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Money bubble gets a Hollywood ending at the WSOP Main Event

11 July 2015
LAS VEGAS -- The money bubble arrived a day early at the World Series of Poker Main Event. Normally a Day 4 staple, the bubble burst just after the dinner break on Day 3 because of change in the Main Event payout structure. Traditionally, the Main Event paid prize to money to 10 percent of the field. ... (read more)
 

Top-10 Biff bets

25 May 2015
I finally got around to watching the season finale of The Flash this weekend and I was surprised by how badly the show handled the time travel plot. These characters live in a world that's already seen Back to the Future, The Terminator and Star Trek (in all of its incarnations). These characters should know the Prime Directive and how dangerous it is to mess with the space-time continuum. ... (read more)
 

Top-10 lessons from Betting Saturday

4 May 2015
OK. Betting Saturday wasn't Saturday's official name. But with the Kentucky Derby, the boring but heavily bet-on Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, a Game 7 in the NBA playoffs and the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs entering the second round, May 2 might have been the most lucrative sports betting day we've ever seen. ... (read more)
 

Proponents of online gambling ban serve "demon rum" at House hearing

26 March 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Demon Rum." Two simple words uttered by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) perfectly summed up the farcical testimony offered by proponents of federal legislation to ban online gaming in front the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on Wednesday. "I don't ... (read more)
 

Top-10 tips for betting the 2015 NCAA Tournament

16 March 2015
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is the single biggest sports wagering event in the United States. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), about $240 million will be wagered in Nevada alone on this year's tournament. By comparison, more than $185 million was wagered on Kentucky Derby Day. ... (read more)
 

Top-10 college football bowl game wagers

29 December 2014
College football bowl season is upon us, so it's time to revisit my preseason college football prop bets and make some bowl wagers. I went 3-7 in my preseason predictions. I went 2-for-2 on Jameis Winston prop bets -- over on the yardage and under on the touchdowns -- and nailed Ole Miss hitting the over on wins -- they had nine and the line was set at eight. ... (read more)
 

Top-10 weather bets

1 December 2014
The weather plays an important role in our lives. Think about what you’re wearing right now -- odds are it was influenced by the weather. Winter coats, sweaters and sweatshirts come out during cold weather. It’s shorts and sandals during warm weather. And don’t forget the umbrella if it’s raining. But the ... (read more)
 

Martin Jacobson wins WSOP Main Event title and $10 million

12 November 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Martin Jacobson beat Felix Stephensen heads up Tuesday night to win the World Series of Poker Main Event title and $10 million. Stephensen won $5.1 million for finishing in second. Jorryt van Hoof finished third to win $3.8 million. Jacobson began heads-up play with 142 million in chips and steamrolled Stephensen, who began heads-up play with 58.5 million. ... (read more)
 

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)

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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 USATODAY.com, 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.

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 USATODAY.com, 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.