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Does "touching the muck" mean anything in a casino?

I am a floor person for 20 years in Atlantic City, California and Las Vegas and multiple other jurisdictions. This is the most misunderstood rule in public poker: "Touching the muck" literally doesn'...
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Can people remember the cards that are played?

In casino poker games, the cards are reshuffled for each hand, so "counting" would be useless. Shuffle tracking might be possible, but the edge from doing so would be dubious. A casino would be ...
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What happens when a player announces a check while there is an active bet?

The situation you have described Eve has all options available to her, as you mentioned in item 3 on what she can do, even in a casino. In general unless action changes it is binding, I.E. Bob's bet ...
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All in or fold strategy

This all-in or fold play is most likely due to the fact that blind levels were moving fairly quickly for a live tournament. 20 minutes is only enough time to play around 10-15 hands, depending on ...
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Are you allowed to flip coins or roll dice at a casino

Yeah go for it, however a much simpler way of doing it, without having people being very easily able to tell what you are doing would be use a watch. Older book now, but Harrington on Hold'em ...
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How can I improve my MTT end game?

Often the reason you end up loosing before reaching a final table means you didn't put enough pressure or you pressured randomly. Knowing your opponents is the key to success in poker. You should ...
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Raked Game Strategy

You need to be aware of the rake. Be aware of how much the rake is, what is the cap and what is the granularity of the rake. Also be aware of Jackpot drop and when it is taken. Typically rake is ...
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If someone offers you a large casino chip at a discount should you take them up on the offer?

A hustle is really easy to spot, someone you don't know very well or at all will ask you to do something involving money. Usually something involving a little easy money for you. In the case of the ...
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Bad Etiquette or Smart Poker?

Definitely not bad form in my opinion and I've never seen anyone berated for doing so in the way you described. I also usually do this, for the reasons you have given, and will continue to do so.
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Would someone adept at Online Poker be just as good at Casino Poker?

IMO, "free" poker is not a close match to cash poker, even at the lowest cash levels. Free poker is great at helping players learn the mechanics of the game and basic gameplay, but it totally misses ...
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Does the dealer need to inmediately count the chips after a player goes all-in?

In general no, unless asked the dealer shouldn't touch or count the chips. While not a hard rule or anything from what I can recall, it's better to just wait until asked. Some players like to use ...
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Does this shuffle machine allow for all possible shuffles?

While you could use that machine to shuffle for a poker game, I wouldn't think it would be very common. One of its features is that it has a large capacity to hold multiple decks simultaneously and ...
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How much do poker rooms pay to use the Bravo waiting list / comp system?

Partial answer. The system cost about 12G a table. I do not know if there are recurring fees for other services.
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Can I top off my stack and add more chips without telling the dealer?

Yes you can. It's like going to the cage for chips, getting chips from a runner or anything else like that. Dealer doesn't need to be involved. There are no rules being broken.
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How does one get comfortable with the honesty of online casinos?

You can measure the improbability of a sequence of events all you want, but you can never 100% be sure that these events are a consequence of tampering with the random number generator. As big as ...
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How does one get comfortable with the honesty of online casinos?

Pokerstars (Amaya) is a multi- billion dollar company. They have licenses in different countries to operate in them. They will soon have over 200 billion! hands played on their site. It's all about ...
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How can I improve my MTT end game?

The most common way to blow up a big stack is to get in a confrontation with an aggressive opponent who also has a big stack. If you enter a pot with such an opponent, make sure you either have ...
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Cash outs, are they always in cash or are there other options?

Casinos in Nevada will cash out with checks with large amounts, I do not know about wire transfers, but I believe some do. Talk to a casino host or inquire at the casino cage.
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Can I bet on who I think will win the hand at a casino?

I like Chris's comment as the answer. I would say no, you cannot. It is tacky and rude. It is not a bet within the scope of the casino's license, so technically it is an illegal bet. To make the bet ...
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Would someone adept at Online Poker be just as good at Casino Poker?

The short answer to your question is not really, you still have a great number of trials to go through before you can expect to be a better then average poker player. Having said that you have a good ...
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