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

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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Hevad Khan straddles online and in live events to earn more while cementing his reputation

The genesis of poker player to virtual games that offer more versatility is an interesting trend in the continuum of this gambling game. It has seen the emergence of poker gurus who have proclivity to bring a final table down while enlarging their bankrolls.

However, players can perform outstandingly well online and in live events, the resume of Hevad Khan is a crystal clear demonstration of this. Khan’s strategic play imperceptibly involves multiple-tabling at different high-stakes events, this has been ascertained as he has played live on cameras. Apart from his quirky approach in online tournaments, he has also final tabled at the World Series of Poker. His flexibility in the game has enabled him to enlarge his bankroll into a million bucks.

Khan plays online under the screen name “RaiNKhaN”, he won the PokerStars.com Sunday Warm-Up buy-in where he bested a pool of 2,504 entrants to rake in $97,856. In 2007, he played at the World Series of Poker tournament placing 6th for $956,243. Continue reading Hevad Khan straddles online and in live events to earn more while cementing his reputation