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Second installment on choosing poker as a profession April 15, 2014 by Robert Turner

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.

An easy way of losing poker customers is not knowing rules April 15, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | To be profitable, like any other business, casinos need customers. The more players (customers), the more revenues a casino can expect.

Note to poker players: Do not play all playable hands April 15, 2014 by George Epstein

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.

Borgata claims Ivey cheated them out of $9.6M April 12, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

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.

After scandal, poker tourney gets high-tech chips April 09, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

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.

16th annual Tiger Jam at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino April 08, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

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.

Insights to help anyone become a professional poker player April 08, 2014 by Robert Turner

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.

During every hand of poker, gather the data in your mind April 08, 2014 by George Epstein

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.

What better mental challenge is there than playing poker? April 08, 2014 by Irene Edith

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.

Bally’s Atlantic City WSOP Championship Event set April 02, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

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.

Orleans Hotel Casino planning big April for poker players April 01, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

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.

More reasons for raising while playing Texas Hold'em Poker April 01, 2014 by Irene Edith

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.

Caesars Palace hosts annual Hoops and Hold'em Poker Series March 25, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

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.

Special reasons for raising that pot March 25, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Most players understand raising provides means for building a pot, and an opportunity to steal a pot or bluff to force out your opponents. Here are a few raising strategies you may never have considered.

In poker you are doing well if you win one big bet per hour March 25, 2014 by George Epstein

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?

3 elements to consistently winning in Texas Hold'em Poker March 18, 2014 by Irene Edith

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.

Card Player Poker Tour at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno March 18, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

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.

To err is human, especially in $4-$8 limit poker table March 18, 2014 by George Epstein

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.

Limit poker has less stress than no limit poker March 11, 2014 by George Epstein

Poker by George | There are two basic varieties of the game of Texas hold’em: Limit poker and No-limit poker. No-limit poker has taken over more tables than ever and is the preferred game by far for poker tournaments.

Luck, chance, fortune can be either good or bad in poker March 11, 2014 by Irene Edith

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.

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