The stars align at the Series

Jay Lovinger is trying to hold his own at the World Series of Poker. And he's battling – and schmoozing with – some of the game's greats along the way.

Updated: June 21, 2005, 10:48 PM ET
By Jay Lovinger | Page 2

One of the best perks of this gig – my year-long odyssey through the weird and wonderful world of poker – is the chance to schmooze with the game's star players and executives, on those rare occasions when they are willing to drop their guard and tell you what's really going on away from the bright lights of TV and the fulsome writing that so often passes for poker journalism.

One subject that almost always comes up: prostitutes, who seem to share an almost spiritual bond with ...

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