Poker Torunaments

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Stayed at the Wynn...Very nice Poker room but despite previous reviews from this site..I found the wynn poker room to be a little crowded..tables very close to each other. Competition at the Wynn was'nt that great 4-8 limit was fairly easy and there isnt much a wait! Tables are usually full which is good! Dealers are fair...couple mistakes there but all the same I see everywhere else.

Onto the Mirage for some single table torunaments. 115 buy in. Poker Room feels kinda dirty and its soo dark in that hotel it doesnt feel that great. Anyway, the competition is above average. Guys are already coming after you before the game starts. I had one guy offer everyone deals 200 dollars if they knock him out. Forget the levels here...at 25-50 and 50-100 raises are from 400-600 after the flop.....and levels are 15 minutes long...with this kinda action if you dont hit some hands your gunna have to go all in on the best hand u find.

Binions the next night, Good thing bout this hotel is that when ou valet you walk into the poker room. Lots of tables however usually only 1-2 tables are used in the big room. The 2-4 limit games are not too bad. Competition is average..players there are in North Las vegas playing cheap..iif they dont have the best hand there out. Room was kind of dirty, but its historic so I had to visit it.

Bellagio is the best by far...tables are spaced apart, big room, well lit, cocktail waitreses are there to help you fast!

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  1. @Blair07

    Really though, as a poker player, shouldn't that be the only thing that matters? I know beating good competition can make you a better player and build up confidence in your own game , but isn't the ultimate goal in the end to make money regardless of atmosphere?

  2. elf
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    @ChicagoBrian
    That can be one goal, but it's not one of mine. I don't get to play enough to build up my skills to the point where I feel like I could take on tougher and tougher opponenets. I play because I like the poker/casino atmosphere. It's an enjoyable game as long as I don't lose too much and I'm certainly good enough to do better than break even in the long run. Personally I'd rather lose money in a comfortable and enjoyable setting than beat the competition in a dump. Winning is certainly desireable but it's not the be-all and end-all for me. Your mileage may vary.

  3. @elf Personally I'd rather lose money in a comfortable and enjoyable setting than beat the competition in a dump. Winning is certainly desireable but it's not the be-all and end-all for me. Your mileage may vary.[/quote]

    I think I'd like to win a wad in a "dump", then--if necessary--give some of it back slowly in a "comfortable and enjoyable setting" later, but still remain up for the day/weekend. :wink:

    Then I might return to the "dump" before I skip town. :smile:

  4. I would have to agree with Elf. I would much rather play (even if it meant winning a bit less) in a place that I am comfortable in and enjoy. I'll be in Vegas next weekend and plan on playing at the Venetian, Orleans and Sahara (tournament).

  5. @SimiRob

    With apologies to Sesame Street, "One of these places is not like the others, one of these places just doesn't belong ... " :sunglasses:

    HINT: "Alex, I'll take 'Smoke-Filled Pits of Doom' for $400."

  6. Three comments here:

    1. I can't believe the orginial post said that the tables at Bellagio felt roomy, and gave a player a lotof space. I like Bellagio's poker room (Not the popular opinion on this site), but I am not one to say that you have a lot of room at Bellagio. Most of the time you are right on top of one another.

    2. The orginial poster also stated that the Wynn doesn't get good reviews- isn't it like the 2nd or 3rd highest ranked room on here.

    3. I think you have to enjoy the room your playing at or you will not play poker. With that said, I generally goto the places I enjoy while in Vegas. For example, I dislike the Mirage's poker room, and I really don't care what they are offering in terms of a quality tournament. I would rather play at the Venetian, Caesars, MGM, Bellagio, Wynn, TI, MBay or PH because I enjoy those places. Some of those places possibly don't offer as good a tournament structure as the Mirage, but that is OK with me.