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Handling 9 or 10 players at table

Handling 9 or 10 players at table

posted on February 06, 2018 by

Poker by George | Stuart Cutler, age 72, has been playing poker since he retired about six years ago. With experience, he has been able to move up to 1/2 no-limit hold’em. He enjoys playing in Las Vegas area casinos two or three times a week. 

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Pocket queens can hurt if you don't play them right

Pocket queens can hurt if you don't play them right

posted on February 06, 2018 by

Heavenly PokerMade hands are hole cards that could win the pot without further improvement. Before the flop, A-A, K-K, and Q-Q are in this category. But they are all highly vulnerable. An opponent can catch a better hand, making your big pair a costly second-best. Let’s focus on pocket Queens.

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Concentrate but don't worry too much about human error if using right method

Concentrate but don't worry too much about human error if using right method

posted on February 06, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | People who learn the right strategy, for whatever reason, make some mistakes while playing. There are a variety of reasons why these mistakes are made. The player might be tired or he might have been drinking or he might just be human.

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Simplifying expert strategy to work for humans not computers

Simplifying expert strategy to work for humans not computers

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | One of the complaints of utilizing a strategy that requires playing games properly is the notion it requires computer perfect strategy and humans are simply not that perfect. There is obviously some truth to this. Humans certainly are not perfect.

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Playing poker with the Devil

Playing poker with the Devil

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I met Ernie Scherer Jr. many years ago in Las Vegas at the Gold Coast playing Omaha, one of his favorite games. This is a story about his tragic murder and how it was woven into my life.

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Golden Nugget expands 24K casino club throughout all locations

Golden Nugget expands 24K casino club throughout all locations

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Golden Nugget Casinos announced that 24K Select Club members across its five casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Atlantic City, Biloxi, Miss., and Lake Charles, La., can now earn comp dollars and tier credits in one account.

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Levy heads up Boulder Station's poker room

Levy heads up Boulder Station's poker room

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | This month we visited with Bill Levy, the poker room manager at Boulder Station. “Here at Boulder we have an 11-table room. We are notoriously known for our 4-8 limit high-only Omaha game."

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Evaluating tight and loose betting players

Evaluating tight and loose betting players

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Poker by George | Are you tight or loose? Let’s characterize these diametrically opposed playing traits.

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Bonuses for bad beats can help soften blow

Bonuses for bad beats can help soften blow

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Many casinos offer a special bonus during designated hours in low/middle limit Texas hold’em games.

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More addictive than ever – gambling on the go

More addictive than ever – gambling on the go

posted on January 25, 2018 by

​The most recent industry research into online gambling behavior has revealed that the proportion of players accessing slots and other casino games via their mobile devices is increasing at a rapid rate.

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Discussing going for four-of-a-kind or keeping full house

Discussing going for four-of-a-kind or keeping full house

posted on January 23, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Have you ever been tempted to throw away a Full House and go for the Four of a Kind? In a Jacks or Better machine this is essentially a suicidal move. The Full House is obviously worth the full 9 EV. The Trips is worth only 4.3. 

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Supersitition can destroy your profits

Supersitition can destroy your profits

posted on January 23, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Are you superstitious? Most likely, to some degree, we are all superstitious. What is superstition?

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Harrah's Ak-Chin newly remodeled casino lights up Phoenix

Harrah's Ak-Chin newly remodeled casino lights up Phoenix

posted on January 23, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Phoenix area resort rooms at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel offer 450 square feet of space, recently remodeled in a stylish décor, featuring views of the Arizona mountains or the lush pool courtyard. Smoking rooms are available.

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Poker will eventually give you the 'Oh no!' experience

Poker will eventually give you the 'Oh no!' experience

posted on January 23, 2018 by

Poker by George | If you play much Texas hold’em, undoubtedly you have been the victim of an “Oh no!” experience, perhaps several.

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Nevada's Mega 10 keno jackpot keeps climbing now almost $2.2 million

Nevada's Mega 10 keno jackpot keeps climbing now almost $2.2 million

posted on January 23, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | The Nevada Statewide Mega10 Megakeno Progressive stands at nearly $2.3 million and rising. A ticket costs $1.50 and the Excalibur, Plaza, and El Cortez offer the better pay table for hits of fewer numbers than the progressive.

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Downtown such a great area for keno

Downtown such a great area for keno

posted on January 16, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | It seems many players think nothing about having all the numbers covered at a $5 or higher crap table but are reticent in playing more than $5 per game of keno; and some frown even on that much. Thus, the low level and low minimum games available in downtown Las Vegas are made for you.

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Expert strategy obvious in most cases

Expert strategy obvious in most cases

posted on January 16, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Two weeks ago, I discussed the three key components of Expert Strategy. These are knowing which games to play, knowing the right strategy and knowing what to expect. Most of the effort goes into the middle one. It is where I spend most of my time.

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Great hand turns ugly quickly

Great hand turns ugly quickly

posted on January 16, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | I was playing $4-$8 limit hold’em at my local casino. I had just joined the game and, in the cut-off position, looked down on J-Q spades, well exceeding the Hold’em Algorithm starting hand criteria. What a great way to begin a poker session

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My poker resolutions

My poker resolutions

posted on January 16, 2018 by

Poker by George | I much enjoyed reading Irene Edith’s poker resolutions in the Dec. 12 issue of GamingToday. And I told her so. In her resolutions, she offered some fantastic advice for poker players who would like to improve their results at the table. I could not have done nearly as well.

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After the flop make sure percentages are understood

After the flop make sure percentages are understood

posted on January 09, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, you have decided to stay to see the flop in accordance with Step I of the Two-Step Concept. Now, you wait anxiously to see the three face-up community cards on the flop. 

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