The state of affairs in Connecticut is interesting as the development of casinos here is in the hands of two tribes as has been approved as a law passed by the current governor of the state this year.
While the poker players have no reason to complain with Foxwoods Resorts Casino at Ledyard and Mohegan Sun located in Uncasville, MGM has been pushing its plans for developing a casino at Bridgeport that is not being sanctioned for this very law.
Both tribes have been building new casinos in other parts of the state such as a new casino that is underway at East Windsor as well as MGM is constructing a property in Springfield, both of which will start operations in 2018. While the tribes definitely object to MGM’s plans of expansion, MGM Resorts International was also unable to move court when they filed a petition stating that the two tribes and the permission they have gives them an unfair disadvantage for other competitors. Continue Reading
Come July and the Card Player Poker Tour will be moving back to the Ocean’s 11 Casino.
This is the fourth time in the history of the Card Player Poker Tour that the event is heading to California’s popular casino. There is no doubt that this news would be welcomed by most of the professional poker players. The Oceanside California event will be taking place in July and the $250 buy-in main event will be taking place from 20th
. It will be a three-day affair.
The tournament officials and the organizers have started the groundwork necessary to conduct the event and to make it a big one. The tournament officials have fixed a $100,000 estimate on the prize pool. Continue Reading
Beth Hall being an actress surprised her fans, but making it to Day 4 of the poker tournament that was being held at Hawaiian Gardens.
This took place last month but it is set to come back for the finals on December 14th
. Hence, it surely was a chance for her to showcase her skills in a poker tournament that spans several days. Hall is a regular in a series that showcase her in the role of Wendy, a hilarious role that has gotten her the Golden Globe nominations as well.
She has played as Mom opposite Allison Janney, who has won an Emmy award as well. Season four is on the air now on Thursday nights. Hall is also known as Caroline and Roger Sterling has her as his eccentric assistant. This is aired in Mad Men on AMC. Hall has played in other shows as well such as Parks and Recreation and Jane the Virgin. In real life she resides with her husband and adopted daughter in Los Angeles. Continue Reading
Adam Pliska, The CEO of World Poker Tour, has announced the acquisition of WPTDeepStacks by the WPT.
He felt that it was a proud moment for WPT Enterprises, Inc. The WPT has full control of the WPTDeepStacks and has its full ownership rights since January 12, 2017.
Adam Pliska said that the WPT with the support of its parent company Ourgame is looking to move forward with the acquisition of businesses and management teams that reflects the brand image and the values of the WPT. The acquiring of the WPTDeepStacks is one such move and everyone at the WPT is very happy with this procurement.
The WPTDeepStacks season 4 kick started on Jan12. This tour was launched in 2012. It ran into WPT partnership in the middle of 2014. Chris Torina, the WPTDeepStacks executive director, said that he was very happy to take the relationship with the WPT to the next level. Through this partnership, the WPTDeepStacks will become a premier mid-major tour. It is one of the friendliest tournaments for the players hosted in some of the wonderful properties all over the world. Continue Reading
The asset of poker market of New Jersey was reported $4.5 million in the month of September; the figure was taken from the (DGE) state Division of Gaming Enforcement.
The amount 4.5 million Dollars are approximately nine-percent increase year-after-year.
At 4.5 million dollars asset of poker in New Jersey the individual contributors are live poker rake 2.1 million Dollars and online poker revenue 2.4 million Dollars. Coming to last year, i.e. 2015, In October the rake of live poker was 2.23 million Dollars and that of online poker was 1.9 million Dollars. Combined, both make revenue of 4.13 million Dollars.
In October of the current year, Borgata headed the path in a live setting with amount 1.28 million Dollars in rake. It was followed by Bally’s ($254,000), Tropicana ($222,000), Golden Nugget ($73,000) and Harrah’s ($252,000), Continue Reading
Unibet and Micrograming have posted positive growths even if online poker ring game traffic might have declined as per standard parameters.
The traffic decline detected is about 18.5% as per annual figures. There are several factors that contribute to the trend of real money being circulated in online poker games. There has come on stringent regulations in online poker that makes it more difficult to make money online. As a result the popularities of many poker rooms have declined and several countries have seen many online poker initiatives being shut down. The overall base of players might have declined and so has liquidity gone down among players for the game. There is another reason that ring games have declined in popularity in online poker. It is mainly due to a shift that has come about in the game format. The recreational players prefer to the sit and go lottery style games in the online gaming forums. That is much in demand among the poker networks online as compared to ring games online in case of poker.
Phil Hellmuth, the well known poker player, would again host Tiger’s Poker Night, a yearly charity poker event arranged by WPT.
The event, this year, is fixed for 29th April in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. As per a press release, cards would be in the air in front of the KÀ Theatre at around 7:15 PM (PST).
The US$ 11000 buy-in would feature a few of poker’s top players, along with celebs with a warmth for poker. To add to that, WPT’s very own Lynn Gilmartin and Vince Van Patten would be playing. Prizes for the contestants include a round of golf with Tiger Woods, professional-amateur playing positions in premier PGA TOUR events as well as other unique, high-end items.
The Master Classics of Poker 2015 €4250 Main Event saw yet another thirteen players enter the contest before registration shut down at the start of the second day to bump the overall pack to 291 entries. Everyone but one of those late registrants broke before the day’s end, with only Andrew Leathem making it to the third day with a pile of 201000 in chips.
However, all eyes would be on Donald Rae of the United Kingdom since he managed to get an overnight lead with 682000. The Brit was followed by World Series of Poker Europe 2015 bracelet champ Makarios Avramidis (635,000) and his fellow Greek Georgios Zisimopoulos (550,000). Timothy Adams (507,000) and Kilian Kramer (536,000) ended in the 5 five.
The second day was all about money. The money bubble split at the bginning of Level 18 when Zisimopoulos open-shoved the button with jack-3 and Helppi called with ace-9 suited from the blinds. Several other notables did not even make it as far. Kevin Killeen, Ludovic Geilich, Bryn Kenney and Fatiy Aydin, all fell in the 1st level of the day, with Paul Hoefer, Tom Hall, Micha Hoedemaker, Jason Wheeler and Matthias de Meulder.