Archive for June, 2012

Big One For One Drop At The Rio

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Sunday is a big day for poker fans around the globe. It’s the first ever World Series of Poker Platinum Bracelet event.

What makes this WSOP event so special is that it’s the largest buy-in poker tournament, with its $1 million entry fee per player. This event was conceived by Guy Lalibert, also the founder of Cirque du Soleil. It literally is the ultimate poker game, as the final winner will walk away after three days of poker with an eight figure prize, expected to be over $35 million. Another unique thing about this event is that it will also be the first WSOP event to award a platinum bracelet.

This even is one for the books, as it makes gaming and sports history with the largest amount to ever be rewarded in a poker tournament. This event definitely will break the record that Jamie Gold set back in 2006 with his $12 million haul at the WSOP Main Event.

The tournament kicks off on Sunday, and will be played as No Limit Hold’em. The game starts at 1:11p.m., and will run until Tuesday at the Rio Hotel and Casino Resort, as part of the annual WSOP, which is in its 43rd year now.

“Restaurant: Impossible” To Reopen Las Vegas Restaurant

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Restaurant: Impossible, hosted by the Food Network chef, Robert Irvine has hit Las Vegas.

Producers of the show chose the Maple Tree Café in Las Vegas for their latest show. Robert Irvine never asks why the producers choose the places that they do, and the Maple Tree Café was no exception.

Irvine commented on the restaurant, on the last day of production, saying “When I first pull up in my car, I’m really seeing everything for the first time, and I don’t want to spoil that.”

Not surprising to hear, Irvine also said “The decor and the food was awful, and like so many places we visit, we had to fix the relationships first. There was a huge rift in the family that owns it. They don’t get on at all. It’s a bit like having children.”

The premise of Restaurant: Impossible is that restaurants near financial failure are sought out, and the ones that are in dire need of renovations are the ones that end up getting on the show.

Maple Tree Café is located on Spring Mountain Road near Jones Boulevard. Production of the show only just started, but the crew shot from 7a.m. until midnight. It’s a huge undertaking, but for anyone who has seen the show, it’s amazing what a little time and some money can do.

Talking about the budget and time constraints, Irvine said “It’s a real two days and a real $10,000. We really have less than two days, because we’re constantly stopping and starting. That takes away time.”

Free Fireworks At Knickerbocker Park July 4th!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Mark your calendars for July 4th! For those without plans, come check out the spectacular fireworks show that will be at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence master planned community. Celebrate Independence day with friends and family from 6:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.

This free event is being sponsored by the Providence Master Planned Community, Pyrotecnico and the Providence Master Homeowners Association. There will be live entertainment, contests, and much more, and fireworks will kick off at 9:15p.m. Attendees will really enjoy the views this space has to offer, especially as it overlooks the city. The location of the park is at 10695 Dorrell Lane.

Attendee can bring picnic baskets, chairs, coolers and anything else they may need to be comfortable. There will also be food vendors around, and parents will be able to buy their kids their favorite treats as well. There is a ban on alcohol and glass, so unfortunately, drinking is not permitted on park grounds.

Another reason to attend this event with your family is Spread the Word Nevada, a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy, will also be there raising funds and collecting new and gently used books. Representatives will be there collecting books, as well as selling red, white and blue glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets to raise funds for the organization.