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Downtown Las Vegas, also know as Glittergulch, the areas around downtown include East Fremont, Symphony Park, and the Arts District.

A Look At The Best Texas Hold’em Odds In Vegas

October 28, 2016
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Look At The Best Texas Hold’em Odds In Vegas

Vegas is a great place to visit almost any time of year, as it boasts pleasant weather and good flight deals all year round. However with September to November being one of the peak times for visitors to head to Vegas, (alongside March to May), it’s almost certain that the casinos are going to be rammed this time of year. You can take a virtual stroll down the Las Vegas Boulevard without even having to be there, but finding the right games with the best odds isn’t always that easy. That’s where we come in. If you’re a Texas Hold’em fan then you’re going to want to find the casinos that have the best odds, particularly if you’re a newbie to the casinos. You’ll be surprised at just how different online poker is to live poker, so starting off your Las Vegas Texas Hold’em run in the right casino with the best odds is important.

Texas Hold’em In The Casino

Unlike some of the other games you may find in the casino, like Blackjack and even Craps, the odds of Texas Hold’em are somewhat stacked against you as opposed to playing real poker in a casino. Minimum bets for Texas Hold’em tend to be a lot higher than at most tables so if you’re not very good at playing then you’re likely to lose a lot of money quite quickly at one of these tables. This applies to almost all of the casinos that you may find in Vegas. Whether you’re playing against the dealer or the rest of the table, the odds are relatively stacked against you. When it comes to Texas Hold’em you’re probably going to come up against a lot of experienced players, and because of this it is important to prepare yourself so you don’t end up losing a lot more money than expected. Whether you practice your game play with online games or you study Texas Hold’em Strategy with guides like the Ladbrokes Hold’em Poker Strategy guide, there are many ways that you can prepare – and in order to put the odds more in your favour (hypothetically) preparing is the best way.

Odds Of Texas Hold’em Hands

There are a few different odds of the poker hands that you should know when it comes to playing Texas Hold’em. For example, the chances of you getting a top starting hand (such as double aces, A-K suited etc.) is really small, with the percentage being around 2.1%. If you plan on holding out for this type of hand then you’re probably going to lose a lot of money. Using your common sense can be important when it comes to Texas Hold’em, because you’re not always going to get the best hands as you go. For example, two suited cards shouldn’t always be played just because they’re suited as this only improves your hand by about 2.5%. Another thing to consider is pocket jacks. While they look good the chances of a higher card is 52% so you may not always get the result that you want when you rely on pocket jacks.

Different Tables

While all different casinos will have various minimum and maximum bets, there are a few different variants of Texas Hold’em poker that you may want to consider before you decide where you want to go, as this can ultimately affect your odds of winning. For example, Ultimate Texas Hold’em (played in Bally’s) has an average house edge of 2.185%, Heads Up Hold‘em has a house edge of around 2.36% and regular Texas Hold’em has a house edge of around 2.04%. Although it may not seem that much of a difference, you’ll be surprised at how the different variants can affect your winnings.

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On this Date, October 1, 1980 Bob Stupak’s Glitter Gulch opened on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas.

October 1, 2016

On this Date, October 1, 1980 Bob Stupak’s Glitter Gulch opened at 22 Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Sassy Sally Glitter Gulch

Sassy Sally atop the Glitter Gulch sign

In 1982 Herb Pastor acquired the Glitter Gulch Casino next door to his Golden Goose Casino and combined the two locations under the license of the Golden Goose operating it until 1991.

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On This Date: September 9, 2013 Zappos Moves to Downtown Las Vegas

September 9, 2016
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Zappos Cubicles allow for personalization

On this date, September 9, 2013, Zappos moves their headquarters into the old City Hall building in Downtown Las Vegas. Zappos original was from San Francisco, moved to Henderson, Nevada in 2004 and finally to Downtown Las Vegas.  Lead by Zappos CEO and guru, Tony Hsieh, who is considered in some circles as the Dalai Lama or Llama of DTLV.  Tony Hsieh, who also leads the Downtown Project, has been revitalizing downtown Las Vegas as a vibrant cultural and economic hotspot.

 

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Date: March 15, 2011

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On This Date: September 1, 2011 the Plaza Re-opened in Downtown Las Vegas

September 1, 2016
Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas

Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas

On this Date, September 1, 2011 the Plaza re-opened.

The original hotel, the Union Plaza, opened on July 2, 1971 with the owners including local businessmen: Sam Boyd, Frank Scott, Howard Cannon and Jackie Gaughan. Its original name was Union Plaza, in reference to the Union Pacific railroad station that originally stood at the site. But the hotel portion closed on November 11, 2010.

Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas

Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas – Sunrise

The hotel is famous In the 1971 James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever, the construction of the Union Plaza is visible in the background. In the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, a model of the Plaza serves as the hotel tower.

The Union plaza closed on November 11, 2010 and re-opened about a year later on September 1, 2011 as the Plaza.

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On This Date: August 30, 1946 The Golden Nugget Opened

August 30, 2016
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas

On August 30, 1946 the Golden Nugget opened, making it one of the oldest hotels in Las Vegas. The Golden Nugget is located in the orginal downtown area of Las Vegas on Fremont Street. The area is  also known as Glitter Gulch as apposed to the famous Las Vegas Blvd, aka the “Strip”. The Golden Nugget is the largest casino in the downtown area, with a total of 2,345 deluxe guest rooms and suites.

Displayed in the Golden Nugget lobby, is the world’s largest gold nugget, the Hand of Faith. It weighs in at 875 troy ounces. The gold alone is worth $1.2 million at todays prices ($1400 per oz.)

The Golden Nugget has had many famous owners, including: Jackie Gaughan, Steve Wynn and Kirk Kerkorian. Landry’s Restaurants are the current owners and operators of the Golden Nugget today.

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On This Date, August 29, 2007 runaway chlorine tank car rolls through Las Vegas

August 29, 2016
Actual Photo of Chlorine Tank

Actual Photo of Chlorine Tank

On this day August 29, 2007, a runaway chlorine tank car traveled approximately 22 miles through the heart of Las Vegas. The tank car hit a top speed of 50 mph before stopping in the Northern part of Las Vegas. The tank car was fully-loaded with chlorine, a toxic irritating chemical. The tank care had broken free from a rail yard on the South end of the Las Vegas Valley around 9 a.m. The tanker’s speed reached 50 mph. Fortunately no one was hurt and there was no damage or leak of chlorine during the incident.

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