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8th Annual World Championship of Fantasy Football

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Fantasy football fanatics from far and near will descend upon Las Vegas this weekend for the Main Event of the 8th Annual World Championship of Fantasy Football, a premier fantasy football contest with over $2,000,000 in prizes to be awarded.

The contest begins on Friday, September 11, 2009, and ends on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, spanning the first 16 weeks of the NFL season. Up to 100 leagues will hold their Draft on Friday, September 11, 2009 and Saturday, September 12, 2009.

Some leagues will draft in Las Vegas, NV. Others will draft in Atlantic City, NJ, Orlando, FL or Dallas, TX. Each league will be composed of 12 teams, and each draft will last for 20 rounds, with each team selecting a player in each round in a serpentine fashion.

The Crew from VegasFantasyFootballPicks.com, one of the Internets most visited fantasy football sites, will be Twittering LIVE for the duration of the draft in Las Vegas on September 12th. Be sure to check out their tweets on this day at their Twitter site @vegasfootball

World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) is a fantasy football contest of skill that offers guaranteed cash awards to participants.

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Mayweather-Marquez Fight To Air Live On Big Screen

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Mayweather-Marquez September 19th Fight Hits The Big Screen Nationwide!

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s eagerly anticipated showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez on Sept. 19 will be showcased live in about 170 theaters nationwide, promoters announced Monday. The fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will also air on HBO pay-per-view.

Richard Shaefer of Golden Boy Promotions said he’d been considering theater feeds for several years, ever since a trip to the movies with his kids. Unaware that live boxing has a long history on the big screen, Shaefer’s children asked him whether it was possible today.

“I always try to see ways we can expand the message in the sport of boxing and increase the distribution,” Shaefer said during a conference call.

“Actually,” he added, “my kids said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great?’”

Mayweather (39-0, 25 KOs), considered one of the sport’s pound-for-pound kings, will be fighting for the first time since ending a brief retirement. The flamboyant six-time world champion will be taking on a five-time champion in Marquez (50-4-1, 37 KOs), headlining a stacked card that includes two other title fights.

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KISS Cirque du Soleil Show Coming To Las Vegas

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

KISS announces plans to bring a big-budget, Cirque du Soleil-style stage show to Las Vegas

Veteran rockers Kiss have announced plans to bring a big-budget, Cirque du Soleil-style stage show to Las Vegas with at least a $40 million to $50 million budget, according to those behind the planned production.

The show, which will purportedly be titled “Kiss: Carnival of Souls,” is being devised by Kiss’ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with L.A. comic book publisher Radical Publishing and its Singapore-based sister company Storm Lion also involved in putting it together.

Details still are emerging about the show, but according to Barry Levine, co-founder of Radical, it will be an all-encompassing affair.

“It involves every aspect of music, movement, lighting, stage design and special effects,” Levine says via e-mail from Singapore. “Since Kiss is the epitome of theatrical rock, we need to make sure it represents the Kiss brand. The Kiss brand has endured and sustained itself like no other group for the past 35 years.”

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2009 WSOP Main Event November Nine Final Table Set

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Final Table of World Series of Poker Main Event is Set

The World Series of Poker has thrust nine millionaire winners into the spotlight as they wait 116 days to get back to the table for the rest of the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event.

The nine players below are set to return to the Rio November 7-10 to play for the first-place prize of $8,546,435, along with the title of world champion. Each of the final nine players is guaranteed at least $1,263,602 in prize money. Here are the November Nine for 2009 (with seat assignments and chip counts):

Seat 1: Darvin Moon — 58,930,000
Seat 2: James Akenhead — 6,800,000
Seat 3: Phil Ivey — 9,765,000
Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel — 12,390,000
Seat 5: Steven Begleiter — 29,885,000
Seat 6: Eric Buchman — 34,800,000
Seat 7: Joseph Cada — 13,215,000
Seat 8: Antoine Saout — 9,500,000
Seat 9: Jeff Shulman — 19,580,000

“So I guess I’m going to actually start watching some poker on TV,” said Phil Ivey, a 33-year-old poker legend who regularly plays the biggest cash games in Las Vegas and is one of the best players in the world.

The seven-time tournament winner at the series is guaranteed his best finish yet at the $10,000 buy-in main event after placing 10th in 2003, 20th in 2005 and 23rd in 2002. His wins here have come playing games other than no-limit Texas Hold ‘em, including two gold bracelet wins this year with a chance for a third in 57 events.

“So far I’ve just made the final table, so it’s a pretty big accomplishment,” said Ivey, who has won $3.46 million at the series, not including this year’s main event. “Winning it would be top of the line.”

Ivey will start in November with 5 percent of the chips in play — 9.75 million — and a goal of winning them all to take the title.

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