Pokercast Episode 343 - Rich Ryan and Chris Grove
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the show: Adam and Terrence give the listeners an update on the adventures of Bunner, before launching into the stories of the week in poker. The breaking news of Amaya offices being raided in Montreal is covered with a guest appearance by Chris Grove of www.onlinepokerreport.com. Chris speculates on what could have been the reason for the raids and what the ramifications might be. Terrence and Adam then discuss the bullet that online gaming in the USA dodged this week when Sheldon Adelson failed to get the RAWA act added on to the must-pass spending bill in Congress. Some of the other stories discussed are the recent DDOS attacks on Carbon poker, the report out of Costa Rica that officials there are upset with how the country is depicted in the gambling movie Runner Runner and Ronnie Bardah's hilarious fold on the Pokerstars television show "The Shark Cage". The collection of hand data from the television series "High Stakes Poker" is then discussed, including some surprising figures of some of the players that played on the GSN show. Jerry Rau, an online gaming payment specialist, joins Adam and Terrence to give his take on the recent report that Pokerstars is looking to start accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. Rich Ryan, who now works in the marketing department at the World Poker Tour calls in to give us his take on different aspects of the WPT, including the upcoming Five Diamond Classic from the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Matthew Hilger from Pokerstars joins the show to give us an update on the December Festival and fill us in on the changes for the tournament leader board for 2015. As always the password and format for the Dec 14th edition of the Pokerstars Invitational for Pokercast Listeners is given out somewhere in the show.
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Rich Ryan is the new Marketing Director at the World Poker Tour, although he admittedly wears a lot of hats in the poker industry. Born and bred in New Jersey, he is also a senior editor and producer at PokerNews. He travelled to report on the WSOP when he was freshly 21 in 2009. He was a part of the PokerNews Live Reporting team at the 2010 World Series and joined the editorial team a year later. Along with the work for PokerNews and the WPT, he also produces the GPI Update for PokerNews. Learn more about Rich Ryan