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Cures For The Post-World Series Of Poker Blues

July 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM | by | Comment (1)

The World Series of Poker wound down last week. The nine remaining players in the Main Event (CardsChat.com takes an in-depth look at them here) will return in November to play for $10 million. As the brass at Caesars Entertainment closed the doors to the Amazon room at the Rio convention center, it represented the end of nearly two months of poker nirvana for both amateur and professional players alike –- unless, like this writer, you were quickly shown the door with a meager bankroll and a string of bad luck.

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The WSOP Don't Mean A Thing If You Ain't Got This Bling

July 9, 2014 at 5:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

The big event of the 2014 World Series of Poker is well underway at the Rio. Not the Big One for One Drop which netted one player $15 million and over $4.5 million for charity. The big one in this case is the Main Event which is currently on the second of two Day 2's that will eventually play down to one winner going home with $10 million dollars. And, if that hasn't sufficiently confused you yet, we're going to throw some facts and figures out now for what has been a bigger and better record-breaking year for the WSOP:

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Poker Nights On CBS Sports

July 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM | by | Comments (3)

Poker fans should be excited by this news. A new television show covering the world of poker just has made it onto national airwaves. “Poker Night in America” debuted a couple weeks ago on CBS Sports Network. If you’re a fan of watching poker on TV, you'll be happy to know the show is being brought to you by a veteran. PokerNews.com reports the co-creator of the Heartland Poker Tour, Todd Anderson, is the brains behind “Poker Night in America."

CBS Sports Network isn’t the same CBS where you’ll watch “60 Minutes." It’s a separate channel dedicated 100% to sports. It’s channel 333 and 1333 on Cox in Las Vegas. You can find where CBS Sports Network is in your town here.

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You May Not Be Surprised By The Most Popular Casino Game In The Country

June 30, 2014 at 3:35 PM | by | Comments (6)

The American Gaming Association polls casino visitors every year to to see who they are and what they enjoy. One of our favorite survey questions focuses on what casino games people like to play the most. You can expect some differences than what you'd typically expect to see in Las Vegas since there are more slot machine-only casinos across the country. Here's how it breaks down:

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Another One Gone: Palms Closes Poker Room

June 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM | by | Comments (4)

The Las Vegas valley has lost another poker room. CardPlayer.com reports Palms has shut down its poker room "indefinitely."

Operated by Cantor since 2012 and offering just a handful of tables, CardPlayer says "the news probably isn't too surprising." It reports that the Palms would not comment on the shutter.

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The New Poker Room At Caesars Palace Is Closer To Opening

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June 4, 2014 at 11:17 AM | by | Comments (2)

Caesars Palace is about to go all in on its new poker room.

Yesterday, a visit to the resort found construction walls are down around the newly created space which is located to the left of the sportsbook. The open-air venue is quite prominent on the casino floor and impossible to miss, especially with latticework as walls.

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Amaze Your Friends With More Than 30 WSOP Facts

May 28, 2014 at 12:03 PM | by | Comments (3)

This (and millions of dollars) is why they play the WSOP.

The World Series of Poker kicked off this week at the Rio. There will be 65 poker tournaments taking place in the Rio convention space over the next six weeks and there’s a lot to know. You have all the basics for a great time at the WSOP so now it’s time to blow you away with useless amazing WSOP facts that will help you win any meaningful trivia contest. Here are some quick and useful facts about previous, current and future WSOP tournaments.

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WSOP Players Get Special Hotel Rates And You Can, Too

May 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM | by | Comment (1)

May means it’s time for the 45th annual World Series of Poker. As tens of thousands of poker pros, amateurs, fans, and dreamers make their way to Las Vegas, they will take up residence in the city’s hotels. Caesars, which runs the WSOP, offers special rates for entrants at host hotel Rio as well as its other properties across the city. Many will take them up on the offer, but quite a few will instead take advantage of special year-round poker rates not generally advertised to the public. The cool thing about these rates is that they’re open to anyone, not just the poker pros.

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With The World Series Of Poker Less Than A Week Away, Here's What To Expect

May 22, 2014 at 11:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’re less than a week away from the beginning of the 45th World Series of Poker at Rio. This marks the 10th year the WSOP will be at the off Strip casino. The tournament -- really numbering 65 over a six-week period -- takes place May 27 through July 14. It all culminates with the largest poker tournament of the year, the $10,000 No Limit Hold ‘em Tournament more commonly known as the Main Event.

The Main Event takes place July 5-14 during which time a field of thousands will be whittled down to a final table of 9. The final table, also known as the November Nine, returns November 10-11 inside the Penn & Teller Theater. The prize pools are based on how many people enter, but this much is clear -- the Main Event winner is guaranteed to take home $10 million!

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At Caesars Palace, PURE Closing, Poker Room Reportedly Readying For Move

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May 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM | by | Comments (4)

When we're asked to recommend nightclubs in Vegas, PURE is never first to mind. (Or, second. Or, third. Or... you get the point.)

So, it's probably no surprise that PURE is in its final days nights at Caesars Palace. The Las Vegas Sun reports that PURE will close at the end of the month for a full remodel while the Review-Journal cites a more specific May 26 closing date.

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The Big One for One Drop Winner May Receive Over $20 Million

May 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

The second installment of the The Big One For One Drop will return to the World Series of Poker at the Rio in just over a month. You may be familiar with The Big One For One Drop tournament because of its huge buy-in and jackpot. The Big One For One Drop is a $1,000,000 buy-in, no-limit hold’em charity poker tournament limited to just 56 players willing to put up the highest entry fee in any public poker game.

There will be no rake or house fees to operate the event. Also, $111,111 of each buy-in will be taken out as a charitable donation to One Drop meaning $888,889 will go directly to the prize pool. With the new 56-player cap, the first place prize has the potential to reach in excess of $20,000,000 (yes, $20 million) if every seat is filled.

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How Many People Are Gambling While On The Toilet?

March 20, 2014 at 6:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Online gambling was recently legalized in New Jersey. Unlike Nevada, which only has online poker, this is full gambling which includes slot machines and other table games, too. In addition to having more games to play in New Jersey, you can play these games on your mobile devices (phones or tablets).

Gamblers like to gamble no matter where they are and gambling on the go can lead to gambling in strange places. Betfair, one of the online casinos in New Jersey, recently surveyed NJ residents between the ages of 21 and 58 to see where they do their online gambling when not at their personal computer or laptop. The results are as fun as you’d expect.

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