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Chasse Rehwinkel

I gamble, therefore I write...or I write, therefore I gamble...honestly, they're pretty similar professions…

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Sorry it's been so long, I've been focusing mostly on getting my other ChicagoNow blog up to speed.

But anyway...

The Windy City Rounder is back, just in time for the meat of the World Series. Plus, this Wednesday, June 9, I'll be interviewed by First Business, a nationally syndicated business news program, on gambling laws in the United States.

I'll send you more information as it comes. Until then, good luck at the tables!

Technical Difficulties

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Chasse Rehwinkel

I gamble, therefore I write...or I write, therefore I gamble...honestly, they're pretty similar professions…

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Sorry guys a fun bit of computer malfunctionary has delayed the second part of the "History of Online Poker" series.

Should--key word should--be up first thing tomorrow morning.

PLEASE DON'T HATE ME POKER FORUM TROLLS!  

Working on Something Big

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Chasse Rehwinkel

I gamble, therefore I write...or I write, therefore I gamble...honestly, they're pretty similar professions…

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Sorry I haven't posted a lot recently. That will all change really soon. I am working on something I think you readers will find very interesting, a primer to understanding internet poker.

A lot of research has gone into this forthcoming article so you better check back on Monday to see what the hubbub is all about.

I don't have any better teaser phrases left so I guess I'll just say, have a good weekend and get excited!

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Pain in the...

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Chasse Rehwinkel

I gamble, therefore I write...or I write, therefore I gamble...honestly, they're pretty similar professions…

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Urgh.....

Sometime last week--I'm not exactly sure when--my daily life was put into a blender when I lost my driver's license.

I know a lot of you out there are saying, "Oh stop whining and get in line at the DMV to get a new one. Everyone knows that sucks, but get over it."

While I contend that my situation pales in comparison to most incidences of world suffering...

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I said most, not all

...losing my license did put me in a unique state. You see I still had a New York driver's license, from when back when I lived in Rochester, New York.

It was a valid, still very much active diver's license and perfectly usable in the State of Illinois.

Losing it, however, has kind of put me in a bind. While if I had simply lost an Illinois license I would only have to go to the fiendish DMV and pay the replacement fee, having a New York license has buried me in a mountain of red tape and phone calls...and then I have to go through the DMV nightmare.  

Needless to say the whole experience has been a tremendous pain that has not only drained my time, but has left me licenseless for a week.

In that week I've learned that there are a few things you need a license for other than driving that I had never really thought about. In short, it sucks to be a gambler without an ID.

Here are a few things gambler's need a driver's license for:

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Be Back Soon!

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Chasse Rehwinkel

I gamble, therefore I write...or I write, therefore I gamble...honestly, they're pretty similar professions…

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Sorry rounders, I'll be taking a little break from the blog this week. Don't worry, I'll be back fresh on Monday to wrap up the March Madness pool.

Some of the things you can look forward to seeing next week:

  • An interview with the WCR March Madness Pool Champion--aka not me
  • "Tory's...gulp...article"
  • A complete look at the 53rd running of the Illinois Derby
  • My take on poker's new all-star game
There will be plenty more to check out when I come back, so sit tight and I'll be back in a week!

Household Chores the Fun Way

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Chasse Rehwinkel

I gamble, therefore I write...or I write, therefore I gamble...honestly, they're pretty similar professions…

We've all been there.

Maybe you've just finished off a bag of chips or were the unfortunate soul that picked up the mail on heavy junk mail drop off day, but you somehow have created some extra waste that must be thrown away.

So you turn to the trash can, only to see a mound of overflowing garbage that rivals each of the Seven Wonders of the World in its gravity defying construction.

Knowing that your tiny addition to this Leaning Tower of Debris and Detritus will surely cause some sort of Jenga-like catastrophe, you are left with three options: brave the elements and take out the trash, leave it for your soon to be pissed off roommate or maybe apply for that extraneous Visa Gold Card--you never know, maybe that new card will have some sort of waste removal promotion for signing up.

Let me paint another scenario that has the potential to destroy otherwise friendly roommate relationships.

You and your roommate both like to play games, chess, backgammon, poker, what have you. But, gaming is nothing without making things a little interesting.

After besting your roommate out of his food money you feel pretty good about yourself, forgetting entirely that your now penniless "friend" lives just down the hall and that he knows what happens when you mix warm water with a sleeping roommate's hand.

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Victories are often short lived


Well don't fret my friends, I'm here to make taking out the trash a little more bearable using our good friend gambling.   
 

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Merry Christmas Rounders!

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Chasse Rehwinkel

I gamble, therefore I write...or I write, therefore I gamble...honestly, they're pretty similar professions…

May your dice always roll sevens and your cards always be aces; good luck Chicago rounders, and have a very happy holiday!


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