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In Ultimate Texas Hold'em, you play against dealer May 13, 2014 by Elliot Frome

Winning Strategies | Last week, I alluded to the notion players play Ultimate Texas Hold’em more timidly than they should. While a portion of this is probably based in the relatively complex strategy of the game...

Minnesota Fats was a real showman at the Bicycle Casino May 06, 2014 by Robert Turner

Beyond the Numbers | Minnesota Fats changed my life. I first fell in love with pool at 15 when a friend invited me to a pool tournament in Tennessee. It looked like something out of a movie. 

Back to Florida this week for a poker tournament May 06, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | We head back to Florida this week for a tournament opportunity. Poker players have the opportunity to win-a-seat in the upcoming Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open Championship

I can apply Mama's wisdom to the game of poker May 06, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Mama, bless her memory, said many years ago when I was in my late teens: “Sometimes you have to quit while you are ahead.” Today, we will explore another piece of her advice.

California Internet poker looks possible in 2015 April 29, 2014 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | Internet poker in California remains “very much a long shot this year” but a deal in 2015, a nonelection year, looks “quite possible.”

Caesars announces WSOP Warm-Up Poker Series April 29, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Caesars Palace has announced the schedule for the 2014 WSOP Warm-Up Poker Series featuring 25 tournaments, 11 of which have guaranteed prize pools or WSOP Main Event seat packages, totaling over $110,000.

One of the keys to winning at the poker tables April 29, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | That’s one of the keys to winning at poker! If you want to succeed (i.e., win) at poker, it is essential you have “the right start.” Your starting hand must be carefully and wisely selected.

How best to play jacks on the turn when bets get much bigger April 29, 2014 by George Epstein

Poker by George | If your pocket Jacks remains the probable high hand on the turn – i.e., there is no A, K or Q on the board, in which case an opponent likely would have your J-J beaten – recognize that it is still quite vulnerable.

Several new poker tournaments are in the making April 22, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Deals | Several new tournaments are in the making. The first is a new charitable event. OV Nation, a new generation of Opportunity Village supporters, will host the group’s first-ever poker tournament on Sunday, May 4 from 1-6 p.m.

Defining what we call good poker tables April 22, 2014 by Irene Edith

Heavenly Poker | Considering the vast majority of your starting hands will be drawing hands, you want enough opponents in the pot to make it attractive when you do connect on the flop. That’s a “multiway” pot. That’s a “loose” table.

Poker tournament refund announced by Borgata Casino April 17, 2014 by Staff & Wire Reports

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is reimbursing players in a poker tournament that was suspended after counterfeit chips were discovered. The Borgata enhanced security and introduced more intricate chips for its poker tournament last week.

Seminole Hard Rock to host Summer Poker Open April 15, 2014 by H. Scot Krause

Poker Perks | In Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will be hosting the Summer Poker Open tournament series, which will feature a $1 million Guaranteed Championship.

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.

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