DNegs was his usual quotable self, veering seamlessly between humility and braggadocio, all in the space of three minutes.
The Canadian legend holds forth on the subject of luck, admitting that winning his first eight final tables at the world series “wasn’t just my skill”, but he’s quick to balance that with the “inordinate amount of river cards” that didn’t go his way this time round.
Negreanu, who this year won his first major live tournament since 2013, has lost none of his confidence though, concluding, “I’m always going to be a favorite in almost every tournament I play.”
DraftKings unifies its rewards system across all verticals, giving all players access to the same Dynasty Rewards.
DraftKings has announced a major revision to its rewards scheme with the new DraftKings Dynasty Rewards, and it looks to make it easier and more transparent for players across the DraftKings platform to get a good perspective on their rewards.
The new system brings the operator in line with the way a lot of competitors treat rewards, with virtually all aspects of the operation paying into the same rewards pool. It will be one system to rule across the sports, casino, and fantasy verticals, and also includes lottery and DK Marketplace purchases.
That means almost every dollar spent on DraftKings now pays back in the form of DK Crowns, bonus points that players can use for wagering, merchandise, and many other possible rewards. The rates at which wagers and purchases are converted to DK Crowns vary with the activity, but all the details are in our breakdown of the new Dynasty Rewards at pokerfuse.
RSI adds slots tournaments to its "peer-to-peer promotional games".
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) is bringing tournament action to the slots with its new RushArena. The latest gaming innovation from the parent company of online casino and sportsbook brands BetRivers, PlaySugarHouse, and RushBet gives slots players the chance to play against each other in a tournament format.
According to RSI, RushArena is an “innovative multi-player tournament engine to allow players to compete head-to-head on their own time.” The new slots system adds to existing similar innovations in its online bingo format.
The first chance to play the new system comes in RSI’s RushRace tournament, and this looks to be just the first of many innovations to come. CEO Richard Schwartz said, “Enhancing the player experience remains our top business strategy.”
Check out pokerfuse’s breakdown of RushArena and start pitting your slots play up against other players in the RushRace.
With the WSOP in Las Vegas nearly complete, Margets won her first bracelet, as well as the first hardware for women in an open event this year.
It took until the final week of the series, but Spanish player Leo Margets took down Event #83: $1,500 The Closer at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) for her first-ever bracelet. The Winamax player banked a 6-figure for the biggest of her career, bringing her career winnings over $1.5 million.
The $376,850 top prize was her fourth career win, and the largest score she’s managed on the green felt. Her only other $300k+ score came more than a decade ago but was also earned at the WSOP when she made the final three tables of the 2009 Main Event, finishing 27th for $352,832.
While there is always a female bracelet winner in the Ladies Event, Margets’ closeout represents the first bracelet for a woman in an open event at the 2021 WSOP.
It was Margets fourth cash at this year’s series, and she went on to bank a fifth cash for $11,000 in event #88 a few days later. Her five cashes this year brings her WSOP total to 18 cashes since her big score in 2009, but this was her first 6-digit score at WSOP since she was second in the Double Stack in 2018 for $123,297.
The final week of the World Series of Poker is now underway in Las Vegas, but the European component, running at King’s Resort, Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, is now in full swing.
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20th birthday celebrations at the global poker giant culminate with a huge Finale that has $5 million guaranteed.
November is full of partying for PokerStars as it celebrates its 20th year as an online poker provider. The highlight of the series doesn’t come until December though, with the huge Finale game on Dec 5th. The $55 game has $5 million guaranteed, so there will be massive prizes up for grabs for the top finishers.
As the wrap-up for the month-plus The Big 20 festival, The Big 20 Finale runs on December 5 to finish The Big 20 Rewind series with a bang. After the 20 retro-themed games of the Rewind are complete, PokerStars will nearly match the guarantee of that entire series in a single huge Finale.
Big 20 Promotions: Key Details at a Glance
Daily leaderboards at Cash and Spins have boosted prizes
Random giveaways to Finale at the tables
20 themed tournaments with $5.5 million guaranteed
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Win WSOP 2023 Main Event Packages Online at WSOP.com
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Join PokerStars Ontario MTT Action This Weekend: $200k+ up for Grabs
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Get Involved With Free Maple Leafs All-In Shootouts at PokerStars Ontario
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Daniel Negreanu Unveils His Preparation Routine Ahead of the 2023 WSOP
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Don’t Miss Out: WSOP 2023 Registration Starts in 2 Days
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Reserve Your Seat in the PokerStars Anniversary Sunday Storm
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