Confessions of a Grinder
September 19th was an eventful day for poker. There was some great news for Online Poker enthusiasts in the USA. When I visited the WSOP in June, I saw some people signing up for the WSOP’s official online-poker site. I thought to myself; ‘This is probably too good to be true at this stage.’ However, disappointed, frustrated and faithless American poker players who were cheated by their very mentors had a glimmer of hope, when the “Big Daddy” of poker leagues, The WSOP, launched its online-poker site on Sept 19th. Site owners Caesars Entertainment and 888 Holdings were only the second entrepreneurs to launch an online-poker site for Nevada locals. The site saw some 120 players play on Thursday evening, and though the numbers are nothing compared to Pokerstars, I am sure they will rise in the coming months. I am particularly looking forward to the WSOP Online Championships in October with the winners of nine main tournaments playing the Online Nine alongside the famous and much anticipated November Nine, with Half-A-Million added to each prize pool. I am also sure that this is the second of many more poker sites to follow in the coming years.
September 19th was also eventful for me, and poker players in and around Ohio. The WSOP added another Circuit Event to its series at the Horseshoe Casino in Ohio’s own Sin City, Cincinnati. The event runs from the 19th till the 30th, and has exciting tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $365 to the $1675 Main Event. There are no massive guarantees like the SHRPO in Hollywood, Miami, which I recently covered. However, winning a WSOP Ring is always prestigious, and both the turnout for WSOP Circuit Events and the Prize Pool have always been solid.
Now here’s another question for you, and this one will not win you any Texas Poker Store Merchandise.. You won’t even have to look in any Poker Books for the answer, it’s that simple. Where do you think I am going to be till the 30th? Think about that while I go get me some green.
Shuffle Up and Deal!