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Old 10-24-2012, 09:22 PM   #201
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:09 AM   #202
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Thanks, I did that..was just hoping to find a gem. I used to go to Fallsview in Canada and could get a weekly rate for $120. Wasn't the nicest hotel but wasn't in the ghetto etc. but not the nicest area either. They advertised $79/night ha. I would never have stayed there had it not been recommended by a friend.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:08 AM   #203
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

How has the 2/5 action been so far? 5/10 running?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #204
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Thanks, I did that..was just hoping to find a gem. I used to go to Fallsview in Canada and could get a weekly rate for $120. Wasn't the nicest hotel but wasn't in the ghetto etc. but not the nicest area either. They advertised $79/night ha. I would never have stayed there had it not been recommended by a friend.
If you are planning an extended stay (2 weeks or more approach the manager and see if you can negotiate a rate.).
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:08 PM   #205
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How has the 2/5 action been so far? 5/10 running?
2/5 has had some major stacks on the main game - last night most were over 2k deep and one guy had > 5k.

2/10 and 5/25 have not been running.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:53 PM   #206
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LOl i find this very funny but very stereo typical and a lil racist wouldnt u agree lol
I find his post accurate and brilliant. And I am not seeing any mention of race at all in his thread.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:45 PM   #207
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and to prove im a poker player the only white person there was in his storie was the acholholic the drug dealers was black and the government degenerates was black and of course the crackhead had to be black cause when u think of crack its black right?ignorance also let him clarify the race and i bet its accurate
I'm starting to appreciate Rapini.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #208
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and to prove im a poker player the only white person there was in his storie was the acholholic the drug dealers was black and the government degenerates was black and of course the crackhead had to be black cause when u think of crack its black right?ignorance also let him clarify the race and i bet its accurate
The last place I quit playing at was in part due to the white trash drug dealer(s) that played there. I find your assertion that one race or another might have some sort of monopoly on disgusting reprobate trash members of society to be offensive, ego driven and highly racist. What a destructive and childish attitude it is for you to try to convert the description "drug dealer" into some sort of racial epitaph. I think drug dealers everywhere should be offended by your liberties with the English language.

The suggestion that others can't carry on an open conversation about concerns without some repulsive race card being thrown at them makes me want to puke. I don't get defensive or identify with drug dealers, thieves, poker cheats, forum moderators, spatulas, gerbils, or wiener dogs regardless if they are my same race as me or not. (don't tell my Boxer that I like Dashounds also, she wouldn't understand)

I came here to learn about the new Casino poker room, not smell you farting in a crowded elevator. Shame on you.

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:24 AM   #209
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I didn't notice any of the above Thursday night. Only played long enough to sit through 4 dealers, but my impression of them continues to improve. Each was fast and kept action moving. One dealer even directly confronted players who were acting out of turn. Same two players kept folding, calling, raising at will, not when it was their turn and the dealer was all over it, first with reminders, then with direct statements which had the impact the rest of us expected (without having to ask).

Every buy-in I saw was short - ranged from $60-$120. Two players had just over $400 when I sat down, one of those was very tight, the other was felted in about 4 orbits, then bought back in short.

Overall play continues to feel passive, pre-flop calling of $6-$10 raises (4-5 per hand) followed by folding to obvious c bets. At the end of my session, I rode one of those to the river as BB and won with deuces. The table felt like it was chirping with "checks".
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:00 PM   #210
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Am I the only one who likes the relative passivity of the 1/2 game so far?

I'm perfectly content grinding out small ball all night if the players are just willing to give it to me without a fight.

.... I didn't mean for that to rhyme.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #211
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the games are completely hit or miss action wise but all the games are beatable imo
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:51 PM   #212
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Am I the only one who likes the relative passivity of the 1/2 game so far?

I'm perfectly content grinding out small ball all night if the players are just willing to give it to me without a fight.

.... I didn't mean for that to rhyme.
I like it a lot - easy to adjust to IMO. Of course my sample size is still small, five visits, about 25 hours total.

The player to my left "warned" me about a good player at the table last night. I watched him call/fold over and over again ...
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #213
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I have played 6-8 sessions of 2-5 nl since the opening and overall have enjoyed the room. The two major compaints I have, both of which can easily be corrected, are:

1. The no electronic devices at the table is ridiculous imo. I understand not allowing it while a player is in a hand, but for those of us who are there the most hours and pay the most rake, we should be allowed entertainment for the 95% of the time were not involved in a hand. Vegas cardrooms allow phones, ipods, ipads at the table. Why is this room different?

2. The drink service is terrible. They probably have a third the amount of waitresses needed for a card room that size.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:32 PM   #214
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I have played 6-8 sessions of 2-5 nl since the opening and overall have enjoyed the room. The two major compaints I have, both of which can easily be corrected, are:

1. The no electronic devices at the table is ridiculous imo. I understand not allowing it while a player is in a hand, but for those of us who are there the most hours and pay the most rake, we should be allowed entertainment for the 95% of the time were not involved in a hand. Vegas cardrooms allow phones, ipods, ipads at the table. Why is this room different?

2. The drink service is terrible. They probably have a third the amount of waitresses needed for a card room that size.
You're allowed to have stuff like that at the table, you just can't have it ON the table. Using an ipod/iphone/whatever in your lap is fine, you just can't put it in the cupholder or anywhere on the table.

But I agree that the drink service is bad... even when you are lucky enough to flag down a waitress there's a decent chance they will forget about your order or take 30 mins to come back. The self-serve fountain drinks around the corner is very nice though, saves waiting time and money on tips for non-alcoholic drinks.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #215
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

The room improves every day, and I've been very pleased in particular with the progress the dealers have made as a collective. My biggest gripe right now concerns the lack of consistent enforcement of keeping an eye out for players sitting down who aren't on the list. The other day I had my eye on a good 2-5 seat at another main 2-5 table (I was at the other main 2-5 and had asked for a table change), saw someone leave that seat, and then before I could do anything a player who was not at the 2-5 must move table and hadn't been playing at all sat down in the seat. From what I have observed and heard, this stuff occurs very frequently, and dealers and floor are way too lenient about it (though I have spotted them asking people to leave their seats a couple times). Floor has to take the list more seriously and make sure dealers do the same.

A few more minor gripes:
1) dealers are pretty bad generally about remembering to ask to swipe bravo cards
2) on the weekends they get so busy that nearly every table becomes a 1-2 nl, and when all tables get filled a lot of players wanting to play different games like 2-5 plo or 10-20/15-30 limit get shut out; I think they should consider a cap of the # of 1-2 tables if they want to make sure regs are happy
3) to make it easier on the dealers the 1-2 PLO game should have a $5 bring-in and an agreed open to $10 instead of $8
4) I don't understand why I can't have my ipod on the rail - they should make the "electronic devices" rule narrower to include only phones and ipads

Overall, though, I've been pleased -- just trying to identify some areas for improvement. One thing I give the room a lot of kudos for is staff are generally very pleasant and accomodating, which is a huge plus.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #216
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You're allowed to have stuff like that at the table, you just can't have it ON the table. Using an ipod/iphone/whatever in your lap is fine, you just can't put it in the cupholder or anywhere on the table.
What's the argument against having it lay on the rail inbetween your arms? Its less wide than your person, so it doesnt take up any additional room. Its much more comfortable to view on the rail with virtually no drawbacks imo.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:16 PM   #217
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Starting to notice that players here really dislike tanking, even if it is only for 60 seconds while contemplating an large call.

I guess they feel everything should be a snap call.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #218
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The room improves every day, and I've been very pleased in particular with the progress the dealers have made as a collective. My biggest gripe right now concerns the lack of consistent enforcement of keeping an eye out for players sitting down who aren't on the list. The other day I had my eye on a good 2-5 seat at another main 2-5 table (I was at the other main 2-5 and had asked for a table change), saw someone leave that seat, and then before I could do anything a player who was not at the 2-5 must move table and hadn't been playing at all sat down in the seat. From what I have observed and heard, this stuff occurs very frequently, and dealers and floor are way too lenient about it (though I have spotted them asking people to leave their seats a couple times). Floor has to take the list more seriously and make sure dealers do the same.

A few more minor gripes:
1) dealers are pretty bad generally about remembering to ask to swipe bravo cards
2) on the weekends they get so busy that nearly every table becomes a 1-2 nl, and when all tables get filled a lot of players wanting to play different games like 2-5 plo or 10-20/15-30 limit get shut out; I think they should consider a cap of the # of 1-2 tables if they want to make sure regs are happy
3) to make it easier on the dealers the 1-2 PLO game should have a $5 bring-in and an agreed open to $10 instead of $8
4) I don't understand why I can't have my ipod on the rail - they should make the "electronic devices" rule narrower to include only phones and ipads

Overall, though, I've been pleased -- just trying to identify some areas for improvement. One thing I give the room a lot of kudos for is staff are generally very pleasant and accomodating, which is a huge plus.
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The jumping of the list is an issue and should be corrected. Im waiting my turn, so why shouldnt everyone else.

2. I would second the thought of limiting the number of 1-2 nl games to allow for bigger games to get off, but i dont see this happening. The casino is in the business of making money and i dont see them not opening a new table bc a bigger game would open hours later.

3. I agree with the standard $10 open for a 1-2 plo hand and a standard $20 open for a 1-2 plo straddled hand. This change would be a win/win for both the casino and players as it would allow for more hands per hour due to less confusion among players and easier pot calculation for the dealers.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:40 PM   #219
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The jumping of the list is an issue and should be corrected. Im waiting my turn, so why shouldnt everyone else.
I actually heard a dealer recommend jumping the wait list... it's kind of a trade-off because a lot of people go on the list but never show up when their name is called. I don't know how long a player gets before "last call" on their seat (maybe 5 mins?), but all the no-shows really slows things down a ton. I have seen seats stay open for 30 minutes despite having a huge wait list, even though it looks like the people working the list have a very detailed view of which seats are open.

If the staff could manage the open seats and wait list better, I would have a bigger problem with the line jumping. I haven't done it myself but I can see it being frustrating for a player on the list to see four straight people not show up while a seat sits open the whole time. It is also annoying being at a table with a seat that should be easily filled (sometimes this happens with 2 empty seats).

They should have a much shorter time before moving on the next person on the list and offering them a seat. If the original person who was skipped comes back within like 10 minutes, they should just be moved back to the top of the list and given the next seat. There, a quickly moving wait list.

Edit: Also regarding ipods being harmless relative to phones, my guess is it would be too big of a hassle to confirm if various devices have internet access or not. Seems worth bringing up with a floor person if you are bothered by it, I definitely see your point but that is probably their reason.

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:51 PM   #220
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2) on the weekends they get so busy that nearly every table becomes a 1-2 nl, and when all tables get filled a lot of players wanting to play different games like 2-5 plo or 10-20/15-30 limit get shut out; I think they should consider a cap of the # of 1-2 tables if they want to make sure regs are happy .
Do they actually get a 10-20 or 15-30 limit game (any game) going here?
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:13 PM   #221
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Do they actually get a 10-20 or 15-30 limit game (any game) going here?
I've seen 10-20 once or twice but it doesn't look like a regular game so far.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #222
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I actually heard a dealer recommend jumping the wait list... it's kind of a trade-off because a lot of people go on the list but never show up when their name is called. I don't know how long a player gets before "last call" on their seat (maybe 5 mins?), but all the no-shows really slows things down a ton. I have seen seats stay open for 30 minutes despite having a huge wait list, even though it looks like the people working the list have a very detailed view of which seats are open.
Although I haven't been to this Casino, When I get on a list, I get my chips immediately. If the list is short, lets say 10 people or less, and I hear the floor man call a name or group of names the second or third time, I quietly walk up and let him know that I'm ready to go whenever he needs me. I say it in a way that is not pressuring or presumptive in any way. EVERY time I have done this, they put me in within 2 or 3 minutes. They get sick of calling the same ol' lazy butts that didn't bother to be there or be ready to play. If the list is long, of course I wouldn't ever approach the floor man.

In my view, the top of the list should have first rights to the On-Deck spot. The top person on the list "and" there should get the seat immediately. By not taking responsibility to be there and be ready to play about the time you bubble to the top of the list, you are saying that something else is more important to you than participating in the game. If there is a seat open and a player ready to fill it, they should put them in, not call some obnoxious azz-draggers name over and over for 30 minutes. Yawn.

It's inconsiderate for a casino to empower absent persons on the list to make 2 or 3 people wait an extra 30, 15, 5 or even 1 minute to play if they are ready to go. It poops on the waiters and also the 8 or 9 players that are waiting for their game to fill back up.

I realize it doesn't really work that way anywhere officially. However, if I came to power.........

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Old 10-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #223
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Edit: Also regarding ipods being harmless relative to phones, my guess is it would be too big of a hassle to confirm if various devices have internet access or not. Seems worth bringing up with a floor person if you are bothered by it, I definitely see your point but that is probably their reason.
Sir the action is on you .... Sir the action is on you,, umm what's the bet?

How much do you have? What ?

I've never been at a game where at least 1 iPod dude didn't go clueless and slow down the game. Additionally, iPods can text to each other via Bluetooth so no Internet needed just Line of sight.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:45 AM   #224
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I have played 6-8 sessions of 2-5 nl since the opening and overall have enjoyed the room. The two major compaints I have, both of which can easily be corrected, are:

1. The no electronic devices at the table is ridiculous imo. I understand not allowing it while a player is in a hand, but for those of us who are there the most hours and pay the most rake, we should be allowed entertainment for the 95% of the time were not involved in a hand. Vegas cardrooms allow phones, ipods, ipads at the table. Why is this room different?

2. The drink service is terrible. They probably have a third the amount of waitresses needed for a card room that size.
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You're allowed to have stuff like that at the table, you just can't have it ON the table. Using an ipod/iphone/whatever in your lap is fine, you just can't put it in the cupholder or anywhere on the table.

But I agree that the drink service is bad... even when you are lucky enough to flag down a waitress there's a decent chance they will forget about your order or take 30 mins to come back. The self-serve fountain drinks around the corner is very nice though, saves waiting time and money on tips for non-alcoholic drinks.
The drink service is bad. Numerous times the girls has forgotten who the order was for and then given it away to some rando.

The elec devices rule is bad. As an iPad user, I do not want to have to put my device on my lap. It's terribly inconvenient and uncomfortable.

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Starting to notice that players here really dislike tanking, even if it is only for 60 seconds while contemplating an large call.

I guess they feel everything should be a snap call.
Screw them, take your time. I've been criticized for "tanking" over a big call and on more than one occasion I then went on the witness my critic do the exact same thing when he had a big decision to make.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:24 AM   #225
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5/10 running w/ 4 on the WL. This is the first I've seen of 5/10. Weird there is a 2/10 WL too.

Two 1/2 PLO tables and 5/10... this is a good sign.
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