Video poker king gets three-plus years in prison
Video poker king Casey Szaflarski may be a nice guy, but that doesn’t make him a good guy, a federal judge ruled Tuesday before sentencing him to more than three years behind bars.Szaflarski may have been a gentleman to people, including the bar owners where he placed the Chicago mob’s video poker machines, but only because he could afford to be, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman determined …
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- TOP PAIR - In flop games, having a hole card that matches the highest card on the board.
- DRAW OUT - To catch a card that improves your situation from a losing hand to a winning hand, especially when you beat someone holding a hand that usually figures to win.
- LOWBALL - Generic term for poker where the lowest hand wins.
- DOUBLE BELLY BUSTER - A two-way inside straight. E.g., 3-5-6-7-9.
- SET - In Hold'em, three of a kind where two of the cards are hole cards.
- STACKED [DECK] - A deck that has been arranged to give one player a huge advantage. Also: RIGGED.