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Live at Bike premieres on Poker Central

posted on April 12, 2016 by

Poker Scene | “Live at the Bike” is set to premiere on Poker Central on April 20 at 10 p.m. ET. It will be the poker network’s first live show with commentary provided by Nichoel Jurgens and Abe “Limon” Hepner.

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Deepstack takes over Venetian poker room

posted on April 12, 2016 by

Poker Deals | DeepStack Extravaganza Tournaments at the Venetian are hugely popular events. The poker room will kick off DeepStack Extravaganza III in May with $16 million in guaranteed prize pools up for grabs.

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Virgin River has that local casino feel

posted on April 12, 2016 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Mesquite Gaming operates the Virgin River Hotel Casino and Casablanca Resort Casino in Mesquite, Nevada, about an hour’s drive north of Las Vegas off of the I-15. 

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When set to strike in poker, expect to lose sometimes

posted on April 12, 2016 by

Poker by George | Even the best poker players can expect to lose sometimes. To the extent that chance (luck) and probability are heavily involved in the game of poker, there are bound to be occasions when the cards turn against you.

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Dropping a full house in video poker to go for four

posted on April 12, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | For those who read my column regularly, it may seem as if my columns jump around through unrelated topics. In one regard, this is essentially correct.

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Tom needs to learn poker money management

posted on April 12, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Tom came to our $4-$8 limit hold’em game and was seated across the table from me, whence I had a good view of him and his chips.

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Tiger's Poker Night returns to MGM Grand

posted on April 12, 2016 by

Tiger's Poker Night presented by the World Poker Tour, an exclusive charity poker tournament hosted by Tiger Woods, returns to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for a night of philanthropy and fun Friday, April 29.

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World Poker Tour Tournament goes to the shot clock

posted on April 11, 2016 by

The World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions that will begin later this month in Florida is putting its action on the clock. The “action clock” is something WPT announcer Mike Sexton has been proposing for some time.

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Examining luck vs. skill in casino games

posted on April 05, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | Numerous times I’ve written how I consider video poker more than a game of luck.

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Live poker streams the wave of the future

posted on April 05, 2016 by

Poker Scene | I watched the live stream of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event on “Live at the Bike!” last week. An epic heads-up battle ensued between 2006 WSOP Main Event winner Jamie Gold and the magician Antonio Esfandiari.

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Reading your poker opposition a crucial skill

posted on April 05, 2016 by

Poker by George | Competition is at the heart of the game of poker, whatever variety you choose to play. Consider the game of Texas hold’em played in a casino.

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Positive cash flow in life and poker

posted on April 05, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | In poker, say you buy-in for $100 in chips to play in a low-limit game of Texas hold'em. If you win often enough and double your investment so you go home a winner – you sure are happy. That's a Positive Cash Flow!

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Poker Happy Hour at Suncoast

posted on April 05, 2016 by

Poker Deals | Play Poker Happy Hour at Suncoast on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month. Two lucky winners each day will win $200 cash. Qualify between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. This promotion is valid every Tuesday and Thursday in April.

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Seminole Hard Rock Hosting Charity Poker Tournament

posted on March 30, 2016 by

A charity poker tournament presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the WPT Foundation benefiting the Jason Taylor Foundation

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Insider trade claim rocks poker

posted on March 29, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | The poker world was rocked by the news last week that Amaya CEO David Baazov was charged with insider trading. Amaya has been under investigation by Quebec’s securities regulator the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) since 2014.

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Folding 70-80% of hands leads to winning poker

posted on March 29, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Encouraged by my friend Lucy, I recently wrote about probabilities and odds with respect to your hole cards in Texas hold’em. Here is another aspect to help you beat out your opponents.

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Position in poker is key going against a flopped ace

posted on March 29, 2016 by

Poker by George | Playing limit hold’em at a full table of nine players, the game is loose-passive – lots of opponents staying to see the flop, with little raising before and after the flop.

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South Point poker features $60 bounty tournaments

posted on March 29, 2016 by

Poker Deals | Poker players have the opportunity to participate in each Bounty tournament for a $60 buy-in, which includes $4,500 in tournament chips with unlimited re-entry until the first break.

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Skipping birthday dinner for birthday poker buy-in

posted on March 22, 2016 by

Poker Scene | My birthday was last Thursday, and to celebrate my husband said we can go to dinner at my favorite restaurant, or he could put me in a tournament. I chose the latter.

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Knowing your poker enemy leads to their chips

posted on March 22, 2016 by

Poker by George | Try to figure out what hands each is likely holding. Then, you can make better informed decisions, and win more/bigger pots.

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Cannery Chillin at the Tables

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