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09-10-2011 , 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by wardd85
Do we have a final update yet for total players event 4..amount playing tomorrow...etc. etc.

and is it 1 clock or 3 clock?
331 today so 49 advance unless they round up then it would be 50 plus 42 from yesterday for a total of 91 or 92. Should pay 62-63 spots guessing on this since I'm not at casino. I haven't heard anything else. 616 total players. We play at 3 PM.
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09-11-2011 , 02:10 AM
Welcome to the Arklatex guys!

Home of those deep oil field pockets!

Seriously, it was great meeting you Bob. What a great guy!

As far as the area, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I've been playing here for about 8 years and lived here most of my life. I've haven't play much over the last year since my father passed away, but have been back for the last few months.

About the area. Bossier is the place to hang around at night. The cops keep a pretty clean beat and the landing offers almost everything you need. Great food, movies, and shopping. It's about the same walk you have from Caesars to the Venetian. Horseshoe has a great Asian food restaurant but the burger joint is way over priced! Haven't had the buffet in a while, but last time it was a little pricey for what you get. Might want to get an update from someone else on that one. I usually grab a bite at the landing.
Shreveport and Bossier are divided by the river. Either is cool to hang around in the daytime, but watch your step in Shreveport at night and don't walk around alone. I don't want to scare you away but lots of drive bys and even a shooting in the El Dorado parking garage a few months ago. Never had a worry on the Bossier side.

I only recommend The Horseshoe for gambling. I think there are 14 tables downstairs and a ton of cash on the tables. A friend of mine busted out of the noon event Friday and was up $35000 downstairs. They've moved a few upstairs too. Games range from 1-3, 2-5, Omaha, limit, and a friend just called me and said he saw them playing Chinese poker on a table, whatever that is. I'm not a cash player. Got tired of donating years ago.
El Dorado is the only other poker room and it sucks since they moved it downstairs. Went from a venue that had 20 tables with events that Kevin Costner, Jack Black, and many other attended, to a 8 table cramped in an unventilated area where you can't hear over the slots and screams from the craps table next to you.

As far as rooms go. If you can't find rooms in Bossier, Marshall is about 30-40 minutes west of the casino on I-20 and gives you a few new hotels with Mickey d's, Wendy's, GC, and a few other eating places right next to I-20. Strait shot into Bossier from there and I would imagine much cheaper.

As far as the event. Ran by Jimmy! No words needed here. Dennis Jones is working with him, who many might know from running the Shoe's room and making it the number 3 poker room Harrah's properties with only 12 tables. Not sure how it ranks with Caesars since they took over and had the bright idea to get rid of their poker room managers and hire a bunch of idiots who they had to move up and replace with local guys to get things going again. Dennis is one of the floor managers for the WSOP in Vegas and Europe, and now for all the circuit events. He's the most knowledgeable authority on the rules and a great player to boot. Richard Morris is the most patient and coolest guy we have at the Horshoe from the old days. He will go out of his way to help you. What a great guy. We were hoping for 200-300 and had 400 on the first day. Over 600 for the combined event on Friday and Saturday. Looks like a decent turnout. The comps suck though. Only a buck an hour for cash play and nothing for tournament play. We use to have it good when Binion had it, those days are long gone. I'm an old school guy that use to perform in Vegas when it was mostly on two roads and we ate free everywhere!!! Hadn't been there for years and went there for the Main Event a few years back and thought I was in Orlando about to enter the Magic Kingdom.

Hope for the future. Dennis has been working for years to get this event in the area and have it in the River Dome. This might answer a few questions from that I've had a lot of you ask me at the tables. We're hoping it will convince the local business owners to contact the State Police and urge them to allow the HS have it in the River Dome next time. The State Police will not allow us to have it there because it's not over water and we have been trying to convince them that there will not be cash in the venue and the prizes will be awarded on the boat, but always a no go. What a bunch of crap there. This venue is the large white building you see next to the HS. It could hold twice as many tables. It also has a large room you first walk into that could have a nice sign up area, bar, and vendors as it always does during the large concert events. Let's hope the numbers climb so the locals with push the State to let us have it in the Dome next year.

The players. What a bunch of characters we have there! We have the guy that won a 100 field event to win a little bracelet, get his face on a magazine because he was over 60, and will shake the fake gold at you when you want to call his bluff. Be sure to wear your earphones, even if you aren't listening to them, so you can ignore his cries of how you shouldn't mess with a bracelet winner. Watch out when our Mike Matasow like, JB, let's you hit the gut shot on the river. He might kick a chip rack at you like he did a while back.
As for the good guys I'd like to mention that I've come to really respect. Our young guys like "The Milkman" who is a great cash and tournament player. Mack "The Knife" is one of the greatest tournament players I know anywhere and my money is on him to get a ring! Johnnie is a little hard to understand with that Asian accent, but he does his talking with a final table at the 3 million dollar "The River" event and multiple WSOP cashes. Bryan was third on the first event and strong contender for a ring. O, that could give Phil a run for his money, and I don't mean Hellmuth. I can't name all the young guns we have but they are a strong field and have deep pockets, and no fear. The old guys aren't bad either. Father Charles, yes a priest, can be found with a few k's on a cash game and has a 12th place finish in the Main Event. "Big Mike" is a New Orleans ring winner. Chuck loves to take guys to the black jack table, where he won $250k in one of the shoe's last black jack tournaments and cashed Saturday for $33k, along with his first WSOP Vegas cash this year. Keith is a WSOP bracelet winner that might take his eye out when he moves all in! I believe he's also had other WSOP final tables and top 20 finishes. Our newest is Jeff Overton, 44, who won the first event. I can't name all the talent, but I do have a extremely large list of fish with deep pockets that love to call for a gut shot with a paired board four spades showing.

Then there's me. The biggest fish of them all that has only one cash in a field of over 200 but keeps contributing so you all can have just that much more in the prize pool. Like many others, I really suck, but live with the hope that one day those aces will hold up and take me to a final table.

Good luck guys and if any of you are there at 3, I'll be at table 52 seat 3 for day 2 of the re-entry event. I've met a lot you from this forum and found you all to be great guys, great players, and hope you enjoy the area.

Stay safe and keep in touch!

Last edited by landman; 09-11-2011 at 02:15 AM.
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09-11-2011 , 06:10 AM
My mistake. I will be at 52 seat 3 for the noon event.
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09-11-2011 , 08:39 AM
Table 22, seat 2. GL to all.
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09-11-2011 , 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by landman
Welcome to the Arklatex guys!

Home of those deep oil field pockets!

Seriously, it was great meeting you Bob. What a great guy!

As far as the area, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I've been playing here for about 8 years and lived here most of my life. I've haven't play much over the last year since my father passed away, but have been back for the last few months.

About the area. Bossier is the place to hang around at night. The cops keep a pretty clean beat and the landing offers almost everything you need. Great food, movies, and shopping. It's about the same walk you have from Caesars to the Venetian. Horseshoe has a great Asian food restaurant but the burger joint is way over priced! Haven't had the buffet in a while, but last time it was a little pricey for what you get. Might want to get an update from someone else on that one. I usually grab a bite at the landing.
Shreveport and Bossier are divided by the river. Either is cool to hang around in the daytime, but watch your step in Shreveport at night and don't walk around alone. I don't want to scare you away but lots of drive bys and even a shooting in the El Dorado parking garage a few months ago. Never had a worry on the Bossier side.

I only recommend The Horseshoe for gambling. I think there are 14 tables downstairs and a ton of cash on the tables. A friend of mine busted out of the noon event Friday and was up $35000 downstairs. They've moved a few upstairs too. Games range from 1-3, 2-5, Omaha, limit, and a friend just called me and said he saw them playing Chinese poker on a table, whatever that is. I'm not a cash player. Got tired of donating years ago.
El Dorado is the only other poker room and it sucks since they moved it downstairs. Went from a venue that had 20 tables with events that Kevin Costner, Jack Black, and many other attended, to a 8 table cramped in an unventilated area where you can't hear over the slots and screams from the craps table next to you.

As far as rooms go. If you can't find rooms in Bossier, Marshall is about 30-40 minutes west of the casino on I-20 and gives you a few new hotels with Mickey d's, Wendy's, GC, and a few other eating places right next to I-20. Strait shot into Bossier from there and I would imagine much cheaper.

As far as the event. Ran by Jimmy! No words needed here. Dennis Jones is working with him, who many might know from running the Shoe's room and making it the number 3 poker room Harrah's properties with only 12 tables. Not sure how it ranks with Caesars since they took over and had the bright idea to get rid of their poker room managers and hire a bunch of idiots who they had to move up and replace with local guys to get things going again. Dennis is one of the floor managers for the WSOP in Vegas and Europe, and now for all the circuit events. He's the most knowledgeable authority on the rules and a great player to boot. Richard Morris is the most patient and coolest guy we have at the Horseshoe from the old days. He will go out of his way to help you. What a great guy. We were hoping for 200-300 and had 400 on the first day. Over 600 for the combined event on Friday and Saturday. Looks like a decent turnout. The comps suck though. Only a buck an hour for cash play and nothing for tournament play. We use to have it good when Binion had it, those days are long gone. I'm an old school guy that use to perform in Vegas when it was mostly on two roads and we ate free everywhere!!! Hadn't been there for years and went there for the Main Event a few years back and thought I was in Orlando about to enter the Magic Kingdom.

Hope for the future. Dennis has been working for years to get this event in the area and have it in the River Dome. This might answer a few questions from that I've had a lot of you ask me at the tables. We're hoping it will convince the local business owners to contact the State Police and urge them to allow the HS have it in the River Dome next time. The State Police will not allow us to have it there because it's not over water and we have been trying to convince them that there will not be cash in the venue and the prizes will be awarded on the boat, but always a no go. What a bunch of crap there. This venue is the large white building you see next to the HS. It could hold twice as many tables. It also has a large room you first walk into that could have a nice sign up area, bar, and vendors as it always does during the large concert events. Let's hope the numbers climb so the locals with push the State to let us have it in the Dome next year.

The players. What a bunch of characters we have there! We have the guy that won a 100 field event to win a little bracelet, get his face on a magazine because he was over 60, and will shake the fake gold at you when you want to call his bluff. Be sure to wear your earphones, even if you aren't listening to them, so you can ignore his cries of how you shouldn't mess with a bracelet winner. Watch out when our Mike Matusow like, JB, let's you hit the gut shot on the river. He might kick a chip rack at you like he did a while back.
As for the good guys I'd like to mention that I've come to really respect. Our young guys like "The Milkman" who is a great cash and tournament player. Mack "The Knife" is one of the greatest tournament players I know anywhere and my money is on him to get a ring! Johnnie is a little hard to understand with that Asian accent, but he does his talking with a final table at the 3 million dollar "The River" event and multiple WSOP cashes. Bryan was third on the first event and strong contender for a ring. O, that could give Phil a run for his money, and I don't mean Hellmuth. I can't name all the young guns we have but they are a strong field and have deep pockets, and no fear. The old guys aren't bad either. Father Charles, yes a priest, can be found with a few k's on a cash game and has a 12th place finish in the Main Event. "Big Mike" is a New Orleans ring winner. Chuck loves to take guys to the black jack table, where he won $250k in one of the shoe's last black jack tournaments and cashed Saturday for $33k, along with his first WSOP Vegas cash this year. Keith is a WSOP bracelet winner that might take his eye out when he moves all in! I believe he's also had other WSOP final tables and top 20 finishes. Our newest is Jeff Overton, 44, who won the first event. I can't name all the talent, but I do have a extremely large list of fish with deep pockets that love to call for a gut shot with a paired board four spades showing.

Then there's me. The biggest fish of them all that has only one cash in a field of over 200 but keeps contributing so you all can have just that much more in the prize pool. Like many others, I really suck, Elbut live with the hope that one day those aces will hold up and take me to a final table.

Good luck guys and if any of you are there at 3, I'll be at table 52 seat 3 for day 2 of the re-entry event. I've met a lot you from this forum and found you all to be great guys, great players, and hope you enjoy the area.

Stay safe and keep in touch!
Great report. It was nice meeting you too. The El Dorado was much better place to play when it was the Hollywood. I'm staying at the Value Place for $200 weekly rate on Old Minden rd. and I was told they have some vacancies. There are many restaurants on that road also Burger King, Panchos Mexican Buffet, Waffle house and many other cheap places to eat on this road with-in a mile of the casino. As for as the Shoe here it cannot compare to the Shoe in Tunica, Lisa Crompton the poker manager still runs it like Jack Binion did $45 poker rate rooms, $1.00 an hour comps but will feed you just for asking for a meal and it does not come out of your comp balance. Just sign up on the wait list and if it is long wait time they even ask you if you want to eat while waiting. She has to fight corp every year to keep the place almost the same as it was when Jack owned it. Not many managers will fight for poker players benefits but that might be the reason that out of the 5 rooms in Tunica it remains the number one place to play (Ok Lisa I've earned my extra comps so I'm thru bragging on you for today). Glad I live there and get to play with Chris Moneymaker, Sam Barnhart, David Diaz and other great players when they are not traveling. And cannot fail to mention Dale Carden the Tunica Shoes tournament director a member of the seniors poker hall of fame. Ready to play poker today in the restart you all just take it easy on an old man that is just trying to get enough money for new batteries for the wheelchair.

Last edited by bigtex21; 09-11-2011 at 10:17 AM.
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09-11-2011 , 10:17 AM
Incredible post landman- great info.
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09-11-2011 , 11:52 AM
Bob, I can't agree more. Lisa goes out of her way to help me each time. My wife and I stay there whenever we go to Tunica. My Dad came with me to the last WSOP I played which was in Tunica. The only time he got to watch me play. I still remember him giving me a thumbs up when I took down a big pot. He loved to eat! He tried to close down Paula Dean's buffet!

I love Tunica. Wish that Bossier would treat players the same. $300-$400 a night will nit bring people back.
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09-11-2011 , 12:09 PM
table 48 seat 7 for me in event 4 @ 3.
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09-11-2011 , 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by landman
Bob, I can't agree more. Lisa goes out of her way to help me each time. My wife and I stay there whenever we go to Tunica. My Dad came with me to the last WSOP I played which was in Tunica. The only time he got to watch me play. I still remember him giving me a thumbs up when I took down a big pot. He loved to eat! He tried to close down Paula Dean's buffet!

I love Tunica. Wish that Bossier would treat players the same. $300-$400 a night will nit bring people back.
Be sure to try to make the Tunica circuit in Feb. $45/65 room rates, cheap priced food and fields that average 400-500 help make it a great stop and of course it has the best TD and crew in the business with Jimmy.
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09-11-2011 , 12:16 PM
Table 15 seat 2 for me today GL everyone
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09-11-2011 , 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by lilprog
Table 15 seat 2 for me today GL everyone
is this the noon or the restart?
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09-11-2011 , 12:50 PM
Noon event t 22 seat 8, so 2 nice runs in the 7 pm this week, but zero cashes in the noon. Time to start winning coin flips after dinner break. Thx for ev1's posts, helpful info for first timers in bossier city for sure.
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09-11-2011 , 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Rounder77065
Noon event t 22 seat 8, so 2 nice runs in the 7 pm this week, but zero cashes in the noon. Time to start winning coin flips after dinner break. Thx for ev1's posts, helpful info for first timers in bossier city for sure.
Do well in the noon events, good job on the nightlies, hope to run into you again in future events!
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09-11-2011 , 01:48 PM
Christ! Out in level 1, I have 88 on board 2s 4s 8h 10d, we are allin on turn he has js 10s and he hits riv. Fun times
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09-11-2011 , 03:13 PM
I'll be staying at Sam's Town this weekend for the Main. It isn't a bad place and the steakhouse is actually pretty good. I know Shreveport isn't a place to hang out on the streets late at night, but I am staying the weekend at Sam's Town for less than it would have cost for 1 night at the Shoe. Rooms are very comparable.
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09-11-2011 , 06:31 PM
Bubble broke on 4a/b event means my first cash of 2011/2012 circuit. Been card dead for 2 hours though.
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09-11-2011 , 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bigtex21
is this the noon or the restart?
That was the noon which I already busted. On to the nightly. Gl in the reentry bob
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09-11-2011 , 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bigtex21
Bubble broke on 4a/b event means my first cash of 2011/2012 circuit. Been card dead for 2 hours though.
congrats big tex! now go on a heater and take er down
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09-11-2011 , 08:11 PM
Anybody have guesses about Tuesday night PLO Event.

1. How many runners?
2. What time will Event end? (is is a one day event?)
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09-11-2011 , 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DuckU
congrats big tex! now go on a heater and take er down
Thanks we are at 28 left I am short stacked and need some luck quick.
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09-12-2011 , 12:08 AM
Had the honor of playing with Tex tonight. Finished 35th in re-entry event.

Getem' Tex!
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09-12-2011 , 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by DuckU
Anybody have guesses about Tuesday night PLO Event.

1. How many runners?
2. What time will Event end? (is is a one day event?)

Both Monday's High low, Tuesday's PLO, and Wednesday's 8 or better are one day $235 events.
No idea on what time it will end, but I would guess 100 or less and ending around 12pm. That is a total guess based on the smaller events that are taking that length of time. I'll check Monday's event and let you know when I break for the final table on the noon ring event! LOL

Last edited by landman; 09-12-2011 at 12:23 AM.
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09-12-2011 , 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by landman
Had the honor of playing with Tex tonight. Finished 35th in re-entry event.

Getem' Tex!
Thanks enjoyed playing with you also just went out 19th. Weird tourney since the best starting hand I ever had was JJ and then AK 6 times.
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09-12-2011 , 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Stein
I'll be staying at Sam's Town this weekend for the Main. It isn't a bad place and the steakhouse is actually pretty good. I know Shreveport isn't a place to hang out on the streets late at night, but I am staying the weekend at Sam's Town for less than it would have cost for 1 night at the Shoe. Rooms are very comparable.
Good choice. They tell me to check out the Blind Tiger for a nice lunch before the events. It's just around the corner heading toward down town from the El Dorado.

I am going to really lay it on the Shoe about the way they are treating the players. If we are going to have this here, we need to do something more for the players that are bringing business to the area. They recently changed valet to diamond and seven stars members only.

In Tunica, I never pay for a buffet and stay in very nice rooms from 40-65 a night.
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09-12-2011 , 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by landman
Both Monday's High low, Tuesday's PLO, and Wednesday's 8 or better are one day $235 events.
No idea on what time it will end, but I would guess 100 or less and ending around 12pm. That is a total guess based on the smaller events that are taking that length of time. I'll check Monday's event and let you know when I break for the final table on the noon ring event! LOL

Thanks Landman GL. I can't get down there till Tuesday so I'll be playing the PLO event.
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