The famed Las Vegas casinos may be facing quite a dilemma as tens of thousands of hospitality workers are preparing for a strike next month.
Unions representing Las Vegas casino workers on Tuesday won the right to have a citywide strike as early as June 1 should they be unable to reach a deal with their employers. The voting reached 99% from roughly 25,000 members of the Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 that participated in the voting session.
Poker player and businessman Paul "MalACEsia" Phua is a free man after the the U.S. Districs District Judge Andrew Gordon on Monday threw out the case and barred the government from using evidence FBI agents seized during the raid on July 9 2014.
Michael Phelps has won an incredible 18 gold medals at the Olympics, including his last win of the 4x100-Meter Medley Relay at the London 2012 Olympics. After the Olympics in London came to an end, about a month ago, Phelps announced that he was retiring from swimming, and he also revelaed in some interviews that he would spend more time playing poker.
About a month has pasted since the 2010 WSOP Main Event, the last event at the 2010 World Series of Poker, went on a break in wait for the final table that will be played in November. Tomorrow it's finally time for the first stop on the 2010/2011 WSOP Circuit. The first stop on the tour will take place at Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa and after that there are another 12 stops scheduled. One of these stops will take place in October outside the U.S. - Emerald Casino in South Africa.
However, according to the WSOP Circuit crew, there might even be more stops added to the tour. New for this season is that there will be a big final at Caesars Palace in April next year. One can qualify for this final, for example, via a new ranking system that was introduced this year.
The businessman Terrance Watanabe has lost more money at a commercial casino than anyone else has ever done before - according to professor and gambling expert William Thompson at University of Nevada. As you probably already have figured out, it's not small amounts we're talking about here. Terrance Watanabe has lost $204 million in just 1 year at different casinos in Las Vegas. Not enough with that. Terrance is now also risking 28 years behind bars for a false check he issued, in order to pay off his debts of 14.7 million dollars, to Harrah's casino Rio and Caesars Palace.
According to Terrance, he's not owe them anything as they had promised to give him a 30% discount on everything he lost. Terrance has also opened a civil rights case against Harrah's. He claims that they have been giving him prescription drugs, alcohol and other things to keep him happy while losing millions of dollars. However, he has accepted the fact that he has a problem with his gambling and he doesn't want any of the money he lost back.
We will probably hear more about this very soon as the case will be up in court on the 12th of June.
Yesterday, NBC revealed all information about the sixth season of the National Heads-up Poker Championship. 64 players will meet up at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on 4th March and play for a piece of the $1,5 million dollar prize pool. Host for this event will be no one less than Leeann Tweeden (picture), host of Poker After Dark. Now, take a deep breath before checking the participants list below.
Mike Matusow , Jason Mercier , Dario Minieri , Chris Moneymaker , Darvin Moon Greg, Mueller, Daniel, Negreanu Scotty Nguyen, Annette Obrestad, Brock Parker , Dennis Phillips, Greg Raymer , Vanessa Rousso , Kara Scott , Huck Seed, Erik Seidel, Mike Sexton , Gavin Smith , Jennifer Tilly, Paul Wasicka, David Williams, Leo Wolpert , Jerry Yang, Patrick Antonius, Eric Baldwin, Andy Bloch, Doyle Brunson, Joe Cada, Johnny Chan , Don Cheadle, Allen Cunningham , Pieter De-Korver , Annie Duke Tom Dwan , Peter Eastgate, Eli Elezra , Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Farha, Chris Ferguson, Ted Forrest, Jamie Gold, Phil Gordon, Barry Greenstein , Bertrand Grospellier, Joe Hachem, Gus Hansen , Jennifer Harman , Phil Hellmuth, Orel Hershiser, Jesper Hougaard , Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Gabe Kaplan, John Paul, Kelly , Phil Laak, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren