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Old 11-19-2017, 09:32 PM   #11876
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

Just walked through the room for the first time in a while. The new table configuration downstairs is awesome.

Unrelated, did MDL do the Dec promo last year for maintaining tier status? Any plans to do that this year, and if so what are the details? Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:38 PM   #11877
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

Here's an idea I had - I wonder what people think of this. I'm not even sure myself if it is a good idea.

The high hands and other daily promos seem to drive a lot of traffic to the room. When there is no promotion, the room is not very crowded. I don't think the bad beat brings in nearly as many people as the high hands - several months ago when it had grown to over $200K, I don't think there was many more players in the room because of it.

My idea is to eliminate the bad beat jackpot, and instead just do high hands and other variations on the monthly promos that have been run. Ideally, I'd like to see the promotion rake drop from $2 to $1 (or 0!), but that seems unlikely. Assuming it does stay at $2, then the high hands could be larger, or more frequent (shorter time periods for high hands), or spread around more (bring back the everyone-gets-$100 when someone at a table hits a royal flush).
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:31 AM   #11878
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

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Here's an idea I had - I wonder what people think of this. I'm not even sure myself if it is a good idea.

The high hands and other daily promos seem to drive a lot of traffic to the room. When there is no promotion, the room is not very crowded. I don't think the bad beat brings in nearly as many people as the high hands - several months ago when it had grown to over $200K, I don't think there was many more players in the room because of it.

My idea is to eliminate the bad beat jackpot, and instead just do high hands and other variations on the monthly promos that have been run. Ideally, I'd like to see the promotion rake drop from $2 to $1 (or 0!), but that seems unlikely. Assuming it does stay at $2, then the high hands could be larger, or more frequent (shorter time periods for high hands), or spread around more (bring back the everyone-gets-$100 when someone at a table hits a royal flush).
brilliant!
+1000 internets for this man!

yes, get rid of the bad beat jackpot and more/better daily promos!
and/or lower the jackpot drop
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:57 PM   #11879
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brilliant!
+1000 internets for this man!

yes, get rid of the bad beat jackpot and more/better daily promos!
and/or lower the jackpot drop
Let's go with the theory that bad-beat does nothing to draw people into the room. I believe that is fair since it doesn't grow big due to all the promos creating many more hands per week in the room. Since it serves no traffic/promotional purpose (nor value then to its administrator) then for sure it should be eliminated.

If a $1 drop could fund the current promos, then that would be great for everyone (especially regs who are there anyway.)

Plausible? By my math the current promos cost ~$100K/week. At 30 hands/hour/table, that's 3,333 table-hours, requiring the room average ~20 open tables 24 hrs/day at a $1 drop. I'm guessing that's not enough... probably need it to be about $1.50 to fully fund. (thus avg. 13 tables)

(I'm sure Mike can do this math with the real numbers, i.e. promo cost, hands/hour avg. and avg. open tables/24 hrs... to get the right answer.)

I don't know where it is, but I'm sure there's a pot-size for that second buck that will give you the desired $1.50 avg. drop. $40? $60?

This also reduces the terrible ~16% tax on those middling $30 pots which makes playing 1/2 or 4/8 out of the question for me when promos aren't significant ($1k/hr+).
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:54 PM   #11880
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

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Here's an idea I had - I wonder what people think of this. I'm not even sure myself if it is a good idea.

The high hands and other daily promos seem to drive a lot of traffic to the room. When there is no promotion, the room is not very crowded. I don't think the bad beat brings in nearly as many people as the high hands - several months ago when it had grown to over $200K, I don't think there was many more players in the room because of it.

My idea is to eliminate the bad beat jackpot, and instead just do high hands and other variations on the monthly promos that have been run. Ideally, I'd like to see the promotion rake drop from $2 to $1 (or 0!), but that seems unlikely. Assuming it does stay at $2, then the high hands could be larger, or more frequent (shorter time periods for high hands), or spread around more (bring back the everyone-gets-$100 when someone at a table hits a royal flush).
I like both dropping the badbeat and reducing the jackpot drop.
Of course if they actually did this it would all but guarantee hitting a bad beat during the next session.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:57 PM   #11881
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

December promotions:
Saturday high hands, 11am-11pm, every 15 minutes
$1,000 from 11am-1pm, $500 1pm-6pm, $1000 6pm-8pm, $500 8pm-11pm

Sunday high hands, 11am-11pm (but not on Dec 24), every 30 minutes
If high hand is posted $100, if it wins you receive a total of $400

Weekday high hands
Mondays & Friday 6pm-11pm, Tues/Wed/Thurs 11am-11pm, every 30 minutes
(but not Dec 25, and ends at 6pm on Dec 6 and Dec 20)
If high hand is posted $100, if it wins you receive a total of $599

Late night high hands, win $100 every 30 minutes with rollovers 11pm-11am.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:28 PM   #11882
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

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December promotions:
Saturday high hands, 11am-11pm, every 15 minutes
$1,000 from 11am-1pm, $500 1pm-6pm, $1000 6pm-8pm, $500 8pm-11pm

Sunday high hands, 11am-11pm (but not on Dec 24), every 30 minutes
If high hand is posted $100, if it wins you receive a total of $400

Weekday high hands
Mondays & Friday 6pm-11pm, Tues/Wed/Thurs 11am-11pm, every 30 minutes
(but not Dec 25, and ends at 6pm on Dec 6 and Dec 20)
If high hand is posted $100, if it wins you receive a total of $599

Late night high hands, win $100 every 30 minutes with rollovers 11pm-11am.
Not too bad. Any word on tournaments for this weekend?
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:03 PM   #11883
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Not too bad. Any word on tournaments for this weekend?
No tournament Saturday. Live! 500 next Saturday. Sunday's a $120 Survivor and $120 NLH in the evening

Thanks

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Old 11-30-2017, 03:48 PM   #11884
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

In case any slackers wanna upgrade their tier status:

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Old 12-01-2017, 09:46 AM   #11885
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

Should be easy to get black - 500 poker hours divided by 31 days is only a little over 16 hours a day. If only the hotel was open.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:05 PM   #11886
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Should be easy to get black - 500 poker hours divided by 31 days is only a little over 16 hours a day. If only the hotel was open.
So you're saying there's a chance?
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:51 PM   #11887
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

We need cots in the poker room.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:51 PM   #11888
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

What are the additional benefits of black card btw?
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:24 AM   #11889
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

is 12/31 the last day to try to do the 500 hours for plat for the year or is it 3/1? also if this is my first year getting gold + when does the streak bonus start paying out? 3/1?
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:43 PM   #11890
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

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I got one as Gold 2 yrs ago.
didn't get one last year. I found out the phone # to call and called but they said I wasn't on the list that year.

made Gold from poker only.
just by coincidence I was playing at md live today.
forgot about the free cruise till I saw people walk around with them.

went up to the booth and was surprised to get one.
one of the dealers said all Gold gets a cruise.

it used to be only all Platinums and above got a cruise.
Golds and below had to 'earn' it.
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:00 AM   #11891
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

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just by coincidence I was playing at md live today.
forgot about the free cruise till I saw people walk around with them.

went up to the booth and was surprised to get one.
one of the dealers said all Gold gets a cruise.

it used to be only all Platinums and above got a cruise.
Golds and below had to 'earn' it.
Gold here. Not sure if I qualify for the cruise. When/where can I check?
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:20 AM   #11892
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

Mike,

Where are the Hendon Mob results of tournaments from September 13th to October 4th?
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:33 PM   #11893
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Gold here. Not sure if I qualify for the cruise. When/where can I check?
This chart says cruise starts at Platinum, so if that changed (and they didn't tell us) I'd be kinda ticked... I took the freebie when I had Platinum 2 years ago and it was a nice perk. Under Gold they only offered a "partner discount" when I inquired.

https://www.marylandlivecasino.com/c.../card-benefits

Maybe AA qualified in some other way?
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:47 PM   #11894
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

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just by coincidence I was playing at md live today.
forgot about the free cruise till I saw people walk around with them.

went up to the booth and was surprised to get one.
one of the dealers said all Gold gets a cruise.

it used to be only all Platinums and above got a cruise.
Golds and below had to 'earn' it.
When picking up my certificate for platinum I noticed the sign included gold as well.

What did they give you for gold? Platinum included usual list of mostly 7 day options, one 8 day and a handful of 3 day.

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Old 12-05-2017, 07:41 PM   #11895
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

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This chart says cruise starts at Platinum, so if that changed (and they didn't tell us) I'd be kinda ticked... I took the freebie when I had Platinum 2 years ago and it was a nice perk. Under Gold they only offered a "partner discount" when I inquired.

https://www.marylandlivecasino.com/c.../card-benefits

Maybe AA qualified in some other way?
made Gold last 2 years solely on poker.
like I said in my post, i got a cruise certificate 2 years ago but not one last year when you had to call to reserve. (I found out the phone #, called and she told me I wasn't getting one.)

this year I still didn't get any mailings about the cruise certificate.
I just showed up at the booth and got one, which leads me to believe what the poker dealer said was true.


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When picking up my certificate for platinum I noticed the sign included gold as well.

What did they give you for gold? Platinum included usual list of mostly 7 day options, one 8 day and a handful of 3 day.

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90% of mine are 4-7days to the Caribbean or Bahamas/Florida from various ports.
two of them 4 days on the Jade from miami.
one them is a 5 day on the Pearl from new Orleans.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:35 PM   #11896
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made Gold last 2 years solely on poker.
like I said in my post, i got a cruise certificate 2 years ago but not one last year when you had to call to reserve. (I found out the phone #, called and she told me I wasn't getting one.)

this year I still didn't get any mailings about the cruise certificate.
I just showed up at the booth and got one, which leads me to believe what the poker dealer said was true.



90% of mine are 4-7days to the Caribbean or Bahamas/Florida from various ports.
two of them 4 days on the Jade from miami.
one them is a 5 day on the Pearl from new Orleans.
Looks like your options are about same as mine with platinum. I've been platinum for 3 years, earned completely via poker hours.

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Old 12-06-2017, 02:52 PM   #11897
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this year I still didn't get any mailings about the cruise certificate.
I just showed up at the booth and got one, which leads me to believe what the poker dealer said was true.
Wow, that's awesome! (and yeah, I'm ticked I missed out... what good is a promo if they don't, well, promote it!?)
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:02 PM   #11898
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ in OP, added 2014.02.02

Can I get the cruise and gift it to someone I know without me going on the cruise?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:19 AM   #11899
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Can I get the cruise and gift it to someone I know without me going on the cruise?
Nope. Person named on certificate must be one of two people going.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:26 AM   #11900
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Thank you.
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