IAchance5
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May 28th, 2013 at 5:43:30 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

If you play poker, be advised that the game there is pretty full of locals, so alter your play (or don't play) accordingly.



By "full of locals", does that mean good players or just guys wanting to get free drinks and see every flop...?
djatc
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May 28th, 2013 at 5:48:57 PM permalink
Last time I played it was a bunch of old locals who are nits and like to see a cheap flop. Also South Point has a high hand system where if you get quads or higher you make some money in a progressive system. Locals just wanna flop a high hand so they'll limp a lot.
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tringlomane
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May 28th, 2013 at 5:54:22 PM permalink
Quote: IAchance5

Does "no peek" actually help in the house edge for us? No casinos where I'm from offer that option....I am also liking not having to double your bet to play 2 hands....



No, you'll lose doubles and splits when the dealer has a blackjack. It costs the player 0.11%.
Ayecarumba
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May 29th, 2013 at 12:40:16 AM permalink
Quote: IAchance5

By "full of locals", does that mean good players or just guys wanting to get free drinks and see every flop...?



I mean tight players who are more interested in gabbing and seeing cheap flops than gambling. DJATC above must have been at the same table as me.
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tringlomane
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May 29th, 2013 at 12:49:17 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I mean tight players who are more interested in gabbing and seeing cheap flops than gambling. DJATC above must have been at the same table as me.



Unfortunately from what I have read, this is a significant problem off of the strip. 2+2 also clearly points out that LA is a better poker market than Vegas, and LA may be the best poker market in the country, especially for limit. St. Louis is probably worse than most major markets though. :( We probably have the best players when compared to the "Top 10 Casino markets". Something that I really don't want to be bragging about.
sodawater
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May 29th, 2013 at 1:06:47 AM permalink
Sorry, there is no chance in hell St. Louis has the best poker players... Las Vegas is number one, far and away, for poker player talent. NY/NJ/PA/CT players regionally are close behind, and I would argue the AVERAGE player in NY/NJ/PA/CT is probably better than the average Vegas player... it's just that Vegas has more of the top players.

St. Louis? Come on. I have been to poker rooms in the midwest and the play is not impressive at any level.
djatc
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May 29th, 2013 at 3:44:17 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I mean tight players who are more interested in gabbing and seeing cheap flops than gambling. DJATC above must have been at the same table as me.



You mean people hate my preflop raises on every hand I play? Who knew ;)
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FleaStiff
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May 29th, 2013 at 4:05:20 AM permalink
Quote: Venthus

One thing that I've heard people comment on, and I agree with, is that the place is unusually well lit.

Perhaps because game protection is number one there?
Nothing wrong with the place: large clean rooms, cheap, good, but not great, gambling. What more do you want if you are honest?
Its just not a place to try any black jack shenanigans. You can win or lose but not count.

At craps you can have fun and maybe win a bit, but at 2x odds you ain't gonna be making any headlines.


As to food, most but not all are under their own corporate control as to hours and comp linkages.

Be sure to be on their email list if you play there... they give advance notice of their three day room sales.
IAchance5
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May 29th, 2013 at 4:23:18 AM permalink
Has anyone ever been to the pool area? I heard that it's considered "small" as compared to the size of the property....whatever property that my wife and I stay at on our weekend getaway, we will probably be using the pool and spa (for her) every day...she has already said no to the RR and M due to being too contemporary, so now I've really narrowed it down to GVR or SP....the room prices at the GVR are about 25% more expensive, so I'm trying to figure out what to do....
FleaStiff
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May 29th, 2013 at 5:25:51 AM permalink
Small pools are fine if they happen not to be very crowded either, but I've not been.

Spas the M and GVR will probably be to her likeing.

GVR prices range up to 220 but RedRock go as high as two grand in the spa. RR is a large facility too.

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