This is a discussion on Vegas / AC / Local games within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; Where would you rather be to play poker? And, if cost is minimal enough of difference what place is better to be at over the
Personally I would choice Las Vegas. Its just the mecca of the poker world in my opinion and I always love being in Vegas.
I agree!, ideally..I would like to visit often, find a decently priced motel/hotel and play tourneys. The thing about Vegas for me which is nice is I can get amazingly cheap round trip flights from Austin, even with southwest I can book a “wanna get away” flight for under 200 with a few weeks in advance notice. Pay a few ubers to and from airports and it could be possible for me to do every few months (possibly every other month)
What do you think are some great tourneys to play there?
Locally, I have only played in charity events. I played several years in a home game set up by some doctors from a special cancer patient hospital. They used the proceeds to provide patients with the nice morale booster gifts, which are not in any hospital budget. The poker was not high caliber because the guests were mainly doctors who did not care if they lost their stack...they would buy in over and over because they knew the good that their fund raising was doing.
Usually when I play live, I am on vacation. I have never been to Atlantic City, but I do enjoy the atmosphere in Las Vegas...the buzz around the room adds to the thrill of the poker itself.