Below are some of our favorite links to poker,
hold'em and other gaming related information.
For info on poker supplies see the Home Poker Supplies section. For info on chip tricks, Video
Poker, Caribbean Stud or Let it Ride strategy
see the Other Poker-type Games and Info section. For info on playable "for
fun" games in your browser (i.e. Video
Poker) see the Online Games section. If gambling is becoming a problem that you can no longer control,
visit the National Council on Problem Gambling's website for some helpful information.
These links are beyond the scope of this
website (Texas Hold'em Poker), however, we
felt it was important to share these links.
Many of them are freeware, helpful programs
that help ensure your Internet experience
is a happy one.
Anti-Virus / Spyware Removal and Detection
Unfortunately it is now necessary to
one (or all) of these scanners installed
on your computer. The good news is
them are free!
AVG Antivirus (FREE)
This is a free anti-virus program.
all the functions and protection that
pay versions do, however it limits
only full scans. You cannot scan only
or file. But hey, it's free!
Norton Antivirus (approx $50 USD)
This is the ultimate in antivirus protection
and worth the purchase price. (includes 12
months of free virus definition updates)
Every computer needs a spyware removal program
(in addition to Anti-virus) to remove the
many ad-related programs that install themselves.
AdAware is one of the best and continues
to be free. Be sure to update the definition
file before your first scan.
Spybot-Search & Destroy (FREE)
This is another excellent spyware removal
program and should be used in addition
AdAware. By using both applications,
ensure capturing all spyware on your
This site provides good information
world of spyware.
A firewall protects you from intruders
your computer, as well as notifies
any/all communications from your computer
to the Internet. This provides you
control over the applications that
on your computer and what/when they
to the Internet. Great for catching
or applications that send info back
ZoneAlarm is a good free firewall that
prevent unauthorized access to your
from the Internet, as well as prevent
program from sending information to
without your permission.
There are just too many ads on the Internet.
We try to keep our advertising as "low
profile" as possible so you can focus
on the content of the site. Many sites now
incorporate 'popup' ads as part of their
advertising. This can become very annoying
to have to close these windows just to see
the site. There are a few popup blockers
that you can obtain for free below. NOTE:
some browsers (Mozilla, Opera, etc.) have built in popup blocking. Internet
Explorer currently does not.
Google Toolbar (FREE)
This toolbar (for IE only) and will
small search window to your browser
It offers a number of features like
fill-in and page translation, but it's
useful feature (aside from searching)
the ability to block popup ads.
With so many digital photos in the
and a need to view them on your computer,
below are some great, free viewers.
Irfanview is an excellent, free program
allows you to view pictures of every
(with the plugins). It also provides
audio and video support. One of the
features of this application is the
to create a portable slide show of
that you can send to someone in an
It creates a single file that you send
your friends and family and they can
all your pictures from that one file.
Of Webmaster Interest
The sites below are provided for anyone thinking
of starting their own website. We have found
these to be the most useful/inexpensive sites
for running a site.
Hasweb Hosting (http://www.hasweb.com)
Value web hosting starting at $35/yr
great hosting packages.
Dayana Hosting (http://www.dayanahost.com)
Very inexpensive web hosting starting around $15/yr, however that offering
is only around 10MB of space. Great for small personal sites.
Go Daddy (http://www.godaddy.com)
One of the least expensive places to get
a domain name, usually less than $10/yr.
Free 24/7 website monitoring. Checks
site's availability every 30-60 mins.
send you an email if your site is down.
Free search engine submission site. It's
also a good idea to visit each search engine
and submit your site personally as well.