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Lucky Lady Casino opens in Gardena

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino celebrated its Grand Opening this past Saturday. Located in Gardena, Calif., the Lucky Lady Casino was previously known as the Normandie Casino.

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Chasing hands can be misinterpreted

posted on March 21, 2017 by

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.

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Making best tells easier

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Tells are mannerisms that give important information about a player’s hand. Books have been written about tells. My favorite is Mike Caro’s “Book of Tells,” first published in 1984 by Gambling Times.

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WSOP attracts players to L.A.

posted on March 14, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The World Series of Poker Circuit is underway at the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens, California. This weekend the much-anticipated $1,675 WSOP Circuit Main Event was held.

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Folding or not folding when it comes to a big pair on the flop

posted on March 14, 2017 by

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.

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Examining decisions when retirement calls

posted on March 14, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Today, people are living longer than ever. But there comes a point when it is time to retire. It happens to most of us.

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Newly remodeled Carson Tahoe Hotel leads to Carson Nugget

posted on March 07, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Carson Nugget’s newly remodeled Carson Tahoe Hotel offers 83 comfortable rooms and suites just steps from the Carson Nugget Casino and easy access to the entire northeastern Nevada and Lake Tahoe region.

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Important not to let early table bias determine style of play

posted on March 07, 2017 by

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.

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Real poker players aren't watching sports during games

posted on March 07, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | While playing poker at the casino, it is not uncommon to see a player who seems more interested in watching the basketball game on the big TV screen mounted on the wall.

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Epstein's poker club grew a tremendous amount

posted on March 07, 2017 by

Poker Scene | I had the great privilege of meeting GamingToday columnist George “The Engineer” Epstein at the Claude Pepper Seniors Poker Group in Los Angeles where he taught poker classes for seniors.

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LA techies can shape gambling's future

posted on February 28, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | Poker revenue at Hollywood Park Casino, located in Inglewood, California near the Westside of Los Angeles, is surging.

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Meoni a Green Valley Ranch fixture for the past decade

posted on February 28, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | Frank Meoni is the poker room manager at Green Valley Ranch Resort, a Station Casinos owned property in Henderson.

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Long pause by a poker player leads to two different opinions

posted on February 28, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | In a column published in a recent issue of the Sunday Los Angeles Times, Alex Outhred, a professional poker player and coach, discussed a rather intriguing topic: the significance of a player taking a long pause while playing a hand of Texas hold’em.

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Time for some quizzes to test your poker knowledge

posted on February 28, 2017 by

Poker by George | The most important question when making an important decision at the poker table is “WHY – What is your reason?” Along that line, here are two short quizzes to enhance your reasoning ability.

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Inside the numbers for Ultimate Texas Hold'em

posted on February 28, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | The inspiration for this week’s column comes from a reader who emailed me with a question regarding a column I recently wrote about Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

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Relationships on both sides of poker

posted on February 21, 2017 by

Poker Scene | My husband Robert Turner and I recently did a radio interview together on High Roller Radio to discuss my latest article on Phyllis Caro. Robert was asked about how hard relationships were for poker players, and his answer was essentially saying I don’t listen to his advice.

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Trust us you don't want just your fair share of poker hands

posted on February 21, 2017 by

Poker by George | How often have you wished for yourself: “If only I could get my fair share!” That’s the amount of something one is due relative to what other people are receiving. Equal treatment. It’s only fair. Let’s examine this on a theoretical basis.

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Luck vs skill debate in poker may go on forever

posted on February 21, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Apparently, we will never end the luck-versus-skill controversy at the poker table. The other day at the casino, a player seated beside me complained that poker was just a matter of luck. Staring at me, he emphatically stated, “You need to have good luck to be a winner.”

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Dealer's advantage should not deter you

posted on February 14, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I was having a conversation about Four Card Poker with a colleague when one of us remarked how the average Dealer Hand will outrank the average Player Hand.

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Phyllis Caro helped stop dealer abuse

posted on February 14, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Last week I wrote about how Phyllis Caro got her start in poker and how she ended up working with her husband at the time, Mike Caro, and founder of the Bicycle Club, George Hardie, to clean up poker in California.

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University of Michigan NCAA title…

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In New Hampshire, another effort is underway to legalize casino gambling. Major casino proponent Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro has championed the effort to authorize casinos in the state for the past 18 years.

Iowa legislation would allow problem…

Iowa’s State Senate, heeding advice from behavioral health specialists, passed legislation last week that would allow problem gamblers to enter a gaming floor five years after the initial issuance of a gambling ban.

Arrogate leads American horses in…

Arrogate, the best horse in the world according to international rankings, will head a very representative group of U.S.-based runners on the Dubai World Cup program this Saturday.