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WSOP: Folding not an option

With 28 days to go before the start of the 40th World Series of Poker, officials said Tuesday they are confident the economic downturn that has zapped the gaming industry will not hurt the overall experience of the 57-event tournament.

Russian invasion in poker no bluff

Face it. Watching poker live or on television is hardly like watching Ellen Burstyn in "Requiem for a Dream." There is the drama of winning millions of dollars and a shiny bracelet, and then there is an electroshock therapy scene that leaves you immobile.