Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 8587 Location: 11.5 Miles from the Strip
I used to play the Mirage 6/12 fairly regularly and every once in a while, the 10/20. It was a very nice room (at one time, THE premium room). However, I do not agree with their recent casino remodel (taking out the awnings, covering the mural, and replacing the tropical carpet). I realize that they are trying to stay young and hip, but these changes really hurt the overall classic and intimate feel that the poker room and casino once had.
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 86 Location: 56o is the new Q4s
All that truly mattered to me about the remodel was that they put autoshufflers in all the tables, a large improvement. Oh, yeah, and no more boobies on the wall! LOL. I kinda miss the tropical feel too, honestly, though I haven't played there much at all recently.
I was there a couple weeks ago and I enjoyed the room changes. I had been spending more time at the MGM and Bellagio and sort of forgot about the old girl. I was glad I made it back to this room. Very comfy chairs from the last ones I recall sitting in.
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 102 Location: The Brownest Green Valley Ever 9 miles south of the strip
My one experience there was a mixed bag. I started out on the 3-6 game. Management was slow to both get me on a list (nobody was at the desk!) and then get me chips when I sat down. I ended up buying a rack from a player at the table!!!
I like the decor of the room (didn't see it prior to the remodel), and won a $70 sit and go, which made up for a couple of bad suckouts at the cash game (imagine that in a 3-6! ). I probably won't be back often, but mostly because it's inconvenient for me to get there.
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 352 Location: Las Vegas, NV
The Mirage is not the most elegant or most technically advanced poker room, but I spent the vast majority of my vacation there (see my review and my trip report). The one thing I remembered is that the 6-12 game is said to be one of the toughtest in Las Vegas according to the room description. I beat that game consistently. Either it's not that hard, or I sort of know what I'm doing, and it can't be that...lol.
I visited Las Vegas frequently and as recently as last year loved the Mirage. When I moved here back in July, I was very disappointed with the room. Apparently some management went over to TI to open that new room, so maybe that had something to do with it, but the management at the Mirage is dreadful now in my opinion. No one is nice to you. They act like they are the only game in town. Someone should tell them the Venetian treats you like your a king whether you play $3/$6 or $300/$600. I heard dealers at the Mirage complaining that business was slowing down. I wonder if they will figure out why. The bad thing about it is that the players at the Mirage are as bad as ever. I wish the management didn't piss me off so bad so I could play there more often.
Management issues include (for those who want examples): common unfriendliness from everyone including the hosts at the desk, comps are like pulling teeth now, no chip runners, ever, and dealers complain half the time they are at the table about how their bosses are screwing them up