Originally Posted by Phaedrus29
Perhaps one reason 8/16 is hurting is the time charge. $5 is the standard charge for a 10/20 game...it's irksome to pay the same charge for a smaller game. I've always thought the time charge for that game should be $4...works much better and saves time with the $2 chips too. So a suggestion to Ari for promoting 8/16 would be to adjust the time charge to $4!
I am over the fact that PA poker costs more than other places. IIWII.
Other games have a similar "upcharge" and if you compare 15-30 to Vegas, where they pot rake it at $4 max - then you'd feel that the PA time charge is outrageous... which, honestly, it is. Yet, the games goes everyday here.
Until such time as people stop lining up to to pay the rake in PA, this will never change.
Actually, at 4-8, the same amount of money is going off the table as in other states. Their rake may be $4, but they also take $1 for the BBJ.
The original cast of 8-16 players asked for the time charge vs. rake. This was a money loss for the house, so I doubt that they'd drop the time charge to $4. Although, 80% of something is better than 100% of nothing, if the game can't keep going.