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Old 04-17-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs, IA)

Hi, I'm wondering on how the live tournaments are at the Horsheshoe in Council Bluffs, I found a few archived threads but they don't have much information. Since we cant play online anymore I'm looking to transfer over to live play.

What are the structures like for some of the tourneys and how are the players? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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Re: Horseshoe Council Bluffs

Hi am also looking to play more in live games at the Horseshoe casino. I was also interested in how they usually turn out and what the play is like. Not much luck in finding any information though...
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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Hi am also looking to play more in live games at the Horseshoe casino. I was also interested in how they usually turn out and what the play is like. Not much luck in finding any information though...

yep would really appreciate a response :/
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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The tournaments have 20 minute levels. There should be more info on either their site or Facebook page. I think Mon and Wed are 60$ buyins that start at 10 AM. Tues and Thursday are 70 ish on the buyins and start at 7 pm. Sat tourney I think is at 10 am, can't remember buyin. Sun is two tournaments 10 am and 2pm. They should have a phone # on the Facebook page to the poker room. But I can try to answer any other ?'s.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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Cash games they have 3-6 lhe, 6-12 limit Omaha h/l, 1-3 nlh 100-300$ buyin, 2-5 nlh 200-500 buyin.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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Cash games they have 3-6 lhe, 6-12 limit Omaha h/l, 1-3 nlh 100-300$ buyin, 2-5 nlh 200-500 buyin.
Last time I was there the 1-3 NL was a max $200 buy in. It would be cool if they upped it to $300. Other than that yeah these are the typical games. I don't know anything about the tourney's, never played them. Most of my play has been during the day and there are only 3-4 tables going. So not much game selection. I've tried to get a PLO game going every time I've been there and no luck.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:13 PM   #7
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Yes, it changed to a 300$ max buyin approximately 6 months ago.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #8
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Yes, it changed to a 300$ max buyin approximately 6 months ago.
Nice. It's about time. Not sure why you would not be allowed to buy in for 100 BB in any poker game. I've heard of games like 2-5 with $200 cap buy in. That is just crazy to me.

Any PLO action going there yet?
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for the responses.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:16 PM   #10
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Re: Horseshoe Council Bluffs

Haven't played a ton of tournaments up there, but I know that they seem to play like turbos, i.e. - designed to be done in a few hours tops.
I wanna say for the Sunday tourneys you start with like 3k in chips with an optional 500 or 1000 chip add-on or something. Also, I think its like 100bb to start, but basically the short levels and big blind increases force you to accumulate pretty early if you want a chance.

The cash games (1-3nl) are normally pretty soft Thursday-Sunday nights when I have been up there, many random fish in and out, taking stacks from $100 to $700 back to $0. Also pretty reg filled at the same time though, but pretty easy to catch on to who the regulars are after a few sessions.

Also, be sure to leave your player card at poker room desk to receive like $1/hr for playing I think it is, maybe $.50, either way its pays for a meal per session or something.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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No PLO yet. The only time PLO would have a chance of going is during the WSOP circuit. Yes the daily tourney's are fast. The last Saturday of every month is the fat stack tourney.235$ buyin, 6000 in chips, 40 minute levels. Lasts about 8 hours. The dailies last about 4 max. There is a 2-5-10 nlh game that runs on Tuesday and Thursday, and sometimes into the weekend. It is 300-1000 buyin.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:35 PM   #12
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Much better than Kansas City poker rooms. Pretty good place to play and the shutdown on internet seems to be running players in. Was still a good mix of games and tables still going at 2 a.m. I play 3-6 and really enjoyed the game. The 1-2 nl was running good with 2 2-5 nl and a 6-12 plo going on this weekend. If you play just watch for the old timers who know what each other plays and get the young guys in and try to run the pots up for there buddies. Play your hands and dont tilt you will be o.k.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:01 AM   #13
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Road tripping to Omaha tomorrow as another unemployed online grinder has job interview their on Thursday. I am going to ride along and play here Wed night, how late will the games run?
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:14 PM   #14
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I would think the 1/3NL would run most of the night. You have the special 2/5/10 NL game tonight too, but I'm not sure what you can buy-in with.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:48 PM   #15
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I really enjoy this place, games are good, competent floor, fast dealers, decent food and they recently built on a hotel.

Only draw back is the 6.50 rake 5.50+1 for 1-3 players...5.50 for 2/5. Seeing a fill done every 30 minutes makes me nauseous.
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