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Seven myths of online gambling

posted on November 29, 2016 by

It is funny how quickly a widely held belief can take hold without any factual backing. The world of online gambling is not exempt to this phenomenon and there are currently quite a few “stories” doing the rounds. 

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Examining king tickets produces winners

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Crazy for Keno | Let’s go over some king tickets as they are a very powerful way to play, easy to calculate the number of ways, and can give you incredible winnings if your numbers hit.

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Red Rock's Forrest was built for the poker life

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Poker Profiles | We’re bringing you a new monthly series on the movers and shakers of the Las Vegas area poker rooms. We begin this month with Forrest Caldwell, poker room manager at Station Casinos-owned Red Rock Casino Resort.

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Casinos get there edge so if they agreed why blame Ivey

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Poker by George | Thanks to GamingToday for the two recent columns by The Analyst regarding the controversy over Phil Ivey’s huge win while playing high-stakes baccarat at a casino in London and at another in Atlantic City. The casinos accused him of cheating. How else, they argued, could he have won so much money from them – all in all, about $20 million?

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Poker table moves work, here's some ideas

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Recently I told you about my dinner conversation with my friend Lucy. Our discussion had to do with changing tables while playing poker at the casino. I described two situations when a table change might be a good decision.

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Megakeno progressive nears $2M

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Crazy for Keno | As of this writing the two big progressives are still rising. Mega10 of MegaKeno is approaching $2 million and the Atlantis 9-spot progressive is nearly at $1.25 million.

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Ways to flip poker luck into poker skill

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Poker by George | Previous columns challenged business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s claim that luck is the major factor in playing poker, and skill plays only a “negligible role,” rendering poker just a form of gambling.

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How to know when to switch poker tables

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | In practice, each poker table is unique. It’s really the players who set the character of that table. For example, soon after signing up to play your favorite poker game, a seat becomes vacant at one of those tables, and you are directed to take that seat at that table.

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Class act Kay became a poker public relations player

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Last week I wrote about Robin Kay and her family connections to the game of bridge. But that is just the beginning of her story. It’s poker that put her on a different path.

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New casino game ideas must adapt to survive

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Successful game inventors know they cannot fall in love with their game idea. Just because you like it, doesn’t mean everyone else (or anyone else) will. Of course, one of the issues with this is even if you are willing to be flexible, you generally don’t get endless chances.

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Decline in popularity of 'table games' subject of industry conference

posted on November 18, 2016 by

The decline in the popularity of so called “table games” in the gambling world is the subject of an industry conference that concluded Wednesday at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

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Online gaming – Bring home the magic

posted on November 17, 2016 by

​Gaming has evolved grandly through the years. Back in the days, gaming was mostly playing video games in front of a television, or going to gaming lounges to play with other gamers. But nowadays the screen is that of a computer and the games are mostly online ones. 

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Gentleman has his version of taking a poker stand

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy and I were having dinner at the casino, when she asked me an interesting question. She had been playing at one of the $4-$8 limit tables (I was at another), and got into conversation with a gentleman whose play she admired.

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Many people make a living playing poker so it can't be a game of just luck

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Poker by George | Skill versus luck… In Part I, we discussed business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s strong rhetoric, claiming poker is primarily a game of luck while skill plays a “negligible role.” On that basis, poker would be regarded as just another form of gambling.

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Max-coins betting is crucial at any denom

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Generally speaking, I advise players to play max-coins when playing video poker. For most versions, this means 5 coins.

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Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim

posted on November 14, 2016 by

World Champion poker player Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim than expected from Atlantic City’s Borgata, reports the poker website CardsChat.

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Keno progressives are eventually worth playing

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Crazy for Keno | Usually after playing a while you can tell if the progressive is high enough to consider it worth playing.

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Bringing in a different crowd for Bingo comes down to partying

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Dye-ing to Know | On the night before Halloween, I went to a party at Green Valley Ranch and a bingo game broke out. At least that’s how it seemed. Welcome to Rock Shot Bingo where it’s party first, bingo second.

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Holiday gifts a big feature at MGM, Golden Nugget and Cannery slot clubs

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | With the holidays coming up, you can find many opportunities to use slot club points for shopping and gifts. This week we’ll look at MGM’s Holiday Gift Shoppe as well as the Golden Nugget’s Gift Point Program and the Cannery’s Premium Gift Gallery.

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Last chance to play into historic $3M guaranteed SoCal Poker Championship

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Poker Scene | The 2016 LA Poker Open runs Nov. 4-20 at Commerce Casino, featuring the final stop of the SoCal Poker Championships (SCPC) with a $3,000,000 guarantee. This is your last chance to play your way into this historic event.

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Iowa nonprofit suing owner of former…

An Iowa nonprofit based in Sioux City wants what it says is its money and it wants it now. Community Action Agency of Sioux City is suing the owner of the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino for nearly $2 million in revenue-sharing payments.

Friday marked long-awaited opening of…

Friday marked the long-awaited opening of the Tioga Downs Casino. It’s the first of four new gambling halls launching in upstate New York amid what some industry watchers say is an increasingly saturated gambling market.

USFantasy offering fantasy football…

Fantasy Force | USFantasy keeps adding new things to its already big menu of fantasy games but this week they are also offering a couple fantasy props.

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