Poker Scene | In a rare casino collaboration, four Los Angeles card rooms are hosting a $3,000,000 guarantee poker tournament for a mere $350 buy-in. First place is guaranteed $500,000 and a Mercedes.view
Poker by George | Pocket Aces – A-A in the hole – is the very best hand you could hope to be dealt. It is about an 80 percent favorite over each of your opponents’ hands.view
Heavenly Poker | Reading Caro’s “Book of Poker Tells”, I learned about a few very special tells – especially if you play limit Hold’em games as I do. One, in particular, is about timing – how long it takes your opponent to respond to your bet/raise.view
Poker by George | In a standard 52-card deck, there are close to 2.6 million possible five-card hands you might be dealt. The best hand – the most valuable – is a royal straight flush; only four are possible.view
Poker Scene | The Commerce Poker Series is currently underway at Commerce Casino. Tournament director and 2016 Poker Hall of Fame nominee Matt Savage always puts a good mix of games on his schedule, and this series is no different.view
Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy called me on the phone the other day. She was anxious to tell me about a particular hand she played the night before at our favorite local poker room in Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in nearby Gardena, California.view
Poker Scene | If you have played poker in Los Angeles for any length of time, you are familiar with the tent that was known as Hawaiian Gardens Casino. That tent has been demolished, and the new Gardens Casino is now one of the most beautiful card rooms.view
Winning Strategies | Payback is the percent of the total wager the player can expect to have returned to him when he plays a particular game. The critical piece here is the total amount wagered. The amount you buy in for is meaningless.view
Poker by George | The best possible hand, considering all of the cards on the board, is “the nuts.” It’s unbeatable. Every poker player aspires to catch the nuts. No one can make a better hand. It’s invincible.view
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 8, the South Point poker room will offer three new promotions. Pro Football Game of the Week Cash Giveaway will run during select live-broadcast professional football games throughout September.view
Beyond the Numbers | My first casino job was as a poker host and house player for the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas back in 1976. It’s hard to believe that was 40 years ago. Since then, I’ve turned many poker rooms from money losers into profitable enterprises.view
Heavenly Poker | Observing “mannerisms” can give you lots of information about your opponent’s hand. And that can be so valuable when deciding your next move or strategy for that hand, as well as for future hands against that player.view
Poker by George | Once in a while you will find yourself in a situation where you must quickly make an important decision. It happens in life as well as at the poker table. In life, it can even be life-threatening. At the poker table, it can only cost you some chips.view
Poker Scene | I had the most amazing time in the Big O tournament at Hollywood Park Casino this Saturday. I made the final table with two other women, Chellie Campbell and Lulu Flippin, who ended up in second and first, respectively.view
Winning Strategies | I was asked this past week about the process of analyzing a game. The real trick is not coming up with the payback of win frequencies. I’m really in search of the proper strategy for the player to play.view
Heavenly Poker | In the previous issue of GamingToday, we gave you a three-part quiz so you could evaluate how well you play Texas hold’em. Today, we offer you a second quiz. See how well you do on this one. How skilled are you?view
Poker Scene | Card rooms all over Los Angeles have been stepping up their game the past year, – whether it was the new $50-million hotel at the Bicycle Casino or the $90-million expansion of the Gardens Casino – I was impressed.view
As expected the major casino companies seeking to do business in Japan under new gambling legislation say they are willing to commit significant dollars to secure casino rights in that country.
Under intense legislative pressure from lobbyists, Connecticut’s State Legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public forum on gambling before any bill authorizing commercial gaming in the state is drafted.
Slot Club Spotlight | When we reported on Eldorado Resorts last August, there was no universal slot club. Eldorado’s new distinctive loyalty program ONE Club now rewards guests with exclusive benefits nationwide.
Reel Deals | Go while you “can!” The Cannery and Eastside Cannery are offering up to $200 in gambling losses for new members joining the clubs.
Dye-ing to Know | It’s been 3½ months since Blaine Graboyes’ skill-based, video-game gambling machines hit the casino floors in Atlantic City. Within a few more months, Graboyes expects to be in casinos here in Nevada.