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Slow play vs. building pot with a four of a kind

posted on August 30, 2016 by

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.

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Playing Omaha with Chellie Campbell at Hollywood Park Casino

posted on August 23, 2016 by

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.

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Payback from casino gaming is by analysis

posted on August 23, 2016 by

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.

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Win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in September when the poker room hosts the Labor Day Weekend Quantum Reload tournament.

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Final exam for poker quizzes

posted on August 23, 2016 by

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?

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When it comes to poker raises, focus on the UMO

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Poker by George | If you play much poker, you probably have learned how to use the pot odds versus the card odds to decide whether it is wise to call an opponent’s bet or raise.

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Hollywood Park Casino luxury that brings the wow factor

posted on August 16, 2016 by

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.

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Flynt becoming Southern California's casino leader

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Poker by George | A remarkable man: Larry Flynt was born in 1942 in Kentucky, into a poverty-stricken family, and rose to fame and wealth. Larry Flynt opened the Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif. Earlier, in 1978.

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Take this poker quiz to determine basic poker skills

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy suggested I help my readers to determine how well they play Texas hold’em. Win frequency may not be the best way to evaluate poker skills – at least not in the short run. “Luck is too big a factor,” she explained.

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WPT Legends of Poker a great tournament for everyone

posted on August 09, 2016 by

The Poker Scene | After the World Series of Poker concludes in mid-July, the next series I always look forward to is the World Poker Tour (WPT) Legends of Poker at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino that starts in late July. 

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Poker players might offer to check it down, don't accept

posted on August 09, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | You are in a game of limit Texas hold’em. There is one player at your table who frequently offers to “check it down.”

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Talking Stick Resort hosts Arizona State Poker Championship on August 16

posted on August 09, 2016 by

Poker Deals | The 12th annual Arizona State Poker Championship No Limit Hold’em Tournament will take place this Friday and run through Tuesday, Aug. 16 in The Arena Poker Room at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.

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Count your outs before deciding to call

posted on August 09, 2016 by

Poker by George | In deciding whether to call a bet, skilled hold’em players often count their outs – the cards that will complete a drawing hand. That’s important!

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Dover Downs announces a massive Championship Weekend

posted on August 03, 2016 by

The $100,000-guaranteed Delaware Poker Championship highlights a massive Championship Weekend of seven elite events at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Poker Room from Aug. 31-Sept. 5.

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Using Esther Bluff to perfection

posted on August 02, 2016 by

Poker by George | We were at a full table of $4-$8 limit Texas hold’em. It was a fairly loose game, with some occasional raising. An attractive young woman was seated two places to my left, with three racks-plus of chips piled high in front of her.

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Bad beats hurt but quality poker wins long term

posted on August 02, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Poker has its ups and downs. We call that variance. One minute you are well ahead. You look down at your racks of chips. A few minutes later, while betting a super great hand, a lone opponent – not even a good player – calls to see the river.

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Pawn Stars enrich charity with Pawn Stars Poker Run

posted on August 02, 2016 by

Poker Deals | Rick Harrison of History’s hit reality show “Pawn Stars” leads his 3rd Annual Pawn Stars Poker Run to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada on Sunday, Oct. 2. Harrison is a spokesperson for the National Epilepsy Foundation.

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Poker events aren't what they used to be

posted on August 02, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | Throughout my long poker and marketing career, I’ve been lucky enough to create several poker events that have stood the test of time.

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Boyd Gaming sizzles with deals this August

posted on July 29, 2016 by

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. 

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WSOP in need of poker ambassadors

posted on July 26, 2016 by

Poker Scene | The 47th Annual WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship played down to the November Nine on Monday. The players will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on October 30 to begin play to crown this year’s World Champion.

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