Since I live at Lake Tahoe (South Shore), I was hoping to find a place to play poker that didn’t require me to drive to Reno. Harvey’s Hotel and Casino here in Stateline has a poker room, but it’s only got the same 6 or 8 guys in it every night, who all know each other. When you walk up you the table to play, you definitely feel like a combination outsider and meat being examined before put in the grinder. Plus, you’re obviously in someone else’s social club when you’re at their table, the conversation detours around you as things and people you know nothing about are discussed. Don’t get me wrong – they’re polite and nice and all! But you just know that, well – you just don’t belong there. They’ve turned to room into their little social club and strangers who swing by to play are there to help pay for their club.