Online poker players fight for $8.77m WSOP pot

Despite the tough economic climate, online poker players are among those competing for a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event pot that could reach $8.77 million (CAN$8.49 million).Considering the ongoing problems with the US government-led shutdown of online poker sites, some expected the WSOP prizes to take a hit this year, but there is still plenty to play for.The WSOPs prize money has undoubtedly been helped by a record number of entrants for this years competition, with 75,672 people taking to the card tables to test their skills.However, Ty Stewart, executive director of the WSOP, told USA Today that the organisers always believed it would be a strong year due to growing interest in poker.He explained: “Weve met our own expectations and crushed everybody elses.”Were very proud because people have been labelling poker or the World Series of Poker as a fad … for the better part of a decade now. A

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Tags: Online Poker, Online Poker Players, Poker Players, Pot   Posted in Gambling Professional

Women Angry When 15 Men Gatecrash WSOP Ladies’ Event

What happens when fifteen men play at the ladies’ event at the World Series of Poker 2011?

Legally speaking, the organizers couldn’t prevent the men from playing. However, strictly speaking, many women US poker players believe that the men should not have been permitted to play and even go so far as to claim that it was a crazy and thoughtless thing to indulge in such an act.

The inevitable question here is, what are these men trying to prove? As it is, poker tournaments are very male centric and there are hardly any female players. The WSOP events have a 20:1 male female ratio. The

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Tags: Event, Ladies’ Event   Posted in Casino Gambling Advice

L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort Unveils Market Leading Poker Room

“The premier gambling joint in the region just got better,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager Geno Iafrate. “Our guests have been requesting a poker room since we opened in 2005 and we are delivering a product that offers a truly superior poker experience with unmatched amenities in Louisiana. We are excited for our customers to see and experience the exciting action, personalized service and luxurious amenities.”

This new amenity is only a part of the $20 million in capital improvements happening at LAuberge in the year 2011. The 2,10

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Tags: Poker Room, Room   Posted in Casino Gambling Category

Black Friday Aftershocks Continue

The aftershocks of Black Friday continue to be felt. Not all the news is bad. There is some that is good and some that borders on funny.

The good news is that PokerStars has returned more than $100 million to American players who had deposits with the indicted online poker room when it closed down. The statement from PokerStars states that it is continuing to service payout requests and is committed to returning every cent. PokerStars has global interests. It operates worldwide under license from the Isle of Man Government. It also holds specific licenses in France, Italy and Estonia and has applied for license in many other jurisdictions.

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Hellmuth Nearly Misses Main Event Day 2a

Phil Hellmuth, Paul Pierce and Mike Sowers were the names most heard around the Rio in Las Vegas on Day 2a of the World Series of Pokers 2011 Main Event. 2,031 players began the day, all hoping for a shot at Day 3 and ultimately, the final table. Among the pros that started the day were Praz Bansi, Annette Obrestad, Dan Fleyshman, Sorel Mizzi, Humberto Brenes, JP Kelly, Ted Forrest, Sebastian Ruthenberger, Jason Mercier and Daniel Negreanu.

Paul Pierce of the NBA was also on hand, hoping for his first entry into the money bubble at a WSOP Main Event. Unfortunately, Pierce as destined for the rail before the day came to a close.

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Tags: Day, Day 2a, Main Event   Posted in Gambling Professional