The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced it’s joining forces with the Japan Poker Union Corp to hold a special four-day event in Tokyo in November. The event will be the WPT’s first tournament in Japan and will conducted from Nov. 23-26th.view
Poker Scene | The Legends of Poker is in full swing at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, Calif. Though the $4,000 Main Event doesn’t begin until Friday, Aug. 25, there are multiple chances to satellite into the big tournament.view
Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, each player is dealt two downcards – the two cards in the hole. Only you can decide whether to fold or invest your money (chips) in those two cards – to call or make a raise. You are in complete control.view
VIP On the Mark | Lots of times when sitting down to write columns it’s easiest just letting the subject matter come to you. And so it was with two recent events – one very good for Phil Ivey, the other quite bad for Billy Walters.view
Heavenly Poker | Once you have made or called a bet, or raise by putting your chips ($) in front of the pot, they no longer belong to you. They are just part of the growing pot, along with contributions from other players at your table.view
Poker by George | All dealers are not alike. Most are pleasant and quite competent. Most are honest and do not cheat.view
Beyond the Numbers | Reflecting back on this year’s WSOP Main Event, I believe it was a good move to change from the old Nov. 9 format to playing it out in July. This change created a lot of excitement and had people talking about the Main Event all over the gaming industry.view
Poker Profiles | We travel north this month to Reno to chat with Margie Heintz, the poker room manager at Silver Legacy, Reno’s newest poker room. Silver Legacy Resort Casino opened its brand new poker room last month, serving guests and ONE Club members at Silver Legacy.view
Poker by George | I am always pleased when a reader sends me an email commenting on my poker columns in Gaming Today. Recently I received a very pleasant – and welcome – email from a 76-year-old gentleman named John Fleckenstein.view
Heavenly Poker | While playing Texas hold’em in a casino, we often speak of hand selection – deciding whether your hole cards are worthy of investment. Also important is “table selection.” There are some tables you want to avoid like a red plague, or move to another table ASAP.view
Scott Blumstein won the World Series of Poker marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends.view
The World Series of Poker has had a record-breaking summer in Las Vegas. Organizers said the annual poker extravaganza shattered its attendance record with 120,995 entrants. That’s an increase of more than 13,000 players compared to 2016.view
Poker Scene | My husband and I made a quick trip to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this past weekend to watch Days 5 and 6 of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. He went to rail a few of his friends who made deep runs, including Marcel Luske and Kathy Liebert.view
Heavenly Poker | Playing limit Texas hold’em, keep in mind that an Ace is the best hole card you can be dealt. Poker players love Aces. Quite often, it is accompanied by a small card, 7 down to deuce. We call that hand “Ace-rag.”view
Poker by George | In Part I, we described the Two-Step concept as it applies to the game of poker. To illustrate this concept, we offered two typical examples when playing limit Texas hold’em, and promised several more in Part II.view
Poker superstar Phil Ivey's case against a London casino is headed to the United Kingdom’s highest court in an effort to prove he didn’t cheat to win 7.7 million pounds ($9.9 million) at at Crockfords casino in London in 2012.view
Poker Scene | This year’s ten finalists for the Poker Hall of Fame have been announced. The 2017 class of the Poker Hall of Fame will be inducted as part of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table festivities in Las Vegas on Friday, July 21.view
The NFL, although still fine tuning its policy on the general public, beyond Nevada, legally wagering on its games, is expected to soon clear the way for Las Vegas to host the Super Bowl.
Las Vegas is now ranked as the 10th most popular global destination for private jet travelers using PrivateFly, the global private jet charter broker company with services in 19 countries.
Houston and the NHL may soon be seeking to follow the example of the Vegas Golden Knights and bring the league to another warm-weather locale. ESPN hockey contributor Greg Wyshynski says Las Vegas demonstrates hockey can work anywhere.
Bellagio is shuttering its gilded and crystal-adorned The Bank nightclub on June 3 ending a nearly 11-year run on the Las Vegas Strip. MGM Resorts International did not announce a replacement for the nightclub.
International Game Technology (IGT), the major gaming and lottery services and products provider, beat market expectations for its first quarter company-provided 2018 results revealed.