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Old 12-22-2005, 07:36 PM
bigfishead bigfishead is offline
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Any predictions on the shoe? TJ? Dennis returning in Kennys place?

[/ QUOTE ] Karen from the Grand was another.

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Ruh ro. Thats about the right speed for Harrahs. Read the new book coming to stores near you. "How to screw up a top quality poker room in 60 days."
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:14 PM
Howard Burroughs Howard Burroughs is offline
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"How to screw up a top quality poker room in 60 days."

That reminds me of what an old timer vegas dude once told me about another female poker room manager (who was about to start running my favorite room at the time/ which is since long closed)....

He said "Every place she has ever gone, she left the place in worse shape then when she got there".


True to form....
When she got there, the room was very popular. When she was "let go", it was on it's last leg, lucky to get one table going each night.

All in just a couple of months.


Best of Luck

Howard
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:18 PM
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That reminds me of what an old timer vegas dude once told me about another female poker room manager (who was about to start running my favorite room at the time/ which is since long closed)....

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This is an ongoing problem our industry has. There are quite a few managers out there that get a room, mess it up, and then get anotehr room becasue they have experience managing a room.

This patern may continue at the Horseshoe in TUnica if they go with one of the "experienced" poker room mangers in town instead of finding someone that knows poker.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:26 PM
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Karen from the Grand was another. [ QUOTE ]


She was up here recently playing poker and RUMOUR repeat RUMOUR was that she was after the assitant poker room manager job at Ceasar's IN. Supposedly Jimmy is in line for that job and I hope he gets it. Jimmy really does on hell of a good job and I would like to see that kind of behavior encouraged.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:28 AM
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Interested in hearing the opinions of you guys...

What makes a GOOD room. I have my own perceptions but I'm interested in hearing from you guys...
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:29 AM
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Development not as big as may seem. Harrah's now has two poker rooms in a pretty close proximity (Horseshoe and Grand). Grand has a much better physical situation for tournaments than Horseshoe. In fact there is no comparison. There is no room at Horseshoe. So, whomever is manager at Grand has a more sound position, because that's where most of the tournament action is headed. I think another one of the Horsehoe floorpersons jumped ship and was hired at Gold Strike, prior to Lambert. (I know I saw him working there.)

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Ken Lambert Jr. resigned his position as poker room manager at Horseshoe. He accepted a postion as Director of Poker Opperations for Gold Strike. I imagine some changes will come from both casinos in the near future as a result.

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Old 12-23-2005, 02:27 AM
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Todd,

Good luck.. was hoping you were in line for the promotion!

Will be down there on Thursday night... you working?


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I'm off on Thursdays and Fridays.
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:29 AM
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I think another one of the Horsehoe floorpersons jumped ship and was hired at Gold Strike, prior to Lambert. (I know I saw him working there.)


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Your talking about Joe D. He quit Gold Strike a while back and was just hired in the last couple weeks as poker room manager at Sam's Town.

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Grand has a much better physical situation for tournaments than Horseshoe. In fact there is no comparison. There is no room at Horseshoe. So, whomever is manager at Grand has a more sound position, because that's where most of the tournament action is headed.

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The big difference is when Grand has 2 games going Horseshoe has 16. There's no comparison as far as live games are concerned. "Harrah's" has put HUGE limitations on the tournaments we can run at Horseshoe because it might hurt the Grand. The main reason Ken Lambert quit the Horseshoe is for the first time he had restrictions put on him on how to run his tournaments and the room in general.
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:46 AM
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What makes a GOOD room?

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Let me try to name a few.
Quality dealers

Friendly staff

Good food and Comps!

Wait times

Wide variety of games (Stud, 3-6, 4-8, 10-20, 20-40, NL or PL, Omaha)

Room location, atmosphere, smoke and or tobacco free.

Poker rate available?

I'm sure there are a few things I left out but those are the main things. Feel free to add to my short list.
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:50 AM
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Karen trashed the Grand which, during Dale's reign, did provide legitimate competition to the HS. So now Harrah's might give her the opportunity to do the same to arguably the most player friendly room in the country? Seems to me the problem lies with the manager of the poker room manager. Apparently Harrah's is looking for someone to "shut up, and do what you're told" at the HS. Karen has demonstrated her willingness to comply.

I predict if Ken is given a free hand, the GS will get the business.
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