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Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Favorite Jorryt van Hoof will go in to the WSOP Final Table finale as chip frontrunner tonight, as three players battle for a $10 million prize that is first.

The planet variety of Poker table that is final down to three players, with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof finishing yesterday’s play as he began, with the chip lead and bossing the table around.

And despite Phil Hellmuth’s once disparaging remark about ‘Northern European idiots,’ three players hailing through the upper section of that very landmass that is continental bagged by themselves gold, silver and bronze in this race, with the past great American hope, Will Tonking from New Jersey, bowing away gracefully in fourth.

Joining van Hoof tonight to relax and play for the biggest title in poker will likely be Sweden’s Martin Jacobson, who has 64.75 million in chips, and Norway’s Felix Stephensen, with 46.1 million. Van Hoof, meanwhile, has a by-no-means insurmountable chip lead of 89.6 million. Tonight, the players will compete for a top prize of $10 million while the title of World Champion.

Déjà vu

November Nine play started out cagily, as you might expect for the competition with huge amount of money at stake by which a number of the pay jumps could buy you a residence or two. In fact, it took 12 hours to whittle nine down to three. Initial elimination, when it came, was extraordinary, in so it ended up being Mark Newhouse, the guy whom finished n Continue reading Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

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PokerStars Logs Out of Gray Markets in Africa and Middle East

PokerStars Logs Out of Gray Markets in Africa and Middle East

PokerStars has withdrawn from a bunch of gray market countries in the Middle East and Africa. (Image: gulf2000columbia.edu)

PokerStars has ceased operations in many different so-called market that is gray suddenly and without warning this week, aided by the majority of those being in Africa and the center East. Players from both PokerStars and Full Tilt received notice through their clients and via email that real-money play was no longer available to all of them with immediate impact, along with the following explanation:

‘Our administration team regularly reviews our procedure along side separate third party professionals to assess the business risk and opportunities for our brand name on a market-by-market basis. Following our most review that is recent it was determined that we would no longer offer real money games in your country.’

PokerStars was quick to reassure players that their balances could be available and safeguarded for withdrawal and that their accounts would remain open for play-money games. Tournament tickets, said the message, would be refunded.

‘they will automatically be converted into their equivalent cash value upon entering the Cashier,’ read the statement if you have any unused T$, T€ and/or Tournament Tickets in your account. ‘Freeroll and FPP buy-in tickets have no money that is real value, and tend to be therefore ineligible for credit.’

Why Now?

While no list that is definitive of Continue reading PokerStars Logs Out of Gray Markets in Africa and Middle East

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Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

Favorite Jorryt van Hoof will go in to the WSOP Final Table finale as chip leader tonight, as three players battle for a $10 million first prize.

The planet number of Poker table that is final down to three players, with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof finishing yesterday’s play as he began, with the chip lead and bossing the table around.

And despite Phil Hellmuth’s once disparaging remark about ‘Northern European idiots,’ three players hailing from the upper element of that very landmass that is continental bagged themselves gold, silver and bronze in this race, with the very last great American hope, Will Tonking from New Jersey, bowing out gracefully in fourth.

Joining van Hoof tonight to try out for the biggest title in poker is Sweden’s Martin Jacobson, who has 64.75 million in chips, and Norway’s Felix Stephensen, with 46.1 million. Van Hoof, meanwhile, has a by-no-means insurmountable chip lead of 89.6 million. Tonight, the players will compete for the top prize of $10 million as well as the title of World Champion.

Déjà vu

November Nine play started out cagily, as you might expect for the tournament with huge amount of money at stake in which some of the pay jumps could buy you a residence or two. In fact, it took 12 hours to whittle nine straight down to three. The first elimination, whenever it came, was extraordinary, in that it was Mark Newhouse, the guy who completed ninth year that is last. Some Continue reading Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

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Three Initial Wynn Everett Landowners Indicted for Fraud

Three Initial Wynn Everett Landowners Indicted for Fraud

Charles Lightbody, pictured right here, also as two other people are accused of conspiring to cover Lightbody’s ownership stake in land that was sold to Wynn Everett for an Everett, Massachuetts casino.

Three of the original owners of the land now destined to be the Wynn Everett casino in Everett, Massachusetts have been indicted by state and authorities that are federal. They allege that the men defrauded Wynn Resorts and lied to state regulators by hiding the identification of their partners. The indictment shouldn’t impact on Wynn’s winning bid to build the $1.6 billion resort.

Lightbody Ownership Stake Concealed

According to your federal indictment, three owners associated with land went of these option to cover the fact up that Charles Lightbody, a known Mafia associate and a convicted felon, had been among the partners who owned the land. They were said to have feared (and perhaps rightly so) that the Wynn bid for the only Greater Boston-area casino license could be discounted if Lightbody ended up being recognized to be a part of the land purchase.

The three defendants each face federal fraud costs that could land them with up to 20 years of jail time. State fraud charges could carry another five also years in prison for each man. Lightbody has been held without bail until a hearing next week, as the other two landowners, Anthony Gattineri and Dustin DeNunzio, were released after their first hearings.

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Revel in Atlantic City on Auction Block for $90 Million Starter Bid

Revel in Atlantic City on Auction Block for $90 Million Starter Bid

Florida investor Glen Straub has kicked from the auction bidding on Revel for $90 million.

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino is up for auction grabs, and a Florida real estate developer has provided $90 million in cash to purchase the house which was shut down for good week that is last. Glenn Straub, who owns the 22,000-acre Palm Beach Polo and Country Club in Wellington, Florida, will now become the ‘stalking horse,’ or bidder that is lead who may be outbid by competitors at an auction on September 24. Other possible buyers have until September 23 in order to make offers.

Straub said this that his offer was ‘an opportunity to turn things around week. That’s what they need right now; a brand new direction,’ he included. ‘Give us our six months, and now we’ll really actually most probably. In 2 years, we’ll be 100 % open.’

Which begs the concern, exactly what is open, precisely? This indicates unlikely that Straub will reopen Revel as being a casino; the Revel Casino project, after all, ended up being a cataclysmic $2.4 billion failure with huge costs that are operational had been hemorrhaging $2 million a week when it closed. And besides, it seems Straub features a personal dislike of casinos.

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‘When everybody believes of Atlantic City, they think of casinos,’ Straub told USA Today, adding he dislikes the concept of Atlantic City as a casino town and will be uncomfortable with the idea of h Continue reading Revel in Atlantic City on Auction Block for $90 Million Starter Bid