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Poker News | The View from the Box

Poker is the last great frontier where anyone can step from the ordinary 9-5 time clock to a lifestyle of untold wealth and fame overnight with the freedom to travel the world and design their own dream. Poker dealers are a very big part of the game of poker and you're invited to a front row seat in The View from the Box.

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box: “Linda’s Rules”

Poker and life share a current that wraps and twists all the elements of human emotion and behavior into a stream of energy that either helps people progress in their spiritual growth and strengthens their integrity or it all implodes into a super...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box: Combinations of Life

I went back, looking for a post that might share the joys of dealing poker during the holidays – no, I’m not joking! Although one would think people would be a little more kind, a little more forgiving, a little more thoughtful, because someone...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Can Mice Pull Houses?

I like to reflect on life’s ever-changing path and how we/all of us end up where we are – at the present time, of course, because as we continue to suck air, our path continues to change. What may have felt perfect a year ago may have...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Chips and cash aren’t the only treasure at the poker table

The views expressed here are from an ex-poker dealer that could step back into the box at any point in time -- or not! Sometimes funny, sometimes cold and cutting, sometimes just tossing out a little bit of wisdom I learned about myself while...

The View from the BoxThe View From the Box – “I can make a call outside the casino…”

The views expressed here are from an ex-poker dealer that could step back into the box at any point in time -- or not! Sometimes funny, sometimes cold and cutting, sometimes just tossing out a little bit of wisdom I learned about myself while...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Play the Game but Count Your Cards

The views expressed here are from an ex-poker dealer that could step back into the box at any point in time -- or not! Sometimes funny, sometimes cold and cutting, sometimes just tossing out a little bit of wisdom I learned about myself while...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – How Karate Don got his Name

There’s no time like the present to continue on with the Karate Don tale of how he acquired that particular name. So let’s just do it – read the other tales to catch up: The View from the Box – A little run on Karate Don; The View from...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Karate Don Disguised as a Player

The views expressed here are from an ex-poker dealer that could step back into the box at any point in time -- or not! Sometimes funny, sometimes cold and cutting, sometimes just tossing out a little bit of wisdom I learned about myself while...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – A little run on Karate Don

The views expressed here are from an ex-poker dealer that could step back into the box at any point in time -- or not! Sometimes funny, sometimes cold and cutting, sometimes just tossing out a little bit of wisdom I learned about myself while...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Where is the Escape Hatch?

A Montana friend of mine that I met in my first or second poker playing experience became a dealer at the same time I did. Kim Louden, a gorgeously tall Korean that came to the United States after marrying a serviceman, Don Louden. Kim was a huge...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Make my Demon Slime green please

Many times over the years I’ve noted in conversation and in writing how poker can totally twist and destroy the mind of those that can’t separate their identity from a green felt battlefield and take appropriate measures to still deal out a...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Don’t let the Bastards Wear You Down

The following is a two-night post that got rolled into one post. I just reread it and although I seem nonchalant with fuel-injected ink, laced with a Molotov cocktail, I can tell from reading it that I was having a difficult time trying to deal...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – One of Those Funner Kind of Work Days

As usual I headed out to Table Tango in search of a specific topic and found a bunch of other posts that showed up in the ‘search.’ Naturally, one read deserves a click on the next topic/date and before I know it, I’ve hopped off the topic I...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Sam Grizzle and Wally

Recently the old poker days have been shaking the dust out of my head and bringing back flashes of my early days of playing and dealing. The players that filled the seats back then were schooled in a different era of poker. Some of those same...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Is there a Larry in the House?

Many times in my previous life as a poker dealer (that’s how I feel about it right now…another lifetime ago) I sat in the player’s chair. For the first 15 to 20 years that I dealt poker I believed I would always be there, pitching tickets...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Back to the Twilight Zone

Establishing history with a player isn’t always a good thing. There are players that arrive every day, play the same limit against the ‘same’ other players that arrive every day, and they all pray for a live one to come in and join the game...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box - Think it's all About a Tip?

Many times over the years I've been completely mesmerized by the way some players approach the game -- and wondered more than once how they managed to hold on to any chips, let alone leave the tables with a win. Sure, even the live one has his...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Neanderthals do Play Poker

WHEE! I went to Table Tango looking for one post in particular, and found the following one, so…it’s the fuel that fired up all the little twitches and glitches that used to crank my daily grind into high gear and the topic for today. I’ve...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Poker dealers have their place

The poker world is filled with people from every walk of life which forces a crazy assortment of personalities, knowledge, and bankroll levels to mingle and rub elbows with each other. Where else can you sit down by a prince or a movie star or a...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Looking for light at the bottom of Marianas Trench

When people come in to play because they have nowhere else to go, or no social life, or outs that will occupy their time and fill an empty spot in their life, poker is not the answer. Poker should be played for the fun of it and for the social...

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