I was wondering what Harrah's (formerly known as Goldstrike) and Horseshoe is charging as poker rate during the WPO and if weekend rates are the same. Does the limit you play factor in on the poker rate you get?
I just got back from a 4 night stay, so I'll give you any info I can.....
As was already mentioned, the Gold Strike (MGM owned) is still the Gold Strike and the home of the WPO. The Grand (Harrah's owned) was rebranded as Harrahs.
As for poker room rates, the Horseshoe's rates are $45/65 wk/wk-end and that is where we stayed. The Strike's rates were quoted to me over the phone as $65/every night + $5 "resort fee". These rates were during the WPO but drop down comparable to the Shoe's rates after the WPO.
Personal opinion, the action was crazy at the GS and I'd spend the extra $ to stay and play with them right now.
To people that are down there right now...what games are they spreading, in terms of mid/high limit holdem and limit omaha8. All additional pointers and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
As for the LHE games being spread, the GS was spreading $10/20 (when they could get it going) and $1-4/4-8 and some $4/8 24 hrs. a day. I did not see a bigger LHE game there, however the Shoe was running $15/30 and $20/40 very regularly. As for limit O8, the GS was running a $4/8 half kill most of the time. Back in the main tournament room the extra tables were used for cash games and I saw several bigger PLO8 games going most (if not all) of the time. $10/25 and $10/25/50. I won't promise that there wasn't bigger LHE and limit O8 games going but I didn't see them.....I can ask one of my buddies to confirm.
The $10/20 at the GS seemed to play for short periods, then break. But over all there were a ton of people there and a ton of cash games going 24/7. The number of people/action at the GS so far out numbered the Shoe it wasn't even funny. I saw very very little spill over at the Shoe from the GS. By midnight on Fri./Sat. the Shoe might only have 6 tables running. It was really surprising to then walk over to the GS and see every table in the main poker room running plus many tables in the main tourney room.
I will say if you are looking for bigger LHE, it did seem the Shoe was able to spread these games regularly where the GS wasn't or didn't try.
Hope that info helps...