WPT DeepStacks at the Atlantis

WPT DeepStacks at the Atlantis

Every so often writing assignments sync perfectly with personal interests. So it was when I covered the World Poker Tour DeepStacks Tournament, hosted by the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. There were 15 games scheduled over a 10 day period. The majority were No Limit Hold ‘Em, with buy-ins ranging from $65 – $1,000. Several were satellite events and there was also an Omaha High-Low and a Pot Limit Omaha tournament.


After an efficient check-in, I signed up for the Atlantis’ Paradise Club and had a late lunch at Toucan Charlie’s award-winning buffet.



Early evening, I sat in on my first table, Omaha Hi-Lo. It is my favorite game and the subject of my app tutorial. It was a $5K guaranteed payout, allowing buy-in/registration through level six. Although wounded early by a straight flush beating my full-house and my second nuts losing to the nuts in the same hand, I was happy to make the final table and finish in fifth place.


After breakfast the following morning at the Purple Parrot, I was off to take photos for my new app, Travel Reno. The area is scenic with lots of activities outside the casino: sightseeing, shopping, hiking, biking, sporting events and cultural opportunities.

Reno City View

My next tournament was Pot Limit Omaha. To me, it is the most challenging of the poker games because of the betting structure; the maximum one can bet is the total of what’s in the pot. I finished in the lower middle of the pack, but it was fun to participate in a game that I don’t often play. I grabbed a quick bite at Cafe Fresco (don’t miss their gelato) and called it a night.  My final game was No Limit Hold ‘Em. There was an interesting mix of players including about 10% women. It’s lots of fun observing the various styles of play and noting the skill levels of those around the table. I busted out mid-range of those entered but, once again, it was a terrific experience.

At the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, www.atlantiscasino.com, I discovered two seriously good food items: the Oyster Bar’s Mazatlan cocktail in the Sky Terrace and social hour at Napa Bistro (Wagyu sliders and a beer for $12!). Atlantis’ Paradise Club offers many guest perks. If you go, reserve a room that allows you access to the Concierge Level; continental breakfast and snacks, food and drinks throughout the day. Another nice touch – there is a free airport shuttle.


Reno was the 11th of 16 “mid-major poker market” destinations of the WPT DeepStacks’ Season 2 Series. Logon to www.wptdeepstacks.com for information and their calendar. Note: Ocean’s Eleven Casino in San Diego/Oceanside will be home to the next tournament October 17-26.

For extensive information about Reno and a tutorial on how to play Omaha, go to the iTunes store and download the app, Travel Reno

Safe travels, don’t draw to an inside straight and enjoy the journey….


Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Earns 20 Best of Gaming Awards

RENO, NV. – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has been awarded 20 Best of Gaming Awards by Casino Player magazine, including top honors for:

·         Best Spa
·         Best Table Game Tournaments
·         Best Place to Play Craps
·         Casino Where You Feel the Luckiest

Casino Player magazine is a monthly publication that has been a voice in the gaming industry for 26 years. Every month, Casino Player covers all of America’s gaming destinations. Winners are voted on by readers in the publication’s “Best of Gaming” annual poll.

About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is Reno’s newest AAA Four Diamond resort nestled at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, and ideally located on the strip in the heart of Reno’s restaurant, shopping and entertainment district. Atlantis is located less than an hour away from beautiful Lake Tahoe and stunning golf courses of northern California and Nevada. Atlantis is thoughtfully and elegantly positioned and designed for relaxation, rejuvenation and celebration. A favorite resort destination for travelers near and far and voted Best Hotel & Casino for its exceptional and friendly service, Atlantis is truly second to none.

Atlantis Steakhouse selected as OpenTable’s October Diners’ Choice Local Pick

RENO, NEV. – For the fifth consecutive month, Atlantis Steakhouse has been selected as OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Local Pick for the Tahoe/Reno region. Atlantis Steakhouse was selected as a Diners’ Choice Local Pick in a number of categories, including:
· Best Overall

· Best Food

· Best Service

· Best Ambiance

· Notable Wine List

· Most Romantic

· Best Steak

· Best Special Occasion
This selection was determined by recent, verified OpenTable diner reviews in the Tahoe/Reno area, designed to recognize outstanding restaurants based on feedback from thousands of local diners. OpenTable diners globally have provided more than 30 million ratings and reviews, with more than 450,000 submitted monthly.

Photo attachment: AAA Four Diamond Atlantis Steakhouse offers traditional steakhouse, including Allen Brothers steaks, alongside impeccable service and attention to detail.

About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa:

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a world-class AAA Four Diamond resort destination, nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and ideally located in the heart of Reno’s restaurant, shopping and entertainment district. Atlantis is the only resort connected by a Sky Bridge to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, and boasts Reno’s only Concierge Hotel Tower. Atlantis is just minutes away from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, downtown Reno, pristine area golf courses and is a half-hour away from Lake Tahoe. Guests enjoy complimentary airport shuttle service, free valet parking and acres of convenient self-parking. Recognized for luxurious accommodations, eight award-winning restaurants, 10 captivating bars and lounges, a world-class spa and casino-wide action, Atlantis has all the options and amenities to suit your needs.