You have it in your power to turn a bad beat around simply by realizing this simple truth: The more bad beats you encounter, the luckier you are. It's a sign that you are playing against opponents who continually take the worst of it, and if you can't beat someone who always takes the worst of it, you can't beat anyone.

  Lou Krieger


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Poker Links

Royal Vegas Poker
Royal Vegas is my online Poker site of choice. Whether you're looking for advice or a challenge, Royal Vegas Poker is the place to play. (RGP)
RGP is the most comprehensive forum about poker on the Internet. You can read and post messages and search the archives through this link.

Card Player Magazine
Card Player Magazine is the authoritative "bible" of the poker world. Lou Krieger is the "On Strategy" columnist.

Card Player Cruises, Classic Poker Cruises
Lou has enjoyed several poker cruises with both Card Player Cruises and classic poker cruises where he conducts seminars for other cruise participants.

ConJelCo is a one stop source for poker books and products as well as poker-related information. Reports in near real-time on the World Series of Poker, as well as other events, are available here. ConJelCo hosts registration information for BARGE and other RGP in-person events. ConJelCo also has links to other publications and Internet sites. ConJelCo is the publisher of Lou Krieger's Hold'Em Excellence, MORE Hold'Em Excellence , Internet Poker: How to Play and Beat Online Poker Games and Winning Omaha/8 Poker.

Wilson Software
Every serious player should have these poker software programs. Demo programs are available for download so you can try before you buy.

Mike Caro's World at Planet Poker
Poker's "Mad Genius" has his Internet home at one of the premiere online poker sites. You can join discussions with Mike, read his articles, and participate in forums and chat. Michael Wiesenberg's Official Dictionary of Poker is an outstanding feature of this site.

Poker Pages
Poker Pages includes a directory of casinos and poker rooms as well as a listing major tournaments and results.

The Gambler's Book Shop
The largest and most comprehensive book store you'll find that's dedicated solely to gaming books and software. Their catalog is a compendium of gaming literature and an invaluable reference.

Pocket Aces
Maryann Guberman, who edited Lou Krieger's first book, Hold'em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner, writes an excellent series of poker vignettes that appear in, a comprehensive gambling website from Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Did you ever wonder what the rules are for poker games like Anaconda, Suicide or Float Your Boar? If so then you'll enjoy this site. It has the rules for more than 120 poker variants. It's a great reference for your home games!

Poker Stove
Quite possibly the fastest poker hand evaluator you'll come across. Curious about a hand you played, or how A–K stacks up against a pair of deuces? This is the place to check it out.

Poker Search
Links to virtually every poker site on the Internet along with a comprehensive listing of casinos and tournaments.

More Poker Links

Classic Poker Cruises
Everyone deserves a fact, you need a break from your daily routine to give you a fresh perspective on life and to stash away some memories to cherish for a long time to come. Whether you play poker or not, there's much to do on a cruise...

Cardsmith Publishing
Poker Plus Publications publishes the "Championship" Series of poker books by Tom McEvoy and T.J. Cloutier, as well as books by Roy West, Shane Smith, John Vorhaus and "Oklahoma Johnny" Hale.

Two Plus Two Publishing
David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth spark discussions on a variety of poker topics in this site's moderated discussion Forums.

Nevada Casino Chips
This site is devoted to poker (casino) chip collecting. An excellent resource with good photographs.

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Casino Links

These casinos are in the Los Angeles, California and all are 24/7 operations with Texas Hold-em and 7-card stud games available at a variety of betting limits. Other games are offered too.

Hollywood Park
Don't be misled by the emphasis on horse racing. The card casino at the track is one of Southern Calfironia's largest. Mike Caro's University is located at the casino along with a comprehensive bookstore.

The Bicycle Casino
The Bike has the lowest time charge for $10-$20, $15-$30 and $20-$40 games of all the Southern California casinos. Because of its design it is the quietest place to play locally.

Commerce Casino
The largest of all the Southern California casinos, Commerce has constructed a new Crowne Plaza hotel adjacent to the casino.

Normandie Casino
The last remaining Gardena casino, it dates back to the days when Gardena was synonymous with poker in Southern California. Though smaller than the newer casinos, it has an ambiance all its own and is a nice place to play.

Hustler Casino
Owned by Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, the Hustler Casino opened in June, 2000. It's located in Gardena a stone's throw from the Normandie.

Hawaiian Gardens Casino
One of the area's newest casinos, Hawaiian Gardens is nestled on the border of poker-dry Orange County.

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Personal Links of Interest

These links reflect some of Lou Krieger's non-poker interests. Enjoy exploring them and you may find a new interest.

William Butler Yeats

Poetry of William Butler Yeats

WB Yeats Society of New York

Writing Writers' Exchange
An excellent resource for those interested in writing.

Celtic Music

The home of Celtic music on the web.


The Los Angeles Kings (official website)
The Los Angeles Kings (unofficial fan site)

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Raise your game with Lou Krieger, poker columnist for Card Player Magazine, host for Royal Vegas Poker and author of
Hold'em Excellence:From Beginner to Winner, More Hold'em Excellence: A Winner for Life, Poker for Dummies, Gambling for Dummies, Internet Poker: How To Play And Beat Online Poker Games and Winning Omaha/8 Poker.

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