Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Venues & Communities Discussion of live, legal poker venues, and discussion among players in live poker "neighborhoods."

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2014, 01:25 AM   #9701
prototypepariah
veteran
 
prototypepariah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,108
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

30 game =bad news for 15 game in the short and long term. They'd do well to protect the 15 game before the 30 dries up all the action, in both player pools
prototypepariah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 04:06 AM   #9702
amazinmets73
Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,341
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Can we get any colder? I'm going to start bringing a parka. This is ridiculous
amazinmets73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 09:56 AM   #9703
danspartan
Pooh-Bah
 
danspartan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,824
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Heading in tomorrow AM. Hopefully an O8 game will go.
danspartan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 10:35 AM   #9704
moginsburg
journeyman
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 223
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Anyone know roughly how many people will be playing the $200 satellite next Friday for the $1,600 main event based on prior years? And also what time it will end?
moginsburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2014, 10:51 AM   #9705
MacGuyV
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
MacGuyV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 22,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by amazinmets73 View Post
Can we get any colder? I'm going to start bringing a parka. This is ridiculous

Don't be such a Nancy.
MacGuyV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2014, 01:54 PM   #9706
Mattybangz
centurion
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 139
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

So 10/10 has really been popping off. Anyone been playing?
Mattybangz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 12:43 PM   #9707
kk405
Pooh-Bah
 
kk405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TriBeca, NYC
Posts: 5,438
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

I just put my name down to get a box and apparently a dozen people are ahead of me ... Any idea how long it will take to get a box? Also, how many hours do you have to play to maintain it?
kk405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 12:51 PM   #9708
dinesh
Pooh-Bah
 
dinesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,872
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

I would be surprised if there were only a dozen people on the list, but who knows. I have no guesses as to how long it will take. A week or two ago I noticed a few boxes with keys in them (i.e. available), but perhaps they've all been assigned by now.

To the best of my knowledge, to keep it you just need to go into the box and open it at least once every 60 days, though obviously if you're using it that infrequently maybe you don't really need it and at some point they will notify you and take it away.
dinesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 06:09 PM   #9709
kk405
Pooh-Bah
 
kk405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TriBeca, NYC
Posts: 5,438
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
I would be surprised if there were only a dozen people on the list, but who knows. I have no guesses as to how long it will take. A week or two ago I noticed a few boxes with keys in them (i.e. available), but perhaps they've all been assigned by now.

To the best of my knowledge, to keep it you just need to go into the box and open it at least once every 60 days, though obviously if you're using it that infrequently maybe you don't really need it and at some point they will notify you and take it away.
Tx for the info... I was just cashing out and saw at least 10-15 boxes with keys in them ... Not sure why there is a 'list' ....
kk405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 08:01 PM   #9710
dinesh
Pooh-Bah
 
dinesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,872
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Well, it's entirely possible that those boxes have all been assigned, but the people they were assigned to just haven't been in the room (or haven't had the time, or just haven't yet been notified) to sign the paperwork and get them.

Also, like I said, I would be surprised if there weren't 100 people on the list, if not more, but I don't have any real insider info on it so maybe I'm quite wrong.
dinesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #9711
jhksauser
grinder
 
jhksauser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 439
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by kk405 View Post
I just put my name down to get a box and apparently a dozen people are ahead of me ... Any idea how long it will take to get a box? Also, how many hours do you have to play to maintain it?
the 12 people ahead of you is not a real thing. i went from 25 people ahead of me to 10 over the course of 6 months, then from 10 to 0 in a week. you just have to show you play big games (over 10-10 or 40LH) for an extended period of time. not even that frequent, as i only played once a week.

maintaining is quite easy. the rule is just use the box once every 3 months. but they dont even follow this. once online in NJ started i didnt go for about 4.5 months and my box was not taken away from me.
jhksauser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 01:28 PM   #9712
LisseThoron
centurion
 
LisseThoron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 161
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Just moved to Philly from NYC and am looking to play at Parx frequently.

Living in NYC I didn't have a car and don't have one here either. I live in Center City- Does Parx have shuttles that run to them? I checked the bus schedule and it appears it will take 1.5 hours (!) for me to get there using SEPTA.

Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.

'Thanks!
LisseThoron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 01:36 PM   #9713
dinesh
Pooh-Bah
 
dinesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,872
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhksauser View Post
maintaining is quite easy. the rule is just use the box once every 3 months. but they dont even follow this. once online in NJ started i didnt go for about 4.5 months and my box was not taken away from me.
This was definitely true in the past, but I know one person in a similar situation who was notified that his box was going to be drilled open if he didn't come and start using it again. Also of note: the current paperwork reduced the usage timeline to 60 days from 120 days.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisseThoron View Post
Does Parx have shuttles that run to them? I checked the bus schedule and it appears it will take 1.5 hours (!) for me to get there using SEPTA.
Unfortunately, there are no convenient public transportation routes to Parx from Center City (or NYC). You can take SEPTA rail, but then have to take a bus or cab the last mile (and then the same to return back).
dinesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 02:25 PM   #9714
LisseThoron
centurion
 
LisseThoron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 161
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by dinesh View Post

Unfortunately, there are no convenient public transportation routes to Parx from Center City (or NYC). You can take SEPTA rail, but then have to take a bus or cab the last mile (and then the same to return back).
I wouldn't be opposed to that, as long as it's faster than the bus!

Which train line do I take from center city? I assume I can find a cab easily once I'm off the train.
LisseThoron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 03:38 PM   #9715
dinesh
Pooh-Bah
 
dinesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,872
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

I've never taken them, so I can't say for sure. A little google-fu brought the following suggestions, which you can take at your own risk:

* Take SEPTA to Eddington Station, then cab 2.5 miles to Parx
* Take SEPTA to Frankford Transportation Center, then the 20 or 50 bus to Parx

Here is the SEPTA page on casinos.
dinesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 03:44 PM   #9716
idun215
veteran
 
idun215's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 3,015
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

are you sure there is no bus route to Parx because i think there is.

Put in your address in trip planner and they'll show you public transportation routes to get there. http://www.septa.org/index.html
idun215 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 03:57 PM   #9717
LisseThoron
centurion
 
LisseThoron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 161
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by idun215 View Post
are you sure there is no bus route to Parx because i think there is.

Put in your address in trip planner and they'll show you public transportation routes to get there. http://www.septa.org/index.html
There is a bus route, but it is 90 minutes long. For that amount of time and $10 I could take the njtransit train to the Borgata. I'd like however I get to Parx be faster than the aforementioned bus and cheaper than the $55 cab ride each way I was quoted.
LisseThoron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #9718
kk405
Pooh-Bah
 
kk405's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TriBeca, NYC
Posts: 5,438
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhksauser View Post
the 12 people ahead of you is not a real thing. i went from 25 people ahead of me to 10 over the course of 6 months, then from 10 to 0 in a week. you just have to show you play big games (over 10-10 or 40LH) for an extended period of time. not even that frequent, as i only played once a week.

maintaining is quite easy. the rule is just use the box once every 3 months. but they dont even follow this. once online in NJ started i didnt go for about 4.5 months and my box was not taken away from me.
Tx. Someone also told me that you need to play 10/10 and higher to get the box...but I only play 2/5, but do put in a decent number of hours...the reason i don't play 10/10 is because I don't want to carry a lot of money on me...and needed to get a box to start playing higher... I was also told that some of the boxes are reserved for potential tourney winners and out-of-town high limit players who are not Parx regulars.

I was also told it's a good idea to be a pest and keep checking on the status of the list..Any idea who the best person is to talk to in the room?
kk405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 07:31 PM   #9719
idun215
veteran
 
idun215's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 3,015
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisseThoron View Post
There is a bus route, but it is 90 minutes long. For that amount of time and $10 I could take the njtransit train to the Borgata. I'd like however I get to Parx be faster than the aforementioned bus and cheaper than the $55 cab ride each way I was quoted.
yea that sucks maybe you should get a car?
idun215 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 04:04 PM   #9720
Katman
adept
 
Katman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philly Aquarium
Posts: 708
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattybangz View Post
So 10/10 has really been popping off. Anyone been playing?
I'm certainly not a regular...but played a few times in the last month....good games each time..will be back tomorrow.
Katman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 04:41 PM   #9721
LisseThoron
centurion
 
LisseThoron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 161
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by idun215 View Post
yea that sucks maybe you should get a car?
That would require me to get a license. I'm 29 years old and have a learners permit... it's the only thing about me that's special so I'd like to keep it

It looks like I'll be going from Philly to the Borgata, just seems safer and cheaper. Thanks for the help guys!
LisseThoron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 09:09 PM   #9722
=VH= Fan
journeyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 315
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisseThoron View Post
That would require me to get a license. I'm 29 years old and have a learners permit... it's the only thing about me that's special so I'd like to keep it

It looks like I'll be going from Philly to the Borgata, just seems safer and cheaper. Thanks for the help guys!
SugarHouse is going to be open in September, and they run a lot of free shuttles in and out of Center City.
=VH= Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 10:36 PM   #9723
LisseThoron
centurion
 
LisseThoron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 161
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Quote:
Originally Posted by =VH= Fan View Post
SugarHouse is going to be open in September, and they run a lot of free shuttles in and out of Center City.
I read a post about it today - I'm ridiculously excited about this!
LisseThoron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 06:46 PM   #9724
joe12286
adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,012
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

I wanted to head over for some 1-2nl last Friday but checked Bravo and found something like 60 people on the waiting list. I assume that is because of the tournament series. Is that really an accurate count, meaning I could count on it being next to impossible to get a table tonight ~10:00PM as well?
joe12286 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 06:48 PM   #9725
dinesh
Pooh-Bah
 
dinesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,872
re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Yes, the lists are a bit longer during the series, usually. It won't be impossible to get a seat, but you'll probably have to wait an hour. Have a friend put you on the list before you arrive (or call in and do it yourself).
dinesh is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive