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Bill Perkins' 1-Year Weight Loss Prop Bet - Jamie and Matt Staples still 30+ Pounds away from winning $150,000
Hedge fund manager and poker player Bill Perkins is well-known in the poker community as a lover of extreme prop bets, and one of his lucrative schemes this time (which could be one of his best wagers yet) is the one he made with brothers Jaime and Matthew Staples on March 26, 2017 at 5pm. These three people, along with Jeff Gross and a few other friends, hatched the interesting and (probably life-changing for Jaime and Matt) bet just so they could spice up their already baller-like Twitch-str[...]

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Wynn Macau chip thief nabbed, $6m chips whereabouts unknown

wynn-macau-chip-thief-arrestMacau police have arrested the prime suspect of this week’s brazen theft of $6.1m in gaming chips from the Wynn Macau casino.

On Friday, Macau’s Judiciary Police (PJ) announced the arrest of the suspected chip thief, a 49-year-old Wynn Macau VIP gambling club croupier surnamed Lei, and Lei’s 70-year-old uncle Ho, a Wynn Macau security guard who police have fingered as Lei’s accomplice.

The two men were arrested on Thursday evening at a park in Taipa and were delivered to the Prosecution Office the following day. Police said only HKD20k of the HKD47.9m worth of stolen chips has been recovered to date, and the suspects have so far kept mum about the whereabouts of the remaining chips.

PJ officials told local reporters that Lei walked out of Wynn Macau at 7am on Tuesday after finishing his shift at a VIP gambling club. Lei reportedly warned the only other colleague on duty at that hour to “stay quiet” before stuffing the chips into a bag, after which Lei casually strolled out the door and made good his escape on a motorcycle.

Lei, who began his Macau casino career in 2009 as a security guard before becoming a croupier in 2011, has reportedly admitted his guilt. Lei told police that he had ‘gambling issues’ and that he’d taken out loans to cover his gambling losses. Ho has denied any personal involvement in the theft.

Without naming Wynn Macau, Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has asked the affected casino operator to conduct a report into the theft. DICJ officials have also met with Macau’s five other casino concessionaires to ensure their staff surveillance procedures are up to snuff.

Word of the brazen theft first circulated on social media platforms, and Thursday saw three casino staff charged with breaching judicial confidentiality for sharing a police document identifying Lei.

On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, Las Vegas casinos have been hit with a rash of robberies in the past couple weeks. On January 10, a gun-wielding man demanded money from New York-New York’s casino cage. Three days later, Ellis Island was subjected to a similar gun-backed cash demand. On Monday, the SLS casino saw a man jump a counter, grab cash and flee.

The Associated Press said Vegas police don’t believe the incidents are connected but are nonetheless concerned with the crimes’ frequency. In November, a masked gunman robbed a cashier at the Bellagio’s poker room.

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Stefan Schillhabel Tops 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open $50,000 Super High Roller

Stefan Schillhabel, a proud representative of Germany’s finest poker talent, last night bested some of the world’s most seasoned poker pros to collect a six-figure payout of $493,000 and a shiny trophy. To be more specific, Schillhabel emerged the victor from the $50,000 Super High Roller, which took place as part of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open festival over the past two days.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is currently playing host to the exciting festival and a gathering place for some of the world’s best poker players, many of whom came straight from the recently completed PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas.

The Super High Roller event was the highest buy-in tournament on the festival’s schedule. The event originally featured a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million, which was surpassed to reach $1,232,500. As many as 25 entries joined the event’s field over the two days of action, and in Schillhabel’s own words, only two of them were recreational players.

During the first day of play, the original field of 25 contenders for the first-place prize and the trophy was reduced to just five players. Here it is important to note that the $50,000 Super High Roller paid the top five places.

Ben Tollerene, who was running pretty well over the course of Day 1, eventually became the unfortunate bubble boy. His elimination in sixth place marked the end of the first day of action.

Day 2 Play

The five survivors resumed play at the host venue on Thursday to play down to a winner. Justin Bonomo entered Day 2 action as the chip leader. The player came fresh from a second-place finish in this year’s PCA $100,000 Super High Roller, from which he scooped a payout of $1,077,800. Bonomo and Schillhabel were joined by prominent poker pros Adrian Mateos, David Peters, and Nick Petrangelo to battle it out for the Lucky Hearts Poker Open $50,000 Super High Roller trophy.

While the five remaining contenders were deep in stacks at the beginning of the day, it took only three hands before the first of them was eliminated. That unfortunate one was David Peters. The player received $98,600 for his fifth-place finish.

Nick Petrangelo was the next to go. Leaving in fourth place, he collected $135,575 from the payout desk. Despite his good start of the day, Bonomo eventually made it to a third-place finish in the tournament. His share of the prize pool totaled $197,200.

The heads-up match between Mateos and Schillhabel began with the young Spaniard holding the greater portion of all chips in play. However, the chip lead switched hands on several occasions throughout the two-hour duel, until the German poker pro took hold of it at one point and never looked back.

On what turned out to be the final hand in play, the two opponents checked pre-flop to see the [8d][7s][3d] arrive. Mateos then checked and Schillhabel bet 60,000. Mateos check-raised to 200,000 and his German opponent called.

The [10h] appeared on the turn and Mateos shoved for his last 565,000. Schillhabel called immediately and tabled [Qs][8h] against his opponent’s [3h][7c]. The [6d] arrived on the river and the rest is history. Mateos’ runner-up finish secured him with a total of $308,125 in prize money. As for the champion, he collected a nice payout of $493,000 and the guitar pick-shaped trophy.

Schillhabel is one of Germany’s most profitable players with live tournament earnings of over $8.1 million. The player won his best live cash last summer when he finished third in the Aria Super High Roller Bowl $300,000 No-Limit Hold’em. He received $2.4 million for his deep run in the prestigious event.

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All aboard the new era for poker! CoinPoker�s ICO Launches on Friday
Two Thirds of CHP already reserved with 30,000 + unique users and 4,000+ unique daily players already using site are launching their eagerly awaited ICO this Friday with only one third of its allocation left for sale - two thirds of CHP (chips) tokens already reserved for sale via the priority whitelist! CoinPoker is a cryptocurrency based online poker room using blockchain technology to provide a transparent, secure, and accessible platform and is going to offer their in-game cry[...]

The Londoner Macao

The president of Macau casino operator Sands China Ltd says that the redevelopment of the firm’s Sands Cotai Central casino resort to transform it into a themed property called The Londoner Macao will begin at the end of this year.