The first event of Annie Duke and Jeffrey Pollack's poker league is coming up and if you were wondering if you were going to have to call it Federated Sports + Gaming forever, wonder no more. We'll tell you what the long awaited name of FS+G's poker league is, bring you the schedule for Season X of the World Poker Tour (through December) and more.
In Case You Missed It
The PokerStars Sunday Million ended in a seven-way chop, with second place getting more than first. Check out the results of that and more events in the latest Sunday Briefing.
The 2011 World Series of Poker keeps rolling on and the stories keep piling up. Check out 42nd Street for the latest news.
Did you miss any of the action on the 27th day of the 2011 WSOP? Get caught up in our daily WSOP recap.
FSN's coverage of the World Poker Tour continued Sunday night with the Bay 101 Shooting Star. If you didn't catch the episode, then you probably don't know who won (unless you followed the coverage in April). Quell your curiosity with our WPT on FSN recap.
It's All in the Name
Since Federated Sports + Gaming announced its poker league, we've been in the dark on what the name is. Thanks to the press release we received in our inbox this morning, we've been shown the light. The name of the FS+G poker league is the Epic Poker League.
"This is no ordinary tournament league," said Jeffrey Grosman, chief operating officer of FS+G. "Our fields will be some of the toughest in poker history and we expect the competition to be nothing less than epic. In selecting a name that could live up to the players' incredible skill and talent, epic was a natural fit.”
The Epic Poker website will launch in full before the kickoff of the first event and will feature poker pro profiles, rankings, stats, and more. The first event kicks off August 5 and players can satellite in through $340 super satellites at The Palms.
Where in the World is...the World Poker Tour Going?
The World Poker Tour has released its Season X schedule through December 31, 2011. There are 11 events scheduled so far; additional events and announcements are coming soon.
According to the press release we got this morning, the WPT will be holding a press conference before Day 1A of the Legends of Poker Main Event, where new on-air additions, enhancements, and big changes will be announced.
So where and when do you need to book your tickets?
|WPT Slovnia||Casino Portorož, Slovenia||July 17 - 21|
|Legends of Poker||Bicycle Casino, California||August 25 - 30|
|WPT Grand de Paris||Aviation Club de France, France||September 5 - 10|
|Borgata Poker Open||Borgata, New Jersey||September 18 - 22|
|WPT Malta||The Casino at Portomaso, Malta||September 20 - 24|
|World Poker Finals||Foxwoods Casino Resort, Connecticut||October 27 - November 1|
|WPT Amnéville||Seven Casino, France||November 1 - 6|
|WPT Jacksonville||Orange Park Kennel Club, Florida||November 18 - 22|
|WPT Marrakech||Casino de Marrakech, Morocco||November 24 - 27|
|WPT Prague||Corinthia Casino, Czech Republic||December 1 - 5|
|Five Diamond World Poker Classic||Bellagio, Nevada||December 10 - 15|
Head on over to WorldPokerTour.com for more.
PokerNews can report, after receiving an email from someone associated with the production, that filming of the Poker Lounge has been cancelled again. Why was it cancelled? The production company never received the agreed money from Full Tilt Poker, so they were unable to go ahead with filming.
Jamie Gold is in hot water with the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City. The 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event winner allegedly owes the casino a little over $50,000.
If we understand the TMZ report correctly, the Borgata "won a default judgement against Gold for $52,279.47 back in 2010 — after the casino claimed Gold bounced a check there."
While the casino won the judgement, it was in New Jersey. Gold lives in California, so to get the judgement enforced there, the casino had to file papers in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
According to TMZ, there has yet to be a ruling in California.
For more, head on over to TMZ.com.
Calling the Clock
Sarah Grant caught up with Team PokerStars Pro Angel Guillen at the 2011 World Series of Poker and decided to call the clock on him. Who is his favorite PokerNews hostess? Does he like blondes or brunettes? Find out in the video below.
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