Every summer for the past 17 years, I have attended a special gathering of poker players. It’s called “BARGE.”
BARGE stands for BIG AUGUST RECREATIONAL GAMBLING EXCURSION. It’s held at Binion’s in downtown Las Vegas.
Let me tell you two reasons why I never miss this special gathering. I’ll also inform you on how you may want to sign up this year and attend.
The primary reason why I never miss BARGE is because it embodies what poker should be….which is fun.
Remember that word? “Fun.”
Let’s try to remember, we are playing a card game. And each of us in our own way is extraordinarily lucky to be living in this day and age when we can pretty much do what we want to enjoy the finest things in life. BARGE is one of those things to enjoy.
Imagine your Thursday night home poker game with your friends where just about anything is allowed. Crazy games are played. There are straddles and double straddles. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. For nearly a week, a few hundred BARGE attendees completely take over the Binion’s poker room. Sure, it can be serious — especially during the BARGE tournaments which attract some of poker’s best players, including a few world champions. But the idea behind BARGE is seeing old friends and making new ones. It’s like a poker fraternity.
Every year, we have new people come to BARGE. Most who come start coming every year after that. Everyone who likes to have fun is welcome. You will meet some extraordinary people in this group, including some of the top minds in their field.
The tournaments cost less than $100 each to enter. And the cash games range from $4-8 up to some high-limit Pot-Limit Omaha games, played with dice (I’m not kidding).
To learn more about BARGE 2013, please visit the official site where you can see a list of events. This year’s festivities take place over five days. You can come for a day or stay the entire time.
Hope to see you the first week in August for BARGE 2013.
For more information and to register, please visit: BARGE 2012 OFFICIAL SITE