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Still haven't played poker in Vegas - suggestions?

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by DonnyC, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. DonnyC

    DonnyC VIP Whale

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    So I have yet to play poker in Vegas, HOLDEM.

    I have on cruise ships, local casinos and house games.

    In Vegas I always travel with a non poker player - my brother - and we like to do things together...if we didn't, we wouldn't travel together.

    I don't care if I play for an hour or less, but this time I WANT TO PLAY!

    We will be staying at the GN the first night, but as we get in around 5:00pm most of our evening is filled (and there is a 2 hour time change so we will be pretty tied by 1:00am). So I probably won't hit the poker room there, unless I can go in the morning before we start our day at 8:00am. What time does their poker room open at?

    Same question for Ballys - where we will be spending our other nights.

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  2. The Equalizer

    The Equalizer Low-Roller

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    vegas poker rooms will only close if there is no games open but most of them have 1-2 games or more going 24 hours a day
     
  3. mjames1229

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    Binions poker room is more popular than the Golden Nugget and is right across the street. If the Nugget isn't open or has a wait, take the short walk and play in Binions historic room.
     
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  4. Dougie

    Dougie I am IN!

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    Is this true now?

    Last April, Binion's struggled to get a game going before 5 or 6 pm. GN was packed all day. Locals say Binion's messed up the bonus / high hand pay outs and emptied their room.

    Haven't been back or heard anything since.
     
  5. KKB

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    I have to disagree

    Nugget room is always more full than Binions, at least for cash games. Binions 2PM tourneys get a very good draw. Nuggets tourneys have a better structure than Binions 10AM & 8PM, but they are hit & miss in size.
     
  6. Marky147

    Marky147 High-Roller

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    I would just wait until you get to the strip Donny, you'll have plenty of choice there for cash and tournaments.

    I posted this for someone a while back asking about tournaments on the strip, and it should be handy here too.

    All the WSOP festivals end mid July along with the main event and then it's back to daily MTTs until the next festival.


    Aria

    1pm: $125 $10k chips and a 30 minute clock (Daily)

    7pm: $125 $10k chips and a 30 minute clock (Daily)


    Bellagio

    2pm: $125 10k chips and a 25minute clock (Mon-Thur)

    2pm: $545 10k chips and a 40 minute clock (Fri/Sat)

    2pm: $335 10k chips and a 35 minute clock (Sun)


    Caesars

    9am: $70 3k chips and a 15min clock (Daily)

    12pm: $110 10k chips and a 20 min clock (Daily)

    2pm: $235 15k chips and a 30 min clock (Sat/Sun)

    4pm: $70 3k chips and a 15min clock (Daily)

    7pm: $100 10k chips and a 20 min clock (Daily)

    10pm: $80 7.5k chips and a 20 min clock (Daily)


    Venetian

    12pm: $150 12k chips and a 30 minute clock (Mon-Thurs)

    12pm: $200 12k chips and a 30 minute clock (Sun)

    12pm: $200 12k chips and a 30 minute clock (Fri) Bounty comp $25 pp

    12pm: $300 12k chips and a 30 minute clock (Sat)

    12pm: $500 15k chips and a 40 minute clock (First Saturday of the month only)


    7pm: $120 8k chips and a 20 minute clock (Mon/Wed/Thur/Sat/Sun and 30 Minute levels after 3rd level)

    7pm: $150 10k chips and a 30 minute clock (Tue) Bounty comp $25 pp

    7pm: $300 12k chips and a 20 minute clock (Fri) Survivor tournament* 30 minute levels after 3rd level

    *Tournament ends when there is exactly 10% of the field remaining. All remaining players will be awarded $1600 in casino chips. Any odd monies will be awarded as additional payouts.


    Wynn

    12pm: $140 10k chips and a 30 minute clock (Mon-Fri) - 500 chip bonus if reg by 11am and another 500 if seated by 12pm.

    7pm: $140 10k chips and a 30 minute clock (Thu) - $25 Bounties for each player, 500 chip bonus if reg by 6pm and 500 if seated by 7pm

    12pm: $225 10k chips and a 40 minute clock (Sat) - $25k guaranteed prizepool*

    *Unlimited $200 re-buys during the registration period (10,000 in chips.) Players must have 5,000 in chips or less to re-buy. One optional $100 add-on for T5000 chips. Player may add-on at any time during the registration period. 45 minute dinner break after level 9.

    12pm: $200 10k chips and a 30 minute clock (Sun) - $10k guaranteed prizepool*

    *One time optional $100 add on for T5000 chips. T500 chip bonus if registered by 11:00 AM and T500 chip bonus if player is seated by 12:00 PM




    You can also check any cardroom's tourneys out here Vegas Tourneys
     
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  7. GoingBroke777

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    Every time i've stayed at ballys they've had atleast one 1/2 hold em going all day long. It may help that its always been during WSOP, so may be more poker players in town but who knows.
     
  8. Aurelien

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    GN is a good place to play, but you should consider playing at the Venetian, best poker place I've been in my life.
     
  9. whaler55

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    if you are staying at Ballys and play for 6 hours (I think), you might qualify for a free room with a promo they have going. Be sure to talk to the poker room mgmt about it when you get there, and maybe before you even check in. Be sure to get a Total Rewards card as soon as possible and log your play.
     
  10. Timchuk

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    Aria has really good dealers making for a nice playing experience.
     
  11. WHISKERY

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    If you go to one and one only poker room in Vegas, make sure it's the Bellagio. It's beautiful, great service, honest play and it's got history. Go for the experience. I always have a soft spot for the Mirage as well, mainly because that's where I always stay. Not on the scale of Bellagio, but it's easy to make some quick cash.
     
  12. undathesea

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    I would stay away from the Venetian and the Aria unless you feel like you're a very strong player. I've played many times at the Venetian but I'm always surprised at the quality of the players and regulars there. Very good players and I enjoy playing in that poker room. I've played the Aria twice and both times I've played against the strongest players I've ever seen in a casino. Both times I was fortunate to cash slightly ahead, though. I may have just gotten unlucky at the times I went, but I've decided there are much easier rooms to cut up. You can't miss with almost all of the other casinos in Vegas. Ballys was particularly easy the last few times I played there (but I hear they've moved).
     
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