Monthly Archives: July 2011

Who wants to play Spades?

Tuesday night, August 2, we will have a Spades team tournament for anyone that is interested.   Send me a message if you are interested!!!

Jennifer Wilks Foundation Fundraiser

Congratulations to Sheryl N!  The winner of the 2011 Jennifer Wilks Charity Tournament.  Her prize?  4 nights at the Rio, airfare, $1K towards any 2012 WSOP event!!!  4 women at the final table of 10!!!  Awesome showing!!!  And such a great cause!  Thank you to everyone that participated and donated to!!!

Epic Poker Pro/Am Mega Satellite in Vegas

Come to the Meet & Greet with Annie Duke at the Epic Poker Pro/Am Mega Satellite on Aug 3rd at 5PM at the Palms Las Vegas! All players get a signed book by Annie, a buffet comp and entry to the HPT Launch party the next day! for information!

Who Says There Isn’t a Casino in Texas?

I made the 4.5 hour drive to Eagle Pass yesterday for the first time to check it out for myself, and I was pleasantly surprised by the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino.  Mind you, I have never been to Eagle Pass and had no idea that it was so close to Mexico.  My first clue that something was different in the area, was the military like checkpoint on the way out—I didn’t recognize the uniforms and was informed later that it was border patrol!  No—not on the border—about 20 miles inland and coming towards San Antonio on 57.  Interesting…but since the situation borders on politics–we’ll just stick to the facts—-and today, I had to show ID, have my car sniffed by a drug dog and answer that I am a US citizen!!!  (I don’t remember leaving Texas or the US?)

The poker room is nice, the chairs are fantastically comfortable, and I played 3-6 Limit for a total of 6 hours, earned 500 comp points per hour and cashed out $250 on top of my original $40 buy-in.  Haven’t played Limit in awhile, and once I switched gears, I felt like it was easy money.  Until the drinking gets under way and everyone is raising every turn–I should have walked away–especially when the dealer didn’t know what a dead raise was! (I later found out that the poker room supervisor doesn’t know either!)  So, I gave some money to people I would rather not have, but overall, I came home a winner.

Yes, I will go again….this casino is in its infancy—like Winstar once was—but the people are very nice, everything in the casino is clean, they have 1800 slot machines, and the food from the cafe was delicious!  Free sodas and coffee–you have to buy ice tea and alcohol.  Its not going to be for everyone due to no table games, and size of casino—but I enjoyed my one day trip!

Next stop is going to be Winstar!

New Sunday Location in Round Rock Tonight!

Instead of  Red Rooster in Pflugerville, we will be playing at Skinny Bob’s in Round Rock @ 630pm!  The address is 300 Hester’s Crossing  (take the Hester’s Crossing exit from I-35, and it is in the same shopping center as Homefield Grill–facing Hester’s Crossing).  Great drink specials and BBQ tonight!  1000 bonus points to top 20 and $5K 2nd chance chips tonight!

Flash Mob at Ladies WSOP!

The opening ceremony to the Ladies WSOP was a tribute to all of the former women champions of the WSOP!  I was right up front and video’ed the entire presentation…and then surprise!  Lupe Soto of managed to organize a flash mob of about 200 women after the opening ceremony!!  It was great and filled the room with alot of excitement!  Great job Lupe and everyone that participated as a dancer!!

Another Successful July 4th in Vegas!

Everyone had a great time and almost everyone came home a winner!  Congrats to Mark for winning his trip to Vegas at the June 12 Deep Stack Poker Bash, and turning that win into a win at the Golden Nugget on July 4th!  Austin now has two winners ( Ruth Hall) from Austin during the Grand Series of Poker!  Several people cashed during the Caesar’s Deep Stack tournament, and of course lots of cash was to be had in the various poker rooms!

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