Sunday, January 22, 2012

Nut Flush Draw at Planet Hollywood

Last night I decided to give the Planet Hollywood poker room a try.  Despite what I'd heard, there were a couple of very solid players, mostly ok players and not that many fish.  I did ok.

Bought in for $200.  Got A/K clubs in early position, raised.  Two callers.  The flop is 9/10 Clubs, Queen of hearts.  So I flopped nut flush draw and a nut straight draw. 

Led out with a continuation bet.  New player at table who had bought in for $100 shoves all in.  With all those outs, and having him covered, I called.

Turn is a low club giving me the nuts.  River is another meaningless club.  He had flopped a straight.  Tough going, guy.

One guy at the table claimed to have been a college basketball player back east who tried to make some money by shaving points on one game where his team was a heavy favorite.  It failed because he and the other guy who was in on it--the point guard--were on the bench at the end because he game was such a slaughter, they couldn't make the game closer.  Interesting.  Of course no one ever lies at a poker table, right?

The room is nice, but it is noisy.  I got a bad seat to view the eye-candy that the place is known for, but I still saw some. 

They have a "Pleasure Pit" where supposedly hot girls in lingerie type outfits deal able games, and gals in bikini type outfits dance behind them.  Not a lot of the girls were all that hot, frankly.  Most were just ok.

Actually I've been there during the day and there's a blonde dealing Let it Ride and 3 Card Poker who could pretty much get me to do anything she'd ask of me for one night with her.  Just sayin'


  1. Used to hate Planet Ho. I just couldn't win anything there. I finally broke thru in a $1-2 cash game several years ago, booking a nice win with the help of a $300+ high hand payout with quad aces. I took some of the winnings and entered a tournament there the next day and finished 2nd out of 60+ for another nice payout. I now make it a point to visit the "Ho" every time I'm in Vegas, both for poker and a meal at PF Chang's.

  2. I just have never liked Planet Hollywood. Got bad vibes there every time I went. Sometimes had trouble just finding a game there.

  3. Thanks for the comments, Lucki Duck and Lightning36. Two different views of Planet Ho! I'm sorta in the middle. No doubt I would have had a much more favorable view of the place if I had a big win there!