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Old 08-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #126
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ added 2013.08.26

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Some of the players at table 24 this afternoon totally agree with you. For a poker room the music is a little too loud.
I actually tuned the music out pretty quick. I guess I got used to it from playing occasionally at Perryville.

Btw, I was at table 24 from about 12:30 till almost 4. Seat 7, wearing the black hoodie.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #127
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You can walk right inside the food court and get food a regular price
Lol no you can't, it's still the Arundel Mills food court. A $5 footlong at Subway is like 7 bucks
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #128
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hi zo, i will gladly play 15/30 omaha hi/lo. 10/20 is just a bit small and also 15/30 structure is much more player friendly as it will be timed ($7 per half vs rake), which is much more beneficial to the overall health of the game. just make sure to always start a list when you go. and dont be shy to advertise. lets establish this game and have it going regularly. i have a dream.
I would definitely play 15/30 Omaha/8. When you say advertise, do you mean on these forums or at the actual poker room? And I apologize if these are simple questions, I am not too familiar with live poker play, having only played online prior to Black Friday. Being 10 mins away from Live, I am very excited to regularly be playing poker again.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #129
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Hey "SuqAta8";

I am really interested in the 2/2 and how was the straddle? Do people straddle every round? I tend to straddle every round at 2/5 NL so may need to make some adjustments in this new game. Glad u had a profitable day.

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Straddle is only available for the UTG player. No Mississippi straddle.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #130
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Is there any interest in a 2/2 PLO8 ? I didn't see it in the list of available games but am really hoping I can find a venue close that finally spreads PLO8 regularly.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #131
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I really had a great time at poker test day! It was nice to see some familiar faces from Dover Downs. I was there from 9am to 4pm and every dealer we had was professional, fast and accurate.
My concerns were the same as some others, tv height level is a real challenge, especially for short people such as myself trying to see over other players. Also, very limited angles. There is plenty of space to put a few up high in the many blind spots. (Like at Charles Town). Otherwise, I'm going to have to request certain seats and tables especially during football game days.
Blue $2 chips are throwing me off a bit. Very similar to the green $25 that we are all used to seeing, but I'll get used to it.
Oh, and lets get a couple chairs and a small table for the smoking walkout areas? Just a thought...
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #132
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You have to buy your drinks in poker room?
Yes, drafts were 5 and well drinks were 7.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #133
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ added 2013.08.26

Hope this isn't true: "A bet plus half again is a raise" (or true only for limit games). If you are playing NLHE and there is a short stack sitting with $155 and you lead out for a flop bet of $100 followed by the short stack's shove and a third player's call, you should not have the option to raise (even though your bet was raised by more than half).

Also, how much are beers? I've been in casinos where state law prohibits complimentary alcohol, but wondered why the casinos felt obliged to charge $5 to $8 per drink. Can't they charge a nominal amount, like $2? I don't drink, but am peeved that they make it unpleasant for other patrons to get buzzed (or wasted).
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:58 PM   #134
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Also, how much are beers? I've been in casinos where state law prohibits complimentary alcohol, but wondered why the casinos felt obliged to charge $5 to $8 per drink. Can't they charge a nominal amount, like $2? I don't drink, but am peeved that they make it unpleasant for other patrons to get buzzed (or wasted).
Agree. I tend not to drink while playing poker either, but if i ever come with the bf, this means i cant get him any free alcoholic drinks. Prices are a bit steep as others have said.

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Oh, and lets get a couple chairs and a small table for the smoking walkout areas? Just a thought...
This. I didnt really see a comfortable area for people to hang out while waiting for their names to be called from the waitlist. When i first got there, i kinda just stood near the entrance stairs awkwardly waiting. Maybe there is a place somewhere else in the poker room to wait that i just missed?
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #135
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Some of the players at table 24 this afternoon totally agree with you. For a poker room the music is a little too loud.
I agree with others who have said that the volume of the music is much more important than the type of music played.

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Hope this isn't true: "A bet plus half again is a raise" (or true only for limit games). If you are playing NLHE and there is a short stack sitting with $155 and you lead out for a flop bet of $100 followed by the short stack's shove and a third player's call, you should not have the option to raise (even though your bet was raised by more than half).
I agree with you, but it should be noted that the "bet plus half" rule is common enough that it's not absurd for Mike to go with it. It comes from the era when limit was king and the bet plus half allowed a full raise on top of the bet plus half as opposed to a mere completion. As long as we know which rule is being used and it's enforced consistently, we as players can adjust.

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Also, how much are beers? I've been in casinos where state law prohibits complimentary alcohol, but wondered why the casinos felt obliged to charge $5 to $8 per drink. Can't they charge a nominal amount, like $2? I don't drink, but am peeved that they make it unpleasant for other patrons to get buzzed (or wasted).
My understanding is that the concept of MD Live is more than just a casino; it's an entertainment venue. As such, it's probably not looking to gambling alone to make a profit. Hence the drink prices. I also imagine that Mike is not in position to make any sort of deal with whoever provides the food and beverage for reduced rates in the poker room, but maybe he can confirm/deny for the community.

(Aside: I personally would love free drinks because I greatly enjoy having a cocktail/beer/etc. when I slum it at the lowest limit game possible with my buddies to goof around, but I also like to try to put myself in the shoes of management to understand whether my whims are realistic.)
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:14 PM   #136
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I agree with others who have said that the volume of the music is much more important than the type of music played.



I agree with you, but it should be noted that the "bet plus half" rule is common enough that it's not absurd for Mike to go with it. It comes from the era when limit was king and the bet plus half allowed a full raise on top of the bet plus half as opposed to a mere completion. As long as we know which rule is being used and it's enforced consistently, we as players can adjust.



My understanding is that the concept of MD Live is more than just a casino; it's an entertainment venue. As such, it's probably not looking to gambling alone to make a profit. Hence the drink prices. I also imagine that Mike is not in position to make any sort of deal with whoever provides the food and beverage for reduced rates in the poker room, but maybe he can confirm/deny for the community.

(Aside: I personally would love free drinks because I greatly enjoy having a cocktail/beer/etc. when I slum it at the lowest limit game possible with my buddies to goof around, but I also like to try to put myself in the shoes of management to understand whether my whims are realistic.)
Correct. Not much I can do about prices but pass on the info.

The half bet rule doesn't apply to a player going allin and re- opening betting. It applies to a $100 bet and a player not all in throws out 7 green chips. That's going to be completed to a raise every time. I hope

I promise we'll work on the music

Won't be on tomorrow. Taking the day off.

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:21 PM   #137
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ added 2013.08.26

What draft beer is available? Just mass-produced domestic stuff, or anything like Flying Dog?
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:25 PM   #138
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Correct. Not much I can do about prices but pass on the info.

The half bet rule doesn't apply to a player going allin and re- opening betting. It applies to a $100 bet and a player not all in throws out 7 green chips. That's going to be completed to a raise every time. I hope
Thanks for clarifying the half bet rule, Mike.

And I wasn't looking for you to change the drink price policy; just venting that casinos like to use the "state law" excuse to charge more for beer than they need to.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:27 PM   #139
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ added 2013.08.26

From what I understood you get 600 points/hour playing poker so the 30 hours to gold and 417 hours to platinum?.???
Is this correct,.???
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:33 PM   #140
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Thanks for clarifying the half bet rule, Mike.

And I wasn't looking for you to change the drink price policy; just venting that casinos like to use the "state law" excuse to charge more for beer than they need to.
No problem. Sometimes we (casinos) also have to be cognizant of the local places of business as well.


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Old 08-26-2013, 10:59 PM   #141
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ added 2013.08.26

Mike, can we get a tournament structure sheet up on the website for the satellites, bounty tourneys, etc? I've only seen the one you posted in the other thread for the Sunday $20k
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:14 PM   #142
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Re: Maryland Live! (Arundel Mills Mall; Hanover, MD) -– FAQ added 2013.08.26

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From what I understood you get 600 points/hour playing poker so the 30 hours to gold and 417 hours to platinum?.???
Is this correct,.???
ah.. that makes sense since you can convert 600 slot points to $1.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:27 PM   #143
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From what I understood you get 600 points/hour playing poker so the 30 hours to gold and 417 hours to platinum?.???
Is this correct,.???
Actually if 600 points per hour is correct then it would go up to 750 per hour after you earn gold because you get 1.25x the points at that reward level. So good news... you only have to play 336 hours and 40 minutes to get Platinum
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #144
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What are the benefits of being gold, or platinum, etc? How many hours do you have to play, and how much time do you have?
http://www.marylandlivecasino.com/li...card-benefits/

Free valet is probably the best perk.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #145
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Actually if 600 points per hour is correct then it would go up to 750 per hour after you earn gold because you get 1.25x the points at that reward level. So good news... you only have to play 336 hours and 40 minutes to get Platinum
I don't think you get increased point earnings for poker play., but I could be wrong. best to wait for a response from Mike or ask Live rewards
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #146
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What are the benefits of being gold, or platinum, etc? How many hours do you have to play, and how much time do you have?
wha?! did you not read what you quoted?

as for benefits:
gold = 1.25x comp thus $1.25/hr
plat = 1.5x comp = $1.50/hr

10hrs at plat = $15comp = free dinner at Noodles, more or less.
(i didnt like the food at Noodles at that price. better bang for the buck is the lunch buffet. eat b4 u go play )
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:42 PM   #147
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http://www.marylandlivecasino.com/li...card-benefits/

Free valet is probably the best perk.
Wouldn't the VIP Lounge access carry the greatest value?
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:50 PM   #148
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Wouldn't the VIP Lounge access carry the greatest value?
There's not much there. A couple couches and TV's. On Fridays and Saturdays they have a little food station with some veggies + a hot food item from Prime Rib.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:15 AM   #149
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What draft beer is available? Just mass-produced domestic stuff, or anything like Flying Dog?
i saw stella, shock top, a goose island and bud light, there were like 6 others.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:47 AM   #150
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What's the rake and tipping like at 2/2 PLO because I'm under the impression that there are no $1 chips?
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