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3 Barrels: Poker Players Donating; Mizrachi Bros All Over WSOP; Poker Central Joins PlayStation Vue

TAGs: WSOP, WSOP 2016

3-barrels of pure joy including several poker players showing their generous sides, the Mizrachi brothers are all over the World Series of Poker, and Poker Central available through PlayStation Vue.

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. One young lady took that opportunity to the max this week when she sent Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald a message asking for a loan of €3,500.

Rather than get pissed over the intrusion, Timex liked the direct approach made by the stalker and decided to ship her the cash.

It was a super sweet move because it came at a time when Timex has ‘lost a whack of money these last few months.’ Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates also sent Timex a tweet asking for €3,500, and the young Canadian duly obliged.

Perhaps, the man with the Twitter handle @Yves171975 was paying attention to Timex’s generosity, because several days later he asked Daniel Negreanu to ship him a million dollars. Despite Kid Poker finding it easier to win money today than ever before, I doubt he was as kind-hearted as the European Poker Tour (EPT) Season 12 Player of the Year (POY).

3 Barrels: Poker Players Donating; Mizrachi Bros All Over WSOP; Poker Central Joins PlayStation VueTimex wasn’t the only professional poker player feeling in a charitable mood this week. Over in Queensland, pro poker player Luke MacDonald put his hand in his pocket to pay $19,000 in overdue council rates on an abandoned property occupied by former actor and director, Iain Herridge.

Herridge had been living rent free when Adelaide Hills Council hit him with $39,000 in rates. The old star of the Battlers created a GoFundMe campaign entitled A Place to Call Home and it attracted the charitable poker player who paid off 50% of his debt.

The most successful player in World Series of Poker (WSOP) history has also been in a charitable mood this past week. 14-time bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth, seems to have lost his white magic at the wrong time after losing $240,000 in cash games.

Hellmuth lost the money playing in his local home game and shipped a chunk to Bill Perkins in a specially arranged $100k Cash Game in Daytona Beach.

The Mizrachi’s Are All Over the WSOP

49 days, 69 events, and a host of side events and cash games. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a busy place indeed. To keep things tickety-boo the WSOP need over 1,400 dealers.

Where do they all come from?

Look no further than the WSOP Dealer Academy, a dealer training school owned by the Mizrachi Brothers, and who will charge you $99 to learn to deal in your local home game or $265 for the full WSOP Dealer Program.

I think the program is magical.

Last year, I had a dealer doing his job when quite clearly asleep.

Now that’s what I call a mind blowing curriculum.

And that’s not the only influence that the Mizrachi Brothers will have on the WSOP. Bracelet hunting apart the Mizrachi brothers have teamed up with Delta Trading Group to help promote their product.

It’s not the first time that a financial trading outfit will have a booth in the corridors of the Rio and it won’t be the last. Many people have joined the world of poker from the world of trading. What is interesting is Delta Trading choosing the Mizrachi Brothers to promote rather than some of the more recent poker celebrities.

It seems, when it comes to Las Vegas poker, Team Mizrachi still sits on the throne.

Poker Central Available on PlayStation Vue

Poker Central continues to spread the poker gospel far and wide, this time, connecting with PlayStation Vue.

‘It’s a great opportunity for us to become accessible to more viewers nationwide,” said Poker Central, CEO, Clint Stinchcomb.

PlayStation Vue is Sony’s cloud-based TV service available only in the US with rates starting at $29.99 per month. You can access their services via PS3, PS4, iPhone, iPad, and Amazon Fire TV.

The service allows you to sign up for access to TV Box sets, movies, and sporting events without the need for the conventional cable or satellite subscription – a bit like Netflix, but a lot more expensive with fees rising to $69.99 per month.

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