Poker Tournament Action Around New England – PokerAtlas.com

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Poker has been big in New England in the 21st century.  But it wasn’t like this when our country was born.  Jack Kelly, writer for American Heritage.com said,

“America was founded on gambling; Jamestown was one of several colonies backed by the proceeds of English lotteries. But the gambling craze that swept Europe in the seventeenth century was sternly condemned by the Puritans who settled New England. To them, card playing was sinful idleness that smacked of the sacrilegious…….In 1633 authorities imposed a fine for card playing in Plymouth Colony. The southern colonies of America, beyond the influence of Puritan moralizing, embraced this aristocratic view of gaming……..George Washington recorded his modest wins and losses in his daybook (but gave orders to squelch the rampant gambling among Continental Army soldiers). These conflicting patterns persisted after the Revolution. Gambling remained subdued in New England but was pursued with abandon in the South and on the frontier.”

So, it seems were late to come to the table, so to speak – I mean the poker table.

Let’s jump to today and we see a vibrant poker scene in our New England colonies, uh, I mean states.  And NETimeGambling is going to attempt to keep you informed in the NEW ENGLAND POKER SCENE.

If you play in New England Tournament action, you should be following PokerAtlas.com

Here is what they say about themselves, CT & New England poker:

“Welcome to Poker Atlas, the local favorite provider of information about playing poker in Connecticut and New England. Join Poker Atlas today to get your finger on the pulse of poker in your area, share your room reviews, and much more!

Connecticut and New England poker players are well located to play in some of the country’s best poker tournaments. The World Series of Poker Circuit is never far away from Foxwoods Casino poker room in Mashantucket. This enormous venue boasts more than 150 poker tables and is familiar even to first-timers due to its television exposure. Mohegan Sun is another sizable venue, with 42 tables, and hosts a number of tournament series throughout the calendar year. Poker in this area is strictly regulated, hence the fact that only Native American casino venues are allowed to spread live poker. Online poker is also not yet legal in Connecticut or New England. Thankfully, there are none of the pot size caps that are enforced in other states during live cash games. Up in Maine, players frequent the Hollywood Casino Bangor for cash games, and they flock to Twin River in Rhode Island for the cash game action (no tournaments, though). In New Hampshire, players have 10 rooms to choose from, but all 10 are charity rooms. Tournaments, however, are plentiful at most rooms, and bigger venues such as Seabrook, Manchester and Chasers (in Salem) have action non-stop during operating hours (rooms are not open 24/7). Massachusetts is set to join the poker scene on September 2018 when MGM Springfield opens its doors with a 19-table room.”

Below you will find New England’s poker schedule.  But PokerAtlas.com is so much more.

Connecticut and New England Tournament Schedule

You will find Poker coverage for Nevada, New Jersey, New Jersey Online, and other states at PokerAtlas. You’ll also find a general discussion area, posts on strategy and advice and so much more.

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What are you waiting for, go check out PokerAtlas.com

And come back to NETimeGambling to keep up on New England’s Poker Scene.

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Poker as Life Lessons? Mike Caro Thinks So! NETG Agrees.

Mike Caro

Mike Caro

Mike Caro recently posted on his website an article he wrote some time ago for Card Player magazine. In it, a parallel between playing poker and living life is made.
“Every conscious act requires risk,” states Caro. “Every conscious act requires decision. You put those two facts together and you realize that the secret to success in life is not to avoid gambling, but to gamble well.”

Simple House Edge

Simple House Edge

I’ve always said that a real gambler is a person who takes risks, but does so in most careful and best way to succeed in that risk.  Those who gamble without thinking, without preparing and with a compulsion beyond their control are not good gamblers – their risks and play override the practice and skill it takes to close the “house edge.”  Such compulsive gamblers need help.  They are not what this article is about.

It’s about any gambler that takes the time to practice, learn the best strategies, stay away from high house edge “sucker bets” and control their bankroll to able to enjoy the work and skill accrued to be more of an Advantage Gambler.

I will give an abridge version of Mike’s analysis in this post and interject the possibility to other situations and games.  But, I highly recommend this and other posts that Mr. Caro has written for Card Player Magazine & other media. Click on the Title below for the complete article.

Three Ways Poker Can Help You With Life Decisions
Card Player Magazine with Mike Caro

Card Player Magazine with Mike Caro

Caro: “Today I’d like to discuss not poker strategy per se, but a few of the things I have learned from poker about how to live life better — namely, how to “gamble well” with decisions outside of poker. Continue reading

Foxwoods Hosts This Year’s World Series of Poker as the first stop

wsop-logoThe 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event is in full swing, but not every poker player can afford the $10,000 buy-in and transportation costs to Las Vegas plus the time off of work, no matter how much they love to play. Enter theWorld Series of Poker Circuit. Last week, the World Series of Poker released the schedule for the 2015-2016 WSOP Circuit season, which gives poker players around the country the opportunity to compete in WSOP-sanctioned tournaments at relatively affordable prices.

Largest Poker Room in New England at Foxwoods

Largest Poker Room in New England at Foxwoods

The new WSOP Circuit season will kick off August 6th at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut with the Main Event taking place August 15th through August 17th. All told, there will be 25 stops on the WSOP Circuit in the coming season, 19 in the United States and six in other countries.

According to Dan Katz, of Poker News Daily, “Like last season, the WSOP Circuit season will end with the WSOP National Championship, but since there are now international events, that final tourney has had its name changed to the WSOP Global Casino Championship. A total of 100 players will qualify for a free seat into the $1 million guaranteed event. 25 of those will be the Main Event winners at each WSOP Circuit stop. At each stop, there will be a dozen “ring events” which award points based on order of finish. The player at each venue who earns the most points will be dubbed the “casino champion” and will earn a free seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship – there’s another 25 players. The other 50 free seats will go to the 50 players who earned the most points during the entire WSOP Circuit season who did not win a Main Event or claim a casino championship. If more Circuit stops are added to the schedule, an additional $10,000 will be added to the WSOP Global Casino Championship prize pool for each additional free seat.”

th (75)After going to the WSOP website, I decided that I will include it below and under Resources in my sidebar.  Not only can you see the results of the 2015-2016, but on their website you can follow the players, watch live coverage and even practice and raise your skills with tips & strategy help.

You can also play for fun with their app, available on for Ios and Android devices.

May I also suggest for beginners, enthusiasts or pros, to check out two on the links on the side:

“You Can Bet On That” – lists many poker games for home poker get-togethers, and

“Wizard of Odds” – the best resource for all poker players alike, concerning odds, strategy, and correct play.

That’s all for now.

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