Casino employees welcome 2012 World Series of Poker
It’s an event card player’s look forward to all year, the World Series of Poker, and the two month tournament began Sunday at the Rio Hotel and Casino.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It’s an event card players look forward to all year, the World Series of Poker. The two-month tournament began Sunday at the Rio hotel and casino.
Sunday’s game was exclusively for casino employees like Ryan Frechette, who has become a student of the tournament.
Frechette moved out to Las Vegas from Boston last year with the hopes of making it big as a professional poker player
“Even to be a part of the World Series of Poker is absolutely amazing,” said Frechette. “I could not actually speak to how I actually feel of my excitement. It is exploding inside me right now.”
More than 600 casino staffers participated in the employees-only event, each vying for a chance to compete for the World Series of Poker Champion's Bracelet.
The tournament is described as the largest gaming event in the world, bringing a big boost to local economy with thousands of people expected to play over the next several weeks.