Tuesday, 24 May 2011
I’m doing a session at the Hay Festival this year, talking to Rosie Boycott about my glamorous / seedy [delete as to whim] life in poker, on the evening of Friday June 3rd. This kind of thing would normally appear in the monthly news section of this website - and probably will - but June 1st might be a bit late to get tickets, should you want them.
Here’s something I’ve just noticed on the Hay website: tickets for my session are £10 but they will offer you a deck of cards on entry and if you manage to pull out a 2, 3, 4 or 5, you get your money back. It’s a cute idea, but I wonder if it was had by someone with a full grasp of the odds there? It sounds quite unlikely to the layman, I imagine, that you’d pull out one of those cards. Actually it isn’t. It’s not much more than a 2/1 shot. Maybe 9/4. If there are a hundred people in the audience, you’d expect more than thirty of them to get their money back. I hope the organizers know this and aren’t going to go skint on the deal…?
Ah well. I’ve always been a cheap date.
If you’re in the area and fancy attending this possibly free evening, tickets are available here, or by phone on 01497 822 629.