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TILES, TILES AND MORE TILES!!!
9:00am to 4:00pm
Freeport Showroom and Warehouse:
Unit #3 FWC Compound, Rajkumar Trace,
Freeport Mission Road, Freeport.
Phone: (868) 222-3774 Phone/Fax: (868) 673-4711
your best choice for tiles.
urs 31st July, Fri 1st & Sat 2nd August
Different Shapes & Sizes. at Great Prices!
Sea Lots and St James Branches will be closed
on the days of the sale.
FREEPORT BRANCH ONLY
There s no shortage of options for poker
players in Las Vegas, with more than 50 rooms
scattered throughout the city and spreading
games of various stakes and atmospheres.
When taking a poker vacation, the one thing
you don't want to do is spend the majority of your
time in a bad room, forcing yourself into games
that don't fit the profile you are looking for.
Some of the best rooms aren't located in the
obvious properties, and some of the worst are con-
cealed within $1 billion property price tags. Here
are four rooms that should get serious attention
during your next visit:
Aria: Perhaps the new ground zero for no-limit
Texas Hold 'em cash games, the $1/$3 and $2/$5
games are wild and full of action. These games can
produce really good scores when you are on your
A game and the cards are hitting. The aesthetics
of the room are top-notch and create an atmosphere
that is clearly dedicated to a unique poker expe-
If the range of free cocktail service is important
to you as a comp, the Aria serves top-shelf brands,
which you won't find at many other properties.
As for other comps, the Strip has mostly settled
on $2 returns for every hour played, which is exactly
what the Aria offers.
Bellagio: After many years as the undisputed
king of the Las Vegas poker universe, many of its
regulars have flocked to the Aria, but the Bellagio
still has a very healthy pulse. The room has 36
tables and is the most likely spot to find active
tables spreading games other than no-limit Texas
Hold 'em. There's even a regular $20/$40 Stud Hi
game, and if limit Hold 'em is your thing, the
$10/$20 game is the perfect spot for a traditionally
low-stakes player to take a serious shot at a higher
level. If celebrity watching is your thing, odds are
there will be at least one person you will recognise
from either the high-stakes poker/sports/enter-
tainment universe or a game. Doyle Brunson is a
regular in the isolated high-stakes "Bobby's Room,"
which sits in the centre of the poker room.
The Bellagio also stands out because it has,
without a doubt, some of the very best dealers in
the city. The only drawback to the property is that
it lacks an abundance of exploitable opposition:
Most who play here know what they're doing.
Flamingo: A true hidden gem on the Strip, the
ten-table Flamingo room offers mostly low-stakes
limit ($2-$4) and ($1-$2) no-limit Hold 'em, but
its strength lies in the competition---as in, there
being almost none. This is the place where players
will pay $10 to see a flop with K-5 out of position
and will play anything suited. All you have to do
is abandon any notion of playing fancy, wait for
a big hand and bet big. As a negative, the games
offered are so low that it can be difficult to beat
the rake. An additional positive is that the poker-
room staff has a lot of familiar faces, with very
little turnover in the past decade.
Mirage: It's no longer the "centre of the poker
universe," but the Mirage boasts the most com-
fortable room in the city. Tables are a good distance
from one another, the room is bright and it's con-
veniently located next to the sports book and other
amenities. It's the perfect place for late-night
sessions that stretch far into the morning hours.
High-hand and bad-beat jackpot promotions also
can provide surprising bonus moneywater or coffee
orders. There's no going against human nature, but
there is always room for smart negotiation.
Got a poker question or have a comment?
E-mail Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOING TO LAS VEGAS? LOOK FOR THESE FOUR ROOMS
1&7 Begin a journey (3,3)
2 Advance of pay
4&11 Highly original (5,3)
8 One in Italian
11 See 4A
13 Dog for fox-hunting
14 Hill or horse
1 Splash in slush
2&10 Tentatively probe the
opinions of others (5,3)
3 A brush
5 Assume the mantle
10 See 2D
12 Individuality or self
ACROSS: 1 Set 2 Sub 4
Goo 11 New 13 Hound
DOWN: 1 Slosh 2 Sound
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