Poker tournaments have been extremely popular and are held round the year, somewhere or the other. The situs judi online successfully continues to attract a record number of players to its events. This was evident from the huge participation in the Legends of Poker, held at the Bicycle Casino. There were a record 839 players taking part in this event. The prize pool went up to $4,195,000 and with this the event is said to be the largest ever, on the WPT circuit. These figures further predict a huge growth potential, for the rest of the 14 events that will be filmed for Season 1V on the Travel Channel. The first prize for the 2005 Legends of Poker will be, $1,125,000. Steven Lipscomb, CEO and founder of WPT Enterprises, Inc. said that there had been a tremendous growth of the sport and that he was looking forward to a record shattering season. Prnewswire.com reports:
The highest rated show ever on The Travel Channel, the WPT is now licensed for broadcast in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. WORLD POKER TOUR (R) airs every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Travel Channel.
Online Poker and Casino Operator – Cassava Enterprises makes its Market Debut Next Month
Party Gaming IPO, got an overwhelming response as it made its debut, in June. In comparison to this, the online poker and casino operator Cassave Enterprises has made a modest offering. Cassava owns online casinos such as 888.com and Casino on the Net, along with the online poker room Pacific Poker. It will be issuing its prospectus in early September. Ever since the shares of the Online poker company Party Gaming were floated, they have grown by 38 percent. This exceedingly positive performance has unnerved the most pessimistic analysts, who felt that owing to legal complexities, the IPO of an online gambling company would not fare well. The same doubts are being raised for the upcoming IPO of Cassava. The offering made by Cassava it is felt, will be at a reasonably discounted rate, as compared to that of Party Gaming, being estimated at 700m pounds. Poker777.com reports:
One of the reasons for Cassava’s lower float price is its size, namely that the company is much smaller than Party Gaming, although Cassava’s 888.com commands the largest player base of online casino. Secondly, online poker growth is much faster than the growth of general online casinos.
Motorcycle Poker Run Supports a Charitable Cause
Now poker, for a good cause! A poker run saw many motorcycle riders taking part on Saturday, in Central New York. The riders got their first two cards at Trappers Pizza, where the run began. The motor bikers rode through before stopping at a restaurant to collect another card. The last two cards were given out at Trappers again, in the end. The grand prize went to the biker with the best hand. A lot of money was collected, as there was a registration fee for taking part in the run. The collection will be given to a charitable cause, for children. News10now.com reports:
Organizers say that gives bikers more than enough incentive to participate. At the end, they’re going to feel good they contributed to a worthy cause, and they’re going to walk away with a prize.