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Old 12-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #8176
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

If someone offers to hand you money, and you forget to collect that money; you don't deserve the money and must not care much about it either.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #8177
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seems pretty dirty to me, but I'm not surprised at anything parx does, especially after erasing our comp dollars.
Is it dirty for food stores not to accept coupons the day after they expire?
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #8178
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

Does anyone know approx how many runners they get for the saturday tourneys? Also, specifically what time they end. Trying to figure if I have time to play in it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:16 PM   #8179
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

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Is it dirty for food stores not to accept coupons the day after they expire?
Not sure which side I stand on with this debate but this analogy is kinda bad given you didn't necessarily give the food store 400 hours worth of patronage. If the guy is in the casino and doesn't pick it up I don't really see a problem with hooking him up. That being said, he missed the deadline so it's not "dirty" to stiff him. I feel it just would have been a sign of good faith and a return of good will to loyal customers to give him his rake back.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #8180
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

It's lame and pathetic to not pay on the rakeback.

This isn't Parx being overly generous. This isn't a gift. It's a promotion they ran to get more action in their Poker Room so they can make more money. They should pay it out any time in December. What if people have obligations those two days? Not everybody is there every day.

On top of the fact it was only two days to claim the rakeback, my biggest beef is it was only 12 hours each day. There was no mention of that at all in November, luckily out of the claiming period I was only able to make it there Sunday night. If I could have only made it Sunday morning and couldn't claim it I would have been really pissed.

I suppose this shouldn't come as a surprise from the casino that stole a quarter million dollars in players comp money that was accumulated.

Free WIFI, more food , GREAT and GREAT, but seriously stop being scummy in other areas Parx. Do it the right way all the time and Parx will be much better off in the long run. It just leaves the impression the owners are the type who would screw you over if they ever got the chance and should not be trusted.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #8181
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On top of the fact it was only two days to claim the rakeback, my biggest beef is it was only 12 hours each day. There was no mention of that at all in November, luckily out of the claiming period I was only able to make it there Sunday night.
I saw the pick-up times clearly stated the first time i saw the promotion in October. The rakeback promo replaced the usual freeroll tournament wich is only one day at a specific time. So having two 12 hour windows to collect is much more flexible. If you still cant be there either of those days, then ignore the promo the same as you would have if you had known you wouldn't be able to be there the day of a freeroll. If you cant be there, you cant be there. If you care so little about the money that you don't even bother to pick it up, then you shouldn't really complain that the money wasn't handed to you.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #8182
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

What cracks me up is that it is a corporation with rules, accounting, paperwork, and many layers of management. Basically you would be expecting the floor/desk to forge a receipt time and risk their job. It is crazy to not only expect them to break the rules for someone who spaced on an appointment, but to be indignant about it. But that's just me.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:46 AM   #8183
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

I got a little off topic there so let me paraphrase.

If someone played enough at your poker room, 60 hours is a lot.. and they are aware of the rakeback thing. Give them the freaking rakeback and stop being tightwads, it makes you look bad. Like it would be real hard to set it up so a floorperson can grant someone their rakeback.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #8184
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The two day window wasn't up to Parx. They want their customers to come in and collect their money and hopefully recirculate it back by playing the day they come in. The two day window was required by the State in order to run this promotion. Parx had to provide an extra cashier stationed away from the cage during those two days and players were required to fill out that paperwork.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #8185
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

The cage at a casino is not a petty cash box in a small business or a register at a grocery store. It is closer to a bank, as far as the rules and regulations necessary for governing it.
The whole "Hey man, don't be a downer, just grab some money out of the box for them." thing is completely baseless. If it wasn't, there would be a lot of tiny "mistakes".
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #8186
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

If this were the normal freeroll tournament as opposed to the rakeback, should Parx have re-opened registration one hour after registration had already closed merely due to one high volume player showing up an hour late?

It is certainly Parx's prerogative whether to accommodate said player who despite having more than a month's notice and quite possibly spent much of the two 12 hour time windows actually at the tables, failed to collect during the allotted times.

You may disagree with Parx stance in this situation to not pay the player his rakeback, but I do not believe the decision was made with conniving, conspiring or "dirty" intentions.

It's not like the guy was in line to collect his rakeback as the clock struck midnight and Parx closed the cage and those left standing in line were SOOL.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #8187
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

Zrap, you're way out of line for someone who did collect their rakeback. A two day window is plenty. If this was a free roll, you wouldn't have two 12 hr days to collect. You said you would be pissed if you would have missed it but I think you're just being result oriented. You should be putting in hrs bc of your love and passion for Parx poker......
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #8188
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http://parxpokerblog.com/2012/12/16/...g-stax-series/

thats alotta chips
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #8189
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

I have to share a story that I experienced at Parx this past Friday. I travel, so have only visited Parx a few times - Friday afternoon being one of those days.

Game: 1/2 NL

Seat 1 and 9 get into an all-in pot - about $450. I don't recall the exact action, and don't recall the suits, but it ends up getting all-in.

Flop:

5 J 3

Turn: 3

River: 3

Final board: 5 J 3 3 3

Seat 9 turns over 55. Seat 1 turns over AA.

Dealer starts to ship the pot to Seat 1 with AA, and no one except me notices that 5's full of 3's is the winning hand, not 3's full of A's. I speak up to inform the dealer.

Seat 1 was not happy that I spoke up, and I actually felt bad for speaking up when I was not involved in the hand. But after some thought, the hands were felted, and the cards speak. Everyone at the table agreed that I was not out of line speaking up (especially seat 9!). Seat 9 was very appreciative, and did throw me about $30 in chips to show his appreciation.

Just thought this was a funny story, as I've seen dealers make mistakes, but never experienced something like this where everyone at the table, dealer, and winning hand-holder ALL missed the winning hand.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #8190
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

You absolutely did the right thing if 55 tabled his hand. Seat 1 is a clown.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:04 PM   #8191
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You absolutely did the right thing if 55 tabled his hand. Seat 1 is a clown.
this. seat 1 probably was the only other guy who noticed.

also probably a good idea to make sure the guy who can't read the board is getting lots of chips
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #8192
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

Yeah you were def right.

There's no such thing as "one player to a hand" once the hand is properly tabled. It deserves to win and anyone can and SHOULD speak up.

Guy with AA is a clown if things went down as stated.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #8193
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I will be playing the 100+20 at 12 pm today. I am hoping to be foreshadowing another ship with this post.

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #8194
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I'll be going to parx tomorrow with a couple friends. One of them is interested in playing 10/25 or 25/50 NL. He's happy to play short-handed or even heads-up. Is there any time of day this might happen? Also, when do the 10/10 NL and 15/30 limit games usually start? Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:07 PM   #8195
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2011.09.08

whats the best hotel if you want to grind parx?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #8196
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I'll be going to parx tomorrow with a couple friends. One of them is interested in playing 10/25 or 25/50 NL. He's happy to play short-handed or even heads-up. Is there any time of day this might happen? Also, when do the 10/10 NL and 15/30 limit games usually start? Thanks.
Neither NL game runs regularly already. Perhaps your post will spur some of the NL guys to show up and make the game go. Room is busiest around dinnertime on weekdays, so that's probably the best bet, but it really depends on when other potential players are available.

15-30 starts up by about noon on weekdays, but earlier may be better because once the game fills it can take a while for either someone to leave or for the second game to start. I don't know for sure, but I imagine the 10-10 starts up at roughly the same time.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #8197
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Gonna be there at about 9:30 to play 10/10nl.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #8198
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I'll be going to parx tomorrow with a couple friends. One of them is interested in playing 10/25 or 25/50 NL. He's happy to play short-handed or even heads-up. Is there any time of day this might happen? Also, when do the 10/10 NL and 15/30 limit games usually start? Thanks.
10/10 NL will start around 11 or 11:30 tomorrow morning. 10/25 or 25/50 would be pretty unlikely to go.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #8199
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whats the best hotel if you want to grind parx?
Inn Place Hotel (the old Marriott) 215-639-9100

$59/nt. free wifi and breakfast
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #8200
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I was told we could not straddle in a HU NL game last night at Parx. What is the reasoning behind this? We were also told we cannot do "business" as in equity chops or running it twice, which I knew about... But in a cash game, on the high limit side, shouldn't the players be allowed to do what they want action/business-wise? Considering the amount of bigger games Parx has I think they should be more lienient on matters like this.
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