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Top 10 first impressions of the new MGM Springfield casino

24 August 2018
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Take it from someone who has lived here his entire life: The sun-splashed casino grand opening of MGM Springfield today was a B-I-G deal for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It’s been seven long — and oftentimes painful — years since the Expanded Gaming Act was signed into law in Massachusetts by then-Gov. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 biggest mistakes made by amateur poker players

20 August 2018
Jennifer Tilly at the 2005 World Series of Poker where she won her only WSOP bracelet. (photo by Wikimedia Commons)LAS VEGAS – One of the great benefits of attending the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is the access to professional players. As you roam the halls of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, it’s ... (read more)
 

Top 10 new experiences I tried in Las Vegas

23 July 2018
LAS VEGAS – The primary reason for our eight-day jaunt to Las Vegas earlier this month was the World Series of Poker. And, trust me, we spent our fair share amount of time inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino taking in the action, watching John Cynn outlast the second-biggest field in Main Event history, culminating with a record-breaking — and painfully long — heads-up duel with Tony Miles. ... (read more)
 

Friday Five: Putting a wrap on the 2018 WSOP edition

20 July 2018
Fresh off spending a week in Las Vegas covering the World Series of Poker, we'll stick with poker's most prestigious event one more time here at the Friday Five and recap a whirlwind week from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The 2018 edition of the WSOP attracted a record 123,865 entrants from 104 nations around the world, exceeding last year's number of 120,995. ... (read more)
 

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)

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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.

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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