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Black Friday effects worn by players at Main EventBlack Friday effects worn by players at Main Event
Pundits predicted some radical changes in the World Series of Poker after April 15. And the effects of Black Friday are readily seen, but they have nothing to do with the number of players in the field. Thousands of players, who last year would have been sporting patches for PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker, are now patchless, while many international players, like Ludovic Lacay (left) are wearing patches for Internet poker rooms looking to take advantage of the "new normal."  read more
Main Event draws 6,865 despite Black FridayMain Event draws 6,865 despite Black Friday
Is the World Series of Poker Main Event bulletproof? It sure seems that way after 6,865 players (including Boston Celtics all-star Paul Pierce, right) entered this year's Main Event in the wake of Black Friday. The Main Event champion will win more than $8.7 million. But as good as the Main Event looks now, the storm clouds from Black Friday are still looming.  read more
Hellmuth looks to recover from costly Day 2 errorHellmuth looks to recover from costly Day 2 error
Phil Hellmuth is known for his late arrivals to the World Series of Poker Main Event. Those arrivals usually occur on Day 1. The Poker Brat's late arrival on Day 2A was unplanned, however, and it cost him a significant chunk of his starting chip stack. But the 11-time bracelet winner refused to give up and started digging himself out of his hole.  read more



A no-go for Gill at WSOP Main Event

Carter Gill's World Series of Poker Main Event hopes were chipped away as he was unable to overturn a banishment from all Caesars properties following an incident in a hotel room.  read more

The Gang: WSOP on ESPN edition

Vin Narayanan and Dan Igo join Aaron Todd discuss Phil Hellmuth's amazing Day 2 recovery in the WSOP Main Event, ESPN's plans to broadcast "live" tables on a 30-minute delay, and plenty of other WSOP news.  read more

Top-10 WSOP Main Event storylines so far

It has been a banner year for the WSOP, and if the action in the first few days of the Main Event is any indication, this year's Series will go out with a bang.  read more

The World Series of Poker is all grown up

Vin Narayanan says the players at the WSOP Main Event are getting younger and more professional.  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

Alderney to hold hearing on Full Tilt

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has announced that it will hold a public hearing regarding the future of Full Tilt Poker on July 26 in London.  read more

FS+G launches Global Poker Index to rank players

Federated Sports + Gaming announced it has launched the Global Poker Index™ to rank and track the weekly performance of the world's top 300 live tournament poker players.  read more

Global Gaming Events launches EuroPoker event

Global Gaming Events has teamed up with EuroPoker for the first time to launch an “Automatic Win” $2,000 cash added event.  read more

Titan Poker increases first deposit bonuses

The online poker room has increased the first deposit bonus offered to new depositing players to 200 percent up to $2,000.  read more

Victor Chandler Poker offering new freerolls

The online poker site is offering entry into one of two new player freerolls comprising up to €20,000 in prizes in each event.  read more

IPN Bead Beat Jackpot tops $1.5 million mark

The International Poker Network's Bad Beat Jackpot will award a record prize when a player loses with four tens or better.  read more



William Hill bets on the Italian online market

William Hill will enter the Italian online market with the firm's new site,  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life enjoys getting a break from the kids every once and awhile to play the online slots. But we'd we'd never leave them locked in a car with the windows rolled up on a hot day, like a woman in Indianapolis did while she was shopping.  read more



Betfred offering cash back if McIlroy wins

Bookmakers Betfred will refund all losing win only bets on the outright market if Rory McIlroy wins the British Open Championship.  read more
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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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