As we wrote in our last blog, the 2012 WSOP has begun and is now underway. Chiab “Chip” Saechao won the “Casino Employees Event” at the first World Series of Poker tournament of the year. Chip was awarded the first 2012 WSOP GOLD BRACELET and took home a nice cash payout of $70,859.
Everywhere we go now, we run into people talking about poker, and more than ever about the WSOP and the huge payouts made through out the series. There are hotels, clubs, bars and casinos offering to show the series direct on their big screen TVs when they’re broadcasted by ESPN.
There are signs posted in countless websites, including all of ours, offering everything from tips on making it to this year’s final nine to a ton of predictions running from who will be the biggest disappointment to who is the dark horse of the year.
We have walked into local bars offering special poker drinks and poker appetizers; there are poker signs everywhere. Funny ones that say “Liquor in the front, Poker in the rear”, or “Trust Everyone But Always Cut The Cards”. So, it IS true: poker is everywhere and the 2012 WSOP IS on. And it’s also true: the Texas Poker Store IS offering a 10% discount on all poker signs.