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Luxor Poker Room

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by dis220, Dec 11, 2015.

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  1. dis220

    dis220 Tourist

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    I'm staying at the Luxor on a comp and thought I might check out their small poker room. Any thoughts/reviews?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CALELLA

    CALELLA Low-Roller

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    I've stayed at the Luxor 3 times now and quite like the poker room, though as you say it is small(about 7 tables). Quite easy to rack up some food comps for the deli as it's $2/hour I think.

    They have a $40 tournament 3 or 4 times throughout the day and the cash tables are fairly soft though the Luxor dealers do play there when they finish their shifts so there are sometimes some decent players.

    Mandalay Bay has a few more tables and has a bit more action for cash tables.
     
  3. zolar31

    zolar31 Low-Roller

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    I played there about a year ago. Two things pissed me off.
    1- they would not comp Sam Adams in the poker room
    2 - they were taking $2 a hand for jackpot/promotions -- they might have changed this back to $1, not sure

    Other than that, the dealers and staff were friendly and good. The game was soft, it was the only cash game going at the time.
    Give it a shot. If you don't like the vibe, Mandaly, ExCal, and MGM are all nearby.
     
  4. bigalbr

    bigalbr VIP Whale

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    It's been quite a while since I was in Vegas, but Luxor always had bad promos for tourists. Typically they had a weekly or monthly hours freeroll where tourists pretty much paid the jackpot drop for promos they would never have a chance to cash in on. High hand promotions that pay instantly are much better for tourists.
     
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    TRN High-Roller

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    It's one of the softest 1/2 games on the strip... lots of drunk tourists and kids who saw some action on TV who show up here and buy in for minimum entry... I've cleaned out the table here many times just playing basic approach.
     
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    dooner High-Roller

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    I stayed at Luxor 3 times in 2015. Played probably 30 hours of poker in that time. While everyone's opinion will be biased towards 'winning' trips, I felt that the room was run efficiently and the dealers were more than adequate. Generally only 1 or 2 tables of 1/2 NL going during the day and early night. Tournaments - never played any, however saw 2 tables going most of the time. Cash game varied as far as quality of players - with a few locals hitting the table after about 10:00 pm. The $2 comp / hour is still there and is valid for the Deli and a few more places at Excalibur, too (Italian place and Steakhouse) - they have a list of restaurants available for poker comp use.

    I also have done quite well there - played against Joey Kocur (Detroit Red Wings) for about 6 hours last trip. He had to reload $200 max. about 4 times. Took $1150 in a pot against him when I flopped a flush to his one pair!!! (He said he had a feeling - even though he called my all-in after the turn. Great guy from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada area - close to my home town.) I think he may have taken too many hits to the head to make that call - mind you his other losses were basically a bad card or two - barely behind.

    Quiet area of casino - next to the parking garage walk (to attract casual tourist walking in), and next to sportsbook and washroom only steps away. Good drink service and pleasant dealers with no smoke. My new home poker spot in the last year.
     
  7. vegas!!!!!

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    it is 1-3 no limit now and unless there is an nfl promo or really late at night, you will be lucky to find more than one game going on. It is a short walk over to Mandalay bay that would be your best bet if they don't have a game going.

    However, if they do have a game going it is usually very soft.
     
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    March Madness...here I come !!
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