This was the most dissappointing of all my trips.
I planned on playing a lot of poker, but ended up only playing three of the ten days in Vegas.
We stayed at the Encore, since I wanted to pamper the Wife. She was thrilled with the room and the hotel, We both took up golf this year and thought to play a round of Golf at the Wynn. To our surprise, the Wynn turned out to be the most expensive place to play Golf in Vegas. At 500$/person excluding the 150$ tip for the mandatory PGA professional caddy, we found 1300$ for a round of 18 holes too high for comfort. So we looked for other options.
From previous trips, I had discovered that the Wynn Poker room plays deep at 1/3 and 2/5, so I thought there was a lot of money to be made.
Unfortunately, the opposite was the case. In the three nights that I played there, I was unable to turn a profit.
Part of that was due to the poor cards I was dealt, but a major role had to be attributed to good to excellent local players with deep pockets who knew each other and definitely targeted the tourists.
I found myself at several occasions to be at a table with 7-8 local sharks.
Whenever I would raise 15$ (1/3NL), I would get 4-6 callers! Of course, when I then missed nearly every flop, I had to lay it down to aggression. When I did Cbet 1/2 pot to pot, I got raised and often had to bail out again.
On the rare occasions that I managed to isolate another tourist, I ran into premiums and lost my entire stack.
a few examples: