Aria Hotel and Casino Honors Professional Poker Player Phil Ivey

April 29th, 2010 – Written By Bonnie

What better honor could one poker player ask for than by having an entire poker room named after him? The Aria Hotel and Casino, located in the heart of Sin City, Las Vegas, features a private high stakes poker room named after none other than professional poker player Phil Ivey.

Phil Ivey is said to be one of the worlds best poker players of all time. He has seven WSOP champion bracelets and a visit to the final table at the 2009 World Series Of Poker Main Event to prove just how good his poker skills are.

As a way to introduce the new room to the public, a $1 million invitational freeroll tournament is set to play out. The festivities will begin on May 21st with a reception to be held in the Deuce Lounge at Aria, with the freeroll tournament set to begin the following day. The winner of the freeroll tournament will play Ivey heads-up for a prize of $250K, which will take place in the Ivey Room, immediately following the completion of the freeroll tournament.

Beating one of the all around best poker players of all time is a treat in itself, but there is a nice cash prize for the player who is skilled enough to win against Phil Ivey. Ivey has countless tournament wins, which has earned him tens of millions of dollars, but nothing is more rewarding for Ivey than to walk away from a tournament having played his best. Few poker players have the skill to go up against Ivey, and when they successfully do, Ivey is man enough to give credit where credit is due.

We have seen great things from Phil Ivey over the years and with the 2010 World Series Of Poker right around the corner, we are in for a memorable time at the tables, both at online poker rooms and in live tournaments.

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6 Responses to “Aria Hotel and Casino Honors Professional Poker Player Phil Ivey”
  1. Christa Says:

    What a great honor for Phil Ivey. He is 100% deserving.

  2. Milt Saunders (Virginia Tex) Says:

    I’m ready to face Phil, Headsup!

  3. Milt Saunders (Virginia Tex) Says:

    Wel, Phil; it looks like nit’s you and me! I consider it an honor to go up against the best; and you are it, until I beat you fair and square “Ol’ Shifty Eyes”.

  4. Milt Saunders (Virginia Tex) Says:

    Hey Phil..Don’t be afraid of “Lil old Me”. It’s gonna be fun! Come on now invite me now.

  5. Milt Saunders (Virginia Tex) Says:

    Phil;
    I’m out of country “till May 16th; but anytime after that…I;m ready to go!
    Virginia Tex

  6. Milt Saunders (Virginia Tex) Says:

    Freeroll that is, for starters
    Virginia Tex

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