The 215 entry event with a guaranteed 10 million prize-pool attracted 45,929 unique entries and, combined with 15,413 re-entries, they conspired to produce a total prize pool of $12,268,400.The top 10,196 finishers received a cash return of some kind but when the Day 1 action was complete just 980 players remained and all were guaranteed a minimum $1,143 prize.After eight hours of Day 2 play just five players remained and they opted to share the remaining prize-money in a deal which saw a Greek player, using the alias ‘t4rz4n_21’, receive the biggest share of the remaining prize-pool, $625,073.But even the shortest stack at this juncture, Romanian player ‘idzake’ netted $509,664.Play did continue to determine a defined winner who would receive an additional 50,000 and the glory - that outright honour went to a player from China using the screen name ‘wangli0402’ who took top honours and a combined 611,944 in winnings.Smith Memorial in the RioThe eve of the 50th World Series of Poker, May 28th 2019, has been set as the date for a fundraising tournament in aid of the Gavin Smith Memorial Trust which benefits the children of the recently deceased poker player.
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The issues of improving and profiting from legal sports betting are similar in the 10 former Soviet republics known as the Commonwealth of Independent States as they are in the fledgling United States market.Site director Ambartzumian, the grandson and namesake of a noted Armenian theoretical astrophysicist, oversees a ratings network that helps potential bettors select a bookmaker and a clearinghouse for settling potential disputes that may arise from misunderstandings or malpractice.This Q is presented as part of Gambling.com's media partnership with Betting on Sports America 2019, which is April 23-25.My partner Paruyr Shahbazyan, he was a professional gambler and, basically, he got hit by a bookmaker who didn’t pay him out just because of some stupid rule that they had which was absolutely unacceptable.And, so, if there is a guy who wins several times, the bookmakers tend to limit him.Those such disputes are resolved as well.And sometimes there are absolutely, really, really, bad cases when it's absolute incompetence of the bookmaker.
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Child protection in the gambling industry is one key focus of The Gambling Commission for England, Scotland and Wales’ business plan for 2019/20.The Commission — the UK’s regulatory body on gambling — has set out its aims for the year ahead, in line with its aims to deliver its ‘Strategy 2018-2021’.Central to the 2019 Business Plan is protecting customers and vulnerable people, including children, from the risks of gambling.“Protecting children and the vulnerable from being harmed or exploited by gambling will continue to be a priority, with a focus on the exposure of children to gambling products,” said Neil McArthur, chief executive of the Gambling Commission.The Commission also aims to improve ‘alternative dispute resolution standards’, having already published new standards in October last year.And the industry can expect a ‘series of events focussed at raising standards’ across the board.Children and Gambling Advertising
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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has approved fines totalling $242,500 against two casino operators
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The fourth season of the partypoker-sponsored Premier League put the unique televised tournament format on the map, and captured the imagination of players and fans alike in 2010.“There were a lot of special things about that Premier League season," May told PokerNews."The first three were all held in the U.K.We wanted the best poker and the best TV.”Premier League Season IV Steps Up the GameThe first three seasons had become dominated by Phil Hellmuth’s running battle with the late Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, although Tony G stole the scene each time he was on screen.
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Operator Las Vegas Sands has announced consolidated net revenue of $3
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The Iowa Senate has passed a bill legalising sports betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS) within the state
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The poker world was abuzz back in 2009 when Tom "Durrrr" Dwan first publicly announced his "Durrrr Challenge."The original statement laid out the rules of the Challenge: "I'm making this heads-up challenge to the world.Four tables, minimum of $200/$400, and I'll put up $1.5 million to their $500,000.We play 50,000 hands minimum and if they end up a dollar after rake they keep the side money or whatever.So basically, if you and I played and you won a dollar, you would get my $1.5 million and if I won a dollar I would win your $500,000.Essentially, Dwan offered the high stakes online poker community an opportunity to make 3:1 on their bet if they were able to win money off of Dwan over the course of 50,000 hands.
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AI is set to aid the development of nuclear fusion reactors in a big way by predicting when major disruptions could halt reactions and damage the reactor.While some claim that a stable nuclear fusion reactor capable of producing near-limitless, clean energy could be just over a decade away, researchers are still very much in the experimental stage of development.The biggest obstacle to achieving commercial energy production is controlling the intense, highly unstable plasma within the reactor with attempts so far only lasting a matter of minutes.However, a team at the US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has found a way to use the power of deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) to predict any disruptions that halt fusion reactions and damage doughnut-shaped tokamak reactors.“This research opens a promising new chapter in the effort to bring unlimited energy to Earth,” said Steve Cowley, director of PPPL, about the study published to Nature.“AI is exploding across the sciences and now it’s beginning to contribute to the worldwide quest for fusion power.”
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The Malaysian casino giant is embarking on major expansion of its Singapore operations, while bidding for one of three gaming licenses in JapanThe Chairman of Genting Group, Lim Kok Thay, said he is optimistic about his company getting a casino license in Japan.Genting is gearing up preparations to bid for one of three licenses up for grabs for entry in the nascent Japanese market through its subsidiary Genting Singapore.Genting Singapore currently runs Resorts World Sentosa, one of the two operational integrated resorts in the Southeast Asian city-state.According to a report by research firm Maybank Kim Eng from last year, Genting’s Singapore subsidiary was in a good position to win a coveted Japan gaming license with its “huge net cash pile.”The Chairman of the Malaysian gaming and hospitality giant said today at the company’s annual general meeting that he is confident in the success of Genting Singapore’s bid to enter Japan.
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Betway has extended its sponsorship deal with the All-Weather Championships, agreeing to a further three years
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Gambling Insider speaks exclusively to Kambi CCO Max Meltzer about the supplier’s contract renewal with National Lottery JSC in Bulgaria, as well as its expansion to Moldova
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Thirteen offshore gambling sites have been found to be using New Zealand website addresses, with one even using the country's coat of arms
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Ewa Lejman, Head of Polish Desk at WH Partners, has joined the immaculate list of speakers at AffiliateCon Sofia
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PokerStars, the world’s leading online poker room, has quietly unveiled the full schedule for the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP), the operator’s major tournament series in the New Jersey online poker market.Touted as one of the Garden State’s richest online tournament series, NJSCOOP returns for the fourth iteration with another seven-figure guaranteed prize pool totaling just over $1 million.Starting May 4, NJSCOOP consists of 41 High and Low events, spanning a variety of poker variants and formats.While the majority of events are No Limit Hold’em, NJSCOOP 2019 also offer players a wide variety of mixed games including 8-Game, Stud Hi/Lo, a mix of NLHE/PLO, 5 Card Omaha, NL Omaha Hi/Lo and of course PLO events.The schedule also comprises of novelty formats including Win the Button, Escalating Antes, Marathon events, Bubble Rush and various standard format such as bounty tournaments, rebuys and deep stacks.The flagship Main Event High with a buy-in of $500 will carry a slightly reduced guaranteed prize pool of $130,000 while the Main Event low boasts $40,000 guaranteed prize pool for just $50 buy-in.
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Easter is just around the corner and it is high time to experience an online slot styled version of Easter Egg Hunt with BGaming’s new Hello Easter slot release.Meet Mr. Bunny and follow him straight down to your favorite BGaming Casino because the sweetest of gifts await.Grab the Easter TreatsBGaming knows how important the festive seasons are which is why they made sure to provide you with some quality suggestions on how to spend the time of idleness once the family lunch ends, and you feel the need for some treats.Enter this colorful and cute universe filled with fluffy white clouds, interesting bonus and adorable characters.For this purpose they have created a brand new slot Hello Easter which is pretty lighthearted and relaxing.Colorful and cartoon graphics paired up with easy and straightforward gameplay and fitting soundtrack that will take you on an adventure to experience the country life, with the first spins of the reels.The game is scheduled for release on April 18th, which is right on time, so don’t miss the chance to spend some entertaining time spinning the reels on this game.
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Astronomers only discovered a star after it erupted with a ‘superflare’ 160m times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb ever detonated.The universe’s ability to shock you with size continues following the discovery of an ultracool L dwarf star located 250 light years away named ULAS J224940.13-011236.9.Equivalent in size to Jupiter – or just one-tenth that of our sun – it should have been too faint for astronomers to see, but then something extraordinary happened.In a paper published to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, researchers from the University of Warwick revealed that the tiny star emitted a ‘superflare’ of incredible magnitude.The superflare occurred on the night of 13 August 2017 and was spotted over the course of a survey lasting 146 days.When it was flaring, it shone like a lighthouse to the astronomers as it was 10,000 times brighter than normal.
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Was it too good to last?The future of bendable, foldable smartphones is already in question after several prominent tech journalists who were granted early review copies of the new Galaxy Fold from Samsung reported that the device is breaking after a day or two of use.Particularly, users are making an all-too-easy mistake of removing the top protective layer, mistaking it for a temporary screen cover.Bend me, shake me but do not break meProminent tech review site The Verge reported how its review unit developed a bulge between the screen and the hinge before the device’s OLED screen actually broke.The reviewer suggested a piece of moulding clay that is used to prop up review devices for video shoots may have gotten trapped in the hinge.
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