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Gotta love twitch right? So much good poker content to watch and learn from. In fact, the EPT Grand Final from Monaco is down to 9, and streaming live on twitch Twitch Poker/EPT Grand Final Commentating now? The stunning Liv Boeree. And, Johnny Lodden has chips. Great stuff.
Ari Engel Interview
Ari Engel is an Orthidox Jew poker pro who lives in Las Vegas, but much of his time is spent on the road. He travels the circuit and has won 7 WSOP Circuit rings (2nd all-time), he’s cashed for more than $5 million in live and online tourneys and he’s a great guy! Q&A HERE
Did you know? Ari Engel actually has 8 WSOP Circuit titles but only seven of them were sanctioned ring events. He was also founder Ari’s Training Centre and his main protege was David ‘The Maven’ Chicotsky.
We spoke to ‘The Maven’ Q&A HERE
Be sure to check out his website at www.aripoker.com
Bye to ‘The Riv’
The Riviera has ended its 60 year run on the Las Vegas strip. The legendary casino, which was the backdrop for several big movies, Casino, Ocean’s 11 and The Hangover, has been bought by the city for $180 million. City officials plan on converting the space and using it for its $2.3 billion dollar convention centre project.
Did you know?
The ‘Riv’ had over 2,100 rooms and the casino had 110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) of gaming space.
The Riviera had one of the largest bingo rooms in Las Vegas, and was voted the ‘Best Bingo Room’ by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Bryan Micon Charged for Operating Illegal Gaming Operation
The Nevada-based poker pro is accused by the state of running an unlicensed internet gaming platform, Seals with Clubs, misconduct that carries a potential prison term of 10 years and a five-figure fine.
“I maintain that I have committed no wrongdoing.” Micon says. He’s being represented by David Chesnoff, who’s defended well-known poker players Phil Ivey, Paul Phua and Dan Bilzerian in the past.
“Mr. Micon maintains his innocence and we’re looking forward to litigating on what appears to be a case of first impression. We are going to advise our client that he’s been charged in Las Vegas and what his legal obligations are.”
– David Chesnoff, to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Erik Seidel, Best Ever?
Erik Seidel topped a record field of 59 entries in the 2015 €100,000 buy-in EPT grand final Super High Roller event. It’s his 28th career title, good enough for more than €2.2 million. Seidel is 55, a member of the Poker Hall of Fame, and has won more than $22 million lifetime. Oh yes, he’s got 8 WSOP titles as well. High Roller baby!
Wynn on Online Gaming
Interviewed on the Nevada political program “Ralston Reports”, billionaire casino owner Steve Wynn said he is still against real-money poker games on the internet.
“I believe that Internet gaming is not going to happen in any way that is meaningful for Las Vegas. I don’t think it has any chance of getting through the House of Representatives, and even if it did, it would at the behest, at the encouragement, of the state lottery boards who want to go into that business. I am not going to get into [online gaming]. We’ll get blamed if anything goes wrong.”
Actor Sean Astin’s been in numerous films and been in front of the camera too many times to count, but this week in Monte Carlo the Lord of the Rings, Rudy, and The Goonies star has made his way to the French Riviera to play on the thrilling Shark Cage poker show.
The 2015 World Series of Poker will not allow $100 bills to be in play at cash game tables. The WSOP posted the announcement on twitter:
“We believe this decision best aligns our guest experience to stay up to date with evolving industry standards and ensure our operations can deliver great experiences consistently. It is important to note that this new poker cash game policy has no impact on any poker tournament we offer, as those have always been run exclusively with non-value tournament poker chips.”
Players will exchange cash at the cage or via a chip runner during the Series.
“I’ll play any man from any land any game he can name for any amount he can count – provided I like it.”
– Puggy Pearson