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05-28-2011 , 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by KatPac
Starting June 1st - July 14th Daily tournaments will be $200+$25+$5 with one optional Re-Entry. Nightly Tournaments will remain $100+$25 with on optional Re-Entry. All structures remain the same: 8000 in starting chips with 30min levels
Thanx, what does the $5 buy you?
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05-29-2011 , 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by carlo
Thanx, what does the $5 buy you?

A cup of regular coffee at the stand next to their poker room.
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05-29-2011 , 02:13 PM
I guess I'll just ask Kat this rather than starting a new thread, but...why is it that your poker room personnel behave in this manner?

(tl;dr story)

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So I'm at Aria last night around 1:45 a.m., after playing 1/3 NL for about 12 hours, and the following happens:

Opponent makes a bet on the river, throwing out a string of red chips that I can't really see how many it is. I have a flush, but feel that my opponent might have caught a full house on river, so I call, but rather than slowing the game down & asking for an exact count I just take two handfuls of chips to make sure I have the bet covered & sort of dump them in a pile over the line, saying call.

Opponent has the full house & the dealer instantly grabs all the chips I put out, & without breaking them down, mixes them in the pot & gives them to my opponent, while I'm saying hey what are you doing? He racks up & leaves seconds later & she tells him to tell his girlfriend she said hi or some similar personal message indicating that they know eachother.

I ask the dealer what the deal is & she said she was able to see that I had definitely put out exactly 40 & gave me a ton of attitude about it. The loose pile of chips was sitting right in front of my spot in the 7 seat, & not nicely stacked.

Several other players at the table chimed in about the inappropriateness of not breaking down the chips & severe unlikelihood she actually had any idea what was in the stack & just wanted to cover up her mistake. I was going to just let it go, I'm sure there's a lesson in there about protecting my chips & all that, but due to all her attitude, the floor was eventually called over.

The dealer told her side of the story...that I had put out exactly 40 & yes she should have broken them down but it was definitely exactly right. I & a couple others then explained what actually happened & the floor was like well you'd be surprised at how good dealers can be at counting chip stacks & blah blah blah.

Then we got to the part of the story with the personal message & the guy said oh, ok, let me go look into this or something to that effect. He walked away. The dealer continued to give me attitude, saying she should be able to talk to whoever she wants & it's none of my business who she wants to talk to & that she's been doing this for 7 years so she knows how many chips I put out

You'd think what she would have learned in 7 years is not to give attitude to players when they are being very polite about you screwing them over, & TO BREAK DOWN MUDDLED CHIP STACKS TO MAKE SURE THE POT IS CORRECT.

Anyway, I'd been joking around & laughing & having a good time with my tablemates & enjoying myself, but the whole thing just sort of put a damper on my night & I really just wanted to leave, but wanted to wait & see what the floor would say.

I probably put out between $45 & $60 (if I had to bet on it, I'd say it was $55), so the actual $ really wasn't important, it was more the principle of what they'd decide & how they'd deal with this.

So I don't hear a word for ~40 minutes or so, so I go up to the desk and talk to a supervisor about what's going on as I just want to go home & go to bed at this point. He says there was a shift change, & so no one was still there, but he'd talk to the dealer about it & see if anyone had filed a surveillance request or anything.

I sit around for another 30+ mins & still haven't heard anything, so I rack up, cash out, & ask him about it again. He says that no one filed a surveillance request & so there's nothing he can do now. I said I understand, but it's kind of messed up how y'all have been treating me. He said something to the effect of well sorry but that's just the way it is, deal with it.

So yeah, that, combined with some other really weird floor rulings that didn't effect me (including pulling cards out of the muck & allowing a husband & wife to trade off sitting in a seat when there were 25 people on the waiting list), & reports from a friend that she noticed at least 5 dealer errors in her tournament, I'm quite done with Aria.

I saw Barry Greenstein, David Benyamine, Scott Seiver, Iceman (!), Sorel Mizzi, etc there, so I'm sure their high stakes games are going great, & most of the dealers I had were fairly competent, but I guess they just don't have enough decent dealers to fulfill the demand, and save the good ones for the higher level people that they care about.

So yeah. Sorry for the tl;dr, but meh.
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05-29-2011 , 04:08 PM
For anyone staying at Aria, you can upgrade to a great city view room for usually $20/day. Sometimes the $20 trick works, but ymmv. Love the rooms though, and hope you guys get to enjoy them also.
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05-29-2011 , 04:13 PM
A lot of their staff came over from the Bellagio. Is the above really much of a surprise?
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05-29-2011 , 08:10 PM
Have you considered that running a ******ed $100 tournament that takes up lots of tables isn't the best idea on busy days like today? There's 20 people on the list for 5/10 and a bunch more for the lower stuff and you cant start a table. Also why when something does open up do you start a.2/5 table instead of 5/10 when 5/10 has a big list?
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05-29-2011 , 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by eco74
A cup of regular coffee at the stand next to their poker room.
I did better,$8 iced coffee from the same place. I liked the French place down the hall; I think just as pricy but, who's counting anyway.

I'll assume the 5 is for 2000 more chips but maybe its a mystery outlier.
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05-30-2011 , 12:06 AM
Looking forward to playing at Aria for cash games, the 1/3 PLO is getting some good advertising in this forum. Did have one question: Why is the max buy-in for 1/3 $300? Max is typically 500 for 1/3(CP and Wynn) and 300 for 1/2 with Bellagio(200 for 1/2) being the exception. I would buy in for 300 myself, but I like the option to add more chips in certain situations.
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05-30-2011 , 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by acdawg712
Looking forward to playing at Aria for cash games, the 1/3 PLO is getting some good advertising in this forum. Did have one question: Why is the max buy-in for 1/3 $300? Max is typically 500 for 1/3(CP and Wynn) and 300 for 1/2 with Bellagio(200 for 1/2) being the exception. I would buy in for 300 myself, but I like the option to add more chips in certain situations.
Buy in for $1-3 PLO is $200min - $500max. no straddle. small blind plays as $3. After flop round up to the nearest $5

Thanks
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05-30-2011 , 01:14 AM
Thanks for the quick response, but I was referring to NLHE. I have read the entire 1/3 PLO thread and am aware of the details, but thank you for clarifying.
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05-30-2011 , 06:58 AM
Waited 3 hours to get on a 5/10 table today. They only had one open on a w/e day and turned away a huge number of people. Just sayin.
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05-30-2011 , 08:47 AM
When the players who play in your room every day want to play Chinese Poker for a decently high $ per point...Please let us play and not give a run around about it.
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05-30-2011 , 02:54 PM
Hey Kat/Adam, is there any chance that whoever is responsible for the ariapoker twitter can start listing # of people on interest for 10/20 and 25/50 nl when they do their game updates? It seems 10/20 nl for example doesn't run that often but if more people knew there was interest perhaps this could start running more frequently, esp with wsop starting. I'd prefer to play at aria every day as I'm staying at vdara but bellagio is only place to consistently run 10/20 =/

Thanks!
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05-30-2011 , 03:56 PM
Played mixed games here last night. Was amazed at how poor the dealers were. Seems like every other hand was misdealt and the dealers didn't even know who won the pot in half the games. Slowest mixed game I have ever been in due to this. Sighhhhhh
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05-30-2011 , 05:20 PM
will you please start spreading cash games in the outer area when it is clear that you wont need that many tournament tables. the lists get so long that ppl are discouraged and instantly leave
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05-30-2011 , 06:11 PM
Really not impressed at all with Aria poker. The drink girls botched many orders, and completely forgot a few times too. The guy at the podium is very rude and seems like he is always too busy to help you, I saw him act this way to multiple guests and I've seen it referenced in here a bunch. Some of the dealers are excellent, some are terrible. The middle aged man from Louisiana is probably the coolest dealer I've ever had. Some of the dealers are absolutely awful and should not be still employed. I had a dealer call a string bet on me, and repeatedly told the opponent to call the floor on me, stating over and over that "only the player can call a string bet." How often do you play 25-50 frank? Sick subtle brag.
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05-30-2011 , 09:34 PM
the dealers have to call strings in vegas. dumb rule, but it's the rule.
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05-30-2011 , 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by demarius12
will you please start spreading cash games in the outer area when it is clear that you wont need that many tournament tables. the lists get so long that ppl are discouraged and instantly leave
Are they keeping the poker room 100% cash and the tournaments out next to the deuce?
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05-31-2011 , 10:23 AM
I have had very good experiences at Aria when I have played there. Great service, competent dealing, fun atmosphere, the cardroom just looks very clean to me.

I don't doubt that others have also had bad service though, that's just something that happens everywhere you go. Don't be discouraged from going here if you haven't before though, and see for yourself.
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05-31-2011 , 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by BizOpGuy
How often do you play 25-50 frank? Sick subtle brag.
I mean I prefer 10/20, but have been playing 10/20/40 at bellagio now and probably will play that all summer if aria never gets anything bigger than 5/10 nl running.
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05-31-2011 , 01:41 PM
I mean, the Aria poker room should be more efficient and run better than the Casino AZ poker room. This is not the case.
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05-31-2011 , 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bandit8402
Are they keeping the poker room 100% cash and the tournaments out next to the deuce?
as of right now, the nightly has been held on the tables in front of the deuce. Maybe both if we get busier
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05-31-2011 , 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by KatPac
Starting June 1st - July 14th Daily tournaments will be $200+$25+$5 with one optional Re-Entry. Nightly Tournaments will remain $100+$25 with on optional Re-Entry. All structures remain the same: 8000 in starting chips with 30min levels
Kind of surprised this just got glossed over in the thread, so I'll bump it.

This is going to totally out me as a tournament newb, but..."optional Re-Entry" = busted players have the option for a single rebuy into the tournament for an additional $200+$25+$5?

Also, what does the additional $5 get you? I assume additional chips, but if so, how many?

T-11 days until I get to Vegas and hand my money over to you jokers. Get pumped.
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06-01-2011 , 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by hfrog355
Kind of surprised this just got glossed over in the thread, so I'll bump it.

This is going to totally out me as a tournament newb, but..."optional Re-Entry" = busted players have the option for a single rebuy into the tournament for an additional $200+$25+$5?

Also, what does the additional $5 get you? I assume additional chips, but if so, how many?

T-11 days until I get to Vegas and hand my money over to you jokers. Get pumped.
It's a $200+$30 with $5 going to the dealers
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06-01-2011 , 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by KatPac
It's a $200+$30 with $5 going to the dealers
Dear Kat, i know you may be rushed but usually if there's an extra $5 as stated going to the dealers one receives extra chips. A post made by you awhile back stated the chip count would be 10,000 as apposed to the old 8000.

Confirm or deny; is the extra $5 for 2000 (or whatever number) more in chips or not?
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