Beyond the Numbers | To play professionally, you need to protect your bankroll, choose your games and opponents wisely, take advantage of every edge you can find and, most importantly, have balance in your life.
Heavenly Poker | To be profitable, like any other business, casinos need customers. The more players (customers), the more revenues a casino can expect.
Poker by George | In the past, I have gone to great lengths to make it easy for my poker students and those who have learned the Hold’em Algorithm to decide whether their hole cards are worthy of investing to see the flop.
Phil Ivey is considered to be the best poker player in the world, but in baccarat he is in hot water. An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.
A Borgata Casino poker tournament cheating scandal has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light.
Poker Deals | Grammy-nominated pop rock band OneRepublic will headline the 16th annual Tiger Jam at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The two-day charity event hosted by Tiger Woods combines world-class golf, high-stakes poker.
Beyond the Numbers | I have gained some insights along the way that might help anyone considering becoming a professional poker player. Like any endeavor in life it is necessary to be fully aware before making such a life-changing decision.
Poker by George | When you make the best decision, you are successful in your endeavor – win or lose the pot. Yes, losing a hand can also represent success – by losing less than would otherwise be the case.
Heavenly Poker | “Exercise your brain with acrostics, reading, debating – anything to keep the mind alive.” Examples of acrostics are word puzzles. All these activities serve to challenge the mind. Butler should have mentioned playing poker.
The tenth season of the WSOP Circuit will wrap up under the bright lights of the ESPN cameras with the WSOP National Championship from May 22-24, 2014 in Atlantic City at the brand new WSOP-branded Bally’s Atlantic City poker room.
Poker Deals | The Orleans Casino poker room has announced their April promotions. Players can earn virtual drawing entries for Triple Draw Cash Drawings for every hour of “live” Texas hold’em play this month.
Heavenly Poker | Recently, we discussed several of “The 13 Reasons for Raising,” developed by George “The Engineer” Epstein with his Claude Pepper Seniors Poker Group. Here are several more of his less well-known reasons for raising.
Poker Deals | Caesars Palace is running its fourth annual Hoops and Hold’em Poker Series in conjunction with the NCAA Tournament. Poker players of all skill levels, 21 years of age or older, are invited to join daily events scheduled through March 30.
Poker by George | Consider you are doing well in a limit game if you can average winning one big bet per hour. So, it follows, if you can avoid losing two big bets in one hand, that is really quite significant, isn’t it?
Heavenly Poker | There are three key elements that characterize the winners’ abilities, and vividly distinguish them from the rest of the pack. Perhaps we should better label these as “essentials” because, without these, you are bound to be a loser.
Poker Deals | Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno plays host to the Card Player Poker Tour from March 20-30. The 4th Annual Atlantis All In Poker Series is a 10-day event that features a variety of events.
Poker by George | I know I am only human. And I proved it to myself while playing in a $4-8 limit hold’em game at a local casino. Up until that evening, I had been having a great season, winning over 85% of my sessions this year.
Heavenly Poker | For every player in a poker hand who benefits from Good Luck, there usually are one or more who suffer Bad Luck. Here’s an interesting example I experienced the other night at the Great Heavenly Poker Room.
My column a few weeks ago about commission-free Baccarat and commission-free Pai Gow Poker prompted a reader to send me an e-mail asking for advice on how to improve his play at baccarat. The simple reality is I could not provide him with any advice.
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