(Closed) Poker Tournaments

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I haven’t done it (I suck at Poker) but Darling Husband has.  I don’t know which casinos he’s done tournaments at though but I know he enjoyed it.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I haven’t done it (I suck at Poker) but Darling Husband has.  I don’t know which casinos he’s done tournaments at though but I know he enjoyed it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@emmalyn:  I never have but Fiance is a poker player.  I believe a tournament would be a good idea because you pay a set amount to play in it…so you can only lose that set amount.  There should be plenty that have smaller buy-ins ($50, etc).  If you’ve never played in a casino I think that would be a good way to start.  You can play NL cash games but you have to go in with more money to begin with (compared to some tournaments) and obviously you can lose all of it.

I’ve been to most of the poker rooms around Vegas (not playing myself) and I really liked the Venetian.  They had a lot of room and I believe they have daily tournaments (but most should).  I would just browse through the casino websites for info.  FI’s favorite is the Bellagio.  I’ve heard places like Luxor are good if you’re just starting out.  MGM also seems pretty popular (better than Luxor IMO).

FWIW…I think a lot of people are learning at some of these places or haven’t played much at a casino (others not so much) so I wouldn’t be too intimidated depending on where you go.  MGM might be a good place to start IMO.

http://www.luxor.com/casino/casino_poker.aspx

http://www.venetian.com/Las-Vegas-Casino/Poker-Room/Daily-Tournaments-Structures/

http://www.mgmgrand.com/casino/poker-tables.aspx

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@emmalyn:  No problem.  I think starting at somewhere like the Luxor is good if you are worried about feeling intimidated.  MGM I like better because the casino itself is a little more fun (atmosphere-wise) and it seems there is quite a mix of people there.  Places like the Bellagio are going to have a higher quality of players (overall) I’d guess, and a more “serious” atmosphere.

Mandalay Bay or Caesars may not be a bad choice either.

Have fun!

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