Poker by George | I was so impressed with Irene Edith’s recent column about Max Shapiro, the world’s foremost poker humorist, I decided to write my own column – sort of a sequel to Irene’s. Speaking of skill and luck...
Beyond the Numbers | I once told a casino owner that excessive rake would be the downfall to his casino poker business. His response was, “I thought the idea was get all you can as fast as you can.”
Slot Club Spotlight | Club Grazie is the loyalty program (slot club) of The Venetian and The Palazzo. One card will work for both properties and combines and shares points. The Grazie card can be used at slot, video poker, table games and in the poker room.
Heavenly Poker | Surely, you are aware of variance; it’s inherent in every poker game – and in life too, for that matter. Have there been times when you were well ahead, continued to play, and then, it seems, luck turned against you?
Poker by George | Some of the best players are very selective about the cards they play, but when they do get into a pot, play those cards aggressively.” Aggressive play can build big pots and help to bluff out opponents.
Poker Deals | The Poker Room will host Pro Football Squares giveaway during the early games on Saturday, Jan. 9 and 16 as well as Sunday, Jan. 10, 17 and 24, offering players the chance to earn one squares.
A state judge ordered Amaya, an online poker company, to pay Kentucky $870 million and sternly rebuked the company for making “a calculation that breaking the law was good for business.”
Poker Scene | Pechanga Resort & Casino is California’s largest casino, and it has a poker room to match. Pechanga’s poker room features 43 non-smoking tables and a variety of poker games from limit and no-limit hold’em to five-card Omaha (Big O).
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Poker Deals | A Preferred Player’s Poker Tournament is open to all players at Luxor as an appreciation event. The next event will be held Saturday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. The buy-in is $100 for 10,000 starting chips and the level length is 30 minutes.
Poker by George | In the third (revised and expanded) edition of my book, “Hold’em or Fold’em? – An Algorithm for Making the Key Decision,” I explain that a Hi-Lo hand is when your holecards consist of one honor card (A down to 10) and one small card (7 down to deuce).
Heavenly Poker | Instead of mucking his cards, you want your opponent to stay in the pot – perhaps even bet or raise, or try for a bluff – when you hold the nuts or even a huge monster of a hand that is almost certain to be the winner at the showdown.
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. The buy-in is $100 for 10,000 starting chips and the level length is 30 minutes.
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