Las Vegas Advisor revealed a fabulous promotion at
the Riviera in Las Vegas. On selected tables for limited
hours, the casino paid 2:1 on naturals on bets of
$1 to $500! Your edge with basic strategy was 1.8%!
The pro-motion applied to two six-deck tables only,
and only from midnight to 7:00 AM Monday through Thursday.
You did not know in advance which tables would be
blessed. At 2:00 Am two more tables sometimes were
converted over to the special rules. Seats at the
promotion tables filled up quickly, and there were
customers waiting should a vacancy occur. Sometimes
seats were sold by one player to another.
without exception the first act of deception any poker
player tries in his life is the old "act strong
when you're weak or weak when you're strong"
play. If you've got a busted flush, you slam your
chips into the pot like you've got a royal flush;
if you've got four kings, you put your chips in the
pot hesitantly, almost apologetically.
new, every trick, even an elementary one like this,
seems brilliant and crafty, and it doesn't hurt when
the weak players in your early games fall for it.