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How the Irish Changed the Face of Poker

The Irish Open is the oldest tournament in Europe, and its founder, Terry Rogers was central to the rise of global poker.

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Apr 01, 2006


In May 1979, a colourful Irish bookmaker found himself with three days to kill in Las Vegas. He wandered into Binion's Horseshoe Casino and found himself in the middle of the biggest poker game on the planet.

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