Paddy Power to Launch Online Togel Hongkong Poker Site
There is no stopping the poker gold rush. Newest recruit to online poker is leading Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.
The Dublin-based bookie is set to add a facility for online poker to its site. The prosperous company is looking to expand its offerings and tap into the lucrative and still growing online poker market. The expectation is that the additional area should further boost the revenue earned from the online branch of the company, which is already exceeding targets.
“Online poker is a logical extension of our current activities. We hope to have it ready in the coming months,” said a company spokesperson.
Financial results for the online branch are very strong so far this year. For the first half of the year operating profits were valued at €3.6 million, far exceeding the original forecast of €1.8 million for the entire year. The online casino section of the site is thought to have contributed €1 million of that profit.
No word yet on whether the variant Irish (three cards to each player, discard one after the Flop) will be included!
Big Changes for the next WSOP
There are big changes in the works for the next World Series of Poker (WSOP).
The date of the main event is put off to June and July, and will run from June 2 to July 15.
There will be 5000 players during the final No-Limit Texas Hold’em championship game – double the number that competed this year.
Only the last two days will be held in the traditional surroundings of Binion’s Horseshoe. Up to then, it will take place at the Rio resort on the Strip.
The biggest innovation is that there will be a preliminary WSOP Togel Hongkong Tournament Circuit, a series of five, starting with a tournament from January 7-18 at Harrah’s Atlantic City, followed by February 20-March 1 at Harrah’s Rincon near San Diego; March 12-22 at the Rio in Las Vegas; April 26-May 10 at Harveys Lake Tahoe; and May 21-30 at Harrah’s New Orleans. Each event will be taped and aired on ESPN in the USA and hopefully syndicated round the world. Jack Binion will host some of the events.
Players in these and the WSOP will earn points. The top 100 point earners will get a free invitation to the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, where a single winner will take home a top prize of $2 million.
Players can play only in individual tournament events or may play in all of them to earn points toward the Tournament of Champions, which will be invitation-only. Players may also only play in the WSOP if they so choose.
Harrah’s have taken over the WSOP over from Binions, and these are the first fruits of the new regime.