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Old 08-09-2011, 03:08 PM   #5526
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It's not at all better for the game imo

the game is too big for $2/5 players to jump up and take a shot...if you make that game play smaller you'll have 4 5/10 games going. What about making the max buyin like $1,500 and keeping it 5/10 and trying to add a 10/20 game with a $5,000 max or something.

i can't get why those guys want to play 5/10 with those enormous stacks...them asking for 10/10 is proof of that.

this would work especially well if you lowered max buyin on the 2/5 games to $500...all those guys that want to sit with $1,000 will just go sit at 5/10 if the game doesn't play so big

this is just my opinion...i'm sure you've put a ton of thought into it

I would not touch the 2-5 min/max as it makes Parx's 2-5 game way better.

As for the new $10/$10, this should only make the game play a bit larger. If the min/max do not change I am fine with this. The only reason they wanted to change it is to get rid of the $5 chips. So that makes sense.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:13 PM   #5527
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do they use the 10 dollar chips in the 30/60 game?
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:13 PM   #5528
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HEY ARI,

Instead of freerolls can you just give players cash for playing so many hours? Something like $100 for 50 hours, $250 for 100 hours, $400 for 150 hours, $600 for 200 hours, $750 for 250 hours, and $1000 for 300 hours. This would be super awesome and parx poker would make way more money because so many people would be chasing cash bonuses. You would have 50-60 tables going every night.

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Old 08-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #5529
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do they use the 10 dollar chips in the 30/60 game?
Yes, the pumpkins are used in both the 10-10 NL and the 30-60 LHE/HOE.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:55 PM   #5530
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HEY ARI,

Instead of freerolls can you just give players cash for playing so many hours? Something like $100 for 50 hours
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Freeroll is about same thing (in expectation) but it brings a lot of ppl once a month back to a cardroom PLUS distributes a lot of money in uneven proportions (i.e. more suckers w/money appears). Freeroll >>> cash bonuses.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:12 PM   #5531
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HEY ARI,

Instead of freerolls can you just give players cash for playing so many hours? Something like $100 for 50 hours, $250 for 100 hours, $400 for 150 hours, $600 for 200 hours, $750 for 250 hours, and $1000 for 300 hours. This would be super awesome and parx poker would make way more money because so many people would be chasing cash bonuses. You would have 50-60 tables going every night.

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Ari: THIS. THIS THIS THIS. Even if it is only rakeback usable in comps or tourney vouchers (vouchers > comps).

I have played nearly 1000 hours of poker this year spread across Parx Chester and Borgata. I also have two stakees. I have been seriously considering the value of Chester's 125 hour a month freeroll which nets $5,000 for first, $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third and moving my play there completely. I like that promotion because I can play their freeroll because it is on Saturday. On the other hand, I hate their BBJ and the room overall.

I make good money playing poker but I have a great day job too and am not about to take a silly day off for a freeroll where the entry is the equivalent of $220. I am sure there are many like me who feel the same way. I do not consider a day at the casino a vacation. When I take a vacation day I wanna be at the beach.

I am friends with many grinders, many of us who are very conscious of how much we pay in rake and I know that we would all be very grateful to get a monthly rakeback bonus even if it is only usable as a tournament voucher (I hear you guys are adding more weekly tourneys!).

Please consider this! Even if you do a Delaware park style bonus where the Top 25 players in hours played get a bonus that would be awesome. This would invite some competition and you could track anonymized hours on a leaderboard to encourage grinders and degens alike to play more at your casino!

But seriously, F weekday tourneys.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:21 PM   #5532
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is it 5 dollars half an hour for 15/30?
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:40 PM   #5533
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15/30 is $6/hh
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #5534
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FYI. 10$ chip is not called a pumpkin. The 1000$ chip is the pumpkin. 10s are a peach color
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:35 PM   #5535
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HEY ARI,

Instead of freerolls can you just give players cash for playing so many hours? Something like $100 for 50 hours, $250 for 100 hours, $400 for 150 hours, $600 for 200 hours, $750 for 250 hours, and $1000 for 300 hours. This would be super awesome and parx poker would make way more money because so many people would be chasing cash bonuses. You would have 50-60 tables going every night.

Thanks
This makes sense from a player's perspective. On the other hand, they don't have to run any promotions to draw people in. So the 236$ freeroll ticket (with a much higher ev for any decent reg) should be looked at as a fringe benefit of playing in an already well run room.

Also you're going to get many less reg grinders and many more rec players chasing the 100 hours for a chance at 20k or w/e. The losing players aren't going to be chasing their 300 hour bonus etc

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Old 08-10-2011, 12:05 AM   #5536
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This makes sense from a player's perspective. On the other hand, they don't have to run any promotions to draw people in. So the 236$ freeroll ticket (with a much higher ev for any decent reg) should be looked at as a fringe benefit of playing in an already well run room.

Also you're going to get many less reg grinders and many more rec players chasing the 100 hours for a chance at 20k or w/e. The losing players aren't going to be chasing their 300 hour bonus etc
Yeah I didn't really think about that. People are dazzled and deluded by the $20k figure for first place that they don't really think about what their actual EV is. But you couldn't really ask for a better rakeback deal for only 100hrs of play over 2 months than the equivalent of a $220bi tourney.

But let's be real, with the structure the way it is there isn't really any way a reg is gonna have that huge of a ROI. I should stop complaining I'm just bitter I because I knew I couldn't play the freeroll.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:12 AM   #5537
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New $10 chips are now in play. I had heard they were peach, but to me they looked like slightly-day-glow-orange and black. Call them pumpkins.

New noodle bar rule is atrocious. If you don't want to eat in, you have to have the floor call in your order, and have one of the room runners go pick it up for you. I fail to understand the thinking behind this. If I have to go this route, I'm ordering from Chickie & Petes instead.
Wait, what's this new noodlebar rule? You can't order to go? What's the point? Can't you then just eat in and immediately ask for a to go box??? This sounds really dumb.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:57 AM   #5538
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what is the cost and offers? i also dont have a parx card if that changes anything and if i show them my harrahs diamond card or borgata black card do i get any offers?
Bus cost from NY: $15 + $2 ("optional" mandatory tip)

I have always gotten back two $25 match play coupons, but someone recently wrote ITT that you get three $20 match play coupons.

You must bring government ID. You will get a Parx card when you redeem your voucher for the match play coupons.

All in all, it is the worst package offered by any casino, and is extremely time consuming to redeem (you have to wait on a BS line for the match plays even if you have a Parx card). Parx may be a well run poker room, but the casino does not give a flying hoot about their bus customers.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:01 AM   #5539
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Yeah I didn't really think about that. People are dazzled and deluded by the $20k figure for first place that they don't really think about what their actual EV is. But you couldn't really ask for a better rakeback deal for only 100hrs of play over 2 months than the equivalent of a $220bi tourney.

But let's be real, with the structure the way it is there isn't really any way a reg is gonna have that huge of a ROI. I should stop complaining I'm just bitter I because I knew I couldn't play the freeroll.
You get like $1 per hour in comps to begin with; plus the freeroll (Sands currently does not have a FR for regs).

Rakeback is not a traditional casino model promotion. It is something that existed for internet poker exclusively; even if the the government ever lets the casinos in, it is doubtful if we will ever see it again.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:08 AM   #5540
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Can't you then just eat in and immediately ask for a to go box???
No. If you eat almost all your food there, and want to take your leftovers with you, thats not allowed either.

The story i've been told is that it's the blackjack players' fault. They earn a ton of comps then order a pickup truck full of noodle bar for they're friends and family. They ruined it for everybody . . .
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:21 AM   #5541
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No. If you eat almost all your food there, and want to take your leftovers with you, thats not allowed either.

The story i've been told is that it's the blackjack players' fault. They earn a ton of comps then order a pickup truck full of noodle bar for they're friends and family. They ruined it for everybody . . .
Why does the noodle bar care? They get paid the same either way by the casino. Only thing they lose out on by not letting you do take out is the tip you leave when you eat in.

Well, that might be it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #5542
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No. If you eat almost all your food there, and want to take your leftovers with you, thats not allowed either.

The story i've been told is that it's the blackjack players' fault. They earn a ton of comps then order a pickup truck full of noodle bar for they're friends and family. They ruined it for everybody . . .
Could you not just limit the amount of comps to be redeemed at one time?
Why punish the many for the few.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:38 AM   #5543
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Anyone want to start a big LHE game tonight?
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:32 PM   #5544
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Only if you add other games.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:34 PM   #5545
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I'll play anything that doesn't involve NL/PL
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:02 PM   #5546
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are there still cash tables going this afternoon? curious how they were planning on the 800+ that everyone was talking about for today's tourney
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:19 PM   #5547
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are there still cash tables going this afternoon? curious how they were planning on the 800+ that everyone was talking about for today's tourney
Yes, got about 20 cash tables going on - http://www.parxcasino.com/gamereport/
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:38 PM   #5548
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Yeah not sure how it's a problem that people order a ton. The casino pays the noodle bar the same so what does it matter. They're just going to lose out on business
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:09 PM   #5549
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Anybody know how many runners they got for the tournament today?
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:15 PM   #5550
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479 was a preliminary report. Paying 45 or 54?
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