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Caro was casino poker excellence

Caro was casino poker excellence

posted on February 07, 2017 by

Poker Scene | In the poker world, the name Caro represents integrity in poker. But before Phyllis Caro became the well-respected casino executive she is known as today, she worked her way up the ranks starting as a dealer.

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Pulling information from a player's poker chips

Pulling information from a player's poker chips

posted on February 07, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | When I was a teenager about 70 years ago, sometimes a group of us would spend a rainy Sunday afternoon playing poker on the kitchen table; perhaps, many of you older folk did the same.

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Libratus, a computer, can beat pros at Texas hold'em

Libratus, a computer, can beat pros at Texas hold'em

posted on February 07, 2017 by

Poker by George | Here’s startling news: Artificial Intelligence (AI) scientists have developed a computer program that can beat the pros playing no-limit Texas hold’em. As complicated as the game is and with so many important decisions to be made, AI is proving a computer can beat the best human players.

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Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016

Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016

posted on February 04, 2017 by

Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016. Nevada is home to 73 card rooms, the majority in Las Vegas and Reno.

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Once in a million hand in poker played to perfection

Once in a million hand in poker played to perfection

posted on January 31, 2017 by

Poker by George | It was the day after Christmas, and I was playing $4-$8 limit hold’em with ½-Kill at the Hustler Casino. I was a bit behind when our table broke up, and I was sent to a seat at a nearby table.

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Advantages can be exploited by using image

Advantages can be exploited by using image

posted on January 31, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Every poker player displays an image – a mental picture of the kind of player he is that other players assign to him based on how he has been playing his hands. Is he tight, loose, aggressive, or passive – or a combination of these? Or, perhaps he is deceptive – often bluffs or slow-plays or check-raises.

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Okahara loves the life at The Orleans poker room

Okahara loves the life at The Orleans poker room

posted on January 31, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | The Orleans poker room is one of the largest in Las Vegas catering to both locals and tourists. I interviewed Garrett Okahara, the poker room manager at Orleans for some background information and what makes his room so popular for poker players.

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Nadell at one time had record for most WSOP final tables without a win

Nadell at one time had record for most WSOP final tables without a win

posted on January 24, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Los Angeles-based poker pro Brian Nadell had a great week at the Los Angeles Poker Classic (LAPC). On Monday, January 16 – he cashed in Event No. 4: $350 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better.

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When taking a seat, everyone can be best

When taking a seat, everyone can be best

posted on January 24, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | My friend and poker buddy Lucy invited me for dinner. As we were enjoying a glass of wine while the food was in the oven, she raised the topic she wanted to discuss with me: “Irene, what’s your opinion about seating and position in a game of hold’em?” Good question.

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No Limit Tourney: Take on Ivey if you dare

No Limit Tourney: Take on Ivey if you dare

posted on January 24, 2017 by

Poker by George | A recent issue of Card Player magazine described an interesting no-limit hold’em tournament hand involving poker great Phil Ivey and one other player. (We’ll call him Dan.) Both started the hand with mounds of chips.

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LAPC underway at Commerce Casino

LAPC underway at Commerce Casino

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The Los Angeles Poker Classic (LAPC) got underway at the Commerce Casino on Friday with Event #1: $175 No-Limit Hold’em. This tournament featured a $100,000 guarantee and drew 1,079 players.

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Using Three Card Poker to explain gaming analysis

Using Three Card Poker to explain gaming analysis

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Three Card Poker remains the most successful table game of all time, in terms of the number of tables out there. The game is so simple it also provides me with a great opportunity to explain many concepts of gaming analysis.

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Texture and how it relates to poker

Texture and how it relates to poker

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | According to my oft-used and well-abused Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “texture” is “the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of something.” What does that surface look like? How does it feel to your touch?

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Keep learning about poker and you will keep improving

Keep learning about poker and you will keep improving

posted on January 17, 2017 by

Poker by George | It’s no secret I take notes while playing poker. I do it right out in the open; anyone can see me do it. I make note of various types of information that can help me win more often, win more chips when I win, while losing less.

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WSOP shifts biggest field tournaments to weekends

WSOP shifts biggest field tournaments to weekends

posted on January 14, 2017 by

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has made it easier for participants this year by shifting its biggest field tournaments to weekends. 

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South Point to start out 2017 with many Gaming Promotions

South Point to start out 2017 with many Gaming Promotions

posted on January 13, 2017 by

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.

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Make plans early for 48th WSOP at Rio

Make plans early for 48th WSOP at Rio

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The 48th World Series of Poker (WSOP) is set to run from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 2017 WSOP will kick off with the $565 No-Limit Hold’em Casino Employees event on Wednesday, May 31.

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Asking yourself the important questions will improve your poker game

Asking yourself the important questions will improve your poker game

posted on January 10, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Seated at the poker table along with eight other players (plus the dealer), I know how important it is to focus my attention on the game – on every hand dealt.

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Favorite 15 skills for limit hold'em poker

Favorite 15 skills for limit hold'em poker

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Skill – expertise – is essential to winning at the poker table. There are many aspects of skill. Working with my poker mentor, George “The Engineer” Epstein, here are our favorite 15 skill forms for limit hold’em:

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Venetian steps up to greet poker players in the New Year

Venetian steps up to greet poker players in the New Year

posted on January 03, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The Venetian poker room is hosting the New Year’s Extravaganza through January 8. The series, which has been running since December 22, features $695,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

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