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You made my day!

Prop Tales By Bill Patty Do you know that one hand that defines your day? The one where you get it all-in preflop with Q-Q against A-K suited and double your stack? Or...

Staying up when you’re down

Prop Tales By Bill Patty The first thing I reflect on as I look back on my year of propping in 2017 is the biggest compliment I ever received as a poker player. I was...

Read with me … the good and bad!

Prop Tales By Bill Patty It has been more than eight years now since I started making a living as a poker prop. One thing I have learned is to trust my reads. As better...

Life & poker: evaluation in progress

Prop Tales By Bill Patty In poker, as in life, we must always evaluate and reevaluate our situation. Do we like where we are now? Do we want to invest more in our...

Summer Dreamin’

Prop Tales By Bill Patty Sometimes I get in a rut grinding out a living playing low-limit Hold’em, Omaha, and PLO, and I set aside my poker dreams. Now, don’t get me...

Connecting and Disconnecting

By Bill Patty I have had several jobs I loved in my lifetime. During all of those jobs (emergency medical technician, teacher, parent, chef), the one thing I always did...

Play good! Play bad! Get lucky!

Prop Tales By Bill Patty Have you ever had one of those days when, no matter how well you think you are playing, you just can’t win a hand? The kind of cold streak...

The old and new of Poker

Prop Tales By Bill Patty There is no doubt that some things change and some things stay the same. As 2016 leaves us and 2017 gives us all a chance to reflect on the old...

An introduction to a prop’s world

Prop Tales By Bill Patty I currently work at The 500 Club Casino in Clovis, California. My days are mostly filled playing $4/8 limit with a kill, $4/8 Omaha with a...

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