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World Championship of Poker Main Event begins at Rio hotel-casino

Posted at 9:11 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-09 21:39:38-04
The Rio hotel-casino is hosting the World Series of Poker Main Event, which began Saturday, July 9.
Thousands of amateurs, pros, and celebrities from 85 different countries are expected to attend the $10,000 buy-in event. 
The prize pool is projected to be more than $60 million with the winner walking away with a prize expected to exceed $7 million. 
The event has three starting flights: Saturday, July 9, Sunday, July 10, and Monday, July 11, all beginning at 11 a.m. and running until 11:45 p.m. nightly.