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Another unique poker dream to preserve

Another unique poker dream to preserve

posted on December 26, 2017 by

Poker by George | It seems I often find myself awakening in the early morning hours after dreaming about poker. This one seemed so unique I wasted little time in getting up out of bed and making my way to my trusty computer so I could share it with you.

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Applying birthday math to casino floor game play

Applying birthday math to casino floor game play

posted on December 26, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Happy Holidays! As many of my readers might be in a light hearted mood this week, I decided to keep this column that way as well. I won’t discuss Straights or Flushes or even partial Royal Flushes. I’m going to discuss birthdays!

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Access everything on the GamingToday website for free!

posted on December 25, 2017 by

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Take insurance?  Bah, humbug!

Take insurance? Bah, humbug!

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Insurance can be thought of as one of the bigger sucker bets – in the casino. Of course, casinos are full of sucker bets, but they’re not all constructed the same way. Let’s take a closer look.

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Finishing up with favorite card odds

Finishing up with favorite card odds

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Poker by George | In the last issue of GamingToday, we presented my favorite card odds, and added a relevant and significant comment about each. Each of these odds is unique, and you can apply various concepts to make the most of it as you strive to win more chips.

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Graton Resort fits in perfectly with wine country

Graton Resort fits in perfectly with wine country

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | In the heart of Wine Country, located in Rohnert Park, California, Graton Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, with a Vegas connection through Station Casinos managing the casino and slot club.

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Even in the same session winners can be losers

Even in the same session winners can be losers

posted on December 19, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing poker in a casino, winners often are losers in the same session. That’s what I said!

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Megakeno progressive keeps rising

Megakeno progressive keeps rising

posted on December 12, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | The 10-spot Megakeno Progressive is now over $2.2 million and rising. Cost is $1.50 per ticket and several casinos in Reno and Las Vegas offer this progressive. In Las Vegas the Plaza, El Cortez, and Excalibur use the better of the two pay tables for this progressive. 

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My favorite card odds for winning

My favorite card odds for winning

posted on December 12, 2017 by

Poker by George | Card odds are a fact of life. They are based only on probability and are statistically undisputable. Want to be a winner? While poker psychology, luck and tells can help, the odds predominate – when used properly. 

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Poker resolutions pre New Year

Poker resolutions pre New Year

posted on December 12, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | It’s never too early nor too late to make your poker resolutions. You don’t have to wait for New Year’s Day.

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Reminder about small pocket pairs

Reminder about small pocket pairs

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Poker by George | May I remind you: While playing Texas hold’em, often you will look down at your holecards and see a small pair; that’s 7-7 down to 2-2. It will happen often enough that you would be wise to be prepared as to how best to play this hand.

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Math rules the casino game

Math rules the casino game

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | At my son’s school, they had a guest speaker who is known as the Human Calculator. When my son got home he told me it was okay if I wasn’t the best at being a human calculator. Clearly he was impressed by what he saw.

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All sorts of people play poker in casinos and cardrooms

All sorts of people play poker in casinos and cardrooms

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | All sorts of people play poker in casinos and cardrooms – tall and short, fat and skinny, young and old. You name it, they are there. And, for sure, there are also idiots.

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Ringing Colorado Belle

Ringing Colorado Belle

posted on November 28, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | The 10-spot Megakeno stands at over $2.2 million. You can check on this and the other statewide Megakeno progressives at megakeno.com. Laughlin also has several live keno games. Of special interest is the Colorado Belle.

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Nightmare with two queens

Nightmare with two queens

posted on November 28, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | I had a nightmare that woke me up. The day before, I had lost a pot while holding two Queens in the hole. That must have been the reason for my dream. So I rushed to my computer to record my thoughts.

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Highway Rob-bery not to be in Hall

Highway Rob-bery not to be in Hall

posted on November 28, 2017 by

Poker by George | The Poker Hall of Fame was founded in Las Vegas in 1979 by Benny Binion, owner of the Horseshoe Casino, to preserve the names and legacies of the world’s greatest poker players and to serve as a tourist attraction to his casino.

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Behind random numbers and the lottery

Behind random numbers and the lottery

posted on November 28, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | I was intrigued by a news story I saw this morning about the Arizona lottery apparently removing one of its random number generating (RNG) machines from operation because of duplicates.

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Excalibur keno something special

Excalibur keno something special

posted on November 21, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | The Excalibur offers a nonsmoking keno game in their sportsbook area. They have a regular rate, a $2 red hot special rate, a $3.50 special rate, and an All or Nothing Special. 

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GameCo CEO talks about feedback on their video game slot machines

GameCo CEO talks about feedback on their video game slot machines

posted on November 21, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | A few weeks back, shortly after the Global Gaming Expo, I wrote a column that gave my thoughts about the latest fad, skill-based games. I made it clear when I wrote that column I was writing more as a layperson than an expert. 

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Always remember pocket aces – the best – can end up an underdog

Always remember pocket aces – the best – can end up an underdog

posted on November 21, 2017 by

Poker by George | Suppose I asked you: “What is the best starting hand you could hope for in a game of Texas hold’em?” Most likely, you quickly replied: “That’s a no-brainer. It’s pocket Aces!”

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