Winning Strategies | This past week, I ventured over to a locals casino and had what was possibly the worst video poker session I have had in years. I was playing Double Double Bonus on a Multi-Strike machine and I just had no luck from beginning to end.view
Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, having been dealt a pair in the hole, you stay to see the flop along with several opponents. No one raises. The flop gives you a matching card to your pair – three-of-a-kind.view
Poker superstar Phil Ivey and “Kelly” Cheng Yin Sun have now answered a payment demand from the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City as their ongoing $9.6 million legal battle continues.view
Beyond the Numbers | If anyone deserves to be in the Poker Industry Hall of Fame, it’s Jerry Stensrud. During his 25-year tenure at Commerce Casino, Stensrud helped develop Commerce Casino into the largest poker room in the world, a distinction it still holds today.view
Poker Profiles | We’re bringing you a new monthly series on the movers and shakers of the Las Vegas area poker rooms. We begin this month with Forrest Caldwell, poker room manager at Station Casinos-owned Red Rock Casino Resort.view
Poker by George | Thanks to GamingToday for the two recent columns by The Analyst regarding the controversy over Phil Ivey’s huge win while playing high-stakes baccarat at a casino in London and at another in Atlantic City. The casinos accused him of cheating. How else, they argued, could he have won so much money from them – all in all, about $20 million?view
Heavenly Poker | Recently I told you about my dinner conversation with my friend Lucy. Our discussion had to do with changing tables while playing poker at the casino. I described two situations when a table change might be a good decision.view
Poker by George | Previous columns challenged business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s claim that luck is the major factor in playing poker, and skill plays only a “negligible role,” rendering poker just a form of gambling.view
Heavenly Poker | In practice, each poker table is unique. It’s really the players who set the character of that table. For example, soon after signing up to play your favorite poker game, a seat becomes vacant at one of those tables, and you are directed to take that seat at that table.view
Poker Scene | Last week I wrote about Robin Kay and her family connections to the game of bridge. But that is just the beginning of her story. It’s poker that put her on a different path.view
Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy and I were having dinner at the casino, when she asked me an interesting question. She had been playing at one of the $4-$8 limit tables (I was at another), and got into conversation with a gentleman whose play she admired.view
Poker by George | Skill versus luck… In Part I, we discussed business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s strong rhetoric, claiming poker is primarily a game of luck while skill plays a “negligible role.” On that basis, poker would be regarded as just another form of gambling.view
World Champion poker player Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim than expected from Atlantic City’s Borgata, reports the poker website CardsChat.view
Poker Scene | The 2016 LA Poker Open runs Nov. 4-20 at Commerce Casino, featuring the final stop of the SoCal Poker Championships (SCPC) with a $3,000,000 guarantee. This is your last chance to play your way into this historic event.view
Poker by George | Sheldon Adelson is an extremely successful businessman and generous philanthropist. Adelson succeeded well beyond anyone’s imagination. His accomplishments are incredible! But none of us are perfect – not even Sheldon.view
Heavenly Poker | The game of poker encourages all sorts of superstitious behavior. I’ll wager most poker players are superstitious in more than one way as they play the game. I admit it; I am. Here are some of the ways poker players are superstitious.view
Top U.S. poker player Phil Ivey has lost his $12.4 million suit against a London casino at the Court of Appeal with a judge saying his "edge-sorting" skills amounted to cheating despite the fact he was not dishonest.view
Former nail salon owner and failed professional baccarat player Qui Nguyen won the World Series of Poker Main Event early Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, claiming the top prize of $8,005,310 and a gold bracelet after a nine-hour heads-up session that was the longest in tournament history.view
Mor Weizer, chief executive of London-based Playtech, the world's largest supplier of online gaming and sports betting software, says sports and horse betting would benefit if the United Kingdom implements its plan to cut stakes on fixed odds betting terminals.
Woodbine Entertainment has announced its stakes schedule for its 2018 thoroughbred racing season which includes 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.
Maryland Live! the casino in Arundel Mills, a victim of down trending gambling revenue since the opening of MGM National Harbor nearly15 months ago, will soon actively court smokers in an effort to boost its gaming take.
Lawmakers are considering a whopping progressive tax on proposed Japanese casino/resorts that might reach 50 percent of gross gaming revenue, reports The Japan Times.
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD) reported fourth-quarter net income of $82.2 million on Tuesday. The company said it had profit of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 22 cents per share.