I should be here

Right? Right! I just can’t seem to make it most days lately. And to top it off, I have no desire to pen right now. Desire is the biggest part of this for me, and it ain’t happening.

So here’s a quick run down of not much:

*I’ve had to make too many trips into Vegas as of late and that knocks a huge chunk out of my day on each one.

*I’m more than amazed at all the flack that’s flying around about Full Tilt Poker and the DoJ and Groupe Bernard Tapie and the deal that may or may not be on any given day. I was even more startled when I read Barry Greenstein’s admission that he owed FTP in the neighborhood of $400K.

The fact that players loan and borrow all the time doesn’t surprise me. I’ve witnessed it too many times when I was in the box and also heard stories from players and dealers and somewhere along the way, you just know it happens all the time – it’s part of the game.

*I’m not thrilled with any of our choices for president.

*PokerWorks started a new category – The Inside Shuffle. It’s a nice little collection of news with links to the full story. You can subscribe to it by going to the main page and scrolling down to the subscription box on the right. Please do.

*I have to be in Vegas in the morning and I’m tired right now just thinking about it. If I’m not asleep within an hour, I’ll be even tireder when I wake up and think about it.

*One of the benefits to where I live:

And on that note, I’ll try not to dream about poker or any of the players. G’nite!

About Linda R. Geenen

The easiest way to begin is to start at the beginning. But where is that? At what point does one suddenly decide they are going to spend the rest of their life involved in the intricate art of the dance? What is the art of the dance? A game about people - played with a deck of cards. Poker! I stepped into the poker world in 1980 in Missoula, Montana. I didn't know anything about poker, couldn't tell you what the difference was between a bet and raise, or if a straight beat a flush. I had three boys to feed, needed a job and a dealing spot was open in one of the local bars. I played my first hand of poker in a 5 Card Stud game (with the help of one of my bosses) and that was it! I was hooked. I lived, breathed, slept, dreamed, ate, and talked poker. I eventually ran my own games (licensed by the County) in several different bars in Missoula, and at one point, managed the games in the bar where I started my first dealing job. In 1987 I traveled from Montana to Nevada to deal major poker tournaments, returning to Montana at the end of each one. In 1989, I opened The Mirage – along with 6,400 other people. In 1993, I moved to Gulfport, Mississippi, and opened Grand Casinos Poker Room, returning a year later to Las Vegas and The Mirage. In 1998 I opened Bellagio - along with over 9,000 other employees. In 2003, I dealt the final table of the Aruba Ultimate Bet Poker Classic event. Hey…I’m on TV! I had the privilege of being chosen as the dealer in the Howard Lederer videos that have been released on No Limit Holdem. I play poker on a regular basis and I deal to every name brand player that is still above ground and breathing air, the elite, the freaks, the ne’er do wells, the rich, the poor, the illiterate, the educated, the beautiful, the ugly, the superstitious, the rational, the sane, and the insane. Perhaps I am the one that is insane but if I am, I fit right into the game plan. Five nights a week I walk into the greatest, social melting pot known to mankind. I no longer dream about it but the art of the dance is prevalent in everything I do - see you there!
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