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Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Blog, Las Vegas, Rants and Raves, Restaurant Reviews | 15 comments

My Rant Against “The Crepe” at Tivolli Village (Las Vegas)




How fucking difficult is it to make a crepe?

Well, it might as well be rocket science if you’re dining at the newest cafe-restaurant which just opened up at Tivolli Village, in Summerlin.  Wanna’ guess what the name of this new place is?  Try this:  The Crepe.

The most outrageous thing about our lunchtime visit today was — WE NEVER GOT ANY CREPES!

Can you fucking believe it?

Maybe they should rename this place The Air.  Or, The Wait.  That was the full extent of our lunch.  I’ll say this, it’s one helluva good place to go on a diet and lose weight.  Everything on the menu is low fat.  Er, make that no fat.

Here’s what happened.

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Blog, Rants and Raves, Sports Betting | 6 comments

My NFL “Fuck It” Specials


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Fuck this!

Here I am working my ass off giving the public free gold, and then these bullshit games don’t turn out as they’re supposed to.

Total horseshit!  It’s so wrong.

Consider two games played last week.  Chalk up a $4,200 swing and losing my lunch to the inexplicable forces of the universe.

Recall that I touted the “UNDER 45” in the Philadelphia-Oakland game.  That should have been an absolute cakewalk.  Like minting fucking money.  Hell, I already went out and spent what I was supposed to win from that game.

So instead of winning and cashing, what really happened?  Those two piss ant offenses ended up combing to score 69 points!  There is no fucking way Philadelphia and Oakland were supposed to score anything like that.  I mean, you show me some kind of evidence where you could see Philadelphia showing up for a road game and putting up SEVEN FUCKING TOUCHDOWNS.

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Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Blog, General Poker, Personal, Rants and Raves, Video 1, World Series of Poker | 4 comments

A Day in the WSOP Life (Caught On Video)



For most of my 20 or so years in poker, I’ve been the one asking the questions and carving out the narrative.  In short, I often held the spotlight rather than standing in it.

However, there’s been an increasing media reversal lately, as I’m frequently asked to be the subject of features and interviews.  The tables seemed to have turned, sometimes more than I would like.

While not entirely comfortable with this prospect, I hope the attention is, at least in part, due to some of the revelations from this blog.  Perhaps not.  Maybe it’s just being involved in poker for a long time and seeing a lot of different things and meeting all kinds of interesting people.  Most everyone likes good stories and inside information.

Last summer, Remko Rinkema (a poker journalist from Holland, see:  RENKOMEDIA) followed me around for a full day at the World Series of Poker with a film crew.  This was back during the first week in June during a record heat wave.  Temperatures climbed towards the 120-degree mark.

Remko and his crew came to my home, filmed me out in the backyard during the morning (drinking wine, of course), went with me running in the heat, and then drove with me into work at the Rio where some behind the scenes poker action was filmed.

Remko did a nice job on this.  However, I was a bit flustered towards the end of the feature and that showed in the segment.

We spent a lot of time talking about politics, history, and philosophy.  When those subjects come up, I can ramble on forever.  That’s pretty obvious in this feature as I’m sure they had to cut around a lot of me ranting and raving.

Anyway, here’s part of my life in a day.


See more videos of poker personalities at:  IGAMING.ORG


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Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Blog, Las Vegas, Rants and Raves | 3 comments

‘Tis the Season? Christmas in August?


Christmas at Costco


Would someone please explain to me what the fuck is going on?

Am I stuck inside a giant time machine?

Today, it was 106 degrees outside.  One-ohhh-six.  I haven’t lost a single dollar on the NFL regular season, yet.  A few days ago, we went to a summer barbecue.

Of course, all this can mean only one thing.

That’s right — it’s Christmas season.

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog, Las Vegas, Rants and Raves, Restaurant Reviews | 1 comment

The Whine Tasting: One Drunk Puppy


One Drunk Puppy


You know it’s a fucked up situation when the evening’s success depends on the goodwill of a scalper.

I’ll get to this in a moment.  But first, the preamble.

“One Drunk Puppy” seems like a strange name for a wine tasting event.  The proceeds raised from selling thousands of tickets for a room that comfortably holds about 150 goes to support a charity for homeless dogs here in Las Vegas.  Hence the odd name.  We love wine and who among us doesnt like dogs — so this was a “must-attend” event.

Marieta and I go to as many wine tastings as we can.  Most are pretty good since Las Vegas attracts a steady flow of wine marketeers, mostly from California.  As a general rule, the more expensive the tickets cost, the better wines that are served.  Since I’m the king of $9-a-bottle specials, attending the more refined tastings gives me a chance to sample wines that (in many cases) I wouldn’t be able to afford on a daily basis.

So, One Drunk Puppy is held at the Silverton Casino, across the highway from South Point.  Tickets cost $45 at the door.  It’s like 160 degrees outside, so we’re eager to step into the atrium where it’s nice and cool inside and wine is pouring aplenty.

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