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Shootout at the Nugget

It’s a scenic flight from San Diego to Reno, with ocean views to the western horizon on the port side. Once north of LA, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and the southern tip of the Sierras glide by 30,000 feet below. Yosemite’s Half Dome My stay at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, immediately east of Reno, was dedicated to wandering around…

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Poker Tutorial: Omaha 101 And An Insider’s Guide To Reno Wins 2015 NATJA Gold Award!

We are thrilled to announce that our app, Poker Tutorial: Omaha 101 and An Insider’s Guide To Reno (Formerly ‘Travel Reno’) has won a North American Travel Journalists  Association Gold Award, being selected as the best travel app. This marks the app’s first award. We will have more on the award soon. The initial press release is listed below. * PASADENA CA –…

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My Fantasy Road Trip: A Poker Odessey

As a travel writer, I’m often questioned about my dream vacation. My answer is always a “poker getaway.” I’d skip beaches, sightseeing, museums, shopping, sporting events, etc., and follow my personal yellow brick road in the direction of a casino or card room to play in Hold ‘em and/or Omaha tournaments across the country. My odyssey would begin in my…

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World Poker Tour DeepStacks at the Atlantis

Every so often writing assignments sync perfectly with personal interests. So it was when I covered the World Poker Tour DeepStacks Tournament, hosted by the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. There were 15 games scheduled over a 10 day period. The majority were No Limit Hold ‘Em, with buy-ins ranging from $65 – $1,000. Several were satellite events…

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Four Aces in Reno

There are times when a travel story meshes perfectly with a favorite pastime. So it was on a recent trip to Reno, Nev., the “Biggest Little City in the World.” The visit included stays at the Atlantis, Peppermill, Eldorado and Grand Sierra Resorts; all four star, full-service properties. Best of all, I played in each poker room’s daily no-limit hold…

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Four Winners In Las vegas

When the chance arose to participate again in the World Poker Tour Boot Camp, I jumped at it. What I learned is that what happens in Las Vegas doesn’t have to stay there. My short trip to “Sin City” provided me with a new view of the town and the discovery of four winners. My hotel of choice was the…

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