Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good riddance, Sahara

Grange95 just put up a blog post with this title, which I liked enough to steal borrow. The sincerest form of flattery, you know.

I have done 15 prior posts with the Sahara label. Few if any of them have anything good to say about the place, except that it has always served as a reliable money-maker when I can take enough anti-nausea medication to be able to stand being there for a session. As I recently noted, the Sahara is 2nd or 3rd on my list of profitable poker rooms, when counting those that I have been to a minimum of ten times. But I always hated being there. It was smoky, noisy, full of annoying players whose bad habits were ignored by staff, and it had the worst dealers in town.

I wrote about the awful playing environment here. I wrote about the awful dealers here and here and here. I wrote about the awful players here. The only good Sahara story in my archives is that of one of the most horrendously bad beats I've ever inflicted, told here.

Almost four years ago I wrote about the Sahara poker room, "I really detest the place. I've never--not even once--had what I would consider an enjoyable time there." That remains true today, the day that wretched old casino closed its doors for the last time.


Tim said...

I don't have any love for the Sahara either. Hate to see all those people out of work, but it really was the worst run casino on the strip.

Grange95 said...

FWIW, I think "Good riddance" is the only honest Sahara title available.

Sahara made the Stratosphere look upscale.

ManInBlack said...

Talk about biting the hand that fed ya. You constantly bitch and whine about the place, but i dont see you complaining about the money you won there.