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July 18, 2017

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Rare Pair Plus payout at Three Card Poker
A reader asks Grochowski about a unique Pair Plus pay table that paid 5-1 on a straight, 4-1 on a flush and 1-1 on a pair, wondering if the house edge is higher or lower than usual.  read more

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Final table set at 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event

Both newcomers and seasoned pros will go up against each other at this year's Main Event, each hoping for the $8 million first place prize and the coveted gold and diamond bracelet.  read more
Final table set at 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event



Day 7 play decides final nine players at the WSOP

Nine players — a few of them former November Niners — will battle it out for the Main Event's first place prize of $8,150,000 on 20 July.  read more

Director Jack Effel talks Main Event mayhem

Casino City caught up with the ever-busy Director of the World Series of Poker, now in his 13th year in the role, and discussed mistakes, progress and the event's inherent chaos.  read more

WSOP 2017 reaches all-time highs, shatters records

In addition to hosting the largest Main Event since 2010, the 74-event poker festival also set records for number of entries and the amount of prize money awarded.  read more

Around the WSOP: Hallaert tries to buck astronomical odds

For the third straight year, Belgium's Kenny Hallaert made a deep run at the World Series of Poker Main Event and hoped to pull off the rare feat of making back-to-back final tables.  read more

Around the WSOP Main Event: Money bubble drama

It was a wild end to the World Series of Poker Main Event Day 3 on Thursday as the money bubble was decided by a flip of the cards, a former model brought her dog to the table, and a prominent pro announced he was retiring from the WSOP grind.  read more

Life coach, poker author Phil Hellmuth aims to 'change humanity'

Following a hasty exit from the World Series of Poker Main Event, the always candid Phil Hellmuth tries to convince Casino City that his new book will help "tens of millions of people."  read more

Scotty Nguyen still a fan favorite, despite Main Event bustout

A bluff gone bad cost the Prince of Poker his chance to win another World Series of Poker Main Event title, but the Hall of Famer knows full well that the fans still stand behind him.  read more

Expectant mother Natasha Mercier adjusting at Main Event

During her journey toward the World Series of Poker Main Event, Natasha Mercier learned on the fly how to adapt to playing poker while carrying her first child.  read more

With Negreanu's backing, KL Cleeton lives a poker dream

Daniel Negreanu provided KL Cleeton with the chance of a lifetime by backing him in the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event. The 27-year-old amateur with a rare disease seized the moment.  read more



Palazzo's Aquatic Club updates summer schedule

The Las Vegas pool experience will now be open Thursdays, in addition to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  read more

Las Vegas to vote on professional soccer team

On 19 July, the city council will hold a vote on bringing a professional United Soccer League expansion team to Cashman Field.  read more

The Cromwell introduces multiple enhancements

The boutique hotel has added a 24-hour casual eatery, updated its bar and lounge, introduced a high-limit slot area and installed concierge technology.  read more



Resorts to launch next-gen DFS game in NJ

Later in the month, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City will debut FastPick, which enables players to enjoy DFS without sharks, rosters or salary caps.  read more



The Palazzo unveils The Biergarten

The Biergarten at Lagasse's Stadium, opening 17 July, features gourmet fare, a host of beer and craft cocktails, and a taste of Bavaria.  read more

Foxwoods reaches $4 billion lifetime contribution to Connecticut

The resort casino reached a landmark contribution to the state, with slot revenue exceeding $4 billion for the month of June.  read more

Guests win big at Seminole Hard Rock Luckiest Day Sweepstakes

During the Luckiest Day of the Decade Sweepstakes on 7 June, winners every hour took home $7,777 and a guest by the name of Chris M. snagged the jackpot of $14,866.  read more



The Reel Life: Self-driving edition

A crashed Tesla raises questions about the differences between autopilot systems and self-driving cars (for example, one is currently available on the market, and one isn't).  read more



Three new acts announced at del Lago Casino

Country bands Montgomery Gentry and Parmalee, along with the Elvis Explosion, will come to the resort casino in September.  read more

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