Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians opened a casino in
early 1995 on their reservation in Cherokee, which
is located in the western part of the state, about
fifty-five miles from Ashville. The casino opened
in their bingo hall, but they then signed a management
agreement with Harrah's to develop their gaming operations.
A new, $95 million, 60,000-square-foot casino opened
in late 1997. The tribal casino has no table games,
and offers only three forms of video games: online
poker games, craps, and online blackjack games. The
minimum gambling age is eighteen.
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categories are conceptually valid throughout a hand,
although the hand must progress to a certain degree
for some of these categories to be meaningful. For
example, no one actually has a "draw" before
the flop in Texas Hold'em. This gives rise to some
specialized approaches for starting hands, and I will
cover those in detail later in this chapter. As you
will see, however, those starting strategies are consistent
with the categories in table 8.1 in that you should
usually play a starting hand according to what category
it is most likely to develop into.