Fish and Chips: The Rounder’s Radio Poker Tournament at the Golden Nugget and Shrimp Cocktail Run to the Golden Gate … It’s All Set for June 27

by Lou on June 22, 2009

I’ll be in Las Vegas this week for the World Series of Poker—primarily to play in some side games and see friends. But I’m also going to play Saturday night in a 7 p.m. small buy-in tournament at the Golden Nugget, sponsored by Rounder’s Radio.

My weekly webcast radio show, Keep Flopping Aces, is heard live, worldwide and in real time on each and every Thursday night at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (9 p.m. Eastern Time) and equivalent time zones all over the world. The show can also be heard on demand, by visiting the web site and downloading the show.

This week, with me and most of the guys from the station in Las Vegas, I’ll be heard in rerun only, but if any listeners are planning to be in Las Vegas on Saturday evening June 27, please stop by and play in the tournament or just come over to visit. Many of the station’s other show hosts will be playing too, so it will be a terrific opportunity for us to meet some of our listeners.

But before the tournament, at about 5 p.m., a group of us are going over to the Golden Gate for a shrimp cocktail run. Anthony Curtis’ Las Vegas Advisor newsletter, which includes his top ten values, has listed the Golden Gate’s 99-cent shrimp cocktail among Las Vegas’ top deals for years. Actually, for 99 cents, you get those smallish, bay shrimp, but for a couple of bucks more, you can get jumbo shrimp cocktails instead of bay shrimp, and unless you’re really on a shoestring budget, it’s worth the upgrade.

I hit the Golden Gate just about every time I’m in Las Vegas. I love the shrimp and I love the Golden Gate’s art deco ambiance and occasional honky-tonk piano player that entertains all the shrimp-eating diners, bar patrons, and table game players. For a hotel that’s over 100 years old, it’s quite a cool spot, located just about half a block toward the Plaza from the Golden Nugget, with it’s main entrance right on Fremont Street.

If you want to join me and a few others from the radio station, meet up with us in the Golden Nugget poker room at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and we’ll go over to the Golden Gate for our shrimp cocktail fest before the 7 p.m. tournament start. See you there. This is one time where the association between fish and poker players is a positive one.

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