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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 […]

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 […]

POKER TELLS PART ONE: PRE – FLOP

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Poker Table Etiquette – Part Two

Poker Table Etiquette – Part Two I hope you have all been enjoying the summer and the hot weather that comes with it! It is by far my favorite season with all of the fun activities that can be done. When I need a break from the heat there’s nothing better than playing some poker […]

Poker Table Etiquette

Poker Table Etiquette – The Flow Is Good For The Game I’m sure you’ve all experienced playing at a poker table where everyone is having a great time. People are in good spirits cracking jokes (okay not all are funny) and enjoying each other’s company (and money) all while playing the game that we love […]

The Information Game – Part Two

Welcome back poker fans! I’m hoping you enjoyed reading my last article on the Information Game. If not take a moment and read it now. Seriously it’s a keeper especially if you enjoy the game of poker. All caught up? Good now we can address what we didn’t last time. In the previous article we […]

Continuation Betting

Opening Pots and Continuation Betting Something I’ve noticed while playing in our games here is the frequency of people opening pots by raising and continuation betting on the flop. I see a large number of people that make a continuation bet literally every time that they raise before the flop. Continuation betting is generally a […]

Seat selection in Poker

Seat selection in Poker – Why move? Something to always consider when sitting down at a poker game is seat selection. The players who judiciously pick their spot all have their own individual theory or preference when it comes to where and why to change seats. When you enter a game at the California Grand […]

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