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The Lines
  • Maybe Charles Barkley Isn’t The Best Spokesperson For A Sportsbook new
    Last week, DraftKings announced NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley would appear in a series of commercials. For right now, those commercials will only play in New Jersey, since that’s the only active area for the DraftKings Sportsbook. The announcement seemed benign at the time. However, in light of Barkley’s history, his appearances may not be the best idea for DraftKings. Barkley is one of the most high profile athletes who has lost millions gambling. By his own admission, his gambling has gott...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 10:32 AM

  • These Four States Could Be The Next Landing Spots For The DraftKings Sportsbook new
    The launch of the DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey a week ago dominated headlines with good reason – the daily fantasy sports industry leader beat an array of well-established names in the sports betting industry to the punch with respect to mobile wagering in the Garden State. Naturally, that begs the question of whether they could pull off the same feat elsewhere, and if so, how soon. Given that DraftKings has gotten what is presumably the hardest part – an initial launch – out of the way,...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 07:30 AM

  • Hooters? Dave and Buster’s? Which Sports Bar Is Next To Serve Sports Bettors?
    The largest bar/restaurant chain in the United States shouldn’t come as surprise to anyone. According to Restaurant Biz, Buffalo Wild Wings had sales of $3,785 billion in 2016. That’s a lot of beer and wings. You may have heard that BW3 is considering offering sports betting themselves or partnering with a sports betting company like DraftKings Sportsbook. The idea of a sports bar and restaurant offering sports betting or partnering with a sports betting operation makes almost too much sense. Th...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 12:35 PM

  • MLB Is Apparently Full Of Crap On Its Sports Betting Ad Ban, As DraftKings Still Advertises
    You may have heard: DraftKings is in the sports betting business officially now, via its DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey. The last we heard, Major League Baseball said it would not be taking advertising money from sports betting companies. DraftKings, however, is still advertising via MLB teams. To wit: cloudinary_img#TheGameInsideTheGame — DraftKings (@D...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 10:47 AM

  • DraftKings Gives NFL Fans First Taste Of In-Stadium Sports Betting In U.S.
    Paying attention to an NFL preseason game, to quote Patches O’Houlihan, is about as useful as a poopy-flavored lollipop. Sure, Thursday night’s game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants afforded fans to catch first glimpses of Cleveland’s top-overall pick and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield as well as electric running back Saquon Barkley of the Giants. But overreacting (or even reacting) to such a game is as pointless as ordering a salad at McDonald’s. It’s like doing a fant...

    Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 02:01 PM

  • NFL Preseason Betting? Opportunity Awaits The Diligent Gambler
    Sports fans can finally cheer. The football season is here. (Well, preseason football anyway). While the games are pretty lame and feature many players who won’t make an official roster, they do offer something many fans have been waiting for – a chance to bet a few bucks on a football game. Football remains king at the betting window. Of $4.8 billion wagered in Nevada in 2017, one-third was put on college and pro football ($1.7 million). Can money be won on the preseason? Is there any possible...

    Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 12:03 PM

  • ‘Inside Injuries’ Makes Good Business On Athletes’ Pain And Suffering
    The “how are we going to make money off of sports betting” industry is as bullish as ICOs were in 2017. TheLines has explored many technologies looking to capitalize on the inevitable U.S. sports betting boom. Now one U.S. company having some success is looking to bring their technology to Europe. With Inside Injuries, athletes’ pain is their gain. Injury reports a staple for bettors… There’s a reason the NFL requires teams to supply injury reports: it’s always been a wink-wink nod to bookmakers...

    Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 09:58 AM

  • Gamblers Betting On The Giants And 49ers To Have Super Seasons
    Football season is officially here the NFL future bets continue to pour in from eager gamblers. Teams seeing the most action from bettors to win the Super Bowl this year are … the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers? It’s true. According to William Hill, the 49ers are tied with the Los Angeles Rams for the most amount of money bet on to win the Super Bowl. The Giants are second. In terms of the total number of tickets coming in to win the Super Bowl, the Giants top the list (8 percent), foll...

    Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 08:38 AM

Best Online Gambling Sites for 2018 – Expert Reviews
  • Sun Belt Preseason Football Odds, Team Previews and Win Total Picks new
    I don’t know if anyone has coined the term Fake Sports News yet, but gosh-darn tootin’ tabloids, Batman, there’s a whole lot of it going around. There are contradictory signals on how the Sun Belt will determine its league champion in 2018. The conference has been downsized to 10 football schools, in 2 divisions of […]...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 02:11 PM

  • The Biggest Lies About 7 Card Stud new
    Long before Texas hold’em sparked the poker boom, 7 Card Stud was the game of choice for professionals like Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey. Both went on to become superstars thanks to hold’em, but in the early 1990s, they cut their teeth in 7 Card Stud cash games – Negreanu coming up in Las Vegas […]...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 11:15 AM

  • Setting Limits for Your Gambling Habits
    We all know gambling, online or otherwise, can be a highly entertaining activity. In an ideal world, everyone would gamble just for the fun of it, but the involvement of real money can make things go out of hand rather quickly. It’s only human to let greed get the best of you at times, which […]...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 01:42 PM

  • How Most Players Play Poker Like a Slot Machine, and Why You Shouldn’t
    Slot machines and poker are exact opposites in terms of casino gambling. A slot machine involves betting on totally random outcomes. Once you commit to a wager, you have no control over how your spin turns out. Slot machines also offer a wide variety of payouts, ranging from pennies to jackpots worth six or seven […]...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 01:16 PM

  • Good and Bad Lottery Advice
    I was brainstorming blog topics today when I came across a “news” article on the CBS website that surprised me. The headline read: “Seven-time lottery winner shares secret to winning Powerball.” If you’ve done any research into the lottery at all, you’ll know that it’s an entirely random game. There’s no way to improve your […]...

    Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 08:50 AM

Best Poker Coaching
  • Lauri “hugocabret” – Coaching for profits 60k finisher Interview new
       Lauri “hugocabret” completed our NLHU Soldier Coaching program and earned €60,000 in profits in 1 year, 1 months and 5 days as our student.  You can read an interview with him from the time he finished by clicking here.   His graph: cloudinary_img   He is now the Head Coach of the HU Soldier program. The post Lauri “hugocabret” – Coaching for profits 60k finisher Interview a...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 02:45 PM

  • STREET HEAT: StreetStalker Chalks up $7,700 Win as Tournament Runner-up
    It was 5 a.m. in the early morning of Aug. 8 and 31-year-old Vasyl “StreetStalker” was still battling it out online. Running deep in America’s Cardroom Mini Online Super Series, he’d been playing for hours in the $55 Micro 8-max with a $60,000 guaranteed prize pool. Street Stalker is a student in the BPC Coaching for Profits MTT program, and his training was certainly coming in handy late in the tournament. He continued clicking that mouse betting, raising, and raking in pots despite being a bit...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 01:01 AM

  • Health and Nutrition for Poker Players
    It’s no secret that keeping your body in the best possible condition is necessary for your mind to operate at its peak performance. Yet, somehow, poker players have a terrible reputation for taking this into account. This guide is aimed at those who are looking to make some changes to their lifestyle but aren’t sure where to start. It’s also true that many players actually know where they could do better, and a recap could spur them into action. Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 05:24 PM
  • How to Spot a Cheat in Live Poker
    Nefarious Dealings There are plenty of extralegal ways a player can cadge himself an edge in a poker game. Some of these aren’t exactly cheating, like not declaring when you’ve seen a players hand by accident, faking a call with an empty hand to get a tell, or failing to keep your big chips out in front of your stack. These kinds of shenanigan are not against the rules per se but, as Alec Torelli illustrated for all of us with the last of these, players do not take kindly to tricks of this sort...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 01:07 AM

  • Anything But Holdem: Top Eight Weird Poker Variants to Spice Your Poker Life Up
    The WSOP dealers choice tournament offers roughly twenty poker variants which fall broadly into holdems (Texas, Omaha, O8) in no-, pot- and fixed- limit forms; limit seven card stud games (Hi-Lo 8 or better, Razz, 7 Stud), lowball draw games (A-5, 2-7, triple or single draw); and badugi variants (badugi, badeucy, badacey). That seems like a pretty good yardstick of what constitutes the “mainstream” of poker. That is not what this article is about. This article is a celebration of the deliberatel...

    Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 01:37 AM

  • Fine Tuning the Autopilot
    “Yeah….I just started auto-piloting and lost a bunch of money”. Common story. Student loses a bunch of money and claims that the reason for losses was “auto-pilot”. Mostly we get what he means – he means that he wasn’t really paying attention and some bad plays slipped through the net. But it also highlights a misunderstanding regarding what auto-pilot really is. We’ve been conditioned to think that auto-pilot is the enemy of good poker. This is not true – auto-pilot is one of the best things to...

    Mon, 6 Aug 2018, 01:20 AM

  • 60-Minute Master: NL 6-Max Part 8, Continuation Betting
    Although continuation betting (c-betting or cbet) is a basic poker concept, it has evolved significantly over the time and there are numerous intermediate and advanced concepts that you need to be aware of in today’s games. C-betting is considered c-betting a basic concept in NL Hold’em, but it is nonetheless constantly evolving. It’s also common to hear a large range of different opinions on whether it is correct to cbet in certain spots. Some rely heavily on board texture while others base the...

    Fri, 3 Aug 2018, 01:27 AM

  • Gordon – Head Coach of the Best Poker Coaching Interview
     The post Gordon – Head Coach of the Best Poker Coaching Interview appeared first on Best Poker Coaching.

    Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 02:36 PM
  • Possible Upsets to Target in the Week of August 13th – 4 Upset Picks for Bettors new
    If you’re hunting for great upset picks in the sports betting world, hopefully I’ve been helping you catch some big wins or at least think a little outside the box. When you’re dealing with volatile betting genres like the NFL preseason or taking on new sports that you may not hold elite knowledge in (see: WNBA and others), any advice can be good advice. The plan is to help you get some big wins, though, and while my actual upset picks record hasn’t been great so far this year, some big victorie...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 12:02 PM

  • Dr. Richard Jarecki, the Man Who “Beat” Roulette, Dies at 86 new
    In the poker world, you have big names like Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, and Phil Ivey. In the casino world, blackjack was the game that provoked mathematicians to turn their attention to beating the system. Many people know the name Edward Thorp from his “Beat the Dealer” book. There are also well-known stories of the students from MIT that won millions with their team card counting system. Roulette, on the other hand, isn’t one of the games that’s widely recognized by famous players. Richard...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 06:47 AM

  • Who Will Be the First Sacked Manager in the English Premier League? new
    Once upon a time, the clubs in English soccer had a lot of patience for their managers. Each of them was given the time to work with the squad and implement his ideas, even if the results weren’t exactly going their way. As the game became more and more commercial, the pressure to perform instantly became enormous. This is the reason we see plenty of managers sacked during the season every single year. Sometimes it works well; sometimes it doesn’t. There are arguments for both approaches, but th...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 06:08 AM

  • NFL Most Valuable Player Race 2018 – Looking at the MVP Contenders
    The 2018 NFL season is right around the corner, and I can’t wait for the action to get underway. While lots of bettors are focused on the team-oriented wagers, there are a plethora of bets you can place regarding the individual performances of each player. For example, take the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. Right now, on, you can choose between a host of players and place a wager on if they’ll take home the trophy for the league’s most valuable player. If you’re interested i...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 12:48 PM

  • Grading the Transfer Business of Each Club from the English Premier League
    The summer transfer window in English soccer is now over. We know the squad of each of the teams in the Premier League, at least until January. Some did well to prepare for the new season, while others have failed to strengthen enough. In this post, I will share my opinion on each of the teams and the business they conducted in the summer. Of course, the transfer window in Europe is not over yet, and the English clubs may actually sell some players by the end of the month, so we should have that...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 10:52 AM

  • NBA Player Prop Bets: What Does the Future Hold for Kyrie Irving?
    The 2018-19 NBA season promises to be an interesting one. The Golden State Warriors are probably once again representing the Western Conference in the NBA Finals, but with LeBron James headed to La La Land, the Eastern Conference appears to be up in the air. King James has dominated the east, guiding either the Miami Heat or the Cleveland Cavaliers to the final playoff series of the year in each of the last eight seasons. That streak ends during the 2018-19 NBA regular season. Even if James some...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 09:49 AM

  • Fantasy Football Rankings for Kickers in the 2018 NFL
    So I won’t sit here and pretend that the kicker position is the most important position in fantasy football. I won’t even make-believe you should select a kicker any earlier than the last couple rounds of your fantasy draft. But that doesn’t mean you should be subjected to these rankings on the internet that do nothing more than list the kickers’ names in a list from 1-25. Don’t worry; I am going to rank the kickers from best to worst in terms of their fantasy value. But I plan on organizing the...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 08:13 AM

  • Billionaire Blackjack and Horse Racing Gambler Zeljko Ranogajec and How He Wins
    Many gambling legends have gained mainstream fame. These icons include everybody from card counters like Edward Thorp and Ken Uston to poker pros such as Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius. They found ways to dominate the casino and/or human opponents and became famous while doing so. But there are other successful gamblers who fly under the radar. In fact, you might be surprised to know that one of if not the most successful gamblers ever is largely unknown. Zeljko Ranogajec regularly bets over $1 b...

    Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 08:01 AM

Learn to Gamble With an Edge from authors, and professional gamblers Bob Dancer and Richard Munchkin. We aim to make you a better gambler tomorrow than you were yesterday.
  • Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
    We have no guest this week. Bob and I answer listener emails. podcast Click to listen - Alt-click to downloadcloudinary_img...

    Thu, 9 Aug 2018, 04:00 PM

  • Gambling With an Edge - guest Max Shapiro
    Our guest today is Max Shapiro, longtime CardPlayer columnist of Read 'Em and Laugh, and one of the best poker humorists of all time. But first we go back to the mail bag to answer listener questions.podcastclick to listen - alt click to downloadcloudinary_img...

    Thu, 2 Aug 2018, 04:00 PM

  • Gambling With an Edge - poker player Barbara Enright
    Our guest today is Barbara Enright, member of the Poker Hall of Fame, the Women's Poker Hall of Fame, and the Senior Poker Hall of Fame. Barbara is also the only woman to ever make the final table of the main event of the World Series of Poker. Before our interview with Barbara we answer listener emails.podcastclick to listen - alt click to downloadcloudinary_img...

    Thu, 26 Jul 2018, 04:00 PM

  • Gambling With an Edge - Maria Konnikova
    Bob and Richard are joined by Maria Konnikova, a writer and psychologist who contracted with poker star Eric Seidel to teach her enough tournament poker so she could write a book about it. Turns out she was pretty good at poker. The book has been delayed as she pursues poker full time.podcastClick to listen - Alt-click to downloadShow Notes[00:49] How Maria met Erik Seidel[03:53] Deciding on the learning process?[05:09] The initial vision of the book?[05:56] How much time did Maria originally pl...

    Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 04:00 PM

  • Gambling With an Edge - card counter Ryemo
    This week our guest is Ryemo (pronounced RYE-mo), who is a family man who plays blackjack full time without a partner. Ryemo is on the road playing about 500 hours per year, and talks honestly about the difficulties of life on the road, and long losing streaks.podcast Click to listen - Alt-click to downloadShow Notesblackjackdiscord.comcloudinary_img...

    Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 07:27 AM

  • Gambling With an Edge - Poker Pro, Tony
    Bob and Richard visit with poker player Tony in the first of two back-to-back interviews. We speak about how he got started, his WSOP bracelet, and his experience playing in Macau,  among other topics.podcastClick to listen - Alt-click to downloadShow Notes[00:35] Tony’s first poker BR and rebooting[04:30] Live poker and underage gambling[09:39] Limit Hold ‘em bots[14:59] WSoP event where Tony won the bracelet[17:56] The Macau gold rush and money exchange[21:48] Differences between Limit and No...

    Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 01:31 PM

  • Gambling With an Edge - Super host Steve Cyr
    Bob and I talk to super-host Steve Cyr. We received many questions for hosts from our listeners, and many of them made it into the podcast. We will have Steve on again in the near future to address more of your questions. You can always submit questions to us at  podcast Click to listen - Alt-click to download Show Notes[00:51] Salary host v.s. Theoretical loss hosts[02:51] The changes in Palms in the recent 6 weeks[05:29] The new rule on the source of funds and its...

    Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 01:28 PM

  • Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz
    Bob and I are joined by Jimmy Jazz to talk about getting the most bang for your bucks on auto rentals, air travel, and credit cards.podcast click to listen - alt click to downloadShow Notescloudinary_img...

    Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 04:00 PM

Poker Strategy Articles and Coaching
  • Hellmuth and Seidel React To Maria Konnikova’s NYT Interview new
    Maria Konnikova’s year of going from amateur to sponsored pro is one of the last year’s big stories. First it was about poker getting a book write-up from the US’s self-appointed cultural arbiter: The New Yorker, where Konnikova worked as a columnist. Then it was about a pro-coached amateur winning huge tournaments. Then it was about the publishers deadline which has now whizzed past, while she stayed out playing poker for months at a time.Now it has come full circle – back to New York. The quon...

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 01:36 AM

  • Partypoker Heads to the Copacabana in Rio for the WSOP Circuit Brazil new
    There have been quite a few memorable locations for big poker events, but there will be few that can compete with the iconic Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, which is set to host the partypokerLIVE WSOP Circuit Brazil festival next month, with over $1million in guaranteed prizemoney on offer for the Main Event …The Copacabana Palace Hotel, a mere stones-throw from the world-famous Copacabana beach, will see Brazil’s finest battling it out with rivals from across South America, as well as the expect...

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 01:10 AM

  • The Illest Becomes the Thrillist as Kelly Minkin 5-bet Bluffs with Seven-Deuce new
    It’s the worst starting hand in poker and most of us muck it quicker than we can say seven-two offsuit. What we don’t tend to do is raise with it, and never 4-bet with it and only in our most drunken crazy moments would we ever 5-bet jam with the ugly hand… and even then only for shits and giggles - but Kelly Minkin just did it for real! Minkin, known as the Illest and the Chillest - and perhaps now also the Thrillist – set pulses racing at the Main Event last month, eventually finishing in 50th...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 08:37 AM

  • Poker: A Beginner’s Guide new
    The world of poker can be enticing, but when you’re starting out, you’ll need to get to grips with the rules and how you should react in different situations. The rule of thumb is that 10,000 hours are required to master any craft. Whether that is true is up for debate, but the basic premise that “practice makes perfect” is. And poker is no different. You won’t start as a professional, but time and patience can help you develop your tactics and techniques.Here is a breakdown of some of the funda...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 08:22 AM

  • The Brunson Clan Is Getting Bigger – But Who’s The Granddaddy?
    They are the best known father and son combo in the poker world, and Todd Brunson’s announcement that there will be a new addition to the Brunson family led to some hilarious tweets – with granddaddy Doyle in the frame…The news, of course, wasn’t that the legendary 85-year old Texas Dolly had somehow pulled another ace from his sleeve, but instead that son Todd and his wife Anjela were expecting a new arrival, and grandad Doyle was over the moon at the news…It didn’t stop the internet wits from...

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 01:51 AM

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  • Pechanga Resort Casino's new expansion completed new
    When Pechanga Resort Casino held its grand opening event in early March to commemorate the completion of a two-year expansion project, it was an evolutionary step that affirmed the long-term vision of its owners, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 12:30 PM

  • Wendover Resorts chooses Scientific Games technology solutions new
    Scientific Games Corporation recently announced that the company will install a comprehensive package of casino management system products and solutions, as well as slot games and table products at The Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino and Red Garter Hotel and Casino.

    Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 09:35 AM

  • Deep dive into casino growth
    A question you hear a lot these days is where can the land-based casino industry turn for future growth. One popular solution appears to be re-investing in established gaming properties, adding expanded casino and amenity options in order to capture a larger chunk of regional market share.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 09:00 PM

  • Felix Rappaport 1953-2018
    Felix passed away recently, a heart-wrenching, unexpected shock to all those friends. With no disrespect for many people that I admired, and learned from, in the gaming industry, Felix was the best leader I ever saw. Every executive who ever worked for him would run through walls for Felix.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 09:00 PM

  • Casino marketing like a network executive
    What was once a brighter backlit version of yesterday’s stanchion sign is now a formidable tool that can improve your marketing and advertising programs. Through the power of dynamic visual content, digital signage is an effective way to capture the mind and imagination of your guest... if used effectively.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 09:00 PM

  • CrystalDual 27 Video Lottery Terminals - IGT
    International Game Technology PLC recently announced it has signed an agreement with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation to provide 700 CrystalDual 27 Video Lottery Terminals.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 09:00 PM

  • Ghostbusters 4D video slots -- IGT
    International Game Technology PLC is giving Ghostbusters fans a paranormal reason to flock to casino floors with the release of its new game, Ghostbusters 4D video slots.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 12:01 PM

  • San Manuel Casino amps up executive team
    San Manuel Casino recently announced the appointment of Peter Arceo to chief operating officer and the hire of Rikki Tanenbaum as chief marketing officer.

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 11:50 AM

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Two Plus Two is the leading publisher of poker strategy and advantage gambling books. Now, Two Plus Two is bringing that same level of expertise and quality to audio in the form of poker podcasts, the...
  • Pokercast 499 - WSOP Main Event 2018: Hijinks and Drama!
    This week on the Pokercast: The most important tournament of the year is well underway and we’ve got more stories of bad behaviour from the one and only Poker Brat. To begin Terrence has been down in Vegas for a couple of weeks and has got a trip report, plus an upcoming fight to announce! In ICYMI we break down the main event so far including the amazing performance of Michael Mizrachi, the not-so-amazing performance of Phil Hellmuth and some twitter beef with Vanessa Selbst. The guys finish of...

    Mon, 9 Jul 2018, 12:33 AM

  • Pokercast 498 - Hellmuth Charges Too Much Markup, MSPT Venetian Final Table Controversy, Mailbag and...
    On this episode of the Pokercast - Phil Hellmuth sold a WSOP package on a staking site, but was the price right? Also, a couple make it down to the final 3 in a $5k tournament at the Venetian and a ton of ethics questions arise. To begin, Terrence is down in Vegas and gives us a live update of his WSOP then we get into the news:  Our top stories this week have sparked a lot of debate recently. Phil Hellmuth sold shares to a WSOP Turbo event at 1.8/1 and people were very upset, but was the outrag...

    Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 07:58 PM

  • Pokercast 497 - WSOP 2018 and The Ferguson Apology with Lance Bradley
    On this episode of the Pokercast: After an extended break the guys return to update you on what’s been happening in the poker world, and a lot has been happening! Adam was down in Vegas for the beginning of the WSOP while Terrence is about to head down there. We get a trip report from Adam including a live hand review of some high stakes action in Bobby’s Room and the guys explain the long break. In ICYMI: Lance Bradley joins the show to break down Chris Ferguson’s weak apology video and controv...

    Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 03:52 PM

  • Pokercast 496 - Legal US Sports Betting, High Stakes Action and RIO Poker
    On this episode of the Pokercast: We’re back again to catch you up on all of the news from the Poker/Gambling world, and there’s a lot to catch you up on! To begin the guys talk about what they’ve been up to and why it took so long to do a show, plus we see where we stand on the Yanni/Laurel debate. In the news: Sports Betting has been deemed legal by the US Supreme Court and the guys talk about what this could mean as states begin to regulate sports betting and hopefully poker. Gordon Vayo sues...

    Fri, 18 May 2018, 12:34 AM

  • Pokercast 495 - China Bans Poker and US Online Shared Liquidity
    On this episode of the Pokercast: As of May 1 there will be a larger player pool for legal online poker in the USA! To begin the guys talk about the Staples brothers new weight bet with Bill Perkins and WPT puts out a casting call for a final table audience. In ICYMI: We are joined by Steve Ruddock of to talk about the new shared liquidity for NV, NJ and DA, and how China is going to shut down the online poker sites/apps that have been popular there. We’ve also got some con...

    Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 06:27 PM

  • Pokercast 494 - Heartland Poker Tour Not Winning Many Hearts and Mailbag! 
    On this episode of the Pokercast: We dive in to all of the great mail you’ve been sending that got backed up the last couple of weeks! To begin the guys chat about how this is the best time of the year for sports, Terrence moving into the wilderness and the upcoming WSOP. In the news: Heartland Poker Tour scheduled a tournament at the Westgate in Vegas and attempted some shady practices, Adam and Terrence break down what they did and the reaction from the community. Also, Pokerstars debuted a ne...

    Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 11:50 PM

  • Pokercast Pokercast 493 - “Sia Layta” To Play WSOP Dressed As A Male and Alan Boston Returns!
    Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Pokercast: Alan Boston got pocket dialled by us so we begin the show with an impromptu interview! Alan talks about his lock and the other bets he made during the tournament as well as his opinion on the final. Adam's back from his cruise as well and has some stories of weight gain and the cruise ship casino. The guys also talk about the Staples brothers weight bet completion and all the media attention it garnered. In the news: A female...

    Mon, 2 Apr 2018, 06:42 PM

  • Pokercast 492 - Alan Boston 2018 and The Craziest Televised Fold Of All Time?
    This week on the Pokercast: The always entertaining Alan Boston is back with his first round March Madness picks and more! We begin with Alan because he’s on a tight schedule and get into the yearly snubs from the tournament, Alan’s lock of the year and some chat about sports betting theory. We also talk about a poker hand that has gone viral this week, which may be the sickest fold ever televised. Plus Gus Hansen returns to Vegas and Poker After Dark! We have a few funny tweets and Mailbag subm...

    Mon, 12 Mar 2018, 05:37 PM

Under the Gun with David Tuchman is Tuck’s take on life, poker, sports, beer and whatever the fuck he wants to talk about Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 6–7pm PDT on! Check out p...
  • Under the Gun podcast No. 131: WSOP Main Event day 2
    Tuck talks about what he's been up to since the WSOP and analyzes his play on day 2 of the main event Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at

    Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 11:00 AM

  • Under the Gun podcast No. 130: Day 1a WSOP Main Event
    Tuck recaps day 1a of his championship run in the WSOP main event. Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at

    Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 11:00 AM

  • Under the Gun podcast No. 129: Valentin Vornicu is UTG
    12-time WSOP ring winner, Valentin Vornicu, joins Tuck to discuss a little tournament strategy Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at

    Sat, 9 Jun 2018, 11:00 AM

  • Under the Gun podcast No. 128: Kane Kalas is UTG
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    Sat, 26 May 2018, 11:00 AM

  • Under the Gun podcast No. 127: NFL Draft Recap with Sam Monson
    Three poker hands played in same session against the same opponent and we wrap up the NFL draft with Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at

    Sat, 12 May 2018, 11:00 AM

  • Under the Gun podcast No. 126: Evaluating Decision Making
    The NFL draft and a few tweets inspires Tuck to address the decision making process and how it's flawed to judge decisions by the eventual result Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at

    Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 11:00 AM

  • Under the Gun podcast No. 125: Nine minutes with Norm
    Tuck talks poker strategy before catching up with the legend, Norman Chad Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at

    Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 11:00 AM

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    Tuck talks large field PLO tournaments and making a big fold in NLH with Laplante Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at

    Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 08:15 PM

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    Tue, 19 Sep 2017, 12:00 AM

  • The Chirp Herm Show - Nick Petrangelo
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    Wed, 13 Sep 2017, 12:00 AM

  • The Chirp Herm Show - Cate Hall
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    Tue, 29 Aug 2017, 12:00 AM

  • The Chirp Herm Show - Scott Blumstein
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    Wed, 23 Aug 2017, 12:00 AM

  • The Chirp Herm Show - Darren Elias
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    Sun, 20 Aug 2017, 12:00 AM

  • The Chirp Herm Show - Elliot Roe
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    Mon, 8 Aug 2016, 12:00 AM

  • The Chirp Herm Show - Chirp Goes Solo
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    Sun, 24 Jul 2016, 12:00 AM

  • The Chirp Herm Show - Jared Jaffee
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    Sun, 17 Jan 2016, 12:00 AM

Lectures from the Gaming Research Colloquium Series and interviews with gaming authors, industry figures, and researchers.
  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 88: Tim Simpson
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    Fri, 6 Jul 2018, 03:54 PM

  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 87: Michelle Malkin
    Just uploaded on the Podcast page: 87-June 8, 2018 Michelle Malkin “Gender and Gambling Motivated Crime” In this June 8, 2018 Colloquium Talk, Malkin examines the social, economic, and legal consequences of problem gamblers, with a focus on gender. Starting with an exploration of problem and women's gambling in history, she analyzes how the approaches to possible criminal consequences of gambling motivated crime challenge traditional criminal justice assumptions about gender and crime. Listen to...

    Fri, 8 Jun 2018, 03:56 PM

  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 84: Kim Manh
    Just posted to the Podcast page: 84-December 13,2017 Kim Manh The Determinants of Gaming Policy Diffusion and Expansion In this December 13, 2017 Colloquium Talk, Manh builds on current policy diffusion literature to disucss the evolution of gaming policy adoption for both commercial and tribal jrusidictions. Listen to the audio file (mp3)...

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017, 05:38 PM

  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 83: Colleen O'Neill
    Just posted on the Podcast page: 83-October 20, 2017Colleen O'Neill Jobs and American Indian Sovereignty: The Challenge of Gaming In this October 20, 2017 Colloquium Talk, O'Neill discusses the conflicy between labor unions and Native American tribes over the issue of Indian gaming and labor in 1990s California. Listen to the audio file (mp3)...

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017, 03:07 PM

  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 82: Massimo Leone
    Just posted on the UNLV Gaming Podcast page: 82-September 8, 2017 Massimo Leone Praying and Gambling In this September 8, 2017 Colloquium Talk, Leone Listen to the audio file (mp3)...

    Fri, 8 Sep 2017, 02:59 PM

  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 81: Kelli Wood
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    Fri, 4 Aug 2017, 05:11 PM

  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 80: Mark Johnson
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    Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 05:01 PM

  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 79: Stefan Al
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    Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 03:24 PM

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    Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 01:04 AM

  • The Mouthpiece: Betting on murder? new
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    Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 12:23 AM

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  • Episode 264: Ivey Bluffs It Off
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    Mon, 30 Jul 2018, 07:56 PM

  • Episode 263: Clayton Fletcher Runs Deeper
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    Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 01:15 PM

  • Episode 262: Barney Boatman (feat. Josh Miller and Eric Keppler)
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    Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 10:56 AM

  • Episode 261: Andrew Runs Deep
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    Mon, 2 Jul 2018, 11:19 AM

  • Day 3 of the $2500 NL!
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    Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 10:35 AM

  • Episode 260: WSOP Live 2018
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    Mon, 18 Jun 2018, 11:19 AM

  • Episode 259: Christian Holden
    Christian Holden is a professional musician and poker player who lives in an anarchist collective in Worcester, Massachusetts. In this in-person interview, he and Andrew discuss his music, his poker, his politics, and the staking deal he almost had with Martin Shkreli. Plus they talk about game theory and deep-stacked no-limit poker strategy! You should check out Christian’s band The Hotelier and follow him on Twitter @moldyfish. Timestamps 0:30 Hello and Welcome 54:53 Strategy...

    Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 09:15 AM

  • On You, Lou
    My latest piece for the Two Plus Two Magazine is more of a story than a strategy article. It’s about a friend of my grandmother’s who was a small-time gambler and a few conversations we had about poker: “I saw you on ESPN,” he tells me once he’s made his left out of the parking lot. “I seen where one of them guys went out before you made about eighty thousand dollars.” There’s no question mark, but I know what he’s asking. “That’s about what I made.” His hands, already drumming the wheel, quicke...

    Thu, 7 Jun 2018, 04:37 PM

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  • Did Dan Bilzerian Win His Money in Poker?
    What do you do when you have more money than you could ever need, want, or use? Just ask “King of Instagram” Dan Bilzerian poker pro. Born in Tampa, Florida, 37-year-old playboy, multi-millionaire, Internet personality Bilzerian is renowned for his lavish lifestyle. Many in the poker world also know Bilzerian for his highly contested claims that he amassed his fortune by playing in private ultra-high-stakes games. A self-proclaimed asshole, Bilzerian wants people to envy him because “that’s just...

    Mon, 13 Aug 2018, 01:25 PM

  • Who is Lex Veldhuis?
    Hailing from Vlissingen, Netherlands, and quite possibly having the coolest name ever, Dutch Poker pro Lex Veldhuis has made quite the name for himself across the globe. He is, perhaps, best known for Twitch streaming under his online moniker RaSZi, his PokerStars ambassadorship, and his strong social media presence. In the beginning Like many professional poker players, the 34-year-old Veldhuis got his start in gaming. For Veldhuis, it was StarCraft where, during an international event, he met...

    Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 05:21 PM

  • Kelly Winterhalter: Beauty and the Brat
    American businesswoman and poker player Kelly Winterhalter is a truly interesting woman. Not only did she fall in love with poker a mere three years ago and has already played—and cashed multiple times—on the world’s biggest stage, but she is also the founder of a highly successful all-natural skincare company called Ellovi: a company she describes lovingly as a six-ingredient skincare line with moisturizers that are “ethically sourced and wildly harvested” and “so pure you can eat them.” Not th...

    Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 04:50 PM

  • 6 Game-Changing Tactics from 500NL Zoom Destroyer Fried Meulders (mynameiskarl)
    Upswing Lab cash game coach Fried “mynameiskarl” Meulders continues to crush 500NL Zoom ($2.5/$5) on PokerStars, the toughest game consistently running online.  His win-rate since the beginning of the year, across 250k hands, is an impressive 4.16 big blinds per 100 hands. And over the past 100k hands he’s won a staggering 8.08 big blinds per 100 hands–an unsustainably good win-rate. Here’s a graph: Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 11:08 AM
  • Who is Dan Colman?
    Dan Colman is an American professional poker player who hails from Holden, Massachusetts. He is best known for winning the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014 Big One for One Drop tournament at the age of 23, beating Daniel Negreanu heads-up. At the time, Colman took home the second-largest single payout in poker tournament history. Dan Colman: The beginning The now-28-year-old Colman started gambling with friends when he was a teenager and it was Chris Moneymaker’s historic WSOP win that whetted...

    Thu, 9 Aug 2018, 06:27 PM

  • Who is Poker Pro (and MMA Fighter?) Olivier Busquet?
    Native New Yorker Olivier Busquet is a unique, eclectic, and talented poker player, heralded as among the best heads-up, sit-and-go players in the world. Having gotten his start with online low-stakes games, Olivier Busquet has quickly progressed to high-stakes match-ups both online and live while building quite the bankroll along with impressive fame and fortune. His background in finance meshes well with poker, thus resulting in a skill set that has provided this talented (and quite attractive...

    Wed, 8 Aug 2018, 07:02 PM

  • What You Must Know Before Playing PLO Poker | Pot Limit Omaha Strategy
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    Las Vegas is chock full of poker rooms, and there really is one for everyone. In the category of off-the-beaten-path rooms is the awesome Red Rock poker room. Red Rock Casino opened in 2006 and sits on a roomy 70 acres near downtown Summerlin just off West Charleston Boulevard and the I-215. The resort has 815 rooms, a spa, a three-acre pool area, spacious meeting rooms, slot machines, table games, a very nice 16-screen Regal Cinemas movie theatre, a bowling alley, a bingo hall, eleven restauran...

    Tue, 7 Aug 2018, 02:15 PM

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