Badih “Bob” Bounahra in 2011 WSOP November Nine

5 Reasons to Visit Vegas This November

Everyone is gearing up for WSOP 2011 and the excitement is growing.  Several of the San Pedro poker players are heading to the Rio Casino to cheer Bob on in person.

Those of us who are not able to go to Vegas are all invited to the big Bob Bounahra party at Pedro’s Sports bar Nov 6th. If all goes well tech wise the party will be shown live via taco cam tacogirl blog. There will be Indian Poker, a live cash tournament. Bob Bounahra’s twitter feed will be showing on tv, Pedro’s poker room has a new large flat screen tv especially bought for this event. I am sure the bell will be rung many times. Facebook invite and more details on time coming this week.

Congratulations to Danyelle who won the freeroll tournament last night at Pedro’s Sports bar and to Jock who came second and Jason for third.

Today’s guest post comes from Nisha Sharma

5 Reasons to Visit Vegas This November

Billing itself as “The Entertainment Capitol of the World”, Las Vegas is a hedonistic adult playground where the fun never stops. Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week there are a wealth of things to see and do in Sin City. Since Las Vegas first emerged from the desert a little over a century ago, it has evolved into a fantasy land where thirty-seven and a half million people come every year to play. Five reasons why you should consider visiting Vegas this November are:

1.      Non-Stop Gambling Action

With more than seventeen hundred licensed gambling outlets in Vegas, there are probably more ways to win and lose money here than anyplace else in the world. This November, everything that happens in Vegas is definitely not going to stay in Vegas, as the eyes of poker fans the world over will be on the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event, The No-limit Texas Hold’em World Championship, as it unfolds at the Rio Hotel and Casino, Nov. 6th to Nov. 8th. The World Series began earlier this year with six thousand, eight hundred and sixty-five entrants. That field has been whittled down to the top nine players who come from seven different countries.

One of the most interesting players of the “November Nine” is Bob Badih Bounahra, who hails from the tiny Central American country of Belize. Bounahra is unique among the players, first because at forty-nine he is far older than the others, but also because he is the only amateur in the group. The other players are pros, some of whom have been to the Main Event before, and they all spend much of their time playing on-line. Bounahra only plays live. This year $8.7 million will go the winner, $5.4 to the runner-up and each of the other players is guaranteed to walk away with close to eight hundred thousand dollars. Currently, Bounahra isn’t favored to win, but he has gotten this far and in Vegas anything can happen.

2.      Great Weather

In other parts of the world, snow may have already begun to fall by November, but not in Las Vegas. The city enjoys nearly year-round sunshine and you can expect temperatures in November hovering around the high 60s or 20 degrees Celsius, perfect for a comfortable stroll down the Strip.

3.      Fabulous Shows and a Legendary Nightlife

Vegas has shows for every taste and budget with seven Cirque du Soleil shows, performances from the worlds most famous recording artists, comedians and magicians, Broadway hits and burlesque shows. Celine Dion fans will be pleased to discover that she is back in town with an all-new show. Vegas comes alive after dark, so whether you are in the mood for a great show, a wild dance club, or a trendy lounge, you won’t be disappointed.

4.      Sumptuous Food

Vegas is an epicurean delight and a dream destination for all foodies. You’ll find sixteen Michelin-rated restaurants in town and some of the world’s most famous chefs. The great cuisines of the world can all be found on the Vegas Strip, including some of the finest French cuisine you’ll find outside of Paris.

5.      Luxurious Hotels

You can bask in 5-Star luxury in one of Las Vegas’ fabulous themed hotels for prices which offer stiff competition for resorts in other cities. You can even find better bargains by mid-November when the high season ends and hotel rates drop.

By the way, you can follow Bob Bounahra’s exploits at the table on Facebook and Twitter at!/bobbounahra. He’ll be keeping his fans up to date on the action during the Main Event. Official Bob Bounahra website.

[front page picture courtesy of Full Tilt Poker blog]

2 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Visit Vegas This November

  1. Remo says:

    I have enough trouble holding on to my own money. Think I better skip Vegas….lol!!

    Anyway, since Mr. Bob is winning all that “easy” money maybe he should make some donations to some worthwhile causes.

    Saga could use a nice donation for example. I am sure he can spare some “change” here and there for worthwhile causes right?

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