Walking Time Allowed 45 Minutes
Comp Rate $1.25/Hour
Poker Rate Weekday Varies
Poker Rate Weekend Varies
$150K freeroll to be held in October, 75 hours of live play between August 1 and September 30 to qualify. "Rack or Stack" drawings held every hour, random seat gets $100 during 1st three consecutive Mondays through Thursdays of the month. Amount doubles during hours of 2AM-12Noon and 4PM-8PM. $50K progressive "Fortune Flop" jackpot for flopping a Royal Flush. Omaha freeroll for 30 hours live play in July. "No Limit Cash Giveaway": $100 awarded every hour between 6AM and 12Noon based on random drawings if at least one NL game is active (begins July 8). Poker Tournament Player of the Month promotion. The cash games listed above are the regularly spread games in this room. Others games and stakes are sometimes played based on player interest.
Orleans Poker Room Description
The Orleans Poker Room is a well established venue with 35 tables of around the clock action. Owned and operated by Boyd Gaming, the Orleans is popular with locals and tourists alike. This poker room has games for most all players, including consistent Omaha 8 or Better at the 4/8 and 8/16 Limits. The room is located very close to self parking as well as the restrooms.
The Orleans Poker Room offers high back swivel adjustable leather chairs and a dedicated poker cashier cage. Several televisions align the upper walls, including one for list management. Tournaments have their own dedicated registration desk. There are two permanent walls and two half walls that seal in the room.
Nearly all cash game tables are equipped with automatic shufflers.
With regard to comps, the Orleans Poker Room now uses a single card that combines poker, table games, and slot play. Poker players earn 750 points per hour (no maximum), which is the equivalent of $1.25 per hour. These comps can be used at any food or retail venue at The Orleans.
In addition to the bad beat jackpot, the room has progressive Hold'em Royal Flush promo and a Poker Tournament Player of the Month promotion.
Poker Players' reviews
Room Quality: 3
The Orleans is like a business that has allowed itself to run down and management is trying to change it in an evolutionary manner; it isn't working. Something more drastic needs to be done.
Most tables are filled with very experienced calling stations who readily fold; but with too many in a pot1 to 3 of them has a draw to beat the best hand on the flop.
The best dealers are good, unfortunately there aren't many of them.
The best part of the room. Service is friendly, often and quick, great uniforms.
Management can't decide if it wants a serious poker room or to cater to the locals. The poker room also seems to be the step-child of this casino and lacks the full support of casino operations. One thing I noticed, that is a management problem, is that a select group of locals can leave a table at will and not have to pay for missed blinds. (They also have their comp lights left on so they continue to earn while not at the table, this doesn't bother me so much but is a sign of the cozy relationship between these players and certain dealers.) Not paying their blinds does bother me and it is a lack of supervision that allows that to occur.
Comps & Bonuses: 4
Comps are good and, now, automatic.
Room Quality: 4
Dedicated poker room, with a rail for the birds. Occaisional second hand smoke, but dealers or floor run the offenders along quite quickly. Free covered parking structure super close by. Large room with Mardi Gras theme. Chairs and tables in fair, or better, condition. Chips are generally clean-ish. Tables are well spaced and I have never felt cramped. Except a few times when I had XXXL sized humans on each side of me...check please! Even though this is my favorite room, it only gets a 4. The reason: No Bravo. In the year 2012 that is totally unacceptable. If you forget to check out with desk before you leave, all the time from that session disappears. Poof!
A few people have griped to me that the Orleans is full of unpleasant old grinders seeking jackpots and comp hours. I have not seen to much of this in the last year, 100+ hours. Sure there are a few ornery-ol-grumps, but all-in-all I have encountered all types of players there...from the aforementioned grouchy geriatrics to the young buck hoodie and Ipod crowd. During a five hour session there are always plenty of opportunities to get your money in. And sometimes wild bouts of gambling break out during an otherwise friendly game of poker.
This is one of the highlights of the room. The dealers are effiecient, friendly, and knowledgeable. A few are very cute. The keep the game flowing and never seem to play favorites.
The waitresses at Orleans are friendly, smoken-hot and scantily clad. Woo hoo! They drop by often, ten or fifteen minutes and rarely mess up my order. I only drink coffee (ok) and water (wet) But on a few occasions I had a beer or a mixed drink they were good.
I only am able to give a 4...no Bravo (see above) But, the floor, chip runners, and cashier folks are all great. I had an issue once, and it got cleared up to my satisfaction, rather quickly. If I ever have a question, there is usually someone close by to satisfy my curiosity. I have been known to call the floor to my table, for a \"random ruling.\" But now I just stick to coffee and water.
Comps & Bonuses: 5
$1.25 an hour good at all the B connected properties. There is a quad over quad bad beat jackpot the hits 100k at times. Plus during this month, Aug 2012, there is a \"splash pot\" promo.Once an hour, at a randomly selected table, they put $100 in the pot before the hand is dealt. Love it. Hope this proves popular enough to continue past August. Even just for gits and shiggles!
Room Quality: 2
A friend told me this place was a great place to play, after one visit I figured out he must have been drunk when he visited this place. If you smoke then you will love this place, if not then your most likely going to get cancer from the second hand smoke.
Lots of Nits who cry and complain. The average age is 60+ not a younger poker players hang out. Orleans seems like a place where people who dont like the strip would go. Lots of Locals and even a few guys that seemed homeless and rode in on Bicycles. Anytime im in Vegas I play at Venetian and Bellagio which has much more experienced players and way more action.
A friend of mine and I stopped here in June and played Omaha 8 or better. My buddy was flipping out because there was a dealer who took 15-20 min to deal one complete hand. Im telling the complete truth I even timed it on my cell phone. I felt really bad though because the dealer looked 80-90 years old. My opinion is that the poker room supervisors really need to find better younger dealers.
The waitresses were the only thing good about this room, they werent very attractive but if I needed a drink they were very fast and precise. I dont drink alcohol so I cant comment if the drink quality was that great. My coffee was good and they have decent quality bottle water.
Not the friendlist place but I was sat at my game of choice fairly quick.
Comps & Bonuses: 2
Jackpots were big compared to alot of the other higher end poker rooms which dont offer progressive jackpots.
Room Quality: 2
The fluorescent lighting makes me feel like I'm hanging out in a morgue. The room is in good condition but the general atmosphere of the whole room is depressing.
The omaha players are old, stuck and grumpy. The 2-4 limit players are a little more fun and are usually just there to hit the jackpot (when there was a jackpot) or to just kill time. The 4-8 players like a lot of action so they tend to cap bets pre-flop. The no limit players are a mixed breed - there are a lot of local grinders, experienced players and random drunks (you never know what you will run into). The tournament players are pretty experienced and are generally good.
Most of the dealers seem drained, probably from the fluorescent lighting and dealing with some very rude players. They seem experienced but there is no incentive to be very good. They treat it like its a dead end job. There are a few dealers that seem to have a force field around them and are full of life. Brandon and Ricky are a couple of names that come to mind. Not only are they upbeat, they care to be very good at what they do. They should probably get out before the room sucks the life out of them!
Cocktail servers are fast and efficient. The drinks are on par with the quality of the casino, but surprisingly they have pellegrino!
The room is managed well, but I can't get past the depressive atmosphere of the room.
Comps & Bonuses: 3