Results and winners photos from Events 1-10
Event 1 Casino Employees Event
Number of Entries: 898
Total Prize Pool: $404,100
Number of Places Paid: 90
First Place Prize: $84,915
May 29-30, 2013
1st: Chad Holloway - $84,915
2nd: Allan Kwong - $52,318
3rd: Robert Rooney - $33,903
4th: Brian Pingel - $24,811
5th: Daniel Ellery - $18,426
6th: Sean Small - $13,868
7th: Tyrone Smith - $10,567
8th: Michael Trivett - $8,146
9th: Hieu Le - $6,348
Event 2 Eight-Handed No Limit Hold’em
The Delaware Harrington Casino and Raceway is holding a satellite tournament for the Poker Player of the Year event, which takes place on July 4th at the Las Vegas Golden Nugget as part of the Grand Poker Series.
Harrington Satellite Tournament Details: Takes place June 14th at Noon. $125 buy-in with an additional $5 add-on, players will receive $15k in chips with with 30 minute blinds. Every 9 places get their money back with the bulk of the prize pool going to the winner for expenses.
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By Shari Geller
Today, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) introduced the “Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013” which will legalize online gambling and address the regulatory uncertainty surrounding online gambling resulting from a December 2011 Justice Department ruling.
After years of prohibiting online gambling, DOJ’s 2011 ruling made online gambling of every type, except sports betting, legal at the federal level if it is lawful at the state level. But while online is legal, it is not uniformly regulated, the operators are not licensed, and consumers lack protection from fraud and abuse. With states approaching this issue piecemeal, it can lead to conflicting or inconsistent laws from state-to-state, varying levels of consumer protection, and a perverse incentive for a race-to-the-bottom on standards to attract gaming operators and revenues.
Players may buy-in to the May 26 HPO event at Hollywood Casino Aurora which will also include Top 5 players who qualified by winning Sundaytournaments at the casino earlier this year.
The $500,000 guaranteed HPO Championship at the M Resort will feature more than 225 skilled poker players who have won seats to the event at HPO regional tournaments and qualifying events at Penn National Gaming casinos across the U.S. and in Canada. Players may also buy-in to the HPO Championship for $2,500.
By Shari Geller
The World Series of Poker held its annual conference call at 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 15, with Executive Director Ty Stewart and Tournament Director Jack Effel sharing news and information about the upcoming series and took questions from the media. Stewart started out by telling the participants that the theme of this year's series is "To get it right and put on the best damned poker tournament series in the world."
The 44th annual WSOP will start on May 29th at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. "One of our big goals over the past few years has been to kick off the series with a bang," Stewart said as he introduced some of the special events set for this year.
LAS VEGAS, NV - On Sunday, May 5, amateur poker player Daniel Healey of Las Vegas, NV came in first place at Ultimate Poker’s first $10,000 SundayTournament at UltimatePoker.com, making history as the winner of the first legal, real money online poker tournament to be held in the United States.
The historic $10,000 Sunday Tournament capped at 200 players, with Healey taking home a first place prize of $4,173.
“It is really exciting to be a part of history, winning the first tournament,” Healey remarked. “I have been keeping up with the news updates and poker blogs ever since BlackFriday hit and was extremely excited to hear that legal online poker is here. I am excited to be living in Nevada and playing my favorite game.”
“Since going live on April 30, there has been no downtime whatsoever, and demand to play in our first $10,000 Sunday Tournament exceeded our expectations,” remarked Joe Versaci, Ultimate Gaming Chief Marketing Officer. “We ended up reaching our 200 player cap 45 minutes before the tournament opened.”
Take it to Seneca Niagara in New York. They're throwing a party, a 9th Anniversary Poker Tournament and the gifts are for you! The first 99 players on the 22nd of May will receive a free gift starting at 9am. $99 every time you win with pocket 9's. Be part of a $9,999 cash giveaway. The schedule for the tournament is Wednesday May 22nd thru May 27th. The main event is $500 No Limit Hold'em on Saturday the 25th. Call 877-8-SENECA or 716-278-6300 to secure lodging.
by Wendeen H. Eolis
PokerStars' purchase agreement for the Atlantic Club Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City has expired. In a public statement, this morning ,Michael Frawley, COO of Atlantic Club Casino and Hotel has confirmed that the purchase agreement is terminated. Nevertheless, it is too early to jump to conclusions.
There is nothing said thus far to suggest that the two companies cannot re-cement an updated agreement. If necessary, PokerStars could update its completed application which has been submitted to the New Jersey Casino Control Commission.
When it comes to online poker, machinations, twists, turns, and outcomes unfathomable at one moment have been known to become stark reality the next.
PokerStars May Still be Valued in New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie, a proponent of a full court press to revive Atlantic City, faces massive pressure to find the means to recovery from Hurricane Sandy. PokerStars' promise to bring jobs, civic commitment and 40 million dollars to the project cannot so easily be dismissed.
NC Native Collects Gold Ring and $250K in First Cash
If ever there was a poker fairytale with storybook ending, it happened April 15 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort, nestled in the majestic Smoky Mountains.
The first-ever World Series of Poker Circuit ever held in North Carolina ended in spectacular fashion on Monday evening as John Bowman won the top prize of a quarter-of-a-million dollars to go along with Harrah’s Cherokee’s Main Event Championship. He stunned the poker world, his competitors, and even himself with the unexpected victory.
by Barbara Rogers
That's right, Brad Hinson, the man in charge of the poker room at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana is making sure you have the opportunity again. Just in case you missed out on the first chance, check out the Hollywood Spring Poker Open playing out from April 29th-May 5th on this dockside casino riverboat. There s a No Limit Hold'em tournament every day during this Poker Open. The main event guarantees a payout of $200,000 for a buy-in of only $375.00.
Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg was first in the Penn National stable of casino's all across America to offer the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas in June, to play the inaugural $500,000 guaranteed Hollywood Poker Open.