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How Will Roland Rokita Choose? Treatment or The WPT Final Table?

How will Roland Rokita choose to lose important parts and play at the WPT final table?

As the saying goes, when people are unlucky, they drink cold water between their teeth. This sentence is also suitable for Austrian professional player Roland Rokita.

On the eve of the final table of the WPT Venetian Main Event, which had the highest prize of $750,000, was diagnosed with acute orchitis by a doctor and must be treated immediately, otherwise the consequences would be disastrous.

On one side is the chance to win the championship, on the other side is the important body. In addition to Roland Rokita, as a melon-eater, we must have a hard time making a choice in this situation. This is really the worst time.

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So, how does Roland Rokita ultimately make a choice?

This week, Roland Rokita revealed the painful problems he faces on the community blog. On the day of the final table match, when he woke up, he found that his testicles were sore. He immediately called his elder brother who was a doctor. He told him that he must go to the hospital for an examination immediately because there was a danger of testicular torsion.

But right now the main event final table is about to start. Do you have to endure the pain and risk losing your testicles? Surgery right away? If you say that the side of the conflict in time is some less important gatherings and outings, that’s all, but this is the WPT final table that a professional poker player most yearns for and values. This is really a super difficult question.

Holz also tweeted about this and got a response after sending it. Players, friends, and officials all worked hard behind the scenes, trying to accommodate Roland Rokita’s unusual and unpleasant situation. In the end, WPT officials and other final table players also agreed to delay the game by one hour.

In the face of glory and health, Roland Rokita chose glory.

After all, everyone has opened a green channel for him. After swallowing the painkillers, he returned to the final table and won third place a few hours later. He received a prize of US$363,235. I believe this should be the most memorable poker game in his career.

The young Austrian professional finally won the best match of his career, which more than doubled his career tournament income. But unfortunately, in the review a few days after the game, the doctor told him that the sick testicles could only be removed. Fortunately, the operation went smoothly.

I dare not say that everything is a good ending, and everyone has their own persistence in love and belief. Perhaps for Roland Rokita, in the face of an emergency, he obeyed his heart and worked desperately to insist on what he had been pursuing, striving not to leave regrets. It is also very worthy of everyone’s admiration.

WPT will hold a poker exhibition tournament in Florida with a buy-in of $3500

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Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the 2020 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Exhibition, which was canceled in April last year, will also be on the agenda again.

The next stop of the WPT will go to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, one of the top poker rooms in Florida, to hold this $3500 poker show event, which is another major event in the Sunshine State.

The game will kick off on April 23, but the final table will not end until May 18 in Las Vegas across the country.

The Day1A group competition of the event will be held on April 23, and the Day1B group competition will start the next day. The competition will have the FT final table on April 27th. The game will then be suspended for a few weeks, and the remaining six players will go to the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas for the final table on May 18.

It is worth noting that this tournament allows players to re-enter on Day 1. Players start with a 40,000 tournament scoreboard. The blinds on the first and second days will increase every 60 minutes and then increase once every 90 minutes from the third day.

Florida has always been the hot spot for poker events in 2021. Two World Poker Tour events have been held in the first four months of this year. The Best bet Jacksonville Spring Series is currently underway. The next WT Poker Exhibition will also be held. It is what everyone is looking forward to more!

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Bally’s Will Acquire WPT For US$90 Million

The Element deal was rejected and Bally’s will acquire WPT for US$90 million.

After Bally’s last-minute actions, Element Partners will not become the new owner of the World Poker Tour (WPT).

Allied Entertainment, the parent company of WPT, has agreed to sell the Poker Tour to Bally’s for $90 million.

When Bally’s came to bid on March 5, the seemingly simple transaction between Element and WPT became unexpectedly complicated.

The $100 million offer is not only more lucrative than Element’s offer ($78.25 million), but it also brings more potential opportunities. This is something that the executives of Allied Entertainment, the parent company of WPT, cannot ignore.


The excellent proposal can be completed

Allied Entertainment’s announcement on March 16 confirmed that the board of directors had accepted the “advantage proposal” from Bally’s.

This also means that the transaction with Element has been terminated. However, this is not the end of the battle for control of the WPT.

The element can make a better offer before 17:00 on March 19th, Pacific Time. It is unclear at this stage whether growth equity funds will exercise this option.

We know that Element has a history of investing in what it describes as a “mature, high-growth company.” In addition, since 1995, it has managed $1.2 billion in capital commitments. Therefore, funding is unlikely to be an issue. However, what Element cannot match is Bally’s experience in the gaming industry.

Shuanghe Global Holdings acquired the rights to the Bally’s Casino trademark in 2020. Since then, it has been called Bally’s company. It does not own the Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas, but it does own 12 casinos across the United States. In contrast, Element Partners does not own any gaming venues related to the industry.

Bally’s provides development opportunities for WPT

This fact alone gives Bally’s an advantage, especially when WPT CEO Adam Pliska wants to expand the influence of the Poker Tour.

Bally’s can open its doors in 7 states in the United States, either through its physical venues or through help to obtain an online gaming license.

It is worth noting that Bally’s paid a greater price for WPT. According to Allied’s announcement, the final bid was US$90 million instead of the original 100 million.

This is because, after consideration, Bally’s decided not to acquire Allied Esports. Instead, it only acquired WPT, allowing Allied Entertainment to own the e-sports company.

Although Allied Entertainment has accepted the superior’s offer, it is not a final word. Even if Element does not make a counter-quote, nothing can be confirmed before the money changes hands.

“There is no guarantee that a final agreement will be reached with Bally’s, or any transaction will be completed with Bally’s.” Allied Entertainment’s press release stated.

Given that Bally’s offers a price of 90 million US dollars, plus the potential added value in other areas, WPT may have a new owner in the next few weeks.

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