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Daily 3-Bet: Caesars Sale, $5,000 Sugar Packs, New Shooting Stars
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Caesars Interactive’s potential sale, the weirdest Phil Hellmuth home game ever and the call for new Shooting Stars.
1) Caesars Looks to Offload Online Unit
The WSOP may be over but parent company Caesars is still in the spotlight.
Bloomberg is reporting that a Chinese consortium, which includes billionaire Shi Yuzhu’s Giant Interactive Group, is in talks to purchase Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s online game division.
The discussions for Caesars Interactive Entertainment are reportedly in the $4 billion range, which would be a significant boost to the parent company. Caesars is still in the midst of filing bankruptcy for its biggest operating unit.
While the World Series of Poker technically resides under the CIA umbrella, the sale would not include the venerable poker series.
CIA is one of the biggest players in the social gaming market with ultra-popular Slotomania and Bingo Blitz on Facebook.
2) Phil Hellmuth’s Wild Drunken Tahoe Game
All name-dropping aside, Phil Hellmuth’s private poker games do sound pretty darn interesting.
Well this week Hellmuth and the Silicon Valley group put their show on the road and headed up to Tahoe for some R&R.
It apparently didn’t take long for a poker game to break out:
Drunk 1 AM poker in Tahoe! Chips: Each sugar packet $100, brown ones $1K, white $5k, i... https://t.co/j512KKnyFG— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) July 23, 2016
So is that the biggest poker game ever played with sugar packets as chips? Seems likely.
3) Savage Asks fro New Shooting Stars
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars has always been one of the most unique and fun stops on the poker circuit.
The San Jose-based tournament ditches the traditional freezeout format and cranks up the action with some lucrative celebrity bounties.
In years past pretty much every big name poker pro has served as a bounty in the event including Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and more.
We may be in for some changes this year, however.
Tournament director Matt Savage recently went to Facebook and asked for some non-traditional suggestions for Shooting Star bounties.
Personally we’d love to see Aaron Paul out there, although that’s likely a bit of a long shot. Another fun addition would be fast-talking Brit William Kassouf who put on quite a show in the Main Event.
You can Tweet at Savage to give him some of your thoughts.