The gambling Gods were shining down on Ryan Riess yesterday. At just 23 years old, Riess has been crowned the king of poker, winning the World Series of Poker Main Event at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to the tune of $8.36 million. (He also gets some snazzy new bling: a famed WSOP gold bracelet….
Today, Thursday, Sept. 19 is set to be a milestone day for online poker, when casino operator Caesars Interactive Entertainment launches World Series of Poker’s web platform, WSOP.com at 9:19 a.m. As only the second, fully-licensed entry in the state’s real money wagering for online poker, players located in Nevada can begin placing bets as soon as….
The 44th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) No-Limit Hold ‘Em Championship announced its final table, better known as the November Nine. The final event takes place in Las Vegas, Monday, Nov. 4 at the Rio Hotel and Casino. The November Nine players represent five nations including the United States, Canada, Israel, The Netherlands and France. They….
In the very first World Series of Poker (WSOP) Millionaire Maker Tournament at Rio Las Vegas, Benny Chen, a restaurant manager from Prince Edward Island, Canada won $1.2 million and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet. Just another typical day in Vegas! One of the perks of winning a WSOP event? Getting a photo op with….
The Vegas-wide Megabeat Progressive Poker Jackpot has hit again, this time with a prize pool of $914,474. With this progressive, anyone playing in a Total Rewards (the Caesars Entertainment family of casinos) poker room in Las Vegas gets a cut of the prize! The jackpot hit at 7:08 a.m. on June 5, 2013. Two players….
It’s called the Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot, and it hit at Planet Hollywood on Mar. 9, 2013, resulting in thousands in cash for a winner who lost (but won, anyway), a winner (who won, then won even more) and hundreds of other players in poker rooms across Las Vegas. Perhaps we should explain. The….
Video poker fans are going to love the new My Poker Multi-Game Poker machines at Caesars Palace and Harrah’s Las Vegas. Why? Because they’re the only video poker machines we know of that remember you and what you’re into, or at least seem to. My Poker video poker machines straddle the world of real and….
It is with mixed feelings this blog reiterates the fact Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon will shut its doors on Feb. 4, 2013. The popular hotel, at the corner of Flamingo Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard, is set for a multi-million dollar renovation and will re-open with a new name (we vote for “Pulse of….
A new video game, “World Series of Poker: Full House Pro,” based on the world’s most recognizable poker tournament, will come to Xbox 360 and Windows 8 in spring 2013. The new game is touted as “the most visually-stunning digital poker game on the market.” The World Series of Poker, of course, happens each year….
Poker pro Greg Merson, a mere 24 years old, bested 6,598 contenders to win this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event at Rio Las Vegas. Merson, who hails from Maryland, won $8,531,853 (yes, we counted it) and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet valued at infinity dollars, because WSOP bracelets are just that flipping awesome…..
This blog loves it some Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, and not just because it has “Saloon” in its name. There are so many things to love, in fact, if we were to list everything, we would need a bigger Internet. Instead, we’re picking five at random. We hope you like them. But if you….
What began as a massive field of 6,598 players vying for poker’s most prestigious prize has been whittled down to just nine. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently announced its “October Nine” who will battle it out (starting Oct. 29) for the No-Limit Hold’em Championship at Rio Las Vegas, as well as a first-place….
If you think herding cats is challenging, try poker-playing dogs! Yesterday (July 11, 2012), this blog worked with a group of Las Vegas dogs, and the World Series of Poker, to pay homage to those iconic “dogs playing poker” paintings done by artist C.M. Coolidge as far back as 1903. Read more. Wild times ensued….
You know how sometimes you pony up a million bucks to enter a poker tournament, and then you win the biggest prize in poker tournament history, more than $18.3 million? Yeah, it happened for Antonio Esfandiari, too. Esfandiari, a pro poker player and magician, made history when he outmaneuvered a field of 48 millionaires and….
It’s a pretty big deal in the poker world. The polarizing Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth, one of the most colorful characters in the realm of professional poker, won a record-shattering 12th World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet at Rio Las Vegas in the early morning hours of June 11, 2012. WSOP bracelets are the most….