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  • BetStars Inks Deal With NBA, Joins MGM As Authorized Gaming Operator new
    This week, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and The Stars Group (BetStars) announced a new multiyear gaming partnership. The Stars Group is now an authorized sports betting operator of the NBA in the US. This partnership is the first for the Stars Group with a professional sports league in the US. As of this announcement, BetStars is only operating in New Jersey. Inside the deal The deal between the NBA and The Stars Group is similar the partnership the NBA and MGM Resorts International...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 02:04 pm PST
  • NFL Week 15 Lines: Spreads, Totals And NJ Betting Guide new
    We’re into the last month of the season and the stakes increase exponentially with each week. With three weeks to go, only six teams have been mathematically eliminated from the 2018 NFL playoffs. In this article, we take a look at the NFL Week 15  slate and the betting odds at legal New Jersey sportsbooks. (Odds updated 12/11/18)  DraftKingsBetStarsFanDuel888sportSugarHouse LA Chargers Kansas City 56 -3.553 -3.552.5 -356 -3.556 -3.5 Houston NY Jets-6 41.5-6.5 41.5-6.5 41-6 41.5-6 41.5 Cleveland...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 09:43 am PST
  • ‘Miami Miracle’ Highlights A Week 14 That Left NFL Bettors Baffled
    Week 14 NFL action featured a season-high eight road favorites, and many of those favorites took a majority of the betting action from recreational bettors. The results left many scratching their heads. Losing outright as road favorites were the Panthers (-1), Patriots (-9), Rams (-3), Broncos (-3) and Steelers (-10). Road favorites went 3-5 SU and 3-5 ATS in Week 14. Those results followed a Week 13 in which seven road favorites went 3-4 SU and 2-5 ATS with the Saints (-7.5), Colts (-3), Panthe...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 02:26 pm PST
  • DraftKings Sportsbook Boosts First Bet Match To $500
    Placing your first bet on any online sportsbook can be intimidating. Thankfully, DraftKings Sportsbook is making sure that new players in New Jersey can ease into sports betting with a free wager to get started. DraftKings Sportsbook is now offering to match all first bets onsite up to $500. This deal, which is more than double its previous amount of $200, will give players more freedom and flexibility to see how things work. How the $500 First Bet Match works This promotion is open to newly-reg...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 07:33 am PST
  • Banking Some Bucks: PropSwap Offers A Unique Marketplace To Sell Your Betting Slips
    The New Orleans Saints were on a roll to start the 2013 NFL season. The team was 7-1 after only losing to the New England Patriots by a field goal. This left Luke Pergande in a quandary. While working for Bloomberg in San Francisco, he’d visited Las Vegas over Labor Day and bet $100 on the Saints to win the Super Bowl at odds of 50-1. The Saints’ odds had dropped to 15-1 by November. Hoping to secure some winnings on a ticket that may eventually be worthless, he called a friend. “Where can I sel...
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 11:47 am PST
  • BetStars NJ Sports Betting App: How To Get Started
    Since DraftKings Sportsbook became the state’s first online product at the beginning of August, the NJ sports betting mobile crowd has swelled to eight products — the latest of which fully activated on Sept. 13. Welcome, BetStars Through a partnership with Resorts Atlantic City, The Stars Group, which operates the PokerStars NJ, introduced its BetStars sports betting platform. Based out of the Isle of Man, The Stars Group joins the wave of European gaming companies expanding or making their firs...
    Sun, 9 Dec 2018, 11:40 pm PST
  • NFL Week 14 Lines: Spreads, Totals and NJ Betting Guide
    Tired of all that Christmas music (this early)? Well this week, put on an album celebrating 35 years of killer licks and sweet lyrics. I’m talking about ZZ Top’s hit machine Eliminator. Week 14 in the NFL has some matchups that certainly evoke that title. Like the big tracks on that album, the rivalries stand the test of time and get better with age. So bust out your hi-fi or 8-track and let’s turn up the volume. Here are the lines for the slate of games at New Jersey sportsbooks. (Odds updated...
    Sat, 8 Dec 2018, 10:50 pm PST
  • NFL Week 15 Look-Ahead Lines And Betting Market Moves For Week 14
    The FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey and the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas release NFL advance look-ahead lines every week, and Week 15 features four division games headlined by a pair of primetime playoff previews. The Los Angeles Chargers visit Kansas City in a key AFC West contest that could be for first place, and Monday Night Football has the New Orleans Saints traveling to Carolina to tackle the Panthers. Then there’s the Eagles and Rams on Sunday night. We’re seeing more meaningful game...
    Thu, 6 Dec 2018, 08:06 am PST
Best Online Gambling Sites for 2018 – Expert Reviews
  • Liverpool vs Manchester United: Premier League Gambling Odds and Preview
    A particular sports term I’ve grown fond of over the years is “The Lid,” first used by Skip Bayless in the book God’s Coach from the early 1990s. A close inspection of the passage in God’s Coach reveals that Bayless did not invent the term – it was instead coined by a frustrated athlete. (I […]...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 08:12 am PST
  • 2018 Frisco Bowl Betting Preview: San Diego State Aztecs vs Ohio Bobcats
    Those of you clicking on the sports blog over the next few weeks will read a lot of brief bowl-brand histories. Knowing the specific bowl game at hand – not just the teams competing in it – is a great place to start the postseason NCAAF handicapping chore. Does the bowl’s selection committee tend […]...
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 04:02 pm PST
Best Poker Coaching
  • PLO10 and PLO50 coaching session with coach Kyyberi
     Notable points in this video: 1:35 SPR you want to create when you’re OOP 12:30 Playing a set in a limped pot 23:14 What to do when you have a straight and a card pairs on the river 39:59 When to here call a straight on the river when there is a possible flush The post PLO10 and PLO50 coaching session with coach Kyyberi appeared first on Best Poker Coaching.
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 12:30 am PST
  • NL25 and NL50 coaching session with coach Lateralus
    Notable points in this video: 0:00 Call or fold vs donk shove on the turn with a pair and flush draw 7:01 What to do with top pair in monotone flop after opponent bets or on the flop 13:01 Check and give up or jam in a multiway pot on the flop 20:31 Turn play in a bad card after check-raising flop with top 2 pairs 31:45 Call or shove on the river with a full house after facing a donk bet 37:44 Playing on the flop after facing check raise The post NL25 and NL50 coaching session with coach Latera...
    Fri, 7 Dec 2018, 12:00 am PST
  • NL16 and NL25 coaching session with coach Jozef
    Notable points in this video: 1:12 What to do with top 2 pairs on the river when opponent donk bet allin 11:01 Call or fold vs flop allin in 4bet pot with overpair 21:30 Bet size plan with top 2 pairs in 4bet pot 31:30 Bluff catch or not on the river with 2 pairs 48:56 Turn decision with overpair after facing pot size donk bet and pot size bet turn The post NL16 and NL25 coaching session with coach Jozef appeared first on Best Poker Coaching.
    Mon, 3 Dec 2018, 12:00 am PST
  • NL 6-max – NL50 coaching session with coach W34z3l
    Notable points in this video: 0:00 Cbet middle pair in 3bet pots vs 2 opponents or not 10:14 Call of fold preflop with AKs facing cold 4bet allin 12:29 Call or fold with a straight after a check-raise on the river in a dangerous board 20:34 Bluff catch on the river or not vs a triple barrel with 2nd pair when all draws missed 31:58 On the 4th card to a straight, check call the river or fold with top pair 41:49 Bet on the turn or check with trips vs a tight opponent when all draws completed 49:1...
    Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 01:02 am PST
  • CASE STUDY: Vidarbusk Does €60k In One Year
    Do The Time Warp Throw your mind back to August 2014. The poker world is getting its optimism back from the dark days after the US DOJ torched Full Tilt to the ground and made smores over the embers. Meanwhile, in Norway, a small time 6-max grinder and recently mostly graduated university student is enjoying the long Norwegian summer days between getting his bachelor’s and starting his masters. What does he do with his summer hols? He does what we all do and boots up his laptop to play a little...
    Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 01:55 am PST
  • ZOOM – NL10 coaching session with coach Asimos
    Notable points in this video: 0:00 Triple barrel bluff or not with missed flush draw 6:06 Cbet or not with TPTK in 3bet pots 14:45 Triple barrel bluff or not with missed OESD 22:34 Call 2nd barrel on the turn or not with top pair in 3bet pot 33:12 Bluff raise on the flop or not with overpairs or not The post ZOOM – NL10 coaching session with coach Asimos appeared first on Best Poker Coaching.
    Mon, 26 Nov 2018, 01:02 am PST
  • NL 6-max – How to read and use the HUD with coach Alan Jackson
    Notable points in this video: 6:00 Using the HUD to identify regulars and recreational players 11:05 Defending vs 3bet on the CO vs blinds 16:09 Fold vs Cbet, Cbet and fold vs Raise numbers 22:30 Fold vs 3bet stat and relation to fold vs Cbet number and color coding 28:14 Identifying sticky players 41:30 Gap between VPIP and PFR in regulars 47:12 Type of regular you can print money against The post NL 6-max – How to read and use the HUD with coach Alan Jackson appeared first on Best Poker Coach...
    Fri, 23 Nov 2018, 01:02 am PST
  • Spin and Go – Coaching session with coach Paul “Cog Dis”
    Notable points in this video: 3:58 How to play gutshots HU 8:32 Important thing you need to pay attention to and take notes to improve as a player 20:30 What size you should be using on the river when opponents show weakness and why 23:35 Importance of reading the board to not overvalue your hand 25:12 Raise size you should use with overpairs 30:13 How to play vs opponents playing very aggressively 37:26 How to play vs massive calling stations The post Spin and Go – Coaching session with coach...
    Mon, 19 Nov 2018, 01:02 am PST
  • Super Bowl Betting in NFL Week 15 – Latest Futures Odds Update with Contender Analysis new
    Have you been riding this roller coaster the last few weeks? Ever since I started taking a look at the Super Bowl futures odds on a weekly basis, we’ve seen the lines move around like a group of children playing musical chairs. Not long ago, we had the Chargers way off everyone’s radar at +2500. And then – bam! They jump to +1200 after beating the Steelers. After another victory, this time against the hapless Bengals, the Chargers have charged up the board once again and are now sitting at +900...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 10:30 am PST
  • Can Tottenham Hotspur Join the Soccer Elite, or Are They Destined to Remain on the Cusp? new
    There is no doubt that for many years now, Tottenham Hotspur has been one of the most intriguing Premier League clubs to watch. Well, for the neutrals, at least. Spurs fans have witnessed some great performances but have had their fair share of bitter disappointments as well. The fact of the matter is that the club just can’t seem to move up a gear. They have had teams which could be dazzling on their day but also way too naive when it mattered. This perpetual underachieving status has led to cl...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 10:02 am PST
  • NBA Futures Betting in Week 9 – Updated Odds and Picks for NBA Finals, MVP, and More new
    Each week, I take a long look at the latest NBA futures and NBA props bettors might want to consider wagering on. Not a whole lot has changed since my last look at the best NBA betting opportunities, but I’m again searching high and low for the best wagers and offering my advice on how to approach them. There has been some pretty interesting movement in the most popular NBA future: who the online betting sites think will win the league title. That’s gone to the Golden State Warriors in each of t...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 08:12 am PST
  • CFP Semifinal Betting Preview – Alabama Meets Oklahoma in the 2018 Orange Bowl new
    After opening at 79, the total has now ballooned all the way up to a whopping 81 points. Have you seen an over/under set this high for a college football game in recent memory? Because I sure haven’t. When the Crimson Tide go toe to toe with the Sooners on December 29th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, it’s going to be absolute mayhem. The total might seem a bit high on paper, but take a look at what we have here. You’ve got the top offense in college football in Oklahoma going to battle with the...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 06:53 am PST
  • Cardinals vs. Falcons and Other Upset Picks for Sports Bettors in the Week of 12/10
    Week 14 in the NFL was another one full of upsets. For the second week in a row, there were a whopping seven NFL upsets, and a few of them could have delivered insane value. One of the best would have been the Miami Dolphins, who surprisingly played the New England Patriots tight throughout their contest. Miami needed some last-second magic via the lateral to get the job done, but if you bet hard on the Dolphins staging the upset, you’re not caring how they got that win. Like usual, I tried my h...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 09:47 am PST
  • Popular Prop Bets Poker Players Make to Pass the Time
    If you happened to be strolling through the jam-packed hallways of the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino earlier this year – soaking in the sights and sounds of the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) – you might just have met a man dressed as a shark passing out $1 bills. No, this wasn’t a promotional stunt for poker sunglasses company Blue Shark Optics or one of the weirdos who come to the WSOP every year looking to play dress-up. Instead, recreational player Brandon Potter of Connecticut wore the...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 08:28 am PST
  • Notre Dame Clashes with Clemson in the 2018 Cotton Bowl – CFP Semifinal Betting Preview
    A trip to the National Championship is on the line in the 2018 Cotton Bowl. Notre Dame is up against Clemson in what promises to be an intriguing clash. Can Dabo Swinney get back to the title game for the third time in four years, or will Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish continue their Cinderella season? We know college football bowl games are always intense, but when you have a pair of undefeated teams with this much riding on the outcome, emotions get magnified. Clemson and Notre Dame will m...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 07:14 am PST
  • Club Brugge vs. Atletico Madrid and Other UCL Betting Picks for December 11th – December 12th
    I’m not the biggest fan of the UEFA Champions League stage, so I’m glad it’s almost over. There are some exciting games, but plenty of the matches are hardly that competitive. And let’s face it – the interesting part of the competition comes with the knockout stages. Before we get there, there is one last round of games from the group stages. They will determine which teams will go through, which will qualify for the Europa League, and which will see their European journey end before 2019 has co...
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 10:20 am PST
Doug Polk Poker
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 - Anthony Curtis
    Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis, owner of Huntington Press, and publisher of The Las Vegas Advisor.podcastclick to listen - alt click to download Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of Huntington Press and Las Vegas Advisor[00:34] Louisiana law that prevents skilled players from being barred.[04:27] Las Vegas room rates in December.[07:36] Anthony's dealt royal flush story and bar video poker games/promotions.[19:55] LVA football contest strategy, Beat the Bookie pr...
    Thu, 6 Dec 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • Gambling With an Edge - Jimmy Jazz
    This week Bob and I talk to Jimmy Jazz. We talk about some credit card plays, auto rentals, and casino promotions.We encourage your questions, and you can send them to to listen - alt click to download Show Notes[00:00] Intro of Jimmy Jazz, frugal travel and credit card expert[00:38] Is the Total Rewards credit card a good deal?[04:00] Can you use a credit card for WSOP entries?[05:10] Implications of a merger between MGM and Caesar's[08:43] Groupon Sele...
    Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
    This week Bob and I answer questions submitted by our listeners. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to to listen - alt click to download Show Notes[00:00] Intro[00:35] Richard's recent experience on a Norwegian Cruise Line.[06:12] Richard's AutoSlash experience with a Priceline Express Deal car rental.[09:31] Bob's experience filing a complaint with the Nevada Gambling Control Board.[12:08] How can APs deal with rules that are intended to...
    Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • Gambling With an Edge - Bank and Teller
    Our guests this week are Bank and Teller with some tales of their adventures in mainly, California casinos.podcastclick to listen - alt click to download Show Notes[00:00] Intro of APs Bank and Teller[00:44] Why did he choose the name Bank?[02:46] What type of cheating used to happen in player banked games?[04:27] Teller's experience has a dealer.[07:20] How Bank and Teller played a 2:1 Blackjack promotion.[09:47] Bank's experience solving a slot machine.[16:20] Bank was barred at a casino 25 ye...
    Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • Gambling With an Edge - Russell Fox
    Our guest this week is tax advisor Russell Fox.  We discuss various tax situations that affect gamblers and other citizens.podcastclick to listen - alt click to download Show Notes[00:00] Intro of Russel Fox of Clayton Financial and,[00:35] Draft Kings daily fantasy sports special at the Las Vegas Advisor.[01:43] Do new tax laws affect end of year planning?[03:39] Are there any recent legal decisions that affect gamblers and taxes?[05:14] Could the next Congr...
    Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
    This week Bob and I answer questions submitted by our listeners. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to Click to listen - Alt-click to downloadShow Notes:[00:00]  Intro[00:40]  What hourly rate is acceptable for casino play with little or no heat?[03:55]  Have you ever let your personal dislike for a casino corporation or casino owner factor into your decision to play?[08:29]  How do full time APs answer questions and/or provide documentation o...
    Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PDT
  • Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
    This week Bob and I answer questions submitted by our listeners. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to Click to listen - Alt-click to downloadShow Notes:[00:00]  Intro[00:40]  AutoSlash now sponsors GWAE.  Richard shares a personal experience where AutoSlash saved him over 50% off of his initial reservation.[04:39]  How can listeners help to support GWAE?[06:50]  Bob discusses strategies for saving money on wine while on a Norwegian Cruise.[11...
    Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 07:24 pm PDT
  • Gambling With an Edge - card counter Yoshi
    Our guest this week is Yoshi. Yoshi was on the show last October.  At that time he had been counting cards for about 14 months, and ran $3,000 into $300,000.  Now he is back a year later, and his bankroll is over a million.podcastclick to listen - alt click to downloadShow Notes[00:00] Introduction of card counter Yoshi[01:00] What has happened to Yoshi's bankroll since his last appearance?[01:50] How many hours is Yoshi playing now?[02:37] How much is Yoshi betting?[04:17] Has Yoshi finally had...
    Thu, 25 Oct 2018, 04:00 pm PDT
Poker Strategy Articles and Coaching
  • Doyle Brunson Takes a Walk Down Vegas’ Memory Lane new
    A chunk of Las Vegas could have been Doyle Brunson’s if his bet on the Dallas Cowboys had come through decades ago, the Texas poker legend reminiscing about Vegas of old on Twitter!Doyle’s trawl through his memories was sparked by a black and white photo of the Vegas Strip in 1954, unrecognisable to anyone who has visited the modern gambling Mecca since…Bugsy Siegel was the main driving force behind the development of the desert into one of the most iconic cities in the world……Doyle’s tweet also...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 02:17 am PST
  • Interview: John Hesp Movie Producer Talks Poker Movies and Bringing Hesp To The Big Screen
    John Hesp came to the small screens on ESPN, as the charming, patchwork quilt wearing caravan salesman from up Bridlington way who final tabled both the 2017 WSOP Main Event and our hearts.Marc Ambrose is the guy who, with his production partner Niall Perrett, will be bringing Hesp to the big screen. Marc has told the story of the Beatles in GRAMMY winning documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week and the story of Prime Minister Bhutto in Peabody winning documentary Bhutto. Recently, he sat dow...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 01:16 am PST
  • F is For Family’s Bill Burr Has a Poker Show
    On Netflix’s F is For Family, Bill Burr plays Frank Murphy a father of three in the 70s who’s too tired to hide his disappointment in life as the world rapidly changes around him. But outside of Netflix, he is a world-renowned stand-up comedian who likes to get together with some of his friends and record a $60 buy-in poker home game for his YouTube channel. All Things Comedy’s The Poker Table is an unusual poker show, there are no hole cards, no commentators, it rarely shows the boards and the...
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 01:52 am PST
  • The 33 People Banned From Las Vegas Casinos
    Photo: Los Angeles TimesJust how bad really are the 33 bad guys – and the one girl – who fill Nevada’s Little Black Book of miscreants who are banned from every casino and gambling property in the state? That’s the question as a new duo were added recently as PokerTube reported ...A motley crew of mobsters, scamsters and a fair few ‘slotsters’ fill the  - now online – pages of the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s Excluded Person’s List, and here’s our top 3…1.  Dressed for the Occasion - Francis Ci...
    Sun, 9 Dec 2018, 02:04 am PST
  • Partypoker’s Advent Calendar Guarantees Great Christmas Prizes
    It wouldn’t be Christmas without an advent calendar to count us down to the big day, and partypoker have produced their own competition-style 25-day Advent Calendar with great prizes on offer every day… culminating in a secret Christmas Day bonus giveaway!The list of prizes is enough to fill any Christmas stocking, and you’re guaranteed one of the following:Sit and Go Jackpot ticketsMulti Table Tournament ticketsSports betting bonusesFree spins in the casinoCashback pointsFastforward cash bonuse...
    Sat, 8 Dec 2018, 02:42 am PST
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  • 2019 American Casino Guide -- AMERICAN CASINO GUIDE new
    The 2019 American Casino Guide is now also available in a new smaller edition with a lower price and offering the same coupons.
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 05:55 am PST
  • Best and worst practices in guest satisfaction research new
    Many casinos have determined that it is in their best interest to measure and track their guests’ satisfaction. They understand that, even with the likelihood of losing money gambling, most gamblers can—and do—have a positive experience at their casino.
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 09:00 pm PST
  • CEO pay in a year of reckoning… new
    Gaming industry executives were not immune to #MeToo and tough-to-meet investor performance expectations, both of which led to leadership turnover despite the strong financial and stock market results of casino companies.
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 09:00 pm PST
  • Where one industry leader believes table games are headed new
    Penn is on the right side of the acquisitions game because it is one of the most efficient operators in the business, with post-tax margins just north of 29 percent currently and on track to hit 30 percent by 2020.
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 09:00 pm PST
  • A world of MONEY new
    Although cash handling products may not have been the main focus of October’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, they were most definitely featured throughout the show, both in vendor booths and as a hot topic in event sessions that focused on the future of mobile and cashless payment solutions.
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 09:00 pm PST
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  • Pennsylvania gambling expansion nears $400 Million
    Gambling has reportedly injected more than $385 million into Pennsylvania coffers in the first year since a law was passed to expand gambling in the state, surpassing state budget estimates.
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 06:20 am PST
  • EZ Baccarat interactive online table game -- EZ BACCARAT
    The EZ Baccarat online game is available for the first time in multiplayer tables enabling players to interact with others at a table, and bringing the all-important social context of baccarat into play. ...
    Thu, 6 Dec 2018, 06:08 am PST
  • Social Gaming App Attack
    In a society where face-to-face social interaction has shifted to face-to-device, it is not surprising that online social gaming apps are a priority for both game designers and casino operators. As the competition heats up in this gaming sector, more and more casino apps and game titles are entering the marketplace, and this trend is not likely to fade away any time soon.
    Sun, 2 Dec 2018, 09:00 pm PST
  • The marketing potential of social casinos
    In the world of brick-and-mortar casinos, it’s fair to say traditional marketing was always at the forefront while digital marketing, except for e-mail and some PPC ads, has been largely ignored. Today, however, this dynamic is rapidly changing.
    Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 09:00 pm PST
  • GAME BRAiN responsibly gaming show -- RGC
    To help raise awareness of the risks of gambling to students across Ontario, The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is touring high schools for a fifth year,  with its show - GAME BRAiN.
    Thu, 15 Nov 2018, 05:11 am PST
  • Epic Joker video slot -- RELAX GAMING
    Relax Gaming has unveiled the third game in its recently launched line of video slots, Epic Joker.
    Thu, 8 Nov 2018, 05:20 am PST
  • Ancient Egypt Classic online slot -- PRAGMATIC PLAY
    Pragmatic Play recently announced its latest blockbuster slot, Ancient Egypt Classic.
    Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 06:30 am PDT
  • I Called It mobile game -- MGM RESORTS
    The New York Jets recently announced they have joined with MGM Resorts International in a first-of-its-kind partnership making MGM Resorts the official gaming partner of the New York Jets. ...
    Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 07:02 am PDT
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  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
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. 139: Happy Birthday Tuck
    Tons of poker strategy this week plus the usual Tuck tangents and rants Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at
    Sat, 8 Dec 2018, 12:55 pm PST
  • Under the Gun podcast No. 138: Tuck Takes Tulsa
    Tuck talks stocks, football, beer, Tulsa and lots of poker ... so basically same shit different day (in Tulsa) Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at
    Sat, 24 Nov 2018, 12:11 pm PST
  • Under the Gun podcast No. 137: Tuck Vents
    Tuck vents about politics, elections, guns, the NY Jets and Dodger Stadium before talking a bit of poker Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at
    Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 03:05 pm PST
  • Under the Gun podcast No. 136: Red Sox win the Series!
    Tuck rambles like only he can...Going to the World Series, talking poker hands from Stones, a bit of football and a little stock market Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at
    Sat, 27 Oct 2018, 11:00 am PDT
  • Under the Gun podcast No. 135: Tuck addresses Kassouf issue (s)
    Tuck talks about over-adjusting too far to play against the fish and addresses the Kassouf issue (s) Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at
    Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 11:00 am PDT
  • Under the Gun podcast No. 134: Tuck and Toad
    Tuck talks about his new job, being less predictable on the felt and reminisces about some music he used to love a long long long time ago Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at
    Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 11:00 am PDT
  • Under the Gun podcast No. 133: Poker strat and NFL speak
    Tuck delves into the 2018 NFL season and is finally back at the poker tables grinding out small wins Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at
    Sat, 8 Sep 2018, 11:00 am PDT
  • Under the Gun podcast No. 132: Hey Rick Springfield, you’re a dick
    Tuck addresses the mental aspect of playing that last orbit or hand. This week, Tuck also talks about the upcoming NFL season with a few fantasy players he likes and a few bets he likes Join us LIVE every Wednesday, from 4–5pm PDT on! Check out poker strategy podcasts at
    Sat, 25 Aug 2018, 11:00 am PDT
The Chirp Herm Show with host Mark Herm (aka Chirp Herm, aka Dipthrong), brought to you by Tournament Poker Edge, discusses everything from dating and relationships to spirituality to recovery...and o...
  • The Chirp Herm Show - Nick Petrangelo
    On this episode of The Chirp Herm Show, Mark chats with professional poker player Nick Petrangelo, winner of the inaugural World Series of Poker $100,000 High Roller. Nick discusses how he studies poker and the importance of mindset.
    Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 09:00 am PST
  • The Chirp Herm Show - Matt Glantz
    On this episode of The Chirp Herm Show, Mark chats with professional poker player and Poker Night in America Producer Matt Glantz.
    Mon, 18 Sep 2017, 09:00 pm PDT
  • The Chirp Herm Show - Nick Petrangelo
    On this episode of The Chirp Herm Show, Mark chats with high stakes grinder and #2 GPI ranked player Nick Petrangelo. They discuss selling action for high stakes tourneys, the swings of tournament poker and Altcoins.
    Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 09:00 pm PDT
  • The Chirp Herm Show - Cate Hall
    On this episode of The Chirp Herm Show Mark chats with controversial poker pro Cate Hall. She talks in detail about her drug use, her sex life and her thoughts on being a woman in poker. Also, if you've ever wanted to ask Cate, F#*K, Marry, Kill: Donald Trump, Mike Dentale, Matt Glantz? this episode is for you.
    Mon, 28 Aug 2017, 09:00 pm PDT
  • The Chirp Herm Show - Scott Blumstein
    On this episode of The Chirp Herm Show, Mark chats with 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein.
    Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 09:00 pm PDT
  • The Chirp Herm Show - Darren Elias
    On this episode of The Chirp Herm Show, Mark chats with professional MTT grinder Darren Elias.
    Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 09:00 pm PDT
  • The Chirp Herm Show - Elliot Roe
    On this episode of The Chirp Herm Show, Mark chats with hypnotherapist and poker metal game coach Elliot Roe.
    Sun, 7 Aug 2016, 09:00 pm PDT
  • The Chirp Herm Show - Chirp Goes Solo
    On this episode of The Chirp Herm Show, Mark goes solo and discusses the current state of his sobriety, his inferiority complex in poker, his WSOP experience and the what to expect on upcoming episodes.
    Sat, 23 Jul 2016, 09:00 pm PDT
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  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 88: Tim Simpson
    The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast has been posted: 88-July 6, 2018 Tim Simpson From Casino Wars to Casino Capitalism: Sovereignty and Gaming in Macau In this July 6, 2018 Colloquium Talk, Simpson discusses how the former Portuguese city-state, and now Chinese Special Administrative Region, of Macau has been transformed into the world’s most lucrative site of casino gaming, with annual revenues five times greater than those produced on the Las Vegas Strip. He positions Macau’s contemporary gaming in...
    Fri, 6 Jul 2018, 03:54 pm PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PST
  • 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 PDT
  • 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 PDT
  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 81: Kelli Wood
    The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast has been uploaded: 81-August 4, 2017 Kelli Wood “A History of Play in Print: Paper Games from Cards to Candyland” In this August 4, 2017 Colloquium Tlak, Wood considers the history of printed games, focusing her discussion on two printers, Milton Bradley of 19th century America and Giovanni Antonio de Paoli of 16th century Rome. Listen to the audio file (mp3)...
    Fri, 4 Aug 2017, 05:11 pm PDT
  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 80: Mark Johnson
    Just posted, a new UNLV Gaming Podcast: 80-July 14, 2017 Mark Johnson Comparing the Professionalization of Pro Gamblers and Pro Video Game Players In this July 14, 2017 Colloquium Talk, Johnson dicusses the commonalities and differences in the practives and lives of professional gamblers and professional video game players. Listen to the audio file (mp3)...
    Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 05:01 pm PDT
  • UNLV Gaming Podcast 79: Stefan Al
    Just posted on the podcast page: 79-March 22, 2017 Stefan Al In this March 22, 2017 phone interview Stefan Al discusses his new book, The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream.\\In this March 22, 2017 phone interview Stefan Al discusses his new book, The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream. Listen to the audio file (mp3)...
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 03:24 pm PDT
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  • Episode 278: A Game Theory Primer
    Andrew explains fundamental game theory concepts in terms that even a beginner can understand and addresses some common myths and misunderstandings. Contribute to Andrew’s BAUDL Fundraising Campaign or learn more about itShop with our Amazon affiliate linksGet 25% Off Custom Strategy VideosSign up for Tournament Poker Edge ...
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 02:32 pm PST
  • New Videos: The Art of War
    The Art of War is a classic on the subject of military strategy. How can it help us to think about poker? Join me in my latest series for Tournament Poker Edge for a discussion of what this ancient text can teach us about preparation, deception, aggression, and more! Not a Tournament Poker Edge member? Sign up now! ...
    Sat, 8 Dec 2018, 01:37 pm PST
  • 25% Off Customized Coaching Videos!
    Now through the end of 2018, I’m offering 25% off custom strategy videos when you purchase two hours or more. That’s two hours for just $150! Get the most out of your poker study time with a poker strategy videos custom-tailored to your needs. If you play online, I can review a database or hand history for you, identify your specific leaks, and suggest study material to help you plug them. Even if you don’t play online, I can review hand histories from live play, answer your questions thoroughl...
    Thu, 6 Dec 2018, 04:25 pm PST
  • Episode 277: Mixing It Up
    Nate and Andrew put out an hour of pure strategy, brought to you by our friends at Tournament Poker Edge. Topics include limp-raising, thin value three-betting, donk betting, overbetting, and mixing up your play (or not). Links Contribute to Andrew’s BAUDL Fundraising Campaign or learn more about it Shop with our Amazon affiliate links Episode 253 with Bryan Devonshire Timestamps 0:30 – Hello and welcome! 12:43 – Strategy Strategy It’s a 2c/5c NLHE zoom poker game, 6 handed, on Bovada. I have $1...
    Mon, 3 Dec 2018, 06:01 am PST
  • The Walter Tine Christmas Special
    Walter Tine is home for Christmas, but all he wants to do is play poker. about his travails in my latest piece for Two Plus Two Magazine: Walter Tine’s Poker Odyssey, Part 4. Walter received several poker books for Christmas – they were the only gift he’d requested – along with a set of plastic chips that he immediately despised. Not only were they a reminder that he had no one to play with, but they were a poor substitute for the clay chips to which he’d become accustomed at the dormitory game.
    Sun, 2 Dec 2018, 12:41 pm PST
  • EXCLUSIVE Podcast! Your Strategy Questions Answered!
    In the last three years, Thinking Poker listeners have raised more than $25,000 for the Bay Area Urbancl_imgSat, 1 Dec 2018, 08:55 am PST
  • Bay Area Urban Debate League 2018 Fundraising Campaign
    Happy Thanksgiving! As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I’m currently in Big Bend National Park, which is one of the more remote parts of the continental United States. Not a whole lot of internets down here. I haven’t had the opportunity to gear up for this properly, but Giving Tuesday is approaching, and that means the kickoff for the annual Bay Area Urban Debate League year-end giving campaign. This is a non-profit organization with which I’m deeply involved as a Board member, volu...
    Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 08:04 am PST
  • Episode 276: Canvassing with Andrew Therriault
    Andrew Therriault is an enthusiastic poker player and the former Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee. We discuss how data is changing political campaigns and [host] Andrew’s recent experience canvassing for Beto O’Rourke in Austin, TX. Andrew’s first appearance on the show was Episode 233. Timestamps 0:30 Hello and Welcome 2:35 Andrew Therriault...
    Mon, 19 Nov 2018, 01:45 pm PST
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  • Bicycle Casino Poker Room Review new
    The world-famous Bicycle Casino—lovingly nicknamed “the Bike”—is a Los Angeles staple. At first glance, the 100,000-square-foot Bicycle Casino poker room is, indeed, the gold standard when it comes to poker rooms. However, when you read some reviews, people either love the Bike or truly despise it. Located in Bell Gardens, this world-renowned and popular casino offers a wide variety of poker and card games. From Texas Hold‘Em to Omaha to Seven Card Stud to Mexican Poker to Three Card Poker to Pa...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 07:00 pm PST
  • Who is Marle Coirdero? Meet the Polarizing Poker Player and Vlogger
    Marle Cordeiro’s poker vlog is a polarizing mix of dark humor, poker lifestyle commentary, and hand analysis.  The 27-year-old cash game player has undeniably grabbed the attention of the poker community since launching the vlog in September, finding both fans and detractors of her satirical style. The vlog takes us through Marle’s adventures on the Las Vegas cash game scene, often taking turns between twisted comedy and strategy discussion. Let’s take a look at this new YouTube sensation: Who i...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 04:10 pm PST
  • Pot Limit Omaha Preflop Quiz – Only 5% of PLO Players Will Get 7/7
    Ready to put your Pot Limit Omaha preflop skills to the test? The answers to these 7 quiz questions are based on what cutting-edge PLO solvers would do in each situation. Only a true Pot Limit Omaha expert will get 6 or more correct. Assume you are 100BB deep in each situation unless otherwise noted. Good luck! Featured photo credit and copyright: Drew Amato (edited from original) Question #1  You're playing $0.50/$1.00 PLO at a 6-handed table. Which of these hands would you raise from UTG? A♥ K...
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 10:25 am PST
  • Huck Seed: The King of Prop Bets
    A former high school and college basketball player turned American poker pro, Huck Seed is also an insane prop better. Early life Seed—born Huckleberry Seed in Santa Clara, California—was, incidentally, featured in the 2006 documentary Quantum Hoops that chronicled Cal Tech’s quest to end a 21-year losing streak. This makes sense since Seed is six-foot-six—or six-foot-seven depending on where you’re getting your information—tall. He has been playing poker since 1989 and has done quite well. As a...
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 07:00 pm PST
  • Foxwoods Poker Room: What You Need to Know
    Located in the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, the Foxwoods poker room is the largest poker room on the East Coast and the largest casino-based poker room in the world. Foxwoods hosts World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit events, WPT tournaments, and the Foxwoods World Poker Finals. cl_imgSun, 9 Dec 2018, 06:56 pm PST
  • Nick Schulman Makes it all Look Easy
    Manhattan, New York native Nick Schulman is a professional poker player who is known for winning Season 4 of the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Poker Finals NL Hold’Em event in 2005 at Foxwoods. For his efforts, Schulman pocketed a hefty $2,167,500—the single-season record for a regular WPT event. Adding to this impressive feat, Schulman was only 21 years of age at the time, thus becoming the youngest winner of a WPT event. Early life Since the age of 13, Schulman has been a world-class pool playe...
    Sat, 8 Dec 2018, 07:00 pm PST
  • Sammy Farha: Fashion, Finesse, and Felt
    Poker pro Sammy Farha is a prolific tournament player with three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets who is quite well known as the runner up to “every man” Chris Moneymaker in the 2003 WSOP Main Event. He is also a familiar face on GSN’s popular program High Stakes Poker. Farha is truly one-of-a-kind. His expensive fashion sense and entertaining personality compliment an unpredictable and aggressive poker style, and Farha is quite adept at reading and intimidating his opponents. Take a look...
    Fri, 7 Dec 2018, 07:22 pm PST
  • What is Short Deck (6 Plus) Hold’em? | Six Plus Hold’em Rules and Strategy
    Short Deck Hold’em only hit the poker mainstream in 2018, but it looks like it’s here to stay. Short Deck Hold’em is an action game very similar to Texas Hold’em, except it’s played with a 36-card deck, with all of the 2s through 5s removed. This game is also known as 6 Plus Hold’em. Today we’ll go over what you need to know before playing your first Short Deck Hold’em session (click to jump to that section): The Rules and Hand Rankings of Short Deck Hold’em How Odds Change in Short Deck Hold’em...
    Fri, 7 Dec 2018, 11:45 am PST
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