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”

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”

Florida Legislature doubtful to sanction a new contract with Seminole Tribe

Legislation to introduce a brand new gambling compact along with Seminole Tribe is conked in the Florida Senate. As per a report appeared on a leading website, it is likely that it would not be moving anywhere in this session.
This is really not a great news for a state which economically benefits from the Seminole Tribe’s gaming operations which have prompted Florida to the 3rd largest tribal gaming market in the nation, trailing just to Oklahoma and California. The casino market of the Sunshine State is worth around US$ 2.4 billion yearly, and this is still developing.
Florida’s governor, in late 2015, brokered a brand new twenty year contract which would offer the state US$ 3 billion over the first 7 years and probably billions more by the end, in exchange for allowing the Seminoles maintain and expand some exclusive gambling compensates.
Last summer, the earlier compact expired and the tribe has been carrying on their business as usual at its 7 casinos since then. Still, the Seminoles sued Florida regarding the former’s call that its exclusiveness for table games has been breached already. The state has taken the fact that the tribe is presently operating without a compact to court.

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Andjelko wins ACOP Super High Roller 2015

The Asia Championship 2015 of Poker $500000 HKD buy-in super high roller no-limit hold’em game drew a total of fifty-one entries to establish a total prize pool of $24235200 HKD.

As one would anticipate for an event of this type, the final table had several big names of the game, including Erik Seidel (6th spot – US$220,506), Steve O’Dwyer (4th spot – US$346,580), Bryn Kenney (3rd spot – US$472,550) as well as recent Poker Hall of Fame inductee John Juanda (2nd spot – US$724,620). Finally, it was Andjelko Andrejevic, also known as Andy, came out as the winner, securing the title as well as the first prize of US$1,134,250.
The Serbian-American poker player finally finished with quite an impressive ROI in this tournament after beaming in for just $40,000 HKD, which is around roughly US$5,100. He turned that into over US$1.1 million at his 4th final table of this year.

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