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July 11, 2011

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July 11, 2011

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Deal Me In: Hope springs eternal
Pilarski tells a reader the history behind Texas Hold'em, and why Chris Moneymaker's feat of turning a $39 online satellite into a multi-million dollar score is part of the reason the game has become so popular.  read more

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Late arrival proves costly for Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth is known for his late arrivals to the World Series of Poker Main Event. However, those arrivals usually occur on Day 1. The Poker Brat's late arrival on Monday's Day 2A was unplanned, however, and it cost him a significant chunk of his chip stack and a whole lot of ribbing.  read more
Late arrival proves costly for Hellmuth



The Gang: WSOP can dodge bullets edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Dan Igo and Aaron Todd discuss the WSOP Main Event drawing its third-largest field, the changed atmosphere inside the Rio and the effects of Black Friday on player wardrobes.  read more

WSOP Main Event draws third-largest field despite Black Friday

Is the World Series of Poker Main Event bulletproof? It sure seems that way after 6,865 players entered the tournament this year in the wake of the Black Friday indictments. But as good as it looks now, storm clouds loom.  read more

Cheong, Jarvis come full circle at Main Event

Matt Jarvis and Joseph Cheong, two of the breakout stars of the 2010 Main Event, both began their quest to make it back to the November Nine on Sunday.  read more

Hellmuth, Negreanu headline large Day 1C field

Daniel Negreanu showed up on time. Phil Hellmuth showed up late. And that was just the tip of the iceberg as 2,181 players hit the felt for Day 1C of the WSOP.  read more

Multi-talented Maria Ho focusing on poker goals

Maria Ho competed on "The Amazing Race," sang on "American Idol" and appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, but poker is where her heart is. In fact, the biggest cash of her career is also one of the toughest losses she's ever had.  read more

The World Series of Poker is all grown up

The atmosphere surrounding the first two days of the 2011 Main Event suggests the field is getting younger and more professional at the same time.  read more

Language issues lead to bizarre play at WSOP

With the World Series of Poker attracting more players from outside the U.S., language barriers are becoming an issue. That was the case on Day 1C when a player open-folded a full house.  read more

Player banned from Caesar's properties may lose WSOP seat

Carter Gill's chances of playing in Day 2A in the World Series of Poker are in serious jeopardy after he was allegedly banned from all Caesar's properties following an incident with a female in a hotel room.  read more

Texas Dolly plays, but is eliminated on Day 1A

Six hours after starting the WSOP Main Event, Doyle Brunson was eliminated from the tournament he hadn’t really wanted to play in the first place.  read more

Black Friday effects worn by players at Main Event

The effects of Black Friday on the World Series of Poker are easily seen, but they have nothing to do with the number of players in the field.  read more

Rast overcomes huge deficit to top Hellmuth, win WSOP $50k

Phil Hellmuth looked to be on his way to the World Series of Poker’s $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship title. But in an incredible 30-minute span, Hellmuth missed on three flush draws to lose the tournament to Brian Rast.  read more

Hellmuth a class act in defeat

Antonio Esfandiari was expecting a world-class blowup if Phil Hellmuth finished second in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship. In the end, he didn't get what he was expecting.  read more



New Nevada law may help gaming industry

Companies and individuals are no longer required to run a gaming company or have an agreement to acquire a casino in Nevada before they can file for a license.  read more

Casino City Press updates Vendor Licensing Guide

Casino City Press has partnered with RMC Legal to expand the vendor licensing section for its website:  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life knows that most men dream of flying planes, and there’s also a number of them that enjoy the occasional visit to a strip club. But combining the two hardly seems a like good idea.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
While this year's WSOP Main Event field is the third-largest of all time, it still pales in comparison to the largest. In 2006, 8,773 players ponied up $10,000 to play in poker's largest tournament, a number 27.8 percent higher than this year's 6,865.
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