Went to Vegas with the intentions of having myself a little poker vacation. Well, a few shows, some sightseeing and some heavy-duty wandering limited my action.
First off, I was staying at the Hooters, which was a great decision. $30/night and a great location. They have a morning tourney, which I played in once, but it's a rebuy tourney, so when they broke a table, we got a guy with like exponentially more chips than anybody at my tighter table.
I also played some 1-2 NL there as well. I think I may have been the fish the first night, but settled down after about an hour, only to begin my comeback about 2 hands before the table broke. My last night there I played an over-nighter. Sat down around 1 am and went to the room at about 6:15. Walked out even and had a lot of fun.
The only hand I do remember was the difference between a good trip and a great one. I get 33 in position and call a small raise looking to make a real hand. Bingo, flop runs out 753os. EP pushes in a raise and I insta-move all in. Well, the guy playing 46 gets paid and I go home.
Final day of the trip, checkout is at noon. Guess who hits an $1,173 slot payout at 10:45. Excellent. I actually turned a gambling profit for once.
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Congrats on the slot win! Excellent way to end a trip.
Glad you had a good time. Never been to Hooters but have heard good things about the action in their little poker room. Live poker is in Vegas is all about atmosphere. Sounds like you had a blast on your all nighter. That's what it is all about!
Thanks for posting your travels!
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Hooters is across the street from the main entrance to MGM (On Tropicana). It's a walk to Tropicana and a sky bridge away from MGM/Excaliber/NYNY. Beds were comfy. The only negative is that getting to the Bungalow rooms was a bit sketchy as you had to go through a "security" gate that was never locked.
Nice TR donkeypunch, killer score at the slot machine to round out your trip
Here's the best deal I've found, we're going back in late January/Feb too
Orleans is where we're staying, awesome rooms, large poker room & a free shuttle to the strip. If you want this rate you can also call the Orleans and give them the website, they'll match the price. This way you can book through the Orleans and only pay for one night upfront rather than the whole trip (and no cancellation charge if your plans change)