Thursday, August 09, 2012
Watch out now. I had a winning session last Friday night! After three thudding poker games in a row, I decided I was only going to play some Omaha/8 so I couldn't make some donk all-in call or bluff in NLHE and lose all my chips in one feel swoop. (I have gotten rather good at that lately.) I tried to get into the 5/10 full kill game at Ameristar, but check this out: I get there, put my name on the list and they forget to call the names as the players leave. By the time they realize this and call me there are four guys leaving the table as the game breaks up. OK, now I see why everyone who plays across the Missouri River at Harrah's disses the Ameristar poker room.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Greetings from St. Louis. After my lost foray to Lumiere Place, in which I made multiple boneheaded blunders I decided to cool my heels for awhile so I haven’t been to the poker tables much lately. I’ve written plenty on Missouri Watchdog about state politics in the past couple of months, but I can’t say I’ve heard a whisper of discussion about online poker and online gaming in general. It’s not quite Alabama, but the Show Me State definitely leans right. I am curious to see what happens with online gaming. We know they’ll eventually legalize poker, but what about other online casino games? Considering what happened to online poker I was surprised to see that several online casinos are heartily operational in the United States. This official site for a number of the online casinos lists quite a few available to American players. It’s got a listing for which sites offer the top games, such as craps, blackjack and roulette. I must admit I have developed a liking for video poker. If you’re going to play a casino game, but don’t want to buck huge house odds, that’s one of your best bets. I honestly could see some state legislators or members of Congress just as apt to vote for casinos in general – just because that’s what they know. You know there have to be a number of lawmakers who have sat down at a blackjack table in their day who have never played a hand of casino poker. Will the argument that poker is a game of skill really matter to them? I think the fight for personal liberties will win the day over the skill vs. luck debate.