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

One poker 'Buddha' who turned out bad

One poker 'Buddha' who turned out bad

posted on July 09, 2013 by

There was a young Latino man who would come in with an entourage. He would play at the Asian table games at $10,000 to $20,000 limits, and poker players would follow him around hoping “Buddha” would put them in some poker tournaments.

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Poker players can aid tournament directors

Poker players can aid tournament directors

posted on June 18, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | A hallmark of a great tournament director is one who listens to the players. I have been playing the WSOP for over 30 years, and last week something extraordinary happened while I was playing in an Omaha Hi-Low event.

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Integrity best play for poker tournament directors

Integrity best play for poker tournament directors

posted on June 11, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | A great tournament director has three main responsibilities – to represent the casino in the best light, to represent the players’ best interest, and to protect the integrity of the event he is running.

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Black Friday Internet poker cases end with whimper

Black Friday Internet poker cases end with whimper

posted on May 07, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | When the Black Friday indictments against the three largest Internet poker companies and their founders were announced on April 15, 2011, it was done with great fanfare. Now, the case has essentially ended with a whimper. 

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Legalizing online gambling pros and cons

Legalizing online gambling pros and cons

posted on April 09, 2013 by

Beyond the Numbers | Perhaps one of the most dramatic illustrations of what happens when a gaming company puts revenue before responsibility is the case of Terrance Watanabe who is reported to have lost nearly $127 million recklessly gambling in Las Vegas.

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