Eldorado, Caesars Complete $17.3 Billion Merger

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Look out for the 800-pound gorilla Eldorado Resorts Inc. finally completed its $17.3 billion acquisition of larger gaming rival Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Monday, creating the largest casino company in the United States. The new combined company will keep the Caesars name, almost certainly because of its brand recognition, and will be called Caesars Entertainment… Read more »

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Pat ‘IchiiKawawa’ Lyons, Scott ‘BudLightLime’ Hempel Capture Latest Bracelets at 2020 Online WSOP

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Three sevens on a slot machine usually means a jackpot for the person that hits it (“777”). That was the case for popular tournament professional Pat ‘IchiiKawawa’ Lyons on Saturday morning as he picked up his first piece of jewelry at the 2020 online WSOP. Saturday evening turned out to be Scott ‘BudLightLime” Hempel’s coming… Read more »

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Raman ‘Acrogum’ Afanasenka Wins Latest Online WSOP Bracelet; Robert ‘bustinballs’ Kuhn Leads Player of the Series Race

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Event #11 of the 2020 online WSOP is in the books and it took no time at all – turbos are like that! In the end, Raman ‘Acrogum’ Afanasenka took down the championship in a little over seven hours. Also in the event was 2020 online WSOP bracelet winner Robert ‘bustinballs’ Kuhn, who extended his… Read more »

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Ryan ‘Im.Sorry’ Torgerson Goes “One Step Beyond,” Captures 2020 Online WSOP Bracelet

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One of the great British ska bands from the late 1970s/early 80s was the group Madness, who’s main claim to fame (other than a little ditty called “Our House”) was an instrumental called “One Step Beyond.” On Friday night, Ryan ‘Im.Sorry’ Torgerson took that adage to its full fruition, going “one step beyond” his previous… Read more »

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Nathan “surfbum” Gamble Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #6: $600 Pot-Limit O8 Six-Max

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Six events down, 25 to go. On Monday night, Nathan “surfbum” Gamble won the first non-Hold’em event on the 2020 World Series of Poker Online slate, a 12-hour marathon of $600 Pot-Limit O8 Six-Max. For his triumph over 832 other entries, Gamble won $89,424.21 and his second career bracelet. Gamble’s first bracelet came in 2017… Read more »

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Mike “The Mouth” Matusow Lives Up to His Nickname Once Again

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Played a hand terribly… In a throwback to the days when Mike “The Mouth” Matusow frequently found himself on World Series of Poker television broadcasts flapping his maw in embarrassing fashion, Matusow couldn’t handle his own poor play during the 2020 WSOP Online and laid into an opponent during his live stream. A two-hand live… Read more »

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World Series of Poker, GGPoker Announce Schedule for Their Segment of Online WSOP

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Getting ready to take their wares totally online for the first time in their history Caesars Entertainment, the World Series of Poker and GGPoker have announced the schedule for GGPoker’s segment of the 2020 “online WSOP.” The 54-event schedule is replete with Texas Hold’em style tournaments, with a smattering of Omaha tossed in, but not… Read more »

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Atlantic City Casinos to Start Reopening on July 2

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At long last More than three months after closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic City casinos finally have a reopening date: July 2. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the date on Twitter Monday afternoon. Murphy minced no words, saying, “If any visitor refuses to comply with our simple safeguards, they’ll be escorted out,”… Read more »

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