I was just commenting on a thread and remembering my first live experience in Vegas almost 10 years ago. First live game was Excalibur and I played in a stud game which I lost at and then a 1-5 spread limit hold 'em game. Cracked aces got me a spin on the wheel for $50... even back then. I played at Mirage in a limit game where the players were very aggressive and stole my limps almost every round bleeding me dry (prior to me reading small stakes and becoming a 2+2 fan). I've come a long way in my pokering since then. This is when Mirage was still somewhat relevant in poker circles and the room was packed. The Bellagio poker room was definitely open that trip, but it was still very new (my friend lost $1k trying to play limit there). I played at Binions card room in a limit game right next to an Omaha game, which was my first exposure to Omaha. I think I paid more attention to the Omaha game than I did my own 3/6 limit game. Binions was really old school and musty. I loved the charm that the old poker room had. This was back when Binions was still the WSOP home. I haven't been back since. I played in a very soft 1/2 limit game in the Luxor that I turned a hefty profit on... even at those low stakes. Almost right up to the time I had to leave for the airport to go home. This was before NL was all the craze and limit was everywhere in Vegas. It was a great first poker experience and I learned a lot about table etiquette, how to sign up for games, etc. Incidentally, I'm heading to AC tomorrow to the Borgata. I played their original poker room from the time it opened until it closed (and the new one opened). In their higher-stakes rooms we used to catch glimpses of Phil Ivey every now and again. Apparently, Ben and J-Lo were in there when they were still an item and Ben gave someone a very nice tip (I believe it was $200), and the story goes that J-Lo got so pissed that she ran after the waitress to demand the money back. All the dealers were talking about it when I was in there. Ah... the good old days.