George Epstein

Gaming Today George Epstein

A retired engineer, George Epstein is the author of “The Greatest Book of Poker for Winners!” and “Hold’em or Fold’em? – An Algorithm for Making the Key Decision.” He teaches poker courses and conducts a unique Poker Lab at the Claude Pepper Senior Center under the auspices of the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks and at West Los Angeles College.

Email: GeorgeEpstein@gamingtoday.com

It always pays to pay close attention at table

It always pays to pay close attention at table

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Poker by George | No matter the stakes, playing poker is serious business. At least, it should be.

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Not all breaks from game are same

Not all breaks from game are same

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Poker by George | Poker players often take breaks from the game they are playing. They may just sit at the table without playing, or leave for a while, subsequently returning to the game. All breaks are not alike.  

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Yes, you can choose who to play with

Yes, you can choose who to play with

posted on December 05, 2018 by

Poker by George | Poker tables develop a certain character that may change over time. It depends on the playing traits of the players at the table. We often speak of the “texture” of the table as the game is being played.

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Stay alert for slow-play poker tactics

Stay alert for slow-play poker tactics

posted on November 28, 2018 by

Poker by George | Slow-play is a form of deception often used by skilled players in Texas hold’em games. The sole purpose is to help build the size of the pot. It is best used when you have a very strong hand – especially if it’s the nuts.   

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‘Cost-to-play’ helps casinos maintain edge

‘Cost-to-play’ helps casinos maintain edge

posted on November 21, 2018 by

Poker by George | In most games other than poker, the casinos gain their money by setting the odds in their favor – the “house advantage” – or charge a fee to play.  Basically, the same applies to the sports books that seem to be gaining in popularity. 

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