The World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2017 is around the corner, and for the poker player it means to start gearing up fun sweats in Las Vegas.
So, no matter whether you are inside the Rio or following tournament from home, making prediction is always a fun.
The same is the condition of the PokerNews team as well. HQ is busy these days in coverage and planning of the event, but some managed to get some free time, dust off the crystal ball and start making some predictions for the tournament. The team of prognosticators of this year includes Reporting Manager; Global Live Frank Op de Woerd, Media Chief Creative Officer (CCO); iBus Matthew Parvis, Poker Content Head Brett Collson, Video Head Sarah Herring, staff editor Mo Nuwwarah, strategy Editor Martin Harris and Email Marketing and Social Media manager Pamela Maldonado.
Here are some of the outcomes of predictions for the WSOP 2017. (more…)
Erik Seidel is an eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner.
He has had some of the most outstanding poker wins in his career and has also been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010. He has been winning cash amounts in every tournament that he has played since 1991. His form has started to take a dip in 2015 and his performance at the 2015 World Series of Poker clearly shows that he is losing a grip on his poker skills.
Seidel is the third best all-time poker money earner and he feels that there is so much more left in him to give to the poker world. He said this on the sidelines of the 2015 WSOP event. He said that he has not done anything to compete among the best in the world. He feels that he is really lagging behind when compared to others. He says that his biggest handicap is that he does not have a structure to his game and this could be the reason why he has done well in many WSOP events. (more…)
WPT Enterprises, Inc. acquired the WPTDeepStacks. The company announced the acquisition of WPTDeepStacks recently.
However, full ownership of the company will be taken over by WPT Enterprises on 12 January 2017.
In a press release, WPT Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Adam Pliska said “WPT is gratified to acquire WPTDeepStacks”. “World Poker Team is supported by the parent company Ourgame, the company is looking for friendly and strategic acquisition opportunities. It is looking for management and business teams that are capable of reflecting the value of WPT brand. WPTDeepStacks has all the qualities that we were looking at a company. Acquisition of WPTDeepStacks is the model of this initiative.”
WPTDeepStacks was launched in 2012 and in Jan. 12 it will start its 4th session. The tour was originally the result of a partnership with the WPT. The partnership began in the mid of the year 2014, the objective was to replace the DeepStacks Poker Tour brands and WPT Regional in the Europe and United States. (more…)
Griffin Benger is a professional poker player.
This player is from the beautiful Toronto city of the beautiful Canada. This player has a very positive and a fun loving attitude. He has very much love towards his profession. He loves the game and he is also very proud that he has chosen. He is not only happy or proud of his profession but he enjoys the game. Whenever he is on the table then he loves to be talkative and he loves to make jokes and loves to make others players laugh to.
He has a very positive attitude and whether he wins or loses the game he is satisfied by the game he has played. He always learns from the game and learns from his as well his opponents’ mistakes. He makes the player with him on the table very much comfortable and also makes a friendly enviournment in the game. (more…)
Every state in US keeps having their own poker tournaments and the one that occurred in Michigan State was the state poker championship event.
Being part of the mid states poker tour, there were about 884 runners this time in this tour. The venue of the competition was Firekeepers casino hotel. The final winner of the competition was Brett Blackwood. He won with a total amount of $188,314. This amount of live cash was a first for Blackwood. Understandably, he was excited about the win.
He stated that the win felt so surreal that it felt fake. It was like a dream after he made the win. He states that, he has till then been a pot limit player in Omaha of the recreational category. Till now he is not thinking of playing poker professionally. He states that during the event he was all in about fourteen or fifteen times. He also was behind most of the time, but the final run was a spectacular one. The bankroll that he was coming in from the games had been all right, but with the recent win it has just become spectacular.
Empire State lawmakers, on Tuesday, would talk about a bill on the table which would legalize as well as regulate up to ten online poker sites.
The Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee of the Senate would talk about the legislation which was proposed by State Sen. John Bonacic. Another proposal was brought in the State Assembly just previous week.
The bill put forward by John Bonacic had a hearing in September, but there was not a vote. The other bill, introduced by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, did not go through a hearing process in the gaming committee of the Assembly. A public discussion on it has not yet been planned.
The online poker market of New York could be worth over US$ 120 million in the first twelve months after it was introduced, as per a testimony at last year’s hearing. Both proposals are eyeballing a tax rate of fifteen percent on online poker runners, who would also have to give US$ 10 million for a ten year license.
The 2nd February hearing, which would be streamed live from Albany, comes as neighboring state Pennsylvania also thinking of online gaming as well as other states in the region are strengthening their respective gambling companies. New York handed many licenses last fall for commercial brick-and-mortar casinos. Already, the state has tribal casinos as well as racetracks.