Weekly Highlights: Rounders 2, EPT Prague and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 17, 2013 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Poker News BoyBelow you’ll find all the big news of the week in less than 400 words; with links for further reading of course.

Rounders 2

The big news on Monday was the potential (real potential) for a sequel to Rounders to be in the pipeline. The news first came to light on indiewire.com which quoted Harvey Weinstein as saying:

“I’ve discussed making ‘Rounders 2’ with Matt Damon and I would say that’s going to be instantaneous,” the mogul declared. “The guys [writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman] have a great idea, a way to make it more international where you start the card game in Paris, that’s all I want to say. There might be a certain beautiful Parisian actress involved in it, and then we’re off to the racetrack and Vegas with Matty and Edward Norton, and a new supervillain to replace John Malkovich.”

Golden Nugget joins the New Jersey lineup

Another big story this past week was the Golden Nugget finally receiving full approval from the New Jersey DGE to offer online gambling in the state.

EPT Prague attracts over 1,000 entrants

With over 1,000 entries the €5,000 buy-in EPT Prague Main Event set the record for the largest poker prize-pool In Czech Republic history. The tournament is approaching the final table, and we’ll be sure to fill you in on who the winner of this historic tournament will be.

Dan Smith wins WPT Five Diamonds

Poker pro Dan Smith picked up his first WPT victory this past week, winning the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamonds World Poker Classic. Alex Weldon put together a great summary of Smith’s victory, which you can read here.

EPT Laptop Scandal Update

There is an update to the Jens Kyllonen, EPT Barcelona laptop hacking scandal, and our sister site PokerForums.org has all the details.

 



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