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Hunting down full-pay poker machines

posted on August 30, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | This week’s column comes courtesy of a letter I received this past week. A GamingToday reader ordered a copy of “Winning Strategies for Video Poker” to help him identify full-pay machines as he and his wife had no clue how to go about finding them.

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Paying players helps fill the poker room

posted on August 30, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | My first casino job was as a poker host and house player for the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas back in 1976. It’s hard to believe that was 40 years ago. Since then, I’ve turned many poker rooms from money losers into profitable enterprises.

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Interesting thing about tells they are around in regular life not just poker

posted on August 30, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Observing “mannerisms” can give you lots of information about your opponent’s hand. And that can be so valuable when deciding your next move or strategy for that hand, as well as for future hands against that player.

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Slow play vs. building pot with a four of a kind

posted on August 30, 2016 by

Poker by George | Once in a while you will find yourself in a situation where you must quickly make an important decision. It happens in life as well as at the poker table. In life, it can even be life-threatening. At the poker table, it can only cost you some chips.

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas takes home several prizes

posted on August 24, 2016 by

Golden Nugget Las Vegas took home several prizes in Casino Player Magazine's annual Best of Gaming reader survey. Golden Nugget Las Vegas has raised the standard for entertainment in downtown Las Vegas hosting the 52 Fridays Concert Series.

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Keno at the El Cortez offers more unique rates than anyone in Vegas

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Crazy for Keno | This week, we return to discuss the keno game at the El Cortez. It has a lot going for it such as being open 24/7 and having 50% of its seating nonsmoking. Most unique is they have more rates than any other casino in town.

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Playing Omaha with Chellie Campbell at Hollywood Park Casino

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Poker Scene | I had the most amazing time in the Big O tournament at Hollywood Park Casino this Saturday. I made the final table with two other women, Chellie Campbell and Lulu Flippin, who ended up in second and first, respectively.

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Payback from casino gaming is by analysis

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | I was asked this past week about the process of analyzing a game. The real trick is not coming up with the payback of win frequencies. I’m really in search of the proper strategy for the player to play.

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Win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in September when the poker room hosts the Labor Day Weekend Quantum Reload tournament.

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Final exam for poker quizzes

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | In the previous issue of GamingToday, we gave you a three-part quiz so you could evaluate how well you play Texas hold’em. Today, we offer you a second quiz. See how well you do on this one. How skilled are you?

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When it comes to poker raises, focus on the UMO

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Poker by George | If you play much poker, you probably have learned how to use the pot odds versus the card odds to decide whether it is wise to call an opponent’s bet or raise.

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Pro Pick'em returns for William Hill alongside new College Pick'em football contest

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Reel Deals | William Hill Sports Books has opened registration for a pair of contests – the popular Pro Pick‘em and the all-new College Pick’em. Back for another season, the Pro Pick’em contest is $25 to enter and offers $300,000 in cash prizes.

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Casino strategy clear out

posted on August 18, 2016 by

When it comes to casino games, those who play them are constantly seeking a way of developing the perfect strategy for beating the house and coming out on top. 

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Rise of indie game studios

posted on August 18, 2016 by

The gaming industry has grown significantly in the past few years in part due to the popularity of the pastime. Gaming is a universal activity that crosses all demographics. While major gaming studios have seen this boom, so have indie game studios.

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Hollywood Park Casino luxury that brings the wow factor

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Card rooms all over Los Angeles have been stepping up their game the past year, – whether it was the new $50-million hotel at the Bicycle Casino or the $90-million expansion of the Gardens Casino – I was impressed.

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Eldorado, Jokers Wild casinos offer Prime Rewards

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Eldorado Casino and Jokers Wild Casino are both Boyd Gaming-owned properties located in Henderson. While at some point they are expected to join B Connected, they currently have their own separate club called Prime Rewards.

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Flynt becoming Southern California's casino leader

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Poker by George | A remarkable man: Larry Flynt was born in 1942 in Kentucky, into a poverty-stricken family, and rose to fame and wealth. Larry Flynt opened the Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif. Earlier, in 1978.

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Take this poker quiz to determine basic poker skills

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy suggested I help my readers to determine how well they play Texas hold’em. Win frequency may not be the best way to evaluate poker skills – at least not in the short run. “Luck is too big a factor,” she explained.

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Only 9 out of 10 keno spots can win you over $1M at Atlantis

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Crazy for Keno | As of late last week, the Atlantis 9-spot progressive has risen to over $1 million. This is unique as normally to win a million at keno you would need to play a 10-spot, but currently it can be won hitting 9 of 10.

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The idea of being a casino winner not that difficult depending on the criteria

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Today’s topic comes courtesy of Facebook. A friend of a friend posted that she was leaving Las Vegas happy because she was departing as a winner. She won all three spins at roulette and was done.

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