The Thirteenth Floor

The Thirteenth Floor

I got into an elevator and noticed something I’ve rarely seen — a button for the 13th floor! Most buildings of this size skip that number because it’s supposedly unlucky. Those who believe that nonsense — especially those who go to the “14th” floor — are fooling no...
WSOP Leftovers

WSOP Leftovers

If you drive a ride-sharing vehicle, I have a request on behalf of all of us over six feet tall. Please pull the passenger seat forward! In every Lyft car I got into while in Vegas for the World Series Of Poker, that seat was pushed all the way back. Since I always...
Review: “Opium”

Review: “Opium”

Three years ago, I went to see “Absinthe,” an astounding-acrobats-and-others show that takes place in a tent in front of Caesars Palace, with the crowd close to the action, and a very good reason for not allowing kids inside (here’s my review). While...
My Last WSOP For A While

My Last WSOP For A While

One of the problems of being a poker player in Las Vegas during the World Series Of Poker is that, if you’re not playing tournaments but sticking to cash games, the waiting lists can get very long. That’s particularly the case over the weekends, when the...
A Pool Day In Vegas

A Pool Day In Vegas

Unsurprisingly for noon on a June day in Vegas, it was hot, somewhere north of 90 degrees. Yet there’s something about sitting within 10 feet of a swimming pool that reduces the heat factor — or so I tell myself. Perhaps it’s knowing that, if I feel my skin about to...
That Reminds Me Of A Joke

That Reminds Me Of A Joke

The guy who bet all his money ($85,000) on Tiger Woods winning the Masters — and claims it was his first bet ever — reminds me of my second-favorite Las Vegas joke, even though the outcome was different: A man in Australia is driving to work when he hears...