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Laurel native wins World Series of Poker

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A 24-year-old from Laurel will return to the state with $8.53 million after winning the World Series of Poker early Wednesday morning in Las Vegas. Greg Merson, showing his native pride by wearing a Baltimore Orioles jersey, played in a marathon game of Texas Hold 'em on national television that went all night. After the 12-hour, 399-hand final round, Merson was crowned world champion about 6...

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