It use to be said, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." We all know this saying no longer holds true, and the more accurate statement is "What happens in Vegas gets posted on facebook." But in my experience, "What happens in Vegas ends up on ESPN." The first time I stay the night in Vegas ever, and ESPN goes and puts me on air. They even announce my name - first and last - Katrina Blank.
The reason for the exposure: around this time a year ago I ended up at the World Series of Poker on my drive from LA back to NYC. My professional poker playing friend Bryan Devonshire (aka Devo) was doing exceptionally well when I arrived in Vegas, so I stuck around to watch him work his way up the ranks to finish 12th in the world.