Pokercast Episode 316 - Steve Cyr, Aaron Jones and SCOOP 2014
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam welcome back listener favourite super Vegas host Steve Cyr to tell us how the hosting game has changed in the five years between Pokercast interviews. Steve breaks down how important nightclubs are, how to get the most comps during your Vegas trip and lets us know his thoughts on the growth of gaming internationally and how that has affected his hosting business. Steve then gives us his thoughts on the recent cases of Phil Ivey and Ben Affleck vs the casinos. Aaron Jones drops by to give us his take on the recent interview with Guy Laliberte, where Guy says he was cheated by the players that won all the money from him online a few years ago. Aaron also updates us on this WSOP plans, including the tournament volume he expects to get in this summer. In ICYMI, the inductees for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame are discussed as well as Sheldon Adelson's hypocritical quotes of the week. Bryan S stops by to talk about how SCOOP is going so far from the Pokerstars perspective and the guys give out the format and password for the May 18th Pokerstars Invitational for Pokercast listeners.
Steve Cyr is casino host from Las Vegas, NV. He attended UNLV where he pursued a degree in Hotel Management, which lead him to an internship at Barbary Coast under casino executable Michael Gaghn. It was during this time Cyr began his quest into understanding the mathematics of gambling and the psyche of the high stakes gambler.
Steve founded HSix, a unique casino hosting business that pairs gamblers with casino properties with an emphasis on maximizing the player’s casino experience. Steve’s client list is comprised of wealthy celebrities and relative unknowns, for whom he can arrange anything from a private jet to a tennis match with Andre Agassi.
Steve Cyr’s story is chronicled in his biography Whale Hunt in the Desert by Deke Castleman. Learn more about Steve Cyr
Aaron Jones is professional online poker player and poker coach from Indianapolis, IN. While not at the table, Jones works toward completing a degree in philosophy from Butler University.
Aaron can be found playing both NLHE and PLO at the highest stakes online as well as coaching at LeggoPoker, a site that he co-founded. Though primarily a cash game player, Jones’s resume has been bolstered by a 3rd place finish in $10,000 Commerce Heads-Up Championship at the LAPC, and a WPT final table bubble (7th) at the 2009 Festa al Lago tournament.
Aaron posts on 2+2 under the handle “aejones". Most recently, Aaron won $5 Million in a Daily Fantasy Sports championship. Learn more about Aaron Jones