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Excalibur and Poker-Poker-Poker

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by marsdude, Nov 16, 2008.

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  1. marsdude

    marsdude High-Roller

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    Not on purpose - however, if you got a room on a lower floor I think the traffic on Tropicana or Las Vegas Blvd. would probably offer all the vibration you would want. :wink2:
     
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  3. tnkc

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    Great TR; I remember your last one, as well. I'd be more than happy to come back even after my last couple of trips to Vegas; needless to say they were very painful!

    The NYNY bar looks like the one near the lion pit in MGM to me. Interesting about the table locking up; I kind of wondered if that would happen; you always supposed it could. Those marathon sessions (not just in poker, but whatever...craps, bj, you name it) are a blast and always what I remember most about Vegas (probably what sucks me back in!).

    As far as electronic tables, it seems to me that all that is missing is a dealer (by the way, that e-dealer looks hot), "real" chips, and "real" cards...you still have players that you can read and such. It isn't like comparing Madden to actual football; to me it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck. It is much more "real" than online poker, where you don't have other players to read and you have to rely upon how they play the cards. Anyway, don't want to open up a can of worms and start a debate.

    Your trip sounds fantastic and I'm glad you had a good time. Appreciate you sharing.
     
  4. Jeffro

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    Great report, sounds like you had a lot of fun. I've always wondered what it'd be like going to LV alone. I actually think I'd like it as I would play poker nearly the whole time as it sounds like you did and there's nobody else to have to worry about leaving alone for too long while you play a 12 hour session.

    Also thanks for posting about Allegiant, I didn't know about them. I live just south of Ft. Collins and may want to try them out.
     
  5. bronx12

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    All I'm saying is ask any real "Poker" player and what you played was not "Poker". Pushing buttons, looking at a little screen is not Poker.

    I hope you enjoyed getting raked by the rake.
     
  6. marsdude

    marsdude High-Roller

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    You can check out Allegiant's web site here:

    http://www.allegiantair.com

    They are convenient to the Fort Collins area and offer some low cost flights, however, they charge for every little thing like reserving a seat before hand, checking baggage, etc. Their flights also get into Vegas late in the afternoon and head back to FC around noon.
     
  7. dewey089

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    Yep, that is what is wrong with America. Jist too much change.
    Why, we used to know what real poker was. A fella could sit with his wooden chair tipped back and his right boot on another chair at an angle that would allow his six gun to slide out as smooth as butter on hot biscuits if some low cheatin' skunk tried some shinanigins. "Bad Beat" might mean a few good clouts to the jaw and a wake up in the horse trough in those days. No fancy awards like at a Boy Scout meetin'. Men played poker in them days, son, real men.

    Maybe Miss Kitty would have her arm draped around his neck.
    Them was the days, pardner.

    And before the day was out there'd be a gun fight or at least a knife fight and some real blood spilled.

    And that game was real poker. None of this modern new fangled "hold em"
    Why that even sounds like a sissy game, don't it? Who invented that, anyway?
    And folks watching that on some fake new fangled television screen. Lots of folks. Why watchin' that poker is about as excitin' as watchin' whitewash dry on a new fence post.

    For gawd's sake turn off that new fangled stuff. Nothin' real about it. It ain't goin' to last neither. So jist turn it off and get on yur horse and find you a real poker game, one played with 5 cards all in yur hand, son. No communal cards! Sounds like a Commie game to me.
    None of that in the old days when real men played real poker.
    In them days no one could see any of yur cards. No reason to change any of that as far as I can see. Why good ole draw poker was good enough for Dusty and me for lots of years and it oughta be good enough for these youngins comin' up.

    And in the real days of real poker nobody used none of these poor plastic excuses for money that the modern gambler types call "chips." (Why we all know what "chips" are, and what end of the Buffalo they comes from too.)
    Real poker is played with real money: silver dollars, gold nuggets, deeds to ranches, and in hard times maybe some sweet young female companion tossed at the pot when the dough run out.

    Ask any "real" poker player. What these greenhorn modern half pints call poker ain't nothin' like real poker atall.
     
  8. marsdude

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    OK bronx - I don't want to get in a big argument here, that is not what these forums are for, but speaking of buttons - you are pushing mine. :nono:

    Your statement reveals and incredibly narrow view point and is insulting to all online poker players. I am, by your own definition, a REAL poker player. I have played in many tournaments and cash games with a dealer, cards, and chips. Because of where I live I have much more experience online. Each experience is real poker, just different. The online experience is much more different because there is no face to face interaction with other players that is one of the main components of a poker game. The electronic tales, of course, have that component. Using your view point I could argue that only and abacus is at true calculator for the electronic calculators don't have a frame to hold and beads to move up and down.

    If you state that for you the electronic tables are not a real poker experience I would support your point of view. Some people just want to hold chips and cards when they play poker. I, speaking as a real poker player, do not find that I need the chips or cards to have a real poker experience. Oh, and by the way, the rake on the electronic tables is lower. In fact, because there is no dealer to tip, you keep more of each pot you win.

    Slot machines were first introduced into casinos to give the wives something to do while their husbands, the "real gamblers" played the table games. Times change. :peace:
     
  9. marsdude

    marsdude High-Roller

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    Well put, as always Dewey.
     
  10. DonD

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    There is talk of slots doing away with real coins and going to TITO. Can you imagine. :D
     
  11. jefferson66

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    Yet another awesome Dewey post. Well said, sir.

    Bronx, if you don't enjoy it, that doesn't make it "not" poker. The rules are the same. The cards, chips, dealers, betting, winning and losing are the same. Some may be digital, and some "real", but the game works exactly the same, online or live.

    I, like you, MUCH prefer real chips and real cards in my hands, and real people to read. But that doesn't mean when I get sucked out on on RiverStars, I'm not playing poker. I live in Phoenix, where we're fortunate enough to have 3 casinos within short driving distances. But I still play online from time to time for convenience and practice. And a full boat still works the same as it does at the table at Casino Arizona.
     
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