Mix games in Las Vegas

Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,876 -
edited January 2015 in Off Topic Chat
I am not, yet, living in Las Vegas. I have recently been cross-training in HORSE. Trying to figure out if there are many HORSE games in Las Vegas. Google is not super friendly on finding these games and what stakes they are played at.

We get a $7.50-$15 every Monday at Mohegan Sun.

Anyone have more up to date action reports for Las Vegas and Cali?
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  • ArtArtBobartArtArtBobart Red Chipper Posts: 356 ✭✭
    I know I've played a 4/8 horse game before when I visited the Venetian. Not sure what limits it went up to.

    Do you have the Bravo Poker app for your smartphone? You can check what games are going, as well as interest lists for a majority of casinos.
  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,876 -
    I know I've played a 4/8 horse game before when I visited the Venetian. Not sure what limits it went up to.

    Do you have the Bravo Poker app for your smartphone? You can check what games are going, as well as interest lists for a majority of casinos.

    I do have Bravo, but it only tells you what is running now. I was hoping someone that is there often would also know the history. I sat the 4-8 for a while last trip out there. I would prefer to play bigger but I will take what I can get.
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  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Las VegasPosts: 5,045 -
    Part of the problem here (Vegas) at the moment is the trend for mixed games to include all sort of abominations like badeucey and 3-2-1 Omaha. The Aria gets a semi-regular 9/18 that sometimes stays within reasonable games, and the Venetian spreads 4/8 up sporadically.

    There's a FB group that is sometimes useful: https://www.facebook.com/groups/330166697042669/

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  • Doug HullDoug Hull RCP Coach Posts: 1,876 -
    TheGameKat wrote:
    Part of the problem here (Vegas) at the moment is the trend for mixed games to include all sort of abominations like badeucey and 3-2-1 Omaha. The Aria gets a semi-regular 9/18 that sometimes stays within reasonable games, and the Venetian spreads 4/8 up sporadically.

    There's a FB group that is sometimes useful: https://www.facebook.com/groups/330166697042669/

    ~ Kat

    By abomination, do you mean "Awesome"? :)

    I figure any weird games that are unknown to most players will be ripe with horrible play. Never heard of 3-2-1 but I want to play.
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  • SplitSuitSplitSuit RCP Coach Posts: 4,082 -
    Doug Hull wrote:
    Never heard of 3-2-1 but I want to play.

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  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Las VegasPosts: 5,045 -
    Ha... well...

    Having run a home game for many years I'm certainly not adverse to creativity. And I'd agree that someone with a firm theoretical poker foundation is going to be a big favorite against a recreational player in a game that neither have played before. The practical problem that I've seen is that there is now a schism between those who prefer to play less exotic variants such as the elements of HORSE and those who want to devise increasingly off-the-wall variants. The upshot of all this is that it makes it harder to reach critical mass in most rooms for any mixed game to go off.
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  • Ed MillerEd Miller RCP Coach Posts: 330
    The main lower stakes mixed games include lots of split pot games. Typical games are

    Super stud/8
    Super stud hi-lo no qual
    Super razzdugi
    Badaci
    Badeucy
    2-7 TD

    Super means you are dealt 4 down cards and discard 2 before 4th st.
  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper Posts: 4,388 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've heard of/seen low limit mixed games, including HORSE and beyond, being spread, even sometimes on a regular schedule, at TI, MGM, what was the Imperial Palace, the Orleans, and the Venetian. Talk to other poker players and floor managers once you get there, use the Las Vegas thread at 2+2, and you will find them. They come and go as the players show interest.
  • Ed MillerEd Miller RCP Coach Posts: 330
    They also play

    limit hold'em
    O8
    Crazy Pineapple Hi-lo
    Razz

    Prob some other stuff two that I'm not remembering.
  • sharpsandflatssharpsandflats Red Chipper Posts: 46
    You might check the Orleans. They have an older crowd there and like to play the split pot games. Dont underestimate. The night I played in a limit O8 game there was one guy who came in 5th in the WSOP Razz game and another who came in 4th in the 6 Max WSOP MTT. Lots of Regs.
  • goodtimesgoodtimes Red Chipper Posts: 61
    pretty much a tangent but thought it fit in amidst the talk of more obscure poker variations:

    my old roommate & i have an infinitely long heads up tournament going - we keep a simple point scoring system to determine who is up and down but we would play dealers choice.

    well, we didnt exactly know the rules of all the variations of card games, but of the ones we knew we grew a little tired of playing them sometimes, so we decided to invent a new game:

    Enter Omadugi!

    To say Omadugi! is complex would just be a gross understatement. In omadugi, each player is dealt 10 cards (we tried w/ 12 but it was too easy, but we called that Crazy Omadugi! or Super Dugi!). Upon receiving your 10 cards, there is a forced ante & then you must set a badugi hand. Once the badugi hand is set, you must discard 2 cards to the muck. Post discarding, the game turns into PLO w/ blinds placed now & pot limit on all remaining streets. The pot is now a split pot where the winner of the hi hand would receive half the pot and the winner of the badugi would receive the other half. This gets for some creative/baffling/terrible plays post flop as you can try to win w/o showdown w/ a badugi in the hole still.

    its kind of absurd but also a bunch of fun if youre looking to mess around with friends.

    Obviously its limited to very short handed play, max of 4 players, although i've never met anyone else interested in playing Omadugi!
  • jeffncjeffnc Red Chipper Posts: 5,007 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The main games I'm aware of are 40/80 at Bellagio, which are standard mixed games and tended to have decent players when I watched, and the 4/8 and 8/16 games at the Venetian that have 10 or more games, but I didnt see any of the really crazy stuff you guys are talking about. This game had worse players than Bellagio.

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