Gordon Ramsay Enters Online Gaming and STARS Drop PCA Brand

One of the worlds most famous chefs has embarked on a new scheme that will see the chef wander into the gambling world, according to the Sun. Thats right, the head of Hells Kitchen is planning to create new computer games as well as a website that will allow the use of slot and lottery games, based on the controversial TV cooking show.

By: James Currie

Ramsay recently applied for a trademark with the UK Intellectual Property Office. He has apparently stated in his application to the Patent office that the trademark was for computer games that will include lottery, slot and casino games. The father of five has not revealed anything yet on his socials of his plans which leaves us in the dark for an official date.

Ramsay’s Restaurant Group currently have five businesses on the Las Vegas strip, with one located in front of Caesars Palace. The Michelin starred chef has also stated plans to open 100 new burger restaurants in the US this coming year.

If Gordon is to follow through on his gambling measures, he’ll be among Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley in a list of celebrities who had their own slot and casino games.

PokerStars drops PCA and EPT Prague

PCA

The end of an era for one of poker’s favourite destinations. PCA will not run in 2020 due to a drop in popularity for the event in the previous years. The colourful event has been around since the early 2000s, up until 2004, where it left its original cruise ship destination and has spent the remaining 15 years at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island.

Some good news is that Hendon Mob have added all PSPC and PCA results to date to their website.

What Happened?

Unfortunately for the prestigious event, the prize pools and player entries have been a little wobbly over the past few years. So bad that PokerStars halved the original buy-in to make it a $5k event, only making it worse. The terrible prize pool structure only averted players more from the event which made PokerStars return to the $10k buy-in. This did not help the event and numbers seemed to drop year upon year. 2019 seen a small rise in players but only because it was being carried by the PSPC event.

Eric Hollreiser, PokerStars Director of Marketing, said that affairs needed to be put in order as statistics for the event were a little troubling. It was also becoming apparent that players were starting to dislike their experience at the Atlantis resort and many were left unsatisfied.

Hollreiser feels it is time for the PCA to take a backseat and reflect upon what can be improved (or replaced) in regards to the future of the event. The Carribean Poker Adventure has produced some of the biggest prize payouts combined with some of the greatest experiences in poker over the past 15 years. It is most certainly an event which will be remembered by many, and we can only hope that it will come back sometime in the near future.

EPT Prague Set Not to Return

PokerStars latest releases of its 2020 schedule does not include an EPT Prague schedule meaning that the esteemed event will likely not take place this year. 2019’s winner Mikalai Pobal is the second player to claim two EPT titles and will also close off as the last EPT Prague title holder, unless PokerStars have any last minute plans for it to return.

This year, PokerStars have 3 event stops on the schedule which are Sochi, Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Luckily enough the event has not been finalised yet so there might be a small chance of seeing the renowned poker stop on its way back.

Why Prague?

Nobody is quite sure why the EPT Prague is not on the list, or whether it will ever be seen again. However there have been talks about new owners in town. Casino Atrium Prague was recently taken over by King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik, and his future ambitions currently focus in the direction of live cash games. There are further mentions that Tsoukernik has plans to refurbish Casino Atrium to align with the Europe's largest poker room in Rozvadov.

World Poker Tour $1,000,000 for ClubWPT Members

ClubWPT have released a $1,000,000 bonus for anyone that qualifies for a WPT Main Event Tour and manages to win that WPT Tour event they qualified for. The winner will receive this sum on top of the winnings for any WPT Main Tour Event scheduled.

The first event available for players to enter is the WPT Gardens Poker Championship that will be eligible to claim this additional prize money. 

Other events eligible to win this $1,000,000 bonus are the WPT L.A Poker Classic, WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and WPT Choctaw.

Never Heard Of ClubWPT?

ClubWPT is the representing poker online platform for the World Poker Tour. Players with subscriptions are entitled to World Poker Tour event replays, magazines and coupons for the event. Players can also play poker on the site for a share of $100,000 cash each month in addition to winning seats for World Poker Tour events. It is these events that need to be qualified for in order to have a chance at winning the $1,000,000 prize money.

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