In case you missed them in our daily News Flash, here's the rewind for your reading pleasure: $34K Monster Pot Series
Dive head first into the Poker770 $34,000 Monster Pot Series first freeroll that happens on January 29th at 20:00 GMT for a shot at some of the $7,500 prize pool. If you go bust, you can take another shot at the money with optional $3 rebuys. It's so easy to qualify - get your account here, deposit $20 or more, and jump into a live cash game to earn 20 points, take those 20 points and buy in to the Monster Pot Freeroll. Find the schedule of all Monster Pot Freerolls here.
Phil Hellmuth hosted the first ever poker night benefit for the Omega Boys Club held in San Francisco at the Wilkes Bashford luxury clothing boutique. With a buy-in of $500 for $5K in chips, 72 competitors settled in to play with one $250 re-buy for $1,500 Chips. Phil Hellmuth wandered around with the microphone doing what he does best, razzing the players and having a good time in his baggy black shirt and pants, topped off with a baseball cap and dark glasses. The event picked up $45,000 for the Omega Boys Club.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, in his state of the state address, calls for modernization of regulations over the casino industry. Sandoval says Nevada must remain the “undisputed leader in the gaming economy.” Some regulations have been on the books since the 1970s and don't include technology and innovations developed since then, he said - this from a non-gambler. Technology has advance, regulations have failed to keep pace.
Apparently Greg Raymer is no longer a PokerStars Red Pro although there has been no 'official' word from either camp. A posting on TwoPlusTwo by Raymer confirms that he is a free agent: "There has been a lot of discussion about my representation of PokerStars, and it is true that right now I am not representing them. In the near future, I will have a more detailed statement discussing this situation, but I have no further comment at this time...."
This event kicks off on the 3rd of February, that's tomorrow. There's a boatload of money waiting to be won for those that qualify and take on the challenge. Lock Poker will have 25 Lock Pros waiting for you at the tables; the way the last few tournaments have come down, you should see 1 to 2 pros at each tournament table, knock one out and receive $100 credited to your poker account. That comes to $2,500 in poker pro bounties in a $7,500 prize pool freeroll, find out more here.