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It’s Pokerpalooza

Fri., Feb. 15, 2013

The World Series of Poker will give wheelers, dealers, poker pros and amateurs a record number of chances to win gold bracelets at its Las Vegas bonanza this summer. The organization announced Thursday that it will hold the 62 tournaments at the Rio Hotel & Casino from May 29 through July 15. The World Series’ main event – a $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold ‘em tournament – will run from July 6 to July 15 and then resume again in November. Wannabe poker legends must be at least 21 years old to play. Organizers say a record $222 million in prize money was awarded during last year’s contest, where 61 bracelets were up for grabs. – AP

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