World Series of Poker

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Las Vegas Tips: What’s Happening Now (LINQ Eats And WSOP Dates!)

The LINQ has added some spice Everyone’s eyes are on The LINQ as its first venues have officially opened, with more to roll out through spring. The first major restaurant—and one we’re really excited about—is the two-level Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar. It officially opened its doors New Year’s Day, offering a spicy mix….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

And The Winner Is…! Ryan Riess Named World Series of Poker Main Event Champion

The gambling Gods were shining down on Ryan Riess yesterday. At just 23 years old, Riess has been crowned the king of poker, winning the World Series of Poker Main Event at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to the tune of $8.36 million. (He also gets some snazzy new bling: a famed WSOP gold bracelet….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

Put Your Money Where Your Mouse Is: World Series of Poker’s Groundbreaking Online Gaming Platform Goes Live Today

Today, Thursday, Sept. 19 is set to be a milestone day for online poker, when casino operator Caesars Interactive Entertainment launches World Series of Poker’s web platform, WSOP.com at 9:19 a.m. As only the second, fully-licensed entry in the state’s real money wagering for online poker, players located in Nevada can begin placing bets as soon as….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, World Series of Poker

WSOP presents this year’s November Nine

The 44th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) No-Limit Hold ‘Em Championship announced its final table, better known as the November Nine. The final event takes place in Las Vegas, Monday, Nov. 4 at the Rio Hotel and Casino. The November Nine players represent five nations including the United States, Canada, Israel, The Netherlands and France. They….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

Restaurant Manager Wins Cool Million at World Series of Poker Event

In the very first World Series of Poker (WSOP) Millionaire Maker Tournament at Rio Las Vegas, Benny Chen, a restaurant manager from Prince Edward Island, Canada won $1.2 million and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet. Just another typical day in Vegas! One of the perks of winning a WSOP event? Getting a photo op with….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

“World Series of Poker: Full House Pro” Game Comes to Xbox 360 and Windows 8

A new video game, “World Series of Poker: Full House Pro,” based on the world’s most recognizable poker tournament, will come to Xbox 360 and Windows 8 in spring 2013. The new game is touted as “the most visually-stunning digital poker game on the market.” The World Series of Poker, of course, happens each year….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

Greg Merson Wins World Series of Poker, Snags $8.5 Million

Poker pro Greg Merson, a mere 24 years old, bested 6,598 contenders to win this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event at Rio Las Vegas. Merson, who hails from Maryland, won $8,531,853 (yes, we counted it) and a coveted WSOP gold bracelet valued at infinity dollars, because WSOP bracelets are just that flipping awesome…..

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker Sets Main Event Final Nine

What began as a massive field of 6,598 players vying for poker’s most prestigious prize has been whittled down to just nine. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently announced its “October Nine” who will battle it out (starting Oct. 29) for the No-Limit Hold’em Championship at Rio Las Vegas, as well as a first-place….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

WSOP Hosts Dogs Playing Poker Photo Op

If you think herding cats is challenging, try poker-playing dogs! Yesterday (July 11, 2012), this blog worked with a group of Las Vegas dogs, and the World Series of Poker, to pay homage to those iconic “dogs playing poker” paintings done by artist C.M. Coolidge as far back as 1903. Read more. Wild times ensued….

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Charity, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Things to Do, World Series of Poker

Magician Wins $18.3 Million in WSOP Charity Event

You know how sometimes you pony up a million bucks to enter a poker tournament, and then you win the biggest prize in poker tournament history, more than $18.3 million? Yeah, it happened for Antonio Esfandiari, too. Esfandiari, a pro poker player and magician, made history when he outmaneuvered a field of 48 millionaires and….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

Irascible Phil Hellmuth Wins 12th WSOP Bracelet

It’s a pretty big deal in the poker world. The polarizing Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth, one of the most colorful characters in the realm of professional poker, won a record-shattering 12th World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet at Rio Las Vegas in the early morning hours of June 11, 2012. WSOP bracelets are the most….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Things to Do, World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker Shuffles Into Rio Vegas

The 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has kicked off its 43rd installment at Rio Las Vegas. The longest-running and richest poker event in the world features 58 events spanning 50 days, through July 16, 2012. This year’s World Series of Poker even has a fancy new Main Event winner’s bracelet. Learn more, and possibly….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker Now in the Total Rewards Fold

The premiere name in poker, World Series of Poker, is now officially part of Total Rewards, the premiere name in casino loyalty programs. As reported by the premiere Las Vegas blog. (Note: We may have just made that last part up.) For the first time, World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament entrants will get Reward….

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Celebrities, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

Deal Us In for “All In: The Poker Movie”

The world of poker is a fascinating one, and “All In: The Poker Movie,” a new documentary about that world, is one this Las Vegas blog would be inclined to watch. The film’s billed as, “The definitive story of the rise, fall and rebirth of poker.” It features many of the game’s most prominent figures,….

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Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Poker, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, World Series of Poker

The Real Deal: World Series of Poker’s 2012 Schedule

The world’s premier poker tournament, held each year at Rio Las Vegas, the World Series of Poker, has announced its schedule for 2012. The event will begin May 27, 2012, with the gathering’s first open event on Memorial Day (May 28), a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. The World Series of Poker got its start at….

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