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05-06-2023 , 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by the_dude_174
If you arrive at 6pm on a Saturday you will probably be waiting at least an hour or two. That might even be optimistic.
Seems like my thinking about this game has become very uptight. There's a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta whathaveyous.

So if I'm waiting 2 hours for PLO will I be able to get into a 1/3 or 2/5 NL game while I wait, or is that going to be a long wait too?
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05-06-2023 , 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Phulhouze
Seems like my thinking about this game has become very uptight. There's a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta whathaveyous.

So if I'm waiting 2 hours for PLO will I be able to get into a 1/3 or 2/5 NL game while I wait, or is that going to be a long wait too?
Adhere to a strict drug regiment and go early. It's unlikely you'll get any seat inside an hour or two. But that's just like, my opinion, man.
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05-20-2023 , 11:25 PM
I’ve got an idea. Let’s hire a poker room manager from Hollywood Aurora that’s in charge of three tables max!
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05-21-2023 , 12:56 AM
Hows blackjack at the property? 3:2?
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05-21-2023 , 09:24 PM
Lists have started to calm down a bit, guess as weather improves people have other stuff to do.

Cannot get over just how much better the average player is here than the Shoe or Elgin. Really is night and day. Still consider myself a favourite here but not as large a one.

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Hows blackjack at the property? 3:2?
Think so for all stakes
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05-22-2023 , 09:54 AM
weather, no more tax money, holiday coming, yard work, going to cottage for weekend .. and WSOP starts next week so maybe their saving some pennies for Vegas.

IMO poker in general has settled down the last 6 weeks or so .. except for 'major' tournaments as they are still seeing record entries .. GL
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05-23-2023 , 07:52 AM
saw something unreal at my 5/5 PLO table last night.

a guy in the 1 seat was scooping a massive pot. as the hand is finishing a waitress is behind him w/ his tea. he doesn't have any 1 dollar chips. so he takes one of his red 5 dollar chips, and starts to make change from the dealer's rack. the dealer notices as he's touching the rack chips and yells at him to stop. he stops, apologies, and realizes he ****ed up.
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05-23-2023 , 09:16 AM
Did the Dealer call the Floor over? Certainly a huge taboo .. I've made change with Dealer tips before but the tray is off limits for sure. GL
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05-23-2023 , 09:56 AM
yeah so, it was right when all the players were suppose to pay time as well. so the dealer calls the floor over, explains what just happened, and the floor leaves to go call security (protocol, i guess). as the floor is leaving to make that call, the dealer asks if the player should pay time or not. the floor said no.

so a few seconds go by, and i told the player in the 1 seat "man, you really outta go apologize to the floor otherwise you're going to get kicked out and maybe a temp ban." everyone agreed with me, and he did.

then he racked up his chips and left for the night. as far as i know, he got a one day ban only.
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05-23-2023 , 10:20 AM
I've become a voluntary Brush before in my regular room if staff is short or the Brush is already in line for something else. But if I have to reach in the tray for cash I always lay it out on the table 'as normal' before taking it to the cage.

Some Players want 'fresh' chips and there's also a dislike of having lammers in a pot. They haven't kicked me out yet .. GL
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05-23-2023 , 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by fxstone11
saw something unreal at my 5/5 PLO table last night.

a guy in the 1 seat was scooping a massive pot. as the hand is finishing a waitress is behind him w/ his tea. he doesn't have any 1 dollar chips. so he takes one of his red 5 dollar chips, and starts to make change from the dealer's rack. the dealer notices as he's touching the rack chips and yells at him to stop. he stops, apologies, and realizes he ****ed up.
I've never seen that lol, certainly not at a mid+ stakes game like 5-5 PLO.

Most people are terrified of breaking rules in a casino knowing how strict the rules tend to be, even new players don't reach into the rack. Worst is when you see new players trying to make change with the pot.
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05-23-2023 , 12:46 PM
yeah i've been playing in poker rooms for 20 years and i've never seen it either. i mean maybe at a private game.
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05-24-2023 , 11:59 PM
Many large poker rooms in America are allowing you to put your name on the waiting list via the Bravo App (as long as you link your players card). And this God Damn poker room canít get up to speed!
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05-25-2023 , 02:47 PM
Yes .. both Poker Atlas and Bravo have a 'feature' where you can add to the list via the App .. even check-in (on Poker Atlas). In Bravo it definitely comes at additional cost.

I play at an 8-table room and suggested it to them since they had a Floor tied to the phone in stead of 'the Floor'. Their solution was to train the cashier to answer the phone since it's located in the same space!

I like Poker Atlas because you can see the names on the list .. so you can spot your spots! GL
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05-25-2023 , 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by RiversNotSoGood
Many large poker rooms in America are allowing you to put your name on the waiting list via the Bravo App (as long as you link your players card). And this God Damn poker room canít get up to speed!
Assume you play at the Shoe then where you can do that?
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05-25-2023 , 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RiversNotSoGood
Many large poker rooms in America are allowing you to put your name on the waiting list via the Bravo App (as long as you link your players card). And this God Damn poker room canít get up to speed!
I know Hemal told me he had been trying to get IGB (Illinois Gaming Board) approval for quite some time and if memory serves he was turned down. Don't hold me to this but I believe he was also among the first people a year or so ago to reach out to Bravo to see if it was possible. Bravo acted pretty quickly but so far it hasn't mattered in Illinois because IGB hasn't approved it. It certainly would be nice to have though. MD
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05-26-2023 , 01:48 AM
Here now, and saw this:

Pot is opened to 20, call, call, shove for 140, call, call behind, last person is tanking.

As he is dealer somehow exposes two cards from the muck (believe he hit them with his hand while adjusting and absolute freak accident they hit the plastic side next to the dealer's rack.

The cards happen to he As and Ah LOL.

Fortunately tanker folds.
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05-26-2023 , 04:56 PM
Off-topic: do any of the posters in this thread know who any of the others are in real life? Not asking for anyone to name names, I'm just curious if we're all playing against each other without knowing who we are or whatnot. Like I could be sitting next to The Gramuel typing now and not even know it.

It'd be interesting to know who you are, RiversNotSoGood.
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05-26-2023 , 05:04 PM
No idea. I'm pretty distinctive as I'm very much not American so people will notice my accent, but not knowingly met or played with any regular posters.

Given the fact I've played about 300 hours there and mostly 2-5 NL and 1-3 NL I've almost certainly been at table with some of you.

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05-26-2023 , 11:08 PM
you got me banned rivers no good. they though i was you so they backed me off and sent me a letter in the mail. I never had any conflicts there, other than management accusing me of being you.
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05-26-2023 , 11:09 PM
supposedly a high roller put in a good word for me today and he said i am unbanned but i dunno.
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05-26-2023 , 11:11 PM
I M STONED AGAIN. I didnt deserve to be evicted from rivers, they dont even say why> I was banned from hemels other casino for giving a review so I think thats why he did it again? They dont tell me why.
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05-26-2023 , 11:13 PM
elgin had 22 tables and it only took one employee to take the phone calls and add people to the list. Its not an igb thing. Rivers has 3 managers who kinda do nothing but come online to this forum and then get pissed that people dont like their work performance. Then they make fake positive reviews and its so obvious who they are.
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05-26-2023 , 11:18 PM
Ive never even complained about this place. I signed up to the forum here after the zit faced ugly manager told me he though I was posting reviews on 2+2 That guy has always had a horrible attitude. He is the reason they made a dumb rule about one table change per 4 hours. Its too much work to do that. I was putting in 12+ hour shifts all the time and sometimes a table change is the difference between getting rich or grinding. but if you changed 3 hours prior thats a no go??????

Last edited by weeman; 05-26-2023 at 11:26 PM.
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05-26-2023 , 11:32 PM
The brush is those people who sit in a chair behind the desk and facilitate seating.
https://www.google.com/search?q=poke...hrome&ie=UTF-8
Rivers has it confused and they call the brus the dealers who are forced to clean the floor and pick up empty drinks. Thats called the janitor. Ive seen a couple good dealers being forced to do janitorial and chip running duties way too long- they are good dealers but rivers wont do a dealers school, just keeps dangling a carrot. I used to be a UPS driver, my body broke and they had me doing some janitor ****= It doesnt feel good to work hard to be a competent hard working employee and then be cleaning floors- RIVERS

Last edited by weeman; 05-26-2023 at 11:55 PM.
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