It really was a privilege to get to return to Vegas and work another World Series of Poker this year. I’ve finally gotten rid of the jetlag enough to compose my thoughts about the past seven weeks I spent in Sin City.
The main difference was the company employing me. Last year it was the WSOP themselves who were organising the live updates. This meant that I was meeting a whole new cast of live reporters and photographers from all over the United States and around the world. This year was different. PokerNews, a company for which I have worked a lot for over the past couple of years, was organising it, which meant that I was working with a team which I was familiar with (at least from an editorial perspective).
I also got to work with a lot of the live reporters from last year who PokerNews had quickly snapped up to write for them this year.
It being my second year also meant that I didn’t need to spend much time finding my feet. I knew the casino, I knew where the supermarket was etc. I mean there were people there who were working their 10th WSOP, and there I was feeling comfortable working my second.
By the end of it, I was still as enthusiastic as I was at the start of my first Series 14 months ago! I wanna take this opportunity to thank everyone who I worked with during the summer. I still love my job, and everyone I work alongside really does make it worthwhile.
August is a busy month for me, and will mark my first proper non-WSOP month of live-reporting full-time. I can’t wait to get back out into the world and back on the tournament floor!