I was a poker virgin in Vegas. Poker is big here in the gambling epicenter of the universe. Huge. This is where movie stars play in those popular TV tournaments and casinos throw daily competitions for the public.
And poker rooms, once a staple here, are coming back to casinos along the Strip, where tourists sit elbow-to-elbow with professional players, sipping free cocktails. Fold, sip. Check, sip. Call, sip.