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Pala Super Deep Stack, Friday Night $2K Highlight Tournament Schedule

Pala Super Deep Stack, Friday Night $2K Highlight Tournament Schedule

posted on August 16, 2018 by

Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in September  when the Poker Room will host its Pala Super Deep Stack tournaments at 1 p.m. each Saturday and the Friday Night $2K at 7:15 p.m.

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Talking Stick Resort and Casino will remain closed until Aug. 19

Talking Stick Resort and Casino will remain closed until Aug. 19

posted on August 15, 2018 by

Talking Stick Resort and Casino near Phoenix will remain closed until Aug. 19, as a result of a fierce storm that swept through the area early Saturday. The casino said that water from multiple storms flowed into the area where the main and backup generators are housed.

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Discovering that all outs not the same

Discovering that all outs not the same

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, we often speak of drawing hands and made hands. The latter could very well be in the lead and hold up to take the pot without further improvement.

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Our lowdown on those Hi-Lo hands

Our lowdown on those Hi-Lo hands

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | In our series on common mistakes that Texas hold’em players so often make, let’s examine Hi-Lo hands. In this case, the player’s hole cards consist of one high card (Ace down to 10) and one low card (7 down to deuce). 

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Getting bored with your video poker try the different options

Getting bored with your video poker try the different options

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week, I discussed a variety of Bonus video poker variants that you might want to try after you get a bit bored with Jacks or Better.

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Transitioning into Double Bonus

Transitioning into Double Bonus

posted on August 07, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I have to admit that Jacks or better can be a bit of a slow game. Of all the varieties of video poker, it has the lowest volatility, which means the ups and downs of your bankroll are going to be kept to a minimum.

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Simple idea of being prepared at the table still gets lost on people

Simple idea of being prepared at the table still gets lost on people

posted on August 07, 2018 by

Poker by George | We have often discussed the Hold’em Algorithm as a means for starting-hand selection. In that regard, recently I received an interesting email from poker celeb Doug Polk, creator of the Upswing Poker Lab.

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San Manuel expansion should be rousing success

San Manuel expansion should be rousing success

posted on July 31, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I was honored to attend the groundbreaking ceremony last week for the expansion of the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California, located about 60 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

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Knowing calling stations and their traits

Knowing calling stations and their traits

posted on July 31, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | If you cannot avoid making mistakes, you are almost certain to go home a loser. Today, let’s look at mistakes related to knowing your opponents’ playing traits, the most difficult of which are Calling-Stations.

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Binion's still brings that classic Vegas poker

Binion's still brings that classic Vegas poker

posted on July 24, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | Binion’s Gambling Hall is the place that made poker famous, hosting the first ever World Series of Poker. Jerry Benetatos (who goes by Bennett), 64, is the poker manager for Binion’s.

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Look to left, judge tells, before deciding to bet

Look to left, judge tells, before deciding to bet

posted on July 24, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | In the first of this series on common mistakes poker players often make, we discussed those related to time. Avoid those mistakes or go home a loser. Today, let’s look at mistakes related to tells.

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Dreaming of pocket 4's that become 4-of-a-Kind

Dreaming of pocket 4's that become 4-of-a-Kind

posted on July 24, 2018 by

Poker by George | Last night I had a very unusual poker dream.

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Mistakes happen in all facets of life, poker is no different

Mistakes happen in all facets of life, poker is no different

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | We are only human; we all make mistakes. That happens both while playing poker and in life. (Why are there so many divorces?) At least in poker, the mistakes can only cost you some chips (money).

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An edge everything in this game of skill

An edge everything in this game of skill

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Poker by George | A good friend – who does not play poker – recently gave me a gift of poker books along with back issues of the “Poker Digest” magazine, going back to the turn of the century.

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Had to be Cynn City at WSOP; Not counting on Tiger in Open

 Had to be Cynn City at WSOP; Not counting on Tiger in Open

posted on July 17, 2018 by

VIP On the Mark | If you hung in as I did for the entire 12 hour ESPN telecast of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table that ended at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, it was as riveting as any in tourney history.

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John Hennigan, Mori Eskandani newest members of Poker Hall of Fame

John Hennigan, Mori Eskandani newest members of Poker Hall of Fame

posted on July 14, 2018 by

John Hennigan, the five-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, and Mori Eskandani, a television production executive who helped make the game a TV staple, are the newest members of the Poker Hall of Fame.

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Pala to host Super Deep Stack poker tournaments in August

Pala to host Super Deep Stack poker tournaments in August

posted on July 12, 2018 by

Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in August when the Poker Room will host its Pala Super Deep Stack tournaments.

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Hutter leads World Series of Poker

Hutter leads World Series of Poker

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in Main Event is down to just 310 after beginning last week with a field of 7,874. The chip leader in the quest for the championship bracelet and the first-place prize of $8.8 million is Barry Hutter with 5,597,000 heading into Day 5.

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Seeing the music in poker

Seeing the music in poker

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing poker, there are many occasions when your emotions will be stirred one way or another, but nothing compares to holding the nuts after all the cards have been dealt out – the very best hand possible.

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Runner-Runner simply a matter of luck

Runner-Runner simply a matter of luck

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Laying in bed the other morning, I thought about a particular hand I recently won at the Hustler Casino. It was a $4-$8 limit hold’em game with a full table of nine players. I was a bit behind, and it was close to the time for me to pack up and go home; so, I was hoping for a win.

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