The outdoor gardens were beautiful.. Because I never noticed that in the Java-game above where I always lost the total ante-,Play- and blind-bets… Regards, Jules. Especially on the river. They rushed us to leave the room and didn't give us ample time to pack and leave. There were a lot of WSOP Hold-Em tables, watched for a few minutes and it appeared to be even money payouts on everything saw a full house and a flush while I was watching. My wife and I went there January 1st to January 3rd to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
Good to know
In Jan I played for about 18 hours straight and won 5 four of kinds and several boats I agree that was just lucky. I was playing mostly green after I had momentum and was cleaning up there that day. At the time they had a couple of machines with new ShuffleMaster hightech machines and many with the old fashioned Shufflemasters. I was on a table with the old shufflemaster. There was some scandal on the new type tester machine … I was told a few Royals were given out in one night on that machine so they shut it down or switched it out obviously a malfunctioning machine.
When I came back after the big win, all tables have the new hightech shufflemaster. I was told it can take a mixed deck and put it in order. It has some type of imaging system and I have read there may be a wireless text messageing feature to be malipulated by the house.
It is to the point, the odds cannot be right. Although I cannot prove it, I am convinced the new shuffle machines are rigged. If you play enough hands you should see some winning hands in a row since on the 2x or 4x bet regardless of you doing a trips bet , but I can predict no traction at UTH for any length of time moving foward at Winstar.
I have watched my poker friends which were regulars there all last year, stop going because they are all losing on a regular basis…including myself. It is one thing to have a bad night or even a few in a row but hours and hours everytime of no cards and the machines have to be rigged and not just me — I the whole table loses.
I believe the casino is not regulated and they have somehow tweaked or tech modified these new machine to put the odds way into their favor. I have decided to go to Vegas this weekend to pay UTH there to see if there is a difference in my expericence of late. If anyone has played UTH at Winstar and Vegas, please tell me if you experienced a difference besides the. At one local card room in Yakima Wa. Only place I know of that does that.
I know they are called random shufflers, but this is what I am unsure about. A-K in each suit. Will the shuffler shuffle them identically each time.
What I am getting at is, if one saw the bottom card when the dealer loads the machine will it come out at the same place each time during the play? Also, some dealers where I live do not slide the cards low to the table and if I am sitting back a bit in my chair I can sometimes see the bottom cards being put onto the felt. As long as I am not lowering my head to try to take advantage, is this considered cheating?
Since using your strategy card, I have not lost in 4 sessions. Thanks for doing the grunt work. In my latest trip to the Green Valley Ranch, I ran into a dealer who said your strategy would spell my certain demise.
She claimed she had been dealing UTH since the day they installed it and that I would certainly lose following the strategy card. She really tried to make me feel uncomfortable, but I just kept 4-betting the borderline plays and was winning them with uncommon regularity. The table was also lucky enough to share 4 queens on the board. The collusion thing definitely helps as well.
I think certain betting patterns during certain swings you are in.. I plan on traveling to Winstar in Oklahoma 4 UTHE tables and unfortunately due to an agreement the tribe signed with the state or something they have to drop. Goes to the state or the tribe but not a dropped jackpot of any kind from what I have read. Just how negatively does this affect my effective odds? But not if I am getting robbed.
Never had the nerve to play the 4x that aggressively, but it worked well this past weekend Riverside, Iowa. The dealers were aghast at my play and shocked to see it work. I never thought that playing that aggressively would actually payoff. I was wondering if anyone ever did any semi-martingale bet 5, lose, bet 10, lose, bet 15?
Just came back from Vegas. Gotta admit it has swings. Key is to walk with you triple your bank roll unless you like to watch the stack go up and down. Hit quads 2 times. Always bet the min. I repeat — have a goal and walk when you reach it.
So How does the dealer have an advantage? The Play bet 4x preflop, 2x flop, 1x river is heads up poker with the dealer. The house advantage comes from the Blind bet In total, these three bets sum to a 2.
Alan Just look to the right side of the page and select practice game. Stephan wrote a program for thi and Mississippi stud. I was wondering how common this mistake is and also what is the expected value of the game with this extra payout? And 10high means a hole card? Fold kickers against scare board. Hi, love your site and it informative, just start to play UTH and use strategy on this site.
Please have glossary that let newbies know what you are talking about. Really appreciated your help. I think i found a hand in the UTH practice game that gives mistaken advice. I have 74o, and the board is KJ, of which 4 are diamonds. This is a scare board, but I have two pair. I think I should bet 1x, but the advice is to fold to scare board. At first glance, they appear to offer the same game as a live table would. However, after playing a few hands I noticed that the Blind bet does NOT pay out on a winning straight!
It starts paying at 3: So be aware of this if you come across a virtual UTH machine. Dunno how that makes up for the Blind though. On another side note, only three casinos in Reno have the game on a real table that I saw—Nugget, Peppermill, and Silver Legacy. I also like to play it for low stakes, and for practice. Thanks for the heads up about the short-pay on the straight. Is there ever a time to bet only 3 times? And if so, why do these strategy tables not reflect this?
For example, 3c 3d in hand 7h 7d Th This is really confusing…. If you raise pre-flop, always raise 4x, never 3x. Similarly, if you checked A2 preflop because you were scared, or your neighbor had a deuce , and the flop is KKQ, then you should bet your A2 because of the nut kicker.
I took the basics with me to Viejas with a bankroll and walked away at Other laughed at my 4x betting, and I will admit to 3x betting when others had similar cards. I also played trips each time, which payed out quite well. One lucky sould was playing the progressive and hit the Full house on the flop, trip queens for the rest of us. In anycase, thanks again for the help, and maybe we can plan an outing one time.
Just started playing this game two weeks ago and have used the info from this site and WoO from the start. I have yet to complete a flush at Pechanga while holding two suited cards, but i understand i have not logged substantial time at the tables yet for it to be unusual. I played at Harrahs Monday from Am until Tu. Heard a lot of remarks about my 4 times bets and saw a lot of people lose a chance to cash in on them.
One person next to me actually called me crazy. Funny part is he would never even look at his cards until after the flop. I did ok on holdem but went to Mississippi Stud and lost it.
What are you, nuts? Usually play at Pechanga closer. Went to Rincon Friday night due to reading the differences in the game play here. Played from 5pm — 10pm and quadrupled my starting bank. What was especially nice was no raising of rent by the house. I liked the single card dealing vice the pre-packed hands from the shufflemasters. Three sets of quads on my table Qs — me, Ks — 1st base, As — dealer. Three sets on table next to me dealer gots 6s, the other two went to players.
No straight flushes on either table though. Saw a lot of money left on the table by players around me. ShuffleMaster dealt tables are my nemesis! When were you at Rincon on friday? Is it possible to have an edge against the house with this game, following your strategy in this article?
Even using a collusion strategy with a full table, you can only reduce the house edge to about One thing i have noticed lately is that the dealers at Rincon seem to be used to our way of playing now. They are certain that this style betting will make one go broke quick. Here in Berlin, Germany, they introduced the game a week ago.
I was wondering about the following: Is that the correct rule? Because I never noticed that in the Java-game above where I always lost the total ante-,Play- and blind-bets… Regards, Jules. People are startled that I bet the A-4 unsuited, or the K-7 suited. Nice game and glad to find it. Most people who play this game are playing to win the trips bet and not really caring about maximizing the play bets.
They are there to try to hit a big multiplier hand. Hey guys, went to Viejas last night and had a great session. There were 2 of us playing and we alternated straights and flushes throughout the night. We were also lucky enough to get several full houses and I even got quads!!
Once the table filled though no one else shared information and we started getting some bad hands so we left. I went from 50 to in about 3 hours of play. Also it should be noted that Viejas no longer offers progressive jackpots. Get in around noon be there until late night. Has anyone played at Viejas lately? Since they took away the progressive jackpot and changed the table, AND the shuffler, the table has become nearly unwinnable. I played numerous sessions with the old shuffler and had ups and downs throughout a session, but had success more often than not when using the proper betting techniques.
Now, you can sit for an hour and not win a trips bet. No one the table is winning. I disagree with you Steve on that a casino would never rig a shuffler. IDK, maybe its just luck of the draw in the seats. The machine HAS to give the house an advantage, or else it wouldnt be widely used. I wish the machine would break so they could deal by hand.
Hi, I went to Harrahs a few days ago. Finally got my wife off the slots and she did quite well on UTH. Hi to Allen if you come here. I recently starting playing this game in the Chicago Area after finding it on my last day on a Vegas trip.
Then I looked at wizardofodds. My friends had to drag me away from the table at Mandalay Bay in order for us to make our flight. Fast forward 2 months. I went to Ameristar and had terrible luck. I thought this was the norm. Then I went to Potawatomi and played, and the trips odds were better, but on one of my last hands, the board was TK and I had 2 rags, so I went to throw them in and the dealer and everyone else at the table said that I was crazy and that I needed to bet the play bet, even though I was going to lose, in order to win the trips bet.
Everywhere has confirmed it to me. The pit boss told me the exact same thing. I feel like they are screwing everyone on this. They all acted like I was crazy including all the players. There are slight variances in the play between them, but the payout tables are the same across the board. Three of them pull the 5 community cards from the shuffler, then distribute already paired cards to each player and the dealer.
One takes the entire deck out, cuts it then deals one card at a time to each player and the dealer twice for 2 cards each , burns a card, turns three, burns a card, turns two.
One place gets downright ugly if you touch your cards before the unused deck is in the discard box while the rest will let you look before the deck is discarded. The other two are sort of in between.
The licensing agreement probably says something to that effect. Definitely try to straighten them out the next time it comes up. Rincon is the one that has the cards hand dealt. For that reason, I prefer first base if its open just so my cards never change.
Pauma has only one table. They were the place that shushed us for discussing our hands. Their stools are uncomfortable anyway sort of forward leaning so you have to continually keep yourself braced into the seat. Talked to a player that played with you at Pauma a few days ago.
Thanks Mike, do you know if Paris has it? We changed our reservation to there yesterday. Aria is pretty much right across the street in City Center, so you can go there if Paris ends up not having it.
BTW, I went to Ameristar against yesterday and the payoff for trips is definitely less, only 7: I just found this site; great information. Here are some observations:. I raise to 4x whenever it makes sense 3. Session management is key to leaving with more than you brought. The cards will change 8. Regarding this last question, I do have a question about this.
A friend and I play together frequently, and split all of our winnings or losses. In other words, would you expect more of a variance or less when playing 2 spots. Stephen, I definitely agree with that collusion aspect. But what would you expect on the impact on the variance without colluding? Right, playing twice the hands cuts the variance in half: If both hands are playing the same dealer, there is a correlation between the results in the 2 hands.
Of course I always call the river and lose anyway. Has anyone come up with a good progression strategy for the ante and play bet. A positive or negatve progression could be interesting. I bump it up with either a trips bet win, or a 4x win. The dealers all know Steves method of play. They miss you Steve. I saw so many players with great cards waiting for the river.
If I could only have played their cards. It seems significantly different not to mention more complicated than yours:.
Same thing people waiting with good cards until the flop. He hit a full house. Bottom line is he went broke on trip bets and I walked a winner. Not so sure about the randomness of your UTH practice game. Within ten minutes of play, the dealer was dealt two straight flushes, a four of a kind and numerous full houses and straights.
I use the java. See you at the Aria! Good luck at Aria…i love that casino…long but easy layout. Your employer which casino is it? I had never played this game before, saw the Wizard of Odds site, which linked to this one, and saw the strategy. It was all very convincing about all the computer work etc. It was a continuous downwared spiral spread out over two different tables.
For the most part, no matter what I had, the dealer had a better hand. For instance, my best pre-flop hand was JJ. I flopped a J yippee! Four clubs came and the dealer had 82 offsuit with the 2 clubs. I lost a couple of other sets to straights. If I had a big A, I would hit nothing and the dealer would pair up with their junk hand.
At least three times I had a small pair either pre-flop or on the flop that made two pair, and the turn and river was 55 or 77, etc. Dealer wins with J high or whatever. The few decent hands I had were when I tripped up with a T2, or made a straight because I had a 5 in my hand or something. This game is horrible, and the strategy is worthless. I saw where the casinos are making a killing on this game, and now I know why. That does sound like a rough time.
Were you able to get info from the other players on their hands? That helps shift the odds. The math is right. If you look at my post on possible session outcomes , your probability of losing 80 antes in hands approx. Integrate the area under the green curve from the left to the ante point. But the sample size is, um, quite a bit more than your 3 hour jaunt through a bad run of cards.
But it is very near break even, math-wise. At the end of the day it is still called gambling for a reason. Hung in and got it all back plus a few. I still see players losing money on bets I would have made preflop. So if you get a lot of pushes and a few losses your not winning are you. So, should I bet the Trips bet? Thanx in advance for any responses. Heading to Vegas next week and look forward to partaking this game! Example — Community cards — ten, ten, ten, king, queen My hand — four, five.
Should I play Trips? I wish I played the Trips on my last hand. Love this site as I play UTH very often at my casino. I use to play online poker, but fell in love with UTH and just play that non stop.
I just have a few questions that need to be clarified. Also my new years resolution was to quit playing trips and I did that yesterday. I won in about 1. Shipping every all in I had. Not sure if I am doing the percentages right or not. Any help would be appreciated.
The returns are always stated in terms of an Ante, not the total amount of action bet. Thanks so really for a sucker bet…. Had a ten dollar table heads up and had two different guys who had no clueabout the game come sit down, and play. When two tables over is a 5 dollar minimum yet they find me. Three out of the four hands I had all ins, and because they jumped in dealer had trips 3 out of 4 times.
I could of had a bigger winning session if they didnt jump in, or if I stayed but we all know if you stay long they win eventually. I agree this site is awesome with wizard of ods by far this is the best game in the casino, especially with these resources. Just to add on to your house edge by dealer screw ups. So I won a quick just off that hand alone!
I see mis-pays quite often. It depends on the dealer and the other players if any at the table if I correct the payout.
Most of the time its due to the dealer either not reading their hand right missing a second pair or a straight or going down to six cards instead of stopping at five on a push. Some dealers really have a problem reading two pair hands when the kicker on the board plays. Tonite, the players convinced the dealer they pushed with an inferior two pair hand.
Unbelievable, and very awkward. All the players hold their breath until the dealer mucks the hand. Stephen, one more follow up question, which way do you go about attacking the game?
Or do you just randomly play trips here and there? Hitting trips like 3 out of every 10 hands. Of course he told me that is where the money is at. I am all about discount gambling. He finnally hit a big hand but was way down still. Saw a royal at seat six yesterday. Played Pala for an hour and a half on Sunday. I saw a sick hand today Viejas. He pairs his 8 on the turn to make KKK The river is a low blank.
He used some expletives for a while. The local casinos are definitely better than the Strip casinos for comps and player rewards. Here in the greater San Diego region, we have a dozen or so casinos.
Maybe you can look into some off-the-strip casinos like the Silverton. They are pretty liberal. They started out asking us but now I ask them after I have played a few hours. You really have to watch the dealers close. I saw too many pushes being raked the other day. Almost as if it was a new house strategy. I honestly played less then 20 hands. I won 3 hands. Lost about every all in, and really I only won 2 hands but dealer paid out a a hand she had me beat.
It was as bad as I ever ran in that game in a long time. If you are getting annoyed with other players ridiculing your play at UTH, ask them if they have ever played heads up poker, or made it to the final table. Do it with your best game face, and watch how they react. I was pleasantly surprised that, unlike the machines I described in my earlier post, the Blind bet was full-pay even money on a winning straight , making the game identical to a real table.
Unfortunately, the Trips paytable was also the worst possible one 7: Some very suspicious bad beats throughout the night. The worst one actually happened twice…I bet 4x on K6 suited. Another player has pocket sixes the cards are all face up on the machine. The dealer…just happens to have the last remaining six with an Ace kicker. What are the odds? But it was still very disheartening. The best possible Trips paytable 9: Dealer shuffles by hand after each round.
Just a good atmosphere in general: I will be playing there March th for March Madness. Hey guys, a heads up for those in San Diego. I just got an mailer from Barona and inside it me said due to popular demand, Ultimate Texas Hold-em will be added to the chipless roster. Not sure when it will be, but I will for sure keep an eye out. Now there really in a reason for me to go to Viejas, other than the buster Blackjack bet.
I went to Pala for the first time this week. I have never seen such conservative players and it was all encouraged by this smarmy little twit dealer. I had players sit down next to me and ask me to give guidance on what hands to be betting. The entire table would roll their eyes at me and basically call me crazy for playing hands pre-flop like K-J os, A-J, and even A-K. I kept telling him he was wrong, but unfortunately every damned time I would bet with a nice pre-flop betting hand I would get cracked.
Seriously, some of these dealers need to shut their mouths sometimes. There are several traits I hate in a dealer, but the worst is fishing for tips. Otherwise known as slow-rolling which would get you a punch in the mouth at some cash games. And an example of a trait that is excellent for a dealer. At Pala, there was one dealer who was very sloppy pulling the board cards, players cards and her own cards out. Several times I could see the first card of the board as well as at least one of her cards which is kind of important since at Pala all cards are out before you even look at your hand and make a decision.
What do they think? That people reads hands as poorly as they do? Its my decision to expose my cards to the table, not the dealers. The tables above say you can call a paired scare board with nut kicker, but on an unpaired scare board, you need at least bottom pair with 4th nut kicker. I just finished training as a dealer, and will do my best to not do any of these oddities.
Some of the dealers are starting to recognize that I last a lot longer on a buy in than most even if I do lose it. Lately some have even told newbies to ask me to help them. I shrug my shoulders whether I win or lose. Just wondering if anyone knows the odds for these three hands with all 5 cards being shown plus your two cards….
The odds to make these not be put on the board. Royal Flush Straight Flush Quads. You were 2nd seat and I was playing 1st seat two asian guys. We were talking about playing x4 preflop strategy from this blog and you told us you were Stephen and is the blogger.
Love this game, but usually lose until last September after reading up on the strategy. The dealer had straight flush with 9h. Of course I remember you guys! Keep teaching them how to play up there in Seattle! Are we taking nominations for the most annoying UTH dealer? If so, mine is an Asian male at Encore who opens the hands of every player once they play or fold, and offers commentary—usually wrong, by the way—about their decisions. I played about 10 minutes before giving up and walking over to Wynn.
They dummy up and hand out the cards. My vote would go to a dealer at the Showboat in AC who openly scolded me for following the strategy. I want you to win, my friend! Dummy up and deal needs to be the standard for all dealers. Chatty dealers may get new idiots to play the game, but they drive away the players who would play for much longer.
Casinos need to tell their dealers to shut the hell up unless the player is actively speaking to them. As you mentioned above, many of the dealers feel they know they game better than the players because they deal it, when in fact they only know how to pay it and scoop it.
But you could see their interest was piqued as I ground out more wins than loses with those. People were slow to catch on to sharing info, but I found a few and, as usual, it helped avoid disasters like avoiding 4x pocket QQ because the players to either side of me each had a Q—that got a double-take from the dealer!
You are correct in hindsight. It is a strong enough hand that it would be worth the bet without the chance to improve. But I was in one of those slow patches and feeling a little over conservative. As always used the optimal betting method nearly all of the time and was rocking it when I did. I lost count, but at one point, I had won 18 of 23 hands where I bet max pre-flop. Did run into one annoying situation there though. The floor manager started taking notice of my success and became almost harassing.
He decided he was going to stand directly over my shoulder since I was in the first spot and never take his eyes off of me. When he took breaks, he would whisper to the other floor managers and point at me…and sure enough they did the same thing. It was obnoxious, harassing and unwarranted. Just to piss them off I try to grab my entire stack and head to the cashier without coloring up.
You should really go ten miles down the road to Harrahs. Almost all the dealers and table game supervisors are very friendly. They WANT you to win. If your not winning they are not getting tokes. Seriously, you definitely need to check out Pauma. They actually have reasonable salads back there.
The 2-for-1 prime rib is a great deal, and the mini-pizzas are really good. And Tom, you can drink there too. Usually, they have a few dealers standing dead in the mornings.
Having a fantastic last week and a half. I have never seen such pissed off floor managers in my life. Eat it you two-faced dregs. I found your website through the Wizard of Odds. It paid off as a Royal. I have a screen shot I could send you. Since purple is my largest chip, the payoff went off the screen. Stephen, I may be wrong, but I think he was pointing out a mistake in your game, not bragging about his score.
He said he got a K-9 straight flush and it paid like a Royal. Thanks, easy to check out. The Blind paytable also pays out 50 correctly. If you still have the screenshot, please send it to me. I played UTH for the first time last week at a casino and I must say I fell in love with this game very quickly. I practiced with your trainer app couple of times excellent app by the way! Did you program your app to be an one on one game me vs dealer or did you consider there are other players in the game as well?
Thanks for the feedback. Of course that only happens some of the time, and its up to you to find out if you want an edge. For example, my post on practical collusion for UTH shows if you have a marginal 4x raising hand like K5o, you should definitely check at least your left and right neighbors if they have either a King or a 5.
On the other hand, if they have either a King or a 5, you should check, since a 4x raise is at a So, you should learn about using table information, and embrace the additional players at the table. The effect is the same as if the dealer had cut the deck differently. These people are at Eldorado Casino, Reno. Yes, UTH has to be the table game with the highest percentage of dealer mistakes.
Think I found another bug…was dealt 2s2d and checked. Thanks, found the bug. I fixed it, and another one that bothered me needed to play the board on something like AKQ I taught my wife the basic strategy to the game as well as the simple pre-flop betting strategy and we played a total of 5 sessions each.
Yup, my wife hit the heart royal on the turn after playing less than 5 hours. Needless to say, we were very happy. Saw only one quad the whole time, but a fair amount of flushes, full houses and straights. I would also say that there was not a single player on the boat besides my wife and I who won nor played proper strategy.
Most players would only play suited face cards or pocket pairs around 8 or higher. No one played Ace-anything besides us. Thanks Stephen, for your lessons. I was shocked and excited, but at the same time nervous because I knew that it was very likely that i would play it while waiting for my seat and it would be very likely that i could lose a good chunk of my bankroll for the day. I noticed another difference between the game at the Lake compared to the other casinos I have been to…they let you play 2 hands at the Lake.
The second hand has to be played blind, so you have to go all-in 3x or 4x and you do not get to see the hole cards for the second hand. Just got back from Vegas and after 4 days was up over 15K. I was truly amazed that almost no one played near as aggressive as I did. So I finally dealt the game at Pala. Oddly enough, all of the dealers at Pauma understand the 4x preflop raising strategy. At Viejas, about half of the dealers understand 4x raising, and the rest are ambivalent.
But then again, from what I remember, some of those dealers seem extremely set in their views. Probably because its vegas, I did get free rooms and they gave me another night free.
I love the MGM…just wish my luck was better. When a hand came up where I had trips I would take away what I would have won from that stack. Players questioned me on what I was doing and I explained. Went to Mississippi stud for a sesision and came back. Several players had stopped betting trips. Second session was short.
Dealer dealt himself two straights in a row a boat and trips. After that I caught rags four hands in a row. Back to Mississippi Stud. Thank you for creating your practice simulator this is exactly what I have been looking for! I have been playing basic strategy for this game for about 3 years now. I did notice that your flash app does not have the extra player option to use collusion play in your simulation. Would you be able to add this feature to the flash app or keep your java app available?
Also I wloud love to be able to download the java app for this to be able to practice when I am off line. Thanks again for providing this simulation it is a great help! Is this correct, or just a bug? Yeah, double gutshot is the same as open-ended 8 outs , and both your hole cards are greater than 8. When playing the player must bet the ante and the blind bet. This is an automatic disadvantage bet the player must make in order to play the game.
Therefore and strategy for this game is used to determine when to bet the play bet and only the play bet. I stress occurring hands because not each hand has the same odds of being dealt. Basically this is an average percentage for all possible situations and hand outcomes. I did not create this chart I found a few on various websites and compared them to validate. As we get closer to a negative percentage the Cumulative Occurance of Optimal x4 bet hands reaches All the game rules are taken into account in the analysis using a customized program.
All the effects of the Blind and Ante bet are taken into account in the 4x Play bet decision. However, the hands you point out are very strong, and you should 4x raise them at a full table when not copied.
Personally, since most tables in Vegas pay the last or a pay structure 3. As Badbucks says, check the return on the Trips paytable.
In San Diego, we mostly have the 1. In Las Vegas, the most common paytable is 3. At my local Barona Casino, they offer the best 0. Is there a math here? If someone else can dispute this, please feel free to do so. Thanks for the math. Has anyone played at the Cosmopolitan? Trips or no trips, etc. I think they have 2 tables there.
U can expect huge swings in your bankroll by playing by the book. I normally buy in for 50 times my normal ante bet amount, but lately, I am beginning to feel that is not enough to whether the swings.
If u play the trips bet, just be aware that if u r running bad, u will easily bleed through your whole buy in from losing the trips bets. If u r running good then just run with it. As far as the cosmos goes, the dealers r pleasant and the atmosphere is like a huge martini bar…lots of young people and lots of energy in the casino. They are really stingy. I do not play trips. Totally agree regarding CET comps.
I was able to stay for free during CES earlier this year and i have already booked a room for free during CES for No blackouts, weekends ok, and no resort fees. I think CET and treasure island comps are a couple of the easiest to get from the strip, although mLife seems to be doling out frequent room comps too. They tend to comp better than most in the area as far as I can tell.
Just wish they would put inanother Mississippi Stud table. Tom, I totally agree. Pechanga has treated me fairly well too when I ask for comps. Pala is the absolute worst of the three. I have asked for a buffet twice after playing for 3 to 4 hours, making 10 and 15 dollar ante bets, and both times I was rejected. I quit asking for food comps at pala…I just go in, play my game and leave. Unbelievable and maddening day at Pala yesterday.
I had been playing for a long time in the first spot and had been going through a rough stretch. Table was full except for seat two. I thought about moving several times, but I stayed put. A woman comes up and takes seat two. Table pauses for a half an hour while they get her paid. I go back in seat three and play for an hour. Table is full except for seat one. Dealer decides to rearrange the chips, alowing a woman to come up and take spot one. RK, I defenitely feel your pain from that session, except for missing out on the royal flush twice.
I have yet to see a royal flush except for when the dealer dealt one to herself. Lately, I have been sitting in the wrong seat at the wrong time consistently. One of my recent sessions, at a full table, I was the only player to not have a flush or full house when there is 4 to a flush, 2 pair, or trips on the board. This happened about 5 times during the session. I was running so bad, I reduced my betting from 25 ante to 5 ante and moved seats…no change in luck.
Sometimes, the best thing for us is to just pick up our chips and take a break. The Pala dealers except for vgMega drive me nuts, and so do the players. They leave after a few bad beats, then they come back if they see or hear someone winning.
On the other hand, it has some charm as a small, local casino. The dealers at Pala are not great. He had his mind made up that k-3 was better than a-k. Surprisingly he was losing and losing. Oh boy, Your right about Charlie and John. They mean well, but they can come off in a bad way. I wish I could deal that game myself a lot more, but they are set in their ways on who deals what, especially in the Carnival pit. And your right about comps…. BTW, if you guys have any questions about procedure, ask away!
It was a promotion they were running. I asked for a comp a while back and they said they stopped it because players were taking advantage of it.
It seems some supervisors were comping for Fiores too much. Actually got a call from the casino director and had a nice chat.
They may brinhg it back with some restrictions. Stephen,If you knew one of the flop cards,would this change basic strategy in Ultimate texas holdem? Obviously if you knew you would pair up you probably would bet,but say you have k5 or q8 and now since you only have four unknown cards to match yours would you still bet 4x on these hands or other close plays like jt. Went to Pala today…i know…why would i do that? You really should drive past Pala, and go to Casino Pauma.
There are self-proclaimed BJ and Craps professional gamblers. Could one turn pro playing UTH? I am looking for a career after retirement. This may be it. If trips came up I removed that amount from the stack and so on. The suits hung around the table a lot…i mean a lot! I will definitely go back there again! Hi I am confused by the statement and example on the flop. The flop is 3d9dKd. You have no flush or straight draw, so you check. Went back to Spa Resort yesterday and was stuck for 2 buy-ins for most of the session.
I was playing with another player at the table at first and then mostly one on one. The only stipulation with playing two hands is that you have to play one of them blind. Usual raised eyebrows and smirks at my playing style. A few possible converts. A player was in seat 5 and as I started to sit in seat 4 he moved over. First hand I hit a flush. Very nice rooms, I was very pleased. Very clean, updated, friendly staff, great room-- best beds.
A quick walked to the board walk from the hotel. A soul food restaurant one block up the street. It was a good place to be. Got my moneys worth very clean everyone was soooo nice.
The room was clean, stylish and the beds were comfortable. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Housekeeping staff was very friendly and accommodating. Fast check in and out. The price was perfect and hotel is very clean and rooms are very nice and well mantained. Hotel requires valet parking. Some of the channels were scrambled and unwatchable.
Staff was okay and room didn't have a view. I wish breakfast was included, however a fridge was in the room, just bring some food or snacks. Front desk staff that checked me out were not very friendly.
I had questions on my bill and she did not even address them. She needs training on guest service. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out.
Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. I just came back from Europe that was a month long, this hotel is totally a replication of the hotels in Europe! High quality rooms that are extremely clean! I won't stay anywhere else now! It's as if a pipe was vibrating between the walls, but it would happen every 15 minutes. Very annoying while trying to sleep. The room was nice but you need to be at the rite tower.
The overall hotel experience was fine. One of the best places to stay in AC. While AC seems to be running down, this resort seem to be getting better. Unlike may stays in AC at other hotels, with the exception of Revel closed and Borgata, most place have become dirty and old, Caesar's room were spotless, nothing seemed old or run down and I stayed at the old tower. The restaurants in the center lobby was pleasant to have dinner and a drink , connection to the mall was convenient, and the third floor restaurant in the Mall where very impressive and Manhattan like.
I would recommend a couples weekend here, even for those who stay out of the Casino, as I did. Room faced lobby, was bright all night long, tons of noise coming into room, room was not ready when we arrived as offered online for 3pm check in, waste of dollars, didn't sleep all night due to light coming in and noise from lobby traffic, would NEVER stay if here if had a choice elsewhere.
Maid service was proficient in keeping it clean for the two days my girlfriend and I stayed there and I was overall very satisfied with the value I got while staying here, despite the bad Yelp reviews. It was located right in the middle of everything.
You can walk to anywhere. Because of an impending nor'easter, I was forced to check out immediately and drive back home. I didn't even get to stay the night. After speaking to several employees, including a manager, they couldn't have been colder or less caring. I didn't even get to stay a single night and was checked in for about 5 hours before leaving.
Instead, they forgot that the most important part of customer service is making the customer feel wanted or appreciated. Sometimes something small goes a long way, and they weren't even interested in that.
Staff was rood at registration,we booked 2 rooms but they only showed one, also they wanted to give us double beds although we booked one king size bed.
Registration was a mess and the 45 plus minutes I spent on the phone with Kayak was terrble. Kayak and Caesar's did not work well together. The coupons were poorly handled as well. The TV in the mirror which I think is an item only available in the premium rooms was broken, and when I called maintenance about it, they said most of those mirror TVs throughout the hotel were broken. It wasn't an essential feature of the room, though it was unfortunate that it didn't work.
The pool was for use by those 21 years old or older only. We had to go to ballys to use the pool. I didnt know that when booking the hotel. Adjacent to the Frank Farley Marina, this high-rise hotel is just over a mile from the Boardwalk and the Atlantic City Convention Center, and less than 2 miles from the Pier at Caesars shopping. All Reviews Couples Families Solo. Staff was friendly and helpful. I asked for a room about noon and they got me into one right away. The Modern look of the rooms.
The Hotel was very clean and spacious. The Jitney service is the only reliable thing left in Atlantic City. At a conference-dinner was excellent. The room needed a refresh. The grout on tile in bathroom was bad. I lifted the toilet seat and immediately was greeted with a pubic hair. The little bit of comforter belt fashion only, bot an actual comforter , and decorative pillows were dirty and stained. I suspect they are not often washed.
The bedside lamps were sagging, their mounts were poor. House keeping could have done a better job of dusting and removing left over hairs in the bathroom by pass guests. Did not like the casino security staff they was very disrespectful and I felt a lil racism, it was my fist time visiting Atlantic city and I would never stay there again.
Could hear next room TV Pay for exercise room? I understand paying for spa Room could use some type of pull out table for eating Entire stay everyone was very polite except the valet lady running the parking. I ran into many groups of people that also booked rooms at the Golden Nugget expecting to use the advertised facilities only to be told after arrival that the pool deck has been shutdown.
Shame on Golden Nugget for false advertising and misleading paying customers! Avoid this shady "resort" casino and stay elsewhere. Heating unit in room was very noisy when coming on-kept waking us up. Our room smelled like someone smoked pot in it. The heater was very noisy made a loud clunk when it went on and off. On the bright side it was the only hotel I read about that didnt have bed bugs, I looked it didnt.
We wont be back. The hotel cancelled my reservation before I got there even though they assured me it would be there. And then wouldn't give my money back. The night club was so much fun!!! The accommodations was great. They where able to get me the room that I asked for. Found one in our bed. Management gave us the runaround -- had to call three times to get someone with authority up to our room.
Shops and restaurants were very nice. Variety of activities and events, also plenty of restaurants that are themed around different ethnic groups. Close to the beack. Selection of shopping, restaurants on hotel campus. Room was not as clean. Bathroom need major update. Water was freezing cold. No hot water for long time. DO NOT recommend west tower. So crowded waiting for an elevator. Have to show keys all the time. Long check in process, Long lines at the elevators when trying to leave.
Don't know on who's end it happened but they lost my reservation checking in took way to long. Had to show room key each time to get to elevator so annoying. Room was filthy, caked on dirt on the nightstand, lamps and walls had splatters on them, sheets had stains and felt gritty. When I get to my room, it is handicapped designed.
Windows so dirty I can't see out of. Nothing to control the climate of room. Water was scalding hot and no cold at all. The next day I was able to get another room. That you took my money and never gave me a room. We are located right in the heart of the city, just a stroll from the famous boardwalk, casinos, and myriad restaurants and within minutes of train and bus stations and the expressway.
Warm colors and a spiraling staircase greet you in our spacious lobby. We boast the world's largest Miss America memorabilia collection, a sizeable Club Lounge, 20 meeting rooms, and stunning views.
Our updated, smoke-free guest rooms, including chic Club Rooms and luxurious Suites, all offer warm colors and crisp, pure-white bedding on our Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience.
Unlike casino hotels, the pace was more "relaxed" and family friendly. Only a short taxi ride will bring you to a casino for a show or gambling so if you look for a slow paced, family hotel in AC, this is it!!
My wife and I went there January 1st to January 3rd to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The staff was professional, polite, and friendly. The room was beautiful, with nice pillows and sheets. We were walking distance from restaurants and shopping, and had a wonderful time while staying at this hotel. I hope others go there too. It's a great place. I love to be there, everything was clean, excelent view, good costumer services.
All the staff were very nice and accommodating. Very nice room, spacious, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was average but nice. Bed was comfortable but pillows very flat. Overall great experience and very close to Tangier outlet.
Had a great time. Would definitely stay here again. History of miss America displayed in lobby, and prints of previous winners. Also complimentary Starbucks coffee was nice.
The staff was very friendly too! View was fantastic and the rooms were great. Great staff and the prefect location. Perfect location for shopping, casinos, beach and restaurants! Great price, Close to all the action. The hallway became very noisy when the partygoers came back to the hotel high or drunk. That's not the hotel's fault.
Hope someday "the shoe is on the other foot"!!! I wish the room had a refrigerator in it. But that was no big deal compared to all the other things the hotel had to offer. The room and hallway were all permeated with smoke. Self parking was full when we checked in, tried to call the front desk and they weren't very helpful.
There wasn't a refrigerator and microwave in all the rooms. But we made do with our cooler. The Claridge A Radisson Hotel. The Claridge- a Radisson Hotel, once known by its nickname Skyscraper by the Sea, radiates a breathtaking vintage design and is one of the last remaining architectural masterpieces from the Boardwalk Empire Era.
Situated in the prime center of the Atlantic Citys boardwalk, all guests will enjoy easy casino access through our connector with Ballys, as well as our close proximity to main attractions such as outlet shopping, restaurants and amusements. Emphasis is always placed on providing unique service amenities such as private limo transportation, specialty room packages, WIFI, K-cup coffee and tea in your room, business center, indoor pool and beach services -in season.
Leisure guests, families, business travelers, groups and conventions are all welcome. We invite you to experience The Claridge Hotel. Easy access to boardwalk , dining and casinos. Valet parking have very good service. There's a classic Atlantic City feel to the hotel that cannot be outdone by most other properties in the city. Rooms are more spacious than others and everyone was helpful!
Even their self-park employees were so helpful to give us helpful information on the hotel and its neighbouring properties especially since the food choices helped our starving selves upon arrival.
Really terrific stay overall. Connected to 3 Casinos, while not being a "casino hotel" was great. Staff was very friendly and professional The decor of the hotel itself is old-school and charming, while the standard rooms feel like a modern hotel.
The pool area is very nice with lots of seating and mock-cabanas. When we went it was overrun with kids, but I know there are adults only hours in the evening which we did not take advantage of - should have! Room was good size, roomy In room fridge. My wife and I showed up and was poorly attended to. The lady at the counter kept complaining to her coworker about work. Told me my room that was booked is not available. Left and went into another room behind the counter without saying anything and her coworker came to call her after she noticed we were still waiting.
The lady came back and told us that the room is now available. We went back downstairs and waiting another half hour to be attended to and was given 2 small beds in one room. Horrible experience all around. I want a refund!!! Bathrooms needed some updating. More hangers in the closet. Would have been nice if the counter at the second floor, which looks like a check-in and concierge counter itself, told guests to turn around and check-in at the first floor. It makes the hotel look a percent abandoned, so it makes that little spot look more like a museum half-done.
Elevators are almost impossible to get. Tv was broken, called the front desk about it, they lied and said they were sending someone up and never did. Children and families running around even later on in the evening. Tv did not work, should have received a refund. AC kept returning quickly to auto mode and setting the temperature higher than comfortable.
Used a spare blanket from the closet in the room and next morning woke up with sand all over myself and the bed. Called in the morning to report the issue, room was made and sand and dirty blanket were born left in room. Called again in the evening and sand was finally taken off the bed but same dirty blanket was left in the room. Finally at around 9pm a new blanket was given to me and I was told that the spare blankets in the closets were not replaced unless asked by the guest.
Only minor complaints here - towels in the room are small, and when we requested extra we were initially provided two towels for a 4 person room we were told that all the towels in the hotel were in use! But it was only a couple hours before they brought us more. The elevators can be terribly slow on occasion. Most of the time its fine, but there were one or two instances where we waited a solid mins for one to come. The drain in the tub is slow, so if you take a shower you will be standing in 2 inches of water by the time you're done.
Check in was difficult to find from self parking garage Not enough towels in room Room phone was broken Could not check out on TV. The king size bed. A garden and a tour desk are featured on site.
All shared rooms here feature air conditioning and shared bathroom facilities. At Atlantic City House you will find a hour front desk, a shared lounge, and a game room. Philadelphia Airport is 90 km away. All Reviews Couples Families. The room was spacious and had a great view. The shuttle to the casinos was also nice. The room was amazing. My friends and I were staying for the weekend for a show and it was perfect for what we needed.
Beds were comfy, room was spacious, and we loved having a balcony overseeing the city. The staff were friendly and accommodating. My friends and I all agreed if the opportunity were to arise, we'd definitely stay here again!!
The shuttle was amazing, they were so friendly and helpful. The view from the 9th was decent we had a structure blocking our view so we couldn't enjoy it much. The room was large had a stove and kitchen necessities. Overall our stay was decent but we would only stay again if the boardwalk was finished.
Price, location, staff, rooms are nice. No trash can in the room and the elevators were a little slow. Only complaint I guess is that it was in an unfinished area, which honestly isn't even in the hotels control. I'm sure once it's finished it's going to be a beautiful area! Far from the casinos. They didn't clean the room, just left towels in garbage bag out the door.
Had to walk down a sketchy neighbor to get to a beach. No access to beach from hotel. Dirty room, dirty shower, no lighting. Elevators were horrible we waited forever. We had to pay for parking, it had to be included. The wait time of the elevator was very long. Best Western Envoy Inn. Just steps away from shopping, dining, surf and sand, the Best Western Envoy Inn offers easy access to all things Atlantic City!
The world-famous boardwalk and beach are directly behind this conveniently located Atlantic City hotel. The busting boardwalk, the longest in the world, offers something for everyone - from the eye-popping Ripley's Believe It or Not museum to The Walk, a collection of Atlantic City's premiere outlet shops.
The Best Western Envoy Inn is also the perfect place to stay while enjoying one of the area's many popular events, like the Miss America Pageant, the New Jersey Teachers Convention, or a variety of air shows and antique shows. There are several golf courses within a few minutes of the hotel. National historical landmarks, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, are just an hour's drive away. Convenience is only one of the draws to this popular hotel in Atlantic City. The Best Western Envoy Inn also boasts friendly service and top-rate amenities that include spacious rooms with cable satellite television, high-speed Internet access and limited business services.
Very surprised at how nice, new and clean the room and bath were. Although not fancy the facility was well maintained and the rooms clean and functional. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Parking, location, lobby were not good. The breakfast area, was to small and hot. The mattress was firm. Windows with water spots in the room.. No sound insulation from the outside streets and traffic.. Parking had a 10 dollar charge.. Harrah's Resort Atlantic City.
Outdoor pool party, the room were very clean,. Loved the pool and the roulette. Clean and had a good buffet. Extra charges for basic amenities wifi, asking for plates forks and knives for the room. Although I booked very late. No towels and room was old and dirty. Won't be going there again. I was refunded my money but ruined my one night there. Bad service Towels were discussing, I have a better pool dirty Smelly rooms, barking dog til midnight called 4 times they finally must have dine something because it stopped.
Food is very overpriced and slim on any choices for special diets I am celiac. It was our first time in AC and I can say we won't be back. Asked to speak to the manager had to wait 15 minutes for a staff member to find her and was then told she was busy and they couldn't locate her and to try to get a hold of her later.
Complete lack of customer service. Next time I will stay at another resort. We were woken up 3 hours before checkout by housekeeping. They rushed us to leave the room and didn't give us ample time to pack and leave.
We were not allowed to stay until check out because housekeeping wouldn't allow it. Very disappointing and rude. Wifi included I wish it should have microwave. Each guest can enjoy our free breakfast, free WiFi, free weekday newspaper and free coffee. Every guest room comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, hair dryer, coffee maker, desk, iron and ironing board.
Also, earn rewards including free nights and gift cards with our Choice Privileges Rewards program. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate my requests. Very friendly and clean rooms, not to mention a great price. I will be back! The price was great considering the other hotels nearby. Haven't noticed a charge yet so I'll wait and see if that holds true. The price, freebreakfast and close to beach and Boardwalk. Proximity to the beach and boardwark was great.
A great value for the location and the staff was friendly. I like AC very much but I normally stay away from the motels by the boardwalk, and now I know why. Exteriors are in need of a hose down and the area is very sketchy, didn't felt safe. The value quotient went out the window and we are not staying here again.
Reasonablly priced and very clean. The bathroom had granite countertop. Breakfast was good, staff excellent, the bed and pillows were awesome.
Overall great location, block away from the board walk and ocean perfect! Great price, grocery store and liquor store across the streets 24 hour bonus!!!!
Plus shuttle bus on main street. Great walking distance to every and anything. Damp carpet Room had odd odor due to humidity Breakfast lady not flexible on breakfast time to other guests. I think our bathroom fan was broken since it never came on when we turned the bathroom light on. Also, there aren't any normal size pillows?
Just small square ones? Yet still using regular pillow cases tucked in to hide the extra case The floor in our room was damp in some places. Street level Chealsey Ave side a bit noisy due to traffic.
The room was crawling with roaches; did not sleep at all; totally freaked out. Management and staff gave no apologies or concessions and accused me of bringing the roaches in from the outside. They claimed they never had roaches in the property, yet they refused to go back to the room with me so that I could show them the roaches.
They offered no discounts, refunds or apology! The place should be shut down and the staff fired. The pullout sofa was very old as were the rusted lamps and chipped table, it was enough to make me not want to stay there again. Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Atlantic City. Enjoy bus service to area casinos for a small charge. Find hearty breakfasts and dinners at Perrys Cafe adjacent to this lodging, or order room service for a relaxing night in.
Plan an exciting night out using the complimentary Wireless Internet access, take advantage of the hour front desk staff, or unwind in the outdoor pool. Comfortable guest rooms include coffee-maker and hair dryer. Suites, smoke-free and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult. I liked the room clean and spacious. Nice and quiet relaxing at night not too many kids at least on my floor.
The reception staff was pleasant and perry's diner was great. No bed bugs the sheet and towels was soft and did not smell like industrial detergent. The cleaning staffwere pleasant and professional. Customer service was great. Quite, lots of parking space, not for from conversation center.