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Omaha's birth was quite a poker tale

Omaha's birth was quite a poker tale

posted on August 22, 2017 by

Poker Scene | When I met my husband Robert, I was fascinated by his poker stories. Playing for over 50 years, he’s played with many colorful characters. Here are a few of my favorite tales.

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Become a winner not a whimmer

Become a winner not a whimmer

posted on August 22, 2017 by

Poker by George | You have probably heard the expression, “He did it on a whim…”  It’s an impulse or notion that may suddenly come to mind. On occasion, it can happen to any of us, even while seated at the poker table. So, a “whimmer” is a player who makes a sudden decision that may well be contrary to his normal mode of playing his hand in such a situation.

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All time best gambling movie? Casino

All time best gambling movie? Casino

posted on August 15, 2017 by

Poker Scene | My husband and I recently watched the movie “Casino” for the millionth time. It is my favorite movie. That led us to talking about our favorite gambling movies.

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Dancing two-step seated at table

Dancing two-step seated at table

posted on August 15, 2017 by

Poker by George | Selecting and playing the best starting hands gives you a great chance to take the pot. Wouldn’t you rather play K-Q offsuit than 8-7 offsuit?

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Playing poker keeps us young

Playing poker keeps us young

posted on August 15, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | It’s no secret, as we grow older, poker players – as well as all other people – become ever more concerned with our ability to continue to enjoy life – and continue to engage in the activities we so relish.

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World Poker Tour joining forces with Japan Poker Union Corp.

World Poker Tour joining forces with Japan Poker Union Corp.

posted on August 12, 2017 by

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced it’s joining forces with the Japan Poker Union Corp to hold a special four-day event in Tokyo in November. The event will be the WPT’s first tournament in Japan and will conducted from Nov. 23-26th.

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Not too late to ride that Bicycle!

Not too late to ride that Bicycle!

posted on August 08, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The Legends of Poker is in full swing at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, Calif. Though the $4,000 Main Event doesn’t begin until Friday, Aug. 25, there are multiple chances to satellite into the big tournament.

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You are in complete control when playing poker

You are in complete control when playing poker

posted on August 08, 2017 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, each player is dealt two downcards – the two cards in the hole. Only you can decide whether to fold or invest your money (chips) in those two cards – to call or make a raise. You are in complete control. 

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So much in life is like the game of poker

So much in life is like the game of poker

posted on August 08, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | So much in life is like the game of poker. You can play each hand as you would an investment or, on the other hand, as nothing more than an outright gamble, relying solely on luck (chance). 

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Legends swarm into Bell Gardens

Legends swarm into Bell Gardens

posted on August 01, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Legends of Poker, one of the most anticipated tournament series on the World Poker Tour, is currently underway at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, California.

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Fame for Ivey, shame to Walters

 Fame for Ivey, shame to Walters

posted on August 01, 2017 by

VIP On the Mark | Lots of times when sitting down to write columns it’s easiest just letting the subject matter come to you. And so it was with two recent events – one very good for Phil Ivey, the other quite bad for Billy Walters.

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Make sure to watch dealer carefully, mistakes do happen

Make sure to watch dealer carefully, mistakes do happen

posted on August 01, 2017 by

Poker by George | All dealers are not alike. Most are pleasant and quite competent. Most are honest and do not cheat. 

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Don't look at the money contributed to the pot as yours

Don't look at the money contributed to the pot as yours

posted on August 01, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Once you have made or called a bet, or raise by putting your chips ($) in front of the pot, they no longer belong to you. They are just part of the growing pot, along with contributions from other players at your table.

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WSOP did right thing moving final table from November to TV friendly July

WSOP did right thing moving final table from November to TV friendly July

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | Reflecting back on this year’s WSOP Main Event, I believe it was a good move to change from the old Nov. 9 format to playing it out in July. This change created a lot of excitement and had people talking about the Main Event all over the gaming industry.

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Heintz ONE of a kind at Silver Legacy

Heintz ONE of a kind at Silver Legacy

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | We travel north this month to Reno to chat with Margie Heintz, the poker room manager at Silver Legacy, Reno’s newest poker room. Silver Legacy Resort Casino opened its brand new poker room last month, serving guests and ONE Club members at Silver Legacy. 

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Table selection all important in strategy

Table selection all important in strategy

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | While playing Texas hold’em in a casino, we often speak of hand selection – deciding whether your hole cards are worthy of investment. Also important is “table selection.” There are some tables you want to avoid like a red plague, or move to another table ASAP.

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Poker emails filling up the inbox

Poker emails filling up the inbox

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker by George | I am always pleased when a reader sends me an email commenting on my poker columns in Gaming Today. Recently I received a very pleasant – and welcome – email from a 76-year-old gentleman named John Fleckenstein.

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New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet

New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet

posted on July 23, 2017 by

Scott Blumstein won the World Series of Poker marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends.

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World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

posted on July 19, 2017 by

The World Series of Poker has had a record-breaking summer in Las Vegas. Organizers said the annual poker extravaganza shattered its attendance record with 120,995 entrants. That’s an increase of more than 13,000 players compared to 2016.

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World Series of Poker to crown champion in July

World Series of Poker to crown champion in July

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Poker Scene | My husband and I made a quick trip to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this past weekend to watch Days 5 and 6 of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. He went to rail a few of his friends who made deep runs, including Marcel Luske and Kathy Liebert.

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