WSOP and How Walking Away is the New Buying

From a friend playing in the ongoing World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas in recent weeks. The last sentence is decidedly Not Safe For Work:

A year ago at the World Series of Poker, the talk was how many condos people owned. This year, at least at one table, it’s how many properties they’ve walked away from. 

Other prices are down as well; my hotel room at the RIO was $30/$69 for weekday/weekends instead of $109/$179.  One fellow at my friend’s table was roundly ribbed for spending $800 at the Palomino.  "You spent $800 for what?  Don’t you know the price of pussy is way down this year?"