Trip to Las Vegas not a gamble at all

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 04:29 PM.

On the appointed day at the Rio, I bellied up to the “will call” desk for my seat assignment. I was given my entry package without fanfare and that was that. Perfect.

I located my table and seat without any problem. The numbers are posted over each table so there’s no confusion whatsoever.

Amazingly I cashed that first year. Go figure. I did nothing special or smart but simply tried to play a decent game of poker as best I could. Nobody around the tables seemed all that special.

Success is always a mixture of some skill and a jigger or two of luck. That reality applies to me and you and every other player.

Whether you cash or not, the WSOP production is a spectacular show of efficiency and organization. If you enjoy the game, you should definitely chase down this experience.

“My” tournament of choice is the seniors event for 50 and older folks. It’s a wonderful mix of 4,000-plus ladies and gentlemen virtually void of jabbering, tattoos, sunglasses, earrings or theatrics.

If you’re interested, you should explore WSOP.com for schedules and costs. You can also print out by name, city and state of those attending last year. You’ll be surprised at how many local good old boys are in attendance.



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