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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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Lately, my dreams most often relate to the game of poker

Lately, my dreams most often relate to the game of poker

posted on February 20, 2018 by

Poker by George | Everyone dreams. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a dream is a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep. Why do we dream? This is one of behavioral sciences’ greatest unanswered questions.

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More opportunities to win at Pala Casino Spa & Resort

More opportunities to win at Pala Casino Spa & Resort

posted on February 16, 2018 by

Calif. - Southern California poker players will have more opportunities to win extra cash at Pala Casino Spa & Resort in March when the Poker Room will host four Vegas Seat tournaments and its Pala Super Deep Stack and Friday Night 2K events.

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Taking breaks correctly can lead to regular success

Taking breaks correctly can lead to regular success

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | Taking a break from the poker game is rarely discussed in gaming publications. Yet, strange as it may seem at first blush, it can be important to success at the poker table.

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To Anita K, with much love and respect

To Anita K, with much love and respect

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Poker by George | This is a tribute to Anita K. who recently died of Alzheimer’s disease. She never played poker, although I did try to introduce her to the game. Even so, she is well deserving of our plaudits.

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Golden Nugget hosts Pinstripes & Polka Dots poker tourney

Golden Nugget hosts Pinstripes & Polka Dots poker tourney

posted on February 06, 2018 by

The Pinstripes & Polka Dots poker tournament, held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino inside the poker room, is hosted by the Duke of Fremont Street for the benefit of the Clark County Museum Guild and the Clark County Museum.

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Pocket queens can hurt if you don't play them right

Pocket queens can hurt if you don't play them right

posted on February 06, 2018 by

Heavenly PokerMade hands are hole cards that could win the pot without further improvement. Before the flop, A-A, K-K, and Q-Q are in this category. But they are all highly vulnerable. An opponent can catch a better hand, making your big pair a costly second-best. Let’s focus on pocket Queens.

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