The LVH-Las Vegas Hotel poker room is now 14 weeks old and the room has moved from the casino floor into a permanent location near the showroom.
Mark Selby moved from the Riviera to take over as poker room manager. They offer an intimate five-table room that spreads 4/8 Limit Hold’em and 1/3 No Limit Hold’em on a daily basis. LVH will offer specialty games upon request and has had some success regularly spreading a 5/10 stud game on Friday evenings.
The rake is $4 max at 10% and they also take a $1 promo drop at $10. The current promotions are a weekly $2,500 free roll and a Progressive Flush, where a player needs to make a flush in all four suits in a given day to win that day’s progressive pool.
The progressive pot has been as high as $700. The poker room is active on both Twitter (@lvhpokerroom) and Facebook (facebook.com/lvhpokerroom).
Station Casinos: Ultimate Gaming, which gave us Ultimate Poker, the online poker website, has now launched Ultimate Gaming for New Jersey residents. Anyone age 21 and over living in New Jersey can pre-register for Ultimate Casino by visiting UCasino.com.
Ultimate Casino will launch a soft play trial period beginning this Thursday that is limited to invited players only. The trial period will last for a minimum of five days. Those interested in receiving an invite to play on Ultimate Casino during the soft play trial period are encouraged to visit UCasino.com and pre-register. To qualify for early access, registrants must be age 21 and over and located in the state of New Jersey during the trial period.
Everyone that is invited during the soft play period will receive a minimum of $5 deposited into their account, with some players receiving up to $500.
Ultimate Casino will feature a wide range of casino-style games, as well as the most popular, well-known slot games. Ultimate Casino will also feature multiplayer poker via Ultimate Poker, the exclusive online gaming partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Golden Nugget: Golden Saturday is coming up again at the downtown resort. The seventh annual event, with a purse of $25,000, will be held in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 30 beginning at noon.
With the $25,000 guaranteed minimum prize pool, the buy-in is $100 plus $25. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and you can register now in the poker room or on the day of the event. For more information on future events, visit: www.goldennugget.com.
Good luck, and may the “nuts” be with you!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 18-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to: [email protected].