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Old 04-02-2018, 09:55 AM   #3926
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Re: MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino (Oxon Hill, MD); FAQ in OP

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The food service is less than ideal and I don't want to eat at the table anyway. But the break is about more than just food. It's also nice to be able to rest your mind away from the table for a little while.
Don't get me wrong: I understand and appreciate that everyone is going to have a preference with regard to whether a long break is needed during a poker tournament. I simply was expressing my opinion that I don't see a need for it and I'd be less likely to play a tournament that includes long breaks.



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that ability is only available to those with accrued comps and/or debit/credit card.
I don't think this is a legitimate concern. The .1% of people who don't have those options available are able to bring food with them.
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:46 AM   #3927
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JG,

Nice to see the changes to the tournaments:

1. Made M, W events 5K GTD. Allowed reentry till end of 6 plus the break. Made all levels 20 mins.
2. Introduced BB Ante only event(s).

If we can spice the cash promotions a little more it would be awesome.
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Old 04-02-2018, 12:16 PM   #3928
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If we can spice the cash promotions a little more it would be awesome.

For the love of god yes.


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Old 04-02-2018, 04:17 PM   #3929
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JG,

As today is the first day with the new rules (reentry period extended etc.,)

It is a good idea to announce the same in the room a few times till the players new/old get used to.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:36 AM   #3930
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JG the structure for Wed, BB Ante is not updated on the website.

Let me know if anyone wants the info. I will post the same.

I did post on my twitter @golfpokerpro
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:20 PM   #3931
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Re: MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino (Oxon Hill, MD); FAQ in OP

Is there still a Poker room rate for the Gaylord?
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:50 AM   #3932
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Re: MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino (Oxon Hill, MD); FAQ in OP

I’m not sure if this is the right forum (if not, please direct me)
But is the 1/3 at MGM National Harbor a lot more action than the average 1/3 room?
Some of the tables/posts/descriptions in the low stakes NL forum sound WAYYY tighter than the MGM game I am familiar with almost every evening.

And second question:
I am thinking of taking a shot at 2/5. Know it’s a SUPER wide question, but any rough descriptions of the average 2/5 action on a Friday/Saturday night?
(Average open, average stack, general cally/raisy ness)

All advice/responses appreciated.
Thanks much.

(And if anyone wants to discuss hands/theory at 1/3 or 2/5, just message me)
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:13 PM   #3933
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JG,

Please make the registration period consistent for all tournaments. M, W and the guaranteed events is Level 6.

Tue, Thu and Sun are Level 4.
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:22 PM   #3934
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But is the 1/3 at MGM National Harbor a lot more action than the average 1/3 room?
In my somewhat limited experience yes MGM NH 1/3 has vastly more action than most other games.
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:31 PM   #3935
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Re: MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino (Oxon Hill, MD); FAQ in OP

Mr. Grooms still waiting for info on opening date if you have anything new would be appreciated
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:30 PM   #3936
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MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino (Oxon Hill, MD); FAQ in OP

I like ladies golf replays and Cartoon Network as much as the next guy but I would love it if the baseball team that plays 5 miles away from here would be put on TV. I’ve asked like 3 floor people and no one has done anything.


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Old 04-13-2018, 08:43 PM   #3937
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Mr. Grooms still waiting for info on opening date if you have anything new would be appreciated
Opening date is still not concrete. Should be late Q2.
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:44 PM   #3938
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I like ladies golf replays and Cartoon Network as much as the next guy but I would love it if the baseball team that plays 5 miles away from here would be put on TV. I’ve asked like 3 floor people and no one has done anything.


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So you are telling me that out of the 41 TVs in the room not a single one is on the Orioles game?
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:50 PM   #3939
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So you are telling me that out of the 41 TVs in the room not a single one is on the Orioles game?


I think he means Nationals.


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Old 04-13-2018, 08:52 PM   #3940
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Correct. I finally got it on the broken tv to the right of the cage.


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Old 04-13-2018, 11:28 PM   #3941
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I think he means Nationals.


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Full disclosure..... I am a Braves fan and do not speak that name.... hahaha
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:38 AM   #3942
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Full disclosure..... I am a Braves fan and do not speak that name.... hahaha
I grew up a Braves fan, hearing the name Lonnie Smith still gets my blood boiling

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Old 04-15-2018, 02:47 PM   #3943
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Johnny,

I have three suggestions for the room.

1. When the floor says "player in on table xx", that seat should get locked up immediately for the new player. This prevents seat change waterfalls from occurring whenever a new player sits down. This is how they do it at Commerce. Players understand that they need to get a seat change when a player gets up, not when somebody sits down. It eliminates waiting and disputes. Alternately, if the floor didn't announce player in, once the player gets to the table the seat is theirs.

2. First buy in at the cage/cart. It keeps the rake dropping, and reduces the need for constant fills. Dealers wouldn't have to shout for fills as often when there's a backlog.

3. A limit on player table changes. There are several players who get 3 or 4 table changes in a day. It makes players feel hunted, especially when they stalk the aisles and lurk behind a table. Maybe 2 a day max?

I've been playing here since day 1, and other than that I love the room.
Thanks for the input. Number 2 on your list will be addressed when we move to our new space. Numbers one and 3 will be discussed by our management team and we may put this into action.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:45 PM   #3944
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Re: MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino (Oxon Hill, MD); FAQ in OP

Can you tell us if the new room will be...normal shaped, for lack of a better word?

I feel like so many of the issues - and "issues" - that have come up in the room over the last 18 months could be 99% solved by having a normal room vs the L shaped room now.

Gotta be so much easier on the floor guys too bc it just *has* to be easier to watch a room like that vs now.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:47 PM   #3945
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Can you tell us if the new room will be...normal shaped, for lack of a better word?

I feel like so many of the issues - and "issues" - that have come up in the room over the last 18 months could be 99% solved by having a normal room vs the L shaped room now.

Gotta be so much easier on the floor guys too bc it just *has* to be easier to watch a room like that vs now.
The room will not be L shaped. It will be “normal”
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:55 PM   #3946
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The room will not be L shaped. It will be “normal”


I’m excited


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Old 04-16-2018, 12:09 AM   #3947
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Playing in a game last night when this hand happens:

UTG, UTG+1 limp, I raise, SB, BB, and both limpers call. Flop comes out, SB leads and it folds to me. With maybe 2-3 seconds of hesitation, I am grabbing chips to put in a raise but when I look up the board has been mucked and the pot is already being shipped to SB. Flop was easy to remember and stub was still in tact, but the folded cards and flop had been mixed together.

What is the standard procedure for this at MGM?

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Old 04-16-2018, 04:11 PM   #3948
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Playing in a game last night when this hand happens:

UTG, UTG+1 limp, I raise, SB, BB, and both limpers call. Flop comes out, SB leads and it folds to me. With maybe 2-3 seconds of hesitation, I am grabbing chips to put in a raise but when I look up the board has been mucked and the pot is already being shipped to SB. Flop was easy to remember and stub was still in tact, but the folded cards and flop had been mixed together.

What is the standard procedure for this at MGM?

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Whenever you get a ruling that you are fairly certain is wrong, and especially if handled this poorly, tell the dealer you want to speak to the supervisor. If the floor who just pulled this IS the supervisor, you're just out of luck. Despite the rule in most rulebooks that the ruling of the floor is final, this does not mean you have to settle for the ruling of the first floor. If they are not the person in charge of the entire room at that time, you can likely go over their heads for another ruling. Just please don't waste everybody's time if the ruling is a "judgment" call (e.g., was the way a player bet a string-raise, or a legit raise?). A good supervisor is not going to overrule a judgment call unless it is really bad.

Any ruling that tells players to chop the pot is almost certain to be a wrong ruling. I suspect Johnny will want to find out from you who this floor was, if you know their name or can adequately describe them. It sounds like they need some more training, or some retraining.

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Old 04-16-2018, 08:49 PM   #3949
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When players are involved in hands, they should pay attention to the game at all times. If the dealer is in the process of awarding a pot when there are two or more players still in the hand, the other player(s) should speak up loudly.

As far as the following quote is concerned:
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The dealer said that he didn't see my cards, which is fair because I have big hands.
Players have a responsibility to keep their cards visible, while protecting their hands (with (a) chip(s) or other card protector).
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:56 AM   #3950
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Whenever you get a ruling that you are fairly certain is wrong, and especially if handled this poorly, tell the dealer you want to speak to the supervisor. If the floor who just pulled this IS the supervisor, you're just out of luck. Despite the rule in most rulebooks that the ruling of the floor is final, this does not mean you have to settle for the ruling of the first floor. If they are not the person in charge of the entire room at that time, you can likely go over their heads for another ruling. Just please don't waste everybody's time if the ruling is a "judgment" call (e.g., was the way a player bet a string-raise, or a legit raise?). A good supervisor is not going to overrule a judgment call unless it is really bad.

Any ruling that tells players to chop the pot is almost certain to be a wrong ruling. I suspect Johnny will want to find out from you who this floor was, if you know their name or can adequately describe them. It sounds like they need some more training, or some retraining.

Cheers, Greg Raymer (FossilMan)
Thanks for the reply. I should have definitely asked to speak to the supervisor and will keep that in mind going forward.

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When players are involved in hands, they should pay attention to the game at all times. If the dealer is in the process of awarding a pot when there are two or more players still in the hand, the other player(s) should speak up loudly.

As far as the following quote is concerned:


Players have a responsibility to keep their cards visible, while protecting their hands (with (a) chip(s) or other card protector).
I was paying attention. In the time that I looked down to grab chips the dealer had mucked the board. It was literally 2 seconds as I was deciding on how many chips to grab. As soon as I saw, I spoke up. The board was 100% retrievable and at least two of the players said the flop out loud because it was easy to remember.

To your second point- I do. My cards are always kept in front of my chip stack with a chip on top of them. I'm not sure if you are familiar with the tables at MGM but there is a betting line around the table. My cards are always going to be basically right in the middle of the space between my chips and the line. Never tucked under my hand or chips and never off to the side. The only time my cards would be out of this position would be when I'm viewing them after just getting them or if I'm re-checking them before making a big decision. I've been playing live poker for nearly a decade and this is literally the first time something of this nature has happened to me.
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