2007 World Series Of Poker Pre-Registration Opens
Harrah's Operating Company, Inc. has opened pre-registration for the 2007 World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee's Best Light, scheduled for June 1 through July 17, 2007, at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. Pre-registration instructions and new participant rules - including a more liberal player-apparel policy - can be found at
, the official web site of the World Series of Poker...
The key to becoming a winning poker player is to learn the fundamentals that will make your game consistently strong. Once you do that, and become a winning player in smaller games, you'll need to add some deception to your game in order to compete at higher levels. A straightforward ABC strategy works against average players. However, against more perceptive opponents, you'll need deception to keep them from easily getting a read on your play...
To catch a bluff, the eyes have it
Bluffing is a big part of poker, but equally if not more important is the ability to sniff out an opponent's bluff. Here are a few things you should focus on.
Know your opponents:
Before you even play a hand against an opponent, pay close attention to his tendencies. You must try to figure out if bluffing is something that's part of his arsenal.
Being a poker player is much like being a criminal profiler. Before you make a decision about how to play your hand, try to classify your opponent as a habitual bluffer, a straightforward player, or a player who bluffs sporadically (the toughest opponent to face.)
As Texas Hold'em poker grows, dealers have stories to tell
Eric Roberts has been a poker dealer for the past 13 years. He's currently looking over the stacks of chips on the green table at Gary's Majestic Star Casino.
"Texas Hold'em, it's the biggest game we have," Roberts said.
"Hold'em, 99 percent of our players play that game," Majestic Star poker room manager Dom Niro said. "It's the hottest game we have, the hottest game in America."
Hold'em is a game where each player gets two cards face down, which is followed by a round of betting...
Former senator joins Poker Players Alliance
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots organization of more than 160,000 poker enthusiasts, announced today that former United States Senator Alfonse D'Amato has joined the PPA to serve as Chairman of the Board and help lead efforts in Washington D.C. to protect the game of poker.
"I have had a passion for poker since my childhood, and for politics almost as long. This new position will allow me to fuse these passions and help establish sensible policy that allows Americans to enjoy the great game of poker in the venue of their choosing," said Alfonse D'Amato, the new Chairman of the Poker Players Alliance...