Ripley’s is an American classic containing a collection of casino gambling – Ripley’s Believe It or Not feels like a poker hand. In college, my granddaughter (who created Esther Bluff) worked at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! A historic one, a very famous attraction on Hollywood Blvd. (Hollywood, California). Maybe you’ve visited the site too – and were fascinated by the sights and objects within.
Ripley’s is an American classic frequented by tourists and residents of the area. Starting with the iconic dinosaur on the roof, it features bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that one might question the claims. Is this real? It was the brainchild of Robert Ripley, an American cartoonist, famous writer, entrepreneur, amateur anthropologist, and world traveler.
Interestingly, and coincidentally, he was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1890 and buried on May 27, 1949 at the uniquely named Oddfellows Grass Cemetery in Santa Rosa, California. What does this have to do with poker halo69?
That’s a reasonable question. I’m not at all surprised you might question its relevance. Answer: Playing poker, we often encounter strange and rare situations – too often, it seems, when the cards are against you. Hard to believe.
I vividly remember a hand I played a few months ago at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino in Gardena, California. It was a hand I will never forget. I was awarded a pocket Jack, caught a set on the flop, and then a quad-Jack on the turn. Wow! I firmly believed that the pot was mine, so I made a special effort to build it as best I could. But then, on the River – ah, River – the merchant slowly, deliberately, and calmly placed the Ace of spades on the board – right before my eyes.