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Top 6 online casinos to join in 2019

Top 6 online casinos to join in 2019

posted on January 10, 2019 by

The online gambling industry is filled with lots of gaming websites that claim to be the best in 2019 but only a few really deserve this title.

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Latest UK Gambling Regulations & 2019 Predictions

Latest UK Gambling Regulations & 2019 Predictions

posted on January 09, 2019 by

In the UK, there are strict laws that surround any type of gambling. This is why many online casinos as well as land-based casinos and betting sites require a license from the UK Gambling Commission in order to operate legally. 

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There's logic to not splitting face cards

There's logic to not splitting face cards

posted on January 09, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | It seemingly happens far less often than it used to, but occasionally you still see someone split 10’s/Faces when playing Blackjack.

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No substitute for playing real Poker

No substitute for playing real Poker

posted on January 09, 2019 by

Poker by George | With reference to the “dispute” between Elliot Frome and myself regarding Video Poker vs. Real Poker, the January 1 issue of Ante Up magazine has an interesting column by Mark Brement.

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Nothing beats playing vs. humans

Nothing beats playing vs. humans

posted on January 01, 2019 by

Poker by George | Video Poker has been available in casinos for about 40 years and has become quite popular, especially among gamblers who prefer playing alone, without any competition.

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Fewer unknowns involved in video poker

Fewer unknowns involved in video poker

posted on January 01, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | Video Poker is certainly NOT real Poker. Not only do I agree on this point, but I’ve stated it dozens of times over my 15 years of writing for GT. Video Poker is a paytable game played only against, well no one, really.

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$2.7M jackpot hit on Monopoly machine at Green Valley Ranch

$2.7M jackpot hit on Monopoly machine at Green Valley Ranch

posted on December 28, 2018 by

No industry likes to promote its losses quite like casinos. It gives other players the hope that they, too, could make one of those life-changing spins on a slot machine. A Christmas Eve jackpot hit for $2.7 million on a Monopoly machine at Green Valley Ranch Resort.

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Skill more helpful than luck to serious poker player

Skill more helpful than luck to serious poker player

posted on December 25, 2018 by

Poker by George | The controversy continues: Is poker a game of skill or just plain luck? Skill is knowing and using all the strategies and tactics essential to going home a winner after your day at the casino. 

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Building a Straight can be a challenge

Building a Straight can be a challenge

posted on December 25, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | You have to review your dealt hand and figure out which cards you want to hold/discard. We do this by recognizing the partial hands out of the five cards that are dealt and determine which of these partial hands have the highest expected value. 

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Poker player turns $5 bet into $1M at casino

Poker player turns $5 bet into $1M at casino

posted on December 24, 2018 by

A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1 million on a $5 bet.

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World Series Of Poker announces partial 50th anniversary schedule

World Series Of Poker announces partial 50th anniversary schedule

posted on December 20, 2018 by

The World Series of Poker celebrates its golden anniversary when this year's event begins May 28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino's Convention Center. Last year's event had a record 123,865 entries generating a record $266,889,193 in prize money. 

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At Pechanga, poker and ponies work

At Pechanga, poker and ponies work

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Neither poker rooms nor horse tracks are enjoying the level of success they once did. But don’t tell Pechanga Resort & Casino. The luxurious California property has combined the two with a “Poker & Ponies” room, and the results apparently are encouraging.

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Stick with using the strategy tables

Stick with using the strategy tables

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Video Poker strategy is all based on what we call a Strategy Table.

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It always pays to pay close attention at table

It always pays to pay close attention at table

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | No matter the stakes, playing poker is serious business. At least, it should be.

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Strategy tables good aid at machines

Strategy tables good aid at machines

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve tried my best to break down the concept of expected value, how it is calculated and a bit of how it is used. In doing so, I showed how some of the most common hands are likely being played wrong.

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Not all breaks from game are same

Not all breaks from game are same

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | Poker players often take breaks from the game they are playing. They may just sit at the table without playing, or leave for a while, subsequently returning to the game. All breaks are not alike.  

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States Approach Sports Betting Legislation with Some Caution

States Approach Sports Betting Legislation with Some Caution

posted on December 12, 2018 by

The current year has been a transformative one for the sports betting industry in the United States. Since the US Supreme Court handed down its historic ruling in May that overturned PASPA, many individual states have been energized by the prospect of legalizing sports betting.

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Yes, you can choose who to play with

Yes, you can choose who to play with

posted on December 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Poker tables develop a certain character that may change over time. It depends on the playing traits of the players at the table. We often speak of the “texture” of the table as the game is being played.

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Be aware of pay tables on machines

Be aware of pay tables on machines

posted on December 05, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | When we look at a game in its totality, we call this the game’s payback and express it as a percent. At the individual hand, we express it as a decimal. If the value is over one, it means that we expect to win money on average in this situation.

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Poker players, sports bettors run in same player circle

Poker players, sports bettors run in same player circle

posted on November 28, 2018 by

When I was 17 years old, I started playing poker and fell in love with the game and the people who played it.

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