Whether you love or loath drones, did anyone else know the cops were using them to help tackle crime? I didn’t until I saw this story on KRON.
With the help of a drone, fourteen people were arrested at a house in San Leandro, California on Monday after undercover cops discovered an illegal casino and crime ring were being run from the house. Ten slot machines were recovered during the raid.
According to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, a drone which costs around $1,200 pays for itself in one hour of an operation.
Cheaper than the average long term wage of a police officer… do I need to be worried that this is start of The Rise of The Machines?
From looking at the thread it looks like MTV’s True Life is looking for a female poker player that meets a very specific criteria and Dawley wants to help find them—although I am not exactly sure what her link is to the show.
As reported at PokerListings.Com, Ferguson was not a welcome addition to the final table, with Daniel Levy shouting that he had “no shame.”
“I don’t want any kind of violence, but he should know people think he’s a piece of shit and he shouldn’t be here,” Levey continued as a group of Ferguson supporters became vocal as well.
Still not willing to comment on the Full Tilt fiasco that set the wheels in motion that led to Black Friday, Ferguson is polarizing opinion in the poker community, some saying we should forgive and forget and other like Daniel Negreanu calling him out for not apologizing to the community that he screwed over.
Check out Alexander Villegas’s report of how it all went down here.
Clearly not one to rest on his laurels after his epic MMA fight against JC Alvarado, Olivier Busquet is on the hunt for odds on him applying and winning the reality TV show Survivor —that comes with prize winnings of $1 million.
In the chat thread Busquet makes it clear he is looking for odds, not advice on whether he should enter or not, but the comments still make for entertaining reading.
It was during day 2 of the history-in-making $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship when a Vietnamese lady by the name of Thi Xua Nguyen stunned everybody by making this incredible laydown versus Athanasios Polychronopoulos, a Greek-American professional poker player with two WSOP bracelets.
220 players remained on the field when Nguyen raised from the button with Ad Qc only to get 3-bet to 37,000 by Polychronopoulos from the big blind who held a pair of Aces.
Nguyen made the call and the flop landed Ks 9s Qd. Both the players checked. The Qh on Turn improved Nguyen’s hand to trips. She bets 17,000 after Polychronopoulos checked for a second time. He made the call and the Ace of Spade gave both the players a full house.
Polychronopoulos once again checked on the river with his Aces full. Nguyen bets 50,000 leaving her 153,000 chips behind but finds herself in a check-raise-all-in situation.
This is where things go crazy!!!
After tanking for a while, Nguyen lays down Ad Qc face up—a freaking Full house!!!. Out of respect for her incredible fold, Polychronopoulos flips out Aces and was himself stunned.
Did she misread her hand? No!!! She knew what she was doing. Nguyen put him on Aces or Kings and she was bang on right!!!
The hand was caught during the live stream and obviously, the viewers glued to the stream went berserk including the commentators James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Lex Veldhuis.
Nguyen eventually finished 153rd for $25,450 and Polychronopoulos also made cash but busted against Platinum Pass winner, Jussi Nevanlinna.
What is more crazier is that on day 1 Nguyen won an EPT Monte Carlo package during a random draw table giveaway.
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.
Short Deck Hold’em, AKA 6+ Hold’em, is one of the hottest poker variants being played today, and courtesy of these highlights from the HKD 500k ($64k USD) buy-in Short Deck Event at the Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2018 series, you can learn from one of poker’s all-time masters, Phil Ivey.
OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.
Unibet has announced that the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, who’s “Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game“ will be their special guest!
This story still has the poker community talking. Real life poker couple Kristen Bicknell (who is signed by partypoker) and Alex Foxen made the final table of a tournament at The Venetian in Las Vegas last month. Their alleged soft-play and collusion has the poker community riled up with the likes of Doug Polk and Justin Bonomo still talking about it long after play finished up.
Unibet have worked with creative agency FCB Inferno to release a custom deck of cards to accompany the launch of a new poker format where the Queen outranks the King.The project is intended to help draw attention to gender equality and unconscious gender bias in poker.