With the LasVegasVegas project winding down, here are a few excellent resources for poker and vegas related content.
Poker Player Newspaper - Lots of poker news and strategy.
Pokerati - Excellent Poker Blog.
Bill Rini - A poker industry insider with great insights.
What happened to LasVegasVegas?
Eastside Cannery on the Boulder Strip
Boulder Strip delivered the best numbers while the Nevada gaming industry statewide pulled in almost 6% more than last year. Boulder Strip trumped the bunch with a 23% year-over-year increase. Boulder Station, Sam's Town, Eastside Cannery, Joker's Wild, Green Valley Ranch, Sunset Station and M Resort are included in the Boulder Strip stats.
Wendeen H. Eolis
If you’re playing the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas (May 28-July 9), there’s no better place to stay than the host casino, Rio Las Vegas.
All the hotel rooms are roomy suites.
You can spend your breaks in your room rather than with thousands of others.
You don’t need to rely on cabs or car rentals to get you there on time.
You can get in a quick nap before the second-chance tourney.
Parking garage located at lower left below Rio sign was scene of gunfight on top floor
Play Poker at Tropicana Las Vegas
The Tropicana poker room is the only live place where you can play Step tournaments, starting with a $10+2 single table satellite and, assuming you win, possibly advancing you all the way to Step 5 with a $10,000 World Series of Poker seat awarded.
Wendeen H. Eolis
Wendeen H. Eolis delivers a current state of affairs concerning online poker with her latest in-depth study of the age old question, "Is poker a game of skill or luck?" Most of us poker players know the correct answer to this question; but, the official (and legal) decision remains in the hands of lawyers, judges and the federal court system.
NBC's Poker after Dark going same way as NBC's Heads Up Poker?
The NBC series “Poker After Dark” is set to return on March 5.
But not with new episodes, just unaired episodes that were shot in December 2010.
Twenty-four shows featuring cash games and 6 shows featuring sit-n-gos will be run off on the NBC Sports Network over the next 5 weeks.
The series, featuring known poker players playing in Las Vegas, was always interesting and entertaining.
Wendeen Eolis, the "Grande Dame" of Poker, continues to uncover and untangle the web of legal and political maneuvers by major players in the online poker world. In the latest installment she looks at the big bosses of Poker Stars and the PPA; demystifying the direction and motivations of the power players and the organizations they control.
Read the whole story: PokerStars: Walls Of Secrecy Tumble
For those with fond memories of ye olde online poker days of Step Tournaments (made popular by PokerStars and Full Tilt), the first land-based casino we know of in Las Vegas is now offering its own version.
Tropicana Las Vegas is trying out Step poker tournaments, where for a small amount of money, you can keep advancing as you win, ultimately ending at a $10,000 prize (which is conveniently the cost of a World Series of Poker Main Event seat). Along the way, if you don’t win but place, you’ll receive a tournament ticket to a lower Step.
Harrah's on the Las Vegas Strip
2010 WSOP Main Event Day 5 ESPN feature table
Day 5 of the 2010 Main Event at the Rio Resort in Las Vegas begins with 574 players remaining in the hunt for poker's most elusive treasure, the World Champion Poker Player's Bracelet. Of course, it's a fair assumption that the $8.9 million in cash awaiting the winner in November probably does provide a degree or two of motivation.
Sadly we report the passing of Apollo Jett, the four-year-old son of professional poker playersChip and Karina Jett. The youngster died Tuesday morning from injuries sufferedina poolaccident days earlier.
The entire poker industry has come togetherin show of supportfor Chip and KarinaJett during this most difficult oftimes.
Day 4 of the 2010 WSOP Main Event began with 1203 players ready for the dance. Today will be the money day, when 775 players remain in the hunt, each guaranteed to leave with at least $19,263 in cash. Another possible record sees four brothers, of course, it's the Mizachi brothers, Michael, Robert, Eric and Donny hoping to cash this day.
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