The Nightly Turbo: ESPN Inside Deal, Event Betting in Las Vegas, and More
We figured since it's pretty much the weekend, we'd bring you this edition of the Nightly Turbo with as minimal reading as possible. We don't generally like to toot our own horns a lot (lie), but we're pretty sure we accomplished our goal. The Inside Deal crew talked to Peter Eastgate about his "un-retirement," so we've got that for you, as well as some news you prop bettors will like to read, and more.
In Case You Missed It
The fourth season of the Latin American Poker Tour has kicked off in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Check out the LAPT recap for all the action from the record-breaking day.
Each week, we try and bring you a fun video from Las Vegas highlighting an event going on or an interview with someone in the industry. This week, the Sin City Series is bringing you an edition of the WAG Diaries with PokerNews hostess Sarah Grant and her significant other, Heath Herring.
We're big fans of celebrities and poker players coming together for a good cause, and it's happening this weekend. The World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational Kicks Off Saturday, and we've got your look at the celebrities that will be in attendance and more.
Wondering how the high-stakes cash games went this week? Well, Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies is back on the scene, and Gus Hansen took on Phil Ivey. Intrigued yet? Check out the Online Railbird Report for more.
ESPN Inside Deal
This month's edition of ESPN's Inside Deal was just released, and Jon Anik, Bernard Lee, and Andrew Feldman take a look at the top stories from the last month. They talk to Peter Eastgate regarding his return to the game, discuss the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, and talk to The Micros co-creator, John Wray.
Event Betting Returns
Will you be able to make bets at Las Vegas sportsbooks on the World Series of Poker this summer? Technically, yes. The Nevada Gaming Commission has recently amended its regulations on event betting and has approved it. This means, among the lines for football games and basketball games, you might see odds on the Grammys or the Oscars.
“I think it will be good for the state,” Cantor Gaming race and sportsbook director Mike Colbert said. “I don’t think it’s going to add all that much revenue, but anything that creates more action I’m in favor of.”
Cantor Gaming operates sportsbooks at The M Resort, Hard Rock, Tropicana, and The Cosmopolitan. It was also the organization at the forefront of getting the amendment passed. The gaming board is now requesting that sportsbooks show how they plan on monitoring the betting to prevent cheating.
“There’s a million ways we could swing that,” Colbert said regarding the World Series of Poker. “All of the poker guys would love it. They bet amongst themselves anyway about who’s going to last longer, who’s going to win a tournament and who’s going to win the most bracelets. There’s really a market for a variety of different poker wagers.”
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A Kid's Game
If you've ever wanted a glimpse into the life of a professional online poker player, you're going to get your wish on Sunday. Training site Bluefire Poker is releasing a documentary on online poker called A Kid's Game: The Story of Online Poker . A number of well-known online players will be featured in the documentary by Li Dong, includingDi “Urindanger” Dang, his brother Hac “trex313” Dang, as well as Andrew Robl, Shaun Deeb, Peter Jetten, Isaac Haxton, and others.
Black and Yellow
TwoPlusTwo's "SrslySirius" has outdone himself with the video you're about to watch. You're probably already familiar with Black and Yellow, the song by Wiz Khalifa. There are so many good lines in it, we couldn't pick one to tease you with, so just watch it. You won't be disappointed.
You already know that Team PokerNews is in Sao Paulo for the fourth season of the Latin American Poker Tour, but it's not all poker. Lynn Gilmartin caught up with some of the pros at the welcome party to find out what they were up to.
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