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Fertitta and Wynn Joining United states Gaming Association for 2014

Fertitta and Wynn Joining United states Gaming Association for 2014

Station Casinos Chairman Frank Fertitta III is going to be joining the American Gaming Association Board of Directors this along with Steve Wynn (Image: renoetahoe.com year)

Just Take your seats and get ready for some head-whipping interplay between power players: the American Gaming Association (AGA) the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying that is primary for the major casino conglomerates in America has some new constituents. It will make for an interesting 12 months ahead as these casinos’ executives determine the program for gambling in the United States, and in particular, online gambling.

Wynn Comes Back

Joining this powerhouse organization a group tasked largely with persuading federal legislators to take action where it’s required regarding gaming will be Wynn Resorts Ltd., Station Casinos, and upscale Kentucky Derby racetrack and casino operator Churchill Downs Inc. Each of these companies will likely then have a member that is official their interests regarding the AGA’s board of directors.

Coming back to the organization that he initially founded right back in 1995 will be casino magnate Steve Wynn, chairman of his eponymous company, and obviously one of the gaming industries more invigorated proponents. After he sold his Mirage Resorts to what was then called MGM Grand Corp. back in 1999, Wynn had walked far from the corporation. His views on online gaming have already been somewhat circumspect

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Daniel Colman Shuns Spotlight After WSOP One Drop $15M Win

Daniel Colman Shuns Spotlight After WSOP One Drop $15M Win

Daniel Colman won the 2014 Big One for One Drop, earning $15.3 million, but has reservations about the game generally speaking. (Image: WSOP)

Probably the most poker that is important of the year, traditionally, has constantly been the planet variety of Poker Main Event. But in recent years, a brand new tournament has had its place once the most lucrative event with the prize pool that is biggest. It’s the $1 million buy-in Big One for starters Drop, the charity tournament that attracts top pros and some of the amateur players that are richest around. The first One Drop tournament was held in 2012, and the follow-up this year once again generated the purse that is biggest for the poker 12 months.

42 players proved for the 2014 Big One for One Drop, and 23-year-old poker pro Daniel Colman walked away with a life-changing prize of just over $15.3 million together with his first WSOP bracelet. The massive win immediately vaulted Colman to sixth all-time in the Hendon Mob competition poker earnings list, with more than $18.2 million in career winnings.

While the first One Drop tournament was approximately evenly split between high-rolling professionals and ultra-rich amateurs, this season’s version was more heavily tilted in favor of career poker players. There were about 30 professionals among the 42 entrants, and ultimately, the battle for the top spot arrived down to two full-time poker players.

Colman Beats Lege

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