Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut’

Big Friendly Poker Media Guy Passes

by , Mar 5, 2008 | 2:41 pm

Barron Vangor Toth - Courtesy of

Barron Vangor Toth (right) with his Gutshot photog friend Jen B at the WSOP.

Barron Vangor Toth died last week, reportedly of cancer. He was an intelligent poster on 2+2 who would later go on to make his presence known around the WSOP writing for Gutshot … respected for his ability to capture the underlying excitement of limit hold’em and math in action. He was also the Connecticut state director for the Poker Players Alliance.

Prior to poker, Barron ran a shop selling comics and Magic the Gathering supplies … and from there became a game designer — most notably the co-creator of WWE Raw Deal (basically professional wrestling-meets-Magic) — which grew for seven years before being discontinued at the end of 2007. At the time of his death, he was site director for PlanetWWE.

Barron wrote a little about his health struggles here. He was 34.

Sincere regards.

The Roof Is On Fire… Again

by , Jan 29, 2008 | 7:21 pm

Earlier today in Mashantucket, Connecticut, a fire broke out on the roof of the Grand Cedar Hotel at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The entire 312-room hotel was evacuated, along with the attached casino, and no one was injured.

The Associated Press is reporting that the fire started in a mechanical equipment room near the roof.

This occurs less than a week from the Monte Carlo roof fire.

Conspiracy theory, anyone?

The Poker Room – Week In Review

by , Nov 18, 2007 | 8:35 pm

WinStar: November 25th $300+30 Event
THACKERVILLE, OK – WinStar Casino Poker Room is throwing a 200 player max. $300+30 No-Limit Hold’em tournament on Sunday, November 25th, starting at 1pm. This tournament will have 30 minute levels and players will start with 3000 in chips. Registration begins at 9am day of the tournament. Contact the WinStar Poker Room for more details at 800-622-6317.

Borgata: Illegal Sports Betting in the High Stakes Poker Room
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – 18 people were arrested this week for participating in an illegal sports gambling ring in the high stakes poker room at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. Of those arrested, 6 were casino employees and 4 have ties to the Philadelphia mob.

Foxwoods: World Poker Finals Winner
LEDYARD, CT – Mike Vela won the WPT World Poker Finals at Foxwoods Casino earning $1,704,986, and a $25,500 seat into the Season 6 WPT World Championship in April, 2008. Second place went to Season 4 WPT Foxwoods champion Nick Schulman for $864,652.

Mohegan Sun: Brings Poker Back
UNCASVILLE, CT – Mohegan Sun in has returned to the poker arena by installing 12 new automated PokerPro tables from PokerTek, a precursor to their Summer 2008 grand opening when Mohegan Sun will unveil its $740 million hotel/casino expansion which includes a new live poker room.

South Central Kansas: Destination Casino To Come
MGM Mirage and Foxwoods Development Company submitted an application this week on behalf of their Unity Gaming partnership to the Kansas Lottery Commission to develop and manage the Chisholm Creek Casino Resort.

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Member of one tribe steals from another

by , Nov 17, 2007 | 7:04 am

Poker player arrested for marking cards at Mohegan Sun casino. Hey buddy, if the trial doesn’t go well and you can’t get back in the game, there is always Absolute Poker.