News from the 2019 World Series of Poker: June 24
The excitement is especially palpable at the Rio today because Jeopardy Phenom James Holzhauer if in the building. Both he and Mike Sexton announced they would be pairing up for the Tag Team Bracelet Event. Ryan Fee and Doug Polk won the first Tag Team Event back in 2016. Some of the rules in this unique event are: Each team must have a minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 4 players. Each person on the team is required to play a round of blinds. Players can tag in and out of the tournament as long as a teammate isn’t in a hand.
Another notable event kicks off today: The $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Last year, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi won the event for a record THIRD time.
A major deal was just announced between Caesars Entertainment Corp and Eldorado Resorts Incorporated. Several outlets have reported that outlets, casino operator Eldorado Resorts Inc. has agreed to acquire and merge with Caesars Entertainment in a cash-and-stock deal worth $17.3 billion that also includes Eldorado assuming Caesars' NOT insignificant debt of 8.79 BILLION with a B dollars.
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