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.view
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.view
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.view
Poker Scene | Last week I wrote about The Gardens Poker Classic getting off to a great start by smashing the $100,000 guarantee in its first event. But this week the Gardens finds itself in the middle of a poker controversy.view
Poker Profiles | We visit Suncoast this month, a popular poker room in Summerlin. The poker room is a non-smoking, 10-table card room open 24 hours a day. It features 2-6 spread limit and 4-8 Hold’em, 4-8 Omaha hi-lo, 4-8 seven card stud hi-lo, and 2-10 seven card stud hi-lo.view
Heavenly Poker | An optimist is a person who is confident the future will bring good things for him. On the other hand, a pessimist believes the worst is bound to happen. As we will explain, their perspectives while playing the game of poker are so much different.view
Poker by George | In a game of poker, once a hand is in play the casino rule is that a player cannot add to his chips. During this hand, if he bets the last of his chips he is “all-in.” The dealer usually places an All-In button in front of him.view
Poker Scene | The Gardens Poker Classic kicked off last Friday with a $100,000 guarantee No Limit Hold’em Deepstack. The $175 buy-in event smashed the guarantee with a $185,580 prize pool and 817 entries.view
Winning Strategies | To date, I don’t think I’ve ever been asked to analyze a game that I found impossible to analyze. Some are more difficult than others. The number of cards dealt plays a significant part in the complexity of the analysis based on the sheer number of combinations.view
Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em in your Sunday afternoon home game, from a middle position, you are dealt Kd-Jc and limp to see the flop along with several other players. The flop comes down on the board, showing Ks-9d-3d. That gives you top pair on the board – an Aha! moment for you.view
Heavenly Poker | Playing limit hold’em, on the flop, you can expect to pair up one of your hole cards about one out of three hands. Sometimes, it’s the top pair on the board. That’s nice! But what if there are also two suited cards on the flop?view
Heavenly Poker | The game 7-card stud was once a very popular poker game, enjoyed by most players around the world. But, over the last 10 to 15 years, for all intents and purposes, it has been replaced by Texas hold’em. That game is a “has-been.” Few casinos, if any, still offer it.view
Winning Strategies | When people ask me which games have the highest paybacks in the casino, I generally answer blackjack and video poker. Ultimate Texas Hold’em is not far behind, but with a much larger average wager size, it is not completely fair to put it in the same category.view
Poker Scene | We have a poker tournament where I work every few months. Whether it’s a cash game or tournament, the game we always play is the ever-popular No-Limit Hold’em.view
Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, you have been dealt two holecards. Now you must make the most important decision: whether or not to invest in this starting-hand. I always teach my seniors poker classes to use the Hold’em Algorithm. That makes the decision much easier – and less stressful.view
Winning Strategies | As someone who reviews new casino game ideas on a regular basis, I’ve seen my share of some really bad ideas. It gets downright comical when the inventor’s bad idea includes a sales pitch that involves telling me how it is going to knock Three Card Poker from its perchview
Poker Profiles | Last year, Wynn Las Vegas opened a beautiful new poker room. Actually, the room moved from Wynn to Encore. I was excited to get an inside view and perspective from Ryan Beauregard, Wynn’s poker room manager.view
Heavenly Poker | A young man wearing a black yarmulke – a skullcap often worn by Orthodox Jewish men – came to our $4-$8 limit hold’em game at the casino, and promptly got involved in the action. He seemed to be quite skilled at the game.view
GamingToday, the Las Vegas sports and gaming publication, has been acquired by gaming visionary Bill Paulos. This will mark the end of an era for the sports and gaming publication that was founded over 40 years ago by Chuck and Eileen DiRocco.
Feist Facts | It’s time to kick off a new football season! College football begins Saturday, so here’s a look at the top 40 teams, working our way to No. 1 next week. Let’s get started with teams 40 through 21.
NFL Previews | From top to bottom, there isn’t a more tightly wound division than the AFC South. Last year the South had a wild card for the first time in five years when Tennessee advanced with a 9-7 mark.
Poker Profiles | Station Casinos’ Green Valley Ranch has a new poker room manager. We asked for an interview. Her name is Kathy Raymond and she was previously the executive director of poker operations at the Venetian poker room
Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking for a way to get a piece of the action.