The Linq Hotel & Casino formerly The Quad / Imperial Palace

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that_pope wrote a review about The Linq in Las Vegas, NV

New Room, Same Players

I am undecided if I liked the new room or not. It seemed a lot more cramped than the old one, trying to fit their tables in a smaller location so it could be in a spot to attract players (instead of hidden upstairs and hard to find). Then again, I walked up to the old location, not knowing it had moved, and found cars where the tables used to be. The high point of the room is that the bar is right inside the room, making drink service fast, but the bathroom is a long walk. I was at the far back table at the left right next to the bar, so it didn’t seem too cramped to me, but it sure looked like it. The tables are nice and roomy, since they were made for 11 handed tournament play, but had 10 max at the NL game. No automatic dealers like I am used to at Casino AZ, but that is a small complaint. Loss of snacks can’t be good.

I play here for the competition. A few players were decent, but when I am in a NL game, have AJ, and the board reads KJJ85, and I raise a $20 bet on the river to $50, and a player flat calls me with KK (top full house), I know I am in for some money. It helped to win a $300 pot when my AA hit a set, and someone with 77 also hit a set and we got all in on the turn with him drawing to a one outer. The limit game, which I played in for 15 minutes, was even softer. I limped preflop with KQs in late position after about 5 others were in the pot, and flopped a Q, but someone limped with KK and won the pot….how that is a good play is beyond me. But yeah, easy money.

Only played for a total of 3 hours. No real complaints, and no real positives. Just dealt a nice game, and kept it moving, but did have some cards flip up. Not much to say, which is usually a positive in this category.

The bar is in the room, is there anything else that needs to be said. When there are only 3 tables going, and one cocktail waitress and a bartender, drinks will come plenty quick enough. She was doing such a good job that she could stand around for about 10 minutes every half an hour, and everyone was still happily sipping their drinks. Good job!

I wasn’t too impressed. I sat down at a 2/4 limit game while waiting for room in a 1/2 NL game. I put my name on the list, and about 15 minutes later, I saw a dealer going around table to table asking if anyone was interested in a 1/2 NL game. I went to the floor and asked him, since I had my name on the list, and he said he already called everyone and only 3 responded. I never heard anything, so their loud speaker must not be very loud. But I did get a seat in the game with no problem.

They lost their cookies, sandwiches, water, and coffee on the move to a new location. To my knowledge they still have the $3 an hour comps, so that is great.

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