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My Fantasy Road Trip: A Poker Odessey

As a travel writer, I’m often questioned about my dream vacation. My answer is always a “poker getaway.” I’d skip beaches, sightseeing, museums, shopping, sporting events, etc., and follow my personal yellow brick road in the direction of a casino or card room to play in Hold ‘em and/or Omaha tournaments across the country. My odyssey would begin in my…

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World Poker Tour DeepStacks at the Atlantis

Every so often writing assignments sync perfectly with personal interests. So it was when I covered the World Poker Tour DeepStacks Tournament, hosted by the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. There were 15 games scheduled over a 10 day period. The majority were No Limit Hold ‘Em, with buy-ins ranging from $65 – $1,000. Several were satellite events…

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Four Aces in Reno

There are times when a travel story meshes perfectly with a favorite pastime. So it was on a recent trip to Reno, Nev., the “Biggest Little City in the World.” The visit included stays at the Atlantis, Peppermill, Eldorado and Grand Sierra Resorts; all four star, full-service properties. Best of all, I played in each poker room’s daily no-limit hold…

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Four Winners In Las vegas

When the chance arose to participate again in the World Poker Tour Boot Camp, I jumped at it. What I learned is that what happens in Las Vegas doesn’t have to stay there. My short trip to “Sin City” provided me with a new view of the town and the discovery of four winners. My hotel of choice was the…

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