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US presidential race 'smashing' election betting records

7 November 2016
One of the more compelling election cycles in history will also break records in bookmaking circles as voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will be the next U.S. president. William Hill Sportsbook & Racebook spokesperson Graham Sharpe said on Monday that the race between Donald Trump and ... (read more)
 

WSOP Main Event heads-up match delivers giant contrast in styles and plenty of fireworks

2 November 2016
LAS VEGAS — It took more than eight excruciating hours of heads-up play, but in the end, Qui Nguyen's aggression and relative inexperience finally outdid Gordon Vayo's patience and more accomplished resume to win the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. The mano a mano portion of the 47th edition of ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP Main Event: Respect and admiration between November Niners benefits everyone

1 November 2016
LAS VEGAS — Take away the ESPN cameras, the animated live crowd and the $8 million first-place prize, and this year's World Series of Poker Main Event final table has looked a lot like your weekly home game in your buddy’s basement. Smiles. Laughter. Genuine fondness and respect for opponents. Civility. ... (read more)
 

Qui Nguyen storms to the WSOP Main Event chip lead during a night of November Nine surprises

31 October 2016
LAS VEGAS -- The script was flipped on Sunday at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table. Instead of Cliff Josephy, with his Hollywood looks and giant chip stack, running over the table as many expected, Qui Nguyen quickly became the story of the first night of the November Nine inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. ... (read more)
 

Bluff goes bad for Ruzicka at crucial moment of WSOP Main Event final table

31 October 2016
LAS VEGAS — Vojtech Ruzicka leaned on the bar outside the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino with a vodka on the rocks in his left hand and a look of utter bewilderment on his face. A little more than 30 minutes before, the 30-year-old pro from the Czech Republic was sitting under the ... (read more)
 

Poker pros and media make their WSOP Main Event final table predictions

27 October 2016
Cliff Josephy will be crowned the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. That is the resounding opinion of Casino City's annual November Nine Poll of poker professionals and media members who were kind enough to offer their picks and analysis for the WSOP Main Event final table, which gets underway beginning Sunday night at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 numbers you need to know from the 2016 WSOP Main Event final table

24 October 2016
Jerry Wong has scored 19 previous WSOP cashes. (photo by Jayne Furman)ESPN wrapped up its coverage of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event last night, ending the dramatic and entertaining Will Kassouf Show and revealing this year's November Nine. Now just nine players remain in the tournament that ... (read more)
 

World Series of Poker Main Event final table profile: Gordon Vayo

20 October 2016
Gordon Vayo File (photo by Jamie Thomson) Age: 27 Hometown: Bloomington, Illinois Twitter handle: @GordonVayo Final table position: 3rd place Chip count: 49,375,000 Odds to win Main Event, via bet365: 5-to-1 Career WSOP cashes: 26, zero bracelets Favorite poker book: Doyle Brunson's Super System: "It's the only poker book I've ever read. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 NFL observations and takeaways through Week 6

17 October 2016
Sportsbook at the Wynn (photo by Leyla Arsan)As usual, six weeks into the NFL season, we've seen our share of surprises, disappointments, recurring trends and new developments. So, as we head toward the halfway mark of the 2016 season, here are 10 takeaways and observations (and one fearless Super Bowl ... (read more)

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Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, 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.

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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.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, 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