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July 6, 2015
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|Gaming guru Frank Scoblete describes his favorite casino comps, from a free buffet to match play coupons. Scoblete loves the buffet, but he notes it can do more harm (to his waistline) than good.
By Dan PodheiserThe World Series of Poker has been good to Jonathan Duhamel. In 2010, Duhamel won more than $8.9 million in the Main Event (pictured right). Last week, he won his second WSOP bracelet and $3.9 million in the High Roller for One Drop. And on Sunday, Duhamel got off to a quick start on Day 1A of the Main Event and ended the day with 82,700 in chips.
|The Main Event of the World Series of Poker is the most heralded poker tournament of the year. But as the 2015 Main Event kicked off with Day 1A on Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere was, well, lackluster.
The 2010 WSOP Main Event champion navigated his way through the $111,111 buy-in tournament to win his second bracelet and $3,989,985.
The San Diego-based poker pro took home $1,270,086 and the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy after beating 83 other top players in the prestigious $50,000 buy-in WSOP event.
The 66-year-old Florida woman won $153,876 and her first bracelet after navigating her way through the 795-person field.
|The change, made in response to the gaming market's free fall over the past 13 months, allows mainland residents to visit Macau twice a month rather than twice in 60 days.
Mark Frissora will take over the position held by Gary Loveman for the last 12 years. Loveman will stay on as chairman and will oversee the company's bankruptcy restructuring.
Companies such as Uber and Lyft may now apply for licenses, but they can't offer rides until operational regulations are drafted and implemented.
At the end of its first year of operation, the casino is cut off from Strip walk-in traffic and is rapidly losing money.
The company will use the money to add a hotel tower and other amenities to its western Louisiana racetrack casino.
Cab companies will begin paying a 3 percent excise tax in August, some of which will fund state road improvements.
The casino operator has twice rejected acquisition offers from Z Capital, which already controls 40.5 percent of Affinity.
The company said its operating division's total revenue for the month was $327.8 million, including $239.1 million in casino revenue.
|When you hear the term "pizza farm," you probably think what the Reel Life thought: A gigantic, glorious field where pizzas sprout and eventually turn into 16-inch pies. Unfortunately, that's not the case.
Did You Know?
A proposed bill that would regulate online gaming in Pennsylvania calls for a 54 percent tax rate on operators in the state.
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Top 10 storylines to follow in the 2015 WSOP Main Event
- Age of champion
- First woman to reach the final table
- Past champs reaching the final table
- International flavor
- The deep celebrity run
- Another Newhouse run
- Three bracelets in a year
- Bardah cash
- Pros complaining about payout structure
- Field size