Mirage Makes Operational Change to Reward Tighter Play

by , Mar 3, 2008 | 4:58 am

A Las Vegas poker-room development … Starting last week (or maybe a few days before) the Mirage has changed from 9-handed tables to 10-handed.

No confirmation on what the rationale was behind the decision to change. But you can think originally that 9-handed offered a faster game on more tables … i.e. more rake … and perhaps a better player experience, too. Let’s say you had 81 players wanting action … great, nine tables of nine does everyone better than eight tables of 10 with one alternate, right?

But I suppose if there isn’t a constant influx of new players, then 10-handed is better because it presumably slows the pace of tables breaking down.

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