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”

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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