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Scotty Nguyen still a fan favorite, despite WSOP Main Event bustout

14 July 2017
LAS VEGAS – It was early on during Day 4 of the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino when Scotty Nguyen got his hand caught in the proverbial cookie jar. A bluff gone bad at the ESPN featured table cost him a 500,000 pot, and suddenly his once-healthy chip stack had dwindled from 600,000 all the way down to less than 60,000. ... (read more)
 

Expectant mother Natasha Mercier adjusting and contending at WSOP Main Event

13 July 2017
LAS VEGAS – Twenty-eight weeks into her first pregnancy, Natasha Mercier is battling fatigue, her ever-changing hormones and a fickle appetite, just like any other expectant mother. The difference between Mercier and most other women in her condition? She's not only going through her third trimester while sitting on the biggest stage of her profession, but she's doing it quite well. ... (read more)
 

With Negreanu's backing, KL Cleeton is living a poker dream at the WSOP

12 July 2017
Kenneth Cleeton peels the hole cards over for his son KL to see during Day 2C play at the WSOP Main Event. LAS VEGAS -- Defying the odds is nothing new for KL Cleeton. After he was born with a severe form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Cleeton’s parents — Kenneth and Lilly — were told by doctors that it was highly unlikely their newborn son would see his third birthday. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 random thoughts and observations from the casino gaming industry

30 June 2017
Ten random thoughts and observations from the casino/gambling world as here in the U.S. we prepare for Independence Day, the second-best holiday of the year. (The combination of family, food and football on Thanksgiving Day make it the clear-cut No. 1 holiday). 10. Gaming and eSports numbers still on the ... (read more)
 

US Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting appeal

27 June 2017
Hold the phone. Legal and regulated sports betting in New Jersey is not dead. The Garden State's fight against the major sports leagues in the U.S. that began way back in 2012 got a rare glimpse of hope on Tuesday, when the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear New Jersey's appeal in its case to bring above-board sports betting to its casinos and racetracks. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 reasons why Conor McGregor has zero chance to beat Floyd Mayweather

19 June 2017
The rumors of a fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have been percolating for quite some time now. And all the while, I've been ignoring them. With apologies to those who are now hyperventilating over the now-locked-in boxing match set for 26 August at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, I'm not counting down the days. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 facts and figures from the 2017 WSOP Media Guide

25 May 2017
Buckle up. The 48th World Series of Poker begins on Tuesday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Played at a dizzying pace, 74 events will take place over a 54-day span, culminating with the crowning of the $10,000 Main Event champion on July 22. Getting ready to host the 2017 @WSOP Main Event ... (read more)
 

Top 10 things we'll miss about the WSOP November Nine

18 May 2017
Full disclosure: I'm not a poker purist. Yep, go ahead and call me crazy. Tell me I know nothing about poker and that your opinion of anything I write about the game going forward will be tainted. You're entitled to do so. But it doesn't change the fact that I like — make that liked — the November Nine format the World Series of Poker Main Event has used over the last nine years. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 reasons to make the Gulf Coast of Mississippi your next gambling destination

15 May 2017
Gamble. Golf. Drink. Eat. Music. Sun. Beach. The Gulf Coast of Mississippi is overflowing with all of the above activities and attributes. Toss in the genuine Southern hospitality and charm of the good folks that live and work there, and it's really no wonder why the Biloxi/Gulfport area has become a favorite destination of yours truly over the years. ... (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.

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