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Old 08-07-2018, 02:33 PM   #4651
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Awesome, great news!
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:14 PM   #4652
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Poker will be going on the 24th so I don't think you have anything to worry about. I know people who will be working as floor and dealing there.

I am aiming for the 25th to get there.

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What can you tell us about these floors and dealers? Are they experienced people from CT or LV or are they newbies from the local market?
I'm curious what kind of staff we'll see at the beginning.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:18 PM   #4653
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One of the experienced dealers that I know who is moving from Foxwoods to MGM told me that they're going to be using only their new and inexperienced dealers on the soft open as a sort of boot camp to get them ready. The experienced ones have it off. Expect some growing pains.

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Old 08-07-2018, 08:58 PM   #4654
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I also know people here from Vegas who worked with me at Bellagio that transferred over to Springfield, so you got them coming from everywhere!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:23 PM   #4655
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What can you tell us about these floors and dealers? Are they experienced people from CT or LV or are they newbies from the local market?
I'm curious what kind of staff we'll see at the beginning.
Everyone I know going there is good. I'm thinking the staff will be great... But remains to be seen.

I'm excited for MGM Springfield. Let's go.

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Old 08-08-2018, 11:43 AM   #4656
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Wouldn't surprise me at Hampton, but I got knocked out 18th, so I know they didn't pay THREE tables



Yeah, $50 get you 15k - you can rebuy up to twice at any point or if you have a rebuy available at the break, you can add-on for 20k instead. Its a fun fast tournament.
This wasn’t a joke. They really did this.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:36 PM   #4657
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just got a text
Keno machines being installed at Seabrook
today

is that enough for MGM to have had interest ?????

they must think an expanded gamboling bill might pass in NH
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:05 AM   #4658
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Everyone I know going there is good. I'm thinking the staff will be great... But remains to be seen.

I'm excited for MGM Springfield. Let's go.

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Anyone know what bus companys will be running direct round trip routes to mgm springfield?
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:27 PM   #4659
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Peter Pan/Greyhound and Amtrak all go to Springfield from Boston
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:02 PM   #4660
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Good news, MGM Springfield is now listed on the Bravo app.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:58 PM   #4661
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Interesting.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:47 AM   #4662
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A question about Chasers:

According to the PokerAtlas website, the rake is 10% to $5, but there is no mention of a jackpot drop.

Do they really not have a jackpot drop in spite of their various promotions?
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:53 AM   #4663
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A question about Chasers:

According to the PokerAtlas website, the rake is 10% to $5, but there is no mention of a jackpot drop.

Do they really not have a jackpot drop in spite of their various promotions?
It's $1 at $20 on regular days and an additional $1 at $40 on high hand days.

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Old 08-11-2018, 10:12 AM   #4664
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It's $1 at $20 on regular days and an additional $1 at $40 on high hand days.

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Old 08-11-2018, 11:28 PM   #4665
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This wasn’t a joke. They really did this.
Yup, you’re right. I was there today, and they were still talking about it. They chopped that tournament 18 ways for $300 apiece. Which is insane to me, because although The average stack was about 12 bigs, there were at least two really big stacks - can’t imagine why they’d go for it.
So apparently I got knocked out 19th, not 18th.
Kind of a kick in the nuts and kind of hilarious.
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:26 AM   #4666
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Anyone know what bus companys will be running direct round trip routes to mgm springfield?
They will be running a free shuttle from the bus/train station to MGM.
Not sure of any direct routes to the casino though.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:29 PM   #4667
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Anyone know what bus companys will be running direct round trip routes to mgm springfield?
http://www.kingward.com/mgm-springfield.html
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:47 PM   #4668
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Loving the 11AM opening time at Chasers. The only exception is half the faces at the first $2/$5 table at opening are always the same, and one of them is a grouchy, know it all, glass tapper extraordinaire. It was particularly cringeworthy yesterday.

By 3:30pm the room was full; and by full I don't mean just the tables I mean people waiting for a seat, jammed in the casino pit, and just mulling around the room. It was like the general admission area for a rock concert, with people elbow to elbow. Granted it was a lousy weather day, but it's still a summer weekend. What's this place going to be like in November? I can only imagine. They need to find a second location or relocate to a bigger space because I'm guessing they could easily have 50% more capacity on any given weekend.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:02 PM   #4669
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Yup, you’re right. I was there today, and they were still talking about it. They chopped that tournament 18 ways for $300 apiece. Which is insane to me, because although The average stack was about 12 bigs, there were at least two really big stacks - can’t imagine why they’d go for it.
So apparently I got knocked out 19th, not 18th.
Kind of a kick in the nuts and kind of hilarious.
They left money to play for. My
Buddy was the dominating chipleader. Refused to chop. Lost AA to JJ of a giant slob with a cowboy hat and sunglasses. The cowboy hat then announced he would run the clock out. Classy guy.
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Loving the 11AM opening time at Chasers. The only exception is half the faces at the first $2/$5 table at opening are always the same, and one of them is a grouchy, know it all, glass tapper extraordinaire. It was particularly cringeworthy yesterday.

By 3:30pm the room was full; and by full I don't mean just the tables I mean people waiting for a seat, jammed in the casino pit, and just mulling around the room. It was like the general admission area for a rock concert, with people elbow to elbow. Granted it was a lousy weather day, but it's still a summer weekend. What's this place going to be like in November? I can only imagine. They need to find a second location or relocate to a bigger space because I'm guessing they could easily have 50% more capacity on any given weekend.


I checked PokerAtlas on Sunday. At one point there was over a hundred people on their waiting lists.


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Old 08-13-2018, 05:53 PM   #4671
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Anyone know what the Mohegan and Foxwoods card equivalents will be at MGM Springfield for their Tier Matching promotion?
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:14 PM   #4672
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This weekend, I heard a NH dealer say the the WYNN Boston wouldn’t open its poker room until a year after the rest of the casino opens. I expect that’s bull****. Anybody know the truth?
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:33 PM   #4673
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This weekend, I heard a NH dealer say the the WYNN Boston wouldn’t open its poker room until a year after the rest of the casino opens. I expect that’s bull****. Anybody know the truth?
Lmfao, sounds like complete BS to me. He probably heard some stupid rumor which is trying to protect the NH charity rooms from imminent doom.

This is being built from the ground up, and there is absolutely no reason why one section of the casino won't be ready in time for the opening.

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Lmfao, sounds like complete BS to me. He probably heard some stupid rumor which is trying to protect the NH charity rooms from imminent doom.

This is being built from the ground up, and there is absolutely no reason why one section of the casino won't be ready in time for the opening.

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Especially when there are people here in Vegas getting trained already to head back to Boston and start training others. If they’re way ahead on doing THAT, I can’t imagine not being ahead on a section of the casino be open when everything else opens.
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:06 PM   #4675
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Especially when there are people here in Vegas getting trained already to head back to Boston and start training others. If they’re way ahead on doing THAT, I can’t imagine not being ahead on a section of the casino be open when everything else opens.
You should get trained fishfry, we all know you need to learn a thing or two. New England General Discussion - Poker Room List in OP

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