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World Series of Poker hits the big 5-0

World Series of Poker hits the big 5-0

posted on May 22, 2019 by

The one constant has been the World Series of Poker. The only changes it has seen are larger venues and larger pots.

 

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Ultimate Texas Hold’em was a big success

Ultimate Texas Hold’em was a big success

posted on May 22, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | A list of the top table games would be incomplete if I didn’t cover what might be the biggest one of them all – Ultimate Texas Hold’em. 

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Pocket pairs no guarantee for success in poker

Pocket pairs no guarantee for success in poker

posted on May 22, 2019 by

Poker by George | The other day, I was waiting to be seated at a limit Texas hold’em game at my favorite casino, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif. 

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Hard poker decisions made before pre-flop

Hard poker decisions made before pre-flop

posted on May 15, 2019 by

Poker by George | Playing low/middle-limit hold’em, you peek at your hole cards and ponder: Should I call to see the flop, fold or raise? 

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Crazy 4 Poker easy to play, harder to find

Crazy 4 Poker easy to play, harder to find

posted on May 15, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | Crazy 4 Poker became transformational in the history of table games. The player must make two equal sized wagers – the ante and the Super Bonus. 

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Four Card Poker employs different strategies

Four Card Poker employs different strategies

posted on May 08, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | The two games were Crazy 4 Poker and Four Card Poker. These games were very important to the history of table games for two critical reasons.

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Don’t be afraid to muck bad poker hands

Don’t be afraid to muck bad poker hands

posted on May 08, 2019 by

Poker by George | In high-limit hold’em cash games and tournaments, players are less prone to start with marginal (mediocre) or weaker hands. 

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Stories from the whale gamblers

Stories from the whale gamblers

posted on May 01, 2019 by

Wise Kracks | Many years ago, I became friends with someone who is one of the largest gamblers in the USA. I traveled all over with him, going to casinos to gamble.

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Big Omaha poker gaining in popularity

Big Omaha poker gaining in popularity

posted on May 01, 2019 by

Beyond the Numbers | What is the difference between four-card Omaha and the five-card version? Having that extra card really creates a great deal of action.

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Skills remain essential in real Poker

Skills remain essential in real Poker

posted on May 01, 2019 by

Poker By George | By far the most important poker skill is starting-hand selection. The better your starting hand, the more likely you will win that pot. 

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Three Card Poker still fun game to play

Three Card Poker still fun game to play

posted on May 01, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | Three Card Poker was simplistic in its beauty. The game, for its time, was flawless. It is a basic game with the player’s hand competing against the dealer’s hand. 

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Caribbean Stud Poker oldie but goodie

Caribbean Stud Poker oldie but goodie

posted on April 24, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | The first proprietary table game is generally recognized as Caribbean Stud Poker. Keeping in perfect form, Caribbean Stud has a back story that is perfect for Las Vegas.

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Ace-rag poker strategies tend to vary

Ace-rag poker strategies tend to vary

posted on April 24, 2019 by

Poker by George | Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino recently hosted our Claude Pepper Seniors Poker Group and guests to an exciting Texas hold’em limit tournament.

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Poker may be useful key in battling Alzheimer's

Poker may be useful key in battling Alzheimer's

posted on April 20, 2019 by

Poker by George | What does the game of poker have to do with Alzheimer’s disease? Can you guess?

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Mississippi Stud Poker has unique history

Mississippi Stud Poker has unique history

posted on April 10, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | The next step in the evolution was to create a game that has a higher volatility. You wager more, but you can win more.
 

 

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Cost-to-Play important to poker success

Cost-to-Play important to poker success

posted on April 10, 2019 by

Poker by George | The majority of players are destined to “donate” some of their money. To a significant extent, that’s because of the Cost-to-Play, most of which goes to the casino.

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Let it Ride a classic

Let it Ride a classic

posted on April 03, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | I believe that each successful game in the history of table games has had a unique gimmick that has made it memorable for the player. 

 

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'Miami' John viable candidate for Poker HOF

'Miami' John viable candidate for Poker HOF

posted on April 03, 2019 by

Beyond the Numbers | James Woods may have found the real ace. "Miami” John Cernuto has been coaching the legendary actor and he credits much of his tournament success to Cernuto.

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Want to turn pro? You may go broke trying

Want to turn pro? You may go broke trying

posted on April 03, 2019 by

Poker by George | Dr. Schoonmaker offers good reasons for reconsidering that idea. By way of example, he notes that even some of the top pros have ended up broke. 

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Seniors poker tourney to draw big crowd

Seniors poker tourney to draw big crowd

posted on March 27, 2019 by

Poker by George | Claude Pepper Seniors Poker Tournament scheduled for April 5 at the Lucky Lady Casino.

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