Here’s some pictures of the top poker prize: the WSOP Bracelet.
To give you an idea about how weird professional gamblers really are, take a look at some of these articles about some of the ways they try to harness luck. From lucky oranges to dropping candy, unlit cigarettes, and sitting against the grain, there’s just something entertaining and strange about how gamblers get luck.
Online Poker Lowdown – Poker Superstitions
VegasMaster.com – Get Lucky With Gambling Superstitions
For those of you curious what a professional poker player can make on a World Series of Poker tour, here’s 2016’s numbers of top winners take-home: http://www.wsop.com/players/stats/byyear/
There is also the option for “All Time” to see the most made in a professional gambling career, in case you want to rethink all of your life decisions.
For those of you whose card game knowledge starts with Go Fish and ends with Old Maid, here’s a tutorial about the rules of Texas Hold ‘Em, one of the world’s most popular gambling card games.
As always, your monthly author interview. NPR interviewed Whitehead in 2015
This month’s book is The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead. Our discussion of the book will be June 26th in the 3rd floor board room as usual. If you need a copy or have a friend who wants to join the group, there are copies of the book to be checked out at the Circulation Desk.