Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

Global Poker League Heads to Vegas for Playoffs and Final

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The Global Poker League is in their inaugural season and with the playoffs and final coming up, the GPL has now decided to move to Las Vegas. The GPL Playoffs and Final will all take place in Las Vegas instead of in San Diego and London.

The Global Poker League was planning on hosting the playoffs in San Diego in alignment with TwitchCon with the finals to take place at Wembley Stadium in London. However, GPL has confirmed to PokerNews that both events will be taking place in Las Vegas. Additional changes include the regular season second half moving back a few weeks. The new date for starting will be the 20th of September.

Alex Dreyfus, the CEO of the Global Poker League, reported the news of the changes with the schedule being changed due to looking back on how the league has fared thus far.  While looking back on previous events, the GPL came to the decision that it does not make sense to run the events against popular poker tournament series that are running at the same time.

The return of the GPL schedule would have coincided with the EPT Barcelona as well as the WCOOP and the Burning Man. The GPL was up against the SCOOP back in the spring and were smashed because of it. The GPL wants to plan accordingly to ensure that no other events are taking place during the same time frame.

The move of the GPL to Las Vegas for the playoffs and finals was done in order for the league to be successful, according to Dreyfus. The goal of the GPL is to be around for a very long time. The GPL needs to be around for three to five years to solidify their position. Dreyfus stated it is not about spending money but making the right decisions to allow the league to grow organically.

New Poker Rooms to Enjoy in Atlantic City and Las Vegas

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

file4741238088930Poker rooms have long been a staple in both Atlantic City and Las Vegas, with gamblers hitting the felt to be able to enjoy their favorite poker games. For decades, gamblers would visit the towns to be able to visits multiple casinos, take part in poker tournaments and just have fun. Over the past few years, poker rooms have suffered in both cities, with many closing down due to low traffic numbers. In 2016, poker seems to be doing well once again and both Atlantic City and Las Vegas have a new poker room to enjoy.

In Las Vegas, players can visit the Encore Casino and take part in poker gaming at the casino while Atlantic City visitors will find a new room at the Trump Taj Mahal. At the Taj, players can now experience a state of the art poker room that launched just last month after being revamped under new ownership. Tropicana Entertainment now owns the venue, with the poker room updated to offer twenty five gaming tables with a variety of games as well as features.

In Nevada, the Encore Casino, owned by Steve Wynn, now provides a new poker location.  A great deal of money was used to create the new gaming space which features 8,600 square feet of poker entertainment. The poker room is quite a bit larger but only has increased in table gaming space by 3 new tables. However, the new poker room is more open, providing a more comfortable space for gaming.

A neutral palette was used when creating the room, with plush chairs and extra padded tables. Every seat includes a USB charging port which can be used for charging mobile devices. A dedicated bathroom is also included, a bonus that poker players are sure to enjoy.

These two poker rooms are great additions to the gambling cities and will hopefully see a lot of action in the coming months.