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Poker World Championship Down To Last Nine

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Poker World Championship Down To Last Nine

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Poker World Championship Down To Last Nine

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More than 7,000 gamblers plunked down the $10,000 entry fee for the World Series of Poker's Main Event. After an 18-hour session that ended around dawn Sunday, the 10th-place finisher was eliminated. The final nine players, who will meet again in November, will each have a shot at the title of World Champion and the top prize of $8.9 million.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

Our last word in business today is nine. That's the number of high-flying players who survived in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this past weekend. Thousands of gamblers entered the competition after an 18-hour session that ended around dawn on Sunday. A 10th-place player was eliminated. The final nine meet again in November for a shot at the title of World Champion and a top prize of nearly $9 million.

Even the losers will walk away with several hundred thousand bucks.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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