Amari was close to her late father and she learned to play poker as
My Dad’s one dream was to go to Las Vegas to play Texas Hold ‘em at one of those fancy casinos. He was always saving up to take us all down there. Play one hand. But he never got there. So that became my dream. I’d go to Las Vegas for him. Play a hand in one of those fancy casinos. And I’d win. But first I had to practice. So I started playing. But always in secret. My mom saw me playing once and got all upset. Said it reminded her too much of Dad. So I never let her know I was playing. But I played and I played and I played.
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