2006 July 01 Poker News, Events and Happenings

If you are a poker player at the online poker site Absolute Poker, then you may already be registered to take place in one or another of three different chances to win a seat into the 2006 World Series of Poker, already underway at the Rio in Las Vegas. Ever since Chris Moneymaker hit a home run with his $40 satellite and turned it into a 2003 victory at the WSOP, not to mention $2.5 million, internet poker players have hit the information highway hard, seeking their own cheap shots. Absolute Poker is offering one of the last opportunities for big dreamers to skip paying the ten grand buy in to the Main Event at the WSOP for as little as $4.40….

 

The first company permitted to host a poker tournament in Singapore will be Betfair, who will kick things off with a bang by offering an anticipated two million dollar prize pool. The online poker company will team with Capital Events to host the event in November. Betfair Poker will begin offering satellites and qualifiers online and various live poker venues around the world will also offer seats into the Singapore event.

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In the game of poker, nothing sends a chill up the spines of players more than the words ‘bad beat’. For the first time at the final table at this year’s World Series of Poker…

 

Yesterday was a big day of poker for our spotlight players. All three were in action at the tables of the $2,500 WSOP No Limit Shorthanded event. A day at the tables with our ‘Spotlight’ players…

 

Wayne Allyn Root, chairman and CEO of GWIN Inc., the only publicly-traded sports handicapping company in the U.S., recently announced that the company signed a sponsorship contract with ThePIGPoker.net, a newly-launched informational poker destination.

 

It isn’t surprising to learn that there are amateur poker players who dream of taking down a big event at this year’s World Series of Poker, but at least one player has a shot of becoming the youngest player ever to win a WSOP Bracelet at the age of 21. Having just turned 21 in June, rising McDaniel College senior Peter Calvo is in Las Vegas for the next six weeks trying his luck. Calvo, who says he has made about sixty thousand dollars over two years of playing online poker, feels he has a good shot a making the gold, hoping to parley his skill in the card game - which he did not play before college - into a career….

 

Bill Bartholomay, a reprehensive of casino games company WBS Gaming out of Waukegan, Illinois, has announced that his company has the intention of bringing video poker to the tracks in Arkansas. To facilitate the move he will go before the Arkansas Racing Commission, where his company will seek the needed permission to add the machines to the racing establishments. The games, including World Series of Poker and Three-Way Action Poker, are part of the debate over expanding gambling at the tracks that has been waging since last year in the Arkansas Legislature.

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