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Old 01-15-2016, 05:06 AM   #51
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Re: Video Reviews of Poker Rooms on the Strip

This is an excellent idea but I'm sorry man, the execution is just unbelievably bad. The videos are unwatchable (what's with the pink) and your monotone delivery puts me to sleep. You're just not cut out for this sorry to tell you.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:28 AM   #52
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Re: Video Reviews of Poker Rooms on the Strip

your going to work your way down one side of the strip and back up the other? (No mgm)
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:07 AM   #53
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Am I the only one who rocks out to the guitar and then fast forwards through the review?

Also,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW5dFfCUYPI
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:15 PM   #54
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Am I the only one who rocks out to the guitar and then fast forwards through the review?
Yeapers...
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:56 PM   #55
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I keep hearing people say the games are nittier/worse in Vegas though so the lower rake may not be as good of a deal as it seems.
Perhaps on average, there is certainly a high concentration of grinders living in LV. But there are 40 million annual visitors and more poker games running round the clock in a 5 mile radius than anywhere in the world. Anyone who can't find a good game must not be very observant.


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This is an excellent idea but I'm sorry man, the execution is just unbelievably bad. The videos are unwatchable (what's with the pink) and your monotone delivery puts me to sleep. You're just not cut out for this sorry to tell you.
Hey I agree with you the quality is poor, the editing isn't great, my speaking skills are not amazing but everyone has to start somewhere. It takes practice to get good at anything. Someone who gives up after 4 tries will never accomplish anything great.


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your going to work your way down one side of the strip and back up the other? (No mgm)
Yep, kind of inspired by this awesome thread:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/10...-strip-1551782




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Am I the only one who rocks out to the guitar and then fast forwards through the review?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW5dFfCUYPI
The quintessential rockumentary... This one goes to 11
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:30 AM   #56
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Hey all, my name is Carl I've been out here in Vegas playing NL cash games for about 3 years now. I decided to start this video project to help out anyone thinking of coming to Vegas to play poker with a little info on each poker room.

This is my first time messing with editing software so bear with me, working my way up to TheTrooper97 quality someday!

I am planning to make a video for each poker room on the Strip.

Mandalay where the floor makes up its own quirky rules. Read in Live casino forum how one player was asked by another how much he would call on the turn on the flop or river and when he told him other player bet that amount he folded floor was call and said amount he told other player was binding lolol. Footage seemed blurry op is no trooper.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:41 AM   #57
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MB definetely makes shyte up "on the fly"... that could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on where you come down the decision. Poker room variance.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:36 PM   #58
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Mandalay Bay has the most profitable 1/2 NL games I've seen in Vegas. Tourists staying there have more money to lose than they have in casinos nearby and the room is unpopular on 2+2.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:33 PM   #59
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Are the new vids on a hiatus?
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:39 PM   #60
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Mandalay Bay has the most profitable 1/2 NL games I've seen in Vegas. Tourists staying there have more money to lose than they have in casinos nearby and the room is unpopular on 2+2.
I was a semi reg there years ago. Plenty of fish for sure but the horrific beats and the weird rules made me go elsewhere. I did win the biggest 1/2nl pot that I ever won in that room with bottom set and 5 way all in on turn, around $1400
on a Friday the 13th. lol

Also the cigar smoke from the cigar store a few feet away was horrific. People buy them and smoke up right there and the smoke just drifts right in.
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Old 01-27-2016, 12:25 AM   #61
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Are the new vids on a hiatus?
They are filming a new Bourne movie on the Strip 18th to 28th so I am avoiding the massive traffic hassle. I'll be back to posting regularly after that.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:14 AM   #62
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They are filming a new Bourne movie on the Strip 18th to 28th so I am avoiding the massive traffic hassle. I'll be back to posting regularly after that.


Been about a month...
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:55 PM   #63
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Been about a month...
Sorry for the lull in room reviews, I've been sidetracked this month. I'll be getting back into it shortly.
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:01 AM   #64
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I'll be getting back into it shortly.
... 8 months is short in the grand scheme of things

But I am back on the poker room review grind, let's see how many I can pump out in Dec.

I'm just offering my perspective, if anyone wants to join in and provide more data points that would be awesome!

Here is one of my favorite poker rooms: Aria

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Old 12-07-2016, 01:52 PM   #65
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Re: Video Reviews of Poker Rooms on the Strip

Stopped watching about 2/3rds of the way through.


Ideas for things that could be improved:

- intro is way too long, shorten it
- add some kind of voiceover to the intro explaining the purpose of the vid
- lose the intro music or up its sound quality
- vid is waaaaay too dark, this is probably the thing most in need of fixing
- don't reference a list so obviously
- be more engaging, you sound bored
- lose the X/5 graphic popups
- show something other than you standing on a roof the entire time

You clearly have a lot of good information to convey, but need some practice with delivery. The quality of the production values, especially the overall darkness, really detracts from the content of your message.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:17 PM   #66
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Stopped watching about 2/3rds of the way through.


Ideas for things that could be improved:

- intro is way too long, shorten it
- add some kind of voiceover to the intro explaining the purpose of the vid
- lose the intro music or up its sound quality
- vid is waaaaay too dark, this is probably the thing most in need of fixing
- don't reference a list so obviously
- be more engaging, you sound bored
- lose the X/5 graphic popups
- show something other than you standing on a roof the entire time

You clearly have a lot of good information to convey, but need some practice with delivery. The quality of the production values, especially the overall darkness, really detracts from the content of your message.
Hey thanks for the constructive feedback, I think you make some good pts


Ill try and address them all since you took the time

- Ok maybe 30 or 40 seconds would be better
- Good idea to express the purpose of the vid in first 5 seconds
- I will have to invest in some better camera/audio equipment, I noticed this myself in the last interview did, the subpar audio quality really detracts from it.
- This comes back to better equipment, I want to invest in a camera with a flip up monitor.
- I think I could make each point in a separate take (I can easily memorize 1 pt at a time so as not to need a reference sheet), and move to different locations which also addresses last bullet
- I will work on adding a little more enthusiasm and vocal variety
- Maybe I could just include a quick report card slide at the end with a tally

Thanks again, I'll try to improve these things the best I can in forthcoming reviews.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:46 PM   #67
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Re: Video Reviews of Poker Rooms on the Strip

- Intro no longer than 15 seconds would be good.

- The darkness can also be solved by choosing a different location, it's not solely an equipment issue. You can choose a location with proper lighting, or go with natural lighting during the daytime.

- Separate takes for each category is a very good idea, especially by changing to relevant locations for each take. Also helps address the perceived interactivity between you and the audience.

- Report card slide is a good idea, much better than the upper corner fractions.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:03 PM   #68
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- Intro no longer than 15 seconds would be good.

- The darkness can also be solved by choosing a different location, it's not solely an equipment issue. You can choose a location with proper lighting, or go with natural lighting during the daytime.

- Separate takes for each category is a very good idea, especially by changing to relevant locations for each take. Also helps address the perceived interactivity between you and the audience.

- Report card slide is a good idea, much better than the upper corner fractions.
Cool, but hey you missed the time lapse at the end, I spent 12 min to get those 20secs
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:17 AM   #69
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Re: Video Reviews of Poker Rooms on the Strip

Bellagio Poker Room Review

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Old 12-22-2016, 08:23 PM   #70
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Your use of the overhead long shot of the Bellagio Fountains was awesome.
Thanks for the review as it was very informative. Keep up the great work.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:24 PM   #71
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We're back, gunna trying and pump out a few of these over the summer.

Caesars Palace Poker Room Review

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Old 06-16-2017, 11:26 AM   #72
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Just wanted to say that compared to your earlier reviews, the production values are getting much better. Much easier to see and hear. There is still room for improvement, but you've come a long way. Keep at it!
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:40 AM   #73
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Just wanted to say that compared to your earlier reviews, the production values are getting much better. Much easier to see and hear. There is still room for improvement, but you've come a long way. Keep at it!
Thanks for the encouragement. I think I have developed a little better feel for cadence and cut out some of the clips that were too long. My galaxy s7 shoots a lot better night time shots that the HTC one m7 I was using for the first vids. I still think I can improve though.
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:42 AM   #74
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Hey PA since its world series time and the rio room is temporary can you do a review of that one for us?

THANKS!!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:14 AM   #75
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PA,
Just saw you at Bellagio sports book area. I give you an A+ for table selection as your game looked really good
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