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Video poker the original skill-based casino game January 05, 2016 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Many, many years ago, my father, Lenny Frome, wrote about a court case (I believe from Pennsylvania) that focused on whether or not video poker was a game of chance or skill. 

Max Shapiro's poker wisdom is funny because it's true January 05, 2016 by George Epstein

Poker by George | I was so impressed with Irene Edith’s recent column about Max Shapiro, the world’s foremost poker humorist, I decided to write my own column – sort of a sequel to Irene’s. Speaking of skill and luck...

Sometimes poker luck triumphs over skill January 05, 2016 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Most of you are familiar with my friend Lucy. I have written about her several times. She is both my dear friend and a poker buddy. We have shared many experiences, both in life and in the poker world.

PokerStars trading player loyalty for short term money January 05, 2016 by Robert Turner

Beyond the Numbers | I once told a casino owner that excessive rake would be the downfall to his casino poker business. His response was, “I thought the idea was get all you can as fast as you can.”

Club Grazie benefits players at Venetian, Palazzo December 29, 2015 by H. Scot Krause

Slot Club Spotlight | Club Grazie is the loyalty program (slot club) of The Venetian and The Palazzo. One card will work for both properties and combines and shares points. The Grazie card can be used at slot, video poker, table games and in the poker room.

Even great poker players have losing streaks December 29, 2015 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Surely, you are aware of variance; it’s inherent in every poker game – and in life too, for that matter. Have there been times when you were well ahead, continued to play, and then, it seems, luck turned against you? 

Aggressive play in poker will pay dividends December 29, 2015 by George Epstein

Poker by George | Some of the best players are very selective about the cards they play, but when they do get into a pot, play those cards aggressively.” Aggressive play can build big pots and help to bluff out opponents.

South Point poker room pro football squares giveaway December 29, 2015 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | The Poker Room will host Pro Football Squares giveaway during the early games on Saturday, Jan. 9 and 16 as well as Sunday, Jan. 10, 17 and 24, offering players the chance to earn one squares.

Kicking off poker New Year's in California December 29, 2015 by Patricia Chavira

Poker Scene | If you are looking to ring in the New Year with a big poker score, there are some tournaments in California that can help build your bankroll in 2016. 

Judge orders online poker company to pay Ky. $870M December 28, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

A state judge ordered Amaya, an online poker company, to pay Kentucky $870 million and sternly rebuked the company for making “a calculation that breaking the law was good for business.”

Pechanga poker room great for beginners December 22, 2015 by Patricia Chavira

Poker Scene | Pechanga Resort & Casino is California’s largest casino, and it has a poker room to match. Pechanga’s poker room features 43 non-smoking tables and a variety of poker games from limit and no-limit hold’em to five-card Omaha (Big O).

How to make up the casino poker rake December 22, 2015 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Casinos make their money by having an edge over the players in all games except poker. Edge is nothing more than an advantage.

Poker rooms keep NFL promotions going December 22, 2015 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | There are still a few weeks left to participate in the regular season football squares across several Las Vegas poker rooms.

Spotting the Poker Shark with these three steps December 22, 2015 by George Epstein

Poker by George | All PokerSharks deserve your respect, especially the best of them. Be extra cautious when he is in the pot against you. That’s tough competition. Make it your business to obey the Hold’em Caveat.

WPT Back in Asia in January for WPT National Phillipines December 18, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Hot on the heels of the wildly successful WPT National China Main Event at MGM Grand Sanya, where 882 players competed for their share of a nearly $1.4 million

Elegant points to Wynn poker December 15, 2015 by Patricia Chavira

Poker Scene | Steve Wynn’s name is synonymous with luxury and style, and his poker room at the Wynn Las Vegas is no exception.

Luxor delivers poker with appreciation December 15, 2015 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | A Preferred Player’s Poker Tournament is open to all players at Luxor as an appreciation event. The next event will be held Saturday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. The buy-in is $100 for 10,000 starting chips and the level length is 30 minutes.

Don't overplay hi-low poker hands December 15, 2015 by George Epstein

Poker by George | In the third (revised and expanded) edition of my book, “Hold’em or Fold’em? – An Algorithm for Making the Key Decision,” I explain that a Hi-Lo hand is when your holecards consist of one honor card (A down to 10) and one small card (7 down to deuce).

Trapping your opponent in poker December 15, 2015 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Instead of mucking his cards, you want your opponent to stay in the pot – perhaps even bet or raise, or try for a bluff – when you hold the nuts or even a huge monster of a hand that is almost certain to be the winner at the showdown.

10X entries at Rampart Winter Wonder Wheel December 15, 2015 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Rampart Casino hosts its Winter Wonder Wheel Drawings every Friday and Saturday through December at 6:15 and 8:15 p.m.

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Luxor hosts preferred poker player tournament

The Luxor poker room will host its next Preferred Player’s Poker Tournament, open to all players as a player appreciation event, on Satturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. The buy-in is $100 for 10,000 starting chips and the level length is 30 minutes.


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