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Video Poker Tournament at California

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by romstric, Sep 22, 2015.

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  1. romstric

    romstric Tourist

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    Boyd holds an invitational video poker tournament every month at the Cal. Has anybody played in it before? If so, how do you get an invitation? Who is the contact person? Also, do you know the minimum daily play (coin in) you need to get an invitation?

    I'm usually at Main Street the 3rd week of the month and that seems to be when they hold these. I'll be there in a month and hope to get in to the tournament.
     
  2. debitncredit

    debitncredit Tourist

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    I know Royal Flusher's done it. I get the invitation offers on the B Connected offers site, but the tournaments are usually from Monday to Wednesday, which I can't make.
     
  3. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Invitations are based on play, and like all Boyd offers that fluctuate seemingly randomly, they come and go. For a long while I got invited to them all, then for a long while I got invited to none of them, then some of them, and now all of them again.

    Our host has gotten me into tournaments when I didn't have an invite, so you could talk to a host if your play is up there. We are hitting $10K a day each, to put it into perspective. I guess you might see these invites at $5K coin in a day.
     
  4. TKO

    TKO Low-Roller

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    I received an offer to the tournament. I won't be there on those dates and have never entered one, but for future reference, would someone be good enough to explain how they generally work.
    For example, this particular tournament claims $10,000 in prizes and 3 free nights stay with a minimum of 150 players but no mention of an entry fee. So how much would it be?

    Do you play a specific number of hands or is it just speed and luck with some skill? If it's speed, I can forget about it. I've seen some of the "professional" players at the Palms giving the FP deuces machines a run. I couldn't even keep up with their screens let alone hit the buttons too. I wouldn't have any chance unless I got lucky with a Royal.

    What poker games do they generally play?

    How do they keep score?

    Thanks for any info.
     
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  5. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    I've played in VP tourneys at Orleans & Suncoast. Both times were DDB. They load the machine with x # of credits and you play until they are gone or time expires. 20 mins iirc. I also am a slow player and both times I still had credits left when time expired, while most were done minutes ahead of me.
     
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  6. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    No entry fee. You have to hit some big hands to win the money, but there's no reason not to enter even if you play slowly.
     
  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    When I tried a VP tourney at Gold Coast for anyone that earned 50 points or more, it was 200 hands or 15 minutes of 9/6 DDB, whichever came first. I finished in 12 with spending over 30 seconds over one hand i thought was close because i knew i had time. In these, it's also important to have the machine skip counting your wins up by hitting the deal/draw button.
     
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