The buzz inside the walls of the Rio extends beyond just the tournaments on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule. Online poker in Nevada is a very, very hot topic right now, and WSOP.com is making a lot of noise.
While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly WSOP.com ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal WSOP.com online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.
What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for WSOP.com at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!
Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a WSOP.com account will automatically be entered into the “36-Seat Giveaway” where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day’s first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind WSOP.com promotion.
In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a “Hot Seat” promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.
With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.
Steve Sung raised to 50,000 on the button, Kevin Eyster moved all in for 354,000 in the big blind, and Sung went into the tank. After three minutes or so, Sung lifted up the chip that was protecting his cards, and it looked like he was going to muck, but he placed the chip back on his cards and made the call.
The dealer fanned , giving Sung a pair of fives. Eyster held backdoor flush and straight draws, and his straight draw remained alive when the turned. Eyster could survive with a four on the river for a straight or a three for a set, but the was no help.
Eyster was eliminated in ninth place, earning $95,884, while Sung has 2.4 million chips.
Dani Stern raised to 45,000 in the cutoff, Shannon Shorr three-bet to 115,000 on the button, and Stern called. The flop fell , Stern check-called a bet of 91,000, and the turn brought the . Both players checked.
The river was the , Stern led out for 200,000, and Shorr folded.