I love playing at Binion's, still. Like a museum where you can feel the ghosts of times passed. There are usually some very good games here. Even some occasionally middle-stakes games. I've made some money here, as opposed to most places downtown where the limits are low and the rakes take too much off the table. Lots of tourists who think they are playing where the WSOP used to be played, and often ask how many chips can they bet now?
Daughter & I played at the same 2-4 limit game for her B-day back in June. Dealers were among the most friendly we had on our trip. Daughter got a kick out of seeing the wall of fame. Yes, the room is tired but we enjoyed ourselves.
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 207 Location: Syracuse, NY
I have been to Binion's twice to play and both time the highest limit game going was 4/8. Has anyone ever played in the 10/20 game there? What time does it get going? I was there on a Friday afternoon and nothing.
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 394 Location: Chatsworth, CA
I played 2/4 for most of an afternoon about a year and a half ago just so I could say I played at the legendary Binions. I don't believe they ever got more than three tables going on a Sunday, maxed at 4/8, and it just felt like all the life had been drained out of the place. I think the youngest employee was around 70 years old, 80 for the cocktail waitreses who came by maybe twice the entire time I was there. When players complained about the drink service the dealer replied with what was obviously a well-used line "Hey, we promise same-day service!" I don't see a reason to return on a future trip.