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

Clearly fantasy sports needs outside regulators

Clearly fantasy sports needs outside regulators

posted on October 13, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | The daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry was rocked by a scandal last week when it was revealed that Ethan Haskell, DraftKings’ written content manager, had mistakenly leaked player ownership percentages...

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Vegas still needs to consider California poker players

Vegas still needs to consider California poker players

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | When I was an executive host for MGM, I got a call once from a casino manager in L.A. who said a customer playing small limit poker wanted to go Las Vegas and could I get him a room

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Wynn, Baldwin deserve credit for Vegas poker boom

Wynn, Baldwin deserve credit for Vegas poker boom

posted on September 15, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | Steve Wynn and Bobby Baldwin deserve credit for the poker explosion in Las Vegas. Baldwin, under Wynn, opened three rooms as president of the Mirage and controlled a third of the poker revenue in Nevada.

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Poker expansion to the East came from big names

Poker expansion to the East came from big names

posted on September 01, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | In the 80s poker had become primarily a West Coast phenomenon, but thanks to poker pioneers like Steve Wynn, Jack Binion, Lyle Berman, George Hardie and even Donald Trump, poker would expand across the United States in the 90s.

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Poker made me miss the 1980's

Poker made me miss the 1980's

posted on August 18, 2015 by

Beyond the Numbers | I was discussing music with my wife while we were listening to satellite radio in the car. Some stations were listed by decades. 

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