If you read Pauly's Tao of Poker, you've heard the Hooker Bar mentioned time and again. Like the legendary stories from Pauly's strip club-filled world, the Hooker Bar always brought dream-like adventures to mind. Some day, I thought, if I could stay up late enough, when I had enough money to pay for lap dances and cover charge after cover charge on a strip club crawl—then maybe, just maybe, I could join Pauly on a famed trip to the Hooker Bar.
So you could imagine my surprise when Otis turned to me in the media room and asked if I wanted to join them at the Hooker Bar. A bunch of the bloggers were going over there for a drink. Already a few drinks in, I started packing my things. I walked over with Pokerati Dan and my friend Sarah, but was distracted by a search for an ATM. I needed cash! Dan easily dismissed my need for drink money and said he had things covered. So, you can imagine my double surprise when the Hooker Bar was a video poker corner with bar staff behind it.