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The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Fla., has reopened with Plexiglass barriers at poker tables.Image: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
Our long national nightmare is over, and suffering citizens are finally ready to reopen the economy and pursue the noblest of American activities: gambling.
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa opened its doors Thursday night, making it the first gambling den to welcome customers since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses two months ago. This despite the fact that Florida has had 48,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 2,144 deaths, as of Friday.
As a former professional poker player, I have questions.
Is the public ready to go gamble away hard-earned cash during the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu, and what’s shaping up to be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression?
The answer seems to be yes. Hard Rock invited 1,000 gamblers — the casino’s “best customers” (read: whales) — to attend its opening yesterday. Doors were opened to the public at 7 p.M.
The casino has put in precautions, including thermal imaging cameras at entrances to detect fevers and Plexiglass barriers at gaming tables. Two-thirds of the Hard Rock’s slot machines are turned off, in a nod to social distancing. Everyone entering is required to wear a face mask.
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Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen told the Tampa Bay Times that 2,000 of the casino’s 4,800 employees have returned to work. He also claims that no casino patron registered a temperature over 100.4, which would require them to be rechecked by staff, a statistic that seems incredible, but OK.
But what about people who blow on dice for luck at craps tables? Seems unsanitary.
Not knowing anything about craps players, despite spending 6,000 hours in a casino over the past 12 years, I asked a friend how he feels about it.
“Never blow on the dice,” Ricky Urena told me. “I’m a dice-setter.”
Dice-setting is a hotly debated method of throwing the die in a way to lower the house edge. Since this is something that casinos allow, as opposed to, say, card counting in black jack, I’m gonna go with, “This doesn’t help you.”
But Urena is a believer.
“I studied and practiced different sets and did calculations over time,” he said. “Of course you cannot control the dice but you find ways to extend your rolls several more throws than other shooters and that means a lot better EV (expected value).Ricky Urena shows his grip for throwing dice.
“So no, never blow on the dice,” he said.
A friend who is a high-stakes crusher agrees that it’s not really a thing.
“Not many people still do that,” my friend said. “It’s theatrical.”
I get it, it’s a romanticized misconception about the game, sort of like how people playing poker in movies say things like, “Read ‘em and weep,” or, “I see your $500, and raise you $500 more!” (Tip: Don’t say these things.)
Urena says he has already had COVID-19 and recovered — “Had a really bad headache for 3-4 days, high fever and body pain, but no respiratory issues” — so he isn’t too fearful of making the 12-minute drive from his home in South Florida to the Hard Rock property in Hollywood, Fla. He says as long as they sanitize the dice and make the shooters use hand sanitizer, he would feel safe playing.
Urena is a poker player, too, and the Hard Rock is the first poker room in the country to open. Poker still seems like a Petri dish, but some degenerates really need to gamble. According to its Twitter feed, the Hard Rock got more than 100 players in its room last night, with 20 tables opened. The tables are 6-handed, instead of the usual 9-handed, and feature plexiglass barriers, which poker players on social media have derided as unsafe and annoying.
Blake Whittington, a poker pro who has been quarantined with his girlfriend in an AirBnB in Dallas since the pandemic hit, thinks it’s too soon to go back to live poker.
“I think plenty of businesses should be opening,” said Whittington, who has $1.6M in live tournament cashes, including a $151,000 score in a World Series of Poker circuit event in Tunica a year ago. “But poker has got to be one of the worst culprits for spreading germs.”
However, there are those like Urena, who just want to play.
“Playing 6-handed sucks but I would do it, cuz poker,” he says. “I need it.”
Sergio Thorne Ramirez is a poker pro from east Texas who has the opposite view of Urena. He’s all in favor of shorthanded games, as he says the 4-handed tables that will be used at his hometown casino, Choctaw Casino in Durant, Okla., will “revolutionize poker.”
For pros like Ramirez, shorthanded games mean more hands per hour, and having an edge over those who aren’t comfortable making the adjustments needed to play wider ranges and weaker holdings.
Ramirez, who is at risk because of asthma, says his health is a concern but it won’t necessarily stop him from playing once Choctaw opens in June.
“As often as I get sick from casinos as it is, I’m not sure it really matters. Am I slightly nervous? Yes, partially. But I can’t live in fear forever.
“Then again, I guess you can. I’m not sure I’ll hop right back to the casino but I think I’ll at least stop in to see if games are amazing enough to possibly compromise my immune system.”
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Playing poker online can be a lot of fun, and it can be very profitable, if you understand what you’re doing. We have a guide on how to play online poker for beginners, but, here, we’ll delve a little deeper into the nuances of online poker, which is much different than playing in a table game live at the casino.You don’t need a poker face!
You’ll play in a ring game online, with a set group of players. Games can be played head-to-head or in groups, usually consisting of three, five or nine different players.
You’ll post an avatar and screen name, but the good news is this isn’t Skype or Zoom and players will not be able to ‘read’ your face, or look for tells. Sure, advanced players, over time, will be able to examine your betting behavior and whether or not you show your winning cards or ‘muck’ them, etc., getting valuable intel on your playing style. Most beginner and intermediate players aren’t that savvy.Don’t get carried away bluffing
Everyone loves a good lie in poker, but some beginners and intermediate players try to do it too much. For whatever reason, even though playing online for cash is similar to a table game in terms of ‘real-ness’, people tend to play a lot more hands online. So, bluffing, or basically being deceiving and representing to the rest of the table that your hand is stronger than it really is, can be fatal at times. If you bet consistently and continue the ruse to the end, it might pay off, but any wavering in your play and an expert playing in your game will recognize it and hammer you, similar to playing in the real world.
Pick and choose your spots, and do a little reconnaissance yourself, examining the players around you. If you trust that you’re at a table with several ‘calling stations’, or people who will see everything, it might not be a good idea. If you’re playing against a lot of tight players who only bet if they have to, go for it!
Play online casino games, including blackjack, roulette and slots at BetMGM.Top 10 Hands
In my personal experience, at least in the beginning, I’ll play Top 10 hands or hole cards. Statistically, these hole card pairings have the largest percentage chance of hitting a set, three of a kind on the flop, a straight, a flush, etc.
If I am playing at a table with a lot of loose early action, I’ll simply fold unless I get the following hands until the rookies have cannibalized themselves:
A-A (pair of aces, or American Airlines, pocket bullets, pocket bulls, etc.)
A-K (Big Slick, a bullet and a cowboy, etc.)
K-K (pair of kings, pocket kings, pocket cowboys, pair of cowboys, etc.)
Q-Q (pair of queens, pair of ladies, pocket queens, pair of ladies, etc.)
A-Q (ace and a queen, bullet and a lady, etc.)
J-J (pair of jacks, pair of jakes, pair of hooks, etc.)
10-10 (pair of 10s)
9-9 (pair of 9s)
8-8 (pair of 8s)
7-7 (pair of 7s)Suited connectors
Suited connectors are basically two cards of the same suit in succession. They give you a good chance of hitting a flush (five cards of the same suit) or a straight (five cards in numerical order) when involving the community cards in Texas holdem. It’s especially pleasing when you get suited connectors AND they’re a Top 10 hand, such as a Big Slick of the same suit. Having the ace is beautiful, as this gives you the best card against anyone else’s potential flush.
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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
The Professional Bull Riders returned from a 41-day break Saturday night in Guthrie, Oklahoma, for an Unleash The Beast event scheduled for Las Vegas.
The competition at Lazy E Arena was closed to fans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Taylor Toves of Stephenville, Texas, topped the 41 cowboys in the first round of the two-day event, scoring 89.5 points on Biker Bob. He joined Chandler Bownds as the only right-handed riders to reach the 8-second whistle atop Biker Bob in the bull’s 45 outings.
Ezekiel Mitchell of Rockdale, Texas, was second with an 89 on Soup In a Group.
Points leader Jose VItor Leme of Brazil, also returning from broken ribs, had an 86.5-point ride.
The PBR also plans to stage two-day events at the Lazy E on May 9-10 and 16-17.
When the NFL draft ended Saturday, Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores took a moment to remember two mentors who died from the coronavirus.
Flores said he looked up to Mike Hankins and Myles Coker when he was growing up in Brooklyn, and he’s a friend of their sons.
“This pandemic has hit close to home for me,” Flores said. “It was a loss for everyone. If you spent time with either guy – Mike Hankins or Myles Coker – I feel like I was better for it, certainly.”
Tajikistan says it’s suspending its soccer season, further reducing the handful of leagues still operating worldwide.
The Central Asian nation’s soccer federation says games on Sunday will go ahead as planned before the league is suspended until May 10.
The federation says its decision is in line with government measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The domestic season began on April 4. Games were being played without spectators.
Only a few other countries are still staging pro soccer, including Belarus, Nicaragua and Turkmenistan.
Tajikistan is one of the few countries which has not reported any cases of the coronavirus.
Aston Villa players will take a 25% pay cut to help the English Premier League club during the coronavirus outbreak.
“First-team players, first-team coaches and senior management have all agreed to defer 25% of their salaries for four months to assist the club during this period of uncertainty with a further review taking place at the end of this period,” club chief executive Christian Purslow said in a statement.
It was also announced that a National Health Service trust is to offer maternity care at Villa’s home ground in Birmingham following the success of a similar tie-up with nearby West Bromwich Albion.
The Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust said Villa Park’s North Stand would host weekday clinics for expectant mothers and new parents from Monday.
France rugby player Mohamed Haouas will be free to resume playing after lockdown ends by serving his three-week suspension during it.
The prop was suspended for hitting a Scotland player during their Six Nations encounter on March 8 at Murrayfield — the last match to be played in the competition.
The French rugby federation says Haouas “can serve this punishment during confinement and can thus play again once the sporting season resumes.”
France is in lockdown until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is uncertain if and when the Six Nations matches can be completed.
English Premier League team Chelsea says it will not impose a pay cut on its first-team squad and instead will ask players to continue their support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea also said it will not be furloughing any full-time staff, and casual workers and match day employees are being compensated by the club through to June 30.
The Blues have been in negotiations with their players about a salary reduction, reportedly around 10%, in an effort to save money during the current crisis. That is lower than the Premier League’s suggestion of 30% for all clubs but Chelsea has now decided to take a different approach.
Highlighting the PlayersTogether initiative launched by Premier League players earlier this month which aims to raise and distribute funds for National Health Service charities, Chelsea told its stars to focus their efforts on other causes.
“Representatives of the Chelsea board have recently held extensive talks with the men’s first team to discuss how they can contribute financially to the club during the coronavirus crisis,” a statement on the club website said. “At this time, the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes.”
The British government is increasing planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased.
Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart.
The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8 once pandemic social distancing regulations are relaxed to allow training to resume for teams and there are sufficient COVID-19 tests available.
The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June.
British Horseracing Authority chair Annamarie Phelps tweeted Saturday about “very welcome support for the resumption of live sport incl horseracing” from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, linking to a front page report from The Sun newspaper about plans for events to be staged again.
Dowden updated legislators earlier this week on his talks with sports governing bodies.
Despite high-profile reversals by Liverpool and Tottenham, Norwich has defended its decision to place some non-playing staff on furlough during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Canaries are one of only two English Premier League clubs using the scheme. Employees receive 80% of wages from the British government up to 2,500 pounds ($3,000) although, in this instance, Norwich is making up the remaining 20%.
Newcastle is the other top-flight club to turn to the job retention program while Liverpool, Tottenham and Bournemouth made U-turns on their decisions to furlough staff following heavy criticism.
“The decision we made was in the best interests of the club and its staff. We’ve been very transparent that we’re run in a self-financed manner,” Norwich chief operating officer Ben Kensell told BBC Radio Norfolk. “Ultimately, if we had the available cash flow to not have to take up schemes then, like other football clubs have, we would.”
Last-place Norwich, which has nine games remaining, is reportedly budgeting for a loss of between 18-35 million pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Online poker experienced a triumphant Easter weekend with record numbers of players flocking to the tables for tournaments and cash games.
A grand total of 34,077 entrants paid $215 to enter Pokerstars’ Sunday Million with more than 37,000 entering the Sunday Storm.
partypoker also enjoyed a manic weekend as 1,260 entered the Irish Open Online, which saw Brazilian ,Pablo Brito Silva, scoop €462,000 for finishing first.
And while there was a wide selection of tournaments to play it was cash games that saw a huge spike as a result of partypoker’s $1 million cash game leaderboard.
Even A-list celebrities hopped on the poker tables over the weekend with Ben Affleck hosting a charity tournament on America’s Cardroom with the likes of Tom Brady, Bryan Cranston and Adam Levine all featuring.
One of the reasons for the recent online poker boom, is the postponement of live poker events.
The rise in activity is more or less expected but the most important metric to measure will be how it maintains after the global lockdown is lifted.
One major positive is that new players are beginning to learn about the game of poker which means that they may be more inclined to pick it back up once restrictions are lifted.
The schedule over the coming weeks isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with Pokerstars hosting its 9th anniversary Sunday Storm on April 26 with a $1 million guarantee and a $11 buy in.
partypoker is also continuing to host impressive tournaments as the Powerfest continues this month while the highly-anticipated World Poker Tour will come online in May.
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With the continuing spread of the Coronavirus many poker players are avoiding playing live cash games or at tournaments. Instead, for them, it makes more sense to play poker online from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Online poker is a huge industry that arose with the rise of the internet in the early 2000’s, with many poker professionals grinding their way through the ranks to achieve high bankrolls. Playing online is also a great way to introduce yourself to the world of poker.
There are numerous online poker sites. These each allow you to download their own “client”, a desktop app that connects to their servers to play poker. There are a variety of game types from small stakes cash games, tournaments, sit and gos and fast forward. Fast forward is a fast paced version of poker where you can play hundreds of hands per hour.
Following a simple sign up process and deposit users can then play as much or as little poker as they like (or as much as their bankroll will allow).
The most popular online poker site is still PokerStars who have amassed a large share of the market. However, they do have many competitors attempting to claw back some of their share. Partypoker, has been aggressively attempting to claw back some of this market share on their site. One of the key aims of partypoker is to reignite the cash game market which has seen a large downturn in recent years and return online poker to the boom it saw in the early to mid 2000’s.
GG poker is another new entry on the market and has made waves with their signing of poker legend Daniel Negreanu as an ambassador. Each site has their own nuances and differences between their clients. Finding the one to suit you can depend on your style or where you are based.
For new players online poker can provide the perfect entry to the world of poker. Rather than worry about small and big blinds, the software completes the actions for you. This allows users to focus on playing the game rather than other intricacies that can come with playing live poker. The stakes are also generally much lower than live cash games that you will find at casinos. This allows for you to play with small stakes such as $0.01/$0.02.
As the Coronavirus continues to cause disruption worldwide it is likely more live poker events will have to be postponed. This in theory should turn many more people into playing poker online.
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Mesin slot, roti dan mentega dari industri kasino, sejak lama kehilangan julukan mereka sebagai “bandit satu-bersenjata” ketika produsen menyingkirkan tuas yang harus ditarik oleh penjudi untuk mengaktifkan mesin, menggantinya dengan tombol.
Sekarang, orang dapat bertaruh pada mesin slot kehidupan nyata tanpa menyentuhnya sama sekali.
Kasino Hard Rock Atlantic City meluncurkan mesin slot Senin yang ada di dalam kasino, tetapi yang sepenuhnya diaktifkan dan dimainkan oleh para penjudi melalui internet. Kasino dan mitra teknologinya, Softweave Ltd., mengatakan penawaran 12-mesin adalah yang pertama dari jenisnya di mana saja. Pelanggan di kasino dapat melihat mesin melalui lubang di dinding ruang terlarang yang aman di mana mesin berada di lantai dua, dengan sejumlah kamera dipasang di depan mereka untuk membuat pemain melihat dengan tepat apa yang terjadi dengan mesin saat diaktifkan.
“Psikologinya, ada pemain bata-dan-mortir yang takut melakukan sesuatu secara online,” kata Kresimir Spajic, wakil presiden senior game online di Hard Rock International. “Ini membantu dalam mentransisikan mereka menjadi pelanggan online. Ini adalah mesin fisik nyata yang dapat mereka lihat, hampir seperti mereka duduk di depannya. “
Joe Lupo, presiden Hard City Atlantic City, mengatakan slot yang dikendalikan dari jarak jauh adalah hasil alami dari permainan tabel live-dealer yang semakin populer di Atlantic City selama enam tahun terakhir.
“Kredibilitas dan transparansi sangat penting untuk melihat game online bergerak maju,” kata Lupo. “Perbedaan antara melihat gambar komputer sebagai lawan dari jenis mesin yang telah dimainkan pelanggan selama bertahun-tahun, mungkin lebih mudah untuk dipahami.”
Online atau secara langsung, slot bekerja dengan cara yang sama. Yayasan mereka adalah teknologi yang disebut generator angka acak, yang melakukan hal itu: menghasilkan angka secara acak. Regulator perjudian negara menempatkan perangkat melalui penyelidikan dan pengujian ekstensif untuk memastikan integritas permainan.
Mesin-mesin baru di Hard Rock tidak berbeda: Mereka adalah jenis mesin yang sama yang ada oleh ribuan di lantai kasino, hanya mereka yang terhubung ke internet sehingga mereka dapat diaktifkan online.
Pemain dengan akun perjudian internet yang valid dengan Hard Rock dapat mengakses mesin-mesin baru melalui situs web perjudian kasino. Jika semua 12 mesin ditempati oleh pemain lain, yang lain dapat bergabung dalam antrian menunggu salah satu dari mereka tersedia. Sementara mereka menunggu, mereka masih dapat memainkan slot online atau permainan meja, kata Lupo.
Spajic mengatakan manfaat potensial lainnya adalah kemampuan untuk memainkan mesin slot populer yang belum pernah tersedia online sebelumnya.
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The year 2019 has been an eventful and exciting year for the Indian market. The mainstream sectors continued to grow and the niche sectors driven by India’s growing startup space expanded like never before.
Similarly, the online gaming industry in India has also evolved and witnessed an exemplar shift in the past few years because of the rapid growth in digital infrastructure, increasing smartphone affordability, expansion of the internet user base.
Also, there has been remarkable growth in the revenue model, from in-app purchases to real money games like online poker, daily fantasy, online rummy and digital skill games, which have led to tremendous growth in the online real money gaming industry.
Specifically, 2019 has been rather positive for the poker industry, from poker leagues to value-driven collaborations, launch of a poker university and massive growth for the poker operators.
The online poker industry falls under the real money gaming umbrella and India truly has embraced the digital medium really well. At present, the industry is worth Rs 400 crores and is a major source of commerce and revenue in India with several entities enthusiastically exploring and investing in the online poker space.
According to KPMG, the online gaming industry in India shows an estimate of an average Rs 4,380 crore (FY18), which is projected to grow at a CAGR of 22.1 percent to touch Rs 11,880 crore by FY2023. Within this, the online card games are growing at 35-40% percent year-on-year.
The number of online poker operators in India has also tremendously increased and it is believed that there are more than 3 million active poker players in India at present.
Because of the dynamics of the Indian online poker industry, international businesses have also started looking for opportunities to join hands with Indian startups. The reason being, active participation and rapidly growing users at the rate of 30 to 40% annually.
Some leading names of the industry driving the business include International poker operator – Pokerstars, Spartan Poker- a bootstrap model, Delta Corp acquired Adda52, closed with Series- A funding – 9stacks and Poker Baazi among others.
Although, to achieve a highly profitable and valuable business model the industry requires a regulatory framework and positive awareness about the industry as this will open doors for foreign entities to explore India and launch operations.
Apart from this, the Online Real Money Game (ORMG) sector has the potential to bring in massive employment, through direct and indirect jobs that can be generated from the ancillary telecommunications, marketing, financial, banking, and real estate sectors.
Besides, if centrally regulated by the government, the ORMG the industry is capable of generating thousands of crores of rupees for the government by way of taxation that in return boost India’s gross domestic production (GDP).The online gaming industry is one of the hottest sectors not only in India but all across the world. There are many venture groups and investors who are looking forward to investing in this sector. A few of the benefits of investing in the online poker industry are mentioned below;Device Fragmentation: Over the past decade, poker has grown in the Indian market. The online gaming industry witnessed a boom when affordable and smartphone scene made it big in the Indian market. Games as simple as Candy Crush and Subway Surfers played casually on smartphones to Dota 2 and Counter-Strike duked out by hardcore players brought a new wave of mobile gaming in India. In terms of revenue, sub-genre games such as Poker dominated the grossing charts and grew the revenue of app developing companies.Aging Customers: Rising smartphone users created a stable marketplace for the mobile gaming sector, as users are constantly on the lookout for new forms of entertainment. The aging population in particular, who grew up playing Super Mario, Pac-Man now have spending power and increased accessibility which makes them more interested in the online real money gaming sector.Low Infrastructural Cost: It is relatively a lengthy process for obtaining licenses for casino business in India and the time and costs involved in setting up the requisite infrastructure is high. Online poker game cuts off the cost of buying/building a casino which could be 10 times higher than spending at an online poker website.Larger Target Audience: Online poker game attracts global customers and is easily accessible for the players and sports enthusiasts who do not want to visit a live casino or dislike visiting it to play a poker game. This contributes to Online Poker’s allure and its generation of a globally engaged fan base.Scalability: Traditional sports have physical/spatial limitations, Online Poker is more fast-paced and scalable because of its reliance on digital platforms.
(The author is CEO of All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), a not-for-profit registered society based in Mumbai, that focuses on bringing recognition to the online skill gaming Industry in India.)
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seorang pria memegang telepon: Ingin mempertajam keterampilan perdagangan saham Anda? Mainkan poker! © Abhishek Vedpathak Ingin mempertajam keterampilan perdagangan saham Anda? Mainkan poker!
Di antara permainan berbasis keterampilan yang populer di India, poker berada di atas tumpuan tinggi. Ini menjadi cara populer untuk menghasilkan uang, apakah itu dimainkan secara online atau secara langsung. Konsep di balik poker tidak bisa dibedakan dengan yang digunakan untuk berdagang dan berinvestasi di pasar.
Karena alasan inilah pedagang saham terkemuka mendorong karyawan mereka untuk bermain poker. Mereka melakukannya bukan hanya karena bermain poker itu menyenangkan, tetapi karena bermain poker mengasah keterampilan perdagangan seseorang. Beberapa manajer pasar saham mengatakan bahwa investor yang baik adalah pemain poker yang baik dan sebaliknya.
Poker dan pasar saham memiliki kesamaan karena keduanya melibatkan manajemen bankroll dan penilaian risiko. Namun, dalam poker, kesuksesan datang dari menghasilkan uang, bukan menang tangan. Dan karena sebagian besar tangan kehilangan tangan, dibutuhkan kesabaran dan disiplin untuk melindungi uang Anda sambil menunggu tangan yang bisa dimainkan.agen poker online dan pasar saham memiliki kesamaan karena keduanya melibatkan manajemen bankroll dan penilaian risiko. Namun, dalam poker, kesuksesan datang dari menghasilkan uang, bukan menang tangan. Dan karena sebagian besar tangan kehilangan tangan, dibutuhkan kesabaran dan disiplin untuk melindungi uang Anda sambil menunggu tangan yang bisa dimainkan.
Poker tidak diragukan lagi adalah permainan berbasis keterampilan
Banyak orang percaya bahwa poker adalah permainan keberuntungan dan bahwa dealer memainkan peran paling penting dalam menentukan nasib pemain. Namun, bukti menunjukkan sebaliknya.
Pada World Series of Poker 2010, Steven Levitt, penulis bersama Freakonimics, dan Thomas J. Miles, melakukan penelitian tentang korelasi antara tingkat keterampilan pemain dan Return On Investment (ROI).
Kedua ekonom itu mendapati bahwa para pemain berketerampilan tinggi rata-rata mendapatkan pengembalian 30 persen, sementara yang lain rata-rata kehilangan 15 persen. Angka-angka ini menunjukkan bahwa poker bukan permainan keberuntungan, melainkan ujian keterampilan. Oleh karena itu, dapat dikatakan bahwa poker, dalam jangka panjang, adalah 100 persen permainan keterampilan. Namun, ada unsur keberuntungan yang signifikan dalam jangka pendek. Pemain poker profesional mengurangi aspek keberuntungan dengan secara konsisten membuat keputusan yang unggul secara matematis, dan karenanya, menang dalam jangka panjang.
Tahu kapan harus melepaskan; Potong kerugian Anda
Mengetahui kapan harus melipat adalah apa yang dilakukan pemain poker hebat. Melipat bila diperlukan akan menghemat banyak uang yang seharusnya Anda hilangkan dengan bermain. Anda mungkin memegang kartu as (tangan terkuat). Tetapi jika seorang pemain pasif yang dengan lemah lembut memanggil taruhan Anda tiba-tiba bangun dan mengangkat Anda pada papan yang tidak berbahaya, bersiaplah untuk membuangnya. Anda dipukuli. Tidak ada gunanya membuang uang buruk setelah baik. Lipat, lanjutkan. Akan ada tangan lain, pemain lain dan jutaan peluang. Bukan itu.
Anda harus memiliki rasa risiko yang terlibat
Pemain poker berpengalaman tahu kemungkinan kartu tertentu muncul pada setiap saat selama permainan. Pengetahuan mereka tentang probabilitas memungkinkan mereka bertaruh berdasarkan nilai yang diharapkan (EV) dari tangan mereka. Sebagian besar investor tidak dapat mengalokasikan aset berdasarkan model yang memproyeksikan pertumbuhan dan arus kas masa depan.
Volatilitas adalah konsep penting dalam poker. Ini mengacu pada seberapa banyak hasil jangka pendek berfluktuasi dibandingkan rata-rata. Untuk pemain poker, volatilitas mengukur seberapa banyak hasil mereka akan menyimpang dari kemampuan mereka. Seorang pemain poker yang terampil memenangkan sebagian besar keuntungan melawan kompetisi yang lebih rendah.
Anda belajar bagaimana meningkatkan kesabaran Anda.
Saat bermain poker, Anda mungkin menemukan diri Anda dalam situasi di mana Anda “mati kartu” dan tidak menerima tangan yang bisa dimainkan. Pengambilan yang penting di sini adalah tidak bertindak secara emosional dan tetap melipat sampai Anda menemukan peluang yang menguntungkan.
Fakta bahwa Anda memiliki uang untuk berinvestasi tidak berarti Anda harus membelanjakannya sekarang. Ada situasi di mana Anda akan lebih baik menunggu peluang bagus dan duduk dengan uang tunai, daripada melompat secara acak untuk bermain tangan.
Mengenai pasar saham, seringkali orang sangat bersemangat untuk berinvestasi di pasar yang terlalu jenuh sehingga mereka akhirnya kehilangan sebagian besar portofolio mereka. Keputusan seperti itu dapat menyebabkan Anda mengalami kerugian besar, dan pemain poker mempelajari pelajaran ini dengan sangat cepat. Poker dapat membantu pemain memupuk kesabaran dan mengendalikan emosi mereka, yang mengarah pada keputusan dan keberhasilan yang jauh lebih baik dalam berinvestasi.
Kontra bermain poker
Perbedaan utama antara investasi poker dan saham berkaitan dengan waktu. Poker adalah peristiwa yang terikat waktu, sedangkan investasi dalam suatu perusahaan dapat berlangsung beberapa tahun. Bermain poker, begitu pertandingan atau balapan atau pertandingan selesai; kesempatan Anda untuk mendapat untung dari taruhan telah datang dan pergi. Anda telah memenangkan atau kehilangan modal Anda.
Investasi saham, di sisi lain, dapat menguntungkan waktu. Investor yang membeli saham di perusahaan yang membayar dividen akan dihargai dengan dolar mereka yang berisiko. Perusahaan membayar Anda terlepas dari apa yang terjadi pada modal Anda, selama Anda memegang saham mereka.
Dalam berinvestasi, kesuksesan adalah tentang akumulasi kekayaan secara bertahap dalam waktu yang lama, bukan pengejaran keuntungan jangka pendek tanpa tujuan. Dibutuhkan kesabaran dan disiplin untuk tetap berpegang pada strategi investasi jangka panjang yang bijaksana ketika Anda tergoda untuk terlibat dalam transa yang berisiko
In the early 2000s, the Bellagio was the property of choice for serious poker players.
It’s main allure for players was “Bobby’s Room.” Named after World Series of Poker champion Bobby Baldwin, the space is known for hosting some of the highest-limit cash games along the Strip.
Then, Aria opened.
It didn’t diminish the Bellagio poker room’s reputation or take away from its high-limit cash games, but “the Aria has given people a secondary option,” said professional poker player Daniel Negreanu, who enjoys the room’s location, food offerings and service.
While many poker rooms have shut down over the last two decades, the Aria’s has grown. Almost 10 years after the company’s grand opening on Dec. 16, 2009, it’s still known by many professionals as the place to play.
“There’s a bit of prestige and glamour” associated with the property, said David Schwartz, instructor for UNLV’s department of history.
Poker’s rise and fall
With the rise of televised and online poker in the late ’90s and early 2000s, interest in the card game skyrocketed. The number of poker rooms in Nevada shot up, from 72 in 2004 to 109 just three years later. Visitors could find a table anywhere they wanted, be it the Strip or downtown, and get the chance to rub elbows with some of the celebrities who had made a name in the game.
“Poker is different than a lot of sports,” Schwartz said. “If I walk into the Bellagio or Aria with enough money, I could get a table with a world-class poker player.
But poker rooms only made sense as a revenue driver for a short time. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 made illegal online gambling much harder, which cut into the game’s popularity, according to Schwartz.
“It led to fewer people playing, which led to a drop in people coming to Vegas to play poker,” he said.
Meanwhile, casino operators came to realize they could make much more money filing a poker room with slot machines.
“It’s tough to make money in poker because the game speed is slow,” said Anthony Lucas, a professor of casino management at UNLV. “They want to maximize the return on square foot of floor space, and poker doesn’t look good through that lens. … I think it was a normal business response.”
In 2008, rooms across the state began to shutter. In September 2008, there were 107 poker rooms in Nevada — two fewer than the year prior. In September of this year, there were only 55.
Professional poker player Andrew Neeme said Aria’s food and staff makes it one of his favorite places to play.
It’s all about convenience, he said. The room is a short walk to both valet and self-parking, and sits right outside the casino. And if hunger strikes while Neeme’s in the middle of a game, staff can hand-deliver Thai food from Lemongrass.
“(It’s) the best standard food option in any Vegas poker room,” he said.
The room was built under the watchful eye of Baldwin himself, who was the acting president and CEO of CityCenter — the mixed-use development that encompasses the Aria— between 2005 and 2018.Baldwin declined to comment.
Neeme said the special touches in the Aria’s poker room hearken back to features that make Bobby’s Room so popular. Both are close to valet, include an exclusive high-roller section and have staff who can expertly deal both popular and obscure games.
“A lot of times a poker room will be an afterthought in the design of a casino,” Neeme said. “It’s often viewed as more of an amenity rather than a feature of a property. You can tell that the poker room at the Aria was carefully considered, from its location and design, to its staffing, and overall concept that this is designed to be a top tier poker experience.”
And those qualities have proven to work, according to Shannon McCallum, Aria’s vice president of hotel operations.
“Every time I go (to the poker room), all of our tables are full and we have a waiting list of people ready to go in,” she said.
Neeme said the crowds and wait list can be a downside, but the Aria offers another playing space: the PokerGO studio. The venue opened in 2018 and streams live poker and esports events. While it’s located outside the main casino along the Aria breezeway, it uses the property’s gaming license and hosts more than 100 annual events run by Aria’s staff.
“For all intents and purposes, this is an extension of the Aria poker room,” said Sam Simmons, president of PokerGO’s parent company, Poker Central.
The 10,000-square-foot space has so far awarded more than $56 million to players — many of whom are professionals — since it opened in May 2018. Negreanu said he’s a regular at the studio, where poker fans around the world can stream him playing live.
“I’ve never really seen anything like this, especially a high-end, state-of-the-art, really beautiful room,” he said. “(It’s) spacious, and the location’s right on the Strip. You can’t beat it.”
While most of the taped games are streamed on the PokerGO platform, the studio has agreements to air various tournaments on NBC and ESPN.
“The players just love to play here,” Simmons said. “We, alongside Aria, have really solidified this as the epicenter of high-stakes, competitive poker, certainly in Vegas if not the world. … Aria’s becoming a coveted name, a coveted brand for fans and players.”
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Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a player’s results over six half-year periods. For a look at the entire list, visit the official GPI website. Below we look at the 2019 Player of the Year race and overall GPI rankings as of November 6.2019 GPI Player of the Year Rank Player 2019 GPI POY Score 1 Sean Winter 3425.57 2 Rainer Kempe 3402.80 3 Stephen Chidwick 3385.95 4 Manig Loeser 3327.95 5 Sam Greenwood 3294.67 6 Anthony Zinno 3269.90 7 Kahle Burns 3261.65 8 Bryn Kenney 3254.17 9 Shannon Shorr 3251.53 10 Dario Sammartino 3186.18
It’s a new month, which means it’s time for another update of the Global Poker Index rankings. With just two months left in 2019, Sean Winter remains the player to beat in the 2019 GPI Player of the Year race, having now enjoyed frontrunner status for 13 straight weeks.
Indeed, the top three spots are all exactly as they were when we last looked in on the rankings in early October, with Rainer Kempe (No. 2) and Stephen Chidwick (No. 3) both holding steady. Like Winter, neither of those two added any GPI POY points to their totals during the last month.
Meanwhile Manig Loeser is now at No. 4, having moved up four spots in the rankings since a month ago. Four cashes at the World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic — including a runner-up and a third-place finish — helped Loeser move up the POY rankings ahead of Sam Greenwood who slipped a spot to No. 5.
Charging fast behind those players to No. 6 is Anthony Zinno who was No. 15 just a week ago. Zinno’s upward move came thanks to a strong WSOP Europe where he cashed four times and finished third in the WSOPE Main Event won by Alexandros Kolonias — good enough to land him in fourth place in the WSOP Player the Year race won by Daniel Negreanu.
Another WSOPE star was Kahle Burns who as a result is now No. 7 in the POY race. Burns earned two bracelets in Rozvadov, winning Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold’em then just a few days later also taking down Event #13: €2,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em.
Both Bryn Kenney (No. 8) and Shannon Shorr (No. 9) maintained spots in the Top 10 despite neither adding points in October. Rounding out the list is Dario Sammartino who added a WSOP Europe Main Event final table to his runner-up finish in the WSOP Main Event back in July.
Sammartino took fourth in the WSOPE Main Event, one of two cashes (and two final tables) he had at the WSOPE. Points from those finishes this week elevated Sammartino from No. 20 to No. 10.Overall GPI Top 10 Rank Player Overall GPI Score 1 Stephen Chidwick 3661.87 2 Alex Foxen 3492.61 3 Anthony Zinno 3356.67 4 Rainer Kempe 3324.12 5 Joseph Cheong 3290.07 6 Bryn Kenney 3285.33 7 Manig Loeser 3256.92 8 Jeremy Ausmus 3196.95 9 Michael Addamo 3188.65 10 Danny Tang 3159.98
The headline also remains the same as far as the overall GPI rankings go, as Stephen Chidwick has held onto the No. 1 spot for 13 straight weeks now.
Alex Foxen remains Chidwick’s closest challenger, having been at No. 2 for 13 weeks as well since giving up the lead to Chidwick in August. Behind him now is Zinno, who catapulted to No. 3. In fact, this week marks the first time Zinno has been in the overall Top 10 since February 2017 as he endeavors to get back to the No. 1 spot he held for two weeks in July 2015.
Rainer Kempe remains high on the list at No. 4, while Joseph Cheong has made a move up to No. 5 thanks in large part to his recent third-place finish in the World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event won by Geoff Hum. Cheong’s previous highest ranking has been No. 2 achieved in August 2013.
Bryn Kenney (No. 6) and Manig Loeser (No. 7) are still in the overall Top 10, followed by Jeremy Ausmus (No. 8) who returned to the list three weeks ago. Rounding out the Top 10 are Michael Addamo (No. 9) and Danny Tang (No. 10).
To view the GPI overall rankings in their entirety, visit the official GPI website. While you’re at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.
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