Originally Posted by jmill
Rifflemao, do you go to the Winstar often, or was that the first time you've been? I'm moving to within an hour of that casino and was hoping to get a good idea of the play that occurs there.
I've been there about 5-6 times, and I think the $1\$2 cash games are juicy (lots of rec players on the weekends = plenty of opportunity to profit). I haven't played higher than $1\$2, so can't comment.
On the weekly tourneys, I plan to only play the $60 from now on, because the structure jumps at one point from 100\200 to 200\400, fairly aggressive and too early imo, after starting with only 5000. So you have to chip up early and shove a ton to stay ahead of the blinds. It's just not worth spending more than the minimum imo, due to high variance.
The weekend tourneys have a higher buyin but more reasonable structures with antes.
Here are a couple of reviews that give a better picture of the play there: