Poker Industry Topics

Seven Common Texas Hold’em Leaks and How to Fix Them
February 2, 2019 by Randy Ray
If you’re like most Texas hold’em players, you probably have leaks you don’t even know about. In case you’re not familiar with the term in relation to poker, a leak is a flaw in how you play the game that…
Why You Suck at Texas Hold’em and What to Do About It
January 3, 2019 by Randy Ray
Let’s face facts – poker players today face an increasingly uphill climb toward profitability. The fabled days of the “Poker Boom” are long gone, and with them, the legions of fish who frequented Texas hold’em tables from coast to coast.…
How Much Should You Buy in for at the Texas Hold’em Tables?
December 26, 2018 by Randy Ray
I read a short column by Willy Neuman in Ante Up magazine recently about buy-ins at the Texas hold’em table. In it, he pointed out that your buy-ins at the Texas hold’em tables are important, and everyone knows how important…
Five Steps to Designing a New Poker Variant
December 24, 2018 by Randy Ray
Doyle Brunson once declared no-limit Texas hold’em to be the “Cadillac of Poker,” and that metaphor still holds up today. The game of choice for millions of recreational poker players worldwide, no-limit Texas hold’em offers the perfect blend of simplicity…
Poker Math for Players Who Are Bad at Math (And Maybe Even Bad at Poker)
December 22, 2018 by Randy Ray
I’ve been playing poker for close to 40 years. In that time, I’ve learned that the thing that scares more poker players than anything else isn’t facing one of the best players in the world or losing on a bad…
Popular Prop Bets Poker Players Make to Pass the Time
December 11, 2018 by Randy Ray
If you happened to be strolling through the jam-packed hallways of the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino earlier this year – soaking in the sights and sounds of the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) – you might just…
Nine Most Disgraceful Acts by Online Poker Sites – Full Tilt, Ultimate Bet, and More
December 3, 2018 by Randy Ray
Online poker has seen some of the most high-profile scandals in internet gaming. The two main reasons why include that certain poker sites behaved recklessly during the boom years (2003-2011), and two major laws greatly affected the industry. The internet…
10 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Getting Better at Poker
November 28, 2018 by Randy Ray
Steve Jobs was one of the most iconic business figures of the last 50 years. He wasn’t known as a poker player, but he was a gambler in his business dealings and in life. The lessons he learned can be…
Tight, Disciplined Poker Might Be Boring – But You’ll Win More Often
November 26, 2018 by Randy Ray
One of the things that makes poker such an interesting game is that it’s a gambling game, but the players who succeed most gamble the least. You will, of course, see no shortage of people say that poker is NOT…
How to Play Your First Game of Omaha Poker
November 11, 2018 by Randy Ray
Omaha poker is a great game, but it’s almost never the first poker game you learn. Most people start with 5-card draw when they’re kids. From there, depending on their age, they move on to stud poker or Texas hold’em.…