When people think about gambling on the East Coast, the first inclination is Atlantic City - at least that's what I think of. Sure, I live near the area, but even when I lived two hours away, I always thought of Atlantic City first before heading to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun (that damn tolls are always a problem).
So, naturally, the East Coast Championships for poker would be in Atlantic City, probably at the Taj Mahal or the Borgata.
It's not. The 2008 East Coast Championships is actually held at the Turning Stone in upstate New York. I am not dogging the place. I have actually been there, but I am just curious as to how they can actually get the naming right to call it the East Coast Championship.
My other problem when it comes to this is that there are only no-limit events. NL deep stack and turbo events as well, but no other type of game. If this is going to be an East Coast Champion crowned, shouldn't it be in more than one type of event.
No limit is king and that is all people want to play these days, but I find it hard to believe that for one day out of the year, a casino isn't going to find a good group of Stud and Omaha players. The Borgata Poker Open is coming up in June and I am pretty excited for the seven-card stud tournament. More so because the people I play with plan on competing in the event. Sounds like easy to me.