The Nightly Turbo: Harrah's News, Charity Tournament, and Jack Ury's Slowroll
It has been a long week, even with Monday off. It is now the weekend. There are plenty of things to do and lucky for you, after reading this, you'll have something to talk about at the tables.
In Case You Missed It
Wondering where to go, what to buy and watch, and where to play this weekend? The Weekend Survival Guide has everything you need.
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Harrah's + 888
It is really no secret that Harrah's is doing what it can to position itself for an online poker launch. Harrah's Interactive Entertainment (HIE), a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment has signed a long-term agreement with Dragonfish, the independent B2B division of 888.
"As we develop and roll out our interactive strategy, we have chosen to work with 888, primarily for their world-class technology, scalability, and a strong commitment to compliance, and responsible gaming," said Mitch Garber, chief executive officer of HIE.
Dragonfish will provide HIE with poker and casino software, ePayments, CRM, customer support and VIP services.
PokerPages has more.
If you've watched ESPN's coverage of the 2009 WSOP Main Event, you've gotten to know Kent Senter. He's battling multiple myelome cancer and one of his life-long dreams was to play in the WSOP. His wife was determined to make that happen and she did. PokerStars is hosting a freeroll with $10 rebuys on September 12 for Kent and his family. You should play. It's a good cause, and, if you win, you get entry into the WCOOP Main Event. Go register. Now.
Tao of Poker has the details.
The Commerce Hold'em Series
The Commerce Casino is holding a two week Hold'em Series featuring buy-ins ranging from $200 to $2,580. It's an interesting tournament series. If you've got what it takes to be the "Ironman" (and you have the $1,600 buy-in), you'll find yourself in a slowly progressing tournament with one-hour levels and no breaks. Yea, you read right, NO BREAKS.
Find out more at Pokerati.
Ok, by now, you all know who Jack Ury is. If you don't, he's 96 years old and clearly loves his poker. He's the oldest person to ever play in the WSOP. We're not big fans of slowrolling — unless someone deserves it — but how could you ever get mad at Jack for it? Check out the clip below.
Have a good weekend everyone. There are plenty of MiniFTOPS to be won and you could always work on your game with our strategy section. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter either - you should already be doing it anyway.