This morning I was making an attempt to determine just how many days I’ve been in Las Vegas right before. It is possibly the just one position where by I’ve lived the most without getting really moved there.
Likely off to faculty or grad university does not count, as people had been legitimate “moves” whereby I was a lot more or a lot less living complete-time somewhere new. Nor does that year Vera and I spent living in France, even however we understood all together that was a non permanent issue.
I spent 6 summers total reporting on the Planet Series of Poker (from 2008-2013). The initially a few I was there the total way, that means stays of about 7-and-a-fifty percent weeks. The latter a few times I only went for four weeks. Insert to that other visits listed here and there, and it possibly provides up to 10 months or so living in hotel rooms and flats in Sin Town.
Feels like a great deal, whilst I have friends and colleagues who have spent a great deal a lot more of their life in Vegas even though really living elsewhere. And some who began out likely there for a couple of weeks at at time, then moved there forever.
In any situation, the time I’ve spent in Vegas has been a lot more than plenty of to make coming again listed here nowadays appear a bit like some kind of faux homecoming.
So many acquainted sights and seems. I’m staying in the Rio this time, much too, and previously I’m acknowledging I extensive in the past memorized many of the information of the position. Have previously made that extensive wander by means of the on line casino, down the halls and earlier the Penn & Teller, down to the ballrooms where by all the things is nevertheless complete blast as the very last prelims participate in out and they ready for the Principal to commence tomorrow.
I’ll be listed here 16 evenings entirely to help report on this year’s WSOP Principal Occasion. Much more features and interviews and “color” this time than in the earlier when it was primarily all about hand reports and chip counts for your humble scribbler.
A pair a lot more differences from earlier summers — I will not be updating listed here day-to-day together the way, whilst I will attempt to look at in sometimes. And with the November 9 getting been jettisoned (at last), I’ll at last see the sucker by means of to the stop.
Most effective component of this complete excursion is obtaining to reunite with many friends, a great deal of whom I’ve labored with or alongside right before, and most of whom I’ve only been interacting on line given that my very last Vegas excursion. A great deal of been-there-finished-that feel, then, but a great deal to glimpse ahead to as nicely.
Graphic: “Las Vegas: Welcome to Vegas” (tailored), WriterGal39. CC BY-ND two..