Hello! This is Steve Horton, prolific poker writer. I'm returning to this column, which will be covering poker in a different European country every issue. Once we finish with Europe, we'll hit the rest of the world before returning back to the United States.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Gary, Indiana, The Majestic Star Casino epitomizes the essence of its name. Poker players are treated like royalty in this five star poker room.
Seneca Gaming & Entertainment (SG&E) has added eight tables to the poker room at Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel. On Monday, October 2, 2006 at 2 p.m. SG&E hosted a Grand Opening Event and Ribbon Cutting on the Casino Concourse between the Poker Room entrance and the Bus Lobby. The opening came at the perfect time, as the Bad Beat Progressive Jackpot also began on this date.
The Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas has been welcoming guests since it opened its doors in 1946 and was named the largest casino in the world. Occupying one of the four famous downtown corners at Casino Center and Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas for six decades the Nugget got a new lease on life in 1972 with the arrival of Steve Wynn, the young Las Vegas visionary. The Golden Nugget was the first Steve Wynn Vegas project, the place where he honed his talents to build a better Las Vegas.
Moneymaker. Raymer. Hachem. Each a WSOP Main Event champion. Each a multi-millionaire. Each got there by playing on Poker Stars. Though Jamie Gold's WSOP victory may have broken the "Stars Streak" of consecutive Main Event winners, Poker Stars qualifiers made up 18% of this year's record-breaking field of 8,773 players, taking an astounding $6 million in prize money off the final table alone.
Summer may be ending in the Midwest, but the heat continues to rise in the poker rooms!
AND THE BEAT GOES ON. . . .
Menominee Casino-Keshena, WI. August 7 - $51,158.00 Bad Beat Jackpot Hit. Congratulations to Amy Hanson $21,487 and Ronald Fruehe $11,255, in addition to $2302 to the remaining eight players at the table.
The Rio All Suite Resort in Las Vegas is best known in the poker world as the new "uptown" home of the World Series of Poker. When the Rio opened in 1991 it instantly became the party place for the young hip crowd. Loud music, sexy dancing girls' riding light floats high above the casino floor, even a Rio Rita showgirl host and a Carnivale atmosphere that will turn even the hardcore grouch into a smiling mover and shaker.
Throughout the poker boom, Party Poker has consistently been the internet home for some of poker's fishiest players. Dwarfing other online rooms in terms of sheer size, Party has boasted the internet's largest player base since its inception in 2001, with more than 15,000 ring game and 80,000 tournament players logged in at any given time. With a wide variety of cash game, multi-table tournament, and sit-n-go options, Party has a game for everyone from rank amateurs to high-limit pros.
MontBleu Casino in Lake Tahoe (formerly Caesars Palace) hosts NoLimit Texas Hold'Em Multi-Table Tournaments every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Fitzgeralds opened during downtown's pre- Fremont Experience era of prosperity. Back when Fremont Street was filled with bumper to bumper 'look-at-me cars' cruising along only a few short feet from slot machines players, separated by only an invisible air-curtain. Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas was one of the great American cruising experiences of the era. Downtown Vegas was jammed night and day with players, lines of taxis, long limos, exotic hot rods, throngs of pedestrians and crowds of cops.