Global Poker Online World Challenge Starts May 31

The Online World Challenge organized by Global Poker is all set to start on May 31st.


It will be held over 8 weeks and every online poker player is excited to take part in this World challenge. The weekday schedules for the Online World Challenge will start at 5 pm and the final event will be held at 12 am. The weekend schedule of the event will kick start early at 1.30pm and the final event of the day will start at 12 am.

There will be a total of 18 tournaments that will be held during each weekday. The tournament will have the daily $500 free rolls that can be unlocked easily with the gold coins. This tournament offers up to $4,000 guarantee and the buy-in for this tournament is just$22 $weeps-cash. With such a low buy in, the new players who are interested in trying their luck in the online poker world can get a shot at the attractive prize money. There is no doubt that here will a lot of experienced online poker players also taking part in this low buy-in tournament. (more…)

Trump Taj Mahal re-investment not to take place if casinos allowed in NJ, says billionaire

This might be bad news for poker players expecting a re-opening of the poker room of Trump Taj Mahal.

On Wednesday, speaking to a leading news agency, Billionaire Carl Icahn said that if the lawmakers of the Garden State and state voters let casinos in north Jersey, he would not be spending $100 million on upgrades as well as other enhancements to the Taj Mahal that he acquired recently for less than $300 million thanks to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the casino.
The Taj closed its poker room early in 2015 and it has not re-opened since then. Originally, it had planned to re-open the storied room previous summer. With 48 tables, the poker room of Taj was once the 2nd largest in the city behind the Borgata.
Icahn added that even though he had planned to invest up to US$ 100 million in the this old casino, just as he made significant investments at Tropicana, obviously it would not be heady to proceed with those investments when gaming in north of Jersey is really an open issue, and they would have to wait to see the outcome of those proposals. He would pump between $10 million to $20 million into the casino for some maintenance works regardless of north Jersey decision. (more…)

Poker Player contends Jeopardy’s Tournament Of Champions’ semis

On Tuesday, Alex Jacob, the ex poker player, is all set to compete Tuesday in the semi-finals of Jeopardy Tournament of Champions 2015. He quite convincingly won his quarter-finals match earlier on Friday.

Today, Jacob is taking on Vaughn Winchell and Brennan Bushee. Both Winchell and Bushee are 5-time champs on the show, while Jacob won 6 times in a row on the show back in April, sacking up US$ 151802.
The champ of Tournament of Champions would receive US$ 250000. The 1st runner-up would receive US$ 100000, when the 2nd runner-up would get US$ 50000. The other players in semis round were Kerry Greene, Dan Feitel, Catherine Hardee, Matt Jackson, John Schultz and Andrew Haringer.

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