Vegas is a place I would like to revisit and I will list the reasons why including what I would do different and how I would live the game this time around.
This time I would be prepared. Although there are a mountain of things to do in Vegas I would plan any non-poker activities for after the Crazy Eights game. Rest after a long flight is very important so to give myself a fighting chance of playing well it would be straight to bed for me on arrival after ensuring I have a day 1 flight D entry.
After my rest I would be ready to start “Living the Game” 888poker style.
With 5k starting stacks and 30 minute blinds there would be plenty of time to get a feel for the type of players at my table and get into full swing.
Those of you that have played live with me know I like to “play a little different” if not with my cards then with other things like silly hats and I do still have my strawberry hat which the media folk seem to like so I am sure it would come into play sometime soon after the start.
How I do in the game will determine what adventures I get up to in Vegas. The early morning cash tables tend to be very soft as players have literally been sat all night playing and are tired but I think I might “live the game” a different way and take in some of the sights I might never get a chance to see again.
My wife June has a soft spot for the count out of the counting cars TV show so I would definitely have to go and ask him if I could have a selfie with him and get his autograph. Good brownie points
After that it would the Grand Canyon, I should have gone there last time but foolishly spent a lot of time playing the stupid idiot in the casinos. Lesson learned. I have always thought it looked such a lovely place and with so many options on how to see it I think I might take the helicopter option as although I flew in lots of weird things while I was in the RAF I never got to go in one. I think I might have to do the ground level tour too as I am starting to look a lot more at pictures lately and enjoying the memories from them so walking around would allow me to take loads.
I also want to get better pictures of the Bellagio fountain but I certainly don’t need to experience the Stratosphere as my head for heights is non-existent.
I have walked the strip, been in the big hotels and as time will probably be tight I expect that will it for my sightseeing but I will also find time to watch other 888poker players “living the game” and “playing different” in any WSOP events that are running at the time.