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Old 05-12-2018, 10:50 PM   #226
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Has anyone been to Calgary Casino for the re-opening of their poker room?
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #227
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Thought I would point out there has been another rake increase and seems like people don't even realize it, Casino's in Calgary are now raking preflop as well.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:57 PM   #228
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Beat the rake, get a consistent 5/10 NLHE running.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:47 PM   #229
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came up playing at ABS and Stampede, is that Casino Calgary and Cowboys now? how's the new room at Casino Calgary
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:08 PM   #230
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Hey guys,

I'm from Europe but have been to the US a lot in the past to grind out some cash game. I'm looking for something outside the US where it's possible to put in some volume daily and where the traffic is decent. I mainly play 2/5, 5/10 nl and 5/5 plo. Which games are normally running daily? How's the rake there compared to other places? Any input is greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:41 PM   #231
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Beat the rake, get a consistent 5/10 NLHE running.
gl with that, Hard to get a regular 2/5nl going let alone a 5/T
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:00 PM   #232
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gl with that, Hard to get a regular 2/5nl going let alone a 5/T


Itís a shame. At least push to get 6+(short deck) hold em.

You have fullring plo games that run, gross.
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:16 AM   #233
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Hey guys,

I'm from Europe but have been to the US a lot in the past to grind out some cash game. I'm looking for something outside the US where it's possible to put in some volume daily and where the traffic is decent. I mainly play 2/5, 5/10 nl and 5/5 plo. Which games are normally running daily? How's the rake there compared to other places? Any input is greatly appreciated, thanks.
There seems to be at least 1 1/2/5 PLO happening at Cowboy's and a lot of players have moved to Casino Calgary. It might only be 1 game, but there should always be a game going at one of the 2. As for NL, the new (re-opened) casino has 1/2 with a button straddle so about 1/2 or more of the hands are basically 2/5 and Grey Eagle has the same but haven't played there in quite awhile, so I'm not sure about the amount of games. And they have a couple big tournament series where there is some bigger action.

As far as Canada goes, Calgary is top 3 for sure. Playground in Montreal is really nice, but they take an insane rake, but you get "free" food and drinks.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:52 PM   #234
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insane rakes mean you have to have plenty of really bad players giving money away to make it worth playing. then its okay and quit as soon as they leave.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #235
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How are games in Calgary during the summer in general?

Rake is 7+1?

Do any casinos run 1-2 consistently? I.e 16+ hours per day
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:53 AM   #236
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Extremely soft, rake depends on what casino, standard is $5+1 10% but also pre flop rake. Think deerfoot is the only one with an extra $1 promo but could be wrong.
Games run basically 24/7 for 1/2nl
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:06 PM   #237
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if you can be there from Jul 6-15 (during the Stampede), if you like money, you should be playing poker every one of those days. unless you like partying more, in which case, .. (i usually flip flopped between the two)
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:16 PM   #238
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Itís live poker, games are soft 364 days of the year.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:30 PM   #239
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Games good during the Stampede? I remember them being absolute donkfests last time.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:45 PM   #240
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Live poker. Games are always good, stampede = more people drinking with a mix of reg fishes. Glgl
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:49 AM   #241
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The games are great. The regs are still clueless fish and think that limping every hand makes them aggressive monsters. Volume is better, like any live game
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:49 PM   #242
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yep the action was amazing
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:58 PM   #243
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Casino Calgary has all the action currently although no poker player with any integrity would play there after the Bad Beat scandal a few years ago.
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:55 AM   #244
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for those that dont know a lot of locals call it abs casino. and that is its real name i believe. stands for alberta bingo supply.

it always had great games very late as all the drunks came in there.
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:01 AM   #245
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Casino Calgary has all the action currently although no poker player with any integrity would play there after the Bad Beat scandal a few years ago.
what happened?
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:16 PM   #246
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what happened?
Casino Calgary wanted to close its poker room but had $120,000 in BBJ to get rid of first. Instead of waiting for them to go, they gave the money away as prizes for full houses and higher. Here in Alberta, BBJs are capped at $20k. They filled tables with regulars, had a dealer sit (on their day off) on a table and dealt to family only, players checking down hands for $2, etc.

Needless to say, lists were massive but those in tight with housemen got seated while others waited regardless of where they were.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:53 PM   #247
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lol. you shoulda been in tight with the housemen

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for those that dont know a lot of locals call it abs casino. and that is its real name i believe. stands for alberta bingo supply.

it always had great games very late as all the drunks came in there.
$500 cap was also awesome.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:57 PM   #248
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The BBJ at ABS is $50k and Deerfoot is the same or uncapped.
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:11 AM   #249
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Wheres the PLO action at these days? I was at Cowboys saturday early afternoon and they didnt even have a NLH game running.

Also, is the Grey Eagle room still closed or has it reopened?
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:16 PM   #250
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Wheres the PLO action at these days? I was at Cowboys saturday early afternoon and they didnt even have a NLH game running.

Also, is the Grey Eagle room still closed or has it reopened?
ABS aka Casino Calgary generally has all the PLO in the city. Iím surprised that Cowboys didnít have a game on Saturday afternoon considering there were 5 going when I left at 3 am last week.

Grey Eagle is open again. Havenít seen the room yet to pass judgment.
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