Robert Turner

Gaming Today Robert Turner

Robert Turner is a legendary poker player and billiard marketing expert, best known for inventing the game of Omaha poker and introducing it to Nevada in 1982 and to California in 1986. In the year 2000, he created World Team Poker, the first professional league for poker. He has over 30 years experience in the gaming industry and is co-founder of Crown Digital Games. Edited by Patricia Chavira (patriciachavira@gmail.com)

Twitter: @thechipburner

World Series of Poker 2013: Year of the Woman

World Series of Poker 2013: Year of the Woman

posted on November 19, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | I was reviewing the statistics for the 2013 World Series of Poker, one in particular stood out. With 79,471 total entries, women players represented a mere 5.1% of the field. Yet, female cashes represented 10.75% of the total money won.

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2013 WSOP November Nine average age under 30

2013 WSOP November Nine average age under 30

posted on November 05, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | I am often asked if poker is a young man’s game. Based on my almost 50 years of playing, I would have to say yes. The 2013 World Series of Poker November Nine, features a final table with an average age under 30. 

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Online sports betting and lottery

Online sports betting and lottery

posted on October 08, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | The estimated revenue that can be generated by online poker pales in comparison to the numbers that will be generated by online lottery ticket sales.

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Poker tournament entry fees increasing at high rate

Poker tournament entry fees increasing at high rate

posted on September 10, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | Poker tournaments now have a higher takeout than horse racing, instead of being only slightly higher than sports betting and table games. This has a negative impact on the gaming industry as a whole.

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Online poker and casinos must work together

Online poker and casinos must work together

posted on August 06, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | They say you have to understand the past to move into the future, and the marketing of poker, whether it's online poker or in brick-and-mortar casinos, is no different.

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