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Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Blog, General Poker, World Series of Poker | 0 comments

Poker’s Version of the Oscars: “And the American Poker Award goes to….”

 

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Alexandre Dreyfus thinks really big.

He’s in the process of uniting what’s been a terribly fractured industry up until now, a mishmash of varied and often conflicting personal and corporate interests lacking unity on just about every issue that’s critical for growth.  He’s become a truly transformational figure within our business who’s not only doing lots of good for poker, but is also striving to elevate the game’s global stature, thereby reconstructing our own ambitions with the same polished allure normally reserved for sports and popular entertainment.

Dreyfus, via the Global Poker Index (GPI), has already performed some really amazing deeds, particularly with his command of the European Poker Awards, which just completed its 13th year.  Everyone who is anyone on the European poker scene attends the annual ceremony.  Well, he’s now ready to bring similar enthusiasm and grandeur over to the United States, with a long-overdue concept to be called the “American Poker Awards.”

All I can say is — it’s about time.

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Blog, General Poker | 3 comments

Deal Them In! James Woods, Richard Roeper, and Craig Carton Headline “Poker Night in America” at Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget

 

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James Woods says, “deal me in.”

The renowned actor and three-time Emmy winner will participate in “Poker Night in America’s” upcoming high-stakes cash game, taking place at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, January 16-19.

Woods, who is best known for his memorable film roles in The Onion Field, Once Upon a Time in America, Salvador, Nixon, Ghosts of Mississippi, Hercules, as well as the television series Shark, is a two-time Academy Award nominee.  When he’s not working in front of the cameras, Woods can often be found playing poker in his spare time, one of his fondest passions.  Given his strong political views, including a recent spat with Rev. Al Sharpton which made national headlines, Woods is sure to deliver another performance that’s well worth watching.

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Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Blog, General Poker | 0 comments

Golden Nugget Atlantic City Hosting the Next “Poker Night in America”

 

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Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget hosting “The Grand Poker Series, ” topped by $1K buy-in Championship (Jan. 16-19)

 

“Poker Night in America” is coming to New Jersey for the first time.

The popular television series now entering its second season on the CBS Sports Network, will soon be filming at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.  The championship event, a $1,000 (+125) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament takes place Jan. 16-19.  There will be four starting flights, with a re-entry option.  Flights A and B take place on Friday, Jan. 16.  Flights C and D take place Saturday, Jan. 17.

The final table will be live streamed online and filmed for television.  The final table will be played on Monday, Jan. 19th.

Satellites for the championship will run every night.

This attraction is part of a new tournament extravaganza, called “The Grand Poker Series.”  Daily and nightly events will run Jan. 10-19.  The full schedule can be viewed here:  THE GRAND POKER SERIES AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET ATLANTIC CITY

Special hotel rates are available for all poker players.  Please visit here to book a room:  GOLDEN NUGGET ATLANTIC CITY OFFICIAL SITE 

For information about qualifying for a championship seat at 888poker, please visit:  America’s Got Poker! Poker Night in America is Coming to New Jersey 

Two days of cash games will also be filmed on location at the Golden Nugget.  An announcement about the lineup of players and guests will be announced soon.

 

To learn more about “Poker Night in America,” please visit:  www.pokernight.com

 

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Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blog, General Poker | 0 comments

“Ladies Night” Launches Season 2 of Poker Night in America, Debuting Tonight on CBS Sports

 

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You don’t want to miss the debut of Season 2 of “Poker Night in America.”

With no more Monday Night Football, there’s no excuse not to tune in.

The first-ever ladies only cash game was filmed last month at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  An entire day of shooting produced nine thrilling hours of poker action, outrageous conversation (fortunately, some of which we can show), and plenty of laughs.  Tonight’s program will be the first of what we hope will be multiple shows this season which are showcasing some of the top players in the world — who just so happen to be female.

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Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Blog, General Poker, Travel | 8 comments

The Early Years of the Atlantic City Poker Scene

 

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“It wasn’t so long ago that every Hold’em player on the East Coast knew each other.”

 

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It’s hard to imagine this now, but 25 years ago there wasn’t a casino in the entire American Northeast which offered poker, nor were there any legal full-time poker rooms.  Not even one.

Atlantic City had gambling.  But poker wasn’t legal.  Not until 1993.

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