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Old 11-18-2010, 02:09 PM   #1601
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The difference with the BBJ money is that it goes back to the players.
Whereas the extra dollar for higher rake goes straight into casinos pocket.
I still detest the BBJ and wish the extra dollar stayed on the table>
Maybe - but, how much of that "back to the players" money have you contributed to vs. your return. It's all just money down the hole to 99.99999% of the players. As I said, if you don't run the rake up to $4+ - you keep the BBJ $1 in your stack.

And, yes - in PA the casino's are making an extra $1 in rake. The gas stations also charge more for fuel here, than in NJ, too. It is what it is and it's one of the things that will most likely NOT change, as long as people are lining up to get into PA casinos.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:06 PM   #1602
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VJP - Were you paid to post that? Do you work for Borgata? Only explanations that I can think of for your making that post....

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:28 PM   #1603
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Id like to get a 6 max 2/5 running around 10 or 11 tonight..anyone interested, I wouldn't mind rotating a little omaha in as well....hopefully there are some tables
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #1604
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Id like to get a 6 max 2/5 running around 10 or 11 tonight..anyone interested, I wouldn't mind rotating a little omaha in as well....hopefully there are some tables
hey...haven't made it to parx yet but plan on being a reg starting January...hope to meet some of you then

do they let you do this? restrict it to 6 max? if so you can PM me any time and i'll be down starting in like 5 weeks
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:34 PM   #1605
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Maybe - but, how much of that "back to the players" money have you contributed to vs. your return. It's all just money down the hole to 99.99999% of the players. As I said, if you don't run the rake up to $4+ - you keep the BBJ $1 in your stack.

And, yes - in PA the casino's are making an extra $1 in rake. The gas stations also charge more for fuel here, than in NJ, too. It is what it is and it's one of the things that will most likely NOT change, as long as people are lining up to get into PA casinos.
Not necessarily true if you play at Harrah's properties. Since all cash Hold 'em players get paid, if there is no missed blind button, one's chances of getting a room share are significant. About $4,000 a year, over the last 3 years, for me. I was only at the table once - at Harrah's - and got a table share. Most of the money has been from room shares (Bally's, mostly, since they were doing this long before the 4-room combining a couple of months ago.)

That extra dollar a pot does add up, over a year's time. So do the higher gas prices. But less milage, so that may be a wash or even a savings. Depends on where one lives, how many miles, how often one travels, etc.

But, Parx is closer and toll-free to get to. And $5 per hand is the going rate in Pa. Wish that they would lower it to $4, but that probably will not happen.

*REALLY* wish that the bar was no smoking!! Maybe that will change!

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:35 PM   #1606
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Not sure I haven't tried yet. I just wanted a little break from the grind tonight, ill let you know how it goes
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:39 PM   #1607
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I haven't been there to comment on smoke issues but that is something that they could definitely change if enough of you voice your opinion. As for the rake it will prob never change...just hope they don't add a bad beat jackpot and make it $6. I'm fine giving up the one millionth of a cent of EV i get for every dollar dropped just to not hear about bad bead jackpot
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:50 PM   #1608
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This is my observation and opnion of Parx Poker.

I live 50 minutes from Parx, 1hour and 40 minutes to AC.

I do like the Parx poker room. its well run, new, and comfortable. The waitresses are HOT.

I don't like the parking, I can see I am going to hate this parking in the Winters.

The total atmosphere of this poker room is no match to AC. Its so quite in there... AC definetely have better vibe. multi casinos and drunken girls with hot skirts...

So, would I save my self 50 minutes each way and play at Parx or should I just go to AC and have a blast?

When I play poker, I like to play Friday night till late and all day on Saturday. For me, I will play at both places. But, I think I will still go to AC more often.

I will play at Parx just for poker fix. But, when I want to party and hangout with playing poker, I will still go to AC.


Just my honest opnion...
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:31 PM   #1609
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Id like to get a 6 max 2/5 running around 10 or 11 tonight..anyone interested, I wouldn't mind rotating a little omaha in as well....hopefully there are some tables
i'll play but don't feel like going up there since i think you'll be the only guy on that list, don't make it 6max just make it 2/5 half nl half plo or just plo and i'd be interested. if you have internet on ur phone or w/e then you could just pm me if there's a list of ppl who wanna play.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:36 PM   #1610
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Id like to get a 6 max 2/5 running around 10 or 11 tonight..anyone interested, I wouldn't mind rotating a little omaha in as well....hopefully there are some tables
Let me know if you can get this running, I'm curious and I'd definitely be interested in 6max games. I would think that they would not establish a 6max table when there's enough demand to fill all tables otherwise, but I'd like to see them try 6max after the expansion, if nothing else.

Luckily, since they rake the 2/5 rather than take a time charge, you might pretty frequently have about 4 people sitting out and taking breaks from the game... voila, it's 6max!
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:42 PM   #1611
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For anyone trying to do a 6max thing I would highly advise waiting till after Dec 20th when they go up to 45 tables. An early success would do so much more for a future game I think
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:04 PM   #1612
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VJP - Were you paid to post that? Do you work for Borgata? Only explanations that I can think of for your making that post....

Lee
I was thinking the same. It's blatantly obvious that post had an agenda.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:07 PM   #1613
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I was thinking the same. It's blatantly obvious that post had an agenda.
That and his voluminous two post count of which the first was already deleted by a mod.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:13 PM   #1614
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Again, regarding the rake: Folks are going to have to get over the fact that the rake in PA is different from the rake in AC (or CA, or LV, or <insert gaming mecca here>). But, the 1/2NL and 4/8LHE/LO8 are essentially the same as AC. The 8/16 is (potentially) lower, since it is raked at 5%, not 10%. The 15/30 is $6/half, same as AC. Not sure about the bigger NL games - I don't play them. And, there is no BBJ. So, if you don't max out on the rake, you get to keep that $1.
Just FYI, the 8/16 HE at Parx is now time charged $5/half instead of raked.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #1615
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I'm going to give it a shot tonight. I will not be mad if it doesn't get going as I know the room just desnt have the amt of tables we would need. Going to try regardless and ill let you all know ohow it goes
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:33 PM   #1616
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I'm sure y'all wanted another long rambling post about the smoking issue:

To me, the faint smell of smoke that I experience in the room is unpleasant. It isn't a dealbreaker, but it is unpleasant. But as others have expressed, it's amazing in this day and age that smoking would be permitted indoors, when the harmful effects of second hand smoke (SHS) have been proven. If you want to commit slow suicide, by all means do it, but don't take me with you. Heck, I probably partake in too much wine, but that doesn't affect y'all.

As others have said, it's absurd to pronounce with certainty that there is no SHS present by the poker tables. The harmful gases in SHS are not only present when you can SEE a cloud of smoke--some of these gases are invisible. Without some testing, I have no idea how you can be certain that there is no SHS.

Now I do agree that the ventilation system is quite good, and at most there is likely only a very small amount of SHS. The problem I see is that I have a strong desire to spend an absurd number of hours at Parx, and I would think that the management would want to encourage this desire in me and others. And I'm no scientist, but I'd imagine that spending who knows how many hours per week steadily inhaling a very slight amount of SHS would be seriously unhealthy. I'd like to think I could be a regular at Parx without losing years off my life.


I wanted to express that I really like the idea brought up by IFSATG, of enclosing the bar area with a glass wall. But I really don't know how financially feasible this is. The room would still look as spacious, smokers would have a room in close proximity for smoking, and the smoke entering the poker room would be VERY minimal. Perhaps this would be prohibitively expensive, but I would think that in the long term Parx will lose a ton of business if the current smoke situation remains.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:26 PM   #1617
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Planning in coming over tonight. Can I get a current game report? Also is it very busy?
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #1618
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Just FYI, the 8/16 HE at Parx is now time charged $5/half instead of raked.
Ari... you slick bastard

You were able to pull it off - outstanding!
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #1619
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Heading over now. Will update lists when I can.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:00 PM   #1620
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At parx now, sitting at the bar, enjoying my smoking privledge. Wait lists are long as **** maybe 20 for 1/2 and about 15 for 2/5. Hopped on the 1/2 PLO inteest lis as well.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:27 PM   #1621
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lists are deep boys and girls...plo intrest 6 names no open table
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:30 PM   #1622
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lists are deep boys and girls...plo intrest 6 names no open table
1-2 i assume anything bigger?
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:35 PM   #1623
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:36 PM   #1624
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whats max buyin for 1.2plo
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:40 PM   #1625
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Parxface, what game you in? Let's out ourselves here.

I'm the big stack @ the 2/5 table nearest the bar. The one in the middle of the 3 columns.

White hat, black hoodie, **** my life t-shirt.
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