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Searching for Patterns

10 February 2012
I recently read a research article that discussed how our brains are programmed to search for patterns from any information that they receive. Of course this is hardly news to anyone who has taken an ink blot test or stared at the sky and saw sailing ships or other objects in the cloud formations. The study however dealt more with how the brain will look for patterns in random information. ... (read more)
 

What Would You Do If... You Hit a Jackpot?

27 January 2012
I grew up in an era when there were no video games or computers. As a youth my friends and I would sit around playing board games, cards or word games to entertain ourselves on a rainy afternoon. One of the games I enjoyed playing was a simple "word" game. One person would start a sentence with the words ... (read more)
 

Cost Cutting Suggestions for Your Casino Vacation

20 January 2012
Just as the economy seemed to be improving and many of us were starting to feel some relief from the money pinch of the last few years, the price of gasoline skyrocketed forcing us to reevaluate our budgets again to make up for higher fuel prices. This is coming at a time when many of us are planning our yearly vacations and will have an effect on our travel plans. ... (read more)
 

Staking a Poker Player

16 December 2011
In poker you hear that someone has a percentage of another player? How do they fiqure what the percentage is and the cost? If I were to stake a cash player 100%, what percentage is the going rate? Bob Dear Bob: When you hear that a person is staking a player, it means that they are putting up a percentage of the player's buy in. ... (read more)
 

Texas Hold'em A to Z: O Is for Knowing Your Outs

18 November 2011
In poker your outs are the unseen cards that will complete or improve your hand to make it the winning hand. Each additional card or "out" will improve your percentage of surviving the hand and coming out a winner. You can view outs as an indicator of success or failure when determining whether or not to ... (read more)
 

Texas Hold'em A to Z: N Is for the Nuts

28 October 2011
When you play poker and have a hand that cannot be beaten it's called the "nuts." Every player hopes to flop the nuts because they are guaranteed to win the hand, but how much money they win will depend on how they play the hand. When you are playing Texas Hold'em, you should be able to look at the cards on the board and determine the nuts. ... (read more)
 

Cutting Back with the Joneses

21 October 2011
I attended a party the other night and the topic of conversation turned to an article that appeared in a national newspaper. According to the article, fear of an uncertain economic future is creating a new cultural mindset in which less is more and people are devising ways to cut back on their spending. ... (read more)
 

There's an App for That

23 September 2011
I have written about keeping a gambling logbook in the past. This month I want to share an idea for those who may not have one. The main reason to keep a gambling log is for tax purposes. When you win jackpot over $1,200 at the casino, you will receive a W-2G form. A copy of this goes to the IRS and you are required to list these winnings when filing your income tax. ... (read more)
 

Texas Hold'em A to Z: M Is for Money Management

9 September 2011
Many players hear the words money management and they immediately think of some sort of system for beating the casino games. They do not view money management as something to be concerned about in a poker game. The true essence of money management in poker really comes down to bankroll management. ... (read more)

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Bill Burton
Bill Burton is a gambling expert and best-selling author of Get the Edge at Low Limit Texas Hold'em and 1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets. He is the former Casino Gambling columnist for About.com.

Burton's Texas Holdem book was published in 2002 long before the game became a national phenomenon. The producers of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown used his book during the first season to teach the game to the participants.

He writes for several national gaming magazines and newsletters. These publications include: Casino Player, Strictly Slots, The Southern California Gaming Guide, Midwest Gaming and Travel magazine, Southern Gaming and Destinations magazine, Midwest Player and Blackjack Insider.

Burton is an instructor for the Golden Touch Craps dice control seminars teaching players how to gain the advantage in craps. He is an expert at all casino games and can teach players how to play any casino game as well as offering them advice to get the most out of their casino visits.

Bill Burton Websites:

www.billburton.com
www.goldentouchcraps.com

Books by Bill Burton:

> More Books By Bill Burton

Bill Burton
Bill Burton is a gambling expert and best-selling author of Get the Edge at Low Limit Texas Hold'em and 1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets. He is the former Casino Gambling columnist for About.com.

Burton's Texas Holdem book was published in 2002 long before the game became a national phenomenon. The producers of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown used his book during the first season to teach the game to the participants.

He writes for several national gaming magazines and newsletters. These publications include: Casino Player, Strictly Slots, The Southern California Gaming Guide, Midwest Gaming and Travel magazine, Southern Gaming and Destinations magazine, Midwest Player and Blackjack Insider.

Burton is an instructor for the Golden Touch Craps dice control seminars teaching players how to gain the advantage in craps. He is an expert at all casino games and can teach players how to play any casino game as well as offering them advice to get the most out of their casino visits.

Bill Burton Websites:

www.billburton.com
www.goldentouchcraps.com

Books by Bill Burton:

> More Books By Bill Burton