This is a discussion on Back From Vegas within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Two weeks in Vegas is over. Not exactly the results I was hoping for for, but a great trip none-the-less. No CC sightings this time.
Vegas is a place that you need to go to at least once in your life just for the experience but personally I am not really a big fan of casinos (I love online poker though), I guess it's the atmosphere that makes it a bit disturbing IMO but yeah I would love to watch the WSOP.
I started my annual pilgrimage in 2011--the 2nd OFC Live. CardsChat was never big in the OFC, so there was never a contingency from here. I have been going around the same time every year with folks I met online. I usually plan a trip there every year around the end of june through the 4th--this year was June 25 - July 7. 9 nights has been my minimum, 15 my max.
With my Total Rewards Visa I'm able to build points plus status without much play at anything other than poker--although I love to socialize and get my "free" drinks at the BlackJack tables. I usually split the trip between the strip and Downtown. This year I was at the Flamingo for 5 nights comped--just had the pay the $170 for resort fee and taxes for the stay. Then I was at the Golden Nugget for 7 nights.
I like to play cash, but I have played about 3-4 tournaments each year.
Played some cash at the Rio, Aria, Flamingo, Caesars, and Golden Nugget.
I only played one tournament this year (WSOP 2pm Daily Deepstack). Big field (1349) and nice prize pool ($251,000) but was not my day! I had surgery in January so I was only able to do about 4 hours max at the cash games and decided that my touranments would have to wait for next year. Some of us are talking playing the Seniors event next year--even if it falls the weekend of EDC.
Poker was a challenge, but the BlackJack tables were generous this year.
I think next year I will be staying the majority on the strip and only about 5 nights Downtown.
Here's my Flamingo view and my GN Room and View.
You were all happy I called until my river suckout!