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Old 03-19-2018, 08:12 AM   #351
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

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But the main thing is this strange rule that I encountered. I'm playing 2/3 NL which is a $200 buy-in, I have like a $900 stack and I get a table change to sit at the same table as my friend. I sit down with my chips and the dealer informs me that since I table changed, I can't have more than the max buy-in of $200, wtf?! Seems like a very strange and counter-intuitive rule. You would think that it would be the exact opposite, that they would force you to sit down with the same amount if you table change. Otherwise all the degens, ratholes, and weak-players could just table change and take money off the table anytime they get a big(ger) stack. Granted I don't play much NL, but I've never seen this at any other card room. Does this rule seem as ridiculous for anyone else as it does to me?
I've only played Commerce a couple times so not an LA guy and unfamiliar with house rules in that area but this is standard at nearly all poker rooms across the country which I have played.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:47 PM   #352
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Hadn't been to "The Gardens" for a few years, finally visited a few weeks ago for the first time post-renovation. Surprised to see that they don't have PLO or even limit Omaha Hi-Lo anymore, wtf?! No Hi-Lo limit games for an L.A. card room is just ridiculous.

But the main thing is this strange rule that I encountered. I'm playing 2/3 NL which is a $200 buy-in, I have like a $900 stack and I get a table change to sit at the same table as my friend. I sit down with my chips and the dealer informs me that since I table changed, I can't have more than the max buy-in of $200, wtf?! Seems like a very strange and counter-intuitive rule. You would think that it would be the exact opposite, that they would force you to sit down with the same amount if you table change. Otherwise all the degens, ratholes, and weak-players could just table change and take money off the table anytime they get a big(ger) stack. Granted I don't play much NL, but I've never seen this at any other card room. Does this rule seem as ridiculous for anyone else as it does to me?
So at lower stakes, LA Casino main principle is for fishes to go broke slowly, like very slowly. That is why all the smaller low stakes game have low cap buy ins. Because of this principle, if you table change, it easy to add chips to your stack when your table changing. The floor has no idea how much you had at the other table.

Basically they don't really want big stacks at the table to stack the bad player.
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Old 03-27-2018, 02:47 AM   #353
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

The Bicycle Casino will be spreading a 40/80 half kill LHE game starting Friday, April 6th.
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Old 04-01-2018, 03:13 PM   #354
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

Hey guys, I had a question in regards to PLO being spread at the Gardens. I looked at Poker Atlas and it said that there were 1/3 and 5/5 PLO games that ran at the Gardens but I went to the Gardens this week and they said that almost no PLO games run. Is this the case?

Is there any days that PLO runs or is there mention of PLO coming soon? It seems like all the games were No Limit and Limit with some higher stakes mix games.

Thank you!
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:40 PM   #355
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

how often does the big mix run these days? aware of a 30/60 and i think a 200/400. interested in both...
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:42 PM   #356
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Any idea how many runners might be expected for Wednesday's 2200 8-game tournament?
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:33 PM   #357
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

40nl buy in 1-2blinds cash game

How many buyins should I be rolled for this?

And I just shove pre my 20bb starting stack with the top of my range. Is this how I should be playing this game? Everyone at the tables gets mad/talks dirt...

Also one of the floor managers constantly stares me down. What’s up with that guy?
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:58 PM   #358
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

How do you expect to actually make money even playing perfectly with a drop of 3+ big blinds?

The 40NL should only be played for entertainment purposes with no expectation of winning.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:54 PM   #359
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

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How do you expect to actually make money even playing perfectly with a drop of 3+ big blinds?

The 40NL should only be played for entertainment purposes with no expectation of winning.
This.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:08 PM   #360
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I have 1.2k bankroll

Live driving distance to gardens, bike, commerce

What should I play instead of 3bb drop 40nl cash?
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:42 PM   #361
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I have 1.2k bankroll



Live driving distance to gardens, bike, commerce



What should I play instead of 3bb drop 40nl cash?
Play the $100-$200 buy in 2/3 at HG or the $100-$300 Buy-in at The Bike. I think the action and food is better at HG but try them both and see what you think. Buy-in at $150 and stay topped up to $150 when you drop some hands and go under. Good luck.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:10 PM   #362
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What are the blinds for the 300nl game that runs here?
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:20 PM   #363
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3/5
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:25 PM   #364
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:12 AM   #365
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How do you expect to actually make money even playing perfectly with a drop of 3+ big blinds?

The 40NL should only be played for entertainment purposes with no expectation of winning.
my "retired" father plays this. loses every weekend. doesn't listen when i tell him all the money is gonna be dropped.

they've had this same game for over a decade. outrageous people play it.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:45 PM   #366
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my "retired" father plays this. loses every weekend. doesn't listen when i tell him all the money is gonna be dropped.



they've had this same game for over a decade. outrageous people play it.
Yeah. These people would be so much better off by just min buying into the $100-$200 2/3 game. And if you thought the $40 game was ridiculous there is a $20 game as well! At least there used to be.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:10 PM   #367
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Yeah. These people would be so much better off by just min buying into the $100-$200 2/3 game. And if you thought the $40 game was ridiculous there is a $20 game as well! At least there used to be.
Just checked their app and it looks like 40 is the smallest game now. The 20 game was just silly. Once saw a new table sit down and everyone went all in blind "just for fun"....or the time two guys at a table decided to play blind for a while and were winning hands....
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:47 PM   #368
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Is the players card worth getting?
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:23 AM   #369
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Never mind getting one at the bike as you read this
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:05 PM   #370
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What would be the recommended BR for the 2/3 game that takes place here? I live pretty close and have had the sudden urge to play more live.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:32 PM   #371
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What would be the recommended BR for the 2/3 game that takes place here? I live pretty close and have had the sudden urge to play more live.
200 max buy, stay topped off. I think $3000 would be a solid BR for this game.
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