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Old 10-14-2012, 06:20 AM   #101
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

Definite improvement in the dealers I had at a short time tonight. I had been out of town since Thursday and hadn't played obv, but they seemed to be settling in a lot more.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:20 AM   #102
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The past two days, I've got my chips first, and then signed up for a game, and it should definitely be the opposite. It is extremely unfortunate that they didn't have enough foresight to put a cashier cage inside of the poker room (like 99.9999999% of all of the other poker rooms in the country), but at least they could have made it so you didn't have to go up to the hour long wait line in order to cash in your chips.

There are two cashiers at the Poker Podium so I have no idea what your talking about. You can buy your chips with them or get seated and a chip runner will get them for you. The only time you have to go to the cashier is when you cash out your chips.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #103
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So the dealer calls the floor
- floor instructs her to wash the 4 cards that were on flop face down..... And yes we all said wtf.....
- she picks 3 of the four cards... And of course, no K.
- SB blows his second gasket seal and takes his $10 bet back
- floor demands he put the $10 back in pot since there was significant action (BB folding) after his bet.
- SB's head actually explodes-leaves money in pot, tosses cards into muck
- seat 5 raises, seat 6 calls, everyone else folds
- seat 5 and 6 agree no matter who wins the pot to give SB $10 back
- SB almost gets kicked out of casino but manager agrees to give him $12 out of the tray as compensation

..... Oh ya, not that it matters but the turn was another 2 and SB held K2
33: Four-Card Flop

If the flop contains 4 (rather than 3) cards, whether exposed or not, the dealer shall scramble the 4 cards face down. A floorperson will be called to randomly select one card to be used as the next burn card and the remaining 3 cards will become the flop. This is a TDA rule and from what the staff has told me they are a TDA room. http://www.pokertda.com/custom_posts...ial-tda-rules/
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:41 AM   #104
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Yes very possible. Friday night I witnessed many players from the various card rooms around town. To me, those are regs.
they are hardly regs. a lot of them are degenerates who love to gamble and are pretty bad
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #105
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33: Four-Card Flop

If the flop contains 4 (rather than 3) cards, whether exposed or not, the dealer shall scramble the 4 cards face down. A floorperson will be called to randomly select one card to be used as the next burn card and the remaining 3 cards will become the flop. This is a TDA rule and from what the staff has told me they are a TDA room. http://www.pokertda.com/custom_posts...ial-tda-rules/

Right... So that's a perfectly fine rule; however it assumes that the four card flop is noticed right away before any action takes place, which is almost always what happens. This, however, was a special case in which the four card flop was not noticed right away and action took place on what was thought to be a 3 card flop. This is why you need sharp floor people who understand poker so they can make smart and fair rulings when a special case comes up. People who just roboticly recite the rule book aren't of much use because the rule book doesn't cover every single extenuating circumstance.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #106
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Agreed. It was definitely the action that caused the problems. The SB should have got his $10 bet back with the option to act again...... But the BB who folded and cards got mixed in the muck..... He would just have to get a pat on the back and a better luck next hand???
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:54 PM   #107
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Are dealer's keeping their own tips?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:57 PM   #108
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Are dealer's keeping their own tips?
Yes.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #109
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We had a 4/8 Limit Omaha H/L game going for like 9 hours today. The rake is pretty brutal, especially when the dealers would sometimes drop $1 for the BBJ....We ended up calling the floor on that one, lol
I was seated near this table. Looked boring. Looked like the avg stack was < $100?

Yes, everything is running much better than earlier in the week. They still need more server girls and in general, the ones they have don't get it and aren't very good.

Also, kudos for the Poker Room management and employees for listening to their customers. Not naming names, but the guys who are in there all day are really good at what they do. Additionally, I suggested a few changes to the Bravo App earlier today, and they have already implemented them! That kind of turnaround is awesome... reminds me of Stars...

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:05 PM   #110
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I'm thinking of heading down there tonight. What exactly is this Bravo App and what does it do?
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:17 PM   #111
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I'm thinking of heading down there tonight. What exactly is this Bravo App and what does it do?
iPhone (Android?) app that shows you what games are running and wait lists. Lots of casinos around the country are in the system.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #112
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I'm thinking of heading down there tonight. What exactly is this Bravo App and what does it do?
It's a must have. "Bravo Poker Live" in the App Store and Android Market.

See you there!
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #113
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I was seated near this table. Looked boring. Looked like the avg stack was < $100?
Average was probably $150. It was funny watching people come in that had no idea what O8 was, lol. Stacked those guys pretty quick Had to beat the rake somehow
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:33 PM   #114
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Looks like you can now call ahead for reservations. Phone number and BBJ are on Bravo.
(614) 308-3333
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #115
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Looks like you can now call ahead for reservations. Phone number and BBJ are on Bravo.
(614) 308-3333
Excellent -- thanks for the headsup
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #116
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Agreed. It was definitely the action that caused the problems. The SB should have got his $10 bet back with the option to act again...... But the BB who folded and cards got mixed in the muck..... He would just have to get a pat on the back and a better luck next hand???
That's why the only sensible options are to burn the newly exposed card (best option imo) or to kill the entire hand. Anything else isn't really fair to the players.

I guess you could also reimburse BB (and from the tray... not out of the pot), refund SB's flop bet and rerun the flop. I don't care for this option and I'm guessing the house doesn't either, but at least it wouldn't be as outrageous as the decision that was apparently made.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #117
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Just got back from playing 1/2 or a few hours, and I have to say that the room is improving by leaps, and bounds.

Question about the traveling button:

Say bb, and sb both pay their blinds, but both get up to leave directly after the hand ends. They've both paid their blinds, and since the button has to move to a live spot, it moves to the next player who hasn't yet paid a blind.

The way the dealer figured this out was by putting the small blind on the dealer, and two big blinds in front.

Is this correct? I'm wondering because the new button didn't have to pay a bb that round.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #118
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

there would be three big blinds two in front of the button and one on the button in this case. Next hand would have four blinds 3 small blinds and one big blind.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:57 PM   #119
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

Unless I have a medical emergency, I"m never leaving in my SB because of this rule.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:25 AM   #120
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there would be three big blinds two in front of the button and one on the button in this case. Next hand would have four blinds 3 small blinds and one big blind.
and the next hand has 5 blinds as the two players behind the blind still have to post their button blinds? and after this it is normalized?

... may god help you if the blinds get up a second time.

edit: not to mention it would also be shorthanded then.

edit 2: if the game went from 7 to 5 handed in the process of both blinds leaving (once), there would be one hand where everyone was a blind, and one player would be in a blind for 6 hands in a row

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:02 AM   #121
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

Yeah, the live traveling button seems like the classic case of the solution being worse than the original problem. In trying to correct a small inequity (having the same person act last twice in a row) you create a convoluted scheme that seems unnatural and is unfamiliar to most players. I can only imagine how it would work in PLO:

Dealer: Ok, we've 3 big blinds here and two small blinds here. Sir, you're first to act.
Player: Pot.
Dealer: Ok, let's see... that'll be $834.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:40 PM   #122
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

Can anyone tell me how the 2/5 nl games have been playing? Like in terms of action stacks and players. Most of the 1/2 tables I've sat have been slightly nitty with avg to small stacks so I was curious
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #123
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Can anyone tell me how the 2/5 nl games have been playing? Like in terms of action stacks and players. Most of the 1/2 tables I've sat have been slightly nitty with avg to small stacks so I was curious
Sounds like all Im hearing about this poker room is how tight the players are, no bueno.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #124
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Wow, I must be playing at a different Hollywood in Columbus.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #125
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Wow, I must be playing at a different Hollywood in Columbus.
What are you saying? youve seen loose play? I have yet to visit but all I hear about are the nits. What stakes are you playing
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