Gambling NewsCasino GamblingOnline GamblingBlackjackVideo PokerSlotsCrapsPokerRoulette
ReadyBetGo! HomeNews HomeCasino NewsPoker NewsSlot NewsGambling Buzz
Club USA Casino Blackjack
Book Picture
Club USA Casino Blackjack is the best bet for practicing blackjack basic strategy without stress and distractions. The game comes in both free play and real money modes and you can play up to three hands on your own table. The rules are favorable and with a house edge of only 0.71%, better than many casinos. The table minimum is $1 per hand and the maximum is $500.
Play Now at Club USA Casino!
Free Slot Tournaments Going on Now at Roxy Palace!
Book Picture

Roxy Palace has slot tournaments 24 hours a day with guaranteed freerolls and free buy-ins.  There's a huge variety of types of tourneys to enjoy.  Sign up now, join the fun and win some cash!

Play Now at Roxy Palace!
Related Links
World Series of Poker Official SiteThe World Series of Poker has been the premier poker tournament in the world ever since it was launched by Benny Binion at the Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas in 1970. Harrah's bought the rights to the tournament in 2004 and has moved the action to the Rio. The official site shows the circuit schedule leading up to the big event held in the summer. There is also a registration section and a WSOP store.

New World Series of Poker Rules Could Hold Back Hellmuth

Monday, May 11, 2009

by Howard Stutz
Las Vegas Gaming Wire

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The World Series of Poker's first high-stakes event starts on May 28. Which means we're just 18 days away from Phil Hellmuth's firstThe World Series of Poker is the biggest poker event of the year.
The World Series of Poker is the biggest poker event of the year.
  temper tantrum of the tournament.

A new discipline system, however, could render his next outburst his last.

World Series of Poker officials want to do a better job tabulating infractions by players and improve enforcement. Players could be assessed penalties ranging from warnings to one-hand or one-round suspensions.

Hellmuth, the 1989 World Series of Poker champion and owner of a record 11 individual title bracelets, is one of the game's most decorated players. He is also the main reason for the new disciplinary program.

Known as the "Poker Brat" for his boisterous antics and outbursts at the poker table, especially when ESPN's cameras are rolling, Hellmuth seriously crossed the line during last year's main event.

Bluffed out of a $400,000 pot by a relative unknown opponent, Hellmuth berated the player, calling him "an idiot" and the "worst player in history."

World Series of Poker officials handed Hellmuth a warning. The poker community grumbled that he was given special treatment.

"After the episode with Phil, we reviewed our system of warnings and penalties," World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack said.

Tournament organizers plan to monitor players' conduct more closely during events so punishments for violations such as taunting at the table will be effectively enforced.

"We saw a couple of things we weren't too pleased with or proud of," Pollack said. "Some changes needed to be made."

Tournament officials will keep a written log of warnings and penalties to determine appropriate punishments when rules are violated.

"Our intention is to make sure that the behavior of a few does not impact the experience of the many," Pollack said.

***
Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chairman Steve Wynn has a suggestion for President Barack Obama when he visits Las Vegas later this month: Address tourism.

"The people that voted in the Democratic Party, for the main part, work in the tourism and travel industry as cooks and waiters and housekeeping," Wynn said. "They are being hit very hard not only by this recession but by federal policy that has discouraged travel."

Wynn was critical of Obama's February comments about frivolous travel by corporations that accepted federal bailout money.

***
Isle of Capri President Virginia McDowell is Casino Journal magazine's 2009 Gaming Executive of the Year. She is in pretty good company.

Past recipients include Wynn, Boyd Gaming Corp. founder Bill Boyd and Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman.

© 2006-2012 ReadyBetGo!

ReadyBetGo! is an independent gambling news and information service. If you plan to play in casinos, ensure
that you are not breaking any local laws. It's up to you to know the legality of your actions when you gamble.