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Zobian survives rocky Day 7 to advance to WSOP Main Event final table

12 July 2018
Aram Zobian celebrates with his rail after securing a spot at the WSOP Main Event final table on Wednesday night. (photo by Gary Trask)LAS VEGAS -- With a mighty stack that gave him what seemed like a commanding chip lead in the 49th edition of the World Series of Poker Main Event, Aram Zobian went to bed Tuesday night with great expectations. ... (read more)
 

With her father on the rail, Minkin falls short at WSOP Main Event

11 July 2018
Kelly Minkin poses with her father, Jeff, during a break in the WSOP Main Event action on Tuesday. (photo by Gary Trask)LAS VEGAS -- Weary-eyed and with a stubble beard, Jeff Minkin sat alone and exhausted in the back row of seats surrounding the World Series of Poker Main Event featured table on Tuesday afternoon at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 thoughts and observations from Atlantic City

2 July 2018
ATLANTIC CITY -- It was a whirlwind two days last week as we headed south to Atlantic City for the highly anticipated debuts of the Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City. Not only did we manage to cover both grand openings — which took place within hours of each other on Thursday ... (read more)
 

Atlantic City casino grand reopenings ignite new sense of optimism

29 June 2018
ATLANTIC CITY – There were vibrant fireworks, A-list celebrities, free champagne, a balloon drop and "guitar smashing." Ceremonial first bets were placed at a brand-new sportsbook; long lines of politicians, CEOs and tribal leaders shared excessive words of thanks and praise at press conferences and ... (read more)
 

Resorts World Catskills celebrates Grand Opening Gala

21 May 2018
Resorts World Catskills is hoping to reinvigorate the region. It's been a whirlwind few weeks for the brand-new Resorts World Catskills. New York’s newest and largest commercial casino resort, which officially opened to the public a month ahead of schedule back in early February, welcomed a long list of ... (read more)
 

Top 10 questions and answers regarding the US Supreme Court sports betting decision

17 May 2018
Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday that deemed the federal ban on sports wagering as unconstitutional, the general public and the mainstream media have produced a slew of questions, predictions and assumptions. So, in the spirit of clearing up some of the uncertainties and false notions ... (read more)
 

Top 10 Las Vegas happy hours

14 May 2018
Yes, it's a tough gig, but someone had to do it. A few weeks back, while spending six days in Las Vegas, your dedicated (and thirsty) gambling correspondent took it upon himself to hit up as many Happy Hours as possible. And at the risk of tooting my own proverbial horn, the tour went quite well, thank you. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 casino pet peeves

7 May 2018
We love when our dealers are smiling. (photo by Gary Trask)Time to vent. After two recent trips to the great cities of Las Vegas and Biloxi, I've logged my fair share of hours in at least 10 different casinos over the last three weeks. No, I'm not complaining. It's what I love to do. But that doesn’t mean ... (read more)
 

Mississippi primed to become 'Las Vegas South' with the introduction of sports betting

4 May 2018
As the entire sports betting world anxiously awaits a monumental Supreme Court decision in New Jersey, a sleeping giant sits and waits about 1,200 miles south of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. If the Supreme Court, as most expect, announces the demise of PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) ... (read more)

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor. He also manages new business ventures for Casino City.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee and a current member of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame voting panel, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor. He also manages new business ventures for Casino City.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee and a current member of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame voting panel, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT