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Checking out that Jacks or Better table

Checking out that Jacks or Better table

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Just over two months to go until National Video Poker Day (Sept. 6 aka 9/6). We’ve got a lot to cover between now and then. The past few weeks, I’ve covered some of how the strategy for video poker is developed, which all culminated in the creation of a strategy table.

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Doyle Brunson is a class act

Doyle Brunson is a class act

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | Poker pro Doyle Brunson was not intent on being branded as a legend when he arrived in Las Vegas from Texas nearly fifty years ago. He was merely interested in finding some good poker action. 

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Cortez ahead of game for U1 machines

Cortez ahead of game for U1 machines

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | The El Cortez is again at the head of the pack with new keno machine offerings from IGT and U1 Gaming. There is no lack of enthusiasm in keno and players can have more fun than ever.

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Noting costs to play

Noting costs to play

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | There is a significant cost to play poker in casinos and cardrooms. You cannot fault the casino; it has substantial expenses and must make a profit to stay in business. If you won’t accept these costs, you could seek a home game – as do many recreational players. Your choice.

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Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | Every poker player develops an image. It is determined by how you play the hands dealt to you, which your opponents at the table can readily identify: tight or loose; passive or aggressive; and/or deceptive (likely to bluff.).

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Baccarat back – for now

Baccarat back – for now

posted on July 03, 2018 by

The Analyst | Last week’s release of May’s gaming results showed another billion-dollar month for Nevada’s gaming revenue. It was led by the usual big three categories – Slots, followed by Baccarat, trailed by Blackjack.

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Different ways of World Cup Betting

Different ways of World Cup Betting

posted on June 28, 2018 by

The FIFA 2018 Russia World Cup is in full swing now as the 3rd round of the group stage draws to a close, determining all 16 national teams that will go through to the elimination rounds of the tournament.

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Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods

Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods

posted on June 27, 2018 by

Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Through Authentic Roulette, an online platform has been introduced enabling casino players around the world to play a live table game from the floor of the Connecticut casino.

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A better value playing that 75-cent way

A better value playing that 75-cent way

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | Last column we discussed playing the El Cortez catch all 75-cent rate for their 75th anniversary (they now are at 77 but the rate remains) for 4, 5 and 6 spots.

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Tech advances closing the gap between online and land-based casinos

Tech advances closing the gap between online and land-based casinos

posted on June 26, 2018 by

It’s one of those questions that has been being asked since the first online casino opened its virtual doors way back in the late 1990s. Which is the better option for casino lovers? Playing online, or hitting the strip in Vegas? 

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The big secret? Don't lose

The big secret? Don't lose

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Poker by George | Today, I want to reward my loyal readers by sharing “the secret” to Winning at the poker table: Don’t Lose. In a few words, the idea is simply to minimize the number of hands – and reduce the pot size – that you lose.

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Bad beat stories happen for everyone here's another

Bad beat stories happen for everyone here's another

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | A well-experienced poker player named Will responded to my column, “Top this baddie!” in the June 5 issue of GamingToday.

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Helping with 32 ways theory

Helping with 32 ways theory

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Video poker strategy all comes down to the expected value of hands. Each 5-card deal could theoretically be played 32 ways. For each of those 32 ways, we take a look at all the possible draws to calculate the expected value.

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Celebrating 75 years rates at Cortez

Celebrating 75 years rates at Cortez

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | Many times you will come in to a casino, go to the keno lounge, and see more than one paybook or brochure with different rates and payoffs. What do we do?

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Part two talks sets and trips

Part two talks sets and trips

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | This is Part II of our series on how to make your winning hands more profitable – how to build that pot as big as possible. 

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WSOP helps fill all poker rooms

WSOP helps fill all poker rooms

posted on June 19, 2018 by

The 49th Annual World Series of Poker still rolls on with 78 Official Gold Bracelet Events.

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32 ways to play the hand

32 ways to play the hand

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week, I talked about how for every deal there are 32 ways to play the hand, ranging from holding all five cards to discarding all five. While most decisions are obvious, many are far less so. 

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Taking a look at different buy-ins

Taking a look at different buy-ins

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Just before or upon being seated at the poker table, players must buy chips in order to participate in the game. 

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El Cortez rates 10 for all 24 hours

El Cortez rates 10 for all 24 hours

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Crazy for Keno | You walk into a casino, sit down and want to play keno. Pick up the pay book and then decide which rate should you play. It becomes even more interesting when a casino offers up to 10 different rates as does the excellent 24-hour game at the El Cortez.

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The D, Golden Gate launch Club One

The D, Golden Gate launch Club One

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Earlier this year, the D Las Vegas (in conjunction with the Golden Gate) launched a new, linked players club called Club One. Players now earn points, comps and rewards at both properties playing slots, video poker or table games using just one card.

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