Many companies have found innovative ways to use poker games to raise revenue.
The latest company to jump on the bandwagon is YapStone which is a startup company in financial technologies. The CEO and founder Tom Villante states how he got the idea. He talks about how he had been an investment banker and a partner in a private equity firm. He had been playing poker with his friends and discussing about what kind of business they could start. He recalls how they talked about PayPal and about payments moving away from checks. Hence he decided to start YapStone. The company was to look into large apartment rent finances and accounting. Today the company has moved to allow payment online for transactions related to vacation homes. They have tied up with different real estate companies as well.
While the founder of Yapstone would credit his session of poker with his friends being the inspiration for his business, there are conflicts that have come up in the merger discussions that have been underway for William Hill and Amaya Gaming. » ( Read more of YapStone Founder And Poker Inspiration… )
World Poker Tour has finished with LA Poker Classic and now it would go on its California Swing in San Jose at Bay 101 Casino.
The event is spotlit by the unique US$7500 World Poker Tour Shooting Star No-Limit Hold’em Main Event starts on 7th March, and runs till the 11th with days 1A and 1B starting at 11:00 in the morning (local time) on 7th and 8th March.
Adam Pliska, the World Poker Tour President, told that for more than ten years, the world’s top poker players have visited from far and near to contend against one another as well as interact with the wonderful fans at World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star.
There are a lot of things that set this World Poker Tour main event apart from the rest of the marquee events of the tour. This is the only one to have premiums, but this is not a bounty event in the typical sense. Every table begins with at least one Shooting Star, a well known pro poker player with a premium on their head. If anyone busts a Shooting Star, they are handed with US$ 2500 as well as an autographed bounty t-shirt. Also singular to this event is the US$ 10000 bonus paid to the end-of-day chip leaders on the 1st two beginning days. » ( Read more of 101 Shooting Star Main Event of World Poker Tour Bay starts on Monday… )
Some of the top poker players across the world will assemble at the King’s Casino, in Rozvado, Czech Republic on April 26-27 to pit their wits against their opponents. This remarkable cash game will be on PokerNews via live streaming.
A dazzling lineup of famous poker players will be crowding the biggest poker room in Europe to engage their opponents in card battle with 50 yen or 100 yen no-bar Texas game in place and event organizers think there will be increasing number of blinds to be played as the action heats up at the table.
Leon Tsoukernik, The King’s Casino owner said, “We conduct a series of cash game action regularly at the casino, but this Celebrity Cash King is going to be tougher and also the most important for the Casino what with a glittering field of top poker players making their appearance.” He said that he is ready to welcome them with the American smile and also the hospitality of the King’s
Some of the top poker players who have confirmed their arrival at the event include Liv Boeree, Dan Colman, Daniel “Jungleman” Cates, Igor Kurganov, Max Altergott, Philipp Gruissem, George Danzer and Ole Schemion. “Jungleman” Cates said is eager to meet the event as it is going to be the warm up platform prior to the EPT Monte Carlo. He further lauded Leon, the Casino owner and his staff as remarkable hosts and said that the field is getting better and better as the time nears for the event.
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There are 114 players remain in the Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final after day 2 in the €10,600 Main Event.
The bunch of players included those who coming from Days 1a and 1b in a field starting with a total of 310 players and also the nine players who entered before the second day’s start of play. The group of nine had players like Daniel Negreanu, Max Altergott Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Igor Kurganov. There were rumors of Phil Ivey registering on Day 2 but he did not appear.
The 564 players participating in the Main Event compared to the last year total of 650 is less when Antonio Buonanno won the title and the event still has a juicy pool €5,640,000 to be earned. The event will pay a total of 79 players with the minimum sum worth €19,175 where as the winner will take home more than a million, that is €1,082,000.
Ole Schemion, the GPI Player of the Year and German High Roller is the chip leader with 477,700 who beat compatriot Christopher Frank in a narrow margin who is standing second with 465,200. Later in the day Schemion also beat Igor Kurganov, his good friend on Day 2. Earlier the day he also beat Artem Metalidi when he sniffed out his bluff. Schemion called when Metalidi betted 4000. Check-check turned 5- spades, and K-clubs and the board was completed on the river. Schemion called quickly when Metalidi pushed 13,300 for all. When flipped it was j- and 2- for Metalidi and with K-spades and Q-hearts Schemion took the pot. » ( Read more of PokerStars EPT Grand Final Main Event Day 2: Schemion Leads, Daniel Negreanu eliminated… )
Of course, you people are quite lucky to see the magical playing styles of world’s renowned poker star none other than Jerry Yang.
Just wait for few days and definitely you will have the opportunity to meet Jerry in your city. Las Vegas is conducting the 46th WSOP with effect from 27th May to 14 Jul this year. All the suite hotels and casinos of city will be the venue of different matches. Schedule has been fixed and some venues are yet to be finalised. But it is sure that the competition is going to be toughest till date. You can meet Jerry on 12th June 2015 in any of the casino of Las Vegas. This player has achieved his name and fame through tough and dedicated jobs.
Jerry Yang has a record of winnings and all these wins are based on his tough and devoted performances. Number of entries for any World Poker event is more than any other player. He has amazed the poker lovers with magical game and his appearance. In various tournaments he made his presence with solid and established manner. All the casinos of world normally wait of Jerry Yang. Now you people are lucky that he is coming in your city to participate in 46th WSOP. Almost the TV channels of United States of America are familiar for Jerry. Different TV shows have been publicizing his work in recent past. Dynamic gaming approaches, style of playing and interaction with the opponents is quite good in Jerry Yang. » ( Read more of Have Opportunity To Meet And See The Magical Playing Of Legendry Jerry Yang In This WSOP… )