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Five Things to Remember While Playing Hold ‘em If you don’t think about your position at the table, you will be a consistent loser. There are 10 people at the table.  This means you get to see 8 hands for free. Be patient. Think what your perfect flop, turn or river cards are. If you whiff, it’s probably a good time to fold. Only limp or call when your hand… Continue Reading
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Set Over “Set”

source link A recent tournament found me on the short end of an all-in hand.  Someone said, “Tough to lose set over set.”  To be precise, it was set over trips.  There is a big difference, but over the years the terms set and trips have become interchangeable (incorrectly).   A set is when a pair in the hole matches a card…

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Poker/Gaming Books for Holiday Gifts

Cheapest Ambien Super System 2, by Doyle Brunson, is his follow-up to his wildly popular first book.  Along with Texas Dolly’s thoughts, various top poker pros write a chapter on their favorite game.  Contributors include, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan, Lyle Berman, Jennifer Harman, Mike Caro, and Phil Helmuth.  Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River delivers an insider’s view relating to challenges at…

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When Reno Was King

go to site For a brief history of Reno, take a look at my monthly column at www.Travels-with-Hian.   Update: Omaha Tutorial/Poker Resorts app should be back better than ever by year-end.  Stay tuned!  


Hian vs. Apple I received an Interesting email from Apple stating “In order to reduce fraudulent activity on the App Store and comply with government requests to address illegal online gambling activity, we are no longer allowing gambling apps submitted by individual developers. This includes both real money gambling apps as well as apps that simulate a gambling experience. As a result, this…

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The Gambling Capitol of the World

enter Where’s the Action? Las Vegas? Not even close. Macau, the mini-administrative region under the Chinese government’s control, has long been referred to as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient.” But its numbers are much larger than that. It not only dwarfs Las Vegas, but exceeds the entire gambling total of the USA! This former Portuguese colony generates gross revenue of… Continue Reading

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Ambling and Gambling Nevada’s nickname is “The Silver State,” and is home to a casino resort on my list of favorite places to stay and play…The Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno. Ambling Hotels have their own personality so, after my speedy check-in, I wandered around to catch the vibe. I discovered restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, bars/nightclubs, the casino, race/sports book, and the… Continue Reading