Poker Profiles | We’re bringing you a new monthly series on the movers and shakers of the Las Vegas area poker rooms. We begin this month with Forrest Caldwell, poker room manager at Station Casinos-owned Red Rock Casino Resort.view
Poker by George | Thanks to GamingToday for the two recent columns by The Analyst regarding the controversy over Phil Ivey’s huge win while playing high-stakes baccarat at a casino in London and at another in Atlantic City. The casinos accused him of cheating. How else, they argued, could he have won so much money from them – all in all, about $20 million?view
Heavenly Poker | Recently I told you about my dinner conversation with my friend Lucy. Our discussion had to do with changing tables while playing poker at the casino. I described two situations when a table change might be a good decision.view
Poker by George | Previous columns challenged business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s claim that luck is the major factor in playing poker, and skill plays only a “negligible role,” rendering poker just a form of gambling.view
Heavenly Poker | In practice, each poker table is unique. It’s really the players who set the character of that table. For example, soon after signing up to play your favorite poker game, a seat becomes vacant at one of those tables, and you are directed to take that seat at that table.view
Poker Scene | Last week I wrote about Robin Kay and her family connections to the game of bridge. But that is just the beginning of her story. It’s poker that put her on a different path.view
Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy and I were having dinner at the casino, when she asked me an interesting question. She had been playing at one of the $4-$8 limit tables (I was at another), and got into conversation with a gentleman whose play she admired.view
Poker by George | Skill versus luck… In Part I, we discussed business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s strong rhetoric, claiming poker is primarily a game of luck while skill plays a “negligible role.” On that basis, poker would be regarded as just another form of gambling.view
World Champion poker player Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim than expected from Atlantic City’s Borgata, reports the poker website CardsChat.view
Poker Scene | The 2016 LA Poker Open runs Nov. 4-20 at Commerce Casino, featuring the final stop of the SoCal Poker Championships (SCPC) with a $3,000,000 guarantee. This is your last chance to play your way into this historic event.view
Poker by George | Sheldon Adelson is an extremely successful businessman and generous philanthropist. Adelson succeeded well beyond anyone’s imagination. His accomplishments are incredible! But none of us are perfect – not even Sheldon.view
Heavenly Poker | The game of poker encourages all sorts of superstitious behavior. I’ll wager most poker players are superstitious in more than one way as they play the game. I admit it; I am. Here are some of the ways poker players are superstitious.view
Top U.S. poker player Phil Ivey has lost his $12.4 million suit against a London casino at the Court of Appeal with a judge saying his "edge-sorting" skills amounted to cheating despite the fact he was not dishonest.view
Former nail salon owner and failed professional baccarat player Qui Nguyen won the World Series of Poker Main Event early Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, claiming the top prize of $8,005,310 and a gold bracelet after a nine-hour heads-up session that was the longest in tournament history.view
Poker by George | To paraphrase the words of the immortal Martin Luther King, “I had a dream.” I am aware that I often dream while sleeping, but usually forget the context by the time I wake up and get out of bed. This one was so vivid, and it was about poker. It woke me up.view
Poker Scene | As I have written about before, women are underrepresented both at the poker tables and on the casino floor, so when I meet a woman who has both played poker and worked in a casino, I know I am talking to a very rare person indeed, and that special woman is Ginger Lee.view
A new poker television series featuring Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari debuts on CBS Sports Network on Oct. 30th. It airs Sundays at 11 pm EDT and is being called The Final Table.view
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.view
The Analyst | Just this past week a federal court ruled against Phil Ivey and his partner Cheng Yin Sun in a dispute with the Borgata over their $9.6 million dollar baccarat win at the casino.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.