Billion Payout For WPT 2017

The payout for World Poker Tour this year would be one billion dollars and with the expanded schedule of stops that it has added to this year’s series, there is definitely an expansion feature on for the WPT.


This was also made apparent in the vision of the venture as shared by the CEO. As many poker players will admit, WPT has helped several people launch their careers in professional poker. The inception of this tour based tournament series of poker was started in 2002. It has then become a staple for poker tournament participants as it continues every year. Today it is also a forerunner in the televised live poker tournaments.

WPT has definitely contributed to the boom that poker has had in recent times as well as for the popularity of televised poker. The broadcasts are known as World Series of Poker as well as World Poker Tour. Continue reading “Billion Payout For WPT 2017”

New Casino Bill Signed By Connecticut Senate

The casinos in Connecticut have been seeing a revenue decline continuously for the past nine years.


This has hit the state very badly and they were looking for different ways to stop the revenue decline. The Connecticut Senate has given a thumbs-up to set a third casino in the state. They have passed the new casino bill and have sent the proposal to the House for immediate action. This bill was passed with a 24-12 vote count. With the permission for setting up this casino getting through, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes get an opportunity to jointly run a casino in East Windsor.

The tribes are looking to come out with a Las Vegas-style facility with an investment of $300 million. They have plans to set the casino at a former movie theater. It will be located very close to the MGM casino that is coming up in Springfield, Massachusetts that is barely 15 miles from the proposed site of the Connecticut Casino. If this casino is built by the tribes, it will be the first casino in Connecticut to be not on a tribal land. Continue reading “New Casino Bill Signed By Connecticut Senate”

Tuan Lam Recalls 2007 WSOP Runner–Up Experience

Tuan Lam had a career-best performance in the 2007 World Series of Poker and finished the event as the runner-up.


He won a total prize money of $4,840,981 for being the losing finalist and after this, he disappeared into oblivion. It was very difficult to trace Tuan as he was not active on Facebook and did not have a Twitter account.

Once he was spotted by user “M8Ludi” at Bellagio’s Noodles Saturday in July 2014 and they had a little bit of conversation. He was a true gentleman and did throw some light about his 2007 WSOP success. He came second to eventual winner Jerry Yang in the 2007 WSOP. The next time Lam was seen was at the 2014 WSOP Main Event. He was in the field and was happy that people still notice him. Continue reading “Tuan Lam Recalls 2007 WSOP Runner–Up Experience”

Scott Excited About 888poker Fest

Kara Scott is the ambassador of 888poker and she is very excited for the event of 888poker at King’s Casino Rozvadov.


There are so many reasons for her to get happy for the event, let’s check some of them.

When asked what makes you so happy about the event, she replied “I have heard a lot about King’s Casino Rozvadov but was never been here. All Europe is talking about this casino and the event. And, I got the chance to be here.

Scott is also the host of the event and talking about the preparation she said, there is nothing much to prepare, I am working with the best team. So, everything here is synchronized, well framed. I have got all the direction what I have to do throughout the event and I just have plan things that way. This year we are planning to create some good videos and take excellent pictures of the event. Continue reading “Scott Excited About 888poker Fest”

Celebrities Are Fond Of Pokers

It is not ordinary people, but celebrities are equally interested in playing cards.


However, for them gambling is not just about a fun game. Most often they participate or host poker games for charity purposes. The entire money won during the game is offered to charitable institutes which is a great way to play a game so as to help people in need. It is also a hobby for many celebrities.

It is not easy to figure out the casual player and the professional one. For instance, celebrities like Ben Affleck successfully won the California Championship in the year 2004. This was primarily due to the fact that playing cards were his passion. The famous actor is well known for being a huge enthusiast in the field of gambling. Besides, there are several musicians involved in the card games. Out of many, Biz Markie is one of the renowned musicians that played splendidly in Hip Hop Tournament in 2006. Continue reading “Celebrities Are Fond Of Pokers”

WSOP 2016 Episodes On ESPN

The 1st episodes of the main event of the World Series of Poker 2016 have been telecasted on ESPN.


The initial 2 episodes started this week as the network picked up the action late on the 4th day. The week’s game started after the break wherein only 357 were remaining from 6737 players that started the event. The episodes covered the last levels until only 251 were remaining of the night.

There were 2 former champions of the Main Event with feature table time. Greg Raymer, the winner of 2004 and Ryan Riess, the 2013 champion and both serving short stacks. Many busts and all-ins were shown from the outer tables and glimpses of Griffin Benger, Kenny Hallaert and Cliff Josephy were captured.

Ryan Riess held the championship bracelet of the Main Event recently and told everyone that he is one of the best poker champions in the world. This humble poker player has been consistently impressing people for last 3 years and has made himself available for the media and his fans. He is definitely the best ambassador for the game.

As far as Greg Raymer is concerned, he may have lost the deal of sponsorship with PokerStars, but he is still one of the best players. He is great at the table and attracts people to play the game with him. He is yet another man whom you certainly want to play poker with. Continue reading “WSOP 2016 Episodes On ESPN”