The main event of the Aussie Millions was won by the homebred Manny Stavropoulos who is a regular visitor at the Crown in Melbourne.
The weekend saw the crowning of the Aussie Millions Main Event’s 18th
Champion as Manny overcame the last table consisting of tough opponents including Brian Rast, the two time WSOP bracelet winner. The regular at the Crown Casino defeated Lennart Uphoff of Germany heads-up to pocket the winner prize of US$1.08 million (AUS$1,385,500) while Andy Murray and Djokovic were battling right across the river for the Australian Open crown. The championship however will also be recalled for the third in four years Aussie Millions Super High Roller win by Phil Ivey and also $100,000 challenge first place finish of Richard Yong.
The event saw Yong shrugging off the pressure engineered by his encounter with the American penal system and defeating his rival Ole Schemion in the AUS$100, 000 buy-in. The businessman and Poker player from Malaysia was among the nine arrested by FBI after the agency exposed a multi-million betting racket on World Cup, which was using luxury villas at Caesars Palace to carry out the operation. (more…)
Las Vegas poker field is witnessing a new hero in Tom Marchese as he is becoming one of the most dominating poker players with consecutive wins.
At the Aria Resort and Casino he pulled off two victories in High Roller in two successive days. Last weekend Tom registered two impressive wins in $25,000 High Roller events back to back at the Las Vegas casino.
The two day haul yielded him an impressive $681,876 that came from a field consisting of only 41 and 42 in which Tom consenting to a heads-up for High Roller II and three-way split at High Roller III. This comes on the wake of his impressive haul of cash in 2014 that earned him over $4.4 million live he is considered the hottest Sin City player at present. With a whopping $9.8 million in career winning and a horde of top players under his scalp most poker pros will be hate his presence across the table in the coming year. (more…)
You may probably hate him for his anti-online poker position. Still this is the man who could bring National Football League to Sin City Las Vegas.
Sheldon Adelson, the Billionaire casino owner, has proposed a US$ 1 billion stadium in Sin City for a NFL squad as well as has met with Oakland Raiders, among other squads, to talk about it, as per new media reports.
Adelson’s Sands Corp. is flipping a public-private collaboration for a domed arena somewhere near University of Nevada Las Vegas. Also, the school would use the stadium, as per a report from Associated Press. The state legislature would require to allow public funds for the plan. As per Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sands is looking for US$ 780 million in public funds.
Earlier this month, the National Football League shot down a try-out by the Raiders to move to Los Angeles. Even if Las Vegas does not get a National Football League squad, the stadium is still of interest to Sands.