Monday, November 22, 2010

When is it appropriate to use a cell phone at a poker table?

On Sunday I spent some four hours grinding out a small profit playing $1-$2 No Limit Hold'em, which will be a great contribution to the Vegas trip I booked less than 48 hours prior.

It was worth the hour drive to the best poker room in the Chicago Area: Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. You get some oddballs there, as with any poker room.

Take for example, a man from Italy who had a plastic grocery bag with him filled with DVDs of Dark Shields along with laminated 8x11 glossy stills of him "in character." This man had a gold chain around his neck - a gold chain highlighted by not a cross or something you'd expect to see on jewelry. It was his name, "DJ Steve."

The entire table teased him for nearly the entire time he was at the table. He was trying to sell DVDs at $10 each. He was also telling us that he's also filming The Assassin (IMDB page not available). He asked me if I wanted to buy a DVD. I told him I was going to wait for the Director's Cut extended Blu-Ray edition, which got a chuckle from the dealer. I then turned to the dealer and said, "By the way, it's already on my NetFlix instant queue, so why would I buy it here?"

Even though he had actual DVDs and laminated movie stills - it it wasn't for my iPhone and more specifically my IMDB app, I never would've believed it. But here he is - no IMDB nonetheless.

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