It might be too late to get in on the casting call, but the show might be coming to a network near you. All In Entertainment has been working on a reality TV project called “Fatty’s: Where Poker Gets REAL” about the players at a members-only New York poker club. The idea behind the show is to capture the personalities at the table, and Lacey Jones is the commentator of sorts on set to evaluate players. The project is in production now and seeking a network home.
After starting the year 2010 on an upswing, Gus Hansen has suffered some serious losses on Full Tilt Poker as the months progressed. According to data, the Team Full Tilt member has lost more than $2.6 million this year thus far, with March through August being his worst months. Moreover, since 2008, the “Great Dane” has lost approximately $7 million online over the course of 846,905 tracked hands.
High-stakes poker player Jerry Buss received a high honor this week with his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He has owned the Los Angeles Lakers since 1979, during which time the team has won the NBA Championship ten times. Though Buss if found in L.A. and Las Vegas casinos much of the time, his primary focus has remained on the Lakers, and he is credited for bringing more entertainment to the games and making the NBA “sizzle.”
The Arizona State Poker Championships are underway this weekend at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale. The $1,050 buy-in Main Event looks to top last year’s 700-player field as more than 900 players are expected to enter the 2010 tournament. The guarantee is set at $900K, but organizers hope to see that number eclipse the $1 million mark. With Arizona being a hotbed for poker players in addition to its close proximity to Las Vegas, players travel from all over the country to participate in the big event.