Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am Turnierserien der World Series of Poker. Gold won the event despite earlier saying that he would prefer to finish second as he felt uncomfortable with the idea of being famous. The and Main Event final tables commenced in October because of the United States presidential election. CBS began covering the World Series in the late s.
Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am Juli um Howard Andrew , Doyle Brunson je 2. Doyle Brunson , Bobby Baldwin je 2. Gary Berland , Lakewood Louie je 2. Billy Baxter , David Sklansky je 2. Jack Keller , Dewey Tomko je 2. Nani Dollison , Scotty Nguyen je 2. Phil Ivey 3 , Layne Flack 2. Excluding 4th-place finisher Allen Cunningham , Gold had more casino tournament final table finishes than the rest of his final table opponents combined.
Gold eliminated 7 of his 8 opponents at the final table. Gold won the event despite earlier saying that he would prefer to finish second as he felt uncomfortable with the idea of being famous. He consistently told his opponents that he was weak or strong, telling the truth sometimes, and sometimes lying, with the net result of successfully deceiving his opponents most of the time. Gold's "table talk", though both an asset and a source of criticism for his tendency to tell opponents his actual hand during play, was contrary to WSOP rules.
However, Gold was never penalized for any rules infraction. Gold, who could not attend as he was suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. Gold pledged to use his winnings to make his stepfather more comfortable. Gold partnered with Crispin Leyser to help with this task in exchange for half of Gold's winnings, according to Leyser. Leyser sued Gold on August 22, which resulted in Chief U. District Court Judge Roger L. It was later entered into evidence for the lawsuit.
On February 6, , Leyser and Gold released a joint statement stating they had settled the matter outside of court. On January 25, , Bodog ended their business relationship with Gold, citing their decision to cease all offline marketing initiatives in the U. Following his success at the WSOP, Gold said he would split his time between business and poker pursuits. Since then, he has been quiet on the poker scene playing mainly at the WSOP.
Financial issues have plagued Gold in times since his main event victory and has resorted to playing smaller cash games at local casinos.
The WSOP was the first with the "sneak peek" later called the pocket cam, or hole cam. They included coverage of the entire tournament, with a "Featured Table". At this table, the viewers could see the player's hole cards and subsequent strategy. The action was also broadcast as if live, though on tape-delay.
Also, their coverage of the main event now typically includes at least one hour program on each day. ESPN's coverage now includes many of the trappings of sports coverage, such as lighter segments called "The Nuts" and interviews. Coverage would increase in and to include preliminary events from the WSOP, in addition to the "Main Event".
ESPN has expanded poker to all-new levels, especially with their coverage of the WSOP, including providing the entire final table of the Main Event via pay-per-view airing. In , ESPN experimented with the idea of a delayed final table. This idea presented greater sponsorship opportunities and notoriety, culminating in a recap of the Main Event and the conclusion of the Main Event final table.
The WSOP also decided there would be no rebuy events in The decision was reached because of complaints that rebuy events provided an unfair advantage to professionals with no limitation on how much money they can spend for an event.
There were 57 bracelet events that year. The WSOP had the same number of bracelet events as in , again with no rebuy events. With 58 bracelet events and no rebuy events, the WSOP featured unprecedented "nearly live" coverage, with broadcasts being delayed by much smaller amounts of time while still satisfying Nevada Gaming Commission regulators.
The ESPN family of networks aired 36 hours of Main Event coverage leading up to the November Nine on a minute delay, showing the hole cards of all players who voluntarily entered the pot once the hand ended. The Main Event final table was broadcast on a minute delay with the same policy regarding hole cards. Ratings for the Final Table have remained consistent with poker's boom despite Black Friday. Licensees include Glu Mobile , Activision video games for different platforms such as Nintendo 's GameCube , Microsoft 's Xbox , Sony 's PlayStation 2 , and PC, featuring computer-generated versions of stars like Chris Ferguson , and products made by different companies ranging from chip sets, playing cards, hand-held games, and clothing like caps and shirts.
The official playing cards and chips are manufactured by Excalibur Electronics , Inc. The fees and licenses bring in more than a million dollars to Harrah's. In , a video game based on the tournament series, titled World Series of Poker , was released for several consoles and PC.
A sequel called World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions came out in In , World Series of Poker Battle for the Bracelets was released.
WSOP video poker machines now appear at some Harrah's casinos; the machines are standard video poker machines, but have a bonus feature which allows a player to play a modified game of Texas Hold 'em against the machine. Beginning in , Harrah's announced the creation of the World Series of Poker Academy, a poker school aimed at providing poker players with the skills needed to win a WSOP bracelet.
In September , Harrah's signed an agreement with Dragonfish, the B2B arm of Holdings , to provide its online gaming services. The offering went live in the UK later that year, allowing UK users to play for real money.
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