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More ways of attacking Mega10

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | The two big progressives keep rising. Currently the Atlantis casino (Reno) 9-spot progressive is at $1,320,000 and rising and the statewide MegaKeno Mega10 (10-spot) is at $2,049,000 and rising.

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Power of the mind decides winners and losers in poker

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | There is not much distinction between an average player and a great player. The average player can do much to improve his game with meditation, diet and endurance. Never underestimate the power of your mind.

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Golden Nugget strikes it Rich in poker

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Poker Profiles | This month, I interviewed Andy Rich, the poker room manager at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas, one of the most popular card rooms in town.

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Might not want to argue with the math guy on right casino moves

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Winning Strategies | This past week, I spoke to an acquaintance who is a regular video poker player here in Las Vegas. He wanted to know why, despite playing games that claim to pay over 100%,  he rarely won. There is a fairly obvious answer to that.

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Looking at pair of tens in a $4-8 limit hold'em game

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Poker by George | It’s a $4-$8 limit hold’em game. You are seated in a middle position and dealt a pair of 10’s. Several others and you stay to see the flop. You are hoping to catch a third 10 that matches your pocket pair for a “set.”

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Hi-Lo hand decisions are important to success

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Heavenly Poker | What is a Hi-Lo hand? After reading about them in George “The Engineer” Epstein’s book, I asked him about such hands. I found his explanation fascinating. So now, you relax and be prepared for an amazing journey into the realm of Hi-Lo hands when playing Texas hold’em.

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Atlantis Reno a top stop as keno jackpot continues to grow

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | As I write this column the Atlantis Reno 9 stop progressive is over $1,311,000 and the Mega Keno statewide 10 spot is over $2 million. Will one of our readers be the one to hit either of these giant progressives?

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Lucky Lady Casino opens in Gardena

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino celebrated its Grand Opening this past Saturday. Located in Gardena, Calif., the Lucky Lady Casino was previously known as the Normandie Casino.

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Silver has its rewards at Desert Diamond Casinos

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Desert Diamond Casinos is an enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation, operating four casinos in Arizona. They offer a mix of gaming and award-winning promotions, exquisite dining experiences and big name entertainment...

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Free Bet Blackjack worth the gamble

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | There’s an old saying about not getting anything for free. Well, thanks to Free Bet Blackjack, that isn’t completely true. Of course, it is not completely false, because technically, you don’t get it for nothing. Free Bet Blackjack is the relatively new game from Geoff Hall and Scientific Games. 

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Chasing hands can be misinterpreted

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Poker by George | According to the PokerKing Blog, “chasing” hands is a common mistake made by new players (many others, too). It happens when a player stays in the hand while the odds indicate he should muck his hand. It applies throughout the hand, starting from the preflop round of betting as well as at every other round through the river.

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Making best tells easier

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Tells are mannerisms that give important information about a player’s hand. Books have been written about tells. My favorite is Mike Caro’s “Book of Tells,” first published in 1984 by Gambling Times.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opens new casino deals

posted on March 21, 2017 by

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury casino and resort offering a decidedly different perspective from its commitment to integrating art into every experience to the world renowned Restaurant Collection and distinct entertainment venues. 

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Razgu hand as unpleasant as it sounds

posted on March 14, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | By now, hopefully, we all know once something is posted on the Internet it never disappears completely. Nonetheless, it was quite a shock when I received an email this past week from a reader who came across a column I wrote in 2004!

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WSOP attracts players to L.A.

posted on March 14, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The World Series of Poker Circuit is underway at the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens, California. This weekend the much-anticipated $1,675 WSOP Circuit Main Event was held.

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Folding or not folding when it comes to a big pair on the flop

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Poker by George | Big pairs on the flop are quite common. Start with two honor cards in the hole; on the flop, you are likely to pair up about one out of three times.

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Examining decisions when retirement calls

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Heavenly Poker | Today, people are living longer than ever. But there comes a point when it is time to retire. It happens to most of us.

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Playing casino online and join the most evolving industry

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Atlantis progressive around $1.3M nearly 100% return

posted on March 07, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | The Atlantis Casino in Reno 9-spot progressive has almost reached $1.3 million. Until it is hit this means you are playing at about 100% return. It can’t get much better than this.

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Important not to let early table bias determine style of play

posted on March 07, 2017 by

Poker by George | I saw recently a fascinating column by Dr. Stephen Bloomfield, a psychiatrist who loves to play poker. “Don’t let confirmation bias affect your play,” he warned.

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Golden Nugget strikes it Rich in poker

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