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Do you ever straddle double Big-Blind bet? Don't!

Do you ever straddle double Big-Blind bet? Don't!

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Heavenly Poker | The straddle is a strategy occasionally used in poker. Before the cards are dealt, the under-the-gun player makes a double Big-Blind bet. In effect, the player is raising the blinds without seeing his hole cards.

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How to deal with variance in the game of poker

How to deal with variance in the game of poker

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Poker by George | The calculation is complicated. But fear not; it is easy to understand and appreciate variance as applied to the game of poker. By understanding it, you can become a more frequent and bigger winner.

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Identity Members worth $1M at Cosmo Las Vegas

Identity Members worth $1M at Cosmo Las Vegas

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Real Deals | Identity Members at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas have a chance to win up to $1 million with a new promotion called “Unlock & Win” taking place now through June 9.

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Some Las Vegas casinos offer just single 0 roulette

Some Las Vegas casinos offer just single 0 roulette

posted on April 02, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Roulette is a simple game. The dealer spins the ball around the cylinder and whichever number the ball lands on is the winner. You can pick a number, the color of the number or the sector of the cylinder the ball lands in.

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When looking for smart gaming, best bet: Keep it simple

When looking for smart gaming, best bet: Keep it simple

posted on March 26, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Casinos may grind out a small profit from every game but they look to side bets and bonus bets to make their big scores. Avoid side bets with a large house advantage and keep your gaming simple.

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Blackjack popularity decreases in Las Vegas casinos

Blackjack popularity decreases in Las Vegas casinos

posted on March 19, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Blackjack in Las Vegas has decreased in popularity over the years, in part, because of the introduction of new table games with a larger house advantage.

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Remembering difference Lenny made in Las Vegas

Remembering difference Lenny made in Las Vegas

posted on March 19, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | On the table game side of things, the casinos went from effectively three choices to literally dozens. Three Card Poker, Spanish 21, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride, Crazy 4 Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, etc…

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Blackjack Switch enters the gambling market

Blackjack Switch enters the gambling market

posted on March 12, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | Over the years a few blackjack variants have stuck. Spanish 21 is likely the most successful, removing the 10’s (not the face cards) from the deck. This offered the player something other than mostly even money payouts.

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Finding that preferred seat at a poker table

Finding that preferred seat at a poker table

posted on March 05, 2013 by

Heavenly Poker | When attending a play at the theatre, there is a “best seat in the house” from which you can best hear and see the performance. The favored seats at a sporting event often sell at a premium. So too, at poker tables, there are preferred seats.

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Smart and fun gambling often go hand in hand

Smart and fun gambling often go hand in hand

posted on March 05, 2013 by

Smart and Fun Gambling | Playing the casino games with the smallest house edge gives us the best chance to win money or, at least, play for a longer time. Unfortunately those games are less and less available.

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Patience playing craps counters huge house advantage

Patience playing craps counters huge house advantage

posted on February 26, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Craps is easily my favorite game in the casino. It’s loud, fun, fast and has great odds. It also has betting options with a huge house advantage so the game is best when played with patience.

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Loose, passive poker tables my preferred choice

Loose, passive poker tables my preferred choice

posted on February 26, 2013 by

Heavenly Poker | Nor are all tables in the casino alike. They may be similar in dimensions and appearance – oval in form and covered with felt. It’s the seated players who define each table. Personally, I prefer to play at a loose-passive table.

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Craps can be simple with the most basic strategy

Craps can be simple with the most basic strategy

posted on February 19, 2013 by

Smart & Fun Gambling | Craps is the most fun table game you can find in the casino because there are so many betting options. While craps looks like a complicated game you can keep it simple with the smartest and most basic strategy.

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A few questions about the poker rules answered

A few questions about the poker rules answered

posted on February 19, 2013 by

Heavenly Poker | The other day, I observed a rather heated dispute between two players that made everyone else in the vicinity look up and take note. The two players were arguing over a particular seat. There are a few reasons why some players prefer certain seats.

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‘Hail’ to a legend: Oklahoma Johnny

‘Hail’ to a legend: Oklahoma Johnny

posted on February 19, 2013 by

Poker by George | After many years playing hold’em, poker legend Oklahome Johnny Hale is now into the game of Omaha hi-lo. He told me about an especially interesting hand and said it was OK to share this with GamingToday readers.

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Word to wise: Specialize in one variation of poker

Word to wise: Specialize in one variation of poker

posted on February 12, 2013 by

Poker by George | Reading one of the leading poker publications, a well-credentialed WSOP poker player touted the idea of learning to play a wide variety of poker games. And he is not alone.

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Casino War renders video casino strategy useless

Casino War renders video casino strategy useless

posted on February 12, 2013 by

Winning Strategies | There are the video casino games that appear to have strategy but actually don’t. Games like Casino War, Boston 5 Stud and Boston 7 Stud renders “strategy” meaningless.

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Check rake and collection rate for poker in casinos

Check rake and collection rate for poker in casinos

posted on February 12, 2013 by

Heavenly Poker | It was an eye-opener when I picked up a copy of the “New Collection Rates” at a local casino. I admit I had not paid much attention to the rake (often called the “drop”) – the chips the house removes from every pot. 

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Following basic strategy makes blackjack fun

Following basic strategy makes blackjack fun

posted on February 05, 2013 by
Smart & Fun Gambling | Basic blackjack strategy gets a little more confusing when you are looking to split cards or double your bet. Here is the basic strategy of when to split cards and when to double down.
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NBC’s National Heads Up Poker Championship winner

NBC’s National Heads Up Poker Championship winner

posted on February 05, 2013 by

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow beat his good friend Phil Hellmuth in the finals to capture the $750,000 first prize in NBC’s National Heads Up Poker Championship completed last week at Caesars Palace.

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