With the new thread (this is the 3rd thread I believe) for the TI I would like to get it started with a big thanks to AVP (Doug), Photoc, and LVM for all they have done to provide a great forum.
Because of them the TI Poker Room is much more than it could ever have been.
We have enjoyed a great time together and I pray that it will continue for many years to come.
A special thank you to YOU - the members of AVP, posters and lurkers alike. Without you especially the TI Poker Room would not be one of the top poker rooms in the Las Vegas.
We certainly do not deserve to be the number one room overall as we cannot compare to the big rooms. But hopefully we have shown even them what an impact good old customer service can do for poker. (Actually I think we have!)
The TI Poker Room was recreated with an image to be unlike any other poker room. Unique in a way that we focused first on hiring employees with an attitude, a great attitude that is!
Too many years of working with surly faces and dealing with surly faces made me and those that came over with me want to make something better. Surrounded by over 100 tables that are within a couple minutes walk and another 100+ tables within easy distance we have managed to create something different.
The TI Poker Room is a place people actually like to go to because they are appreciated and welcomed by everyone. The managers are friendly, the dealers are friendly, why even the players are friendly! We have some decent action and more importantly we listen to what you have to say.
So the next time you are looking to relax and have some fun, give the TI Poker Room a try.
Good luck with the new thread. Can you add how long the TI comps are good for.
TI Poker wrote:
Comps: $2 per hour on your MGM Mirage Players Card.
A card can be made, or reprinted, for you in the poker room itself when you sit down at the table. Only an ID is required to get a card. Comps are valid in all TI restaurants. TI Poker Room comps are not transferable to other properties nor are they connected in any way with pit or slot comps. To use a TI Poker Room comp, you need to have accumulated at least $10 in comps, and present your Players Club card to the TI Poker Room desk. The staff will let you know how much you have available, and give you a paper comp for any amount you request, up to your total amount earned. Comp dollars currently do not expire. Paper comps, once issued, are good for 24 hours. There is no maximum to how many comps you can earn in one day or trip. They are available for use instantly once earned. Comp dollars are accumulated through cash game play only (tournament play does not earn comp dollars).
We were told up front that would stay on the system for one year - for the last year I have checked, on an ongoing basis, and the comps earned the first month are still on the system.
It looks like the vendor forgot to set that setting - which is ok with me!
To add to the first few posts I would like to take a moment in time and tell you about hour Head Hunters Tournament - it is a bounty tournament, but a special form of bounty tournament, one that has a lot of popularity which is evidenced by being duplicated in other poker rooms around town (much like our low limit mixed game) - which is good - because that means poker rooms are starting to listen to players and that has been one of my goals since starting the TI Poker Room just over two years ago.
So the Head Hunters Tournament
$50 goes to the prize pool
$50 goes to a bounty on your own head
This means for everyone you knock out of the tournament you will earn $50 - this is money that is yours no matter how you finish in the prize money (or not).
Everyone starts with $5,000 in chips.
Blinds go up every 30 minutes.
The structure is very slow (for a small poker room):
If this were a "normal" tournament it would last around 6 hours. With the big bounty on everyone's head players tend to get a little more aggressive going after small stacks and so the average Head Hunters tournament is about 5 hours long, very rarely will it last less than 5 hours and that only happens when players do a multi-way chop. It has lasted 6 hours several times when players decide to really play and not chop.
So for a $25 house fee it is a pretty decent value and is rated in the top tier of tournaments (as noted in some article referenced somewhere in this forum).
Currently we run the Head Hunters Tournaments on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m.
We are open to expanding it to more days if players want it.
Three or four places will be paid in the money, depending upon starting number of players for the tournament.
The typical winner of a Head Hunter Tournament will have 5 to 8 bounties (the extremes have been as low as 3 to as high as 13) and will gross between $1,200 and $1,400.
Today is my last day of work before I go on a one week "vacation".
No plans to go anywhere, mostly just going to relax, do some honey-do chores, monitor emails from work, you know the typical things managers do when on vacation and don't go anywhere.
We have a summer promotion in the works that will kick off the week before the 4th of July weekend and then culminate Labor Day weekend.
The promotion is currently in the hands of our advertising peeps so they can come up with a catchy name instead of the various names I have come up with.
It is a combination of the promotion I had put together that would have already been in affect but got nixed at the last moment because PH came up with a better way of giving away tickets. And the chiefs decided it would be best to not give away money based upon what we expect to have in the reserve and instead wait until the money is actually in the reserve.
And because you all have been so gracious to not go crazy hitting high hand jackpots the reserve now has enough to do the promotion!
So continue to take it easy on the jackpots and we will continue building the reserve up to make plans for another promotion to start shortly after the one for the end of June, July, and August!
Hot Cash for the Hot Days of Summer
I'm not sure what they did not like about that name?
Just one hint about the Grand Prize.... since we do not have room to display a car, we've just decided to give away a nice bundle of (well you get the picture from my suggested promotional name)....
Oh, I can't believe I did not include the one thing I will be doing on vacation - the one thing that drives my wife crazy.... spending WAY TOO MUCH TIME on AVP, yeah baby!