This post is syndicated by the Las Vegas Advisor for the 888 casino group. Anthony Curtis comments on the 888 article introduced and linked to on this page.
AC says: This article provides a good summary of how prediction techniques, which are based in physics, can be employed to beat roulette. The author is skeptical about how practical it is to employ these strategies in casinos, and with good reason: They’re complicated, cumbersome, and likely illegal if a device—e.g., a computer—is used. However, the concepts put forth are accurate and illustrative. Two good books with real-world stories of how roulette prediction has been used successfully in the real world are The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas A. Bass and Beating the Wheel by Russell T. Barnhart. Yes, it’s been done.
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Can physics give you an edge at the roulette table?
Roulette is a popular casino game that is based on chance. It is played by spinning a ball around a wheel and betting on which slot the ball will land on. While the outcome of each spin is theoretically random, some people believe that physics principles can be used to predict the outcome of the game. But is it really possible to use physics to gain an advantage at the roulette table?
The latest World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) stop is underway at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina and already has awarded a player multiple Circuit rings. That player is Georgia’s Spencer Smith, who picked up his third and fourth rings for a payday of $153,000.
The WSOPC Cherokee stop started on May 4 and will run until May 15, which is when the currently underway $1,700 buy-in Main Event will reach a winner.
Helluva week so far at @HarrahsCherokee for the @WSOP ! Won rings 3 and 4 for a total of $153,000!
— Spencer Smith (@Donkey_Dawg)
Hard Work Pays Off
Smith, an attorney and poker pro from Atlanta with $409,088 in Hendon Mob earnings, started off his hot run by getting through a massive field of 2,232 runners in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em to win his third Circuit ring and $104,177.
Smith defeated heads-up opponent Tony Peacock ($64,392) after the fall of Daniel Lowery (3rd – $47,818), who was looking for a record-tying 14th Circuit ring after winning his 13th ring at WSOPC Horseshoe Tunica in April.
Great job! You played amazing at FT. Keep crushing cherokee kid!✌# https://t.co/30SuAy8Yfu
— Daniel Lowery (@danmflowery)
Just a few days later, Smith found himself at another final table in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and walked away with a fourth ring and $41,949.
Nearly all of Smith’s live cashes have been recorded in Cherokee, including both of his previous Circuit ring victories. Smith first took down a $400 Monster Stack event in February 2022 for $106,113 before winning the same event two months later for $107,458.
Smith is a student of Faraz Jaka Coaching and the poker coach called his student’s back-to-back victories “epic.”
This is EPIC! #jakacoaching student @Donkey_Dawg won #2 circuit rings back2back days @HarrahsCherokee! Spencer’s an… https://t.co/Cl4sd0BKvb
— Faraz Jaka (@FarazJaka)
Other Winners at Cherokee
Another early highlight at WSOPC Cherokee was North Carolina’s Daniel Kusnerak picking up his second ring with a victory in Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big 30K Stack for $26,954. Kusnerak earned his first ring in 2018 in the same venue when he took down a $365 No-Limit Hold’em event for $30,894.
Later in the series, Florida’s Simon Philip won his third ring and $48,050 with a victory in the $400 Seniors Event. Both of Philip’s previous ring victories were in Seniors events at Horseshoe Hammond in 2019 and 2020.
Other players to pick up Circuit rings include John Evans (Event #7: $600 No-Limit Hold’em – $30,266) and John Petro, who won a second ring by taking down Event #5: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em for $57,137.
A full list of winners so far at WSOPC Cherokee is available in the table below.
Winners So Far at WSOPC Cherokee
PRIZE (IN USD)
WSOPC Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big 30K Stack
Phil Hellmuth is in Houston for the grand opening of the new Champions Club Texas, a poker room he co-founded at its previous location a couple years ago.
Champions Club, formerly in a different area of town, is kicking off the opening of its new location in a big way with six days of high-stakes live-streamed poker that will feature some of the game’s biggest stars, including Hellmuth, Shaun Deeb, Justin Young, Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, and Dan “Jungleman” Cates, according to the card room’s president, Isaac Trumbo.
Trumbo told PokerNews the room’s soft opening took place April 29 with the grand opening festivities beginning May 6. The building, previously a Hampton Inn hotel, has been renovated and is a one-of-a-kind property for Texas poker rooms.
In Texas, most poker clubs are located in strip malls or stand-alone buildings. There aren’t any attached to hotels, which isn’t always convenient for those traveling to play cards. Well, there weren’t any, but now there is one in Houston.
Details About the New Houston Poker Room — Champions Club Texas
Trumbo said the old location “was a nice club, but it was poorly situated and hard to get to.” He anticipates the new spot, located in the popular Asiatown district, will be easier for players from all over to access.
Champions Club will have some advantages over its competition, most notably the fact it has a full-scale hotel attached, something that is especially beneficial to players from outside the Houston area. Trumbo referred to the new Champions as a “warm and inviting” establishment.
The room has 20 tables and will offer both tournaments and cash games. In the future, Trumbo anticipates hosting a major poker series, but will soon have daily tournaments available. Players can also indulge in a juicy steak in the on-site restaurant and lounge, and we’re told the food is on point.
Phil Hellmuth to Promote Card Room on Live-Stream
Hellmuth, along with poker legend Dewey Tomko, is a partner, investor, and co-founder of Champions Club, and he’s going all-in to promote his card room starting Friday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. CT when he appears on the room’s live-stream for some $100/$200 no-limit hold’em action.
Deeb, who won a $5,000 buy-in tournament at The Lodge in Austin on Thursday, will make the three-hour drive to Houston to compete on the stream for at least one session. Hellmuth will play each day for the next 6-7 days on the stream for five hours, potentially longer depending when the card room decides to end the show. Beyond the aforementioned poker pros scheduled to compete this coming week on the stream, there will be a number of Texas poker regulars in the various games, including Kim Stone (Saturday) and her fiancé Hayden Fortini (Tuesday).
On Saturday, the game will be $5/$10/$25 no-limit hold’em, followed by $25/$50/$100 on Sunday and Monday. PokerGO announcers Brent Hanks and Jeff Platt will handle the commentary duties all week long.
Growing Texas Poker
Trumbo’s goal with the card room’s new location is to “elevate poker in Texas overall.” What he means by that is to conduct business the right way and not to cut corners or operate illegally. In Texas, it’s illegal to collect rake, so the rooms that are abiding by the law charge membership and seat fees instead.
There are some influential people in the Longhorn State who take an anti-poker stance and would love for nothing more than to see every poker club shut down across the state. But Trumbo’s working with some competitors on a mutual push to reword Texas Penal Code Chapter 47 so that there is no doubt in anyone’s mind as to the legality of poker.
Trumbo referred to two of his biggest competitors — Doug Polk (The Lodge) and Ryan Crow (Texas Card House) — as “likeminded people,” and praised their commitment to assisting him with the Texans for Texas Hold’em group that lobbies against anti-poker legislation.
“Doug Polk is poker’s greatest influencer,” Trumbo said of the poker superstar who owns the largest card room in the state.
Champions Club originally attempted to open a card room in Dallas, but ran into some zoning issues that shuttered the poker aspect of the operations. Trumbo said they’re still working on eventually bringing a second poker club to the Dallas area. For now, Hellmuth’s poker business will focus on building its newest location into the premiere place to play poker in Houston.
Europe’s first integrated resort will open this summer in Cyprus. Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced on Friday that the City of Dreams Mediterranean resort will start welcoming people on July 10.
In its statement, the resort’s general manager Grant Johnson said that this project is “poised to revolutionise the island’s tourism and hospitality sectors.” The property cost about €550m ($600m) to develop.
The property’s casino will have the usual selection of slot machines and table games, as well as a poker area. VIP players will be able to access a member’s only gaming area. In addition to the extensive gambling options, City of Dreams will have eight restaurants, entertainment facilities, and the largest expo center in Cyprus. The hotel will contain 500 rooms and suites.
the first European project for Melco Resorts
This is the first European project for Melco Resorts. The company’s core market is Macau, having numerous properties in the special administrative region of China. It has a presence in the Philippines through the City of Dreams Manilla integrated resort and it has also been keeping an eye on potential opportunities in Japan.
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Try out GGPoker’s new features, available after a recent software update. Prop bets and voice messages are now available – read more to see how they work.
GGPoker has been one of the leading poker brands for years. But despite its considerable following and fame, the brand constantly strives to deliver better features and events to players.
A case in point is the recent software update, which provides players with innovative features they can enjoy to the fullest and new policies to protect their online poker experience.
Recent Software Upgrade
The latest software update brought players both new features and new policies.
There is now a multi-tabling policy in place, where the operator restricts the number of tables a player can join at each blind level. The new restriction is nine tables per game type or blind level, while some games, like Rush & Cash, are restricted to four tables.
Another new policy is the No Turn, No Show policy, which means the operator reveals hole cards to players only when it’s their turn to play. While the brand is just testing it with Five Card PLO for now, the goal is to implement it in most poker games eventually.
Also, GGPoker introduced new buy-in levels for Spin & Gold six-handed games, with $5 and $20 buy-ins now available.
While voice chat is not a unique innovation at online poker brands, it’s still not common. Thanks to this new upgrade, players can now record a brief audio message that can be sent to the table.
GGPoker implemented this feature to provide a more authentic gaming experience, but you can mute such notifications if it’s not something that interests you.
GGPoker has also introduced new prop bets to its tables, allowing you to bet on a broader range of possibilities within each game. Prop bets that are available include betting which player will last the longest, what cards will be in the flop, or a number of other bets that aren’t directly related to the match’s outcome.
Players can also participate in the Last Longer bet, where two or more players bet directly against one another to see who’ll last the longest at a table. While it’s the only prop bet currently available, GGPoker is expected to introduce more formats later.
The Last Longer bets can range from 10% to 200% of the event’s buy-in. It is currently available in almost all of the brand’s games and tournaments.
GGPoker provides a number of other innovative features at its tables, some even unique to other online poker brands. It’s an integrated staking platform and provides a built-in HUD and multiple tools you can use.
Some of the most popular tools are PokerCraft, a game-tracking tool, and Ask Fedor, an integrated coaching tool. Players can also use features like SnapCam, Smart Betting, Dance Emotes, Card Squeeze, and more.
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A member baseball club of the American League West division, The Oakland Athletics, entered an agreement with Bally’s Corp., a top-tier casino developer and entertainment provider, to build a $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat ballpark at the current location of the legendary Tropicana Las Vegas resort, the Review-Journal reports.
The club’s decision on the new development location which will remove the Las Vegas Strip landmark property reportedly follows the consideration of three potential location and causes public reactions polarized between approval and mixed emotions.
According to Review-Journal, the popular A’s were discussing the ballpark development at either the Tropicana, the Las Vegas Festival Grounds site or the Rio location. The final decision was made last month, when the A’s President Dave Kaval announced that the club closed an agreement for the Tropicana site with Bally’s Corp. According to a source, the deal includes an option for Bally’s to build a casino resort on the remaining area of the site.
Shift Requires Less Financing:
The plan to shift the ballpark site east will require a reduced amount of public funding from the Nevada Legislature and the A’s will reportedly need $ 395 million in tax financing for a stadium instead of formerly requested $500 million for the Red Rock Resorts’ land on the former Wild Wild West Side. But this plan also requires that the iconic property from the 1950s, The Tropicana, be demolished to make space for a stadium on nine of the location’s 35 acres, as Review-Journal reports.
The source received no comments on the site switch from either the A’s, Bally’s Corp. or Red Rock Resorts. But Review-Journal reports that the President of Bally’s Corp. George Papanier recently said: “The A’s story is going to play itself out. The way we view the property [Tropicana] is we feel we have low hanging fruit that we can execute and that’s going to allow this property to pay for itself.”
The Bally’s President added:“We sit on a 35-acre site and we view it as one of the busiest four corners of the Las Vegas Strip. So there’s a lot of interest in potential outside investment. We’re a disciplined company and again, we have a long term view on this investment. We’re going to be patient about looking for the right project, with the appropriate terms.” As Review-Journal reported, the right deal apparently occurred later that day when the deal with the A’s was closed.
Breaking Ground Next Year:
The Major League Baseball franchise reportedly plans to break ground on the location next year and open the facility in 2027 or 2028 following the demolition of The Tropicana. The iconic building is located in the Las Vegas Strip providing the access to more than 25,000 accommodation units in the walking distance from the site that now reportedly awaits the funding legislation for the A’s stadium development.
The legislation also anticipates the creation of the tax district if the A’s receives all approvals to construct a stadium at that site to handle tax revenues and levies from sales, property, and live entertainment generated at the property. Las Vegas ballpark will be financed through bond issuance to be paid back through taxes over a period of 30 years. As this year’s session of the House reportedly ends in 28 days, the A’s need to quickly enter the procedure.
According to the source, Gov.Joe Lombardo is working on a package for the A’s. Lombardo’s statement reportedly reads:“It is our preference to see this happen before the Legislature adjourns. But we will consider different options if that is not possible.” On the other hand, Las Vegas visitors are clear. “The Tropicana ain’t going nowhere,”Tony Fields from New York reportedly said.”The Tropicana is a landmark. This was the playground for Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin.”
Team PokerStars’ Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis came agonizingly close to capturing his first PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) title when he fell at the final hurdle in one of the many high-stakes events adorning the busy schedule.
Veldhuis was one of 150 entrants in the SCOOP 21-H: $3,150 NLHE 7-Max High Roller Single Re-Entry event, a tournament that saw some of the world’s best players fight it out for a slice of the $450,000 prize pool.
The top 17 finishers saw a return on their investments, so spare a thought for Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot, who busted in 18th place and popped the money bubble.
Such luminaries as Tomi “elmerixx” Brouk, Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane, and Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro fell inside the money places, as did Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski, and final table bubble boy “13santoy13.”
Each of the finalists locked in at least $18,817 for their efforts, but nobody wanted to collect that sum because almost $95,000 awaited the eventual champion.
Ireland’s Gary “GaryT20” Thompson was the first of the players at the final table to be relieved of their chips, and they had to make do with the previously mentioned $18,817 score.
Sixth place and $24,623 went to Simon “simon1471” Higgins of the United Kingdom, before Joao “Naza114” Vieira, who resides in the UK, fell in fifth for $32,219.
They may not have taken down this high-stakes SCOOP event but fourth-place finisher “ContraSpemSper0” may win an award for one of the longest aliases on PokerStars. The Ukrainian’s demise resulted in $42,159 landing in their PokerStars account.
Heads-up was set when the dangerous Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet crashed out in third, a finish good for $55,166.
Van Fleet’s exit meant Veldhuis had come closer than ever to getting the proverbial SCOOP monkey off his back. The fateful final hand saw Veldhuis all-in and at risk holding king-queen against the ace-jack of hearts in the hand of “Ebaaa11.” A king on the flop looked to have rescued Veldhuis, but an ace on the river extended Veldhuis’ ait for a long overdue ‘COOP victory.
Veldhuis headed into the night with $72,185 reasons to be happy, while Ebaaa11 reeled in a $94,456 payout.
SCOOP 21-H: $3,150 NLHE 7-Max High Roller Final Table Results
Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis
Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet
Joao “Naza114” Vieira
Simon “simon1471” Higgins
Gary “GaryT20” Thompson
Dzivielevski Claims $205,131 Super Tuesday Haul
There was a time when the PokerStars Super Tuesday was the online poker tournament every high-stakes grinder wanted to win. Although the tournament has lost some of its lustre in recent years, the SCOOP edition of the long-running event was nothing short of spectacular.
PokerStars increased the buy-in to $10,300, yet it did not prevent 52 unique players purchasing 24 re-entries, and creating a $760,000 prize pool.
Only the players who navigated their way to the nine-handed final table saw some of that prize money become theirs, and it was “hello_totti” that crashed and burned in tenth and became the last player to bust empty-handed.
Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois was the first finalist heading for the showers. He was joined by the likes of Daniil “NVoskob1986” Kiselev, Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan, and Canada’s “Heidegger807” before Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich bowed out to leave only four players in the hunt for the title and the massive first-place prize.
The final four became three when Pablo “pabritz” Brito Silva ran out of steam, then only two after Poland’s “PAX176” found themselves void of chips.
Dzivielevski, who finished ninth in the $3,150 high roller, found himself heads-up against the seasoned pro Sami “Lrzlsk” Kelopuro. The one-on-one battle went the way of the Brazilian, resigning Kelopuro to a $153,643 consolation prize, and locking up an incredible $205,131 for himself.
SCOOP 15-H: $10,300 NLHE Super Tuesday Final Table Results
Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski
Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro
Pablo “pabritz” Brito Silva
Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich
Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan
Daniil “NVoskob1986” Kiselev
Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois
Super Benny Glaser Bags Yet Another SCOOP Title
As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser seemingly wins a SCOOP event every year. Since 2018, Glaser has helped himself to a SCOOP title each series, and continued that ridiculous trend by triumphing in the $1,050 NLO8 6-Max PKO event.
Glaser not only got his hands on another $35,554 but his victory was his eighth in a SCOOP tournament; only Calvin “cal42688” Anderson (10) has more SCOOP victories.
If winning eight SCOOP titles was not impressive enough, Glaser has now won 16 ‘COOP events, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Is Glaser the greatest-ever British poker player? You will not find many people who would disagree with that statement.
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Sydney trader Vincenzo Joseph Vocisano allegedly used AU$25m (US$16.8m) of investor money for gambling purposes, defrauding clients out of about AU$30m (US$20m) in total. The 40-year-old told the victims that the money would go toward foreign exchange investments.
cut contact with his family and moved to the Gold Coast
Police arrested Vocisano and extradited him to New South Wales on Tuesday. He faces a single count of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and was denied bail on Thursday. The defendant cut contact with his family and moved to the Gold Coast last year. Magistrate Geoff Dunleavy believes this indicates that Vocisano was attempting to avoid charges by creating a new life for himself. Police discovered his whereabouts after seeing him in the background of a social media photo.
Vocisano allegedly ran a Ponzi scheme from January 2020 to July 2022, using money from new investors to pay off other investors. He apparently has little of the money left. An investor filed a complaint with police last July about the “misappropriation of client funds.” Vocisano did not have a license and claimed to be a self-taught trader.
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