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

Legalize sports betting it's past time

Legalize sports betting it's past time

posted on March 01, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | Being in the business for nearly 50 years, I have seen almost everything, but lately some have been trying to say some activities are not gambling when they clearly are. I like to call a spade a spade.

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NFL back to LA could bring new life to Omaha poker

NFL back to LA could bring new life to Omaha poker

posted on February 02, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers |  I have been playing Omaha poker for so long around the country and all over the world, and I have made a few observations I would like to share with new and beginning players of $4/$8 and $6/$12 Omaha Hi/Lo games.

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PokerStars trading player loyalty for short term money

PokerStars trading player loyalty for short term money

posted on January 05, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | I once told a casino owner that excessive rake would be the downfall to his casino poker business. His response was, “I thought the idea was get all you can as fast as you can.”

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2016 looks like a great year for gaming

2016 looks like a great year for gaming

posted on December 08, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | This year saw a trend in poker that will change the way tournaments are run. For example, the Bicycle Hotel & Casino held a tournament with a $100,000 guarantee for a $150 buy-in that drew over 1,000 players and packed the casino.

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Poker sites cut ties with pros

Poker sites cut ties with pros

posted on November 10, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | PokerStars and PartyPoker are following a trend that Bovada started last year. Online poker sites are downsizing their rewards programs and rakeback for poker pros, which allowed many players to earn a living playing poker.

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