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Jacks

How do you play jacks before the flop? There’s an old poker saying, “There are three ways to play jacks; all wrong.” Let’s dissect it. Your choices are to call, bet or raise before the flop. Here are a couple of thoughts. > Of course, folding is apropos when a tight player to your right bets or goes all in.…

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A Set, Trips or Three of a Kind?

I’m often amazed that many Hold ‘em players don’t know the difference between a set and trips. Although they both are three of a kind, a set is two hole cards matching a card on the board. Trips occur when one hole card matches two cards on the board. Think of it this way: all squares are rectangles, but rectangles…

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Omaha Poker 101 Video Tutorial: Tell

Tell: When a player inadvertently gives away information about their hand. It might be betting patterns or physical. Omaha 101 app creator, Howard Hian, explains the best strategy for maintaining strategic body language at the poker table. For more tutorials and advice mastering the game, download our Omaha Tutorial app.

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Congratulations!

Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Win 35 Casino Player Awards Accolades range from Best Players Club to Best Race and Sports Book RENO, NV. (Sept. 23, 2016) – The results are in and the winners are the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus. The three resorts were recognized with 35 Casino Player Awards. Eldorado had 15 overall wins. Five…

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Omaha High – Low

As you probably, know, position is huge in Hold ’em. After lots of thought, I’ve decided that position in Omaha is meaningless vs. having playable hands. You can play any two cards in position in Hold ’em, but you just will end up in a world of hurt if you play any four cards in Omaha.

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Bad Beat Monday

Played in the daily tournament at Casino 99 in Chico, CA last week.  Slogged my way to the final table, short stacked.  Picked up A-K unsuited and shoved.  Called by both big stacks.  The flop came K-6-7, rainbow.  Thought I was in pretty good shape until another all-in and call.  A pair of Kings was turned up along with 8-9 suited.…

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Pechanga – Jewel of Temecula Valley

My wife and I decided on a quick getaway to Temecula, California, to try out a spot getting good buzz, Pechanga Resort & Casino. After a speedy check-in, we headed to Kelsey’s, one of 11 restaurants. It’s a sleek American pub specializing in hand-cut, barbecued meats and craft beer. It was our first of three “wow” food experiences. Let me…

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10 Best & Worst Staycations in the USA

To help Americans find the best staycation spots in the U.S. — and the ones worth leaving home for — WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 150 largest cities across 28 key metrics. Our data set includes such metrics as movie and bowling costs, golf courses, frozen-yogurt shops and spas per capita, and the cost of house-cleaning services. Best Cities for…

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