Poker by George | To paraphrase the words of the immortal Martin Luther King, “I had a dream.” I am aware that I often dream while sleeping, but usually forget the context by the time I wake up and get out of bed. This one was so vivid, and it was about poker. It woke me up.view
Poker Scene | As I have written about before, women are underrepresented both at the poker tables and on the casino floor, so when I meet a woman who has both played poker and worked in a casino, I know I am talking to a very rare person indeed, and that special woman is Ginger Lee.view
A new poker television series featuring Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari debuts on CBS Sports Network on Oct. 30th. It airs Sundays at 11 pm EDT and is being called The Final Table.view
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.view
The Analyst | Just this past week a federal court ruled against Phil Ivey and his partner Cheng Yin Sun in a dispute with the Borgata over their $9.6 million dollar baccarat win at the casino.view
Poker Scene | Hollywood Park Casino’s Grand Opening Celebration kicked off this past Friday. Los Angeles now has a poker showplace to rival any in the world, and this weekend Hollywood Park Casino firmly established itself at the top of the list of the best places to play poker in L.A. or anywhere for that matter.view
Poker by George | In a recent issue of the Sunday, Los Angeles Times, the poker column by pro Chad Holloway – winner of the 2013 WSOP Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em Tournament plus a gold bracelet – describes an experience while playing in the most recent WSOP main event.view
Heavenly Poker | At the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), held in September at the Sands Expo Center, all sorts of new gambling games were introduced. This was the gaming industry’s biggest ever convention. But, new coin-operated slot machines were not to be seen. At one time, the slots occupied large portions of the casino floor. That is changing.view
Prominent poker professional Phil Ivey and a companion broke the rules, but didn't cheat, a federal judge ruled on Friday. In dispute was the way they won nearly $10 million playing Baccarat at Atlantic City’s Borgata casino.view
Beyond the Numbers | The poker industry is over 100 years old, and many individuals have never been recognized for their contributions to the industry. Many pioneers of poker need to be honored, and what better place than the new Poker Industry Hall of Fame.view
Poker Scene | The SoCal Poker Championship continued at the Bicycle Hotel and Casino last week with eight days of Day 1B’s ending with the final flight played this past Saturday. Day 2 with a direct buy-in of $4,500 was held a day later.view
Poker by George | In a recent magazine article, poker guru Ed Miller discussed preflop play for $1-$2 no-limit hold’em. He offers a checklist of six “principles.” Great! But, he makes one statement that should be corrected – at least for low-limit games:view
Winning Strategies | As is no surprise, the largest display of table games at G2E belonged to Scientific Games. I previewed some of their games last week and will continue that process this week, now that I have had a chance to see the remaining games live.view
Poker Scene | It’s a fact that women are underrepresented in poker. Whether at the tables or on the casino floor, seeing a woman is still the exception rather than the rule, so when I see a woman in a card room, I am always curious about her journey. This is Carolyn Uzeta’s story.view
Poker by George | There’s an old saying: “Lightning never strikes the same place twice.” How might that apply to the game of poker? But first, that saying is merely a myth. Lightning can and has struck the same place more than once.view
Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy phoned me the other day. After reading Patricia Chavira’s column, “Gardens becomes an Eden,” in the Sept. 6 issue of GamingToday, in which Chavira praised the new $90-million Gardens Casino as “visually stunning” and “action-packed,” Lucy decided to see for herself.view
Winning Strategies | I will not find it surprising that virtually all of Scientific Games’ table games are fitting into one of these two categories – blackjack and poker. Many inventors have tried to break this mold, and none have succeeded.view
Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will offer 15 stakes worth $3.7 million in purses during its spring meet. The meet opens on Thursday, May 10 and is highlighted by the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 19, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
The U.S. hotel industry should continue to enjoy gains on both the top and the bottom line. The report notes that consumer spending grew 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter after a 2.2 percent boost in the third.
A possible South Dakota constitutional amendment on the November ballot that might have allowed voters to decide the fate of a proposed casino complex in Yankton has been voted down by a branch of the State Legislature.
On a night when the U.S. Olympic men's curling team captured gold in South Korea, the Knights capped a 7-game home stand by "sweeping" past Vancouver, 6-3, Friday at T-Mobile Arena.
William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock says the company is readying a war chest to invest into marketing in the U.S. should the Supreme Court end the ban on sports betting.