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sabato 24 settembre 2022

Playtech opens live casino studio in Romania


Playtech, the world’s leading gaming content and software, systems and services supplier, has opened a state-of-the-art live casino studio facility in Bucharest, Romania to cater for a huge demand in licensees in the newly regulated Eastern European country.

Playtech’s new Romania live casino facility employs native dealers and further bolsters its position as the world’s leading live casino software and content provider with the largest global footprint in the gaming industry.

Playtech has well-established, large-scale live casino studios in Manila and across Europe including Latvia and other regulated markets including Spain and Belgium in order to cater to local audiences in regulated and soon-to-be regulated jurisdictions.

The facility, that was delivered ahead of schedule, offers licensees a huge range of new and classic game variants including live blackjack, roulette and casino hold'em. All products are streamed using the latest HD camera equipment and next generation live gaming platform offering available across all desktop and mobile devices.

Romania opened its newly regulated, licensed online gaming framework earlier this year with Playtech receiving approval for four licences including software, live studio, platform and hosting services.

Mor Weizer, Playtech CEO, said: “The opening of the new studio further solidifies Playtech’s position as the market leader in global, cutting-edge, regulated live casino.

“This is just the beginning of our growth plans with a series of exciting new products and variants in our 2017 live casino roadmap as well as significant expansion plans for our other facilities,” Weizer added.
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MGM Resorts offer to acquire LeoVegas accepted by shareholders


On 31 August, MGM announced that the offer had been accepted by shareholders with a total of 63,047,289 shares in LeoVegas, corresponding to approximately 64.56% of the outstanding shares in LeoVegas, and that MGM, since the time of announcement of the Offer, had also acquired 30,400,000 LeoVegas shares at prices not exceeding the price in the Offer. As a result, MGM controlled in total 93,447,289 shares in LeoVegas, corresponding to approximately 95.69% of the outstanding shares in LeoVegas, and declared the Offer unconditional and extended the acceptance period.

During the extended acceptance period which expired on 14 September, the offer has been accepted by shareholders with a total of 2,320,120 shares in LeoVegas, corresponding to approximately 2.38% of the outstanding shares in LeoVegas. After the end of the extended acceptance period, MGM thus controls in total 95,767,409 shares in LeoVegas, corresponding to approximately 98.07% of the outstanding shares in LeoVegas.

Settlement for shares tendered in the Offer during the extended acceptance period will begin around 22 September. MGM will not further extend the acceptance period for the Offer.

MGM has initiated a compulsory acquisition procedure in accordance with the Swedish Companies Act to acquire all shares not tendered in the Offer. LeoVegas’ application for delisting of the shares from Nasdaq Stockholm was approved on 8 September. The last day of trading in LeoVegas’ shares at Nasdaq Stockholm will be 22 September.
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Mexican Independence Day concerts in Las Vegas attracted over 72,000 fans


Mexican Independence Day celebrations triumphantly returned to the Las Vegas Strip from 10-17 September, with Live Nation Las Vegas once again bringing a stellar lineup of Latin music's hottest superstars to venues across the city, performing live for more than 72,000 guests.

A staple in Las Vegas for Mexican Independence (Fiestas Patrias) over the past several years, Alejandro Fernández performed his two sold-out AMOR y PATRIA shows at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Garden Arena on Thursday, 15 September and Saturday, 17 September.

GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Mr. Worldwide, aka Pitbull, brought his North American Can’t Stop Us Now Tour, with special guest Iggy Azalea, to Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas for two sold-out nights on Friday, 16 September and Saturday, 17 September.

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winner Carlos Santana, who recently announced new dates for his long-running residency at House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, performed a series of shows starting Wednesday, Sept. 14 running through this Sunday, 25 September.

Award-winning Colombian singer-songwriter Sebastián Yatra brought his “Dharma World Tour” to The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, 10 September.

Regional Mexican singer Carin León performed at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Thursday, 15 September, and the following evening, Latin music icon Gloria Trevi brought her Isla Divina World Tour 2022 to the Mandalay Bay venue on Friday, 16 September. Then, on Saturday, 17 September, Los Ángeles Azules took over the arena with their De Iztapalapa Para el Mundo Tour.

Fans were also able to enjoy the festivities outdoors at Mandalay Bay Beach, with Caifanes performing for two nights on Saturday, 10 September and Sunday, 11 September as part of the Concerts on the Beach Series. Then, on Friday, 16 September, Matute brought their "Quinceañera World Tour” to the outdoor venue.

For the first time ever, the hottest Mexican comics, including Franco Escamilla, La Cotorrisa, La India Yuridia, Mike Salazar, Teo Gonzalez and Rogelio Ramos, came together on one stage at the sold-out inaugural “ALV Comedy Fest” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, 16 September.

Closing out the weekend over at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Saturday, 17 September was Emmanuel with a Las Vegas stop on his successful “Toda La Vida” tour.
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sabato 9 luglio 2022

2022 World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet unveiled


Earlier today, World Series of Poker Celebrity Master of Ceremonies, Vince Vaughn, arrived at the 53rd annual WSOP Main Event in memorable fashion. Adorned in royal attire, Vaughn was carried into the Bally's - Las Vegas Events Center flanked by a full Roman Royal Court making his way to the Final Table.

Vaughn unveiled the newly designed Main Event bracelet during his procession before offering a few words and making the iconic Shuffle Up and Deal announcement to kick off the last of the prestigious Main Event $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em flights.

"As Master of Ceremonies for the World Series of Poker, I couldn't be more excited to play a role on the Las Vegas Strip by kicking off the biggest and most prestigious poker tournament in the world," said Vaughn. "This is the Main Event and a World Champion needs an incredible trophy, not just some lousy ring."

The newly designed Main Event bracelet is custom created from 500 grams of 10 karat white and yellow gold, featuring 55 and a half karats or 2,767 various precious stones including rubies, and black and white diamonds. In a feature unique to the 2022 design, a removable golden poker chip sits in the center of the bracelet which can be used as a cardholder.

Following remarks, Vaughn made his way through the tables in both Bally's and Paris mingling with some of the sport's top players like Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, and Chris Moneymaker.

"The WSOP is the biggest deal in poker but to have a Las Vegas icon like Vince Vaughn unveil our bracelet and bring some fun to the event was a special moment," said Ty Stewart, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the WSOP. "We look forward to an exciting conclusion to what has been a historic first tournament on the Las Vegas strip."

Upcoming WSOP events this week include:

- Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop No-Limit Hold-em
- Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em 7-Handed
- Online Event #7: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Online Bracelet Championship

Registration for the Main Event is open through Friday, 8 July at 3:40 p.m. PST. However, the action doesn't end there with more than 25 WSOP bracelet events still left to play and qualify for, including the Tournament of Champions and more through Wednesday, 20 July.
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Playson changes fruit slots with Juice Inc.


Playson, the fast-growing digital entertainment supplier, has launched Juice Inc., a pioneering slot which promises an immersive and high-octane gaming experience.

The readily available game features a fascinating design which gives the impression of working in a juice factory, with the reels and gameplay replicating the juice extraction process. While a dimly lit display invites players to the action and generates a warm ambience.

The 1x3 slot has just one payline and four main symbols: Lemon, Apple, Cherry and a crucial X symbol. With three winning combinations, the journey towards cash prizes is simple, all players have to do is fill juice bottles by landing three identical fruit symbols.

The Lemon bottle starts off with a win worth 3x bets, while Apple and Cherry result in 8x and 1x wins. If players land three symbols for a bottle that is already full, they receive a Bottle Win – giving them a top prize of the filled bottle: 100x for Lemon, 300x for Apple and 32x for Cherry.

Players must utilize the Collect button to take home rewards, as winnings can be snatched away if they land three X symbols. This dangerous icon can empty all bottles; therefore, players must apply game strategy and decide when to collect winnings.

Should players do the unthinkable and fill all three bottles at the same time, the game dishes out a mouth-watering 1,000x win – enhancing the experience and giving users a suitable reward for their hard work at Playson’s very own juice factory.

Nikolay Illiustrov, Playson Head of Games, said: “We’re extremely excited to announce Juice Inc., a title which not only enhances our product portfolio but paves the way for innovation in slots.

“The thrilling X-symbol creates a game mechanic that combines elements of crash games with fruit slots, giving players something quite rare. We’re confident that this new game style will entice players and give partners an easy choice for which title can enhance player engagement and retention.”
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sabato 2 luglio 2022

2022 World Series of Poker Circuit schedule announced


The World Series of Poker is thrilled to announce the return of the WSOP Circuit. The popular regional poker tour will return for its 18th season on Wednesday, 20 July at Choctaw Casino Resort - Durant in Oklahoma immediately following the conclusion of the 2022 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. Twenty-five stops have been scheduled to date, with 10 additional stops to be announced in the coming weeks on WSOP.com.

The prestigious $1 million freeroll will return featuring a similar format as the 2021-22 season. Beginning with the Choctaw Circuit Event, any official gold ring winners from either the live or online circuit events through May 2023, will qualify for the invitation-only “Tournament of Champions” event during the 2023 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas.

“The World Series of Poker is back with the Circuit returning in just short of a month,” said Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, Ty Stewart. “With record breaking attendance so far this summer, we expect a huge response to the full-scale return of our regional mid stakes tour.”

While many venues will be familiar during the 2022-23 season, there will be one new stop at the Grand Victoria Casino Elgin in Chicago, Illinois along with the return of two heritage stops:

- Harvey's Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada

- Caesars Southern Indiana, (Elizabeth, IN)

Harrah’s Cherokee will be WSOP-C’s second stop beginning on Thursday, 4 August with the tour continuing virtually non-stop until the season-culminating stop at Caesars Southern Indiana on Thursday, 11-22 May 2023.

Most WSOP-C stops will begin on Thursdays, with the four-day Main Events beginning on the second Friday of the tournament. Each stop is encouraged to add Seniors and Ladies events, where the winners will qualify to participate in the “Tournament of Champions” in Las Vegas. WSOP-C events will be played using a Big Blind Ante format, offering the same expanded starting chips unveiled for the 2019-20 season. WSOP-C stops will feature standardized tournament structures and payouts, ensuring players traveling to multiple stops will be treated in a consistent manner at each event, barring any regulatory or local law differences. All stops will release their series’ event schedules upon approval by their local regulatory body, with the guarantee that every stop will offer at least a dozen official gold ring events starting at a $250 buy-in level and will include a $1,700 Main Event. WSOP Online Circuit events on WSOP.COM will be scheduled monthly.

WSOP-C schedules are subject to change and the WSOP reserves the right to make changes to all events related to the WSOP-C at any time. Please visit WSOP.com/2022/circuit for the latest news and information related to these events. Additional information on individual circuit events, including event schedules and structure sheets, can be found on each respective property’s websites or by visiting www.WSOP.com.

The WSOP-C Events and “Tournament of Champions” event is subject to change, with tournament rules and restrictions to be determined. The timing, number and location of events are subject to change and all applicable gaming regulations. Additional information regarding international and online circuit events will be released at a later date.

TOURNAMENT DATES/TOURNAMENT LOCATION

July 20 - 31, 2022/Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)

August 4 - 15, 2022/Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort (North Carolina)

August 17 - 28, 2022/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tulsa (Tulsa)

September 15 - 26, 2022/Horseshoe Casino - Council Bluffs (Omaha/Iowa)

September 22 - October 2, 2022/The Casino Aruba at Hilton (Aruba)

September 29 - October 10, 2022/Thunder Valley Casino Resort (Northern California)

October 13 - 24, 2022/Isle of Capri (Pompano Beach, Florida)

October 20 - 31, 2022/Harveys Lake Tahoe (Stateline, Nevada)

November 3 - 13, 2022/Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)

November 10 - 21, 2022/Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago, IL)

November 24 - December 5, 2022/Harrah's Cherokee (North Carolina)

December 3 - 14, 2022/The Bicycle Hotel & Casino (Los Angeles)

January 4 - 15, 2023/Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)

January 12 - 23, 2023/Thunder Valley Casino (Northern California)

January 19 - 30, 2023/Horseshoe/Tunica (MS)

February 2 - 13, 2023/Isle of Capri (Pompano Beach, Florida)

February 16 - 27, 2023/Harrah's Cherokee (North Carolina)

February 23 - March 6, 2023/Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)

March 4 - 15, 2023/The Bicycle Hotel & Casino (Los Angeles)

March 9 - 20, 2023/Hard Rock (Tulsa)

March 16 - 27, 2023/Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona, NY)

April 6 - 17, 2023/Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago, IL)

April 20 - May 1, 2023/Horseshoe/Tunica (MS)

May 4 - 15, 2023/Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)

May 11 - 22, 2023/Caesars Southern Indiana, (Elizabeth, IN)
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2022 World Series of Poker Week 5 in review


For the first time ever, poker’s brightest stars will compete to win the highly-coveted World Series of Poker Main Event Gold Bracelet on the Las Vegas Strip when the WSOP Main Event kicks off Sunday, 3 July. In a taste of what’s to come, week five of play delivered on hard-fought victories, thrilling hands and excitement with the announcement of the 2022-23 WSOP Circuit Schedule.

Week 5 Highlights

- An emotional Eric Smidinger comes out on top in Event #47: $1,000 Senior’s Championship
58-year-old Colorado resident Eric Smidinger took home his first WSOP gold bracelet after a nearly three-hour heads up match against Ben Sarnoff, taking home $649,909 in cash.- Team Leonard takes the win in Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team
Patrick Leonard and Espen Jørstad earn their first WSOP gold bracelet after besting a field of 913 teams and taking home $148,067 in cash.- Paul Hizer wins his first WSOP gold bracelet in Event #51: $400 Colossus
After six years of professional poker play, Paul Hizer took home his first gold bracelet following two near misses. The Englishman bested a field of 13,565 players and took home $414,490 in winnings.- James Todd takes home his first bracelet in Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors
James Todd bested a field of 3,209 entrants, taking home his first gold bracelet and $161,256 in one of the WSOP’s charity-focused tournaments. Through the tournament, a total of $74,809 was donated to the USO and other military charities.
What To Look Forward To

- Sunday, 3 July – Event #70 Day 1A: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship
- The highly anticipated WSOP Main Event kicks off with its first day of play this Sunday, 3 July. The $10,000 buy in will take place starting at 11 a.m.
- Saturday, 2 July – Event #68 Day 1A: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold’em
- Players will compete for a gold bracelet with a guaranteed top bounty of $1,000,000
- Saturday, 2 July – Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
- Players will compete in a high-stakes, no re-entry tournament for a chance at a prestigious gold bracelet

Upcoming WSOP live streams on PokerGO

- Wednesday, 6 July – WSOP Main Event (Day 1D)
- Thursday, 7 July – WSOP Main Event (Day 2A/B)
- Friday, 8 July – WSOP Main Event (Day 2C/D)
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sabato 25 giugno 2022

2022 World Series of Poker Week 4 in review


Following a handful of star-studded celebrity appearances last week, the 53rd annual World Series of Poker once again raised the stakes in week four of play with a new millionaire crowned and poker legend Phil Ivey’s bracelet run. With less than two weeks until the Main Event, the excitement of this year’s WSOP is reaching a fever pitch with much more action in the weeks to come.

Week 4 Highlights

- World-Renowned Brazilian soccer player, Neymar Jr., wins his first-ever WSOP cash
Last week, Neymar de Silva Santos Júnior competed in his first WSOP bracelet events. Neymar Jr. would go on to finish the week with his first-ever WSOP cash placing No. 49 and taking home nearly $4,000 in Event #41: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit.- Legendary musician, Steve Albini, claims his second WSOP Bracelet
Steve Alibini claimed victory in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E event, beating out a field of 773 and taking home $196,089 in cash. Best known for producing some of Nirvana’s most iconic albums, Albini took home his first bracelet in 2018.- Daniel Zack becomes first player to win two bracelets at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas
Poker professional, Daniel Zack, became the first player to take home two 2022 WSOP bracelets in Las Vegas. Zack won his second-ever WSOP bracelet during a seven-hour heads up earlier this month before earning his third bracelet during Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship this week.- Yuliyan Kolev wins his second gold bracelet in Event #37: $1,5000 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em
Seven months ago, Bulgarian Yuliyan Kolev took home his first online bracelet. Now he’s accomplished this feat in-person beating a field full of bracelet winners on Wednesday night, taking home his first live bracelet and claiming a whopping $1,125,141 in winnings.
What To Look Forward To

- Sunday, 26 June – Event #54: $500 SALUTE to Warriors – No-Limit Hold’em
One of the WSOP’s charity-focused events, proceeds will be donated to the USO and other veteran organizations- Sunday, 26 June – Event #55: $1,000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em
Teams of two players must register and compete together for a chance at a prestigious gold bracelet in a team format- Monday, 27 June – Event #57: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em
Bigger blinds and bigger stacks are the name of the game as competitors face off in a high stakes game for a chance at a gold bracelet- Wednesday, 29 June – Event #61: $1,000 LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship
Female competitors will compete in a women-only $1,000 buy-in tournament for a chance at a gold bracelet

Upcoming WSOP live streams on PokerGO

- Saturday, 25 June – Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller
- Monday, 27 June – Event #51: $400 COLOSSOS
- Tuesday, 28 June – Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team
- Thursday, 30 June – Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
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Kolev wins WSOP Millionaire Maker event

(via WSOP)
The 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's - Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas has crowned a new champion as Bulgarian Yuliyan Kolev has won his second bracelet as he was the last player standing in Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em. This is the second consecutive year Kolev has won a bracelet as just seven months ago the Bulgarian won his first in online Event #9: $777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em for $146,163.

That figure is dwarfed by winning this event, both in prestige and in prize money as Kolev has won the grand prize of $1,125,141 and his first live WSOP bracelet. Kolev beat a field full of bracelet winners as he outmaneuvered the 7,961 entrants over five days to claim the bulk of the $10,627,935 prize pool. It was not without adversity as in the final two tables Kolev lost a huge flip with ace-king against Raul Martinez's pocket sevens to go down to a single 25,000 chip with the big blind at 500,000. He managed to win with that chip to go back into contention before coolering Linus Ritcher with pocket eights vs Ritcher's pocket jacks.

Kolev was cheered on by a big rail, all of who were donning upside-down KFC buckets as hats in honor of a popular Bulgarian music artist.

Many notables were in the field with Robert Mizrachi chasing his fifth bracelet. However Mizrachi was eliminated near the end of Day 3 in 27th place. Another bracelet winner, James Calderaro, was also eliminated near the end of Day 3 in 26th Place.

Kolev came into Day 5 second in chips with 49 big blinds and managed to secure the win with fairly smooth sailing as the Bulgarian was never all in and at risk.

PokerNews asked about his win coming from a chip and a chair after losing the big pot against Martinez and Kolev said

"It was quite funny because I knew I'm not out of the tournament but I can't do anything with that stack (less than one big blind). I was thinking, let's observe what's going on at the other table so I folded two hands before the big blind hit me. Then I went all in from under the gun and won and then won the hand in the big blind then everything started from there."

When asked about winning his second WSOP bracelet and first live bracelet Kolev said.

"The feeling is much stronger because all of your friends are here. The pressure is much more."

When asked whether the strong rail presence helped his performance, Kolev said, "It makes me feel really really calm. It's really important for my friends to be around me when I got really far (in the tournament)."

Kolev also said he'll be playing more of the 2022 WSOP looking for a third bracelet.

The day started with Tyler Gaston putting the pressure on the rest of the table, but the first elimination could be credited to Kolev when Dominic Brazier shoved with queen-seven offsuit preflop for less than 10 big blinds into Kolev who called with jack-eight and hit two pair on the river, eliminating the American in fifth place for over $300,000.

His next victim was Yita Choong who called for his tournament's life with his pocket sevens and faced queen-four offsuit for Kolev. The Bulgarian player hit a queen on the turn and Choong was out in fourth place for nearly $400,000.

Gaston, the chip leader at the beginning of the day, was knocked out next. He held jack-ten and called in the big blind a raise from Oren Rosen who held queen-ten of clubs. All the chips went in the middle on a jack-high flop with two clubs. Gaston was ahead but a queen hit the river, giving a better pair to Rosen while the last American was sent packing in third place for $522,705.

The heads-up battle was a short affair and it was the pocket rockets that secured the win as Kolev three-bet with his aces and Rosen called with queen-jack offsuit. The flop came queen-high and the money got in the middle on the turn as Kolev's aces held for him to win his second bracelet.
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Recensione della settimana 4 delle World Series of Poker 2022


Dopo una manciata di apparizioni di celebrità costellate di stelle la scorsa settimana, la 53a edizione annuale delle World Series of Poker ha alzato ancora una volta la posta in gioco nella quarta settimana di gioco con un nuovo braccialetto incoronato milionario e leggenda del poker Phil Ivey. A meno di due settimane dal Main Event, l'eccitazione delle WSOP di quest'anno sta raggiungendo il culmine con molta più azione nelle settimane a venire.

Punti salienti della settimana 4

- Il calciatore brasiliano di fama mondiale, Neymar Jr., vince il suo primo premio in assoluto alle WSOP

La scorsa settimana, Neymar de Silva Santos Júnior ha gareggiato nei suoi primi eventi braccialetto WSOP. Neymar Jr. avrebbe concluso la settimana con il suo primo premio in assoluto alle WSOP piazzandosi al n. 49 e portando a casa quasi $ 4.000 nell'Event #41: $ 1.000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit.

- Il leggendario musicista Steve Albini rivendica il suo secondo braccialetto WSOP

Steve Alibini ha ottenuto la vittoria nell'evento H.O.R.S.E da $ 1.500, battendo un field di 773 e portando a casa $ 196.089 in contanti. Meglio conosciuto per aver prodotto alcuni degli album più iconici dei Nirvana, Albini ha portato a casa il suo primo braccialetto nel 2018.

- Daniel Zack diventa il primo giocatore a vincere due braccialetti al Bally's e al Paris Las Vegas

Il professionista del poker, Daniel Zack, è diventato il primo giocatore a portare a casa due braccialetti WSOP 2022 a Las Vegas. Zack ha vinto il suo secondo braccialetto WSOP durante un heads up di sette ore all'inizio di questo mese prima di guadagnare il suo terzo braccialetto durante l'Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship questa settimana.

- Yuliyan Kolev vince il suo secondo braccialetto d'oro nell'Event #37: $1,5000 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Sette mesi fa, il bulgaro Yuliyan Kolev ha portato a casa il suo primo braccialetto online. Ora ha compiuto questa impresa di persona battendo un campo pieno di vincitori di braccialetto mercoledì sera, portando a casa il suo primo braccialetto dal vivo e rivendicando un enorme $ 1.125.141 di vincite.

Cosa aspettarsi

- Domenica, 26 giugno – Evento #54: $500 SALUTE to Warriors – No-Limit Hold'em

Uno degli eventi di beneficenza delle WSOP, il ricavato sarà devoluto all'USO e ad altre organizzazioni di veterani

- Domenica, 26 giugno – Evento #55: $1.000 TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold'em

Squadre di due giocatori devono registrarsi e competere insieme per avere la possibilità di vincere un prestigioso braccialetto d'oro in un formato a squadre

- Lunedì, 27 giugno – Evento #57: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em

Bui più grandi e stack più grandi sono il nome del gioco mentre i concorrenti si affrontano in un gioco con posta alta per avere la possibilità di vincere un braccialetto d'oro

- Mercoledì, 29 giugno – Evento #61: $1.000 LADIES No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Le concorrenti femminili si sfideranno in un torneo da $ 1.000 di buy-in per sole donne per avere la possibilità di vincere un braccialetto d'oro

Prossimi live streaming delle WSOP su PokerGO

- Sabato, 25 giugno – Evento #50: $ 250.000 Super High Roller
- Lunedì, 27 giugno – Evento n. 51: COLOSSOS da $ 400
- Martedì, 28 giugno – Evento n. 55: $ 1.000 Tag Team
- Giovedì, 30 giugno – Evento #60: $50.000 Poker Players Championship
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sabato 18 giugno 2022

WSOP $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship bracelet win for Cohen

(via WSOP)

Los Angeles' Jonathan Cohen is the latest 2022 World Series of Poker bracelet winner after taking down Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for a career-best $245,678 and his first bracelet. Cohen defeated Wisconsin's Kyle Dilschneider in a marathon heads-up battle that lasted nearly seven hours and spanned multiple days in an event that attracted 92 runners to generate a prize pool of $857,900.

The victory comes a decade after Cohen finished runner-up in Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout at the 2012 WSOP for $192,559, a close call that was fresh in his mind as he battled for his first bracelet.

"That was misery," Cohen told PokerNews in an interview after the victory. "I definitely didn't want to come second twice. I feel very relieved."

Other players who made deep runs in the Championship Limit Hold'em Event include fellow Los Angeles grinder Matthew Schreiber (3rd - $107,978), poker coach and high stakes pro Matthew Gonzales (4th - $107,978) and Chad Eveslage (6th - $44,194), who was after his second bracelet of the series after winning Event #8: $25,000 High Roller.

The final table action kicked off with nine hopefuls and saw David Litt being the first to go in a cooler where his trips were no good against the straight of Joey Couden, who himself later bowed out in fifth place.

Eveslage, the Day 2 chip leader, exited in sixth in brutal fashion when he made a full house only to be counterfeited by quads on the board to lose to the ace-high of Cohen.

Schreiber was down to just a few big bets during six-handed play but managed to run up his stack and ladder to third place, falling when he got it in with middle pair to be drawing thin against the two pair of Cohen.

Cohen and Dilschneider battled heads-up for two-and-a-half hours before breaking on Day 3 and returning the next day to finish the tournament. Day 4 lasted over four hours and saw both players exchanging chip leads as the betting limits crept up.

Dilschneider eventually got down to a few big bets and got his final chips in on a nine-high board with pocket fives. Unfortunately for the Dilschneider, Cohen held king-nine and the runner-up failed to improve as the river brought a king to give Cohen two pair.

Cohen told PokerNews he "I wasn't even (planning on) playing" the tournament that wound up bringing him his first bracelet.

"I busted out of the Shootout with like two minutes to register ... (and Schreiber) begged me to come play," he said. "And he just like got me to come play with him."

The unsung hero in the Limit Championship Event was Riley, an eight-year-old service dog that never left Cohen's side as he played multiple 12-hour days.

"How much of it does Riley get?" Dilschneider joked earlier as he got short.

"He's my backer, and I'm in makeup!" Cohen joked back.
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MGM to bring sports betting and iGaming to cruise ships

BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced today a new partnership with Carnival Corporation to deliver world-class retail and mobile sports betting and iGaming experiences to cruise ship guests. Through this partnership, gaming will be available on more than 50 ships ported in the U.S. spanning Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. BetMGM's platform will roll out in phases over the coming months.

"We've found an ideal partner in Carnival Corporation and look forward to providing our sports betting and iGaming products to its millions of passengers," said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. "This is another great opportunity for us to further expand BetMGM's footprint."

Under the agreement, Carnival Corporation will offer BetMGM-branded digital and cash-based sports betting, as well as digital real-money gaming products on-board Carnival's U.S.-branded ships in international waters. Additionally, BetMGM and Carnival Corporation will collaborate on co-marketing and promotional activations.

Marty Goldman, SVP Global Casino Operations for Carnival Corporation, said, "We're very proud to be able to deliver the excitement and engagement of sports betting and iGaming to our guests through our partnership with BetMGM. Our two leading global hospitality organizations will provide a wide array of immersive digital content as a complement to our exceptional shipboard casinos."

As BetMGM continues to expand into new markets, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly including GameSense, an industry leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the GameSense integration within BetMGM's mobile and desktop platforms, customers can directly access responsible gaming tools.
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sabato 11 giugno 2022

News from Vegas, Massachusetts and WSOP


This week's gambling news finds us in Las Vegas, where the World Series of Poker has officially kicked off. But as the WSOP ramps up, some Las Vegas casinos remain closed from the pandemic. Also, a Massachusetts sports betting update just in time for the NBA Finals.

It’s that time of the year again! The 2022 World Series of Poker opened for business yesterday, and thousands of poker players looking to make a name for themselves have begun to descend on Las Vegas. The 2022 World Series of Poker is historic for one major reason. You see, in the 53 year history of the event this is the first time it’s being held on The Strip. Recent players will remember the days of the Rio Casino, but old timers know the event really started in downtown, down on Fremont Street, at Binion’s Horseshoe. And speaking of horseshoes, that’s exactly what Caesars Entertainment has decided to rename their Bally's - Las Vegas Casino. This years event is hosted at Bally’s and another Caesars property, Paris Las Vegas. However, the name Bally’s was actually sold. And soon the old Bally’s branding at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo will be coming down. When that happens, the new Horseshoe Las Vegas brand will be raised.

With at least three Station Casinos still closed in the Las Vegas area, the company has announced that they could remain shuttered for at least another year. Fiesta Rancho Casino Hotel, Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel, and Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel are all still closed, and Station says that two of those properties have been approved by The North Las Vegas City Council to stay closed until at least 4 June 2023. Like so many others, these closures all began when the Coronavirus pandemic hit. At its height, up to 98% of Culinary Union workers were laid off. In fact, the Texas Station parking garage was being used as a testing and vaccination center.
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2022 World Series of Poker Week 2 in review


The excitement continues as the 53rd annual World Series of Poker wraps its second week of play at Bally's - Las Vegas, the future Horseshoe Las Vegas, and Paris Las Vegas. The WSOP once again eclipsed the 20,000-participant mark – this time with its Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em event – including players from more than 90 countries and every U.S. state represented. As the dust settles, week two of the WSOP is proving to be a landmark moment indicating a successful return of international poker play.

Week 2 Highlights

- Finally! Dan Smith takes home his first bracelet in Event #6: $25K Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship
Formerly known as the best player without a WSOP bracelet, an emotional Dan Smith emerged victorious, besting a high-profile field of 64 players and taking home $509,717 in winnings.- Henry Acain wins his first gold bracelet in one of the largest live fields in poker history
California resident Henry Acain bested a record-breaking field of more than 20,000 players to earn his first gold bracelet and six-figure cash in Event #5: $500 The Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em.- David Peters claims his fourth gold bracelet in one of the fastest final tables in WSOP history
David Peters took home his fourth WSOP bracelet along with $1,166,810 after just 26 hands in the final table in Event #2: $100K High Roller Bounty, moving him up to fifth place on poker’s all-time money list.- Mid-week fields see a massive number of participants
Week two saw massive fields the entire week including a whopping 5,715 entrants in Event #11: No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack, 2,392 entrants in Event #14: 6-handed No-Limit Hold’em and 1,240 entrants in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em.What To Look Forward To

- Sunday, 12 June – Event #24: FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em Presented by GG Poker
The always-popular hybrid, high-stakes format returns, giving players a chance to skip the beginning stages of the tournament and go right into the action.- Monday, 13 June – Event #28: HIGH ROLLER Pot-Limit Omaha

Players will compete for a WSOP gold bracelet in one of the WSOP’s prestigious high-roller events in a high-stakes $50,000 buy-in tournamentUpcoming WSOP live streams on PokerGO

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT – Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
Sunday, 12 June – Event #19: $25,000 PLO High Roller
Tuesday, 14 June – Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
Wednesday, 15 June – Event #28: $50,000 PLO High Roller
Thursday, 16 June – Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship
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sabato 4 giugno 2022

2022 World Series of Poker week one in review4 June 2022


The 53rd annual World Series of Poker wrapped up its first week of play at its new home on the Las Vegas Strip inside Bally's - Las Vegas, the future Horseshoe Las Vegas, and Paris Las Vegas. With the first of 88 gold bracelets already awarded and the conclusion of two high roller events this weekend, the World Series of Poker opening week delivered on heartwarming victories, show-stopping action and a star-studded playing field featuring some of poker’s most prestigious players.

Week 1 Highlights

- Shuffle Up and Deal! Lisa Vanderpump kicks off the 53rd annual World Series of Poker
- Renowned restaurateur and television star Lisa Vanderpump kicked off the first-ever WSOP on the Las Vegas Strip with a memorable “Shuffle Up and Deal” moment at Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em.
- Katie Kopp takes home the first gold bracelet of this year’s WSOP in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em
- Katie Kopp, a long-time dealer and poker player, beat a field of 832 players to claim her first WSOP gold bracelet at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. No stranger to the tournament, Kopp previously placed third in the same event back in 2018.
- Poker legend Phil Ivey cashes his first event following a year hiatus
- 10-time gold bracelet winner Phil Ivey made his grand return to the WSOP, placing #7 and taking home $133,127 in Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty.

What To Look Forward To

- Saturday, 4 June – Event #5A: The Housewarming No-Limit Hold’em
- Players will face off for a chance at a guaranteed $5,000,000 prize pool in one of the WSOP’s most anticipated events.
- Sunday, 5 June – Online Event #1: No Limit Hold’em High Roller Freezeout
- The first online event of this year’s WSOP will kick off with a $25,000 buy-in high roller event

The full 2022 WSOP schedule, including a booking link for discounted participant hotel rates, can be found on WSOP.com. Players should follow @WSOP on Twitter or IG or check WSOP.com for event news and updates.

Upcoming WSOP live streaming on PokerGO: PokerGO is the exclusive home for 2022 WSOP live streaming. Available worldwide on all of your favorite devices, including Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV, and on any web or mobile browser at PokerGO.com, PokerGO is streaming more than 30 days of live action from the 2022 WSOP, starting with Event #3: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout streaming live today at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up Championship will begin airing on Saturday, June 4, with the semifinal round. Monday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 8, will see the conclusion of two high roller tournaments, Event #8: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller and Event #12: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. Sign up for PokerGO so you never miss a WSOP moment.
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