I'm going back to Sin City in September and October. Details, updates and pics will be available in this post.
A trip is usually best when it's well prepared and in good company. THE-ROUNDERdotnet is about going places and, over the years, I have teamed up with amazing partners.
I am in the process of putting the pieces together for a new www.the-rounder.net website that is hopefully coming up for the late summer weeks. It is going to be a whole new thingy built from scratch featuring my photos, promo for partner events and a new POKER TRIPS section as a travel agency with offers and resources for traveling poker players.
One Drop, the famous foundation working on providing clean water to everyone is present at the Wynn Las Vegas this week with the World Poker Tour and I'm grateful for having credentials to shoot the entire event.
I'll embed highlights with PokerFirma.com updates and social media posts below over the week for those who want to keep up with things and more details about other #pokersolidarity actions I support with this blog are available HERE.
As an attempt to live the dream the protagonists of his poker graphic novel are living, Anish Patel has played the WSOP Main Event this summer. He's not made it to the Final Nine though :-)
I will be in Sin City from mid-June to early August.
This is a subjective post started in early February 2023 and essentially composed of highlights of content produced between early May and late August 2023 featuring teaser posts before, documentation during, and throwback stuff after the trip.
German content on PokerFirma.com
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A trip to Vegas is always an epic opportunity for amazing photos but it's also THE time of the year when it's easiest for me to put in an insane amount of Poker volume. I usually try to combine both resulting in severe sleep depravation but awesome memories.
Last year, I got invited by Tyler Nals to take part in a great Meetup Game at MGM. The games and the vibes were great. I could not find the right spots to spin it up that night and ended up losing one stack over the night all in all but I’m keeping nice memories of the people I met around the tables.
This summer, Tyler is back with a great invite to a VEGAS POKER CRAWL. Details are available below in this post.
My latest intervention on PokerFirma is about one of the most amazing buildings in town. Here's another article about Resorts World Las Vegas - this time featuring a huge upcoming running event in February.
An English text version is available below.
You can click the image to read the Lake Mead post.
HERE are also other recent PokerFirma contributions of mine.
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With more than 2000 photos published and more than 200 hours spent at the Poker tables between late May and late July, it's not an exaggeration to say that my Vegas summer has been a tough grind :-)
It's been already 3 entires weeks since I landed in Vegas on the last day of May. Plenty of cash games, even more photos, I keep getting AC colds and I'm not married yet. So far, so good. The plan is still to stay until late July/early August. I'm neither tilted nor broke yet ^^
More than 1000 photos have been archived already and dozens of articles are piling up on PokerFirma.com. You can view my photo albums on their Facebook page. If you're not using Facebook, hit the link below.
Plenty of my photos are already online in the PokerFirma.com WSOP reports and you can view a bunch of albums on their Facebook page.
I just released a new album of Vegas impressions on the PokerFirma Facebook page.
If you're not using Facebook, you can beam yourself to the photo archive section to view all my photos.
All our WSOP articles and loads more are available HERE.
These are a bunch of new random photos of daily life in Las Vegas.
I've made it to Vegas yesterday leaving Luxembourg at 4am for a 20-min flight to Frankfurt before an 11.5-hours jump to Sin City where I landed a bit after noon.
From the airport, I went straight to the Aria and Bally's/Paris casinos to sort out a few things and meet my flat mate and we are now slowly moving into our cosy off-strip house.
Enjoy the few photos of my trip with first impressions of Vegas. There's (a lot) more coming ... :-)
Beside this blog, you can find most of my content and heaps more on PokerFirma and on Au Coeur de Vegas.
I'll arrive in Vegas for two months on the 31st of May around noon and the feedback I get is great. The WSOP are always the most intense time of the Poker media circus featuring lots of daily news to digest on one side and a great appetite for content from the followers on the other one. With numerous members of the international Poker scene gathering, stories, rumours, results or clashes are the bread and butter of the journalists and I will partially be drawing from but I will also be feeding the Poker media monster.
I'll be focusing again on the German speaking community this year working hand in hand with PokerFirma to deliver a coverage of the 2022 World Series of Poker featuring bits and pieces from the Las Vegas lifestyle.
I don't know David apart from a few lines exchanged online.
'This might be my last trip.' With these words, David Hendrix is making a strong statement and sets the tone. David has a rare neuromuscular disorder that affects his ability to control voluntary movements. He wasn't supposed to live past two years yet here were are: David is 31, which is probably more rare than his spinal muscular atrophy type 1 but his condition is getting worse.
It's May already! This means that by the end of this month, I'll be back in Las Vegas for two months or maybe more.
I got invited to take part in a MEET UP CASH GAME NIGHT at MGM Grand in late June. Thanks, Tyler, for the invitation.
Covid uncertainties are part of the factors that I was able to implement in my #allineverywhere decision taking over the past two years but the evolution of the war in Ukraine is a tricky one to predict and to adapt for since I got involved in a bunch of solidarity actions via this blog. Long story short, I decided to shorten my initial U.S. travel plan and I will 'only' spend two months over there. Less road trips in funky remote places but still a lot of reporting from Las Vegas and its surroundings for some PokerFirma content.
The 2022 World Series of Poker has finally been released and of course there's a post about it on PokerFirma !
Quick update on what is likely going to be the trip of the year in terms of #allineverywhere . I am working on my U.S. itinerary and I am still looking for potential travel partners in case anybody out there cares to join.
Thanks to Poker Firma who are supporting my plans of never going home, I think I will soon buy a ticket to Florida to cross the Atlantic in late April/early May since I have never been in southern eastern states. It's a bit far from my main Poker destination, Las Vegas, but, on the other hand, it will force me to go places before I reach Vegas and get stuck in the cash game and WSOP reporting grind.
It's time to start taking care of the Grand 2022 Vegas plan ! We have a time frame, although it's the only kinda frame we have for now.
Being an accredited WSOP photo reporter is already pretty cool as such but being accredited the year of the last World Series of Poker at The Rio was even more special.
I planned to stay 3 weeks in Las Vegas in November and I ended up staying almost two months until Christmas facing many plan cancellations again in Europe due to that virus thingy.
If you follow this blog regularly, you know I have been spending the November and December months of 2021 in Las Vegas shooting photography and creating content for PokerFirma when I was not hiking in a desert or playing cards myself :)