Originally Posted by haakee
Is there room for improvement? Of course. Are any of the other cardrooms within 50 miles run as well? Nope.
Comparing Garden City to Bay 101 is a bunch of pros and cons that go back and forth.
Garden City was first to do the computerized boards, and they have a lot of stuff automated where the dealers can just push a button for servers and open seats so + 1 for GC.
Bay101 has more players and can keep games going 24/7 so definitely +1 for Bay.
GC has better tournament structure so +1
Bay tourney structure (blinds vs stacks) way too fast -1
Bay has more turnout for their tourneys to +1
Bay has stronger/better floor people and dealers so +1
GC lets players buy in for up to $500 for 5-200 spread (vs. Bay $300 cap) which makes for better games so +1
GC chairs are 1000% more comfortable than Bays so +1
Bay chairs are like sitting on granite slabs after 4 hrs, -1
Both have automated shuffle machines +1
Bay101 advertises more and thus gets more customers so +1
GC new food is too pricey so -1
Bay food is pretty good for the price so +1
Bay 101 has a bet line which helps cut down on angle shots so +1
GC floor has inconsistent rulings so -1
Bay has WPT so HUGE +1
GC has buster bet Black Jack +1
Both GC and Bay boards people take good care of regulars so +1 for both
GC more likely to try new things (black jack tourneys, sit-n-gos, etc) +1
Bay has 30% more poker tables than GC so +1
Both have great Plasma TV set ups +1
Bay has deli/cafe/bar lounge which is nice to sit, eat, and wait +1
anyways, that is how I see the two. Bay does come out on top. But not by a landslide.
Luckily, for some reason GC seems adamant about NOT advertising for whatever reason. Plus, I think there is a city ordinance limiting size/expansion. So Bay really has nothing to fear from GC really. In fact, there are many players at Bay who don't even know where GC is and it is only 10 minutes down Interstate LOL