There's plenty going on at the poker rooms around Las Vegas this weekend, that is if you go bust from a World Series of Poker event. Also, ESPN Inside Deal brings you its WSOP Main Event primer. Check out all this and get info on Vanessa Rousso's Main Event boot camp all in tonight's Nightly Turbo. We're taking a break for the holiday, so we'll see you on Tuesday!
In Case You Missed It
We recently sat down with the newest CardRunners instructor Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates to discuss poker, school, and more. Check out the Online Poker Spotlight for more.
If you've been following our World Series of Poker live reporting coverage, you may have noticed that most of the Day 2s don't exactly play down to a final table. PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Matthew Parvis takes a look at What Happened to the Final Table.
On the 35th day of the 2010 World Series of Poker, Ryan Welch won his first WSOP bracelet. John Juanda bubbled the $25,000 six max, and more. The recap has it all.
Hard Rock Poker
You should know by now that the Hard Rock Hotel is Team PokerNews' home during the2010 World Series of Poker. We run a PokerNews $4/$8 game every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. There's also PokerNews Sit-n-Go Sundays that you should be taking part of.
This weekend, though, plenty is going on at the Hard Rock Poker Room. Tonight, at 7 p.m., a special tournament is running, and if you like to shove all your chips in the middle and flip, then this tournament is for you. The buy-in is $30, and you'll receive 500 in chips. Your only option is to go all-in or fold. In case you come out on the wrong end of one of these all-ins, rebuys are $20.
On top of that, All In Magazine is holding a WSOP media freeroll on Saturday July 3 at 7 p.m.
And if you can't make that, DeepStacks Live is holding a Champions tournament on July 4, which is part of a VIP poker camp running July 2 through 4. Players at this camp will learn tournament and cash-game strategies, how to manage their bankrolls, and more.
Head on over to the Hard Rock for more.
Everest and Betclic in France
Public operations for online poker rooms Everest Poker and Betclic have begun in France. This comes after the liberalization of online betting in France. Everest Poker and Betclic are owned jointly by Mangas Gaming and GigaMedia.
"We are especially excited about the opening of the large French market to online poker," GigaMedia CEO Arthur Wang said. "Everest and BetClic are strongest in France and we see an enormous market opportunity for which we are best positioned with our award winning poker products."
Read more here.
It's a huge weekend in Las Vegas. The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and both the World Series of Poker and the UFC are in town. In honor of all this, Bruce Buffer's poker room inside the Luxor Hotel and Casino hosted its grand opening on Friday.
The Bruce Buffer Poker Room will host tournaments, autograph sessions, and various activities during UFC weekends in Las Vegas. Signature tournaments will also run, where players can play heads-up against Buffer.
Find out more at Luxor.com.
WSOP Main Event - Inside Deal Primer
ESPN's Inside Deal is back for the second time this week. This time, however, Laura Lane, Andrew Feldman, and Bernard Lee (who is in Las Vegas) discuss the Main Event of the 2010 World Series of Poker.
Feldman and Lee have different opinions about WSOP Player of the Year prestige, Joe Cada stops by to discuss the past year as reigning champ, and Cada and Lee make some predictions about this year's Main Event.
Work on Your Skills
Thinking about registering for the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event and need a crash course in how to outlast the field? Vanessa Rousso is holding a boot camp at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on July 5 (Day 1a of the WSOP Main Event).
Rousso will share playing strategies, reading people, and pot control in an a class centered around the Main Event structure. You can qualify online at PokerStars for $25, but if you don't want to take that route, you can register for $399.
Find out more info at BigSlickBootCamp.com.
Calling the Clock: Lauren Kling
Kristy Arnett catches up with Lauren Kling and decides to honor the requests of the PokerNews readers who have been begging for this interview. Who does she think the hottest guy in poker is? (And we'll have you know, Mike Sowers wasn't her snap call.) What is the most sexist thing another player has ever told her? Watch the video to find out.