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…)
The online poker scene is vibrant in New Jersey.
As the Thanksgiving season came by, many avid online poker players such as David Coleman, Daniel Lupo and Daniel Buzgon were getting chances to make big wins in the online poker scene. Lupo, also known by the nickname “centrfieldr”, was able to bag the first prize, which was about the amount of $13,500. It was part of the Ultimate Warrior series that was played out. Coleman, on the other hand, plays with the code name of coles93. He was able to make big wins in the Sunday Special. Daniel Buzgon on the other hand, as able to get to third position on the final table.
These were major tournaments that PokerStars had on their NJ web site. There was a discount offered on the entry fee as well, which was fifty percent, while the guaranteed prize pool was kept the same. The Half Price Week was indeed exciting for the different players who participated. (more…)
In the month of August, the Poker Rooms in Pennsylvania State raked $4.0 million as per the figures stated by the Gaming Control Board of the state.
About 226 poker tables were present across states between 10 poker rooms. The state has brick and mortar casinos that were 12 in numbers and 2 of they do not have traditional poker games. The casinos altogether paid $691000 towards state taxes on the rake of 4.9 million. This rake remained unchanged starting from July and slightly down from $5 million raked in 2015. There was the inclusion of 2 tables in the state every year.
The poker market in the state of Pennsylvania has experienced good growth. This is mainly because the casinos accounted $58.4 million in the revenue of poker towards the end of fiscal year of 2015/16 in June. The figures were a bit high from $56.5million in rake accumulated in fiscal year 2014/15 for poker. The poker revenue in Pennsylvania in the month of August was relatively better in comparison with New Jersey as it raked $4.5 million. New Jersey had earned $2 million through online poker and the lawmakers of Pennsylvania are focusing on the legalization of online poker this year. (more…)
In Macau, three dozen casinos accounted their gaming revenue of US$ 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.
Poker works in mysterious ways for strange players like Glenn Cozen. Despite all the risks whose ascription would meet poker practically, his entry into the complex game and outstanding performance left commentators bewildered.
He is an American guru poker player who resides in California. He received the limelight when he placed second in the $10,000 buy-in tournament in 1993. Though he was emerging from the shackles of oblivion, he sailed through to the final table in the main event. Another obstacle he faced in his bid to get prominent in that event was diminishing stacks but went ahead to outlast renowned players like Mansour Matloubi and John Bonetti with humongous chip stacks. This outstanding struggle propelled him to the apex of the poker casinos at the international level.
As aforesaid, Cozen played excellently in the 1993 WSOP final tabling though with declining stacks to face it heads-up with Jim Bechtel who ousted him to place second for a whacking $420,000. Later, he cashed in the World Series of Poker Main Event where he placed second in 1993, 114th in 1995 and recently 200th in 2008. (more…)