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Luxor Poker Room Closing

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by Ghandi, May 22, 2017.

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  1. Ghandi

    Ghandi Tourist

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    Just a few weeks before my trip to the Lux their poker room is closing. Closure date is June 18th, 2017. Never played there before, but was looking to give it a try.

    Here's a link to Card Player for more info.
     
  2. bobert07

    bobert07 Low-Roller

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    Another one bites the dust. That's too bad. I've played there, and generally enjoyed it. It was pretty soft, and generally friendly. It wasn't crowded, but enough people to keep a 1-2 NL table going.
     
  3. NeonTurtle14

    NeonTurtle14 Hot Dogs and Buns

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    It was a soft room, similar to Excal's... easy drunk fun 1/2 game... almost didnt' seem fair at times :)
     
  4. booker

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    Dagnabit! I never played there but it was on my list for next trip.
     
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    That sucks. I liked their 8:30 pm $45 tournament.
     
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  6. bwatson23

    bwatson23 High-Roller

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    Ah this stinks, a week before I get into town too. Was hoping to snag a $1 chip for my collection.
     
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    A trend is building. I feel like the poker rooms suffered heavily from the online craze being shut down. Higher ends will likely keep theirs open thankfully.
     
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  8. bwatson23

    bwatson23 High-Roller

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    Agree completely here. I'm still the only one in my circle of friends that plays anymore (we all played online) at established places. Still have a home game, but nobody plays at casinos anymore outside of myself.
     
  9. NeonTurtle14

    NeonTurtle14 Hot Dogs and Buns

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    They use the same chips as the rest of the casino - Luxor is still in business, just poker closing - you can still steal a $1 chip for your collection, no one will be the wiser :)
     
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    NeonTurtle14 Hot Dogs and Buns

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    I am also seeing a lot more play at the regional casinos popping up... more people playing at their home casinos or within an hour or two drive, more often, than the yearly trip to Vegas. The big rooms will thrive, the little rooms will turn into nightclubs or bingo or shopping.
     
  11. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

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    Florida has taken a toll on Vegas poker. Google the size of Palm Beach, Daytona, Miami, Jacksonville poker rooms(to name a few) and you will see that live poker is thriving and exponentially more popular than 15 years ago.
     
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    TRN — I agree with what you're saying. I always liked playing in the early morning games at Flamingo when we'd stay mid-strip. I can understand what they're doing by minimizing them, seems you could make more money with the given space.

    93 Octane — I think you're right here. I prefer the live games over playing online (back when we could). Living in Michigan, all the casinos (even though owned by the Indians) have a lot of good games going usually.
     
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  13. David Grant

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    That's a bummer. Having stayed there a few times it was always handy to replenish the bankroll.
    As has been said before, pretty soft, usually people wanting to say 'hey I have played poker in Las Vegas'
    But friendly and knowledgable staff.
    They once gave me a comp buffet, worse buffet ever, a real unblocker of a buffet,
    David
     
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  14. The Rumor

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    Than 15 years ago, sure. Than 10? No, not once you account for the loss of online

    Look at what happens when the locals markets mature. There's fewer games today in places like St. Louis, Chicago, etc.
     
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    Man, this is a sad state of affairs when many poker rooms are closing. :blah:
     
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  16. The Rumor

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    When you look at how many games the average one of these rooms had, in many cases the shock is that they stayed open as long as they did
     
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  17. vbound

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    I really enjoyed playing there. We always stay downtown but went there to play. Really fun room for the price. Any other similiar rooms on the strip? Heading out there June 22nd.
    Thanks in advance.
    V
     
  18. NeonTurtle14

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    Excalibur has a similar vibe (connected property also). Would also look at Ballys - a little bigger but same type of soft play / beer social crowd playing there.
     
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  19. vbound

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    Thanks a bunch!
     
  20. Ghandi

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    I'll have to check out Ballys' room. Had a lot of fun playing at Excalibur last time I was there. Loved how open, but not overly loud the poker area was.
     
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