August 19th – Daily Deal

Today’s Daily Deal comes from the floor of the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, CA and the site of the World Poker Tour’s Legends of Poker tournament.

Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.

A collusion ring based in China has apparently been found on PokerStars, with the company preparing to initiate payouts to affected players. In June, PokerStars stated, “the investigation is taking longer than normal due to the unusual nature of the case”. In August, poster “nicegame” reported that PokerStars has brought the total restitution pool to over two million dollars. The ongoing scandal apparently is still in progress, with players allegedly from the Chinese ring still in action on the Double or Nothing felt.

Norwegian poker pro Kevin “KevBoyStar” Stani outlasted a talented final table early Monday morning to capture the first event of the European Poker Tour’s seventh season in Tallinn, Estonia. The largest tournament in the history of Estonian poker saw four hundred and twenty players, each of whom contributed four thousand two hundred and fifty Euros to the prize pool. Italian PokerStars pro Luca Pagano made EPT history by making his 15th EPT money finish, the most by any player over the seven years of play. Stani beat Russian Konstantin Bilyauer for a prize of four hundred thousand euros and his first EPT championship.

This Friday, August 20th, marks the start of the Main Event of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker at the famed Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. The five thousand dollar Championship reflects the world’s economy: this is the first time since 2005 that the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event buy-in will be less than $10,000. The WPT Legends of Poker is more than just the No-Limit Championship: the twenty two preliminary events have also featured Limit Hold’em, HORSE, Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or better and other poker variants.

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