TJBPA - Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Tournament Blackjack Players Association' started by TXtourplayer, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    In November the Las Vegas Hilton will be hosting their $30,000 blackjack tournament on the 8th - 10th, followed by their "Suited Blackjack" tournament on the 10th - 13th.

    And as of today, those events will be followed by our first TBJPA - Las Vegas events on the 13th - 16th at the Tropicana.

    Because of the other two events already scheduled in Las Vegas the TBJPA will only host two TBT events, (one on the 14th and one on the 15th) for a total of four tournaments. However we will be hosting satellites on the 13th for both of the TBT events.

    These TBT events will have a $300 + $30 entry and I have been assured that the Tropicana will be helping us promote these events, so with some of their players along with the carry over of players from the LV Hilton events we should have a good showing in November.

    I told everyone before, I will try and schedule all TBJPA/TBT events with other events to help cut down on travel expenses.

    I'm not sure of the cost yet, but as always the TBJPA has gotten all the players discounted hotel rooms at our host property (casino rates). As soon as I find out the prices I will post them, I also have American airline discounts as well I'll be posting soon.

    As you can guess I am pretty excited about our first Las Vegas casino and I have been ask to send information on our TBJPA/TBT events to three other casinos (in two other states then the ones we are already hosting events in).

    Hopefully the TBJPA we'll be added more locations in the coming months.
  2. RKuczek

    RKuczek Member


    Good job Rick - I am looking forward to the Tropicanna
  3. dreamer

    dreamer New Member



    Fantastic News!! Congratulations! I think that your hard work, due diligence and outright stick-to-it-ness is going to reap some huge dividends for those of us who love playing YOUR TOURNAMENTS with YOUR UNIQUE FORMAT.

    As the word continues to get out, your business will blossom into what you have envisioned...

    I look forward to seeing everyone for the "Tournament at the Tropicana"! Since it's going to be HERE in LAS VEGAS, you should draw a BIG crowd of participants. I'll be sure to get the word out to all of the "Regular Local Tournament Junkies"!! It won't take long to do that either.

    Great news Rick!!

    Skipper :celebrate
  4. tgun

    tgun Member

    nice job!

    Looking forward to November in Vegas. Should be a huge event.

    See you Seattle Rick.
  5. Fredguy

    Fredguy New Member


    Way To Go Rick.....
  6. Congratulations on breaking the ice in the Las Vegas Market. Hope it was just the tip of the iceberg to come.
  7. Counselorlee

    Counselorlee Member

    Good for you are on a roll now. Just wish you could get our LA casinos interested in hosting ;) !

  8. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    Keep your fingers crossed...

    Thanks Counselorlee, I'd love to host some TBJPA events down there, but if thing go well the TBJPA may be hosting events at not one but two casinos within driving distance for you.

    And Pokernut will be happy I (IF) finally get west of Nevada...LOL

    Both are still in the works, but we at least have the doors open.
  9. rookie789

    rookie789 Active Member


    Congratulations on your efforts and success, tournaments that fall between mini's and invitationals are a welcome addition to tournament opportunities we've lacked in recent history.

    Shame on anyone that doesn't attend TBJPA events and complains about not being able to compete in invitational events, this is your chance.
  10. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    Thnaks Rookie

    I hope we have a good showing at both the up coming Seattle and Las Vegas TBJPA events.
  11. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    Discount room rates for November TBJPA/TBT events

    It was just brought to my attention that The Comedy Festival will be go on Nov. 14th - 17th in Las Vegas while we are holding the TBT events.

    Because of this hotel rates go up (as always when a convention or special event is in town), however all TBJPA members will still be getting discounted rates at the Tropicana during November 13th - 15th.

    I am suppose to get the discount code and prices tomorrow and will post them as soon as they give them to me.

    I'll also re-post the American Airlines discount code for November (every little bit helps).
  12. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    Tropicana discount code

    Here is the discount code for the Tropicana TBJPA/TBT events November 13th - 16th.

    Call 1-800-521-8767 and use discount code TBJPA07.

    The rate you will get is $60 per night in for the Island tower or $80 per night in the Paradice tower. Both offer large savings over the regular room prices. I was also told that if there wasn't a convention in town that week we could have received lower rates.

    I hope to have an American Airlines discount before the end of the week.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2007
  13. TedinNaples

    TedinNaples New Member

    Good, bad, ugly?

    Does anyone know from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE how good, bad or ugly the Paradise Tower rooms are? From reading a few reviews online, I won't even consider the other two options.

    Rick, I'm excited to find out about your first tournament in Las Vegas. I happened to have been going to Las Vegas around that time anyway. I was already booked for a trip arriving on the 14th at 7pm. So I'll probably miss the tournament on the 14th (unless you can hold off from starting it until about 8pm). :) But definitely count me in for the one on the 15th.
  14. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    Been a few years

    Ted, it was about 2004, the last time I stayed at the Tropicana, but the rooms were fine back then. They are not a 4 diamond hotel, but nice.

    I'm glad you'll be making at least one of the TBJPA/TBT events. Looking forward to meeting you in November.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2007
  15. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    New code...

    I just received a call from the Tropicana. The code orignally given to me will not fit in the reservation system.

    The new code will simply be: TBJPA07

    This new code should be in there system by tomorrow.

    Sorry for any inconvenance.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2007
  16. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member


    I did learn today that the Paradice towers have refrigerators in the rooms. I was told that is the only real difference between the Island and Paradice towers.
  17. u idiot

    u idiot New Member


    paradise is with an 's' u idiot
  18. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    Thank's for the correction.
  19. London Colin

    London Colin Top Member

    thanks is without an apostrophe, you wise and curteous man with a slight spelling problem. :)
  20. TXtourplayer

    TXtourplayer Executive Member

    Guess I better stay with BJ tournaments over Scrabble...LOL

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