Poker has inspired many literary writers, often as fictional themes or even with the events that have taken place in the competitive world of poker.
If you are looking for good reads related to poker, there are two poker novels based in the nineties, King of Small World by Rick Bennett and Shut Up and Deal by Jesse May. These might have been published way back, but they provide great insights into the world of poker. California and Las Vegas are two hubs of poker and have been so for a long time in the US. Regulated and legal poker started off in the nineties when the two novels are based.
For those who might not be aware of the history of poker and its legalization, it was in June 1993 when legal poker came to be in Atlantic City. (more…)
Four amateur poker players from Wales are getting ready to head to Las Vegas to play in a premier tournament and to win big.
These four men are ordinary men with a love for the poker game. They are from various walks of life. One is a car park attendant, the second one is a retiree, the third one is a steelworker and the fourth one is a scaffolding firm manager.
These four Welshmen are one among the top 100 out of the 200,000 amateurs who got a chance to enter the final competition in Las Vegas after putting U Pa Stupendous showing the VEGAS100 tournament held all over the UK.
The 31-year-old steelworker Richard Webb is excited to make it to Las Vegas and started playing poker in the local pubs. He says that he is happy to have qualified for Las Vegas as this shows that he knows a thing or two about the game. To play in Las Vegas was high on his bucket list and his dream is turning into a reality soon. (more…)
In Macau, three dozen casinos accounted their gaming revenue of US$ 2.4 billion back in February, 2016 – a number that was almost unchanged from a year ago, said the city’s government on Tuesday.
As per a report from Las Vegas Review-Journal, the fall of less than 1% year-over-over is the firmest performance for the casinos in twenty-one months. Gaming victory fell by more than 21% in January that was the twentieth straight month that gaming victory went down year-over-year.
The gaming revenue of the city went down 34% year-over-year to US$ 29 billion in the year 2015. It was the 2nd year of less gaming revenue than year before that. In 2013, Macau had a record $45.2 billion gaming revenue. The city’s gaming revenue has been forecast to go down by another 8% in the year 2016, as per a report from Bloomberg, though the performance in February could bode well for this year. February did have an extra day because of leap year.
Hollywood Poker Open’s Season 4 started previous week with the Regional stop at the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg in Indiana.
That stop, this weekend ends with the US$ 1115 Main Event.
Donnie Peters, the Editor-in-Chief of PokerNews, stated that the third season the Hollywood Poker Open was the tour’s biggest yet, and it is only going to grow. Lawrenceburg would be the start of the 4th season, and you would look to start playing these events in order to offer yourself the best scope to qualify for the Hollywood Poker Open Championship next summer that will take place in Las Vegas. He added that PokerNews is excited to be offering live coverage of the HPO’s forthcoming season and they expect to see poker fans at all of the stops, starting with this one.
Poker Central is upcoming television network that is expected to be launched any time soon, and now, a couple of days on 6 May, Antonio who is also known as the “The Magician’ Esfandiari associated with this coming soon television network as its partner.
The Poker Central discloses this secret through an announcement made in a press released. Before it, last week, Daniel Negreanu also joined this television network. Esfandiari is a man who is known as the poker enthusiast as well as for his unpredictable nature and good humor.
He is such a poker player that is also known for winning as big amount of money as no other poker player in history of the game ever won; the game was World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop; he participated in this game in 2012 and won $18,346,673. This was the event that makes this poker player a central image in the Poker Work.
The Poker Central as expected is very keyed up with the partnership with the great poker player. The schedule for all day and night of the poker programming is under process, and it will soon be released by the end of this year i.e. 2015. (more…)
Jonathan Duhamel who’s a Canadian Poker Pro as well as been a Champion of 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event parted his ways from the PokerStars. Recently, it has been revealed that this champion has not been remained an associate of the Team PokerStars Pro. However, no details about the contractual agreement have been leaked by the poker rooms nor the reasons could have been known that why Jonathan Duhamel’s membership was discontinued. Though, it has been reported that a representative of the PokerStars has confirmed that that the PokerStars and the Jonathan Duhamel will not work simultaneously in coming time.
The rumors about the cancelation of the sponsorship deal between the plays and PokerStars came in to existent earlier this when Jonathan Duhamel, a 27 years old player of Boucherville, Quebec, was shown-up at the occasion of the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Slowdown with no usual PokerStars patch. Moreover, the name of the Jonathan Duhamel has also not been written in the list of the Team PokerStars Pro member which has been published on the website of the room.
It has also been reported that since January 2011, this player’s name at present is at second place in the list of all time money of Canada while his earning from the live tournament is $ 12, 786,360, HendonMob says. (more…)