Posts Tagged ‘poker’
Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, By Doug J. Swanson. Viking Press; 368 pps.; $27.95

Benny and the Bad Boys

A former Morning News reporter recounts a legendary local mobster’s wild ride.
Doug J. Swanson’s new book is laugh-out-loud funny — odd, since it’s about a semi-illiterate gangster who left a trail of dead bodies from Dallas to Las Vegas. But Benny Binion was in many ways a true visionary, even if h...


JPS Under Microscope

Some local business owners are saying that JPS Health Network doesn’t want to work with minority-owned businesses. “JPS spends millions of dollars monthly on all types of  contracted services and less than one-tenth of one...


No Bluffing

Fort Worth’s David Benefield is living his dream: playing at the final table of the World Series of Poker.
The winner of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event leaves with a huge, diamond-encrusted gold bracelet worth probably half a million dollars. David Benefield doesn’t care about that. If he were to win next week, he said, ...

History For Sale

Let the drooling begin among Fort Worth history buffs. Amon G. Carter’s personal poker table is one of the prized items with early Fort Worth connections that will be auctioned this weekend in the Stockyards. For years, Weste...

Flop Cards

What’s the Deal? This late-to-the-party poker drama turns up no surprises.
I don’t play poker. I missed out on the whole craze that ignited and then waned earlier in this decade.

The Bond Beginning

A new actor and an old outlook help 007 regain his mojo in Casino Royale.
There hasn’t been a good new James Bond picture in two decades.