The third day’s play at the situs judi online began with 72 participants. Each player was assured of a minimum of $7,500 in prize money. Many top ranking players remained in the field. These included Paul Phillips, Andy Bloch, Cyndy Violette, Kenna James and several other big names. The money bubble had already burst by the end of the second day. In the post bubble period 15 players busted out, during the first hour, but they couldn’t keep pace. After roughly three hours, play came down to the final three tables. At about 1.14 a.m. the play zeroed down to the final ten players who moved to a single table. Cardplayer.com reports:
It took over an hour for the first elimination (down to nine players), and over three hours for the second elimination (down to eight players). Fortunately, we lost the final two players within the next hour, and the final table (six players) was finally set after 5.30 a.m.
Jill Cohen Traces the History of Poker and its Legitimization, in California
The Ladies Championship of the 2005 Legends of Poker Tournament will be held tonight at The Bicycle Casino in Gardena. The winner will be taking back big prize money. She will also go on to compete against top ranking female pros in the World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Event that will be held on the 1st of September. The Bicycle has a chequred history shadowed by “L.A. Confidential” and “Chinatown”. Ernest Primm was operating illegal casinos in the mid 1930’s in the prohibited areas. This was facilitated by the notorious and corrupt Mayor, Frank Shaw. Later when Shaw was pulled off the mayor’s post, Primm’s casinos were raided and closed. Being an enterprising and shrewd businessman, Primm soon discovered a loophole in the 1872 statute that made gambling illegal, in California. He found that in the list of illegal games, poker was not mentioned at all. Thedesertsun.com reports:
Primm took this loophole to court, and was successful in having California card rooms legalized. For the next 40 years, the poker clubs of Gardena were the playground of the movie stars, gangsters, card sharks and cheaters.
Poker Industry Targets the Immensly Huge Chinese Market
Cultural boundaries cannot bind a game such as poker. It is a known fact that in today’s times, players from around the world are vying with each other online. In its quest for larger avenues of revenue, Poker is crossing geographical and cultural boundaries. The latest country to be taken by storm, by this game, is China. One of the first companies to enter the Chinese Poker market, is Dragon Ventures. This company has recently acquired teh exclusive marketing rights for Cardroom.net. This move gives Dragon Ventures, advertising rights throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The company will rake in a 40 percent pay-out on net profits, chargebacks and other transaction fees on all referrals generated by the company. Pokernews.com reports:
According to Dragon Venture’s CEO Lawrence Wang, there is a lot of attention surrounding the new market and profit possibilities. “We are extremely excited about the marketing rights for Cardroom.net.