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WSOP did right thing moving final table from November to TV friendly July

WSOP did right thing moving final table from November to TV friendly July

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | Reflecting back on this year’s WSOP Main Event, I believe it was a good move to change from the old Nov. 9 format to playing it out in July. This change created a lot of excitement and had people talking about the Main Event all over the gaming industry.

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Heintz ONE of a kind at Silver Legacy

Heintz ONE of a kind at Silver Legacy

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | We travel north this month to Reno to chat with Margie Heintz, the poker room manager at Silver Legacy, Reno’s newest poker room. Silver Legacy Resort Casino opened its brand new poker room last month, serving guests and ONE Club members at Silver Legacy. 

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Expected values key to expert video poker

Expected values key to expert video poker

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | When my father, Lenny Frome, first set out to analyze video poker 25 or 30 years ago, he coined the phrase “expected value” to refer to the average amount returned to the player when playing expert strategy.

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Table selection all important in strategy

Table selection all important in strategy

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | While playing Texas hold’em in a casino, we often speak of hand selection – deciding whether your hole cards are worthy of investment. Also important is “table selection.” There are some tables you want to avoid like a red plague, or move to another table ASAP.

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Poker emails filling up the inbox

Poker emails filling up the inbox

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker by George | I am always pleased when a reader sends me an email commenting on my poker columns in Gaming Today. Recently I received a very pleasant – and welcome – email from a 76-year-old gentleman named John Fleckenstein.

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Fremont the route to keno 'Good Vibes'

Fremont the route to keno 'Good Vibes'

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | There are times you need to figure the number of ways on a ticket to see how much it will cost to satisfy the number of ways required for a minimum bet per way and to write the ticket correctly.

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New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet

New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet

posted on July 23, 2017 by

Scott Blumstein won the World Series of Poker marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends.

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World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

posted on July 19, 2017 by

The World Series of Poker has had a record-breaking summer in Las Vegas. Organizers said the annual poker extravaganza shattered its attendance record with 120,995 entrants. That’s an increase of more than 13,000 players compared to 2016.

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Worlds largest Baccarat tournament returns to the Venetian

Worlds largest Baccarat tournament returns to the Venetian

posted on July 19, 2017 by

The Sixth Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 21, 2017 at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao and Singapore.

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World Series of Poker to crown champion in July

World Series of Poker to crown champion in July

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Poker Scene | My husband and I made a quick trip to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this past weekend to watch Days 5 and 6 of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. He went to rail a few of his friends who made deep runs, including Marcel Luske and Kathy Liebert.

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Scientific Games' Stadium Blackjack peaks reader interest

Scientific Games' Stadium Blackjack peaks reader interest

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Over the past few weeks, I received some email from a reader who had questions about a relatively new Scientific Games electronic blackjack game called Stadium Blackjack.

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Poker Two-Step concept part 2

Poker Two-Step concept part 2

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Poker by George | In Part I, we described the Two-Step concept as it applies to the game of poker. To illustrate this concept, we offered two typical examples when playing limit Texas hold’em, and promised several more in Part II.

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Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind 'Ace-rag'

Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind 'Ace-rag'

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind that an Ace is the best hole card you can be dealt. Poker players love Aces. Quite often, it is accompanied by a small card, 7 down to deuce. We call that hand “Ace-rag.” 

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Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to U.K.'s highest court

Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to U.K.'s highest court

posted on July 13, 2017 by

Poker superstar Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to the United Kingdom’s highest court in an effort to prove he didn’t cheat to win 7.7 million pounds ($9.9 million) at at Crockfords casino in London in 2012.

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Can simple math and bonuses help you win more at roulette?

Can simple math and bonuses help you win more at roulette?

posted on July 12, 2017 by

Roulette is, for lack of a better term, straightforward. It isn’t necessarily predictable, but the mathematical odds mean it’s fairly simple to learn and understand and bet. 

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Video Poker our nation's patriotic gamble

Video Poker our nation's patriotic gamble

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | As I celebrated July 4th this past week, I couldn’t believe I missed the opportunity to write more directly about America’s National Game of Chance – Video Poker.

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Palace Station's new bingo room a site to behold

Palace Station's new bingo room a site to behold

posted on July 11, 2017 by

In the Know | The latest renovation project at Palace Station features a brand new bingo hall that has distanced itself from the perception of the game. “Our goal is to appeal to a broader audience”, according to Palace Station’s general manager Scott Nelson.

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Ways you can look at failure as a gift

Ways you can look at failure as a gift

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | The Gift of Failure… Everyone hates to fail. Aren’t we all disappointed when we fail to achieve our goal? How can failure ever be a gift?

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Part one of the poker two step

Part one of the poker two step

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Poker by George | The “two-step” in poker is not a fancy dance maneuver. It’s a viable tactic, conceived to help you become a consistent winner at the poker table.

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Arizona Charlie's offers great keno rates

Arizona Charlie's offers great keno rates

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Crazy for Keno | Today we are going to check out a keno game in Las Vegas not covered before. The game is at Arizona Charlie’s just north of Decatur and Charleston with easy access by Decatur bus 103 or Charleston bus 206. 

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