The Story of the 1971 WSOP Main Event In 1971, the best poker players in the world again gathered in Las Vegas to play in the second-ever World Series of Poker. Sin City hosted its first-ever WSOP Main Event, a freezeout tournament that would produce a world champion. In 1970, a player vote had handed […]

The Story of the 1970 WSOP Main Event The first-ever World Series of Poker’s ‘Main Event’ was very different from all those that have followed in the years since. Over half a century ago, the atmosphere was far from the sprawling mass of poker tables, over 100 bracelet events and other festival frolics that each […]

Lester Ben Binion, known more famously as Benny Binion, was a pivotal figure in the world of gambling. And his story is as rich and complex as the games he mastered. Born on November 20, 1904, in Pilot Grove, Texas, Binion’s early life laid the foundation for a legendary journey in the gambling world. /*! […]

Poker has captivated players for centuries, creating many iconic moments along the way. From the rounders of centuries past to Jack Straus’ miracle comeback at the 1982 World Series of Poker (WSOP), these stories still remain part of poker folklore today. But it is not just the single moments that define poker’s long and storied […]

Poker is a game of skill that has been around for centuries and during that time it has developed a competitive scene with many fantastic moments. Central to these moments are the poker legends who have left their marks on the game, from pros with extraordinarily long-lived careers to modern-day superstars. In this article, we’ll […]

Johnny Moss was born on May 14th, 1907 in the small town of Marshall, Texas. Johnny’s mother passed away suddenly from complications related to appendicitis when he was only eight years old and his father was seriously injured in a work-related accident just a few months after. Following these tragic events, Johnny began selling newspapers […]

While many Greeks have, over the centuries, been recorded in the annals of history, when it comes to gambling in the United States there is one legend that stands above the rest, Nick ‘the Greek’. The stories about Nick ‘the Greek’ have been made into books, a song and he has been mentioned in movies […]

The History of the World Series of Poker: 1970-1989 The World Series of Poker is currently the most popular poker festival in the world. With millions of dollars won year in and year out, this legendary series of poker tournaments, bracelet events, and cash games are a poker player’s paradise. Staged in Las Vegas, the […]