Florida man surprises mom with Scarlet Pearl poker winnings – The Sun Herald

A Florida man who won the Card Player Poker Tour at Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville on Aug. 13 doesn’t plan to celebrate at Disney World. Instead he tells the Pensacola News Journal he’ll use his winnings to pay his mom’s medical bills.

John Langevin, 30, of Pensacola, won the first-place trophy and $23,000, which was his share after he made a deal with two other players at the final table to split the prize.

His mother, Josephine Langevin, has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and large medical bills. He didn’t tell her he was entering the poker tournament in case he returned without any winnings.

Langevin deals poker professionally and studies international business at Pensacola State College. He quickly jumped from 92 chips to 320,000 in the first round of the two-day tournament and started the second day of play in the middle of the pack.

Two other players were tough opponents, he said, and rather than playing for several more hours they agreed to divide the winnings.

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Rockers to appear at Casino – Sunbury News

Styx, NOVEMBER 9, HARD ROCK ROCKSINO, NORTHFIELD PARK

New Studio Album – The Mission – Available Now!

Cleveland – The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Styx draws from over four decades of barn burning chart hits, joyous sing-alongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady” to the seething indictment of preening, primping pageantry for pageantry’s sake of “Miss America,” from an individual yearning for true connection as a “Man in the Wilderness” to a soul-deep quest to achieve what’s at the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball,” from the regal reach-for-the-stars bravado of “Come Sail Away” to the grainy all-in gallop of that rugged “Renegade” who had it made, the band draws on an unlimited cache of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound.

Styx hit its stride with guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw’s first LP with the band, 1976’s Crystal Ball, and then they become the first group to score four triple-platinum albums in a row:

The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979), and Paradise Theater (1981). Over the ensuing decade, Styx weathered the shifting winds of the public’s musical taste, reconvening for a highly successful 1996 Return to Paradise tour that was expertly documented on both CD and DVD in 1997. With

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Barcelona casino metro – Casino paris stomp – Troy Tropolitan

Zach Henson Staff Writer Troy residents will be able to view an 80 to 90 percent solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A solar eclipse is the moon passing in between the earth and the sun, explained Maurice Clark, assistant professor of astronomy. The path of totality, a narrow strip in which the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, will cover at least part of 14 states, the closest of which is Georgia. “There’s usually two total solar eclipses, […]

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Despite revenue blip, officials say gaming figures still steady – Rome Sentinel

Gaming revenue received by Oneida County in the second quarter is down nearly $75,000 from the same period a year ago.While the drop is slight, less than 2 percent, it is, nonetheless, the second straight quarterly decline. At the halfway mark of 2017, gaming revenue total is down $362,704, or about 4.7 percent. This year’s six-month total is $7,372,489.The six-month decrease coincides with the opening of non-Indian casinos in upstate that pose new competition to the Oneida Indian Nation’s casinos in Oneida and Madison counties for gamblers and their money. Under a settlement reached in 2013, the tribe shares 25 percent of its slot machine revenues with the state. Of that amount, one-quarter goes to Oneida County, which is home to the nation’s flagship Turning Stone Resort Casino in the town of Verona.As new gaming venues opened to the east in Schenectady and another to the the west between Syracuse and Rochester, plus a third in the Southern Tier, slot machine activity at the Oneidas’ casinos has decreased, according to the payments made to the state so far this year compared with 2016.Oneida County received $3,828,072 for April, May and June of this year, down $76,989 from $3,905,062 for the same three months last year.The county’s share for the first quarter of 2017 was $3,544,418, a drop from $3,830,131 for January, February and March of last year.The drop in the first three months of this year was about $285,714 compared with last year’s first quarter. Besides the new competitors, a more severe winter this year may have discouraged visits to casinos.But simultaneously, there’s a positive financial trend at the county. Sales tax collections so for this year are running ahead of 2016. They grew 4.1 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared with a year ago. Sales tax is

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Overlays Continue at Global Poker Despite Record Turnouts – PokerNews.com

Players continue to flock to Global Poker, and are doing so in record numbers, but that is not preventing the innovative online poker site from paying significant overlays in a significant number of its tournaments.

During last weekend’s Gold Coin Challenge tournaments, Global Poker gave away more than SC$4,000 in overlays despite the fact the action at Global Poker is reaching record numbers in terms of number of players grinding at the site.

One of the most popular tournaments found at Global Poker is the SC$10,000 Guaranteed tournament, which saw 181 players compete for a slice of the prize pool. This exciting event has almost doubled in size during the past couple of weeks. In fact, number of entrants across the weekend’s Gold Coin Challenge tournaments have increased by some 10 percent over the past two weeks.

If the number of players at Global Poker continues to grow at the projected rate, overlays may become a thing of the past. That said, Global Poker has gained a reputation for giving and being one of the most generous online poker sites in the world, it is likely the poker room will increase the guarantees to give more value to its players. Global Poker did this in the SC$7,500 Guaranteed when the guarantee was missed by a mere $300. Instead of keeping the guarantee the same, Global Poker increased the prize money to SC$10,000.

A New Game in Town

Being a modern poker room, Global Poker is active across forums and its own social media channels, particularly Facebook where they ask for feedback from their valued players. This feedback has resulted in Global Poker offering fixed-limit hold’em games with blinds ranging from SC$0.02/SC$0.04 to SC$0.25/SC$0.50.

Now that Global Poker spreads several poker variants with decent fields and large overlays, there is no

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