It is not always that poker celebrities like Mike Matusow turn up to play at ongoing poker tournaments.
However, his fans had a bit of luck when they saw Mike as well as Phil Hellmuth, two legends in professional poker; battle it out like the good old days at the WPT LA Poker classic tournament. This 2017 tournament was held in the last week of February. Held at Commerce Casino, the two legends playing against each other was the highlight of a side event of the tournament. Mike, aka The Mouth, tried to win over Phil aka The Poker Brat but admitted defeat in the end of the $1100 tournament. This tournament saw a total of 72 runners. When Mike entered the game he had an advantage of 2-1 in the hold of chips. Mike held on though Hellmuth got the better of him. Mike won about $14,400 for the efforts he put in. (more…)
Jerry Wong is the poker player that plays games with all skills and not the luck.
This was proven in 2016 when he finished eighth in the main event of (WSOP) World Series of Poker. Then entries in the event were 6,737. Now, again in the year 2017, he is showing his great skill of playing poker. In early 2017 he has won the (SHRLHPO) Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open of WPTDeepStacks re-entry event.
This tournament is the second largest in the history of Florida having the entry of 4,567 players. It is a $360 buy-in tournament with a $500,000 guarantee. The event will have the prize pool of $1,426,800.
Speaking about the last year’s event, Wong said “The poker is the game and players do everything to win it. It is the player who decides what is best for them and everyone takes action according to their financial interest.” (more…)
Championships and festivals are what poker players and enthusiasts wait for, either to witness or to take part in.
PokerStars being one of the premier companies that not only runs different online operations, but also different live events, its yearly schedule is eagerly awaited by its fans. With the Thanksgiving holiday having been a lull for most poker communities across the world, it is time to perk up and find the upcoming event schedule of this organization for the upcoming year. The events for the end of the year are more or less known by all with the Unibet Poker Fest coming up this week in Romania.
If you look at the different festivals and championships that PokerStars has lined up, the schedule has been designed to cover the first half of the year. The New Year would be kicked off by the championship event in the Bahamas which would be held from January 6th and it would end on 14th. There would be a festival held in London subsequently from January 22nd for seven days. (more…)
Many times celebrities often dabble in poker which makes news worldwide.
The latest entrant in this category is Justin Bieber. The 22 year old artist who has been an international sensation from his early boyhood was seen this week at the Leicester Square casino. He was found playing at the casino in London till the early hours of the morning. Trying his hand at a poker game was definitely enough to get the rumor mills running about him dabbling in the game.
He has been in London for a while now and has been playing gigs in packs out clubs and halls. The poker game was purely indulgence and it probably helped him to relax and focus his mind at the same time. He came by at the Empire Casino in Leicester Square in London. He started to play in the early hours of Monday. That day he had been found playing at gigs in town. He has put up at a rented mansion in the north part of the city recently. His fashion always makes news and this trip also has got the fans interested to see what he is wearing. At the casino he flaunted ripped jeans, grey beanie and maroon hoodie. (more…)
Playtech, the Gambling software development company, might be all set to venture on a spending spree after it brought out it was in active talks over several possible acquirements after a report that the company’s yearly revenues went up by 38% for the year of 2015.
Playtech, the iPoker Network owners, saw profit rise to €630.1 million in the year 2015 from €457.0 million in the year 2014. Its Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciations and Amortization, a number which is utilized by several firms to showcase financial performance, increased 22% to €251.9 million.
The gaming division of the company goes on to perform very strong with dual-figure growth when barring acquirements, the costly impact of United Kingdom Point of Consumption Tax, white-label as well as currency exchange rate variations. Playtech states that revenues from regulated nations are increasing suite faster than any of other markets, and now it account for forty-one percent of its revenues, up from 36% in the year 2014.
Another place of Playtech portfolio that goes on to develop is their financial division. It is relatively a new business for the gaming giant that contributed $66.5 million in profits after acquisition costs were taken into thinking. This is the financial sector which Playtech has been trying to gain a foothold in.
It is not easy to rattle Joe McKeehen. He sports a stoic reflection, talks in a monotonic voice, never too low or too high, and sees for those minute things.
It might be a raised eyebrow, an intercepting finger on the green poker table felt, or how fast someone would move their hands. The power to see what no one other people see has come through patience, practice and time.
Back on Tuesday at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Penn & Teller theatre, the red-bearded, soft-spoken McKeehen saw through each one. La Salle High School as well as Arcadia University grad did something that none thought he could do when he got hold of World Series of Poker 2015 championship, collecting a hefty US$ 7.68 million in 1st place prize money. And, he won it sporting an Allen Iverson jersey.