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Daily 3-Bet: Whale Heaven, $12k to $550k Spin-Up, BOM Central
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at a potential destination for poker pros, some extraordinary events at Bobby’s Room and some Battle of Malta love.
1) MGM Harbor Powers Up
The brand-new $1.4b MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, could be a whale-magnet, according to pro Chad Power.
Power was featured in an article for the The Washington Post that profiled both the player and the new casino.
The Baltimore native is bullish on poker at the new venue and thinks it will get a lot of attention from high-stakes whales.
"That stuff usually lasts about a year. Eventually, he'll do his taxes and say 'Oh my gosh, I blew $400,000 gambling.' “
The MGM National Harbor has more than three dozen poker tables with a variety of tournaments and cash games available at all hours of the day.
Power has already spoken to the casino about getting a private room so that celeb friends Michael Phelps and Kevin Hart could get it on the action.
2) $150k in Chips Thrown on Bellagio Floor
It turns out Bobby’s Room at Bellagio was the place to be over over the last week if you were looking for action.
Poker legend Doyle Brunson was an hand to witness to extraordinary events at the world-famous poker room:
Saw a player that will not be named, run 12k into 550k in a 2-4k mix game last night.— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) December 28, 2016
Also had some fireworks in bobby's room. Two players that had been playing for 48 hours got tilted and threw 150k chips in cardroom floor.— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) December 28, 2016
OK poker sleuths, any guesses as to who spun $12k into $550k?
3) Battle of Malta Poker Central Feature
We’re pretty much a broken record when it comes to promoting our very-own PokerListings Battle of Malta tournament.
It’s a small buy-in, high-value tournament in the gorgeous St. Julian’s Harbor in Malta. Etc. Etc.
Well, we’re not the only ones.
Poker Central featured Malta as one of its Top 10 Poker Vacations, specifically mentioning the Battle of Malta.