Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 12:28 am Posts: 3691 Location: Drawing Dead and Getting There.
I call them like I see them.
So do I. Hope you don't mind. Seemed like maybe you did. It's not my least favorite place but I'm less fond of it than you, and said so. We okay with that? I am. People sometimes rag on some of my favorite places. Comes with the territory.
I was making light of the woman you have assumed was a hooker, when in fact it may have just been an ugly chick trying to get laid.
Nope, she was a low-rent hooker. A few people there were familiar with her. And she wasn't trying to get laid, she was pretty seriously psychotic. People were waiting for someone who actually worked there to deal with it, but when they didn't we did the best we could. I don't mind hookers, though I might prefer that they be better looking and not be hallucinating and freaking out on my chips... unless they are really good looking. I'm also very much in favor of drunks playing poker, though not all varieties of drunks are equally pleasant to play with.
Lord knows I hate replying to posts like this...
Don't know why. You have a different take on it, fine with me, hope it's okay with you, that's in the nature of posting about our experiences and impressions on websites. People will have different opinions.
Again, I don’t find the IP chaotic, or problematic, but that may be due to the fact that I don’t play there. I place my friends there. And they love it.
I think there are better choices, but if it works for your friends, that's great. I do think it has a niche, though I wouldn't have guessed that helping inexperienced players get started would have been one of them, at least at night, since it seems the late dealers sometimes have their hands full figuring out whether the drunk in the #8 seat has just checked, choked on his maraschino cherry, or expired for the night. Maybe on day shift I could see it more easily. I agree that the mid-Strip location is excellent to be able to easily check out a lot of stuff on foot.
Over time, I have found most of the actual posters to be brick and mortar players. Many more people read this site for information and research that never bother to register and make posts, but my comment was describing most players being “seasoned” that actually post here.
Of course. The people who post the most regularly naturally tend to be different than all the rest of those who use the site.
You sound like an old hand at the Vegas poker scene.
Not really, I wouldn't want to misrepresent myself as that, though I do get around town. I play only small stakes games, enjoy playing them often, and have a lot of contact with inexperienced players. IP is not at the top of my list of places for that, but it's not one of the places that's crossed off the list either. There are some places that I think totally suck; IP does not totally suck, in my opinion, if you're in the right mood for what you'll find there. Fainter praise than you might give it, but I did give you an excuse to go on an amusing riff that won applause, so you can thank me for playing the straight man for you later if we ever meet.
Best regards Mr. Careful,
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Just wanted to add my $.02 I've played a few sessions before work or on off nights at the IP lately and I have to say I plan on being back. I only really stopped in to see a couple friends that deal there, but the game was pretty good too. I've played in a lot of the rooms in town, logging a considerable amount of hours at the Venetian, Mandalay Bay, and Ceasars... and a ridiculous number of hours at MGM... and yeah, IP isn't the same type of room... but it doesn't need to be. Does the higher rake suck?.... yeah sure, but honestly... I can't say I really care... or that I've ever thought at the end of the night... "man, I should have $15 more, but that freakin rake killed me." Now maybe I should care more... but I'll sacrifice the extra dollar in exchange for a game where i don't really have to make many tough decisions. I have noticed they do tend to have their share of drunks... but what place doesn't on graveyard... and the floor personnel I've seen (dual-rate Dave) handles them beautifully.
Anyway, that's my opinion... no I don't plan on making IP my home base for live poker... but I do plan on playing there a little more often.