Thanks for coming back. I promised to tell you about the poker game at the world famous Venetian in Las Vegas.
When I arrive in the Venetian poker room, I put my name up on the $2-$5 and the $1-$2 nolimit hold'em waiting lists. Kathy Raymond tells me that she has a seat for me in a new $2-$5 no-limit hold'em game. I sit down and help start a new must-move game, buying in for $500.
Green Valley Ranch is Sweet on the Ladies. I spent the last two Sundays playing in the Ladies tournament at Green Valley Ranch and it was a lot of fun on both occasions. The first Sunday they had two tables and the following Sunday they had three tables.
Wildhorse Casino, Pendleton, OR- Spring's arrival at The Wildhorse Casino is loudly heralded every April as the air is filled with the unmistakable rusty racket of the gregarious yellowheaded blackbird. Not a native to the area, this gregarious bird began showing up in the marshes and reeds of the property's golf course in 1998, and they have flourished in the past ten years.
The Wynn Classic is Back-Bigger and Better than Ever. The Wynn Classic begins on February 26 and runs through March 19 with events ranging from $500 to $10,000. The Wynn has made several changes to this year's event by increasing levels in the $1,000 event from 45 minutes to 60 minutes. They also increased starting chips in the $2,000 event to $6,000, and the $3,000 event to $8,000, along with adding three new levels in the main event. They also added a H.O.S.E. event and two rebuy tournaments. To assure all rebuys are accounted for, the Wynn implemented an exact real time accounting system.
I just returned to Vegas from an 11-day Christmas vacation on the East Coast with family. After a candlelight church service on Christmas Eve I spent the evening playing Santa, arranging and setting up toys for three toddlers under the age of six.
Christmas morning with three little ones can be hectic but seeing the smiles on their tiny faces was priceless. Poker is the last thing on my mind during the holidays, but after a full day of exchanging presents, cooking and cleaning up we played poker. I don't know about you, but for me it was a great way to end the year. Happy New Year!
[Press Release]ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 16, 2008) - The 2008 Borgata Winter Poker Open (WPO) kicked off yesterday with the start of Event #1, the $300 +$50 No-Limit Hold'em tournament. Building on the success of the last year's event, which featured the biggest poker tournament in Atlantic City history, the 2008 WPO is set to break last year's Championship Event record of 571 players and top the monstrous prize pool of $5.5 million.
Start at Tachi Palace and Land in Vegas. If your dream is to play in the main event at the 2008 World Series of Poker, you're in luck. On the first Saturday of every month, from now through May at 12 p.m., Tachi Palace is holding $200 no-limit hold'em qualifiers for a $10,000 seat. The main event and inclusive prize package is guaranteed. For more information see their ad in this issue of Poker Player Newspaper or stop by the poker room for complete details.
Jan. 3-22 WSOP Circuit Event Grand Casino, Tunica, MS
Jan. 3-23 World Poker Open Gold Strike Casino, Tunica, MS
Jan. 4-13 Poker Derby 2003 Hollywood Park Casino, Inglewood, CA
Jan. 5-10 Poker Stars Caribbean Poker Adventure eAtlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Jan. 5-20 Crown Poker Ch'ship ("Aussie Millions") Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia
Jan. 15-31 Borgata Winter Open tThe Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ
Jan. 18-20 Coachella Valley Poker Ch'ship Spotlight 29 Casino (AdPg 33), Coachella, CA
Jan. 21-27 January Sales Rendezvous Casino, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, U.K.
There are chiefly four places in the United States where there is decent stud action. There is my home casino, Foxwoods, in Ledyard, Connecticut; there is Commerce Casino in Southern California; the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada; and there is Atlantic City, New Jersey. I visited the last of those recently and would like you to know what their stud picture looks like.