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Nadell at one time had record for most WSOP final tables without a win

posted on January 24, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Los Angeles-based poker pro Brian Nadell had a great week at the Los Angeles Poker Classic (LAPC). On Monday, January 16 – he cashed in Event No. 4: $350 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better.

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Swedish casinos and game developers

posted on January 24, 2017 by

Sweden is a country full of avid gamblers. Sports betting, poker, and particularly casino, are very popular among Swedes.

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No Limit Tourney: Take on Ivey if you dare

posted on January 24, 2017 by

Poker by George | A recent issue of Card Player magazine described an interesting no-limit hold’em tournament hand involving poker great Phil Ivey and one other player. (We’ll call him Dan.) Both started the hand with mounds of chips.

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When taking a seat, everyone can be best

posted on January 24, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | My friend and poker buddy Lucy invited me for dinner. As we were enjoying a glass of wine while the food was in the oven, she raised the topic she wanted to discuss with me: “Irene, what’s your opinion about seating and position in a game of hold’em?” Good question.

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Progressives continue to rise as keno fever builds

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | The huge progressives are still there at Megakeno with the 10-spot just shy of $2 million and the 9-spot at The Atlantis in Reno over $1.2 million.

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Timbers, 8-time winner of Vegas best bar food, has a great slot club

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Timbers Hospitality Group owns and operates seven Timbers Bar & Grill locations throughout Las Vegas. They offer fun, friendly, neighborhood food and gaming and have won numerous awards for their food, including Best Bar Food eight times in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “The Best of Las Vegas.”

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Keep learning about poker and you will keep improving

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Poker by George | It’s no secret I take notes while playing poker. I do it right out in the open; anyone can see me do it. I make note of various types of information that can help me win more often, win more chips when I win, while losing less.

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Texture and how it relates to poker

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | According to my oft-used and well-abused Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “texture” is “the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something.” What does that surface look like? How does it feel to your touch?

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Using Three Card Poker to explain gaming analysis

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Three Card Poker remains the most successful table game of all time, in terms of the number of tables out there. The game is so simple it also provides me with a great opportunity to explain many concepts of gaming analysis.

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Big Bingo Weekend set for Station Casinos

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Reel Deals | The $600,000 Big Bingo Weekend returns to several properties Feb. 11-14, giving guests multiple chances to win big.

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WSOP shifts biggest field tournaments to weekends

posted on January 14, 2017 by

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has made it easier for participants this year by shifting its biggest field tournaments to weekends. 

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas hits 2017 with new entertainment

posted on January 13, 2017 by

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations.

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South Point to start out 2017 with many Gaming Promotions

posted on January 13, 2017 by

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.

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How to handle middle/low pocket pairs

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, expect to be dealt a pocket pair about one out of seventeen hands, on average. With 30-35 hands dealt each hour, in the long run, you would see a pocket pair in the hole about twice an hour. So be prepared.

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Make plans early for 48th WSOP at Rio

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The 48th World Series of Poker (WSOP) is set to run from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2017 WSOP will kick off with the $565 No-Limit Hold’em Casino Employees event on Wednesday, May 31.

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Asking yourself the important questions will improve your poker game

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Seated at the poker table along with eight other players (plus the dealer), I know how important it is to focus my attention on the game – on every hand dealt.

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While the payouts are massive in slots, lotteries the gamble is too great

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | I received an email this past week in response to last week’s column. The writer explained how while he enjoys video poker; he finds he enjoys slot machines and video keno because of the opportunity for big wins.

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Favorite 15 skills for limit hold'em poker

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Skill – expertise – is essential to winning at the poker table. There are many aspects of skill. Working with my poker mentor, George “The Engineer” Epstein, here are our favorite 15 skill forms for limit hold’em:

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Venetian steps up to greet poker players in the New Year

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The Venetian poker room is hosting the New Year’s Extravaganza through January 8. The series, which has been running since December 22, features $695,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

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A-Play Club offers casinos in four states including Silver Sevens

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino has revamped its A-Play Club. Affinity Gaming owns and operates 11 casino properties – five in Nevada, three in Colorado, two in Missouri, and one in Iowa.

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