A New Poker Room in Florida, Moneymaker’s Kentucky Club Opens Next Week

A New Poker Room in Florida, Moneymaker’s Kentucky Club Opens Next Week

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A new poker room in Florida, Chris Moneymaker opening the doors to his own poker room, and a $1.2 million bad beat jackpot in the Burgh are some of the short stacks CardsChat picked up during its last orbit of poker news.

An artist’s rendering of the bestbet poker room that will open in St. Augustine on Monday. (Image: bestbet)

Florida is getting a new poker room. 

The Jacksonville-based poker and parimutuel company bestbet is expanding its portfolio and opening a 40,673-square foot facility in St. Augustine on Monday at 10 a.m. The facility will feature a 49-table poker room. 

The company already operates two poker and gaming facilities in the city of Jacksonville that offer live poker, table games like Fortune Pai Gow and Three Card Poker, and mutuels where players can wagers on the ponies and the puppies while sitting at tiny desks while watching the action on giant TVs. 

The company, which is serious about growing poker in Florida, even streams the final tables of its bigger tourneys as part of its weekly poker live streaming shows.

They’ve been in business since 2004.

PokerStars putting information in the palm of your hand

PokerStars released a new app that gives users piles of information about its live events. 

The PokerStars Live app, available for free on Google Play and in the Apple store, allows users to see upcoming events, event schedules, venue information (including a map of the poker room), and registration information. 

It also provides results from all of PokerStars’ live tournaments. The next PokerStars series is the 10-day EPT London starting October 18. 

WSOP Champ opening his own poker room

Chris Moneymaker’s poker room is scheduled to open Thursday, September 1.

Moneymaker’s Social Club will be located in a strip mall in Paducah, a small city in northern Kentucky along the Illinois border. It will have eight tables. 

Moneymaker recently took to Twitter to ask his fans which logos they prefer. What do you think?

Which is better? probably last ones lol pic.twitter.com/6UZfhJGbk7

— Chris Moneymaker ⭕ (@CMONEYMAKER) August 21, 2022

Andrew Neeme returns from Asian adventure

The World Poker Tour crew was just in Cambodia and it took its newest ambassador, Andrew Neeme, with them. 

Neeme is a popular poker vlogger approaching 200K subscribers on YouTube. The WPT brought him on board in May.

On Wednesday, he posted a travel and poker vlog from the NagaWorld Casino in Phnom Peng, where he played poker against the locals and gave a tour of the opulent resort casino. 

The $1,100 WPT Cambodia Main Event attracted 1,050 entrants. David Erquiaga of the Philippines won the tourney for $137K on Monday.

Pittsburgh poker room’s bad beat jackpot worth more than $1.2 million

The bad beat jackpot at the Rivers Casino’s poker room in Pittsburgh is well into seven figures because it hasn’t been hit since April 2021. Sitting at $1,226,765.80 at the time of publication, the jackpot will keep growing until a player takes a brutal loss with a hand of quad 10s or better. 

A payout that gives the “loser” 40% of the prize should help to ease the pain, however. The winner of the hand will receive 30% and 30% will be split among the rest of the table.

The same payouts apply to the room’s mini-bad beat jackpot of $316,722.22, which requires a qualifying hand of quad nines or better.  

That’s a lot of pierogies. 

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Bob Pajich

Bob Pajich is a poker news reporter, creative writer, and poker player who never met suited connectors he didn’t like. If you liked what he is writing about, give him a follow on Twitter: @PondHockey2.

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