SoCal Poker News: Pechanga, San Manuel, Barona

More than 250 players in Pechanga’s poker room had a great start to the New Year, as Southern California’s first Mega Share Bad Beat...

Casino 580 strives for Las Vegas feel

Recently opened in Livermore, the Casino 580 is not your run-of-the mill small cardroom. The latest addition to the Park West Casino family has...

Freddy Deeb Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event

Traditionally, it takes three long, grueling days to win a World Series of Poker Circuit event. That is, unless you are Freddy Deeb. Deeb bought into the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event on Day 2, starting with a stack of 20 big blinds, and...

World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Casino Day 2: Crawford Leads; Deeb Still Alive

Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit at the Bicycle Casino wrapped up on Wednesday night with 17 players remaining. Leading the way is Brandon Crawford, who bagged 2.225 million in chips. He is followed by Cy Williams with 1.43 million. Still...

World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Casino Day 1: Brandon Crawford Leads

The first World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at the Bicycle Casino kicked off Tuesday and after over 13 hours of action, Brandon Crawford sits atop the tournament leaderboard with 115,000 in chips. The $1,600 Main Event attracted 537 entrants...

Pechanga reaches out to players, makes changes

By Christopher Cosenza As a poker player you always like to find out the manager of your favorite poker room listens to his or her...

Hollywood Park celebrates grand opening of poker room

The “Best Place to Play in LA” just got better as Hollywood Park Casino unveiled its revamped poker room on Nov. 11. Walking to the...

Central Coast Casino: new location, new owner, better poker

As the new Central California ambassador for Ante Up, I’ll be covering poker rooms and players on the Central Coast and in the Central...

Erwin doing it right for Thunder Valley poker

From buy-in to structure, Thunder Valley’s director of poker Ben Erwin achieved for his Harvest Hold’em Series what all tournament directors strive for when...
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Hustler Casino keeps its poker tournaments original

This month I had the pleasure of chatting with Craig Kaufman, the tournament director at Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif. Though he’s relatively new...

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