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World Series of Poker starts main event in Vegas

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Players compete on the first day of the World Series of Poker, Thursday, July 7, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold `em tournament kicked off with the first of four starting days, expected to attract thousands of players to combine for millions in prize money for the winner.

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David Randall competes on the first day of the World Series of Poker, Thursday, July 7.


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Poker chips rest on a table where Mclean Karr competes on the first day of the World Series of Poker, Thursday, July 7 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Doyle Brunson competes on the first day of the World Series of Poker, Thursday, July 7.