Starting in just a few short hours, The Rio Hotel and Casino, one "long" block away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. will officially become a MADHOUSE!! Thousands of poker players, in the next 6 weeks will be all trying for one thing, a WSOP GOLD BRACELET!!
There are so many events, everyday, up to 3000 a day are registering and playing in some sort of tournament at The WSOP. On top of this, we have hundreds playing in the side cash games. The WSOP playing floor, itself must be at least 100,000 square feet, if not more. ( I have not measured it personally)
One cannot fully grasp the humongary just seeing it on TV. For a first timer at The WSOP, this can be very intimidating. a virtual sea of poker tables; NOW TRY TO FIND THE TABLE you are starting at!!
"Where the hell is my table"?
"over there sir"
"Ok walk about an 8th of a mile, see that guy in corner wearing the Green shirt"?
" Who the Lepracaun?"
"NO, that is Mini me, Verne Troyer; not him, The Big guy"
" oh ya, ah ok, I see it table number 27-a"
And let me tell you out there who have never seen the poker hall at The Rio Covention Area, IT IS LIKE ONE GIANT BINGO HALL!!
Now imagine a space that large totally and fully populated with fellow human beings ( some might debate that many of these people are in fact, not human)
This is the place of dreamers, where legends are made, where future and current celebrities come to find that dream, TO BE A WSOP CHAMPION!!
Mike has done it twice, a very few more, and most never!!
Stay tuned in 5 weeks for the main event. That my friends, is a real plethra of discombulated donkeys :)