This spin on the traditional game takes elements from nine ball, straight pool and snooker and throws in a whole bunch of new rules. First player to 21 points wins. There are rules on potting order. Different points per colored ball. And, there's a countdown clock on a flashy scoreboard. Twelve cities are represented by 36 players who'll compete in 132 matches with team names like the Atlanta Scorpions and the Pittsburgh Poison. Locals can root for Las Vegas Dice.
All the games will be played in the new W.P.B.L. arena with tiered spectator seating and online pay-per-view coverage will be available if you can't make it.
But, here's where things get weird. The arena was meant to be be built and ready to go when the league launched on November 8. But, according to their website, "due to fraud and numerous illegal activities, the construction crew has now been fired." Revoked business licenses, fake permits and goodness knows what else welcome this sport to Sin City. Right know, they have the logos, teams and building, but no schedule as yet. So, if you interested, you can get in on the ground floor of a new spectator sport. We've included the promotional video below. You'll either be all in, or wonder what on earth happened to billiards. Seriously.
(Photos/Video: Las Vegas Dice)