Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:06 am Posts: 235 Location: Gulf South
Played again on Saturday, there is a WSOP event going on so the place was hoppin'. They had extra tables set out in the casino area much like they do at the Venetian when they have big tourneys going on. Anyway add the WSOP stuff, all the Tunica casino's being underwater because of the flood and people from up that direction needing a fix plus a Saturday night and you have some real volume. I'd guess that had 25-30 tables going. I just play $1-2 so my son and I found a couple of seats and put on our seat belts. It didn't take long and there were some pretty big pots-at least they were to me. I'd say there were several in the $200-$300 range with people getting felted and leaving only to be replaced by another maniac. I won a quick hand when the guy to my right missed a flush on the board and bet into my nut flush and then called a raise. That was a quick $75 or so. After that, disaster struck, I had KK in middle position and a very nice young woman raised pre-flop to $12 so I came in over her for $25. She called. A few hands earlier she played a pair of jacks like they were the nuts so I was hoping she was overplaying a smaller pair or an AK. After a dry rainbow flop, she made a $25 bet, I again raised and she stuck another $100 in there and I stupidly called. Yup, AA. I wiffed the river and said bye bye to about $150. Really bad call on my part, note to self, don't call a young woman when they are acting like they have AA, no matter how aggressive they were a few hands ago. I was down to about $50 of my original buy in and instead of re-buying I wanted to see if I could get it back and I did manage to chip up to around $250 over the next couple of hours and really don't believe I left any money on the table by not re-buying. I lost a couple of pots, played a QQ too soft and got pushed off by a dangerous board-when I would have won the hand if I had stayed and dribbled down to around $150 or so when I woke up with black AA. Okay, payback time. On cue, the same girl that whacked me with AA a few hours earlier raised pre-flop so I again came over the top. She re-raised and I pushed. At that point she broke the sound barrier getting the last of her chips in and proudly turned over --------AA. That sucked. I did get a 4 flush but couldn't quite bring it home chop chop. Anyway a good time was had by all. I had to finally quit around 2 since we had an hour's drive to get home. You would have sworn it was 8 o'clock. The place was still hoppin' at 2 AM. I ended up losing about $100 and my son made the same amount so the team broke even, although we didn't split his winnings. A couple of observations. The games I've played in were in general pretty nuts. Many times you could limp in for $2 and get to play a lot of hands that you normally would lay down. Other times, you had to throw away the K-5 offsuit in middle position like a good boy. I saw numerous re-buys and although the max is suppose to be $300 I saw a guy buy $500 and nobody blinked. If you hit this game and get some cards you'll have some fun but be careful, if you let the goofy hands play you can get a nasty surprise. The guy next to me tied my on a straight playing a 10-6 offsuit and he beat my A-K with an A on the board with a 9-6 when he straightened out on the river. ugh. I know I've now confirmed my status as a bad player but thought you might like to hear about this place since New Orleans is such a busy tourist spot. Vook you'll have some fun but be ready for anything pal, they come to play. There were several mega pots and the cards turned over were often times just so - so. There were 2 hands with quads during the night and both got paid off big time. The rake is $6 every half hour which is normal for around here. It is Harrahs after all.