Monday, September 8, 2014

NJ Will Book Sports Bets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues. The governor said he took his cue from previous federal court rulings that found that nothing in New Jersey law prohibits the casinos and horse racing tracks from offering sports betting.
Chris Christie
AP Photo/Joe EpsteinNew Jersey governor Chris Christie, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in 2013.
His action, through the state attorney general's office, is likely to be challenged by the professional and collegiate sports leagues that fought New Jersey's efforts to overturn a ban on sports betting in all but four states. That effort ended with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to hear the case.
Christie suggested casinos and tracks could start offering betting immediately, but it's not clear that will happen. Rachel Ryan, a spokeswoman for the Meadowlands Racetrack said Monday that the track has no plans to offer sports betting now.
"Based on the arguments of the sports leagues and the United States Department of Justice, the 3rd Circuit has already ruled that New Jersey can carry out sports wagering as described in today's statewide directive," the governor's office wrote in a statement. "The motion simply would clarify and formalize that authority and give clear guidance to casinos and racetracks waiting to open a sports pool in New Jersey."

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hellmuth Sells Carl's Burgers

Phil Hellmuth's Carl's Jr. commercial. "Philly Getting Paid".

Does this commercial make you want one of these burgers? 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 WSOP Main Event

Time to get caught up on WSOP action in Las Vegas.

THIS PAST POST covered highlights from the first 40 bracelets awarded.

Notable bracelet winners of the 24 bracelets since include: 

St. Louis product Pat Walsh is the PLO Champion of the World
Robert Mizrachi won the new Six Handed $1500 Dealer's Choice bracelet (his second). Young Dan Kelly won his second bracelet, while "Johnny World" Hennigan won the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship and the Chip Reese trophy. Phil Ivey won his tenth bracelet in the $1500 Eight Game Mix and Jared Jaffee won his first bracelet. Bracelet winner Loni Harwood's boyfriend and circuit standout Phillip Hui also won his first bracelet.

Pat Walsh (pictured at right) is from St. Charles Missouri and won his first bracelet in the Pot Limit $10,000 World Championship for $923,379 on July 06. Local good guy makes good. Congratulations!

The 2014 WSOP Main Event. This year's Main Event guaranteed the winner $10 million and 6.683 players entered. Seven days of play ended last night. Here is your 2014 November Nine.

Chip Leader - Jorryt van Hoof (Netherlands) 38,375,000

2nd - Felix Stephensen (Norway) 32,775,000
3rd - Mark Newhouse (USA) 26,000,000
4th - Andoni Larrabe (Spain) 22,550,000
5th - Dan Sindelar (USA) 21,200,000
6th - William Pappaconstantinou  (USA) 17,500,000
7th - William Tonking (USA) 15,050,000
8th - Martin Jacobson (Sweden) 14,900,000
9th - Bruno Politano (Brazil) 12,125,000

Click on a player to see their tournament history

The final nine players will play for the title on November 10.