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Ivey, Matusow among Poker Hall of Fame finalists

Ivey, Matusow among Poker Hall of Fame finalists

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Poker Scene | This year’s ten finalists for the Poker Hall of Fame have been announced. The 2017 class of the Poker Hall of Fame will be inducted as part of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table festivities in Las Vegas on Friday, July 21.

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Part one of the poker two step

Part one of the poker two step

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Poker by George | The “two-step” in poker is not a fancy dance maneuver. It’s a viable tactic, conceived to help you become a consistent winner at the poker table.

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Ways you can look at failure as a gift

Ways you can look at failure as a gift

posted on July 11, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | The Gift of Failure… Everyone hates to fail. Aren’t we all disappointed when we fail to achieve our goal? How can failure ever be a gift?

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Nevada poker rooms took in a combined $8,917,000 in May

Nevada poker rooms took in a combined $8,917,000 in May

posted on July 06, 2017 by

Nevada poker rooms took in a combined $8,917,000 in May, according to data recently released by Nevada Gaming Control Board. The total is an increase of four tenths of a percentage point compared to May 2016.

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Still time to enter WSOP Main Event

Still time to enter WSOP Main Event

posted on July 04, 2017 by

Poker Scene | With the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event starting Saturday, July 8, poker players have one week left to make their poker dreams come true by winning a gold bracelet.

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UFC Fight Week takes over Las Vegas; Pacquiao-Horn no robbery

UFC Fight Week takes over Las Vegas; Pacquiao-Horn no robbery

posted on July 04, 2017 by

The Takeover | Somehow in the doldrums of summer sports, it’s actually about to get busy. First up is UFC International Fight Week, a yearly gathering here in Vegas that runs this year July 5-8, ending with UFC 213 at T-Mobile Arena. Here’s a rundown of the events.

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Making 'Mohr' room in L.A.

Making 'Mohr' room in L.A.

posted on July 04, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | We have a new poker club at another local senior center, the Freda Mohr Multipurpose Senior Center on Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles.

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Finding method of turning luck your way

Finding method of turning luck your way

posted on July 04, 2017 by

Poker by George | Every poker player wishes he could have better luck – good luck, that is. Let the opponents (the “enemy”) have the bad luck.

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Focus groups work if done well

Focus groups work if done well

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | In my last article I wrote about customer service and focus groups and how great they are. Using the information gleaned from them, I have helped turn around several casinos. 

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Fired up for Vines event at Planet Hollywood

Fired up for Vines event at Planet Hollywood

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | On Saturday, July 1, the Vegas Fire and Rescue Charitable Association will host fellow firefighters, neighbors, local celebrities and poker enthusiasts alike at its celebrated annual tournament, with proceeds benefitting fire and rescue personnel.

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Dealt three of the kind might be the most frustrating hand

Dealt three of the kind might be the most frustrating hand

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Of all the relatively common hands in video poker, I find Three of a Kind at the top of the list of frustrating ones. This might seem a little odd.

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Raising to thin the field seems the move with pocket pairs

Raising to thin the field seems the move with pocket pairs

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | To illustrate a very important message, let me tell you about a hand I recently played. It’s not that unique a hand; you probably have had similar poker hands many times.

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My winning hand turned nemesis

My winning hand turned nemesis

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Poker by George | It wasn’t really a bad beat on the river, but it sure felt like one.

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Double bracelets for Bach at WSOP

Double bracelets for Bach at WSOP

posted on June 20, 2017 by

Poker Scene | One of the biggest stories of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) this week is David Bach becoming the summer’s first double bracelet winner when he won the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. on Sunday.

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Don't let your investment change the approach

Don't let your investment change the approach

posted on June 20, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing pocket pairs in a $4-$8 limit hold’em game, in a middle position, I was dealt two red nines – a starting hand that satisfies the Hold’em Algorithm criteria for all positions. Two opponents before me limped to see the flop.

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Always think of an immediate goal

Always think of an immediate goal

posted on June 20, 2017 by

Poker by George | We best succeed in life – and at poker – when we have well-defined goals – both short-term (immediate) and long-term. Our immediate goal at each decision point is important.

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Fan favorite Negreanu doing well after Week 2 at WSOP

Fan favorite Negreanu doing well after Week 2 at WSOP

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Week 2 of the World Series of Poker featured some of the best poker players in the world cementing their place in poker history. The bright spotlight of the WSOP was focused on fan favorite Daniel Negreanu this week in his quest for his 7th gold bracelet.

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Poker a fantastic way to keep the mind sharp as we age

Poker a fantastic way to keep the mind sharp as we age

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Poker by George | Several months ago GamingToday published a rather special and unique column I had written, entitled “Skillfully after a cure to Alzheimer’s.” By coincidence, the Los Angeles Times has just included a 12-page insert entitled “Healthy Living.” 

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Hustler casino a place for diversity

Hustler casino a place for diversity

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | After riding over our heavily-trafficked and congested, potholed roads to get to Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif., I needed a short break before venturing into the main area to play my favorite game of poker.

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Nearly winning provides same thrill

Nearly winning provides same thrill

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Many years ago, I read an article that described a test run on humans with regards to gambling. The experiment was to determine exactly what in the human brain causes people to want to gamble.

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