Overall, the room has quite a party atmosphere, as it becomes blasted by music from the adjacent bar from about 9pm-3am. During the day, it is pretty quiet and calm--but the action doesn't seem to die at 5am as what seems to happen at other casinos.
The ONLY thing I didn't really like is the song they played over and over again--this song by Ja Rule and Ashanti, it was literally played every hour. I asked the dealers about it but most of them said that they tuned the music out, but I suppose I am a little easier to distract.
In addition, the management was top notch, as they settled a dispute I had with another player very professionally. There was a misunderstanding with the line around the table......just avoid the hazard of crossing the line with chips that you don't mean to raise with---ALWAYS state your intentions, then cross the line.
The main feature of this room is the space between tables--if you've played at the Bellagio or Mirage you know what I speak of. These tables were easy to maneuver around.
Also, you can order food to the poker room, and it's really not bad. Their selection in the wee hours of the morning leaves a little to the imagination, but for the most part they have everything you need for a 15 hour session!!!!!!
The competition is mixed between, I would say, four parties. aspiring pros in their twenties(25%), tourists(50%), real pros(5%), and average players(20%). All I played is 2/5nl and 1/2nl, as these games are great.
I think the aspiring pros are great to play with, as they just pump the games full of action. I remember one spot on my 2/5nl table that there was SO MUCH action preflop that i folded ace king before the flop. I figured that out of 7 players and 4 reraises, SOMEBODY had aces or kings. The best hand turned out to be pocket jacks--followed by ace 9, pocket 8's, and a few hands that mucked which were obviously worse than those shown. The pot was well over a thousand, which I would have won with a pair of kings.
Well, my suggestion is to play tight at the 2/5 nl tables, and I guarantee you will win $. The players try to "outplay" you even if you are playing noticebly tight, so you'll get their money most of the time.
There are a few local pros who kill these games. The guy on the seat next to me had well over 5 thousand after a day's play. Yea, the max buy in is $500.
A good story is how one of these "real pros" raised this guy on a flop 67J rainbow. So the "aspiring pro" raises 200 more, prompting an all in for over 3 thousand. Well, it just so happened that our sucker had gotten lucky hand after hand(a few against me) and had sucked out several thousand to up to about $3k himself.
So he flips up 67 to see if he can get a reaction........then he hooos and haaas for honestly, 5 minutes, then says, "I call." The pro flips over pocket 7's for a set, so our friend is literally drawing dead to runner runner 6's for 4 of a kind to win the pot.......which was about $6 thousand!!!!!!!
I remember getting 3 callers for $100 each with four hearts on the board. I had the ace of hearts, and I was called with the queen and jack of hearts. It's like, hmmmmmmm, what could i have? AHAAAA, mabye a flush??????
They called this despite my table image as a tight player. If you are young and aren't a bad player, you will CRUSH the competition here. I have here on the 5 occasions I have played here(each was about 10-20 hours).
The dealers were very professional, nothing at all to complain about. Some told some fascinating stories about bad beats, etc, which were entertaining. I was impressed.
Great!!!!! The drinks there are very assorted, as I think that this room was the only place I have ever been able to order an "AMF." They also have red bull, which is nice to drink if you don't feel like getting drunk.