So, the other night after Clonie's Maxim Party, we just didn't want to go home yet. John had a hankering for the 3,5,7. After I lost a quick hundy, I headed over to the blackjack tables on the other side of the pit. Erick the dealer claimed to be Scotty Nguyen's old fish tank cleaner. He claimed that Scotty was always checking on his fish, and couldn't keep his hands out of the tank. Eric also mentioned that Scotty was extremely generous, always taking care of his family back home, and confident about how he was going to win the WSOP, well before he did in 1998. Eric got let go from his job after an unfortunate incident with the fish. He said, " I should of done a better job of keeping his hands out of the tank."
It seems the table games in the Rio are a hotbed of poker pros stepping away from the Amazon room. At the table next to me, Tuan Le was playing Blackjack with two beauties, and Tony G was at the bar talking business with Linda Geenan about Poker Works. I also hear that the seafood restaurant, Buzio's, near the hallway to the convention rooms is a mealtime pitstop among the pros, too.