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Old 05-29-2017, 05:12 PM   #26
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Re: difference between 1/2 and 1/3

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Is this confirmed? That would make a difference in where I play when I come out this week.
The person that told me this was a player sitting to the left of me at one of my tables. He was playing that night but he said he was also a dealer at Bellagio. He said you could earn pearl at 75 hours and gold at 150 hours. He said to get platinum or noir that you had to play the table games, slots, etc., as gold was the highest status you could be if you only played in the poker room. If you want to confirm this I would try calling the poker room phone # at 1-702-693-7291. If they can't help you than I would think they could transfer you to someone that could.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:23 PM   #27
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Is this confirmed? That would make a difference in where I play when I come out this week.
Definitely true. You might have to have all 75 at one specific property though
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:26 PM   #28
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Re: difference between 1/2 and 1/3

ya.....I believe they have to be at the same property....below is a link from a post about a year old....it's a long read but it does mention the 75 hours and 150 hours....it looks like with gold status you get free valet parking, not just free self parking

http://robvegaspoker.blogspot.com/20...n-parking.html
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:38 PM   #29
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Confirmed free valet with gold. Very clutch for bellagio
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:46 PM   #30
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Re: difference between 1/2 and 1/3

Let's say the pot is $44 after the flop and then someone bets $30 on the turn but that bet isn't called. The 5th dollar shouldn't be raked until the pot reaches $50. Therefore, in the scenario above, should the rake only be $4 since the turn bet wasn't called or should it be $5? I had this happen several hands and I noticed the dealer took the 5th dollar in rake even though the turn bet wasn't called.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:01 PM   #31
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Confirmed free valet with gold. Very clutch for bellagio
Thanks everyone for the confirmation regarding the free parking with Pearl status.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:53 PM   #32
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Thanks everyone for the confirmation regarding the free parking with Pearl status.
An alternate way to get pearl status is to sign up for a Mlife MC.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:41 PM   #33
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Are there any other perks other than Pearl Status (e.g. cash back, etc.)?
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:29 PM   #34
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Are there any other perks other than Pearl Status (e.g. cash back, etc.)?
no cash back that I know of but you get points for any purchase that you can redeem at MLife Resorts locations.

other MLife benefits that are listed:

priority check-in
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chance to buy tickets for events at MLife locations before the general public
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Old 12-25-2017, 02:23 PM   #35
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My roll isnt suitable for 1-3, but I crush 1-2 all dai!
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:58 PM   #36
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^ I build mine from the guppies at 1-3 and lose it to the assassins at 1-2.
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:45 PM   #37
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I always thought rooms offered EITHER 1/2 or 1/3 and not both. Was also told most use 1/3 because it's less limpers preflop to rake the pot assuming the rake starts at $10 in the pot.

Two limpers plus the SB and BB make it $10 at 1/3 where three limpers plus the blinds at 1/2 only make it a $9 pot and a bet on the flop that takes it down with no callers means no rake for the house.
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Old 12-26-2017, 01:47 AM   #38
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Is this confirmed? That would make a difference in where I play when I come out this week.
Confirmed- and it DOES have to be at the same property
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Old 12-26-2017, 01:34 PM   #39
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In my opinion the max buy in is more important than the blind levels. Aria 1/3 with 300 max plays like a 1/2. Wynn 1/3 with a 500 max plays bigger and tougher. Back home I have a room with 1/3 500 max as the smallest game and it plays much bigger than the nearby room with 1/2 300 max but it's not really tougher
This. The biggest difference is the starting stacks. Otherwise, it just depends on the table/players. I've seen nitty 1/3 and crazy 1/2, and the quality of play just depends on who's sitting at the table.
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:21 PM   #40
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In my opinion the max buy in is more important than the blind levels. Aria 1/3 with 300 max plays like a 1/2. Wynn 1/3 with a 500 max plays bigger and tougher. Back home I have a room with 1/3 500 max as the smallest game and it plays much bigger than the nearby room with 1/2 300 max but it's not really tougher
It's interesting. People say Aria is tough because grinders. People say Wynn is tough because 500 max. Maybe I've gotten lucky with table selection but from my roughly 200 hours in those rooms they're filled with drunks and splashy fish. I remember one night the Wynn 1/3 played like 5/10 cause of three mega whales who made it 30 preflop whenever they had something "playable". Sure Wynn plays bigger but is not tougher (not that I've noticed).

Seven months later I can answer my own original question confidently and say that there is very little to none in terms of skill level. Tables full of fish and zero grinders are plentiful. In fact the splashier fish seem to prefer 1/3.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:16 AM   #41
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:51 AM   #42
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It's interesting. People say Aria is tough because grinders. People say Wynn is tough because 500 max. Maybe I've gotten lucky with table selection but from my roughly 200 hours in those rooms they're filled with drunks and splashy fish. I remember one night the Wynn 1/3 played like 5/10 cause of three mega whales who made it 30 preflop whenever they had something "playable". Sure Wynn plays bigger but is not tougher (not that I've noticed).

Seven months later I can answer my own original question confidently and say that there is very little to none in terms of skill level. Tables full of fish and zero grinders are plentiful. In fact the splashier fish seem to prefer 1/3.
Were those mostly weekend hours or weekday hours as well?
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:28 AM   #43
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Were those mostly weekend hours or weekday hours as well?
Neither. Was playing mostly six days a week and took random days like Tuesdays or Wednesdays off.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:41 PM   #44
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Strange. I have never considered Wynn tough. Great action at 1/3 when I've played there.

Aria seems a little tighter at the 1/3.

(I usually play 2/5 or PLO at both casinos, so not a lot of time at 1/3 in the past few years -- things might have changed.)

A lot of it really is table selection no matter where you play (as long as you have enough tables to select from).
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:51 PM   #45
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Occasionally I’ll see a 2-5 pro playing in the Wynn 1-3 game. So maybe it’s a little tougher because of that.

1-3 in general does play bigger than 1-2 IMO.

Think I’ve seen more calling stations in the 1-2 games but depending on the time and what promotions are going on, 1-2 can also attract a lot of nitty locals that don’t have any interest in playing bigger and might even be afraid to move up to even a 1-3 game.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:29 PM   #46
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Occasionally Iíll see a 2-5 pro playing in the Wynn 1-3 game. So maybe itís a little tougher because of that.

1-3 in general does play bigger than 1-2 IMO.

Think Iíve seen more calling stations in the 1-2 games but depending on the time and what promotions are going on, 1-2 can also attract a lot of nitty locals that donít have any interest in playing bigger and might even be afraid to move up to even a 1-3 game.
I agree re which generally plays bigger, but the main difference seems more tied to the quality of walk-in traffic, and the effort a room makes to appeal to tourists, as opposed to local traffic.

In either level, you can "get by" playing ABC and picking off some tourist on occasion for a win.... but what fun is that ; it gets old very quickly. Pick a social room where there are at least some folks who will socialize, explain sports betting or discuss politics.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:00 PM   #47
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Stack sizes affect the betting probably as much or more compared to the blinds. I started playing NL when it first hit casinos. The 2/5 game at the Bellagio when it first started had a max buyin of $200. That game played more like a 1/2 of today.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:56 AM   #48
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Stack sizes affect the betting probably as much or more compared to the blinds. I started playing NL when it first hit casinos. The 2/5 game at the Bellagio when it first started had a max buyin of $200. That game played more like a 1/2 of today.
What do you mean? Isn't it easier to get stacks in so short? I would imagine limp limp limp $30 or $35, cbet flop shove turn.
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:35 PM   #49
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What do you mean? Isn't it easier to get stacks in so short? I would imagine limp limp limp $30 or $35, cbet flop shove turn.
I assume (yes, I shouldn't do that) you are being sarcastic?
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:25 AM   #50
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No definitely don't assume cause I'm not. 40bbs...yeah easier to get stacks in than 100bbs 1/2.
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