Review: “Opium”

If you’re looking for the worst show you could see on the Vegas strip, I’ve found it. Surprising, considering how much I liked the first show from the same creative team. Here’s my review.

My Last WSOP For A While

A few stories from my latest trip to the World Series Of Poker, and an explanation of why it will probably be my last for a while.

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.

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.

Another Vegas Trip Report

A few stories from another weekend in Vegas, including a visit to a Fan Cave, a confusing casino, a bad restaurant, and a pantsless tourist.

Wanna Bet?

A piece about some of the wacky prop bets I’ve witnessed, been part of, or heard about around a poker table (most of them don’t involve cards).

Degen Gambler Story Of The Day

A guy bet $100,000 that he could stay in a dark bathroom with no outside communication or electronic devices for a month. Before I even read the full story, I knew the guy was under 35, with no wife, no kids, and no...

Short Deck Hold’em

I recently became aware of a new poker variant I hadn't heard of before, but has apparently been around for a couple of years: Short Deck Hold'em. It's played the same as regular Hold'em, except all the twos, threes, fours, and fives are removed from the deck (which...