Poker by George | It was only a dream, but what a dream it was! It was so realistic, I wished it was for real. Perhaps it was in anticipation of my regular Thursday visit to the Hustler Casino in Gardena, California, later that day.view
Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in June when the Poker Room will host its Hump Day No Limit tournaments.view
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino proudly presents the eleventh annual Grand Poker Series May 29-July 3, hosted in the Grand Event Center with more than 90 poker tournaments spread across 36 days ranging in both buy-in amounts and poker disciplines.view
Heavenly Poker | Playing low/middle limit Texas hold ‘em, lately I find there seems to be more raising preflop, and the players are much looser. Have you noticed that, too? All that raising makes it much costlier to stay to see the flop.view
Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, it’s always nice to be dealt an Ace in the hole. But what is the best way to play such hands? Of course, the obvious answer to that question is “it depends.” Most important is the Kicker that accompanies the Ace.view
Poker by George | In the April 10 issue, I wrote a poker column about “Figuring cost to playing.” What does it cost you to play poker in a casino? The cost-to-play includes your share of the casino rake, the drop for the Bad Beat Jackpot, and tips you give to the dealer when you win a pot.view
Heavenly Poker | Strategies and tactics are both important in playing winning poker. There seems to be some confusion in the poker world; many regard these as synonyms for one another. But there is a subtle difference – an important one, as a matter of fact.view
Beyond the Numbers | I have been defending poker my whole career. I was once an executive host for MGM. I booked a well-known poker player who got drunk and knocked a female security guard across a gaming table. I was called because he was escorted off the property, and they asked me what to do about him.view
Winning Strategies | I consider Ultimate Texas Hold’em (UTH) to be the ultimate casino game. I don’t say that just because I played a part in its creation. I played no part in the creation of video poker, but still consider it to be a transformational creation for the casino. What makes UTH as close to perfection as possible is its unique betting structure.view
Poker Profiles | Tracy Mendiola is the new poker room manager at Red Rock Resort. We asked her about her background, the room at Red Rock and her thoughts about the future of poker.view
Poker by George | Robert Turner, a legendary poker player, has contributed so much to our poker world. His recent column on “Poker can use conduct” raises an important issue that every casino should address.view
Heavenly Poker | Playing limit Texas hold’em, you are seated in a middle position; it is a full table of nine players. You look down on two beautiful red Kings in the hole. Pocket Kings is a made hand; it could win without further improvement.view
Poker by George | More and more, experts in science and medicine are recognizing that mentally challenging activities can keep our brains “in good health.” That’s not to say playing poker is the only way to accomplish this goal, but it may well be the best.view
Heavenly Poker | When playing poker, I look at “luck” as a partner to “chance.” And chance is the probability of occurrence. If what happens is to your benefit, then it’s good luck; you are successful. Otherwise, it’s bad luck; unfortunately, you have failed.view
Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in May when the Poker Room will host the $10,000 Guaranteed Vegas Seat tournament from Wednesday to Sunday, May 16-20.view
Winning Strategies | I had a truly extraordinary day playing video poker the other day. I was playing my favorite and obscenely volatile 5-play multi-strike machine. It was not going well initially, when I hit a Royal from a 3-Card Royal on the second line.view
Heavenly Poker | A poker friend asked my opinion about an interview published back in late February in another publication. The interview was with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ryan Laplante, in which he discusses defending the Big Blind.view
Poker by George | Casinos and cardrooms are in business to make a profit. Otherwise they would not exist. As a matter of fact, not all casinos are successful. For example, in Atlantic City five casinos closed between 2014 and 2016.view
The largest U.S. credit card issuers, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and American Express Co., have yet to formulate a policy delineating if and when their cards may be allowed for use in sports gambling.
The Louisiana Legislature adjourned its regular session without reaching a deal on a proposed extension of the Harrah’s New Orleans casino gambling license. The bill died thus dealing a major setback to plans for a new $350 million hotel project.
Wynn Resorts has announced it has completed the removal of nearly 1 million tons of contaminated sediment from the former chemical plant site on which it's building a $2.5 billion Boston-area casino now to be called Encore Boston Harbor.
Macau’s integrated resort industry should emulate Las Vegas by aiming for non-gaming attractions to contribute 40 percent of all revenue, according to the Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena Senna de Fernandes.
Look for an abundance of University of Kentucky basketball fans to descend upon Las Vegas right before Christmas 2019. Wildcat officials announced that they will play Utah on Dec. 18, 2019 followed by a game against Ohio State on Dec. 21, 2019.