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Old 11-07-2010, 06:51 AM   #1076
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15-30lhe still going.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:41 AM   #1077
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By the way, only soft drinks (soda, pop), coffee, and water (as in a cup of water) is complementary - all other beverages (including bottled water) need to be paid for at time of ordering.
Just a quick update: Bottled water was moved to free since Friday.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:25 AM   #1078
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Another quick update: within 12 hours of me posting earlier, facilities had the ashtrays gone from the bathroom. Definitely a responsive room.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:57 AM   #1079
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15-30lhe still going.
Impressive.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:06 AM   #1080
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Thinking about going over for a few hours this afternoon, if anyone is up for PLO, I'll start the list as soon as I get there. If it gets called before the tables all fill up and we start it short it will fill up and stay full with people who don't want to wait in the monster lines for NL.

Anybody know if they have the NFL Sunday Ticket? My decision to go will be heavily influence by weather or not I can see the Giant game on any of the TVs.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:42 AM   #1081
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they definitely have sunday ticket. count on half the tv's being set to the eagles game, though, given the nature of eagles fans.

to answer an earlier poster, i don't know if they have HBO or showtime. i don't recall seeing any boxing on last night (i left at 11:30, not sure when boxing was on).
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:56 AM   #1082
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Another quick update: within 12 hours of me posting earlier, facilities had the ashtrays gone from the bathroom. Definitely a responsive room.
Maybe they will lower their drink prices too, or at least explain to my it's "state law" to charge for drinks in the poker room and not in the super duper Parx gambling hall.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:59 AM   #1083
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State law has nothing to do with whether or not Pennsylvania casinos charge for drinks. It is the casinos themselves that make this decision.

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Old 11-07-2010, 12:12 PM   #1084
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it is basically a bunch of muddy mulch which is covering most of the drain opening, preventing the water from draining off the lots and into the storm drain.
Took a pic yesterday of what I mean.

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Old 11-07-2010, 01:27 PM   #1085
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Took a pic yesterday of what I mean.


LMAO.. ty for this...I will stay away from this grate.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:30 PM   #1086
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OK, this message is NOT for you geniuses who look down their noses at the 2/4 LHE players. It's simply a plea to Ari to include US in the big picture when your room expands. I stopped by Friday (after a night at Harrah's where there is 2/4) and again on Saturday and was informed that there were MANY complaints about the lack of these games in your room.

For those of you who don't want to play a 2/4 game, DON'T SIT AT THE TABLE. But don't be such a jerk as to tell those of us who are learning the game or enjoy the lower limit games to stay at Harrah's. Besides, if you're so good and we're all such fish, you should be happy to sit down at our tables and take our money (if you're really good enough ). I find no fault with low-limit players. Everyone needs to start somewhere and you'll find these tables in every AC poker room.

So please Ari, throw us a bone and include a few 2/4s in your 50 table room. It's not much to ask and will help appeal to the ENTIRE poker community (not just the Phil Ivey-wannabees who seem to post here). Poker's a great game not just for the gambling, but for the social aspect of the game. Keep us in mind too, thanks!
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:00 PM   #1087
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OK, this message is NOT for you geniuses who look down their noses at the 2/4 LHE players. It's simply a plea to Ari to include US in the big picture when your room expands. I stopped by Friday (after a night at Harrah's where there is 2/4) and again on Saturday and was informed that there were MANY complaints about the lack of these games in your room.

For those of you who don't want to play a 2/4 game, DON'T SIT AT THE TABLE. But don't be such a jerk as to tell those of us who are learning the game or enjoy the lower limit games to stay at Harrah's. Besides, if you're so good and we're all such fish, you should be happy to sit down at our tables and take our money (if you're really good enough ). I find no fault with low-limit players. Everyone needs to start somewhere and you'll find these tables in every AC poker room.

So please Ari, throw us a bone and include a few 2/4s in your 50 table room. It's not much to ask and will help appeal to the ENTIRE poker community (not just the Phil Ivey-wannabees who seem to post here). Poker's a great game not just for the gambling, but for the social aspect of the game. Keep us in mind too, thanks!
Find an open table and start the game. There are 24 tables and so far not once have I seen a list of interest for any lhe game lower than 4-8. Play 2c-4c online until you get your 2-4 game going or go to Chester, Borgata, Taj and just about any other AC poker room.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:01 PM   #1088
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State law has nothing to do with whether or not Pennsylvania casinos charge for drinks. It is the casinos themselves that make this decision.

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I was told last night by a dealer it is state law to charge for alcohol in the poker room but that it didn't apply to the Parx building.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:15 PM   #1089
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ARI, Please institute "NO FLOP, NO DROP." Max rake of $5 in a $1-$2NL is already 25% higher than Atlantic City. It's egregious.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:16 PM   #1090
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1. There is no list of interest because they won't allow it for a game lower than 4-8.
2. Playing online is NOT the same as playing in a real room.
3.As for your suggestions that I play elsewhere, please reread my post (if you read it in the first place) and you'll understand.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:30 PM   #1091
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I personally think that the 2/4 and 3/6 games should not be spread.... it will take away from the 4/8 game which is, from my experience in the past few days, the most exciting low limit game i have played. If you can afford to play 3/6, there is no reason why you cant afford to play 4/8. Keep up the good work Ari, I am sure to be a regular in your poker room for years to come!
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #1092
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OK, this message is NOT for you geniuses who look down their noses at the 2/4 LHE players. It's simply a plea to Ari to include US in the big picture when your room expands. I stopped by Friday (after a night at Harrah's where there is 2/4) and again on Saturday and was informed that there were MANY complaints about the lack of these games in your room.

For those of you who don't want to play a 2/4 game, DON'T SIT AT THE TABLE. But don't be such a jerk as to tell those of us who are learning the game or enjoy the lower limit games to stay at Harrah's. Besides, if you're so good and we're all such fish, you should be happy to sit down at our tables and take our money (if you're really good enough ). I find no fault with low-limit players. Everyone needs to start somewhere and you'll find these tables in every AC poker room.

So please Ari, throw us a bone and include a few 2/4s in your 50 table room. It's not much to ask and will help appeal to the ENTIRE poker community (not just the Phil Ivey-wannabees who seem to post here). Poker's a great game not just for the gambling, but for the social aspect of the game. Keep us in mind too, thanks!
Bobbabuey,

Seriously? If you are to petition about a certain limit, wouldnt you do it by the correct means? Ari was very gracious to come to this thread and listen to us BEFORE the room was opened. But I would think it difficult for him to be looking for your input here anymore. You can actually go and talk to him now. Try that.

Now on to your petition. I actually agree with you. Whether 2/4 makes sense financially(it does not), it does bring more ppl to the room. And when the 2/4 tables are filled, then some of these ppl will actually try higher games. This benefits everyone. I dont play 2/4. It is a waste of money. Too much effort is required to beat the rake(if you can do it at all).

Now lets talk about your attacks on the others who dont agree with your stance. If they are so good, why would they sit at your table? To make less money? That was a stupid comment and you should retract it immediately. You then decided to call the posters here PHIL IVEY WANNABES. Well I would say that all the players who post here are 1000 times better than the average 2/4 player. Why? Cus they care about the game. Its is entertainment for them for a different reason. A common 2/4 player comes to gamble and blow off steam. A 2+2er goes to win and learn. Their entertainment is winning. Growing up I never understood ppl who played games for fun. If they lost they would say, "Oh well, Im just here to have fun." To me that makes no sense. To me winning is what makes games fun. I want to be better than my competition. My goal is to win. And I work hard to win. And that is what is fun for me. Now I would guess that most of the posters here agree with that sentiment.

Im not so dense to not understand that there are other reasons to play poker. And I dont have anything against those ppl who do. Thats why Im for 2/4 even if I dont play it. But it shouldnt happen now at the 24 table max. Wait til the expansion and let those who want it have it. That is all for my first post.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:45 PM   #1093
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My mini review of Parx. This is coming from a regular 5/10 Borgata player. I played Saturday into Sunday morning.

I am not as impressed as many seem to be with the new room. But my complaints in the long run aren't really important as I know this room will quickly turn into Borgata West. My complaints are the following, I know many of them have been stated before:

1) Lighting
2) Speaker volume
3) Some bad dealers (they will get better, I know)
4) Men's room shouldn't have a door, and it should be a wider space so one person can enter and one person can exit at the same time without banging into each other (it was an adventure for me to enter and exit)
5) Location of the room will not attract random casino players as easily (but I understand some table games will be on the first floor?)
6) If checked on river, first person out of position instead of last aggressor has to show the hand first rule I don't like
7) Although there are a lot of TVs, I could only see one of them at a time from where I was sitting

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By 1245 they had worked though the whole 2-5 list and had open seating. I saw way softer play on the 5-10 table I sat than any of the 2-5 tables I played at, wish I was rolled for 5-10!
I was at the 5/10 game from when it started until 4:30 AM Sunday. When it started it wasn't a good game, but eventually the action players came and it was very good. More action than the 2/5 game I had played in earlier in the day, which was a nitfest (I was more used to another PA casino's 2/5 game where a raise would bring six callers).

Question, if I don't want to eat in the racetrack building, what are good options to eat a decent meal in the main casino building, or is there somewhere local I could drive to that is good and reasonable? I went to Chickie's and Pete's in the main casino building. I guess I have been spoiled by the Borgata's excellent dining choices.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:01 PM   #1094
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^Chickies and Pete's, get the crab fries, /conversation. If you like crabs, I also suggest getting some of their blue claw crabs. They are fantastic at their other locations, so I assume they will be there as well.

On a poker note, one floor person mentioned to a guy at my table that they will institute a Bad Beat in a few months once everything is running smoothly. Is there any truth to that? If they lower the rake to $4 when they do that, is there any downside for us?
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:03 PM   #1095
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Question, if I don't want to eat in the racetrack building, what are good options to eat a decent meal in the main casino building, or is there somewhere local I could drive to that is good and reasonable? I went to Chickie's and Pete's in the main casino building. I guess I have been spoiled by the Borgata's excellent dining choices.
The Great American Diner has good food and is just down the street. The Chickies is good also. Also, if you want something quick, there is a Lee's Hoagie House in the KMart shopping center on Street Rd. heading back towards the I95 exit. Hoagies are awesome there. I grew up on Lee's. Other than that, there is your standard chain restaurants. Friday's, Chili's, Applebee's, Hooters, Outback and a couple others that are escaping me right now.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:08 PM   #1096
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Another complaint I had was when someone was taking awhile to make a decision in my 2/5 game, half the table started talking about the hand out loud, and the dealer did not say anything. I called the floor over to make ensure that Parx did not allow this, and he agreed.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:09 PM   #1097
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For those of you who don't want to play a 2/4 game, DON'T SIT AT THE TABLE. But don't be such a jerk as to tell those of us who are learning the game or enjoy the lower limit games to stay at Harrah's. Besides, if you're so good and we're all such fish, you should be happy to sit down at our tables and take our money (if you're really good enough ). I find no fault with low-limit players. Everyone needs to start somewhere and you'll find these tables in every AC poker room.
That's the thing - nobody is good enough. DUCY?
Also, Ivey wannabes aren't playing limit afaik.
Also, this...

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The problem is that 2-4 and 3-6 are not breaking in new fish that will move higher. The reason is that the stakes are so low, that it's impossible to overcome the rake. I've played the 3-6 a couple times at Delaware Park while waiting for a higher game to start and I can tell you for sure that it's not uncommon to look around and see everyone is a loser at the table. Only the house wins. Sure someone might get lucky in 1 session, but it's highly unlikely to win a couple in a row when the rake is higher then the SB. So, I really think having a higher limit like 4-8, or even 6-12, as the lowest available makes more sense for keeping games in the long run because it gives the players a chance to win and they can then start climbing the structure ladder to higher games. If no one wins, then no one moves up.
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My mini review of Parx. This is coming from a regular 5/10 Borgata player. I played Saturday into Sunday morning.

I am not as impressed as many seem to be with the new room. But my complaints in the long run aren't really important as I know this room will quickly turn into Borgata West.
Pretty much agree with your synopsis. I wasn't blown away but whatever, I'm sure it will be an awesome room eventually.
Yah they have lots of tv's, but I could only see 1 where I was sitting.
I also don't like having to touch door handles in a poker bathroom, and I'm not a germ-o-phob (I don't think).

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6) If checked on river, first person out of position instead of last aggressor has to show the hand first rule I don't like
That rule is definitely stupid if true imo. One dealer told me otherwise. Like Harrah's when they opened, different dealers/floors seem to have different rules.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:09 PM   #1098
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If they lower the rake to $4 when they do that, is there any downside for us?
What makes you think they would lower the rake to $4?
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:17 PM   #1099
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I also don't like having to touch door handles in a poker bathroom, and I'm not a germ-o-phob (I don't think).
I am not worried about germs so much as getting hit by the door when someone is coming out of the bathroom when I am walking into it. I did see a Purell dispenser somewhere in the building which I used which is good. The bathroom itself was very clean when I used it.

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6) If checked on river, first person out of position instead of last aggressor has to show the hand first rule I don't like
That rule is definitely stupid if true imo. One dealer told me otherwise. Like Harrah's when they opened, different dealers/floors seem to have different rules.
It only happened once, and according to the dealer at my table that is the rule, but I would like Ari to comment on what the rule really is if possible.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:18 PM   #1100
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What makes you think they would lower the rake to $4?
I don't think they would, but if they do start a BBJ and have a $5+$1 rake, that would really suck. Just wanted to see if anyone else heard anyone mention this, and what the rake structure would be if it were implemented.
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