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Learn to play poker from a Vegas pro

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 71 reviews.Las Vegas, United States

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Experience hosted by Doug

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We are here to talk about poker, the game we all love, even if you have just learned to love it. If this time and date is not right, message me to schedule something else.

If you are going to play poker on your visit to Vegas, you might as well win. There is a single way of thinking that separates the wining players from the rest. We will start with that and then get to concrete techniques you can do to beat the Vegas card sharks at their own game.

There are dozens of poker rooms to choose from and they all have their own cultures, Doug is familiar with them all and can answer any questions about the poker lifestyle like:

Where should I play?
What stakes are best for me?
How much do these pros really make?
When should I lock up a win?

We will do a 1.5 hour session in the Caesars food court, right near to the poker room. Those in the group that are anxious to play can just sit down at a table after the official end time. I usually go play after these discussions myself.
We are here to talk about poker, the game we all love, even if you have just learned to love it. If this time and date is not right, message me to schedule something else.

If you are going to play poker on your visit to Vegas, you might as well win. There is a single way of thinking that separates the wining players from the rest. We will start with that and then get to concrete techniques you can do to beat the Vegas card sharks at th…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Cards and chips
From G$18,916
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Doug

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 71 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Two hosts alternate based on availability.

Doug: I quit my engineering job and have supported myself with poker for the last three years. I am a best-selling author with six books in print. I have coached hundreds of players both live and on my web-based training site. I am a regular at the Mirage consistently winning chips and having a blast. I am fully immersed in the gambling culture of Las Vegas, baby!

Ross: Has been grinding out wins for years in Las Vegas. He is a coach at RedChipPoker, a Commercial websyte. His first poker book is due out in early 2019.
Two hosts alternate based on availability.

Doug: I quit my engineering job and have supported myself with poker for the last three years. I am a best-selling author with six books in print. I have coached hundreds of players both live and on my web-based training site. I am a regular at the Mirage consistently winning chips and having a blast. I am fully immersed in the gambling culture of Las Vegas, baby!

Ross: Has been grinding out wins for years in Las Vegas. He is a coa…
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Where you'll be

Caesars Palace poker room is a nice, well run room. It is a favorite of many Vegas regulars and tourists alike.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Rebecca
February 2020
We had such a fun time learning to play Texas Hold’em. I feel much more confident heading to the casino floor as a newby.
Christopher
January 2020
Really wonderful time. The hour and a half blew by. I learned that I really know nothing about poker. Took a lot of useful information away from the one on one meeting. I feel as though the information was thoughtfully laid out to create a foundation of knowledge that I can now build upon.
Really wonderful time. The hour and a half blew by. I learned that I really know nothing about poker. Took a lot of useful information away from the one on one meeting. I feel as t…
David
December 2019
I really enjoyed the experience and I would defined recommend! I got a lot of valuable information and you immediately feel that Ross knows what he is talking about!
Mikey
December 2019
Fun insight. Left with materials to take home. Very accommodating and put in extra effort when a member of my group had a flight delay, Ross stayed past our appointed time to make up for the time lost.
Jomar
November 2019
Ross is a terrific teacher, I had a 1:1 session. Answers all and any questions. Knowledge and recommendations helped me gain confidence to play in a game! We even went a bit overtime but Ross was able to wrap up the lesson fully and gave me more resources to continue learning and practicing.
Ross is a terrific teacher, I had a 1:1 session. Answers all and any questions. Knowledge and recommendations helped me gain confidence to play in a game! We even went a bit overti…
Laura
October 2019
As a beginner to poker, I thought I’d learn about playing the other poker players. I was overwhelmed. After my partner and I left, we discussed every concept and teaching point. I was taken off guard by the amount of knowledge packed in to our session. The session was even longer by 30 minutes, which was very generous. This game is different than I thought it was. It’s like scuba diving and discovering a whole new world.
As a beginner to poker, I thought I’d learn about playing the other poker players. I was overwhelmed. After my partner and I left, we discussed every concept and teaching point. I…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

No knowledge of poker is needed, discussion is adaptable to the people that show up. I have taught people that did not know the rules all the way up to people making a living from playing cards.

What to bring

Nothing is needed. Optionally bring money to play poker after the session. Anywhere from $60 to $1000 would work.