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Key skills, strategies to take to the poker table

Key skills, strategies to take to the poker table

posted on January 16, 2019 by

Poker by George | Like everyone else who plays poker, your ultimate goal is to go home a winner. Win more and bigger pots. Lose fewer hands containing as few chips as possible.

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No substitute for playing real Poker

No substitute for playing real Poker

posted on January 09, 2019 by

Poker by George | With reference to the “dispute” between Elliot Frome and myself regarding Video Poker vs. Real Poker, the January 1 issue of Ante Up magazine has an interesting column by Mark Brement.

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Nothing beats playing vs. humans

Nothing beats playing vs. humans

posted on January 01, 2019 by

Poker by George | Video Poker has been available in casinos for about 40 years and has become quite popular, especially among gamblers who prefer playing alone, without any competition.

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Skill more helpful than luck to serious poker player

Skill more helpful than luck to serious poker player

posted on December 25, 2018 by

Poker by George | The controversy continues: Is poker a game of skill or just plain luck? Skill is knowing and using all the strategies and tactics essential to going home a winner after your day at the casino. 

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Poker player turns $5 bet into $1M at casino

Poker player turns $5 bet into $1M at casino

posted on December 24, 2018 by

A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1 million on a $5 bet.

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World Series Of Poker announces partial 50th anniversary schedule

World Series Of Poker announces partial 50th anniversary schedule

posted on December 20, 2018 by

The World Series of Poker celebrates its golden anniversary when this year's event begins May 28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino's Convention Center. Last year's event had a record 123,865 entries generating a record $266,889,193 in prize money. 

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At Pechanga, poker and ponies work

At Pechanga, poker and ponies work

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Neither poker rooms nor horse tracks are enjoying the level of success they once did. But don’t tell Pechanga Resort & Casino. The luxurious California property has combined the two with a “Poker & Ponies” room, and the results apparently are encouraging.

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It always pays to pay close attention at table

It always pays to pay close attention at table

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | No matter the stakes, playing poker is serious business. At least, it should be.

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Not all breaks from game are same

Not all breaks from game are same

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | Poker players often take breaks from the game they are playing. They may just sit at the table without playing, or leave for a while, subsequently returning to the game. All breaks are not alike.  

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Yes, you can choose who to play with

Yes, you can choose who to play with

posted on December 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Poker tables develop a certain character that may change over time. It depends on the playing traits of the players at the table. We often speak of the “texture” of the table as the game is being played.

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Cash Considerations 91: CFB Championships, NFL and the $100K poker debacle

Cash Considerations 91: CFB Championships, NFL and the $100K poker debacle

posted on December 01, 2018 by

Cash Considerations Podcast | AB, Mo and Big Dave are back again CollegeFootball Championship Saturday, NFL and some random stories.

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Stay alert for slow-play poker tactics

Stay alert for slow-play poker tactics

posted on November 28, 2018 by

Poker by George | Slow-play is a form of deception often used by skilled players in Texas hold’em games. The sole purpose is to help build the size of the pot. It is best used when you have a very strong hand – especially if it’s the nuts.   

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Poker players, sports bettors run in same player circle

Poker players, sports bettors run in same player circle

posted on November 28, 2018 by

When I was 17 years old, I started playing poker and fell in love with the game and the people who played it.

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Aria poker room caters to all players

Aria poker room caters to all players

posted on November 21, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | Sean McCormack runs one of the most popular card rooms in Las Vegas, at MGM’s Aria. McCormack started his poker career working as a dealer in 2003, and eventually moved to Las Vegas. “And the rest is history."

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‘Cost-to-play’ helps casinos maintain edge

‘Cost-to-play’ helps casinos maintain edge

posted on November 21, 2018 by

Poker by George | In most games other than poker, the casinos gain their money by setting the odds in their favor – the “house advantage” – or charge a fee to play.  Basically, the same applies to the sports books that seem to be gaining in popularity. 

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Don’t be intimidated by opponents’ racks of chips

Don’t be intimidated by opponents’ racks of chips

posted on November 14, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing competitive games such as poker, it helps to have as much information as possible about your opponents.  

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Poker, business are similar

Poker, business are similar

posted on November 07, 2018 by

Poker by George | “CardPlayer Lifestyle, Poker Tips & Strategy,” Robbie Strazynski’s monthly newsletter, is one of my favorite sources of poker information. 

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Mike Caro one of poker's greatest celebrities

Mike Caro one of poker's greatest celebrities

posted on October 31, 2018 by

Poker by George | Ask anyone who has been around the poker world during the last 50 years or so: Who are our greatest celebrities? I’ll bet that the name Mike Caro will be high on the list. He is known as the “Mad Genius of Poker” for good reason.

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Pre-flop moves matter

Pre-flop moves matter

posted on October 24, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, there are so many decisions to be made. Some are more important than others. Your pre-flop decision is by far the most important. Why is that? First of all, that decision will mark your initial investment. 

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Venetian's LaRosa talks Deepstack poker

Venetian's LaRosa talks Deepstack poker

posted on October 17, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | The Venetian is home to the Deepstack Extravanga Tournaments, some of the most popular poker tournaments in the world.  We interviewed Tommy LaRosa, the Venetian’s Poker Room Manager for his background and thoughts on poker.  

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