Archive for July, 2011

Cantor Gaming Taking Wages on November Nine Finalists

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

July 7th is when the World Series of Poker began. With 6,865 players starting, the past two weeks have seem the elimination of almost all of them, except the top nine players. The final table is known as November Nine, and will be played on played November 5th to the 7th at the Rio in Las Vegas. The nine finalists will play for the prestigious title of World Series of Poker Main Event winner, as well as the top prize, which is millions of dollars.

Even though only one can win the top prize and title of World Series of Poker Main Event winner, the remaining eight players stand to walk away with substantial cash prizes as well, in the millions and high hundred thousands.

Cantor Gaming will be taking bets on all of the finalists, right up until the first hand is dealt at the World Series of Poker table final. Those interested in betting can place their bets at any Cantor Gaming’s sports books in the Las Vegas area.

All nine players will  bring a range of 12.3 million chips to  40.1 million chips. Besides the range in chips these players will bring, there’s also a range in experience, age, and nationality. It could be anyone’s game, and time and time again, the World Series of Poker is keeping the industry on its toes.

New Mayor Carolyn Goodman Gives Singer Key To Las Vegas

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Las Vegas’ new mayor, Carolyn Goodman honored romantic crooner, Engelbert Humperdinck with a ceremonial Key to the City today at the city council meeting, the first key she has given since taking over as mayor of Las Vegas from her husband, Oscar Goodman. Along with that great honor, Humperdinck will also get a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.

Performing in Las Vegas since 1968, Engelbert Humperdinck is known as a romantic crooner. He first wowed the world with his 1967 hit, “Release Me” and since then, has moved many emotions in Las Vegas performing all these years. With 63 gold and 23 platinum records, Humperdinck has had a very successful career that singers can only dream of.

Before asking Humperdinck to join her at the podium this morning, at the Las Vegas city council meeting, Carolyn Goodman said Humperdinck “is an international star who has packed the showrooms in Las Vegas for more than 40 years.”

It’s all coming up roses for the 75 year old crooner, because not only is he being honoured with a Key to the City, he’s getting a star on the Las Vegas Strip, at the famous Las Vegas Walk of Stars at Paris Theater, at the Paris hotel-casino.

WSOP Chip Leader Strong Contender for Gold Bracelet

Monday, July 18th, 2011

WSOP’s Main Event Day 4 chip leader, Manoj Viswanathan is a strong contender for this year’s World Series of Poker champ.

The 26 year old attorney from New York is playing at the World Series of Poker for the first time in his life this year, and so far, he’s got a sizable chip lead, which could help towards winning a Gold Bracelet.

Viswanathan didn’t start out playing poker the same way the past three previous WSOP champs have. They all started online, learning how to play poker there, and then getting really good at it, and then entering WSOP. They went on to win pretty big, and since then, Jonathan Duhamel, Joe Cada and Peter Eastgate have been living the good life.

Viswanathan on the other hand, played with buddies while studying in college at MIT, and during his down time and law school years at NYU. The staggering $10,000 fee is no chump change, and Viswanathan had a hard time stomaching that kind of fee. Thankfully enough, his friends saw it as an investment opportunity, and paid for half the fee. It looks like Viswanathan is going to walk away with some kind of win, it’s just a matter of what it’ll be. He’d really like to win this year’s Gold Bracelet, and as proven in the past, anything is possible.