8 Poker Tips from 888 Poker NJ Ambassador Poker Pro Jessica Dawley
On May 15th, the New Jersey Blogger Network had the pleasure of sitting down for a game of poker together at the Game Time Bar and Grill inside iPlay America. This wasn’t any game of poker, but a game with poker pro Jessica Dawley. Dawley, 888 Poker’s Spokesperson and a US Veteran, has had a love of the game of poker since her childhood. Her goal right now: Tilt the scales of the poker table to see more than only 4% women playing
It had been about 8 years since I last played poker, but I wasn’t very good. I waseager to hear what Jessica had to tell us to improve our game. The goal of the event was for Jessica to teach a group of women to poker basics so that they could feel more confident and comfortable playing the game of poker with a group of men. The game of poker is right now predominately dominated by men and 888 Poker and Jessica Dawley is working hard to change that demographic! I have seen first hand how intimidating men can be towards woman around the poker table and Jessica gave us the insider tips we needed to empower ourselves to give men a run for their money!
Jessica’s patience and willingness to teach us was wonderful!
So what were some of Jessica’s tips?
- Your main goal in cash games is to gain position, position is where you are sitting in terms of the dealer button,
- A lot of people over value their hands,
- If you have a King or Ace, never fold pre-flop,
- Do not look at your cards until the bet is on you,
- Never mid-raise unless you have a king, ace or queen,
- Jacks are the most overplayed hand,
- Do not fold if you have a 9+ as the blind,
- The worse the hand you have, the higher your raise should be to give your opponent the option to hang themselves.
888 Poker has grown to be one of the largest and most popular online poker communities. New Jersey is one of only 3 states to allow legal online gambling, behind Delaware and Nevada. 888 Poker’s exclusive PokerCam allows players to see their opponents while playing. They offer poker rooms for every skill set and budget,whether you want to play a public tournament or even a private game with your friends.
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Thank you to iPlay America for hosting this event and to 888PokerNJ for bring Jessica Dawley to the New Jersey Blogger Network!