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 11-04-2010, 10:50 AM   #951
spicytekkie
journeyman
 
spicytekkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern New Jersey
Posts: 313
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote of the night:

"I....I cannot miss the rake. Because I got to keep my job."
- A nervous-wrecked 1-2 PLO dealer around 11:45 PM who took awhile to chop a two-way split pot and forgot to take out the five dollar rake. He later used players' tips as rake money.

= = =

Other than that: nice place, but bad comps, bad luck with SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, NERVOUS dealers that come by, uneasy with poker players who schools the dealers, and I lost $40. Squeezed into a game 9:30 and stayed till the game broke at 12:45 AM. In the mean time, going to some well-known card room tonight in AC.
spicytekkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 11:14 AM   #952
disengage
newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 31
Re: PARX Poker Thread

I actually felt bad for that dealer who said that (I was in the four seat). He obviously was very nervous, didn't have too much experience dealing PLO and had two other players chirping in his ear how to split up the pot. So, I don't blame him for taking his time. Unfortunately, he forgot to take the rake and so I pitched him a buck to help make it straight.

I think we have to remember that it was the first night and some of the dealers get a little overwhelmed at having to deal 3 different games, so the least we can do is cut them some slack, which I think the PLO players did pretty well.

Anyways, PARX is definitely better than Chester that's for sure and if a regular PLO game can run there, I'll make it up there.
disengage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 11:18 AM   #953
=VH= Fan
journeyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 315
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ggeyler View Post
Same thing - which table were you playing at? I was right next to the 1/2 PLO table.
I don't know what the table number was, but it was one of the tables as far away from the bar as possible, close to the wall with the TV's that had MSNBC and CNBC on. It wasn't far from the room entrance podium either.
=VH= Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 11:22 AM   #954
BNelley24
journeyman
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 321
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Going to be heading there 2nite around 7-8, Should I expect a long wait to be seated?
BNelley24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 11:24 AM   #955
spicytekkie
journeyman
 
spicytekkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern New Jersey
Posts: 313
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by disengage View Post
I think we have to remember that it was the first night and some of the dealers get a little overwhelmed at having to deal 3 different games, so the least we can do is cut them some slack, which I think the PLO players did pretty well.
Definitely, I had that expectation. But despite the jitters, launch night was smooth.

I was in seat 1. I was card dead for most of the night and most of my winning action came in the final 50 minutes of my session. Stole quick pots and two showdowns. One was from a newbie who thought pocket A's are good. (Must be a Hold'em leftover!) And the other was nailing 10's full of Q's on the river.
spicytekkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 11:28 AM   #956
ShipFaced12
journeyman
 
ShipFaced12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NE Philly
Posts: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by disengage View Post
I actually felt bad for that dealer who said that (I was in the four seat). He obviously was very nervous, didn't have too much experience dealing PLO and had two other players chirping in his ear how to split up the pot. So, I don't blame him for taking his time. Unfortunately, he forgot to take the rake and so I pitched him a buck to help make it straight.

I think we have to remember that it was the first night and some of the dealers get a little overwhelmed at having to deal 3 different games, so the least we can do is cut them some slack, which I think the PLO players did pretty well.

Anyways, PARX is definitely better than Chester that's for sure and if a regular PLO game can run there, I'll make it up there.
i thought the dealers were mostly good while at the $1/2 plo game (i was in seat 10 and left around 1115). obv its there first and we should def cut them some slack. i will be there on most nights to play plo.
one thing they need to improve on though is the bravo system. there would be 2 or 3 open seats and 6 people on the waiting list. but im sure that will all be smoothed out given time.
ShipFaced12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 11:31 AM   #957
disengage
newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 31
Re: PARX Poker Thread

I got there around same 7 PM last night, but I only signed up for PLO and got seated within 15 minutes. The 1-2 NL list was 30 deep when I got there. All in all, you might be looking at 30-45 minutes for a 1-2 table. If I were you, I would sign up for a few different tables if you don't mind playing hi/lo, limit, PLO or stud. That way you aren't chillin' at the Circle bar getting fumigated.
disengage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 12:27 PM   #958
repulse
veteran
 
repulse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 3,070
Re: PARX Poker Thread

My TR post above comes off as a little too negative, since I listed lots of minor issues, but the lack of major issues is a big deal and highly commendable, so I just wanted to reiterate that I am very happy with the room and do not want to seem too complainy.

Also, I wanted to add to the "wish list" that it would be great to have live game and waitlist reports available online like some other rooms have done recently.
repulse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 12:44 PM   #959
Grim Horse
grinder
 
Grim Horse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The other side of the monitor.
Posts: 517
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by repulse View Post
Also, I wanted to add to the "wish list" that it would be great to have live game and waitlist reports available online like some other rooms have done recently.
I am told this is on the way, and IT is working on it now.
Grim Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 12:48 PM   #960
frankiem
journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 202
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullseye180 View Post
Limit is a dying game game at mid stakes.People don't want to drop 800 playing when they can play 4-8 and have fun for 300.I will be shocked if you will be able to sustain a 15-30 regular game.I can see maybe a 8/16 plo8 game being a staple.To keep a 15/30 game going you have to be able to run it short for periods of time which will require a larger roll.Well anyway good luck with it because it will be spread if you can supply the players
I think the 2/5 200 BB's has the most potential to be the cash cow.
I think you have no understanding of live poker.
frankiem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 12:49 PM   #961
frankiem
journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 202
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rapini View Post
What would buy-ins for 8/16 PLO8 look like? When 10/25 PLO runs @ the Borg, I've seen approx 100k in play in a 5-handed game.
I've never seen a 10/25 PLO at the Borgata
frankiem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #962
frankiem
journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 202
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lottery Larry View Post
No it isn't- isn't this fairly standard in AC, or has it changed recently there with the competition?
They never charged rake in Ac preflop.
frankiem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 01:07 PM   #963
Coasterbrad
veteran
 
Coasterbrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,712
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coasterbrad View Post
Do the tables have the ShuffleMaster shufflers in them?
??
Coasterbrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 01:08 PM   #964
=VH= Fan
journeyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 315
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Yes they do.
=VH= Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 01:08 PM   #965
Rapini
ragging
 
Rapini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: DC
Posts: 13,099
Re: PARX Poker Thread

If they're really gonna run 2/4 after the expansion, that sucks. Hopefully Ari can chime in with the official word on that. I really hope the minimum game spread is 4/8.

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankiem View Post
I've never seen a 10/25 PLO at the Borgata
You should check it out the next time it's running. It's a really cool game to watch. I was an acquaintance of someone in the game so there wasn't any issue with me sweating it for about 10-15 mins (during which I saw my acquaintance win a $14.5k pot ), but in my experience (especially with the 20/40 & 40/80 LHE games) it's OK for people to watch those games from a reasonable distance as long as you're not distracting anyone.
Rapini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 01:15 PM   #966
pokaaface
banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: laughing all the way to the bank
Posts: 726
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Tell the people who want 2/4 to drive to Chester. Seriously.
pokaaface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 02:37 PM   #967
frankiem
journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 202
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Game report please. I'm looking to play 15-30 or 30-60 today.
frankiem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 03:55 PM   #968
Grim Horse
grinder
 
Grim Horse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The other side of the monitor.
Posts: 517
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankiem View Post
Game report please. I'm looking to play 15-30 or 30-60 today.
15/30 running right now 2 seats open.
Grim Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 04:39 PM   #969
News777
adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 721
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Unless they can get big games going like the Borgota it will be a chump change room.
News777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 05:40 PM   #970
CCx
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,627
Re: PARX Poker Thread

would they spread an 8/16 two way game? dont want to make any dealers head explode but would be glad to start a list of interest on saturday if they will spread it
CCx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 06:04 PM   #971
NickMPK
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 11,115
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankiem View Post
They never charged rake in Ac preflop.
Most, if not all, poker rooms in AC have an official policy of taking rake preflop. But most of the time the dealers don't actually take it unless the pot is big. For example, I would say that blind steals at 2/5 get raked $1 approximately 10% of the time....it just depends on which dealer you have.
NickMPK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 06:09 PM   #972
=VH= Fan
journeyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 315
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Wow. That's awful. I guess this was a foreign concept to me because I'm used to Borgata's $5 time charge at 2/5 NL. I'm sorry, but winning a $27 pot with no flop, getting raked $2 and then having to tip the dealer $1 is pretty steep if you're trying to make money grinding things out.
=VH= Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 06:12 PM   #973
cmurl904
adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 977
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by CCx View Post
would they spread an 8/16 two way game? dont want to make any dealers head explode but would be glad to start a list of interest on saturday if they will spread it
Love to see an 8/16 2-way or HOSE game.
I'd even settle for 4/8 HOSE.
cmurl904 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 06:30 PM   #974
Jeffage
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 8,386
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by =VH= Fan View Post
Wow. That's awful. I guess this was a foreign concept to me because I'm used to Borgata's $5 time charge at 2/5 NL. I'm sorry, but winning a $27 pot with no flop, getting raked $2 and then having to tip the dealer $1 is pretty steep if you're trying to make money grinding things out.
I don't think it's unreasonable not to tip if there is no flop.

Jeff
Jeffage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 06:46 PM   #975
=VH= Fan
journeyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 315
Re: PARX Poker Thread

Really? I always thought it was expected unless you chopped the blinds, or the pot was just the blinds.
=VH= Fan 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 04:09 AM.


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