There has been a lot of talk about the high-stakes cash games in Macau in the past few years, but, unfortunately, the information on these cash games have mostly been speculations and rumours as many of the players taking part usually aren't willing to share their stories.
Ignition interlock devices or breath alcohol ignition interlock devices have been around for quite a few years now, but so far they have almost exclusively been used in vehicles and by police to make sure that drivers aren't under the influence of alcohol. However, in the next few weeks a breathalyzer test will be required by some product testers who want to play cash games on PokerStars.
The schedule for the 2013 PokerStars European Poker tour Grand Final has now been released. The festival will feature 55 events including the €10,600 buy-in Main Event, a €100,000 Super High Roller, a €25,000 High Roller, €10,300 High Roller Turbo, and a special €500,000 guaranteed €1,000 buy-in event.
Last season's Grand Final attracted lots of well-known pros and Mohsin Charania, from USA, ended up taking home the Main Event and €1,350,000 in prize money. This season (season 9), will run May 6-16 at the Monte-Carlo Casino with a big schedule of side events and EPT-run cash games for the first time.
The 42nd annual World Series of Poker at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino reached the halfway point yesterday. Even though many thought Black Friday would affect this year's WSOP negative, the participation is up 11.7% so far with 33,173 entrants and 8.6% bigger prize pool than 2010 WSOP. Not less than 11 WSOP tournament records have been broken so far. They are: