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  • By: Jason Lake   Every collector has a white whale to chase down. It could be the 1918 US “Inverted Airmail” postage stamp, the 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle coin, Action Comics #1, or the T206 Honus Wagner baseball card. But what about poker enthusiasts who collect casino chips? What heavenly disks do they dream about finding for cheap at garage sales and flea markets? Here are five candidates to put on your checklist.  Golden Goose $5 This chip actually comes from the blackjack table – the only blackjack table at the Golden Goose, which opened on Fremont Street in 1975 and closed in 1980. For that matter, the table itself was only in operation for a few months in 1976-77. Only one of...
  • Bovada Poker Moved to Ignition - Bovada Poker Blog
    We have an important announcement to share with you: Bovada Poker has moved to Ignition Casino.  Bovada Poker is no longer available, however, access to Bovada’s sportbook, casino and racebook products remains. All poker players have until October 17 to transfer their account.    Because Ignition Casino uses the same platform as Bovada Poker, everything you enjoy such as; anonymous tables, Zone poker, mobile poker and guaranteed tournaments, like the weekly $100K, will be there waiting for you.   We are doing everything we can to make this transition as smooth as possible so please be sure to visit our Migration FAQ page. There you’ll find information on account transfers, what to do with...
  • Getting the Most for the Least in Poker
    By: Jason Lake   Believe it or not, people used to pay hundreds of dollars a month for long-distance phone calls. Then Candice Bergen started doing TV ads in the early 90's, telling us to get the most for the least. So we did: Now we FaceTime for free.  Vilfredo Pareto didn't win any Emmys, but he did establish the concept that led to Bergen's catchphrase. The influential Italian economist (1848-1923) wrote about power laws, noting that 80% of the land in his country was owned by 20% of the people – and that 80% of the peas in his garden were produced by 20 percent of the pods. Today, we call this the 80-20 Rule, or the Pareto Principle. It just might be the most important thing you'll ever...
  • By: Jason Lake   Joe McKeehen nearly ruined last year's November Nine. He started the World Series of Poker Main Event final table with more than twice as many chips as anyone else. McKeehen may also have been the best poker player at the tale. It seemed near-certain he'd win – even if McKeehan was “only” a +175 favorite to take home that gold-and-diamond bracelet. Good thing McKeehen's victory was as entertaining as it was dominant. This year's chip-leader might also be the best player at the table. However, Cliff Josephy's lead is anything but commanding, and there's no shortage of talent gunning for the bracelet and the $8-million top prize. Here are this year's WSOP Main Event...
  • WSOP Bad Beats: Shane Warne Gets Aces Cracked – Twice
    By: Jason Lake   The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event is coming down to the November Nine, and if it hadn't been for an incredibly bad beat, Shane Warne might have been among them. The former Australian cricket star was sitting on a decent 100K stack early in Day 2C when he was dealt pocket Aces – and had them cracked by King-Queen offsuit. On the very next hand, Warne was dealt Aces again. They got cracked, too, by pocket Sixes. “Never been so angry in my life,” Warne tweeted soon after. But look at the bright side: He didn't get his Aces cracked by pocket Aces, like Conor Drinan did at the inaugural $1-million Big One for One Drop in 2014. At the time, ESPN's Lon McEachern said it...

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