Horseshoe Council Bluffs Poker Room Review

The Horseshoe Council Bluffs poker room is housed in a moderate-sized full-service casino right on the Iowa/Nebraska border.  While travelling on our cross-country trip from Boston to Las Vegas, we decided to take a midday stop on one of the longest legs of our trip (the very straight, flat journey from Davenport Iowa to North Platte Nebraska). The casino was right off of our path on Route 80, so it could not have been more convenient.

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Is Poker Easier than We Think?

Is poker easier to play than we think? At the highest levels of the game, the answer is certainly no. Professionals bet their ranges rather than their cards and calculate complex equations to determine whether their plays are justified. GTO strategy is definitely not easy to follow.

The rest of us, however, play a different game in card rooms across the country. Not that we are unskilled, or our opponents weak (at least not at the rooms we have played). Here, the game is based more on fundamental knowledge of solid play, basic math, and a level of experience and instinct that guides our decisions. However, there seem to be a lot of players, even experienced ones, who make fundamental mistakes both in their general approach to the game and in specific techniques.

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