Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Las Vegas Countdown: 48 hours

With almost half of April already in the rear view mirror, it is now just over 48 hours until I leave for my second Las Vegas trip of 2021. You can tell that Las Vegas action is picking up when some friends have already been there this month and other are coming after you return home. I did specifically pick this coming weekend so that it would match up with the time that poker friend Nick Gale selected for his vacation. Nick and I were occasionally able to play poker together at the Par-A-Dice riverboat in East Peoria, IL.

I keep reading in Las Vegas reports on Twitter that Las Vegas is back! Of course, there is some negative news. Weekend Strip hotel rates have gone up, car rental rates have skyrocketed up Uber/Lyft transportation has been challenging to get. Word is out that Caesar's properties have significantly upped their drink prices, but my drinking in largely restricted to comped drinks while playing poker, so that means little to me. Probably my big transportation issue is not having an easy way to get to the South Point Casino, which has become s favorite place to play poker.

Thursday night might mean some time at Trooper Thursday at the Westgate. Other than that and possibly some time at South Point, my schedule is open and flexible. If you want to meet up to grab a beer or fling a few cards this weekend, please text me if you have my phone number or leave a blog comment.

Over the past several months, I have decreased my presence on social media. There hasn't been a particular reason -- maybe just a bit of weariness after the presidential election? I will make an effort to post more tweets this trip and write up a trip report, something I did not do last time due to the short time I actually spent gambling. This trip, however, is purely a poker/meet up with friends trip, so it should be distinctly different from the last one where I accompanied my wife for a work trip. However, I was able to get a free steak dinner at Delmonico Steakhouse that trip,  so few complaints from me!

Tick ... tick ... tick ...

Thanks for reading!


Blogger grrouchie said...

Well, I have off during your 48 hour countdown, however I do believe that I should be able to free up for a few hours this weekend if it works out

1:58 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

@grrouchie - That would be great! We haven't seen each other since dinner at Giordano's a few years ago.

2:32 PM  
Blogger The Neophyte said...

Sorry we missed you. Business definitely is picking up there. We really enjoyed tournaments at The Orleans - extremely well run and good structures. Never cashed unfortunately. But the room is always hopping even during weekday afternoons. Did pretty well playing 4-8 Omaha Hi/Lo at least.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Lester said...

Have fun Lightning! Watch out for antifa...

8:30 AM  
Blogger AyeCarambaPoker said...

Have fun in Vegas - I look forward to the TR

Have a free drink or 2 at the poker table for me please - it’s been 14 months since I had one and I don’t anticipate being able to imbibe any time soon

10:18 AM  

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