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Old 10-02-2012, 12:41 AM   #151
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Re: Star City Hotel & Casino (Sydney, Australia)

I have holidays (yeah some of us have day jobs) over Christmas and New Years but looks like all the relatively cheap accommodation is gone. Last two times I've been to Sydney I stayed in Pyrmont, such a convenient location. Hoping to be up there from Dec 28.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #152
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I reckon it'll be a scorcher this new year's in Sydney. Good luck finding some value accommodation.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:01 AM   #153
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HI I play at Star a bit and have just come back from Crown in Melbourne

Couple of questions about the Star
currently they spread
1/2 80-200 10% + $5p/h
3/3 200-300 10% + $5p/h
5/5 200-500 10% + $10p/h

Are they ripping us off with same amount blinds? (lol)
How do you adjust? ie you have to pay the same amount from the worst position should you play more hands or treat it as a sunk cost and fold as if it was a real small blind

I'm planning to complain about the p/h charge every chance I get (compare it to melb etc) saw another post where he emailed about the charges. Do you think it's worth complaining about? will anything get done? I reckon if you don't say anything then you should shut up and eat ****. reckon players could get it rescinded? worth a shot?

Thanks for any feedback
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:06 AM   #154
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oh, At Crown I saw phones + beer on the table saw string bets (counting out bets like WPT), I nearly fell of my chair!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #155
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Are they ripping us off with same amount blinds? (lol)
How do you adjust? ie you have to pay the same amount from the worst position should you play more hands or treat it as a sunk cost and fold as if it was a real small blind
From my experience at 3/3:

- You'll play more hands in the SB simply because you are in any limped pot
- Standard PFRs are at least 5-6x anyway, so the extra SB invested won't change the odds enough to require any adjustment
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:49 AM   #156
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From my experience at 3/3:

- You'll play more hands in the SB simply because you are in any limped pot
- Standard PFRs are at least 5-6x anyway, so the extra SB invested won't change the odds enough to require any adjustment
yeah, I never notice the difference except I probably see a few more cheap flops

no point complaining about the rake btw to the earlier poster - they're the only show in town.

I play there regularly but really believe it's a ****ty poker room for such a big city.

long wait lists
****ty rules
some grumpy dealers - some good ones too but some really grumpy ones
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:54 PM   #157
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My big issue is the rules and the way they are enforced. They will let someone discuss the hand with a second player in the hand multi-way without batting an eyelid but will be rule nits over some obscure star city house rule that makes no sense and exists nowhere else. My "favourite" rule is the one where if you mistake the bet amount you are held to the full amount even if it is a massive misunderstanding. E.g. EP leads out for $10, someone in MP that you cannot see nor hear (and being Star city there is no enforcement of keeping your card visible nor large denominations on top) mumbles something, you call $10 then dealer jumps up "ahaaa, the bet is $300 and you have to call!" because apparently MP has hidden cards somewhere and a couple of blacks hidden under his stack and went all in. There are others that escape me now but a lot of these house rules tend to favour angleshooters rather than honest play. Also mucks are very magical at star - anything just brushes the muck and hand is dead regardless of what happened. But openly colluding mid hand is OK - and before any staff jumps up and down I have had personal instances where I had to ask the dealer to caution a player because he was discussing how to play the hand against me with a third player in the hand. Dealer was not going to do anything until I asked him to.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:18 AM   #158
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Re: Star City Hotel & Casino (Sydney, Australia)

havent played live poker in a while, been travelling the world etc. used to crush/grind full time back in the day up to 600nl and back in sydney for a while.
obviously my game is not what it used to be but how is the 5/5 at star? what kind of hourly do the regs make here?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:28 PM   #159
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havent played live poker in a while, been travelling the world etc. used to crush/grind full time back in the day up to 600nl and back in sydney for a while.
obviously my game is not what it used to be but how is the 5/5 at star? what kind of hourly do the regs make here?
I play probably once every 3 weeks or so but I can tell you the 5/5 is one of the juiciest games I've ever seen (and I've been to Vegas, Europe and Macau). The rake is so bad that it ups the aggression factor and rewards anyone with patience - nits seem to clean up in these games.

I can't comment on what the regs make but a large portion of them don't seem to play that well. The few winning ones I see must be pulling in close to $60 an hr I'd imagine.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #160
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havent played live poker in a while, been travelling the world etc. used to crush/grind full time back in the day up to 600nl and back in sydney for a while.
obviously my game is not what it used to be but how is the 5/5 at star? what kind of hourly do the regs make here?
ive heard that $55/hr for a sample of 800hrs over 6 months is made by couple of good regs. pity about rake/time charge

games vary at 5-5 but can be good. wouldnt take much to learn regs and their different styles and adjust and crush
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #161
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How often does this 5/5 run and how many tables usually, how about bigger games eg. 5/10?
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:04 AM   #162
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How often does this 5/5 run and how many tables usually, how about bigger games eg. 5/10?
5-5 runs most of the time. 5-10 is a little more irregular. most likely during peak times, eg nights and later in the week, weekends
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #163
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Thanks.

Is it free parking for poker players at The Star, like it is for Crown Melbourne? (I know it's extremely expensive otherwise, either on-site or off-site parking)
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #164
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Re: Star City Hotel & Casino (Sydney, Australia)

taking break from study decided to play bunch of live pokers anychance someone can aware me of stakes and games they have atm?
would be much appreciated (:
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:34 AM   #165
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NL -
1/2 (80-200)
3/3 (200-300)
5/5 (200-500)
And higher but I'm not sure about BI's cos I never play those games.

Don't play PLO there either but I know the 1/2 games get pretty good
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:20 PM   #166
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oh snap 3/3 limit now

thanks ^^
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:52 PM   #167
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Re: Star City Hotel & Casino (Sydney, Australia)

Anyone knows more about the plo games? Which stakes and how often they are running?
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:00 AM   #168
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Re: Star City Hotel & Casino (Sydney, Australia)

i know the 1/2 plo runs everyday but it usually has a straddle i think so its a 1/2/5 game uncapped buyin

they have a 5/5 and 25/50 on weekends but i dont know to much about it
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:04 AM   #169
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5/10/20 plo runs almost daily, 25/25 plo runs couple times a week at least.

problem is not finding players who'll play those games, but good supervisors who will snap-start them as opposed to making everyone wait 3 hours for no reason until half the list have gone home.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #170
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ty for replies! im going to sydney in the end of august and planning to stay until late november, and i usually only play online day in and day out but planning to mix in more live grind. playing lowstakes though mostly plo100 online so will probably play plo200-plo600 live do u guys know how soft these games are? i mean, i read that the rake was high so is the games so soft that its worth grinding it out?
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #171
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ty for replies! im going to sydney in the end of august and planning to stay until late november, and i usually only play online day in and day out but planning to mix in more live grind. playing lowstakes though mostly plo100 online so will probably play plo200-plo600 live do u guys know how soft these games are? i mean, i read that the rake was high so is the games so soft that its worth grinding it out?
I've played 200plo a couple of times there and play online quite a bit. It is super soft and it plays deep/fun. Was getting chips once and a reggish lady was in front of me getting 3k worth for the 200plo game. Played pretty nuts as well when I played, everyone loves to gamble.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:15 PM   #172
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5/10/20 plo runs almost daily, 25/25 plo runs couple times a week at least.

problem is not finding players who'll play those games, but good supervisors who will snap-start them as opposed to making everyone wait 3 hours for no reason until half the list have gone home.
That has been their problem on non 1/2 or 5/5 NLHE games for years now. The limit games died because some supervisors just refused to spread a limit game during the day even if there was a waiting list 20+ long.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:52 PM   #173
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Not too sure I like the poker pit move from the northern end to the southern end myself. Seems really cold at times in the new spot.

And the 25/50 PLO is a big game (well for me!) Must have counted well over 65K on the table the other night with one young Asian guy having at least 20k in front of him.

(huge contrast to the 1/2 Texas table I was on )
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:41 AM   #174
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Haha wow, the players at 1/2$ are really bad. Two guys went aipf with 22 and 55, both over 100bb+.

Another one got 3betted and struggled for like 5minutes before calling and flipping over KQo?

Have only been there 3 times but woow. What days is the best to go there? I was there friday, sick value but ran bad (-100$). I was there saturday, ok value but ran break even. And then I was there on Tuesday, ran hot and won 700$ in 1hour value was okey.

Is fridays best?
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:37 AM   #175
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Same as anywhere; Fri & Sat nights are best.
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