Big August Rec.Gambling Excursion

"There are no strangers here, just friends you haven't met yet"
- Peter "Foldem" Secor



EMBARGO 2016 Group Photo

EMBARGO is the Extraordinary Mid-Winter Big Annual Rec.Gambling Outing (also known as "winter BARGE" or "mini-BARGE"), and will be held Binion's in beautiful Downtown Las Vegas. This is the eighth edition of our off-season Las Vegas complement to our long-running BARGE event.


EMBARGO 2018 registration is open now!

Who is Eligible to Register for EMBARGO?

Registrations are available to anyone who wishes to join our community. The organizers reserve the right to deny participation in any or all EMBARGO events to anyone, at their discretion. Registrations must be performed online and by the registrant personally (no third-party registrations). An exception is made for Significant Others (although we have no Significant Other events on the calendar for EMBARGO this year).

Assignment of Registration

A registration is to be considered an exclusive agreement between the registrant and the Organizers, and may not be assigned to another party without their prior agreement.

Cancellation of Events

Should any event (or all events) associated with EMBARGO be canceled, the limitation of liability is the amount of the fee paid for the canceled event.


All BARGE events are non-smoking.

So Who Are the "Organizers" Anyway?

EMBARGO 2018 is being organized by Russ Fox , Rich Bremer , Jeff Deitch , and Stevan Goldman , with more than occasional advice and emergency help from Chuck Weinstock and Peter Secor, BARGE Organizers Emeritus. We also wish to give a "shout out" to BARGE elder statesman and former organizer, Mike Zimmers.

But I have a question/complaint/praise/gripe? Who should I contact?

Well, if you know who to praise, you can use the organizer emails above and send them lots of love. However, if you have a complaint, gripe, or other issue with anything you see above about EMBARGO (the event), remember that it is organized by the organizers under the direction of the BARGE Inc. directors - the directors are probably who you want to work with. They are currently: Rebecca Kerl , Barry Kornspan, Edmund Hack, Steven Blackstock, and Erin Ramsey.

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