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Getting back into table games mode

Getting back into table games mode

posted on September 12, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I hope everyone had a fantastic National Video Poker Day. Maybe next year, someone other than me will promote it! Now it is time to get back into table games. 

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A hand to remember

A hand to remember

posted on September 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | With millions of possible 5-card hands in a game of Texas hold’em, there are bound to be some that really stand out. Here’s one that has stood up to the passing of time for me.

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The most popular live poker event of the year – the European Poker Tour in Barcelona

The most popular live poker event of the year – the European Poker Tour in Barcelona

posted on September 07, 2018 by

This August the EPT (European Poker Tour) returns in Barcelona. One of the most popular poker events of the year – attracting the biggest poker players from all around the globe. The action started August 21st and will not stop until the 2nd of September.

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Big Bingo Weekend is coming back at Station Casinos

Big Bingo Weekend is coming back at Station Casinos

posted on September 06, 2018 by

Big Bingo Weekend is coming back this October, followed by the November to Remember Bingo Bash in November.

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A special Sept. 6 aka National Video Poker Day

A special Sept. 6 aka National Video Poker Day

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | You almost assuredly will not see National Video Poker Day on any calendar. I made it up.

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Deception can avoid mistakes

Deception can avoid mistakes

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | As you develop your poker expertise, it is important to come up with deceptive skills to have in your repertoire and call on when appropriate. Those who do not do so are making a big mistake

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Nightmares to explore

Nightmares to explore

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Lately, I find myself dreaming of poker more often than I would like. Most of the time, my dream has been about Bad Beats.

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Mega 10 keeps mounting

Mega 10 keeps mounting

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | The 10-spot MegaKeno jackpot progressive is approaching $2.5 million and the 8-spot is nearing $100,000 – all possible for just a $1.50 bet. This is a nice goal but many of you would prefer to have more chances, albeit for lower top payout.

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Even after 50 years, best players still win

Even after 50 years, best players still win

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I introduced four-card poker to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas in the spring of 1982. The game we spread at the Nugget started out as limit, but after two hours of boring, short-handed poker, we decided to change it to pot-limit.

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Pair of Aces means thinning out field, unless...

Pair of Aces means thinning out field, unless...

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Poker by George | In Texas hold’em, the best starting-hand is pocket Aces – A-A in the hole. Your hand is well in the lead over all of your opponents – the “enemy.” To help ensure victory, you ought to keep the lead by forcing out some – but not all – of your opponents. 

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Players need ‘texture’ info

Players need ‘texture’ info

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | This is the sixth in our series on common mistakes Texas hold’em poker players often make. Let’s explore a very common mistake related to table and seat selection. 

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Hard Look At Software As People Question If Video Poker Is Rigged

Hard Look At Software As People Question If Video Poker Is Rigged

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I get asked a lot if video poker machines are “rigged.” My father, Lenny Frome, gave video poker the title of America’s National Game of Chance. I don’t think he would’ve done this, nor would it have been deserved, if it was a game known to be rigged. 

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MegaKeno 10-spot nears $2.5M

MegaKeno 10-spot nears $2.5M

posted on August 21, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | The MegaKeno 10-spot is approaching $2.5 million and climbing. The 9-spot is rising at nearly $55,000. The 8-spot is near $100,000 and going up. The 7-spot just passed $22,000 and also rising.

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A Ray of light at GVR

A Ray of light at GVR

posted on August 21, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | Station Casinos’ Green Valley Ranch has a new poker room manager. We asked for an interview. Her name is Kathy Raymond and she was previously the executive director of poker operations at the Venetian poker room

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Here’s our take on beating the rake

Here’s our take on beating the rake

posted on August 21, 2018 by

Poker by George | “Can You Beat the Rake?” That is the title of a recent column by poker expert Ed Miller. He is the author of many books and columns about the game of poker. Without any doubt, Miller is brilliant. 

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Suited hole card errors makes a player pay dearly

Suited hole card errors makes a player pay dearly

posted on August 21, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | This is the fifth in our on-going series of columns on mistakes poker players often make – common mistakes. Usually, they pay dearly for the error. Today, let’s discuss suited hole cards; they may look pretty, but can also be quite costly. 

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Pala Super Deep Stack, Friday Night $2K Highlight Tournament Schedule

Pala Super Deep Stack, Friday Night $2K Highlight Tournament Schedule

posted on August 16, 2018 by

Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in September  when the Poker Room will host its Pala Super Deep Stack tournaments at 1 p.m. each Saturday and the Friday Night $2K at 7:15 p.m.

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UNLV prof offering help thru calculators

UNLV prof offering help thru calculators

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | There are several good keno calculators available online. I like the keno calculators at the excellent website wizardofodds.com written by UNLV professor and gaming expert Michael Shackleford.

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Discovering that all outs not the same

Discovering that all outs not the same

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, we often speak of drawing hands and made hands. The latter could very well be in the lead and hold up to take the pot without further improvement.

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Our lowdown on those Hi-Lo hands

Our lowdown on those Hi-Lo hands

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | In our series on common mistakes that Texas hold’em players so often make, let’s examine Hi-Lo hands. In this case, the player’s hole cards consist of one high card (Ace down to 10) and one low card (7 down to deuce). 

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