Laurel, Md., man wins World Series of Poker

Greg Merson, 24, of Laurel, Md., has won the World Series of Poker main event, earning $8.53 million.

Arizona State senior Jake Balsiger, right, high fives members of the audience as he exits the floor after being eliminated from play during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Arizona State senior Jake Balsiger, right, high fives members of the audience as he exits the floor after being eliminated from play during the World Series of Poker Final Table event, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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