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Discovering that all outs not the same

Discovering that all outs not the same

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, we often speak of drawing hands and made hands. The latter could very well be in the lead and hold up to take the pot without further improvement.

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Our lowdown on those Hi-Lo hands

Our lowdown on those Hi-Lo hands

posted on August 14, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | In our series on common mistakes that Texas hold’em players so often make, let’s examine Hi-Lo hands. In this case, the player’s hole cards consist of one high card (Ace down to 10) and one low card (7 down to deuce). 

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San Manuel expansion should be rousing success

San Manuel expansion should be rousing success

posted on July 31, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | I was honored to attend the groundbreaking ceremony last week for the expansion of the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California, located about 60 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

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Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship begins at Palazzo

Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship begins at Palazzo

posted on July 26, 2018 by

The Seventh Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 27, 2018, at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The global championship is also held at Las Vegas Sands properties in Macao and Singapore.

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Hutter leads World Series of Poker

Hutter leads World Series of Poker

posted on July 10, 2018 by

The 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in Main Event is down to just 310 after beginning last week with a field of 7,874. The chip leader in the quest for the championship bracelet and the first-place prize of $8.8 million is Barry Hutter with 5,597,000 heading into Day 5.

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My advice: Bet sports

My advice: Bet sports

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | I live in a high-rise on the Strip. In that building, many of the residents are “trust fund kids” (as I like to call them, meaning young adults with $250K cars and no job), who also love to gamble.

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Noting costs to play

Noting costs to play

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | There is a significant cost to play poker in casinos and cardrooms. You cannot fault the casino; it has substantial expenses and must make a profit to stay in business. If you won’t accept these costs, you could seek a home game – as do many recreational players. Your choice.

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Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

Winning bigger pots - the third chapter

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Poker by George | Every poker player develops an image. It is determined by how you play the hands dealt to you, which your opponents at the table can readily identify: tight or loose; passive or aggressive; and/or deceptive (likely to bluff.).

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Baccarat back – for now

Baccarat back – for now

posted on July 03, 2018 by

The Analyst | Last week’s release of May’s gaming results showed another billion-dollar month for Nevada’s gaming revenue. It was led by the usual big three categories – Slots, followed by Baccarat, trailed by Blackjack.

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Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods

Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods

posted on June 27, 2018 by

Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Through Authentic Roulette, an online platform has been introduced enabling casino players around the world to play a live table game from the floor of the Connecticut casino.

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The D, Golden Gate launch Club One

The D, Golden Gate launch Club One

posted on June 12, 2018 by

Slot Club Spotlight | Earlier this year, the D Las Vegas (in conjunction with the Golden Gate) launched a new, linked players club called Club One. Players now earn points, comps and rewards at both properties playing slots, video poker or table games using just one card.

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Be cautious on betting hi-lo hands

Be cautious on betting hi-lo hands

posted on May 29, 2018 by

Poker by George | Whether or not you use the Hold’em Algorithm for starting-hand selection, there are certain hands to avoid – like the proverbial red plague. 

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Regardless of payout, build Triple O roulette, they'll come

Regardless of payout, build Triple O roulette, they'll come

posted on May 15, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | We’ve all heard the phrase “if you build it, they will come.” It was popularized in the movie “Field of Dreams” and over time has come to mean that as long as you provide something to the people, they’ll come to it.

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Figuring a proper cost for poker players and casinos

Figuring a proper cost for poker players and casinos

posted on April 10, 2018 by

Poker by George | Casinos and cardrooms are in business to make a profit. Otherwise they would not exist. As a matter of fact, not all casinos are successful. For example, in Atlantic City five casinos closed between 2014 and 2016.

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There are times we can disagree its okay

There are times we can disagree its okay

posted on April 10, 2018 by

Heavenly Poker | A poker friend asked my opinion about an interview published back in late February in another publication. The interview was with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ryan Laplante, in which he discusses defending the Big Blind. 

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Spring into Winnings at Boyd Gaming Properties

Spring into Winnings at Boyd Gaming Properties

posted on April 04, 2018 by

Boyd Gaming properties across southern Nevada welcome the Spring season with more opportunities to win big with point multipliers, cash drawings, Slot Dollar prizes, gift giveaways and more in April.

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South Point April Entertainment Schedule

South Point April Entertainment Schedule

posted on March 23, 2018 by

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.

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Bill clears Okla.Senate to allow ball and dice games at tribal casinos

Bill clears Okla.Senate to allow ball and dice games at tribal casinos

posted on March 16, 2018 by

In Oklahoma, a bill has cleared the State Senate that would allow the addition of ball and dice games at tribal casinos. The bill was approved earlier this week by a vote of 30 to 16. The bill has to be considered in the State House before it could become law.

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A day all can appreciate ‘21’

A day all can appreciate ‘21’

posted on February 27, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I really thought I had heard it all when I learned there was a “Talk Like a Pirate Day” a few years ago. Then two weeks ago, I found out there is a National Blackjack Day.

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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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