Articles by Wendeen Eolis

WSOP BRANDING MACHINE: CHANGING OF THE GUARD

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper July 1, 2014 Until moments after the 2009 WSOP final table proceedings in the fall, Jeffrey Pollack was the public face of the WSOP.  And then, suddenly, he announced his resignation and rushed off to take interviews that controlled the immediate spin on his departure.  He said he was ready […]
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WSOP BRANDING MACHINE: PLAYERS ARE THE STARS

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper June 9, 2014 Hours before the curtain rose on the 45th annual World Series of Poker, last minute wrangling amongst the collaborators was at a fever pitch. Behind the scenes, the organizers and the operator of the fabled tournament were still debating the planned theatrics to open the festivities. […]
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WSOP GRAND POOH BAH: TY STEWART

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper May 30, 2014 In the days leading up to the opening of the 2014 World Series of Poker, Ty Stewart, the Grand Pooh Bah of the World Series of Poker, was beaming.  A five day trip had taken the WSOP Executive Director from Las Vegas to Macau where he […]
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POKER PLAYER NEWSPAPER TAKES FORWARD STEP

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper May 19, 2014 Last week, Stanley Sludikoff, publisher of Poker Player Newspaper, addressed card room personnel in an open letter saying, “For the past 30 years PPN has faithfully served card rooms across the country with a print edition available every two weeks.” He continued, “Costs to provide this service […]
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BORGATA TOURNAMENT DECISION IGNITES DEBATE

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper April 22, 2014 During the past week, since  the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued its final order concerning the first event at the Borgata Winter Poker Open (“WPO”) last January, players have been arguing fiercely about the fairness  or unfairness of the rulings. Chatter has turned into […]
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DECISION: BORGATA COUNTERFEIT CHIPS

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper April 14, 2014 Minutes ago, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reported  at its website its  final order arising from its investigation of the Borgata counterfeit chip debacle in January of this year. Last Friday  PPN  provided an overview of the outcome of the order which was in place. […]
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BORGATA CHIP INVESTIGATION COMPLETE

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper April 11, 2014 After nearly 3 months of silence, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) is poised to announce its decisions regarding distribution of the remaining prize pool that has been left in limbo following the cancelation of Event #1 in the Borgata Winter Poker Open last January. […]
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POKERSTARS DOES LEGWORK IN NY LEGISLATIVE BILL

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper March 31, 2014 New York State has come to the party later than most, but this year it has its eye on gambling like never before. The necessary referendum to legalize commercial brick and mortar casino gaming passed more than a year ago; a Commission to oversee […]
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PLAYER LAWSUIT – BORGATA

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper February 25, 2014 It has been one full month since the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) ordered the Borgata Casino to cancel the opening event of its annual Winter Poker Open, but New Jersey regulators have yet to reach a conclusion to their investigation of bogus chips […]
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BORGATA: AFTERMATH OF COUNTERFEIT CHIP CAPER

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper February 13, 2014 The leading suspect in a scheme to rig a poker tournament, at the Borgata last month, has gotten into more hot water with the law, this week.  Christian Lusardi of Fayetteville, North Carolina was arrested January 24thin connection with the introduction of counterfeit chips in the opening event at […]
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