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The Great American Poker Trip: South Florida

While taking a road trip across the United States, Jack Laskey has made it his mission to visit numerous poker rooms. This article is the third in a series that will compare and contrast how poker is played in land-based rooms in different regions across the country.

The third stop on the trip was South Florida, specifically the Palm Beach Kennel Club and Isle Casino Pompano Park. Enjoy the reviews!

A Triumphant Return to the Rio

It is with tremendous joy that I’m happy to announce that I’ll be returning to attend the World Series of Poker for the second year in a row.

In this post, I reflect upon my experiences last summer during my first WSOP, including a memorable dinner with some poker legends, as well as upon the year that has transpired since that time.

I’ll be in attendance at the Rio and around Las Vegas meeting great people in poker and scouring for some of the best stories our game has to offer.

Hope to see you there!

George Chao

Interview with George Chao, Owner of BBO Poker Tables

Back in August of 2016, together with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I had the opportunity to interview George Chao.

While you might not be familiar with his name, you’ve surely heard about his company – BBO Poker Tables, where they’ve got a wide variety of great poker tables for sale.

Listen to the interview, which starts at the 7:58-minute mark. A transcript is also available.

Phil Hellmuth

Interview with Phil Hellmuth

Just ahead of the release of his long-awaited autobioigraphy entitled Poker Brat: The Story of the World’s Greatest Poker Player, legendary Poker Hall of Famer Phil Hellmuth was kind enough to grant us an interview.

In this feature-length piece, Phil answered an immense variety of questions about everything from his early family life to how he handles his fame, and of course told over some fascinating poker stories as well.

Enjoy this in-depth look into the life of one of poker’s greatest champions.

Tony Burns

Interview with Tony Burns

While I was recently doing media coverage at the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions in Florida, I got to meet a man named Tony Burns, Tournament Director at the Seminole Hard Rock poker room in Hollywood, Florida. Everyone—players, fellow poker media members—they only had kind words to say about him. He was always walking around with a smile on his face, he was really friendly, and at the time I said to him, “Hey, maybe we can collaborate together in the future?” and he was like, “Sure!”

Together with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently had the opportunity to interview him.

Listen to the interview, which starts at the 10:48-minute mark. A transcript is also available.