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Old 03-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #176
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

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Have a few questions;

I'm a bit confused on the BI structure for NLHE. You have to buy in the exact amount? For 2/3 its $100? 3/5 is $300?

Does PLO8 ever run?

Any comps for 3/5?

Would subletting a place in Cyprus for 3-4 months be advisable? 23, single. Looking for good weather/poker/tennis/girls.
Yes on the bi. Yes on comp 3/5 n above...yes on cypress no girls
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #177
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The Garden is a great casino to play at the 2/3 BB. Soda and coffee is free but usually people tip a dollar. As stated bottled water is not free. I have played at every casino in LA and believe HG has the best drawings so that is why I play there. When lakers play every jackpot is doubled, they have daily cash drawings that may reach to 10k, and they will start 150k jackpots pretty soon. Any more qestions go ahead and ask. Also, stay away from he $20 and$40 NL buy in tables!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #178
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Girls are where you find 'em. Try getting a place near Cypress College or Long Beach State.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:12 AM   #179
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So I am a winning player at 2/3 $100 NL who has played in almost every casino in So Cal. I am patiently building my bankroll until I can play comfortably at a higher level. Lately I have been playing mostly at the Gardens because they have a progressive drawing that starts at $500 and increases every hour if there is no winner. Their super jackpot is going to increase to 150k on certain days and hours. However, there is no money added to a players card. They do have a freroll tournament on saturdays with a 10k gurantee, but entry fee is $30(not a true freeroll). Lastly, when lakers play the regular jackpot doubles. At commerce i dont think they have daily cash drawings and dont have the 150k super jackpot right? Also it bugs me that the drop is a mandatory $2 without a flop. At commerce they do add $1 to players card everywhere. Both the Gardens and Commerce are thesame distance to my house. Bottomline, where am I getting moreexpected value? If I am grinding at this lever where do you suggest I play?
should i continue at the garden?
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #180
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Update: no more cash drawings at HG. I am taking my grinding to Commerce and well see how it goes.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:22 PM   #181
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

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Old 03-23-2012, 10:43 PM   #182
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What do you mean?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #183
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Update: no more cash drawings at HG. I am taking my grinding to Commerce and well see how it goes.
Apparently cash drawings have been back for at least a month so I guess heading to Garden more often.

FWIW didnt play at Commerce much, played at Bike because of their better buy in structure.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #184
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

Bump: What games are running here lately? Can't find another source of information >_<
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #185
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Bump: What games are running here lately? Can't find another source of information >_<
Moving to LA or Orange?
Was hoping once Village is done we'd get some mix or higher LHE there
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #186
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Do I know who you are IRL? We have such a nice rapport going for someone I don't know.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #187
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same games are running 2-5 (300 max) and 5-10 (500 no max)
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #188
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Anyone ever play w/this reg named dana? Didnt really care too much for him as he berates every single bad player, but he was pretty spot on with his reads (which he loved announcing to show how smart he is). Wondering if he's a pro? He also plays a lot of chess on his phone
I'm a 5/10 reg at HG, and yes i'm familiar with that bad reg Dana, he is a losing to break even 300 play, (that's a 3/5 short stack 60 bb) game at HG. The game is the softest fish infested game in town. If you are at HG, look in the 300 section for a guy that has short hair, wears glasses and loves to wear overly tight small shirts to showoff his muscles. The guy comes across as a total reg, extremely cocky in a wtf , you have nothing to be cocky about kinda way. Berates anyone that god forbid wins a pot from him.

When we see that fish Dana come to our game 5/10 NL, He would buy in for the min$500 50 bb and play like a nit. Needless to say the guy is extremely bad, he does not yesterday basic poker fundamentals i.e bet sizing, spr, straddle when his stack is under 20 bb, just stupid fishy **** like that.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #189
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Played here last Saturday and made a few hundy in the 5/10 before sitting in the PLO game and getting stuck 1500 before making a 3 handed but mostly HU comeback to book a $58 win on the day.

The PLO game had some soft playing and borderline collusion so I'm hesitant to go back. That being said there were probably 4-5 donators(probably regs) that busted 1500/2500 so it was a decent game regardless.
(The PLO game had some soft playing and borderline collusion so I'm hesitant to go back.)


That is the same for 5/10 NL, watch out for a couple that goes by the initial (JJ and KK) their names are Jason katsutani and Jacqueline Jarrot. They are very easy to spot, he is Japanese, like to wear a visor and dark sunglasses.

She white, always wears the same leather hat and black outfit, looks like she in her late 40 with heavy caked on 80's makeup. She clearly had tons of work done to her faces. The dead give away-her huge oversize, obviously fake boobs. Recently they've been dragging around a small Pomeranian dog to the casino with them, poor thing stays in that carrier for hours and hours.

These two are clearly teams playing, all the regs knows about them and tries to avoid them. Several floor-man are alerted to their shenanigans and from what I've heard is building a case against them. If you are at HGC, be on the look out for them. Alone, playing separated they are fish. especially her, she plays a weak tight game, and him, he tries to play LAG, unfortunately this requires good hand reading abilities, which he doesn't have. Among regs, we just call him badagro. aggressive -bad.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:46 PM   #190
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

Played here the other night in the $3/$5 $300 max NLHE game. As is consistent with the majority of other posts in this thread, the game was very loose and easily 6 of the 9 players at my table were no good. Almost everyone there seemed to be a regular, shouting out dealer names, requesting their favorite cocktail waitress, and the like.

I was on my way back home from a conference so I only played for two hours. One hand that was particularly interesting happened within 20 minutes of sitting down. UTG opened to $20, guy on my immediate right in MP flats, I flat w/ 55, and the rest fold. Flop comes out 5cAdJd, and UTG and player to my right check. I make it $35, UTG folds, other player calls. Turn is 6c. Player checks, I make it $85, he shoves for ~$200 and I call having him covered. He instantly flips up AJ and the river comes a blank.

Hawaiian Gardens is definitely one of the cheapest looking casinos in the LA and OC areas. However, the action in these games makes them very attractive and profitable.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:34 AM   #191
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

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Played here the other night in the $3/$5 $300 max NLHE game. As is consistent with the majority of other posts in this thread, the game was very loose and easily 6 of the 9 players at my table were no good. Almost everyone there seemed to be a regular, shouting out dealer names, requesting their favorite cocktail waitress, and the like.

I was on my way back home from a conference so I only played for two hours. One hand that was particularly interesting happened within 20 minutes of sitting down. UTG opened to $20, guy on my immediate right in MP flats, I flat w/ 55, and the rest fold. Flop comes out 5cAdJd, and UTG and player to my right check. I make it $35, UTG folds, other player calls. Turn is 6c. Player checks, I make it $85, he shoves for ~$200 and I call having him covered. He instantly flips up AJ and the river comes a blank.

Hawaiian Gardens is definitely one of the cheapest looking casinos in the LA and OC areas. However, the action in these games makes them very attractive and profitable.
Are you discussing this hand as an exemplar of supposedly-fishy HG 3/5NL play? Seems to me villain played the hand about as well as he could have. He probably put you on Ax or TT.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #192
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

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Played here the other night in the $3/$5 $300 max NLHE game. As is consistent with the majority of other posts in this thread, the game was very loose and easily 6 of the 9 players at my table were no good. Almost everyone there seemed to be a regular, shouting out dealer names, requesting their favorite cocktail waitress, and the like.

I was on my way back home from a conference so I only played for two hours. One hand that was particularly interesting happened within 20 minutes of sitting down. UTG opened to $20, guy on my immediate right in MP flats, I flat w/ 55, and the rest fold. Flop comes out 5cAdJd, and UTG and player to my right check. I make it $35, UTG folds, other player calls. Turn is 6c. Player checks, I make it $85, he shoves for ~$200 and I call having him covered. He instantly flips up AJ and the river comes a blank.

Hawaiian Gardens is definitely one of the cheapest looking casinos in the LA and OC areas. However, the action in these games makes them very attractive and profitable.
Something wrong with the way villain played AJ there?
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #193
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Why is that an interesting hand?

Seems like a standard cooler to me
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #194
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Didnt seem out of the ordinary to me, maybe I missed something.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #195
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Re: Hawaiian Gardens Casino (Hawaiian Gardens, CA)

Is it true that as of last Friday the 100nl is now 100-300 (like the Bike)? Same 2-3 blinds? My buddy went, I've been out of the loop there for a while but he said this is true and they also have altered their jackpots (e.g., made them less...and harder: quads over quads for big one, etc.)

I'm mulling going over there in a few to see what's up, but don't think I can sneak out. If anyone that's been the last few days could confirm it would be appreciated (and welcome, as far as the 100-300 part anyway, the jackpot part sucks as I've been part of 2 :/).

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #196
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Is it true that as of last Friday the 100nl is now 100-300 (like the Bike)? Same 2-3 blinds? My buddy went, I've been out of the loop there for a while but he said this is true and they also have altered their jackpots (e.g., made them less...and harder: quads over quads for big one, etc.)

I'm mulling going over there in a few to see what's up, but don't think I can sneak out. If anyone that's been the last few days could confirm it would be appreciated (and welcome, as far as the 100-300 part anyway, the jackpot part sucks as I've been part of 2 :/).

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Is this true? Please tell me I dont have to make the drive to The Bike anymore.

FWIW The Hustler has a 5/5 $300-1000 going now.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #197
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Yes, someone please confirm this. If so, what happened to the 300nl (3-5 blinds) game?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:29 AM   #198
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Damnit, no 2+2ers at The Garden.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:47 AM   #199
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I'm just going to assume it hasn't dawned on you guys to call and ask?

I doubt it though. They'd have to adjust their other levels. I can't see them randomly sticking in a 2/3 100-300 between the 2/3 100 and 2/5 300. I could be wrong though, I haven't been there in a month.

Btw Serio, are you around 5'9 140lbs very short hair and a mustache?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:48 PM   #200
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The introduction of the new $300-500 buy-in, 5-5 blinds no-limit game doesn't make much sense. It neither attracts new customers to the casino nor makes current customers any more content. Hawaiian Gardens will lose a fair amount of high limit regulars to Commerce if they don't remove the new 5-5 game or increase the maximum buy-in for the current 5-10 game to $1,500.

In business, you don't become number one and capture the biggest market share by mimicking your competition. You should be innovative, you should stay at least one step ahead of your competitors, and you should pay attention to what your customers want. Hawaiian Gardens' management is apparently quite incompetent in this regard, because they created a game nobody wants and forced it on current regulars, who were already quite content with their games, just to be "more like Commerce."

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