On October 19, Nashville, Tennessee will play host to the Music City Shootout, a charity poker tournament being held to benefit Mother to Mother, a nonprofit organization the provides needy infants and children with vital social services and health and wellness items.
Tax-deductible buy-in tickets of $300 entitle players to a seat at the tables and the chance to win the grand prize, a seat at the 2019 WSOP Main Event. Hundreds of players are expected to attend, including online poker sensation Chris Moorman and 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer.
Amid much buzz for the all-new PokerStars VR, something I had the chance to test out in person and confirm as a legitimately awesome product, I had the chance to speak with the project’s lead developers, Severin Rasset and James O’Reilly.
As with any new, innovative product, usually its debut comes with a number of questions. I posed quite a few to Severin and James and they delivered some intriguing responses that I believe you’ll enjoy reading.
I had the opportunity to try out the all-new PokerStars VR at an exclusive press event at the 2018 EPT Barcelona. It was my first time ever utilizing a virtual reality product, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or what the experience would be like.
As PokerStars have just made the product launch official, I felt it apropos to offer a review of the product. Having had the chance to test it out in person, I can say with absolute certainty that it’s unlike any other poker product I’ve ever seen or heard of. A truly immersive social gaming experience, PokerStars VR is something you’ll not only want to try yourself, but likely also tell your friends and home game buddies about.
Over my time at the 2018 EPT Barcelona, I took a number of pictures to help me remember the great times I had there. I’ve curated them through multiple Tweets and pictures and have also published a video highlight clip to help capture what the entire experience was like.
I hope you enjoy experiencing the trip “through my eyes” and that it’ll perhaps convince you that attending Europe’s largest annual poker festival in Barcelona is a worthwhile proposition.
Next up in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series is Jason Glatzer. I usually send out the interview questionnaires via email and do the back and forth online, so it was thus quite special to be able to chat with Jason in person and hear his answers in real time.
I hope you enjoy getting to know him better, in the latest installment of our ongoing series chronicling the lives and careers of poker’s finest media members.
At the 2018 EPT Barcelona, I caught up with the “new and improved” PokerStars ambassador Jaime Staples. After having transformed his physical appearance winning a bet with Bill Perkins, I dove deep with Jaime to see how that affected his day-to-day life, his poker play, and overall outlook.
We also discussed how his personal transformation inspired the idea for him to give away a Platinum Pass. I hope you enjoy watching this video interview, with transcript also included.