Daily Archives: January 29, 2009

World Series of Poker Adds $40,000 Buy-In Game in Las Vegas

The 40th edition of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas at the Rio will begin play May 27 and include a one-time commemorative $40,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em tournament to mark the tournament’s 40th anniversary. 

The $10,000 buy-in World Championship No-Limit Hold’em Main Event will begin play on July 3 and reach its final table of nine players on July 15.  Then the players will wait four months before returning to the Rio on November 7 through 10 to play for the championship that will be televised on ESPN on a same-day taped delay. 

Officials from Harrah’s Entertainment, which has owned and operated the World Series of Poker since 2004, hope the 2009 tournament will exceed the record-breaking revenue of the 2008 event, which had 58,720 players from 124 countries participating and awarded a prize pool of more than $180.7 million and awarded 55 gold bracelets for individual championships.


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Hispanic TV Network Comes to Las Vegas

Valerie Miller, writer for the Las Vegas Business Press, reports that Miami-based Spanish Broadcasting System has signed a significant affiliation deal with the Las Vegas/Laughlin-based Cranston Acquisition to carry MEGA TV on KMCC-DT, Channel 32 and analog KBNX-TV, Channel 31. 

The channels are planned to show such programs as “Paparazzi TV,” “Maria Elvira Live,” “Este Noche Tu Night,” “Bayly,” and more.

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