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How Do You Play Pocket Aces?

A Cooler and Good Advice.  In a recent tournament in the new poker room at the Silver Legacy Casino Resort in Reno, I was first to act and picked up pocket aces. I slow played them and four others called. The flop came 2-Q-8 rainbow. After two checks before me, I raised 1/2 the pot. To my surprise, I was…

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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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Travel Tuesday: July 4th in Depth

Independence Day of the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress.   The thirteen American colonies then considered themselves as a new nation. Here’s how far we’ve come. $6.77B – Total planned spending on July 4th food. 150 Mil. – Hot dogs are consumed each July 4th holiday. 700 Mil.…

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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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4 Winning Casinos 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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San Diego To Host Baseball’s 87th All-Star Game

Baseball’s 87th All-Star Game will be held this year on July 12 at San Diego’s Petco Park. Hosted by the Padres, they have chosen Padres Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman and Dave Winfield as their official spokesmen. The National League team will be trying to end a three game/year skid. If you are in town for the game, take time…

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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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