Category Archives: Poker Rooms

Birthday Tournament at Mavericks

I played in the $5 monthly birthday tournament at Mavericks in Port Huron last night. The tourney is a minimum $5 buy-in, but you can buy in for up to $35. The tournament celebrates anyone who has a birthday on … Continue reading

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Action at Santino’s

I played a session at Santino’s in Washington Township last night after recording the next episode of the Michigan Poker Monster.  Here are a couple of hands I remember from the night, which turned out to be my first loss … Continue reading

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Dealing with 2013

Many things have happened in Michigan poker to close out the 2012 and open 2013.  Last year we saw the closings of two of the bigger rooms on the east side of the Detroit suburbs: Cadas first, then Snookers. Both are … Continue reading

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Sunnybrook 8-Game Fun

Last night I played in what I believe is the first (unconfirmed) spread of an 8-game in a Michigan poker room.  We attempted running this a couple of years back at Greektown, but Gaming rules prevented us from spreading the … Continue reading

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Impressions on The River in Shelby

I got to play in a tournament at The River in Shelby on Van Dyke and 23 Mile Road (just south). I had played in that room before, but only cash games, and I was interested in playing a tournament … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Three-Player Team Tournament

I had the opportunity to play in a three-player team tournament at Queen of Hearts poker room in Woodhaven, Michigan last week and talked about my experience in the latest Michigan Poker Monster. Before the tournament I was curious about … Continue reading

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A Michigan Poker Room Association?

As I pondered about the success of the World Series of Poker in the last few years, I started to ask myself, what is the biggest poker event in the state of Michigan? Is it the recent Heartland Poker Tour … Continue reading

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Michigan Poker is Alive and Well

Some of you may be expecting a trip report from my recent PLO8 session at Cada’s poker room with WSOP champ, Joe Cada.  Well, we are going to have a special appearance from one of the other players in that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Short Stack

Visiting family for Thanksgiving, I played a session at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Florida, and discussed it in this week’s podcast (will be up on Thursday as usual).  The max buy-in was $100, which was terrible, but it … Continue reading

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New Room Opens in Sterling Heights

 Yesterday was the opening of Cadas Poker and Sports Grill. The first thing I noticed was how packed the parking lot was when I arrived.  Still lots of spots open since it was a big parking lot shared with other … Continue reading

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