June 18th – Daily Deal
Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.
Today we start with an update from the World Series of Poker as there have been some bracelets handed out in recent days. Event number twenty seven, the fifteen hundred dollar seven card stud hi lo event was won by David Warga for just over $200,000. Event twenty eight, which was the twenty five hundred dollar PLO event, was won by Canadian Miguel Prouix to the tune of three hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. Finally, event number twenty nine was the ten thousand dollar limit poker championship which was taken down by Matt Keikoan, who takes home $425,000 in addition to that coveted bracelet.
For those of you with iPhone or iPod Touch, you should take a look at the brand new iPhone App from the Poker Players Alliance. Costing only a nominal fee of ninety-nine cents, the app will allow poker players to stay up to date with the latest news, Tweets, upcoming tournaments, and more. It also ties into Facebook and Twitter and allows you to contact your government officials , for those of you that are in the United States. An especially useful feature allows you to send pre-written e-mails to your Senators and Representatives based on your zip code. You can find the PPA App in the App Store by doing a search for “Poker Players Alliance.” Although there isn’t anything super fancy about the application, donating a buck will go a long way towards the cause.
Lacey Jones has a new home, and unfortunately for you it is not with us here at PND. My lobbying efforts to bring in Lacey as my co-host here for the Daily Deal were all in vain, as Lacey will now grace the tables at Full Tilt Poker. Everyone wondered what the lovely poker player and presenter would do after parting ways with Absolute Poker. The cat was let out of the bag by Jones’ management agency, Poker Royalty, which Tweeted, “Congrats to Poker Royalty client lacey jones on her new sponsorship with Full Tilt Poker.” Jones herself Tweeted excitedly, “Can’t even begin to explain the joy I feel putting on a Full Tilt Poker patch.” Jones has had a very eventful year, including a deep finish in this year’s Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship at the WSOP, where she ended in forty-first place.
The dispute between Everest Poker and the casino gaming goliath Harrah’s just got a little more heated. The Las Vegas Sun newspaper reported that Everest Gaming Limited sued Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment claiming trademark infringement for using “Everest trademarks during the two thousand and ten World Series of Poker now underway at the Rio.” Everest is upset that French television station RTL9, which has displayed Full Tilt’s logo on WSOP broadcasts instead of Everest Poker’s even though it airs in Everest’s primary market. Because of this, Everest attempted to withdraw its sponsorship of the WSOP, which continues to use the Everest logo on the tables. This line from the lawsuit pretty much sums up Everest’s mood: “Defendants are refusing to remove trademarks in an effort to try to force payment by Everest for Defendants’ use of such marks, and in order to bolster the legitimacy of the WSOP in the minds of tournament participants, fans, and the viewing public.”
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