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#1 thatscrazzzy666

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:15 PM

the idea of walking into bobbys room and railing the big game makes me smile . this would not be aloud for certain

#2 DaGier

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

Thanks for the info! Yes, I figured I wouldn't be able to stand behind durrrr and check his cards and say "I'd ship it" because of the publicity poker has and Bobby's room is behind windows from what I've seen on photo's. Was wondering if you would be able to watch it from a distance.
So are there any decent casino's off of the strip, or is it shady/dangerous to play there? 2/5 would definitely be out of my comfort zone (easy to understand because it's kind of a college graduation - start working after it kind of trip), 0.5/1 would be perfect.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:54 PM

i went to vegas few months ago played in the bellagio most of the time cause thats were i stayed..... they have1/2 2/5 and 5/10 and higher privite rooms. 1/2 is very fishy and easy to profit as standard is not that good,2/5 is much better a lot of local ppl play and that standard is all round good but sometimes hard to get a fold as there is a a lot who want to see a flop. played at the MGM not as many ring games on but they run too daily tournaments. good luck in vegas stick to the poker and avoid the roulette.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

It sounds like you are going more for fun than actually trying to run a bankroll up...Aria is BY FAR the best poker room on the strip. However, the cash games start at 1/3 and you need to bring atleast 1500 for the trip to play in those games (not proper bankroll requirements, but 5 BI for a trip for fun seems reasonable). However, they do run two fantastic daily tournaments for $125 that start at 1 and 7 each day. They have the best structure of any daily tournament in Vegas and the staff and service is amazing...I would also check out the Todd English Pub which is just outside of Aria at the entrance to the shops. PS if you play in this tournament you can get the poker room rate at Aria of $99 a night...Other than Aria...I actually think a place like Bally's is a decent place to play. They are going to spread 1/2, which is what you should start out with...I also heard the Hard Rock moved and expanded their poker room. It may be worth looking into that...More places to eat...Strip Burger located across from Encore is amazing...Joe's at Caesar's Forums or Joel Rubuchon's (The Mansion is super expensive, but worth it...however, they have Latelier next door...same food...still amazing, in MGM). Stay away from New York, New York...they SUCK...except the roller coaster is worth doing...even though its short. HAVE to go to In-N-Out! At the Rio, yes you can walk in and just rail...It is off of the strip though, you will have to cab it. Also for Cirque shows, I think KA is the best. It's martial arts and the stage can move any direction they want its pretty nuts...plus in the lobby you can get about the biggest liquor drinks ever. I got a large run and coke. Yes it was 27 bucks but it was also a 12 count which is like a quad! Back to poker...if this is strictly for entertainment, Planet Hollywood on the weekends has GOGO dancers...Also, the people at Bellagio are notoriously bad, as far as the staff and their attitude. Games also don't typically run in Bobby's room...however, I am sure they will this summer. You can't get in there but you can stand outside of the poker area for a few minutes and atleast see everybody. That is what is cool at Aria, there is always a 400/800 mixed game running and the doors are open. Everyone is nice and approachable. I mean don't actually go in the room but they come out all the time and you can say hello. I saw Huck Seed, Scott Seiver, Helmuth, John Monnette, Crazy Mike...Anyways, GL have fun!

#5 DaGier

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

Hello there,

I'm visiting the American west-coast this summer and will be in Vegas at the start of july, probably for a few days. Was wondering about a couple of things though, since I've never been there:

- Where would be the best place to play lower stakes poker (blinds $2/$2'ish or lower)? What's the lever of play at those stakes?
- How do you pay for playing poker? Are pots raked or do you just have to pay a certain amount per hour?
- Since it's mid-WSOP I'd definitely like to go rail a little and experience the atmosphere. Can you just walk into the Rio for free and rail? Same for Bobby's room and other big live games.

Yea, I know I must sound like an uber vegasnoob now... which I am.

#6 BustACap

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

You can walk into any of the casino's poker rooms and watch BUT you cannot do that with Bobbys room. You get to close and the guards will chase you away. Bobbys is in the Bellagio. I am not sure about them having 2/2, but they do have either 2/5 or 5/5 I dont remember.

Im not sure where there are lower stakes games BUT some of the lesser casinos, like MGM, or Ballys might be your best bet. How is the quality of play at these stakes? Not terrible but not great but the thing is this. There are now professionals at every level of play. There are people who are more then content to grind out a couple of hundred a day at the 1/2 game and there are people at the 10/25 happy to grind out 5-20K a day. Just depends.

#7 aquinn101

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

Most strip casinos I've been in anytime I've been to Vegas have had $1/2NL tables, although at some casinos you might find that the min stakes they have on offer are $1/$3. I stayed in both Monte Carlo and MGM last time I was there. Monte Carlo's min stakes were $1/$3 whereas the MGM's poker room seemed to have at least 2 or 3 $1/$2NL running 24/7. In terms of the level of play, I found that there was always just a mixture but there tended to be more recreational players who were just there to have some fun. Never been to the Rio for WSOP, but I'd imagine that you could probs just rock up and rail on the day. However, I'd imagine that's not the case for Bobby's Room or any other high stakes games running in any other casinos. I've never tried to rail them, but I'd say they're private and not just open for anyone to dander into.

#8 pajo027

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

Hey, i spent 10 weeks last summer in vegas, railed alot of the WSOP events, its a great experience and def worth while.

the cash games are extreeemly soft at 1/2, especially at the time the WSOP is running, 1/2 games will be running everywhere, MGM is good for the lower stakes, 2/5 was the biggest game that ran while i was there, Aria playes a really good 1/3 game, again plenty of action. Ceasers also plays a soft game, and the Venetian.....

expect tables full of old men at the MGM and frenchys who buy in for 60$, my fave was young guys with there gf siting behind railing, was funny 2 bust them....pity they cudnt put the gf in the pot also lol!

anyways you should have no problems beating 1/2 live, it plays very straight forward....

#9 freeze12

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:46 PM

Good thing your coming this summer. Vegas isa fkin ghost town right now.

-Freeze

#10 hypeknows

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

go a month earlier and go to EDC.. it's a festival in the beginning of June held at the speed way :)
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#11 pajo027

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

hypeknows (2012-02-10) go a month earlier and go to EDC.. it's a festival in the beginning of June held at the speed way :)


was at it last year, fuking amazing experience! and the women, unreal!

#12 temp37

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:47 PM

Hi, I've been to Vegas several times and there are a few important things to remember!

First of all, never buy anything from a ticket seller on the street. They will sell you out-of-date, worthless junk and they are not to be trusted.

Second, same as in any city, be wary of your possessions. The walk between Circus Circus and the Stratosphere is not recommended, especially at night.

Third, make sure you visit Downtown and Fremont Street as it's a unique experience. Take a taxi there and back though and be extra careful of your belongings whilst watching the street performers.

On the poker side of things, my favourite casino by far to play in is the Venetian . The $1/$2 is usually pretty soft and if you're on a tough table (or the drinks holders contains bottles of water all round!) you can request a table change. Again, if you notice a fish on the table, don't be scared to ask for a seat change to move to the left of the fish. This alone has earnt me a lot of money in Vegas! The best things about the Venetian are the space and quality of the dealers.

With the quick service in all casinos, you can easily get drunk for next to nothing, receiving several free drinks per hour. Just remember to tip a $1 and they will come back to you. Other casinos offer decent cash games also. At the other end of the strip is the Mandalay Bay which often has a pretty soft game with the value coming from rich players floating in and out of the games. The same is said for Caesar's and though their games are $1/$3 the difference isn't great between that and $1/$2.

As for the standard, expect multi-way limped pots at all times and not a lot of aggression. People will put their money in liberally but general by calling rather than raising or applying pressure. If your table is tough or you've seen a few 3bets then you might be able to find better luck elsewhere. Personally, I prefer to play in nicer establishments such as Venetian, Bellag, Mandalay Bay, ARIA and the Wynn as they run better games and often attract a nicer group of players. However, if you want slightly lower stakes and standards (of poker and of people!) then try Imperial Palace or Flamingo which have soft games running (though only a few at a time). If you want the lowest of the low play at O'Shea's where you'll basically be sitting outdoors but everybody will be drinking and the game will be loose (though probably slow!).

Make sure you try the Bellagio buffet and enjoy! Let me know if you've any other questions. I LOVE VEGAS!!

#13 DaGier

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:21 PM

Thanks for all the useful info. It's definitely a recreational visit to Vegas but I will grind at least an entire day, take it on seriously and try to win some extra funds for the rest of the trip :). If I'd lose, no problem, I won't miss the money since I consider the maximum money I will let myself lose, lost already.

#14 TommyMarley

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

My only advice would be to go shoot some AK-47's or M-16 at the nearest gun store near you're hotel.
Gambling a problem? Wanna bet on that?




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