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Old 08-24-2018, 10:44 PM   #4776
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I think the argument of a bbj not being paid back into the poker economy is theoretically correct, but I just donít think itís impact in real life is enough to effect anyones actual profitability. At least in any meaningful way. I say which ever promo brings the most casual players in would outweigh the problem of money leaving.

Thereís always nine people ready to sit at the table against you with rebuys in their pockets. There will be for years to come, bbj or not. I think people overestimate this idea of money staying in the poker community.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:51 PM   #4777
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Red felt! Damn that sounds horrible
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:54 PM   #4778
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Here's a pic of the felt with red and green chips via /r/poker.

As far as the 1K discussion, that rack looks small compared to Foxwoods, FWIW, but it could be the angle....
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:55 PM   #4779
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:56 PM   #4780
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Chair color is ugly AF, but the seats are very comfy. The red felt is absolutely awful
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:59 PM   #4781
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They also have two serve yourself drink machines with all different types of sodas and stuff in the poker room. I saw a few of these machines throughout the casino
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:19 PM   #4782
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Free booze?

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Old 08-24-2018, 11:23 PM   #4783
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I know this isnít very important, but as someone who has worked as a graphic designer and enjoy the aesthetics of things, I have to vent and rant... why the f!!! canít a casino design some decent g!d d!m chips!!!!!! It drives me nuts!
I donít really like the red felt but you can make a case for it, I wouldnít argue against someone liking it. But canít they just do better all together? For all the millions spent, they should think to have a design firm put together a look for the chips and tables. I donít think the cards are an option for them but those too if they could.
I agree the chips are better looking than foxwoods but really, any decent design student could put together a better look. I suspect they use an in-house designer working for the chip supplier. Every time a room opens, Iím disappointed. I never mention it because I know itís trivial but it feels good to get off my chest. There, I feel a little better now
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:25 PM   #4784
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Oh yeah, that carpet looks like crap too
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:28 PM   #4785
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Chair color is ugly AF, but the seats are very comfy. The red felt is absolutely awful
I don't care what color the chair is, as long as it's comfortable.

But, that red felt: oooh
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:33 PM   #4786
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I thought Chasers eliminated the button straddle because too many players weren't comfortable with it.

Various reasons including:
Don't know how it works,
Gives button too big Advantage,
Inflates Stakes

But imo mostly confusion for novices.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:34 PM   #4787
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Good to see PLO get off and have a wait list.
I like the format of 2/2 with 1k Max buy-in in.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:36 PM   #4788
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I don't care what color the chair is, as long as it's comfortable.



But, that red felt: oooh


Yeah, if they were going to go with red at all they could have went with a better shade. Looks like they picked that red from a box of crayons
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:37 PM   #4789
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I thought Chasers eliminated the button straddle because too many players weren't comfortable with it.



Various reasons including:

Don't know how it works,

Gives button too big Advantage,

Inflates Stakes



But imo mostly confusion for novices.


I thought we were all in favor of making things comfortable for the novices
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:56 PM   #4790
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Just checked MGM Springfield...1/2 300-1000. New England General Discussion - Poker Room List in OP Nice. That's going be a bad for some...
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:22 AM   #4791
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I created a thread for Springfield, but it was deleted.
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:11 AM   #4792
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Old 08-25-2018, 03:38 AM   #4793
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I created a thread for Springfield, but it was deleted.
Well that makes perfect sense ...

Just like most responses in certain threads, they just vanish!

Can anyone tell us WHY the thread was deleted??? I was wondering why the room doesn't have a dedicated thread. It didn't even have a hype thread for some reason either
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:05 AM   #4794
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Love the poker room, chairs are so comfortable but can be annoying if you get up often like I do, they're a little too big I think. Dealers have been rough, none of the shufflers were working so when you couple that with the dealers being generally slow and inexperienced it slows the game down. One kid didn't even know the straddle rules. Itll take some time to start running smoothly but I look forward to playing there considering it's a 2 minute drive from my house.

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Old 08-25-2018, 08:32 AM   #4795
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Well that makes perfect sense ...

Just like most responses in certain threads, they just vanish!

Can anyone tell us WHY the thread was deleted??? I was wondering why the room doesn't have a dedicated thread. It didn't even have a hype thread for some reason either
I think designated people need to create threads or something. I figured that since the room was open, why not get all room specific discussion into that thread. Alas, it now has no thread.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:34 AM   #4796
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I created a thread for Springfield, but it was deleted.
Lattimer made the rules very clear several pages ago. Someone can start an MGM thread once they open.... not before.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:37 AM   #4797
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Love the poker room, chairs are so comfortable but can be annoying if you get up often like I do, they're a little too big I think. Dealers have been rough, none of the shufflers were working so when you couple that with the dealers being generally slow and inexperienced it slows the game down. One kid didn't even know the straddle rules. Itll take some time to start running smoothly but I look forward to playing there considering it's a 2 minute drive from my house.

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Not specifically, but generally where do you live? I'm in Longmeadow.

The gaming compact required them to hire the vast majority of people locally. Since this is the first casino in the region, it is no surprise to see a lack of initial experience. Hopefully they become good.

On a side note, two of my employees went through the dealer school but did not make it through the audition process. That indicates to me that MGM had plenty of applicants and were able to hire the better of them, as opposed to desperately hire whoever filled out the papers!
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:38 AM   #4798
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Lattimer made the rules very clear several pages ago. Someone can start an MGM thread once they open.... not before.
It was yesterday late afternoon. They had been open.
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I know this isnít very important, but as someone who has worked as a graphic designer and enjoy the aesthetics of things, I have to vent and rant... why the f!!!
Speaking as someone who has never worked as a graphic designer, as a poker player having a bright red felt with bright red chips is something you should receive an F for in any college introductory design course while a caring professor could use the opportunity as a coaching moment. Good grief.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:40 AM   #4800
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Speaking as someone who has never worked as a graphic designer, as a poker player having a bright red felt with bright red chips is something you should receive an F for in any college introductory design course while a caring professor could use the opportunity as a coaching moment. Good grief.


Youre right
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