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Las Vegas and the Virtual World Collide

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Aug 01, 2011

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By the time this issue of Card Player hits casinos and card rooms across Europe, the World Series of Poker main event will be in full swing. At the time of writing, with just over one-third of events completed, European players have been more than holding their own with seven bracelets including one for Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and three for the Brits. It’s shaping up to be a vintage year for Euro poker players but a mixed one for U.S. players and, indeed, the U.S. industry. With online poker currently off the agenda in the land of the free, all eyes were turning to the WSOP to see what the effect would be. Reports from the Rio Hotel and Casino, where the event is held, say advertising around the event is very muted compared to previous years but numbers have been on the up. By the end of the second ...


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