The Nightly Turbo: Team Bodog Down to Two, Gun Duel Over Poker Debt, and More
Happy New Year! We're back and we're sure you missed us, even if you don't want to admit it. Tonight we're bringing you the news on Team Bodog, a locker room showdown over a poker debt, and more.
In Case You Missed It
Even though yesterday was the first Sunday of the year, it was business as usual on the virtual felts. Some players definitely started their year off in a good way. Find out the results in the Sunday Briefing.
Sometimes around here, we forget that there is life outside of poker. That's why we like bringing you news on the rest of the gaming world - to remind you and us that there is. Inside Gaming has the scoop on table games in Pennsylvania, Microgaming, and more.
It's a new year and with that, you get a new season of NBC's Poker After Dark. New episodes start this week and you'll see the commentators of poker take each other on on the felt. For a rundown of the whole season check out NBC's Poker After Dark is Set for Season Six.
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has taken over the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Check out the preview of the ten-day tournament series here.
Team Bodog Down to Two
Bodog and Jean-Robert Bellande parted ways last year and now, according to his agent Matt Palmer, Justin Bonomo is no longer part of Team Bodog either. The team is down to two: Evelyn Ng and David Williams.
The split was amicable and no reasons have been given. Bonomo is currently traveling to the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and was unavailable for comment.
Not Just Any Locker-Room Showdown
Fights happen in locker rooms after games. Generally speaking, players don't pull guns on other players just because they missed that last-second shot or ran the wrong route, but, if you don't pay your gambling debt, well, that's another story.
Washington Wizards' guard Gilbert Arenas allegedly racked up a $25,000 card-game debt with teammate Javaris Crittenton on a team chartered flight.
Arenas pulled three guns and placed them on a chair by Crittenton and told him to pick one, trying to intimidate the player, but Crittenton told Arenas he had a gun of his own. Eventually the two drew guns on each other but no shots were fired.
Arenas is an avid poker player. He's admitted to playing aboard the team jet and has even played online poker in the locker room during halftime of his games. The incident is now being investigated by law enforcement.
Read more at NYPost.com.
WSOP on Your iPhone
The iPhone has a new app for all you poker addicts out there: The World Series of Poker Hold'em Legend app. The game allows you to play in over 25 events at seven different venues, five of which are actual Harrah's properties.
You can compete for virtual WSOP bracelets and there is also a peer-to-peer function that allows for heads-up play using a Bluetooth connection. In addition to playing your friends heads-up, there is a multiplayer function that lets you play against live opponents over an internet connection.
In the game, you start out with a meager bankroll of $100 and must play in cash games to build your roll and buy into bigger and better casinos. The app is $2.99 and could helps you get your fix when you're not near a computer or a casino.
PokerSoftware.com has more.
Win Your Seat to Super Bowl XLIV
UB and Absolute Poker want to send you to Miami this year for Super Bowl XLIV. There are three prize packages up for grabs. All you have to do is win one of the three tournaments scheduled for January 6, 13, and 20 at 21:30 EST.
The $12,000 package includes two tickets to Super Bowl XLIV, $2,000 for travel and expenses, four nights accommodation, limo transport to and from Dolphin Stadium, dinner for two at a top Miami restaurant, and exclusive VIP access and table service at a top Miami nightclub.
There are daily satellites for the "Touchdown" Main Event tournament for as little as $3.00. We like football here at PokerNews HQ and we like poker - looks like we'll be meeting on the virtual felt in a few days.
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