November 27, 2011
Pokerati Game @PalmsPokerRm FTW!
Check it out. This story in PokerListings is probably a bit too kind without any LOLs. But hey, as a guy who’s key flaw in his plan to offer Pokeratizens the best low-stakes action in Vegas was not learning how to fold more often pre-flop, I’ll take the love!
While it is true that nowhere in Vegas could you “run it twice” in a 1/2 game before Pokerati NLH/PLO came to town, now plenty of poker rooms hardly blink when two or more players get it all-in and want to reduce variance by seeing more than one river … just like they used to do it on High Stakes Poker.
crap now the secret of the Pokerati Game’s success is out:
- Offer games people want to play, at stakes they’re comfortable playing
- Give preference to poker rooms with skillful, supportive staff (and maybe a really big sign)
- Treat low-stakes players no differently than high rollers (h/t Benny Binion)
- Suck out often to keep the nits away
That’s pretty much all it takes to host a game that attracts tourists and locals alike. And now that I can expect casinos everywhere to be spreading Pokerati-style live action, I suppose my pioneering days are over and I can go back to being just another poor-man’s Jean-Robert Bellande.