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Old 08-30-2017, 10:27 AM   #1
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PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

Hi Guys ,

I'm visiting Vegas in October and staying at the Hard Rock .

I used to go regularly to Vegas to get my Fixed Limit fix but basically haven't visited since black Friday .

A lot has changed since the good old days of grinders invading the Imperial Palace. Lots of poker rooms have closed and hotels closed and reopened etc... so I've got 2 questions for the locals.

1- where can I play PLO on a regular basis 1-2 up to 5-10 . (5-5 is my regular game)
2- does the infamous $20 trick still work at check in at most hotels ? Last time I got a kick ass upgrade to a Jacuzzi suite . I'm staying at the Hard Rock .

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

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Hi Guys ,

I'm visiting Vegas in October and staying at the Hard Rock .

I used to go regularly to Vegas to get my Fixed Limit fix but basically haven't visited since black Friday .

A lot has changed since the good old days of grinders invading the Imperial Palace. Lots of poker rooms have closed and hotels closed and reopened etc... so I've got 2 questions for the locals.

1- where can I play PLO on a regular basis 1-2 up to 5-10 . (5-5 is my regular game)
2- does the infamous $20 trick still work at check in at most hotels ? Last time I got a kick ass upgrade to a Jacuzzi suite . I'm staying at the Hard Rock .

Thanks

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Aria your best shout for PLO, but check bravo app for live updates on what games are running when you arrive.

$20 trick works most times, as long as your not staying for a long time or during a peak weekend which is in high demand.

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:55 AM   #3
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Aria your best shout for PLO, but check bravo app for live updates on what games are running when you arrive.

$20 trick works most times, as long as your not staying for a long time or during a peak weekend which is in high demand.

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Thx dude. Yeah ive been following Aria on the Bravo app . Seems like the only PLO game most of the times . Thats why I was asking maybe there was a hidden gem somewhere .

I'm staying 14-25 October.. relatively short time

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Old 08-30-2017, 02:16 PM   #4
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Re: PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

Venetian and Encore have good PLO games. Aria is more consistent, but so are the players. Lots of regs. See the same players every time I go, which is only two to four times a year. Also, waits at Aria can be insane. Great floor and dealers, though, and very good service/drinks.

Bravo is great.

No advice on the $20 trick, sorry.
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:50 PM   #5
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Re: PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

Who can forget the $4/hr comps at the IP with warm cookies. Good luck on your trip OP. I will be out ok the Limit streets from 10-6 to 10-14
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:58 PM   #6
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Venetian and Encore have good PLO games. Aria is more consistent, but so are the players. Lots of regs. See the same players every time I go, which is only two to four times a year. Also, waits at Aria can be insane. Great floor and dealers, though, and very good service/drinks.

Bravo is great.

No advice on the $20 trick, sorry.
Thanks great advice !

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Old 08-30-2017, 03:00 PM   #7
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Who can forget the $4/hr comps at the IP with warm cookies. Good luck on your trip OP. I will be out ok the Limit streets from 10-6 to 10-14
IP was the nuts . i will prolly do a TR here during the trip .

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Old 08-30-2017, 04:23 PM   #8
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Re: PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

IP is probably the only dump in the world that people have fond memories of. The ultimate low roller degen fantasy, especially in combination with the old O'Shea's. Beer pong, Burger King and then waiting 10 minutes for an elevator to get back to your room, walking past other rooms with walls so paper thin you could differentiate between people having "regular" sex and where a hooker was at work.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:26 PM   #9
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I loved IP.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:50 PM   #10
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IP is probably the only dump in the world that people have fond memories of. The ultimate low roller degen fantasy, especially in combination with the old O'Shea's. Beer pong, Burger King and then waiting 10 minutes for an elevator to get back to your room, walking past other rooms with walls so paper thin you could differentiate between people having "regular" sex and where a hooker was at work.
Hahaha

That's spot on ! All true

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Old 08-30-2017, 06:16 PM   #11
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Thx dude. Yeah ive been following Aria on the Bravo app . Seems like the only PLO game most of the times . Thats why I was asking maybe there was a hidden gem somewhere .

I'm staying 14-25 October.. relatively short time

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11 nights is a long time to try and get an upgrade on a room for $20.
Unless I'm missing your sarcasm!
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:32 PM   #12
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IP stunk. Literally.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:29 AM   #13
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Re: PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

20 dollar trick worked for me last year but they handed me the money back and i got a free upgrade. I think it's worth a try. Worst case they just say no. Not sure about a long stay if that will be allowed though.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:53 PM   #14
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Re: PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

I've tried the $20 trick twice. One time it worked and the other time it "worked".

1. Mandalay Bay: Got upgraded to a suite, albeit on a lower floor. Ok for me, I don't care about view too much. But bingo, worked.

2. Wynn: I got upgraded from a standard room to a "panoramic" room. Basically the exact same room but with an awesome view. If booked online it runs an extra $20 per night, so it "worked" but not as much as I had hoped.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:20 PM   #15
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Re: PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

IP with a seat facing the dealertainers and insane-fast drink service (remember the waitresses had their pictures on the table felt) was the nuts.

Almost always the $20 trick will work or the money will get returned - so it's probably the best value in Vegas.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:28 PM   #16
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aria and to a lesser extent wynn for plo
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:36 PM   #17
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Pretty much Aria is you're only consistent option. Occasionally a game at Wynn or Venetian will break out. 2/5 at Aria has a 10$ rock though so the game plays bigger. 1/2 game is standard $5 bring in, $15 opening raise. $200/$500 min max buy in.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:58 AM   #18
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Pretty much Aria is you're only consistent option. Occasionally a game at Wynn or Venetian will break out. 2/5 at Aria has a 10$ rock though so the game plays bigger. 1/2 game is standard $5 bring in, $15 opening raise. $200/$500 min max buy in.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:23 PM   #19
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IP is probably the only dump in the world that people have fond memories of. The ultimate low roller degen fantasy, especially in combination with the old O'Shea's. Beer pong, Burger King and then waiting 10 minutes for an elevator to get back to your room, walking past other rooms with walls so paper thin you could differentiate between people having "regular" sex and where a hooker was at work.
The IP was such a dump I suspect a few of those latter rooms may have represented the "famous $20 trick" OP referenced.

(Don't forget the infamous Hitler's Birthday party.

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/04/03/us...e-casinos.html )
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:39 AM   #20
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OP you should try and get on Bellagio POTS game on the 22&23
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:16 PM   #21
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Re: PLO in Vegas and the famous $20 trick

Last I knew Aria didn't allow button straddles in their 1/2 PLO game, while Venetian did - which tended for the game to run a bit larger. I don't know about Wynn.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:52 AM   #22
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Lol i think youre onto something there ...

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Old 10-19-2017, 03:38 AM   #23
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Watch the Bravo if any PLO game pops up at Harrahs or Flamingo, get there those games are usually very good.
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were you on last night? game seemed a bit nitty
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