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Ripley's Believe It or Not feels like a poker hand

Ripley's Believe It or Not feels like a poker hand

posted on November 14, 2017 by

Poker by George | I vividly recall a hand I played a few months ago at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in Gardena, California. It was a hand I will never forget. I was dealt pocket-Jacks, caught a set on the flop, and then quad-Jacks on the turn. Wow! 

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Texture does change in poker

Texture does change in poker

posted on November 14, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | By definition, texture is the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance. At the poker table, the game texture can be loose or tight; it can be aggressive or the opposite, passive.

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Definitely not fun when getting rivered

Definitely not fun when getting rivered

posted on November 07, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | While playing Texas hold’em at the casino, suddenly a player angrily shouted aloud: “Again! He rivered me again!” Then, venting his fury, he slammed his hole cards face-up atop the muck. 

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South Point stays on top with Sanborn on as new poker room manager

South Point stays on top with Sanborn on as new poker room manager

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa welcomes Jason Sanborn to the team as poker room manager. With more than 20 years spent in poker rooms he brings his knowledge and skills to keep South Point’s poker room top of mind for both locals and visitors alike.

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Three Card Poker vs. Ultimate Texas Hold'em a superhero sized battle

Three Card Poker vs. Ultimate Texas Hold'em a superhero sized battle

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | If imitation is the highest form of flattery, there is little doubt the two most successful games in the table games industry are Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

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Dreams can be all too strange yet real

Dreams can be all too strange yet real

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Poker by George | The other day, I had another fascinating poker dream. This one was so strange, albeit quite realistic. At 6:40 a.m., I got out of bed and carefully hustled my aging bones to the computer. I did not want to forget this rare and very strange dream about Texas hold’em. 

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Knowing your opponent part two

Knowing your opponent part two

posted on October 31, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Last week, we identified typical playing traits you will encounter as you play Texas hold’em. Knowing how each opponent usually plays his cards, you can be prepared to take appropriate measures in your own best interests. Let’s explore this:

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Poker pro Little’s strategy debatable yet interesting

Poker pro Little’s strategy debatable yet interesting

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Poker by George | Jonathan Little is a highly regarded poker pro and writer/teacher; but that doesn’t mean he is always correct. In a recent publication, he described an interesting hand in a high-stakes no-limit hold’em tournament that cost him a substantial portion of his chip stacks.

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Study, understand your enemy

Study, understand your enemy

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | If you play poker in a typical home game, it won’t take long until you know what to expect from your various opponents. Of course, that will happen only if you pay attention.

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Happy first anniversary to Hollywood Park Casino

Happy first anniversary to Hollywood Park Casino

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Hollywood Park Casino celebrated its one year anniversary this Saturday and Sunday with a $100,000 Poker Weekend.

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Life as a prop poker player

Life as a prop poker player

posted on October 17, 2017 by

Poker Scene | My brother asked me how to become a prop player, which is a person hired by a casino to start games and keep games going. I asked my husband, Robert Turner, who has managed props at several casinos, what it takes to become a prop.

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Hot to play pocket aces

Hot to play pocket aces

posted on October 17, 2017 by

Poker by George | It’s always exciting to be dealt pocket Aces (A-A) while playing Texas hold’em. It’s a rare experience; you can expect to be dealt that only one out of 221 hands on average. So cherish the occasion; make the most of it.

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Nice to be on a roll in the local hold'em game

Nice to be on a roll in the local hold'em game

posted on October 17, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | At one time or another, we have all had the wonderful experience of being “on a roll” – a prolonged spell of success or good luck at the poker table. What an awesome experience; great for your morale and psyche! 

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The annual Big Poker Oktober event at Bicycle Club

The annual Big Poker Oktober event at Bicycle Club

posted on October 10, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The annual Big Poker Oktober is currently underway at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, California. The first event was a $350 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament held on Sunday, Oct. 1. 

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe's location is picturesque

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe's location is picturesque

posted on October 10, 2017 by

Slot Club Spotlight | The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is a fully integrated gaming resort set between picturesque Lake Tahoe and the impressive Sierra Nevada Mountains providing year-round enjoyment.

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This overpair paid off and I was able to scoop a monster pot

This overpair paid off and I was able to scoop a monster pot

posted on October 10, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Sometimes the cards will surprise you. Hopefully, it’s a pleasant surprise. Playing limit hold’em at my local casino, it was a full table as I looked down at Jc-Js in the hole – pocket jacks.

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A dream of a poker game I had to share

A dream of a poker game I had to share

posted on October 10, 2017 by

Poker by George | On occasion, most of us dream while sleeping. Have you ever dreamed about poker? The other night, having fallen asleep while reading an antique poker book a friend had given me, I found myself dreaming of a poker hand.

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Asking Amy cheers poker players on

Asking Amy cheers poker players on

posted on October 03, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Dickinson has also written several popular books. Her memoir (published in 2009), “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them,” quickly made The New York Times’ bestseller list.

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Social engagement a key factor for seniors to play poker

Social engagement a key factor for seniors to play poker

posted on October 03, 2017 by

Poker by George | Our local senior center, the Freda Mohr Multipurpose Center, offers great opportunities for us seniors to keep mentally and physically active. Recently, while exercising in its Eichenbaum Fitness Center, I got into conversation with my friend, Marv Alperin. 

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Coaching might be a real asset to poker

Coaching might be a real asset to poker

posted on October 03, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Becoming a great poker player has much in common with great coaching at the college level. I wonder if poker players could learn from the great basketball coaches. Coaches at the elite level all seem to possess very similar traits. They can recruit and, most importantly, they can coach.

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