Outlaws have long been the object of a peculiar fascination. Fictional or real, from Robin Hood to Bonnie and Clyde to Joe Valachi to Don Corleone to John Gotti, we’ve obsessed over celebrity-criminals in life and even apotheosized them in death. Many of us know more verses from The Godfather than either the U.S. Constitution or the Bible.
Weera Thai is anchored in a nondescript strip mall on West Sahara, about two miles off Las Vegas Blvd. From the outside, there’s nothing at all appealing about this place. It’s the kind of restaurant you’ve probably driven past 100 times and never given it much thought. Why go here when there are so many other established Thai restaurants that are sure to please?
Chris Moneymaker’s stunning storybook victory in the 2003 World Series of Poker is rightly remembered as the seminal event when poker went from smoke-filled backrooms to boardrooms and living rooms. It the moment when poker grew up. It’s the dividing line between the good old days and the modern era. It ignited what became known as “the poker boom.”
Earlier this week, there was a rumor floating around LasVegas that the Rio casino property might be purchased by an investor, demolished, and replaced by a new Major League Baseball stadium. Some locals even speculated the Anaheim Angels could be headed across the Cal-Nev border and might “play ball” here as early as 2021.