by Debbie Burkhead
The Golden Nugget is the Place to Play Poker in Downtown Las Vegas. The room hosts 13 poker tables and provides comfortable seating and plush décor. Players have their choice of games with various levels of live action from beginner’s low-limit games to no-limit action.
The tournament action is almost no-stop! A $10,000 guaranteed no-limit event is offered on Saturday at noon. The buy-in is $120 and players receive 15,000 in starting chips with 30 minute levels. Daily $65 buy-in no-limit events with one optional $40 rebuy are scheduled for 1 a.m., 4 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Players start with 4,000 in chips, receive 4,000 additional chips for a rebuy, and an extra 500 for a $5 bonus buy.
by Wendeen H. Eolis
Last week, the eagerly awaited poker documentary, All In: The Poker Movie finally hit the big screen. Director Douglas Tirola’s ambitious project was delayed almost a year so as to allow sufficient time to follow through with additional interviews that would explain not only the events of Poker’s Black Friday last April 15th, but also the poker world’s reactions to them.
The movie benefits from the delay, with a singularly realistic picture of poker, complete with coverage of the aftermath of Black Friday while retaining Tirola's original vision —to reveal poker in all of its glory—as a pastime, a game, an avocation, a profession, a business, and “part of the rich history and culture of America, since its beginnings."
by A.C. Clark
Just east of Pendleton on I-84, a gem of a property stands alone in Eastern Oregon. Wildhorse Resort & Casino is possibly the Northwest’s finest: casino, hotel, golf course, food … this poker capital of the Pacific has it all.
Poker at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino is your source for constant action. Players can enjoy daily low buy-in tournaments, weekly player tournaments, and serious Northwest players are well aware of Wildhorse’s three annual poker tournaments: the Spring Poker Round-Up, April 12-22, the Summer Poker Rodeo, July 18-22, and the Fall Poker Round-Up, November 7-18.
by Haley Hintze
SPORTINGBET MAKES FINAL PAYMENT TO US AND NEGOTIATES WITH FOXWOODS
With an eye toward partnering with Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino and reentering any future US online poker markets, the UK-based online gambling firm made the last of three installment payments to American prosecutors. SportingBet agreed to this deal in 2011 to avoid prosecution for its pre-UIGEA business with US customers. SportingBet’s final $6 million payment brought the total paid to the US government to $33 million. This leaves the company free to work with American casinos on future projects. The talks with Foxwoods come as that major East Coast casino faces a $2 billion debt, along with increased competition from neighboring states and an increasing possibility of casino gaming coming to neighboring Massachusetts.