by Barbara Rogers
Think you can take him? Now is your chance to play heads up poker with former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Jerome “the Bus” Bettis. Give it a try! You can flatten his tires on Saturday, July 28th at Rivers Poker Room in Pittsburgh (next to Heinz field). If “The Bus” beats you, he gets $360 for his charity. If you beat him, you win a $360 entry into the charity event. You must play in a live cash game, with winners chosen at random (in a drawing). This is pending PGCB approval. Mike Chapman, the man in charge, is expecting a large turn out for this event.
Congratulations to Timothy Worley, of Ridgely, Maryland. Timothy won a seat in the Poker Player of The Year Tournament, to be held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on July 4th. The Crown Royal poker room at Dover Downs, managed by Pete McGuire, provided the opportunity. Bring the trophy back East, Tim.
Planning your next poker trip? Do it now! Venture to Connecticut, where you can make even more money, or have a great shot at recovering some of your losses. Mohegan Sun will offer you five days of opportunity, running from August 1-5, with a $275,000 guaranteed payout. You should call immediately for reservations. Mohegan Sun may have over a thousand hotel rooms, but they fill up fast! And poker room boss, Ricky Landry, is the consummate pro when it comes to running these tournaments. From poker dealers to poker fame, the Mizrachi brothers have gone full circle—sort of. They now operate a professional dealer school in Hollywood, Florida. Both Robert and Michael started out dealing cards on cruise ships and in casinos. Who better to know what they are talking about, with the collective experience between them, than these two. The school offers extensive classes, and the cost is very fair, with an opportunity to make a very good living.
Poker room boss, Randy Kiefer, for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia, tells me they are offering a Saturday, no limit hold em tournament with a $400 buy-in.
In Toledo, the newly opened Hollywood has been reaching capacity on the weekends.They have a good game mix, 1-2,2-5,5-10,3-6 Hold em, 3-6 Omaha and PLO on the weekends. Peter Lau runs this room. Peter is the guy who paved the way for Darvin Moon’s winning trip to the 2009 WSOP by offering the satellite that launched him to his place in poker lore.
Out with the old, in with the gold. The transformation of the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City resulted in a beautiful, classy, poker room. Managed by Keith Richman, this room aims to please. Offering plenty of tournaments and cash action, you will feel like royalty in this room. I took some time away from poker and went to our hunting camp, where I saw a 5 foot rattlesnake. That did it, I’m back at the poker tables with the snakes I know and don’t fear.
Barbara Rogers is a competitive player in many endeavors including pool and poker tournaments. She is the Northeast Regional Sales Manager and a writer for Poker Player.