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Old 07-01-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (Grantville, PA)

Post and say hello if you will be a reg in this room.

I have heard that there will be 12 tables to start.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:54 AM   #2
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That's what I heard, I saw the room, it's next to the entrance to the track. I think it looks pretty nice! Nicer than what's developing at the Sands and Mt. Airy.

This is the casino that is closest to me.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:01 AM   #3
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

I hope to be at least a semi-reg....depends on when I can get a seat. With just 12 tables, weekends could be tough to find a seat. Maybe Sat-Sun early mornings....we'll see.

Is there a date for poker opening? I saw the billboard on the South Bridge saying July 13 table games open.....will that include poker?
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:56 AM   #4
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

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I hope to be at least a semi-reg....depends on when I can get a seat. With just 12 tables, weekends could be tough to find a seat. Maybe Sat-Sun early mornings....we'll see.

Is there a date for poker opening? I saw the billboard on the South Bridge saying July 13 table games open.....will that include poker?
I think so. I don't see any reason why poker wouldn't open the same date as the other table games.

It's a little disappointing how little advertising they are doing. I don't have high hopes for the room but it's only about 45 minutes away from me so I will definitely be checking it out. But I suspect those 12 tables will be 9 1/2 NL, 2 2/5 NL and 1 2/4 LHE. As a limit guy, I don't see me driving any distance to play 2/4. We'll see.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

Hello,

I stopped by in the spring and they were aiming for July 4th weekend, but now they have it scheduled for July 13th.

http://www.hcpn.com/tablegames/

I don't think the poker room will be finished until later, but hopefully they will have poker tables running on the 13th.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:15 PM   #6
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I'm as big a regular as anyone else at this point.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:25 PM   #7
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

[\QUOTE] But I suspect those 12 tables will be 9 1/2 NL, 2 2/5 NL and 1 2/4 LHE. [/QUOTE]

Poker dealers were trained on Hold'em (Limit & NL), 7CS, 1-5 SL, and a brief intro to Omaha. I was told that they will go with the demand....surely 1-2 NL will be most common, but also 2-5 NL, 2-4 FL, and if enough people ask, they can raise the limits.....if they have the demand AND available tables....

Tournaments? who knows....maybe weekdays/mornings...

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Old 07-02-2010, 12:32 PM   #8
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But I suspect those 12 tables will be 9 1/2 NL, 2 2/5 NL and 1 2/4 LHE.
Almost 100% correct. 9 1/2 NL, 2 2/5 NL, and 1 3/6 LHE
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #9
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

I expect to be a few time a month regular. Looking forward to it.

I think there will be a greater demand for low stakes limit than 1 table.
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I think there will be a greater demand for low stakes limit than 1 table.
Yes, there will be greater demand. Much greater demand, but they have 12 tables. So I guess sometimes instead of 9 1/2 NL, 2 2/5 NL, and 1 3/6 LHE, it could be 9 1/2 NL, 1 2/5 NL, and 2 3/6 LHE.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:08 PM   #11
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Dirty Hairy, I'm in York Haven.

Are you dealing there?
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:43 PM   #12
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Tournaments? who knows....maybe weekdays/mornings...

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It could be a while before they have tournaments. I thought I read or heard that the Gaming Control Board had not yet given the casinos a set of guidelines to follow to conduct tournaments. Of course it was a while back that I read or heard this. If anyone has updated info on this, please post.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:04 PM   #13
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I only know that Mt. Airy is advertising the beginning of tournaments on July 23, pending approval.

So it shouldn't be totally foreign to the PGCB.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:06 AM   #14
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

I'm pretty interested in this poker room. I'm sure I'll be seeing you guys out there a lot!! Should be fun. GL!
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #15
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

I'll be there, though not often. I plan on going there sometime very shortly after they open for some LHE action, then occasionally when I can make it out. I only live an hour away or so, but don't really have a roll to be playing live stakes, mostly will be going for fun, and hoping to rungood a bit and make a few bucks here and there
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