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There are times we can disagree its okay

There are times we can disagree its okay

posted on April 10, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | A poker friend asked my opinion about an interview published back in late February in another publication. The interview was with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ryan Laplante, in which he discusses defending the Big Blind. 

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Figuring a proper cost for poker players and casinos

Figuring a proper cost for poker players and casinos

posted on April 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Casinos and cardrooms are in business to make a profit. Otherwise they would not exist. As a matter of fact, not all casinos are successful. For example, in Atlantic City five casinos closed between 2014 and 2016.

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Spring into Winnings at Boyd Gaming Properties

Spring into Winnings at Boyd Gaming Properties

posted on April 04, 2018 by

Boyd Gaming properties across southern Nevada welcome the Spring season with more opportunities to win big with point multipliers, cash drawings, Slot Dollar prizes, gift giveaways and more in April.

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Advice for highly aggressive tables

Advice for highly aggressive tables

posted on April 03, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | I thought it appropriate to offer GT readers more advice about playing at highly aggressive tables. Playing in such games can be very expensive. On the other hand, a few changes can substantially increase your winnings, since the pots are bound to be bigger.

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Thank you granddaughter for my Esther

Thank you granddaughter for my Esther

posted on April 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | Several people have asked how best to use the Esther Bluff. It was created by my granddaughter about eight years ago.

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Poker needs to work on issues with conduct

Poker needs to work on issues with conduct

posted on March 27, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | Last week I played the H.O.R.S.E. event at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino. When we were down to two tables in the qualifier, I witnessed a serious incident of abuse at the table.

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Poker as players want it at Sam’s Town

Poker as players want it at Sam’s Town

posted on March 27, 2018 by

Poker Profiles | We visited Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino this month to chat with Ralph Piccirilli, the table games manager who oversees the poker room.

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Seems like a lot looser games in low/middle limit hold'em

Seems like a lot looser games in low/middle limit hold'em

posted on March 27, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing low/middle limit Texas hold’em, lately there seems to be more raising preflop, and players are much looser. Have you noticed that, too? I’m not sure why this has happened.

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Ways to play a flopped set

Ways to play a flopped set

posted on March 27, 2018 by

Poker by George | A set is three of a kind when you start with a pair in the hole. The odds are long against connecting on the flop; but it does happen. It’s a powerful hand, and often wins the pot. What’s the best way to play your flopped set? It depends.

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Going over the cheats

Going over the cheats

posted on March 20, 2018 by

Poker by George | Recently, I wrote about a rather unique book, “Dirty Poker,” that is all about cheating at the poker table. The author, Richard Marcus, admits to having made cheating in poker and other games of chance, his life career. 

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In poker, tainted outs will also help an opponent

In poker, tainted outs will also help an opponent

posted on March 19, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Several issues ago, we discussed Texas hold’em drawing hands that hold great promise – loads of outs; but in the end, would cost you lots of chips if you were to connect. As we explained, the problem is some of your outs may be “tainted.” 

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People that chase aren't going to make it in poker

People that chase aren't going to make it in poker

posted on March 06, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Have you ever been a “chaser” at the poker table? These are players who hope to catch one of their outs even if they only have a few. Some may go all the way to the river and the showdown. 

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Dirty Book smells out cheaters

Dirty Book smells out cheaters

posted on March 06, 2018 by

Poker by George | The other day, a friend gave me a book I had never heard of. “Dirty Poker” is all about cheating at the poker table. It was written in 2006 by a man named Richard Marcus, who admits to having made cheating in poker, his life career.

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Fixing bad behavior at the poker table is important

Fixing bad behavior at the poker table is important

posted on February 27, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I’ve seen many things at the poker table over the decades, and some I’m not proud of. With fifty years of poker to reflect back on, I will say for sure we need to change the way we handle abuse at the table.

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Atlantis, Dames go All-In

Atlantis, Dames go All-In

posted on February 27, 2018 by

Poker Profile | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno has its All In Poker Series coming up March 15-25, featuring a $200,000 Main Event guarantee. So we interviewed Keith Dames, Atlantis poker room manager, about the big event and what’s going on at Atlantis.

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Luck or skill? Debate grows

Luck or skill? Debate grows

posted on February 27, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Is poker a game of luck or skill? That’s a question many people often ask themselves. If you have been a consistent loser at the tables, undoubtedly poker is all about luck. If you just suffered a couple of bad-beats, you are even more certain of that.

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190K Freeroll Poker Deal at South Point

190K Freeroll Poker Deal at South Point

posted on February 27, 2018 by

South Point poker players can qualify for the $190,000 Spring Freeroll now through Monday, April 30, by playing 120 hours.

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Ways of starting off well

Ways of starting off well

posted on February 27, 2018 by

Poker by George | Before getting into action in a Texas hold ’em poker game, there are steps you can take to enhance your chances of winning. Starting out at the casino, you have just signed up at the desk to play your preferred game.

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Expected Value explained for casino games

Expected Value explained for casino games

posted on February 20, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | As far as I know, my father, Lenny Frome, was the first person to coin the term Expected Value with regard to casino gaming. In fact, in some of his earliest columns he used the term “win power.” That term probably makes more sense to the lay person.

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Most Texas hold’em hands are drawing hands

Most Texas hold’em hands are drawing hands

posted on February 20, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | After the flop, most Texas hold’em hands are drawing hands. They must improve to hope to win the pot. Based on your two hole cards and those on the board, there are certain cards (presumed to still be in the deck) that will complete your hand. These are your outs.

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