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Beer pong a brewing success story

Originally Published: January 11, 2011
By Mike Trask | Special to Page 2

LAS VEGAS -- Billy Gaines has become the Dana White or David Stern of beer pong.

The 29-year-old former patent attorney -- along with a couple of college buddies -- started a website in 2001 called BPong.com. A couple of years later he hosted the first World Series of Beer Pong, giving away a $10,000 prize to the winning team.

In the first tournament, less than 200 teams showed up. This year, from Jan. 1-5 at the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip, 507 squads ...

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