45th Annual World Series of Poker® & 10th Year at Rio Becomes Biggest Ever, Establishing Several Key RecordsJuly 8, 2014 - 6:45pm
2014 WSOP Main Event Bracelet Designed and Created by Jason of Beverly Hills To Commemorate The Main Event’s Tenth Year at RioJuly 8, 2014 - 5:00pm
LAS VEGAS—For the third consecutive year famed jewelry designer Jason Arasheben, “Jason of Beverly Hills,” has been commissioned to create the 2014 World Series of Poker® (WSOP) bracelet.
The coveted 2014 Main Event bracelet contains over 35 carats of white and black diamonds and weighs in at just under 300 grams of 14 karat white and yellow gold. The bracelet has a secret compartment that opens up to reveal a removable 10 million dollar gold gaming chip that represents this year’s historic purse. The masterpiece took over 300 man-hours to create.
These unique characteristics make this bracelet truly priceless in value.
“My goal with each years bracelet it to create a wow factor that eclipses the bracelets of years past. This bracelet is not only immaculate in design, but honors the tenth year running the Main Event at Rio,” said Jason Arasheben, founder of Jason of Beverly Hills. “This is the most expensive piece of championship jewelry in sports history.”
The Main Event bracelet will be unveiled at the Jason of Beverly Hills store on level 2 inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas on July 10th at 6pm.
By Craig Dolch
West Palm Beach, Fl. - When Art Laughlin received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Greyhound Track Operators of America (AGTOA) last Monday in Las Vegas, he said he was “surprised and shocked.”
He shouldn’t have been.
Laughlin, who spent 34 years as general manager at Palm Beach Kennel Club, helped build PBKC into one of America’s top greyhound tracks. Under his guidance, Palm Beach went from a four-month racing circuit to a year-round operation that produces the most handle – on the greyhounds as well as simulcasting – as any dog track in the U.S.
Caesars Interactive Entertainment Launches Three Online Casino Websites for New Jersey Residents & VisitorsNovember 21, 2013 - 3:40pm
Marks 1st Time in U.S. that Caesars & Harrah’s Offer Real-Money Online Gaming
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 21, 2013) – On June 26, 1979, Caesars Atlantic City first opened its doors. Now 34 years later, a new era of gaming in New Jersey begins, as three online real-money gaming offerings under the Caesars umbrella begin entertaining New Jersey residents and visitors.
The “2013 WSOP November Nine” Set to Compete for $500,000 Main Event Bracelet by Jason of Beverly HillsNovember 1, 2013 - 2:51pm
LAS VEGAS—Famed Jason of Beverly Hills founder and designer Jason Arasheben – known for creating edgy and lavish statement jewelry for celebrities and athletes including Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and LeBron James – is the exclusive championship jewelry designer for the 2013 World Series of Poker® (WSOP).
On November 4 and 5 the “2013 WSOP November Nine” will compete for the coveted Main Event bracelet, which includes more than 28 carats of brilliant white diamonds – including two black diamonds and two rubies to represent each card suit – set within more than 220 grams of 14-carat white gold. The masterpiece required 250 hours of labor to design and produce and is valued at approximately $500,000.
For the first time, the WSOP Main Event bracelet will also be customized to the winner, as the bracelet design includes the two “hole cards” dealt during the WSOP Main Event final hand. Immediately after the event, Arasheben will laser cut each card to correspond to the winning hand of the new World Champion.
Shakopee, MN -- Lyle Berman is the first member of the newly formed Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame. The announcement, made Friday at a ceremony held at Canterbury Park Card Casino in Shakopee, MN, came as no surprise to industry professionals and poker players. Berman, at the forefront of several successful Minnesota businesses, has been a key player in the gaming industry since co-founding Grand Casinos Inc. in 1990. He is a professional poker player with three World Series of Poker bracelets and more than $3 million in poker tournament winnings.
By Shari Geller
Garden City Group ("GCG"), the claims processor handling the distribution of funds to US Full Tilt Poker players, has named September 16, 2013 as the date that the official claims process will begin. There is just a short window to submit your claim, as the deadline is November 15, 2013. According to the announcement on their website, http://www.fulltiltpokerclaims.com:
Lawrenceburg, Ind., July 18, 2013 Theres nothing hotter in August than the poker action coming to Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg as the Cincinnati areas top casino hosts the Hollywood Summer Poker Open Aug. 1 11. Twenty-two separate events will take place over the 11-day span with players traveling to Indiana from throughout the Midwest.
The first cards are in the air the morning of Thursday, Aug. 1 as Hollywood continues its tradition of opening with a No-Limit Holdem Deep Stack event ($345 buy-in). The action culminates Aug. 8 11 with the $375 buy-in No Limit Holdem Main Event.
In between, players can test their skills at several Holdem variations, including: No Limit Holdem All In or Fold (Aug. 4; $100 buy-in); Texas Holdem Limit
--Spaniard Takes Homes $320,000 in her First Live Poker Victory--
Las Vegas, NV, July 1, 2013 – It was a day of many firsts at the inaugural Hollywood Poker Open Championship at the M Resort Spa Casino as Ana Marquez, 26, of Malaga, Spain captured her first 1st place finish in seven years of playing live poker.
Marquez, who started yesterday in 31st place, grinded through the day to reach the final table and earn $320,000 in first place money. On the winning hand, she held two Jacks and caught a third on the Flop to top second place finisher Ryan Tepen’s Ace-King.
“I can’t believe I won, everything was super perfect,” said Marquez. “We (the players) really liked the M. Everything was run very well. We hope they do more in the future.”
Tepen, of Bowling Green, MO, won $197,806. Third place went to Kory Kilpatrick of Athens, GA, who won $129,641; and Ramzi Jelassi of Sweden finished in fourth winning $90,080.