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Old 03-19-2018, 04:27 PM   #451
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Re: Could a Poker Themed Hotel make it in Vegas?

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According to Ebay auctions, people spend money for Doyle Brunson autographs. Doyle's a poker legend, so this is a special situation. I don't think it's a guarantee, but if he did some kind of book signing or meet-and-greet/lecture it could be successful.

So I'll give the OP that one, but Doyle doesn't really scale very well, and I don't really understand what this has to do with the main question of a poker-themed hotel. Maybe there's two or three other poker players who would raise similar, limited interest, though I doubt it. And after Doyle does his signing, then what?
Then the poker themed hotel could let it be known that there would be 3 poker celebs a week coming for meet and greets for the next 26 weeks. The hotel could then possibly use same basic schedule beginning 26 weeks later. So the whole year would be covered.

JASON MERCIER week 1
OLE SCHEMION Germany
PHIL HELLMUTH

TOM DWAN week 2
VIKTOR BLOM Sweden
VANESSA SELBST

VANESSA ROUSSO week 3
JC TRAN
SCOTT SEIVER

LIV BOEREE week 4
ANTONIO ESFANDIARI
DAVID SINGER

DAVID BENEFIELD
MARTIN JACOBSON
DANIEL COLMAN

ERIK SEIDEL
RYAN RIESS
JONATHAN DUHAMEL

DAN SMITH
TONY G
CHICAGO jOEY

GUS HANSEN
JUSTIN BONOMO
PHILIPP GRUISSEM Germany

Sammy Farha
ANNETTE OBRESTAD Norway
BERTRAND GROSPELLIER France

GAELLE BAUMANN France
JOHN JUANDA
DOUG POLK

IGOR KURGANOV Russian Fedeeration
MICHAEL MIZRACHI
DAVID SKLANSKY

MASON MALMUTH
PATRIK ANTONIUS Finland
GREG MERSON

CHRIS MONEYMAKER PokerStars
OLIVIER BUSQUET
SHAUN DEEB

PHIL GALFOND
FEDOR HOLZ Germany
BRIAN RAST

JOHNNY CHAN
SHANNON ELIZABETH
Paul Volpe

JASON SOMERVILLE
MIKE MATUSOW
JOE CADA

BARRY GREENSTEIN
TOM MCEVOY
ALLEN KESSLER

PHIL IVEY
IUS HEINZ Germany
SHANNON SHORR

DAVID WILLIAMS
PHIL LAAK
JENNIFER TILLY

TJ CLOUTIER
Dan Harrington
Peter Eastgate

Todd Brunson
Mike Sexton
Eric Lindgren

David Benjamine
Jean Robert Bellande
Tiffany Michelle

Joe Hachem
Scotty Nguyen
Rick Soloman

Kara Scott
Andrew Robl
Dani Stern

Allen Cunningham
Greg Raymer
Huck Seed

Humberto Brenes (week 26)
Ted Forrest
Jennifer Harman

Which of 26 weeks shown above would interest you the most for a meet and greet?
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:40 PM   #452
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Re: Could a Poker Themed Hotel make it in Vegas?

Annie Duke has been known to say yes when no one asked. Maybe start a raffle to win a date with a poker celeb.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:48 PM   #453
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Re: Could a Poker Themed Hotel make it in Vegas?

With all those opportunities to meet and greet how can I not be sold on the idea of a poker hotel?
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:17 PM   #454
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Re: Could a Poker Themed Hotel make it in Vegas?

Did you really include Mason Malmuth as a "meet-n-greet" property draw?? LOL (no offense Mason).
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:47 PM   #455
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I would pay good money for a meet&greet w/ Johnny Moss.
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:54 PM   #456
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I would pay good money for SHANNON ELIZABETH
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:05 PM   #457
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Re: Could a Poker Themed Hotel make it in Vegas?

I think the real question is: what is the difference between meeting and greeting? Could you meet somebody without there also being some greeting involved?
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:07 PM   #458
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I would pay good money for a meet&greet w/ Johnny Moss.
That seems a little open-ended.

You should get more specific as to which of you would be traveling across the River Styx to your meet & greet place.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:11 PM   #459
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That seems a little open-ended.

You should get more specific as to which of you would be traveling across the River Styx to your meet & greet place.
Even Well Read Ted wouldn't put his new hotel in the underworld!

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Old 03-19-2018, 06:18 PM   #460
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Even Well Read Ted wouldn't put his new hotel in the underworld!

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You know only 7% of all humans that have ever lived are alive today. That means that there is a market place of once living individuals thats over 13 times greater than the current population of earth! Let's assume 1/10 of these zombies will want to stay at Ted's Underworld Palace Casino And Resort at a very reasonable $50 a pop once per year. Thats approximately a 500 billion dollar a year business!!!

We just need someone brave enough to explore the underworld... Ted?
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:00 PM   #461
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And people said this idea didn’t have a chance in hell of succeeding.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:03 PM   #462
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When he pitched this to investors he was told to go to hell. Look who's laughing now.

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Old 03-19-2018, 07:41 PM   #463
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You know only 7% of all humans that have ever lived are alive today. That means that there is a market place of once living individuals thats over 13 times greater than the current population of earth! Let's assume 1/10 of these zombies will want to stay at Ted's Underworld Palace Casino And Resort at a very reasonable $50 a pop once per year. Thats approximately a 500 billion dollar a year business!!!

We just need someone brave enough to explore the underworld... Ted?
Solid market research. https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...utnumber-dead/

Ted, your hotel could breathe life into the poker concept of drawing dead....
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:42 PM   #464
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Can we just say OP is right and a poker themed hotel CAN make it in Vegas and end this thread?
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:23 AM   #465
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Not yet, I need a fix in the morning, at least.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:01 AM   #466
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Then the poker themed hotel could let it be known that there would be 3 poker celebs a week coming for meet and greets for the next 26 weeks. The hotel could then possibly use same basic schedule beginning 26 weeks later. So the whole year would be covered.

JASON MERCIER week 1
OLE SCHEMION Germany
PHIL HELLMUTH

TOM DWAN week 2
VIKTOR BLOM Sweden
VANESSA SELBST

VANESSA ROUSSO week 3
JC TRAN
SCOTT SEIVER

LIV BOEREE week 4
ANTONIO ESFANDIARI
DAVID SINGER

DAVID BENEFIELD
MARTIN JACOBSON
DANIEL COLMAN

ERIK SEIDEL
RYAN RIESS
JONATHAN DUHAMEL

DAN SMITH
TONY G
CHICAGO jOEY

GUS HANSEN
JUSTIN BONOMO
PHILIPP GRUISSEM Germany

Sammy Farha
ANNETTE OBRESTAD Norway
BERTRAND GROSPELLIER France

GAELLE BAUMANN France
JOHN JUANDA
DOUG POLK

IGOR KURGANOV Russian Fedeeration
MICHAEL MIZRACHI
DAVID SKLANSKY

MASON MALMUTH
PATRIK ANTONIUS Finland
GREG MERSON

CHRIS MONEYMAKER PokerStars
OLIVIER BUSQUET
SHAUN DEEB

PHIL GALFOND
FEDOR HOLZ Germany
BRIAN RAST

JOHNNY CHAN
SHANNON ELIZABETH
Paul Volpe

JASON SOMERVILLE
MIKE MATUSOW
JOE CADA

BARRY GREENSTEIN
TOM MCEVOY
ALLEN KESSLER

PHIL IVEY
IUS HEINZ Germany
SHANNON SHORR

DAVID WILLIAMS
PHIL LAAK
JENNIFER TILLY

TJ CLOUTIER
Dan Harrington
Peter Eastgate

Todd Brunson
Mike Sexton
Eric Lindgren

David Benjamine
Jean Robert Bellande
Tiffany Michelle

Joe Hachem
Scotty Nguyen
Rick Soloman

Kara Scott
Andrew Robl
Dani Stern

Allen Cunningham
Greg Raymer
Huck Seed

Humberto Brenes (week 26)
Ted Forrest
Jennifer Harman

Which of 26 weeks shown above would interest you the most for a meet and greet?


None: Half the people on this list would steal your wallet if left unattended .
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:11 AM   #467
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Can we just say OP is right and a poker themed hotel CAN make it in Vegas and end this thread?
Best post in thread which is now just OP posting patently absurd thoughts and people making fun of her.

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Not yet, I need a fix in the morning, at least.
Coffee would be more humane.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:31 AM   #468
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Meh, he/she/other is channeling the Micros scene where they call up and get rejected by all the "celebrities" except without the funny. Also, that was done in 2010 (and was already a tad outdated by then).
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:30 AM   #469
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Coffee would be more humane.
I'll be at Starbucks w/i the hour.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:06 PM   #470
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I'll be at Starbucks w/i the hour.
first stop in my morning, to catch some caffeine and see what The Donald and WRT spewed overnight.

Anyone ever seen WRT and The Donald together in the same room ? After all their styles, Tweet/posting, seem similar.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:48 PM   #471
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C'mon Gzesh, no need to polititard up this thread with your obvious virtue-signaling...
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:05 PM   #472
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Re: Could a Poker Themed Hotel make it in Vegas?

Hi Ted, I just made my weekly stroll through to see how you have advanced your idea, and if you had made any headway on progressing your idea to reality. Good luck!

P.S. The Commerce casino is the most successful, and largest poker room in the world. With that said, poker has been on the steady decline. The high limit section has been taken over by casino style table games. Oh yea, they offer casino style games, including blackjack, baccarat, pai gow and others. Lots of them. So much so that a majority of the revenue generated at the Commerce is from these games.
And one other thing...they arent allowed to offer slot machines (by law). But I wanted to hear your thoughts on what you think the Commerce management would do, if tomorrow they were allowed to add 1,000 slot machines to their casino floor space? Thanks in advance for your response.
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:20 PM   #473
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Hi Ted, I just made my weekly stroll through to see how you have advanced your idea, and if you had made any headway on progressing your idea to reality. Good luck!

P.S. The Commerce casino is the most successful, and largest poker room in the world. With that said, poker has been on the steady decline. The high limit section has been taken over by casino style table games. Oh yea, they offer casino style games, including blackjack, baccarat, pai gow and others. Lots of them. So much so that a majority of the revenue generated at the Commerce is from these games.
And one other thing...they arent allowed to offer slot machines (by law). But I wanted to hear your thoughts on what you think the Commerce management would do, if tomorrow they were allowed to add 1,000 slot machines to their casino floor space? Thanks in advance for your response.
I'd be looking for another place to play poker.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:52 PM   #474
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C'mon Gzesh, no need to polititard up this thread with your obvious virtue-signaling...
It was an impulse post, following a revelation that neither WRT nor The Donald seemingly understands the casino business.

I'll take it back however, if you prefer, it was unfair to The Donald.
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