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Old 07-19-2010, 11:14 AM   #176
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Gah! They use jumbo cards
I've had both jumbo and regular decks so far FWIW. But whats the big deal? Poker players find the silliest things to complain about...
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:17 AM   #177
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how's the comp over there?? Is there a food service at the table?
Comp is actually pretty nice at $1.00 an hour. There is food service at the table. A burger and fries is roughly 10.95....there is a Wendy's less than a mile away though!
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:18 AM   #178
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Any Stud actions?
No stud from what i saw yesterday.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:19 AM   #179
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Can we get an update of what's being spread right now?
Mostly 1-2NL & 3/6 Limit. There were two or three tables of 2/5NL throughout the day. Interest lists for much higher games, but with only 12 tables I doubt they'll actually ever run.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:44 AM   #180
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I've had both jumbo and regular decks so far FWIW. But whats the big deal? Poker players find the silliest things to complain about...
Jumbo cards are easier to identify when they flash. Also you need to pull them farther off the table to check hole cards which makes them much easier to peek for opponents.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:46 AM   #181
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The no rebuy from dealers they said is a PA law/regulation. They hope to have this changed in a month.
Why? No rebuy from dealers is the standard in most places I thought... although I guess they do expect to have this changed as there is no other reason for such large racks.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #182
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Other complaints:

1. The ends of the tables have no foot room whatsoever. They have some very nice woodwork hiding the table legs, however this means there is no room for ones legs. I couldn't belly up as my knees hit the woodwork.

2. The footrail is wayyyy too high

3. Those drink holders are sooo tilting. I predict they all disappear in short order.

4. I didn't win a single hand in 2 hours, boo hoo for me

Personally the foot room was the only real issue. Having to sit back from the table and lean forward every time I wanted to act was just annoying.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:55 AM   #183
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What buy-ins are they using for the 1-2 NL and 2-5 NL games? I know someone posted earlier that a lot of people had bought in with $100 or so. That leads me to think the total buy-in might be $200 instead of the $300 used in Atlantic City.

I'm curious to see what the wait times are like this week and at less-busy hours (like early am).
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:06 PM   #184
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Buy-in for 2/5 was 100-500. Dunno about 1/2.

Which reminds me, you don't need to post to get into NL games???

Limit you do need to post.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:06 PM   #185
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What buy-ins are they using for the 1-2 NL and 2-5 NL games? I know someone posted earlier that a lot of people had bought in with $100 or so. That leads me to think the total buy-in might be $200 instead of the $300 used in Atlantic City.

I'm curious to see what the wait times are like this week and at less-busy hours (like early am).
It's $300.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:09 PM   #186
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Buy-in for 2/5 was 100-500. Dunno about 1/2.

Which reminds me, you don't need to post to get into NL games???

Limit you do need to post.
It varies from place to place. Yesterday, some dealers were making players post, some weren't. I expect that the "rule" is that you won't have to.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:03 PM   #187
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Raise of hands...How many peeps on here have won a BBJ? Waste of a dollar every pot imho. I'm come to play a couple of hands if it gets over 300k. I feel bad for the players that end up playing here most days to build up the BBJ.
The question I have is, does the BBJ attract the kinds of players that could make your efforts to cover the rake, workable?
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:04 PM   #188
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Buy-in for 2/5 was 100-500. Dunno about 1/2.

Which reminds me, you don't need to post to get into NL games???
Bremen, what's the standard in AC? I would think the amounts are so insignificant, that posting seems almost pointless to enforce.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:25 PM   #189
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Re: Bethlehem Sands Poker Room Q&A

how are the waitlists in the evening during the week so far, i am trying to decide whether to come check it out later this week after work, or saturday afternoon. But if its 90+ people on the waitlists there is no point to go out there.

So waitlist times around 7pm during the week, and any news on the waitlists on early morning weekends like 8am would be appreciated

or maybe just sunday really early and try to beat everyone else out there

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:34 PM   #190
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Bremen, what's the standard in AC? I would think the amounts are so insignificant, that posting seems almost pointless to enforce.
In AC you need to post to get into all games. As for being insignificant I saw one person leave before their blind came after doubling up.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:47 PM   #191
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At 1:45 pm all tables are filled, with 2 2/5nl games. 1 2/4 fl. Rest 1/2 nl. Lists are small.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:17 PM   #192
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In AC you need to post to get into all games. As for being insignificant I saw one person leave before their blind came after doubling up.
I occasionally play 2/5 NL and 5/10 NL at Taj and Borgata and I am almost certain you don't have to post to get in. However, I believe you do post to get in at LHE, at least at Taj. It seems like the rule is don't post in NL, post in LHE, just as the Sands seems to be doing it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #193
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I occasionally play 2/5 NL and 5/10 NL at Taj and Borgata and I am almost certain you don't have to post to get in. However, I believe you do post to get in at LHE, at least at Taj. It seems like the rule is don't post in NL, post in LHE, just as the Sands seems to be doing it.
For NL, Borgata you have to post, Taj you don't the last time I played.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:55 PM   #194
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I was comparing to Deleware Park and Mohengan Sun @ pocono Downs which are both @ 4 bucks max. No BBJ. If your a real grinder you don't wan't a BBJ. Whixh r noth 2 bucks less per hand. Let just say that it would cost u about 2 bucks per hour. Over time this can really add up.
On the other hand, how much money does your typical grinder take in from people who "had to call because I have a BBJ hand"?

I don't know, and I suspect no one else really does either because how would you measure this? But, I do know that such added calls pad my win rate.

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Old 07-19-2010, 03:03 PM   #195
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In AC you need to post to get into all games. As for being insignificant I saw one person leave before their blind came after doubling up.
Not true about needing to post in all AC games. At Harrah's and Bally's, there is no posting for NL games. I'm not sure about the limit ones, but I think that there is. I know that the other poker rooms vary on all of this, but can't remember particulars.

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Old 07-19-2010, 03:38 PM   #196
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What games are running today, how are the wait lists?
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:49 PM   #197
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What games are running today, how are the wait lists?
3-6 2 tables, 13 names on list

1-2 NL 8 tables, 33 names

2-5 NL 2 tables, 12 names
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:23 PM   #198
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In AC you need to post to get into all games. As for being insignificant I saw one person leave before their blind came after doubling up.
That's not true. At the Showboat and Caesars, at least, you don't have to post. Caesars used to require posting, now they don't. I don't think it's a rule governed by the Casino Commission in NJ.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:55 PM   #199
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Can someone give me a Monday evening game list and approx wait time. I'm planning on going there tomorrow and just want an idea of what to expect. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:43 PM   #200
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Any update on the waitlist now?
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