Sami Kelopuro Wins PartyPoker POWERFEST Score

The PartyPoker POWERFEST came in and in great fashion in 23rd of September with over $6.8 million being awarded throughout 35 events. there were 2 $1 million guaranteed Championship Events and Sami Kelopuro, the Finnish star who came out with the highest score of the night. The field had 327 players who exchanged $5,200 for 100,000 chips, which made a prize pool of $1,635,000. The huge amount was shared by the top 48 finishers and the minimum cash being earned was around $10,627 along with an appearance in the final table that boosted the amount to $30,411.

The first player at the final table was Sheparentao who was followed by Oliver, PickYouOFF, and ubicaprofi and Oliver came in 5th place and became the last player who failed to achieve a 6 figure score. As far as Weis is concerned, he came to the rail by BuyThaPot as he had netted $113,632 prior to NoLoitering achieving the 3rd place for a sum of $158,595. A3PTEH along with Sami Kelopuro were left of the title. There was no deal to strike despite the existence of $100,000 pay jump. As A3PTEH reached 2nd place, the amount netted was $228,900 and then Kelopuro did walk away with a huge $317,190 which was included in his bankroll.
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WSOPC Choctaw Won By Jason Strasser For $332,589

The today’s Poker fans might not recognize the name “strassa2,” however, those who are associated with the game for over a decade know it very well that it belongs to Jason Strasser, he is one of the online poker game stars early online years.

Just like the Vince Carter poker version out to prove the game hasn’t passed him by, at the main event of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw (WSOPCC) Strasser showed up and proved that he is still the best. On Monday night he topped a field of 1,249 players and claim win amount of $332,539; this is biggest in his live poker career.
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PokerStars Launched Online High Rollers Series With Guaranteed $11.4M

If one is interested in playing a high stake tournament, then PokerStars is the perfect place for him. As it always offers high state tournament and one is coming next later this month. PokerStars have made the announcement of organizing the inaugural High Rollers series starting from Nov. 26 2017 to Dec. 4.

The series will have a total of 22 events, the High Rollers series will offer guaranteed prize amount of $11.4 million, with $2 million guaranteed in the main event of $2,100 High Rollers on Dec. 3. In the series, most of the events will be no-limit hold’em, however, couple of Omaha and the 5-Card PLO will also be there.
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Dutch TV Host At WSOPC

Alberto Stegeman of Dutch TV host fame was found to be leading into the high roller event of WSOPC that is currently being held in Rotterdam.

The schedule of the World Poker Tour is an expansive one this year and has Netherlands as one of the novel new destinations or stops. As a result, many native poker stars have emerged at the different events being hosted in WSOPC Rotterdam. The High Roller event was the inaugural one that started the ball rolling on Monday. The buy in was the highest in this event and a field of 38 players started off. As the day progressed there were more registrants and the number moved to 59.

The registration was kept open till the second day for this event that had a €3,500 buy in amount. Many players came to join who had been in Barcelona a week previously, taking part in the PokerStars Barcelona Championship. Continue reading “Dutch TV Host At WSOPC”

Atlantic City Casino Industry Shows 30% First Quarter Profit

The first quarter of the year looks to be very good for the casino industry in the Atlantic City.

The industry has recorded $139.2 million gross operating profit during the first quarter of 2017. This is a very good figure and what this amount means is that the casino industry has seen a growth rate of 30% when compared to its gross profits for the first quarter in 2016.

There is a boost in the earnings and collections overall in the casino industry. The amount collected by the casinos from Jan 1 to March 31 of 2017 is $816.7 million and the cash collected through casinos for the same period in 2016 was $803.1 million. This means that there is an increase of 1.7% cash take in this year than the last year for the first quarter period. The wins at the casino also have increased and this year it is $602 million of the total cash revenue, which is an increase of about 4% from the last year. Continue reading “Atlantic City Casino Industry Shows 30% First Quarter Profit”

Layne Flack Leads The Monster Stack

The Caribbean festival of the 2016 World Series of Poker third ring event is going at the Casino Royale.

The event has the presence of 109 players. And this is a re-buy event. The additional 27 re-entries increased the field of the game to the 136 entries in total. Now, 136 players will fight to make it to the final table of the event. The event has the prize pool of $40,800 and players till the top 15th position will get a minimum amount of $690. On the other hand, the winner of the event will get an elusive WSOP Circuit ring and a cash amount of $11,400.

As the game started, the field of 136 players did not manage to remain in the game for a long time. After 15 levels in the match that went for 30 minutes each, the field gets shortened to just 29. In the game, the player, Layne Flack with 363,500 claimed the lead. While, Willie Janssen with 237,000 in the $365 Six-Handed Event finished 3rd.

Other notables and big stacks in the invent include Christophe Enrici (139,000), Chan Ping Hsiung (163,000), Benjamin Perez (89,500), Devaul Fenton (113,000), Dominik French (49,000) and Robert Cheung (74,000). Continue reading “Layne Flack Leads The Monster Stack”