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Mega Moolah jackpot smashing records, over $11 million

9 September 2015
Microgaming's Mega Moolah jackpot hit eight figures in August and is larger than it has ever been, nearing the $/€/£11.4 million mark as of Sept. 9. All Mega Moolah jackpots are paid out to players in the currency in which they are playing. If the winner is playing in a currency that is not the one worth ... (read more)
 

Multi-entry tournaments a catch-22 for daily fantasy sports

2 September 2015
If you live in the United States, you can't escape the buzz around daily fantasy sports (DFS). Market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel spent all summer ramping up for the NFL season and are spending millions of dollars to acquire new depositing customers. DraftKings, in fact, ranks fourth in TV advertising spend over the last seven days, with an estimated $16 million. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 lessons learned from a five-day bike and poker trip

27 July 2015
Last week, I took a five-day, four-night bicycle trip around Massachusetts and New Hampshire. On three of those nights, I stayed at friends' houses and played in their home poker games. It might sound like a strange idea to a lot of people, but for about a decade, I've dreamed about taking a cross-country bike trip and playing in home poker games along the way. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 quotes from Nolan Dalla's WSOP reports

29 June 2015
Nolan Dalla is the hardest-working man in poker. The World Series of Poker media director wears a multitude of hats during the annual summer series, from running post-tournament interview sessions, to scheduling dinner meetings with poker media, players and others, to fielding random questions from fans and spectators whom he has never met before. ... (read more)
 

Massachusetts 'slots parlor' filled to capacity on opening day

24 June 2015
PLAINVILLE, Mass. — Several hundred patrons stood in line, waiting to be among the first to enter Plainridge Park Casino half an hour before the official opening of the first gaming establishment in Massachusetts on Wednesday afternoon. When the doors finally opened at 11:55 a.m., five minutes ahead of ... (read more)
 

Top 10 Fourth of July resort-casino activities

22 June 2015
The Fourth of July is coming up next weekend, and casinos across the United States are looking for ways to draw people to their resorts to celebrate the holiday. Here are 10 great ways to celebrate America's independence, and maybe make a bet or two along the way. 10. Fourth of July Picnic Buffet at Grand ... (read more)
 

Top 10 binge-watching prop bets

15 June 2015
The third season of Orange is the New Black was released on Netflix last week, to the delight of binge-watching TV fans everywhere. My wife and I really enjoy the show, but we were so busy over the weekend that we only got through the first three episodes of the 13-episode season in four days — hardly a binge worth mentioning. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 ways to improve the WSOP Colossus

8 June 2015
I spent last week in Las Vegas covering the World Series of Poker's Colossus event. The $565 poker tournament drew 22,374 entries from 14,284 unique players; both numbers broke the record of 8,773 (players and entries) set by the 2006 WSOP Main Event. There's no doubt the tournament was a huge success. ... (read more)
 

Byrnes graduates from WSOP Circuit to Colossus

3 June 2015
LAS VEGAS — Bill Byrnes isn't a professional poker player, but if you took a quick glance at his career poker tournament results, you might assume that he is. A 43-year-old attorney from Wentzville, Missouri, Byrnes owns two World Series of Poker Circuit rings and had $143,610 in career tournament earnings ... (read more)
 

WSOP Colossus down to final table

3 June 2015
Aditya Prestyo has a huge chip lead heading into Day 4 of the Colossus. LAS VEGAS — The field of the World Series of Poker's Colossus tournament has been whittled down from 22,374 entries to a final table of nine players. Those nine players will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Wednesday at noon to play down to a winner. ... (read more)

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Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.

Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.