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Poker @ the South Point

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by ritilinkid, Feb 26, 2016.

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  1. ritilinkid

    ritilinkid Low-Roller

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    I haven't played in years, but am thinking of jumping back into the pool. How are the attitudes at the tables at the South Point. I'm thinking low limit tourneys and maybe a 1-2 NL.
    I would like it to be social without being a drunken hugfest. How do the locals treat the guests? Is the room full of grinders looking to chop every payout as soon as you hit the payout level?

    Your thoughts on the SP Poker?

    Ken2V, I swear to (insert your deity here) if you bust my chops on this one, I will find where you live, wait outside your home, and say mean things to you.

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  2. Johnzimbo

    Johnzimbo Low-Roller

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    I played one tourney there maybe 3-4 years ago, buy-in was about $60 and I think they got 3 tables. I didn't make it far so no idea about chopping but everyone seemed friendly and I think it was a mix of locals and visitors. Funny story, I went all-in once with pocket Jacks and got called by one guy with A-4 suited, he hits an ace to win and tells the table "I put you on Jacks". Yeah, sure you did.

    So I am low on chips and maybe 10 hands later I get pocket Jacks again so i go all-in, and same player hems and haws before calling me and he turns up A-6 off suit. Before I show my hand I ask him "what do you put me on this time?" and he picks the easy answer "not Jacks!" so I immediately flip over my Jacks and the table cracks up. And of course he hit an ace and I was done.
     
  3. mjames1229

    mjames1229 VIP Whale

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    I've got a group of buddies that make a long Las Vegas weekend playing poker tournaments with buy-ins under $100 or so. We always get to South Point once or twice.

    It is a group of locals and visitors, which keeps the tables light but not goofy. I always seem close to cashing but when all my chips are in the middle, I get burned by a draw.

    I've had far more success getting knocked out of tournaments and hitting the casino floor while my buddies are still playing poker. Hit a double-deck BJ game for a $500 profit in about 30 minutes one year, and I hit two 4OAKs on $1 VP (both times 4s, but no kicker) in a 10 minute span on the last trip.

    The prime rib in the Coronado Cafe is a good poker-break meal, too.
     
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    Sinatraatthesands Low-Roller

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    I went there for the first time in a couple years last Friday. It had become filled with the biggest grumpy bums in Vegas and was unbearable. The hotel is constantly filled with cowboys and none would even play in the room anymore. From what I saw there were a few tourists in there and the locals seemed a little better. They have a 100 hr. freeroll promo going on now so the room was pretty full but started to die out a little after midnight.
     
  5. Jerry Snuggit

    Jerry Snuggit Tourist

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    The Orleans has well-attended, inexpensive tournaments every day. View their calendar at http://www.orleanscasino.com/play/poker-room

    It's a good spot for cash games too. Download the Bravo Poker app (free) and you can instantly see what games are running at various casinos.
     
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