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Top 10 news items and nuggets from the World Series of Poker Main Event final table

15 July 2019
LAS VEGAS -- A World Series of Poker Main Event that started with 8,569 players – the second-most in its 50-year history – has dwindled down to just five. When play resumes tonight at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Hossein Ensan (173 big blinds) and Garry Gates (143) will be the clear chip holders, with Kevin Maahs (55), Alex Livingston (38) and Dario Sammartino (19) in hot pursuit. ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP: Online grinder Marchington still has a shot to become youngest Main Event winner

13 July 2019
LAS VEGAS -- As soon as Nick Marchington heard the question, you could sense the near embarrassment as he slowly lowered his chin into his chest and sighed. “Well . . .” he said slowly with a sheepish grin after being asked how many World Series of Poker cashes he has to his name. “This is my first trip to the WSOP and I’ve played in about 30 events. ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP: Quiet Su is making noise in his first Main Event

12 July 2019
LAS VEGAS -- You would never know that Timothy Su is nearing closer and closer to poker immortality. In fact, while the soft-spoken, unassuming 25-year-old amateur born and raised near Allentown, PA may not have the flair and panache of a Daniel Negreanu at the poker table, his skills and demeanor have served him quite well. ... (read more)
 

Rand's run as semi-celebrity at WSOP Main Event comes to an end

11 July 2019
Kevin Rand, a copy editor from Texas, bowed out in 84th place at the WSOP Main Event on Thursday. (photo by Gary Trask)LAS VEGAS – Kevin Rand’s day started with a hero’s welcome at breakfast on Thursday morning. As the 38-year-old copy editor from Austin, Texas approached the bar at Hash House A Go Go at ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP: Moneymaker falls short in Main Event

10 July 2019
LAS VEGAS -- Winning the Main Event of the 50th edition of the World Series of Poker after gaining entry via an $80 online satellite tournament was too much even for Chris Moneymaker to pull off. The man with the made-for-TV last name whose unlikely victory in the 2003 Main Event ignited the poker boom of ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP: Main Event eliminations come fast and furious on Day 4

9 July 2019
LAS VEGAS – A sense of normalcy — if there is a such a thing at a poker tournament — eventually returned to the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event on Tuesday as Day 4 began with 1,286 happy, if sleepy-eyed, players. Cards went in the air just after 12 p.m. local time in the same room where the money ... (read more)
 

Encore Boston Harbor goes all in with state-of-the-art poker room

1 July 2019
Over the last two decades, Gary Hager has spent the majority of his life in poker rooms all over the world. Professional player, dealer, poker room manager, from Las Vegas to Macau. You name it, the 38-year-old from Chicago native has been there, done that. So it's safe to say Hager knows full well what the ... (read more)
 

Encore Boston Harbor opening a "dream come true" for locals

24 June 2019
For a born-and-bred Boston guy and longtime casino/gambling "enthusiast" like myself, watching the Encore Boston Harbor actually open its doors this weekend was a surreal experience. We know how to make an entrance. Now it's time you make yours. We are officially open for business. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 facts, figures and tidbits from the opening of Encore Boston Harbor

24 June 2019
Two days before Sunday's highly anticipated grand opening of Encore Boston Harbor, Casino City received a two-hour tour of the lavish $2.6 million casino resort, providing plenty of fodder for this week's top 10. After walking the entire property, scouring the lengthy press materials and speaking with ... (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:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT
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