by Andy Clark
All right, readers—I started this column in January, and since then have visited a number of casinos, resorts, and card rooms. Many of you have contacted me via email and asked my advice where to play in the Pacific Northwest. Well, here are my top picks for places to stay, visit, eat, enjoy, and play poker in and around my region: Northern Quest, Wildhorse, Tulalip, Snoqualmie, and Suquamish Clearwater, in no particular order. I pushed my luck at all five establishments and was nothing less than impressed with everything they had to offer.
by A.C. Clark
"Early Saturday morning, I woke up refreshed and ready to go for the day. Why all this energy? Not a normal occurrence for me, especially on a day off. I started a pot of coffee, threw in a load of laundry, made a fire, sat down in my favorite chair, and decided to read a short, motivational book that had been sent to me in the mail. My life was about to change forever. Wow! What an inspiring read!
212 The Extra Degree, by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson, intrigues the mind while making perfect sense. At the core is the notion that water is hot at 211 degrees. Then, at 212 degrees, it boils. With boiling water comes steam, and steam can power a locomotive. Think of that … what a statement. Just simply raising the temperature of water one extra degree means the difference between something that is very hot and something that generates enough force to power a machine. Point made: Small things can make major differences.
by A.C. Clark
Just east of Pendleton on I-84, a gem of a property stands alone in Eastern Oregon. Wildhorse Resort & Casino is possibly the Northwest’s finest: casino, hotel, golf course, food … this poker capital of the Pacific has it all.
Poker at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino is your source for constant action. Players can enjoy daily low buy-in tournaments, weekly player tournaments, and serious Northwest players are well aware of Wildhorse’s three annual poker tournaments: the Spring Poker Round-Up, April 12-22, the Summer Poker Rodeo, July 18-22, and the Fall Poker Round-Up, November 7-18.
By A.C. Clark
Wow! What a busy weekend. I drove from Eastern Washington, to “the coast,” as we say on our side of the mountains, to Western Washington, to watch an All-State volleyball game—quite the honor for an already-accepted-to-college senior. I was a proud dad, as my daughter played well, and set for the winning team. Moreover, she has a great attitude and doesn’t get caught up in all the drama … most of the time.