Archive for July, 2006
Doyle was given the microphone and started the day’s activities off by announcing to everyone in attendance to “shuffle up and deal.” He was promptly escorted to his seat shortly thereafter.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) No Limit Texas Hold’em World Championship Main Event starts today, July 28! We are getting nearer and nearer to finding out who will be crowned this year’s WSOP title holder.
Meanwhile hereâ€™s a roundup of all tournament plays that took place this week and the new list of winners and WSOP bracelet holders:
Four weeks into the World Series of Poker and with the Main Event around the corner, at 1:00 am at the Rio Pavilion in Las Vegas, Phil Hellmuth Jr. re-wrote the WSOP record books one more time winning his tenth gold bracelet in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Rebuy tournament.
Crowned the “poker brat,” Hellmuth now joins the ranks of Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan, the only other pros to have won 10 World Championships of Poker, and the most all-time wins. Hellmuth won $631,863, his share of a $2,340,238 prize pool
A week after becoming the youngest player to win a World Series of Poker event, 21-year-old Jeff Madsen proved it was no fluke.
The University of California, Santa Barbara film student who scraped together $9,500 for buy-ins from his parents and a college fund has now cashed in for a cool $1.4 million. And he’s still playing.
LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — WPT Enterprises, Inc. today announced, that while it has not received formal notice of a filing of suit, based on an initial review of a complaint posted on a website by seven poker players, the Company believes the asserted antitrust and other claims severely distort the facts and misrepresent the current state of competition in the poker industry.
Continuing to give you weekly updates of the ongoing 2006 World Series of Poker tournaments taking centerstage at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in las Vegas.
Hereâ€™s a roundup of all tournament plays the last week and the new list of winners and WSOP bracelet holders…
Online sportsbook, BetOnSports, was forced to shut down its online operations including its online poker & casino sites after the US government indicted the company with charges ranging from running an illegal gambling business to money laundering.
Other online casino operators, such as PartyGaming and 888 Holdings, have also been drawn into the American governmentâ€™s assault on the internet gambling industry.
Seven poker players filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Federal District Court on Wednesday against World Poker Tour Enterprises alleging that the World Poker Tour, and its partner casinos have unlawfully conspired to eliminate competition, and violated the intellectual property rights of these players.
The seven plaintiffs in the suit are Chris Ferguson, Andy Bloch, Howard Lederer, 2005 WSOP Champ Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer, Phil Gordon, and Annie Duke. The seven players also held a press conference at the Rio to announce the filing of the lawsuit, and to show a united front toward the goal of ‘leveling the playing field for all players’ when it comes to players rights at WPT events.