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17 July 2014When I started going to casinos in the 1980s, I played a little of everything – blackjack, roulette, video poker, slots, some early attempts at craps and a game that’s rarely seen today called red dog.Keno? A little bit over breakfast. Nearly every casino in Las Vegas had keno runners then...read more
16 July 2014Slot machines do hit on the last spin. And I hit most jackpots when I drop my bet from three quarters to one quarter. This is a fact. I've been gambling for thirty years and have seen this happen to me and other people too often. Please explain this fact...read more
15 July 2014LAS VEGAS -- Mark Newhouse is defying the odds.Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar and Johnny Chan have all won back-to-back World Series of Poker Main Event championships. Dan Harrington made consecutive Main Event final tables in 2003 and 2004...read more
15 July 2014LAS VEGAS -- The 2014 November Nine is set, and a familiar face is back chasing the gold bracelet.Mark Newhouse made his second straight World Series of Poker Main Event final table Monday night. In 2013, Newhouse entered the final table eighth in chips and finished in ninth place for $733,224.But this time around, the Los Angeles pro is one of the favorites to win the $10 million first-place prize...read more
15 July 2014I am going to preach in this column. I figure after 25 years of writing, I deserve a day on the soapbox.I think if casino dealers, hosts and other employees are excellent; if they give professional, courteous and friendly service; if the dealers make you enjoy playing at their tables, or going to their hotels, if they give outstanding personal service, then you should write letters of commendation for them...read more
14 July 2014LAS VEGAS -- Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event ended Sunday night with 27 players still vying for the bracelet and $10 million first-place prize.The 27 remaining players will reconvene Monday at noon PT and play down to the final nine...read more
14 July 2014LAS VEGAS -- The World Series of Poker needs to borrow a page from Lebron James's playbook.When James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this week, he didn't just go back home. James reset the narrative on both his decision to leave the Cavaliers and the metrics for success in Cleveland.Lebron’s time in Miami wasn't just about winning championships...read more
13 July 2014LAS VEGAS -- I can't believe I've been here for more than a week.When I first arrived at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino last Saturday, I was overwhelmed by the sheer carnival that is the World Series of Poker Main Event. I wrote a column highlighting my read more
13 July 2014LAS VEGAS -- The World Series of Poker Main Event caught its breath Saturday. After a frenetic Friday where 527 players busted out of the tournament, Saturday's Day 5 action saw just 212 eliminations. Only 79 players remain in the tournament -- their dreams of scoring a $10 million payday still alive.When Day 5 play began, Matthew Haugen led the field with 2.808 million in chips...read more
13 July 2014LAS VEGAS -- Vancouver, B.C. might just host of the toughest home poker games in the world.Matt Jarvis finished eighth in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event and won a WSOP bracelet the following year. In 2013, Jason Mann won $285,408 for his 25th-place finish in the Main Event...read more