I’ve been playing profitable poker for years, and with more recent success, I may write and post more on poker. I’ve had to limit my poker coverage due to various commitments along with sports handicapping, but after playing in recent months some of the stories and follies from the felt may have to be brought forward. As you can image, there is often plenty of sports betting talk at the poker table, as poker player’s talk about the games and betting lines. Yet much of the poor reasoning and thought processes of the recreational sports bettor is also found in poor play and decisions at the poker table.
Living in Las Vegas affords us great opportunities to play poker, and for those with patience, discipline and a solid understanding of the ‘fundamentals’ of poker play, there can be plenty of profit and reward. As I’ve mentioned in the past, there is a strong correlation between sports bettors and poker players. I’ve played and covered events at the Palms in Las Vegas, and they will soon have a new poker room and sports book run by Cantor Gaming. Note recent comments from the new Palms Hotel President, “We wanted the poker room integrated with the sports book because we think there is a lot of crossover play between sports players and poker players.”
I recently played at a Final Table in a Las Vegas tournament in which there was a 360 degree live stream over the Internet. The All Vegas Poker Tour
is a new series of high-profile poker tournaments held in Las Vegas. I had friends and family following along and able to hear audio of the players while using their mouse to maneuver around the table and follow the action. It’s another wave of technology that will cover the growing interest in poker and provide fans the opportunity to watch the action live or archived on the Internet.
With that said, I’ll provide another blog on a new and different kind of poker series set to hold its first event on April 5 in Dublin, Ireland. The iSeries Live Tournament series is attempting to make poker more profitable for players by allowing betting on the poker action. The players then benefit by earning a portion of the money wagered for or against them. iSeries Live will also bring live in-play betting to poker tournaments. The kind of in-play bets that will be offered include odds to win the table (that will continuously change based on current chip stacks), next player to be eliminated and the flop (red or black). Stay tuned.
Fairway Jay lives in Las Vegas and is a recognized leader and one of the sports industries insightful point spread prognosticators. He’s also an accomplished and profitable poker player with a proven level of acumen that has translated into positive and profitable poker play and tournament success, including at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). With documented success and experience to battle with the best and beat the bookmaker and other poker professionals, join a proven pro and profit from Fairway Jay’s experience and well-rounded game. Follow on Twitter: @FairwayJay