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Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Blog, General Poker, Las Vegas | 3 comments

Memories of the Las Vegas Club

 

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The Las Vegas Club in downtown Las Vegas was a smelly armpit of a casino, coated in a mix of disgusting bodily fluids and cheap booze, the dingy carpets dusted in cigarette ash and I adored every sick square sentimental inch of all that rotten residue and loved blowing every dumb dollar I wasted there.  Here’s my recollection of the joy of tackiness.

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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Blog, General Poker, Personal | 4 comments

Shuffling Up at the 2016 World Series of Poker

 

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Another World Series of Poker begins tomorrow.

Out of the 47 series which have taken place since the first small gathering at the old Binion’s Horseshoe back in 1970, I’ve attended about half of them — at least in some capacity as either a player, writer, or executive.  My first WSOP was in 1985.

For the past 15 years, I’ve worked under the official title of “Media Director,” which has in recent years become something of a nom de plume.  Let’s face it.  The media can’t be directed.  The last thing I have is any control over the media.  It’s like herding cats.

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Blog, Personal | 3 comments

My Favorite Dinners (2015 World Series of Poker)

 

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Oh, What a Night! An amazing cast of poker characters — including Tony Hachem, Shane Warne, Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, Joe Hachem, Brian Rast, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and his Dad, me on the bottom left, and lots of other cool people, too. At the SECOND BEST dinner I attended at the 2015 WSOP What was the best? Read on.

 

Between May 26 and July 15, I worked 51 consecutive days and nights at the 2015 World Series of Poker.  These moments were the best of those days and nights.

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