In lucky episode 13, I share some advice from Rob, author of Rob’s Vegas and Poker Blog and PokerAtlas affiliate. I asked him about some of the best tournaments in Vegas overall and some low roller options. Here are the highlights of his thoughtful response:
Low Roller Options:
The Linq has five $40 tournaments which are not bad for the price.
MGM has a $35 re-buy tournament (with unlimited re-buys) at 11AM daily for the early risers. And $50 Turbos at 2PM & 10PM. Those are fairly popular and don’t take up much time.
The more the cost, the longer the tournament can be expected to run. Make sure you have you enough time to play it all the way through. In other words, don’t play the Aria 1PM if you have 7PM dinner reservations.
Best tip for picking a tournament other than what I just wrote, use PokerAtlas to compare and contrast the buy-ins, admin fees, starting stacks and level times.
If you’re just in town for a few days, pick a tournament in a room you like, you’re more likely to enjoy it than in a room you’re not comfortable in.
*This may not be word for word, as I edited his thoughts for formatting reasons
This is all great information and I can’t agree more. I especially like that he noted that an important thing to remember is to play in a room where you’re comfortable. The overall goal is to have fun, atmosphere is a big part of that. Be sure to check out both Rob’s poker blog and PokerAtlas for great insight, reviews, and trip reports.
For more articles, be sure to check out the Your Poker Dealer blog as well.
Thanks to listeners who’ve shared their thoughts. Listener @ismebsb is a fan of Mandalay Bay and listener @elfritobandito_ likes the Treasure Island $65 tournaments. @Victorochodiaz likes Caesars during football season because the splash the pot after every score during certain games. Have a favorite tournament or poker room? Let me know in the comment section below; I’d love to hear from you!
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