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Old 06-25-2017, 09:04 AM   #2501
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I'm early August I'm staying in Alexandria for a half poker/half Washington tourist trip for two weeks. I'll be playing 2/5 and 5/10, is renting a car for the trip worth it or should I stick to taxi/uber/public transit?
It depends. If you hate driving in traffic, stick with uber/public transit. There is plenty of coverage in any area you want to go to, and it's really convenient. Not sure about cost difference.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:12 AM   #2502
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Also depends on when MGM starts charging for parking. If its by then, its much more economical for you to take Uber/Lyft to MGM.

Maybe a local geography nit too, but it sort of depends I guess on where in "Alexandria" you are staying. Not to be funny but you could be 60 seconds or 20 minutes from the front door. If you're staying in the Old Town area, Uber cant be more than a few bucks from there to MGMNH.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:58 AM   #2503
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Does anyone have any special requests for any type of tournament? We will likely have a mixed game, PLO, 5Card Omaha, Bounty NL, Limit Omaha 8, on the schedule...
HORSE, 8 game mix, 2-7 TD.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:30 AM   #2504
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Also depends on when MGM starts charging for parking. If its by then, its much more economical for you to take Uber/Lyft to MGM.
JG implied this is not happening any time soon. I "started" this rumor just wondering what the hardware near the exits are for.

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Maybe a local geography nit too, but it sort of depends I guess on where in "Alexandria" you are staying. Not to be funny but you could be 60 seconds or 20 minutes from the front door. If you're staying in the Old Town area, Uber cant be more than a few bucks from there to MGMNH.
This is correct, I live in old town area which is what is colloquially known as alexandria, and Uber to MGM is convenient and cheap, and the metro is walking distance, so I have very little use for a car, but technically "alexandria" is very large. If you are walking distance to king street or eisenhower ave metro id say you should be fine without a rental car.

The one part of DC that isnt really metro accessable is Georgetown, otherwise you wont even need uber for dc.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:44 AM   #2505
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JG implied this is not happening any time soon. I "started" this rumor just wondering what the hardware near the exits are for.
I appreciate the position JG is in but I think even he would admit that a decision like this is not necessarily in his lane. Having followed the paid parking issue (in LV and elsewhere) from the beginning - and having read/followed MGMs Profit Growth Plan as closely as I can - MGM is not in the habit of installing revenue producing hardware and then letting it sit around. My guess is that the day they can turn it on and begin charging for parking they will.

However I have not seen the hardware itself to know what its for or how close it may be to completion.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:06 PM   #2506
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Any particular reason there's only 1 person at the cage during a large Sunday tournament? Huge line.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:32 PM   #2507
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HORSE, 8 game mix, 2-7 TD.
7-STUD. 6-max NLHE.

Would love to see a BIG prize for points leader in a 4-game mix. Not HORSE in one tournament, but a compilation of trny point totals over four entries for PLO, Stud, NLHE, and LHE.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:38 PM   #2508
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Does anyone have any special requests for any type of tournament? We will likely have a mixed game, PLO, 5Card Omaha, Bounty NL, Limit Omaha 8, on the schedule...
I would like to request a straight plo and or a 5card high. I can't believe they don't have a wsop event for 5card. I've never seen an event for 5card anywhere so it's an option for something new.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:00 PM   #2509
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The twitter is buzzing with a rumor for a big field event announcement.

Fingers crossed!
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:07 PM   #2510
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Damn made the mistake of only looking to see that bravo said 22 tables running and assumed no list. Tournament is far too successful and the lists are long.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:14 PM   #2511
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PSU I will trade my seat for some dough! ��

Jokes aside, JG I know you don't control the cashier cage, we need a separate counter just for tournaments like Borgata. It is ridiculous today.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:26 PM   #2512
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It's painfully obvious that MGMNH will eventually host a WPT.

Their sister casinos, aria, borgata, and bellagio all host WPT events from time to time.

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Old 06-25-2017, 02:01 PM   #2513
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It's painfully obvious that MGMNH will eventually host a WPT.

Their sister casinos, aria, borgata, and bellagio all host WPT events from time to time.
Even money proposition at best....
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:54 PM   #2514
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How about a mixed PLO (hi and hi/Lo)?
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:50 PM   #2515
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How about a mixed PLO (hi and hi/Lo)?
I like this idea.
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:14 PM   #2516
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:51 PM   #2517
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The tournament registration was a complete disaster today. I was timing the process while I sat at table 27. It was taking 1-2 minutes per transaction. Why does it take so long here when it takes ~30 seconds per entry at the other place?
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:06 PM   #2518
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The tournament registration was a complete disaster today. I was timing the process while I sat at table 27. It was taking 1-2 minutes per transaction. Why does it take so long here when it takes ~30 seconds per entry at the other place?
That's a good question . I will research and see what we can do to speed up the process.
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:17 PM   #2519
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The tournament registration was a complete disaster today. I was timing the process while I sat at table 27. It was taking 1-2 minutes per transaction. Why does it take so long here when it takes ~30 seconds per entry at the other place?
Johnny,
Why does the cage require picture ID to be scanned to register for tournaments? This really delays the transactions. No other local casino does it, so it's not a Maryland thing. If you are trying to prevent 'ringers', this won't do it, because no ID or player's card is required when you finally get to your table, so 'anybody' with a paper slip for that seat could sit down.
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:20 PM   #2520
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Johnny,
Why does the cage require picture ID to be scanned to register for tournaments? This really delays the transactions. No other local casino does it, so it's not a Maryland thing. If you are trying to prevent 'ringers', this won't do it, because no ID or player's card is required when you finally get to your table, so 'anybody' with a paper slip for that seat could sit down.
Requiring picture IDs for both the cage and the table wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:30 PM   #2521
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Johnny,
Why does the cage require picture ID to be scanned to register for tournaments? This really delays the transactions. No other local casino does it, so it's not a Maryland thing. If you are trying to prevent 'ringers', this won't do it, because no ID or player's card is required when you finally get to your table, so 'anybody' with a paper slip for that seat could sit down.
Again, I will take a look at the registration process and see what we can do to speed it up. Not sure about the ID scanning, but will certainly investigate.
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:29 AM   #2522
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I appreciate the position JG is in but I think even he would admit that a decision like this is not necessarily in his lane. Having followed the paid parking issue (in LV and elsewhere) from the beginning - and having read/followed MGMs Profit Growth Plan as closely as I can - MGM is not in the habit of installing revenue producing hardware and then letting it sit around. My guess is that the day they can turn it on and begin charging for parking they will.

However I have not seen the hardware itself to know what its for or how close it may be to completion.
the equipment that is there now has been there for like a month, and the only change was they added a sign that says something like slow down. i just kept forgetting to ask what it was about.

Im sure that parking fees are coming within a year but id guess we got at least another 2 months based on JGs denial.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:24 AM   #2523
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JG, I made my first trip to MGM and absolutely loves the room. Great comps, good action, fast dealers. Really awesome job! Im already planning another week that I can come down!
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:41 AM   #2524
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the equipment that is there now has been there for like a month, and the only change was they added a sign that says something like slow down. i just kept forgetting to ask what it was about.

Im sure that parking fees are coming within a year but id guess we got at least another 2 months based on JGs denial.
As I have said before, I have a feeling everyone will be pleasantly surprised in regards to how we handle our parking.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:18 AM   #2525
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I think we should only be concerned about parking if we start seeing ticket machines going up at the exits.
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