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.view
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.view
Poker Scene | The Legends of Poker is in full swing at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, Calif. Though the $4,000 Main Event doesn’t begin until Friday, Aug. 25, there are multiple chances to satellite into the big tournament.view
Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, each player is dealt two downcards – the two cards in the hole. Only you can decide whether to fold or invest your money (chips) in those two cards – to call or make a raise. You are in complete control.view
VIP On the Mark | Lots of times when sitting down to write columns it’s easiest just letting the subject matter come to you. And so it was with two recent events – one very good for Phil Ivey, the other quite bad for Billy Walters.view
Poker by George | All dealers are not alike. Most are pleasant and quite competent. Most are honest and do not cheat.view
Heavenly Poker | Once you have made or called a bet, or raise by putting your chips ($) 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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck is relocating his legendary flagship restaurant Spago, to the Bellagio Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in the spring of next year. The new dining spot is taking over the space currently occupied by Olives.
The Osage Nation in Oklahoma has hired Steve Tilley, a former speaker of the Missouri House, to lobby on its behalf for a new casino in Missouri. Federal law allows Native American tribes to open casinos in states outside of their reservations under certain circumstances.
The busiest casino executive in Las Vegas may well be Jon Gray, newly installed at the helm of the off-strip, three-towered upscale Palms Casino Resort where he now serves as vice president and general manager.
Feist Facts | It’s time to kick off a new football season! College football begins Aug. 26, so here’s a look at the top teams, starting with my top 21-40. The Cardinals dazzled, then flopped in a 0-3 SU/ATS finish, losing to Houston and Kentucky as -17 and -28 chalk.
NFL Previews | For the second straight year the NFC South is the home of the defending NFC champion coming to grips with a crushing Super Bowl defeat.