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Old 07-16-2009, 02:26 AM   #51
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Re: Tunica: current state of affairs....

i'll be staying at sams the the 24th-26th on a friends comp. then i'll be there the weekand of august 8th for my b-day, staying at the strike. gotta work on my bankroll to play some of the wpo events. yall think there have some good limit games going? or are teh choices gonna be between 4-8 and 20-40?
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:48 AM   #52
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To Ray and anyone else interested in LHE games at the Shoe -- I'll be there July 30 through at least August 9. Maybe longer. I would prefer to play 30/60 and I'll request it but I don't expect it to go. I have only played it there once, when a particularly weak but well-rolled local was in the game, and even then it was not a full table although every good local player there should have been knocking old ladies out of the way to get on the game as the fish in question is well-known. It just seems really tough to get a higher limit going, as most of the good local players appear to have variance/bankroll concerns. They could beat a higher limit but don't want to go for it.

It would be helpful to all of us, if you want a bigger game, request it and see what we can get going. However, I'm not real hopeful. My expectations are what you say -- 4/8 whilst waiting to get on the 20/40 game. Have not visited since last August but I have not heard anything to impress me that anything has changed. Back then, occasionally a nit-filled, fear-filled 10/20 or 15/30 game might go sometimes, and if you wanted to get it changed to 20/40 EVERYONE 100 percent had to agree. So one nit could stop the entire table from playing higher.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:54 PM   #53
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There are no taxi's, the busses stop @ midnight. So a car is recommended especially if you want to wander to memphis or hit fast food joints. (not missing anything if you don't go to memphis, armpit of america...)
memphis, and by memphis i mean beal street, is the ****. lots of cool bars and a must see as part of any trip to tunica.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:53 PM   #54
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To Ray and anyone else interested in LHE games at the Shoe -- I'll be there July 30 through at least August 9. Maybe longer. I would prefer to play 30/60 and I'll request it but I don't expect it to go. I have only played it there once, when a particularly weak but well-rolled local was in the game, and even then it was not a full table although every good local player there should have been knocking old ladies out of the way to get on the game as the fish in question is well-known. It just seems really tough to get a higher limit going, as most of the good local players appear to have variance/bankroll concerns. They could beat a higher limit but don't want to go for it.

It would be helpful to all of us, if you want a bigger game, request it and see what we can get going. However, I'm not real hopeful. My expectations are what you say -- 4/8 whilst waiting to get on the 20/40 game. Have not visited since last August but I have not heard anything to impress me that anything has changed. Back then, occasionally a nit-filled, fear-filled 10/20 or 15/30 game might go sometimes, and if you wanted to get it changed to 20/40 EVERYONE 100 percent had to agree. So one nit could stop the entire table from playing higher.
I was just there last weekend. 20/40 goes Friday at 9AM until Sunday. If the game breaks overnight, it starts again at 9AM the next day. 15/30 goes Mon through Thurs at 9AM each day. I'm not sure if it'll be different during the WPO. There is an advanced sign up list that you can get on the day before if there are any spots left.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:19 PM   #55
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Got a deal from Harrah's in Tunica. 250 bucks for a Tues. through Friday stay. Includes flight and room. Do I need a car to hit the other casinos or are there buses/taxis.
I should point out that if this came from Harrah's then it's a charter trip. I was just one of these. There will be no opportunity for you to rent a car. They fly you into the Tunica airport (very small) and then bus you over to the hotel. The buses between Harrah's and the Horeshore start at 10AM and stop at midnight during the week.

It is my understand that they also want some pit or machine play. However this may be only if the flight/room is comped.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:27 PM   #56
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sounds like I am going to pass. Thanks VTJon.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:37 PM   #57
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sounds like I am going to pass. Thanks VTJon.
Oh, I've done it a few times. It works out pretty well for me because it's hard for me to get a cheap flight. But it has to be cheap and I sometimes get to go free if I got with my dad. They haven't stopped me from going yet for playing poker but I do give them a little pit action.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:50 PM   #58
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as much as i hope u do get your higher games going i sure dont have the bankroll for em lol. i'd be happy with a 10/20 but good luck getting those games started.


also, does anyone know if wpo will be running teh sng style tournys like the wsop circuits did? i loved those things, so easy
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:55 PM   #59
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I'm not sure about Sam's. I only played cards there once and I had an issue of the floor lying to me. I detailed it in a trip report....I can find if it if someone wants.

Best bet to find out about the poker rates is to give the Sam's poker room a call.
Please post the link. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:59 PM   #60
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Sorry I can't find the link. It was in the summer of '07 and I can't seem to find the link via the search. However, I did find a copy of the TR on my pc, so I'll copy/paste the Sam's Town part here. I know it was a couple years ago and a short experience, but it really ticked me off at the time.

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Oh and speaking of other places, I did make a venture to Samís Town on Saturday morning. Wow, thereís an interesting place. I got there at 11 am and there were two tables going. A full $4/8 and a $1/2 with a couple empty seats and not much money on the table. I sat down in the $1/2 waiting on a $4/8 seat and wish I hadnít. I lost the customary $100 about the same time I noticed the empty seats at the $4/8 game. The $1/2 was very soft and very passive. $7 was the average pre-flop raise and $10 pf was big. I played two hands and played one of them horribly wrong costing me the pot and about $70.

Now to my $4/8 storyÖ.this got me steaming. I walk up to the desk as they were seating a brand new $3/6 game. I didnít even know Samís Town spread $3/6 until then. I noticed the $3/6 game had two empty seats and every player looked like a total tourist fish. The $4/8 game had 3 or 4 empty seats now and there was no one at the table under 65. I asked the floor man if he knew any of the people in the $4/8 game, not wanting to play with the old folk regular crowd when I had a fishy $3/6 option. The floor man says ďNo I donít know any of those people. You want to play the $4/8 game, itís a lot better game. You donít want to play $3/6.Ē I immediately realized he didnít want his $4/8 game getting any shorter and breaking and this is why he was pushing me to it.

Fine. I bought a rack of chips and watched the $3/6 game for a second and it looked juicy. I looked back at the old folks in the $4/8 and just had a bad feelingÖnot that they were good players, but just that it was a bunch of old griping and complaining regulars. There was an older woman (65+) at the desk by the young guy Iíd just talked to and I walked straight up to her and said ďDo you know anyone in that $4/8 game right there? Are any of them regulars?Ē It was the table closest to the desk. She said, ďoh you need to play that game, itís a lot better than $3/6.Ē That is not at all what I asked, again knowing they didnít want the game to break, I knew they were pushing me. So I point blank looked her in the eye and asked the same question again. This time she said ďNo I donít recognize any of those folksÖ..none of them are regulars.Ē

Ok fine. I sat down having a feeling Iíd been lied to. It took me all of 20 seconds to figure out I was right. Everyone knew everyone by name and were all talking about the local town gossip. The dealers were calling the players by name and laughing it up having a good time. I immediately figured out that every single player in that game was a local regular and I started steaming because Iíd been lied to. Then an older Oriental looking fella at the end of the table got up and went and cashed out. 5 minutes later I see him buttoning up a dealerís uniform and he comes and sits down in the box!!!!!!! Not only had these two floor people lied to me about not knowing any of these people, one of the players they said they didnít know was a freaking dealer in the house!!!!

This might not seem like a big deal, but it was just the whole situation that really pissed me off. Iím actually not sure that there wasnít some sort of Mississippi gaming law broken when they lied like that and one of the players was a dealer there. I wanted to go tell the floor exactly how I felt but Iíd kept hearing about their low buyin (high juice) donkaments and I thought I might bring my wife back over there for one of them and didnít want to do that after I had gone nuts on the floor staff.lol In reality it didnít really matter because the play was horrible and I managed to get my QQ cracked for a small loss before I racked up and left, needing to meet my wife back at the GS. That ended up being my only experience with Samís Town.
Again, I know this might all seem petty but it really bothered me for the staff to lie. I'm not asking if any of the players are "good", I'm just trying to decide which game I'm going to play and I didn't feel like sitting with a bunch of nits for the next couple hours when I see a VERY juicy tourist game going on at the next table. But to lie and say she doesn't recognize anyone in the game, while in fact one of the people is a co-worker of hers and a dealer??? Sheesh. Just rubbed me wrong.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:33 AM   #61
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Does anyone know much about staying in Sam's Town on the poker rate? How strict are they about your hours before you can get the reduced rate?
For me Sam's Town has always been real sticklers for the 5 hour rules when getting the poker rate. At 2 other places they don't say a word to me about any of it. Also keep in mind tournament play doesn't count towards your time.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:34 AM   #62
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Got a deal from Harrah's in Tunica. 250 bucks for a Tues. through Friday stay. Includes flight and room. Do I need a car to hit the other casinos or are there buses/taxis.
That's a sweet deal. You won't see a taxi down there very often but, yes, there are buses that run regularly from one to the other. Especially from Harrah's to Horseshoe (which is also right next to Gold Strike and Sheratons)
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:38 AM   #63
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memphis, and by memphis i mean beal street, is the ****. lots of cool bars and a must see as part of any trip to tunica.
I was down there on the 4th of July and only 5 people got shot around Beale St that night. There were 2 more shot early this morning. I don't want to make it sound like the wild wild west or anything. In my opinion going to the majority of the bars down there are very safe. But don't wind up on the very east side of it at club Plush. I would stay on the west end and when leaving I wouldn't just wander around everywhere.

It sounds like quite a few are going to Tunica in the near future. Any thoughts on a 2+2 meet?
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:21 AM   #64
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Re: Tunica: current state of affairs....

I was there last weekend and the action was pretty good at the Shoe. They had four 1-3nl tables, four 4-8 limit tables, one 20-40 limit, and even two 2-5nl tables. They also had there usual 1-5 stud game but I rather poke my eyes out than play in that game.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:38 AM   #65
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Pole cat was playing the stud game.

Rumor has it he will be venturing into the 10/20 limit game.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:55 AM   #66
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haha i love that stud game. its a great way to waste time. they ****ing have quaters on the tabe lol
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:30 PM   #67
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2 buddies and myself will be there starting Thursday night all the way through the weekend. We plan on playing LHE cash games and a few low buy-in donkaments. Oh and I can't wait for the $1-5 Stud game!!! Talk about a fun time killer. Nothing like getting the old regulars all fired up for calling all the way down with nothing and getting lucky at the end. The floor at the Shoe told me on the phone that he expected they would have a $3/6 limit O8 game going since there would be plenty of players in town with the WPO going on. Sure hope he's right, that would be a fun game too.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:34 AM   #68
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Just a quick update..... I'll probably post up a TR in a few days but it will take some time for me to type up and I've got to catch up on work.

Anyway, here is my 2 cents. If you are thinking of going to Tunica right now during the WPO.......GOOOOO!!!! Oh my gosh, that place was covered up with poker players. I cannot imagine what it looked like when the WPO was still a WPT event. The Gold Strike had more action than any poker room I've ever been in, but granted I've never been to Vegas. Thur.-Sun. the games were going strong at the Strike and the most empty tables I ever saw were 4-5 and that was at 5 a.m. By noon they were all running and they never slacked up IMO. Crazy. That doesn't even count all the bigger cash game tables back in the big tournament room, plus all the tournies and sats. running all the time.

Anyway, I'll post more later, but if you want to play some poker, get to Tunica asap.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:04 PM   #69
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Just an update answering my earlier question -- Sam's Town has not been a stickler for the 5 hrs/day for the poker rate policy. After playing a lot on our first two days, they changed our week long reservation to the poker rate. At $2.50 comps/hr playing 3-6 LHE, it's a sweet deal.
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Just a quick update..... I'll probably post up a TR in a few days but it will take some time for me to type up and I've got to catch up on work.

Anyway, here is my 2 cents. If you are thinking of going to Tunica right now during the WPO.......GOOOOO!!!! Oh my gosh, that place was covered up with poker players. I cannot imagine what it looked like when the WPO was still a WPT event. The Gold Strike had more action than any poker room I've ever been in, but granted I've never been to Vegas. Thur.-Sun. the games were going strong at the Strike and the most empty tables I ever saw were 4-5 and that was at 5 a.m. By noon they were all running and they never slacked up IMO. Crazy. That doesn't even count all the bigger cash game tables back in the big tournament room, plus all the tournies and sats. running all the time.

Anyway, I'll post more later, but if you want to play some poker, get to Tunica asap.
The WPO is STILL a WPT Event
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No, it's not. Unless something has changed it isn't listed on the WPT Schedule on their website and the WPT doesn't make a stop there till later in the season.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:39 PM   #72
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Not being a smart-alec, but if the WPO is still a WPT event, they are doing a darn good job of hiding it!!

Seriously, it's no longer a WPT event as of this year. The news broke late last year if I remember correctly, but was already rumored during the 2008 WPO. Todd Brunson even wrote about the rumor in CardPlayer right after the event.

Just found some more info, click below.......
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The World Poker Tourís World Poker Open, which had long been a staple of the first six seasons of the WPT, was discontinued for Season VII. In early 2009, the tournament will be renamed the Southern Poker Championship and head south to Biloxi, Mississippi, the home of the Beau Rivage Casino, which is also owned by MGM Mirage.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:55 AM   #73
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Well I took the plunge. I am going to Tunica on the post card offer I got in the mail. Tues thru Fri for $249. Will see how it goes.
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I was there during the WSOP circuit event, and thought it was the worst run series i've even been to. Harrah's tunica does suck at poker. The Shoe has a deep 2/5 game and the 20/40LHE (both super soft). Action during the event itself was amazingly soft at 5/10nl and the 10/25nl
Yeah, I won't be going back to Tunica after the last Circuit stop there -- a complete train wreck, and nothing to do when the games suck. Which is exactly the way they want it.
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Yeah, I won't be going back to Tunica after the last Circuit stop there -- a complete train wreck, and nothing to do when the games suck. Which is exactly the way they want it.
I didn't head down there for any circuit events but I can say that the WPO seems to be going very well. I'm not knocking the staff at Harrah's but I've never been treated better than I get treated at the Gold Strike. The horseshoe is pretty awesome as well.

The tournament floor (even though under a lot of pressure with the different tourneys running etc) was very polite and attentive to all my questions and requests. I feel lucky to only be an hour away.
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