Most friends know that Steve and I are both moderate poker addicts. I say “moderate” because while we don’t play poker frequently enough to qualify as true addicts, we will say yes to pretty much any invitation to play, and we do TiVo every episode of the World Series of Poker on ESPN. I couldn’t name five current Major League Baseball players if you asked, but I could spot Scotty Nguyen a mile away. Cool or sad, take your pick.
This weekend we were in Las Vegas with family, and we made a profound, life-altering discovery – video poker at the bar. I’m sure we’re all aware of the video poker machines that litter the casinos. But did you know that you can sit at a bar playing 25-cent video poker, and you’ll receive free drinks? Yes, thank you, I will enjoy complimentary beer and a mountain of nachos while pressing little buttons that go beep.
Too bad I have to pay money for drinks in real life. I miss you, Vegas.