Nick Wealthall is both a poker announcer/personality and comedy writer which is why it’s easy to recommend that you check out his latest column for Bluff Europe about his first time getting action at the poker table. Nervous and clumsy, like a boy at the prom, Nick stumbles into a 1-5 7-Card Stud game to see what the game is all about and the rest is history.
I was staying at The Luxor and that’s where I found the poker room. It was small and tucked away at the back of the casino, with two or three games going. I walked over to the rail and stood there for what felt like an entire afternoon (let’s say 40 minutes). The game was $1-$5 stud. Stud is a different form of poker played by old people. If you’re late joining us you’ll almost certainly need to Google it. That’s fine, I’ll wait.
Complete with vomiting friends, sexual innuendo and old people chasing straights, Nick tells his tale of burgeoning degeneracy with a quick wit and easy going style. It’s a fast read you should definitely pay some mind.