Friday, 16 December 2011

Quick Fire Friday Poker News Roundup

It’s Fridayyyyyy! Bet you are all looking forward to feeling a little disappointed on Monday morning, that for all your excitement when it started out, the weekend turned out to be a little dull.

Anyway, no need for your mundane life to get in the way of a perfectly good Melted Felt post, is there now… With so much exciting poker news around, I just can not wait to get started on another Quick-Fire Friday!

Bodog Rebrand

Bodog, the big betting brand, announced that their US operation would be called Bovril this week. Naming their poker site after a meat-based spread which can also be made into a hot drink has baffled many commentators, as well as judges – both the legal variety and those who rate TV talent show finalists.

Personally I can not wait for the 1000’s of ‘affiliates’ out there offering Bovril poker rakeback, nudge nudge, wink wink. Speculation is mounting here at Melted Felt HQ that this could the first shot in a war of with Jack Links…. The poker world not being big enough for 2 meat-based products after all.

Epic Poker League Pinch The Pennies

Anyone remember the Epic Poker League? Vaguely… good. Well in a shocking development this week they offered none other than the godfather of poker – Doyle Brunson – a lifetime pass to their tournaments. Come on guys, we all know Doyle is already 117 years old, why pinch the pennies this way when you could have offered it to someone with a higher chance of being around in 5 years time. Erm, come to think of it… will the Epic Poker league last that long?

Jamie Effing Gold

It does not matter what the hell is in the poker news, or the world news for that matter. Every day at least one person is searching for some variation of ‘Jamie Gold Broke’ and finding Melted Felt. Still boggles my mind as to why anyone cares all these years after writing some decidedly unfunny satirical post on him.

Anyway, I digress, Gold is back in the news. He is representing the Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas. After reviewing his poker achievements since winning the world series, I think its best if I write to them first… just to confirm that he is not actually representing the bingo department.

Pokerstars 10 Million, erm, Million

Nothing shatters a dream of walking away with the $2 million first prize like a bad beat after 9 hours of solid, insightful and skilled poker play…. So I’d best stop writing and go play a satellite.


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