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A lot of the tournaments that are on this list are daily tournaments. The Venetian is running their Deepstack event, so those are going to be good but might tough depending on your skill level.

In regards to the dailies, I would suggest South Point or The Wynn.
 
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Anyone have a good schedule/calendar for awesome freerolls in Vegas?

I saw that south point had an awesome holiday one for 225k, any others y’all know about?
 
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Anyone have a good schedule/calendar for awesome freerolls in Vegas?

I saw that south point had an awesome holiday one for 225k, any others y’all know about?


I’m not sure about any recent freerolls, but when I used to live in Vegas you had to meet certain play requirements (hours, etc.) to qualify.
 
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I’m not sure about any recent freerolls, but when I used to live in Vegas you had to meet certain play requirements (hours, etc.) to qualify.
Thanks for reply, would you happen to know if they log hours by playing daily tournaments or just cash games? I know I could ask the website/casino but curious in general for all venues and the benefits of logging hours...curious if you or anyone has experience in how it all works.

And does anyone know at what tournament buyin structures are submitted to hendon mob stats?

I should google these questions before asking but like the idea of a discussion in general, nothing is better than replies based on personal experience.

Thanks
 
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Thanks for reply, would you happen to know if they log hours by playing daily tournaments or just cash games? I know I could ask the website/casino but curious in general for all venues and the benefits of logging hours...curious if you or anyone has experience in how it all works.

And does anyone know at what tournament buyin structures are submitted to hendon mob stats?

I should google these questions before asking but like the idea of a discussion in general, nothing is better than replies based on personal experience.

Thanks

For the times I've played tournaments and cash (Venetian/ Planet Hollywood/ Flamingo/ Ceasar's Palace) they would count both towards my total comps, but it was barely a drop in the bucket compared to comps on table games. The problem with tournaments especially is your hourly points earned is much lower than cash, unless you're planning to play higher stakes. Even playing 1/2 NLHE for 4 hours you'd be paying more total rake than entering a daily MTT as far as I can tell. My understanding is comp points earned on poker are the same as those earned on the casino floor, so if you really want to earn enough to enter a freeroll you'd be better off grinding a craps or BJ table where the house edge is low.

Personally unless I was just going for poker I wouldn't choose a hotel based on comps, but rather stay where I wanted to and play a daily here or there. The cost of not enjoying the vacation part of your vacation because of a cheap hotel or inconvenient location isn't worth the value of a free roll IMO.
 
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For the times I've played tournaments and cash (Venetian/ Planet Hollywood/ Flamingo/ Ceasar's Palace) they would count both towards my total comps, but it was barely a drop in the bucket compared to comps on table games. The problem with tournaments especially is your hourly points earned is much lower than cash, unless you're planning to play higher stakes. Even playing 1/2 NLHE for 4 hours you'd be paying more total rake than entering a daily MTT as far as I can tell. My understanding is comp points earned on poker are the same as those earned on the casino floor, so if you really want to earn enough to enter a freeroll you'd be better off grinding a craps or BJ table where the house edge is low.

Personally unless I was just going for poker I wouldn't choose a hotel based on comps, but rather stay where I wanted to and play a daily here or there. The cost of not enjoying the vacation part of your vacation because of a cheap hotel or inconvenient location isn't worth the value of a free roll IMO.

Thank you for reply! Awesome info!

My plan is to play many daily tournaments around Las Vegas, not just to play, but just to experience the fun at various places and improve over time, I am in no hurry to advance and would really like to enjoy just playing and taking the experience all in.

I am hoping to make multiple trips to Las Vegas (can get cheap round trip flights from ATX Mon-Thur), and only going to play poker...so to budget this, I am actually looking to stay at cheaper but decent enough motel/hotels, (stayed at a Motel 6 once when Las Vegas was busy and there were no other rooms at hotels (at least none I could find, although one fancy place responded with something like "maybe I can help... or what are you looking for etc" I suppose, trying to figure out if I was a high roller and could afford a high mark up for a room lol, that phone conversation ended fast lol) and felt like I was in a nightmare, so exploring other options, luckily I do not foresee running into that issue mid-week in the future) .......and just uber/lyft to daily tournaments.

Thanks again for reply and info!
 
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Thank you for reply! Awesome info!

I am actually looking to stay at cheaper but decent enough motel/hotels

For what it's worth I stayed at an Airbnb off strip last time I went and it worked out really well, so I'd check out the VRBO/Airbnb route for cheaper options too. You just can't be as spontaneous as you would staying on strip or downtown, but it sounds like you're going to have a planned out trip anyways. I enjoyed playing in the Ceasar's and Venetian poker rooms, but was going to try a cheaper tourney at the Wynn or Aria when I'm there in November.
 
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Play in as many different rooms as you can. Each has its own unique charm and quirks so finding your own taste will be part of the fun!
 
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