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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Like brightly glowing moving puzzle pieces, something is always changing on Las Vegas Boulevard, whether it’s an opening, a move, a re-branding, or a full blown earth-shattering announcement. These five news bytes are just another reason to take advantage of new deals, book a spontaneous trip and say hello to bright lights, big city! Tory Burch now….
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….
True story: Up until two weeks ago, I never really sat down and gambled – shoving a dollar in a machine and walking away doesn’t really count. Shortly after I got the hang of penny slots, I bounced from one machine to the next. I wasn’t looking at the maximum cash winnings; I simply chose….
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….
Mere minutes ago we were cruising through the casino at Caesars Palace, and Sue from New York was getting a hand pay for $1,200. We asked if this was Sue’s biggest jackpot of her annual stay at Caesars Palace, and she said yes. Then we asked if she or her husband had won other jackpots….
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….
If you’re a ravenous “The Walking Dead” fan like this Las Vegas blog, you’ll be among those champing at the bit for a new slot machine based on the popular zombie series, coming soon to a casino near you. Australian slot machine maker, Aristocrat, has licensed the rights to “The Walking Dead” and promises to….
The Vegas-wide Megabeat Progressive Poker Jackpot has hit again, this time with a prize pool of $914,474. With this progressive, anyone playing in a Total Rewards (the Caesars Entertainment family of casinos) poker room in Las Vegas gets a cut of the prize! The jackpot hit at 7:08 a.m. on June 5, 2013. Two players….
You can merely play blackjack in other casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, or you can get to The Quad and be dealertained! The casino’s popular dealertainers, as the name implies, both deal cards and perform. Today’s featured dealertiner is Chris, channeling Sting. Find The Quad’s new dealertainer pit near the casino’s Catalyst Bar, gaining….
This blog is a tremendous fan of free. Now, the Flamingo is offering free slot tournaments on weekends, with prizes of even more free! Specifically, free slot play. One of our favorite forms of free, ever. Here’s the skinny. Or the low-down. Or the 411. Or whatever people call it. Any new or existing Total….
This blog does not love commercials. We use our Tivo remote to blow by commercials on TV, and have clicked “Skip Ad” links since the very invention of the “Skip Ad” link. But the ads in this blog post are different. They’re for Horseshoe casinos around the country, which is cool and all, but somewhat….
A lucky player at Rio Las Vegas was just dealt four aces with a three on a $25 Super Double Double Bonus 5 play video poker machine. Honestly, we have no idea what most of that means, but we do know it resulted in the following. Thanks to the team in the Rio’s high limit….