Movie Review: “7 Days To Vegas”

Movie Review: “7 Days To Vegas”

When I was at the Commerce Casino to play poker last February, I noticed a poster in the lobby for a movie called “7 Days To Vegas.” I recognized the guy in the photo as Vince Van Patten, co-host of the World Poker Tour broadcasts. I hadn’t heard a...
Mike Sexton, “Life’s A Gamble”

Mike Sexton, “Life’s A Gamble”

I’m saddened to hear of the death last night of Mike Sexton, who is in the Poker Hall Of Fame for his decades as the game’s ambassador, longtime play-by-play man for the World Poker Tour, and CEO of the online poker site Party Poker. He was two weeks short...
Deal Me Out

Deal Me Out

I did something Friday night that I haven’t done in a very long time: played poker. It had been six months since I’d been in a game, and that was in a casino. This was online, where I haven’t played a hand in almost a decade. An acquaintance texted...
Florida Poker Man

Florida Poker Man

Andy Slater tweeted this photo showing activity last night in a poker room at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, two hours after it re-opened. He said there were 106 people on the waiting list for 18 tables, with a maximum of 6 players in each game. I have seen stories about...
Four-Handed? No Thanks!

Four-Handed? No Thanks!

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece (“Too Big A Gamble“) about what it would take to get Las Vegas casinos open. The Nevada Gaming Commission has recently come out with a new set of rules that would require venues to only allow 50% of their maximum...
POTD: Plexiglass Poker

POTD: Plexiglass Poker

My friend Steven Blomberg posted this photo on Facebook. Apparently, it shows a prototype of a casino poker table re-designed for the COVID-19 era, complete with plexiglass between and in front of all the players. In his caption, Steve wrote, “Don’t we all...