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Roll the dice and play to win in your favorite Las Vegas casinos. Take a spin at the slots, show your cards at the tables or test your luck in the high-limit room—nothing beats the thrilling fun of gambling in Las Vegas!

Caesars Entertainment, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

How Serious Are You About Slots?

Think you’re serious about slots? You’d have to be very serious to eclipse the current high scorer on iSpin, the free iPhone app from Harrah’s Entertainment (motto: “Leading the world in coughing up the mind-blowing awesomeness every flippin’ day!” OK, so it’s not the “official” motto, but we’re working on it). The current high scorer (from….

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Gaming

WSOP Champ Joe Cada on Letterman

Overheard on Twitter: On Tuesday night, World Series of Poker champ Joe Cada will be a guest on Late Night with David Letterman. Read more about this poker phenom.

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Today’s Gambling Trivia

Our dietary staple, the sandwich, is named after the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (who lived from 1718 to 1792). The Earl wanted to stay longer at the gambling table, so he came up with the idea of the sandwich so he could continue to play without having to step away for more “formal” meals.

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

2009 Poker Champ: Who IS That Kid?

The excitement of the recent World Series of Poker Final Table is still keeping Las Vegas, and the world, abuzz. One of the questions about this year’s champion has been, “Who IS that kid?” We’re here to help. Here are some interesting facts about 2009 world poker champ, Joe Cada: Joe Cada, a professional poker player, is….

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Today’s Poker Trivia

Lots of folks are still reeling from the explosive Final Table of the World Series of Poker. Read more. Today’s poker trivia: Heads-up play between winner Joe Cada and Darvin Moon lasted 87 hands.

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Joe Cada Triumphs at World Series of Poker

Joe Cada, 21, has defeated Darvin Moon to become the youngest World Series of Poker Main Event champion in the tournament’s 40-year history. He takes home $8.5 million ($8,547,042 to be exact) and the World Series of Poker Main Event world championship bracelet. For his second place finish, Darvin Moon earned $5,182,928. An emotional Cada….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Two Players Standing at the WSOP Final Table

It’s down to the final two at the World Series of Poker!A logger from Maryland and a 21-year-old poker pro will compete Monday night for poker’s most prestigious prize and a payday of more than $8.5 million. Darvin Moon, 46, is playing in his first WSOP event and Joseph Cada is a 21-year-old poker phenom….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

WSOP Final Table in Full Swing at Rio

The action is heating up at Rio Las Vegas, as the November Nine go head-to-head for poker glory! Get minute-by-minute updates on the World Series of Poker official site here. Get instant updates on Twitter by following @wsop.

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Stop Being So Productive: Play Craps

ESPN, this blog is feeling some deep love for you right now. Thanks for giving us some free craps online for fun. By the way, you can play several games for fun at Harrahs.com if you’re a Total Rewards member. And you are, right? Just log in with your Total Rewards number and click on “Play….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Today’s Gambling Jargon

Someone considered to be a great shooter in craps is referred to as “an arm.” Bonus gambling trivia: A $100 bet is called a “buck.”

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Vince Neil’s “Off the Strip” Poker Tournament

Play poker with Vince Neil and his celebrity friends for your shot at $50,000 in prize money, and help support a great cause at the same time. Rio Las Vegas will host Vince Neil’s 5th Annual “Off the Strip” Poker Tournament, Nov. 8. As part of the World Series of Poker Main Event festivities, this….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Down to the Wire: WSOP Final Table

Witness history as the “November Nine” compete for one of the largest prizes in WSOP history in November! Heads-up play on Nov. 9 begins at 10:00 p.m. Witness every hand live at the Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. This event, sure to garner worldwide attention, is open to the public….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Gambling Trivia: Pai Gow

The popular casino game Pai Gow is thought to be thousands of years old. Pai Gow translates as “make nine.” (Because, with a few exceptions, the best a hand can score is nine.)

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos

Today’s Craps Etiquette Tip

At the craps table, it’s widely considered bad etiquette to say the number that comes after six and before eight. (What, we’re gonna tempt fate in our blog?) It should be noted that 11 is referred to as “yo” in craps because when said aloud, “eleven” sounds an awful lot like that other number that shall not be….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, O'Sheas

Overheard on Facebook

Overheard on the O’Sheas Facebook page: “O’Sheas Casino would like to remind our customers that our Strip Poker Room is called such only because of its proximity to the Strip. So please put your pants back on.” Presumably, we won’t be making THAT mistake again. Sigh. Become a Facebook fan of O’Sheas here.

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