Originally Posted by Kangster
The Bike has a very popular 2/3 100-300 max game. There is also a 3/5 200-200 max game.
It might still be popular but it appears the the 2/3 100-300 max game has almost eliminated the 3/5 200 fixed buy game and reduced the amount of 5/5 300-500 games. It also eliminated the 100 fixed buy game with 2/3 blinds. My observation is the Bike has suffered a net reduction in business near this level on top of what would be expected by the economy.
FYI to the OP:
Note that the blinds in LA have to be higher relative to the buy-in spreads or limits primarily due to the "drop all on flop" law/policies. If I wrote this old story
today I think I'd have to rename it "An “Only in LA” Story - The Dealer Stall and the $0 pot!"
since (I think; I'll check in the next few days) the card clubs drop $4 + $1 jackpot on most $1/$2 blind games.
Anyway, welcome to LA. At least the drop sort of "nitproofs" the game.