Posts Tagged ‘Sapphire Club’

Tao of Pokerati: Strip Club Party Night

by , Jul 3, 2009 | 6:06 am

One of the great WSOP traditions is fast becoming the Bluff/Sapphire party (3rd year?) … where hundreds of Amazon-entrenched pokerers — from pros to media to dealers — who have lived for more than a month in a pen mostly void of conjugal relief gather to collectively release steam before hunkering down for the main event … and what a perfect night when the other big party is the “elitist” Ante-Up for Africa afterparty. There’s something delightfully egalitarian about being entertained by 98-percent naked aspiring starlets making money while having a grand-ole beglittered time … personal degeneracies be damned.

AlCantHang fills in for yours truly to record the first ever Tao of Pokerati episode mid-lapdance — an “event” joined by DrizzTDJ and (briefly) Calfornia Jen. Change100 gives the (awesome) play-by-play. Plus Kathy Liebert … and is that Tom McEvoy?

Tao of Pokerati at the 40th WSOP
Las Vegas, NV

Episode 11.27: The Best Party of the Year (feat. AlCantHang)

Episode 11.28: Grindcore Poker (feat. Change100)

(Interlude …)

Soap’em if You Got’em

by , May 31, 2009 | 4:46 pm

The girls from Sapphire Pool — a unique partnership between the Rio and the world’s largest strip club, or “titter” as the politicos call them — may have had their booth shoved in a back corner outside the Amazon room, but that doesn’t mean they still can’t do their part to make poker as clean as possible. Apparently figuring if you can’t beat’em, join’em, they hosted a charity car wash in the WSOP parking lot, and our intrepid-reporting pals at PokerListings were all over the story:

The girls from the biggest strip club in the world, the Sapphire Club, decided to raise some money for the United Way with a bikini car wash.

Naturally we threw some dirt on the Prius and headed over to see what it was all about.

Tao of Pokerati: Topless Beer Pong (feat. Otis)

by , Jul 5, 2008 | 1:09 am

Poker pros, poker media, WSOP execs, agents, and interns convened a couple days ago at the Sapphire Club for the Bluff Magazine party — a delightfully rancorous fête celebrating the end of regular WSOP season and kicking off the main event playoffs … and of course, Tao of Pokerati was there. In this episode, Pauly gets a lapdance, I miss my days in the strip-club biz, and Otis tries to arrange a $1,000 beer pong game with Doyle Brunson. All in all, the poker field trip to the industry’s favorite Vegas titty bar leads to lower-midstakes ballin’ at its most pathetic finest.

Episode 19: Topless Beer Pong (feat. Otis)