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Old 02-09-2011, 06:41 PM   #3301
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I'm getting a little tired of the noodle bar at Parx. Anyone has some good recommendation for food outside of Parx (within 10 minute drive)? i.e. diner, chinese, japanese, italian. I always see a lot of restaurants on street road but don't know which one to try.
American Diner which is pretty much across the street. They got a great menu and are 24/7.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:19 PM   #3302
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I am heading to Parx for the first time tonight. What games will they have around 10PM?
a lot of 1/2 nl, couple 2/5 nl and 1 5/10 nl table,

maybe a table of 4/8 and 15-30.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:45 PM   #3303
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I'm getting a little tired of the noodle bar at Parx. Anyone has some good recommendation for food outside of Parx (within 10 minute drive)? i.e. diner, chinese, japanese, italian. I always see a lot of restaurants on street road but don't know which one to try.
Just walk over to the main casino and go to Chickies and Petes and get a burger or cheesesteak. It's a perfectly fine sportsbar: http://www.chickiesandpetes.com/menus/restaurant-menu/

It's my understanding that you can use your comp dollars over there too.

If you are a real foodie, then you'll want to drive down to AC because according to some of the posters here they have like the most awesome food ever!
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:49 PM   #3304
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And if you think this all of Bensalem's dining choices, you are wrong. All you listed are closest and most visible chain restaurants on Street Rd.

I'm sure some very good choices can be found within a half-hour's drive if you search the web. I heard some good things about a Japanese restaurant on Galloway Rd. in Bensalem. And there are some very good upscale restaurants in Newtown and New Hope, about 20 and 30 minutes away up I-95.
30 minutes away? my whole point was the CONVENIENCE of good dining choices in Atlantic City. i can be playing poker in the Borgata, go eat a delicious steak or lobster dinner at Old Homestead, all while leaving my chips on the table. And Old Homestead is one of six good restaurants in Borgata, not to mention their other less expensive offerings.

honestly, it's not even a comparison, and i don't know why there's any discussion about it. parx is good for one thing and one thing only; poker w/out having to drive far.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:50 PM   #3305
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Potholes are true..no joke! Parking wasn't nearly as far or as bad a walk as people made it out to be.
Yeah, definitely don't drive down the 2nd or 3rd rows. Just park by the big snow mounds and it's fine there.

And I had a good laugh after reading 2p2 about how long the walk was between the parking lot and the poker room. The first time I went to Parx I almost brought my Sherpa. But then when I got there, I started laughing. You can get from your car to the tables in a lot less time than most AC or Vegas casinos. I think the vocal minority haters must be a bunch of sedentary internet poker players.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #3306
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honestly, it's not even a comparison, and i don't know why there's any discussion about it. parx is good for one thing and one thing only; poker w/out having to drive far.
This is exactly the point. If you want to go play poker, go play poker. If you want to go out and have a nice dinner, go to a good restaurant. Who wastes time eating while play poker? It's totally -EV.

And that's why Parx will ultimately kill the Borgota and why AC will ultimately die overall. People just want to play and Parx has a much better location than AC for poker players. Wait until the summer when you have ridic traffic jams getting "Down the Shore".
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:59 PM   #3307
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So I found something that I don't like at parx. You can only get up for a 1/2 with chips on the table? That's a bit short to eat dinner. I think that should be looked at
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #3308
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This thread has been helpful for a newbie.
Agreed. You having said that, CoolhandDuke, makes me wonder why it seems I am the only one that has rated this thread.

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I am heading to Parx for the first time tonight. What games will they have around 10PM?
Try this jay :

http://www.taeyeonkim.com/parx/timeline.php

Nice link to see what is spread in real time.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #3309
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This is exactly the point. If you want to go play poker, go play poker. If you want to go out and have a nice dinner, go to a good restaurant. Who wastes time eating while play poker? It's totally -EV.

And that's why Parx will ultimately kill the Borgota and why AC will ultimately die overall. People just want to play and Parx has a much better location than AC for poker players. Wait until the summer when you have ridic traffic jams getting "Down the Shore".
i disagree. for me, it's -EV to be playing when i feel hungry. i prefer playing shorter sessions with breaks thrown in. sorry, that grizzle and rice bowl at parx's noodle bar just ain't cuttin' it.

also, i have way more traffic to deal with going to parx than i do AC. i don't drive on the AC expressway, and i rarely drive during peak traffic times.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #3310
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So I found something that I don't like at parx. You can only get up for a 1/2 with chips on the table? That's a bit short to eat dinner. I think that should be looked at
I'm not exactly sure what you're saying. You mean you can only get up for 30 minutes?

Unless something has changed recently, this isn't correct. You can be gone for up to 2 absent buttons. When you get your third (somewhere between 61 and 90 minutes after you leave), you get picked up.

But there is also a 3rd man walking rule. If you are the third player at the table to get up, you only have until your next missed blind to return, or you get picked up. So if you play your button, you have 5 hands, or maybe 5-10 minutes.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:44 PM   #3311
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i can be playing poker in the Borgata, go eat a delicious steak or lobster dinner at Old Homestead, all while leaving my chips on the table.
I knew there was a reason I didn't like you; I just couldn't put my finger on it until now. Apparently you're one of those guys who thinks it's OK to leave for dinner without going on the dinner list.

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So I found something that I don't like at parx. You can only get up for a 1/2 with chips on the table? That's a bit short to eat dinner. I think that should be looked at
If that's true, that's awesome and how it should be in every casino that provides a dinner list. Hopefully by "looked at" you mean "adopted by every other poker room."

30 mins is more than enough time to take a smoke break, bathroom break, etc. If you are leaving to eat a meal, go on the dinner list so that you're not stealing that seat from someone who actually wants to play.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:49 PM   #3312
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So I found something that I don't like at parx. You can only get up for a 1/2 with chips on the table? That's a bit short to eat dinner. I think that should be looked at
Don't leave your chips on the table if you are going to eat dinner. That's what the dinner list is for! I wish they would promote the dinner list at Parx a bit more....it doesn't seem like many people know about it.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:24 AM   #3313
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I did mean 1/2 hour but I was on my phone and didn't realize it.

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Don't leave your chips on the table if you are going to eat dinner. That's what the dinner list is for! I wish they would promote the dinner list at Parx a bit more....it doesn't seem like many people know about it.
The dinner list sucks. What if I really like the action at my table and want to return? Especially if I had been putting in a lot of time there already.

Also I was told the 1/2hr rule by a dealer, not a player
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:35 AM   #3314
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The dinner list sucks. What if I really like the action at my table and want to return? Especially if I had been putting in a lot of time there already.
Uh, then obviously stay @ the table until the action players are busted. Then go eat. This isn't a difficult concept. If you leave the table for a meal without using the dinner list, you're keeping a player who wants to actually play poker off the table.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:02 AM   #3315
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Uh, then obviously stay @ the table until the action players are busted. Then go eat. This isn't a difficult concept. If you leave the table for a meal without using the dinner list, you're keeping a player who wants to actually play poker off the table.
Thanks. I couldnt wrap my head around that concept. I usually don't get up when the action is that good. I still think the dinner list sucks and the 30min should be looked at further

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Old 02-10-2011, 02:41 AM   #3316
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Also, if you are at a table that good and don't want to leave for very long, there are sandwiches and hot dogs available. Heck, you can quickly eat and be back at the table in 10 - 15 minutes. Maybe miss 1 round, maybe not even that much.

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Old 02-10-2011, 02:44 AM   #3317
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Just like any other type of gaming, playing the slots or other table games, just take a break when you feel like it. If it is a short break for the bathroom or just to get up for a few minutes, then feel free to take it whenever you like. Don't feel obligated to sit at a poker table for 10 hours straight or anything like that. Enjoy the game and get up when you feel like you could do with a short break. As far a breaking for dinner, just check with the front as you come in, saying something like it's 3:30 p.m. now and I am planning to meet my wife, friend, etc. at 8:00 p.m. for dinner at the Parx Grill. I will probably stop playing at 7:45 p.m. and expect to be away for about an hour or so. They will give you some options on how best to handle that scenario.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:01 AM   #3318
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I knew there was a reason I didn't like you; I just couldn't put my finger on it until now. Apparently you're one of those guys who thinks it's OK to leave for dinner without going on the dinner list.



If that's true, that's awesome and how it should be in every casino that provides a dinner list. Hopefully by "looked at" you mean "adopted by every other poker room."

30 mins is more than enough time to take a smoke break, bathroom break, etc. If you are leaving to eat a meal, go on the dinner list so that you're not stealing that seat from someone who actually wants to play.
actually, no...i was just trying to make a point. i should've said "w/out having to leave the building," because i'm rarely ever gone from the table more than 20-30 minutes. most sessions i don't get up from the table at all, because i tend to play between 4 and 5 hours. and besides, sometimes there are players who leave their chips to go eat, and you do NOT want them to get picked up. if the first person on the list is a known rock, and the guy at dinner is a massive fish, who's gonna complain if he's gone for an hour?
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:40 AM   #3319
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How did people ever play poker in the past without steakhouses and nightclub within walking distance?!?!?!


Parx is awesome if you really want to play some great games in a well run room. End of story.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:15 AM   #3320
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actually, no...i was just trying to make a point. i should've said "w/out having to leave the building," because i'm rarely ever gone from the table more than 20-30 minutes. most sessions i don't get up from the table at all, because i tend to play between 4 and 5 hours. and besides, sometimes there are players who leave their chips to go eat, and you do NOT want them to get picked up. if the first person on the list is a known rock, and the guy at dinner is a massive fish, who's gonna complain if he's gone for an hour?
had a guy - very drunk, throwing chips around the table, except to me - who wanted to take a dinner break. i quickly informed him he had 90 minutes and if push came to shove, i would try to get his seat saved if he was gone longer. everyone at the table was very appreciative.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #3321
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Went to Parx for the first time last night and was really impressed. I guess it helped that my expecatations were really low.

I did not smell any piss and the smoke was not bad in the poker room. The potholes were really bad. I will just park further away next time.

I thought the poker room was run really well. My only grip is the $2 chips on the 1/2 NL. They are confusing and usless. I was also surprised how tight the table was. Very hard to win since there were very few big pots. Not sure if all the of table are like that.

I will be heading back for sure. Hopefully Friday night. I would like higher limith Omaha h/l games but I know there is not much demand for that right now.

The waitress's are definitely smoking.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:47 PM   #3322
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I thought the poker room was run really well. My only grip is the $2 chips on the 1/2 NL. They are confusing and usless. I was also surprised how tight the table was. Very hard to win since there were very few big pots. Not sure if all the of table are like that.
Agreed about the blue $2 chips. Not much added value to having whites, blues, and reds in 1/2 vs just whites and reds, especially with the annoying way that the blue chips blend in with a stack of red.

To be fair about the action, last night was a weeknight, and a lot depends on what players you draw. My table last night started with all-ins every other hand, then changed to limpfest, then back to all-in fest, then back to limping. Quite an action roller coaster, which my stack seemed to emulate exactly: started $300, down to $150, up to ~$400, down to $120, up to $500, back down to $150, up to $600, and finally down to $80. Fun night though, and I'm mostly satisfied with my play except for a mistimed bluff towards the end.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:58 PM   #3323
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The 1/2 games deem kinda tight during the week. I usually play PLO on weekend, but when I play 1/2, I find the games to be juicy.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:18 PM   #3324
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Agreed about the blue $2 chips. Not much added value to having whites, blues, and reds in 1/2 vs just whites and reds, especially with the annoying way that the blue chips blend in with a stack of red.

To be fair about the action, last night was a weeknight, and a lot depends on what players you draw. My table last night started with all-ins every other hand, then changed to limpfest, then back to all-in fest, then back to limping. Quite an action roller coaster, which my stack seemed to emulate exactly: started $300, down to $150, up to ~$400, down to $120, up to $500, back down to $150, up to $600, and finally down to $80. Fun night though, and I'm mostly satisfied with my play except for a mistimed bluff towards the end.
That mistimed bluff towards the end got me also.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:08 PM   #3325
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Word from the some dealers and a floor person from last night is that a 50K freeroll tourney is in the works for around May. Though this number is probably not definite, the word was that 60 hours logged would be the requirement, maybe with starting chip stacks scaled to total hours logged?
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