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Blog posts February 2015

Beating the 21+3 Blackjack Side Bet by Eliot Jacobson PhD

The “21 + 3” blackjack side bet is based on examining the player’s two cards and the dealer’s up-card. If the three cards form a flush, straight, three-of-a-kind or straight flush, the player wins. In the original version, the payout for each of these was 9-to-1. With…

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Interstate Online Poker Coming According to Nevada Governor by Steve Ruddock

Last year Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a historic interstate online poker agreement that would see the two states share players. The deal was signed in February of 2014, and many expected it to be in effect before the end of 2014, but thus far noth…

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New Jerseyans remain skeptical about Atlantic City, but like hiring of emergency manager by John Brennan

So are Atlantic City’s best days behind it, or – as Mayor Don Guardian insists – are the best days yet to come?A Rutgers University-Eagleton poll released today found that 63 percent chose the gloomy answer while only 25 percent chose the Guardian option.To read more, click HERE

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Why You Need to be More Patient at the Micros in Order to Succeed by Nathan Williams

A lot of the people who read this blog are fairly new to the game or have been struggling at the lower limits for awhile (NL2, NL5 and NL10 in particular). If you are one of these people then I bet one of the most difficult things for you at these stakes is dealing with all of the really ba…

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Any Credible Congressional Hearing On RAWA Must Include These Two Documents by Chris Grove

Reports indicate that the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations will hold a hearing on March 5th for the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of America’s Wire Act.The members of the subcommittee have the opportunity to promote reasoned discussion …

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New Jersey Online Casinos Outpacing Online Poker by Wide Margin by Dustin Gouker

Online casinos continue to drastically outperform online poker rooms in New Jersey, according to a new report from Gambling Compliance.To read more, click HERE

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A Blast From the Past: Poker in 2010 from NJ PartyPoker

Lee Davy jumps into his time machine, sets the date for October 2010 and steps out into a world that’s very different to the one that you see today.They say a lot can happen in a hand of poker.Imagine what can happen in four years.To read more, click HERE

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The Leagues Strike Back in NJ sports betting case by John Brennan

The leagues reply in the sports betting case:STATEMENT OF FACTSA. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection ActTo read more, click HERE

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First Look at the 2015 Online Player of the Year Rankings by Steve Ruddock

This year, on top of comprehensive online Sunday Major coverage from the regulated sites of New Jersey and Nevada, will also bring you weekly Player of the Year rankings and player features, highlighting some of the best online players in the country as they compete for the 2015 PO…

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Seven essentials for the travelling poker player from NJ PartyPoker

Thanks to Jack “Treetop” Straus‘ exploits in the 1982 World Series of Poker, there are many people out there who think all you need is a chip and a chair to compete at the poker tables. Modern poker players going to live events, however, rely on an assortment of travel acc…

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An Introduction to Blackjack Side Bets by Eliot Jacobson PhD

Low-limit blackjack is a tough game for the casino. A blackjack table with two or three reasonably knowledgeable players each betting $5 to $10 per hand may be operating at a net loss for the casino. If the table has shallow cut card placement and a lengthy shuffle procedure then it is a sur…

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Might Monmouth Park be part of future NJ casino talk? by John Brennan

If voters approve an expected statewide referendum on the November ballot to end the Atlantic City casino monopoly, there are three areas with a large amount of power already lined up to vie for such a facility: The Meadowlands, Jersey City, and Newark.To read more, click HERE

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Five tips for making the most of a poker trip from NJ PartyPoker

Do you love to travel? Well, travelling and playing poker can go hand-in-hand if you enjoy doing both. Some people enjoy playing poker online and from the comfort of home, but for many of us the appeal of travelling to new places is an opportunity too exciting to turn down.No matter your le…

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Every Sunday is Sunday!

Enter to play the $50,000 GUARANTEED Sunday Tournament! First place is a guaranteed $10,000 prize!REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT HEREPromotion Details:Date: Every SundayTime: 5 pm EasternGame Type: TEXAS HOLD'EMStructure: NO LIMITBLIND LEVELS:BUY IN: $200 USDGUARANTEE: $50,000 …

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Adelson Backed Online Gambling Ban Reintroduced in Congress by Steve Ruddock

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), a bill seeking to ban most forms of online gambling, including poker.The 2015 version of RAWA is seemingly unchanged from the 2014 version, which was also introduced by Chaffetz in the …

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The Art of Bluffing at the Micros: When to do it and Why by Nathan Williams

One of the oldest rules in the book at the micros is to "never bluff." So why would I write an article about bluffing at the micros then you might ask? Well, because poker as we know it on the internet has changed a lot over the years and bluffing is now profitable against some opponents at …

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2015 World Series Of Poker To Feature First Online Bracelet Event by Chris Grove

The 2015 World Series of Poker is aiming for a milestone in the blending of live and online poker with the inclusion of the first WSOP bracelet event to be played online.Technically, the event – #64, a $1,000 buy-in no limit hold’em tournament – is a hybrid, as the final tw…

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