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Postby big bad jon » Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:57 am

i don't know if anyone's mentioned this yet, but the V has outstanding fries. Fries and chicken tenders. Sure, it cost something like 18 bucks, but it was outstanding. I've only ever had food at 2 places (my guess being that most places don't even serve food at the tables), being the V and at CP, and both have excellent food.

Perhaps it's just me, but it's little things like that that make rooms better or worse.

Overall impressions of the V room after my first visit: I agree with what some people have been saying about the room appearing as if it is half-empty. I think CP might have had similar concerns, which might explain why they added in the area dividers (those pseudo-ikea shelving units).

If the V room were to incorporate some sort of non-overwhelming room dividers, it might help making the room look like a couple different "areas." I liked the little high-limit area (the looks anyway, since I can't afford to play anything that has a "0" in the game title a.k.a. 10/20), and if there was a little bit more definition or separation in the main part of the room, I think it would make it feel more full.

The spacing between the tables as well as the good-looking cocktail waitresses were both excellent (the latter being the more impressive of the two). Yeah, so nothing new really, 'cept to mention that the fries, at $6... totally worth it.
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Postby dshapiro » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:20 pm

The Venetian was amazing.

i clocked in over 25 hours there
sexy room, great play, full red bull cans

no complaints

i played saturday from 10:00am till 8:30pm
sooo muchhhh moneyyyyyyy
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Postby Vindice » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:06 pm

Well I'm looking forward to trying out the V's room. I will be back out in Vegas mid February. Last year I stayed at Bellagio and played there, MGM and Caesars mostly. This year I'll be staying at the Venetian so I will be in the poker room quite a bit. Guess I'll have to try those fries now too...lol. What tournies would you locals recommend?

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Postby LasVegasMichael » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:42 pm

Depends on your budget. Best tourney in the city is the $540 at Venetian.

Next would be the 1K at Bellagio. After that, the Venetian $200 and under tournies are all good. Caesars are good as well, but not as player friendly as Venetian (with regard to blinds increases, tax forms, etc).

For under $100, the Sahara tourney is very popular.

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Postby LasVegasMichael » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:41 am

AdRock wrote:Must be a rumor started by one of their competitors :).


You may have meant this jovially, but it is quite correct. I know of at least one employee from a competing resort that loved to rag on V, until he was outed by others (on another forum).

The internet is a funny place. Fortunately for us, it seems that so far, we have been reletively safe from trolls and flaming here. Knock wood.

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Postby LasVegasMichael » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:19 pm

I just got word that Venetian has upped their 1/2 game to a $300 max (formerly $200 max)!

Great job, Venetian! This alone will make me return there tonight to check out the $300 max action.

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Postby JohnDz » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:19 pm

LasVegasMichael wrote:You may have meant this jovially, but it is quite correct. I know of at least one employee from a competing resort that loved to rag on V, until he was outed by others (on another forum).


I'm going off topic again.

I've quit almost any other poker forum because of this type of nonsense and personal attacks on players who ask legitimate (if uneducated) questions. Where else are they going to learn strategy and etiquette? I may help with the manners at the table, but any discussion of strategy and what a dumb play someone made at the table is immature and unwelcome. It used to be the professors only erupted when they lost a hand, but I've noticed a marked increase when the cards held up.

Back on topic, the V is an excellent room, I just wish I could play there longer.
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Postby Ifoldcheap » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:33 pm

LV Michael - Could you provide more detail on why you prefer the $300 max buy-in so much?

Many thanks in advance!

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Postby LasVegasMichael » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:59 pm

There are a few reasons why I think this is a good thing.

1. $200 is simply not deep enough action. Starting with only 40 chips does not allow for a lot of wiggle room to survive the swings without having to rebuy. 2/5 with 1K max is too big for me, and 1/2 with only a $200 max just seems to small, so a $300 max is a nice middle ground.

2. With a $200 max, many tourists still buy in for the $100 minimum but with a $300 max, many will buy in for $200, thus bringing more dead money to a table. In a standard new $200 max buy in game, you are lucky to have 1500 at the table total. With a $300 max game, 2K to 2.5K is more standard, thus more money to win.

3. Venetian should be on par with the better resorts, not the lesser ones. Its direct competition is Wynn (1/3 no max), Bellagio (2/5 with $500 max), and Caesars (1/2 $500 max). Mirage and MGM are the only big rooms with $200 maxes. Other then that, Ballys/Harrahs/Paris all have $300 max. Small rooms like Monte Carlo, Excal, Aladdin, and Trop have a $200 max, and Venetian is simply above that.

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Postby LasVegasMichael » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:57 am

Played at Venetian tonight for a few hours.

The $300 max doesn't go into effect until 1/29, as they have ordered the table plaques, but won't be in until then.

Room had 22 cash games going, and about 10 tournament tables going when I got there. Of the cash games, one was a SUPER deep stacked 5/10NL game that had an average pot size of 6-7K. A few dealers were talking about a 20K hand that was dealt (the player toked $300).

A few other pots in that game were 10-12K as well. Lots of bundles of hundreds on the table. A 5/10 playing this deep is a rarity in any casino in Vegas. Interesting to see.

Saw Karina Jett there talking to Anthoney (tournament coordinator). Apparantly she is a regular in the 2/5 1K max game.

Overall, an entertaining night. As always, the great staff coupled with the action and killer room makes Venetian #1 in Vegas as far as I'm concerned. Even though I am a wanderer and tend to move around town, I always end up back here. Best of the best.

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