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Maniacs can make it difficult to play smart poker

posted on May 17, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing Texas hold’em in a casino or cardroom, you may find yourself seated at a table with a very aggressive opponent. Like a “maniac,” he raises and re-raises at almost every opportunity. It’s not comfortable to be playing at such a table unless…

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Amazing how blackjack players can be so clueless

posted on May 17, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | We probably only played for an hour and it is rare to amass so many stories to tell from just an hour of play. All but one reinforced the reason why it is important to know what you are doing while playing.

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Planet Hollywood goes Goliath for poker

posted on May 17, 2016 by

Poker Deals | Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s “Phamous Poker Series Goliath” returns, May 26 through July 10. This year’s series will top last year’s event with more than $8 million up for grabs across 115 events.

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How to make the best of the casino poker rake

posted on May 17, 2016 by

Poker by George | Many recreational players enjoy low/middle limit Texas hold’em. Few go home from the casino as winners. I would estimate 80-90 percent are losers.

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Fremont celebrates 60th anniversary

posted on May 17, 2016 by

Reel Deals | This Wednesday, Boyd Gaming’s Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. The open-to-the-public event festivities begin at the Filament (bar) with a cake cutting ceremony.

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California State Poker Championship is underway

posted on May 10, 2016 by

Poker Scene | The California State Poker Championship is currently running at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. The series began with a $175 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Double Stack tournament featuring a $50,000 guarantee.

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Recognize poker opponents as enemies

posted on May 10, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Your opponents – the “enemy” – come in various sizes and shapes, so to speak. It pays to know the type of player each is: What are their traits? How do they play their hands?

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JA hold'em poker event set at Planet Hollywood

posted on May 10, 2016 by

Poker Deals | For the sixth year in a row, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada (JA) will host its much-anticipated annual Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament on Saturday, June 11. 

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Focusing on playing small poker pairs

posted on May 10, 2016 by

Poker by George | Expect to be dealt a small pocket pair about once an hour. In addition, if you happen to start with a small card in the hole, there is a reasonable chance it will pair up on the flop when a matching card falls on the board. 

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Counting your outs important to winning poker

posted on May 03, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Understanding the concept and proper use of outs in poker is very important to winning. Otherwise, you may just be gambling, depending only on luck.

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A big poker pair often loses its value

posted on May 03, 2016 by

Poker by George | Players love Aces and Kings in the hole, often playing them even with only a small kicker. In this case, the key question is: Did an opponent flop A-A?

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Marrying a poker pro has travel upside

posted on May 03, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Being married to a professional poker player has its perks. Most of our vacation destinations and entertainment decisions involve poker. Our summer vacation is spent making multiple trips to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker.

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Golden Nugget hosts the ninth annual Grand Poker Series

posted on May 03, 2016 by

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino proudly presents the ninth annual Grand Poker Series, May 31 - July 3, 2016, hosted in the Grand Event Center spread across 34 days ranging in both buy-in amounts and disciplines.

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Lots of ways to win this May at Boyd Gaming properties

posted on April 29, 2016 by

Boyd Gaming properties are bursting with ways to win this May, including Spin to Win Drawings, Memorial Day and Cinco De Mayo promotions, and much more!

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Poker answers on how to handle pairs

posted on April 26, 2016 by

Poker by George | You are playing in a $4-$8 limit hold’em game with 1/2 Kill. (Probably the most popular poker game enjoyed by recreational players in casinos). Question No. 1: When does a pair of Queens on the flop lose its value?

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Texas hold'em features dominated hands

posted on April 26, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Dominated hands are quite common in Texas hold’em. As my dictionary explains, “dominating...is having a commanding position or controlling power over another person.” Every poker player would like to dominate his opponent.

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Normandie could wind up Flynt's last piece

posted on April 26, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | The Normandie Casino has been rumored to be an acquisition of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino. If this happens, the Gardena poker legacy will be gone, and all that will be left is one corporation controlling the remaining two.

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Luxor hosts preferred poker player tournament

posted on April 26, 2016 by

Poker Deals | 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.

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South Point May Gaming Promotions

posted on April 26, 2016 by

South Point's gaming amenities include more than 2,390 of the most popular slot and video poker machines featuring ticket-in, ticket-out technology. The casino pit features over 60 table games.

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The King that needs a poker crown

posted on April 19, 2016 by

Poker Scene | My husband Robert Turner has been playing poker for over fifty years and has met many characters of the game. Terry King is one of the trailblazing women in poker. This is her story told in her own words.

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