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Old 08-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #9076
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

^what he said

Also, looking at the structure, Parx takes $3/entrant (3.75% of $85) out of the prize pool so the dealers are compensated adequately imo. Sometimes, I'll throw in my spare singles if I'm feeling frisky.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #9077
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Thanks. I was surprised at 20/40 out in San Diego, it sometimes played like a low limit game. I think when there is bigger game going the ultra aggros gravitate there if they have the $$.
Yeah, when it used to run it was a a very soft game because it wasn't big enough for most of the 40 players to bother with.
Unfortunately it hasn't gone in ages and all we get is a 40 on Fridays.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:13 PM   #9078
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Add me to the list of those who want better food options. The chicken fingers aren't bad, but they're chicken fingers.

I got there around 10 p.m. Monday. I asked the dealer when I sat down, 'What time does the noodle bar close downstairs?' Uh, it's only open Friday and Saturday. FML. I was really pissed. I mean, come on. I know the room is more crowded those nights and, more importantly, the table games are open there on Friday and Saturdays (or at least used to be), but you expect me to walk to the other casino to get decent food? If I do it, I'm going to have to cash out and then I might not be motivated to come sit back down and play poker.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:58 AM   #9079
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The lack of comps is really disappointing.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:14 AM   #9080
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Add me to the list of those who want better food options. The chicken fingers aren't bad, but they're chicken fingers.

I got there around 10 p.m. Monday. I asked the dealer when I sat down, 'What time does the noodle bar close downstairs?' Uh, it's only open Friday and Saturday. FML. I was really pissed. I mean, come on. I know the room is more crowded those nights and, more importantly, the table games are open there on Friday and Saturdays (or at least used to be), but you expect me to walk to the other casino to get decent food? If I do it, I'm going to have to cash out and then I might not be motivated to come sit back down and play poker.
Noodle bar isn't even there on weekends anymore.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #9081
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Also, I'd like to request a chip cleaning. The red chips have gotten disgusting.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #9082
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you are on Street Road in Bensalem, PA

there are probably 50 different places to eat within a 5 minute drive of the room

take a break & go get some food

also, the buffalo chicken salad is great & i usually just get that
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:26 PM   #9083
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Add me to the list of those who want better food options. The chicken fingers aren't bad, but they're chicken fingers.

I got there around 10 p.m. Monday. I asked the dealer when I sat down, 'What time does the noodle bar close downstairs?' Uh, it's only open Friday and Saturday. FML. I was really pissed. I mean, come on. I know the room is more crowded those nights and, more importantly, the table games are open there on Friday and Saturdays (or at least used to be), =but you expect me to walk to the other casino to get decent food? If I do it, I'm going to have to cash out and then I might not be motivated to come sit back down and play poker.
You do have a real point, but I find it kind of odd that taking a few minute walk and eating some food would de motivate you from playing. Like that makes zero sense to me...

And there most def. is at least decent food on the regular menu, even if it is a bit small. I can see why people want more options and/or say they want better food (although I think it's good...) I just can't see how taking a few minute walk to eat is going to stop you from coming back to play unless you're planning on stuffing yourself until you've got a "food coma."
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #9084
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Casinos should have a ton of delicious food options. Why wouldn't they want you to stay in your seat gambling for as long as possible? When you leave the casino to get food even if its to the other building you are more likely to leave for good.

The food in the casinos out here in Northern California is really good and the menus are massive. These casinos don't have slot machines or most table games so they really need to keep people inside to make money.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #9085
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Casinos should have a ton of delicious food options. Why wouldn't they want you to stay in your seat gambling for as long as possible? When you leave the casino to get food even if its to the other building you are more likely to leave for good.

The food in the casinos out here in Northern California is really good and the menus are massive. These casinos don't have slot machines or most table games so they really need to keep people inside to make money.
Agree with this 100 percent. If I have to cash out, I might as well just leave. I can not eat for hours.

Sad to hear the noodle bar isn't even open on weekends now. If that's true, I know where I won't be going Saturday.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #9086
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The noodle bar moved to the main casino food court. It's open 7 days a week now, but you have to walk over there to get it. I do not believe that the food runners will go to the other building any longer (though I may be incorrect).
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #9087
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The noodle bar moved to the main casino food court. It's open 7 days a week now, but you have to walk over there to get it. I do not believe that the food runners will go to the other building any longer (though I may be incorrect).
the food runners said they would not. but if you get a big group together and give a large tip i assume they would. or just go a low stakes game and offer someone the job . . . . now that im thinking about it, i would prob do it if im there
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #9088
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Why not bring back 5-10 2k max? I know from playing 2-5 regularly and 10-10 guys woul love for 5-10 to come back. For a revenue stand point the game would generate more for u. Just don't understand why it hasn't been brought back.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #9089
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Why not bring back 5-10 2k max? I know from playing 2-5 regularly and 10-10 guys woul love for 5-10 to come back. For a revenue stand point the game would generate more for u. Just don't understand why it hasn't been brought back.
I play the 10/10 a few times per week. It's vastly superior to the 5/10 structure IF the game is healthy and goes regularly. I'm in favor of shifting the game back to 5/10 if it starts having trouble getting off (like it did last fall and winter.)
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:05 AM   #9090
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If I remember correctly 10-10 had a problem getting off in the beginning to, 5-10 is a more popular game and will generate more play without a doubt. If the powers to be would start it say in a Friday and Saturday night and them throw it in on the busy Thursday night it would take off without a doubt.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #9091
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

You can't have both simultaneously.

10/10 is better if it will run consistently.

Lately it has, so there's no reason to change it.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #9092
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Why not bring back 5-10 2k max? I know from playing 2-5 regularly and 10-10 guys woul love for 5-10 to come back. For a revenue stand point the game would generate more for u. Just don't understand why it hasn't been brought back.
The only way that bringing back 5/10 would work is if you lowered the 2/5 max buy in to $500 and in the process kill one of the best 2/5 games in the country. During the day, the issue isn't the peach chips/the buy-in/the blinds or anything to do with that. The random people that walk in and want to play a game bigger than 2/5 are not deterred by the fact that it's 10/10. The issue is game selection and starting the game. Whether the game is 5/10 or 10/10, if the current 2/5 regs are given a choice of playing 1k max buy in 2/5 with 4-6 games to choose from or playing 5/10 or 10/10 (possibly short handed) with us, they will always choose the 2/5 game. If you lower the max buy-in at 2/5 to $500, you basically force those people to play $5/10 and then maybe you get 2 games going a day.

I personally am not in favor of this option because I'm fine with the way things are now and on the days where we can't get 10/10 started, I still can fall back on the great 2/5 game.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:51 AM   #9093
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The only way that bringing back 5/10 would work is if you lowered the 2/5 max buy in to $500 and in the process kill one of the best 2/5 games in the country. During the day, the issue isn't the peach chips/the buy-in/the blinds or anything to do with that. The random people that walk in and want to play a game bigger than 2/5 are not deterred by the fact that it's 10/10. The issue is game selection and starting the game. Whether the game is 5/10 or 10/10, if the current 2/5 regs are given a choice of playing 1k max buy in 2/5 with 4-6 games to choose from or playing 5/10 or 10/10 (possibly short handed) with us, they will always choose the 2/5 game. If you lower the max buy-in at 2/5 to $500, you basically force those people to play $5/10 and then maybe you get 2 games going a day.

I personally am not in favor of this option because I'm fine with the way things are now and on the days where we can't get 10/10 started, I still can fall back on the great 2/5 game.

I agree 2-5 is good very good actually, but I just feel if they were to bring a 5-10 game in on Thursday thru Saturday it would in the long run help the 10-10. Jmo
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #9094
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Also, I want to point out that the presence of good action in the 10/10 game is so incredibly random and hard to predict. There could be 2 or 3 slow days in a row and then randomly on the 4th day there will be two amazing games. It has been this way for a long time.

Two years ago, the game was really consistent and would start every day around the same time with a pretty regular rotating group of people. Most of those people either now play 2/5 or no longer play at Parx at all.

I think there are several things that will hinder the growth of games bigger than 2/5 at all casinos most notably:

1) The average recreational reg is much smarter and willing to lose much less (or at least risk less)on a consistent basis.

2) The competition of other casinos and options for the players.

3) The influx of very, very good players into the live poker arena post black friday. These players have forced many people who once played 5/10+ to move down to 2/5 or away from poker altogether. It will be interesting to see what happens once online poker returns.

4) Little upward mobility within the room (I've noticed this particularly at Parx because thats where I play the most) There have been basically zero 2/5 regs that have moved up to 10/10 after grinding 2/5 for a while, they all just stay at 2/5 I assume because they feel like they will have a better winrate there than at 10/10. I think 2/5 to 10/10 is also a pretty big jump but as I noted in the previous post I don't think it matters much because of the game selection aspect.

I think we are fortunate in the 10/10 game that we still get it to run pretty consistently and random people still show up. I ask myself all the time "Where do they come from?" because people will just show up and be great action and I've never seen them before in my life. In the end, I've stuck by the "if you build it, they will come" philosophy where if we get the game started, it will eventually go. It means playing shorthanded with very good players a lot of the time and sometimes playing in crappy games but it's the only option we have for now.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #9095
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I agree 2-5 is good very good actually, but I just feel if they were to bring a 5-10 game in on Thursday thru Saturday it would in the long run help the 10-10. Jmo
Do you mean in addition to the 10/10 on those days?
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:14 AM   #9096
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Yeah. Learn to play heads up or three handed. No one has a huge edge over a decent player over a few hundred hands heads up, and the value of propping the game is worth taking a little variance.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:44 AM   #9097
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Anecdotal stuff about games out here in NorCal:

Lucky Chances is a casino here with a 3/5 game that has a $500 max. The 5/10 is a $5 chip game right next to the 3/5 with a $2500 max and is a consistent game that runs regularly.

Bay101 has a 2/3/5 with a $500 max with many tables but also one table every day of 2/3/5 with a $1500 max -this is called the deep stack game. They also have a 5/10/10 game with a $1k min and $25k max (lol silly Asians) in a separate area that plays with $10 chips. The 5/10/10 is a much more finicky game (they often won't call the 5/10/10 for fear of breaking the Deep 2/3/5 only to have 5/10/10 break not much long after) but it is generally better than the Lucky Chances game.

A new casino opened last year here that hosts the local $10/25 game and that has further weakened the $5/10/10. As more casinos open up in NY and Maryland Parx may have to adjust as the regional $2-3k buy-in player pool gets spread thin but I honestly think playing with $10 chips is awesome.

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Old 08-30-2013, 12:21 PM   #9098
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Yeah. Learn to play heads up or three handed. No one has a huge edge over a decent player over a few hundred hands heads up, and the value of propping the game is worth taking a little variance.
Yes, you will see you might lose 1 or 2 of the 2-5 games on them days and you will see them replaced with 5-10, which then will see them players moving up to 10-10. You will still have 2-5 going that's without a doubt but you will now have lets say for argument sake 2 5-10 games and that will then in the long run add to the 10-10. Jmo more variety equals more action and after speaking to alot of the 2-5 regs they would welcome a return of 5-10.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #9099
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Also what would help is either a bad beat or high hand jack pot. The Parx poker room is doing fine but with other casinos popping up like wildfire and online about to make its way back, they are going to need to do something. Again I'm thinking ahead and it's jmo. But more variety will equal more action and 5-10 and either bad beat or a high hand jackpot will do it.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:35 PM   #9100
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Yes, you will see you might lose 1 or 2 of the 2-5 games on them days and you will see them replaced with 5-10, which then will see them players moving up to 10-10. You will still have 2-5 going that's without a doubt but you will now have lets say for argument sake 2 5-10 games and that will then in the long run add to the 10-10. Jmo more variety equals more action and after speaking to alot of the 2-5 regs they would welcome a return of 5-10.
you can't just magically replace 2 2/5 games for 5/10 games, that's not how it works
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