WPT owner Ourgame confirmed that six of its employees were arrested in China following the country’s recently announced ban on poker apps.According to reports, the arrests were made on the basis that free-play poker apps where being used to facilitate real money gambling.
(Image: Julie Jacobson/Chicago Tribune/AP)When the Japanese government first passed legislation that would allow two new casino complexes to be built, poker wasn’t going to be one of the permitted games.In changing the law and permitting casino resorts to be built in select locations, the government only sanctioned games with a high degree of chance.
If you’re going to be in Las Vegas on May 25 and don’t have plans, you may want to check out the $25,000 buy-in WPT Bellagio High Roller final table, which features six of the best high stakes players in the world competing for a $432,000 first place prize.Tom Marchese takes a massive chip lead into the final table of the WPT Bellagio High Roller, which will take place May 25 at the new Esports Arena in Las Vegas.
Larry Greenberg dominated the final table of the inaugural WPT Bellagio Elite Poker Championship to win his first ever World Poker Tour title.Larry Greenberg celebrates after winning the first ever WPT Bellagio Elite Poker Championship main event.
If you’re looking for a sleeper pick to add to your upcoming WSOP Fantasy Draft, it would be wise to consider Sam Greenwood.com)The Canadian pro scooped the EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller for $1.
The 29-year-old Canadian is close to exceeding that total already for 2018 after taking down the WPT Amsterdam High Roller.nl)Busting a World ChampThe WPT Amsterdam High Roller, which cost €6,000 to enter, attracted 65 entries who generated a prize pool of €359,385 ($444,767).
At the final table of the WPT Amsterdam main event, all eyes were on Ema Zajmovic, who was looking to win her second World Poker Tour title.If you recall, she took down the WPT Playground Poker Club in February 2017 to make history by becoming the first female champ.
It took place in Level 30 (50k/100k/15k) when Faraz Jaka raised to 210,000 under the gun and Margereson called from the cutoff.It wasn’t good however as Margereson had flopped a full house with the 4♥4♦.
The World Poker Tour 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown is wrapping up this week, and some recognizable pros have secured titles, including Brandon Adams and Brian Altman.With his SHRPO $25K High Roller win, Brandon Adams moved up to $2.
The FreeRolls Poker Club in Houston will celebrate its grand opening April 9-14.(Image: FreeRolls Poker Club)The $1,000 buy-in $100K GTD WPT DeepStacks Houston Main Event is scheduled to take place from Sep.
The WPT DeepStacks launched Season 5 with eight events on their schedule, and now they’ve added five additional events in 2018.Among those to capture WPT DeepStacks titles in the past include Jeff Fielder, Upeshka De Silva, and two-time champ Rex Clinskscales.
But only once or twice a year do poker aficionados see the kind of laydown that will stick with them longer than the iconic Kenny Rogers jingle.(Image: YouTube)Ian Steinman did just that at the WPT Rolling Thunder final table on Monday, folding a third-nuts set of kings on the river against former WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen’s cleverly camouflaged nut straight.
David Larson from San Jose, California, tried to satellite his way in to the $3,500 WPT Rolling Thunder four different times (at $400 a pop) but went 0-for-4.Prior to winning the WPT Rolling Thunder, David Larson’s biggest score was $5,460 for finishing 44th in last year’s WPTDeepStacks Championship.
The WPT Rolling Thunder began with 440 runners, but on Monday 64 players returned to action and played down to the final table of six.Ping Liu has $585,709 in live tournament earnings, and if he finishes second or better in the WPT Rolling Thunder he’ll beat his previous best score of $133,110.
The WPT Rolling Thunder attracted 440 runners over the weekend, up from last year’s 421, and after Day 2, just 64 remain — with Chris Hinchcliffe and his stack of 723,000 leading the way.Chris Hinchcliffe has just over $1 million in lifetime tournament earnings, and he looks to add to that on Monday as chip leader of the WPT Rolling Thunder, which is nearing the money.
What is more, the player has a real shot to win his first WPT Main Tour Main Event.The player ended Day 4 with the shortest stack, but has every chance to improve on Day 5.
In a 493-player field that included many top pros, an unknown local, Dennis Blieden, took down the $10,000 buy-in 2018 WPT LA Poker Classic at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles for a cool $1 million.Dennis Blieden is the surprising champion of the 2018 WPT L.
Toby Lewis leads the way heading into the final table at the 2018 WPT LAPC at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.com)Lewis, a Brit whose impressive tournament resume includes 96 cashes since 2009, took down the Aussie Millions Main Event in January for $1.
Since 2009, Pliska has served as CEO of the WPT, and he’s been granted a four-year extension to continue in that role.(Image: WPT)Making WPT Great AgainAdam Pliska, who actually joined the WPT in 2003 as general counsel, has been responsible for the entire WPT portfolio, which includes live events, televised broadcasts, international expansion, and strategic partnerships.
Chip leader Jeremy White is looking to add significantly to his $71,166 in lifetime live tournament winnings.It’s worth noting that the WPT LAPC has traditionally treated Brits well.