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Just Booked,,,, GN & Freemont Hotels

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Hugo Hackenbush, Jun 28, 2016.

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  1. Hugo Hackenbush

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    Hi Everyone, Hugo here,

    I just booked The Freemont for 5 nights and Golden Nugget for 4 nights for mid December arrival. I've stayed at the Freemont before, but not the GN. I did play some at the GN last summer. on my visit. I'm from the Mid-west so I really treasure my trips. I am a widower so I go solo.

    I booked my flight and now I'm all set. This gives me EXTRA motivation and EXCITEMENT for the next 5 months until I finally go.
    I made the mistake of going last July 2015 and it was 348 degrees outside and I took the airport shuttle downtown. I stayed at The Cal. The airport shuttle was a 9 passenger van and the A/C didn't work. I had diahrea my first 3 days from the heat.
    This December should be much cooler. I can't wait.
    I want to go see "Love" again as I heard it has had updates, also the Smokey Robinson show....I may visit the Hofbrauhaus for the beer and pretzels. I've read reviews and it sounds fun.

    I've never played poker, but the GN has poker training daily at 10 AM so I'll attend. I usually play BJ, some slots and VP and 3 card poker. I tried mini baccarat once and won 6 hands in a row and then lost 5 hands in a row. I also want to try the Grotto Italian restaurant at the GN. I hear it is awesome. I may also try DuPars for breakfast as I hear the pancakes with ice cream are bigolicious ! I'll definitely visit El Co and the GG at night to experience the vibe and happiness.
    I'm so EXCITED, and I just can't hide it........ I'm about to lose control and I like it..!!!!
    peace to all,
    Hugo
     
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    Dec weather is nice and cool. Maybe long sleeve shirt during the day and a jacket at night.
    But the weather seems to be getting wacky everywhere, so check the forecast before you pack.

    Fremont and GN are quite different experiences. Have fun!
     
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    Dammitt, he misspelled Fremont!!!
     
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    Sounds like a good trip!! Like Joe said, December weather is much cooler than July. Make sure you bring some warm clothes.
    Since you've never played poker before, let me know, I'll give you some pointers.
     
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    Sounds fun!
    I have been in December several times--once it snowed, another time never even needed a jacket at any time; be sure to check the forecast!!
     
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    I know the basics, but the blinds have me confused. How much are the blinds? Does everyone ante up?
    I've played poker years ago 7 card ,,,, not the Texas holdem. Regular poker ....Don't think I'd like tournaments, but poker where I can win or lose and then get up and leave.
     
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    The introductory level is often $1-2 Texas Holdem No Limit (sometimes $1-3). In stud, there are antes for everyone at the same time. In No Limit Holdem, only two people at a time post an ante, referred to as small blind and big blind. Small blind would be $1. Big blind is $2. It’s always the first two people to the left of the button going clockwise.

    If you get up to go somewhere before the blinds hit you, then you will be asked to post them upon returning. In these Cash games, you can leave whenever you want.

    At the Golden Nugget it’s $1-2. Minimum buy in is $100 and there is no max so you can buy in for as much as you want. This is not normal for lower stakes games. And potentially creates a dynamic where the game plays for higher stakes with the illusion it’s just a 1-2 game.

    I recommend new players buy in for the minimum. This will protect your inexperience and decision points within a game. The less you have to worry about and makes the game less complicated.

    When you choose to play a hand, make great efforts to be in position of your opponents. You want them to act first before you. This will give you a chance to see how the action develops and helps you read what possible hands are out there.

    Ideally, play strong hands. Marginal hands opens you up to making tougher decisions and rarely ends well for new players.

    Basically, it's boring to be a new player because you shouldn't be playing that many hands. The more experienced you get, the more you can play as your decision making ability rises.

    Play what is known as "ABC" which just means basic solid strategy. Nothing fancy. The meat and potatoes of the strategy requires you to play very good hands and fold the rest. Play in position. And be mindful of your stack size relative to the betting sequences. If you have a decent to strong hand, go with it, and get your chips in there aggressively. That's why it's better to start with minimum buy in, you don't need to worry about multi betting streets if all the money goes in as early and quickly as possible.

    From what I assume, I think you are an older gentleman? Players tend to make basic stereotypes of their opponents and certain playing styles. If that is your image, be aware of how others may play against you. They will assume you won't bluff very often. Which means if they engage in a pot with you, they have something solid to battle with. They're less likely to be bluffing you.

    Good Luck!
     
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  8. Hugo Hackenbush

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    Thank you tom4u,,,,,
    this is awesome information. I am taking notes. The Chairman, Shifter, should make this a "sticky" so more can read and learn some of the poker techniques. Thanks
     

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