Feb 24 2012
written by: Steve under News Comments: Comments Off
The Jamie Gold Poker Room at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, Nevada is now officially open after a weekend of parties and tournaments.
The official opening starts with a party at the RPM Nightclub on February 17, 2012 with Gold and “celebrity friends” in attendance. The following day the poker room opened with its first tournament, a $500 Deepstack event with one rebuy and one add-on available –the event was limited to the 75 entrants, giving potential Tropicana poker room players a good idea of the size of the space.
So how did the opening weekend go? According to the website athlebrities.com, there were a number of VIP’s in attendance including, “UFC fighter Randy Couture, actress IIena Oliver, Soprano’s star Robert Iler, Ricki Lake (above), Boys II Men’s Nathan Morris, Twilight actor Billy Burke, actor Joe Reitman, professional snowboarder Adam Reynolds, and many more,” according to the website. It also seems that a number of the celebrities were in attendance for the Deepstacks Tournament including Ricki Lake, who is known to be a poker enthusiast.
The Tropicana first announced that they would be opening the Jamie Gold Poker Room back in December, trying to capitalize on the 2006 WSOP Champions name recognition: “This deal with Tropicana covers everything I could have ever wanted in a relationship with a major Las Vegas Strip resort and it will serve as my anchor and the conduit to all of my future poker and philanthropic endeavors,” Gold said in December. “I really couldn’t be more excited!”
Only time will tell if Jamie Gold can make the Tropicana Poker Room successful or not.