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My dream of hold'em still seems vivid

My dream of hold'em still seems vivid

posted on November 01, 2016 by

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.

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Ginger Lee at Hollywood Park Casino

Ginger Lee at Hollywood Park Casino

posted on November 01, 2016 by

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.

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Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari featured in new poker television series

Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari featured in new poker television series

posted on October 29, 2016 by

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.

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South Point unleashes new gaming promotions for November

South Point unleashes new gaming promotions for November

posted on October 28, 2016 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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Poker star Phil Ivey and partner lose court case with Borgata

Poker star Phil Ivey and partner lose court case with Borgata

posted on October 25, 2016 by

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.

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Grand opening celebration at Hollywood Park Casino was top notch

Grand opening celebration at Hollywood Park Casino was top notch

posted on October 25, 2016 by

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.

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Position in poker is vital but don't overlook those out of position

Position in poker is vital but don't overlook those out of position

posted on October 25, 2016 by

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. 

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Velocity is part of casino profit

Velocity is part of casino profit

posted on October 25, 2016 by

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.

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Poker pro Ivey, pal broke gambling rules in $10M win

Poker pro Ivey, pal broke gambling rules in $10M win

posted on October 22, 2016 by

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.

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Handling raises from tight poker players

Handling raises from tight poker players

posted on October 18, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing Texas hold’em, an opponent to your right raises preflop. If you play even a modest amount of poker, you know that is very common.

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Being on the wrong side of the bad poker beat

Being on the wrong side of the bad poker beat

posted on October 18, 2016 by

Poker by George | In a recent GT issue, we discussed the situation when you were certain you had “the nuts” – the best possible hand – all the way from the flop, until the river card hit the board.

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PokerStars Festival debuts in New Jersey

PokerStars Festival debuts in New Jersey

posted on October 18, 2016 by

Atlantic City, New Jersey, will host the first-ever PokerStars Festival this fall bringing a world-class poker experience to Resorts Casino Hotel for poker enthusiasts and pros alike.

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Time has come for a Poker Industry Hall of Fame

Time has come for a Poker Industry Hall of Fame

posted on October 18, 2016 by

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.

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SoCal Poker Championship heating up as Day 2 comes to a close

SoCal Poker Championship heating up as Day 2 comes to a close

posted on October 11, 2016 by

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.

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Analyzing Miller's 6-point poker checklist

Analyzing Miller's 6-point poker checklist

posted on October 11, 2016 by

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:

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Going over Scientific Games table games at G2E

Going over Scientific Games table games at G2E

posted on October 04, 2016 by

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.

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A need for more women like Carolyn in poker

A need for more women like Carolyn in poker

posted on October 04, 2016 by

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.

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Lightning strikes same spot twice at the poker table

Lightning strikes same spot twice at the poker table

posted on October 04, 2016 by

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.

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Gardens Casino leaves poker player very impressed

Gardens Casino leaves poker player very impressed

posted on October 04, 2016 by

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.

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Scientific Games set to offer variants of blackjack, poker at G2E

Scientific Games set to offer variants of blackjack, poker at G2E

posted on September 27, 2016 by

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.

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