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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)
 

Phil Ivey takes over chip lead at WSOP Main Event

10 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Phil Ivey continues to be the dominant story at the World Series of Poker Main Event. The 38-year-old superstar was among the chip leaders when Day 2C play began Wednesday. And he was among the chip leaders when Day 2C ended thanks to a miracle river card midway through Wednesday's action. ... (read more)
 

Players find a way to keep Day 2 atmosphere light at the WSOP Main Event

9 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Day 2s at the World Series of Poker Main Event can best be described as bipolar. The excitement and joy over playing in the Main Event -- and surviving the first day -- are gone. In their place are people that are either extremely happy about chipping up and competing for $10 million or extremely sad about busting out of the tournament. ... (read more)
 

Phil Ivey dominates record Day 1C Main Event field

8 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- A record Day 1C flight of 3,768 players pushed the total field of the World Series of Poker Main Event to 6,683 players, making it the fifth-largest Main Event. The tournament champion will win $10 million, which the WSOP had guaranteed from the outset. The second-place finisher in this year's tournament will win $5,145,968. ... (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.