Friday, July 1, 2011

Playing with Brad Garrett

The Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas has undergone a pretty substantial renovation recently, along with that they have reopened their poker room, and the other day they held a bit of a promotional tournament for the room.  The tournament was hosted by Brad Garrett who has a comedy club at the Trop as well.   It sounded like a good time, so Mrs. Flops and I headed out to play:

p.s. Make sure you pay attention towards the end of the video as Mrs. Flops makes a very quick appearance!

It was a really fun event, seemed like pretty much everyone was there having a good time and not taking things too seriously.  Well there was the guy who seemed to get a little perturbed when I three bet him preflop a couple of times, but I actually had the goods both times - at least enough of the goods that I would have been OK with a call.  Once we got down to the final table everyone was joking and laughing with each other - it's nice when you can play the game and legitimately have fun with the other players.

I'm also really wishing success to Wally, the poker room manager and his staff.  Everyone their had a great attitude and you could really see the effort that they were putting in to make the room the best experience for the players that they could.  They do some nice little touches like having a Keurig coffee machine in the room so everyone can get fresh coffee if they want as well as setting out plenty of bottles of water for the players to just grab at their convenience.  They also run tournaments two or three times a week that add a hotel package as an overlay to the winner.  The package includes bottle service for one night at the Nikki Beach Club, a night in one of the hotel suites and breakfast for two the next day.


  1. This is the second (yappy vs. TBC)video i have see of the Trapicana poker room and I like what i see,thinking I have to play on sunday in Oct,it looks like they have nice T.V.'s and easy to see from the tables which is a must to keep up on my football bets..and nice poker staff never hurts....

  2. There were nice TVs all around the room with good visibility from the tables. It would be a good place to spend an NFL Sunday, assuming you know, that we have the NFL on Sundays this year!