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

PokerStars Rejoin The Prostate Cancer UK

The annual one night event of Poker “Lads Night In” will be held on 21st of October.

It is a joint venture by the charity named Prostate Cancer UK and PokerStars. The charity helps in raising money towards treatment of prostate cancer. Lads Night In was a grand event which took place last year as there were over 5,400 people that took part to raise funds. The amount raised for charity can be higher this year. The packs of Lads Night In are available on the website of Prostate Cancer UK and it consists of a deck of cards, a sheet with guidelines of the Poker game and a dealer button. Players are inspired to donate regardless of how small is the amount and raise funds by playing the game with their friends and families.

PokerStars are quite delighted as they would be joining hands once again with Prostate Cancer UK as per Sue Hammett, who is the leader in the Rational Group. There are deaths taking place every hour due to this deadly disease and hence PokerStars is trying to do their best to change that. They are getting people ready to take part in the event to ensure that enough money is raised for the betterment of patients. Continue reading PokerStars Rejoin The Prostate Cancer UK

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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2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event: Boeken and Stephensen in the lead for top place on Day 1a

The first ever day of the €3,300 Main Event of 2015 World Poker Tour Amsterdam was a huge success and the player to come out on top with the chips was Fredrik Andersson with 228,100 counts. He came out of the blue and amassed a huge chip lead over rivals and the phenomenon is owed to the aggressive last levels conducted during the day.

Out of the 130 entries logged on Day 1a, only 54 remained after 9 levels of play. Moving on to the Day 2 the big stakes include Noah Boeken, a local player with 195,200 chips. Felix Stephensen the Main Event runner up in the World Series of Poker also collected 114,400 numbers of chips.

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Anthony Zinno were found battling out immediately after the start of the day’s play, and the two time WSOP bracelet winner, Mizrachi had a bad time and was busted two times, where is the three time winner of WPT Zinno, ended up with 47,700 chips after surviving the day’s play. Continue reading 2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event: Boeken and Stephensen in the lead for top place on Day 1a