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Does the Flamingo run 1/2 or 1/3 Nl

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by discin311, Feb 19, 2014.

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  1. discin311

    discin311 Tourist

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    like the title says what is there lowest NL game? thanks
     
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    sxr007 Tourist

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    $1 / $2 is usually running all the time. It will be the only no limit game you find here. During the busy hours there could be 3 tables going. It is not a bad place to play. Free WiFi and every seat has USB plug ins to charge your device. Drink service there is better then anywhere else in the casino.

    The downfall there is the tables are extremely crowded. For that reason, I like Harrah's better. I am going to try out the Quad when I go back next time. I like their location with a new bar a and the sportsbook right there.
     
  3. TRN

    TRN High-Roller

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    It's a combination of old rocks and really, REALLY soft tourists. Just make sure you end up in a pot with the latter, figure out who's who :)
     
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    Before the poker boom I remember walking in their "room" and the average age of the players was 75. They were trying really hard to get me to sit down and play. I opted not to play.

    This would have been a limit game at the time, I think 4/8..... With a half kill maybe?

    Sorry, has nothing to do with the current conditions as this was 2001 or 2002.
     
  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    All games at Flamingo are either 2/4 limit or 1/2 NL. I have yet to see anything else on Bravo.
     
  6. discin311

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    thanks for the info guys i will be there in June and am staying there and i only play 1/2 back here at home. thanks
     
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    dhlamar Low-Roller

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    Could someone explain to me why there is a 1/3 NL game I just don't understand why anyone would prefer that over 1/2 NL?
     
  8. TRN

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    1/3 game allows for slightly bigger starting buy-ins (typically capped at 300-400 buy in, instead of 200-300 buy in), and the higher blind ends up resulting in slightly larger pots as well. It just plays like a bigger game, if you need a level between 1/2 and 2/5. The bigger rooms seem to run 1/3 instead of 1/2 - Aria, Wynn, Bellagio...
     
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    dhlamar Low-Roller

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    I believe that @ Aria which has 1/3 the buy in is capped at $300 but I just don't understand the i need a mega buy in players unless they wanna bully the table which usually results in them tilting because they can't believe someone just called there over sized raise and wins the hand. I play only 1/2 (1/3 when @Aria) and I hear the 2/5 game plays crazier than the 1/2 which I thought was impossible.
     
  10. Buckeye Bob

    Buckeye Bob Low-Roller

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    There is a defined strategy that says you want to have as much money as you can on the table so that you can maximize your good hands when the opportunity arises. And the bigger buyin isn't really to bully the table because with the tourist nature of the tables in Vegas, you aren't really going to be able to bully too many players. And I am curious as to your comment to being surprised on the 2/5 being crazier than the 1/2. I used to play 1/2 and now 2/5 and the quality of play and the aggressiveness of the players is significantly higher than the 1/2 game.
     
  11. PopMegaphone

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    You should never let a big stack bully you in NL cash games because they effectively have the same stack size. For example, if I have 100 dollars and my opponent has 1k we are effectively playing for 100 dollars. If anything a good aggressive short stack player can bully larger stacks pre flop in cash games.

    Tournaments are a different beast.
     
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    I never cared for 1/3. It's a much larger game for some reason. I could see a place for it between 1/2 and 2/5 but most rooms seemed to carry either 1/2 or 1/3 (but not both).

    Back when the player pool was larger I could see the need for a step up game before 2/5.

    2/5 was always a more insane game. Much much bigger and much much more aggressive. The jump from 1/2 to 2/5 was a wake up call.
     
  13. Driftless

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    One quick point - 1/2 NL isn't always running - I've seen 2 limit tables running and no interest in NL. The good news is that you're mid-strip and there are lots of nearby alternatives.
     
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