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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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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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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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Old 07-02-2010, 02:53 PM   #10
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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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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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Old 07-04-2010, 11:33 AM   #16
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

I'm 11 miles away from HC@PN and definitely be a regular. I am very flexible with my daytime schedule and will do my share of weekdays if they have any action at those times. Retirees? lol

Anyone know if the 'test' day on the 11th is for invitees only?
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:07 PM   #17
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

Was at C-Town Friday morning. The signs are saying Friday July 9th for the opening of the poker room.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:46 PM   #18
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Was at C-Town Friday morning. The signs are saying Friday July 9th for the opening of the poker room.
If the signs were saying that table games at Hollywood Casino at Penn National were starting July 9th then the PGCB disagrees.

http://www.pgcb.state.pa.us/?pr=347
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:17 PM   #19
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

hollywood at penn national is not c-town. why there is a post about c-town in this thread is a mystery for the ages
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:12 PM   #20
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

Currently spending some time just outside of Harrisburg close to Hershey amusement park and realized that this casino will be 20 minutes away from me. Unfortunately, I will only be there once or twice since I am here just temporarily.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:13 PM   #21
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

Does anyone know what the rake will be here? Anything reasonable like 10% $4 max or something stupid?
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:14 PM   #22
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hollywood at penn national is not c-town. why there is a post about c-town in this thread is a mystery for the ages
The way I took his post was that they may have had a sign up at Charles Town about table games coming to Grantville since both properties are owned by Penn National Gaming.

I may be wrong though.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:25 PM   #23
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Currently spending some time just outside of Harrisburg close to Hershey amusement park and realized that this casino will be 20 minutes away from me. Unfortunately, I will only be there once or twice since I am here just temporarily.
Probably no more than 15 minutes straight up hwy 743.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #24
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Does anyone know what the rake will be here? Anything reasonable like 10% $4 max or something stupid?
I heard from a dealer in training a few weeks ago it was going to be $6 max rake.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:51 PM   #25
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Re: Hollywood Casino @ Penn National thread

Tyco, you are correct. Rake = 10%, $6 max. last I heard.

Merrell, I'm in Etters myself.....was in YH a few times this spring for my nephews baseball games. I am not a dealer there, but know a guy who went thru training....I'm not sure what he'll be dealing...could be poker, craps...anything....

I've been waiting for this for a while....and my AC comps are just about wiped out...been splurging on the Harrah's buffet the last few trips down just to use the points....

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