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  1. Benny Binion is a cowboy from Texas, and George had told him about me, and he hired me. (Web site)
  2. Benny Binion is a Las Vegas legend as he was the architect of the first World Series of Poker event in 1970.
  3. Benny Binion was a Texas gambler who operated Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas.
  4. Benny Binion was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1990. (Web site)
  5. Benny Binion was probably the wisest man that I ever knew.


  1. In 1964, with Benny Binion having lost his license to operate a gaming venue, Jack and Ted Binion assumed control of the casino' s operations.


  1. He is believed to have trained more tournament winners than anyone else, according to Benny Binion Behnen, grandson of Benny Binion.


  1. He writes of Benny Binion and the murder of his son, Ted. (Web site)

Poker Players

  1. The first WSOP in 1970 was an invitational wherein Benny Binion invited six of the best known poker players to The Horseshoe Casino.


  1. The victim is Ted Binion, son of Benny Binion, founder of Binion's Horseshoe, the last family-owned casino in Vegas. (Web site)

Poker World

  1. After several wins, Benny Binion hailed hi as the best there ever is in the poker world.


  1. Benny Binion, 1990 A colorful cowboy and gambler. (Web site)

Best Books

  1. Benny Binion, Dallas Gambler and Mob Boss is one of the best books I have ever read. (Web site)


  1. The WSOP was first held in 1970 at the Horseshoe Casino at the behest of Benny Binion.
  2. In 2002 he convinced Benny Binion Behnen to make the WSOP to be a non-smoking tournament by agreeing to give Behnen poker lessons.

Poker History

  1. Though significant in its own way as a chapter in poker history, the five-month marathon took on added importance to Benny Binion. (Web site)


  1. The idea of a freezeout tournament was Pearson's idea, and he told it to Nick the Greek who would later tell Benny Binion about it.
  2. Benny Binion considered him to be the best player in the world and in 1949 he held a marathon for him and Nick the Greek which lasted 5 days. (Web site)


  1. Benny Binion made a reputation because he'd accept any wager.


  1. Dandalos later brought the idea to legendary casino owner Benny Binion, who in turn founded the World Series of Poker. (Web site)
  2. Started in 1970 by casino owner Benny Binion as a PR stunt the WSOP World Series of Poker has evolved into one of the largest cash events in the world. (Web site)
  3. The match-up, organized by another Texan - casino owner Benny Binion - is believed to be the inspiration for the World Series of Poker. (Web site)

Las Vegas

  1. Benny Binion immediately started revolutionizing casino gaming and taking the first steps toward making Las Vegas the gambling capitol of the world. (Web site)
  2. The series of tournaments that gradually came to be known as the WSOP began to evolve under the brainchild of Las Vegas, Benny Binion.

Entrance Fee

  1. Additionally, it's believed that Fowler couldn't cover the entrance fee and Benny Binion had to loan it to him.


  1. Benny Binion arrived in Las Vegas from Texas in 1946 in the same month that Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.
  2. The casino was named for its founder, Benny Binion and had 366 rooms, three restaurants and a rooftop pool.


  1. Though Benny Binion passed away on Christmas Day, 1989, the Horseshoe remained a family business.
  2. Benny Binion arrived in Las Vegas from Texas in 1946 and in 1951 he opened the Horseshoe. (Web site)
  3. Known For: Jack the son of Benny Binion helped establish the horseshoe with his father which started the WSOP Tournament in 1970.


  1. Preston was the best friend of casino owner Benny Binion; when Binion died in 1989, he left his horse to Preston.

Johnny Moss

  1. Poker's proud pioneers were remembered -- including Benny Binion, Johnny Moss, and Puggy Pearson who passed away only a few months ago.
  2. Johnny Moss was the earliest champ and known for his legendary match with "Nick the Greek" Danolos set up by Benny Binion. (Web site)
  3. Casino owner Benny Binion arranged the game, on the condition it could be played in public, against Johnny Moss.

Benny Binion

  1. The idea was carried south to Benny Binion and his Horseshoe Casino and the World Series of Poker was born. (Web site)
  2. Now while these gambling men just did what they always did, play poker, Benny Binion was thinking big, and he had a big name, the World Series of Poker.
  3. In 1964 the family regained control of the Horseshoe but Benny Binion was never allowed to hold a gaming license again. (Web site)


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