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Focus groups work if done well

Focus groups work if done well

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | In my last article I wrote about customer service and focus groups and how great they are. Using the information gleaned from them, I have helped turn around several casinos. 

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Fired up for Vines event at Planet Hollywood

Fired up for Vines event at Planet Hollywood

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | On Saturday, July 1, the Vegas Fire and Rescue Charitable Association will host fellow firefighters, neighbors, local celebrities and poker enthusiasts alike at its celebrated annual tournament, with proceeds benefitting fire and rescue personnel.

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Dealt three of the kind might be the most frustrating hand

Dealt three of the kind might be the most frustrating hand

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Of all the relatively common hands in video poker, I find Three of a Kind at the top of the list of frustrating ones. This might seem a little odd.

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Raising to thin the field seems the move with pocket pairs

Raising to thin the field seems the move with pocket pairs

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | To illustrate a very important message, let me tell you about a hand I recently played. It’s not that unique a hand; you probably have had similar poker hands many times.

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My winning hand turned nemesis

My winning hand turned nemesis

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Poker by George | It wasn’t really a bad beat on the river, but it sure felt like one.

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Double bracelets for Bach at WSOP

Double bracelets for Bach at WSOP

posted on June 20, 2017 by

Poker Scene | One of the biggest stories of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) this week is David Bach becoming the summer’s first double bracelet winner when he won the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. on Sunday.

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Don't let your investment change the approach

Don't let your investment change the approach

posted on June 20, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Playing pocket pairs in a $4-$8 limit hold’em game, in a middle position, I was dealt two red nines – a starting hand that satisfies the Hold’em Algorithm criteria for all positions. Two opponents before me limped to see the flop.

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Always think of an immediate goal

Always think of an immediate goal

posted on June 20, 2017 by

Poker by George | We best succeed in life – and at poker – when we have well-defined goals – both short-term (immediate) and long-term. Our immediate goal at each decision point is important.

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Fan favorite Negreanu doing well after Week 2 at WSOP

Fan favorite Negreanu doing well after Week 2 at WSOP

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Week 2 of the World Series of Poker featured some of the best poker players in the world cementing their place in poker history. The bright spotlight of the WSOP was focused on fan favorite Daniel Negreanu this week in his quest for his 7th gold bracelet.

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Poker a fantastic way to keep the mind sharp as we age

Poker a fantastic way to keep the mind sharp as we age

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Poker by George | Several months ago GamingToday published a rather special and unique column I had written, entitled “Skillfully after a cure to Alzheimer’s.” By coincidence, the Los Angeles Times has just included a 12-page insert entitled “Healthy Living.” 

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Hustler casino a place for diversity

Hustler casino a place for diversity

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | After riding over our heavily-trafficked and congested, potholed roads to get to Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif., I needed a short break before venturing into the main area to play my favorite game of poker.

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Nearly winning provides same thrill

Nearly winning provides same thrill

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Many years ago, I read an article that described a test run on humans with regards to gambling. The experiment was to determine exactly what in the human brain causes people to want to gamble.

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Hoping for better WSOP results after a personally rough opening week

Hoping for better WSOP results after a personally rough opening week

posted on June 06, 2017 by

Poker Scene | World Series of Poker Week 1 didn’t start so well for the family. Due to an unforeseen family emergency, my husband and I were unable to attend the opening week of the WSOP.

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WSOP recalls lessons learned from poker

WSOP recalls lessons learned from poker

posted on June 06, 2017 by

One Mann's Opinion | The most anticipated poker event of the year, the 48th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) has begun at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as players from over 100 countries commence what can be an almost two-month journey.

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Defining pros, amateurs, recreational players

Defining pros, amateurs, recreational players

posted on June 06, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Professionals (pros), amateurs and recreational players – these terms are often bandied about in the poker world. Personally, I am a recreational player, but do not regard myself as an amateur. 

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Partial information can lead to victory especially when focusing on the left

Partial information can lead to victory especially when focusing on the left

posted on June 06, 2017 by

Poker by George | Poker is a game of information – actually partial info. You will never have all you would like. Using tells is one way to gain that.

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Registration opens for World Series of Poker

Registration opens for World Series of Poker

posted on May 30, 2017 by

Poker Scene | The day after Memorial Day is the traditional start of the World Series of Poker. This year registration opens on Tuesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. At noon the same day is the first 2017 WSOP Warm Up.

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Santa Fe's Womer started dealing at Tropicana back in 1978

Santa Fe's Womer started dealing at Tropicana back in 1978

posted on May 30, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | We travel north this month, to Santa Fe Station, one of the only poker rooms in the northwest area and a popular one at that! Wally Womer is the poker room manager and has been at Santa Fe for the past three years. 

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Emotions will be tested over time in the game of poker

Emotions will be tested over time in the game of poker

posted on May 30, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | We are all only human and have emotions as we react to the various situations in which we often find ourselves. I can assure you there will be many occasions while playing poker that your inner feelings – your emotions – will be tested.

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Making most of pocket pairs

Making most of pocket pairs

posted on May 30, 2017 by

Poker by George | Pocket pairs will occur, on average, one out of every 17 hands dealt to you – about twice an hour. In a seven-hour session, you can expect a pocket pair about 14 times. It pays to be prepared.

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