Longyun Claims Poker King Cup Macau Main Event

The Chinese poker player Longyun Li won his first live cash tournament last Friday.


The amount that he won was not a lower amount, but was a decent take home amount. Li whittled the challenge posed by 490 contenders at the Poker King Cup Macau Main Event to eventually take home $157,259 in prize money. This is his biggest win so far and he is very much excited about winning the main event in Macau. He had not got six-figure money earnings so far in his live poker career.

The final two players who faced each other at the final table were Li and Malaysian Michael Soyza. They were both evenly stacked and this promised for an exciting matchup between the two. There was a deal struck by the players when they reached the heads-up. They took to the Independent Chip Model to work on a strategy for the prize pool chop.

Soyza was in the lead with a slender margin and had a guaranteed prize of HK$1.135.000 whereas Li received HK$1, 101,000.The two players then went on to play for the extra 5 percent of the prize pool that will earn them the all-important main event title. Continue reading Longyun Claims Poker King Cup Macau Main Event

Forrest Hungry For More Poker Success

The poker man from Las Vegas, Ted Forrest, dropped out of the college to play in the professional poker league.


His decision was a right one as he is one of the most renowned poker players the country has ever seen. He has 6 WSOP bracelets under his belt so far and is still hungry for more. The love and passion for the game show up whenever he hit the poker table. The feat of winning 6 bracelets is a very big thing and it would be difficult for many players to replicate the performance and show that he has put up so far in his career.

The best achievement of Ted Forrest till date is winning three bracelets in one year. Even though Ted is regarded as one of the best poker players, he has not won a bracelet for some years now. He was able to play at his best in 2014 and won against Phil Hellmuth and this was one of his best performances recently. Winning over Phil was a big achievement as Phil is the proud owner of 14 bracelets, which is no mean feat. Continue reading Forrest Hungry For More Poker Success

WSOPC Marrakech Day 1a Status

The WSOP International Circuit Main Event started amid great euphoria.


On the day one field of 172 players started the event at the Marrakech Es Saadi Resort. Out of 172 players, 49 players entered in the Day 2 tournament and are fighting for the Circuit Ring Of WSOP. Rodrigo Strong also came into the completion on his birthday, and got the chip lead with 250,000.

First day of tournament started little slow because of the presence of insufficient number of players. But, slowly, the enthusiasts of poker came up in full force and set the record for WSOP Day 1a attendance.

The poker player of the Great Britain, Barny Boatman participated in the tournament, but the day was not good for him. He started weak, but as the hours moved, he caught up with the game and playing well.

Sarah Herzali had a good day, finishing strong run in 160,000. On day 1a She wasn’t seen scared to play pots by betting three and four many times. Now, Herzali will be accompanied by Jean Montury (151,000) winner of EPT 11 Malta, Circuit Ring of WSOP winner Dmitry Sukhorukov (147,000), and Gerard Carbo (204,500). All three find themselves at the top of the standings. Continue reading WSOPC Marrakech Day 1a Status

Regulations For Poker In Europe

If you thought that online poker rooms have it easy, that is not so.


In order to run legitimate operations there are several approvals that need to be taken by licensing authorities. This is the situation for PokerStars that has been on the mission to expand operations in the different European countries. PokerStars has recently launched its website in Portugal but it is yet to be operational. The launch has happened as was announced in the third quarter conference meeting that was held by Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStars.

Portuguese regulations are holding back due to certain clearances that the online wagering and sport betting sections need. PokerStars is a company that believes in running legit operations in full compliance with country wide regulations. The company has ambitious plans for launching unique online poker events in their Portugal site. For instance, they are planning to have ring side events in this country website. Continue reading Regulations For Poker In Europe

Most expensive casino in Atlantic City to re-open, says owner

A US$ 2.4 billion casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that has been shut down since 2014’s fall is going to re-open later in June, said the owner earlier this week.
Glenn Straub, the businessman from Florida, who purchased the casino previous year for 4 cents on the dollar, said Associated Press that part of that property would again start operating for business later this summer. Dining as well as hotel rooms would be available. He is also planning to have a gaming floor, though his license from state Division of Gaming Enforcement is still to be signed.
Straub’s thought are really reassuring for Atlantic City that has been dealing with bankruptcy and/or a state takeover of their finances. Revel was 1 of 4 casinos there to close in the year 2014. This has been a roller coaster for the most costly casino in the history of the city since Straub got hold of it. Continue reading Most expensive casino in Atlantic City to re-open, says owner

Philly Casino takes another step in becoming a reality

Finally, a brand new casino in Philadelphia took another important step toward becoming a reality earlier this week after City Council Rules Committee gave preliminary approval without dissent for the plan at a public hearing that took place on Monday.
A vote on zoning is anticipated by 3rd Dec, as per The Philadelphia Tribune. The casino has already beat out a few other contestants for the state license. The Las Vegas-style new casino, to be named Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia, would be a part of SugarHouse Casino as the only casinos in city limits. There are 2 more casinos placed just outside Philadelphia.

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