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Postby Duece Duece In The Boot » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:02 pm

Anyone know the min on the 2/5?

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Postby LasVegasMichael » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:36 pm

Duece Duece In The Boot wrote:Anyone know the min on the 2/5?


$200 min, no max. This info on all the rooms can be found in the Games and Limits chart link on the AVP main page.

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Postby Squidbilly » Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:14 pm

LasVegasMichael wrote:First the good stuff. The $500 nax on the 1/2 game. I like having the higher max buy in. $200 max found most other places is simply not enough in my opinion. Having a rack of red to start is a nice step up from a a venilla $200 max game.


Very much agree, one of the few rooms with that big a buyin on 1/2.

LasVegasMichael wrote:The large spread out room allows for more elbow room in general.


Again agree, I like the openness, this is right there with Venetian.

LasVegasMichael wrote:1. The boring/sterile aspect of the room. Granted, I haven't been back since they "remodeled", but from what I recall, it was a banquet/bingo hall with poker tables, which was just a little too sterile for my taste, and allowed for little atmosphere.


They've put up some decent art on the walls, and I absolutely love the fact that the only noise in the room is poker noise. The slot machine roar does nothing to enhance my poker experience. If the walls weren't white would you be more apt to play there?

LasVegasMichael wrote:2. Parking. Why go to a room that makes you trek through the whole damn casino just to play cards when there are other rooms with a nice short walk with same or better action.


This seems to be fairly petty to me, Caesar's is an enormous place, the room like most places is paired with the sports book, which is in the back of the casino, up against the hotel and pool. You can't expect them to put the parking garage somewhere else. If walking an extra 1200 feet bothers you, you are really looking for reasons to hate this room.

LasVegasMichael wrote:3. High Hand Jackpots. With the addition of a jackpot drop, a new element has been added to thier room which is not necessarily a good thing. It takes them out of the good company of Venetian, Bellagio, Mirage, and Wynn, and puts them in the same camp as Monte Carlo, Excalibur, Aladdin, Circus Circus, Stations, et al. Plus, the fact that cash game jp drops are funding tournament bonuses is simply unacceptable.


Agreed. I hate high hand/bad beat jackpots. However, the 2nd chance is not a seperate drop, it comes out of the high hand. IMO the softest cash players are tourney bustouts, so incenting those players to sit down at the cash tables is a better thing to do with the $1 drop than a HH or BB (and BB's rarely come on the NL tables where I am).

LasVegasMichael wrote:4. Action. The new regulars coupled with the old there is not improving their standing, in my opinion. From what I have heard, Caesars is slowly becoming a room with a fairly heavy locals base. Sorry, but if I want to play at Stations, I can go down the street to Sunset. Why drive to the Strip for the same kind of weak tight action?


My first experience at Caesar's was over the recent Superbowl weekend, which of course drew huge numbers of outside players. I found the tables to be delightfully full of incoming dead, and deep pocketed money.

If the Venetian raises their 1/2 buyin to $500, it will continue to be my favorite, but I'll be playing both on my next trip.

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Postby LasVegasMichael » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:00 pm

Squidbilly wrote:This seems to be fairly petty to me, Caesar's is an enormous place, the room like most places is paired with the sports book, which is in the back of the casino, up against the hotel and pool. You can't expect them to put the parking garage somewhere else. If walking an extra 1200 feet bothers you, you are really looking for reasons to hate this room.


It is not very often that I create a laundry list of reasons why I don't like a poker room. All rooms are outstanding in their own way. HOWEVER, in the case of CP, there are many reasons I don't like the room. Parking is just one of several. When I wrote the post, I was letting it all out. So yes, I was "looking" for reasons, but that does not make the reasons any less valid. That was the point of my post, to mention the thingg I like and dilike about the room. Some things are of heavier weight then others, but non are invalid.

Now, to respond to your response:

Wynn is enormous too. So is Venetian. Bellagio as well, last time I checked. Hell, even Excalibur is a bohemoth. Yet, all were smart enough to put the poker room near a major entrance/valet/ or parking garage.

Why? Not because of tourists who could care less and will be gone in three days. But because of "petty" nits like me and other richer ones that are their backbone (i.e. those that are there every day).

When you live here, and have several choices, you being to realize that the action is pretty much the same everywhere (high stakes being obvious exceptions). The game is the same, and largely, the people are the same. Little things like easy access parking, continuously accessible valet, short walks to the game, comfortable chairs, and general ambiance are often not even noticed by John Q Vegas Tourists, but are areas od concern for many Vegas locals that make up the foundation of every poker room in Las Vegas.

This is one area where Wynn has NAILED it, I hate to admit (as a Venetian fanboy). The biggest complaint that casinos have of poker rooms is the clientele they don't want in the main casino. Often a common complaint of poker players is long walks to the poker room. Wynn eliminated both issues by putting his poker room right by the parking garage, and down a hallway from the main casino, thus keeping poker player away from congegating in the casino all the while providing a quick and easy entrance and exit from parking.

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Postby Squidbilly » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:22 pm

The Wynn was designed with the poker room in mind, not so with Caesar's or most other rooms. So the location is understandably better. Poker players tend to be sports betters, so CP put the room next to the book, and the book is certainly too big to consider moving. As far as the Wynn went, the room being so cramped, in addition to the $3 chips in the 1/2 game (and I hated the feel of their chips, weird rubberized things) didn't make up for the hot waitresses.

To you as a local I can certainly see your point. Didn't mean for you to take umbrage, it just seemed a bit of a stretch about the room location. Was mostly just poking a little fun there.

I think more of a legit topic for discussion would be the high hand, I like it no more than you do in principle, but using a bit of it as fishbait is better than a bad beat.

As a nl player, I feel the same way about bad beats, as I imagine do higher limit players. Bad beats are nearly always going to come on the lowest buyin limit no fold-em table. As a nl player I'm funding something I'm not going to benefit from and would prefer to see it gone.

This is certainly a reason to favor Venetian, and if the bump up thier 1/2 buyin to $500, it'll be where I'll be at.

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Postby LasVegasMichael » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:00 pm

Venetian's bump is to a $300 max, not a $500.

$500 max on 1/2 is found at TI and Caesars. 2/5 has a $500 max at the Harrahs properties. 2/5 at Venetian is 1K max.

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Postby Squidbilly » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:24 pm

LasVegasMichael wrote:Venetian's bump is to a $300 max, not a $500.

$500 max on 1/2 is found at TI and Caesars. 2/5 has a $500 max at the Harrahs properties. 2/5 at Venetian is 1K max.


Typo, sorry. I'd meant if Ven. bumps their buyin up to $500, then I'd prefer to play 1/2 there. In other words, all things being equal, I do like the Venetian better. I prefer to play within my roll, and that doesn't allow me into the 2/5 games at this point.

By the way, great info here. We had read about Venetian's increasing the buyin, and our dealer didn't even know about it.

I also had a dealer at CP tell me this site is inaccurate, but wouldn't say why or what. I took it with a grain of salt, probably miffed at a bad trip report.

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Postby Duece Duece In The Boot » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:12 pm

I was staying here March 14 and 15th and the game was 1/3 NL, not 1/2 NL. Same diffrence just wanted to let you guys know. As far as the room location get in the Centerioun(sp) tower, quick walk to the poker room.
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Postby LasVegasMichael » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:28 pm

Thanks for that. I updated the OP.

I actually knew that they made that switch, but I just forgot to update it (it was a couple months ago, I think).

TI runs an identically structured NL game, and I highly prefer it. Between the two, I simply do not like Caesars, and don't set foot in there.

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Postby Bizkilla » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:53 am

The room was very nice I have to say that. It was also a profitable session as I was able to win $170+ in about an hours time. I was able to get into a game within 15 minutes. The table service was a bit slow. There was also some woman walking around offering a massage, im not sure if it was to be done at the table or what but thought it was something worth mentioning.

Overall I found the competition to be a lil tight, with aggresive postflop play.

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