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To Anita K, with much love and respect

To Anita K, with much love and respect

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Poker by George | This is a tribute to Anita K. who recently died of Alzheimer’s disease. She never played poker, although I did try to introduce her to the game. Even so, she is well deserving of our plaudits.

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Taking breaks correctly can lead to regular success

Taking breaks correctly can lead to regular success

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Taking a break from the poker game is rarely discussed in gaming publications. Yet, strange as it may seem at first blush, it can be important to success at the poker table.

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Keno can help you live the comped life

Keno can help you live the comped life

posted on February 06, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | Is it possible to make a living playing keno as some do in blackjack, video poker, and sports betting? First of all, there are very, very few who are actually successful in gaining a long-term advantage over the casinos.

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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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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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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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The evolution of pokies from past to present

The evolution of pokies from past to present

posted on January 22, 2018 by

​In Australia, they use the term pokie to refer to fruits. Since most slots use fruit icons, many people adapted the slang pokies to refer to slots. With the introduction of online gaming, it was only a matter of time before the Australian slang online pokies took center stage. 

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Has state regulation of online gambling worked?

Has state regulation of online gambling worked?

posted on January 19, 2018 by

Gambling legislation in the states falls under three sets of regulations. These are supposedly enforced at the local, state, and federal level. Many states have not updated their laws on the matter for many years, and as such, they’ve failed to keep up with the rapidly evolving industry.

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