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Old 07-08-2010, 12:48 PM   #26
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

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Old 07-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #27
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If your coming from the city going south down 95 you'll get off the first exit for Harrah's (I think it is exit 6 the one before the 476 exit). The Boeing offices will be on your right. The second light you'll take a right and head straight until you see the Casino. You won't drive through any neighborhoods and is completely safe. Don't drive too fast though because there is always a cop hiding on your right at a driveway. Seen him pull over a couple people on my way there. You'll never feel nervous leaving there at any time during the day or night. Plenty of guards and police presence.
Exit 6 is the exit AFTER 476, make a right off of the exit ramp and you're at Widener University, turn left and you're heading towards the casino.

Not sure when heading south what exit number is BEFORE 476, I don't usually go that way.

Was there last night, they still have a long way to go, doesn't really look any different than several days ago, they're putting in the lighting. No tables yet.

And I forgot to mention in a my post from last weekend, the poker room does have it's own cage.

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Old 07-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #28
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

Any ideas/guesses on what limits/games they're planning to spread ?
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:53 PM   #29
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Yes, $4 + $1 BBJ. The Harrah 's in Pa. is in the same corporate division as the properties in AC.

MS@PD is $4 with no BBJ drop. So Harrah's Pa. may be $4 rake.
From what I've been told ... the rake (for $1/2NL and limit games) will be ... 10% up to $5 + $1 BBJ ... this is from a very reliable source.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:42 AM   #30
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

Anyone got any pics of the room ????
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:06 AM   #31
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

western pa is running $1/$3 NL; are we sure Harrah's is going $1/$2. the news about smoking is good. at this point, i'm leaning toward playing more at del park than harrah's even though i live in delaware county. i am probably 15-20 minutes from harrah's, 35-40 from DP and i'll drive the extra distance to be able to get in my car afterward and not have the cigarette stench drenched all over me. now, if i go the first time or two to harrah's and don't have this problem, that will be a major bonus. also, $1/$2 and not $1/$3 would be a factor as well.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:58 AM   #32
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

I grew up in South Delco and still work there/commute daily.

From I-95 SOUTH, I recommend these directions:

Take Exit 8, Ridley Park.

At the interchange, you want to go South on Stewart Ave towards Boeing. Take a left at the light.

At the next light, take a right on PA-291 West. (If you are at US-13 instead, you went the wrong way - turn around and try again but don't worry, it's not ghetto there.)

Harrah's Racetrack & Casino is on your left, 2 miles down through industrial areas (i.e. no peoples around so it's safe enough).

From I-476:

Exit 1 - MacDade Blvd. Go right at interchange (WEST).

First light, take a left to Bullens Lane. Get left ASAP after the ramp - it's going to come up fast - or use the Wawa parking lot ahead to do a Jersey left.

FULL STOPS AT THE STOP SIGNS. Don't say you weren't warned.

Go under the highway and down Eddystone Ave. (Reasonably safe area.)

Road will go under RR lines and PA-291. Next street is East 4th St. Take a right.

Follow to Harrah's, 0.5 miles ahead.


I won't ever come from I-95 North so you're on your own for that.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:50 AM   #33
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

Not bad considering what will save on gas and tolls
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:54 AM   #34
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I dont think Harrahs understands how insane that room is going to be.They should have went bigger then 25 tables.This area is Poker central.It will all flow to Harrahs and DparK.
From South Philly to Baltimore the game is on
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:53 PM   #35
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

Anxiously awaiting reports on the rake. Delaware Park and Pocono Downs going $4 + $1BBJ. Will Harrah's follow, or get greedy and go for $5 as rumored here?

This will certainly decide where my play goes, as DP is slightly closer to me anyway.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:53 PM   #36
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

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I dont think Harrahs understands how insane that room is going to be.They should have went bigger then 25 tables.This area is Poker central.It will all flow to Harrahs and DparK.
From South Philly to Baltimore the game is on
I get that feeling too. Like, Philly is the SoCal of the east without any of the supply.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:02 PM   #37
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Anxiously awaiting reports on the rake. Delaware Park and Pocono Downs going $4 + $1BBJ. Will Harrah's follow, or get greedy and go for $5 as rumored here?

This will certainly decide where my play goes, as DP is slightly closer to me anyway.
Pocono downs does not have a BBJ
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:09 PM   #38
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Any ideas/guesses on what limits/games they're planning to spread ?
Anybody have any info ?
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:02 PM   #39
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Anybody have any info ?
Most of the poker rooms in this area (meaning NJ and DE) spread any games and limits that the patrons want as long as they are consistant with the regulations set by the state.

Using Occam's Razor alone, it makes sense to assume the same for Harrah's and other PA rooms when they open up.

The real questions then are what games will the PGCB allow or disallow (In looking through the 700+ pages, can anyone figure that out?) - New Jersey cannot have lowball games so Razz is out there but it runs in the HORSE rotation in Delaware.

Once you get past that, the issue then is will the patrons really be that different from the rest of the area (actually, the rest of the country) that plays almost exclusively 1/2 NL and 2/4 or 3/6 LHE?

Delaware Park has staffers who like to run atypical games. Despite having a waiting list of over 100 people most of the night on Friday for 1/2, they still had a 3/6 HORSE and 1/2 PLO running but everything else was Hold 'Em and unless thosewho like different games show up in sufficient numbers, any room will have to spread low limit Hold 'Em because how long will casinos that turn away hundreds of customers a weekend night stay in business?

None of this post comes from inside knowledge. It's all common sense.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:19 AM   #40
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

Anyone have the call in number for the desk in the poker room to call in a seat?
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:52 AM   #41
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I get that feeling too. Like, Philly is the SoCal of the east without any of the supply.
listen to some of the nightmares at Delaware Park - 3 hour wait and people still aren't on a table. meanwhile, rows of slot machines are empty. knock em down, add more poker tables. i'm guessing they could have a 50-table room at harrah's and it wouldn't be big enough.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:45 PM   #42
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

The good thing about next week is that while today i'm sitting on couch doing nothing, next week ill be sitting in the room at chester playing some cards. The nightmares about 3 hour waits are prime time when people are hitting the rooms.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #43
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The good thing about next week is that while today i'm sitting on couch doing nothing, next week ill be sitting in the room at chester playing some cards. The nightmares about 3 hour waits are prime time when people are hitting the rooms.
Good point! Next week we win!!!!No matter how you look at it.
Borgata will always rule but it will be nice to just go put in a couple hours if i want 15 mins away.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:48 PM   #44
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

Found a pdf of the new layout.

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:47 AM   #45
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Found a pdf of the new layout.

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So someone tell me, I just read this whole post, Are the tables officially open yet ??

Will they be holding tournaments ? still no info on the website either. Looking forward to some live reports soon
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:37 PM   #46
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Nice link, thanks
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:00 PM   #47
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the news about smoking is good. i am probably 15-20 minutes from harrah's, 35-40 from DP and i'll drive the extra distance to be able to get in my car afterward and not have the cigarette stench drenched all over me. now, if i go the first time or two to harrah's and don't have this problem, that will be a major bonus. also, $1/$2 and not $1/$3 would be a factor as well.

I second those remarks on smoking & 1/2... Two nights ago at DP, we took an informal poll at a 1/2 table. 7/10 did not smoke & 2 of the smokers said they would not smoke at a poker table. There was just one guy who felt it was his right to be able to smoke whenever/whereever he wanted. So, we exercised our rights as well that night and felted him about two hours later.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:10 PM   #48
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Re: Harrah's Chester, PA Casino & Racetrack Poker Room

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So someone tell me, I just read this whole post, Are the tables officially open yet ??

Will they be holding tournaments ? still no info on the website either. Looking forward to some live reports soon
Southeast PA has testing on the 16th and opens full time if passed on the 18th.

And echo the nonsmoking wishes.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #49
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have we heard if it is $1/$2 or $1/$3 yet?
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:27 PM   #50
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I would take a completely uninformed guess that there is a 0% of Harrah's having smoking in the poker room.
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