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Top 10 facts, figures and observations from the WSOP Main Event final table

16 July 2018
LAS VEGAS -- With another year of World Series of Poker coverage in the rear view mirror, it’s time to clean out the notebook and my poker-fatigued brain with 10 observations, facts and figures from a week in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. 10. Casino City alum cashes in ... (read more)
 

A misunderstood Dyer opens up after third-place exit at WSOP Main Event final table

15 July 2018
LAS VEGAS – Maybe it was the just-rolled-out-of-bed hair. Or was it the black-rimmed glasses and monotone manner in which he continually answered reporters’ questions? Oh, and let’s not forget the now infamous sky-blue sweatshirt with a dinosaur holding a bouquet of balloons. Whatever the case, Michael Dyer ... (read more)
 

Cordial atmosphere at WSOP Main Event final table is a welcome change for players

14 July 2018
LAS VEGAS -- It was about 15 minutes before the World Series of Poker Main Event final table began play on Friday night when a Tony Miles supporter approached Joe Cada and gave him a big hug. “Thanks for stopping by, and good luck to Tony,” a smiling Cada said to the woman as she walked away. Moments ... (read more)
 

With a heavy heart, Miles bobs and weaves his way to WSOP Main Event final six

13 July 2018
Wearing a Russell Wilson jersey, Tony Miiles hams it up with his rail following WSOP Main Event action on Thursday night in Las Vegas. (photo by Joe Giron)LAS VEGAS -- The decision to wear a Russell Wilson game jersey as he played in the World Series of Poker Main Event final table on Thursday night had a ... (read more)
 

WSOP Main Event final table format changes with the times

13 July 2018
The WSOP Main Event final table format has changed dramatically over the last few years. LAS VEGAS -- There was no WWE-style entrance music and there weren't any vintage Las Vegas showgirls or legendary PA announcers to be found. The crowd was still loud and raucous, but instead of more than 1,000 fans jammed into an iconic theater setting, seating is limited to a couple hundred. ... (read more)
 

Miles dashes Cada's bid for second WSOP Main Event crown

13 July 2018
LAS VEGAS -- By maneuvering through the second-largest World Series of Poker Main Event field in history and making it to a second final table, Joe Cada was on the precipice of etching his name even further in the poker history books when he arrived at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Friday night. ... (read more)
 

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)

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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