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Old 05-18-2017, 04:30 PM   #2276
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Re: MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino (Oxon Hill, MD); FAQ in OP

Are the top 4 hands splitting the $500 or $500 each?

Also, would you consider changing the over night HH to a lucky table drawing? Like whatever table the seat picked is at, everyone gets $50. Maybe if the table isn't full the winning seat gets an extra $50 for each empty seat?


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Old 05-18-2017, 05:25 PM   #2277
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Are the top 4 hands splitting the $500 or $500 each?

Also, would you consider changing the over night HH to a lucky table drawing? Like whatever table the seat picked is at, everyone gets $50. Maybe if the table isn't full the winning seat gets an extra $50 for each empty seat?


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500 each. We will consider for July.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:15 PM   #2278
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Any update on the AC situation? Quite uncomfortable today.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:41 PM   #2279
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It is WAY too hot in this room. Almost everyone complaining and sweating. Something needs to be done. This is a billion dollar casino. Please help.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:17 PM   #2280
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It was really hot yesterday too. IMO part of this issue is just going to be a byproduct of the design of the room. Room has how many emergency/outside doors that are really drafty - same reason those tables near the cage got cold in the winter.

I have some experience in commercial HVAC design - obviously not with this room - but with drafts like that there is probably only so much that the facilities guys are going to be able to do. Hopefully they can do *something* though.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:20 AM   #2281
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Any update on the AC situation? Quite uncomfortable today.
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It is WAY too hot in this room. Almost everyone complaining and sweating. Something needs to be done. This is a billion dollar casino. Please help.
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It was really hot yesterday too. IMO part of this issue is just going to be a byproduct of the design of the room. Room has how many emergency/outside doors that are really drafty - same reason those tables near the cage got cold in the winter.

I have some experience in commercial HVAC design - obviously not with this room - but with drafts like that there is probably only so much that the facilities guys are going to be able to do. Hopefully they can do *something* though.
I forwarded the above posts to MGM National Harbor via their guest services email address which is public:

GuestServices@MGMNationalHarbor.com

And I received the following responses:

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Thank you for contacting MGM National Harbor. Thank you for sharing your observations. I have forwarded your comments to our facilities and Poker Room managers to address. Observations like yours help us to improve and we are truly grateful you took the time to contact us.

Facilities has replied and is working on cooling the Poker area. We are grateful for your comments and we hope to rectify this issue as soon as possible.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:56 PM   #2282
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It is WAY too hot in this room. Almost everyone complaining and sweating. Something needs to be done. This is a billion dollar casino. Please help.
It seems that perhaps the edges and bottoms of the emergency doors and entryways are not properly insulated; maybe they could mount insulation there (strips sold at Home Depot) to keep air flow from entering. That might not completely solve the issue; they may need to build a second door with an accompanying short passageway outside the existing doors so there is not a steady flow of outside air into the poker room. Such a project may not even be possible, depending on county/state fire door regulations; in any case, it would be costly.

If this is not addressed before July-August, when it regularly gets 90+ around here, it is going to stay seriously uncomfortably hot in the poker room, no matter how much they crank the A/C in the rest of the casino.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:07 PM   #2283
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Someone solved that today by sticking a couple of the velvet rope things at the bottom of the emergency doors. Perfect draft stopper.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:20 PM   #2284
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Someone solved that today by sticking a couple of the velvet rope things at the bottom of the emergency doors. Perfect draft stopper.
Hopefully, the velvet rope things at the bottom of the emergency doors do not cause a problem in case there is an emergency.

Is doing this a fire code violation?
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:27 PM   #2285
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Hopefully, the velvet rope things at the bottom of the emergency doors do not cause a problem in case there is an emergency.

Is doing this a fire code violation?
Not if you don't tell
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:12 PM   #2286
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Having the dealers not announce bet sizes as they happen is brutally bad. Half the dealers don't pay hardly any attention as it is, making them announce the bets will both speed the game up and keep them engaged and paying attention.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:12 AM   #2287
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Having the dealers not announce bet sizes as they happen is brutally bad. Half the dealers don't pay hardly any attention as it is, making them announce the bets will both speed the game up and keep them engaged and paying attention.
Yeah, the good dealers I've asked, don't like the rule either.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:09 AM   #2288
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I played a short session Thursday, about an hour in guy sits at an open seat, takes out cash and lays it on the felt. The dealer asked if he had any chips, the guy just sat there pointing to his cash. Dealer went into the box instead of calling for player checks. He then had to call to reload the box. Up until that point the game had been moving along.
The annoying parts was, after about 5 minutes of talking it was obvious the guy was a reg. He was talking about being there every day and saying hi to floor and other players. I don't understand why it is so hard to go to the cage and get chips before you sit down.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:24 AM   #2289
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Hopefully, the velvet rope things at the bottom of the emergency doors do not cause a problem in case there is an emergency.

Is doing this a fire code violation?
Table 35 sits right in front of a couple of the doors. If a thousand pounds of table and chairs doesn't impede people then I doubt a couple of draft stoppers will.

Back of the room was noticeably cooler yesterday. Whether it was this or an AC change or a combo - I dont really care to be honest.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:22 AM   #2290
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AC issue eas addressed by engineering yesterday, and they will be doing.more over the next couple of weeks.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:08 PM   #2291
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I played a short session Thursday, about an hour in guy sits at an open seat, takes out cash and lays it on the felt. The dealer asked if he had any chips, the guy just sat there pointing to his cash. Dealer went into the box instead of calling for player checks. He then had to call to reload the box. Up until that point the game had been moving along.
The annoying parts was, after about 5 minutes of talking it was obvious the guy was a reg. He was talking about being there every day and saying hi to floor and other players. I don't understand why it is so hard to go to the cage and get chips before you sit down.
They don't wanna be inconvienced by waiting in line. Or the player just moved/sat himself without notifying the floor and doesn't want to lose seat

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Old 05-20-2017, 12:21 PM   #2292
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Yeah allowing first buy in at the table is probably the worst of all possible solutions.

1) Buy at the brush desk - at MGM that'd require a cart by the desk
2) Buy at the table through a runner
3) Buy at the cage
4) Buy at the table through the dealer

They call the guy sitting in the box a dealer not a cashier. Let him deal.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:06 PM   #2293
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Sorry for the duplicate post, just missed a few words in my last message:

PSU, after the K's < A's hand, thought you were migrating to Vegas to get your money back from the old lady. Nice to see that you are back in the east coast.

JG, the lucky table (500 to everyone)/top 4 hands promos look exciting for June. The Sunday 50K/30 min levels is awesome. Also, appreciate the full lineup of tournaments.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:56 PM   #2294
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This x 100. People only want what's best for them short term and never see the bigger picture. Deeper games benefit only better players. If you are a good player, you should be making enough money as it is. Games should be set up to support bad players. If you want to play 500BB deep, move up.
Disagreements does not mean the other party doesnt see the big picture. Plenty of casinos allow 75%/100% of max stacks. Was just a suggestion based on my experience from other properties.

"you should be making enough money as it is."

Cute. Anyway, I enjoy the room, JD and crew continue to do a great job. I look forward to a better solution of the chip purchase procedures.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:02 PM   #2295
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Yeah allowing first buy in at the table is probably the worst of all possible solutions.

1) Buy at the brush desk - at MGM that'd require a cart by the desk
2) Buy at the table through a runner
3) Buy at the cage
4) Buy at the table through the dealer

They call the guy sitting in the box a dealer not a cashier. Let him deal.
Agreed. IMO the policy should be that dealers are simply not allowed to sell initial buy-ins to anyone. Enabling one person's laziness inconveniences ten other people at the table and cuts into the casino's profit (slow game = less rake).
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Old Yesterday, 05:09 AM   #2296
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If you are a reg, you might as well keep enough chips to cover the first buy in whenever you return to the casino.
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Old Yesterday, 05:36 AM   #2297
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Buying in at the table is the much better option. If they make people buy in at the cage there's going to be a huge line over there to do so and then people are going to complain about that and complain that it's taking too long to fill seats. And and top of that you'll have the random fish who decides he doesn't want to wait in line so he leaves without telling anyone so that seat won't get filled for a while.

They way the do it now is fine, the dealer can sell like $100 or whatever small amount to keep the game moving and let the some else run the rest of the money needed


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Old Yesterday, 07:39 AM   #2298
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I also like the current setup. buyin at the table is ideal, even if it requires a few fills.
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Old Yesterday, 07:40 AM   #2299
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PSU, after the K's < A's hand, thought you were migrating to Vegas to get your money back from the old lady. Nice to see that you are back in the east coast.
Plenty of nitty old ladies back here where I can seek my revenge by proxy.

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If you are a reg, you might as well keep enough chips to cover the first buy in whenever you return to the casino.
I play 1/3. I typically buy $400 red. You want me to carry around 80 chips? I could carry black or green sure but the tables are always short on red as it is. I'd say I make change for someone at least twice in an average session.

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If they make people buy in at the cage there's going to be a huge line over there to do so
It's not impossible or even difficult to staff the cage at a level where there will never be much of a line.

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They way the do it now is fine, the dealer can sell like $100 or whatever small amount to keep the game moving and let the some else run the rest of the money needed
So the dealer has to pause and sell the new guy $100 in green - making the shortage of red on the table worse - and notify everyone that the guy is $300 behind or whatever. Which opens all the problems that come with a player playing behind.
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM   #2300
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June promos on Bravo still says Lucky Table and Hot Seat will run concurrently on Fridays from 10a to 3p.

True?
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