Was playing2/4-Limit last friday and it was around 8 p.m. when i looked down at AA. Since the cracked aces promotion ends at 8 I asked the dealer if this hand did still qualify. Dealer told me that in case we would have to ask floor. Now there might be a slight change in how to play aces if the promotion is not running any more so I explained and asked again. Same answer. So I decided to play them slow.
On the turn when a pair hit the board a lady that did not raise a single hand in more than one hour suddenly raised. It was obvious that I am beaten. So I asked again explaining that it makes a big difference now. Same answer of the dealer.
Now I did not want to start a really big discussion, so I called her down and she has a full house. I was beaten.
Floor was called, dealer explained, other players telling the manager that it was a looooong hand, me explaining the problem. So floor decided that the hand probably started 1 minute before 8 and I was paid the 100 bucks. So no complaint here and thanks again for this decision.
But shouldnt it be clear when a hand starts if it the promotion is still running? An announcement that the current hands are the last ones or similar?
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Can anyone else confirm or deny this?
Short answer: Yes, the review is accurate, he got comped at the rate of $0.50/hr playing there, and since last fall Caesars rooms do now provide the lowest comps while charging the highest rake in the industry. I'll leave it to your judgment what else you feel you get for your money from their rooms.
There is a longer answer that gets into a more complicated discussion, and it does seem to thoroughly confuse some who don't understand what the TR comp system is about. When the central office slashed poker comps last October it did so on a sliding scale that varies depending on what game it is. The kind of games commonly spread at Flamingo took the biggest hit. In theory some of the highest stakes games (2/5NL+) actually got an increase, but in practice these are games nobody is playing in this company's rooms, and practically nobody is likely to be doing so outside of a couple of tables in two rooms for short periods at peak times. That just isn't who Caesars customers are or ever will be, and those games are played at Aria & Venetian & Bellagio, and for that matter even out at Red Rock more than in all the Caesars rooms. For example, at this moment they have a total of zero 2/5NL tables running in any Caesars Entertainment owned rooms in Las Vegas, none at all anywhere, and there have been zero all day, and if you check tomorrow and the next day at this time there will still be none in any of their casinos, just as it was yesterday and the day before. At this moment nearly half of all games running within the company are small stakes tables running at Flamingo, as they are almost every day at this time and have been for a long time, and they are now getting fifty cents in cash comps for their $5+$1 dropped. It is actually worse than that if we get into the matter of tier credits, which are more important in the TR system, but that becomes a long discussion which has some here completely befuddled and inevitably provokes angry defensive responses from a few clueless partisans with emotional attachments to what they imagine is "their" casino.
But it is worth going there to check out the other thing the reviewer noted. That gal dealing there he mentioned is really famous. Nearly everybody in town knows who he's talking about and marvels at how it is possible for her to be employed. Truly, I've been at tables where most of the betting action for half an hour was making book on how many hands she'd get out on a down (she remained as unaware of that as she is of the chips on the felt) and the over/under was always sensibly way down in single digits, meaning nobody would ever think of her ever managing to complete an orbit, because she never has. Gets really amusing during a tournament with escalating blinds. Really, its worth seeing once. Seriously, you'll know who she is immediately, you can tell from the rail without even entering the room.
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