Road Gambles

by , Dec 28, 2007 | 7:57 pm


Pokerati limo driver Bob Haney, headed to Vegas where he will join nearly a dozen other Rounder Club expats in pursuit of a better poker life.

STATE HWY 287 (Somewhere in the Texas Panhandle)–Call it a whim if you will, but Pokerati has decided to relocate … to Las Vegas. And we’re en route right now. Like literally — as I type we’re slowing down for the junction with Farm Road 2530 as we head in to Childress. As far as I know, there’s no law against blogging while driving, right?

OK, that’s kinda a joke … we’re not stupid, and Pokerati likes to roll in style, which is why we have a chauffeur handling some of the commute. Meet Bob (pictured). Bob was one of the first Lodge Amateur Poker players … who would go on to win the LAP Player of the Year, earning him a seat in last year’s WSOP Seniors event. He woulda cashed, too, had he not gotten it all-in pre-flop with AA against 55 … only to see a flop of 10-5-5. Ah, yes, the 21+ hour drive from Dallas to Las Vegas will clearly be much more enjoyable as we get to trade bad-beat stories all along the way!

Anyhow, Bob is headed to Vegas, he says, “to pursue my new love, which is cards.” And apparently he gives me some sort of credit blame for his addiction playing poker cupid. So after recently getting fired from his job as a security guard under legally nefarious circumstances (two-time whistleblower vs. an allegedly embezzly boss), he said “fuggit!” and decided to hitch a ride with Pokerati to the Nevada desert, where he plans to go to dealer school and start a new chapter in his life.

Hmm, sounds good to us.

13 Comments to “Road Gambles”

  1. Uncle Ray

    Have a safe trip, and good luck to both of you with your new digs and gigs. And remember to find some space for some Uncle Ray visits. (You’ll probably need to find a little corner for Aunt Sue, too).

  2. Bundas

    Dan and Bob after arriving and getting all moved In give me a call and we can get together for a drink and talk about ways to break this town !!
    Or I’ll just wait a week and call you on your cell !! Have a safe trip

  3. Lisa

    Drive carefully. Have fun. And don’t forget, there’s always Wilford Brimley impersonating as a career option.

    For Bob. Not Dan.

  4. Robert Goldfarb

    There is just something wrong about seeing Yosemite Sam driving a Volkswagen.

  5. IttyBittyWussy

    Viva la Dan Kerouac, mooching a ride out of town.

  6. DanM

    Hey, I was the moochie!

    (P.S. I have arrived safely. Bob fell asleep at the wheel only once.)

  7. California Jen

    Glad you had a buddy for the ride and arrived safely. Enjoy exploring Vegas from a different perspective!

  8. 85nutz

    I think we need to have a Dan welcome party here in Vegas. All pokeratians should get together somewhere for a drink and celebration of your arrival to the city of sin!

  9. donkey

    yeah, 85nutz, that should be a good party…for 2. Let’s not forget the plasma billboard at the mirage that welcomes Dan…uh, on second thought, that’s Danny Gans.

  10. IttyBittyWussy

    Well then I apologize (sort of); I am intensely jealous. But I am also concerned. LV is full of hookers, easy drugs, free booze and opportunities to get it all in with the hammer. Please, PACE YOURSELF.

  11. tbonezz111

    Dan.. It’s gonna be a shorter drive now to come see me at Del Frisco’s when your craving a good ol’ fashioned Texas steak!! Welcome to the promised land!

  12. bunhousebob

    I like the comment about Wilford but not sam.

  13. Ed

    BOB! How ya doing? We hear about Dan all the time but no word on how things are going for you since the BIG move.