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A Poker Traveler’s Affinity for Table Games

When you travel for poker, you’ll inevitably wind up in numerous casinos around the world. That means that you’ll obviously face the temptation of playing house games quite often. Many poker travelers prefer the table games, as they offer players the greatest amount of decision making.

With a true affinity for table games, here’s Will Shillibier’s account of some of his favourite ones to play, namely blackjack, roulette, and three-card poker.

Cheating vs. Morality: On Poker, Casinos, and Phil Ivey’s Bad Beat

Poker Hall of Famer Phil Ivey took a bad beat in court yesterday, when his lawsuit against Genting Casinos UK was dismissed by the UK Supreme Court. He will thus never be able to get his hands on the £7.8 million he won while playing Punto Banco at Crockfords Casino.

While the court of public opinion might be divided on Ivey’s actions, I believe that a closer look at said actions as well as the language being used during the legal proceedings gives Ivey’s case merit.

Casino Games Can Also Teach You Some Poker Lessons

While poker purists may feel that their beloved game stands fully apart from other casino games, the fact of the matter is that it’s still possible to learn some poker-related skills from those games. In fact, taking a correct strategic approach and mathematical mindset to casino games, there are actually plenty of transferable skills you can utilize at the poker tables.