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Six-Handed Poker the New Norm at the Bellagio Casino

Tags: Bellagio, coronavirus, Las Vegas
Posted on 24 June 2020 by "T".

The Bellagio poker room raised the standards last week when it reopened with the installation of plexiglass dividers at every table, which allowed six-handed games to be played, and it also made the wearing of masks optional for players.

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Gus Hansen cashes out Seven-Figure Stack at Bobby's Room

Tags: Bellagio, Bobbys Room, Gus Hansen, high stakes poker
Posted on 22 July 2019 by "T".

Gus Hansen is one of the few high-stakes poker pros who give us a glimpse of what goes on behind the doors of Bobby's Room at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Even though he failed to cash a significant amount that befits a super high-stakes player during the 50th year anniversary of the WSOP (he won $20,200 for placing 689th at the 2019 WSOP Event #73: $10,000 Main Event), Hansen was able to accumulate a stack that reached seven figures at Bobby's Room, which he proceeded to cash out.

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Bellagio Robber who died after Shootout with Police ID'd, Committed Same Crime in 2017

Tags: Bellagio, las vegas, Michael Charles Cohen, robbery
Posted on 21 March 2019 by "T".

Police have identified a 49-year-old man who was shot and killed by police during a gunfight as he attempted to escape a Friday night heist at the Bellagio poker room last week. The police now believe that this is the same suspect who robbed the same venue back in 2017.

Michael Charles Cohen, age 49, resident of Las Vegas, has been linked to a 2017 robbery of the Bellagio poker cage, according to investigators.

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Bellagio Poker Room Robbed Again - Officer Injured, Suspect Dies after Shootout

Tags: Anthony Carleo, Bellagio, las vegas, robbery
Posted on 18 March 2019 by "T".

It has been 16 months since the Bellagio poker room was first robbed, and this second time it was robbed on March 15, Friday evening. Unlike the first robbery wherein the suspect remains at large, this time the suspect was apprehended.

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Ryan Tosoc Wins 2017 WPT Five Diamond for almost 2 Million!

Tags: Bellagio, Ryan Tosoc, World Poker Tour
Posted on 18 December 2017 by "T".

Ryan Tosoc was actually the 2016 Runner-Up on WPT Five Diamond Main Event, and this time, he's made sure to snatch that top spot, defeating the record 812-entry field to win $1,958,065!

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Todd Brunson Wins $5 Million From Texas Billionaire Andy Beal

Tags: Andy Beal, Bellagio, bobbys room, Doyle Brunson, high stakes, Todd Brunson
Posted on 26 January 2015 by "T".

Picture taken from outside Bobby's room - where Loman followed the epic heads-upOn Saturday, poker pro Kyle Loman tweeted about a massive game taking place in Bobby's Room at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Todd Brunson, son of poker legend Doyle Brunson, and Andy Beal, a Texas billionaire who made his fortune through real estate and banking, played heads-up limit hold'em with $50,000/$100,000 blinds. The two bought in for $5 million each and Brunson had all the chips in play at the end of the game. 

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WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Tags: bellagio, Brian Rast, Dan OBrien, las vegas, Scotty Nguyen, WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
Posted on 09 December 2013 by "T".

The World Poker Tour Five Diamonds World Poker Classic has been running over the weekend at Bellagio in Las Vegas. A total of 449 players entered the competition and there are 59 players remaining after 3 days of play. The chip leader is Don Nguyen with 774,500, and he will be joined at the poker tables tonight by several poker stars, including Dan O'Brien (504,500), Brian Rast (459,500), Joe Serock (430,000), Jeff Madsen (353,500) and Scotty Nguyen (149,500).

The money bubble will burst when 45 players remain, which should occur early in Day 4. A minimum cash is worth $21,700 and the winner will take home an increadible $1,161,135! Tune back in tomorrow for another update!



WPT World Championship: Amir Babakhani Leads Final 24

Tags: Amir Babakhani, Bellagio, Dan Shak, Daniel Negreanu, Jake Cody, Las Vegas, WPT World Championship
Posted on 21 May 2013 by "T".

Another day of action-packed poker is in the books at the Bellagio Poker Room in Las Vegas. Now there are only 24 players left, which means that just another 9 need to be eliminated before everyone's guaranteed a min-cash worth $49,120, and Amir Babakhani (player of the day) leads the pack with 1.2 million chips. Other big stacks include Brandon Steven (1,091,000), Matt Hyman (1,042,000), Hyon Kim (891,000), and Alex Phahurat (878,000).

Not familiar with any of the names above? Don't worry! Poker stars such as Dan Shak (698,000), Jason Mercier (583,000), Erick Lindgren (467,000), Jake Cody (365,000) and Daniel Negreanu (329,000) will return to play tonight and battle it out for a seat at tomorrow's final table - where a first prize of $1,150,297 is up for the grabs!


WPT: Ravi Raghavan Defeats The Poker Stars at Bellagio

Tags: bellagio, Ravi Raghavan, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 10 December 2012 by "T".

Ravi Raghavan is the newest member of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Champions Club after besting a field of 503-players at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. Raghavan went from being the short-stack to the only stack on the final table, which included amazing players such as Antonio Esfandiari, who won this event in Season IX, Andrew Lichtenberger who made it to the final in this event in Season X and WPT Champions Club member Shawn Buchanan!

WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic final table results: 

1. Ravi Raghavan - $1,268,571
2. Shawn Buchanan - $746,502
3. Thomas Winters - $483,031
4. Antonio Esfandiari - $329,339
5. Andrew Lichtenberger - $234,197
6. Jeremy Kottler - $187,845



WPT: "The Magician" Leads the Final 60 At Bellagio

Tags: Antonio Esfandiari, bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic, The Magician, world poker tour, wpt
Posted on 07 December 2012 by "T".

The third day at the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic came to a close with 60 players and Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari as the chip leader (918,500). Esfandiari won this tournament 2 years ago and finished 6th last year. Now he has about 300k chips more than his closest opponent, Freddy Deeb, and more than 3 times the average stack. In other words, he has a fantastic chance of winning a second title!

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The WPT World Championship final table is set - Rettenmaier holds gigantic lead!

Tags: bellagio, marvin rettenmaier, michael mizrachi, steve odwyer, world poker tour, wpt world championship
Posted on 25 May 2012 by "T".

Yesterday the sixth day of the WPT World Championship was played at the Bellagio in Vegas. There were only 9 players left and only 6 of them would make it to the final table. Marvin Rettenmaier had a big lead and could just have kicked back and relaxed, waiting for the small stacks to take out each other.

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"The Grinder" leads the way into Day 3 of WPT World Championship

Tags: bellagio, isaac haxton, las vegas, michael mizrachi, world poker tour, wpt world championship
Posted on 21 May 2012 by "T".

World Poker Tour World Championship is being played at Bellagio in Vegas at the moment, and already Day 1 a & b as well as Day 2 are in the books. According to the latest update on world poker tour's website, 95 players remain and no one else than Michael Mizrachi leads with 428,000. Another well-known player with plenty of chips is Isaac Haxton (has played a few Superstar Showdown matches against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom) in 5th place with 313,500.

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Bellagio robber sentenced to 3-11 years behind bars

Tags: Anthony Carleo, bellagio, crime, las vegas, robbed, robber
Posted on 26 August 2011 by "T".

Anthony Carleo, who robbed Bellagio in Las Vegas last year and got away with $1,5 million in chips, got his sentence the other day. The American was found quilty of armed robbery and was sentenced to 3-11 years in prison. Caleo was arrested already in February, a few days after he had sold a cranberry (a $25k chip) to an undercover cop. At that time he was at Bellagio and gambled away chips from the robbery.

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Bellagio undergoing facelift - for 70 million dollars!

Tags: bellagio, black friday, las vegas, refurbishment
Posted on 25 August 2011 by "T".

Money keeps on rolling in the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas. And still there are no signs that Black Friday has harmed the poker scene over there since, for example, the 2011 WSOP saw many record fields and cash games - all over town - were running hot around the clock. Apart from that many poker rooms are doing well right now, the hotels and casinos (many of them offers poker tournaments and cash games) are also doing very well. As a result of the good financial times in Vegas lately new hotels and casinos are being built while some are being refurbished for huge amounts.  

One of the latest hotels to undergo a facelift is the classic Bellagio on the strip. The owners of Bellagio have invested $70,000,0000 to refurbish 2500 rooms in the main building. 500 of the rooms are already finished and in use. Every room has mattresses in Kashmir and a 40' flatscreen TV. If everything goes according to the plan the refurbishment should be done mid December.



WPT Festa al Lago begins today

Tags: bellagio, festa al lago, las vegas, wpt
Posted on 15 October 2010 by "T".

It's finally time for another stop on the WPT tour - WPT Festa al Lago. This time it's Bellagio in Las Vegas' turn and many of the world's best poker players are supposed to show up and take part in the main event with a $10,300 buy-in at 21:00 CET tonight. WPT Festa al Lago will be going on for 6 days and the main event final table will be played next Wednesday.

There are lots of side events for those who don't do so well in the main event or simply decide not to play it. For some strange reason there is no high roller event this time, but the WPT crew has promised many $5,000 events. 



Scott Montgomery robbed at Bellagio

Tags: bellagio, robbed, Scott Montgomery
Posted on 12 October 2010 by "T".

According to Scott Montgomery's twitter, he was robbed at Bellagio in Las Vegas the other day. It all occurred in a bathroom during a tournament break. A person corned Montgomery and demand all his money or else he would be shot/stabbed. At first, he refused to give up his money, but when the man started to unwrap something in his hand, Montomery decided to hand over the $2k he had in his pocket.

Montgomery called for the security straight away but it took about 15 minutes before they showed up, and of course, the robber was long gone by that time. Scott Montgomery is very angry and disappointed with how the casino handled his case.

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Phil Laak aims for a new world record

Tags: Bellagio, Paul Zimbler, phil laak, world record
Posted on 20 May 2010 by "T".

Last year, Paul Zimbler wrote history when he played poker for 78 hours straight without sleeping. To be precise, he played for 78 hours, 25 minutes and 45 seconds. In other words, about 3 days of poker. Phil "The Unabomber" Laak thinks that he can break the old record and therefore he's also going to try. The world record attempt will take place at Bellagio in Las Vegas this year. However, time and date is still to be confirmed.

"I have played many long sessions, but I have never tried anything at this level. I know that this will test my limits, but I love challenges and I'm glad I get the chance to break the old record at Vegas biggest poker room." said Phil Laak in an interview with a danish poker magazine.



WPT - Festa al Lago: Tommy Vedes wins $1,218,225

Tags: bellagio, Festa al Lago, Tommy Vedes, wpt
Posted on 28 October 2009 by "T".

Tommy Vedes from New York had a really tough fight for the win on the final table. Many times he almost went out, but then got very lucky on the river. In one of the key pots that brought him to the top, he was all-in with A-10 versus A-J and got a 10 on the river. Down to heads-up Vedes had a massive chip lead with over 13 million chips against his final opponent Jason Lavellee's 2.5 million chips.

This is how the final hand was played out (Blinds: 100,000/200,000 - Ante: 20,000).

Lavellee moves all-in with 2,775,000, and Vedes quickly calls with K[d]Q[d]. Lavellee shows 8[h]6[h]. The flop comes A[d]9[s]5[c], and Lavellee picks up a gutshot straight draw. The turn card is Q[c]. At this point Lavellee only have four 7's that can give him the pot. The river card is a Q[s], and everything is over. Tommy Vedes received $1,218,225 for the win, and Jason Lavellee $795,150.

Final table results:
1st: Tommy Vedes - $1,218,225
2nd: Jason Lavallee - $795,150
3rd: Craig Crivello - $477,090
4th: Freddy Deeb - $278,300
5th: Jason Burt - $208,725
6th: Shawn Cunix - $168,970


HighStakes: $2,4 million pot in "Bobbys Room"

Tags: Bellagio, Bobbys Room, doyle brunson, high stakes, Ilari Ziigmund Sahamies
Posted on 22 July 2009 by "T".

The action has really been on in Bobbys Room at Bellagio in Las Vegas lately. According to the Finnish poker pro, Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies own website, he lost a $2,4 million pot and Doyle Brunson lost $2.1 million within an hour. Doyle said in his blog that he have never seen so much money won and lost each night as in Bobbys Room.

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World Poker Tour Championship Day 3

Tags: Bellagio, Las Vegas, World Poker Tour, WPT
Posted on 22 April 2009 by "M".

At day 3 of the World Poker Tour Championship at the Bellagio in Las Vegas there were 162 players remaining. These 162 players were going to fight for a place at the final table where the winner will be awarded with $2,143,655. Due to the fact that most of the players still have huge stacks compared to the blinds the action has been pretty slow the first two days but that changed at day 3. At the end of day 3 more than half the field had been knocked out and there are now only 62 players left that have to come back to play day 4.Read more » World Poker Tour Championship Day 3

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