The unofficial party season surrounding the 2009 World Series of Poker continued on Thursday night when an exclusive gathering was held at the “Kingpin Suite” at the Palms Casino Resort near to the Rio. The evening’s gathering in the exclusive 25th-floor suite included appearances by Bodog pros Evelyn Ng, Jean-Robert Bellande and Justin Bonomo.
Along with plentiful food and drink, guests were treated to pocket billards, bowling on the two-lane alley within the suite, and an entertaining display by a traveling card sharp, whose expertise at bottom dealing and smoothly loading in a cold deck drew dozens of onlookers. On the whole, the get-together offered a bit of a light-hearted respite from the larger parties running elsewhere.
PokerNews video hostess Gloria Balding stopped by to check out the fun, with her video report as follows: