Trop Drop

Trop Drop

The Tropicana, which has been on the Las Vegas Strip since 1957, is going to close in the next year or two to make room for the new A’s ballpark. Here’s why it won’t be missed.

Doyle Brunson

Doyle Brunson

Though I never interviewed him, I can share a few stories about Doyle Brunson, the poker legend who died over the weekend at 89 — including his response to an outrageous hypothetical wager.

Florida Man Is Poker Putz

Florida Man Is Poker Putz

A guy won a small poker tournament in Florida. Why am I writing about this seemingly trivial event? Because it was a ladies tournament.

Vegas Weekdays

Vegas Weekdays

A few observations after spending several days in Las Vegas last week, from the poker rooms to the crowds on the strip to the new generation of slot machines.

Uninviting Poker

Uninviting Poker

On vacation recently, I thought about returning to a poker room I hadn’t played in for more than a decade. Here’s why I opted out.

Blender Crisis

Blender Crisis

This photo of a woman using a blender is part of the latest chapter in my ongoing saga, “Is Nobody Keeping An Eye On Inventory In America?” Read it here.

Smoke-Free In Vegas

Smoke-Free In Vegas

I just stayed in a Vegas hotel that is entirely smoke-free. It’s not the first, but I hope it won’t be the last. Here’s the story and some history.

Remembering Poker Hands

Remembering Poker Hands

I was amazed at the poker table the other night when one of the other players was regaling the guy next to him with details of hands he’d played over the last couple of months. Here’s why.

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