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.view
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.”view
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.view
Poker by George | In Texas hold’em, the best starting-hand is pocket Aces – A-A in the hole. Your hand is well in the lead over all of your opponents – the “enemy.” To help ensure victory, you ought to keep the lead by forcing out some – but not all – of your opponents.view
Heavenly Poker | This is the fifth in our on-going series of columns on mistakes poker players often make – common mistakes. Usually, they pay dearly for the error. Today, let’s discuss suited hole cards; they may look pretty, but can also be quite costly.view
Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in September when the Poker Room will host its Pala Super Deep Stack tournaments at 1 p.m. each Saturday and the Friday Night $2K at 7:15 p.m.view
Talking Stick Resort and Casino near Phoenix will remain closed until Aug. 19, as a result of a fierce storm that swept through the area early Saturday. The casino said that water from multiple storms flowed into the area where the main and backup generators are housed.view
Heavenly Poker | In our series on common mistakes that Texas hold’em players so often make, let’s examine Hi-Lo hands. In this case, the player’s hole cards consist of one high card (Ace down to 10) and one low card (7 down to deuce).view
Winning Strategies | Last week, I discussed a variety of Bonus video poker variants that you might want to try after you get a bit bored with Jacks or Better.view
Winning Strategies | I have to admit that Jacks or better can be a bit of a slow game. Of all the varieties of video poker, it has the lowest volatility, which means the ups and downs of your bankroll are going to be kept to a minimum.view
Poker by George | We have often discussed the Hold’em Algorithm as a means for starting-hand selection. In that regard, recently I received an interesting email from poker celeb Doug Polk, creator of the Upswing Poker Lab.view
Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose.
Overall casino revenue rose significantly in Mississippi in August and local bookmakers tell GamingToday that they believe it’s attributable to the roll out of sports betting in the state producing a large influx of gamblers from neighboring Louisiana.
Sara Slane, American Gaming Association Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, has been invited to testify at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations’ hearing on sports betting Thursday.
Jack Evans, a District of Columbia city council member, has introduced a bill that would allow sports betting in the nation’s capitol. Washington, D.C. currently has no casinos but operates its own lottery.
Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet.