Sunday, October 14, 2018

Shorelines Casino Peterborough to open Monday, Oct 15

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Shorelines Casino Peterborough to open Monday, Oct 15

In Ontario, Canada, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation subsidiary, Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP), on Thursday, announced that on Monday, October 15, its Shorelines Casino Peterborough is scheduled to open its doors to the public for the first time. According to the official press release… The grand opening celebration, which will commence at 5pm at the new gambling facility on […]

Getting to know casino game inventor Geoff Hall

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Getting to know casino game inventor Geoff Hall

When it comes to casino games, there are traditional favorites like blackjack, that players like to play every time they visit a gambling venue. Over the years, individuals have tried to mix up game play and create new variations of traditional casino games to offer players something more. Geoff Hall is considered a top name […]

Final Flight of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Draws Over 1,000 Entrants

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Final Flight of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Draws Over 1,000 Entrants

As many as 220 hopefuls from all five starting flights advance into the final day of action

Flight E, the final one scheduled to be played within the $400 buy-in opening event of the 2018 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop, was completed Saturday at the host casino. More than 1,000 entrants flocked to the venue to register into the tournament and swell its overall field to 2,563.

Day 1E of the event thus drew its largest flight. Registration is now closed and there is just one day left to be played on which a champion will be determined. With the closure of registration into the event, we can now tell how much was generated in prize money and what portion of the prize pool the winner will walk out with.

The tournament featured a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777. The massive field of Flight E helped for the guarantee to be easily surpassed. The total amount of $845,790 was generated from the event’s five flights. The top 220 finishers are set to receive a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $849.

As for the winner, their lion’s share of the prize pool will amount to $124,385. In addition, they will also receive a gold ring from the series. It is yet to be seen whether a new member will join the WSOP Circuit gold ring winners club or the player who claims the opening event title will be someone with previous circuit victories.

Day 1E Highlights

A total of 1,011 entries registered into the tournament through Flight E on Saturday. They generated a prize pool of $333,630 to add to the overall one. As many as 19 levels were played as part of Day 1E and once those were completed, there were just 89 players to have survived through the day. They bagged and tagged for the night and will return to the home casino later today to merge with the hopefuls from the previous two days for one final day of action.

A total of 220 players will return to the host venue to battle it down to a champion. Action is set to resume today at 11 am local time at Horseshoe Hammond which will kindly host the WSOP Circuit for the next week or so. The plan is for a winner to be determined by the end of the day, but it is yet to be seen how action will unfold.

Daniel Kitzis bagged the largest stack at the end of Day 1E with 687,000 in chips. The player will thus enter Day 2 competition second in chips, with Day 1A’s David Larson being the one to top the overall chip counts chart. Larson bagged more than 700,000 at the end of Flight A.

The $400 opening event is one of two on the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond schedule to feature multiple starting flights, the other one being the $1,700 Main Event. That second tournament is scheduled to kick off on October 19 with the first of two starting flights and $1 million in guaranteed prize money.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Two More Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Now in the Books

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Two More Flights of WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Opening Event Now in the Books

Flights C and D of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $400 No-Limit Hold’em Opening Event bring the overall field to 1,552 contenders

Friday saw the completion of two more starting flights in the $400 buy-in opening event of this year’s WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop. Flights C and D together drew a total of 869 entries to bring the overall field to 1,552 contenders.

The tournament features five starting flights this year, one more from its 2017 edition, and a guaranteed prize pool of $777,777, up from $500,000 from last year. There is one more starting flight to take place within the tournament and hopes are that the guarantee will be surpassed.

Flight C of the event was the largest one so far. It attracted 525 entries, or 100 more than Flight A which took place on Thursday at the host casino. The Flight C entrants added the total amount of $181,170 to the overall prize pool. Of all the players who registered via the third starting flight, the top 63 finishers secured a payday of $592.

As many as 19 levels were played within Day 1C, and by their end there were just 50 players left in contention. The final 50 from the third starting flight are to advance into the final Day 2, which will take place Sunday at the host casino. James Gregg emerged as the Flight C chip leader with 400,000, but he was still short of the 717,000 Day 1A’s David Larson bagged.

Flight D Details

The second flight of the day was just as thrilling although a bit less busy. It drew as many as 344 entries who generated a prize pool of $113,520, bringing the overall prize pool to $512,160. Flight D’s top 36 finishers secured a payout on Friday and it amounted to $587.

Only 30 players made it through all the levels played throughout the day to advance into the tournament’s finale. Steve Federspiel accumulated the largest stack of the day, putting 418,000 worth of chips in his bag. He, too, is trailing far behind the overall chip leader. It is yet to be seen whether Larson will remain comfortably on his top spot on the temporary leaderboard after the completion of today’s Flight E, the final one scheduled as part of the tournament.

The survivors from the five starting flights will combine for the first time on Sunday. Day 2 action will kick off at 11 am and play will continue until a winner is determined.

Last year, Jonathan Tamayo (pictured) was crowned the victor. The player collected $101,404 in prize money and his career’s third WSOP Circuit gold ring after outlasting a massive field of 2,349 entrants. The event generated a prize pool of $704,700 last year, beating the $500,000 guarantee.

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BetBull Limited partnership for Wynn Resorts Limited

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BetBull Limited partnership for Wynn Resorts Limited

American casino operator Wynn Resorts Limited has announced that it has entered into a ‘strategic partnership’ with European digital sportsbetting operator BetBull Limited in order to take advantage of the budding sports wagering market in the United States. Acquiring a minority stake: The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to detail that […]

Friday, October 12, 2018

NJ Online Casinos Put On A Show In September With Second-Best Month Overall

NJ Online Casinos Put On A Show In September With Second-Best Month Overall
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NJ online gambling revenue keeps hitting the high notes in 2018. Online casinos marked their second-best month in history with $25.8 million.

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Grand Lisboa Palace inks MoU with duty-free giant

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Grand Lisboa Palace inks MoU with duty-free giant

In Macau, casino operator Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM), a subsidiary of SJM Holdings Limited, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Beijing-based China Duty-Free Group (CDFG) to open a CDFG flagship store at the under-construction Grand Lisboa Palace. According to Asia Gaming Brief… CDFG will be the anchor tenant and will occupy 7,500 square meters (80,729 square […]