no. – [George] Ladies and gentlemen, uh, I’m sorry, but um… well, we’ve received a very serious phone call – from the Nevada Health Commission. – Oh my God, I told you. You’re gonna get sick. You’re getting wrecked, and I told you so.

There are traces of a dangerous bacteria in the Lucky Devil brand, gluten free muffins that we have in the lobby vending machines. – Huh? – Now please, continue to enjoy the mountain lobster and the sewer clams. Again, this is only for those who have eaten the muffins who… well are in danger of getting debilitating diarrhea. Also, I am sorry that I just mentioned diarrhea while you’re eating.

Enjoy! Eww! ♪ [Marcia] And that is yet another bust for the fellow in the aqua sweatshirt. What the [bleep]? [softly] 1-2… [clears throat] Sir, we’re gonna have to ask you to leave the table.

Oh [bleep]. You saw me counting cards? Uh, no sir.

We are asking you to leave, because, well, you’re losing too much money. – What? – Wait a minute, you were counting cards?

– Oh, you are terrible at that. – What? No– What?

– Don’t you want me to lose money? – Oh no, those are Vegas values, not Primm values, OK? No-no, we care about our guests, so this is for your own protection. Boys.

Ow-owww! Ah! You gotta undo these. I’m in an eSports tournament! Hey! [chuckles] I have fallen for that before.

Not again my friend. [DaveFu grunting] [Squib] So, I’m talking to Mark Cuban, right, and I say, “Cubes, this is not the first time I’ve seen a dead body. You know what I’m saying?” – [watch beeps] – Oh [bleep]. I gotta go my team is playing in 15 minutes. I got a player on the team look just like you, Ivan Drago.

♪ Here you go. Don’t do drugs. Don’t do drugs.

Don’t do drugs. [Becca from behind the door] Oh, I wanna to die! Oh my God, I wanna to die! – You OK in there? – [bleep] you Greg! – Mmkay.

– [bleep] you! [bleep] your parents. [bleep] everybody.

Uh, Becca we gotta go. The next match is about to start. There’s not even a toilet in there. It’s just a bucket with a sheet around it. – Are you sure you’re OK? – Yeah, we can’t miss the match.

Was it more puking or poopin’? ♪ [Charna] For the last time, is Sorcerer here? We gotta be outta here by 8. We gotta Quinceañera coming in.

One more minute and Sorcerer will forfeit the match. – [Greg] We’re here. – [Becca] Ugh, I’m dying.

– I’m dying. – She’s got di. [Becca] Oh my God. [dismal clapping] – [Charna] Is she going to [bleep] be OK? – Yes, she’s fine, she’s fine. My organs are liquified.

Sorry, got a manicure at this Korean nail salon just a quarter mile down the highway. – Just as good as a spa. – I’m sorry, late. – What?

Dave? – It’s fine. It’s just handcuffs. Let’s just do this.

♪ [gameplay voice] 3-2-1. The tale begins! – [softly] Sauce go. – I can’t push the keys. – How do I mess up my nice nails?

– Someone tell me what I’m doing. ♪ Yes, made it. What the [bleep]? ♪ [deep sigh] Looks like this one’s up to old Greg.

Gotta carry this team on my back. Let’s do this. Wow, I did not expect to be least valuable player of that match.

That was uh… Really uh… I really screwed the pooch there. [chuckles] I mean, that was uh… That was truly bad, and I– I am– I am sorry. Not Greg’s best day. Not one to– – [Becca retches] – Open a window! Open a window!

Man, don’t puke in my truck.

The Story of Worlds

Without Worlds, esports would look completely different. The stage shows you’re used to in every game from CS:GO to fighting games, the production quality you hope to see in every esports stream, the level of play you want from the biggest tournaments, all started at Worlds. Every year, Riot gathers the biggest teams in League of Legends to face off against one another.

The prize pool isn’t as big as some other events, but that hardly matters. Worlds is when everything is on the line. “The SKT Dynasty is over, all hail the new kings, Samsung Galaxy.” For the longest time, it was the only international tournament that mattered. But putting all that aside, Worlds changed esports, and every year, fans hope that Riot can do it all over again.

This is its story. These days, Worlds is one of the biggest productions in esports. It’s run as long as six weeks, takes place in massive venues all over the world, and dishes out hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money at online casinos in US alongside one of esports’ most sought after trophies, the Summoner’s Cup. But the first Worlds wasn’t the event that we’ve come to know today. “Now that we’re wrapping up Season 1, we really want to continue to evolve the experience to help establish it as one of the top esports titles in the world.” Worlds Season 1 was announced just two months before the tournament started, with teams determined through a set of regional qualifiers.

Epik Gamer, Team Solomid and Counter Logic Gaming represented NA, Against All Authority, Fnatic and Gamed.de came from Europe, and Xan and Team Pacific qualified out of SEA. With the teams in place, the LoL community gathered at DreamHack Summer in Jonkoping, Sweden, in a venue that, somewhat lovingly, somewhat sarcastically, is referred to as “Phreak’s Basement.” “Ladies and gentlemen welcome back to the Elmia convention centre in Jönköping Sweden, We are here for the Dreamhack Summer 2011 Championship Game, The finals about to go underway, a hundred thousand dollar tournament help by League of Legends and Riot Games. Obviously, DreamHack summer didn’t take place on the bottom floor of League caster David “Phreak” Turley’s home, but the whole affair was pretty low key, especially compared to its more recent iterations. Season 1 Worlds might not have featured the most exciting, high-level play by today’s standards.

(Casting) But at the time, it was the absolute peak of pro League of Legends. And it was only the beginning. “It’s been an amazing end of our Season 1, and like Kevin said we’re just getting started.

Season 2 is going to be amazing.” “Absolutely, and thank you to everyone at home you’ve really made this event such an overwhelming success we thank you so much for tuning in. And we’ll see you next year.” Season 2 was the first Worlds that Riot had planned in advance.

Announced in May with regional finals taking place throughout the summer, Worlds’ structure was more organized, the prize pool was higher and there were even more teams in attendance. It was the beginning of Worlds as we know it. “After the regional winners have been declared, the Top 12 teams will then put it all on the line during the Season 2 World Championship in Los Angeles california.” And all eyes were on European stalwarts, Moscow 5, (Casting) And CLG Europe (Casting) But few anticipated the threats from the east.

Azubu Frost and NaJin Black Sword dominated the group stage (Casting) While surprise winners Taipei Assassins came out of nowhere to take the top spot. (Casting) And in the end, they hoisted the Summoner’s Cup. (Casting) Of course, Riot makes video games, not trophies, and no one thought about the fact that the winning team would actually have to lift it. Which led to the Summoner’s Cup weighing 70 pounds, the heaviest sports trophy in the world. Which some would argue is indicative of some of the growing pains that Riot had to deal with at Season 2 Worlds in general. Season 2’s Worlds was bigger, and more impressive.

The grand finals marked the first Western esports tournament to sell out a sports stadium. But Riot wasn’t as prepared for that as they’d hoped to be. The first, and perhaps most notable issue, was the way the stage was set up.

Players were seated in front of the screen, meaning they could just turn around and take a peak. Most notably, Azubu Frost allegedly used this in a match against Team SoloMid to get a read on a cheesy level 1 gank. (Casting) But by the end of the tournament, Riot found four instances of screen cheating, even one from TSM’s Dyrus who alleges he looked back to prove that players could see the screen.

“And as soon as we saw that pause we were like “Holy sh*t our plan might not work.” We looked straight to Azubu Frost. And Chaox noticed their players looking at our map. Looking at the minimap, and they started talking. And then, there’s also proof in the replay that there’s been pings at dark areas where we’re standing. Where they have no vision of.

“: Riot let the players off with a fine, and admitted it was their mistake, but it marked one of the biggest scandals in competitive League history. On top of that, viewers at home experienced some issues with the broadcast. The tournament was plagued by technical issues which meant plenty of pauses and plenty of Silver Scrapes.

“So we are here at Day 4, they day that was never meant to happen, it is the extended world playoffs and as you can see the construction is going on behind us right now, hopefully things will happen all to plan today.” But Riot took it all in stride. Worlds Season 2 was one of the most successful, widely viewed esports events the West had ever seen, and Riot used it as a springboard to create one of the most important esports events in history.

“Thank you for watching the Season 2 World Championships and we will see you in Season 3 goodnight!” Before Worlds Season 3, the West’s esports scene was drastically different than what it is today. Tournaments were small, often held in hotels or convention centers. Dota 2’s the International was unique in 2013 for selling out a concert venue, but TI2 was tied to Pax Prime and not its own event. Season 3 Worlds was the culmination of Riot’s efforts to bring as much of League of Legends esports in house as possible. Instead of teams qualifying through regional qualifiers after a year of third party tournaments, they qualified through Riot’s own leagues.

“The NA scene has gotten so strong, it’s eight teams going in and competing for first place.” Riot set up the NA LCS and EU LCS, while licensing out league operations in China to Tencent , Garena in South East Asia and OGN in Korea. Teams would qualify from around the world for a shot at the biggest tournament Western esports had ever seen. Season 3 was held in California again, but this time, the Grand Finals took place at the Staples Center, a 21,000 seat basketball and hockey stadium that had hosted the likes of Kobe Bryant and Wayne Gretzky, making it the biggest audience to attend an esports event in the West’s history.

It was a landmark for the scene, and a sign that esports wasn’t just some passing fad. It was growing, and League of Legends was leading the charge. But it wasn’t just those optics that made people pay attention. Worlds Season 3 was all about the Korean Hype Train. “All aboard the Korean Hype Train SK Telecom T1.” After Korea’s strong performance the year before, all eyes were on NaJin Black Sword, Samsung Ozone and of course, SK Telecom T1 and a young mid laner named Faker.

But SKT weren’t the only strong team in attendance. Moscow 5’s legacy lived on in Gambit Gaming, who put on a strong performance in Group B (Casting) Only trumped by Fnatic’s utter dominance in the same group (Casting) Meanwhile, Group A was ruled by SKT and China’s OMG (Casting) And Chinese champions Royal Club, with superstar AD carry Uzi seemed unstoppable in the bracket, with wins over OMG (Casting) And Fnatic. (Casting) But, as has become something of a Worlds tradition, one of the tournament’s best matches took place in the semi finals, SKT and NaJin, two Korean titans, clashed for a spot in the Grand Finals. (Casting) But it was SKT and Faker who struck the last blow, moving on to the finals, where they swept Royal to lift their first Summoner’s Cup. (Casting) Season 3 Worlds was the beginning of a legacy that would go on to define competitive League of Legends. It was the beginning of a saga that saw Faker transform from a young prodigy into a champion and in turn the greatest player to ever touch the game.

It was also yet another sign that North America, a strong region in the scene’s early days, was beginning to fall behind the competition. TSM had attended all three Worlds up to that point, but bombed out of groups with a dismal 2-6 record. C9, the North American champions who dominated the NA LCS under the leadership Hai lost 2-1 to Fnatic in the quarterfinals. (Casting) Despite the enormous hometown crowd, NA teams just couldn’t cut it at Worlds. But the crowds didn’t care. Once the NA teams were out, nationality was left at the door.

Fans came to see the best League of Legends possible, and the teams delivered. (Casting) Between the storylines, the quality of the play, and of course, the incredible level of production, there was nothing more impressive in esports that year than Worlds. Sure, ESL and DreamHack were running tournaments back then, but they didn’t look like they do now. TI was still a year away from ten million dollar prize pools and filling up Key Arena.

Evo was years away from Mandalay Bay, and the CS:GO Majors hadn’t even started yet. There’s no question. Worlds Season 3 set the standard for modern esports. Riot set the trend and showed the world what esports could look like. And most that came after, decided it was esports should look like. Every esports tournament wanted to fill up the Staples Center, but Worlds did it.

“I really cannot believe I’m actually saying this, but that does it for the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship so on behalf of the entire broadcast team, goodnight and thanks for watching.” If Season 3 Worlds was Riot proving they could put on the biggest esports show in the West, Season 4 Worlds was them proving it could work on a global stage. Season 4 took Worlds to East Asia, with matches played in Taipei, Singapore, Busan and Seoul. The finals were held in an even bigger venue than the Staples Center, the Seoul World Cup Stadium, a 66,000-seat arena that was built for the 2002 Fifa World Cup. It was bigger in every way, with even more teams in attendance. Riot opened up more spots for Southeast Asian and International Wildcard teams to compete, which began a legacy of underdog teams playing spoiler and messing with the competition.

KaBuM e-Sports may have finished last in their group, but their single win over Alliance provided one of the most hype, least expected moments from the entire tournament, pushing Alliance out of contention for a spot in the playoffs. “And I can’t believe it Deman. Kabum takes the game over Alliance!”

“What the hell just happened!?” But this time, all eyes were on Samsung White and Samsung Blue, the two best teams in Korea. Both teams were strong, but since Blue had defeated White throughout the year, many saw them as a slight favourite. But after a shocking 3-0 victory for White in the semifinals, (Casting) Blue’s captain, Dade, the general, handed his signature jacket over to PawN to signify a changing of the guard. And with that jacket on his back, PawN made sure to leave his mark.

(Casting) But Season 4 Worlds wasn’t the biggest esports event of 2014. After the incredible show Riot had put on the year before, several esports tournament organizers stepped up their game. Most notably, the Dota 2 community put together the largest prize pool in esports history for TI4, with $10.9 million shared across the 14 participating teams. Riot didn’t increase their prize pool for Worlds in response. In fact, it stayed at just over 2 million, taking some of the wind out of their sails. Sure, Riot took the tournament on a grand tour of Europe, from London to Paris to Berlin, but it somehow didn’t feel as big as some of the competition.

On top of that , the tournament ran in the middle of one of Riot’s most frustrating metas. The juggernaut meta defined worlds 2015, with the same champions being picked and banned for most of the playoffs. “And as for EDG’s bans I think since they’re on red side. They may just be locked into the gank plank Mordekaiser and Elise.” Partway into the tournament, Gragas, Ziggs and Lux were disabled as well, bringing champion diversity even further down. Gragas was one of just a few viable junglers in the meta, and without him, fans got very used to watching the same comps duke it out over the course of a month.

“The issue that appeared in game prevented Reignover from casting the Gragas Q spell and the refereeing team they did investigate and exhaust every single option to resolve the issue in-game. Including allowing Gragas to die and attempt to resolve the matter.” As for the games themselves, Samsung’s win the previous season highlighted the Korean exodus, which saw a number of LPL teams sign top-tier LCK players in the hopes of finally breaking China’s second-place curse at Worlds.

This included all members of both Samsung teams. It wasn’t the first time a defending champion wasn’t in attendance to defend their championship, but after two straight years of Korean dominance, many hoped that the streak would break. Cloud9, who ran the impossible gauntlet to make it to Worlds 2015 looked incredible, going undefeated in their first week of groups. (Casting) But couldn’t keep the momentum going, and along with the rest of NA, went winless in week two. “What a heartbreaking defeat though, Cloud9 getting essentially reverse swept here 3-0.” Meanwhile, following TSM’s disappointing finish, beloved top laner Marcus “Dyrus” Hill announced his retirement during the tournament, bringing the crowd to tears, providing one of League’s most touching moments.

“Now it’s time to open a new book, right now my story ends here but I still even with me gone I still want everyone to support TSM and all of my teammates.” “TSM! TSM! TSM!”

Not only did Korea continue to dominate, the grand finalists, Koo Tigers and SKT, swept nearly every team they played. The only team able to put up a fight against either was KT Rolster, the third Korean team at the tournament. And in those Grand Finals, Faker led SKT to victory once again, making the team the first ever two time World Champions. (Casting) All eyes are on League of Legends during Worlds. The venues wow the crowds and the champions display the absolute highest level of play. But between the prize pool discrepancy, North America’s complete disaster of a tournament, and the terrible meta, Riot needed to ratchet things up for Season 6.

Season 6 Worlds did bring some changes. For one, Riot actually increased the prize pool through fan contributions. And while it wasn’t a scratch on TI’s prize pool, the increase to $5 million was a welcome change Then, perhaps in response to the sudden meta change ahead of Worlds 2015, Riot played it on a patch nearly a month old, giving players plenty of time to experiment with new picks, like Gorilla’s Miss Fortune support. “An insta lock Miss Fortune.” “Something really weird I don’t care about my last point.”

And to bring it all together, Riot took worlds back to NA, back to the Staples Center. Things weren’t perfect, but the tournament was more exciting. Europe seemed stronger, with H2K taking first in their group in a tiebreaker match against EDG. (Casting) Wildcard legends Albus Nox Luna made a deep tournament run, becoming the first wildcard team to make it out of groups, “All I want to say is that, hey guys, we are from wildcard and they have told you before, being underdog doesn’t mean being a loser, that’s all.” And Samsung Galaxy provided the first ever five game Worlds Grand Finals against defending champions SKT. (Casting) But of course, SKT prevailed, turning their legacy into a dynasty.

With three world championship titles under their belts, it seems impossible for anyone to ever upset their place as League’s greatest team and Faker as League’s greatest player. But every dynasty has to fall eventually. Worlds 2017 took things to China for the first time, with a tour through Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, ending the tournament in the Bird’s Nest, the biggest venue in League of Legends history.

This time, Riot shook things up with a larger play-in stage, that saw the lowest seeds from every region but Korea play against the champions of the Wildcard regions for four slots in the group stage. Gigabyte marines provided 2017’s fun wildcard matches, taking games off Immortals and Fnatic. And while they didn’t make it out of groups, neither did two of the North American teams. But Cloud9, ever the Worlds hopefuls, made it to the quarterfinals, and took Team WE to five games, giving NA fans just a little more faith in their region. (Casting) Meanwhile, all eyes were on Longzhu Gaming, the first seed out of Korea and new favourites to take SKT’s crown.

Unfortunately, they fell to Samsung Galaxy, 3-0, in the quarterfinals. (Casting) While both Misfits and Royal Never Give Up both pushed SKT to five games, back-to-back. (Casting) In the end, Samsung emerged victorious, with a swift 3-0 victory over SKT, earning their org a second Worlds trophy and ending the SKT dynasty. “The SKT dynasty is over, all hail the new kings, Samsung Galaxy!”

“Your 2017 World Champions.” It shocked the world, but perhaps more importantly, it shocked Faker, who was moved to tears by his first major international loss in years. Worlds isn’t the only tournament that matters anymore. For League, there’s MSI to show off international strength, and as for esports in general, tournaments like TI, the Majors, even Evo have stepped up their production values to match Worlds. But somehow, Worlds is still magical every time. It’s not just about the best teams in the world competing on the world stage.

It’s not just about the tours Riot makes, taking fans from venue to venue with a unique show in each one. It’s not just about the extraordinary levels of production that Riot somehow manages to top each year. It’s about what the tournament stands for. Worlds pushed esports forwards.

It cemented what the modern major tournament should look like. What it should feel like. For both the players and the fans. Ever since that grand finals at the Staples Center, esports has never turned back. Worlds changed esports, and every year, fans tune in to see if they can do it again. Thanks for watching.

Jen Tilly CUSSES OUT Jason Mercier. S5 E14 Poker Night in America

– [Chris] How would you like to play against the pros on national TV? Download now to play and win. It’s absolutely free to play. – [Chris] From Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.

This is Poker Night in America. (upbeat music) – Welcome to Poker Night in America where we conclude day three at Seminole Hard Rock. – [Joe] Coming up on tonight’s episode, Jennifer Tilly calls someone a really bad word.

– You are a mother– – You know the one, the Samuel L. Jackson one. – [Chris] Couple of players have joined us since we left last time. Esther Taylor in the two seat, and Michael Laake in the seventh seat. – [Joe] Esther sat down and got herself all in and lost before the cameras were even rolling. – [Chris] Yeah, none of the guys got the batteries in or started the gerbils or anything.

(Joe laughs) – [Joe] It looks like today’s game we’re gonna have a $200 button ante, which means only one player pays the ante, the player on the button. Eric Wasserson kicking things off with a straddle to 100. It’s a blind raise. – [Chris] Jennifer Tilly on the button raising with king, five to 300. (table laughs) – I got a top pair. Chillin’.

– [Joe] Jen says it’s her quest to win a big pot against Jason Mercier, and the two of ’em have decent stacks right now, so things could get kinda weird. – [Chris] Our first flop of the night brought to you by Kimo Sabe Mezcal is king, deuce, six. – [Joe] Jen flops top pair. Jason flops a flush draw.

Wasterson, nothing. – [Chris] 700 to bet from Tilly. Wasterson folds.

So we’re heads up with Jason and Jenifer. Three of spades. – [Joe] That’s gonna look like more outs to Jason to make a straight, unfortunately those outs will just chop it with Jen.

– [Chris] 1,200. – [Joe] Like the bet from Jen, not giving Jason a great price, but he’s got to call it. – [Chris] Sure does. So we’re off to almost 5,000 as we head to the river. An ace on the river.

– [Joe] Now unfortunately Jason’s now in a spot where he might feel compelled to bluff this. I say unfortunately because Jen Tilly can get kind of sticky sometimes. I do not know what it will take to get her to fold this king. – [Chris] We’ve not seen her fold a lot of hands so far at Seminole Hard Rock, especially to Jason Mercier.

– [Joe] So Jason bets 2,400. – I bet the flop, you called the flop. Bet the turn, you called the turn. I think you’re gonna fire on the river no mater what.

You’re gonna have me beat before the river. I don’t really think you have an ace. But I don’t have good luck with you.

I don’t have very good luck with him. – [Eric] Not many do. – I just really… Ah, I hate my life. I mean I kinda like it, but… Wouldn’t it be great if this is the one time I called you and you actually did not have a hand. That’d be fantastic.

– [Chris] Will she finally exercise the demons? – [Joe] Do it. No! – Good fold.

– ‘Cause Jason always has the best hand. – [Joe] Did you see how it took a second to sink in? – You make me so mad!

You are a mother(bleep). (table laughs) (bleep) I hate him! I can’t win. I hope you lose. – I hope you win, Jen. If it’s not against me, I hope you win.

– I’m gonna straddle. – [Chris] It’s Poker Night in America brought to you by Kimo Sabe Mezcal. – He does not hope we win. – I think that’s a bluff. – [Joe] Welcome back to the table, Jenifer Tilty. – I knew he was bluffing me, too.

But I’m so tired, I’m just battered. It’s like a drop of water dripping onto a stone. Eventually it makes a hole.

– Kyle! – Kyle if it was your turn, – Is this a straddle? – What would you do? – Restraddle.

– I straddled. – Make it 800. – Increase straddle.

– 700. – [Chris] Bowker makes it 700, with ace, king. – Does that mean you’re defending? – [Joe] Wasserson calling with queen, jack, suited. – I do so well against Jason, I’m gonna play every hand against him now.

– Uh oh, new player. – New shooter. – Oh Michael, nice to see you.

– [Joe] Not sure I believe her. It’s kind of like if she said it’s an honor just to be nominated. – [Chris] You say it, you never mean it. – [Joe] Right. – Wow, sick read. – The good ones never lie.

– Wow Jen, really? – Wow, Jen. – Yeah. – How are you not that angry? – What? – What if Jason had made it to 700?

– I still would’ve folded. – No. – I’m not that clever, I’m just not. – You got a really bad hand?

– Go from there. – Diamonds. – If I fold everything until seven o’clock, I’ll be up $30,000. – [Joe] Wasserson flop’s pretty good here. Now he’s just got to dodge his way to the showdown.

– Don’t engage me, don’t get me involved. Don’t make me angry. My original 10.

– [Joe] So Bowker’s C bet gets called. – [Chris] Bowker picks up a flush draw on the turn. – [Joe] Yeah, I said Wasserson was going to have to dodge his way to the showdown there.

There’s so much to dodge now. Wasserson can’t fold just yet, though. There’s plenty of hands Bowker would just be semi-bluffing with. – [Chris] And top pair, third kicker. Good enough for a call.

– [Joe] The riv … a fiv. Wasserson’s checked to Bowker. Probably looking to snap off a bluff.

Bowker’s probably got a pretty good idea that Wasserson’s got a top pair at this point. – How much? – [Joe] 4,500 is the answer to that question. Almost full pot. I think this is a pretty believable flush bet. – I wasn’t planning on folding.

– [Joe] Oh, it’s a good sign when your opponent who wasn’t planning on folding is now considering folding. So far so good for Bowker. – You show, I fold? – I don’t know what to do with that question.

I never know. You just want me to show or do you want information? – [Joe] It’s a great question.

– What do you mean? – Like are you asking just ’cause you want to see my hand? Or because you want to get a read off of me.

– No, I would to see your hand if I fold. – I still think you might be trying to get information. You win. – [Joe] Nice call, Eric Wasserson.

– [Chris] $14,750 on the nice call on the river. – Send 200 over here, bud. – You got it. – Even when you fought that hand, he wins.

– I know, he’s disgusting. – [Chris] How would you like to play against the pros on national TV? Download now to play and win. It’s absolutely free to play. It’s Poker Night in America with Joe Stapleton.

I’m Chris Hanson. Let’s get back to the game. – He does want to make you sad, you’re right.

– He does. He wants to make me sad. But I can’t combat, I can’t combat Jason. – [Chris] Joe, it’s day three. Heading home tomorrow, or are you gonna stay down here in south Florida and live the life?

– [Joe] I’ve been told I actually can’t leave the state until after the trial. – [Chris] Oh well, enjoy that. – [Jason] If you reraised pot– – You would not have been watching. You never muck. Jason never mucks to me. – [Jason] It makes sense if you see my hand.

– I cannot take Jason. I can’t take him. I can’t. – 13?

– Yeah. – I’m so annoyed. So, so annoyed. – [Chris] Flop is deuce, three, three.

– [Joe] Jen flops a gut shot, checks it. Man for playing six, four, suited after that flop, she’s not in a horrible position. – I check.

– [Joe] Two live cards, straight draw. Agreed. – I thought you were thinking.

– I thought you were thinking. – I am thinking. – [Joe] Jason’s out, Jen is in. – [Chris] And Jen’s probably thinking, “Great, “now I have a chance to win.” – [Joe] And she does have the best hand here on the turn. Pair of fours are good.

– [Chris] Let’s go a top pair, let’s bet it! – [Joe] Kind of tough to float here with king, queen just hoping to hit. Sure king high will be the best hand sometimes, but I don’t know how often.

– What are you doing some making a huge move in an alcoholic stupor? (table laughs) what the (bleep) is this? I have the best hand, I think. What?

Or maybe I don’t. You raised in early position? – [Kyle] I raised?

No, Jason raised and I raised again. – You raised again, and then I called. – [Chris] Well Jen has already declared that she does not want to lose any of the money that she has made, and so maybe the players are gonna try to take advantage of that, because there is nothing worse than once you get up to lose some of that money.

Then you just steam over that. – [Joe] That was a precious declaration. – This was a value bet. I’ll tell you right now, I don’t have a three, but I know you don’t have a three also. So the question is, who has the best hand?

– [Joe] Are you just now getting to that question? Jen folds another winner. – [Kyle] Do you have sevens? – Do you have eights? oh my God.

So annoying. – [Eric] Do you have fives? – I’m hoping to turn this around. I can’t afford the fun that is called Poker Night in America.

– [Joe] Michael Laake straddling. Ryan Fee, the first raise. – It’s called buried peak. – No, it’s called upstuck. Phil invented a term called upspuck. – I prefer upstuck.

– [Chris] I do too. Buried peak doesn’t make any sense. But then again, we’re not 24-year-olds who know it all. – [Joe] Wizards. – Wee, it’s so fun to be Jason. – [Joe] These guys are playing slightly different rules.

If there’s a big straddle on, you can only raise up to the pot, pre-flop. Pot limit, so Jason’s gonna get at few chips back. – He just wanted to isolate angry Tilly. How much is that? – [Joe] It’s domination nation and Jason is practicing isolationism. – God, I would love to beat Jason in a pot.

I would it, just love it. Love it. Jason, I would love to beat you in a pot. – How would you feel if you beat him this pot? – I would love it.

Okay, please don’t outplay me. I’m tilted, I’m angry. – [Chris] Flop is deuce, king, five. Oh my goodness, she has out flopped him.

– [Joe] The deuce’ll do. – [Chris] 2,300 is the bet, and we get a call. Let’s see the turn. Alright, Tilly’s still there. – [Joe] The tighter Jen hangs onto the ledge, the more Jason’s gonna stomp at her fingers. – [Chris] Oh boy, that’s a bunch of orange.

5,100 is the bet. And again, I think the players picked up on the fact, when she talked about how she didn’t want to lose the money she already had. They are wheeling and dealing with that knowledge right now.

– I think I have the best hand, but… – [Joe] It is red rag to bull. All they want to do is turn on the pressure until she folds. – I won’t get mad.

No, I promise, I promise. I won’t get mad. Honestly. I just really, really, really wanted to beat Jason in a big hand, but anytime I have a big hand he instantly folds. I don’t even get to the flop. And so I did not get the better of him.

Maybe in a few like dinky hands. I probably won’t even make it to the air. But I want to play with him again because I want to get the better of him another time.

But I saw you gulp. – [Kyle] Did you know you were value betting? – I was fake gulping. – Well it’s not a fake gulp. (Jason laughs) – [Chris] Poker Night in America is brought to you by our trusted friend: Kimo Sabe Mezcal.

Why settle for tequila? Step up to Kimo Sabe. Welcome back to Poker Night in America. Let’s get back to the table. – Oh, I thought you said Viffer.

– Oh, that dude with the blonde hair that used to play cash? He’s weird. – [Joe] He is weird, but he is also hilarious. – Dude’s amazing. – What can I make it?

– Pot, he makes a pot. – [Joe] So slight change of rules here. These guys are making it so that if there’s a big straddle on, you cannot move all in before the flop.

We’re gonna play pot limit, pre-flop. So Wasserson makes it 1,600. Action on Eta. Oh, and there goes the hand on the shoulder. This is the hot new tell they’re all doing. Usually means you’re not super comfortable.

– Oh you’re right, I was counting wrong. – [Chris] And ace, five, suited for Fee. – [Joe] Anytime your starting hand is a hand that can flop the nuts. You’re gonna be tempted to play a juicy, multi-way pot with it. – The good news is you don’t have to put it up to 200 to straddle.

Once you fold this– – [Chris] Wow, another raise from Fee, now up to 4,200 and they’re falling quickly. – If we lose our stack and rebuy, can we match the biggest stack on the table? – [Joe] For you Jen, I don’t think anyone’s gonna mind. – Awesome. – [Chris] Especially the biggest stack at the table. Alright, so Wasserson calls.

The flop is six, 10, four. – [Joe] Both players miss, ace high still best. Ryan Fee first to act. He was the last aggressor.

You would expect him to continue here. There’s the C bet, 5,000 into a pot of nearly 10,000. Big bet for Poker Night America, but only half this pot.

That’s what happens when there’s a triple straddle and a big raise before the flop. Pots get huge. Is Eric gonna feel like he needs to protect the money he’s got out there by calling and trying to hit on the turn?

He can pick up a diamond, he can pick up a straight draw. Those kings and jacks are still live. – [Chris] You say that, that’s the exact way I lose all of my money playing poker. You just described how bad I am. – [Joe] Some of the time you’re gonna be drawing dead, and Wasserson decides to make the wise decision this time. Little rabbit hunting, and that is a gigantic brick.

So I’m sure he’s feeling confident about his fold. Good fold, good fold. – Oh, you won? – Yeah, I won. I took it.

I took it. – She won. – Wow, I’m getting lit up on the props. – Unless that was Urban Dictionary, hold on.

– When will it end!? – [Jen] You’re supposed to get titled. I was yelling about how– – I mean it came up on Google as a word. – Yeah, it’s a word.

– Dispassionate? – Yep, that’s right. – Holy cow. – [Chris] Now just ’cause it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true, right Stapes?

– [Joe] Well it’s been on my last five or six job reviews. – Not influenced or affected by emotions. – Oh, so it does describe you. – That’s him.

Look at who’s screaming and yelling, that’s me because Mr. Mellow. – Yeah, you’re dis-dispassionate. Is that word? – [Jen] What?

– Dis-dispassionate. Dis-dispassionate. You’re dis-dispassionate. – [Joe] Four ways to this flop. And it’s a good thing flops don’t hit back or this could turn into a real brawl. Everyone has hit something here.

Sorry, sorry Kyle Bowker. Sick needle. – [Chris] Laake bets 300, and then Wasserson makes it 1,000.

– [Joe] Jen Tilly called. One heart is good for her, two hearts is bad. Laake’s behind, but he’s not always going to be, and there are so many ways for him to catch up if he is. – How much is team black down? – I think we’re lighting him up in the prop.

– [Chris] Laake’s top two qualifies for a raise up to 3,500. Tilly calls for the flush draw. – That bluff that Wass took me off, and I’d be buried all the way around, right? – [Joe] Well there’s Jen’s one heart.

– I’d be dead, you said? – Team red would be dead if you didn’t me up on that bluff all the way around. – [Eric] I’m buried again. – What are you in for, a 20?

– [Eric] 25. – [Joe] Laake’s gonna keep betting top two. – [Chris] 5,200 to bet back to Tilly. – [Joe] And I’d really like a raise here from Jen.

Another heart would look bad, and it would be bad. – You’re stuck 25? – I’m all in. – [Chris] All in is the move for Jen Tilly.

It’s 15,200. That would be for the rest of Laake’s chips. – [Joe] And a call here makes sense. – Do you have a flush? – [Joe] Jen would be semi-bluffing sometimes.

– I have two pair of the queen of hearts. – Ooh. Stop, stop the pain!

I need a three of clubs. Well, three of clubs. – I’d rather you didn’t. – What? – This is a big pot. – [Chris] 39,000, to be exact.

– Small, small, small. Little dark one, I’ll give you $300. That’s good, that works. That’s for you, $300. Awesome. – [Chris] Oh, I thought she was talking to us.

I was really hoping that that 300 was gonna be for us. – Well then I’ll give you $300. – No, you can give it to him first. – Nah, nah that’s okay. – Wow, you had a trillion outs. If it was Jason, he would have got there.

– Four and eight is not out there. – [Chris] More straddling going on. This is getting ridiculous.

– [Joe] O-M-G. Look at all those strudels. It’s like I’m in an Austrian bakery. – [Chris] Which is your favorite flavor of the strudel that’s out there? I really like the $400 strudel. – [Joe] I like the Wasserson strudel. Hey, it’s the same one!

– If I knew you were gonna move all in with no hand– – Wish six, four, yeah. – Check, call. – [Joe] Jen Tilly.

Who would’ve thought on the last hand, she’s making it $6,025 with 10, seven, suited. – 6,000. – You sure you don’t want to have another hour of this game? (table laughs) – Goodness gracious.

Finally, some action. – [Joe] Not quite an all for for him since we’re playing pot limit before the flop, but that gets the message across. – It’s like 20K. – So annoying. I finally decide to play this game and… – I almost had them. Bought at the flop.

– Yeah, let’s see a flop. – I had jack, 10. – Really? – I would’ve seen a flop.

– Show it! (table groans) – Turn, turn, turn, turn. – [Joe] Michael Laake wins a gigantic pot on the last hand of the night without even having to see a flop.

– Jen, why do you do it to me? – What? What did I do. – You should have just folded.

You would’ve folded, I would’ve raised, I would’ve called. – What, did I raise? – Yeah, you raised. – Oh you mean I should’ve raised him? – No, you raised and then he rerasied. But if you just folded, he would’ve raised, I would’ve called, and I would’ve made a straight.

– Oh! So sick. – Do you remember the underpants you were wearing when you won the World Series?

– I did not have, I don’t think that, actually I didn’t have underpants on when won the Main Event. How about that. – That’s too much information. – You can fold 8 high now. – Wow.

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You’re just in time to see who won and who lost. No surprises here, eh Chris? – [Chris] Yeah, almost another 50,000 for Jason on Poker Night in America. I think his first couple of days here on the show went okay. Alright, we’re gonna hold on because I want to make sure that you know about our new social poker app for both Android and IOS that is totally free to play.

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Poker Night In America. Monopoly Money

– [Hanson] From the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey, this is Poker Night in America. (music) – Welcome to Poker Night in America. I’m your host, Chris Hanson. Park Place, Marvin Gardens, Pennsylvania Avenue, anyone who’s played the board game Monopoly knows these names, but some viewers may not know that they are based on street names found in Atlantic City. That is where we find ourselves tonight being hosted by the Golden Nugget.

And while our players are not playing for Monopoly money, they are still definitely trying to bankrupt each other. So let’s place Go, and collect $200 on our way to the felt. – [Hanson] As we continue Day 1 here, the players bought in from between $5,000 and $20,000, and so far our biggest winner of the day has been Jessica Dawley, and that money has come pretty much directly from Dan Shak as we head back to the table. Blinds are 25 and 50, and a lot of players taking advantage of the optional $100 straddle under the gun.

– Who the heck is straddling over here? – I straddle just so it gets them excited, everyone is like tired. – You lawyers are so aggressive! – Lawyers! (laughter) – Give me a good coroner who just sits there sort of… (laughter) – [Hanson] Jessica Dawley raises to 325 with suited king-queen.

– Oh the bar is set very low for being the liveliest person at the job everyday. – Okay, let’s see if the straddle was good. Yeah, it’s fine.

– It’s a fine goal. – It’s a fine straddle. What are we… 325. – [Hanson] And Linda Kenney Baden will call. – I know who Fred Allen is, yeah, the friendly coroner?

– Wasn’t it Fred Allen who had the greatest line about television, he called it chewing gum for the mind? – [Hanson] Both Baden and Dawley hit the king. – That’s before I got really good, which is now a half.

– [Hanson] And a call from Dawley. The turn is a four of spades, so now Dalwey picks up the flush draw. Kenney Baden picks up a straight draw. They both check. And Jessica Dawley has the winner, all she needs to do is say, “I call”. And that’s what she does.

And Jessica Dawley will continue her winning ways here on Poker Night in America in Atlantic City. – So Dan’s decided to straddle. – Of course. – Because he liked the result last time. – What could possibly go wrong? – What could possibly happen that you draw a flop the top card?

– [Hanson] Christine Pilcher who won her seat here on 888 poker will raise to 200 with ace-ten. Wendeen Eolis will call with ace-queen. Dawley’s on a rush, she might as well call with ace-deuce.

– [Hanson] Roeper calls, man this is starting to look like a cellphone commercial, we’ve got so many people calling. – What’s another buck fifty, let’s get that in there. – Dan’s praying that he has anything that he can call with.

– Am I being punk’d that everybody’s going in? (laughter) – We actually made a side deal, we’re going to chop your chips up later. (laughter) – God, I wish I hadn’t done the loose crazy phase of my attack on you all first, because now I can’t raise here with this (bleep) that I’ve got in my– (laughter) Oh sorry, sorry. I’ve got my hands, so I’ll– – They can edit it later. I just call and hope to get lucky.

– I’m pretty sure he’s just going to call after that speech. – I just got to call and get lucky. (laughter) Oh I just got to call, or make a move, maybe I make a move on the flop. Hold on, I’m going to try to… – Seven players.

– I’m so bad, I forgot what I had. – [Hanson] And the case-ace comes out on the flop. So Eolis, Pilcher, and Dawley all hit the ace. Dawley hit two pair, but the winner in this whole transaction is Pilcher, because she flopped top two pair. I would expect a raise here from Jessica Dawley. In the One Seat.

And she does just that to 1700. – Raise. – Okay, all in, all in.

– It’s another 12 on top. – So I have to call 1200 more, right? – It made it easy for me to say thanks. – I thought once you put your Chanel sunglasses on, that I was hidden. – Huh? (laughs) – I have those too.

– Do you? – Prescriptions. – So now we have sneakers and sunglasses to match. – All in, all in.

– All in, awesome. – You wanna run once or twice? – Twice. – Twice. – What do you have? – I have an ace.

– I have an ace. – I have two pair. – I have two pair.

– Oh, you win. (laughter) – [Hanson] And now Pilcher makes the full house on the first turn. So Jessica drawing dead.

So the worst that Pilcher can do here is chop. – I thought how is that possible, Jessica doesn’t have a set of deuces there. – [Hanson] And things are getting very thin for Jessica Dawley. And Christine Pilcher turns ace-ten into a double up.

And a pot worth $8,300! – She goes by the sword. – Nice hand. – Thank you so much. – [Hanson] We’ve got more as we continue the cash game here at Golden Nugget when we come back. Poker Night in America is being brought to you by 888poker.com.

Where the world plays online. – Welcome back to the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, tonight’s stop on Poker Night in America. – [Hanson] Table’s seeming to warm up a little bit to one another as the chatter is on the increase. (crosstalk) – [Hanson] Let’s see if that does the same thing with bet sizes as we continue. – And I hope I show those, and I needed to create an AOL Instant Messenger account, so– – [Hanson] James Woods with nines this time makes it one seventy-five. – The Messenger account I asked my assistant to do it for me and it had something to do about the way that I love to drive Audi TT, and everybody kind of laughed at me, because it reminded them of a little girl’s like Instant Messenger handle, and just TT.

My friends starting teasing me and it just stuck. – That’s cute, that’s cute. – Oh ma’am, your charger, the– yeah, okay good. – “Ma’am”…

I like that. – Well no, c’mon, I was talking to you by the way. (laughter) – I thought you might be. – [Hanson] Well three sixes appear once again, this time it’s Jamie Kerstetter who flopped triple sixes. – Thank’s ma’am, thank you ma’am!

– [Hanson] Talk about your big, blind special. – Is there an official etiquette for calling someone ma’am? (crosstalk) – [Hanson] Now Woods picks up a flush draw to go with his pair nines. – It was a very nice thing to say, now I think it’s like– – I think to call somebody ma’am it’s like adept now. – Ma’am.

Hello ma’am. – Well if you say, “Excuse me, Miss,” then it sounds like they’re 15 a little bit. – Yeah, but someone older that you call “Miss” is very happy to be called “Miss”. – Maybe you’re on the flush draw again. (laughter) – I get called “Sir” way too much now, I don’t want to get called “Sir” so much, right?

(crosstalk) – And “Sir” used to be very respectful. – So ace to the spades, you might call it an ace of spades. – [Hanson] Woods thinking it over. As the famous saying goes, “If you think long, you’re probably thinking wrong.” – Okay, queen, there it is. – [Hanson] And triple sixes will net Jaime Kerstetter 3200 bucks.

Of course on the other hand of that, if you think quick, you should probably leave the table, because you’re the worst player at the table. It doesn’t rhyme, but it’s also true. – Oof, nice hand.

(table chatter) – But everyone else at the table kind of knew that something was going on, the only who didn’t pick up on this was Mike, and he was trying to make it funny. As someone who’s been slow-rolled by Shaun countless times (laughing) why, because he loves me, so it makes sense, you know? It just didn’t work. Even though, intentions good, backfired. (crosstalk) – That acts as a call for 50. – People in poker games are very revealing about their personalities as a whole.

– That’s very astute, I agree. – [Hanson] Back to Dan Shak with his queens. Now we’re going to 900.

– I was just about to say, why’s this pot so small? (laughter) – [Hanson] James Woods, and his suited ace-king, and Jessica Dawley’s jacks are coming right behind that. Delicate spot here for Dawley, you are on the button, so you are going to get to see what everyone does after the flop if you would call, but she decides to fold. – You don’t want to see? – [Hanson] And of course, hindsight is always 20/20, that’s a great fold (chuckles) by Jessica Dawley! Shak hits the queen, but Woods hits nothing, so let’s see if he’s going to take a stab at this.

– It’s fun flopping top set, isn’t it? Nice hand. – What’d you say?

– I said it’s fun flopping top set, isn’t it? – [Hanson] And that’s exactly what he did. – I know what you got, I know what you got. – Well played, I turned my hand face up.

– [Hanson] There’s more Poker Night in America when we come back. – [Voiceover] Draft Kings the official fantasy sports site of Poker Night in Amercia. – Thanks for returning to Poker Night in America. I’m your host, Chris Hanson, let’s get back to our cash game.

– But it’s not just about being right or wrong, it’s about being open to grow. – Yeah I want to evolve. – The unexamined life is not worth living.

You know, Socrates. – Unless they’ll sponsor us. – But then they should make everyone take off their watches, and everything else. – So you wanted me to hit a queen, huh?

– Who? – Yeah, I wanted you to hit a queen. – I didn’t think I was going to get any value from a bet there.

– [Hanson] You’ve got a $100 straddled from James Woods, that gets a call from Richard Roeper, it gets a call from Kenney Baden, and pocket nines showing up again tonight on Poker Night. Dan Shak will not be calling the (chuckles) $100 straddle: he makes it 500. Action now on Jamie Kerstetter.

She calls with jacks. Kerstetter another one of those poker players that when you start asking her questions about her life away from the table, it really makes you realize that you are outgunned in so many different ways. – Ahh, Richard, Richard, Richard. You’re the spoiler. Sorry. – He’s making a break for freedom.

– 400 more? – [Hanson] Now we’re talking, we got a 2100 pot pre-flop. – [Hanson] Kerstetter’s jacks are ahead, but Dan Shak has the flush draw.

Jacks go to the muck. And Woods once again, thinking it over, decides to go all in. – Two times?

– You’re so far ahead, you have no idea. (laughter) – You’re so far, “Can we run it 12 times?” (laughter) – Twice.

– Yeah twice, yeah go ahead. He’s on a flush draw. – [Hanson] I don’t think we’re going to have enough cards to run it 12 times, James, so here we go, gonna run it twice, and the first one goes to Dan Shak. And it looks like the second one is on its way to Dan Shak as well… and it is. – Well I have two pair both times. – Flush and full house.

– Whoa. – Wow. – Trust me, I wouldn’t have called if I hadn’t bet so much in here. – [Hanson] It looks like James Woods is reloading as Shaun Deeb stops by the table. – Katie, did you know this?

He lost his virginity with Ashley, his wife. – That’s so weird, that’s who I lost mine to! – With Ashley? (laughter) – That’s awesome!

– That is not a conversation that your wife and I have ever had. (laughter) – [Hanson] Shaun Deeb shows up, and things just fall off the rails, imagine that. – We can do some editing don’t worry. – She did not tell me anything, about any of that.

So I don’t want you to think your wife is going around… – Luckily she’s breastfeeding now, so she doesn’t drink, she used to tell way too many details of our personal lives. – She has not told me anything. – That’s greatest line of all time, “luckily she’s breastfeeding now,” “she tells too many personal details of our lives to people.” (laughter) That’s fantastic. – But she’s so sweet.

– Richard, have you ever met Shaun Deeb before? – I have. – Oh good, good. – Yeah, I’ve been in Shaun’s world. – That’s literally what I was about to say.

(crosstalk) – [Hanson] Back to the poker, ace high flop hits both Baden and Shak. – So, you’re obviously a media critic, should I call it a media critic, or should I call it a movie critic? – Everything.

– Okay, that’s exactly where I was getting up to, so are you like– let’s talk about food, let’s talk about liquor, let’s talk about spirits. – No I don’t do that, I’ll let you the experts do that. – But are you a good eater? – [Hanson] Dan Shak now has two pair aces and sevens.

And Jaime Kerstetter now has another draw that she’s working. – I appreciate, but I know enough to know that I don’t know that much. – That’s what I was wondering. – [Hanson] And she hits it on the river.

Kenney Badden doesn’t want to put any more money in this pot, she checks. – Actually the best tip I’m going to give you for wine, and everyone at home should try this. You don’t want to do this with a $300 bottle, but if you have a $85 bottle, and you want to make the wine open up, put it inside of a blender. Sounds crazy right? – Really?

– Trust me. – I’ll try that. – Another really great trick– – Always listen to him about everything. – Add a tiny bit of salt.

(crosstalk) – [Hanson] A raise from Kerstetter quickly gets rid of Dan Shak as we get wine tips from Steven Mclaughlin, and Shaun Deeb is right: we should listen to everything he’s saying. Here are the results as we wrap up Day 1: Richard Roeper, you’re down 150 bucks, I’m guessing you’re going to call the day a win with the kind of great players we have around this table. James Woods made a couple of bad calls today, and he finds himself 10,000 short, Jessica Dawley going to be our big winner for Day 1 here at Golden Nugget, Atlantic City. With over a 15k profit! – When we come back, it’s Poker Night At The Movies with Ebony Kenney, Richard Roeper, and James Woods. Poker Night in America is being brought to you by 888poker.com.

Where the world plays online. – Welcome back to Poker Night in America. Robert Redford and Paul Newman’s chemistry was so undeniable in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, it didn’t take long for the duo to follow up with another Hollywood classic: 1973’s “The Sting”. Now, the movie gets its title from that stinging moment when you realize somebody has conned you out of your money. Something very familiar to those of us who’ve known the losing side of a bluff. In tonight’s scene, Paul Newman goes head-to-head with famous character actor Robert Shaw, in a game of who can out-cheat the cheater?

This is Poker Night At The Movies. – Mr. Clemens, give me $10,000 more. – First of all, I’m telling you, if I’m in the middle of a hand, and I decide, “Hey, give me 10k,” it’s not going to play. If I’m so sure about my hand, that I’m going to say, “Hey give me some more money,” 99.99999% of the time, the other players on the table are going to be like no shot, I’m not going to give you– – Well this was the 0.00001 time that they allow it.

– Right, and he got egg in his face, so there’s that. – This is actually the moment in the script called the “all is lost” moment: in every screenplay at some point, our hero gets to the point where there is no way he or she can find redemption unless the hand of God comes in or something that you don’t expect, that he or she finds within themselves, that you don’t see coming, makes the difference. And in this case, of course, you notice that Robert Shaw, the villain in the scene, actually hid the deck in his napkin, so the audience goes, “Oh wow, he could switch a deck.” So because if the threes, the tres, the four threes, all of the sudden become jacks, the audience is going, “I don’t understand what happened,” but because we showed a guy switching a deck, the audience is going, “Oh you know what, I bet he switched the deck too!”

– The other guy did too, exactly. – The audience is being conned! – Well the audience is also being tutored, but they’re being tutored by being told, in the beginning, when Robert Shaw, the villain is like, “Don’t worry, I got this covered” “I got the phony deck in.” Now we’re thinking, “Well gee, how can Paul Newman beat him here?” And then when the jacks appear, the first thing is like “Oh, he did the same thing, only better!” – If you’re cheating, you can’t call out the other guy for cheating and say, “B-b-but we stacked the deck,” “You’re supposed to have quad threes!”

– Exactly. – They can’t do anything. And Paul Newman, he’s not only playing a little bit of a doofus, he’s drunk, he’s pretending he’s drunk a little bit there too. And it’s part of a longer con if you see the movie, there’s a whole other con that comes later on, I mean this scene is fantastic. – Alright, so let’s rate this now on a poker hand scale.

Ebony we’ll start with you, how do you rate this scene? – Honestly, just because it got me, it totally got me when he turned over the four jacks, I was like “Oh f– (beep) I did not see that coming!” okay so I’m going to give it a royal flush. – Alright, Richard? – Well you know this is one of the cool things, James and I we were looking at this kid, it’s like it’s great to see somebody experience a movie they’ve never seen before. My friend Roger used to say, “I envy people who haven’t seen Citizen Kane yet,” “who haven’t seen great movies yet the first time.”

– Because they do hold up, especially cause this was a great period picture. – Yeah, it’s such a joy to see someone experience that their first time, so I’ve got to go the same way, royal flush, I mean it’s a great scene. – Yeah, I’d say royal flush, but you know because I’m so clever, I have to say, I give this four jacks. – [All] Ahh! – Fantastic, and that was our review of “The Sting” here on Poker Night. – For more from Poker Night, visit PokerNight.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube where you can see complete episodes and unedited livestreams.

Also, be sure to check out our online store for Poker Night shirts, hats, hoodies, and more. For everyone here at Poker Night in America, I’m Chris Hanson. Poker Night in America is brought to you by 888 Poker, where the world plays online, and by Draft Kings.

Sports Betting NBA 2018 Playoffs Recap – Did we win??

Rob: Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to the BIGGEST SHOW IN THE WORLD, Sports Bettors TV! Man we are back AGAIN! I’m here with my boy The Dream, the NBA Master.

What’s good baby how are you kid? Dream: What’s going on, What’s going on? Feeling A little dusty right now, real dusty.

Rob: No shit, dude I know, I know. Dream: We’re not at the club. Rob: We’re not at the club.

Dream: Credit Cards Maxed out, bad. Rob: I know, I know. Dream: Bought CVS out of Maalox and Pepto, Nothing left there. Just a bad, bad, bad Finals man.

Rob: I know, But you know what man, Listen. We lost at the end, We lost with the heat. You did bet the underdog.

Which we did tweet out, we did put on the show and all that. But you know what man, at the end of the day, I gotta give you alot of props, okay? You came on the show, and you absolutely wrecked shit. I mean, Incase you’re new to the show, and you haven’t seen what this dude has done, roll the footage right now, show everybody what time it is. [Footage] Dream: Brooklyn Nets are my five-star dark horse in the series play.

Dream: And we’re gonna take the Los Angeles Clippers against Golden State. Dream: The Bulls is an Excellent Value. Dream: I see OKC coming out of this series, I honestly do. Dream: We have to take Miami in this series, It’s definetly, probably the value play. Dream: I just don’t see any way Indiana’s gonna beat The Heat under any circumstances. Dream: San Antonio just offers you a lot more scoring options than OKC has to offer.

Dream: Now, I have gone with The Heat to win the whole thing, but, I wanna discuss that this is not gonna be a cakewalk for The Heat, by any means. [End Footage] Dream: So yeah, we plugged it, I mean we did good, you know? I did a little work, but I would have liked to have won that final series, you know.

It’s all about winning the big series. Once again, I did say that, I felt that, It was very hard to bet against a good, a great player. I wouldn’t bet against Jordan or Kobe, and that’s why I felt I was gonna bet with LeBron. But The Heat just got, you know, they had some problems, man. They had problems.

I saw coaching deficiencies, I wanted to see them maybe explore a little bit of zone. They didn’t try the zone. Some old legs showed up. Wade who finally looked his age, was there. Chris Bosh, out at the three-point line was a problem.

Rob: Dude, you called that man! It got us, it got us, it got us. Dream: Coles and the other point, just were not on point. Know what I’m Saying? Rob: No, No. Chalmers was off, too.

Dream: Chalmers was just, I don’t know, was awful. Smoking, whatever. I don’t know what he was doing, but his mind was not focusing.

The Heat didn’t come, I mean they didn’t come. I didn’t like their intensity. I thought it was a lack of intensity, a lack of focus. They really didn’t looked focused until the fifth game, but by that time, it was a little too late for them. And Pop ran his whole squad, and they just went to work.

Rob: No doubt man, and just so you know, as we always say, we are not handicappers, and all. What we do is we look to the Sports Bettors TV Univerese, here. You guys give us some pointers, and who you’re feeling, and there’s actually a bunch of cats that told us not to take The Heat, and I’ve gotta shout you out right now. You know my boy DJ, Papa Smurf, Big Fella went on Danny Biscut’s show and he actaully said that the Spurs were gonna win.

And my boy Marvel Williams actually commented on the bottom of the screen there, and said that on the YouTube video that the Spurs were gonna take it, so, I’m gonna give them a lot of love. Dream: There were alot of Spurs backers and I was borderline, on the edge, but like I said I just didn’t want to bet against a great player. I felt like LeBron, actually, I felt he should’ve, maybe in game three or four, he should have just maybe not even passed. Maybe not even passed the ball at all. Rob: Yeah, no doubt. Dream: I would have rather lost with him taking every shot, than to see D. Wade go down, go baseline penetration, dribble penetration, stop, and just look silly, you know?

It was ugly. Rob: I know, and actually, Ryan and I, actually went out for game five to watch this thing, and you know, I just had a feeling, and I’m like, you know, listen, The Heat ain’t going to lose three games in a row, like this is crazy. I had The Heat jersey on, and a little waitress comes over, and shes like, Oh, I’m going to bet you ten dollars that The Heat are going to lose, and I’m like, yeah whatever, okay fine. Ten dollars, right? So now, they’re up sixteen points, and you know, I’m loving life, laughing. All of a sudden, you know, its down to seven.

It’s down to four. It’s down to two, And then the Spurs wanna hit, like a hundred three’s in a row, And before you know it, this girl beat me, man. Check out the footage right here. [Footage] Waitress: I just beat Sports Bettors TV!

Yay! Go Spurs! Yay! [End Footage] Rob: You know what’s funny man, that girl almost forgot our name there with that video. That’s funny.

Dream: We’ll call her Susie Sunshine. Rob: Yeah, No doubt. Dream: Just going forward with that, I mean as far as rebuilding is concerned, next year, The Heat has got a couple decisions they gotta make, as far as what they’re gonna do with the big three. I think the big three are actually gonna stay in place. I’m really tired of hearing LeBron rumors, I think LeBron is at home, in Miami, and he’s happy there. I really don’t see him going anywhere else.

Bosh is probably gonna stay, Dewayne Wade is a big question mark, there. His gameplay was not that great. Rob: No. Dream: Riley, I saw in an interview, was saying that he expects them all to be back, so I kind of expect them all to be back too. They are probably going to have to get rid of Birdman, or should I say Turkeyman, because he’s quite heavy, and unless he can lose some weight.

They’re gonna have to let Sugar Ray go. Sugar Ray is hampering them. They just gotta get a little bit younger, a little bit more atheletic, and join the rest of the NBA. They need maybe a defensively rebounding type individual on the team.

I don’t know who’s availible out there, but that’s what they need to look for, maybe a defensive rebounder, and maybe that six man off the bench to provide a little bit of point score. Rob: Got it, Got it. We’re on Instagram. We’re on Facebook, we’re on Twitter all the time. Dream: Oh yeah to the Twitter people…

Rob: Oh yeah you’re there! You’re there dude. Dream: Just got on, I’m there. I been wrappin’ to a couple people.

Danny Biscut, my boy Chris Sizzle, a couple other people out there I’ve talked to. Just guys, please bear with me. I’m getting my feet wet, you know I’m trying to get on.

I’m just starting the social media thing. I’m trying to get my sixteen-year-old, making an appointment with her to come in and help me out a little bit. But, I’m there, so. Feel free to hit me up any time, I’ve had a couple conversations with a lot of cool people out there already, and I’m always interesting in wrappin’ with you guys. Rob: Absolutely man, and there’s actually a bunch of photos that surfaced about my boy, LeBron and if you’re watching, you’re my boy and I love you to death, but I gotta show the fans these videos, I’m sorry, the photos… Dream: Loss of the Rings, Loss of the Rings.

Rob: The first one was the one you sent me with Jordan, man. That shit is just hilarious dude, you know. The next morning I’m feeling bad that he sends me this one. Then the Loss of the Ring one, with Dunkin Sticks… Dream: Loss of the Rings, Loss of the Rings was ugly. Whoever did Loss of the Rings, you ain’t right! Loss of the Rings was ugly.

Rob: And then the Last one, man. That too cute to be single one, with the hand up in the air. He was like, Ya’ll gonna help or nah? Dude that’s so appropriate. Dream: Poor LeBron, Poor LeBron. Rob: My boy got smoked.

But anyway, that’s where it’s at, so. You got anything else to add real quick before I give it to the shout outs, playboy? Dream: I got nothing else, basketball season’s over, this is the time that we chill with the family, try to get in tune, get ready for football, we’ll do a little homework, I’ll get on baseball, probably after the all-star break a little bit, get involved, maybe hit Dizzle up, get a couple of his hot picks, and get down with you guys for a little something, but right now I’m just chilling for the most part. Rob: Well, speaking of baseball, speaking of Dizzle by the way, you know.

When him and I do win the World Series plays, and we are in the club, you’ll get an invite, I promise you. Dream: Oh, no doubt. Thank you.

I can’t wait for you guys to clobber the world series plays, I love them. Rob: Because Dr. Dan will be back with me next episode, and we’re gonna be killing the NBA, I mean, I’m sorry, the MLB’s, and as a matter of fact, his KC Royals and Washington Natties are in first place, which we’ll get to that. Alright. We’re gonna get to the shout outs section right now. We got all the websites that have been blowing up our videos, and making it work. Ivyleaguepicks.com, Fanape.com, Actaully won money in the Bellmont, which is suprising because I didn’t and I don’t know anybody else who did, but them.

Good for them, GlobalSportsMarkets.com, Stone Cold Stevie D put us on his website, thank you, SportsBlogsatzinapps.com, they rock it, Tipsterengine is there, and Madpicks.com, We love all you guys, man. As far as the Instagram is concerned, Grandpaspicks, armandhamma1 has been killing the World Cup shit, which dude, you and I have our own opinions there, and yeah, Iaintnofncapper’s been wrecking it as well. And obviously with twitter, we’re all over there. Now you’re here and I’m trying to, Cats have been yelling at me saying this dude The Dream ain’t following me back, What’s up with that? I know you’re trying.

Dream:I’m on, I’m figuring it out. Bear with me Rob: AmAction, i got bornandraisedHI, ACsports, Joeyharb, Genuinebets, Champ, and Wolfofworldcup,man. You got anything to add? Dream: Big shout out to Bmac with that hockey, we won with that. Rob: We did.

We got the LA Kings. Dream: My boys G-Money, Big Ron and Jello, and big shout out to my daughter who actually graduated today, graduating class of 2014, Yaya, I love you, and thank you guys for all the support. Rob: Alright man, and we got a major announcement, here, okay, I don’t even want to forget about this, fucking monumental, okay? We actually went on twitter and made this announcement, but guess what guys, alright?

This ain’t all about Sports Bettors TV, Okay? Its not all about Rob, not all about The Dream, Doctor Dizzle, Vinnie, Ryan and the whole crew. This is also about you guys, alright.

What we’re gonna do is launch the daily show. Every single morning, alright? And what we’re gonna do is take calls from Sports Bettors TV Universe, Thats all of you, thats right man, because you know what?

We’re all in this together man, We’re all one big ass team! We’re gonna beat the book together dude! We’re gonna be opening up the phone lines for you guys every single day because we wanna hear your voice, man! With that said, Sports Bettors TV We are the biggest thing in the world, man.

Follow us, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram as well. We’re looking forward to the next show. God bless and have a great one! Take Care! Dream: Peace!

Celebs Play Jello Shot Roulette At The Golden Globes

– Do you know what a Jell-O shot is? – A Jell-O shot? – Yeah. – Is it like some kind of injection?

– We are here at the Golden Globes red carpet and we’re going to play Jell-O… – Or Jell-O shot. – [Voiceover] I also want to see how they eat Jell-O. Are they the finger people or the tongue people? I’m a tonguer.

Obviously tonight is the biggest party in Hollywood. No party is complete without… – [Both] Jell-O shots. – (chuckles) Okay.

– [Sir Patrick] Okay. Jell-O. – Well… – [Sir Patrick] No. – So, it’s Jell-O but some of it has booze in it.

– [Sir Patrick] Oh, really? – I want you to pick one for you and one for me. – That one’s yours and that one’s mine. – This is Jell-O and that’s a shot.

– Great. – Do we have to take them? – [Both] Yeah.

– Oh, I don’t eat Jell-O. But I’ll pick one for you. – Do you have any strategies in taking Jell-O shots? – No, usually I take them off of people’s tits but I guess tonight I’m doing it on my own. – The best strategy is to loosen it up with your finger because it’s going to be hard to suck out. – [Sir Patrick] Really?

– Yeah. – Hold on. – Oh, I’m sorry. (chuckles) I love Jell-O.

– Cheers. (women chanting) – Oh! – [Woman Interviewer] There we go. – What is… Is that moonshine? (woman chanting) – This will be alcohol. Whoa.

– You just tongued that Jell-O shot. – There we go. What are your thoughts? – Jell-O. All that and no alcohol. – Nope, I have no booze.

Thanks for nothing. – Oh that’s just straight up Jell-O, yeah. That’s a shot. – All in one. All in one. – That is disgusting.

– I thought the moisture would be the liquor. I thought that my science grade… Third grade science grade… (laughs) – Drunk already. – We are halfway through this red carpet and I have had a lot of Jell-O shots. This is Hollywood’s biggest party.

Yeah! Yeah! You did an okay job. – I’m usually much better with my mouth than this.

– Whoa! (acts drunk) – I just feel so bad for you right now. – I feel good. I feel so good for me. One last thing, are there any confessions you can make?

Anything weird you’ve ever done before a red carpet? – Yeah, this morning I shaved my pubes. I wanted to feel special.

– Is that all? Nothing else? – No. No, what do you want to talk about?

– [Sir Patrick] No. – How’s your day going? – It’s great.

Let’s hope it gets better. This guy is following me around and I don’t know who he is. It’s no longer fun. – And it gets personal. That’s what I don’t like about it.

– Of course it gets personal… I don’t know what his name is… – I’m in an interview right now. – Oh, is that what you call it? (giggles) – [Woman Interviewer] What the hell is going on?

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Slot Machine From WMS Gaming

Many celebrity appearances and other fun events in this segment. We speak with Phil Gelber, who is the senior vice president of product development at WMS Gaming about their new Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory slot machine literally introduce and online casino throughout the US upcoming. Now, here’s a look at the new Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory slot machine from WMS Gaming. The way works to get the free bonus triggers get the walk, a batter.

It’S gon na take up here to the top box there and give you one too many different prizes in the motion share moves with the right here. You get free games against picking bonuses. I ask the chocolate river bonus, which is that a motion bonus in the game show you as well 3 get the Walker free games, RC Willey walkers the highs banks among the game, so this is usually pretty valuable bonus to get the pic three games to get. They get free games, saleable obstacles, little and again, to get line them up on a real one, the other Rios.

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Take a trip down the saddle river try to collect gems and additional items that increases your bonus, except the top. With the motion share the walk, a batter see wherever it lands, you get the toddler ever salata motion, light anticipation. What you’re gon na get say, take this trip to start up with two trips outside the river. You collect a different job to get the hat they, in addition, a ride, get the lock a simple. They were invaluable wider to collect more symbols. Thumbs.

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I could do in that pic and more as you get the bigger. The prize is dead as you go down the river zeros good, looking for and as well as well as the credits sorry go, so it’s got ta the Truckee River about us and again and again this Ave & Casino summer 2013.

Horse Racing Information

At present, the horseracing industry flourishes and expands due to sports betting and gambling. Bet Casino Sports Links endeavours to eduacte users with horse betting tips and featured picks with relation to horse racing gambling. Betting tips provides general knowledge on how to choose a horse, how to bet, the do’s-and dont’s of horse racing, racing tips and more. The Featured Pick involves Racing Horse providing horseracing picks for major international races fromexperienced horse racing professionals. Bet with confidence!

The following are some general guidelines followed by many pros which will give you a ‘leg up’ on many other bettors (first four tips out of 11 basics):

1) When betting straight, restrict your bets to win and show only.

2) As a general rule, bet horses you like with odds of 5-1 or greater to win and odds of 5-1 or less, to place.

3) Play close attention to horses’ recent performances. Form handicapping has a lot of merit, and you face your best chances with a horse in top condition.

4) Horses backed heavily by touting services and computer handicappers may win more, but so many bettors are placing their cash on them, they give poor value for the money. Try to find the ‘dark horse,’ one that has a good shot at the post but is not overly backed.

5) Be wary of the ‘smart money,’ bets placed at the last minute by supposedly, those in the know. There isn’t much smart money at the tracks.

6) Go with your gut feelings. If there’s a horse you fancy, by all means bet on that horse. There’s no worse feeling than not doing what you felt you should have done, and it working out, without you. And if it doesn’t work out, no big deal.

7) Pay special attention to fast starters on slow courses. It is more difficult to maneuver on a muddy, slow or heavy course, and these conditions will favor the horse that takes the early lead.

8) Avoid horses moving up in class. They may have looked good against lesser horses, but the move to better competition may reveal different colors.

9) Avoid horses that have not raced in the past four weeks. They may be recuperating from illness and the owners are using the race as a tune-up. The winning percentages of long-idled horses are way below average.

10) Bet only winners. If you see a horse that has been around but never won a race, why figure that today’s race will be any different? Instead, choose a horse that has some background of winning.

11) Bet only horses you feel have a good chance of winning. If you had eliminated all the horses you’ve bet in the past but have not really believed in, you would be sitting with a much higher.

Why Stud Poker is so Popular

Seven cards stud poker popularity in the whole world is extremely huge and in addition millions of persons are participating in it at pokeronline website from various countries and continents. A particular foundation was created in order to fuse all seven card stud pokergame players throughout the whole world and to turn it into an international pastime.

Seven card stud poker game is extensively discussed on the Web and in addition there exist plenty of sites devoted to it, that is why more and more persons participate in it online at pokergame site. It`s widely accepted not only to the ones that participate and in addition take pleasure in it, but in addition for lots of other internet users. Discipline and in addition mind set are acutely one of the most important skills a 7cardstud poker game participant shall have; it could turn a not such a stunning on line poker room site competitor to a regular winner and smart competitor a loser. You should have heart to call/make bets and in addition self control to wait for the best cards.
When we go further in the concluding half of this seven card stud poker for fun review, you should turn back to the primary section in case you are in need of some clarifications for what we`ve by now went through.

Do not sit down at the on line pokercasino desk without a competition scheme of how you are going to play 7studpoker. Keep in mind your degree of inebriation based on how seriously you get the match. Study your opponents on each possibility and also acquire psychological contestant profiles while you play. Finally, guess when to even, withdraw upon, or increase a sham. Be patient. Exit fast as well as often. Top 7 cardsstud poker games competitors could pass on 80% of their deals.

The idea is to only perform casino internetpoker room site at the time you possess an advantage. The depressing reality is, most of the time you don`t have an edge and you might distinguish simply through watching your starting cards. If you`re intending to quit at all at some stage in a combination, the sooner you quit the smarter, since you`ll insert fewer chips to a jackpot which someone else takes. By folding many times soon, you guarantee yourself a stronger average hand once you do participate.

Traps in Poker Games

You would hardly ever be check-raised by anyone who took a extended time to check, it is not an usual gambling custom. While check-raising the majority of players attempt everything to seem as ordinary as possible to help make certain you will place in a gamble prior to when they spring the trap. Whenever you actually encounter a check-raise by a participant who paused heavily prior to the first check, be very careful.

You are supposed to arrive at the poker casino room match having a cloudless view, be observant and involved. In case you have a headache, or are unhappy with difficulties, you are at the inferior position therefore shouldn`t participate. Be aware of, as an illustration, how 7 stud poker game performers add their chips in the pot – are they hurling them aggressively or are they laying them carefully? All these tiny marks create an insight. Being able to read this picture should provide you a better position. When at seven cards stud you`ve adversaries who are excessively aggressive, exploit it upon them. Let them guess you have a weak combination at the time you really have a powerful deal. Test them in a way they`ll wager. You would in that case have the alternative to check increase and use their boldness. In case of a real casino internet poker room site freak, try it a 2nd time, and then bring it on! Within seven card stud poker, you need to be very reluctant to gamble a partially good deal into a reliable on line poker room web site bluffer. You could often gather more money testing plus calling.

The victory chance during 7 cards stud poker is the same as not winning. Chance has its role in this pastime, though the theory, mathematics, money and body language is not less significant within this card game. However, a lot of people in internet gaming room don`t realize this and are positive that the most important factor. Seven card studpoker is extensively discussed in the internet and there exist plenty of sites devoted to it, which is why additional persons participate in it on the internet in casinopoker room.

In case you type in the major word of the topic of this seven card stud poker strategy review on some fit search engine, you will have a diversity of sources. The lofty essay of the word to pin down an abstract idea that has been presented before you has made you conscious of the different things you may attain with the “seven card stud poker strategy” matter, now try and use some of this text`s tips and try to attain your goals.

Poker Player`s Arsenal

If you`re going to play seven stud, have confidence in yourself. Think for yourself. Do not be concerned whether your move may be breaking internet poker gaming site textbook guidelines. A skillful seven stud poker player`s arsenal includes general card game familiarity together with momentary opinion skills. Non victorious 7 cards stud poker participants do not make up their mind for themselves or otherwise just do not think at all. The winning chance in seven cards stud poker game is the same as not winning. Chance has its role involved in this game, though the speculation, mathematics, money or body language is not less important in this pastime.

However, a lot of contestants in online casino poker website do not understand this and are positive that the main element seven stud poker can be an exhilarating pastime. Since it is played in opposition to additional participants and not in opposition to the house, it is as well achievable for a participant to gain victory at it with time. Though, at all times remember to leave your seven card stud poker self assurance in check. First, the vast majority of participants which play seven card stud lose. For a player to win in online poker game website, someone else has to lose.

Don`t be afraid to raise. The less 7 stud poker game rivals that are within the pot with you, the more tending you should become to raise instead of equal. Usually the most excellent move is to bring up, next best is to fold and also the worst move is to match. The exception is when appear to be large amount of other internet poker game room participants within the bank. At this time the odds are that somebody owns a strong hand. In this case you can remove your average combinations and also even with good draws. Although when you receive the deal, don`t waste it. Bring up! The most important clues in seven cards stud poker are around gambling speed. The easiest ones to acknowledge are the “dramatic break” clues.

A long pause followed by a wager commonly means the online poker site player is strong, and also wants you to believe he is powerless. A long pause before a check regularly means a vulnerable combination. This competitor either wants you to check so he can get a gratis card, or wants you to reason he has a good enough hand to “think” about gambling.

How to bet on Baseball

Every single fact needed to know in order to bet on baseball!

Money lines (side and totals), and run lines on all games. You won’t strike out when you play with Our sponsors SportsBooks

Money line
When wagering on sides, if you are betting the favorite, you will be laying odds. When betting on the underdog, you will be picking the odds. The odds for each game are based on who is pitching. There are four ways of betting baseball:

Action: you do not care if the listed pitchers start the game.

Listing both pitchers: you want action only if both pitchers start the game.

Listing your pitcher: you want action only if your pitcher starts the game.

Listing the opponents’ pitcher: you want action only if the other teams’ pitcher starts the game.

Example of how straight bets are done:

Dodgers Brown +130 over -110
Yankees Mussina -150 under -110

When wagering on the Yankees (favorite), you will be staking $150 to win $100.

When wagering on the Dodgers (underdog), you will be laying $100 to win $130.

If there is a pitching change prior to the start of the game. All “listed pitchers” wagers will be cancelled and the money refunded. All “action goes” wagers will be adjusted to the odds of the new pitcher.

Totals (over/under)
Wagering on the total runs scored on the game:

If you wager on the Dodgers/Yankees game to go OVER the predicted total, the amount of the runs on the game must be equal or more than 10 in order to win the wager.

If you wager on the Dodgers/Yankees game to go UNDER the predicted total, the amount of runs on the game must not exceed 9 in order to win the wager.

The game must go to 8 1/2 complete innings. In the event of a pitcher change or an incomplete game (less than 8 1/2 innings) all money lines wagers are no action. Parlays will revert to the next level (3 team parlay becomes a 2 team parlay and a two team parlay will become a straight wager). Also create at the bottom of the page: “Special Baseball Rules:

  • A game must go over 4 1/2 innings for you to have action on the money lines.
  • A game must go over 8 1/2 innings for you to have action on the run-line and the totals.
  • In the case of a postponed or canceled game after 8 1/2 innings the money line will be no action, but the run-line and the totals will have action.
  • ALL BASEBALL WAGERS MADE ON THE INTERNET ARE ALWAYS LISTED PITCHERS. 
    *Note: Totals are always listed pitchers.

Example of how a Run Line is made:

Dodgers Brown +1½ -155
Yankees Clemens – 1½ +135

The baseball run line is a combination of the point spread and the money line. The team you wager on must win covering the run line spread. The amount you lay or stake is determined by the money line odds next to the run line spread. (Odds are primarily determined by who’s pitching). The same rules that apply to the totals apply for the run lines.

When wagering on the Yankees run line, the team selected must win by at least 2 runs.

When wagering on the Dodgers run line, the selected team can lose the game but not by more than one run.

Note: Run lines are always “listed pitchers”.

Future Wagering
Future wagers, such as to win the Championship or the Divisional winners, will be graded as soon as the season or tournament is over.

Baseball Parlays
Over the Internet Parlays are limited to a specific pay-out:

The odds for Parlays are:

2 Team = 13/5
3 Team = 6/1
4 Team = 12/1
5 Team = 24/1
6 Team = 44/1
7 Team = 65/1
8 Team = 100/1

Note: These odds are based in teams with -110 Money Lines, any team with a different Money Line will change the final odds.

Example: If you make a 4 team parlay with favorites in the Money Line with the following lines:

Orioles -148
Giants -155
Angels -148
Twins -150

If you place a $25 wager on these picks, the payout for this 4 team parlay would be $167 because you are picking favorites in your bet. If you choose teams with a -110 money line the payout would be $250.

Example of how a Run Line is made:

Dodgers Brown +1½ -155
Yankees Clemens – 1½ +135

The baseball run line is a combination of the point spread and the money line. The team you wager on must win covering the run line spread. The amount you lay or stake is determined by the money line odds next to the run line spread. (Odds are primarily determined by who’s pitching). The same rules that apply to the totals apply for the run lines.

When wagering on the Yankees run line, the team selected must win by at least 2 runs.

When wagering on the Dodgers run line, the selected team can lose the game but not by more than one run.

Note: Run lines are always “listed pitchers”.

Future Wagering
Future wagers, such as to win the Championship or the Divisional winners, will be graded as soon as the season or tournament is over.

Baseball Parlays
Over the Internet Parlays are limited to a specific pay-out:

The odds for Parlays are:

2 Team = 13/5
3 Team = 6/1
4 Team = 12/1
5 Team = 24/1
6 Team = 44/1
7 Team = 65/1
8 Team = 100/1

Note: These odds are based in teams with -110 Money Lines, any team with a different Money Line will change the final odds.

Example: If you make a 4 team parlay with favorites in the Money Line with the following lines:

Orioles -148
Giants -155
Angels -148
Twins -150

If you place a $25 wager on these picks, the payout for this 4 team parlay would be $167 because you are picking favorites in your bet. If you choose teams with a -110 money line the payout would be $250.