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WHAT IS HOT ACTION BLACKJACK?

The old gambling saloons of the Barbary Coast played a French game called “Vingt Et Un” or “21” which gave every advantage to the dealer.   The dealer could require the players to double their wagers after the dealer saw his or her first card.  The dealer could decide whether to stand, hit or split after […]

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TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER TELLS PART TWO: POST-FLOP

Now that you have seen the other players look at their starting hands, the flop is your next opportunity for information.  As tempted as you might be to watch the dealer put out the cards for the flop, turn and river, it can be far more profitable to watch the other players watch the dealer […]

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PRE – FLOP POKER TELLS: PART ONE

In movies the key to winning at poker often is reading your opponent’s body language. “I don’t need to look at my hand, I saw you look at yours.” While you can’t make a living solely by noticing when a player reaches for his Oreos after he bets, every piece of information helps.

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TEXAS HOLD’EM: CHECK-RAISING IN POKER WITH NOTHING … REALLY?

Often when you are out of position and check after the flop the player who took the lead pre-flop will bet into you.  You think “should I call or fold?”  One thing that separates good players from beginners is their willingness to take aggressive action when the situation warrants it.  You should consider also asking […]

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ADVANCED PAI GOW POKER STRATEGIES

Our Pai Gow (Double-Hand) Poker game is fun and exciting to play.  In our Pai Gow Poker game, the Joker is fully wild — it can be any card — and can be used to make any hand, not just as an Ace or to complete straights or flushes, giving you more ways to make […]

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What is the Optimal Strategy for Three Card Poker

Playing Three Card Poker is Easy and Fun. You are dealt three cards and the dealer is dealt three cards.  The object is to have your three card poker hand to beat the dealer’s three card poker hand.  You first make an Ante bet.  After receiving your three card hand, you can surrender your hand […]