Monday, July 16, 2018

Frank&Fred Casino Now Live

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Back in May, we brought you a story hinting that Frank&Fred Casino was coming soon. And now for proper good news – the casino, operated by PayCherry Ltd., is now live (and well)!

The good people who have worked tirelessly for months to get the casino going are alerting everyone that they may encounter a bug or two in these first stages of the casino's operations, but rest assured that all the possible issues will be solved in no time (in case you run into any, e-mailing support@frankfred.com will help expedite solutions). With that said, transactional security is already at top-notch level.

The casino is, as we said, live – and hoorah to that! As a part of their exclusive offer for early birds, besides the hefty welcome package (a spin on the NetEnt Wheel, there you can win up to 100 extra spins) you can also get 100 extra spins split across four slot games and over four days, beginning from 1 PM each day! On Friday, you can get 25 extra spins on Lost Relics. Saturdays are for 25 extra spins on Hotline. On Sundays, 25 extra spins arrive on Lights and Dead or Alive, while on Mondays you can scare away the blues by getting 25 extra spins on Gonzo's Quest. All the winnings from these extra spins come with a 35x wagering requirement.

In addition to all that, you will get 100% up to €100 on your first deposit plus 100 extra spins on Starburst slot over 10 days! The bonuses don't end there, as you will get them on 2nd and 3rd deposits also.

Bonuses are not, of course, all there is to look forward to at Frank&Fred– the outstanding VIP club will reward your loyalty generously with six levels of different benefits, ranging from extra spins, secret gifts to high-quality merchandise, prioritized withdrawals, tickets to events, concerts etc. and culminating with a GOLDEN Trans Am for the first member to reach the highest, Black VIP level!

Another clear-cut advantage that this casino has over its competition is the inclusion of lottery games, including some of the world's biggest, such as Powerball and MegaMillions, besides the assortment of awesome live dealer and table games.

We'll soon have our very own review for this casino published on our site – in the meantime, rejoice, for we have a brand-new place to spend our days at!

No June Gloom For Atlantic City Casino Revenue As Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Open

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The opening of Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino, as well as the start of NJ sports betting, led to a significant increase in Atlantic City casino revenue in the month of June, according to the DGE.

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BetConstruct Opens New Live Dealer Room

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Software developer and iGaming business supplier, BetConstruct has officially announced the launch of their new Live Dealer casino room, Big Ben Hall.

The introduction of this traditional casino experience to players online happened this Thursday on the company's official web page. The new live dealer room will have dealers who are fluent in English, so for the time being, at least it will be reserved for English-speaking players only. The room will be broadcast online (on all BetConstruct operated casinos) in high definition multi-camera mode and will feature staple games such as blackjack, roulette and baccarat, among others.

Despite the difficulty and often challenging work of bringing the authentic live casino experience to players from a purely technical standpoint, the resulting human-to-human aspect, if gotten right, is worth all the trouble. The excitement is incomparable to the “ordinary” table games online. BetConstruct has gone a step further and offers their live dealer games with new, enhanced design and features. One of the features is the integrated multigame view technology that allows players to take part in four different games simultaneously.

2018 has been quite successful for the supplier so far, with several partnership agreements completed in the year's first half. In May, the company has partnered up with Fazi while one month prior to that, Apollo Games inked a contract regarding the supply of Apollo's content to BetConstruct casinos.

Are there any LCB visitors that are exclusive fans of live dealer games? Do you like the imminent land casino-like experience with dealers talking to players? Let us know of your live dealer experiences in the comments below!

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“BetConstruct opens up a new Big Ben Hall in its Live Casino”, betconstruct.com, July 11, 2018.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

John Cynn Claims 2018 WSOP Main Event Title after Grueling Heads-Up Against Tony Miles

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John Cynn Claims 2018 WSOP Main Event Title after Grueling Heads-Up Against Tony Miles

Today is an important day as football is hours away from having its new World Cup champion, Novak Djokovic just sealed his fourth Wimbledon title, and the World Series of Poker crowned its own brand new champion mere hours ago. John Cynn was the final man standing from a field of 7,874 entries to become this year’s World Championship victor.

The player survived a grueling 10-hour heads-up match against Tony Miles to eventually claim the prestigious title and the $8.8 million first-place prize and the champion’s gold bracelet that go along with it. While Cynn was unable to say how his life will change now as he is nearly nine million dollars richer, the 2018 Main Event champion said that he was happy he would be able to help his family and parents and that the money would certainly make things easier for him.

Winning the major tournament was not an easy task. Cynn had to survive ten days of action, which culminated into an epic battle that lasted more than ten hours. The duel between Cynn and Miles actually became the longest ever played within the Main Event, beating Qui Nguyen and Gordon Vayo’s match in 2016.

It was ten hours and 199 hands of chips and the chip lead swinging back and forth between Cynn and Miles. The two players showed great poker skill and composure, but in the end it was Cynn who outlasted the whole field. Here it is important to note that this year’s WSOP Main Event was the second-largest ever in the history of the popular poker series.

How Heads-Up Unfolded

The final day of the Main Event kicked off Saturday afternoon at the Amazon poker room of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. There were three players left in contention at the time when cards were thrown in the air, those three being Cynn, Miles, and Michael Dyer.

Miles led the pack of three with 238.9 million in chips. Cynn was second in chips at the time with 128.7 million, while Dyer was trailing far behind his opponents with 26.2 million. The player eventually hit the rail in third place for $3.75 million in prize money.

Given the nature of the event, it was well expected that heads-up would be a long ordeal. However, hardly anyone was probably prepared for what would next happen at the poker table where the two 2018 Main Event finalists sat.

Miles and Cynn were nearly even in chips at the beginning of their epic match, with Miles holding a very slight chip lead. The next ten hours would see that lead changing hands on numerous occasions as none of the two players was ready to let go of the opportunity to capture the most prestigious poker title without a good fight.

Following 199 hands of heads-up play and 442 hands of final table play, the name of the winner became known at around 5 am local time. The final table dealt in this year’s Main Event saw Cynn betting 9 million from the button and Miles raising to 34 million from the big blind, which Cynn called.

The [Kh][Kd][5h] landed on the flop to see Miles bet 32 million and Cynn call. The turn card was the [8d]. Miles moved all in for 114 million while Cynn gave it some thought before calling and tabling [Kc][Jc]. Miles was drawing dead with his [Qc][8h]. The [4s] appeared on the river to seal it for Cynn. Miles hit the rail for a hefty consolation prize of $5 million.

While the 2018 Main Event runner-up said he was disappointed that he did not claim the title, he praised Cynn saying that he would be a great champion. Cynn himself spoke equally high of his final opponent.

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Empire777 Now Offering Direct Casino Support

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It wouldn’t be a superb week on the forum if we didn’t get to welcome yet another official rep, signing on to provide our members with direct casino support. The latest to join the ranks is Empire777 Casino. The representative left quite a lengthy description of the casino, explaining that it “provides the best online casino experience you’ll ever have. We aim to be the top online casino in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and China. We can guarantee you that we are experts in online casino games that we established like roulette, baccarat, poker, slots, and more, to make you feel like playing the real thing.”

The rep also added that the site “offers free credits, free bonuses, and deposit bonuses to current and new players… Extra Cash rebates or Reload bonus are also given to players when they reached a certain level like High-Rollers or VIP players. “

If you’ve yet to sign up and check it out, you’ll be greeted with a selection of live casino games, slots and table games, formatted for both desktop and mobile play. Registration also makes players eligible for a generous welcome bonus, consisting of 100% back on up to USD77. Head to the designated ‘Promotions’ page, complete with additional offerings for weekly rebate bonuses, reload bonuses, and treats for every deposit made to your player account.

A VIP program clinches the deal with four tiers, including silver, gold, platinum and diamond. Entry is by invitation only, but once in, you can look forward to a full suite of perks, which includes credit advantages, access to a dedicated VIP manager, birthday treats, access to special events and more.

If you have any inquiries or comments regarding the casino, feel free to send on over a message to the newly joined rep, via the user profile.

Red Tiger Gaming introduces Tiki Fruits

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On the heels of its partnership deal with multi-brand online casino operator, Pomadorro, top developer of casino games, Red Tiger Gaming, has sweetened its video slots offering with the premiere of its fresh Tiki Fruits. Playable on all devices, the Isle of Man-based supplier’s most recent title is a cluster-type game played on a unique […]

Poland’s Regulated Gambling Market Remains Unpopular as Blacklist of Erring Operators Keeps Growing

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Poland’s Regulated Gambling Market Remains Unpopular as Blacklist of Erring Operators Keeps Growing

More than a year after the re-regulation of Poland’s gambling market the country’s Finance Ministry, the governmental entity charged with overseeing all things gambling, has remained consistent in its efforts to detect violators of rules and to penalize those.

The Finance Ministry has been purging the local market by blacklisting unlicensed operators that target local gamblers. Under the country’s gambling law, the blacklisted companies must have their domains blocked by local Internet service providers. And at press time, Poland’s blacklist of erring operators includes 2,379 domains.

Two domains operated by bet-at-home were the last ones to be added to the ever-growing list. The operator actually faced trouble in the Netherlands earlier this week, as well, where the local gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit, fined it more than €400,000 for trying to lure local players.

Poland’s blacklist and its overall regulatory regime have been causing quite a stir in the iGaming community and have been branded as unfair and overrestrictive.

And while major industry players have resorted to legal action to convince the Polish government that they believe what has been going on in the country violates principles of the European Union, a local court has given the green light to lawmakers to continue adding companies to the now behemoth blacklist.

News emerged earlier this week that the Warsaw Provincial Administrative Court has upheld the Finance Ministry’s right to continue expanding its list of unlicensed gambling domains. The ruling has been issued as a response to complaints filed by five Sweden- and Malta-based gambling operators that had argued that the country had marred their established reputations within the iGaming community by adding their domains to the blacklist.

The Administrative Court has stated that it has found now issue with Poland’s new gambling law as it had been sent for review by the European Commission and the latter had not provided any negative comments regarding the way the country had decided to punish violators.

Unlike the Warsaw court, the Polish ombudsman has criticized the blacklisting practice as one that violated the right of “freedom of speech and access to information”.

Unpopular Market

Under Poland’s Gambling Act from last year, international sports betting operators can apply for a license from the Ministry of Finance in order to be able to operate in the country. However, just nine licenses have been issued since last April, when the new law took effect.

Cherry AB, the major Swedish gambling operator, entered the local market most recently. The company received its license earlier this month. On the other hand, big industry names such as bet365 and William Hill exited the market last year ahead of its re-regulation and have abstained from obtaining a license ever since.

Poland’s online gambling market has become quite unpopular with many operators due to the ridiculously high tax rate the country’s government introduced as part of last year’s re-regulation. Licensed companies are required to pay 12% on their turnover from local customers to the Finance Ministry. Given the fact that most of Europe’s regulated markets use revenue as a tax basis, it is quite understandable why there seems to be a general lack of interest in the Polish market.

While international companies are allowed to operate sports betting in Poland, as long as they have the necessary license, casino games are reserved to the state-run monopoly Totalizator Sportowy.

The launch of its online casino is expected to take place this fall after certain delays related to the selection of the provider that would supply games occurred. The Polish government was supposed to launch a bidding process for suppliers last August, but it was November when that process eventually took place. It later on became known that Playtech would be providing the state-run casino with the necessary gaming software.

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Blockchain Innovations Corporations Launch Pebwallet.com

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Las Vegas-based international blockchain technology supplier for regulated gaming industry, Blockchain Innovations Corporations (BCI), has announced the launch of their brand new crypto-wallet – Pebwallet.com.

In a recent announcement here on LCB, we brought you the exclusive news of BCI's CEO Matthew Stafford speaking at this year's iGB Live event in Amsterdam, that begins on July 17th. A big part of his presentation will be devoted to company's latest innovation, Pebwallet – a fully functional cryptocurrency wallet for managing and exchanging cryptocurrencies. Pebwallet users will be able to buy, sell and exchange wagers and gain access to BCI's smart contracts platform.

The cryptocurrency wallet also uses an API to communicate with any operator who may allow wagering between players via pay-as-you-go digital currency. Users will be able to exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash etc. for PebbleCoin – made exclusively for gambling and one of the first to use smart contracts, with the outcome of any public sporting event attached to it and trade them as coins. It's an extremely safe and reliable cryptocurrency, prompting Stafford to explain that it “utilizes a best-of-breed crypto-note distributed ledger and a delegated proof of stake distributed network for maximum security at near-zero cost.”

Stafford went on to comment on Pebwallet: “Our solution is easy to use for the player and simple for an operator to integrate. Our crypto-wallet seamlessly integrates with existing player account management systems and, with a single email to their player database, operators can offer a one-click registration for any known player to set up their crypto-wallet and then begin accepting cryptocurrency for smart contract wagers.”

PebbleCoin, around which the company's technology is built, has been around since 2015 and is the only cryptocurrency that can facilitate real-time wagering.

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“BlockChain Innovations Corporation launches crypto-currency wallet, Pebwallet.com.”, BlockChainInnovations.info Newsletter, July 12, 2018.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Showcases Industry-Leading iGaming Expertise at iGB Live! 2018

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2018 WSOP: Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em won by Phil Hellmuth for $485,082 and 15th Career Bracelet

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2018 WSOP: Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em won by Phil Hellmuth for $485,082 and 15th Career Bracelet
It looks like Phil Hellmuth can't stop smiling, because he has finally won the 15th bracelet of his poker career in this year's WSOP Event #71 $5,000 NLHE (30-min levels) and he even has a plump sum of $485,082 to take home to his wife! This is actually the Poker Brat's first bracelet since winning the 2015 WSOP $1,500 Razz and his ninth bracelet overall in a NLHE event. He said after he won, "I'm humbled. It's humbling. Thirteen in Europe was really humbling for me. And so is fourteen, and so[...]

Youngest WSOP Main Event Winners

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Youngest WSOP Main Event Winners

The 2018 WSOP Main Event is coming to a close later today. The winner will capture a gold bracelet and $8.8 million in prize money for taking down the second largest World Championship in the nearly five-decade history of the popular poker series.

While waiting for the name of this year’s winner to become known, Casino News Daily is offering to its readers the chance to look back at previous editions of the tournament, particularly to ones won by players in their early 20s. Here is a list of the five youngest players to have ever claimed the WSOP Main Event title and a little bit about how they did that.

Joe Cada (21)

Cada won the 2009 edition of the WSOP Main Event to become the youngest ever player to accomplish the feat. Born on November 18, 1987, the Michigan native took down the world’s most prestigious No-Limit Hold’em tournament just days before turning 22. Cada is still holding the title nine years after his big victory.

The player outlasted a field of 6,494 tournament entries, battled and beat Darvin Moon heads-up and collected a first-place prize of $8,547,042. Cada has won two more gold bracelets since 2009, the second of which he captured just a couple of weeks ago when he emerged victorius in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout.

Pius Heinz (22)

The German poker player won the tournament in 2011. Born on May 4, 1989, he was just 22 years and 6 months old when he scored his best poker achievement. Here it is also important to note that Heinz was the first-ever German player to take down the WSOP Main Event.

Heinz was one of 6,865 players to enter the World Championship in 2011. Czech Republic’s Martin Staszko was his opponent in an all-European heads-up. Heinz eventually collected $8,715,638 for his major accomplishment.

Peter Eastgate (22)

The Danish player took down the World Championship in 2008. He was born on December 13, 1985. In other words, the player won the Main Event a little over a month before turning 23. It is interesting to note that he dethroned none other but the legendary Phil Hellmuth (who won his record-breaking 15th WSOP gold bracelet just days ago) as the youngest ever player to have claimed poker’s most coveted title.

Hellmuth became the youngest player to accomplish the feat back in 1989 at the age of 24. It thus took nearly two decades for someone younger to emerge as the WSOP Main Event victor.

Eastgate was part of a 6,844-person field. He played heads-up against Ivan Demidov and collected $9,152,416 for outlasting that field.

Jonathan Duhamel (23)

Born on August 24, 1987, the Canadian poker pro was 23 years and 2 months old when he took down the WSOP Main Event in 2010. And his impressive WSOP portfolio did not end there, as the player has won two more bracelets since then. He captured both of them in 2015, one from the $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP and the other from the WSOP Europe €25,600 High Roller.

Looking back to his 2010 achievement, Duhamel won the Main Event after remaining the last man standing from a field of 7,319 entries. John Racener was his heads-up opponent. Duhamel took home a hefty first-place payout of $8,944,310 for his triumph.

Ryan Riess (23)

Riess was the winner of the 2013 World Championship. Born on June 21, 1990, the player was nearly 23 years and 5 months old when he scooped the major title. It is also important to note that Riess is winner of one WPT Main Tour Main Event title, as well.

The player won $8,361,570 for outlasting a field of 6,352 players who entered the tournament during its 2013 edition. Jay Farber was the last fellow competitor Riess had to overcome to claim the WSOP Main Event title.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

MONOPOLY Slots mobile app -- SCIENTIFIC GAMES

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Scientific Games Corporation announced that SG Social, the company's social gaming division, launched the MONOPOLY Slots mobile app worldwide.

Playtech BGT Sports extends Racing Post relationship

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In the United Kingdom, omni-channel gaming software and services innovator, Playtech, has announced the signing of an extension deal that will see the self-service betting terminals from its Playtech BGT Sports sportsbetting subsidiary continue to utilize content from Racing Post. According to an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events, London-listed Playtech explained […]

The Stars Group Pays $4.7bn For Sky Betting & Gaming

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Big number transactions in the gambling industry are something you should be completely familiar with, and the latest acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming by one of the world’s most recognizable brands, The Stars Group Inc. represents a small fortune ranging at precisely $4.7 billion. The company behind PokerStars previously raised $622 million through a public offering, which helped fund the mind-altering purchase.

The details about the investment are known from two sources, claiming that a private equity firm CVC agreed to buy its stake in Sky Bet in late 2014. The company held 71% of the shares at the moment of selling Sky to The Stars Group in April as one of the UK's biggest online gaming enterprises.

Chief executive of The Stars Group’s Toronto-based division, Rafi Ashkenazi, confirmed that SBG’s offerings will be integrated into the PokerStars platform, thusly enhancing the venue’s influence and presence in the regulated market by staggering 75% of all revenues. The milestone acquisition deal also represents a turning point for the Stars Group.

For those who are not acquainted with SBG, let us say that the group probably operates the world's most rapidly growing sports books and represents one of the United Kingdom's leading gaming providers. Ashkenazi added that its premier sports betting offerings mark an ideal contribution to the industry-leading poker platform, which is home to millions of players all over the world. He also stated that the purchase will increase the operator’s ability to create intense winning moments and earning potentials.

Ocean Resort Online Casino Debuts A Player-Friendly Rewards Program

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The Ocean Resort Premier player's club is a one-stop shop for collecting points whether a player is gambling Ocean Resort online casino or at the property.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Support from Black Type Casino? Check.

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It’s difficult for us to contain our excitement when an official casino rep joins our forum, particularly because it means a better experience for our members across the board. This week we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming direct casino support from Black Type Casino. The support representative chose not to share their name but had the following words to say upon joining this past Tuesday, July 10th: “Black Type Casino is a no-nonsense gaming site which offers over 250 games including Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Jackpots and Live Casino. The simple feel to the site mirrors that of it's sports product where Black Type has made it's name in the UK market. The game providers Black Type Casino offers are Evolution, Microgaming, NYX and Realistic, with many more coming soon! The most popular games in it's ever-expanding lobby are European Roulette, Deco Diamonds and Merlin's Millions.”

We feel that it’s also important to add that players signing up to the site for the first time are in for an exclusive welcome offer. Register an account, make a minimum deposit of £10 (max £250) and receive a 100% match bonus. Full T&Cs apply, of course.

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2018 WSOP Main Event: Day 6 - Aram Zobian leads with 41m chips, 26 Players Remain

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2018 WSOP Main Event: Day 6 - Aram Zobian leads with 41m chips, 26 Players Remain
A total of 109 survivors out of the initial 7,874 entries returned to Day 6 of the 2018 WSOP Main Event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and all of them are vying for the number one spot that gives them not only a golden bracelet, but also a whopping $8.8 million cash prize! At the end of the day, the 100+ contenders have been narrowed down to 26 hopefuls left, and the one to lead them on this day was Aram Zobian with 41,585,000 chips. Aram Zobian, from Rhode Island, had just $110,903 i[...]

Andrew Wilkie criticizes Victoria gaming regulator

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In Australia, independent politician and anti-slot campaigner, Andrew Wilkie (pictured), has reportedly criticized the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) for completing its quinquennial review of a casino license held by Crown Resorts Limited without first hearing the testimony of a whistleblower. According to a Tuesday report from The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, […]

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Aram Zobian Leads Final 26 Into 2018 WSOP Main Event Day 7

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Aram Zobian Leads Final 26 Into 2018 WSOP Main Event Day 7

Of all 109 players who went into Day 6 of the 2018 WSOP Main Event, only 26 managed to keep their shot at the first-place prize of $8.8 million and the coveted champion’s gold bracelet. And it was Aram Zobian who bagged the largest stack last night at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino after a roller coaster day.

Zobian had his ups and downs during the first half of the day, but a hot streak of hefty pots before dinner break helped the player build a solid stack which he only enlarged during post-dinner action. The player eventually put 41.585 million in his bag and was actually the only contender to collect a stack beyond the 40-million mark.

Commenting on being the chip leader into Day 7 of the world’s most prestigious No-Limit Hold’em tournament, Zobian said that he could not quite comprehend how good he ran throughout the day. The player further noted that he hoped he would keep his momentum into Day 7 and would follow the same strategy – “stay cool, confident and try to play my best”.

Despite bagging the overnight chip lead the player suffered several heavy blows during play. He lost a massive pot before the dinner break and then another one afterwards. That second unfortunate hand resulted in Artem Metalidi doubling through Zobian. Metalidi eventually collected the end-of-the-day’s second largest stack of 30.845 million.

Cada Still in Contention, Minkin Out

There were several players whose run was followed closely on Day 6, and former WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada and Kelly Minkin, the last woman standing in this year’s edition of the World Championship, were two such players.

Cada is the only former Main Event champ left in the run for this year’s title. The player bagged and tagged 8.85 million last night to secure a spot among the final 26. Cada won the tournament back in 2009 when he was just 21.

Unlike Cada, Minkin could not make it through the end of the day. The poker pro looked to improve her 29th-place finish in the 2015 Main Event. She busted in 50th place last night, good for a payout of $156,265.

The remaining 26 players are set to return at the host venue today to play down to the official nine-handed final table. Each of them is guaranteed a minimum cash of $282,630, but all eyes and hopes are certainly set on the first-place prize of $8.8 million.

Aside from Cada, there is one more player to have previously played at the final table of the World Championship still in contention for the 2018 title. Sylvain Loosly from France took fourth place in the 2013 edition of the Main Event for a payout of $2,792,533. The player is now looking to improve his previous run in the tournament and eventually claim the coveted gold bracelet.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New re-branded gambling conference set for India 2019

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Top global event producing company specializing in gaming conferences and exhibitions, Eventus International, has announced a rebrand of a gaming conference for the region of India, with the newest edition to take place in February 2019. After seeing great success with the Sports Betting & Gaming India (SBGI) summit last February in Goa, Eventus has […]

Racist Poker Pro thrown out of WSOP Event

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Last Friday evening at the 2018 WSOP Event #66 $1,500 NLH, something said by a poker player to another fellow player led to his disqualification from the WSOP event. Adrian Sorin Lovin, a poker pro who registered from Russia but at the WSOP he wore blue shirts emblazoned with 'Team Italy', had advanced to Day 2 in Event #66 with a fairly healthy stack. At that time, the initial field of 1,351 was narrowed down to 227, which was 24 spots from the money bubble. What Sorin SaidThe one who[...]