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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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Be aggressive, but play smart

Be aggressive, but play smart

posted on October 17, 2018 by

Poker by George | As poker players, we all have traits that can significantly impact our results at the poker table. These range from playing tight to loose, and from passive (rarely raising) to various degrees of aggression. 

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Giving a fellow player the pen this week

Giving a fellow player the pen this week

posted on October 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Introducing Brandon Evans, a bright, young man for whom I predict a wonderful life and successful career. A distant relative, he and his father (a prominent attorney) met me for dinner at the Hustler Casino.

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South Point Freeroll underway

South Point Freeroll underway

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Reel Deals | The South Point Poker Room is now qualifying players for the $200,000 Holiday Freeroll through Friday, Nov. 30. Players who earn 120 hours of live poker play will receive $120 and qualify to play for a first-place prize of $35,000. 

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Learning advice from traditional business can apply to poker

Learning advice from traditional business can apply to poker

posted on October 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | You never know where good poker advice will come. The Sept. 14 issue of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal had a special column entitled “The Young Real Estate Mogul” by contributing writer, Deborah Danan.

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The One Card for All in Washington

The One Card for All in Washington

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Tulalip Resort Casino, Quil Ceda Creek Casino, and Tulalip Bingo & Slots have joined forces to present ONE – “The One Card for All.” This single card does it all – use it every time you play and you will be recognized and rewarded at all three casinos.

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Keep Memory Alive hosted inaugural Charity Poker Tournament

Keep Memory Alive hosted inaugural Charity Poker Tournament

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Keep Memory Alive hosted the inaugural Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament at the stunning Keep Memory Alive Event Center. Hosted by casino legend Jack Binion, the event raised funds for the patients and caregivers at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

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Victory to the bluffers

Victory to the bluffers

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Poker by George | Let’s talk about bluffing, a well-established poker strategy to encourage opponents to fold hands that might be better than our own. One mistake some players make is to avoid bluffing. 

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Going ‘All-In’ for a lifetime of memories

Going ‘All-In’ for a lifetime of memories

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I had the honor to interview Jack Binion, a true legend of the gaming industry. Binion’s love of all things poker would change the industry forever, and now he is supporting a cause dear to him – Keep Memory Alive.

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Skillful players always have an edge

Skillful players always have an edge

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | The word “gambling” carries a negative connotation; i.e., something to be avoided. According to Wikipedia, “gambling is the wagering of money or something of value… on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.”

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A hand to remember

A hand to remember

posted on September 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | With millions of possible 5-card hands in a game of Texas hold’em, there are bound to be some that really stand out. Here’s one that has stood up to the passing of time for me.

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A special Sept. 6 aka National Video Poker Day

A special Sept. 6 aka National Video Poker Day

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | You almost assuredly will not see National Video Poker Day on any calendar. I made it up.

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Deception can avoid mistakes

Deception can avoid mistakes

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | As you develop your poker expertise, it is important to come up with deceptive skills to have in your repertoire and call on when appropriate. Those who do not do so are making a big mistake

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Nightmares to explore

Nightmares to explore

posted on September 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Lately, I find myself dreaming of poker more often than I would like. Most of the time, my dream has been about Bad Beats.

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Even after 50 years, best players still win

Even after 50 years, best players still win

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I introduced four-card poker to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas in the spring of 1982. The game we spread at the Nugget started out as limit, but after two hours of boring, short-handed poker, we decided to change it to pot-limit.

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Players need ‘texture’ info

Players need ‘texture’ info

posted on August 29, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | This is the sixth in our series on common mistakes Texas hold’em poker players often make. Let’s explore a very common mistake related to table and seat selection. 

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