William Hill’s Irish Winter Festival Package

August 31, 2012

William Hill is giving players a chance to win €1,800 with their Irish Winter Festival Package. The package is also all-inclusive and the festival will be held toward the end of October this year.

The 2012 Irish Winter Festival

Poker fans have a lot to look forward to this winter at William Hill. The Winter Festival will be held atDublin’s Burlington Hotel, which is a stunning historic hotel. The main event is a No-Limit Hold’em worth €1,125 that will attract some pro poker players from the industry.  Because of William Hill you could win a package worth €1,800.

In 2011, a player field of almost 400 players was drawn to the Emerald Isle. The games went on for an intense three days, after which John Keown took home the winners prize of a whopping €100,000.

The 2012 championship could see you winning massive amounts if you make it all the way. A multitude of satellite tournaments will be held leading up to the poker festival, which will award the great all-inclusive package.

Each package will comprise of €30 as handling fees, €329 spending money and flights, €316 to compensate for four nights’ stay with breakfast in the Burlington Hotel and a buy-in to the Irish Winter Festival of €1,000+€125.

Be a part of the event

The satellite events to get entry into these all-inclusive packages will be held on all Sundays at 7 p.m. and only costs €130+€10 to participate. Each satellite guarantees two Irish Winter Festivals that are all-inclusive. An extra package is added as well for every €1,800 as a part of the prize pool.

William Hill is hosting several ‘ticket-only’ satellites as well for players who are not interested in the travel and hotel stay expenses being covered. These satellites are ideal for people already living in Ireland. The ‘ticket-only’ satellites run at 7 p.m. on Mondays and on Thursdays. Each awards one seat for every €1,125 in the massive prize pool.

In case you find the buy-ins for the satellites too heavy on your poker, do not stress as there are a lot of feeder tournaments being held on William Hill. All you need to do is look through the Poker lobby on William Hill in the ‘Land Based’ tab and an entire horde of sub-satellites will be revealed that provide for the weekly finals. So no matter what you bank roll is like, there is always a chance to be a part of the most lucrative poker events held by William Hill.

If you are a new player, you can boost your bankroll to a massive $2,000 because of William Hills generous first deposit bonus. Download the casino software through PokerNews and feed in the bonus code NEWSCOM, which will automatically entitle you to a match up bonus of 200% that can earn you up to $2,000. William Hill is known for its fair and safe gaming. Some of the best poker players in the world will be flocking to Ireland this winter to participate in the prestigious poker event.

$2.5 Million Guarantee from WinStar World Casino

August 29, 2012

WinStar World Casino will soon host a huge $2,100 Main Event, which will award players $2.5 million as a guarantee. The event is included in thecasinosRiverPoker Series.

The tournament

The main event has become one of Midwest’s big draws over all these years. The 2012 edition will witness PokerNews giving living updates right from the beginning until the end of the tournament, which will be spread across five consecutive days.

The River Poker Series Main Event is scheduled to take place from the 30th of August until the 3rd of September. The final table will take place on the last day at WinStar World Casino’s Global Events Center. A Three Day 1 flight will take place and players who survive them will come together on Sunday the 2nd of September for Day 2.

Over the last two years, the tournament has attracted about 1,400 participants on an average. In 2011, Bronson Tucker outdid a 1,355 player field to walk away with $640,400. The final event featured a guaranteed prize pool worth $2,710,000 and witnessed each of the 10 final table competitors go home with at least $50, 000 each.

Getting in to the tournament

Satellite events from the Main Event have been on since June. The Poker Room Manager from WinStar World Casino, Jay Wiles stated that he is expecting a larger player field this year as the entry methods have also changed.

From this year, players can gain entry in the Main Event with the help of a mix of specially designed lammers and a cash buy-in. These routes will not only gain you entry into the satellite events but also directly into the main event if you are lucky enough.

With the help of lammers players can get entry into preliminary events, mega satellite qualifiers and even the main event in an easy manner. Wiles added that it also gives players more chances for entries and enhances the staff’s ability to run the tournament. The new system implementation demonstrates the company’s dedication to the overall satisfaction of its poker players. WinStar also aims to continue holding the position as the best poker venue in the region.

Poker pros Greg Raymer and Maria Ho have also returned as the official endorsers for the River Poker Series. Both players are poker celebrities and participated in the prelims of the series. They are all ready for a shot at the poker main event.

Ho stated that she is ecstatic to represent WinStar World Casino once again and, is sure Wiles and the entire team at WinStar will go out of their way to make the experience personal. The casino ensures they have a genuine relationship with players, which is the main reason why Ho is proud to represent the company.

WinStar is a great place to play poker; they not only offer generous payouts and bonuses but also ensure utmost player security. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient and is always ready to help.

Changes in European Poker Tour Berlin and London

August 24, 2012

PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is among the most popular poker tournaments in the world. The current season of this tour will have a few changes in terms of venues and dates.

Changes in the European Poker Tour

The EPT London stop has now been changed and will take place from the 6 to the 16 of March in 2013 instead of this year. The events will be held at the Landmark Hotel, which was one of the greatest railway hotels of the 19th century. The hotel will host players participating in the main event which features a buy in worth £5,250. Side events of the tour will be held in the Grosvenor Victoria Casino on the same dates. The casino and five-star hotel are just a short distance away from each other.

The second change in the EPT is related to its Berlin festival. Initially, the Berlin dates were fixed for April 24th to the 4th of May, but it has now been changed to the 17th of April. This change was made to facilitate the Italian Poker Tour San Remo in between the German edition of the EPT and the finals in Monte Carlo.

The Berlin festivities will come to a halt on the 27th of April and the main event champion will be crowned. Others can go on ahead towards IPT San Remo, which will go on till the 7th of May from the 24th of April.

The EPT Grand Final is being held from the 6th to the 15th of May in Monaco. The main event will run from the 6th to the 12th.

About the European Poker Tour

The EPT is a poker tournament series very similar to the World Poker Tour. This series has been created by John Duthie and was started in 2004. It is sponsored and partly owned by PokerStars. The main feature about this tour is its buy-ins which is more affordable compared to other tournament series like the World Poker Tour. But from the season 4 of the EPT, the buy-ins became quite expensive.

About PokerStars  

PokerStars is one of the leading poker sites in the world. Poker fans flock this site because it gives opportunity to both experienced and new players. For players looking to learn poker, you can observe running games before actually participating in them.

The software used by PokerStars is compatible for Windows and Mac systems. It is also very easy to download and extremely user friendly. PokerStars offers a multitude of poker variants that include Seven Stud, Omaha and Texas Hold’em. You can choose poker limits that suit your requirements and play all through the day.

PokerStars has recently been in the news for its acquisition of Full Tilt Poker. The site will now benefit from Full Tilts massive player base. The security offered by PokerStars is of great quality and players are completely safe with giving out their personal details to the site. Customer support is available at all hours.

PokerStars’ Billionth Hand and Juanda Discusses Full Tilt Poker

August 21, 2012

Since Full Tilt Poker was recently acquired by PokerStars, players who were employed by and played on Full Tilt are talking about their previous poker site.

John Juanda speaks up

John Juanda took part in the European Poker Tour, hosted by PokerStars. Juanda is among the elite members of Full Tilt Poker’s Team and had quite a significant part to play in Full Tilt’s marketing campaign.

Juanda spoke to media persons and stated he was very happy on hearing that PokerStars acquired Full Tilt. When he was associated with Full Tilt, a lot of players would go up to him and enquire if he knew anything about their money, which made him feel really bad for them.

Some people even said they had around 80% of their bankroll stuck in their Full Tilt account. A large number of people could participate in the Main Event. This made Juanda feel very sympathetic towards those players because in his early poker days he used to play super satellite events to get through to the main event as he did not have the $10, 000, which was required to buy-in to the main event. The incident allowed him to relate to the Full Tilt players who were now in a fix.

Full Tilt was the former employer of Juanda and he was quite tight-lipped about the company’s downfall post the whole Black Friday event. Juanda maintained his calm even though he was often disgraced by players such as James Bord, probably because of his ties with Full Tilt.

PokerStars deals its 85 billionth hand

On the 20th of August, PokerStars proudly dealt its 85 billionth hand. The day was marked by a Mega Milestone celebration that awarded players seated at one lucky table over $93,000. Hundreds of players were made winners and given rewards, which eventually led up to the 85 billionth hand, although the mega prize was given to players at the no-limit hold’em table.

PokerStars reconfirms its plans

On completion of the deal with the United States Department of Justice, PokerStars acquired Full Tilt Poker and created possibilities for its return to the States. The forfeiture agreement is worth $547 and PokerStars is now eligible to apply for licenses with theUnited Statesgaming authorities.

Eric Hollreiser, the Head of Corporate Communications at PokerStars confirmed its plans recently and stated that PokerStars plans on entirely participating in a regulated U.S market in the near future. The company is still undecided whether it will enter the States in a federal or state-by-state market.

Hollreiser told the media that PokerStars make decision that are based on circumstances and definitely keep a close eye on developments. He proudly added that PokerStars is the top poker site and is licensed by the highest number of countries than any other site in the industry PokerStars is known to bring with it high value, integrity and credibility to the online poker marketplace.

Since the company’s legal issues in regard to theUnited Statesare resolved, they easily qualify for a license.

Cedar County Hosts Poker Run to Benefit Back to School Fair

August 17, 2012

In the last week of July,CedarCountywitnessed a poker run that targeted generating funds for a school fair. The run was very successful and was organized by El Dorado Springs Coalition and Cedar County Human Services Coalition. The run featured a lot of fun extras like free T-shirts for the first 50 people to register and other additional events.

Details of the poker run

The Cedar County Poker Run was organized by the Cedar County Human Services Coalition, which is an organization that aims to develop the resources for families and locals. The Coalition also sponsored the run that took place on the 28th of July. Riders started from Fugate Motors, El Dorado Springs.

Around 50 people took part in the run, which raised around $6,000 from sponsors and the contributors of the event. Prizes were given out for the best high and low hands. All proceeds from the event were paid towards the Cedar County Back to School Fair, which takes place on an annual basis. The back to school fair is also sponsored by the coalition and was held in the first week of August.

The registration was for $10 and it included one hand. For any additional hands participants were to pay $5 for each hand. And only 3 hands could be purchased per person. All participants were provided with maps and it began at 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, following which lunch was provided.

The fair took place in the El DoradoYouthCenterand gave around 130 school children necessary things they would need for the 2012 school year. The children were also given information regarding resources thatCedarCountymakes available to its residents.

Cedar County Gives thanks

A large number of local businesses helped in sponsoring the school fair and the poker run. The Human Services Coalition specially thanked Fugate Motors, Evan’s Drug, Mid Missouri Bank, El Dorado Cycle, The Phone Booth, Hospice Compassus, Garver Garage, El Dorado Springs Ministerial Alliance, Home Furnishings, West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, LCN Graphics,

They also thanked El Dorado Springs Methodist Church , Harleman Mfg, Mitchell Veterinary Clinic, LLC ,Mercy Clinic Family Medicine, United Methodist Women, Cedar County Memorial Hospital, Sonic, Rusty Jug, Sac Osage Home Health Care, Park Street Christian Church, El Dorado Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Summer Fresh Supermarkets, Riverside Bait & Canoe, Liberty Bank and Stone Creek Lodge among several other sponsors who were involved with the events.

The grand prize for the ‘High Hand’ this year was sponsored by Fugate Motors from El Dorado Springs. The prize comprised of a Branson trip for 2, with hotel accommodation, Silver Dollar City Tickets and show tickets. The grand prize was presented by Harold Fugate, who gave it to Cody Oberly.

The ‘Low Hand’ winner was Vance Myers, who won a stay at Stone Creek Lodge. The prize was sponsored by the Lodge itself and was handed over by Cedar County Human Services Coalition’s chairperson.

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