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Heintz ONE of a kind at Silver Legacy

Heintz ONE of a kind at Silver Legacy

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | We travel north this month to Reno to chat with Margie Heintz, the poker room manager at Silver Legacy, Reno’s newest poker room. Silver Legacy Resort Casino opened its brand new poker room last month, serving guests and ONE Club members at Silver Legacy. 

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Poker emails filling up the inbox

Poker emails filling up the inbox

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Poker by George | I am always pleased when a reader sends me an email commenting on my poker columns in Gaming Today. Recently I received a very pleasant – and welcome – email from a 76-year-old gentleman named John Fleckenstein.

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Table selection all important in strategy

Table selection all important in strategy

posted on July 25, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | While playing Texas hold’em in a casino, we often speak of hand selection – deciding whether your hole cards are worthy of investment. Also important is “table selection.” There are some tables you want to avoid like a red plague, or move to another table ASAP.

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New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet

New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet

posted on July 23, 2017 by

Scott Blumstein won the World Series of Poker marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends.

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World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

posted on July 19, 2017 by

The World Series of Poker has had a record-breaking summer in Las Vegas. Organizers said the annual poker extravaganza shattered its attendance record with 120,995 entrants. That’s an increase of more than 13,000 players compared to 2016.

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World Series of Poker to crown champion in July

World Series of Poker to crown champion in July

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Poker Scene | My husband and I made a quick trip to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this past weekend to watch Days 5 and 6 of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. He went to rail a few of his friends who made deep runs, including Marcel Luske and Kathy Liebert.

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Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind 'Ace-rag'

Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind 'Ace-rag'

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind that an Ace is the best hole card you can be dealt. Poker players love Aces. Quite often, it is accompanied by a small card, 7 down to deuce. We call that hand “Ace-rag.” 

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Poker Two-Step concept part 2

Poker Two-Step concept part 2

posted on July 18, 2017 by

Poker by George | In Part I, we described the Two-Step concept as it applies to the game of poker. To illustrate this concept, we offered two typical examples when playing limit Texas hold’em, and promised several more in Part II.

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Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to U.K.'s highest court

Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to U.K.'s highest court

posted on July 13, 2017 by

Poker superstar Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to the United Kingdom’s highest court in an effort to prove he didn’t cheat to win 7.7 million pounds ($9.9 million) at at Crockfords casino in London in 2012.

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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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