Happy Happy, Joy Joy

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006, 4:35 pm

Here’s the good news, and it is very good–the kind and gentle people I worked for in Aruba have decided to hire me as their full-time blogger. So I will be clattering away over at the UltimateBetBlog, which I fully expect you will bookmark and pimp and subscribe to. Because I will be working my little tailfeathers off and I promise you will find all sorts of pokery goodness there.

Here’s the bad news–I was thinking about making a midnight run to Vegas for the WPBT festivities next week. But I won’t be able to do that, alas, because UltimateBet is hosting the Ten-Day, $2 Million guaranteed, UltimateBet Online Championship during that time. You ARE planning to play several events, aren’t you? Of course you are, you poker shark you.

This is, of course, awesome news for me. It’s not often you get to do what you love. Actually, it’s NEVER happened to me. I think I finally started to get the hang of things my last few days in Aruba, so I’m really looking forward to getting to work.

And it looks like I’ll get to fulfill one of my life’s ambitions, namely covering the WSOP with Pauly and Otis and the rest of the insaniacs who gather in Vegas ’round that time. Should be interesting.

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17 Responses to “Happy Happy, Joy Joy”

  1. Michael Albert Says:


    Dunno if it’s a browser thing (Firefox under Windows) but the UltimatebetBlog page just comes up as a banner and no content.

    (And, I seem to recall it used to not have an RSS feed, I trust that will change?)

  2. Otis Says:

    Back slap, sir. back slap.

  3. Pauly Says:

    Congrats. Well deserved!

  4. Mean Gene Says:

    Yeah, the Aruba stuff is gone. Hmm, have to look into that.

    And I have to check on them getting an RSS feed.

  5. Ten Mile Says:

    Congrats and One Large Atta Boy!

  6. JoeSpeaker Says:


    Congrats, Gene. Well deserved.

  7. DuggleBogey Says:

    Congratulations. It literally could not have happened to a better, more deserving person.

  8. AlCantHang Says:

    Congrats, great news!

    And why can’t you come to Vegas? It’s an ONLINE tourney which can be covered from anywhere.

  9. April Says:


  10. iggy Says:

    woohoo! way to go menegene!

  11. maudie Says:

    so very happy for you, g and al is right – bring the laptop and come play with us !

  12. KenP Says:

    Let the sound go out.
    Let the people shout.
    Hey, Geno, strike up the band!

    Very nice and well deserved.

  13. Pokerwolf Says:

    Rock on, Gene! Congrats!

  14. BadBlood Says:

    Congrats on the gig Mean-o Gene-o.

  15. donkeypuncher Says:

    Gene Mean! Congrats!

  16. Drizztdj Says:

    Well done Gene, congrats!!!

    I just might re-deposit on UB in your honor.

  17. Neil Bittner Says:

    Congrats to you Gene-O. I am very happy for you. And jealous. I wished I loved my job like you love what you do.

    Next step from here is winning the WSOP yourself…while blogging it.

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