Posts Tagged ‘Poker in the Everyday World’

Martingale Betting on the Road

by , Nov 25, 2013 | 9:26 am

A Canadian gambler’s license plate asks: Want to go double or nothing?


Poker at the Women’s World Cup

by , Jul 17, 2011 | 4:53 pm

I couldn’t help but switch over from ESPN3 and ESPN2 to ESPN1 … and wow, what a game. I’m curious to see how TV numbers compare for what is essentially the FIFA Ladies Event vs. those for the November Nine.

Anyhow, check out Adidas’s new ad campaign on display around the rails at the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany — targeting fans of international women’s soccer with phrasing that may or may not have been grifted from poker:

women's world cup espn adidas
“adidas is all in”

BTW, go USA still, but really, seriously, gg Japan.

UPDATE: Apparently the “adidas is all in” campaign launched back in March. Click here to see the multimillion-dollar YouTube commercials wrapped around a distinctly poker phrase … as interpreted by the world of sports.

Words with Fiends

by , Dec 18, 2010 | 9:59 pm

Not super-pokery, but this “captcha” gone awry did come via a link from Katkin in the course of talking poker-blogging bidness (shortly before crushing me in a Pokerati game at Aria Thursday night.) And it does raise questions of linguistic variance with a surprisingly non-controversial common phrase in poker parlance:

Funny to me … but probably not so much to any recent victim of sexual assault.

Also could be rather offensive to a poker player suffering egregious abuse at the hands of a dominating opponent … insensitivity to the latter being enough to discourage me from handing over all my identifying info to Boxbe.

International Degen Swag

by , Nov 1, 2010 | 2:12 am

These are pictures i took at Carmel market in Tel Aviv a few days ago. A knockoff PokerStars tee shirt cost 20 shekels (about $5.50). And gambling is illegal in Israel.

(click to enlarge)

2-7 Triple-Parked

by , Jun 1, 2010 | 11:52 pm

Robert Goldfarb isn’t just a Team Pokerati player, he’s a player-correspondent! And here’s what he found while on assignment today in the Rio parking lot. Said he’s willing to bet this belongs to someone playing in today’s $2,500 2-7 Triple-Draw … excellent … that’s the exact sorta analysis we’re looking for.

This event, btw, is going on right nowDaniel Negreanu Steve Zolotow is the chip leader, and our own Crazy Julie is 16th 25th in chips with 270 198 out of 291 remaining … (this is the event she final-tabled last year). Don’t trust the chip counts though, until we get deeper. Right now, with 198 remaining, Crazy Julie’s husband Tom is supposedly alive and in 208th? That’s why we try not to pay attention to these things until at least Day 2. There’s generally more to report in the parking lot.

License Plate LOLish

by , Nov 15, 2009 | 12:10 am

Though we probably shouldn’t encourage people to engage in cell-phone photography while driving — it’s tough to avoid blur — we can thank @PokerVixen for sharing this license plate seen on the streets of LV:

In case you can’t see … 2OUTR.

Can only imagine what that beat musta felt like at the hands of a guy who would use the money won to buy a jacked-up, big-tire Jeep with taunting vanity plates.

More Poker around Town

by , Oct 22, 2009 | 2:57 am

This one isn’t for a special occasion or tournament or anything … just pretty standard 5th-floor parking at the Venetian on any given Wednesday:

This player is not nearly as creative as he thinks he is.

WSOP on the Mind

by , May 7, 2009 | 6:50 pm

I usually hate how the WSOP website starts playing videos even when you don’t ask it to. But today it caught my attention, and before I knew it, was laughing at this funny new (to me) WSOP commercial (and then trying to search for it on YouTube before forgetting why I went to the WSOP website in the first place:

Damn set over set.

by , May 4, 2009 | 6:38 pm

Poker in the Everyday World

by , Apr 24, 2009 | 5:48 pm

Hardly a shocker to see on an everyday Nissan Altima in the Venetian parking lot … but this isn’t even in the Poker Room VIP parking area … just a regular ole spot: