Heavenly Poker | In my last column, we discussed various aspects of bluffing, largely based on Epstein’s book, “The Art of Bluffing;” see ad). Bluffing is a powerful form of deception. I promised to discuss another popular deceptive strategy often used at the poker table: the Check-Raise.view
Losing with pocket aces is a thing of the past at a Western Canada senior citizen center where a long running, low-stakes poker game has been halted by local authorities. The group of about 40 seniors were shut down because they were playing for cash.view
Poker Scene | I meet the most interesting people at the poker table. I was playing in a No-Limit Hold’em tournament at Hollywood Park Casino a couple of weeks ago when I had the pleasure of sitting next to Jennifer Ring Morgen.view
Heavenly Poker | Bluffing is an integral part of poker. Until I read (and re-read) Epstein’s book on “The Art of Bluffing” (see ad), I had no idea of the many aspects of bluffing and other forms of deception. I fully agree with him when he says, “If you never bluff, you are bound to be a loser.”view
Winning Strategies | Several days ago, I caught up with an old friend here in town. As we were discussing a variety of people we knew, a “condition” was mentioned with at least a couple of them – “gambling problem.”view
Registration officially opened March 31, for this year’s 48th running of the World Series of Poker, which officially opens May 30 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino. The something-for-everyone schedule includes satellites, cash games and deep stack tournaments.view
Poker Scene | It was the poker story you couldn’t miss. My husband Robert and I were enjoying a leisurely Tuesday morning after finishing yoga (yes, Robert does yoga) when he received an urgent text.view
Winning Strategies | There are cases where the choice is between making a wager and checking – or simply not making a bet and continuing. This type of wager is rarer than the other. But, there are a number of games that feature it and it is very important to understand the differences between them. The math behind them dictates very different strategies.view
Heavenly Poker | As you know, in Texas hold’em, after two hole cards are dealt face-down to each player, five cards are dealt face-up. The last card dealt is called the “river.” When an opponent catches a river card that gives him the hand that beats yours, you have been “rivered.”view
Heavenly Poker | According to Michael Wiesenberg’s “The Official Dictionary of Poker,” a poker professional is a player who relies on poker as his main source of income.view
Poker Scene | One of my favorite ways to relax on the weekends is playing tournaments. With the WSOP Circuit wrapping up last month at the Bicycle casino, the next big tournament series I look forward to will be the Cal State Poker Championship at Commerce starting at the end of the month.view
NBC Sports Group has reached a new deal with Poker Central to present Poker Central programming across its TV and digital platforms. It will debut on NBCSN on Monday nights with the Super High Roller Bowl, to be contested in Las Vegas May 28-31.view
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
Vegas Sports Books | The NFL sure has some kind of business and Las Vegas sportsbooks follow in line with that popularity because each are dealing with the same clientele.
Slot Club Spotlight | R.E.D. Taverns are the owners of Remedy’s, Elixir and Distill, popular local dining taverns with gaming.
Losing with pocket aces is a thing of the past at a Western Canada senior citizen center where a long running, low-stakes poker game has been halted by local authorities. The group of about 40 seniors were shut down because they were playing for cash.
More details are being reported regarding a suburban Toronto woman’s denial of a slot jackpot at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Pasqua DiGianni now acknowledges signing a document barring herself from the casino.
International Game Technology has announced the appointment of Fabio Celadon as Senior Vice President, Gaming Portfolio. Celadon most recently served as Managing Director, IGT Greater China and Senior Vice President, IGT International.