Beyond the Numbers | I still can’t believe I have cashed in poker tournaments every year for fifty years. When you make poker your life for over half a century, you make it into a very exclusive club. I have to admit, playing poker for a living has taken a toll...view
Wise Kracks | Over the last few weeks, I have played some poker, which is something I rarely do. I find poker to be very profitable when the WSOP is in town, as most sharps do. However, my problem is I cannot stand the poker environment for any length of time.view
Heavenly Poker | There is a significant cost to play poker in casinos and cardrooms. You cannot fault the casino; it has substantial expenses and must make a profit to stay in business. If you won’t accept these costs, you could seek a home game – as do many recreational players. Your choice.view
Poker by George | Every poker player develops an image. It is determined by how you play the hands dealt to you, which your opponents at the table can readily identify: tight or loose; passive or aggressive; and/or deceptive (likely to bluff.).view
Winning Strategies | Just over two months to go until National Video Poker Day (Sept. 6 aka 9/6). We’ve got a lot to cover between now and then. The past few weeks, I’ve covered some of how the strategy for video poker is developed, which all culminated in the creation of a strategy table.view
Heavenly Poker | A well-experienced poker player named Will responded to my column, “Top this baddie!” in the June 5 issue of GamingToday.view
Poker by George | Today, I want to reward my loyal readers by sharing “the secret” to Winning at the poker table: Don’t Lose. In a few words, the idea is simply to minimize the number of hands – and reduce the pot size – that you lose.view
Heavenly Poker | Making a full-house in poker is quite rare. Can you imagine a hand where two players each have a full-house? I saw an account of that in a recent gaming article describing such a hand in a hold’em Tournament Hand Matchup game.view
Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em – or any other poker game – undoubtedly your objective is to win as many chips as possible. Winning more than your fair share of the hands is fine, but bigger pots are so much better.view
Poker by George | Poker columnist Ed Miller wrote a recent piece called “Specialize Your Game” and it led me to give serious thought to this subject, which I now share with my readers. Going one step further, I offer my own perspective on specializing when you play poker.view
Heavenly Poker | If you play much poker, undoubtedly you have experienced (suffered?) at least one “bad beat.” It’s when you have a great hand but lose to an opponent who drew with few outs – and caught it. As they say, your opponent “drew out” on you.view
Westgate poker promotions for the month of Juneview
The 2018 edition of the iconic World Series of Poker opens this week in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The tournament is highlighted by 78 high-stakes card events expected to draw thousands of players and break attendance records.view
Poker Profiles | The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino kicks off the 11th annual Grand Poker Series today, May 29. The Series runs through July 3. We interviewed Andy Rich, the Golden Nugget’s poker room manager about the event and more.view
The W hotel brand is leaving the Las Vegas Strip. The SLS casino-hotel on Wednesday announced it will assume control of the W Las Vegas, which currently occupies one of the property’s three towers.
An organization working to legalize casinos in Arkansas says it raised more than $1 million last month from two American Indian tribes in neighboring Oklahoma.
Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the announcement Monday. The casino expects to start accepting bets Sept. 1.
NASCAR is on its way, Sept. 13 thru Sept. 16, to the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas, with a series of “fan-centric” events to promote the South Point 400, this year’s kick off event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
The Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas will soon be home to the largest single video screen in the world. The upgraded canopy will deliver a screen that is up to seven times brighter than the original and four times sharper.