Epic Poker Tour
The very first Epic Poker League Main Event is in the books. The tourney took placed between August 9th and August 12th, and it was held in Palms Casino Resort in Vegas. It featured 137 entries at $20,000 a pop with $400k added to the prize pool by the Epic Poker League. When everything was said and done, first place was an incredible $1 million. You could do a lot of online casino gambling with that money!
The final table was, of course, full of incredible poker minds, with over $45 million in total tournament earnings and 16 bracelets at the table. Both Jason Mercier (a PokerStars download pro) and Erik Seidel were at this final table, two of live poker’s hottest pros in this day and age. Mercier has gone deep in countless huge events the last few years. However, Seidel’s run in 2011 has been unprecedented.…Read More
The first ever Epic Poker League Main Event took place at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, one of the most popular casinos for USA players. Before the Main Event was a $1,500 Pro/Amateur tourney that saw 190 people enter. Those that finished in the top 9 were permitted to play in the Main Event.
128 of the pros that were invited to the event were willing to pay the $20k entry fee, which created a total of 137 people. $400,000 was added to the prize pool, which meant that a total of $3,085,200 was up for grabs.
It goes without saying that the field consisted of a huge number of world-class pros since that is the goal of the Epic Poker League in the first place. There were the online poker best and also many live specialists. The fact that the event was six-max ratcheted up…Read More
After some controversy at the World Series concerning the use of sponsorship logos, the newly minted Epic Poker League has wasted no time laying down their rules. Like the WSOP, Epic events will be the subject of wide poker video coverage, including nationwide programming on two networks. Players stand to make a lot of money from patches that endorse a wide variety of businesses.
None of these, however, will be us poker sites. Federated Sports + Gaming – who operate the league – have ruled that competitors may only wear patches with .net addresses that are not connected to websites that currently take bets from U.S. customers. This is a step up from the usual rules banning only real money poker sites from advertising.
The relatively short regulations spend more time on .net logos than any other topic. In addition to the above, they specify that any such…Read More
Despite the problems and indictments with US poker sites, Americans are still very interested in poker. This is clearly shown in the excitement people have over the Epic Poker League, which was recently created by Jeffrey Pollack (former WSOP commissioner) and Annie Duke.
Epic Poker League was made to give well known pro poker players the chance to compete with others of their caliber. They’ve created a Global Poker Index, measuring up the top tournament players in the world. 200 players have qualified via the Global Poker Index. And now Epic Poker League has locked up a platform to feature said tournaments and players.
The League now has a television deal in place with the CBS Television Network as well as Velocity, which is a new network created by Discovery. 7 hours will be shown on CBS and 13 hours will be shown on Velocity for a total of…Read More