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Old 07-26-2012, 05:15 AM   #7651
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

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I really believe that a 10/20 and then a 20/40 + 40/80 instead of a 15/30 would be better. I think there are a number of players that don't come to play 15 but would to play an 8 or 10 game.
8-16 with its 4-8 chip structure is almost always better than 10-20 (2-4 chip structure). More chips = bigger pots.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #7652
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

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I really believe that a 10/20 and then a 20/40 + 40/80 instead of a 15/30 would be better. I think there are a number of players that don't come to play 15 but would to play an 8 or 10 game.
I could not possibly disagree more. One of the reasons the 15 is so successful is that it pulls from the 10 and the 20 crowds to make a single pool. If you split that pool you put the game in danger. I can't think of many who regularly play 10 but won't play 15. The game is super solid as it is and putting it in danger would be foolish. If so many would come play 8/16 then the game would be going all the time. They don't come. I played all of them over the last 2 years at Parx and the 8 was just a waiting room for the 15 at its best. That player pool does not put in enough hours to sustain a game here.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #7653
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

I think there are 4/8 guys who'd play 8 or 10, and a few more might come if it was consistently going.

I could be wrong, and I agree that parx isn't going to risk their 15 game on a whim.

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8-16 with its 4-8 chip structure is almost always better than 10-20 (2-4 chip structure). More chips = bigger pots.
I know that's the prevailing logic, I don't personally like it. I prefer less chips, and quicker action. I'm the guy who brings greens to 20/40, not the 6 racks of reds.

Also playing 20% bigger give you bigger pots too!
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #7654
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

Sure, it's hard to believe nobody wanted to play 8 for a year and suddenly 9 people did on Sunday. But a few guys who'd play if it was a regular game won't make it a regular game. They need to list themselves every day so it's at least in the bravo, and be willing to start short. It'd probably help if the floor (which btw is on the whole better than Borgata's imo) didn't look at you like you have 3 heads when you inquired about it too.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #7655
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

MacguyV, remember in the beginning of this thread where I predicted the stake levels of the limit games as well as reassuring how strong the limit games would be in the area? Sick read, eh? Btw the floor at Parx is way more competent and efficient than borgata 1000%!!
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:05 AM   #7656
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

Played some 1-2 today. There was a strattle to $4 I didn't notice it and raised to $7. Dealer said it wasn't allowed and said I had to make it $8. Is this correct? It would appear to me $6 would be a min raise?
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:00 AM   #7657
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Straddle isn't considered a raise it is considered a blind. Just like you can't raise it to $3 with no straddle you can't raise it to $7 (or $6) with a straddle. If he said blind raise to $4 then you could make it $7 (or $6).
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:10 AM   #7658
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

Anyone know appx how many runners they've gotten for the mega satellites? Might head over on Sunday.

edit: nevermind

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:16 AM   #7659
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

In regards to the 8/16 game (or lack thereof), it's not just Parx but most poker rooms that cannot get games between 4/8 and 10/20.

1/2 NL (with a buy in of $200 or 300) essentially killed off 5/10, 6/12, pink chip, 8/16, etc...

Also, a lot of area players are more familiar with the traditional AC limits, and 4/8, 8/16, 15/30 are 'too foreign' to them. I'd guess that if Parx had 2/4 or 3/6 LHE it would put the 4/8 game in danger. I happen to like the structures Parx uses, although it would be better with a consistent 8/16 (or even 6/12 LHE) game. Just my .02...

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:55 AM   #7660
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

Can I ask some general parx questions. I'm making my first trip down next week.

#1 - I thought I read or heard that they do not serve free alcoholic drinks while you are playing? Is that true?
#2 - Is their rewards system like other casinos where you just swipe your players club card and you get discounts on food and stuff or do you have to go to the desk first to activate your points? I thought I read that
#3 - Where is the best place to park if I want to go to the poker room
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #7661
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

1. no free booze while playing poker.
2. for poker you need to activate points at the desk first.
3. Poker is in its own building. follow signs for Parx East. Thats where the poker room(2nd floor)/horse racing junk is.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #7662
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

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1. no free booze while playing poker.
2. for poker you need to activate points at the desk first.
3. Poker is in its own building. follow signs for Parx East. Thats where the poker room(2nd floor)/horse racing junk is.
thanks man. that is outrageously bad no free booze. Is that everywhere in the casino? The activating points part seems so stupid.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #7663
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thanks man. that is outrageously bad no free booze. Is that everywhere in the casino? The activating points part seems so stupid.
I think it's a PA law if im not mistaken. No pa casino I've ever been to had free alcohol.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #7664
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

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In regards to the 8/16 game (or lack thereof), it's not just Parx but most poker rooms that cannot get games between 4/8 and 10/20.

1/2 NL (with a buy in of $200 or 300) essentially killed off 5/10, 6/12, pink chip, 8/16, etc...

Also, a lot of area players are more familiar with the traditional AC limits, and 4/8, 8/16, 15/30 are 'too foreign' to them. I'd guess that if Parx had 2/4 or 3/6 LHE it would put the 4/8 game in danger. I happen to like the structures Parx uses, although it would be better with a consistent 8/16 (or even 6/12 LHE) game. Just my .02...
Should be 3/6, 6/12, 15/30, 30/60, etc. IMO
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #7665
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I got my card in the poker room but just gave them my license and got the card and swipe it every time I sit at a table. I don't recall ever saying anything about activating points or whatever...have I just not been getting comp dollars this whole time? And what's the point of swiping if card hasn't been activated?
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #7666
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

you are still receiving your comp dollars, but in order to use them you must activate them first with a floor. they expire 60 days from when you earn them
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #7667
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I think it's a PA law if im not mistaken. No pa casino I've ever been to had free alcohol.
Chester has free alcohol 2/5 and up.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #7668
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

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I think it's a PA law if im not mistaken. No pa casino I've ever been to had free alcohol.
Doesn't parx have free booze for table games?
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #7669
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Yeah of course. All the casinos do.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #7670
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Rivers and Erie you have to pay for drinks on the table games and poker rooms.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #7671
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

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you are still receiving your comp dollars, but in order to use them you must activate them first with a floor. they expire 60 days from when you earn them
oh ok thanks!
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #7672
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

Not going to indict an entire casino nor swear it off because of one session at one table, but first trip to this place yesterday was anything but Shangri-La. The room is nice and the staff seems excellent, but the action was beyond awful. This was the worst table I've ever been at in my entire life (5 hours @ $1/$2 mid afternoon). Completely boring nitfest, one player there the entire time who would qualify as a drooler. No heavy preflop action, no one spewing light, almost no table chatter or anything entertaining. Really hope this was an aberration.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:36 AM   #7673
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I think it's a PA law if im not mistaken. No pa casino I've ever been to had free alcohol.
Chester gives free beer at 2/5 and higher
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:39 AM   #7674
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Chester gives free beer at 2/5 and higher
Yeah I guess I'm wrong. The PA casinos I have been to just suck I guess.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:42 AM   #7675
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

I should add that at what was a 9 handed or full table the entire time, there were 6 chops and 4 or 5 other folded-to-the-blinds-who-decided-to-play-it-out hands in a five hour session. Very rare at 1/2.
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