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How to know when to switch poker tables

How to know when to switch poker tables

posted on November 22, 2016 by

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.

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Ways to flip poker luck into poker skill

Ways to flip poker luck into poker skill

posted on November 22, 2016 by

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.

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Kay has unusual bridge to poker

Kay has unusual bridge to poker

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Robin Kay is one of the most humble people you will ever meet in a card room. Before I met her, my husband Robert Turner would tell me about a woman who started playing at Hollywood Park Casino.

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Many people make a living playing poker so it can't be a game of just luck

Many people make a living playing poker so it can't be a game of just luck

posted on November 15, 2016 by

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.

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Gentleman has his version of taking a poker stand

Gentleman has his version of taking a poker stand

posted on November 15, 2016 by

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.

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Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim

Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim

posted on November 14, 2016 by

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.

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Last chance to play into historic $3M guaranteed SoCal Poker Championship

Last chance to play into historic $3M guaranteed SoCal Poker Championship

posted on November 08, 2016 by

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.

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Defining superstition in regards to the poker table

Defining superstition in regards to the poker table

posted on November 08, 2016 by

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.

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Adelson is smart, but so wrong about poker

Adelson is smart, but so wrong about poker

posted on November 08, 2016 by

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.

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Poker Pro Ivey loses suit over $12.4M cheating claim

Poker Pro Ivey loses suit over $12.4M cheating claim

posted on November 04, 2016 by

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.

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Qui Nguyen wins Main Event, $8M at World Series of Poker

Qui Nguyen wins Main Event, $8M at World Series of Poker

posted on November 02, 2016 by

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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