Poker Industry Topics

My Top 7 Tips for Making Better Decisions in Poker
October 13, 2018 by Randy Ray
Poker is an interesting game because it involves two elements. One is skill, and the other is luck. The skill element is made up of making good decisions. But even if you make good decisions, you can still lose. This…
Starting Hands in Limit Texas Hold’em
September 30, 2018 by Randy Ray
The starting point for any effective poker strategy, limit or no-limit, Texas hold’em or any other game, is starting hand selection. All poker games start with an initial hand. After that, you have later rounds of play, but the first…
Why You Shouldn’t Play Online Poker Freeroll Tournaments
August 25, 2018 by Randy Ray
If you’re new to the world of online poker or simply enjoy playing within your limits, the concept of a freeroll tournament simply seems too good to be true. And that’s because it is… For those that don’t know, a…
3 Rookie Mistakes That Cost Me Money in Texas Hold ‘em
July 28, 2018 by Beverly Greer
Now that I have been gambling for about a year, I have pretty much tried every game under the sun. Poker was the last category that I pursued, and Texas Hold ‘Em was the game that I decided to try…
Beginners Guide to Playing and Winning Omaha 8 Poker
July 24, 2018 by Randy Ray
Not long ago, I wrote a post about 7 card stud high-low split, so it’s only natural to follow that up with a discussion of Omaha 8. Like its studly cousin, Omaha 8 is also called Omaha 8 or better…
Playing Real Money Poker on Your Phone and Why You Might Not Want To
July 20, 2018 by Randy Ray
While the boom days may have ended a decade back, online poker is still a big business that generates billions in betting worldwide. One reason behind the industry’s staying power is the rise of mobile apps that allow players to…
Why Poker Is the Quintessential American Game
July 18, 2018 by Randy Ray
Poker is not just the quintessential American game—it always has been America’s game. Poker has changed dramatically, especially over the last couple of decades, but you can view the changes in the game as a reflection of the changes in…
Playing Tips and Strategies to Win at 7 Card Stud 8 or Better
July 17, 2018 by Randy Ray
7 card stud 8 or better is also sometimes called 7 card stud high low (or hi-lo split). For most of this post, I’ll just call it “7 card stud 8.” The deal and betting action in these games are…
How to Play and Win Texas Hold’em Poker for Beginners
July 16, 2018 by Randy Ray
In the United States, Texas hold’em is the most popular game of poker available. You’ll see more money changing hands at the hold’em tables in a casino than almost anywhere else. And if you want to be the “best poker…
After Announcing Retirement from Poker, Doyle Brunson Places 6th in His Final WSOP Tournament
June 22, 2018 by Randy Ray
When it comes to swan songs, Doyle Brunson sure does know how to go out in style. Back in 2013, old “Texas Dolly” entered his last World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event - the most prestigious tournament in the…