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John Hesp and family clear the air regarding business relationship with Uber driver

24 July 2017
John Hesp The feel-good relationship between sudden World Series of Poker sensation John Hesp and his Uber driver came to an abrupt end on Saturday before the start of the Main Event. As reported on Thursday night, Hesp, the colorful 64-year-old amateur player from England, who became an instant superstar ... (read more)
 

Top 10 Las Vegas trip experiences I tried last week

24 July 2017
LAS VEGAS -- The city of Las Vegas is ever evolving. That's one of the reasons I love visiting so much: There’s never a lack of new and exciting things to do. Before every visit, I always try to map out a plan that allows me to experience something I haven’t before, whether it’s a bar or lounge, a casino, a restaurant, an event or some other activity I’ve read or heard about. ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP: Meet the Uber driver John Hesp hired as his new agent

21 July 2017
Editor's note: Two days after this article was published, John Hesp decided not to use the services of David Perry as his agent. The original agreement between the two men was "purely verbal," according to Hesp's son, James, and they have parted ways. Click here to read more. LAS VEGAS – Over the last ... (read more)
 

WSOP Main Event Final Table questions and answers

20 July 2017
LAS VEGAS – On Thursday afternoon, more than 40 hours after the final table bubble burst dramatically at the World Series of Poker Main Event early Tuesday morning, the nine players who scratched and clawed their way through the third-largest field in tournament history will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. ... (read more)
 

WSOP Main Event final table predictions

20 July 2017
Kara Scott (photo by WSOP)LAS VEGAS – John Hesp and his now-infamous multicolored jacket and Panama-style hat are the surefire sentimental favorites heading into today's World Series of Poker Main Event final table at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. That is the resounding reoccurring theme we saw when we ... (read more)
 

Top 10 random observations from the WSOP Main Event

18 July 2017
LAS VEGAS -- Spend more than 50 hours over six consecutive days watching the spectacle that is the World Series of Poker Main Event, and you're bound to come away with a notebook bursting with random thoughts and observations. Here are just 10 of the many items that drifted through this poker-overloaded brain over the last week while I was roaming around the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. ... (read more)
 

WSOP Director Jack Effel talks Main Event mayhem

17 July 2017
LAS VEGAS – As Jack Effel instinctively recites the numbers off the top of his head, even he is impressed by the magnitude of it all. 516 poker tables. 2,000 temporary employees. 300,000 transactions at the cage, worth $250 million. Participants from 111 different countries. Nearly 121,000 overall entries and 7,221 Main Event players, the third-largest field in history. ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP: Hallaert trying to buck astronomical odds; plus, tequila shots and Superman

16 July 2017
LAS VEGAS -- As the number of tables in play and participants in contention continued to plummet rapidly on Saturday night at the World Series of Poker Main Event, Kenny Hallaert sat in the middle of it all, smiling and collecting chips. Just like he has the last three years. In a profession where ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP Main Event: Money bubble drama; Matusow 'retires'

14 July 2017
LAS VEGAS – The tension created by the World Series of Poker Main Event money bubble is unlike anything else in the world of gaming. It was clearly evident early this morning inside the walls of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Amazon Room, when the countdown to making the money for the 48th annual playing ... (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