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Recreational poker player vs. pro poker player December 10, 2013 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | A professional poker player (a pro) relies on poker as his main source of income. On the other hand, a recreational poker player participates for the diversion and mental challenge. Likely, he also enjoys the social interaction.

Online gaming excites Borgata in Atlantic City December 03, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City announced it has been authorized by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to offer real-money online gaming to the general public in the state of New Jersey.

Papperman won opening WSOP event at Harrah's Resort December 03, 2013 by Staff & Wire Reports

Raymond Papperman won the series-opening WSOP event at Harrah’s Resort last Saturday in Atlantic City. The 59-year-old Pennington, N.J., resident broke through in a $365 No-Limit Hold’em tournament to earn $25,282.

One year later, Lou Krieger still in my heart December 03, 2013 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | “I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and – when played well, nourishes the wallet.” – Lou Krieger

Enjoying a dramatic improvement in my poker results December 03, 2013 by George Epstein

Poker by George | I played in $3-$6 limit games, experiencing wins in 65 percent of those sessions this year. Then I decided to move up to $4-$8 with 1/2 kill. What a difference! Amazingly I have won 17 out of my last 19 sessions at these slightly higher limits.

Casino right in your pocket with hand-held gambling devices December 03, 2013 by Robert Turner

Beyond the Number | The gaming industry is going through a seismic shift. For the first time, gaming has a chance to become mainstream. It is moving from the back room to your living room. The leap from play money to real money is just a click away.

Poker Deals: Las Vegas Casino bargains and promotions November 26, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Read about the latest poker deals and promotions from Station Casinos Poker Plus tournament, South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, Caesars Entertainment, Palms Casino Resort, Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and so much more!

Some casinos have added a monster bad-beat jackpot November 26, 2013 by George Epstein

Poker by George |  Many casinos offer bad-beat jackpots as a means to encourage players to sit at their poker tables and be dealt in, hand-after-hand. You must be dealt cards to be able to participate in the jackpot.

Ups and downs happen during a poker session November 26, 2013 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker |  You asked about losing back your winnings. Have you ever heard of variance? That’s the ups and downs that are bound to happen during a poker session. It’s inevitable.

S.D. hires consultant to check poker cheating claims November 25, 2013 by Ray Poirier

Is perception becoming a reality regarding poker in Deadwood, South Dakota? “There’s a perception out there in the public that the games aren’t on a level playing field,” said Dennis Duncan, a member of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. 

World Series of Poker 2013: Year of the Woman November 19, 2013 by Robert Turner

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.

Luck happens randomly when playing poker November 19, 2013 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | None of us has control over luck. The poker gods may, but not us mere mortals! Sure, we can influence it to some extent by making wise decisions and plays. But luck just happens with no rhyme or reason. 

Observing opponents gives you an edge in poker November 19, 2013 by George Epstein

Poker by George | Waiting for the button to pass before being dealt in allows you the opportunity to observe how your opponents play their hands. Then you are better informed when you do get into the action.

The LVH-Las Vegas Hotel poker room has permanent home November 19, 2013 by

Poker Deals | The LVH-Las Vegas Hotel poker room is now 14 weeks old and the room has moved from the casino floor into a permanent location near the showroom.

Pre-register now for Ultimate Casino at November 15, 2013 by Staff & Wire Reports

Ultimate Gaming – the company that gave Nevada, the country’s first legal, online poker website – is set to launch Ultimate Casino for residents of the state of New Jersey who are at least 21 years of age.

Ryan Riess won the 2013 World Series of Poker's Main Event November 12, 2013 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Back in July, 23-year-old Ryan Riess claimed he would win the final table, and his prognostication came true! Riess won the World Series of Poker’s Main Event last Tuesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Thin the field by forcing out most of your poker opponents November 12, 2013 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | RSPF: In providing advice for successful bluffing, George writes about RSPF – Reduce the Size of the Playing Field. There will be times when, it seems, opponents never fold once they enter the pot. This is especially the case in limit games.

Did you know poker is a 'social game?' November 12, 2013 by George Epstein

Poker by George | Did you know poker is a “social game” – probably more so than any other game of cards? Whether you realize it or not, most of us poker players enjoy the game not only for the intellectual challenge, but also for the social interaction.

Pot Limit Omaha now live at November 06, 2013 by Staff & Wire Reports

Ultimate Gaming has launched real-money Pot Limit Omaha at Currently, players can test their skills in a variety of ring games with tournament games debuting during Ultimate Poker Championship (UPC) 2.


Ryan Riess wins World Series of Poker title and $8.4M November 06, 2013 by Staff & Wire Reports

Ryan Riess continued the run of under 30 phenoms by winning the 2013 World Series of Poker at the Rio. The 23 year old Michigan pro needed roughly 3½ hours in a dramatic card session to push past his last opponent Jay Farber for the $8.4 million title.


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This is the reason pros love mixed games so much. They are always looking for weaker opponents who haven’t mastered some of the games to create an edge for themselves. Without the ability to do this, there is no reason to sit at the table. This is the cardinal rule of poker. You must master at least four different games to play at a world-class level.


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