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Las Vegas Advisor: Crowned Poker Champion in Las Vegas

Espen Jorstad, a 34-year-old professional poker player from Norway, emerged from a starting field of 8,663 players to become the new World Series of Poker Main Event champion and take home a top prize of $10 million.

Jorstad beat Australian Adrian Attenborough after 90 minutes of heads-up play, nearly 30 of which came in the first hand of the session. On the final hand, Jorstad made a full house to beat Attenborough’s two pair. Attenborough pocketed $6 million as the runner-up.

Mosaic closes: The Mosaic on the Strip non-casino entertainment venue has closed. The space near the MGM Grand has been the site of several different showrooms and clubs over the years, operating as The Metz, Utopia, Empire Ballroom, Boulevard Theater and Tommy Wind Theater, but it appears that its entertainment days are over: The owner says the building will be razed and a shopping mall is planned.

Risky reduction: Buy the tomahawk steak for $140 at Twin Creeks Steakhouse in Silverton and you can roll three dice for discounts. If the same number comes up on all three, they take a percentage ranging from 50% to 100% on the price. It’s an interesting promotion, but not that valuable: you expect to get the necessary set in less than 3% of the throws (1 in 36) and three 6s for a free dinner once in 216 tries.

Ben and Jen: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez tied the knot last week in a midnight ceremony at the Little White Chapel on Las Vegas Boulevard, a few blocks south of downtown. The Little White Chapel adds to her long list of celebrity weddings, which includes Frank Sinatra, Bruce Willis and Michael Jordan.

Question: Can you bet on who will win the next presidential election?

Answer: Not in Las Vegas, but DraftKings has released a line that can be bet in Canada. Donald Trump is the favorite at 2.5-1, Ron DeSantis at 4-1, Joe Biden at 5.5-1 and Kamala Harris at +12-1.


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