Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bingo Stimulates Your Mind - A Healthy Past Time

Wink Bingo is hands down the most fun you can have online. Believe it or not the game is becoming ever more popular with people of all ages. Bingo halls across the globe are being forced to market to a widening demographic and the same goes with online bingo sites.

Older people everywhere are freaking out and wondering how the secret got out. However, I’ve known for quite some time about the thrill of bingo. I remember prior to the internet walking the looks I would get when I walked into a bingo hall.  It's no wonder older people have kept this game to themselves all this time. There really isn't anything that could compare to the rush you get when you hit your numbers and fill up your card. The excitement is so great all you can do is scream Bingo. It's hard to explain if you haven't experienced it. It's more thrilling than riding a roller coaster or base jumping. When you hit Bingo the adrenalin flows through your body like you are being chanced by some prehistoric creature. 

According to recent studies the euphoria and exhilaration from Bingo can actually cure alcoholism and drug addiction – bingostimulates your mind. If you don't believe me just get online, find a Bingo site, and when you are down cased (meaning needing just one number for bingo) come back here and tell me it didn’t get your juices flowing.

This feature post is compliments of Wink Bingo.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Poker Strategies 101

My husband is an online poker fan.  He loves playing at sites like iGame Fast Poker and he often wins quite a bit.  I asked him to share his strategies with my readers.  Here is what he had to say:

What I like the most about playing online poker is bluffing. I put a lot of thought into how to trick people out of their stack (money). When I sit down at a table I like to set people up by continuously getting caught bluffing and calling with marginal hands. The more I do this, the more I get people involved and willing to play pots with me. As my table image becomes increasingly loose people are much more willing to call my bets and forget that eventually I will have a better hand and get back everything I lost.

I also put a lot of thought into my betting patterns. I want to confuse my opponents as much as possible. Sometimes I will make over-sized bets when I have "the nuts" (best hand) and sometimes I may only bet a portion of the pot. As my stack grows I will tighten up a bit and only raise pre-flop with premium hands. After people start thinking they have me figured out I will start raising with pocket pairs and connectors. When they hit I usually win big because everyone is convinced they know what hands I raise with. I may min bet the flop, river, and turn when I don't have it just to be called later when I do.  I don't like to just call when I'm on the draw either. I seem to win bigger when I re-raise indicating I have the best hand right then and want to get them out of the pot when all I want to do is make them feel more invested in the pot, confident in their hand, and overlook the flush or straight.
Now that he shared his secrets on his poker strategy, go give them a try and let me know how it works for you.

This featured post is compliments of iGame.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012 Mazda3 Review

Have you seen the 2012 Mazda3? It's one of the cars we are seriously thinking about purchasing later this year because my husband's vehicle is old as dirt and not very safe to be driving.  The safety features of the Mazda3 sold us.  Well, that and the incredible fuel economy.  We were spot on too because I found out later that the 2012 Mazda3 was named a 2012 top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the vehicle gets up to 40mpg highway.  Impressed?  You should be!

Favorite Features

  • Steering wheel controls ease of use
  • Large trunk capacity
  • Bose stereo system
  • Bluetooth phone clarity
  • Blind spot monitoring

The 2012 Mazda3 starts at $15,200 for the four door or the sportier looking model, 5-door for $19,300.

- 148-hp, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with a choice of 5-speed manual or 5-speed Sport
automatic transmission (i SV and i Sport models)
- 155-hp (154 hp for PZEV)† SKYACTIV-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with a choice of
SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual or SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed Sport automatic
transmission (i Touring and i Grand Touring models)
- 167-hp (165 hp for PZEV)†, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with a choice of 6-speed manual or
5-speed Sport automatic transmission (s models)
- 25/33 mpg (2.0L MT)‡
- 24/33 mpg (2.0L AT)‡
- 27/39 mpg (SKYACTIV-G 2.0L MT)‡
- 28/40 mpg (SKYACTIV-G 2.0L AT)‡
- 20/28 mpg (2.5L MT)‡
- 22/29 mpg (2.5L AT)‡
Available dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, 265-watt Bose
audio, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability**, Mazda Advanced Keyless
Entry & Start System and compact navigation system
Standard safety features include advanced front air bags, front side-impact air bags,
side-impact air curtains††, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)‡‡ with Traction Control
System (TCS). A new Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System, is now available in the
optional Grand Touring Technology Package
This compact car rates pretty high in it's class and is definitely a strong competitor against any of the other leading brands on the market today.  Don't be fooled, this one still has it's sleek, Zoom, Zoom, body let's you know it's a Mazda!

Disclosure: Mazda provided me with the use of the Mazda3 free of charge in exchange for an honest review and feedback.