This Labor Day weekend will see top ranking players of เเทงหวยออนไลน์ at the Palms Casino Resort. They will be competing for the event – Poker: Quest of Champions. The hundred players taking part in the event, will be divided among ten shoot out tables. The winner from each table will move forth in the Quest of Champions, final event. The Champion will end up taking the largest single prize in the history of poker tournaments. Hold your breath, this will be a cool 15 million dollars. No wonder then that this event is attracting the ‘who’s who’ of poker. Ted Forrest, Kathy Liebert, Layne Flack, Barry Greenstein and Freddy Deeb are only some of the pros who will be taking part in the event. Onlinepoker-news.com reports:
The event has also attracted the attention of celebrity poker players such as James Woods, Michael Vartan and Mimi Rogers. POKER: Quest of Champions kicks off September 4, 2005 at 1 pm.
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.
Book Publishers Cashing on the National Poker Obsession
From family rooms to casinos, dorms to senior citizen centres, poker is dominating all the way, across the country. Television is not far behind, the number of poker-based programs is ever-increasing. The newest medium to make mileage out of this game which has become a national obsession, is the print media. Bookstores have entered the race to take their piece of the pie. It was the world poker tour in 2003, that put poker in the league of of big sporting events. Avery Cardoza of Cardoza Publishing is the world’s largest publisher of poker books. According to him, the fact that Christopher Moneymaker, a totally unknown name and face, was abkle to beat the pros, at the game; strengthened the position of poker even further. People began to believe that anybody could try a hand at poker and win big prize amounts. Usatoday.com reports:
Cardoza says sales of his 50 poker titles are up 1,000% over the past two years and estimates a million books sold since 2003. His biggest sellers are the Super System books by Doyle Brunson, a two-time World Series of Poker champion.