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Old 11-08-2005, 11:37 PM
TomCollins TomCollins is offline
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Wow, Caesars expanded? That was the first place I ever played, and wow what a POS it was back then. I remember the brush being incredibly rude to me, and it made me want to never go back to a casino. I had no idea how to get on a list, or what games were offered, and she seemed to take it out on me. And the noise of the slots was terrible. Glad to see its gotten better. I'm not sure I can convince my friends to make it that far (we probably would round trip it from Cincy.) They used to consider Belterra "real far", and thats about the halfway point to Caesars.

Thanks Steamboatin. I'll let you know if I head that way. I really want to see "the shirt".
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:47 PM
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Caesar's IN has started some smaller tourneys but I don't have good information. I know there is an 11 AM monday that is inexpensive and something on Wednesday and I think Saturday but I have no details.

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Oh wow, I forgot about that!

Yes, on Saturdays, for between $200 and $250 Caesars Indiana runs a Tournament that's a Satelite into the WSOP Main Event.

More Details on their website here:

http://www.caesars.com/Caesars/India...sars_Poker.htm

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Daily Tournaments starting:
Monday's at 11 AM, 45+10 w/Rebuys
Wednesday's at 6 PM, 85+15 w/Rebuys
Saturday's at Noon, 200+20/250 Players
* If tournament is sold out, there will be 3 seats at the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event.



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You CAN call ahead to the casino and reserve your seat in the tournament with a credit card. Simply call the casino, and ask for the Poker Room, and they will tell you how to sign up.

The only thing I REALLY don't like about Caesars however, is that the Casino still treats their poker room, like it's the step child of the Casino, and by default, their players.

Unlike many other major Casinos with big poker rooms, they do not, and WILL not give you discounts on rooms based on your poker play, NOR will they comp you dinner at any of the resturants.

Only thing you get there for your play, is perhaps some free food at the snack bar.

I'm hoping that now that Harrahs' has bought them out, that this policy will change, once things switch over after Jan 1, 2006.

To prove a point, during the WSOP Circuit event, they were charging you $149.99 a night for a room, BEFORE taxes. The only way you could get the WSOP rate of $79.99 was if you were staying 7 days or more.

As for the Belterra, like I mentioned in my earlier post, they are indeed the Best Casino bar NONE in the area, and their poker room follows that quality of service.

I do believe that I have seen them playing Omaha in thier room there, but I'm not sure.

However, you can always call them ask for the Poker room, and see if they are doing so on a regular basis.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:48 PM
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If you moved to Columbus, check out the classified ad section of the local newspaper. In the section under BINGO GAMES AND FUND RAISERS, you will see ads for "Las Vegas Nights". That is the local legal Columbus poker games. Usually 3/6, 5/10, and 10/20. $25 and $50 buy-in tourneys.

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I left Columbus so my info may be dated. There are often illegal ones mixed in with the legal ones. Also in these games it is common for the dealer to steal money from the pot (take the rake multiple times per hand).
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:32 AM
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Default Re: Question for Steamboatin or other Southern Indiana Poker Players

I visited Beltara when I was working the Caesars event and wasn't impressed. If your looking for late night poker forget it. The room closes at 3am. On Sundays they last call at 11pm and like 2:30am all other nights. NO FREE DRINKS. They charge like $3 each.
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:27 AM
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I don't actually wear it out in public except on a bet or a dare. I wore it to the Horseshoe in Tunica once and I think that is the only time it has been out of the house.
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:29 AM
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No free drinks anywhere in Indiana, to my knowledge. You should make a post about your time at Caesar's IN and the WSOP. I would be interested in what you had to say and any good stories.
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:59 AM
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I visited Beltara when I was working the Caesars event and wasn't impressed. If your looking for late night poker forget it. The room closes at 3am. On Sundays they last call at 11pm and like 2:30am all other nights. NO FREE DRINKS. They charge like $3 each.

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I'm just curious on where you live at. If Nevada or Atlantic City, then I understand why you would of expected free drinks.

Also, I'm not saying that Belterra is the BEST Casino on the Planet, just the best one (as far as how they treat their players) in the region.

They only opened the room about 3 months ago, and the only bad part about them, is there size (only 12 tables).

As far as there not being many players ... well, think about here. WSOP Circuit event ... the Poker Desert of Ohio/KY ... chance to play in a WSOP Circuit event ... which would YOU choose to play in, if you were us?

I mean we (locals) can go to the Belterra ANY day ... but to get a chance to play in a WSOP Circuit event?? Yep ... as for me I'm picking the trip to Caesars to Play in the WSOP Circuit events.

As far as Drinks being Free ... I asked about this once, and was told that it's illegal in Indiana by state law, to serve free drinks at a gambling establishment, otherwise they would do so.
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Old 11-11-2005, 04:57 PM
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I haven't been to Grand Victoria since Beltterra opened their poker room but I am certain it is still the Pacific poker of B&M.

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What do you mean by 'Pacific Poker' ??
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Old 11-11-2005, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: Question for Steamboatin or other Southern Indiana Poker Players

pacific poker is generally considered to be the crappiest of the online-poker sites.

pacific also has plenty of fish...but I think he's just saying that it's generally an annoying place to play.


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was told that it's illegal in Indiana by state law, to serve free drinks at a gambling establishment, otherwise they would do so.

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This is correct.
I was told this as far as 97 or 98 or so (I think) when I was semi-regularly playing blackjack at Argosy.
Indiana made it a law. Obviously the casinos would change it if they could.


Since you asked (and may not have seen his other thread) - Chipr777 is a floor/dealer at the Horseshoe in tunica.

I grew up and lived in the Cincy area...and currently live in the Memphis/Tunica area...so I'm familiar with the differences of these two regions.

The comps you get at the Horseshoe-tunica are incredible for those who are new to the scene.
If you're midwestern-poker experience has been in Indiana, Missouri, Iowa or Michigan then, for the most part, you're probably thinking the Horseshoe-Tunica is making a mistake when they just delivier to you a free sandwich and fries at the table and/or a free buffet-comp after only a couple hours of play (even if you are only playing 4/8 HE or 1/5 stud).

For me, it's a bit the opposite. Tunica has spoiled me. This is the area where I learned how to play poker.
when I travel elsewhere and they AREN'T just throwing comps at me I'm pretty disappointed and then have to remind myself that I'm not in Tunica anymore.
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Old 11-11-2005, 05:23 PM
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What do you mean by 'Pacific Poker' ??

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Of all the online poker sites, Pacific Poker is the slowest in regards to hands per hour, crappy old software, where you can only play one table. It is also the site with the most fishy gawd-awful players you have ever seen. But, since the site is so slow it is not worth your time to take the players money. Also, Pacific has slow week-long cashouts, and no type of bonus promotions.

I can recall at the Grand Vic, with the right dealers and the right combination of dealer changes, getting in a mind numbing 10 hands per hour at times (and then a 10 minute break to cool down). Add to that the old $5 seat charge, having to stand behind slot players with their buckets of coins at the cage, their crap $1 per hour good only at the snack bar, use-it-or-lose-it that day, comps -- and The Grand Vic is indeed The B&M version of Pacific Poker.
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