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WSOPC 2014 To Set Up A New Record Of Participation And Prizes.

World Series of Poker is an international circuit of poker tournaments, open to any player over 21 years of age. The yearly circuit offers a total sum of prizes of $200m, so as you can see, it’s one of the most important poker events in the world, and one of the events that gathers more attention and media coverage.

This year 2104 it will be the 45th edition, and the organizers have just announced the calendar. So pay attention, maybe you should start checking for flight tickets. The WSOP main event, taking place in May 2014 will see a winner of over $10m plus the classic diamond ring.


One of the classic tournaments id the Annual Poker Extravaganza, organized since 1970. It takes place since the last 10 years at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and due to this jubilee, the winner will walk away with $10m prize, plus way more other prizes.

During the year circuit, a total of 65 winners will get one of the famous diamond rings. Last year it was 62, so the amount keeps increasing, and so does the circuit.

According to WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, the organization expects 2014 to beat all the records in participation and prizes, setting a new bar in Poker tournaments. Mr Stewart also declared that the event is not just about poker, but there are many side events, so even if Poker is not your main hobby, you can always find interesting activities to keep yourself entertained.

ESPN and ESPN2 will cover the main events, so even if you can not attend, but are interested in checking one of the events marked in red in the poker calendars, you will still have the chance to follow it through TV and internet.

The event has also a social side, and for the last years they have partnered with One Drop, a charity trying to make water accessible for all citizens in the world. All winners will have the chance to donate 1% of their prizes to this charity. During the last 2 editions, in 2012 and 2013, $12m were donated to this cause by the tournament winners.

Bulgaria To Open Borders To Online Poker

Bulgaria has been the last European country to legalize online gambling, and is starting to grant licenses to the first operators. As today, some of them already got the license, for instance PokerStars.

For the online gambling operators, Bulgaria is a very interesting market, since it is very passionate to gambling and specially poker. And one of the best poker players, Dimitar Danchev, is actually from Bulgaria. He won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure last year in 2013.

So far, the Bulgarian State Gambling Commission (SGC) has declared that this is just a testing period, and they want to check how the situation will evolve. The gambling industries have been pushing for quite some time in order to get licenses, and now that the first ones have been given, they want to start operating as soon as possible. However, it will take some time until Bulgarian society realize that the market has started to open. During some time, they will probably think they are playing illegally, until the situation is clarified.


Actually, most of the online gambling operators are still blacklisted, although the authorities have promised they will solve this situation soon.

Bulgarian government aims with this new legislation changes to end with all forms of clandestine and criminal gambling, which has been increasing in the past years considerably, to become a security issue for police and armed forces. Fighting against these mafias was a priority, and this will hit them badly, government expects.

So, if you are from Bulgaria, it’s just a matter of time that you will be able to play poker freely in your favorite online poker rooms. And if you are from some other country that still hasn’t open the market, we expect this gives you hopes and soon one day you will be able to play as well.