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July 7, 2014

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July 7, 2014

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Why we play what we play
Gaming guru John Grochowski talks to three players to find out why they play certain games and for certain stakes. Many players, he finds, ignore the odds and play the games they enjoy the most.  read more

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Phil Ivey dominates record Day 1C Main Event field

A record Day 1C flight of 3,768 players pushed the total field of the World Series of Poker Main Event to 6,683 players, making it the fifth-largest Main Event. The tournament champion will win $10 million. And Phil Ivey is among the chip leaders.  read more
Phil Ivey dominates record Day 1C Main Event field



Amazon Room loses its charm at WSOP

For years, the Amazon Room was the living, beating heart of the World Series of Poker. But Casino City's Vin Narayanan argues the Amazon Room has lost its charm this year by becoming poker's biggest sound stage.  read more

Main Event players seated at Buzio's have mixed feelings

Fourteen tables were placed outside Buzio's seafood restaurant on the Rio casino floor to start Day 1C of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Some enjoyed the location, while others missed out on being among the masses.  read more

For the Baranowskis, the Main Event is a shared experience

Dean Baranowski made it to Day 4 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event with his wife, Colleen, by his side at every juncture. This year, the Dallas couple is back at the World Series reliving a wonderful experience.  read more

Pros and celebrities weigh in on WSOP Day 1B choice

We asked a number of notable players why they decided to play Day 1B of the World Series of Poker Main Event, rather than playing Day 1A or 1C.  read more

Phil Galfond, Matt Affleck chip up at WSOP Main Event

Galfond and Affleck were among the more than 2,100 players that entered the World Series of Poker Main Event on Sunday.  read more

Chan among the chip leaders as WSOP Main Event kicks off

Day 1A of the World Series of Poker Main Event drew only 771 entrants Saturday. But the opening flight saw several former champions take to the felt, including Johnny Chan, who ended the day among the chip leaders.  read more

Colman beats Negreanu to win One Drop, $15.3 million

Dan Colman, an online heads-up sit-and-go specialist, beat Daniel Negreanu heads up to win the $1 million Big One for One Drop and his first World Series of Poker bracelet last week.  read more

Future of $1 million Big One for One Drop uncertain

The first Big One for One Drop was a rousing success. But this year's $1 million buy-in tournament drew just 42 players, six fewer than in 2012, and the field of non-poker pros dropped from 20 to 13.  read more

Stress, sleep deprivation consume poker's biggest bubble

Day 2 of the $1 million Big One for One Drop ended at 4:10 a.m., with nine players sitting on the biggest bubble in the history of tournament poker.  read more

Esfandiari fails in bid to repeat One Drop title

Antonio Esfandiari, who won the WSOP's first $1 million tournament in 2012, fell two spots short of the money and went out in 10th place.  read more

Negreanu takes top spot in all-time tournament earnings list

Daniel Negreanu took home more than $8 million with a second-place finish in Big One for One Drop, taking his lifetime earnings to $29,796,381.  read more

Pingray navigates huge field, wins WSOP Monster Stack event

Twenty-two-year-old French native Hugo Pingray took down $1,327,082 and his first bracelet for winning the $1,500 Monster Stack.  read more



Casino City Gang: Talk to the hand edition

The Gang discusses the World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop event, including tournament champion Dan Colman's decision not to speak to the media after his win. They also talk about fledgling casinos in Atlantic City.  read more

Caesars to spend $223 million on revamping, rebranding Quad

Rooms at the new Linq will have an updated look as Caesars transitions from the Quad Resort & Casino. The transition to the Linq brand is scheduled for completion on Oct. 30.  read more

Owner of Dotty's buys River Palms in Laughlin for $6.75 million

Nevada Restaurant Services announced last week it was paying $6.75 million to acquire the River Palms in Laughlin from Tropicana Entertainment.  read more

Westgate CEO plans sweeping changes for newly acquired LVH

David Siegel, known as the king of timeshare developers, plans to convert a small portion of the hotel to timeshare ownership.  read more



The Reel Life: Ultra-snail mail edition

A Maine school teacher sent her mother a letter in 1931, but it wasn't delivered until this week. No wonder the United States Postal Service loses billions of dollars per year.  read more

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