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“Vegas is BACK” — Poker Media Titans MARVEL at Sudden Sin City Turnaround

Business and traffic in Las Vegas was booming this weekend according to several poker media titans who posted on Twitter ahead of UFC Vegas 24 – Whittaker v Gastelum.

PokerGO Senior Media Manager Remko Rinkema observed Saturday evening that Sin City was “as busy as I’ve ever seen it” — an extremely positive sign for locals, convention goers, and fun-seekers who have patiently weathered a year of land-based shutdowns and social gathering restrictions.

Vegas is BACK,” proclaimed longtime poker industry insider Donnie Peters.

It’s rockin,” reported Poker Life Podcast creator and Pot Limit Omaha player Joey Ingram.

Hellmuth and Negreanu Prepare for Next Round of High Stakes Duel II

The poker world is less than three weeks away from witnessing Round #2 of the High Stakes Duel II between Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.

Poker prop bettors who have been defeated by the Poker Brat’s patented White Magic up to this point may find solace and strategy in a recent segment on the No Gamble, No Future podcast with Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks.

The 15-time WSOP bracelet winner revealed perhaps his biggest weaknesses at the tables: reading his own press, getting pursued by A-list celebrities, and having a huge ego. {21:09-23:10}

“I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I remember this story Brent, where Michael Jordan ran to catch up with me. I mean I just wanted to leave him alone. He runs to catch up with me and I’m like, ‘F—, MJ running to catch up with me?’ And the next day I got an email saying Obama was asking how I was doing at the World Series of Poker. He was still president. And I walked around, and all I wanted to do was tell everybody about MJ and Obama. I walked around like an asshole for two weeks. Zero focus on poker. Didn’t even cash in a tournament! And so yeah, my ego can f— me up, man.” -Phil Hellmuth

Watch High Stakes Duel II Exclusively on PokerGO

With Vegas returning to form, the action could be record-breaking when Round #2 of the High Stakes Duel II begins on Wednesday, May 5th. Poker fans around the world can watch the $200,000 live poker contest in its entirety by signing up for a $15/month premium subscription on PokerGO.

Live WSOP 2021 Dates Announced (Apr 2, 2021)
Rio Las Vegas Will Resume Operations on Monday, April 19th (Mar 31, 2021)
Three-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Doug Polk Is Leaving Las Vegas (Mar 26, 2021)

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