You have to give them credit for at least trying, but for now the first-ever “green” poker table will simply be a display model. The eco-friendly tournament poker table is made from 98% sustainable materials and will be on display in the exhibit area at the Rio during this year’s World Series of Poker. Some of the table’s eco-friendly manufacturing include:
– All wood is FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified,
– All paints and stains used in the table are formaldehyde free,
– The table is assembled with water based adhesives.
Maybe they can still use the eco-friendly poker table for the Final Table at the Main Event, which won’t play out until November.
There have been a couple of high-profile incidents of online poker cheating. One of online poker’s best players, Sorel Mizzi “Imper1um”, was caught last year buying an account from the former managing editor of Bluff Magazine, Chris Vaughn. Vaughn had made the final table of a tournament, and sold the account to Mizzi, who went on to win the event and almost $200,000. They were caught and Mizzi was banned from playing online.
But now BetFair.com has not only allowed Mizzi to play there, but they have made him a member of team BetFair. Why is a company hiring a known cheater when there is plenty of young online talent out there? Especially a company called ‘BetFair’. Are you kidding me? Mizzi is the exact opposite of someone that bets fair – he cheats. And cheaters never prosper.
Well if this don’t beat all… Members of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will be trading in their saddles for a pair of pocket aces when they go up against the National Rugby League (NRL) North Queensland Cowboys in the charity Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament.
This inaugural charity event takes place on Thursday, May 22 at 7:30pm in the Casino at Jupiters Townsville, which is donating the $5,000 prize pool. The prize pool will be split with the winner taking home $4,000 and the runner-up walking away with $1,000. All prize money won at the event will benefit local charities.
General Manager of Jupiters Townsville, Sean Knights, said that the event was a fantastic opportunity to welcome the Australian and international riders of the PBR to Townsville as they go head to head against the home favorites, the NQ Cowboys.
“As a major sponsor of both the NQ Cowboys and the PBR Troy Dunn International, it gives me great pleasure to be able to host the first Cowboys vs Cowboys Charity Poker Challenge,” Knights said. “This charity match not only gives us the opportunity to support the high-end events that are being hosted in Townsville, such as the PBR, but also to provide much needed funds to support organisations in our local region.”
Poker players for PBR Australia include legendary bull rider Troy Dunn, Brendon Clark, Luke Snyder and Pistol Robinson. And playing for the NQ Cowboys are Travis Burns, vice-captain Aaron Payne, David Faiumu and Ray Cashmere.
North Queensland Cowboys Chief Executive Officer Peter Parr added: “The Cowboys have always taken great pride in our work with the community and various charities. This event is no different and we look forward to contributing to the charities involved.”
The Asian Poker Tour kicks off this month on the 27th of May in Manila, with the $1M Guaranteed main event. Buy-in is $2500, and satellites are already running. Matt Savage has signed on as tournament director, so the event should be big success. The rest of the Asian Poker Tour will take place in Seoul, Macau and Singapore.
The dates for the other events have not been announced yet. It appears that Manila will be the litmus test for the tour, so a lot is depending on how much action enters. I don’t think that there’s anything to worry about; the region is ready for its own tour, even if the game isn’t baccarat.
There is sure to be some big-name Asian Togel Hongkong players who will make the trip and help promote the tour over there. There’s no shortage of gaming money in the region, so the tour should continue to grow.