Daily 3-Bet: Taj Poker Returns, Time Scientist Laak, Fatima Sings

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In today’s Daily 3-bet we’ll take a look at the Taj Mahal poker room re-opening, Phil Laak going on a time adventure and Fatima Moreira de Melo singing her heart out.

1) Poker Returns to Taj Mahal

“The Taj Mahal: where the sand turns to gold.”

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Mike McD incoming?

So says Worm in seminal poker flick Rounders in reference to the famed Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City.

The casino was a pivotal location in the film and protagonist Mike McDermott even faced off against Johnny Chan in the Taj poker room.

Sadly the Taj poker room closed last year. At the time the closure seemed permanent and the last hours of the room were even documented by Bluff Magazine in extensive fashion.

Well all bets are off as the casino announced this week that the Taj poker room is re-opening on May 13.

The casino is even giving away 50 TVs and a variety of Taj t-shirts and hats to celebrate the resurrection.

Get ready to check-raise some tourists!

2) Time Scientist Phil Laak Reporting In

Just what the heck is going on with Phil Laak lately?

The unconventional poker pro has taken to calling himself a “Time Scientist” on Twitter and has been busy looking for stress fractures in the time fabric.

Or he’s just really into surfing.

You decide:

3) Fatima Moreira de Melo’s Epic Pipes

Is there anything Fatima Moreira de Melo can’t do?

She has an Olympic gold metal, won a European Survivor-style reality show and has over $400k in lifetime live tournaments earnings.

Heck she even played PokerListings’ own Battle of Malta last year.

Well you can add singer to her rather lengthy list of titles.

She appeared on the new Dutch TV show It Takes Two! earlier this year. Every celeb that appears on the show gets the benefit of a vocal coach but then must compete against other celebs in a singing competition.

Moreira de Melo didn’t win but proved — beyond a doubt — that she can sing. You can finally check out one of her songs below:

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