I've noticed, in the last few months, a new disclaimer added to the old disclaimer at end of commercials for the lottery. The old disclaimer says for entertainment purposes only. The new disclaimer says something like the lottery is not to be used for investment purposes. That made me wonder if people ever hire professional gamblers to play and win on their behalf. Does that happen, and if it does, how would it work?
Where do I find poker chips in Tulum, Mexico? [more inside]
I am a professional poker player and I have averaged $670 per hour over the past 11 years of poker. When people ask me what I do for a living, and I tell them that I am a professional poker player, they often are incredulous and say "you make enough to live off that?" How can I openly and honestly convey the truth is I have made millions and I make over $600 an hour? snowflake details inside. [more inside]
What card game did my grandfather play on the voyage from Sicily to Ellis Island? Google is not giving me the detail I need. [more inside]
What are the best ways for a Texas Holdem enthusiast to play online poker in the U.S. these days? [more inside]
I recently listed to a This American Life episode about professional poker players, who learned how to accurately estimate pot odds in Texas Hold-Em based upon their hands and the revealed cards, rigidly bet/folded based upon those odds, and won a lot of money. Is there any reason I can't do the same if I knew how to memorize the calculations they use? If so, where would I start (what books/websites contain this info?) and why can't I just automate that process (or consult a table of calculations) and win a lot of money in online poker?
Next month, I will be travelling to Las Vegas. For the very first time in my life. I have a whole bunch of Vegas-newbie questions. I’d like to ask you for your help. [more inside]
How to kick butt at poker! [more inside]
Where can one play good online poker with real players (or a program w/*really* good AI with weaknesses and styles)? Not for cash - just for practice. Ipad app or website fine. *Not* just Texas Hold'em/7 card stud, but finishing off the HORSE class and beyond (Hi/Lo Omaha, Hi/Lo 7 card stud, Razz). Don't want scummy spyware or to have to give credit card info. [more inside]
Help me gamble and eat during a six-hour Vegas layover. [more inside]
What is the maximum number of outs possible on the river in heads up Texas hold em? Assuming that out means a card which will take the player who is behind either level or ahead.
Can anyone recommend an app for learning and playing poker on the iPhone or iPad? Not interested in gambling or playing competitively, and I have no prior poker experience. Quite happy to pay for an app, if it's decent.
Would you serve this? I need a little mefihelp with food advice for an upcoming poker game. [more inside]
Trying to plan a small, low-key, co-ed bachelor party on Staten Island involving poker, but where? [more inside]
I'm trying to rank some non-proper poker hands within the conventional poker hand-ranking framework. I would like to rank them conventionally, i.e. on their probability of occurring in a straight, five-card deal. The non-proper hands are: (1) "Four-card straight" (four cards in a row); (2) "Four-card flush" (four cards of the same suit); (3) "Four-card straight flush" (four cards in a row of the same suit); (4) "Same-color flush" (all 5 red cards or all 5 black cards); (5) "Straight same-color flush" (a straight composed of all black cards or all red cards); (6) "Four-card straight same-color flush" (a four-card straight composed of all black cards or all red cards). My probability skills are "OK" (the odds for the four-card flush and same-color flush are straightforward), but some of them (particularly the straights) seem too tricky for me. [more inside]
What is the best way for an US-based online poker player to obtain proof of their online bankrolls in light of the pending worldwide shutdown of FTP, Stars and AP? [more inside]
Is Online Poker Illegal In Maryland? [more inside]
Does anyone have a good idea for what I could put on my custom poker chips? [more inside]
Is there an active poker forum out there that isn't full of a.) maladjusted teenagers with gambling addictions or b.) sales pitches for overpriced coaching and training services or c.) a dinosaur from the 2000s poker bubble? [more inside]
When you get the ideas, you get the itinerary. Then when you get the itinerary, then you get the fun.
Women, alcohol, drugs, cash, gambling, and guns. And questions. WAY LONGER inside. [more inside]
Hooookay. So I've been asked to play in a charity poker tournament. I'm fierce at craps and was a pool shark in my past life so it appeals to me, but I've just never had a weekly poker game or anything... truth is I haven't played poker in years. [more inside]
10 years late to the party filter. I want to play online poker for money (not that much to start out with). I'm confused, though, by what's legal and by which online sites actually offer the ability to gamble. I am in the United States. What's a good site that will allow me to play very small bets as I get started with online poker? [more inside]
I need help untangling a formula for tracking poker winnings. All this math is making my head hurt! Totally legal details within. [more inside]
Can someone explain to me why there are 169 starting hands in poker? [more inside]
I'm playing in my first Texas Hold'em tournament next week. It's pretty low-key (charity fundraiser, $100 buy-in, $1,000 first prize, ~40 players). I've played in a monthly limit game for a few years, doing reasonably well. Any advice/websites/books that could help me with basic strategies for this type of tournament play?
I play Hold 'em on PokerStars, are there any extensions, add-ons, etc that I should be using? [more inside]
What is it like to play online poker as a hobby? [more inside]
PokerFilter: I need some witty and/or lame one-liners to throw down throughout the course of a poker game. Examples within! [more inside]
Are mostly of Professional Poker Players addicted and ready to gamble everything (including personal property) or a large percentage handle it as a business, a career? [more inside]
Is my husband unemployable? [more inside]
I want to host my own online poker tournament with my friends. How do I do this? [more inside]
Can I play poker with real money on an iPhone 3g? [more inside]
Poker table cloth fabric (velveteen or similar) that is larger than 60" wide? [more inside]
How does real poker compare to online? [more inside]
Is online poker illegal in South Korea? [more inside]
Trek filter: trying to find a video on YouTube of a dubbed Star Trek scene where the characters are playing poker. Not having any luck. Does anyone know what this video is called?
Is it illegal to host poker games in Illinois if the house does not collect any profit? [more inside]
Gambling and the IRS: I've been honing my poker skills and I think I'm ready to take my game to the next level: professionally. If I begin making gains at both casinos and online, what is my duty in terms of declarations and bookkeeping while filing my taxes?
I need an "Online Generic Card Game Simulator" program (my term). I don't think what I want exists, but I don't know how to verify this, or more importantly, how to go about making one for myself. [more inside]
I'm looking for cool spaces (preferably bars) in Manhattan where they'd let you just sit and play poker with your own cards and chips -- just among friends, not against a casino. Would most bars not care? Any ideas? Thanks.
I need a really great, somewhat poker related prize (or a couple of prizes) that will cost less than $1200. I'm giving it away in early August (somewhat flexible on the date). [more inside]
How do I set up an RSS feed for a vBulletin forum? [more inside]
Does the theory of the multiverse in contemporary physics mean that the top card in a deck of cards isn't "set" until it is seen? (ideal answerers have a background in physics, but all answers appreciated.) [more inside]
Where can I find places to play Hold'em for free (or perhaps a cover charge) in the Clearwater, fl area. [more inside]
In No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker, when a player goes "all in" and you "call" them (but you still have extra chips) do you have to show your cards?
Custom poker table, with in-table cams, facecams, dealercam. How to build it yourself? [more inside]
Where is the best "play money" poker online? [more inside]
How do you play poker online without getting an unhealthy addiction? [more inside]
Poker poker poker poker poker poker? It's poker craze! [more inside]
Card players, I'd appreciate some help in dissecting a song about poker called Mr. Gold and Mr. Mud by Townes Van Zandt. [more inside]
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