If the financial meltdown taught us anything, the secret is to take calculated risks. So with that in mind, take a lesson from some of the state’s card sharks, poker pros, and all-around gambling gurus.

In This Feature:

5 Questions for Poker Pro Alex Fitzgerald

Advice from poker pro Alex Fitzgerald of pocketfives.com and pokerheadrush.com.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

Internet Gambling: Washington Hold ’Em

How the Evergreen State killed internet gambling.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

Holy Rollers Film Stacks the Deck

Seattle’s card-counting blackjack team the Holy ROllers has a big guy on its side: God.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

Washington Casino Guide

Sizing up four Seattle-area casinos: Emerald Queen, Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, and Tulalip Resort.

04/17/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

UW Alum Argues Poker Should Be Mandatory at Biz Schools

How to succeed in business without really bluffing.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen