The World Poker Tour Legends of Poker (WPTFOP) – at the Main Event $3,700 buy-in attracted 786 participants to the Bicycle Casino in California – turned to be an affair full of excitement.
Freddy Deeb, in the early year of the tour made the name for him and was hoping WPT title for the third time in record-tying. This would put Deeb alongside Carlos Mortensen, Anthony Zinno and Gus Hansen.
These are the only players who accomplish the feat.
The state of Virginia sees a change in gambling legislation as Senator Louise Lucas has proposed that an amendment be made to existing laws which will showcase poker as a skill based game.
This will help overcome some obstacles that many online poker rooms are facing as per the old gambling laws that prevail in this state.
In India, Goa is one of the states that have a legal status for poker and other gambling venues to run.
Charlie Carrel has gotten his first World Championship of Online Poker at Event 31.
He takes down the event for $60,040.79. He entered the Event 31 with $215, No Limit Hold’em Rebuy with 772 other opponents. As there was a very strong field of participants with 512 re-buys and 612 add-ons, the prize pool was at a whooping $385,091 and it was split among the top 98 finishers in the event.
Almost 2 years after the authorities in Cyprus declared their intention to let a casino resort to be built in the island’s southern part, the bill that would seal the contract is ready to be brought to the Parliament.
On 10th March, the House of Representatives of Cyprus would vote on a little piece of legislation which covers the construction of the 1st incorporated casino resort of Republic of Cyprus, an institution similar to those that already stays there in Northern region of the island.
James Packer, the Australian casino tycoon, reportedly got into a physical fracas with a worker at his Melbourne casino after the security personnel apparently could not recognize him. A report from a leading British daily stated that the security personnel did not allow Packer as well as another executive into an undisclosed part of the casino on day of the New Year’s that prompted James to shout and push him aside, alleged the worker.
Next week the 2015 World Series Poker starts.
Before the beginning of the Super Bowl of Poker players were engaged with PokerStars in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The online poker tournament had plenty of famous names to boast which include Jason Mercier, with an amazing three titles to his credit, but online games this week also included big online headlines such as Chris Moorman, with his 25th Triple Crown and Viktor “Isildur 1” Blom with his decision to take on live streaming for the first time on Twitch.
Chris “moorman1”Moorman on Sunday May 17 continued his winning spree while solidifying his unmatched poker resume in the PokerStars Sunday 500 while he competed in a field of 1,000. He pocketed $87,400. That is the achieving a rare milestone on online poker as Chris reached the magic figure of $10 million and as the first player to do so in a particular poker tournament.
With the ubiquity of poker online, the Global Poker Index comes in handy to evaluate the best players at the global scale.
The GPI deserves the ascription of authority and authenticity as it relies on a transparent, plenary and non-discriminative procedure to compile player rankings. In the recent survey circulated on 26th February 2015, Ravi Raghavan placed 118th with 2177.33 points, he was previously in the 111st position. In 2014, he was in the World Series of Poker in three different tournaments.
The poker gambling landscape is copious with opportunities for poker players to be catapulted to fame alongside raking in plethora earnings.
Can Kim Hua who is a Vietnamese American professional player who joined the waging industry to leverage endless opportunities and now among the most influential player at the global scale.