Monday, July 30, 2012

Tejano Music Convention At Bally's

Rising Tejano star Natajja being outfitted by my friend Leroy, who designed her dress

Tejano (Tex-Mex) music is like country Latin - pulsating rhythms with a hint of polka - everyone can dance to that. A lot of fun and beer at Bally's over the weekend.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Drink & Drag In Downtown Vegas

Drink & Drag is a bar at Neonopolis manned by drag queens - it has bowling lanes, billiard tables and is lots of fun.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Luv It Custard

Come rain or shine, Luv It Custard is by far the busiest business in my neighborhood - it's an egg based ice cream. Hope it never becomes a chain - you can't replicate that freshly made taste.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Flying Over Fremont

The Fremont St Flightlinez are very popular - long lines to get on, but they keep it moving.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WSOP: The October Nine

The dealers like to pose for me

French cheering section for Gaelle Baumann

Gaelle goes out in 10th place
Another WSOP comes to an end, except for the final nine in October. The ladies took 10th and 11th place.

Monday, July 16, 2012

2 Women In The Final 27 At The WSOP

Gaelle Baumann of France

Elisabeth Hille of Norway

Will a woman make it to the final table of the WSOP? What if she wins? Both these ladies were chip leaders at some point - here's hoping.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Block Party In Vegas

A block party right outside my window - no excuse not to go. The band "When I Grow Up" was surprising - they rocked and rocked and when they were done rocking, they rocked some more - who knew a lead singer in a hat like that had the chops?

Monday, July 9, 2012

WSOP 2012 At The Finish

Vanessa Selbst, one of three women to win bracelet in 2012

Dealers on cigarette break

Oldest entrant into Main Event, 92-year-old Ellen Deeb announces "Shuffle up and deal"
WSOP 2012 is almost done - just the Main Event left, the most prestigious prize in poker.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Antonio Esfandiari The $18 Million Dollar Man

Pictures speak louder than words - the popular poker pro Antonio took down the largest prize in history. Keep in mind he most likely had backers for the One Drop tournament, so he doesn't keep the whole thing - but certainly enough for a pair of shoes.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

One Drop: Battle For The Biggest Prize

Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil and One Drop, makes it to the final table

Sam Trickett and Antonio Esfandiari playing for all that cash

Kara Scott, ESPN presenter and poker player watching the action
It was a poker game like any other, except it cost a million to play, but you could win $18 million. The poor runner up walked away with $10 million.

Monday, July 2, 2012

One Drop: The Million Dollar Men

48 players put up a million dollars each to play in the most expensive tournament ever - some of the money will go to Guy Laliberte's charity One Drop and the winner gets $18 million. Drumroll, please.