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NYplayer
05-30-2004, 11:57 PM
I'm going to vegas and am looking to play higer limit holdem (above 30-60 but not 1000-2000 or anything like that). I know the bellagio has an 80-160 game that goes regularly. do that have any other games in that neighborhood? 100-200 or 200-400? how about the mirage?

Dynasty
05-31-2004, 01:37 AM
The Mirage should have a 40-80 game but nothing higher. The Bellagio is where you'll get your action.

Stew
05-31-2004, 03:09 PM
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The Mirage should have a 40-80 game but nothing higher. The Bellagio is where you'll get your action.

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What about the Nugget?

Dynasty
05-31-2004, 04:02 PM
I expect the Nugget to be dead starting yesterday. In a couple weeeks, the Vegas folk can give you better information.

Stew
05-31-2004, 08:50 PM
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I expect the Nugget to be dead starting yesterday. In a couple weeeks, the Vegas folk can give you better information.

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Have you been to the room there? If so, how is it?

And finally, why do you think it would be dead. When I was in Vegas late April the Plaza's room was going pretty strong.

MCS
06-01-2004, 12:32 AM
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And finally, why do you think it would be dead. When I was in Vegas late April the Plaza's room was going pretty strong.

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Many people think the downtown scene was busy largely due to the WSOP, and now that it's over, things will slow down.

I personally don't think it'll be dead, just not quite as busy as before. There will still be plenty of visitors who want to play downtown. The higher limit stuff will probably die down a lot, though.

Then again, I live 1700 miles away, so this is a total guess.

balt999
06-01-2004, 12:50 AM
I was at the Plaza on Sunday and it was jumping...probably cause of the Memorial Day Weekend...

Stew
06-01-2004, 06:55 PM
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And finally, why do you think it would be dead. When I was in Vegas late April the Plaza's room was going pretty strong.

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Many people think the downtown scene was busy largely due to the WSOP, and now that it's over, things will slow down.

I personally don't think it'll be dead, just not quite as busy as before. There will still be plenty of visitors who want to play downtown. The higher limit stuff will probably die down a lot, though.

Then again, I live 1700 miles away, so this is a total guess.

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I'm just curious b/c I think the Nugget room has a load of potential. I know Dynasty is a local and knows alot more about the local scene in Vegas than I do for sure and it seems he's pretty sure that the Nugget has no way of breaking into the High Stakes market that the Bellagio has owned as of late and I'm just wondering why that would be so?

Location?

Tradition?

Management?

Or something else?

Dynasty
06-01-2004, 07:33 PM
The primary reason is that the Nugget is in downtown Las Vegas. The vast majority of tourists come to Las Vegas to stay and play on the Strip.

Binion's Horshoe (in downtown) rarely has games bigger than 10-20 except during the WSOP. There's little reason to believe another downtown casino would do better.

Stew
06-01-2004, 10:32 PM
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The primary reason is that the Nugget is in downtown Las Vegas. The vast majority of tourists come to Las Vegas to stay and play on the Strip.

Binion's Horshoe (in downtown) rarely has games bigger than 10-20 except during the WSOP. There's little reason to believe another downtown casino would do better.

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Ah, that makes sense to me. I was just curious, it seems the Nugget with Eric Drache involved has a good start going for it.

How do you like the room there?