January 12, 2022 Poker Gossip, Poker News Petr Černý

Hustler Casino Live evacuated due to power outage

There are very few things that can drag a poker player away from a good game. A Friday night power outage at the Hustler Casino wasn’t going to get in the way of a massive cash game pot this week…

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The weekend highstakes game of $100/$200 was running along nicely when the lights went out, but Benjamin “blankcheckben” Lee and Gal Yifrach weren’t for moving.

Lights from mobile phones provided the action with a somewhat unusual and eery atmosphere. Fellow players and bystanders also prefer to see who won the huge pot rather than evacuate.

Hustler Casino Live evacuated due to power outage

A tank-call by Yifrach on the river saw Lee turn over the winning hand – trip nines on the turn enough to pull in the $30k pot – more than enough to pay the casino’s electricity bill.

The Hustler Casino’s livestreamed cash games have proved very popular, though the production value is usually better than Lynne Ji’s hand-held iPhone footage…

Hustler Casino was, of course, owned by Larry Flynt, the adult publishing giant who passed away last year and the Hustler Casino Live project was the final one he approved before his death.

“One of Mr. Flynt’s requests before his passing was to give the poker community the best and biggest games; in his words, ‘I want to see white chip games here’”, read aa press release at the time.

More than $1million was spent on transforming the Gardena, California casino’s high-limit poker room, the Crystal Room, into the set for the new live show.

Hustler Casino Live evacuated due to power outage

Since its launch last summer, the livestream has attracted some of the poker world’s best-known names. Regulars such as matt Berkey and Garrett Adelstein were joined recently by Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey.

The action has also lived up to the hype, as you can see from these best bluffs and biggest pots compilations…

The 10 Best Bluffs at Hustler Casino Live in 2021

10 Biggest Hustler Casino Live Pots 2021

If you were wondering what it would take for a player to let go of a great hand, it doesn’t appear to be a fistfight one of the replies to Lynne Ji’s Hustler clip shows one player keeping a cool head while all others around were losing theirs…

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