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Fresh Blood, Higher Stakes at World Series of Poker

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Fresh Blood, Higher Stakes at World Series of Poker

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Fresh Blood, Higher Stakes at World Series of Poker

Fresh Blood, Higher Stakes at World Series of Poker

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In Las Vegas, close to 2,600 hopeful card sharks have entered the World Series of Poker, playing rounds of a game called Texas Hold 'Em. Older poker players are marveling at the new crop of players, and the loads of fresh money at stake: The winner stands to rake in a $5-million jackpot. NPR's Mike Pesca reports.