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Players find a way to keep Day 2 atmosphere light at the WSOP Main Event

9 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Day 2s at the World Series of Poker Main Event can best be described as bipolar. The excitement and joy over playing in the Main Event -- and surviving the first day -- are gone. In their place are people that are either extremely happy about chipping up and competing for $10 million or extremely sad about busting out of the tournament. ... (read more)
 

Phil Ivey dominates record Day 1C Main Event field

8 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- 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, which the WSOP had guaranteed from the outset. The second-place finisher in this year's tournament will win $5,145,968. ... (read more)
 

Phil Galfond, Matt Affleck chip up at WSOP Main Event

7 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Now that's more like it. More than 2,100 players entered the World Series of Poker Main Event on Day 1B of the tournament, injecting energy into poker's signature event and putting the Main Event ahead of last year's tournament registration pace. After just 771 players entered Day 1A on Saturday, 2,144 entered Sunday. ... (read more)
 

Amazon Room loses its charm at World Series of Poker

6 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- This is the 10th year the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has hosted the World Series of Poker. For the bulk of those years, the Amazon Room was the living, beating heart of the WSOP. You could hear the chips clacking before you walked into the room. Friends, family and poker fans crowded the rail, standing just inches away from famous players and loved ones alike. ... (read more)
 

Johnny Chan among the chip leaders as WSOP Main Event kicks off

6 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- The quest for $10 million began slowly Saturday, with only 771 players choosing to play on Day 1A of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Saturday's opening flight was the first of three day ones at the Main Event. To manage the size of the Main Event field, which has topped 6,350 players each of the last eight years, the WSOP offers three different starting days. ... (read more)
 

PokerStars acquisition not a game-changer -- yet

16 June 2014
The bwin.party merger was big. This is bigger. On Thursday, Amaya Gaming purchased the parent company of PokerStars.com and Full Tilt Poker for $4.9 billion. According to the financials released in the statement announcing this deal, the newly combined company had pro forma combined revenue of $1.3 billion in 2013. ... (read more)
 

Ryan Riess wins WSOP Main Event, $8.36 million

6 November 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Ryan Riess and Jay Farber battled for 90 hands in a tense, back-and-forth affair before Riess finally beat Farber to win the World Series of Poker Main Event and $8,361,570. Farber won $5,174,357 for finishing in second. It's the first time someone wearing a Detroit Lions jersey -- Riess sported a Calvin Johnson jersey -- won a championship since 1957. ... (read more)
 

Riess, Farber reach heads-up play at WSOP Main Event

5 November 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Jay Farber and Ryan Riess survived 8.5 wild hours of final table play at the World Series of Poker Main Event Monday and will play heads up for $8.36 million Tuesday night. Before a rowdy crowd in the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Riess knocked out Amir Lehavot to set the heads-up matchup. ... (read more)
 

McEvoy, Nguyen enshrined in Poker Hall of Fame

4 November 2013
LAS VEGAS -- Scotty Nguyen and Tom McEvoy have distinctly different personalities. Nguyen is brash and charismatic at the table. And away from the felt he is very a much a man of the people. Fans stop him for autographs and pictures all the time. And Nguyen always obliges. Tom McEvoy doesn't lack for confidence. ... (read more)
 

Delaware to go live with online gambling on Oct. 31

24 October 2013
Delaware will launch real-money online gaming on Oct. 31. The Halloween treat for casino players was confirmed Tuesday at the World Regulatory Briefing in Philadelphia by Dover Downs Hotel and Casino President and CEO Ed Sutor. "In nine days, Delaware will be the first state in the country to go with full online gaming," Sutor said. ... (read more)

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Vin Narayanan
Vin Narayanan is the former managing editor at Casino City and has been involved in the gaming industry for over a decade Vin is currently based in Hong Kong, where he runs his own consultant group and works as head of gaming and public relations for Mega Digital
Entertainment Group.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for USATODAY.com, USA WEEKEND and CNN.

Vin Narayanan
Vin Narayanan is the former managing editor at Casino City and has been involved in the gaming industry for over a decade Vin is currently based in Hong Kong, where he runs his own consultant group and works as head of gaming and public relations for Mega Digital
Entertainment Group.

Before joining Casino City, Vin covered (not all at the same time) sports, politics and elections, wars, technology, celebrities and the Census for USATODAY.com, USA WEEKEND and CNN.