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Poker 2010

The Poker Beat

by , Jan 24, 2010 | 11:18 pm

Tons os news stories to blow through … John Caldwell can now say definitively that it takes the work of three men to replace him. But the poker news keeps beating. On this week’s docket :

— everyone’s abuzz about Rush Poker. Full Tilt seems to have come up with a catch-on concept that makes no bones about feeding the addiction in a way that seemingly takes multitabling to a whole new dimension. But will Hevad Khan ever be able to play?

— the new WSOP hygeine rule. Yuck. But does it affect strategy?

— and the Heartland Poker Tour flies in to town to pit Vegas locals against “heartland” tourists, bringing more action to Red Rock than Station Casinos coulda anticipated. My personal poker dreams re-crushed.

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Borgata Likes Fresh-Smelling Patrons

by , Jul 30, 2008 | 3:57 pm

This story stinks.

Straight from the Associated Press, a customer was asked to leave the Borgata poker room in Atlantic City on Tuesday because he smelled bad. Evidently, it was my-god-in-heaven-this-is-unbelievable-get-him-outta-here bad after Michael Wax went on a 17-hour poker binge without long-lasting deodorant. (Buddy, I’ve got a hint for you. Check out the casino store. I bet they carry a deodorant or fragrance of some sort. For future reference, of course.)

Wax said he told casino officials: “There’s no question I stink. I’m not denying it. I do have an odor. I’ve been playing for 17 hours.”

He filed a complaint with the Casino Control Commission, and he told AP that he wants an apology from the Borgata.