PokerNews Podcast 513: The Race for the Purple Jacket
The Poker Masters is in full swing, and Sarah Herring and Jeff Platt break it all down in this episode of the PokerNews Podcast. Will the easy path to the Purple Jacket for Brandon Adams continue? Or will some roadblocks pop up along the way?
Plus, the WCOOP (which Sarah has re-named) and Powerfest offer some of the biggest online prize pools of the season. Ole Schemion makes his presence felt on the online felt.
And, it's another Phil Ivey gambling story to share! This time, it's Ivey schooling some professional golfers on their turf.
Sarah and Jeff chat with RJ Bergman about one of the most horrendous bad beats in the history of the game, and Sarah brings back Joseph Del Duca to help everyone gain some insight into Global Poker.
This week's sponsor: Global Poker
Show Time Stamps
|0:45||Intro: What to look for in Episode 513|
|2:20||The Poker Masters is in full swing: Jeff is on the break desk and takes everyone through the first half of the series. Effectively, the Brandon Adams Show.|
|3:00||Who else to watch out for in the race for the purple jacket|
|3:30||The passion that Brandon Adams has for this event (and for daily fantasy sports)|
|5:30||Ole Schemion Wins a WCOOP Event|
|6:00||Steffen Sontheimer doesn't show up to defend his Poker Masters title...cmonnnnnn|
|7:50||The impact that the online tournament series have on live fields|
|9:30||European Law Forces Hendon Mob Database to Offer Account Deletion|
|12:40||Adam Scott’s Favorite Golf Gambling Story: Fred Couples, Phil Ivey and $10K|
|15:10||RJ Bergman joins the show!|
|15:40||RJ takes us through this: Bad Beat on the Bad Beat Jackpot: Straight Flush over Quads over Quads|
|16:10||Going through all of this: "It's been pretty fun, the ride for being one of the greatest losers of all-time."|
|20:00||The revealing of the hands, being slightly slowrolled by the player with the straight flush: "My stomach just dropped...and (the dealer) just couldn't believe it."|
|21:30||The reaction of everyone at the table: "They all took out their phones. Everyone at the table was all excited, they got out their phones, they started to do the jackpot math."|
|23:30||Putting his story up on Reddit, and his phone blowing up|
|24:30||Looking back on the experience: "Doyle Brunson tweeted it was a cooler, I can't replace that, that's just really neat."|
|29:00||Sarah brings back Joseph Del Duca, Head of Communications for Global Poker, back to the show!|
|29:30||How can Global Poker operate in the United States?|
|31:30||The model that Global Poker operates under: "We're very open and very proud of who we are and what we offer...we are a publicly listed company here in Australia...It's an interesting space, because we're a social gaming site. We are actually regulated through the Malta Gaming Authority...We believe in our model, we believe what we offer the public."|
|34:20||Specifics on this sweepstakes model: "We have two separate currencies that we use: Gold Coins and Sweeps Cash. Gold Coins you can purchase, and you can use those to play on our gold coins tables...(those tables) have no monetary value....You can't purchase Sweeps Cash, it's just not something we offer. We use our Sweeps Cash as a promotional tool to boost the sale of Gold Coins....There is no purchase necessary to play on a sweepstakes table, which our Sweeps Cash tables are."|
|37:30||How to win money on the site: "Any winnings you have from your Sweeps Cash can then be redeemed as a prize, which can be a monetary (prize)."|
|39:30||The foundation of the company in Australia|
|42:30||How does Global Poker ensure game integrity: "We've gone out of our way to make everything as transparent and open as possible...we have a Random Number Generator that's certified by iTech Labs, who certify most of the major poker sites...That is something we're very open and very clear about."|
|44:30||More on game integrity: "It's something we as a business have committed to investing in heavily. We have a game integrity team which has been expanded heavily."|
|47:00||The next tournament series that Global Poker plans to offer, details to be released in a week or two: "We have an amazing product development team that comes up with cool, awesome tournament series and programs and are constantly trying to build and improve our site."|
|48:40||Plans for more live events in the future|
|50:30||Are there any plans to cater more to streamers? "The streaming is something...that I'm a massive advocate for."|
|55:30||What's going on in San Francisco this weekend? More details on a Global Poker event at AT&T Park.|
|59:00||Someone who came to the Global Poker event in Houston got to throw the first pitch at the Astros game.|
|1:01:00||If anyone has any questions about Global Poker, hit up Sarah on Twitter, and she will try to find out the answers.|
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