2005 World Series of Poker
The game of poker has become more than just an online casino gambling game. Since
its popularity has become so huge, it is now considered a sport by many
people, and is even featured on networks such as ESPN. Because of this
popularity, many different organized games are popping up, including the
world series of poker.
Harrah's, one of the world's largest casino chains,
sponsored the 2005 world series of poker. The event begins with some circuit
championship games, where the stakes are not quite as high as the final
games, but they're high nonetheless. Eventually, the remaining players
attend games at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada,
where the game takes on a more serious tone. The 2005 world series of poker
took place from June 2 till July 15th.
In addition to the 2005 world series of poker, there will be a tournament
of champions. This is an invitation-only event set up by Harrah's to determine
the world's best poker player. Those invited will be a combination of the
top 20 point earners from the circuit games, and the final table of those
left at the world series of poker games. The 2005 world series of poker
champion was Joseph Hachem, who took home a whopping $7,500,000! Hachem
currently lives in Australia and has four children. He says he used to
be a chiropractor, but now he is a full time poker player. Obviously, his
dedication paid off when he won the final game.
And year upon year, the number of entrants are getting higher and the jackpots reaching the stratosphere. Many of the major online casino sites such as InterPoker.com offer extremely generous prizes for players to try their luck in the hope of winning a prized seat at the WSOP 2006 tournament. Players qualify by playing poker online in various satellite tournaments or other online casino games. For more information about the various gaming collections, visit UNLV.
The world series of poker
has become such a popular event, that even credit card companies are offering
a special card with the logo embossed on it. There is even a world series of poker store where you can buy poker chip set, card shufflers, game tabletops, and much more.
Since the tournament is such a success, it looks like there
will be a world series of poker for many years to come. Who knows what
will be in the cards, but everyone will be watching to find out.