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.view
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.view
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.”view
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.view
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?view
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...view
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.view
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.view
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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!view
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.view
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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.view
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.view
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.
Lindo Report | I was at Santa Anita the day Affirmed destroyed the field in the 1978 Grade I Santa Anita Derby. I was at Hollywood Park when Seattle Slew, coming off his Triple Crown sweep, was beaten by J.O. Tobin in the 1977 Swaps Stakes in front of over 80,000 fans.
Around Town | History was made Monday morning when the NFL team owners, who are holding their annual league meeting in Phoenix, voted 31-1 to approve the Oakland Raiders’ proposed move to Las Vegas, despite a last minute plea in a letter from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland’s proposals for a new stadium.
The owner of Hialeah Park in Florida has broken ground in Florida City on a development that will include a jai-alai fronton, and later, he hopes, a poker room that will draw in tourists, as well.