Originally Posted by RonnieG1
after my post for a few days ago, I decided to go to WinStar yesterday. Did pretty well. Chopped three ways for the 1 PM tournament for $960
Played 2/5 NL for 5-6 hours and actually booked a good profit.
Overall the pictures above do the room justice. As mentioned tables are further spread out which is a positive. The chairs are new but do not swivel.
Obviously Choctaw poker room is overall better decor and atmosphere within the room. However Winstar does have more action and now far more tables. Look forward to going again.
Still curious what is being constructed in former poker room space?/
Choctaw's room had bad lighting, and their dealers were typically worse (either inexperienced or pulled up from pit games, or would do non-standard things like not make change to make the pot right before dealing the next street). The new room at Winstar now has similar, bad lighting, and I think the TV's are harder to see from the tournament area. It is also a further walk (will still be a further walk even when the poker room entrance is open again).
Overall, i am not that terribly pleased, but c'est la vie. Still my preferred room because of the action, the dealers, and the floors.