The Nightly Turbo: Bruce Buffer Wins Hustler Tournament, World Series of Poker Launches Facebook App, and More
In tonight's Nightly Turbo we've got the scoop on Bruce Buffer showing off his poker skills at the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the World Series of Poker has launched a Facebook app, and more.
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Bruce Buffer is showing off his skills on the felt. He recently opened his own poker room inside the Luxor in Las Vegas, and on Tuesday, he won the Grand Slam of Poker Main Event at the Hustler Casino in Los Angeles. The $200+$25 buy-in tournament saw 1,484 players enter, creating a $286,600 prize pool.
Buffer took home $75,000 for his efforts, which according to his Twitter, ended at 5:30 a.m.
Heavy.com has more.
WSOP Facebook App - Like
While your friends are picking tomatoes while playing Farmville on Facebook, you can pick off your opponents on the felt with the World Series of Poker's new game.
The game lets players compete against their friends and players from around the world in play-money ring games, as well as tournaments. Players will also have the opportunity to win trips to Las Vegas as well as seats to WSOP events.
Check out the App here.
Eugene Todd Bro
Eugene Todd has launched his own website and will be bringing us his own little Flip Cam shows. During the 2010 World Series of Poker, his "blogfessionals" were posted on PokerRoad. The shows are raw and funny, as Todd doesn't exactly hold anything back.
Also on EugeneToddBro.com, is a tips section, which doesn't have anything yet, but we're sure will house some gems. You can also "Ask Eugene," and he'll be blogging and might even start up a podcast.
For more, head on over to EugeneToddBro.com.
888 in 3D
888poker got a makeover. Its 3D software has officially launched and will give players a totally new playing experience. The new software offers the first web-based 3D poker experience, user friendly table layouts, new graphics and avatars, and a personalized lobby.
The 888poker Rewards Store has also launched, giving players the opportunity to redeem their points for a myriad of things.
Want to play in 3D? Sign up for an 888poker account today.
I'm Late, I'm Late, for a Very Important....
On his way to play in the $1,350 buy-in Main Event of the Heartland Poker Tour at the Majestic Star Casino and Hotel in Indiana, Paul Davis made a pit stop at a restaurant for a job interview he had lined up. The interview wasn't as short as Davis would have liked, causing him to almost miss the tournament. “I was so distracted, I think I might have blown the interview,” he said.
Luckily, he didn't miss the tournament, and luckily his focus paid off. Davis bested the 396 person field and went home with $140,184. "I won’t feel as bad now if I don’t get the job,” Davis said after winning.
Wonder if he took the job after all? HeartlandPokerTour.com has the rest of the results.