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The Fallacy of the 'Poker Face'

Take a moment to think about your best poker face. We hear people throw around this term quite often, like when someone was using their poker face in the courtroom, the boardroom, and in the living room with a suspicious wife. We are conditioned to think of a poker face as one that intentionally displays no emotions. It is empty, cold, and almost stonelike.

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Cherokee & Scotty Nguyen Sign Agreement

TULSA, Okla. - Corporate sponsorship of poker players is now a reality as Scotty Nguyen, 1998 World Series of Poker Champion, signs an agreement with the Cherokee Casino. The agreement positions Nguyen as a representative of the casino at home and abroad.

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Orange Co. Woman Counting Down To World Series of Poker

Michelle Rovello of Irvine, CA will find herself sitting among the best of the best card players in Las Vegas this summer for the 2006 World Series of Poker. On Thursday, November 10, 2005, Michelle and 103 other lady card players went head to head to determine who would emerge victorious in the Pechanga Ladies' Only Hold 'Em tournament. The last lady standing in this monthly tournament wins a $1,000 entry to the Ladies' Championship event at the 2006 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas on July 9, 2006, plus whatever earnings she accumulates during tournament play.

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Entertainment Report

It is only fitting that I start this column off talking about Mr. Las Vegas, the Midnight Idol, Wayne Newton. As you already know, Newton ended his run at the Stardust this past April, halfway through his 10-year contract with the resort.

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Poker in the Big Sky

Montana folks don't give a damn what happens in Las Vegas; what's more, they hope it stays there. Here, you're more likely to see only bear breasts.

"Big Sky Country" is wide open spaces, long distances, breath-taking scenery, and few people. It's small towns... and not a lot of them.

Unlike other states, in Montana you don't find big casinos and huge herds of players prowling the premises. In a state that has so few people, a full Hold'em game is considered a crowd.

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Perks and Picks

Following Thanksgiving and the National Finals Rodeo, the tourist population drops off a bit in Las Vegas, but those who come to stay and play will find some great bargains, promotions and perks!

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Pennsylvania's New Slot Law

"Politics is the art of the compromise" -Anonymous

Legalizing gambling is not the same as decriminalizing it. When a state's lawmakers decide to make gaming legal, they never repeal the state's criminal anti-gambling statutes. Instead, the legislature creates a licensing system for operators and suppliers. A license has such great commercial value because it allows the holder to do something which would otherwise send that person to jail.

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The European Poker Circuit, such as it is, continues to grow apace. Last weekend it was Dublin, for the EPT. Sadly, despite Dublin being home from home to many Americans, there was only a very small American interest, with one US of A guy, a Mr Jared Javis, earning a minor cash in 21st place. Late season EPT's in Copenhagen, Deauville and Monte Carlo are well worth you guys plundering, they have good clocks and structures, in excellent venues, measured even by your standards.

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Brits and Pieces from Europe

I had hoped to bring you an update from the William Hill Grand Prix here in Cardiff (capitol of Wales) - however, it seems that we all have to stay hush until the program has been aired in December. But one thing that they can't stop me from disclosing, is William Hill's generosity and incredible commitment to poker and to the poker player.

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'Sorry,' She Said.

"I'm sorry," she said, "really sorry," as she racked up the mountain of chips she had just scooped in. I smiled back, understanding her meaning, and replied, "And I am even more sorry."

She was a solid poker player and a pleasant person. It was an exciting $4-$8 hold'em game at the Normandie Casino in Gardena, Calif. The hand she won wasn't a bad beat by any stretch of the imagination; it was just one of those things that is bound to happen if you play much poker.

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