Introducing the Carnival of Poker

No doubt regular readers have heard a few rants here and there about people who are requesting link exchanges and the such. Well, I was thinking about the problem and realized that the best way to promote my view on how best to get other blogs to link to you, I decided to rip off…

Bill Rini, Professional Poker Player

Bill Rini, Professional Poker Player

According to Top Gambling Blogs, I can now join the ranks of fellow blogger, Chris Halverson, as a Professional Poker Player. That’s gotta be good for something, right? I love the description of Grubby’s blog: blog of a Las Vegas radio/courier guy. Not even a token (no pun intended) mention of his slots prowess?

Should you ever buy rental car insurance?

Kim Scheinberg posted a really interesting article on BARGE that she found on Slate regarding the wisdom of buying insurance. While interesting by itself, if you look at the implications in poker or other gambling decision making, it’s quite enlightening. Most people like insurance because they dislike risks. Economists used to think that this tendency…

Vegas Wrap Up

Vegas Wrap Up

So I wake up Saturday morning and head down to the spa where I had made an appointment. Courtesy of the Imperial Palace I treated myself to a Swedish massage, a detox wrap (and in Vegas, detoxing every so often is recommended), and a facial massage. All told, it was a 3.5 hour session. I…

More Pics From Hanel’s Wedding

More Pics From Hanel’s Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Hanel Chris and April Mike Chow Ephro The Smashing in the Face of Cake Ceremony Three Bums and a Lady Franklin Advertising His Seminar “How to Make Friends and Influence People With Sign Language” More pics are available on my Flickr site.

Details, Details, Details

Okay, so in my rush to get posts out I’ve left out a few details. Let me correct that error. The tuxedo shop sucks ass. We all went to get fitted about two weeks ago and they measured everything from my wingspan to my inseam. We’re leaving Thursday and we go for a “final fitting”…

Bachelor Party at MGM

Bachelor Party at MGM

Our little Chris Hanel didn’t want to do the stripper thing for his bachelor party so I was pressed to come up with something. I put feelers out and Mike Chow came through with a phone call to Andy Bloch. I exchanged a few emails with Andy and he agreed to come down and play…

Wheels Up

I’m headed out to Las Vegas to see our little Poker Geek, Chris Hanel, get married. The regular crew will be there: Hanel, HDouble, Wampler, Ephro, and several other special guests. Should be a good time. I’ll be staying at the Imperial Palace. After my black jack run there in December they’ve been sending me…

I Can Afford to Gamble

I Can Afford to Gamble

Interesting little piece over at CNN about the American Gaming Association’s survey which seems to indicate that people who gamble online tend to be more affluent than most people think. Of course, people spin things any way they want but the part I found most interesting was that the people saying that Congress should really…