Heavenly Poker | We all dream on occasion. I have had nights when I dreamed about poker. Recently I had a dream that was so vivid, it seemed like it actually was happening, and repeated itself over and over during the night. I had to wonder if there was a message here for me.view
Poker by George | Robert Turner made an interesting point in a column, “Show some class.” His message was that players, especially the pros, should consider their behavior and actions as they interact with others while playing poker in cardrooms and casinos.view
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
New Zealand gambling stakeholders are considering their efforts to curb problem gambling by expanding the use of facial recognition technology. The system monitors people entering gaming rooms and checks their face against a voluntary photo database.
A group of British racehorse owners and breeders are going into the pari-mutuel bookmaking business.Known as the Alizeti consortium, the group says it has reached an agreement to purchase a share of the Tote, a prominent UK horseracing bookmaking brand.
Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts has chosen a Charlestown, Mass.-based custom luxury yacht builder to construct three “European-style, low-profile motor yachts” to transport passengers to and from its $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor gaming resort in Everett.
Players still take home major cash slot machine jackpots at Mississippi Coast casinos, but it's been years since one of those jackpots topped $1 million. Officially, it will be three years in October since a Florida woman, won $1.5 million at Biloxi’s IP Casino.
The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has gone to court against the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA, claiming the leagues cost Monmouth Park more than $130 million in lost revenue by obstructing legal sports betting.