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Old 04-26-2013, 07:33 AM   #8726
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

Parx is a great cash game room

but, they could definitely use some improvement on tourneys & waitress service
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #8727
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It's not great and all . . but come on. How do you even type something like this and be serious?
Easily, I have played poker in every card room in Socal, Nevada, AZ, FL including Foxwoods and MS in the last 10 years and I have never waited nearly as long for food or drink.

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Parx definitely has a lot of downsides but it also has a lot of upsides. Finding a table is infinitely easier than in most poker rooms. If they tell me to go to table 23 at Borgata I have no idea where that is; at Parx, I marvel at the fact that people say "hey where's table 23?" since the numbers are LITERALLY RIGHT ABOVE THE TABLES. It's so convenient!
Look at the # on the table. Real simple.

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The dealers are very good at Parx! For the most part every one cares about his or her job and does a good job in making sure to keep the game moving but being social at the same time!
Already conceded this.

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Parx has a ridiculous amount of tables! There's like 70 tables in the room or whatever. For a place in little old Bensalem that's pretty awesome
It is, even better having the bar right in the middle of it. More reason why waiting 30 minutes for a drink is epic fail.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #8728
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Easily, I have played poker in every card room in Socal, Nevada, AZ, FL including Foxwoods and MS in the last 10 years and I have never waited nearly as long for food or drink.



Look at the # on the table. Real simple.



Already conceded this.



It is, even better having the bar right in the middle of it. More reason why waiting 30 minutes for a drink is epic fail.
I'm from FL & have played in 80% of it's rooms... Very few get an Omaha game, but the Isle gets a consistent $4/8 half kill. I was there two weeks ago, & the kill acts in turn, as it always has in south FL.

Also, the food options are WAY better as you can order from the jewish deli, the italian place, or the steakhouse...but it still took me 30 minutes to track down the food runner, & then 45 minutes to get my pasta in blush sauce with grilled chicken.

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Old 04-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #8729
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I have learned to bring snacks. Trail mix or pb on crackers can tide me over waiting for the food service.

Grab a couple of waters on the first drink run through.

Hope it gets better, cope until then.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #8730
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It's weird that I always read complaints about the drink service being slow. I've only played at parx a half dozen times or so but I never had a problem getting a drink fairly quickly. It was typically only water, coffee, or a soda but even the times they didn't have extras on the tray I got my drink pretty quick.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #8731
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It's weird that I always read complaints about the drink service being slow. I've only played at parx a half dozen times or so but I never had a problem getting a drink fairly quickly. It was typically only water, coffee, or a soda but even the times they didn't have extras on the tray I got my drink pretty quick.
The issue isn't getting a drink quickly once you order, it's getting their attention and getting to place a drink order. There always seem to be 2 waitresses for the entire room.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:43 AM   #8732
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w/r/t the food and beverage service, people know that you can just order at the bar, right? It is literally right there. Food generally comes in 15 minutes or less. I realize it's not *quite* as convenient, but I mean Jesus Christ.

If you wanted speedy service and top quality food, go to a real restaurant for god's sake.

I play at the V when out in Vegas and the service isn't insanely faster and the food isn't much better.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #8733
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Are drinks free at the bar? Will the bring the food to your table when it's ready?
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:18 PM   #8734
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Are drinks free at the bar? Will the bring the food to your table when it's ready?
No, they will make you pay for even a coke or a bottle of water at the bar... At least they did the last time I tried it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:21 PM   #8735
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Why would someone go to the bar? They are there to play cards. That is why card rooms have cocktail waitresses.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #8736
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They are there to play cards.
You mean you didn't go to eat and drink? The way you are complaining about it makes me think that you did.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:21 PM   #8737
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What is the comp rate per hour for cash players at Parx?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:30 AM   #8738
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$1/hr for most games, $2/hr for higher limit games (10-10 NL and up, 15-30 LHE and up, not quite sure which mix game is the border).
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:03 AM   #8739
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I know this was discussed much earlier on this thread, but wondering if any of it has changed. Trying to play the Big stax and turbo next Tuesday/ Wednesday @Parx. I am coming from the NYC area, is public transportation doable? Or too much of a pain in the ass? Thanks.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #8740
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It's doable, but a PITA. You essentially take NJT to trenton, switch to Septa, then get off at a station along the way and take a cab the rest of the way to Parx (or try for a bus if you're truly masochistic).
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #8741
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For those of you who have been to both casinos, is the action better at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races or Parx Casino?
Parx over CT for both tournament value and number of cash spreads.

Harrahs Philly (Chester) and Delaware Park are the next closest and largest.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #8742
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I’ve been a contributor on “two plus two” for some time and over the years I have written other blogs regarding poker, rake and numerous venues. Yet, as a former regular player at DP, I’ve also established an identity that justifiably portrays me as a booster for that room. I regret that I’ve haven’t done more to distance myself from a particular room and act as an independent thinker who has something of value to add to any thread or dialog.

Parx Poker room, with its many amenities, tournaments and cash game choices is undeniably one of the best run card rooms in the United States. Parx is a world class venue with only a handful of competitors as dedicated to the players and the game. Recently, I received PM’s and emails that have pointed out my bias and others, in support of a line that I took on a recently closed thread. Regardless of how my position was interrupted, it’s important to me that what I write are at least my truths... … and that my personal emotions do not govern the subject of my realities. Too often, the anonymity of the internet allows conversations to deteriorate into name calling and unsubstantiated BS. Something like,” If it’s written on the internet then it has to be the truth.”????? We/I react to responses, comments taken out of context, or outright lies and what transpires on the thread is of little value other than as a release of anger. It’s an interesting phenomena, if not personally embarrassing, fueled by social agendas that are built into our/my DNA. I respect transparency in the written word and I TRY to personally dismiss anonymous posts which are self-serving, unverifiable statements with the purpose of powering antagonistic rhetoric. As an occasional target, I’m not always successful in my control of the keyboard and I react inappropriately. Therefore, to clear up any misconception regarding my feelings concerning Parx here are a few of “MY truths” about the Parx poker room.

Fact- Parx might be one of the best run poker rooms in the United States.

Fact- The tournaments that Parx offers players are innovative and original. They are fun and help promote poker in general. I have personally questioned if the game is expanding at all. Poker needs to enlarge its player base because of the rake and the substantial skill of winning players. We need a growing market and must attract new players passionate about the game. I believe that Parx helps to address the issue of player development. If we can’t expand, sooner or later bankrolls diminish; fish stop swimming and money dries up. We need new people to come to our tables and win occasionally. That’s what the “two outer” is for and why poker has flourished in the past.

Fact- The top management at Parx is unquestionably one of the best in the trade. Ari and his team have a strategy that both address their respective corporate objectives while promoting an exceptionally high level long term player experience.

Fact- the Parx regular supporters are fierce in their loyalty to both management and the room which speaks volumes about the people running the organization.

Fact- I would recommend Parx poker room to both the skilled player and the beginner. The availability of a wide range of games and Parx’s management philosophy regarding its players make this place a “must play”.

With all that said, I want to further apologize to Matt Glantz who I don’t know personally. What I do know about him is that his followers are passionate about his dedication to the game and his philosophy. That is something worth mentioning. I have a propensity to “fire across the bow” when I sense that I’ve been threatened which serves very few useful purposes. I’ve done that to Matt and I regret it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #8743
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I will be visiting NJ in a few weeks. During my stay I will have a night or two to play poker. I play 1/2, will be about 30 minutes from Parx and an hour and a half from Atlantic City. I’ve never played at Parx, but have at AC several times. During the week which would be better to go to? Parx or AC? In AC which room would be worth going to during the week?
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:18 PM   #8744
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I’ve been a contributor on “two plus two” for some time and over the years I have written other blogs regarding poker, rake and numerous venues. Yet, as a former regular player at DP, I’ve also established an identity that justifiably portrays me as a booster for that room. I regret that I’ve haven’t done more to distance myself from a particular room and act as an independent thinker who has something of value to add to any thread or dialog.

Parx Poker room, with its many amenities, tournaments and cash game choices is undeniably one of the best run card rooms in the United States. Parx is a world class venue with only a handful of competitors as dedicated to the players and the game. Recently, I received PM’s and emails that have pointed out my bias and others, in support of a line that I took on a recently closed thread. Regardless of how my position was interrupted, it’s important to me that what I write are at least my truths... … and that my personal emotions do not govern the subject of my realities. Too often, the anonymity of the internet allows conversations to deteriorate into name calling and unsubstantiated BS. Something like,” If it’s written on the internet then it has to be the truth.”????? We/I react to responses, comments taken out of context, or outright lies and what transpires on the thread is of little value other than as a release of anger. It’s an interesting phenomena, if not personally embarrassing, fueled by social agendas that are built into our/my DNA. I respect transparency in the written word and I TRY to personally dismiss anonymous posts which are self-serving, unverifiable statements with the purpose of powering antagonistic rhetoric. As an occasional target, I’m not always successful in my control of the keyboard and I react inappropriately. Therefore, to clear up any misconception regarding my feelings concerning Parx here are a few of “MY truths” about the Parx poker room.

Fact- Parx might be one of the best run poker rooms in the United States.

Fact- The tournaments that Parx offers players are innovative and original. They are fun and help promote poker in general. I have personally questioned if the game is expanding at all. Poker needs to enlarge its player base because of the rake and the substantial skill of winning players. We need a growing market and must attract new players passionate about the game. I believe that Parx helps to address the issue of player development. If we can’t expand, sooner or later bankrolls diminish; fish stop swimming and money dries up. We need new people to come to our tables and win occasionally. That’s what the “two outer” is for and why poker has flourished in the past.

Fact- The top management at Parx is unquestionably one of the best in the trade. Ari and his team have a strategy that both address their respective corporate objectives while promoting an exceptionally high level long term player experience.

Fact- the Parx regular supporters are fierce in their loyalty to both management and the room which speaks volumes about the people running the organization.

Fact- I would recommend Parx poker room to both the skilled player and the beginner. The availability of a wide range of games and Parx’s management philosophy regarding its players make this place a “must play”.

With all that said, I want to further apologize to Matt Glantz who I don’t know personally. What I do know about him is that his followers are passionate about his dedication to the game and his philosophy. That is something worth mentioning. I have a propensity to “fire across the bow” when I sense that I’ve been threatened which serves very few useful purposes. I’ve done that to Matt and I regret it.

Do not know who you are or what started the fuss, but your statements look truly heart felt and I agree with most of what you say. So hopefully all is forgiven.
Shuffle up and deal, have some fun/
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:56 PM   #8745
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I will be visiting NJ in a few weeks. During my stay I will have a night or two to play poker. I play 1/2, will be about 30 minutes from Parx and an hour and a half from Atlantic City. I’ve never played at Parx, but have at AC several times. During the week which would be better to go to? Parx or AC? In AC which room would be worth going to during the week?
As someone who lives 30 minutes from Parx and 90 minutes from AC, I KNOW WHERE YOU'RE STAYING

Also, I prefer to go to Parx. AC is a lot of fun if you want to go party or you can get a very cheap hotel room. But Borgata is the only poker room there that can compare to Parx, and I personally like playing at Parx better. It might just be a bias since I'm there more often and feel more comfortable, but I love the atmosphere there and they usually have about the same amount of games running as Borgata. If you're not from the area and have never been to AC you should definitely check it out it's a pretty awesome place, but otherwise just go to Parx and maybe make one AC trip for fun.

Disclaimer so I don't break any strange rules in small print: I do not actually know where you are staying.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:38 AM   #8746
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I will be visiting NJ in a few weeks. During my stay I will have a night or two to play poker. I play 1/2, will be about 30 minutes from Parx and an hour and a half from Atlantic City. I’ve never played at Parx, but have at AC several times. During the week which would be better to go to? Parx or AC? In AC which room would be worth going to during the week?
1-2 games are about the same everywhere and easy to come by at every poker room, though some people think that some places have more or less action.

Parx will have 10 or 20 tables of 1-2 running on a weeknight, so if that's the closest room I would just go there, particularly if time is a limiting factor for you. If you choose to try Harrah's Chester or AC, any of them will also have at least a handful of 1-2 games to choose from.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #8747
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Which is the nicest/safest hotel that give a discounted rate for those using the Parx code?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #8748
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Which is the nicest/safest hotel that give a discounted rate for those using the Parx code?
The Extended stay is right accross the street. Very dated but they keep it clean and it's worth the 60 bucks.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:53 AM   #8749
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O8 6/12 beginner question Would $300 be about the right amount for a buy-in and +/- $600 ok to have in total wallet for a session ? I'm a moderate winner at $2/$5 nlhe but just know a few basics about O8 and am curious about the game.

Apologize for not being able to search for this query.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:14 AM   #8750
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Is there a game spread that is between the 10/10 and the 2/5...a 5/10 perhaps?

With the 200bb cap on the 2/5 games, what are most people buying in for, full?
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