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Traffic Goes Through the Roof as Pogo650 Wins PokerStars 60 Billionth Hand!
Thursday, 31 March 2011 14:23

Just last week we were talking about how we expected traffic to go through the roof as the 60 Billionth Hand dealt at PokerStars became more and more imminent – it did! This milestone has been met, matched and moved on, and "Pogo650" was the winner of the 60th Billion hand of poker played at this site. It all happened on Tuesday at 9:39am EST, so traffic was passing through the site at virtually the speed of light; however we didn't expect it all to happen so soon.

At the end of the game of the #60 billionth hand; Pogo650 came away with a win of more than $102,000 in prize money – talk about being in the right place at the right time?! It was a case of lightening striking in the same place twice for this lucky player, as he was involved in a separate milestone hand also – we explained this principle earlier last week. He recons he is the biggest "luckbox" alive at the moment when he posted on the blog at the site, because he had two losing sessions end up with milestone hands. According to PokerStars, this was actually quite an uncanny feat; players were 20-tabling penny games for hours at a time just trying to hit one milestone hand.

They played at an Isa II $5/$10 limit hold'em table – known historically for small stakes limit poker grinders, and although Pogo650's chances were slim to win, crazier things have been know to happen on poker. This chances to win were even slimmer with a 3♣Q♥ hand which held up in a five-way pot! To quote this winner "I have absolutely no idea what to do with myself now"!

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A cunning group of poker scammers making thousands a day
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 10:12

Big poker scam reports recently hit the US headlines as a group of scammers emptied the pockets or a wealthy businessman by luring him into a game of poker where they boosted his confidence first by letting him win big several times in a row and once he was off his mind enough to promise covering any potential losses by a cheque immediately drawn at the nearby bank he instantly lost $9,000 in a couple of hands that followed. If it weren’t for police warnings he found in the news a couple of days later, he would never have become suspicious. However, just trying to identify his poker host’s identity, which was non-existing, was an evidence sufficient enough for him to see that he fell victim to a group of grafters who’ve been operating across the US since 2003, able to make thousands of dollars several times a day. Police are investigating the matter.

 
WPT L.A. underway, Carlos Mortensen amongst the best
Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:02

In L.A., the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic is in full swing and day five concluded with the final six players (out of 18 at the beginning of the day) who will face each other Thursday at the final table. The line-up is following, respectively: Vivek Rajkumar, Darryl Fish, Gregory Brooks, Amir Lehavot, Steve Gross, and Carlos Mortensen. Another name certainly worth mentioning in connection with the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic is a November Nine finalist Jason Senti who was eliminated and ended up on the 14th place, thus effectively being excluded from the final competition. If Carlos Mortensen wins, it will be his fourth WPT title – it’s the fifth time he’s been seated at the final table in this regular prestigious tournament.

 
Kansas racetrack to have a new casino resort
Friday, 18 February 2011 15:32

A new Hollywood-themed gambling resort will be opened beginning 2010 in Kansas by the Kansas Speedway in cooperation with Penn International Gaming. The venue’s name will be Hollywood Casino 400. It should cover a 100,000 sqf of space and should be able to accommodate over 2,000 slots and 86 table games. The project is expected to attract more tourists from neighbouring states who come to Daytona for the local races. Once the casino is completed, the next phase of the project will see a hotel, spa and an entertainment retail district, apart from others. The casino will also be sponsoring the races in Daytona to promote itself further. The other title sponsor who funds the Nationwide Series in October is the Kansas Lottery.

 
A grandfather winning $2 million in poker
Friday, 04 February 2011 17:59

A field of 721 players who came to compete for a diamond studded golden bracelet and a huge jackpot to the Crown Casino in Melbourne where the Aussie Millions tournament took place was finally defeated by a sensible grandfather of five grandchildren. David Gorr has been working as a computer analyst for the past 15 years and despite his newly acquired $2 million he is not planning on quitting the job. He already enjoyed a red carpet treatment on his first day at work after the massive victory and had his colleagues trying on the bracelet and have photographs taken with him. Mr Gorr says he’s been exposed to poker since a very young age. His parents organised a charity fundraiser poker tournament when he was only five. Whilst enjoying the game very much, he is not going to leave his job for poker and will continue a common life.

 
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