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Old 05-10-2018, 06:46 PM   #10851
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

I'll be driving through the area next Friday and want to stay and play at Parx for a night. Which hotel(s) would you recommend? Looking for something safe and close/easy to get to the casino.

Also, I don't know anything about the area ... what's traffic like late in the afternoon?
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:20 AM   #10852
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I'll be driving through the area next Friday and want to stay and play at Parx for a night. Which hotel(s) would you recommend? Looking for something safe and close/easy to get to the casino.



Also, I don't know anything about the area ... what's traffic like late in the afternoon?


Look on Bravo for deals the casino has with hotels. There's a few on the property. I've never stayed there but heard they're all decent. Traffic is dependent upon where you're coming from. 95 from Philly stinks. Route one is ok.


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Old 05-11-2018, 12:00 PM   #10853
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I'll be driving through the area next Friday and want to stay and play at Parx for a night. Which hotel(s) would you recommend? Looking for something safe and close/easy to get to the casino.

Also, I don't know anything about the area ... what's traffic like late in the afternoon?
I've stayed a few times now at Best Western. There's a bar in the lobby, 2 pools, a jacuzzi, it's pretty solid for $85/night + tax. It's about a 3 minute drive from Parx
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:31 AM   #10854
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Anyone know if the $500+$500 bounty tournament will be held in the new poker room or not? I remember reading somewhere that some of the event is to host in the new room.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:27 AM   #10855
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Yes, that tournament is in the new poker room. Almost every tourney is in the new poker room with the exception of the $300 day1s/day2 and the $500 day1s.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:18 AM   #10856
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Yes, that tournament is in the new poker room. Almost every tourney is in the new poker room with the exception of the $300 day1s/day2 and the $500 day1s.

Thank you, will try to make it up there on Sunday as long as I don't play PLO for 24hrs on Saturday.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:09 AM   #10857
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Thank you, will try to make it up there on Sunday as long as I don't play PLO for 24hrs on Saturday.
Yw GL! I miss the crazy PLO action at Parx. I saw someone win an 8k pot at 2-2 PLO at like 1am on a Thu; AA7x vs KKxx on K77 flop Easy game!
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:08 PM   #10858
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Yeah I've been jumping between 2/2 and 5/5 and sometime that 2/2 is a better game.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:58 PM   #10859
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Sam Grizzle was there Monday! He fist bumped me.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:59 AM   #10860
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Sam Grizzle was there Monday! He fist bumped me.
Yeah. That day I was there he kept calling me "bandido". Cool guy . He ran good too
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:11 PM   #10861
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Thinking about visiting this place this weekend for poker. I've won quite a bit here back in 2015 and 2016.

Won 2.5k in PLO and another 2.5k in BJ back in 2015.
Won 1.5k in PLO back in 2/2017.

Heard a lot has changed, anyone got any tips/advice or stories to share?
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:11 PM   #10862
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you crushed it 3 years ago. what could we possibly tell you that you don't already know?
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:34 PM   #10863
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Well it's in the main building now. Other than that, not too much different.
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:58 AM   #10864
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The PLO games above 2-2, are much tougher now imo.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:51 AM   #10865
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Is there WiFi yet?
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:30 PM   #10866
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Yet? We've had wifi for... 6 years?

ETA: Unless you mean it went down recently, which is something I didn't know and have no input on.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:47 PM   #10867
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How pack/busy do you thinks it will be July 4th.
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Old 07-06-2018, 07:13 PM   #10868
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Does anyone regularly make the drive to Parx from Manhattan/Brooklyn on Fridays or weekends? If so and you want a passenger, let me know. Happy to pay for the ride and split gas etc.
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:31 PM   #10869
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

How does the 1/2 NL play at Parx? For live poker, I'm more of a fan of Limit, but since Parx doesn't really have low limits, the next step would be 1/2 NL.

I've always shied away from playing live NL because I feel like I'd get bullied around and I'm concerned about taking $100 and have someone stack me on one hand.

I used to play 2/4 Limit at a casino in New York and be able to play for hours.

EDIT: I've always wanted to try a tournament, too, but the buy-ins are steep.

EDITx2: I haven't played a hand of poker in forever when it got shut down in the US.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:47 PM   #10870
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How does the 1/2 NL play at Parx?

Like any other 1/2 game.... 5-6 people who are terrible and 2-3 people who range from terrible to borderline competent
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:57 AM   #10871
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What game did he play out of curiosity?
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:09 AM   #10872
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How does the 1/2 NL play at Parx? For live poker, I'm more of a fan of Limit, but since Parx doesn't really have low limits, the next step would be 1/2 NL.

I've always shied away from playing live NL because I feel like I'd get bullied around and I'm concerned about taking $100 and have someone stack me on one hand.

I used to play 2/4 Limit at a casino in New York and be able to play for hours.

EDIT: I've always wanted to try a tournament, too, but the buy-ins are steep.

EDITx2: I haven't played a hand of poker in forever when it got shut down in the US.
You can play 2 4 limit at Borgata or 2-4-6 at Harrahs Philadelphia if those are your games of choice
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:57 PM   #10873
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You can play 2 4 limit at Borgata or 2-4-6 at Harrahs Philadelphia if those are your games of choice
Yeah, I like 2-4 Limit. I was trying to consider the distance. Harrahs and Borgata are a little bit of a distance compared to Parx.

I've walked into the Parx Poker Room a couple times, but never played. I feel like a small fish in a big pond, like I'm just a scrub to the guys who normally play, and I'd get eaten alive.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:41 PM   #10874
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Yeah, I like 2-4 Limit. I was trying to consider the distance. Harrahs and Borgata are a little bit of a distance compared to Parx.

I've walked into the Parx Poker Room a couple times, but never played. I feel like a small fish in a big pond, like I'm just a scrub to the guys who normally play, and I'd get eaten alive.
Its not a small fish in a big pond issue as most players in 1 2 games are not particularly good. However, you need to have some understanding of NLHE, as unlike in limit entire stacks often go in by the river and you can get felted or double up in 1 hand.

Therefore, if limit is your preferred game, it is worth an extra half an hour drive imho
Or, you can always play Wednesday $80 or Sunday $100 NLHE tournaments at Parx if you wanna practice NLHE w/o putting a lot of $$$ on the line
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:07 PM   #10875
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Sands in Bethlehem has a 3/6 limit game. That’s probably the closest to what you are used to.

16,000 posts as an occasional 2/4 player- wow!
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