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Old 02-24-2014, 10:11 PM   #151
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

This room is such a joke. No hoodies, no headphones, $8 RAKE, and horrible dealers...what's next, are they going to ban players from wearing hats?? Half the dealers in this poker room speak English as a third language, and cannot ascertain which player has won the pot.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:13 AM   #152
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

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Someone said told me they had 5/10 games, do they run regularly at all?
The 5/10 has been running every Friday and Saturday for about 4 months.
The past month or so its been running on Sundays as well.
Starts a little earlier on Sundays.
During the week it's hit or miss, it ran yesterday and tonight.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:42 PM   #153
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

not poker related but what has happened to the blackjack/craps mins on the weekends? are there $5 tables friday or saturday?
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:27 PM   #154
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

i make a 45 min drive from rockford to elgin a few nights a week to play 1/2 and 2/5 here.. after tolls and gas i spend about $25 each time just to make the trip. the rules suck, rake sucks, and comps suck, but so do the players. id like to sit with you guys and complain but the rake and rules probably wont change.. and maybe its for the better.. keeps serious grinders away i beat the **** out of this game (not a brag)
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:30 PM   #155
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not poker related but what has happened to the blackjack/craps mins on the weekends? are there $5 tables friday or saturday?
weekends are usually 15 min for roulette, 20-25 for blackjack, not sure about craps.. go there on a slow weeknight and you can find $15 blackjack havent seen it lower than that though..
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:49 PM   #156
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i make a 45 min drive from rockford to elgin a few nights a week to play 1/2 and 2/5 here.. after tolls and gas i spend about $25 each time just to make the trip. the rules suck, rake sucks, and comps suck, but so do the players. id like to sit with you guys and complain but the rake and rules probably wont change.. and maybe its for the better.. keeps serious grinders away i beat the **** out of this game (not a brag)
So true
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:53 PM   #157
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So true
You play a lot? Maybe I've seen or played with you
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:44 PM   #158
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Not much there but yes, uve prob played with me sometime there or elsewhere
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:03 AM   #159
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

I prefer to play my poker elsewhere but when I do play @GVCElgin it feels like a cave with vampire bats all around.
This casino would have to be rated very low in the PR department, since the beginning.
Recent Encounters

Front Desk, Poker Room - I'm checking out and ask the attractive brunette with black widow eyes for my player's card. She barely looks. Say she can't find it and escorts a new player to the table. Completely ignored me. Another
desk person returns from a break and finds it immediately.
...
Brighton Lounge, yesterday.
Lady Luckbox and I are having a couple cocktails. Note - Downstairs, the burger bar has a policy. You can take your drink into the casino.
SO, we are leaving the Brighton with our drinks. The old timer Mgr asks,
"How's your day going?" "Great!" we say. He says, "Well if you try to leave with those drinks, it won't be so great". Rather than using a tactful approach
and explaining the difference in liquor license restrictions,he goes right for the jugular.
Social Networking (Non-Existent)
I have a combined 1300 followers on Twitter (Fun & business).
Grand Victoria has 60 and haven't tweeted yet.
BTW - Lady Luckbox slayed em at slots, while I took a beating from da kid to my left who picked up 10 pocket pairs in an hour. Bullets twice.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:28 PM   #160
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Yeah it's a ****ty spot to grind to say the least but I still beat the hell out of the 1-2 games there......still manage to make a decent hourly/weekly/monthly.......make the drive from Rockford about 6 times a month to play at GVC.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #161
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This guy is a bum!
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:46 PM   #162
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This guy is a bum!
This guys a troll ^
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:51 PM   #163
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Everytime I play poker at this casino, I vow to never go back. Its tough having lived in Vegas to go to a poker room like this. In terms of a quality poker room and an enjoyable poker experience, the Horseshoe in Hammond is the way to go. That being said, if you live in the NW suburbs there aren't many good options if you don't want to drive to Hammond. I do end up playing here about twice a month and do so quite profitably.
If the games weren't so soft, I would never play here. Its not really a poker room, more like a poker corner. The poker front desk girl always seams rude and incompetent. The wait can be anywhere from 2-5 hours. There aren't many tables and most people don't leave. There isn't anything to do while you wait that isn't extremely -EV as the whole casino destroys. The town of Elgin is shady/smelly. I wouldn't recommend venturing too far off the property.
The rake is insane. The comps are pathetic. The drinks are costly. There is no eye candy. Its sometimes hot. I hear some people complain of motion sickness. All you can hear is the loud noise of slots nearby. Some of the poker room rules are crazy (no gum?). The poker room manager (I always think his name is Joe, but I think that is because he reminds me of someone I know) has no clue what he is doing or how to run a poker room. The dealers are ok at least. Did I mention the rake is insane? I always leave this casino thinking that they have no respect for poker players.
From 2011 in this thread. Just go through it if ya please.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:23 AM   #164
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Anyone playing at GVC tonight ??
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:14 PM   #165
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

Finally! They are now heavily touting the new Limit 10-20 Omaha 8 game. Played my first 5 hour session a couple days ago. Card dead, lost a couple hundo (the Missus more than made up for it). Friggin slots. Heading back ASAP.

The Good
Very soft. Poor card selection and position. Short buy-ins, quick gamble so they can go to the 2-5 NL table. Over the session, occupied seats ranged from 5 to 10 players.

The Bad
High rake.

The Good & Bad
Half kill. If you scoop, you post the $15 no matter the pot size, but you can also raise your arse off.
Some nice pots every hand and a few large ones ($500)
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:58 PM   #166
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

Does anyone even play here anymore? How are the games?
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:11 PM   #167
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Does anyone even play here anymore? How are the games?
No, room is closed.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:07 PM   #168
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

wut?
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:45 AM   #169
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Does anyone even play here anymore? How are the games?
every once in a while, stupid high rake and alot of other stupid rules, crappy room etc.....games can be hit or miss.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:04 PM   #170
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

Room just expanded from 7 tables to 9 tables.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:05 PM   #171
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

Put one in between slots and one in the hall?
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:36 PM   #172
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Turning to pull into their parking garage last night and there was a cop poaching traffic - standing in the middle if the intersection at the stop sign writing seat belt tickets. Can the city of Elgin be this stupid? -I will not be making that drive again in the too distant future.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:28 PM   #173
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Re: Grand Victoria Casino (Elgin, IL)

So is this place in Elgin pretty much a no way? I just moved to Naperville from East Coast so trying to find the right game to play. Have been to Hollywood in Aurora twice which is LOL rake and some weird rules and only 1-2 (but super soft), HShoe which is obviously the best around but an hour away and Majestic which was gross.

Any other good spots?

Planning to play HPT, MSPT and Chicago Poker Classic Summer Series if anyone interested in car pooling from Naperville / swapping action or anything.

-CB
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:48 PM   #174
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If u play 2-5, 5-10 its quite beatable. Hi rake in 2-5 but 5-10 is 10$ a half hour which is much better. Eitger way, weird rules, horrible dealers, and even worse players, so not too bad a game overall.

U arent really that close to elgin either. I would go a few times to check it out urself but generally ur best bet is to go to horseshoe at non peak traffic times and leave to go home when traffic is over
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:49 PM   #175
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U can also look into chicago charitable games and rockford charitable games. Schedules are on their websites. Might work out closer to u at times
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