Based on distance to my house, this will be my home base for awhile I am sure. I am very excited to check it out today, I will be there around 5pm today LVM. I read you put 1-3NL will be regularly spread, is this confirmed? This would be a welcomed switch from the typical 1-2NL found at the other station properties.
OD: I was there last night, and it was indeed 1-3. Min buy-in $100. I forgot to notice what the max was.
FWIW, these are the places I can think of offhand that spread 1-3 instead of 1-2: TI, Rio, Palms, Caesars, Binion's (they actually have both, kind of strangely), Wynn. Sahara experimented with it briefly earlier this year, but then reverted to 1-2.
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 8587 Location: 11.5 Miles from the Strip
I stopped by there briefly this morning.
They had two tables of 1/3NLHE with $100-$300.
They had 1 table of 2/4LHE, and one table of 2-10 Spread Limit. They were also taking signups for 4/8 with a half kill.
They also had 4/8 Omaha 8 as an option on the sign up menu.
The management team has brought much criticism from neighboring rooms (including Red Rock and Santa Fe). The management from Texas Station were brought over to Aliante, and from what I have heard from various employees, they are not the most popular with the locals and the staff.
It should be interesting. The room itself is quite nice, like a mini red Rock (much like the entire casino). I will be back to play at night. I will text you, OD, when I am heading over there.
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Just because a room is all locals doesn't mean its a tough room. I think a lot of people confuse "locals" with "grinders". A lot of the local players, especially the ones at Stations, fall into two catergories...weak/tight or loose/passive. Both styles very beatable. I've been playing mostly at Sunset and Boulder lately and have been making solid profits.
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I will echo what mauihaole (great name btw) says about a "locals room". I've played several sessions at places like Santa Fe Station and Red Rock on my trips out to Vegas and have found most, not all, of the "locals" playing are exactly as he described. Some are only playing hands they hope will win the bad-beat jackpot. Others are just trying to put in their hours for whatever monthly freeroll is coming up. You can figure out which ones are the solid players (i.e. LasVegasMike), pretty easily and just adjust to target the weaker players.
Since my friend's brother lives pretty close to Santa Fe and now Aliante, I'm sure I'll be stopping by this room on my next trip to Vegas.
[quote="Rakewell"] FWIW, these are the places I can think of offhand that spread 1-3 instead of 1-2: TI, Rio, Palms, Caesars, Binion's (they actually have both, kind of strangely), Wynn. Sahara experimented with it briefly earlier this year, but then reverted to 1-2.[/quote]
This is a little off topic, but in case anyone's curious...
Binion's no longer has the 1-3 game nor the 1-2 game with a really small cap. They reverted back to their old structure, 1-2 with no cap, some time in October.
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Showed up Sunday night to check out the Mexican restaurant and play some poker. 9 names on 4/8 list, 6 on the 1/3 NL list. Guess which is called down...yes, the NL list. We start the game actually 8 handed as a few drop ins show up. It's now a must move game after the first round into 1 of the other 2 games. The other one isn't a must move, so now I'm slightly confused. Their must move is handled this way: last in, first move unless someone else volunteers. This is in contrast to the normal first in, first move, no volunteers. First we are told it's must move for 1 hour. No biggie. 1.5 hours go by and the boss is still moving people and he says "oh it's must move permanently, the 1 hour was a mistake". Ok yay. Now the game goes down to 5 players and everyone wants to chop blinds and play no hands. I don't chop once, another player gets up. The rest continue to chop 4 handed and I just get up and cash out. Low and behold, there are 3 seats at the other game that is the destination game. They didn't to break our must move game in order to protect the "main" (of 2) games, but yet both tables played short.
IMO, the room is nice and spacious but the must move thing needs changed or to be eliminated. You just can't effectively run a MM on low limit games the way they are above (last in first move and so on).
I like the room overall. The action was decent but I did sit with several Santa Fe regulars and dealers from there, which is always a good thing to have dealers playing
Too far of a drive for me. 42 minutes door to door from the southwest side of town. Photoc is online now Report Post Reply With Quote