With my trip to Vegas four days from now, the anticipation is palpable, but not too palpable, if you catch my drift. In fact, because of the latter, I anticipate a more sedate five days than in the past.
Still, I am going there to play some poker and, by golly, poker I will play... just not 15 hour days at the tables. The marathon sessions themselves seem to exact a toll on the aging physiology. No, instead of sitting all day, I plan to take some walks and take some photos. Yet, it will be on those walks that I find a poker room to hit, and with this is mind, I have done a small amount of research to find destinations where I stand the best chance to come home Saturday having fully paid for my trip.
Here's my short list:
Bill's Gambling Hall - per Grump
Excalibur - The only one I've been to before.
Now, I know that I cannot hit all of these places in five short days. Yet, some are situated close enough to each other that I may be able to spend a couple hours at one and move onto the next if the first one isn't doing it for me. Just in case, though, I have shortened the list a bit more:
Of course, I am aware that a few of my readers are residents of Las Vegas, or have spent considerably more time in that fare (sic) city, and may have other ideas. If so, I'd appreciate your input. I will say that it is my impression that with the NCAA playoffs in full swing, there will be some easy pickings from young men more intent on watching the game on the monitors than what is happening with their $100 on the felt, and I would like to take advantage of that.
BTW, if I haven't mentioned it before, my laptop and camera are going with me, so expect some late night/early morning, inebriated/exhausted postings.