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Van Hoof leads at WSOP Main Event final table

11 November 2014
LAS VEGAS -- First the Ryder Cup. Now the World Series of Poker Main Event. It’s been a banner year for the Europeans. A European is guaranteed to win the Main Event after Jorryt van Hoof, Martin Jacobson and Felix Stephensen advanced to three-handed play early Tuesday morning. Van Hoof has 89.6 million in chips. ... (read more)

Top-10 casino workers to appreciate on Labor Day

28 August 2014
With the Labor Day weekend upon us in the U.S., I thought it would be nice to honor the casino workers who make trips to Las Vegas, Foxwoods, Atlantic City and all of our other casinos special. These people work hard to make our trips to the casinos -- and the hotels many of them are attached to -- an enjoyable experience. ... (read more)

Top-10 bets for the 2014 NCAA football season

18 August 2014
There's a special sort of insanity involved in betting college football futures. Unlike the NFL, betting on NCAA futures requires giant leaps of faith, with most teams starting players who have never played college football in critical positions and roles. That's why most preseason predictions are wrong so often. ... (read more)

Top-10 ways to fix Atlantic City

4 August 2014
It's been a rough summer for Atlantic City. Revel Casino Hotel declared bankruptcy (again) in June. Caesars announced Showboat Atlantic City would close at the end of August. And the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino is scheduled to close in September. The Atlantic Club closed in January. Atlantic City's overall ... (read more)

Attorney: California real-money online poker site legal

23 July 2014
When the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel announced last week that it was launching an online poker room that would take real-money play from California residents, shockwaves rolled through the online gaming industry. California is online poker’s “whale.” With a population of more than 38.3 million, the state has almost as many people the Netherlands, Belgium and Greece combined. ... (read more)

Main Event needs new identity to attract new players

14 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- The World Series of Poker needs to borrow a page from Lebron James's playbook. When James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this week, he didn't just go back home. James reset the narrative on both his decision to leave the Cavaliers and the metrics for success in Cleveland. ... (read more)

Mark Newhouse poised to make history at WSOP Main Event

13 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- The World Series of Poker Main Event caught its breath Saturday. After a frenetic Friday where 527 players busted out of the tournament, Saturday's Day 5 action saw just 212 eliminations. Only 79 players remain in the tournament -- their dreams of scoring a $10 million payday still alive. ... (read more)

Ronnie Bardah cashes in fifth-straight WSOP Main Event as players reach the money

12 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Phil Ivey busted out of the Main Event Friday. But he wasn't the biggest story at the World Series of Poker Main Event Friday. Not even close. That honor belonged to the money bubble. The money bubble is the biggest, most organic source of joy and despair in a poker tournament. The player that bubbles out wins no money. ... (read more)

Ryan Riess eliminated as WSOP Main Event closes in on the money

11 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- There will be no repeat champion at the World Series of Poker Main Event this year. Ryan Riess, who won $8.4 million for finishing first in last year's Main Event, busted out of the tournament on Thursday. Riess was one of 1,864 players that started Day 3 hoping to take one step closer to winning $10 million. ... (read more)

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Vin Narayanan
Vin Narayanan is the managing editor at Casino City. When he's not writing or editing stories, he likes to play Chinese Poker, Badugi, Razz and any other "non-traditional" poker game. He also thinks blackjack is his best game and loves game theory.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for, USA WEEKEND and CNN.

A proud graduate of Michigan State University, Vin can be found on most nights and weekends trying to find a way to watch the Spartans play football or basketball.