Nareed
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April 16th, 2012 at 5:05:41 PM permalink
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I know about as much as in the flyer, sorry, but if I was in town for those days, I'd take them up on that offer, as I don't mind the Gold Coast. It's not swanky, or active, but for some cheap gambooling, I enjoy it. Plus I'd like to try out the much vaunted Chinese restaurant there. But, off topic...



Oh, it's on my list of places to visit this time. Last trip I stayed at the Rio, wo you'd thingk I'd ahve taken care of it then, and the Palms, too. BUt usually I left the hotel by 10 am and returned late. By then i was too tired to walk across the street.

But I'm in better shape now :)
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April 17th, 2012 at 8:21:58 AM permalink
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I'd prefer a very low buy-in, say around $100 to $150.

It just occurred to me that this price range is NOT, as Nareed puts it in the original post, "a very low buy-in".


Also, several people are recommending the Excalibur.

However, according to their website, (surprisingly, they aren't listed in The Poker Atlas) they have tourneys in the $40 / $50 range.

While this is far cheaper than Nareed's range, The Poker Atlas DOES list tourneys that are even cheaper, and some of them are on the strip as well as downtown!


Bottom line, use the atlas.

Note that it doesn't provide a lot of future listings. Most casinos in Vegas run the same tourney, same price, same time, 7 days a week. Some have weekend variations
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Nareed
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April 17th, 2012 at 8:44:51 AM permalink
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It just occurred to me that this price range is NOT, as Nareed puts it in the original post, "a very low buy-in".



I thought that was low. Honest I did.

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Also, several people are recommending the Excalibur.



I like the Excalibur for low-rolling opportunities on the Strip at a decent property. As opposed to, say, IP, CR or Circus Circus. Not that you can't find $5 tables at Harrah's or Bally's, either, of course...

However, all trannys know to stay away from "family" oriented places. The advice I've searched or and asked for online recomends this as well. So that's out.

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Bottom line, use the atlas.



A hasty look tells me the Golden Nugget seems like a good place. I expect I'll check casino websites as well. There's also one at Bill's that looks intriguing.
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rainman
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April 17th, 2012 at 8:52:58 AM permalink
Generaly speaking 100-150 isnt considerd that low when one can find em for 25-30. The lower the buy in the quicker the tournament structure. Here is a pointer from a poker junkie. The blinds will go up fast and your starting stack will be small. Try not to splash around in to many pots. pick a couple premium hands per round and play them strong. good luck.
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April 17th, 2012 at 9:00:07 AM permalink
I almost forgot www.pokerplayernewspaper.com click tournament tab at top. It lets u fill in buy amount location ect... and bam there is your list it works good.
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April 17th, 2012 at 10:08:03 AM permalink
If you've never played a tournie before, play a low stakes one, only to get a feel for the environment and methods. No-one should care if you make mistakes or don't get the process down. Then go play a bigger one if you feel like it... the $40 are bad value in general.

For $120 there used to be a very good one in Cesar's most evenings. I have no idea if it's still on, but if I'd certainly go back there again if I was in a poker playing mood.

As far as tips go, the shorter tournaments you need to play relatively aggressive, you'll get looked up with any two cards a lot, so you can't do too much to protect your hand but to get in with the odds in your favour. Limping to a multi-way flop with cards that can potentially make a big hand (suited connectors, small pairs) is fine, but know to get out if you miss.
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April 17th, 2012 at 10:14:07 AM permalink
I won the first casino poker tournament I played in, so it can be done.

Of course, I had played both limit and no-limit cash games in a casino poker room before, so I wasn't intimidated. I recommend you do that before you play the tournament.

As far as tournament strategy in a low limit buy in tournament, the blinds will go up fast, so if you have good pre-flop cards, go for it.
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April 17th, 2012 at 10:42:15 AM permalink
Thanks everyone for all the advice.

Perhaps I should try to obtain some experience in cash games first, but I'm thinking I should do what I did with cooking: dive right in. That has worked out pretty well, but perhaps I just happen to have a talent or affinity for cooking.

Assuming I don't chicken out later, I'll post a full report about it.
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thecesspit
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April 17th, 2012 at 11:12:31 AM permalink
Cash games and tournament games are different beasts. The only reason to try a limit cash game over a tournament for a while is to just get the handle on the card flow, reading your hand and process. I assume you understand the rounds of betting, hand ranks, and so forth (more or less anyways).

If your preference will be tournaments, that is. Might be worth an hour at a low limit cash game, you might find those fun. I did for a while.
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April 17th, 2012 at 11:13:17 AM permalink
Its far cheaper to cut your teeth in tournaments than a cash game sir. check www.pokerplayernewspaper.com as i specified above there you find listings for every vegas tourney. Time, location, buy in etc...

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