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.”
We’re pleased to announce that Tom McEvoy, former World Champion and author of some of poker’s most highly regarded tournament play books, and David “the Maven” Chickotsky, whose individual seminars normally range in the thousands, will be presenting seminars as part of the satellite program for the Poker Player of the Year tournament. The seminars will be held in the Golden Nugget on July 2 and 3, prior to the Poker Player of the Year tournament on July 4. Each day features a separate and different seminar program. Attendees may sign up prior to the event by contacting Stan Sludikoff at email@example.com or John Colville at firstname.lastname@example.org. Program registration begins at 8 a.m. July 2, with the first seminar starting at 9 a.m. and running until noon. Lunch will be served from noon until 1 p.m., when the second seminar begins, and runs until 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. the satellite for the Poker Player of the Year will start.
By Barbara Rogers
After speculation and rumors, the WPT is coming to Bensalem, Pennsylvania, where the Parx casino—the largest in Pennsylvania, with fifty tables—will host the Parx Open Winter Showdown. There will be 12 tournaments, with the kickoff February 27. The event ends March 7.
The two day WPT regional event begins March 6 at 11 a.m. and features a modest buy-in of $460 + $40. All of the events are bargain priced, yet offer a huge payout of $200,000 in guaranteed prize pools. And since the Parx poker room is always jammin’, you can expect plenty of players. See the complete listing on The World Poker Tour has stopped in the right place if they expect huge crowds. Parx Casino has seen no shortage of players since they opened their doors. When I played tournaments at Parx Casino in the past, I heard a lot of talk about how tournament were run to precision, with no waiting in lines, and no confusion.
By Barbara Rogers
He’s kind, friendly with fans, and loves sharing his views on poker. That would be Greg “Fossilman” Raymer ( @fossilman) , of course—the celebrity player of choice, made by Delaware Park’s poker room manager Kevin Castora, who wouldn’t have it any other way. Raymer will host the Delaware Park Classic.
Delaware Park has made a major mark on the Northeast poker scene. Not content with only attracting East Coast players, Castora is constantly striving for bigger, exciting, and innovative tournaments that are designed to attract players from all across the country.
A press release from pokerstrategy.com reports an acquisition agreement has been reached between distressed Full Tilt Poker and Groupe Bernard Tapie.
The full Full Tilt Poker purchase press release follows:
Full Tilt Poker and Groupe Bernard Tapie Sign Acquisition Agreement
Dublin, Ireland (September 30, 2011) Laurent Tapie, Managing Director of Groupe Bernard Tapie announced today that the group has signed an exclusive agreement with the Board of Directors of Full Tilt Poker to acquire the company and all of its associated assets.
This agreement, which includes the repayment of Full Tilt Poker’s world-wide players in full, is subject to several conditions; the first of which is a favorable resolution with the United States Department of Justice. Discussions with the United States Department of Justice will begin immediately.
Groupe Bernard Tapie has over 30 years of experience in the salvation of financially distressed businesses, with over 40 companies acquired and managed to profitability, the most well-known being the sport equipment giant, Adidas.
Las Vegas, Nevada, July 20, 2011 – The fourth annual Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHOF) will induct two qualified women to its prestigious ranks on September 2nd, 2011, at the Golden Nugget Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. This prestigious organization has been embraced by the poker world with good reason. The contributions and excellence the inductees possess are worthy of recognition.
“There was an outpouring of nominations this year. In fact, there was some serious campaigning going on because we have never had so many nominations cast in one year” Said Lupe Soto, Founder of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame. “We had to take a different approach this year… there were several qualified nominations and we had to cut it off somewhere. So we took the top 50% of the nominations to add to the ballot.”
(Sparks, NV)-The annual World Series of Freeroll Championships start June 1st online by subscription poker site Grrrinders.com Players compete online in a daily freeroll, with a daily prize pool ranging from $250-$5,000. The top 100 cash winners will be invited to a special Labor Day Finale in which the winner will receive an additional $5000.00 plus a Grrrinders Championship bracelet.
A U.S. Legal Poker site, players on Grrrinders.com place no wagers, pay zero buy-ins, and make no cash deposits. Based out of Sparks, NV the fledgling site has become a recluse for the microstake and casual players who prefer tournament poker and have been effected by Black Friday. Over 1000 players have plunked down $24.95 to play in over a thousand freerolls each month for cash, trips, and prizes.
WPT® Texas Hold ‘Em PokerGame on Facebook® Offers WPT World Championship All-Access VIP Opportunity to FansApril 22, 2011 - 5:35pm
SAN FRANCISCO – April 11, 2011 — Hands-On Entertainment, an award-winning entertainment company that develops and publishes social and mobile games, today announced it is offering fans of its WPT® Texas Hold ‘Em Poker game on Facebook a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an All-Access VIP Pass and prize pack for two to the upcoming WPT World Championship at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, May 14 – May 20.
The VIP treatment for the winner and a guest includes: a one-night stay at the Bellagio, lunch with the Royal Flush Girls, two seats at the final table taping of the WPT World Championship, a meet-and-greet with Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Kimberly Lansing, a WPT Swag Bag, $1000 cash prize, bottle service, and a private booth for the winner and seven friends at the Bellagio’s The Bank Nightclub.
By Shari Geller and Lou Krieger
It took a little longer than PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, but the third online poker company whose principals were indicted last week, Absolute Poker, has finally issued its official statement. In it, the Caribbean-based company indicates that it is working to reach a similar agreement with respect to its seized domain names and the repayment of U.S. players' deposits.
The staff of Poker Player Cruises will be available during the inaugural gaming and lifestyle expo Thursday, June 24-Sunday, June 27 in Downtown Las Vegas to answer any questions about their upcoming Mexican Riviera cruise, which is set for September 26-October 3, 2010. Visit the Poker Player Cruises staff right in front of Binion’s, on the Fremont Street Experience, to learn about special events, and how to win a cruise. Bring your friends, bring the family and register for a FREE drawing to win a poker chip set.