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Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Blog, Book Reviews, General Poker, Las Vegas, World Series of Poker | 5 comments

Book Review — Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster who Created Vegas Poker

 

Benny Binion Biography

 

Blood Aces:  The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster who Created Vegas Poker doesn’t necessarily cover much new territory, especially to those who already know of Binion’s shady past.  It simply tells the story far better and in much greater detail than any other available source.

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Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Personal, World Series of Poker | 7 comments

The Best Seat in the House: A Short History of Poker Tournament Reporting

 

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1990 world champion Mansour Matloubi, watched closely by the poker press corps

 

If winning a major poker tournament represents the game’s greatest glory, reporting on such events can sometimes be its worst drudgery.

In this column, I look back at poker writing and tournament reporting over the years and gives thanks to those who blazed the trail to the present day.

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